Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 110 118
Rank change year-on-year +8 +8 -29
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 389 326 350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.31% 2.10% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.77% 2.56% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 232 220
South East median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £240 £200 £210
90th Percentile £538 £500 £488
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 6
South East median hourly rate £31.00 £20.00 £23.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.00% -13.22% -23.18%
10th Percentile £21.20 £17.03 £18.48
90th Percentile £50.00 £25.25 £109.55
England median hourly rate £25.00 £23.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% +17.36%

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 14,022 12,723 14,742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 83.19% 81.94% 81.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,424 7,539 8,816
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £255
90th Percentile £588 £570 £538
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 517 612
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.06 £11.64
90th Percentile £50.40 £50.00 £52.73
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +16.77%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 21 February 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 -20 134 £374 +6.79% 19
Surrey +25 111 £450 +22.45% 8
Hampshire +18 85 £363 +1.75% 7
Berkshire +9 74 £325 -25.71% 10
Buckinghamshire -23 50 £413 +18.71% 5
West Sussex -2 30 £338 -17.68% 4
Oxfordshire -40 9 £320 +60.00% 4
East Sussex -4 8 £438 +12.18% 2
Kent -17 8 £315 -10.00% 9
Middlesex +5 6 £438 +4.48%
M4 Corridor 0 1 £375 -
Sussex - 1 £450 -
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 98 (25.19%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (22.37%) Finance
3 78 (20.05%) SQL
4 69 (17.74%) Test Scripting
5 66 (16.97%) QA
6 63 (16.20%) Regression Testing
7 60 (15.42%) System Integration Testing
8 57 (14.65%) Migration
9 52 (13.37%) SAP
10 47 (12.08%) Scrum
11 46 (11.83%) Scenario Testing
12 42 (10.80%) Microsoft
13 41 (10.54%) Test Automation
14 39 (10.03%) ISTQB
15 38 (9.77%) XML
15 38 (9.77%) Microsoft Excel
16 37 (9.51%) Project Management
17 36 (9.25%) System Testing
17 36 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
18 34 (8.74%) ISEB
18 34 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
19 32 (8.23%) Data Migration
19 32 (8.23%) SDLC
20 31 (7.97%) Test Strategy
20 31 (7.97%) JIRA
20 31 (7.97%) HP
21 29 (7.46%) Retail
22 28 (7.20%) Salesforce.com
22 28 (7.20%) SQL Server
22 28 (7.20%) Team Foundation Server

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 18 (4.63%) CMS
2 16 (4.11%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.06%) Documentum
4 6 (1.54%) Confluence
5 4 (1.03%) Drupal
6 3 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.51%) WordPress
8 1 (0.26%) IIS
8 1 (0.26%) JBoss
8 1 (0.26%) SAP Portal
8 1 (0.26%) SAS
8 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 38 (9.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (6.68%) MS Visio
3 18 (4.63%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.29%) Photoshop
5 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.51%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 13 (3.34%) SAP MM
2 11 (2.83%) SAP CO
2 11 (2.83%) SAP FI
2 11 (2.83%) SAP FI/CO
3 10 (2.57%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (1.80%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (1.80%) Maximo
5 6 (1.54%) FastStats
5 6 (1.54%) SAP APO
5 6 (1.54%) SAP SD
6 5 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (1.29%) SAP MDM
7 4 (1.03%) Adobe Campaign
7 4 (1.03%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.77%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.77%) SAP HCM
8 3 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.51%) Cognos TM1
9 2 (0.51%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.31%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 8 (2.06%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (1.03%) Office 365
5 3 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.77%) Lucidchart
6 2 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.51%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.26%) Akamai
7 1 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.26%) GitHub
7 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.26%) SaaS
7 1 (0.26%) Serverless
7 1 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.26%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.11%) Internet
2 15 (3.86%) SMS
3 5 (1.29%) Firewall
4 3 (0.77%) Intranet
5 2 (0.51%) 2G
5 2 (0.51%) 4G
5 2 (0.51%) IPv4
5 2 (0.51%) IPv6
5 2 (0.51%) LTE
6 1 (0.26%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.26%) Broadband
6 1 (0.26%) DHCP
6 1 (0.26%) DNS
6 1 (0.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.26%) LAN
6 1 (0.26%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.26%) SSL
6 1 (0.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.20%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.60%) MarkLogic
3 10 (2.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (2.06%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (1.54%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 6 (1.54%) SAP Data Services
5 6 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.29%) Power BI
6 5 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.03%) GIS
7 4 (1.03%) SAP BW
8 3 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.51%) FileMaker
9 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.51%) QlikView
10 1 (0.26%) Data Mart
10 1 (0.26%) Lumira
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 31 (7.97%) JIRA
2 28 (7.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (4.11%) Selenium
4 14 (3.60%) JUnit
5 11 (2.83%) MSI
6 9 (2.31%) AdminStudio
7 8 (2.06%) SoapUI
8 7 (1.80%) Jenkins
8 7 (1.80%) JMeter
9 6 (1.54%) HP UFT
9 6 (1.54%) NeoLoad
10 5 (1.29%) LSMW
10 5 (1.29%) Visual Studio
11 4 (1.03%) ANTLR
12 3 (0.77%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.77%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (0.77%) WebDriver
13 1 (0.26%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.26%) Trac
General
1 87 (22.37%) Finance
2 29 (7.46%) Retail
3 20 (5.14%) Marketing
4 17 (4.37%) Pharmaceutical
4 17 (4.37%) Telecoms
5 16 (4.11%) Publishing
6 9 (2.31%) Billing
6 9 (2.31%) Legal
7 7 (1.80%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.29%) Advertising
8 5 (1.29%) Automotive
8 5 (1.29%) Banking
9 4 (1.03%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.77%) Back Office
11 1 (0.26%) Electronics
11 1 (0.26%) Front Office
11 1 (0.26%) German Language
11 1 (0.26%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 137 (35.22%) Analyst
2 51 (13.11%) Test Analyst
3 47 (12.08%) Business Analyst
4 26 (6.68%) Project Manager
5 21 (5.40%) Test Leader
6 18 (4.63%) Architect
6 18 (4.63%) Consultant
6 18 (4.63%) Tester
7 17 (4.37%) Test Manager
8 16 (4.11%) Developer
9 12 (3.08%) UAT Analyst
10 11 (2.83%) Data Analyst
10 11 (2.83%) Salesforce Architect
10 11 (2.83%) Technical Leader
10 11 (2.83%) Test Engineer
11 10 (2.57%) QA Engineer
11 10 (2.57%) Subject Matter Expert
11 10 (2.57%) Technical Architect
12 9 (2.31%) Administrator
12 9 (2.31%) Salesforce Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (9.77%) XML
2 15 (3.86%) XSLT
3 14 (3.60%) .NET
4 13 (3.34%) HTML
5 10 (2.57%) EDI
6 7 (1.80%) CSS
6 7 (1.80%) SOAP
7 6 (1.54%) Middleware
8 5 (1.29%) Spring
9 4 (1.03%) Apache Thrift
9 4 (1.03%) ASP.NET
9 4 (1.03%) MyBatis
9 4 (1.03%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (1.03%) Visualforce
10 2 (0.51%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (0.51%) Gherkin
11 1 (0.26%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.26%) D3.js
11 1 (0.26%) HTML5 Canvas
11 1 (0.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.40%) User Experience
3 10 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (2.57%) Virtual Team
4 8 (2.06%) Client/Server
4 8 (2.06%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.80%) AS400
5 7 (1.80%) Reference Data
6 6 (1.54%) Analytical Mindset
6 6 (1.54%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.03%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.03%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.03%) e-Learning
8 2 (0.51%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.51%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.26%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.26%) Equities
9 1 (0.26%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.26%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (6.43%) Windows
2 15 (3.86%) Windows 10
3 12 (3.08%) Windows 7
4 7 (1.80%) Linux
5 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.26%) Solaris
5 1 (0.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (25.19%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (17.74%) Test Scripting
3 63 (16.20%) Regression Testing
4 60 (15.42%) System Integration Testing
5 57 (14.65%) Migration
6 47 (12.08%) Scrum
7 46 (11.83%) Scenario Testing
8 41 (10.54%) Test Automation
9 37 (9.51%) Project Management
10 36 (9.25%) System Testing
11 34 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
12 32 (8.23%) Data Migration
12 32 (8.23%) SDLC
13 31 (7.97%) Test Strategy
14 28 (7.20%) Functional Testing
15 27 (6.94%) Change Management
15 27 (6.94%) Integration Testing
16 26 (6.68%) Business Intelligence
17 25 (6.43%) Business Analysis
18 22 (5.66%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 78 (20.05%) SQL
2 22 (5.66%) Python
3 16 (4.11%) C#
4 14 (3.60%) XQuery
5 13 (3.34%) Java
6 11 (2.83%) PowerShell
6 11 (2.83%) T-SQL
7 8 (2.06%) JavaScript
8 6 (1.54%) Perl
9 4 (1.03%) Apex Code
9 4 (1.03%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.77%) ABAP
10 3 (0.77%) R
11 2 (0.51%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 2 (0.51%) VB
11 2 (0.51%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.51%) VB6
12 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.26%) C++
12 1 (0.26%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 39 (10.03%) ISTQB
2 34 (8.74%) ISEB
3 24 (6.17%) Degree
4 23 (5.91%) Security Cleared
5 21 (5.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 18 (4.63%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.54%) SAP Certification
8 5 (1.29%) PMP
9 3 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.77%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.51%) HND
10 2 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (16.97%) QA
2 16 (4.11%) Data Quality
3 13 (3.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (2.57%) GxP
5 8 (2.06%) PMO
6 3 (0.77%) IFRS
6 3 (0.77%) SLA
7 2 (0.51%) GAMP
7 2 (0.51%) GDPR
7 2 (0.51%) MiFID
7 2 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (3.34%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (1.80%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.51%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (4.37%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (3.60%) SCCM
3 2 (0.51%) Grafana
4 1 (0.26%) Ansible
4 1 (0.26%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.26%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 52 (13.37%) SAP
2 42 (10.80%) Microsoft
3 31 (7.97%) HP
4 28 (7.20%) Salesforce.com
5 27 (6.94%) Oracle
6 6 (1.54%) Tableau
7 5 (1.29%) Ariba
7 5 (1.29%) Concur
7 5 (1.29%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 4 (1.03%) Adobe
8 4 (1.03%) Google
8 4 (1.03%) JD Edwards
8 4 (1.03%) Pega
8 4 (1.03%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.51%) Capita
9 2 (0.51%) Citrix
9 2 (0.51%) Cognos
9 2 (0.51%) IBM
9 2 (0.51%) Micro Focus
9 2 (0.51%) Workday