Period
to 25 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 66 70
Rank change year-on-year +9 +4 -6
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 44 27 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.90% 2.03% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.54% 2.59% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 15
Hertfordshire median daily rate £388 £405 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.32% -10.00% +38.46%
10th Percentile £291 £361 £355
90th Percentile £525 £468 £475
East of England median daily rate £413 £450 £413
% change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% +26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £32.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.83% -26.67% -
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 £28.00 £32.73
% change year-on-year -32.14% -14.45% -

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 1,244 1,042 1,048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.95% 78.40% 76.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 621 586 529
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £434 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.73% +5.09% +5.77%
10th Percentile £213 £210 £262
90th Percentile £575 £569 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £410
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 54 89
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £24.00 £43.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.83% +93.33% -30.77%
10th Percentile £12.96 £11.08 £12.45
90th Percentile £47.40 £53.75 £52.25
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33% +31.87%

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 February 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 February 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 +2 22 £388 -
Royston - 3 £425 -
Welwyn Garden City -4 2 £269 -
Rickmansworth - 2 - -
Stevenage -1 1 - - 1
User Acceptance Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 19 (43.18%) Finance
2 14 (31.82%) Project Management
2 14 (31.82%) System Integration Testing
3 12 (27.27%) Business Analysis
3 12 (27.27%) Integration Testing
4 10 (22.73%) Retail
4 10 (22.73%) Defect Management
5 9 (20.45%) JIRA
6 8 (18.18%) Change Management
6 8 (18.18%) ISEB
6 8 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (15.91%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
7 7 (15.91%) Oracle
7 7 (15.91%) Windows
7 7 (15.91%) Data Cleansing
7 7 (15.91%) Supplier Management
8 6 (13.64%) Test Scripting
8 6 (13.64%) Time Management
8 6 (13.64%) SAP
8 6 (13.64%) PRINCE2
9 5 (11.36%) ERP
9 5 (11.36%) SAP FI
9 5 (11.36%) SAP FI/CO
9 5 (11.36%) SCCM
9 5 (11.36%) Data Management
9 5 (11.36%) Migration
9 5 (11.36%) SAP CO
9 5 (11.36%) Windows 10
9 5 (11.36%) Windows 7

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 (4.55%) Apache
2 1 (2.27%) Confluence
2 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.27%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (11.36%) SAP CO
1 5 (11.36%) SAP FI
1 5 (11.36%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (4.55%) iTrent
4 1 (2.27%) HFM
4 1 (2.27%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (2.27%) SaaS
2 1 (2.27%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) Firewall
2 2 (4.55%) SSL
2 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.27%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (20.45%) JIRA
2 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (43.18%) Finance
2 10 (22.73%) Retail
3 3 (6.82%) Law
3 3 (6.82%) Legal
4 1 (2.27%) Back Office
4 1 (2.27%) Banking
4 1 (2.27%) French Language
4 1 (2.27%) Front Office
4 1 (2.27%) Games
4 1 (2.27%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (63.64%) Analyst
2 14 (31.82%) Business Analyst
3 11 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Project Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 4 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Developer
5 3 (6.82%) SAP Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) SAP Business Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Business IT Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) ERP Manager
6 2 (4.55%) ERP Project Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Finance Project Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) IT Business Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Lead Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (4.55%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (2.27%) .NET
3 1 (2.27%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.27%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.27%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.27%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (2.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) EPoS
2 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) DataPower
3 1 (2.27%) Animation
3 1 (2.27%) Clustering
3 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.27%) Fintech
3 1 (2.27%) FMCG
3 1 (2.27%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.91%) Windows
2 5 (11.36%) Windows 10
2 5 (11.36%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.82%) Project Management
1 14 (31.82%) System Integration Testing
2 12 (27.27%) Business Analysis
2 12 (27.27%) Integration Testing
3 10 (22.73%) Defect Management
4 8 (18.18%) Change Management
5 7 (15.91%) Data Cleansing
5 7 (15.91%) Supplier Management
6 6 (13.64%) PRINCE2
6 6 (13.64%) Test Scripting
6 6 (13.64%) Time Management
7 5 (11.36%) Data Management
7 5 (11.36%) ERP
7 5 (11.36%) Migration
8 4 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (9.09%) Data Protection
8 4 (9.09%) Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
9 3 (6.82%) Business Change Management
9 3 (6.82%) Data Enrichment
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.55%) Java
1 2 (4.55%) Perl
1 2 (4.55%) Python
1 2 (4.55%) SQL
2 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.27%) C
2 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
2 1 (2.27%) Ruby
2 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) ISEB
1 8 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.27%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.27%) RHCE
2 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) QA
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (15.91%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (11.36%) SCCM
3 1 (2.27%) Puppet
3 1 (2.27%) Salt
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
1 7 (15.91%) Oracle
2 6 (13.64%) SAP
3 2 (4.55%) IBM
4 1 (2.27%) HP
4 1 (2.27%) Hyperion
4 1 (2.27%) PTC