The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Ipswich 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 30 March 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)
Suffolk / Ipswich
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 17 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 -6  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 5 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 4.07% 3.79% 9.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.72% 4.95% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 13
Median daily rate £348 - £468
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 - £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 - £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £388 £350
% change year-on-year -2.58% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £20.25 £18.90
% change year-on-year +45.67% +7.14%  

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 Ipswich with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Ipswich
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 106 101 125
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Ipswich 86.18% 76.52% 81.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 61 88
Median daily rate £450 £390 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -17.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £265 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -52.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Ipswich

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Ipswich citing User Acceptance Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in Ipswich

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Ipswich.

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Ipswich

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Ipswich

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Ipswich over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in Ipswich

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Ipswich.

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Ipswich region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 3 (50.00%) Service Management
1 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (50.00%) QA
1 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Test Management
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Data Governance
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Data Quality
2 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Reference Data
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (33.33%) Informatica
3 1 (16.67%) Middleware
3 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (16.67%) Sun Certification
3 1 (16.67%) JBoss
3 1 (16.67%) RAD
3 1 (16.67%) SSADM
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) J2EE
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) Hibernate

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Ipswich 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 1 (16.67%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL Service Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Drools
1 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
1 1 (16.67%) J2EE
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
1 1 (16.67%) Spring
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Reference Data
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Service Management
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (50.00%) Test Management
2 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (33.33%) Data Governance
2 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) RAD
3 1 (16.67%) SSADM
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (33.33%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Informatica
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle