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 3 months to 28 June 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)
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 37 52
Rank change year-on-year -27 +15  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 6 21 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.37% 4.35% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 5.43% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 4
Median daily rate £475 £413 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +71.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £476 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27%  

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 Essex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 398 387 503
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 90.66% 80.12% 78.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1559 674 1053
Median daily rate £500 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £224 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £619 £515 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 260 88
Median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.12% -17.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.26 £15.75 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.75 £42.84 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southend-on-Sea - 4 £488 -
User Acceptance Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (81.82%) Scrum
1 18 (81.82%) JIRA
1 18 (81.82%) Confluence
1 18 (81.82%) User Stories
1 18 (81.82%) Software Delivery
2 16 (72.73%) JIRA Agile
2 16 (72.73%) Virtual Team
2 16 (72.73%) Kanban
3 15 (68.18%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (63.64%) DevOps
4 14 (63.64%) BDD
4 14 (63.64%) TDD
4 14 (63.64%) SOA
5 12 (54.55%) Process Management
6 10 (45.45%) Project Planning
7 7 (31.82%) Coaching
8 5 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (22.73%) Intranet
9 4 (18.18%) Open Source
9 4 (18.18%) ETL
9 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (18.18%) SQL
9 4 (18.18%) Data Integration
10 3 (13.64%) Finance
10 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
10 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (13.64%) SDLC
11 2 (9.09%) Data Engineering
11 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016

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 18 (81.82%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 2 (9.09%) OLAP
1 2 (9.09%) OLTP
1 2 (9.09%) Pentaho
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (81.82%) JIRA
2 16 (72.73%) JIRA Agile
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Scrum Master
2 6 (27.27%) Agile Coach
3 5 (22.73%) Agile Scrum Master
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Developer
4 2 (9.09%) ETL Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (72.73%) Virtual Team
2 15 (68.18%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (81.82%) Scrum
1 18 (81.82%) Software Delivery
1 18 (81.82%) User Stories
2 16 (72.73%) Kanban
3 14 (63.64%) BDD
3 14 (63.64%) DevOps
3 14 (63.64%) SOA
3 14 (63.64%) TDD
4 12 (54.55%) Process Management
5 10 (45.45%) Project Planning
6 7 (31.82%) Coaching
7 5 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (18.18%) Data Integration
8 4 (18.18%) ETL
8 4 (18.18%) Open Source
9 3 (13.64%) SDLC
9 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
10 2 (9.09%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) C#
2 2 (9.09%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) Scala
2 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
2 2 (9.09%) VB.NET
2 2 (9.09%) VBScript
3 1 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
1 2 (9.09%) ISEB
1 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) IFRS
1 2 (9.09%) IFRS 9
1 2 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Fujitsu
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) WSO2