Period
to 27 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 27 May 2018 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)
England > South East
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 113 101
Rank change year-on-year -36 -12 -6
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 272 317 420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.63% 2.05% 2.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 2.46% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 210 265
South East median daily rate £388 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.06% +17.86% -
10th Percentile £275 £275 £210
90th Percentile £538 £550 £488
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 5
South East median hourly rate £32.50 £30.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.44% +55.17% +3.15%
10th Percentile £16.00 £21.63 £18.48
90th Percentile £43.00 £33.53 £123.71
England median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% +19.05% +11.11%

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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 14,145 12,864 14,888
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.57% 83.25% 82.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,350 7,471 9,182
South East median daily rate £438 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £545
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 499 562
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% -14.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £10.68 £11.73 £11.82
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.75 £52.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £23.62
% change year-on-year -13.73% +7.98% +12.45%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in the South East

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in the South East

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in the South East over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in the South East

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in the South East

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in the South East over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in the South East

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 27 May 2018. 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
Thames Valley -39 106 £350 -17.65% 23
Surrey +2 76 £450 +2.86% 7
Hampshire -27 59 £370 -7.50% 13
Berkshire -10 54 £350 -17.65% 12
Buckinghamshire -44 31 £350 -17.65% 10
Oxfordshire +9 20 £325 +4.84% 1
West Sussex -2 20 £450 +9.76% 4
East Sussex -3 4 £481 +20.31% 1
Kent +1 3 £330 -26.67% 3
M4 Corridor - 1 £375 -
Sussex - 1 £450 -
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 72 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (26.10%) Finance
3 46 (16.91%) Test Scripting
4 45 (16.54%) Microsoft
5 41 (15.07%) SAP
6 39 (14.34%) QA
7 34 (12.50%) Project Management
8 32 (11.76%) Retail
9 30 (11.03%) Scrum
10 29 (10.66%) Stakeholder Management
11 28 (10.29%) Oracle
12 27 (9.93%) Migration
12 27 (9.93%) Regression Testing
12 27 (9.93%) Test Strategy
13 26 (9.56%) JIRA
13 26 (9.56%) Microsoft Excel
13 26 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
14 25 (9.19%) Scenario Testing
15 24 (8.82%) SQL
15 24 (8.82%) Test Automation
16 23 (8.46%) Microsoft Azure
16 23 (8.46%) Integration Testing
16 23 (8.46%) Microsoft Office
16 23 (8.46%) Windows
16 23 (8.46%) System Integration Testing
17 22 (8.09%) Business Intelligence
18 21 (7.72%) HP
18 21 (7.72%) Problem-Solving
19 20 (7.35%) HP ALM
19 20 (7.35%) PRINCE2

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 11 (4.04%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.94%) CMS
3 5 (1.84%) WordPress
4 4 (1.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (1.47%) Confluence
5 3 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.37%) Documentum
7 1 (0.37%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.37%) IIS
7 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (9.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (8.46%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (5.15%) MS Visio
4 12 (4.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.74%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (3.31%) Dynamics NAV
1 9 (3.31%) SAP CO
1 9 (3.31%) SAP FI
1 9 (3.31%) SAP FI/CO
2 8 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.47%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (1.10%) SAP HCM
4 3 (1.10%) SAP SD
4 3 (1.10%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.74%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.74%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.37%) Endur
6 1 (0.37%) Maximo
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.37%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.37%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.37%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 23 (8.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (5.15%) Office 365
3 13 (4.78%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.57%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 3 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.37%) Akamai
7 1 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.37%) GitHub
7 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.37%) IaaS
7 1 (0.37%) PaaS
7 1 (0.37%) Serverless
7 1 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.37%) Taleo
7 1 (0.37%) Tricentis Tosca
7 1 (0.37%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.78%) SMS
2 12 (4.41%) DHCP
2 12 (4.41%) DNS
3 11 (4.04%) Remote Desktop
4 8 (2.94%) Internet
5 5 (1.84%) Intranet
6 4 (1.47%) Broadband
7 3 (1.10%) 2G
7 3 (1.10%) 4G
8 2 (0.74%) Firewall
8 2 (0.74%) IPv4
8 2 (0.74%) IPv6
8 2 (0.74%) LAN
8 2 (0.74%) LTE
8 2 (0.74%) WAN
9 1 (0.37%) 3G
9 1 (0.37%) INAP
9 1 (0.37%) SCCP
9 1 (0.37%) SMPP
9 1 (0.37%) TCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.04%) Amazon RDS
2 8 (2.94%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 7 (2.57%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.84%) MarkLogic
5 4 (1.47%) Big Data
6 3 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.10%) Oracle Smart View
6 3 (1.10%) Power BI
6 3 (1.10%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.74%) FileMaker
7 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.37%) MySQL
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.37%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.37%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.37%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 26 (9.56%) JIRA
2 10 (3.68%) Selenium
2 10 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.84%) JUnit
3 5 (1.84%) SoapUI
4 4 (1.47%) JMeter
5 3 (1.10%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.10%) TestRail
6 2 (0.74%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.74%) LoadUI
6 2 (0.74%) NeoLoad
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.37%) MSI
7 1 (0.37%) Sahi
7 1 (0.37%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.37%) Subversion
7 1 (0.37%) Toad
7 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.37%) Zephyr
General
1 71 (26.10%) Finance
2 32 (11.76%) Retail
3 17 (6.25%) Marketing
4 16 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.68%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (3.31%) Banking
6 9 (3.31%) Billing
7 7 (2.57%) Publishing
8 5 (1.84%) Back Office
9 4 (1.47%) Automotive
10 3 (1.10%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.74%) Electronics
12 1 (0.37%) Advertising
12 1 (0.37%) Games
12 1 (0.37%) German Language
12 1 (0.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 80 (29.41%) Analyst
2 35 (12.87%) Business Analyst
3 32 (11.76%) Test Analyst
4 30 (11.03%) Project Manager
5 22 (8.09%) Consultant
5 22 (8.09%) Test Manager
6 19 (6.99%) Developer
7 15 (5.51%) Test Leader
8 11 (4.04%) Tester
9 10 (3.68%) Subject Matter Expert
10 9 (3.31%) Business Manager
10 9 (3.31%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (3.31%) Windows Engineer
11 8 (2.94%) Active Directory Engineer
11 8 (2.94%) Change Manager
11 8 (2.94%) SCCM Engineer
11 8 (2.94%) Windows Systems Engineer
12 7 (2.57%) Business Change Manager
12 7 (2.57%) Office 365 Engineer
12 7 (2.57%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.51%) HTML
2 12 (4.41%) .NET
3 11 (4.04%) Web Services
4 10 (3.68%) CSS
4 10 (3.68%) XML
5 8 (2.94%) EDI
6 6 (2.21%) XSLT
7 5 (1.84%) ASP.NET
7 5 (1.84%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (1.47%) ActiveX
9 3 (1.10%) SOAP
10 2 (0.74%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.74%) CSS3
10 2 (0.74%) D3.js
10 2 (0.74%) HTML5
10 2 (0.74%) HTML5 Canvas
10 2 (0.74%) jQuery
10 2 (0.74%) JSTL
10 2 (0.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (0.74%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.78%) Management Information System
3 12 (4.41%) User Experience
4 8 (2.94%) Virtual Team
5 6 (2.21%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.47%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.47%) PMI
8 3 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.74%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.74%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.74%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.74%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.74%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.74%) FMCG
9 2 (0.74%) Pharmacovigilance
10 1 (0.37%) DataPower
10 1 (0.37%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.37%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 23 (8.46%) Windows
2 16 (5.88%) Windows 10
3 12 (4.41%) Windows Server
4 11 (4.04%) Apple iOS
4 11 (4.04%) Mac OS
4 11 (4.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (1.84%) Linux
6 2 (0.74%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.37%) Solaris
7 1 (0.37%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (16.91%) Test Scripting
3 34 (12.50%) Project Management
4 30 (11.03%) Scrum
5 29 (10.66%) Stakeholder Management
6 27 (9.93%) Migration
6 27 (9.93%) Regression Testing
6 27 (9.93%) Test Strategy
7 25 (9.19%) Scenario Testing
8 24 (8.82%) Test Automation
9 23 (8.46%) Integration Testing
9 23 (8.46%) System Integration Testing
10 22 (8.09%) Business Intelligence
11 21 (7.72%) Problem-Solving
12 20 (7.35%) Functional Testing
12 20 (7.35%) PRINCE2
13 19 (6.99%) SDLC
13 19 (6.99%) User Stories
14 18 (6.62%) ERP
15 17 (6.25%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (8.82%) SQL
2 16 (5.88%) C#
2 16 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.94%) Python
4 5 (1.84%) Java
4 5 (1.84%) XQuery
5 3 (1.10%) Perl
5 3 (1.10%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.74%) R
7 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.37%) C++
7 1 (0.37%) Groovy
7 1 (0.37%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.37%) Ruby
7 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (6.62%) ISTQB
2 16 (5.88%) ISEB
3 14 (5.15%) Degree
4 11 (4.04%) Security Cleared
5 10 (3.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (2.94%) PMI Certification
6 8 (2.94%) PMP
6 8 (2.94%) SC Cleared
7 6 (2.21%) SAP Certification
8 2 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.74%) HND
8 2 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.37%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.37%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (14.34%) QA
2 16 (5.88%) GDPR
3 7 (2.57%) Data Quality
4 6 (2.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.84%) GxP
6 4 (1.47%) PMO
6 4 (1.47%) SLA
7 1 (0.37%) GAAP
7 1 (0.37%) PMBOK
System Software
1 16 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.15%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.74%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (7.35%) HP ALM
2 18 (6.62%) SCCM
3 16 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (4.04%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.37%) Ansible
5 1 (0.37%) Puppet
5 1 (0.37%) SCOM
5 1 (0.37%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 45 (16.54%) Microsoft
2 41 (15.07%) SAP
3 28 (10.29%) Oracle
4 21 (7.72%) HP
5 18 (6.62%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (4.04%) Apple
7 7 (2.57%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 5 (1.84%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.47%) Adobe
9 4 (1.47%) Automation Anywhere
9 4 (1.47%) Blue Prism
10 3 (1.10%) Ariba
10 3 (1.10%) Citrix
10 3 (1.10%) FNZ
10 3 (1.10%) IBM
10 3 (1.10%) Snow
11 2 (0.74%) Apigee
11 2 (0.74%) Cognos
11 2 (0.74%) Concur
11 2 (0.74%) Micro Focus