The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 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 29 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)
Hampshire / Portsmouth
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 12 -
Rank change year-on-year -12 -  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 3 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 1.81% 7.21% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 8.51% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Median daily rate £444 £330 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.46% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £390 £350
% change year-on-year -0.64% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £20.75 £18.90
% change year-on-year +42.16% +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 Portsmouth with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Portsmouth
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 126 94 80
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 75.90% 84.68% 86.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 53 48
Median daily rate £435 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.28% +12.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 12 21
Median hourly rate £43.00 £38.05 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.00% +15.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.25 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £47.83 £44.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Portsmouth

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 29 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 Portsmouth region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (25.00%) SaaS
2 1 (25.00%) PaaS
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth 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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) PaaS
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Environment Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle