Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 134 105
Rank change year-on-year -3 -29 -11
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 309 295 403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.85% 1.83% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 2.18% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 201 242
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £277 £275 £225
90th Percentile £589 £543 £488
England median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 1
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £30.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.70% +51.25% +5.82%
England median hourly rate £32.25 £28.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.17% +27.78% +19.05%

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 14,269 13,541 15,196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.60% 84.18% 83.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,511 7,857 9,324
South East median daily rate £430 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +5.96%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £588 £570 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 494 494 562
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% +1.12%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £49.50
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -10.42% +4.35% +6.73%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +15 151 £375 -16.67% 20
Berkshire +23 97 £379 -10.82% 12
Surrey -5 69 £463 +15.63% 8
Hampshire -35 54 £430 +7.50% 10
Oxfordshire +11 27 £338 -25.00% 3
Buckinghamshire -11 27 £335 -29.47% 5
West Sussex +7 20 £425 +18.88% 4
Kent +4 3 £438 +9.38% 3
East Sussex -1 3 £600 +60.00% 2
Middlesex +5 1 - -
Sussex - 1 £450 -
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 114 (36.89%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (26.86%) Finance
3 60 (19.42%) SQL
4 51 (16.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 44 (14.24%) Microsoft
5 44 (14.24%) Analytical Skills
6 43 (13.92%) Oracle
6 43 (13.92%) Test Automation
7 42 (13.59%) Scrum
7 42 (13.59%) SAP
8 41 (13.27%) Migration
9 36 (11.65%) Test Scripting
9 36 (11.65%) QA
10 35 (11.33%) JIRA
11 34 (11.00%) Project Management
12 33 (10.68%) SDLC
13 32 (10.36%) Business Analysis
13 32 (10.36%) Integration Testing
13 32 (10.36%) System Testing
14 30 (9.71%) Microsoft Excel
15 29 (9.39%) Windows
15 29 (9.39%) Business Intelligence
15 29 (9.39%) Test Strategy
16 27 (8.74%) Microsoft Azure
17 26 (8.41%) Degree
17 26 (8.41%) Regression Testing
17 26 (8.41%) System Integration Testing
18 25 (8.09%) Retail
19 23 (7.44%) Data Quality
19 23 (7.44%) Data Modelling

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 7 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.94%) CMS
3 4 (1.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (0.97%) Confluence
4 3 (0.97%) Oracle Self-Service HR
4 3 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (0.97%) WordPress
5 2 (0.65%) JBoss
6 1 (0.32%) Documentum
6 1 (0.32%) GemFire
6 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 30 (9.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (5.50%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (4.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (3.56%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (3.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (3.24%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (2.91%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (2.27%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (1.94%) Oracle Receivables
5 6 (1.94%) SAP APO
5 6 (1.94%) SAP CO
5 6 (1.94%) SAP FI
5 6 (1.94%) SAP FI/CO
5 6 (1.94%) SAP MM
6 5 (1.62%) SAP ERP
6 5 (1.62%) SAP MDM
7 4 (1.29%) Hyperion Planning
7 4 (1.29%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (1.29%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (0.97%) CSG Singleview
8 3 (0.97%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.97%) Oracle Payroll
9 2 (0.65%) HFM
9 2 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 27 (8.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (4.21%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (3.88%) Office 365
4 5 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.97%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.97%) Taleo
6 2 (0.65%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 2 (0.65%) Tricentis Tosca
7 1 (0.32%) GitHub
7 1 (0.32%) IaaS
7 1 (0.32%) npm
7 1 (0.32%) PaaS
7 1 (0.32%) SaaS
7 1 (0.32%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.88%) DNS
2 11 (3.56%) DHCP
2 11 (3.56%) Remote Desktop
3 8 (2.59%) SMS
4 4 (1.29%) Broadband
5 3 (0.97%) Internet
5 3 (0.97%) Intranet
5 3 (0.97%) WebEx
6 2 (0.65%) Firewall
7 1 (0.32%) 2G
7 1 (0.32%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.32%) 4G
7 1 (0.32%) M3UA
7 1 (0.32%) NAS
7 1 (0.32%) Network Security
7 1 (0.32%) SCTP
7 1 (0.32%) SIGTRAN
7 1 (0.32%) UMTS
7 1 (0.32%) VoIP
7 1 (0.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.56%) Amazon RDS
1 11 (3.56%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.24%) Big Data
3 9 (2.91%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.27%) SAP BW
4 7 (2.27%) SAP Data Services
4 7 (2.27%) SAP HANA
4 7 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (1.94%) Data Lake
5 6 (1.94%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (1.29%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 4 (1.29%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.29%) Power BI
7 3 (0.97%) Oracle Smart View
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.65%) Qlik Sense
8 2 (0.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (11.33%) JIRA
2 14 (4.53%) Selenium
3 12 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (2.59%) Visual Studio
5 5 (1.62%) TestRail
6 4 (1.29%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.29%) SoapUI
7 3 (0.97%) Rational Rose
8 2 (0.65%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.65%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.65%) JMeter
8 2 (0.65%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.65%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.65%) Zephyr
9 1 (0.32%) Bower
9 1 (0.32%) LoadUI
9 1 (0.32%) Protractor
9 1 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.32%) Spinnaker
General
1 83 (26.86%) Finance
2 25 (8.09%) Retail
3 20 (6.47%) Telecoms
4 14 (4.53%) Back Office
5 12 (3.88%) Pharmaceutical
6 10 (3.24%) Front Office
6 10 (3.24%) Marketing
7 9 (2.91%) Billing
8 8 (2.59%) Banking
9 4 (1.29%) Automotive
9 4 (1.29%) Publishing
10 3 (0.97%) Legal
10 3 (0.97%) Military
11 2 (0.65%) Advertising
11 2 (0.65%) German Language
11 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.32%) Electronics
12 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 116 (37.54%) Analyst
2 47 (15.21%) Business Analyst
3 43 (13.92%) Test Analyst
4 28 (9.06%) Test Manager
5 23 (7.44%) Developer
6 19 (6.15%) Consultant
7 17 (5.50%) Project Manager
7 17 (5.50%) Tester
8 13 (4.21%) UAT Analyst
9 12 (3.88%) Architect
9 12 (3.88%) Data Analyst
10 11 (3.56%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (3.24%) Automation Engineer
12 9 (2.91%) Business Manager
12 9 (2.91%) Systems Engineer
12 9 (2.91%) Test Leader
12 9 (2.91%) UAT Manager
12 9 (2.91%) UAT Test Analyst
12 9 (2.91%) Windows Engineer
13 8 (2.59%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.18%) Web Services
2 15 (4.85%) .NET
3 11 (3.56%) XML
4 8 (2.59%) HTML
5 5 (1.62%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.29%) ActiveX
6 4 (1.29%) IBM Integration Bus
6 4 (1.29%) XSD
6 4 (1.29%) XSLT
7 3 (0.97%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (0.97%) CSS
7 3 (0.97%) EDI
8 2 (0.65%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (0.65%) Gherkin
8 2 (0.65%) J2EE
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.65%) WCF
8 2 (0.65%) WinForms
9 1 (0.32%) D3.js
9 1 (0.32%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 44 (14.24%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.85%) Management Information System
2 15 (4.85%) Virtual Team
3 10 (3.24%) Computer Science
3 10 (3.24%) Robotics
3 10 (3.24%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (3.24%) User Experience
4 8 (2.59%) Data Structures
4 8 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.29%) AS400
6 4 (1.29%) DataPower
6 4 (1.29%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.29%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.29%) PMI
7 2 (0.65%) EPoS
7 2 (0.65%) FMCG
7 2 (0.65%) Pharmacovigilance
7 2 (0.65%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.65%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 29 (9.39%) Windows
2 15 (4.85%) Apple iOS
3 14 (4.53%) Windows 10
4 11 (3.56%) Mac OS
4 11 (3.56%) Windows Server
4 11 (3.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.29%) Unix
6 3 (0.97%) Linux
7 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.32%) AIX
8 1 (0.32%) Android
8 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (36.89%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (16.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 43 (13.92%) Test Automation
4 42 (13.59%) Scrum
5 41 (13.27%) Migration
6 36 (11.65%) Test Scripting
7 34 (11.00%) Project Management
8 33 (10.68%) SDLC
9 32 (10.36%) Business Analysis
9 32 (10.36%) Integration Testing
9 32 (10.36%) System Testing
10 29 (9.39%) Business Intelligence
10 29 (9.39%) Test Strategy
11 26 (8.41%) Regression Testing
11 26 (8.41%) System Integration Testing
12 23 (7.44%) Data Modelling
13 22 (7.12%) Analytics
13 22 (7.12%) Scenario Testing
14 21 (6.80%) Problem-Solving
14 21 (6.80%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 60 (19.42%) SQL
2 19 (6.15%) C#
3 17 (5.50%) PowerShell
4 15 (4.85%) Java
5 12 (3.88%) T-SQL
6 7 (2.27%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.62%) VBA
8 3 (0.97%) Python
8 3 (0.97%) VB
9 2 (0.65%) F#
9 2 (0.65%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.65%) Ruby
9 2 (0.65%) VBScript
10 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.32%) C
10 1 (0.32%) C++
10 1 (0.32%) Groovy
10 1 (0.32%) Perl
10 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 26 (8.41%) Degree
2 20 (6.47%) Security Cleared
3 18 (5.83%) SC Cleared
4 17 (5.50%) ISEB
5 8 (2.59%) ISTQB
6 7 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.62%) PMI Certification
7 5 (1.62%) PMP
8 3 (0.97%) ACCA
8 3 (0.97%) CIMA
8 3 (0.97%) SAP Certification
9 2 (0.65%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.32%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.32%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (11.65%) QA
2 23 (7.44%) Data Quality
3 15 (4.85%) GDPR
4 12 (3.88%) SLA
5 7 (2.27%) PMO
6 3 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.65%) IFRS
8 1 (0.32%) GAAP
8 1 (0.32%) GxP
8 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.32%) PMBOK
System Software
1 15 (4.85%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.88%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.32%) Docker
3 1 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (6.80%) HP ALM
2 15 (4.85%) SCCM
3 11 (3.56%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (3.56%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (0.97%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.32%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.32%) MOM
5 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.32%) Puppet
5 1 (0.32%) SCOM
5 1 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 44 (14.24%) Microsoft
2 43 (13.92%) Oracle
3 42 (13.59%) SAP
4 22 (7.12%) HP
5 18 (5.83%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (4.21%) Remedy
6 13 (4.21%) UiPath
7 11 (3.56%) Apple
8 9 (2.91%) BMC
8 9 (2.91%) ComArch
8 9 (2.91%) TIBCO
9 5 (1.62%) Cloudera
9 5 (1.62%) JD Edwards
9 5 (1.62%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.29%) Adobe
10 4 (1.29%) Automation Anywhere
10 4 (1.29%) Blue Prism
10 4 (1.29%) FNZ
10 4 (1.29%) Hyperion
10 4 (1.29%) IBM