Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 80 94
Rank change year-on-year -10 +14 -1
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 78 93 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.91% 2.20% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 2.71% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 49 61
Berkshire median daily rate £326 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.41% +17.24% +3.57%
10th Percentile £113 £306 £213
90th Percentile £492 £528 £525
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £42.93 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +114.63% - -
South East median hourly rate £31.00 £20.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year +55.00% -24.81% +12.95%

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 Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3419 3438 3919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.59% 81.35% 78.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1781 1853 2162
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 130 176
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.75 £30.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.31% -41.71% +78.38%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £39.05 £48.83 £44.38
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.13 £26.50
% change year-on-year -15.21% +2.36% +51.43%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Berkshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Bracknell +17 22 £150 -57.89%
Reading +11 16 £350 -6.67% 1
Maidenhead -4 8 £460 +2.22%
Newbury 0 5 £373 -14.86%
Wokingham +4 2 £263 -46.05%
Slough -6 2 £538 +62.26%
Crowthorne - 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 32 (41.03%) SQL
2 29 (37.18%) SQL Server
3 24 (30.77%) Microsoft Excel
4 20 (25.64%) XML
5 18 (23.08%) SAP
6 16 (20.51%) Migration
6 16 (20.51%) Data Management
7 14 (17.95%) Finance
7 14 (17.95%) Data Quality
8 13 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (14.10%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (11.54%) Marketing
10 9 (11.54%) SharePoint
10 9 (11.54%) Data Migration
11 8 (10.26%) Data Modelling
11 8 (10.26%) SAP MM
11 8 (10.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 8 (10.26%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (10.26%) Validation
11 8 (10.26%) Change Management
11 8 (10.26%) Telecoms
12 7 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (8.97%) SAP APO
12 7 (8.97%) GxP
12 7 (8.97%) ITIL
12 7 (8.97%) T-SQL
12 7 (8.97%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (8.97%) Data Cleansing
12 7 (8.97%) Data Conversion
12 7 (8.97%) Data Extraction

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 9 (11.54%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.56%) CMS
2 2 (2.56%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (30.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.85%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (10.26%) SAP MM
2 7 (8.97%) SAP APO
3 6 (7.69%) FastStats
4 5 (6.41%) SAP MDM
5 3 (3.85%) SAP SD
6 1 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (1.28%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (1.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.85%) Salesforce Service Cloud
2 2 (2.56%) Azure Data Factory
2 2 (2.56%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.28%) Office 365
3 1 (1.28%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) Skype
2 1 (1.28%) DSL
2 1 (1.28%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (37.18%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.69%) SAP Data Services
4 4 (5.13%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.13%) SAP BW
5 3 (3.85%) GIS
5 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.56%) Power BI
7 1 (1.28%) Lumira
7 1 (1.28%) PowerPivot
7 1 (1.28%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (7.69%) LSMW
2 4 (5.13%) JIRA
3 3 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.56%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.56%) SpecFlow
4 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.28%) MSI
General
1 14 (17.95%) Finance
2 9 (11.54%) Marketing
3 8 (10.26%) Pharmaceutical
3 8 (10.26%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.85%) Billing
5 2 (2.56%) Electronics
5 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.56%) Publishing
6 1 (1.28%) Back Office
6 1 (1.28%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (1.28%) Retail
6 1 (1.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (32.05%) Analyst
2 10 (12.82%) Data Analyst
3 7 (8.97%) Project Manager
4 6 (7.69%) SAP Analyst
5 5 (6.41%) Business Analyst
5 5 (6.41%) SAP Data Analyst
5 5 (6.41%) SAP Manager
5 5 (6.41%) SQL Analyst
6 4 (5.13%) Consultant
6 4 (5.13%) Functional Analyst
7 3 (3.85%) Business Manager
7 3 (3.85%) Business Process Expert
7 3 (3.85%) Database Analyst
7 3 (3.85%) Developer
7 3 (3.85%) Implementation Specialist
7 3 (3.85%) SAP Functional Analyst
7 3 (3.85%) SAP Project Manager
7 3 (3.85%) Test Analyst
7 3 (3.85%) Tester
8 2 (2.56%) SharePoint Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (25.64%) XML
2 4 (5.13%) .NET
2 4 (5.13%) EDI
2 4 (5.13%) HTML
3 3 (3.85%) Visualforce
4 2 (2.56%) CSS
4 2 (2.56%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.69%) AS400
2 6 (7.69%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.56%) CMDB
3 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.56%) User Experience
4 1 (1.28%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.28%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.28%) FMCG
4 1 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.28%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.41%) Windows
2 2 (2.56%) Windows 10
2 2 (2.56%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.28%) Linux
3 1 (1.28%) Unix
3 1 (1.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.51%) Data Management
1 16 (20.51%) Migration
2 11 (14.10%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (11.54%) Data Migration
4 8 (10.26%) Change Management
4 8 (10.26%) Data Modelling
4 8 (10.26%) Validation
5 7 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (8.97%) Analytics
5 7 (8.97%) Data Cleansing
5 7 (8.97%) Data Conversion
5 7 (8.97%) Data Extraction
5 7 (8.97%) Data Mapping
5 7 (8.97%) ITIL
6 6 (7.69%) ETL
7 5 (6.41%) PRINCE2
8 4 (5.13%) Defect Management
8 4 (5.13%) Waterfall
9 3 (3.85%) Process Improvement
9 3 (3.85%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 32 (41.03%) SQL
2 7 (8.97%) T-SQL
3 3 (3.85%) Apex Code
3 3 (3.85%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.56%) C#
4 2 (2.56%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 2 (2.56%) Java
4 2 (2.56%) VB
4 2 (2.56%) VB.NET
4 2 (2.56%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (3.85%) ISEB
1 3 (3.85%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (2.56%) SAP Certification
2 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (17.95%) Data Quality
2 8 (10.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (8.97%) GxP
4 4 (5.13%) QA
5 3 (3.85%) IFRS
6 2 (2.56%) SLA
7 1 (1.28%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.28%) MOM
2 1 (1.28%) Netcool
2 1 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (23.08%) SAP
2 6 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.41%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (5.13%) Oracle
5 3 (3.85%) Ariba
5 3 (3.85%) Workday
6 2 (2.56%) Adobe
6 2 (2.56%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.56%) Concur
6 2 (2.56%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.56%) Tableau
7 1 (1.28%) BMC
7 1 (1.28%) Citrix
7 1 (1.28%) HP
7 1 (1.28%) IBM
7 1 (1.28%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.28%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.28%) Remedy
7 1 (1.28%) ServiceNow