Period
to 22 January 2018

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 6 months to 22 January 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)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 67 70
Rank change year-on-year -12 +3 +7
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 31 36 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.65% 2.34% 2.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 2.84% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 30
Bristol median daily rate £350 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -1.43% +6.06%
10th Percentile £263 £285 £256
90th Percentile £440 £513 £438
South West median daily rate £400 £358 £350
% change year-on-year +11.89% +2.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £11.00 - £43.50

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 Bristol with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,480 1,266 1,355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 78.85% 82.37% 82.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 969 874 1,031
Bristol median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - -3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £260
90th Percentile £538 £567 £525
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 53 47
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% -9.09% -8.33%
10th Percentile £11.55 £12.75 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.50 £48.50 £50.90
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £37.25 £39.25
% change year-on-year -16.78% -5.10% +37.72%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

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 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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 22 January 2018, 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 (51.61%) Finance
2 11 (35.48%) Test Scripting
3 9 (29.03%) Banking
4 7 (22.58%) C#
4 7 (22.58%) .NET
4 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
4 7 (22.58%) Scenario Testing
5 6 (19.35%) Defect Management
5 6 (19.35%) VB.NET
5 6 (19.35%) ISEB
5 6 (19.35%) Migration
5 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (19.35%) Test Management
6 5 (16.13%) ISTQB
6 5 (16.13%) Functional Testing
6 5 (16.13%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
7 4 (12.90%) Blue Prism
7 4 (12.90%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (12.90%) NeoLoad
7 4 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (12.90%) Retail Banking
7 4 (12.90%) Release Management
7 4 (12.90%) Software Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Scrum
8 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
8 3 (9.68%) SQL
8 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Excel
8 3 (9.68%) System Testing

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 1 (3.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (3.23%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Google Tag Manager
1 1 (3.23%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) NeoLoad
2 2 (6.45%) JIRA
2 2 (6.45%) TestRail
3 1 (3.23%) Bugzilla
General
1 16 (51.61%) Finance
2 9 (29.03%) Banking
3 4 (12.90%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.23%) Marketing
4 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Analyst
2 10 (32.26%) Test Analyst
3 8 (25.81%) Developer
4 7 (22.58%) Test Manager
5 4 (12.90%) Banking Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) UI Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Tester
7 2 (6.45%) Applications Tester
7 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Digital Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Software Tester
8 1 (3.23%) Data Migration Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Finance Manager
8 1 (3.23%) Lead Tester
8 1 (3.23%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Test Data Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Test Leader
8 1 (3.23%) TM1 Developer
8 1 (3.23%) UAT Manager
8 1 (3.23%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.45%) Robotics
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing Technology
3 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Test Scripting
2 7 (22.58%) Scenario Testing
2 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
3 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (19.35%) Defect Management
3 6 (19.35%) Migration
3 6 (19.35%) Test Management
4 5 (16.13%) Functional Testing
4 5 (16.13%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Release Management
5 4 (12.90%) Software Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Scrum
6 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (9.68%) System Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (6.45%) Data Migration
7 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.45%) SDLC
7 2 (6.45%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) C#
2 6 (19.35%) VB.NET
3 3 (9.68%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) ISEB
2 5 (16.13%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) IFRS
1 1 (3.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Blue Prism
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.45%) IBM
4 1 (3.23%) Capita
4 1 (3.23%) Cognos
4 1 (3.23%) Coremetrics
4 1 (3.23%) Google