The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 40 30 41
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 5 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.29% 1.51% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 2.19% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Average daily rate
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£313 £550 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.18% +46.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+52.77% -5.26%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
303 228 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 77.89% 68.88% 73.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 165 128
Average daily rate £355 £400 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £256 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 36
Average hourly rate £29.25 £11.75 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+148.93% -59.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £23.10 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton region citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Acceptance Testing.

1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (22.22%) SCCM
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
2 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (22.22%) BDD
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (22.22%) Campaign Management
2 2 (22.22%) TDD
2 2 (22.22%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) NHS
2 2 (22.22%) Test Management
2 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) CRM
2 2 (22.22%) Siebel
3 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) OO
3 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
3 1 (11.11%) JMeter
3 1 (11.11%) Validation
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) JUnit
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) DAB

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton region citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Acceptance Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (11.11%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JUnit
1 1 (11.11%) JMeter
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
1 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
1 1 (11.11%) Robotium
1 1 (11.11%) Calabash
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Coordinator
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Technician
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Test Coordinator
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Tester
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) NHS
2 1 (11.11%) Data Extraction
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (22.22%) BDD
2 2 (22.22%) TDD
2 2 (22.22%) CRM
2 2 (22.22%) Test Management
2 2 (22.22%) Campaign Management
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) OO
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Validation
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Content Management
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Stress Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
3 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Siebel
1 2 (22.22%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) LANDesk
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft