Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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 West > Somerset
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 35 56
Rank change year-on-year +2 +21 -26
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 23 14 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 4.47% 3.05% 3.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.82% 4.17% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 17
Somerset median daily rate £403 £225 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +78.89% -35.16% -0.86%
10th Percentile £345 £194 £300
90th Percentile £450 £419 £465
South West median daily rate £405 £365 £349
% change year-on-year +10.96% +4.73% +7.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Somerset median hourly rate £11.00 - -
South West median hourly rate £11.00 - £43.50

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 Somerset with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Somerset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 395 336 597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 76.70% 73.20% 83.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 183 349
Somerset median daily rate £375 £351 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.99% -3.31% +9.85%
10th Percentile £159 £194 £263
90th Percentile £512 £500 £488
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 54 66
Somerset median hourly rate £40.25 £37.25 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.05% -11.31% +20.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.48 £16.13
90th Percentile £53.75 £43.00 £55.00
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18% +48.08%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 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
Bath -4 10 £405 +90.59%
Taunton -2 5 £368 +63.33% 1
User Acceptance Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 18 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 Somerset region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
2 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
2 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) Selenium
3 7 (30.43%) SMS
3 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
3 7 (30.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (30.43%) User Stories
4 6 (26.09%) Gradle
4 6 (26.09%) Jenkins
4 6 (26.09%) hybris
4 6 (26.09%) Cucumber
4 6 (26.09%) CSS
4 6 (26.09%) E-Commerce
4 6 (26.09%) HTML
4 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
4 6 (26.09%) Ant
4 6 (26.09%) QA
4 6 (26.09%) Web Development
4 6 (26.09%) Maven
5 5 (21.74%) Military
5 5 (21.74%) TDD
5 5 (21.74%) Risk Management
5 5 (21.74%) Finance
5 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (21.74%) Java
5 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (21.74%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Demand Management
6 4 (17.39%) Data Modelling

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.04%) Mule
2 1 (4.35%) CMS
2 1 (4.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP POS DM
1 1 (4.35%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
1 1 (4.35%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Selenium
2 7 (30.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (26.09%) Ant
3 6 (26.09%) Cucumber
3 6 (26.09%) Gradle
3 6 (26.09%) Jenkins
3 6 (26.09%) Maven
4 3 (13.04%) Bitbucket
4 3 (13.04%) Cobertura
4 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
4 3 (13.04%) JMeter
4 3 (13.04%) SoapUI
4 3 (13.04%) TeamCity
5 2 (8.70%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
1 5 (21.74%) Military
2 3 (13.04%) Back Office
3 1 (4.35%) Electronics
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Analyst
1 6 (26.09%) Business Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Developer
2 3 (13.04%) DevOps Developer
2 3 (13.04%) Hybris Developer
2 3 (13.04%) Java Developer
2 3 (13.04%) Senior Developer
2 3 (13.04%) Senior DevOps
2 3 (13.04%) Senior Java Developer
2 3 (13.04%) Test Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) UAT Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) QA Automation Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) QA Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) IT Trainer
4 1 (4.35%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) SAP IS-Retail Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) SAP Retail Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) CSS
1 6 (26.09%) HTML
2 3 (13.04%) REST
2 3 (13.04%) SOAP
2 3 (13.04%) Spring
3 2 (8.70%) .NET
3 2 (8.70%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.35%) e-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
2 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (30.43%) User Stories
4 6 (26.09%) E-Commerce
4 6 (26.09%) Web Development
5 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (21.74%) Risk Management
5 5 (21.74%) System Integration Testing
5 5 (21.74%) TDD
6 4 (17.39%) Data Modelling
6 4 (17.39%) Demand Management
7 3 (13.04%) API Development
7 3 (13.04%) API Testing
7 3 (13.04%) B2C
7 3 (13.04%) BDD
7 3 (13.04%) Coaching
7 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
7 3 (13.04%) SDLC
7 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
2 5 (21.74%) Java
3 3 (13.04%) C#
4 1 (4.35%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
2 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
3 3 (13.04%) ISEB
4 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) Degree
5 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) hybris
2 3 (13.04%) ATG
3 2 (8.70%) SAP
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft