The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon 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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 33 37 27
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 6 4 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.81% 1.10% 5.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 1.37% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 22
Average daily rate £275 £495 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +59.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £428 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £599 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £21.95 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-6.60% +8.39%
User Acceptance Testing
Wiltshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
250 293 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 75.30% 80.27% 82.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 211 281
Average daily rate £420 £439 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.32% +9.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 6
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.19 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.23% -10.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 6 (40.00%) COBOL
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
1 6 (40.00%) DB2
1 6 (40.00%) CICS
1 6 (40.00%) zOS
1 6 (40.00%) Unit Testing
1 6 (40.00%) Performance Analysis
2 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Mainframe
3 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (13.33%) Splunk
4 2 (13.33%) JIRA
4 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
4 2 (13.33%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (13.33%) MQTT
4 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Internet
4 2 (13.33%) Linux
4 2 (13.33%) HTTP
5 1 (6.67%) SLA
5 1 (6.67%) Murex
5 1 (6.67%) HP
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) .NET
5 1 (6.67%) VisualAge
5 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.67%) Banking

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (40.00%) CICS
2 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) HTTP
1 2 (13.33%) Internet
1 2 (13.33%) MQTT
1 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) DB2
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) MSBuild
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) VisualAge
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) COBOL Developer
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) DB2 Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Defect Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Test Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) UAT Manager
5 1 (6.67%) UAT Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) zOS
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Performance Analysis
1 6 (40.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (13.33%) Mobile Application Development
2 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
3 1 (6.67%) Logistics
3 1 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
3 1 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) COBOL
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Splunk
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Murex