Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 60 86
Rank change year-on-year -46 +26 +9
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 123 180 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.04% 3.27% 2.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 3.94% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 123 108
South West median daily rate £408 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.61% +17.14% +1.45%
10th Percentile £279 £300 £213
90th Percentile £525 £513 £500
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% - -
England median hourly rate £33.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +34.00% +11.11% +4.65%

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 5,167 4,568 4,772
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.53% 83.10% 81.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,187 2,884 3,167
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £255 £238
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 190 265
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.66% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.79 £12.10
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.88 £47.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.52%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -20 38 £425 - 5
Bristol -35 27 £400 -5.88% 7
Gloucestershire -24 16 £303 -11.03% 5
Devon +11 11 £300 +20.00% 4
Somerset -16 9 £440 +9.32% 3
Cornwall - 6 £310 - 3
Dorset -9 5 £400 - 2
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 36 (29.27%) Security Cleared
2 33 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (26.02%) Finance
4 27 (21.95%) Windows
4 27 (21.95%) SC Cleared
5 25 (20.33%) SQL
6 23 (18.70%) Migration
7 22 (17.89%) PowerShell
8 21 (17.07%) Oracle
8 21 (17.07%) System Integration Testing
9 20 (16.26%) Test Scripting
10 18 (14.63%) Test Strategy
11 17 (13.82%) Banking
12 16 (13.01%) Microsoft
12 16 (13.01%) DevOps
13 13 (10.57%) ITIL
13 13 (10.57%) Service Management
13 13 (10.57%) Test Automation
14 12 (9.76%) Customer Engagement
14 12 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (9.76%) DV Cleared
14 12 (9.76%) Windows 7
14 12 (9.76%) SCCM
14 12 (9.76%) Compatibility Testing
14 12 (9.76%) QA
14 12 (9.76%) Microsoft App-V
14 12 (9.76%) MSI
14 12 (9.76%) Software Distribution
14 12 (9.76%) Mentoring
15 11 (8.94%) ETL

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 4 (3.25%) CICS
2 2 (1.63%) CMS
2 2 (1.63%) SAS
2 2 (1.63%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.81%) Anypoint
3 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.63%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (1.63%) Oracle Payroll
2 2 (1.63%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.81%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.81%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.81%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.81%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.44%) iPaaS
2 3 (2.44%) PaaS
3 2 (1.63%) SaaS
4 1 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.81%) Boomi
4 1 (0.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.69%) DNS
1 7 (5.69%) Firewall
1 7 (5.69%) VPN
2 2 (1.63%) Intranet
3 1 (0.81%) LAN
3 1 (0.81%) SSL
3 1 (0.81%) WAN
3 1 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.25%) DB2
3 3 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.63%) Big Data
4 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.63%) Power BI
4 2 (1.63%) Qlik Sense
4 2 (1.63%) QlikView
5 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 12 (9.76%) MSI
2 4 (3.25%) JIRA
3 3 (2.44%) Cucumber
3 3 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.44%) Zephyr
4 1 (0.81%) Selenium
4 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.81%) WebDriver
General
1 32 (26.02%) Finance
2 17 (13.82%) Banking
3 10 (8.13%) Manufacturing
4 7 (5.69%) Legal
5 5 (4.07%) Automotive
6 4 (3.25%) Retail
7 3 (2.44%) Marketing
7 3 (2.44%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.63%) Electronics
8 2 (1.63%) Military
8 2 (1.63%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.81%) German Language
Job Titles
1 38 (30.89%) Analyst
2 24 (19.51%) Test Analyst
3 21 (17.07%) Test Manager
4 17 (13.82%) Developer
5 12 (9.76%) Applications Packager
6 11 (8.94%) Test Leader
7 9 (7.32%) Business Analyst
8 8 (6.50%) Talend Developer
9 7 (5.69%) Test Engineer
10 6 (4.88%) DV Cleared Application Packager
11 4 (3.25%) COBOL Developer
11 4 (3.25%) Manual Test Analyst
12 3 (2.44%) Architect
12 3 (2.44%) Azure Engineer
12 3 (2.44%) Integration Analyst
12 3 (2.44%) Project Manager
12 3 (2.44%) Test Automation Engineer
12 3 (2.44%) Trainer
12 3 (2.44%) UAT Analyst
12 3 (2.44%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.50%) .NET
2 4 (3.25%) XML
3 3 (2.44%) .NET Framework
3 3 (2.44%) AngularJS
3 3 (2.44%) Gherkin
3 3 (2.44%) JSON
3 3 (2.44%) React
3 3 (2.44%) RESTful
4 2 (1.63%) J2EE
4 2 (1.63%) OAuth
4 2 (1.63%) OAuth2
4 2 (1.63%) OpenID
4 2 (1.63%) SAML
5 1 (0.81%) .NET Core
5 1 (0.81%) HTML
5 1 (0.81%) HTML5
5 1 (0.81%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.50%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.07%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.25%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (3.25%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.44%) Robotics
6 2 (1.63%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.63%) Infotainment
6 2 (1.63%) IVR
7 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.81%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.81%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.81%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (21.95%) Windows
2 12 (9.76%) Windows 7
2 12 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (8.13%) Linux
4 7 (5.69%) Windows Server
5 6 (4.88%) Unix
6 4 (3.25%) zOS
7 1 (0.81%) Android
7 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.81%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (18.70%) Migration
3 21 (17.07%) System Integration Testing
4 20 (16.26%) Test Scripting
5 18 (14.63%) Test Strategy
6 16 (13.01%) DevOps
7 13 (10.57%) ITIL
7 13 (10.57%) Service Management
7 13 (10.57%) Test Automation
8 12 (9.76%) Compatibility Testing
8 12 (9.76%) Customer Engagement
8 12 (9.76%) Mentoring
8 12 (9.76%) Software Distribution
9 11 (8.94%) ETL
9 11 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (8.13%) Defect Management
10 10 (8.13%) Microservices
10 10 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (8.13%) Risk Management
11 9 (7.32%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (20.33%) SQL
2 22 (17.89%) PowerShell
3 8 (6.50%) C#
3 8 (6.50%) PL/SQL
4 6 (4.88%) Shell Script
5 5 (4.07%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.25%) COBOL
7 2 (1.63%) C
7 2 (1.63%) VB
7 2 (1.63%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 36 (29.27%) Security Cleared
2 27 (21.95%) SC Cleared
3 12 (9.76%) DV Cleared
4 10 (8.13%) ISEB
5 8 (6.50%) ISTQB
6 7 (5.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (2.44%) DBS Check
7 3 (2.44%) Degree
8 2 (1.63%) PMP
9 1 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.76%) QA
2 2 (1.63%) GDPR
3 1 (0.81%) SEPA
3 1 (0.81%) TARGET2
System Software
1 12 (9.76%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (6.50%) Docker
3 1 (0.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (9.76%) SCCM
2 8 (6.50%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.63%) Ansible
3 2 (1.63%) HP ALM
3 2 (1.63%) NetIQ Identity Manager
3 2 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.63%) Puppet
3 2 (1.63%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 21 (17.07%) Oracle
2 16 (13.01%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.50%) Talend
4 5 (4.07%) SAP
5 4 (3.25%) Cognos
6 3 (2.44%) hybris
7 2 (1.63%) HP
7 2 (1.63%) NetIQ
8 1 (0.81%) Dell
8 1 (0.81%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.81%) Pega
8 1 (0.81%) Siemens
8 1 (0.81%) SnapLogic