Period
to 24 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 24 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 West
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 87 106
Rank change year-on-year +13 +19 +12
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 140 132 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.71% 2.40% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.37% 2.93% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 82 83
South West median daily rate £375 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £300 £213 £255
90th Percentile £475 £538 £475
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
South West median hourly rate £11.00 - £43.50
England median hourly rate £27.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,157 4,501 5,037
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 80.36% 81.94% 81.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,562 3,014 3,459
South West median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £256
90th Percentile £575 £550 £514
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 280 251
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -6.25% +33.33%
10th Percentile £11.80 £12.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £47.85 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.30 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -2.82% +6.38% +16.05%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing User Acceptance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in the South West

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in the South West

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in the South West over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in the South West

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in the South West

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 24 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
Wiltshire +23 33 £425 - 3
Bristol -19 32 £350 -6.67% 5
Gloucestershire +8 28 £315 -19.23%
Somerset -2 17 £425 +88.89% 3
Dorset +5 16 £394 +5.00%
Devon +6 6 £375 +25.00% 3
Cornwall - 2 £350 - 1
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 West region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 66 (47.14%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (39.29%) Finance
3 41 (29.29%) Migration
4 35 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 34 (24.29%) Test Scripting
6 29 (20.71%) Banking
7 22 (15.71%) QA
7 22 (15.71%) Security Cleared
8 20 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
9 19 (13.57%) Defect Management
9 19 (13.57%) Test Automation
10 18 (12.86%) Data Migration
10 18 (12.86%) SQL
11 17 (12.14%) C#
11 17 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
12 16 (11.43%) .NET
12 16 (11.43%) ISEB
12 16 (11.43%) Test Strategy
13 15 (10.71%) User Stories
13 15 (10.71%) SC Cleared
14 14 (10.00%) Process Improvement
14 14 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
15 13 (9.29%) ISTQB
16 11 (7.86%) System Testing
16 11 (7.86%) Integration Testing
16 11 (7.86%) Test Management
17 10 (7.14%) Degree
17 10 (7.14%) Manufacturing
17 10 (7.14%) Blue Prism
18 9 (6.43%) Regulatory Compliance

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (0.71%) Apache
1 1 (0.71%) Apache Pig
1 1 (0.71%) Apache Spark
1 1 (0.71%) CMS
1 1 (0.71%) Confluence
1 1 (0.71%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.71%) Oracle 10gAS
1 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.71%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (2.86%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.43%) Actimize
1 2 (1.43%) Exstream
2 1 (0.71%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.71%) Unica
2 1 (0.71%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.86%) FinancialForce
2 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.71%) Google Tag Manager
3 1 (0.71%) Office 365
3 1 (0.71%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (0.71%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.57%) Firewall
1 5 (3.57%) Kerberos
1 5 (3.57%) Network Security
2 1 (0.71%) DHCP
2 1 (0.71%) DNS
2 1 (0.71%) Internet
2 1 (0.71%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.00%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.43%) Big Data
3 2 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.71%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (6.43%) JIRA
2 6 (4.29%) Maven
3 5 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (3.57%) Vagrant
4 3 (2.14%) Bugzilla
5 2 (1.43%) TestRail
6 1 (0.71%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.71%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.71%) JMeter
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.71%) Selenium
6 1 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.71%) Toad
6 1 (0.71%) WebDriver
General
1 55 (39.29%) Finance
2 29 (20.71%) Banking
3 10 (7.14%) Manufacturing
4 8 (5.71%) Automotive
5 7 (5.00%) Legal
6 5 (3.57%) Retail Banking
7 4 (2.86%) Military
7 4 (2.86%) Retail
8 2 (1.43%) Back Office
8 2 (1.43%) Law
8 2 (1.43%) Marketing
8 2 (1.43%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.71%) Electronics
9 1 (0.71%) International Banking
9 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.71%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (45.71%) Analyst
2 33 (23.57%) Test Analyst
3 28 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 21 (15.00%) Developer
5 19 (13.57%) Test Manager
6 17 (12.14%) Banking Analyst
7 9 (6.43%) UAT Analyst
8 8 (5.71%) UAT Test Analyst
9 7 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
10 6 (4.29%) Automotive Business Analyst
10 6 (4.29%) Test Leader
10 6 (4.29%) UI Developer
11 5 (3.57%) .NET Developer
11 5 (3.57%) Consultant
11 5 (3.57%) Full Stack Developer
12 4 (2.86%) Salesforce Analyst
12 4 (2.86%) Salesforce Business Analyst
13 3 (2.14%) Agile Business Analyst
13 3 (2.14%) Financial Analyst
13 3 (2.14%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.43%) .NET
2 8 (5.71%) JSON
3 7 (5.00%) XML
4 6 (4.29%) jQuery
5 5 (3.57%) .NET Framework
5 5 (3.57%) ASP.NET
5 5 (3.57%) Entity Framework
5 5 (3.57%) LDAP
5 5 (3.57%) WCF
6 2 (1.43%) Web Services
7 1 (0.71%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.71%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.71%) HTML
7 1 (0.71%) JSP
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.71%) RESTful
7 1 (0.71%) Servlets
7 1 (0.71%) Spring
7 1 (0.71%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.14%) Robotics
3 2 (1.43%) User Experience
3 2 (1.43%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.71%) CMDB
4 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.71%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (0.71%) Fintech
4 1 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.71%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.71%) Windows
2 6 (4.29%) Linux
3 5 (3.57%) CentOS
3 5 (3.57%) Unix
4 3 (2.14%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.43%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.71%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (47.14%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (29.29%) Migration
3 35 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 34 (24.29%) Test Scripting
5 20 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
6 19 (13.57%) Defect Management
6 19 (13.57%) Test Automation
7 18 (12.86%) Data Migration
8 16 (11.43%) Test Strategy
9 15 (10.71%) User Stories
10 14 (10.00%) Process Improvement
10 14 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
11 11 (7.86%) Integration Testing
11 11 (7.86%) System Testing
11 11 (7.86%) Test Management
12 9 (6.43%) Regulatory Compliance
13 8 (5.71%) Coaching
13 8 (5.71%) People Management
13 8 (5.71%) Project Management
13 8 (5.71%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.86%) SQL
2 17 (12.14%) C#
3 8 (5.71%) VB.NET
4 6 (4.29%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.86%) C
6 3 (2.14%) Java
7 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.71%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (15.71%) Security Cleared
2 16 (11.43%) ISEB
3 15 (10.71%) SC Cleared
4 13 (9.29%) ISTQB
5 10 (7.14%) Degree
6 6 (4.29%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (2.14%) PMP
9 2 (1.43%) CISM
9 2 (1.43%) CISSP
10 1 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.71%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.71%) MCSA
10 1 (0.71%) MCSE
10 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.71%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (15.71%) QA
2 8 (5.71%) PMO
3 7 (5.00%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.14%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (2.14%) GDPR
5 1 (0.71%) IFRS
System Software
1 6 (4.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (4.29%) Ansible
1 6 (4.29%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.14%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.71%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.71%) Oozie
3 1 (0.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (7.14%) Blue Prism
2 6 (4.29%) HP
3 5 (3.57%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.86%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.14%) Micro Focus
6 2 (1.43%) IBM
6 2 (1.43%) Oracle
7 1 (0.71%) Capita
7 1 (0.71%) Cognos
7 1 (0.71%) Coremetrics
7 1 (0.71%) EMC
7 1 (0.71%) Google
7 1 (0.71%) Isilon
7 1 (0.71%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.71%) NetApp
7 1 (0.71%) OpenLink
7 1 (0.71%) SAP
7 1 (0.71%) Siemens
7 1 (0.71%) Veracode