The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 29 April 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 West / Bristol
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 53 43
Rank change year-on-year +8 -10  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 21 19 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.53% 2.16% 2.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.15% 2.66% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 18
Median daily rate £375 £407 £392
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.74% +3.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £260 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £20.50 £21.95
% change year-on-year +40.24% -6.60%  

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 Bristol with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 667 714 709
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 80.46% 81.14% 81.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 508 521
Median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £272 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £493 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 17
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.26% +4.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £30.00 £31.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.69 £51.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +2.77% +18.03%  

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol 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 Bristol

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Bristol

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Bristol over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in Bristol

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 Bristol region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 16 (36.36%) Finance
2 10 (22.73%) Firewall
2 10 (22.73%) Penetration Testing
2 10 (22.73%) SC Cleared
2 10 (22.73%) Security Cleared
3 9 (20.45%) JIRA
3 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
3 9 (20.45%) Test Strategy
4 8 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Office
6 6 (13.64%) SAP
6 6 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (13.64%) Internet
6 6 (13.64%) Atlassian
6 6 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (13.64%) Defect Management
6 6 (13.64%) Re-Platforming
7 5 (11.36%) Virtual Environments
7 5 (11.36%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (11.36%) Intel Security
7 5 (11.36%) BPR
7 5 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (9.09%) Telecoms
8 4 (9.09%) PRINCE2
8 4 (9.09%) ERP
8 4 (9.09%) Migration
8 4 (9.09%) Billing
8 4 (9.09%) Degree
8 4 (9.09%) Business Analysis
8 4 (9.09%) QA

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 2 (4.55%) MS Project Server
1 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.27%) CMS
2 1 (2.27%) Confluence
2 1 (2.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (2.27%) Fireworks
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Maximo
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Office 365
2 1 (2.27%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.73%) Firewall
2 6 (13.64%) Internet
3 2 (4.55%) BGP
3 2 (4.55%) HSRP
3 2 (4.55%) MPLS
3 2 (4.55%) OSPF
3 2 (4.55%) PPP
3 2 (4.55%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.27%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 9 (20.45%) JIRA
2 1 (2.27%) Dreamweaver
General
1 16 (36.36%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Billing
2 4 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.55%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Law
3 2 (4.55%) Legal
3 2 (4.55%) Retail
3 2 (4.55%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Advertising
4 1 (2.27%) Marketing
4 1 (2.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 12 (27.27%) Analyst
2 8 (18.18%) Test Manager
3 6 (13.64%) Business Analyst
3 6 (13.64%) Coordinator
3 6 (13.64%) Test Coordinator
3 6 (13.64%) UAT Coordinator
4 5 (11.36%) Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Architect
5 4 (9.09%) Finance Manager
5 4 (9.09%) Technical Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Business Systems Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Principal Consultant
6 3 (6.82%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Agile Tester
7 2 (4.55%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.55%) QA Tester
7 2 (4.55%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.55%) Tester
8 1 (2.27%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) .NET
1 1 (2.27%) CSS
1 1 (2.27%) CSS3
1 1 (2.27%) HTML
1 1 (2.27%) HTML5
1 1 (2.27%) jQuery
1 1 (2.27%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (6.82%) Virtual Team
2 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.55%) Windows
1 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.27%) Android
2 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.73%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (20.45%) Test Strategy
3 8 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 6 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (13.64%) Defect Management
4 6 (13.64%) Re-Platforming
5 5 (11.36%) BPR
5 5 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (11.36%) Virtual Environments
6 4 (9.09%) Business Analysis
6 4 (9.09%) ERP
6 4 (9.09%) Migration
6 4 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 4 (9.09%) Test Management
7 3 (6.82%) Data Security
7 3 (6.82%) Process Improvement
7 3 (6.82%) Project Management
7 3 (6.82%) Regression Testing
7 3 (6.82%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) SQL
2 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (22.73%) SC Cleared
1 10 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.09%) Degree
3 3 (6.82%) ISEB
4 2 (4.55%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.27%) CCAB
5 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) QA
2 3 (6.82%) IFRS
3 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.64%) Atlassian
2 6 (13.64%) SAP
3 5 (11.36%) Intel Security
4 3 (6.82%) Amdocs
4 3 (6.82%) Oracle
5 2 (4.55%) BT
5 2 (4.55%) HP
5 2 (4.55%) Reuters
6 1 (2.27%) Adobe
6 1 (2.27%) Cognos
6 1 (2.27%) Google
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