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 3 months to 28 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)
England / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 142 86 90
Rank change year-on-year -56 +4  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 102 226 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.32% 2.52% 2.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 3.07% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 132 119
Median daily rate £400 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £259 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £499 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £18.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6409 7357 7524
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.94% 81.95% 80.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3744 4499 4351
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 269 254
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +28.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 28 June 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
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 3 months to 28 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
Hampshire 0 32 £406 -2.98% 2
Berkshire -33 18 £431 +7.81% 3
Surrey +6 14 £416 +3.22% 9
Buckinghamshire -36 14 £350 +16.66% 4
West Sussex +14 11 £365 -10.97% 1
East Sussex +3 3 £375 +2.73% 1
Kent -11 3 £475 +43.39% 1
Oxfordshire -15 3 £310 -27.05% 3
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 89 (29.08%) Finance
2 79 (25.82%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (18.63%) System Integration Testing
4 51 (16.67%) Oracle
5 49 (16.01%) Test Scripting
6 48 (15.69%) Security Cleared
6 48 (15.69%) Test Strategy
6 48 (15.69%) ISEB
7 46 (15.03%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 42 (13.73%) Project Management
9 41 (13.40%) Test Automation
10 39 (12.75%) Migration
11 37 (12.09%) SQL
11 37 (12.09%) SAP
12 36 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
12 36 (11.76%) JIRA
13 34 (11.11%) ISTQB
13 34 (11.11%) Integration Testing
13 34 (11.11%) ITIL
14 33 (10.78%) Regression Testing
14 33 (10.78%) QA
15 32 (10.46%) Windows
16 31 (10.13%) Business Analysis
17 30 (9.80%) Test Management
17 30 (9.80%) SC Cleared
18 29 (9.48%) Degree
19 26 (8.50%) Software Testing
19 26 (8.50%) Defect Management
20 25 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
21 24 (7.84%) Scenario Testing

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 9 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.96%) CMS
3 4 (1.31%) JBoss
4 3 (0.98%) Confluence
4 3 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.65%) SAS
5 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.33%) IIS
6 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.33%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.33%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (3.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (6.54%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (6.21%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (3.27%) Temenos T24
4 9 (2.94%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (2.61%) Oracle ERP
6 6 (1.96%) SAP CO
6 6 (1.96%) SAP FI
6 6 (1.96%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (1.31%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 2 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.65%) SAP FI-AP
8 2 (0.65%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.65%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.65%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.65%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.65%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.94%) Office 365
2 7 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.98%) SaaS
5 2 (0.65%) GitHub
6 1 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.33%) Force.com
6 1 (0.33%) PaaS
6 1 (0.33%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.33%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.27%) Internet
2 7 (2.29%) Intranet
3 4 (1.31%) Firewall
4 3 (0.98%) DNS
4 3 (0.98%) Extranet
5 2 (0.65%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.65%) DHCP
5 2 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.65%) MPLS
5 2 (0.65%) Network Security
5 2 (0.65%) Skype
5 2 (0.65%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.65%) VPN
6 1 (0.33%) iBeacon
6 1 (0.33%) LAN
6 1 (0.33%) SMS
6 1 (0.33%) VLAN
6 1 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.59%) Relational Database
2 9 (2.94%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.61%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (2.29%) EDRMS
5 6 (1.96%) DB2
6 5 (1.63%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 4 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.31%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.65%) MarkLogic
9 2 (0.65%) MySQL
9 2 (0.65%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.33%) BODI
10 1 (0.33%) Data Mart
10 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 36 (11.76%) JIRA
2 18 (5.88%) Selenium
3 15 (4.90%) MSI
4 13 (4.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (3.92%) HP UFT
6 5 (1.63%) Cucumber
6 5 (1.63%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.98%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.98%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.65%) Bugzilla
8 2 (0.65%) JUnit
8 2 (0.65%) Subversion
8 2 (0.65%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.33%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.33%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.33%) Maven
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.33%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.33%) XMLSpy
General
1 89 (29.08%) Finance
2 24 (7.84%) Banking
3 13 (4.25%) Retail
4 9 (2.94%) Publishing
5 8 (2.61%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.29%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (1.96%) Marketing
8 4 (1.31%) Advertising
8 4 (1.31%) Automotive
9 3 (0.98%) Legal
10 2 (0.65%) Billing
10 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.65%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.33%) Back Office
11 1 (0.33%) Electronics
11 1 (0.33%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.33%) German Language
11 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 108 (35.29%) Analyst
2 68 (22.22%) Test Manager
3 41 (13.40%) Test Analyst
4 38 (12.42%) Business Analyst
5 21 (6.86%) Tester
6 19 (6.21%) Test Leader
7 18 (5.88%) Developer
8 17 (5.56%) Architect
9 16 (5.23%) Consultant
10 13 (4.25%) UAT Manager
11 11 (3.59%) UAT Analyst
11 11 (3.59%) UAT Test Manager
12 10 (3.27%) Systems Analyst
12 10 (3.27%) UAT Test Analyst
13 9 (2.94%) QA Analyst
14 8 (2.61%) Administrator
14 8 (2.61%) Applications Manager
14 8 (2.61%) Business Manager
14 8 (2.61%) Project Manager
14 8 (2.61%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.59%) Web Services
1 11 (3.59%) XML
2 6 (1.96%) Middleware
3 5 (1.63%) .NET
3 5 (1.63%) HTML
4 4 (1.31%) CSS
5 3 (0.98%) XSLT
6 2 (0.65%) J2EE
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.65%) RESTful
7 1 (0.33%) Apache Camel
7 1 (0.33%) COM+
7 1 (0.33%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.33%) J2SE
7 1 (0.33%) JDBC
7 1 (0.33%) JMS
7 1 (0.33%) JSP
7 1 (0.33%) SAP TM
7 1 (0.33%) SOAP
7 1 (0.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.90%) Smart Meter
3 13 (4.25%) User Experience
4 12 (3.92%) CMDB
4 12 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.63%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.31%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.31%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.65%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.65%) FMCG
7 2 (0.65%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.65%) Replication
8 1 (0.33%) CCTV
8 1 (0.33%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.33%) PKI
8 1 (0.33%) PMI
8 1 (0.33%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.33%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 32 (10.46%) Windows
2 17 (5.56%) Windows Vista
3 15 (4.90%) Windows 10
4 7 (2.29%) Unix
5 5 (1.63%) Linux
6 4 (1.31%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.33%) CentOS
8 1 (0.33%) Debian
8 1 (0.33%) MVS
8 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (25.82%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (18.63%) System Integration Testing
3 49 (16.01%) Test Scripting
4 48 (15.69%) Test Strategy
5 46 (15.03%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 42 (13.73%) Project Management
7 41 (13.40%) Test Automation
8 39 (12.75%) Migration
9 36 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 34 (11.11%) Integration Testing
10 34 (11.11%) ITIL
11 33 (10.78%) Regression Testing
12 31 (10.13%) Business Analysis
13 30 (9.80%) Test Management
14 26 (8.50%) Defect Management
14 26 (8.50%) Software Testing
15 24 (7.84%) Change Management
15 24 (7.84%) Scenario Testing
16 22 (7.19%) Unit Testing
17 21 (6.86%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (12.09%) SQL
2 20 (6.54%) Java
3 11 (3.59%) C#
4 5 (1.63%) C++
5 4 (1.31%) PL/SQL
5 4 (1.31%) Python
5 4 (1.31%) VB
6 2 (0.65%) Delphi
6 2 (0.65%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.65%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.65%) XQuery
7 1 (0.33%) ABAP
7 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.33%) C
7 1 (0.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 48 (15.69%) ISEB
1 48 (15.69%) Security Cleared
2 34 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 30 (9.80%) SC Cleared
4 29 (9.48%) Degree
5 13 (4.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (3.27%) DV Cleared
7 8 (2.61%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (1.63%) PMP
9 3 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.98%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.65%) HND
10 2 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.65%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.65%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.33%) CCA
11 1 (0.33%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.33%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (10.78%) QA
2 12 (3.92%) SLA
3 7 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (0.98%) PMO
5 2 (0.65%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.33%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.33%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (2.61%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 16 (5.23%) SCCM
2 8 (2.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (2.29%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (2.29%) Netcool
4 2 (0.65%) Nagios
5 1 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.33%) Puppet
5 1 (0.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 51 (16.67%) Oracle
2 37 (12.09%) SAP
3 22 (7.19%) HP
4 20 (6.54%) Microsoft
5 12 (3.92%) BMC
6 9 (2.94%) Remedy
7 6 (1.96%) Temenos
7 6 (1.96%) Workday
8 4 (1.31%) PeopleSoft
8 4 (1.31%) ServiceNow
9 3 (0.98%) CA
9 3 (0.98%) Citrix
9 3 (0.98%) Compaq
9 3 (0.98%) hybris
9 3 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.98%) Sybase
9 3 (0.98%) VMware
10 2 (0.65%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.65%) Splunk
10 2 (0.65%) Tableau
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
MARS Technical Recruitment
Rate: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
City of Oxford College
Rate: Up to £40,791 per Annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 22 days ago