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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 103 87
Rank change year-on-year +20 -16  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 204 183 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.60% 1.97% 2.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.19% 2.42% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 114 141
Median daily rate £410 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.14% +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £210 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Median hourly rate £31.00 £19.75 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.98% +4.48%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.75 £18.90
% change year-on-year +20.48% +9.78%  

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 6397 7548 7900
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.64% 81.37% 79.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3717 4640 4336
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 272 286
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

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 March 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 March 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
Buckinghamshire +24 61 £460 +22.66% 5
Hampshire +15 43 £355 +1.42% 9
Surrey +22 30 £448 +25.17% 10
Berkshire +1 26 £425 +6.25% 1
West Sussex +13 14 £410 +36.66%
Kent +7 9 £400 +90.47% 2
Oxfordshire +1 9 £350 +21.73% 1
Middlesex +4 3 £450 +116.86%
East Sussex +5 2 - -
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 105 (29.49%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (21.35%) Finance
3 64 (17.98%) Test Scripting
4 53 (14.89%) ISEB
5 50 (14.04%) JIRA
6 48 (13.48%) System Integration Testing
7 47 (13.20%) SQL
7 47 (13.20%) Oracle
8 43 (12.08%) Security Cleared
8 43 (12.08%) SDLC
9 42 (11.80%) Windows
10 41 (11.52%) SAP
10 41 (11.52%) Software Testing
11 40 (11.24%) Regression Testing
12 39 (10.96%) ISTQB
12 39 (10.96%) Test Strategy
13 38 (10.67%) Migration
14 36 (10.11%) QA
14 36 (10.11%) Defect Management
15 34 (9.55%) Integration Testing
15 34 (9.55%) ITIL
16 33 (9.27%) Business Analysis
17 32 (8.99%) Operational Acceptance Testing
18 31 (8.71%) Project Management
19 30 (8.43%) SC Cleared
20 29 (8.15%) Degree
20 29 (8.15%) Scrum
21 28 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
22 27 (7.58%) Unit Testing
22 27 (7.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 12 (3.37%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.53%) Confluence
3 8 (2.25%) CMS
3 8 (2.25%) JBoss
4 3 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.56%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.56%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.28%) Drupal
6 1 (0.28%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (2.25%) MS Excel
1 8 (2.25%) MS Office
2 3 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.56%) MS Project
3 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (5.62%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (4.21%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (2.25%) SAP FI
3 8 (2.25%) Temenos T24
4 7 (1.97%) Oracle ERP
4 7 (1.97%) SAP CO
4 7 (1.97%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (1.40%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 3 (0.84%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.84%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.84%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.56%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.56%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.56%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.56%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.21%) Office 365
2 10 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.84%) Taleo
5 1 (0.28%) Force.com
5 1 (0.28%) GitHub
5 1 (0.28%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.28%) PaaS
5 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.62%) Internet
2 12 (3.37%) Intranet
3 10 (2.81%) DNS
4 7 (1.97%) DHCP
5 6 (1.69%) Firewall
6 5 (1.40%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (1.40%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.40%) VPN
7 3 (0.84%) Extranet
7 3 (0.84%) SSL
8 2 (0.56%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.56%) FTP
8 2 (0.56%) HTTP
8 2 (0.56%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.56%) NAS
8 2 (0.56%) SAN
8 2 (0.56%) Skype
9 1 (0.28%) iBeacon
9 1 (0.28%) Network Security
9 1 (0.28%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.53%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.25%) MarkLogic
3 7 (1.97%) DB2
3 7 (1.97%) EDRMS
3 7 (1.97%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (1.97%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.12%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.12%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.56%) Kalido
7 2 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Power View
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.28%) Power BI
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 50 (14.04%) JIRA
2 24 (6.74%) Selenium
3 14 (3.93%) MSI
4 12 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (2.53%) HP UFT
6 8 (2.25%) Cucumber
6 8 (2.25%) JUnit
7 6 (1.69%) LoadRunner
8 5 (1.40%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.12%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.84%) Git (software)
10 3 (0.84%) JIRA Agile
11 2 (0.56%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.56%) Bugzilla
11 2 (0.56%) JMeter
11 2 (0.56%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.56%) Subversion
11 2 (0.56%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.56%) Zephyr
12 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 76 (21.35%) Finance
2 17 (4.78%) Publishing
3 16 (4.49%) Banking
4 14 (3.93%) Retail
5 10 (2.81%) Legal
5 10 (2.81%) Marketing
6 9 (2.53%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.12%) Advertising
8 4 (1.12%) Automotive
8 4 (1.12%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.84%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.56%) Billing
10 2 (0.56%) Electronics
11 1 (0.28%) Back Office
11 1 (0.28%) French Language
11 1 (0.28%) Front Office
11 1 (0.28%) German Language
11 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 123 (34.55%) Analyst
2 55 (15.45%) Test Manager
3 53 (14.89%) Business Analyst
4 44 (12.36%) Test Analyst
5 38 (10.67%) Tester
6 20 (5.62%) Test Leader
7 19 (5.34%) Consultant
8 18 (5.06%) Developer
8 18 (5.06%) UAT Manager
9 15 (4.21%) UAT Test Manager
10 13 (3.65%) Administrator
10 13 (3.65%) UAT Analyst
11 11 (3.09%) Project Manager
12 10 (2.81%) Software Tester
12 10 (2.81%) UAT Test Analyst
13 9 (2.53%) Architect
13 9 (2.53%) HR Analyst
13 9 (2.53%) Scrum Master
14 8 (2.25%) IT Analyst
14 8 (2.25%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.78%) XML
2 12 (3.37%) XSLT
3 9 (2.53%) Web Services
4 5 (1.40%) COM+
4 5 (1.40%) Middleware
5 4 (1.12%) .NET
6 3 (0.84%) CSS
6 3 (0.84%) HTML
7 1 (0.28%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.28%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.28%) Mason
7 1 (0.28%) RESTful
7 1 (0.28%) SAP TM
7 1 (0.28%) SOAP
7 1 (0.28%) Spring
7 1 (0.28%) VXML
7 1 (0.28%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.34%) Smart Meter
3 16 (4.49%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.25%) CMDB
5 7 (1.97%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.69%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.40%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.40%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.40%) Replication
7 5 (1.40%) User Experience
8 3 (0.84%) e-Learning
8 3 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.56%) BYOD
9 2 (0.56%) FMCG
9 2 (0.56%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.28%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.28%) iPad
10 1 (0.28%) iSeries
10 1 (0.28%) Social Media
10 1 (0.28%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 42 (11.80%) Windows
2 16 (4.49%) Windows Vista
3 15 (4.21%) Windows 10
4 11 (3.09%) Linux
5 10 (2.81%) Unix
6 9 (2.53%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.12%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.56%) Android
9 2 (0.56%) CentOS
9 2 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.56%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.28%) Solaris
10 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (29.49%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (17.98%) Test Scripting
3 48 (13.48%) System Integration Testing
4 43 (12.08%) SDLC
5 41 (11.52%) Software Testing
6 40 (11.24%) Regression Testing
7 39 (10.96%) Test Strategy
8 38 (10.67%) Migration
9 36 (10.11%) Defect Management
10 34 (9.55%) Integration Testing
10 34 (9.55%) ITIL
11 33 (9.27%) Business Analysis
12 32 (8.99%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 31 (8.71%) Project Management
14 29 (8.15%) Scrum
15 28 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
16 27 (7.58%) Unit Testing
17 25 (7.02%) Change Management
18 21 (5.90%) Workflow
19 20 (5.62%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (13.20%) SQL
2 21 (5.90%) Java
3 13 (3.65%) Python
4 9 (2.53%) C#
5 8 (2.25%) C++
5 8 (2.25%) XQuery
6 3 (0.84%) VB
7 2 (0.56%) ABAP
7 2 (0.56%) ActionScript
7 2 (0.56%) ActionScript 2.0
7 2 (0.56%) ActionScript 3.0
7 2 (0.56%) C
7 2 (0.56%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.56%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.28%) Perl
8 1 (0.28%) Ruby
8 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 53 (14.89%) ISEB
2 43 (12.08%) Security Cleared
3 39 (10.96%) ISTQB
4 30 (8.43%) SC Cleared
5 29 (8.15%) Degree
6 27 (7.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (2.53%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.12%) PMP
9 3 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.56%) HND
10 2 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.28%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.28%) MCP
11 1 (0.28%) MCSE
11 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.28%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.28%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (10.11%) QA
2 5 (1.40%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.40%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.40%) SLA
3 4 (1.12%) PMO
4 2 (0.56%) IFRS
4 2 (0.56%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.28%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 12 (3.37%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.25%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.56%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.56%) vSphere
3 2 (0.56%) XenApp
3 2 (0.56%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.28%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (4.21%) SCCM
2 11 (3.09%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (1.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (1.40%) Nagios
5 4 (1.12%) WMI
6 2 (0.56%) AppDNA
6 2 (0.56%) EdgeSight
6 2 (0.56%) Netcool
6 2 (0.56%) SCOM
7 1 (0.28%) Ansible
7 1 (0.28%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.28%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.28%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 47 (13.20%) Oracle
2 41 (11.52%) SAP
3 22 (6.18%) HP
4 12 (3.37%) Microsoft
5 7 (1.97%) Workday
6 5 (1.40%) BMC
6 5 (1.40%) Citrix
6 5 (1.40%) PeopleSoft
6 5 (1.40%) Remedy
6 5 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.40%) Temenos
7 3 (0.84%) CA
7 3 (0.84%) Cisco
7 3 (0.84%) Compaq
7 3 (0.84%) hybris
7 3 (0.84%) IBM
7 3 (0.84%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.56%) Axway
8 2 (0.56%) Pardot
8 2 (0.56%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
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