Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 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
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 76 102
Rank change year-on-year -18 +26 -2
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 105 147 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.11% 2.81% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.57% 3.38% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 101 78
South West median daily rate £400 £425 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +17.65% +3.21%
10th Percentile £309 £300 £255
90th Percentile £503 £544 £502
England median daily rate £432 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.53% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South West median hourly rate - £31.00 -
England median hourly rate £33.50 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +34.00% +16.28% +16.53%

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 4,078 4,354 4,785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.84% 83.11% 81.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,444 2,809 3,167
South West median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33% -1.32%
10th Percentile £269 £243 £255
90th Percentile £563 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 204 249
South West median hourly rate £36.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.75% - +22.93%
10th Percentile £11.66 £14.16 £14.13
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.75 £52.30
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 17 June 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 17 June 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 +18 29 £400 - 3
Bristol -28 25 £356 -21.92% 7
Somerset +8 15 £456 +46.00%
Gloucestershire -26 10 £375 +3.88% 2
Devon +3 9 £375 +74.42% 1
Dorset -8 5 £350 -19.54% 1
Cornwall - 2 £350 -
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 17 June 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 55 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (29.52%) Security Cleared
3 27 (25.71%) Test Scripting
4 25 (23.81%) User Stories
5 23 (21.90%) SC Cleared
6 22 (20.95%) Finance
7 19 (18.10%) QA
8 18 (17.14%) Process Improvement
9 17 (16.19%) System Integration Testing
10 16 (15.24%) Test Strategy
10 16 (15.24%) Migration
11 15 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (14.29%) ISEB
11 15 (14.29%) Test Automation
12 14 (13.33%) ISTQB
13 13 (12.38%) Degree
13 13 (12.38%) Coaching
14 12 (11.43%) People Management
14 12 (11.43%) System Testing
14 12 (11.43%) PRINCE2
15 11 (10.48%) HP
15 11 (10.48%) Waterfall
16 10 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 10 (9.52%) Manufacturing
17 9 (8.57%) Risk Management
17 9 (8.57%) C#
17 9 (8.57%) Continuous Delivery
17 9 (8.57%) Manual Testing
17 9 (8.57%) JIRA
17 9 (8.57%) Problem-Solving

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 (0.95%) Apache
1 1 (0.95%) Apache Pig
1 1 (0.95%) Apache Spark
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle 10gAS
1 1 (0.95%) SAS
1 1 (0.95%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (2.86%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.90%) Exstream
2 2 (1.90%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.95%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.95%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.71%) FinancialForce
2 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.81%) SaaS
3 3 (2.86%) Office 365
4 2 (1.90%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.76%) Firewall
1 5 (4.76%) Kerberos
1 5 (4.76%) Network Security
2 1 (0.95%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.62%) Hadoop
2 3 (2.86%) Big Data
3 1 (0.95%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.95%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (0.95%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 9 (8.57%) JIRA
2 5 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.76%) Maven
2 5 (4.76%) Sonatype Nexus
2 5 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (4.76%) Vagrant
2 5 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (1.90%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.95%) NUnit
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.95%) Selenium
4 1 (0.95%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.95%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.95%) TestRail
4 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (20.95%) Finance
2 10 (9.52%) Manufacturing
3 8 (7.62%) Automotive
4 7 (6.67%) Retail
5 6 (5.71%) Banking
6 5 (4.76%) Military
7 1 (0.95%) Electronics
7 1 (0.95%) Law
7 1 (0.95%) Marketing
7 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (50.48%) Analyst
2 30 (28.57%) Business Analyst
3 20 (19.05%) Test Analyst
4 13 (12.38%) Test Manager
5 10 (9.52%) Test Leader
6 9 (8.57%) Agile Business Analyst
6 9 (8.57%) Developer
7 8 (7.62%) Project Leader
8 7 (6.67%) Lead Business Analyst
9 6 (5.71%) Automotive Business Analyst
9 6 (5.71%) Project Analyst
9 6 (5.71%) Salesforce Analyst
9 6 (5.71%) Salesforce Business Analyst
10 5 (4.76%) Consultant
10 5 (4.76%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
11 3 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (2.86%) Senior Test Analyst
11 3 (2.86%) Test Automation Engineer
11 3 (2.86%) Test Engineer
12 2 (1.90%) Implementation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.71%) XML
2 5 (4.76%) .NET
2 5 (4.76%) LDAP
3 2 (1.90%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.95%) JSON
4 1 (0.95%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.81%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (3.81%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.90%) User Experience
4 1 (0.95%) Fintech
4 1 (0.95%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.71%) Linux
1 6 (5.71%) Unix
2 5 (4.76%) CentOS
3 4 (3.81%) Windows
4 3 (2.86%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.90%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (25.71%) Test Scripting
3 25 (23.81%) User Stories
4 18 (17.14%) Process Improvement
5 17 (16.19%) System Integration Testing
6 16 (15.24%) Migration
6 16 (15.24%) Test Strategy
7 15 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 13 (12.38%) Coaching
9 12 (11.43%) People Management
9 12 (11.43%) PRINCE2
9 12 (11.43%) System Testing
10 11 (10.48%) Waterfall
11 9 (8.57%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (8.57%) Manual Testing
11 9 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (8.57%) Risk Management
12 8 (7.62%) Scrum
12 8 (7.62%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.57%) C#
2 5 (4.76%) SQL
3 4 (3.81%) C
4 2 (1.90%) Java
4 2 (1.90%) Java 8
4 2 (1.90%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.95%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 31 (29.52%) Security Cleared
2 23 (21.90%) SC Cleared
3 15 (14.29%) ISEB
4 14 (13.33%) ISTQB
5 13 (12.38%) Degree
6 10 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (4.76%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.86%) PMP
9 2 (1.90%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.95%) CISM
10 1 (0.95%) CISSP
10 1 (0.95%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (18.10%) QA
2 3 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.95%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (5.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (7.62%) HP ALM
2 6 (5.71%) Ansible
2 6 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.86%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.95%) Oozie
Vendors
1 11 (10.48%) HP
2 7 (6.67%) Oracle
3 6 (5.71%) Blue Prism
3 6 (5.71%) MuleSoft
3 6 (5.71%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (4.76%) Automation Anywhere
4 5 (4.76%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.81%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.81%) SAP
6 2 (1.90%) Ceridian
6 2 (1.90%) Epicor
6 2 (1.90%) Kronos
6 2 (1.90%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (1.90%) Siemens
6 2 (1.90%) Workday
7 1 (0.95%) Capita
7 1 (0.95%) Micro Focus
7 1 (0.95%) Talend