Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 18 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)
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 30 64
Rank change year-on-year -36 +34 +4
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 29 51 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.69% 5.82% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.30% 6.81% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 33 16
Essex median daily rate £488 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +50.00% -22.58%
10th Percentile £350 £255 £188
90th Percentile £550 £540 £455
East of England median daily rate £401 £438 £400
% change year-on-year -8.29% +9.38% +0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Essex median hourly rate £35.00 - -
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 £101.50 £32.28
% change year-on-year -81.28% +214.48% +55.54%

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 Essex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 674 749 960
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 85.75% 85.40% 79.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 452 532
Essex median daily rate £500 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £300 £224 £250
90th Percentile £600 £525 £549
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 144 146
Essex median hourly rate £31.27 £31.50 £31.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.75% -0.03% +5.03%
10th Percentile £12.22 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £43.75 £44.13
East of England median hourly rate £31.02 £31.48 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.46% +25.90% +3.65%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in Essex

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Essex

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Essex over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in Essex

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Essex

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 6 months to 18 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
Southend-on-Sea -20 20 £525 +0.96%
Witham - 2 £450 - 1
Colchester +12 1 £375 -
Brentwood - 1 £350 -
User Acceptance Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 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 Essex region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 25 (86.21%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (82.76%) Scrum
2 24 (82.76%) User Stories
3 22 (75.86%) Confluence
3 22 (75.86%) JIRA
3 22 (75.86%) Software Delivery
4 20 (68.97%) JIRA Agile
4 20 (68.97%) Virtual Team
4 20 (68.97%) Acceptance Criteria
4 20 (68.97%) Kanban
4 20 (68.97%) Enterprise Software
4 20 (68.97%) DevOps
4 20 (68.97%) TDD
5 19 (65.52%) BDD
6 14 (48.28%) SOA
7 10 (34.48%) Process Management
8 9 (31.03%) Project Planning
9 8 (27.59%) Coaching
10 5 (17.24%) Subversion
10 5 (17.24%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
11 4 (13.79%) Waterfall
11 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
11 4 (13.79%) Software Testing
11 4 (13.79%) ISEB
12 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
12 3 (10.34%) Finance
12 3 (10.34%) Functional Testing
12 3 (10.34%) QA
13 2 (6.90%) Test Automation

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 22 (75.86%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 22 (75.86%) JIRA
2 20 (68.97%) JIRA Agile
3 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
3 5 (17.24%) Subversion
4 1 (3.45%) Selenium
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) Scrum Master
2 11 (37.93%) Agile Coach
3 7 (24.14%) Agile Scrum Master
4 4 (13.79%) Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Test Manager
5 3 (10.34%) UAT Manager
5 3 (10.34%) UAT Test Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Digital Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Digital Business Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.45%) Agile Test Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Software Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 20 (68.97%) Enterprise Software
1 20 (68.97%) Virtual Team
2 2 (6.90%) User Experience
3 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.45%) iPad
3 1 (3.45%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
1 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (86.21%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (82.76%) Scrum
2 24 (82.76%) User Stories
3 22 (75.86%) Software Delivery
4 20 (68.97%) Acceptance Criteria
4 20 (68.97%) DevOps
4 20 (68.97%) Kanban
4 20 (68.97%) TDD
5 19 (65.52%) BDD
6 14 (48.28%) SOA
7 10 (34.48%) Process Management
8 9 (31.03%) Project Planning
9 8 (27.59%) Coaching
10 5 (17.24%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
11 4 (13.79%) Software Testing
11 4 (13.79%) Waterfall
12 3 (10.34%) Functional Testing
13 2 (6.90%) Data Integration
13 2 (6.90%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) ISEB
2 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 1 (3.45%) HP