The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 26 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 West / Somerset
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 34 39
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 6 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 2.86% 0.41% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.66% 0.54% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
Median daily rate £360 - £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +7.33% +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 Somerset with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 164 185 271
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 78.10% 76.76% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 95 156
Median daily rate £400 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.96% +7.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £275 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 29
Median hourly rate £50.00 £38.75 £38.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -0.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £21.83 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.45 £55.00
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 Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 Somerset

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Somerset

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Somerset over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in Somerset

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Somerset

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Taunton - 3 £355 -
Bath - 1 £300 -
User Acceptance Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 26 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 Somerset region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
2 6 (54.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (54.55%) BDD
3 5 (45.45%) C#
4 4 (36.36%) .NET
4 4 (36.36%) Scrum
5 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) Selenium
5 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
6 2 (18.18%) ATG
6 2 (18.18%) Hadoop
6 2 (18.18%) hybris
6 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
6 2 (18.18%) API Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Coaching
6 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
6 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 2 (18.18%) Gradle
6 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
6 2 (18.18%) User Stories
6 2 (18.18%) CSS
6 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
6 2 (18.18%) SMS
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 2 (18.18%) ISEB
6 2 (18.18%) Ant
6 2 (18.18%) HTML

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP POS DM
1 1 (9.09%) SAP Retail
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Hadoop
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (27.27%) Selenium
3 2 (18.18%) Ant
3 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
3 2 (18.18%) Gradle
3 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 2 (18.18%) JMeter
3 2 (18.18%) Maven
3 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
4 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
1 3 (27.27%) Automation Test Analyst
1 3 (27.27%) Manual Test Analyst
1 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
1 3 (27.27%) UAT Lead
2 2 (18.18%) QA Leader
2 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) UAT Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) DBA
3 1 (9.09%) IT Trainer
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) SAP IS-Retail Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) SAP POS DM Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Retail Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) SQL DBA
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) CSS
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
3 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) e-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
2 6 (54.55%) BDD
3 4 (36.36%) Scrum
4 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) API Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Coaching
5 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
5 2 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
5 2 (18.18%) User Stories
5 2 (18.18%) Web Development
6 1 (9.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Order to Cash
6 1 (9.09%) Patch Management
6 1 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) TDD
6 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) ABAP
3 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) ISEB
3 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) ATG
1 2 (18.18%) hybris
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) SAP