Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 33 44
Rank change year-on-year -20 +11 +7
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 9 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.75% 3.60% 3.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 4.37% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 16
Kent median daily rate £350 £350 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +75.00% -46.67%
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £31.00 £20.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year +55.00% -24.81% +12.95%

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 Kent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 409 412 463
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 79.57% 82.40% 81.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 284 289
Kent median daily rate £350 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +11.11% -3.57%
10th Percentile £231 £193 £202
90th Percentile £625 £561 £488
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 22
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £21.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.33% -7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £20.61 £15.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £46.00 £114.40 £40.10
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.55
% change year-on-year -14.02% +0.75% +51.71%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing User Acceptance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Chatham - 3 £300 -
Maidstone -10 2 £375 +7.14%
Tunbridge Wells +10 1 £350 -6.67% 1
Dover - 1 £375 -
User Acceptance Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 6 (66.67%) ISEB
2 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 5 (55.56%) Test Strategy
3 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 4 (44.44%) SDLC
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
3 4 (44.44%) QA
3 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Client/Server
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) Smoke Testing
4 3 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
5 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) AS400
5 2 (22.22%) Test Management
5 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Acceptance Criteria
6 1 (11.11%) Degree
6 1 (11.11%) JIRA
6 1 (11.11%) Selenium
6 1 (11.11%) Banking
6 1 (11.11%) Document 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Back Office
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) QA Automation Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) QA Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Tester
2 2 (22.22%) AS400 Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Automation Tester
2 2 (22.22%) QA Automation Tester
2 2 (22.22%) QA Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Test Leader
3 1 (11.11%) QA Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior QA Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Senior UAT Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 2 (22.22%) AS400
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
1 5 (55.56%) Test Strategy
2 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
2 4 (44.44%) SDLC
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Smoke Testing
3 3 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Test Management
5 1 (11.11%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Kanban
5 1 (11.11%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (11.11%) Open Source
5 1 (11.11%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
1 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) ISEB
2 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
3 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft