The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Southampton region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 34 28 24
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 8 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.09% 1.87% 3.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.96% 2.78% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 6
Average daily rate £258 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £340 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £470 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.05% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £35.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-42.95% +36.53%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
270 180 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 70.68% 67.16% 63.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 122 92
Average daily rate £325 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £575 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 17
Average hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +128.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £23.00 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
User Acceptance Testing
Hampshire

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 5 (41.67%) Finance
1 5 (41.67%) Performance Testing
1 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) ERP
2 3 (25.00%) Retail
3 2 (16.67%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (16.67%) QA
3 2 (16.67%) Selenium
3 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 2 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) CAD
3 2 (16.67%) SLA
3 2 (16.67%) Cognos
3 2 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
4 1 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (8.33%) E-Procurement
4 1 (8.33%) Workflow
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) SAP
4 1 (8.33%) Web Services
4 1 (8.33%) Linux

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (8.33%) Agresso
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (8.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 2 (16.67%) Coordinator
3 2 (16.67%) Test Coordinator
3 2 (16.67%) Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Applications Support
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Business Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Tester
4 1 (8.33%) QA Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Performance Testing
1 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) ERP
3 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 2 (16.67%) CAD
4 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
4 1 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) E-Procurement
4 1 (8.33%) Workflow
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) UML
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) BDD
4 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Cognos
2 1 (8.33%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) Siebel