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 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
England / South West
Rank 66 85 89
Rank change year-on-year +19 +4  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 71 50 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.77% 1.74% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.40% 2.18% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 33 37
Median daily rate £431 £360 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.79% -9.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £260 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £454 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £338
% change year-on-year -6.25% +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +21.95% +13.88%  

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 West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2086 2294 2439
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.52% 79.99% 78.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1361 1516 1589
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 134 82
Median hourly rate £39.00 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 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
Bristol +16 29 £375 - 4
Gloucestershire +21 26 £525 +32.36% 1
Wiltshire -5 8 £450 +63.63%
Somerset 0 5 £290 -19.44%
Devon -3 1 £180 -40.00% 1
User Acceptance Testing
England

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 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 West region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 48 (35.56%) Finance
1 48 (35.56%) Test Scripting
2 40 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (25.93%) Banking
4 30 (22.22%) Defect Management
5 27 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (18.52%) Migration
7 22 (16.30%) Microsoft
8 21 (15.56%) Scrum
9 18 (13.33%) Retail
10 17 (12.59%) Retail Banking
11 15 (11.11%) Workflow
11 15 (11.11%) SAP
11 15 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
11 15 (11.11%) Regulatory Compliance
12 14 (10.37%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (9.63%) ISEB
13 13 (9.63%) ISTQB
13 13 (9.63%) Security Cleared
14 12 (8.89%) SC Cleared
14 12 (8.89%) Firewall
15 11 (8.15%) MS Office
15 11 (8.15%) .NET
15 11 (8.15%) SQL
15 11 (8.15%) JIRA
16 10 (7.41%) QA
16 10 (7.41%) Penetration Testing
17 9 (6.67%) Business Analysis
17 9 (6.67%) Process Improvement
17 9 (6.67%) Test Strategy

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related 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 3 (2.22%) SAS
2 2 (1.48%) CMS
2 2 (1.48%) MS Project Server
2 2 (1.48%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.74%) Confluence
3 1 (0.74%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (8.15%) MS Office
2 9 (6.67%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.48%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.48%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.74%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.74%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.96%) SAP CO
1 4 (2.96%) SAP FI
1 4 (2.96%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.48%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.74%) Maximo
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.74%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.74%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.74%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.74%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.74%) SAP PP-PI
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.48%) Office 365
2 1 (0.74%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.89%) Firewall
2 7 (5.19%) Internet
3 2 (1.48%) ATM
3 2 (1.48%) BGP
3 2 (1.48%) HSRP
3 2 (1.48%) MPLS
3 2 (1.48%) OSPF
3 2 (1.48%) PPP
3 2 (1.48%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.74%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.48%) Base SAS
2 2 (1.48%) QlikView
2 2 (1.48%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.74%) Data Mart
3 1 (0.74%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.74%) MS Access
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.74%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (0.74%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (8.15%) JIRA
2 8 (5.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.74%) Ant
3 1 (0.74%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.74%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.74%) Gradle
3 1 (0.74%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.74%) JMeter
3 1 (0.74%) Maven
3 1 (0.74%) Selenium
3 1 (0.74%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.74%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 48 (35.56%) Finance
2 35 (25.93%) Banking
3 18 (13.33%) Retail
4 17 (12.59%) Retail Banking
5 5 (3.70%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.96%) Billing
6 4 (2.96%) Law
7 3 (2.22%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.22%) Spanish Language
8 2 (1.48%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.48%) Legal
8 2 (1.48%) Marketing
9 1 (0.74%) Advertising
9 1 (0.74%) Back Office
9 1 (0.74%) Electronics
9 1 (0.74%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.74%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 53 (39.26%) Analyst
2 29 (21.48%) Test Analyst
3 22 (16.30%) Test Manager
4 16 (11.85%) Business Analyst
5 11 (8.15%) Consultant
5 11 (8.15%) Tester
6 10 (7.41%) Banking Analyst
7 8 (5.93%) Test Leader
8 7 (5.19%) Automation Test Analyst
8 7 (5.19%) Coordinator
8 7 (5.19%) UAT Coordinator
9 6 (4.44%) Defect Manager
9 6 (4.44%) Manual Test Analyst
9 6 (4.44%) Test Coordinator
10 5 (3.70%) Business Systems Analyst
10 5 (3.70%) Senior Manager
10 5 (3.70%) Systems Analyst
11 4 (2.96%) Junior
11 4 (2.96%) Programme Manager
11 4 (2.96%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.15%) .NET
2 4 (2.96%) HTML
2 4 (2.96%) XML
3 2 (1.48%) CSS
4 1 (0.74%) CSS3
4 1 (0.74%) HTML5
4 1 (0.74%) jQuery
4 1 (0.74%) WinForms
4 1 (0.74%) XHTML
4 1 (0.74%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.48%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.48%) User Experience
2 2 (1.48%) Virtual Team
3 1 (0.74%) FMCG
3 1 (0.74%) iPad
3 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.74%) Reference Data
3 1 (0.74%) Replication
3 1 (0.74%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.96%) Windows
2 2 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.74%) Android
3 1 (0.74%) Linux
3 1 (0.74%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.74%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (35.56%) Test Scripting
2 40 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (22.22%) Defect Management
4 27 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (18.52%) Migration
6 21 (15.56%) Scrum
7 15 (11.11%) Regulatory Compliance
7 15 (11.11%) Workflow
8 14 (10.37%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (7.41%) Penetration Testing
10 9 (6.67%) Business Analysis
10 9 (6.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 9 (6.67%) PRINCE2
10 9 (6.67%) Process Improvement
10 9 (6.67%) Project Management
10 9 (6.67%) Test Planning
10 9 (6.67%) Test Strategy
11 8 (5.93%) Integration Testing
11 8 (5.93%) Regression Testing
11 8 (5.93%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.15%) SQL
2 9 (6.67%) C#
3 3 (2.22%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.48%) C
5 1 (0.74%) C++
5 1 (0.74%) PHP
5 1 (0.74%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.74%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (9.63%) ISEB
1 13 (9.63%) ISTQB
1 13 (9.63%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.89%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.70%) Degree
4 2 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.74%) CCAB
5 1 (0.74%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.41%) QA
2 2 (1.48%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.48%) IFRS
3 1 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 22 (16.30%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.11%) SAP
3 6 (4.44%) Atlassian
3 6 (4.44%) Oracle
4 5 (3.70%) Intel Security
5 4 (2.96%) HP
6 3 (2.22%) Amdocs
6 3 (2.22%) Reuters
7 2 (1.48%) hybris
8 1 (0.74%) Adobe
8 1 (0.74%) ATG
8 1 (0.74%) BT
8 1 (0.74%) Cognos
8 1 (0.74%) Google
8 1 (0.74%) Murex
8 1 (0.74%) Talend