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 25 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)
South East / Kent
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 29 41
Rank change year-on-year -9 +12  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 3 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.20% 3.72% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 4.72% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 2
Median daily rate £475 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.15% -16.12%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year +11.11% -9.09%  

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 212 254 212
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 84.46% 78.64% 77.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 174 120
Median daily rate £350 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £750 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 4
Median hourly rate £22.52 £20.83 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +81.13%  
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 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

For the 6 months to 25 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 Kent region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 8 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
3 6 (50.00%) JIRA
3 6 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Test Planning
4 5 (41.67%) Test Strategy
4 5 (41.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 5 (41.67%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Test Management
4 5 (41.67%) Selenium
4 5 (41.67%) LoadRunner
5 4 (33.33%) HP UFT
6 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (25.00%) Load Testing
6 3 (25.00%) HP
6 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (25.00%) Project Management
6 3 (25.00%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
7 2 (16.67%) .NET
7 2 (16.67%) Web Services
7 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
7 2 (16.67%) Process Improvement
7 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (16.67%) People Management
7 2 (16.67%) Blue Prism
7 2 (16.67%) Robotic Process Automation
8 1 (8.33%) Solvency II

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:

Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) JIRA
2 5 (41.67%) LoadRunner
2 5 (41.67%) Selenium
3 4 (33.33%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Test Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Software Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Software Test Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Test Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Test Automation Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce Manager
3 1 (8.33%) ETL Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Test Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
3 6 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Test Planning
4 5 (41.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 5 (41.67%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Test Management
4 5 (41.67%) Test Strategy
5 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (25.00%) Load Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Project Management
5 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
6 2 (16.67%) People Management
6 2 (16.67%) Process Improvement
6 2 (16.67%) Robotic Process Automation
7 1 (8.33%) Line Management
7 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 1 (8.33%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (16.67%) Blue Prism