Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 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)
England > South East
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 110 101
Rank change year-on-year +6 -9 -7
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 365 357 394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.17% 2.14% 2.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 2.59% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 240 252
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £225 £202 £210
90th Percentile £538 £496 £475
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 6
South East median hourly rate £31.00 £20.00 £26.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.00% -24.81% +12.95%
10th Percentile £19.60 £17.03 £17.50
90th Percentile £53.30 £25.25 £31.88
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year +13.64% -17.29% +26.67%

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 13929 13803 15455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.71% 82.56% 80.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8358 8333 9223
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 548 603
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.00 £26.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.81% +1.50% +52.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.82 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.25 £48.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.43 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.76% +8.58% +18.42%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 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
Thames Valley -41 140 £400 +14.29% 10
Hampshire +33 83 £375 +7.14% 7
Surrey +8 83 £400 +14.29% 5
Berkshire -8 80 £326 -23.41% 3
Buckinghamshire -22 43 £406 +28.97% 2
West Sussex 0 27 £325 -18.75% 1
Oxfordshire -18 17 £450 +50.00% 5
Kent -23 9 £350 - 3
Middlesex +8 8 £438 +18.64%
East Sussex +4 7 £475 +25.83% 1
Sussex - 1 £450 -
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 110 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (21.37%) SQL
3 77 (21.10%) QA
4 73 (20.00%) Finance
5 63 (17.26%) System Integration Testing
6 62 (16.99%) Regression Testing
7 61 (16.71%) Migration
8 59 (16.16%) Test Scripting
9 48 (13.15%) Scrum
10 47 (12.88%) Test Automation
11 44 (12.05%) SAP
11 44 (12.05%) XML
11 44 (12.05%) SDLC
12 43 (11.78%) JIRA
13 40 (10.96%) ISEB
13 40 (10.96%) ISTQB
14 38 (10.41%) System Testing
15 36 (9.86%) Data Migration
15 36 (9.86%) Degree
16 35 (9.59%) Microsoft Excel
16 35 (9.59%) Scenario Testing
17 34 (9.32%) SQL Server
18 32 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
19 31 (8.49%) Integration Testing
19 31 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
19 31 (8.49%) Defect Management
20 30 (8.22%) Team Foundation Server
20 30 (8.22%) Microsoft
21 28 (7.67%) Validation
21 28 (7.67%) Waterfall

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 16 (4.38%) CMS
2 14 (3.84%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.19%) JBoss
3 8 (2.19%) WebSphere
4 7 (1.92%) Documentum
5 5 (1.37%) Confluence
6 4 (1.10%) Drupal
7 3 (0.82%) SAS
7 3 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.55%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.27%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 35 (9.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (5.48%) MS Visio
3 14 (3.84%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (1.92%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (3.84%) SAP MM
2 7 (1.92%) SAP APO
2 7 (1.92%) SAP CO
2 7 (1.92%) SAP FI
2 7 (1.92%) SAP FI/CO
3 6 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.64%) FastStats
3 6 (1.64%) Maximo
4 5 (1.37%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (1.37%) SAP MDM
5 4 (1.10%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (1.10%) Temenos T24
6 3 (0.82%) Adobe Campaign
6 3 (0.82%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.55%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.55%) SAP CCM
7 2 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.10%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 3 (0.82%) Lucidchart
5 3 (0.82%) SaaS
6 2 (0.55%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (0.55%) Office 365
6 2 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.27%) GitHub
7 1 (0.27%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.93%) Internet
2 7 (1.92%) SMS
3 4 (1.10%) Firewall
4 2 (0.55%) Skype
4 2 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.27%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.27%) DSL
5 1 (0.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.27%) Intranet
5 1 (0.27%) LAN
5 1 (0.27%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.27%) SSL
5 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.27%) VLAN
5 1 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.32%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.38%) MarkLogic
3 12 (3.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (1.64%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.64%) SAP Data Services
6 4 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.10%) GIS
6 4 (1.10%) SAP BW
7 3 (0.82%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.82%) Power BI
8 2 (0.55%) QlikView
9 1 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.27%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.27%) BODI
9 1 (0.27%) OLTP
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 43 (11.78%) JIRA
2 30 (8.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (4.38%) JUnit
4 11 (3.01%) Jenkins
4 11 (3.01%) MSI
5 9 (2.47%) AdminStudio
5 9 (2.47%) Selenium
6 7 (1.92%) HP UFT
6 7 (1.92%) SpecFlow
6 7 (1.92%) Visual Studio
7 6 (1.64%) LSMW
7 6 (1.64%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (1.37%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.37%) SoapUI
9 4 (1.10%) ANTLR
9 4 (1.10%) JMeter
10 3 (0.82%) NeoLoad
10 3 (0.82%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.27%) JIRA Agile
11 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 73 (20.00%) Finance
2 22 (6.03%) Publishing
3 16 (4.38%) Marketing
4 15 (4.11%) Pharmaceutical
4 15 (4.11%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.01%) Legal
6 10 (2.74%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.74%) Retail
7 6 (1.64%) Advertising
7 6 (1.64%) Banking
8 4 (1.10%) Billing
8 4 (1.10%) Electronics
8 4 (1.10%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.55%) Automotive
9 2 (0.55%) Back Office
10 1 (0.27%) Front Office
10 1 (0.27%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.27%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.27%) Military
10 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 133 (36.44%) Analyst
2 47 (12.88%) Test Analyst
3 41 (11.23%) Business Analyst
4 22 (6.03%) Tester
5 18 (4.93%) Developer
6 17 (4.66%) Test Manager
7 16 (4.38%) Architect
7 16 (4.38%) Test Leader
8 15 (4.11%) Project Manager
9 13 (3.56%) Data Analyst
10 12 (3.29%) Delivery Manager
10 12 (3.29%) QA Engineer
11 11 (3.01%) Technical Leader
12 9 (2.47%) Consultant
12 9 (2.47%) SAP Manager
12 9 (2.47%) UAT Analyst
13 8 (2.19%) Administrator
13 8 (2.19%) Salesforce Architect
13 8 (2.19%) SAP Analyst
14 7 (1.92%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (12.05%) XML
2 18 (4.93%) XSLT
3 10 (2.74%) .NET
4 7 (1.92%) HTML
5 6 (1.64%) Gherkin
5 6 (1.64%) Middleware
5 6 (1.64%) Spring
6 4 (1.10%) Apache Thrift
6 4 (1.10%) EDI
6 4 (1.10%) MyBatis
6 4 (1.10%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (1.10%) SOAP
6 4 (1.10%) Visualforce
7 2 (0.55%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.55%) CSS
7 2 (0.55%) Web Services
8 1 (0.27%) Backbone.js
8 1 (0.27%) Ext JS
8 1 (0.27%) JSON
8 1 (0.27%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.75%) User Experience
3 10 (2.74%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.19%) AS400
5 7 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.64%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.64%) CMDB
6 6 (1.64%) Data Structures
6 6 (1.64%) Reference Data
6 6 (1.64%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.10%) Analytical Mindset
7 4 (1.10%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.82%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.82%) e-Learning
8 3 (0.82%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.55%) NHS
9 2 (0.55%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.55%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.27%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 21 (5.75%) Windows
2 14 (3.84%) Windows 10
3 11 (3.01%) Windows 7
4 6 (1.64%) Linux
5 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.27%) Unix
5 1 (0.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (17.26%) System Integration Testing
3 62 (16.99%) Regression Testing
4 61 (16.71%) Migration
5 59 (16.16%) Test Scripting
6 48 (13.15%) Scrum
7 47 (12.88%) Test Automation
8 44 (12.05%) SDLC
9 38 (10.41%) System Testing
10 36 (9.86%) Data Migration
11 35 (9.59%) Scenario Testing
12 32 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
13 31 (8.49%) Defect Management
13 31 (8.49%) Integration Testing
14 28 (7.67%) Software Testing
14 28 (7.67%) Test Strategy
14 28 (7.67%) Validation
14 28 (7.67%) Waterfall
15 26 (7.12%) BDD
15 26 (7.12%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (21.37%) SQL
2 22 (6.03%) Python
3 21 (5.75%) Java
4 16 (4.38%) XQuery
5 14 (3.84%) C#
6 12 (3.29%) T-SQL
7 9 (2.47%) PowerShell
8 7 (1.92%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.10%) Apex Code
9 4 (1.10%) Perl
10 3 (0.82%) ABAP
11 2 (0.55%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 2 (0.55%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.55%) VB
11 2 (0.55%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.55%) VB6
12 1 (0.27%) Go
12 1 (0.27%) R
Qualifications
1 40 (10.96%) ISEB
1 40 (10.96%) ISTQB
2 36 (9.86%) Degree
3 26 (7.12%) Security Cleared
4 22 (6.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (4.66%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.55%) IIBA
7 2 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.55%) PMP
7 2 (0.55%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.27%) CCA
8 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (21.10%) QA
2 24 (6.58%) Data Quality
3 10 (2.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (2.19%) GxP
4 8 (2.19%) SLA
5 7 (1.92%) PMO
6 6 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.82%) IFRS
8 2 (0.55%) GAMP
8 2 (0.55%) MiFID
8 2 (0.55%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.27%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (3.01%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (1.92%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.27%) Docker
3 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (3.01%) SCCM
2 10 (2.74%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.37%) Netcool
4 3 (0.82%) Grafana
5 1 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.27%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.27%) Kibana
5 1 (0.27%) logstash
5 1 (0.27%) Marathon
5 1 (0.27%) Mesos
5 1 (0.27%) MOM
5 1 (0.27%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 44 (12.05%) SAP
2 30 (8.22%) Microsoft
3 23 (6.30%) HP
3 23 (6.30%) Oracle
4 17 (4.66%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (2.74%) Pega
6 6 (1.64%) Tableau
7 5 (1.37%) Adobe
7 5 (1.37%) BMC
7 5 (1.37%) Remedy
8 4 (1.10%) JD Edwards
8 4 (1.10%) TIBCO
9 3 (0.82%) Ariba
9 3 (0.82%) Concur
9 3 (0.82%) Google
9 3 (0.82%) Sybase
9 3 (0.82%) Workday
10 2 (0.55%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.55%) Motorola
10 2 (0.55%) Sitecore