Period
to 25 April 2019

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 April 2019 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 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 63 55 54
Rank change year-on-year -8 -1 +25
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 32 41 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.33% 2.79% 2.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.83% 3.42% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 22 16
Hertfordshire median daily rate £396 £348 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.03% -10.90% -8.24%
10th Percentile £346 £263 £313
90th Percentile £539 £463 £444
East of England median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £50.00 £18.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +173.97% +1.39% -52.00%
East of England median hourly rate £50.00 £18.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year +173.97% +1.39% -52.00%

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 1,131 1,200 984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 82.43% 81.58% 80.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 624 637 525
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -8.57% +6.06%
10th Percentile £263 £200 £203
90th Percentile £575 £569 £583
East of England median daily rate £450 £438 £403
% change year-on-year +2.86% +8.56% -2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 75 52
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £27.00 £17.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.52% -54.00% +36.36%
10th Percentile £11.01 £10.65 £11.18
90th Percentile £66.81 £46.25 £52.88
East of England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.64 £34.56
% change year-on-year -0.05% -46.08% +38.24%

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 April 2019.

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 April 2019. 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 16 £500 +29.03%
Welwyn Garden City +12 4 £350 +27.27%
Rickmansworth +5 2 £388 -
User Acceptance Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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 9 (28.13%) Integration Testing
2 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (21.88%) Scenario Testing
4 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (18.75%) Change Management
4 6 (18.75%) Finance
4 6 (18.75%) Migration
5 5 (15.63%) CRM
5 5 (15.63%) Data Modelling
5 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
5 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting
5 5 (15.63%) JIRA
5 5 (15.63%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (12.50%) Workshop Facilitation
6 4 (12.50%) Requirements Engineering
6 4 (12.50%) Confluence
6 4 (12.50%) Functional Testing
6 4 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
6 4 (12.50%) Procure-to-Pay
6 4 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 4 (12.50%) Source to Pay
6 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 4 (12.50%) QA
6 4 (12.50%) Project Management
6 4 (12.50%) MS Visio
6 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (12.50%) SQL
6 4 (12.50%) SQL Server

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 4 (12.50%) Confluence
2 2 (6.25%) IIS
2 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.13%) Apache Pig
3 1 (3.13%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) SAP FI
2 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (9.38%) Slack
1 3 (9.38%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.13%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (3.13%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (3.13%) DWDM
2 1 (3.13%) LAN
2 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Apache Hive
2 1 (3.13%) Big Data
2 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.13%) HBase
2 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) JIRA
2 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (3.13%) Hudson
4 1 (3.13%) Maven
4 1 (3.13%) Selenium
4 1 (3.13%) Toad
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Advertising
3 1 (3.13%) French Language
3 1 (3.13%) Law
3 1 (3.13%) Legal
3 1 (3.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Analyst
2 9 (28.13%) Business Analyst
3 8 (25.00%) Test Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Business Systems Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Business Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Business Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Business Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Data Business Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Release Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Test Manager
5 2 (6.25%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) SQL Data Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) UAT Manager
5 2 (6.25%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
1 2 (6.25%) HTML
1 2 (6.25%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (3.13%) Apache Flex
2 1 (3.13%) CGI
2 1 (3.13%) CSS
2 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.38%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.25%) DataPower
3 2 (6.25%) EPoS
3 2 (6.25%) Pharmacovigilance
4 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.13%) NHS
4 1 (3.13%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Integration Testing
2 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (21.88%) Scenario Testing
4 6 (18.75%) Change Management
4 6 (18.75%) Migration
5 5 (15.63%) CRM
5 5 (15.63%) Data Modelling
5 5 (15.63%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting
6 4 (12.50%) Functional Testing
6 4 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 4 (12.50%) Procure-to-Pay
6 4 (12.50%) Project Management
6 4 (12.50%) Requirements Engineering
6 4 (12.50%) Source to Pay
6 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 4 (12.50%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) Java
3 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) ISEB
1 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.13%) Apache Flume
1 1 (3.13%) Firmware
1 1 (3.13%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Ganglia
1 1 (3.13%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (3.13%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) IBM
3 2 (6.25%) Google
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle
3 2 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (3.13%) Ab Initio
4 1 (3.13%) Brocade
4 1 (3.13%) Dynatrace
4 1 (3.13%) Informatica
4 1 (3.13%) Samsung
4 1 (3.13%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.13%) Sony
4 1 (3.13%) SOTI
4 1 (3.13%) Splunk
4 1 (3.13%) Talend