The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 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)
South East / Kent
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 43 40
Rank change year-on-year +7 -3  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 9 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.08% 3.40% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.61% 4.44% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 1
Median daily rate £400 £210 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +90.47% -47.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £185.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.75 £18.90
% change year-on-year +20.48% +9.78%  

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 Kent with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 249 360 195
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 85.27% 76.60% 73.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 278 108
Median daily rate £375 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £210 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 9
Median hourly rate £27.38 £170.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -83.89% +325.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Kent

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Kent

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Dover - 2 £450 -
User Acceptance Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 Kent region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 10 (71.43%) Software Testing
2 7 (50.00%) JIRA
3 6 (42.86%) Selenium
3 6 (42.86%) Performance Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Test Strategy
4 5 (35.71%) Test Planning
4 5 (35.71%) Test Management
4 5 (35.71%) LoadRunner
4 5 (35.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 5 (35.71%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (28.57%) HP UFT
5 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (21.43%) .NET
6 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
6 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
6 3 (21.43%) HP
6 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Load Testing
6 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (21.43%) Automation Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
7 2 (14.29%) People Management
7 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 2 (14.29%) Oracle
8 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
8 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
8 1 (7.14%) Apple
8 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
8 1 (7.14%) Project Management

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) JIRA
2 6 (42.86%) Selenium
3 5 (35.71%) LoadRunner
4 4 (28.57%) HP UFT
5 1 (7.14%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
5 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
5 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (7.14%) Advertising
1 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Test Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Performance Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Performance Test Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Software Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Software Test Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Technical Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Technical Test Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Test Automation Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.14%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) iPad
1 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Android
1 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Software Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Performance Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Test Strategy
3 5 (35.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 5 (35.71%) System Integration Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Test Management
3 5 (35.71%) Test Planning
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (21.43%) Automation Testing
5 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
5 3 (21.43%) Load Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (14.29%) People Management
6 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 1 (7.14%) Domain-Driven Design
7 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement
7 1 (7.14%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) HP
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Apple
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft