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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 37 50 51
Rank change year-on-year +13 +1  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 22 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.61% 0.75% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.63% 0.98% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 7
Median daily rate £390 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +26.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £403 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £423 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £338
% change year-on-year -6.25% +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £24.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +21.95% +13.88%  

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 475 509 534
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 78.00% 75.86% 76.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 270 280
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 33 30
Median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +130.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £9.16 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.50 £37.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing User Acceptance Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Hertfordshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 23 March 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
Hatfield - 6 £390 - 2
Watford -6 3 £350 -15.15%
Welwyn Garden City -1 2 - -
Stevenage - 1 £425 -
User Acceptance Testing
East of England

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 10 (32.26%) Finance
2 8 (25.81%) Linux
3 7 (22.58%) Apache
3 7 (22.58%) Tomcat
3 7 (22.58%) Python
3 7 (22.58%) Java
4 6 (19.35%) Perl
4 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
4 6 (19.35%) SSL
4 6 (19.35%) Firewall
4 6 (19.35%) Advertising
4 6 (19.35%) Clustering
4 6 (19.35%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (19.35%) Ruby
4 6 (19.35%) Software Engineering
4 6 (19.35%) Puppet
4 6 (19.35%) Bash Shell
4 6 (19.35%) LAPP Stack
5 5 (16.13%) Salt
5 5 (16.13%) High Availability
5 5 (16.13%) Computer Science
5 5 (16.13%) SCCM
5 5 (16.13%) Retail
5 5 (16.13%) Validation
5 5 (16.13%) Configuration Management
5 5 (16.13%) RHCE
5 5 (16.13%) SQL
6 4 (12.90%) .NET
6 4 (12.90%) Oracle
6 4 (12.90%) SQL Server

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related 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 7 (22.58%) Apache
1 7 (22.58%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.23%) IIS
2 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
1 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.23%) MS Project
1 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.23%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Maximo
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (3.23%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (3.23%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) Firewall
1 6 (19.35%) SSL
1 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.23%) LAN
2 1 (3.23%) WAN
2 1 (3.23%) Wireless
2 1 (3.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.45%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.45%) MySQL
4 1 (3.23%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (32.26%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Advertising
3 5 (16.13%) Retail
4 2 (6.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Software Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Business Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Consultant
3 4 (12.90%) Coordinator
4 3 (9.68%) Functional Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) Oracle Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) Oracle Functional Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) Test Manager
4 3 (9.68%) UAT Manager
4 3 (9.68%) UAT Test Manager
5 2 (6.45%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Applications Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Business Systems Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle Applications Functional Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Server Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) LAPP Stack
2 4 (12.90%) .NET
2 4 (12.90%) .NET Framework
3 3 (9.68%) HTML
4 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
4 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
4 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (6.45%) Entity Framework
4 2 (6.45%) Express
4 2 (6.45%) LAMP
5 1 (3.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Clustering
2 5 (16.13%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (3.23%) Biotechnology
4 1 (3.23%) EPoS
4 1 (3.23%) Pharmacovigilance
4 1 (3.23%) Smart Meter
4 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Linux
2 4 (12.90%) Windows
3 2 (6.45%) Unix
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) Software Engineering
2 5 (16.13%) Configuration Management
2 5 (16.13%) High Availability
2 5 (16.13%) Validation
3 4 (12.90%) Business Analysis
3 4 (12.90%) Data Protection
3 4 (12.90%) Project Management
3 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
3 4 (12.90%) Time Management
4 3 (9.68%) Change Management
4 3 (9.68%) Requirements Engineering
4 3 (9.68%) SDLC
4 3 (9.68%) Test Strategy
4 3 (9.68%) User Stories
5 2 (6.45%) Business Process Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) E-business
5 2 (6.45%) ETL
5 2 (6.45%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) Merchandise Planning
5 2 (6.45%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) Java
1 7 (22.58%) Python
2 6 (19.35%) Bash Shell
2 6 (19.35%) Perl
2 6 (19.35%) Ruby
3 5 (16.13%) SQL
4 2 (6.45%) C
5 1 (3.23%) C++
5 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) RHCE
2 1 (3.23%) ISEB
2 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) GCP
2 1 (3.23%) GxP
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) Puppet
2 5 (16.13%) Salt
2 5 (16.13%) SCCM
3 1 (3.23%) OpenView
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco
3 1 (3.23%) Citrix
3 1 (3.23%) Dell
3 1 (3.23%) HP
3 1 (3.23%) IBM
3 1 (3.23%) PTC
3 1 (3.23%) Retalix
3 1 (3.23%) Siemens
3 1 (3.23%) Toshiba
3 1 (3.23%) VMware
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