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 28 June 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.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 44 58
Rank change year-on-year -6 +14  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 12 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.88% 2.41% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 3.07% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 10
Median daily rate £363 £390 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.05% -0.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £355 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £475 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27%  

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 508 522 696
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 79.75% 78.61% 79.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 905 1057 1232
Median daily rate £425 £425 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £288 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £569 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 35 151
Median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.02% -23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.91 £15.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 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 3 months to 28 June 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
Watford -6 4 £325 - 1
Hatfield -7 2 - -
Stevenage -1 1 £400 +14.28%
User Acceptance Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 8 (25.81%) Retail
3 7 (22.58%) Linux
3 7 (22.58%) Python
4 6 (19.35%) Apache
4 6 (19.35%) Tomcat
4 6 (19.35%) 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%) Software Engineering
4 6 (19.35%) Advertising
4 6 (19.35%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (19.35%) Clustering
4 6 (19.35%) Ruby
4 6 (19.35%) Bash Shell
4 6 (19.35%) Puppet
4 6 (19.35%) LAPP Stack
5 5 (16.13%) High Availability
5 5 (16.13%) Salt
5 5 (16.13%) SDLC
5 5 (16.13%) Computer Science
5 5 (16.13%) RHCE
5 5 (16.13%) Configuration Management
6 4 (12.90%) GAP Analysis
6 4 (12.90%) SQL
6 4 (12.90%) MS Visio
6 4 (12.90%) QA
6 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting

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 6 (19.35%) Apache
1 6 (19.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Visio
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Maximo
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.45%) PaaS
2 1 (3.23%) ServiceMax
2 1 (3.23%) SuccessFactors
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 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.45%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (6.45%) Data Mining
3 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 8 (25.81%) Retail
3 6 (19.35%) Advertising
4 3 (9.68%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Software Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Business Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Applications Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Business Systems Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Coordinator
4 3 (9.68%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Applications Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Business Process Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Functional Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle Applications Functional Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle Functional Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Process Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Server Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) LAPP Stack
2 3 (9.68%) .NET
2 3 (9.68%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
3 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (6.45%) Entity Framework
3 2 (6.45%) Express
3 2 (6.45%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Clustering
2 5 (16.13%) Computer Science
3 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.45%) Smart Meter
4 2 (6.45%) User Experience
5 1 (3.23%) Biotechnology
5 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.23%) EPoS
5 1 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (3.23%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Linux
2 3 (9.68%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) Unix
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) Software Engineering
2 5 (16.13%) Configuration Management
2 5 (16.13%) High Availability
2 5 (16.13%) SDLC
3 4 (12.90%) Data Protection
3 4 (12.90%) GAP Analysis
3 4 (12.90%) Logistics
3 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
4 3 (9.68%) Business Analysis
4 3 (9.68%) Change Management
4 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
4 3 (9.68%) Project Management
4 3 (9.68%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (9.68%) Validation
5 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.45%) Data Management
5 2 (6.45%) E-business
5 2 (6.45%) Scrum
5 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.45%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) Python
2 6 (19.35%) Bash Shell
2 6 (19.35%) Java
2 6 (19.35%) Perl
2 6 (19.35%) Ruby
3 4 (12.90%) SQL
4 2 (6.45%) C
5 1 (3.23%) C++
5 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) RHCE
2 1 (3.23%) ISEB
2 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) QA
2 2 (6.45%) GCP
2 2 (6.45%) GxP
3 1 (3.23%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) Puppet
2 5 (16.13%) Salt
3 4 (12.90%) SCCM
4 1 (3.23%) OpenView
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) IBM
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle
2 1 (3.23%) Apple
2 1 (3.23%) Borland
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco
2 1 (3.23%) Citrix
2 1 (3.23%) Dell
2 1 (3.23%) HP
2 1 (3.23%) IBM Sterling
2 1 (3.23%) Retalix
2 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (3.23%) SAP
2 1 (3.23%) Toshiba
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