The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
England / South West
Rank 76 85 90
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +5
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 59 54 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.28% 1.87% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 2.28% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 39 41
Median daily rate £338 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £269 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £338
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +52.72%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2074 2373 2312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 80.08% 82.11% 75.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1374 1664 1550
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 120 104
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.00 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £25.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing User Acceptance Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the South West region.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in the South West

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the South West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the South West region.

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +11 22 £345 -8.00% 6
Gloucestershire +6 12 £450 +12.50% 3
Wiltshire +5 11 £425 +30.76% 2
Somerset -5 8 £225 -51.35% 1
Dorset - 2 - - 1
Devon +11 1 £300 - 1
User Acceptance Testing
England

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 62 (49.60%) Finance
2 37 (29.60%) Test Scripting
3 33 (26.40%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (21.60%) Banking
5 24 (19.20%) SQL
6 22 (17.60%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (17.60%) Defect Management
7 19 (15.20%) Microsoft
8 18 (14.40%) Migration
9 17 (13.60%) Retail
10 15 (12.00%) Retail Banking
11 14 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (11.20%) Scrum
12 13 (10.40%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (9.60%) JIRA
14 11 (8.80%) QA
14 11 (8.80%) SAP
15 10 (8.00%) XML
15 10 (8.00%) .NET
15 10 (8.00%) Data Protection
15 10 (8.00%) Performance Testing
15 10 (8.00%) Business Analysis
15 10 (8.00%) System Integration Testing
16 9 (7.20%) Re-Platforming
16 9 (7.20%) Operational Acceptance Testing
16 9 (7.20%) Regulatory Compliance
16 9 (7.20%) Process Improvement
16 9 (7.20%) C#
16 9 (7.20%) MS Excel
16 9 (7.20%) SAS

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (7.20%) SAS
2 2 (1.60%) MS Project Server
2 2 (1.60%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.80%) CMS
3 1 (0.80%) Drupal
Applications
1 9 (7.20%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.60%) MS Office
3 6 (4.80%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.20%) SAP CO
1 4 (3.20%) SAP FI
1 4 (3.20%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.60%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.60%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.80%) Maximo
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.80%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.80%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.80%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.40%) BGP
1 3 (2.40%) HSRP
1 3 (2.40%) MPLS
1 3 (2.40%) OSPF
1 3 (2.40%) PPP
1 3 (2.40%) Unified Communications
2 2 (1.60%) ATM
2 2 (1.60%) Firewall
3 1 (0.80%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.40%) Base SAS
3 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (1.60%) QlikView
3 2 (1.60%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.80%) Data Mart
4 1 (0.80%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.80%) MS Access
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.80%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (0.80%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (9.60%) JIRA
2 8 (6.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.60%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.60%) JDeveloper
3 2 (1.60%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (1.60%) Toad
4 1 (0.80%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 62 (49.60%) Finance
2 27 (21.60%) Banking
3 17 (13.60%) Retail
4 15 (12.00%) Retail Banking
5 4 (3.20%) Law
5 4 (3.20%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.40%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.60%) Electronics
7 2 (1.60%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.60%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.60%) Legal
7 2 (1.60%) Marketing
7 2 (1.60%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.80%) Advertising
8 1 (0.80%) Back Office
8 1 (0.80%) Billing
Job Titles
1 55 (44.00%) Analyst
2 24 (19.20%) Test Analyst
3 22 (17.60%) Test Manager
4 18 (14.40%) Business Analyst
5 11 (8.80%) Test Leader
6 10 (8.00%) Developer
7 8 (6.40%) Business Systems Analyst
7 8 (6.40%) Systems Analyst
7 8 (6.40%) Tester
8 7 (5.60%) Consultant
8 7 (5.60%) Coordinator
8 7 (5.60%) UAT Coordinator
9 6 (4.80%) Banking Analyst
9 6 (4.80%) Test Coordinator
10 5 (4.00%) Automation Test Analyst
10 5 (4.00%) Manual Test Analyst
10 5 (4.00%) Process Analyst
10 5 (4.00%) UAT Manager
10 5 (4.00%) UAT Test Lead
10 5 (4.00%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.00%) .NET
1 10 (8.00%) XML
2 2 (1.60%) J2EE
3 1 (0.80%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.20%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.40%) Data Conversion
4 1 (0.80%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.80%) Data Extraction
4 1 (0.80%) iPad
4 1 (0.80%) Reference Data
4 1 (0.80%) Replication
4 1 (0.80%) RIA
4 1 (0.80%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.80%) Linux
1 1 (0.80%) Unix
1 1 (0.80%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (29.60%) Test Scripting
2 33 (26.40%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (17.60%) Defect Management
3 22 (17.60%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (14.40%) Migration
5 14 (11.20%) Scrum
6 13 (10.40%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (8.00%) Business Analysis
7 10 (8.00%) Data Protection
7 10 (8.00%) Performance Testing
7 10 (8.00%) System Integration Testing
8 9 (7.20%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 9 (7.20%) Process Improvement
8 9 (7.20%) Regulatory Compliance
8 9 (7.20%) Re-Platforming
9 8 (6.40%) Regression Testing
9 8 (6.40%) Test Management
9 8 (6.40%) Workflow
10 7 (5.60%) Project Management
10 7 (5.60%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (19.20%) SQL
2 9 (7.20%) C#
3 4 (3.20%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.60%) Java
4 2 (1.60%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.80%) C
5 1 (0.80%) C++
5 1 (0.80%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.80%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (3.20%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.40%) ISEB
3 2 (1.60%) Degree
3 2 (1.60%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.80%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.80%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.80%) QA
2 3 (2.40%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.80%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (4.80%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 19 (15.20%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.80%) SAP
3 7 (5.60%) Oracle
4 6 (4.80%) Atlassian
5 4 (3.20%) HP
6 3 (2.40%) Reuters
7 2 (1.60%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.80%) Cognos
8 1 (0.80%) Guidewire
8 1 (0.80%) hybris
8 1 (0.80%) Murex
8 1 (0.80%) Talend
8 1 (0.80%) Teradata
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