Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 69 59
Rank change year-on-year +2 -10 +14
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 30 25 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.85% 1.80% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 2.19% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 8 14
Hertfordshire median daily rate £300 £393 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.57% -1.88% -
10th Percentile £190 £321 £353
90th Percentile £519 £457 £475
East of England median daily rate £405 £415 £425
% change year-on-year -2.41% -2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £16.50 -
East of England median hourly rate - £17.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year - -52.08% +11.54%

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 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 1,318 1,142 1,128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.16% 82.04% 79.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 566 607
Hertfordshire median daily rate £418 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% - +5.12%
10th Percentile £205 £211 £212
90th Percentile £569 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 66 52
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.43 £16.82 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.60% -15.90% -4.76%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.76 £11.15
90th Percentile £48.25 £44.38 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £28.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year -39.13% +15.00% -

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -7 8 £190 -53.52%
Watford 0 6 £425 +21.43%
Hatfield +2 5 £190 -50.65% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £300 - 1
Letchworth - 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 13 (43.33%) Publishing
1 13 (43.33%) Google
1 13 (43.33%) Incident Management
1 13 (43.33%) Android
1 13 (43.33%) SOTI
1 13 (43.33%) Samsung
2 10 (33.33%) Migration
3 5 (16.67%) CRM
3 5 (16.67%) Project Management
3 5 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
4 4 (13.33%) Data Migration
4 4 (13.33%) Integration Testing
5 3 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.00%) Retail
5 3 (10.00%) Change Management
5 3 (10.00%) Finance
5 3 (10.00%) SQL
5 3 (10.00%) Windows
5 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (10.00%) Windows 10
6 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (6.67%) Test Planning
6 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.67%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (6.67%) Data Mapping
6 2 (6.67%) V-Model
6 2 (6.67%) Acceptance Criteria
6 2 (6.67%) ISEB

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) ResourceLink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Big Data
1 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 13 (43.33%) Publishing
2 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Analyst
1 7 (23.33%) Android Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 4 (13.33%) UAT Manager
4 3 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Break Fix Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) CRM Manager
4 3 (10.00%) CRM Project Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Desktop Support
4 3 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 3 (10.00%) UAT Test Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Mobile Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Product Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Product Business Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) Android
2 3 (10.00%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Incident Management
2 10 (33.33%) Migration
3 5 (16.67%) CRM
3 5 (16.67%) Project Management
3 5 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
4 4 (13.33%) Data Migration
4 4 (13.33%) Integration Testing
5 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.00%) Change Management
5 3 (10.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (6.67%) Acceptance Criteria
6 2 (6.67%) Business Analysis
6 2 (6.67%) Data Analysis
6 2 (6.67%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (6.67%) Manual Testing
6 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.67%) Regression Testing
6 2 (6.67%) Supplier Management
6 2 (6.67%) Test Planning
6 2 (6.67%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) HiveQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) ISEB
1 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) Google
1 13 (43.33%) Samsung
1 13 (43.33%) SOTI
2 1 (3.33%) HP
2 1 (3.33%) Kony
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) NGA Human Resources
2 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (3.33%) SAP