Period
to 15 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 15 December 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)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 63 72
Rank change year-on-year +2 +9 +2
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 46 38 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.92% 2.36% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.55% 2.84% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 15 10
Hertfordshire median daily rate £300 £388 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.58% -6.06% -
10th Percentile £190 £311 £359
90th Percentile £488 £525 £526
East of England median daily rate £395 £403 £450
% change year-on-year -1.86% -10.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £50.00 £17.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +181.69% - -
East of England median hourly rate £50.00 £19.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +163.16% -32.14% -13.25%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,295 1,337 1,120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 82.12% 83.04% 78.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 685 633
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% -
10th Percentile £209 £206 £214
90th Percentile £569 £575 £550
East of England median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 63 60
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £32.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -41.09% +51.75%
10th Percentile £12.53 £13.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.65 £47.25 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £36.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year -50.68% +14.96% +27.00%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in Hertfordshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Hertfordshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in Hertfordshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Hertfordshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 15 December 2018. 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
Welwyn Garden City +12 15 £210 -48.62%
Watford -8 9 £425 +9.68%
Hatfield +9 5 £190 -50.65%
Rickmansworth -7 2 £388 -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £313 -
Stevenage -6 1 £425 -
Letchworth - 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 20 (43.48%) Publishing
1 20 (43.48%) Google
1 20 (43.48%) Incident Management
1 20 (43.48%) Android
1 20 (43.48%) SOTI
1 20 (43.48%) Samsung
2 10 (21.74%) Migration
3 7 (15.22%) Finance
4 6 (13.04%) CRM
4 6 (13.04%) Test Scripting
5 5 (10.87%) SQL
5 5 (10.87%) Change Management
5 5 (10.87%) Workshop Facilitation
6 4 (8.70%) Scenario Testing
6 4 (8.70%) Data Migration
6 4 (8.70%) Integration Testing
7 3 (6.52%) Windows 10
7 3 (6.52%) Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (6.52%) Functional Testing
7 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
7 3 (6.52%) Windows 7
7 3 (6.52%) Requirements Engineering
7 3 (6.52%) Test Strategy
7 3 (6.52%) Project Management
7 3 (6.52%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (6.52%) Windows
7 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Excel
7 3 (6.52%) MS Visio
7 3 (6.52%) Data Modelling

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (4.35%) Confluence
2 1 (2.17%) Apache Pig
2 1 (2.17%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.17%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (6.52%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (2.17%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Slack
2 1 (2.17%) Google Play
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Apache Hive
1 1 (2.17%) Big Data
1 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.17%) HBase
1 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.35%) JIRA
3 1 (2.17%) Maven
3 1 (2.17%) Toad
General
1 20 (43.48%) Publishing
2 7 (15.22%) Finance
3 3 (6.52%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (6.52%) Retail
4 1 (2.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (34.78%) Analyst
2 8 (17.39%) Business Analyst
3 7 (15.22%) Android Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Support Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Test Manager
5 4 (8.70%) CRM Manager
5 4 (8.70%) Data Business Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Project Manager
5 4 (8.70%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (6.52%) Break Fix Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Business Systems Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) CRM Project Manager
6 3 (6.52%) Desktop Support
6 3 (6.52%) Senior Desktop Support
6 3 (6.52%) UAT Manager
6 3 (6.52%) UAT Test Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Cloud
2 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.35%) Pharmacovigilance
3 1 (2.17%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 20 (43.48%) Android
2 3 (6.52%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) Windows 10
2 3 (6.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (43.48%) Incident Management
2 10 (21.74%) Migration
3 6 (13.04%) CRM
3 6 (13.04%) Test Scripting
4 5 (10.87%) Change Management
4 5 (10.87%) Workshop Facilitation
5 4 (8.70%) Data Migration
5 4 (8.70%) Integration Testing
5 4 (8.70%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (6.52%) Data Modelling
6 3 (6.52%) Functional Testing
6 3 (6.52%) Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (6.52%) Project Management
6 3 (6.52%) Requirements Engineering
6 3 (6.52%) Test Strategy
7 2 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.35%) Business Analysis
7 2 (4.35%) Content Management
7 2 (4.35%) Supplier Management
7 2 (4.35%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.87%) SQL
2 1 (2.17%) Java
2 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.17%) ISEB
1 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Apache Flume
1 1 (2.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Ganglia
1 1 (2.17%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (2.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 20 (43.48%) Google
1 20 (43.48%) Samsung
1 20 (43.48%) SOTI
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.35%) SAP
3 1 (2.17%) Ab Initio
3 1 (2.17%) Dynatrace
3 1 (2.17%) Informatica
3 1 (2.17%) NGA Human Resources
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle
3 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.17%) Splunk
3 1 (2.17%) Talend