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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 32 52 29
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -23
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 4 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.58% 0.54% 2.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 0.70% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 5
Average daily rate £400 £425 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +77.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £365 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £485 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -33.33%
User Acceptance Testing
Hampshire

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
189 285 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 74.70% 76.41% 70.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 170 142
Average daily rate £375 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 14
Average hourly rate £25.13 £20.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.62% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £19.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £170.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016, 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 4 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 3 (25.00%) System Testing
2 3 (25.00%) ServiceNow
2 3 (25.00%) SAP
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (25.00%) Service Management
3 2 (16.67%) WATIR
3 2 (16.67%) Selenium
3 2 (16.67%) ITSM
3 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) MS Project
3 2 (16.67%) MS Office
3 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
3 2 (16.67%) Progress
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
3 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 2 (16.67%) WatiN
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
1 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (16.67%) MS Project
1 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (16.67%) Selenium
1 2 (16.67%) WatiN
1 2 (16.67%) WATIR
General
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Test Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Test Manager
3 3 (25.00%) SAP Manager
3 3 (25.00%) SAP Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) HR Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Payroll Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) UAT Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (25.00%) Service Management
2 3 (25.00%) System Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) ITSM
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) Test Management
4 1 (8.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) SAP
1 3 (25.00%) ServiceNow
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Progress