Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 58 65
Rank change year-on-year -8 +7 +11
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 31 34 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.12% 2.74% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 3.40% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 8
Hertfordshire median daily rate £370 £388 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.52% -4.62% +16.07%
10th Percentile £261 £313 £357
90th Percentile £470 £438 £475
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -52.00% -
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -52.00% +50.00%

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 1,189 1,000 1,061
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.49% 80.45% 79.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 641 516 554
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.18% +3.29%
10th Percentile £208 £213 £261
90th Percentile £569 £588 £550
East of England median daily rate £436 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.65% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 65 53
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.32 £30.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.27% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.11 £11.31 £12.63
90th Percentile £45.75 £52.50 £52.45
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £31.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -45.02% +16.67% +20.00%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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
Watford -1 10 £400 +18.52%
Welwyn Garden City -3 6 £275 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £300 -
Royston - 3 £425 -
Hatfield -6 1 £200 -48.72%
User Acceptance Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 10 (32.26%) Project Management
3 9 (29.03%) Retail
4 8 (25.81%) Integration Testing
5 7 (22.58%) Business Analysis
5 7 (22.58%) Scenario Testing
6 6 (19.35%) System Integration Testing
6 6 (19.35%) PRINCE2
6 6 (19.35%) Windows
6 6 (19.35%) Data Protection
7 5 (16.13%) JIRA
7 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
7 5 (16.13%) Python
7 5 (16.13%) SQL
7 5 (16.13%) Configuration Management
7 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
7 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (16.13%) SSL
7 5 (16.13%) ISEB
7 5 (16.13%) Firewall
7 5 (16.13%) Legal
7 5 (16.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (16.13%) Defect Management
7 5 (16.13%) Human Resource Management
8 4 (12.90%) Salt
8 4 (12.90%) SAP
8 4 (12.90%) Puppet
8 4 (12.90%) High Availability
8 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
8 4 (12.90%) Manual Testing

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 (6.45%) Apache
1 2 (6.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (6.45%) HFM
1 2 (6.45%) ResourceLink
1 2 (6.45%) SAP CO
1 2 (6.45%) SAP FI
1 2 (6.45%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (3.23%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Dynamics 365
1 2 (6.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) Firewall
1 5 (16.13%) SSL
1 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.23%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.23%) Big Data
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) JIRA
2 3 (9.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.23%) Selenium
General
1 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 9 (29.03%) Retail
3 5 (16.13%) Legal
4 3 (9.68%) Law
5 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
6 1 (3.23%) Banking
6 1 (3.23%) General Ledger
6 1 (3.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Business Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Test Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) ERP Manager
5 2 (6.45%) ERP Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Finance Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) HR Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Project Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) SAP Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) LAPP Stack
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (3.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
1 3 (9.68%) EPoS
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) Fintech
3 1 (3.23%) FMCG
3 1 (3.23%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (3.23%) Learning Management System
3 1 (3.23%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Project Management
2 8 (25.81%) Integration Testing
3 7 (22.58%) Business Analysis
3 7 (22.58%) Scenario Testing
4 6 (19.35%) Data Protection
4 6 (19.35%) PRINCE2
4 6 (19.35%) System Integration Testing
5 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (16.13%) Configuration Management
5 5 (16.13%) Defect Management
5 5 (16.13%) Human Resource Management
5 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
6 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (12.90%) High Availability
6 4 (12.90%) Manual Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
7 3 (9.68%) Change Management
7 3 (9.68%) Migration
7 3 (9.68%) Supplier Management
7 3 (9.68%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) Python
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
2 2 (6.45%) Java
2 2 (6.45%) Perl
2 2 (6.45%) Ruby
2 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.23%) C
3 1 (3.23%) HiveQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) ISEB
1 5 (16.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.45%) RHCE
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Puppet
1 4 (12.90%) Salt
2 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.23%) HP ALM
3 1 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) SAP
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.45%) Hyperion
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) HP
4 1 (3.23%) Kony