Period
to 19 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 6 months to 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 30 32
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2 +18
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 27 27 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 4.23% 4.65% 3.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.75% 5.21% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 21
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £388 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.13% -11.43% -2.78%
10th Percentile £413 £178 £310
90th Percentile £488 £538 £550
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +17.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% -52.00% +50.00%

User Acceptance Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 568 518 571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 88.89% 89.16% 88.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 369 401
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £145 £263 £293
90th Percentile £600 £575 £611
East of England median daily rate £438 £403 £413
% change year-on-year +8.56% -2.30% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 47
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -68.89% +119.51%
10th Percentile £10.16 £11.00 £17.10
90th Percentile £35.00 £18.00 £50.78
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 £34.00 £27.44
% change year-on-year -44.12% +23.91% +16.77%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing User Acceptance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in Bedfordshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Bedfordshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in Bedfordshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Bedfordshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 19 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +6 26 £450 +28.57% 1
User Acceptance Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 15 (55.56%) Use Case
2 13 (48.15%) Business Analysis
2 13 (48.15%) Retail
3 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (44.44%) Change Management
3 12 (44.44%) E-Commerce
4 11 (40.74%) Data Modelling
4 11 (40.74%) SQL
4 11 (40.74%) Data Flow Diagram
5 9 (33.33%) User Stories
5 9 (33.33%) Software Delivery
5 9 (33.33%) Migration
6 8 (29.63%) Scrum
6 8 (29.63%) Data Transformation
6 8 (29.63%) Microservices
6 8 (29.63%) Waterfall
7 6 (22.22%) Data Analysis
7 6 (22.22%) JIRA
7 6 (22.22%) Data Migration
7 6 (22.22%) Business Process Mapping
8 5 (18.52%) Project Planning
8 5 (18.52%) Prototyping
8 5 (18.52%) Business Change Management
8 5 (18.52%) RIA
8 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
9 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (14.81%) Workflow
9 4 (14.81%) Information Security
9 4 (14.81%) Acceptance Criteria
9 4 (14.81%) Change Control

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 4 (14.81%) Confluence
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Unica
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Big Data
2 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.70%) DB2
2 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.70%) Selenium
2 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (48.15%) Retail
2 2 (7.41%) Back Office
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (66.67%) Analyst
2 15 (55.56%) Business Analyst
3 7 (25.93%) Technical Analyst
3 7 (25.93%) Technical Business Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Data Business Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Data Migration Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Data Migration Business Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Migration Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Network Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Identity and Access Management Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Identity Management Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Business Change Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Business Change Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Business Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Campaign Specialist
6 2 (7.41%) Change Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Change Manager
6 2 (7.41%) XML Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) HR Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Web Services
1 2 (7.41%) XML
1 2 (7.41%) XML Messaging
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) REST
2 1 (3.70%) SOAP
2 1 (3.70%) WCF
2 1 (3.70%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) RIA
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) BYOD
2 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Use Case
2 13 (48.15%) Business Analysis
3 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (44.44%) Change Management
3 12 (44.44%) E-Commerce
4 11 (40.74%) Data Flow Diagram
4 11 (40.74%) Data Modelling
5 9 (33.33%) Migration
5 9 (33.33%) Software Delivery
5 9 (33.33%) User Stories
6 8 (29.63%) Data Transformation
6 8 (29.63%) Microservices
6 8 (29.63%) Scrum
6 8 (29.63%) Waterfall
7 6 (22.22%) Business Process Mapping
7 6 (22.22%) Data Analysis
7 6 (22.22%) Data Migration
8 5 (18.52%) Project Planning
8 5 (18.52%) Prototyping
8 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) GDPR
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) IBM
1 2 (7.41%) Workday
2 1 (3.70%) Intershop