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 30 September 2016 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 76 86 73
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -13
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 65 68 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.33% 2.05% 2.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.97% 2.68% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 45 62
Median daily rate £350 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £272 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £43.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £33.84 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-32.03% +36.72%
User Acceptance Testing
England

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
2189 2540 2604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.57% 76.71% 76.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1456 1695 1733
Median daily rate £375 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 137 86
Median hourly rate £38.00 £39.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.18% +20.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £25.50 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £48.00 £40.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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 30 September 2016.

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 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Gloucestershire +21 24 £390 +44.44% 5
Bristol -13 16 £365 +8.14% 3
Wiltshire +12 10 £343 -14.58% 1
Somerset +24 8 £225 -35.15% 2
Dorset +3 5 £375 -13.79% 3
Devon +6 2 £350 +33.33%
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 73 (54.07%) Finance
2 26 (19.26%) SQL
2 26 (19.26%) Banking
3 24 (17.78%) Test Scripting
4 20 (14.81%) Retail
5 19 (14.07%) SAP
6 18 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (12.59%) Oracle
7 17 (12.59%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (11.85%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (11.85%) Retail Banking
9 14 (10.37%) System Integration Testing
10 13 (9.63%) Defect Management
10 13 (9.63%) Telecoms
10 13 (9.63%) Migration
10 13 (9.63%) Regression Testing
11 12 (8.89%) Programme Management
11 12 (8.89%) HP Quality Center
11 12 (8.89%) Data Protection
11 12 (8.89%) Automated Testing
11 12 (8.89%) Functional Testing
12 11 (8.15%) Waterfall
12 11 (8.15%) Security Cleared
13 10 (7.41%) Microsoft
13 10 (7.41%) HP
13 10 (7.41%) Windows
13 10 (7.41%) XML
13 10 (7.41%) SAS
14 9 (6.67%) MS Excel
14 9 (6.67%) Electronics

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 10 (7.41%) SAS
2 3 (2.22%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.48%) CMS
3 2 (1.48%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.74%) Drupal
Applications
1 9 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.19%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.96%) MS Office
4 4 (2.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (4.44%) Oracle Assets
2 6 (4.44%) Oracle Cash Management
2 6 (4.44%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (4.44%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 6 (4.44%) Oracle iProcurement
2 6 (4.44%) Oracle Payables
2 6 (4.44%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (2.96%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (2.22%) SAP CO
4 3 (2.22%) SAP FI
4 3 (2.22%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (2.22%) SAP PS
5 2 (1.48%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (1.48%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (1.48%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (1.48%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.74%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.74%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.74%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.22%) SNMP
2 2 (1.48%) Internet
2 2 (1.48%) Skype
3 1 (0.74%) 3G
3 1 (0.74%) 4G
3 1 (0.74%) BGP
3 1 (0.74%) HSRP
3 1 (0.74%) MPLS
3 1 (0.74%) OSPF
3 1 (0.74%) PPP
3 1 (0.74%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.44%) Oracle Discoverer
2 5 (3.70%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.96%) Base SAS
3 4 (2.96%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.96%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.22%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (2.22%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 3 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.48%) DB2
5 2 (1.48%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.74%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (6.67%) JIRA
2 6 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.22%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.48%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.48%) JDeveloper
4 2 (1.48%) MSBuild
4 2 (1.48%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (1.48%) Toad
5 1 (0.74%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.74%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.74%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.74%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.74%) MSI
5 1 (0.74%) PVCS
5 1 (0.74%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.74%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.74%) Subversion
5 1 (0.74%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.74%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 73 (54.07%) Finance
2 26 (19.26%) Banking
3 20 (14.81%) Retail
4 16 (11.85%) Retail Banking
5 13 (9.63%) Telecoms
6 9 (6.67%) Electronics
6 9 (6.67%) Manufacturing
6 9 (6.67%) Marketing
7 8 (5.93%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.48%) Back Office
9 1 (0.74%) Advertising
9 1 (0.74%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 63 (46.67%) Analyst
2 30 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 25 (18.52%) Test Manager
4 16 (11.85%) Business Analyst
5 14 (10.37%) Test Leader
6 10 (7.41%) Developer
6 10 (7.41%) UAT Manager
7 9 (6.67%) Tester
8 8 (5.93%) Financial Analyst
8 8 (5.93%) UAT Test Manager
9 7 (5.19%) Finance Manager
9 7 (5.19%) Functional Analyst
9 7 (5.19%) Oracle Analyst
10 6 (4.44%) Consultant
10 6 (4.44%) UAT Analyst
10 6 (4.44%) UAT Lead
10 6 (4.44%) UAT Test Analyst
10 6 (4.44%) UAT Test Lead
11 5 (3.70%) Business Systems Analyst
11 5 (3.70%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.41%) XML
2 6 (4.44%) .NET
3 3 (2.22%) SOAP
4 2 (1.48%) Itk
4 2 (1.48%) J2EE
5 1 (0.74%) Ajax
5 1 (0.74%) jQuery
5 1 (0.74%) Middleware
5 1 (0.74%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (2.96%) iPad
1 4 (2.96%) SWIFT
2 3 (2.22%) Credit Risk
3 2 (1.48%) Data Extraction
3 2 (1.48%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.48%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.48%) NHS
3 2 (1.48%) Replication
4 1 (0.74%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.41%) Windows
2 3 (2.22%) Linux
2 3 (2.22%) Solaris
3 2 (1.48%) Unix
3 2 (1.48%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.48%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (17.78%) Test Scripting
2 18 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (12.59%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (11.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (10.37%) System Integration Testing
6 13 (9.63%) Defect Management
6 13 (9.63%) Migration
6 13 (9.63%) Regression Testing
7 12 (8.89%) Automated Testing
7 12 (8.89%) Data Protection
7 12 (8.89%) Functional Testing
7 12 (8.89%) Programme Management
8 11 (8.15%) Waterfall
9 9 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
9 9 (6.67%) Test Strategy
10 7 (5.19%) Feasibility Study
10 7 (5.19%) Systems Analysis
10 7 (5.19%) Test Planning
11 6 (4.44%) Data Analysis
11 6 (4.44%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (19.26%) SQL
2 4 (2.96%) C#
2 4 (2.96%) PL/SQL
3 3 (2.22%) Java
3 3 (2.22%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.74%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.74%) Python
4 1 (0.74%) Ruby
4 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.74%) VB
4 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.74%) VB6
4 1 (0.74%) VBA
4 1 (0.74%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (8.15%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.70%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.22%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.22%) ISEB
5 2 (1.48%) Degree
6 1 (0.74%) ACCA
6 1 (0.74%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.74%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.93%) QA
2 2 (1.48%) HL7
3 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (2.22%) Oracle Clusterware
1 3 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.48%) Firmware
3 1 (0.74%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (8.89%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.22%) NetBackup
2 3 (2.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (2.22%) SCOM
3 2 (1.48%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.74%) SCCM
4 1 (0.74%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 19 (14.07%) SAP
2 17 (12.59%) Oracle
3 10 (7.41%) HP
3 10 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.22%) Lotus
4 3 (2.22%) Murex
4 3 (2.22%) Sun
4 3 (2.22%) Veritas
5 2 (1.48%) Anaplan
5 2 (1.48%) Hyperion
5 2 (1.48%) JD Edwards
5 2 (1.48%) Teradata
6 1 (0.74%) Apple
6 1 (0.74%) BMC
6 1 (0.74%) Citrix
6 1 (0.74%) Guidewire
6 1 (0.74%) IBM
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