Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 109 108
Rank change year-on-year -21 -1 -2
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 336 361 369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.01% 2.14% 2.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 2.54% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 240 243
South East median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £263 £224 £203
90th Percentile £638 £519 £494
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 4
South East median hourly rate £38.00 £31.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.58% +55.00% -24.81%
10th Percentile £21.38 £19.60 £17.03
90th Percentile £49.00 £53.30 £25.25
England median hourly rate £32.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +28.00% +11.11% -15.41%

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 14,428 14,200 14,178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.20% 84.17% 84.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,730 8,484 8,537
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £279 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £559
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 476 584
South East median hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £24.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -6.66% +0.44%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.84
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.91% +3.80%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 15 November 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 +21 163 £450 +20.00% 21
Berkshire +17 106 £425 +25.93% 5
Surrey -1 95 £481 +28.33% 8
Hampshire -52 46 £425 +13.33% 15
Oxfordshire +42 38 £450 - 3
Buckinghamshire -8 19 £454 +13.44% 13
West Sussex -23 13 £408 +25.38% 1
Kent +1 7 £550 +57.14% 5
East Sussex -9 7 £325 -31.58% 4
Middlesex +5 2 £517 +18.27%
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 120 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (30.36%) Finance
3 85 (25.30%) SQL
4 61 (18.15%) Test Automation
5 59 (17.56%) Oracle
5 59 (17.56%) Migration
6 56 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 50 (14.88%) QA
8 47 (13.99%) Test Scripting
9 44 (13.10%) Scrum
10 42 (12.50%) Data Migration
11 39 (11.61%) Business Analysis
12 38 (11.31%) System Testing
13 34 (10.12%) SDLC
14 33 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
14 33 (9.82%) JIRA
14 33 (9.82%) Project Management
15 32 (9.52%) Microsoft
15 32 (9.52%) SAP
15 32 (9.52%) Test Strategy
16 30 (8.93%) System Integration Testing
17 28 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
17 28 (8.33%) ISEB
17 28 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
17 28 (8.33%) Degree
18 26 (7.74%) Regression Testing
18 26 (7.74%) Oracle EBS R12
19 25 (7.44%) Security Cleared
19 25 (7.44%) Validation
19 25 (7.44%) Workflow

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 (2.08%) Confluence
1 7 (2.08%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.49%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.19%) Oracle Self-Service HR
4 3 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.60%) GemFire
5 2 (0.60%) JBoss
6 1 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.30%) CMS
6 1 (0.30%) Documentum
6 1 (0.30%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.79%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 26 (7.74%) Oracle EBS R12
2 18 (5.36%) Oracle Payables
3 17 (5.06%) Oracle Receivables
4 13 (3.87%) CSG Singleview
5 12 (3.57%) Remedy ITSM
6 8 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (1.79%) SAP APO
7 6 (1.79%) SAP MM
8 5 (1.49%) SAP MDM
8 5 (1.49%) SAP S/4HANA
9 4 (1.19%) Hyperion Planning
9 4 (1.19%) Oracle ERP
9 4 (1.19%) Oracle General Ledger
9 4 (1.19%) Oracle Payroll
9 4 (1.19%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.89%) Sage X3
11 2 (0.60%) HFM
11 2 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
11 2 (0.60%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 2 (0.60%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.38%) Office 365
4 7 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (1.79%) Azure Functions
5 6 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (1.79%) Serverless
6 3 (0.89%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 3 (0.89%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (0.89%) Taleo
7 2 (0.60%) GitHub
7 2 (0.60%) npm
7 2 (0.60%) SaaS
8 1 (0.30%) Apigee
8 1 (0.30%) Lucidchart
8 1 (0.30%) Tricentis Tosca
8 1 (0.30%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.08%) Skype
2 6 (1.79%) Internet
3 5 (1.49%) DNS
3 5 (1.49%) Firewall
3 5 (1.49%) SMS
4 4 (1.19%) Unified Communications
4 4 (1.19%) WebEx
5 3 (0.89%) Intranet
5 3 (0.89%) LAN
5 3 (0.89%) Network Security
5 3 (0.89%) VPN
5 3 (0.89%) WAN
6 2 (0.60%) Broadband
6 2 (0.60%) MPLS
6 2 (0.60%) NAS
6 2 (0.60%) SAN
6 2 (0.60%) VLAN
7 1 (0.30%) DHCP
7 1 (0.30%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.30%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.57%) Big Data
3 10 (2.98%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (2.38%) NoSQL
4 8 (2.38%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.08%) Oracle BI EE
5 7 (2.08%) SAP HANA
5 7 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (1.79%) Cosmos DB
6 6 (1.79%) Data Lake
6 6 (1.79%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.79%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.79%) SAP BW
6 6 (1.79%) SAP Data Services
7 3 (0.89%) Power BI
8 2 (0.60%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.60%) DB2
8 2 (0.60%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 33 (9.82%) JIRA
2 16 (4.76%) Selenium
3 12 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (2.38%) Visual Studio
5 7 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
6 6 (1.79%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.89%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.89%) HP UFT
7 3 (0.89%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.89%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (0.89%) Rational Rose
7 3 (0.89%) SoapUI
7 3 (0.89%) TestRail
8 2 (0.60%) Ant
8 2 (0.60%) Bower
8 2 (0.60%) JMeter
8 2 (0.60%) Maven
8 2 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.60%) Spinnaker
8 2 (0.60%) TeamCity
General
1 102 (30.36%) Finance
2 24 (7.14%) Retail
3 17 (5.06%) Telecoms
4 16 (4.76%) Billing
5 14 (4.17%) Back Office
6 13 (3.87%) Marketing
7 11 (3.27%) Pharmaceutical
8 10 (2.98%) Front Office
9 7 (2.08%) Legal
10 6 (1.79%) Publishing
11 5 (1.49%) Advertising
11 5 (1.49%) Banking
11 5 (1.49%) German Language
12 4 (1.19%) Automotive
12 4 (1.19%) Military
13 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.60%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.30%) Polish Language
14 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.30%) Romanian Language
Job Titles
1 137 (40.77%) Analyst
2 51 (15.18%) Business Analyst
3 50 (14.88%) Test Analyst
4 30 (8.93%) Test Manager
5 27 (8.04%) Tester
6 23 (6.85%) Data Analyst
7 21 (6.25%) UAT Analyst
8 18 (5.36%) UAT Test Analyst
9 16 (4.76%) Consultant
9 16 (4.76%) Financial Analyst
9 16 (4.76%) Migration Analyst
10 14 (4.17%) Project Manager
11 13 (3.87%) Data Migration Analyst
11 13 (3.87%) Test Leader
12 12 (3.57%) Architect
12 12 (3.57%) Automation Engineer
12 12 (3.57%) Developer
13 11 (3.27%) Coordinator
13 11 (3.27%) UAT Lead
13 11 (3.27%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.36%) .NET
2 14 (4.17%) XML
3 8 (2.38%) SOAP
4 6 (1.79%) Middleware
4 6 (1.79%) MSMQ
4 6 (1.79%) REST
4 6 (1.79%) Web Services
5 4 (1.19%) HTML
5 4 (1.19%) Kafka
6 3 (0.89%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (0.89%) J2EE
6 3 (0.89%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (0.89%) Visualforce
6 3 (0.89%) XSD
6 3 (0.89%) XSLT
7 2 (0.60%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (0.60%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.60%) RESTful
7 2 (0.60%) WCF
7 2 (0.60%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.46%) Virtual Team
3 11 (3.27%) Computer Science
3 11 (3.27%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (3.27%) Management Information System
3 11 (3.27%) Robotics
4 9 (2.68%) User Experience
5 8 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (2.08%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.49%) Fintech
7 5 (1.49%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.19%) AS400
8 4 (1.19%) EPoS
8 4 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.89%) DataPower
9 3 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.60%) Life Science
10 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Licensing
10 2 (0.60%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.60%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 19 (5.65%) Windows
2 9 (2.68%) Unix
3 8 (2.38%) Linux
3 8 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (1.49%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.60%) AIX
6 2 (0.60%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.60%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.30%) Android
7 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (18.15%) Test Automation
3 59 (17.56%) Migration
4 56 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 47 (13.99%) Test Scripting
6 44 (13.10%) Scrum
7 42 (12.50%) Data Migration
8 39 (11.61%) Business Analysis
9 38 (11.31%) System Testing
10 34 (10.12%) SDLC
11 33 (9.82%) Project Management
12 32 (9.52%) Test Strategy
13 30 (8.93%) System Integration Testing
14 26 (7.74%) Regression Testing
15 25 (7.44%) Validation
15 25 (7.44%) Workflow
16 24 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
16 24 (7.14%) Waterfall
17 22 (6.55%) Data Modelling
17 22 (6.55%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 85 (25.30%) SQL
2 24 (7.14%) Java
3 17 (5.06%) C#
4 15 (4.46%) VBA
5 14 (4.17%) T-SQL
6 12 (3.57%) PowerShell
7 7 (2.08%) Shell Script
8 6 (1.79%) Python
9 5 (1.49%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.19%) Ruby
11 3 (0.89%) Apex Code
11 3 (0.89%) F#
11 3 (0.89%) Groovy
11 3 (0.89%) Java 8
11 3 (0.89%) VB
11 3 (0.89%) VBScript
12 2 (0.60%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.60%) C
12 2 (0.60%) Perl
13 1 (0.30%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 28 (8.33%) Degree
1 28 (8.33%) ISEB
2 25 (7.44%) Security Cleared
3 23 (6.85%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.98%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.19%) CIMA
7 3 (0.89%) ACCA
7 3 (0.89%) SAP Certification
8 2 (0.60%) CBAP
8 2 (0.60%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.60%) IIBA
9 1 (0.30%) AAT
9 1 (0.30%) CCAB
9 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (14.88%) QA
2 23 (6.85%) Data Quality
3 12 (3.57%) PMO
4 10 (2.98%) SLA
5 3 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.60%) IFRS
6 2 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.30%) GAMP
7 1 (0.30%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.60%) Docker
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 22 (6.55%) HP ALM
2 9 (2.68%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.89%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.60%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.30%) MOM
5 1 (0.30%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 1 (0.30%) SCCM
5 1 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 59 (17.56%) Oracle
2 32 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 32 (9.52%) SAP
3 28 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
4 22 (6.55%) HP
5 13 (3.87%) Remedy
6 10 (2.98%) BMC
6 10 (2.98%) ComArch
7 9 (2.68%) TIBCO
7 9 (2.68%) UiPath
8 6 (1.79%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.79%) Sybase
9 5 (1.49%) Cloudera
9 5 (1.49%) Hyperion
9 5 (1.49%) JD Edwards
10 4 (1.19%) FNZ
10 4 (1.19%) Serena
11 3 (0.89%) Ariba
11 3 (0.89%) IBM
11 3 (0.89%) Sage