Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 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 > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 71 46
Rank change year-on-year -22 -25 +7
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 43 40 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.82% 2.29% 3.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 2.72% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 14 58
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £406 £315 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.97% -4.91% +10.42%
10th Percentile £305 £219 £224
90th Percentile £531 £474 £452
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £26.50 £27.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.85% - -
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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1930 1472 2109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 81.71% 84.16% 80.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 903 802 1108
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £409 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.14% +9.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £254 £235 £238
90th Percentile £537 £550 £513
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 60 61
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.66 £15.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.07% -7.69% +30.00%
10th Percentile £9.72 £9.31 £9.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.65 £45.00
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year -14.81% +1.50% +52.00%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in Buckinghamshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Buckinghamshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in Buckinghamshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Buckinghamshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 22 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
Milton Keynes -30 30 £413 +30.95% 2
High Wycombe -6 5 £375 -
Aylesbury - 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 22 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 15 (34.88%) Test Scripting
2 14 (32.56%) Migration
3 10 (23.26%) HP
3 10 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (20.93%) Data Migration
4 9 (20.93%) Integration Testing
4 9 (20.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (20.93%) Finance
4 9 (20.93%) System Integration Testing
5 8 (18.60%) Smoke Testing
5 8 (18.60%) Regression Testing
5 8 (18.60%) Logistics
6 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
6 7 (16.28%) Project Management
7 6 (13.95%) SAP
7 6 (13.95%) JIRA
8 5 (11.63%) ISTQB
8 5 (11.63%) Business Analysis
8 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
8 5 (11.63%) SC Cleared
8 5 (11.63%) Photoshop
8 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Office
8 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Excel
8 5 (11.63%) MS Visio
8 5 (11.63%) ISEB
8 5 (11.63%) CMS
8 5 (11.63%) Content Management
8 5 (11.63%) Business Process Analysis
8 5 (11.63%) Scenario Testing
8 5 (11.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 5 (11.63%) CMS
2 4 (9.30%) Drupal
3 1 (2.33%) SAP Portal
3 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (11.63%) MS Visio
1 5 (11.63%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Temenos T24
2 1 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (2.33%) SAP ERP
2 1 (2.33%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) Firewall
2 2 (4.65%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.33%) OLAP
2 1 (2.33%) OLTP
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (13.95%) JIRA
2 3 (6.98%) Selenium
3 2 (4.65%) HP UFT
3 2 (4.65%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.33%) XMLSpy
General
1 9 (20.93%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (4.65%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Legal
4 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (53.49%) Analyst
2 13 (30.23%) Business Analyst
3 8 (18.60%) Test Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Administrator
4 4 (9.30%) Web Administrator
5 3 (6.98%) Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.98%) UAT Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Web Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) Middleware Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) QA Leader
6 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.65%) Test Leader
6 2 (4.65%) Test Team Leader
6 2 (4.65%) Tester
6 2 (4.65%) UAT Test Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Implementation Manager
7 1 (2.33%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) Middleware
2 1 (2.33%) SAP Fiori
2 1 (2.33%) SAP TM
2 1 (2.33%) Web Services
2 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
1 2 (4.65%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.33%) PKI
2 1 (2.33%) RSA SecurID
2 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.88%) Test Scripting
2 14 (32.56%) Migration
3 10 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (20.93%) Data Migration
4 9 (20.93%) Integration Testing
4 9 (20.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (20.93%) System Integration Testing
5 8 (18.60%) Logistics
5 8 (18.60%) Regression Testing
5 8 (18.60%) Smoke Testing
6 7 (16.28%) Project Management
7 5 (11.63%) Business Analysis
7 5 (11.63%) Business Process Analysis
7 5 (11.63%) Content Management
7 5 (11.63%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (6.98%) SDLC
8 3 (6.98%) System Testing
8 3 (6.98%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.98%) Test Planning
8 3 (6.98%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.33%) ABAP
1 1 (2.33%) Java
1 1 (2.33%) SQL
1 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) ISEB
1 5 (11.63%) ISTQB
1 5 (11.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 5 (11.63%) SC Cleared
1 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.30%) Degree
3 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (23.26%) HP
2 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.95%) SAP
4 1 (2.33%) Becrypt
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle