The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 3 months to 25 June 2017 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)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 52 61
Rank change year-on-year -30 +9  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 18 72 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.99% 3.10% 2.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 3.87% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 34 38
Median daily rate £444 £400 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.93% +6.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £316 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £516 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year +11.11% -9.09%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1469 1860 1942
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 81.12% 80.00% 78.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 1024 966
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 71 75
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.00 £39.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing User Acceptance Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in Berkshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Berkshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Berkshire over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in Berkshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Berkshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newbury +3 4 - -
Reading -1 4 £421 +6.51% 1
Bracknell +2 2 £485 +27.21%
Slough -3 2 £375 +13.20% 1
Maidenhead - 1 £313 - 2
User Acceptance Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 10 (21.28%) SAP
1 10 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (21.28%) Test Scripting
2 8 (17.02%) Business Analysis
2 8 (17.02%) Workflow
2 8 (17.02%) Migration
3 7 (14.89%) Finance
3 7 (14.89%) HP
4 6 (12.77%) Project Management
4 6 (12.77%) Workday
5 5 (10.64%) E-Commerce
5 5 (10.64%) ERP
5 5 (10.64%) Web Services
5 5 (10.64%) Oracle
5 5 (10.64%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (8.51%) Marketing
6 4 (8.51%) JIRA
6 4 (8.51%) GAP Analysis
6 4 (8.51%) Scrum
6 4 (8.51%) Java
6 4 (8.51%) SQL
6 4 (8.51%) ITIL
6 4 (8.51%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 4 (8.51%) PeopleSoft
6 4 (8.51%) CRM
6 4 (8.51%) ISEB
6 4 (8.51%) ETL
6 4 (8.51%) Business Process Analysis
6 4 (8.51%) Programme Delivery
6 4 (8.51%) Test Automation

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 3 (6.38%) CMS
2 2 (4.26%) Confluence
3 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.13%) IIS
3 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.13%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 2 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (4.26%) SAP HCM
2 2 (4.26%) SAP HR
2 2 (4.26%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (2.13%) Eloqua
3 1 (2.13%) HFM
3 1 (2.13%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (2.13%) SAP FI-AP
3 1 (2.13%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Force.com
1 1 (2.13%) GitHub
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
1 1 (2.13%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (4.26%) Firewall
1 2 (4.26%) MPLS
1 2 (4.26%) Network Security
2 1 (2.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) RDBMS
1 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) JIRA
2 1 (2.13%) Ant
2 1 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.13%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.13%) Maven
2 1 (2.13%) MSBuild
2 1 (2.13%) Selenium
2 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (14.89%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Marketing
3 3 (6.38%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (4.26%) Retail
5 1 (2.13%) Back Office
5 1 (2.13%) Billing
5 1 (2.13%) Local Government
5 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (36.17%) Analyst
2 11 (23.40%) Business Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) HR Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) Administrator
4 5 (10.64%) Business Manager
4 5 (10.64%) Consultant
5 4 (8.51%) HR Business Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Test Leader
5 4 (8.51%) Tester
5 4 (8.51%) Workday Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Architect
6 3 (6.38%) Business Systems Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Developer
6 3 (6.38%) IT Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.38%) SAP Solutions Manager
6 3 (6.38%) ServiceNow Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Test Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Workday Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) Web Services
2 3 (6.38%) CSS
2 3 (6.38%) HTML
2 3 (6.38%) XML
3 2 (4.26%) .NET
4 1 (2.13%) OAuth
4 1 (2.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (6.38%) CMDB
2 2 (4.26%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.13%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) Linux
1 2 (4.26%) Unix
2 1 (2.13%) CentOS
2 1 (2.13%) Debian
2 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.13%) Windows
2 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (21.28%) Test Scripting
2 8 (17.02%) Business Analysis
2 8 (17.02%) Migration
2 8 (17.02%) Workflow
3 6 (12.77%) Project Management
4 5 (10.64%) E-Commerce
4 5 (10.64%) ERP
4 5 (10.64%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (8.51%) Business Process Analysis
5 4 (8.51%) CRM
5 4 (8.51%) ETL
5 4 (8.51%) GAP Analysis
5 4 (8.51%) ITIL
5 4 (8.51%) Programme Delivery
5 4 (8.51%) Scrum
5 4 (8.51%) Test Automation
6 3 (6.38%) Manual Testing
6 3 (6.38%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (6.38%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) Java
1 4 (8.51%) SQL
2 2 (4.26%) Bash Shell
2 2 (4.26%) Python
3 1 (2.13%) C#
3 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.13%) Ruby
3 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) ISEB
2 3 (6.38%) Degree
3 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.13%) Ansible
2 1 (2.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) SAP
2 7 (14.89%) HP
3 6 (12.77%) Workday
4 5 (10.64%) Oracle
5 4 (8.51%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (6.38%) BMC
6 3 (6.38%) CA
6 3 (6.38%) hybris
6 3 (6.38%) ServiceNow
7 2 (4.26%) Cisco
7 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
7 2 (4.26%) Palo Alto
7 2 (4.26%) Pegasus
7 2 (4.26%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (2.13%) Aprimo
8 1 (2.13%) Ariba
8 1 (2.13%) OpenText
8 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.13%) Saba
8 1 (2.13%) webMethods