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 June 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.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
England / South West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 82 81
Rank change year-on-year +17 -1  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 79 63 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.91% 2.11% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.54% 2.67% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 50 43
Median daily rate £425 £358 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.88% +2.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £266 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £495 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £31.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year +12.35% -19.09%  

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 2229 2361 2453
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 82.04% 78.91% 78.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1424 1557 1643
Median daily rate £400 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -0.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £280 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 108 112
Median hourly rate £43.50 £35.25 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.40% -3.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £21.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.75 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 June 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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 +3 29 £475 +39.70% 5
Gloucestershire +17 18 £350 +6.06% 3
Wiltshire +7 15 £400 -11.11% 1
Somerset -1 6 £360 -
Dorset +2 5 £435 +50.00%
Devon -3 3 £250 - 1
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 54 (36.00%) Test Scripting
2 47 (31.33%) Finance
3 39 (26.00%) Banking
4 37 (24.67%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (21.33%) Retail
6 26 (17.33%) Defect Management
7 25 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 24 (16.00%) ISTQB
8 24 (16.00%) SAP
8 24 (16.00%) Microsoft
9 23 (15.33%) Retail Banking
10 22 (14.67%) ISEB
10 22 (14.67%) Migration
10 22 (14.67%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (14.00%) Penetration Testing
12 20 (13.33%) SC Cleared
12 20 (13.33%) Workflow
13 19 (12.67%) Scrum
14 16 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (10.67%) Test Planning
15 15 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
15 15 (10.00%) Firewall
15 15 (10.00%) Test Automation
16 13 (8.67%) Test Management
16 13 (8.67%) Business Analysis
16 13 (8.67%) Test Strategy
17 12 (8.00%) JIRA
17 12 (8.00%) Integration Testing
17 12 (8.00%) Regression Testing
17 12 (8.00%) Project Management

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 3 (2.00%) CMS
2 1 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.67%) Confluence
2 1 (0.67%) SAS
2 1 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.67%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (7.33%) MS Visio
2 8 (5.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.67%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.67%) SAP ERP
2 4 (2.67%) SAP WM
3 3 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.67%) Maximo
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.67%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.67%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.67%) SAP POS DM
4 1 (0.67%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.67%) SAP PP-PI
4 1 (0.67%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.33%) Office 365
2 1 (0.67%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.00%) Firewall
2 7 (4.67%) Internet
3 2 (1.33%) SMS
4 1 (0.67%) BGP
4 1 (0.67%) HSRP
4 1 (0.67%) LAN
4 1 (0.67%) MPLS
4 1 (0.67%) Network Security
4 1 (0.67%) OSPF
4 1 (0.67%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.33%) Hadoop
1 2 (1.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.67%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (8.00%) JIRA
2 6 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.67%) Selenium
4 3 (2.00%) Bugzilla
4 3 (2.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (2.00%) JMeter
4 3 (2.00%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.33%) Ant
5 2 (1.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (1.33%) Gradle
5 2 (1.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.33%) Maven
6 1 (0.67%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.67%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.67%) Toad
General
1 47 (31.33%) Finance
2 39 (26.00%) Banking
3 32 (21.33%) Retail
4 23 (15.33%) Retail Banking
5 9 (6.00%) Billing
6 7 (4.67%) Back Office
6 7 (4.67%) Telecoms
7 6 (4.00%) Spanish Language
8 3 (2.00%) General Ledger
8 3 (2.00%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.33%) Marketing
10 1 (0.67%) Advertising
10 1 (0.67%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.67%) Electronics
10 1 (0.67%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 61 (40.67%) Analyst
2 29 (19.33%) Test Analyst
3 28 (18.67%) Business Analyst
4 25 (16.67%) Test Manager
5 16 (10.67%) Consultant
6 9 (6.00%) Principal Consultant
6 9 (6.00%) Test Leader
7 7 (4.67%) Defect Manager
7 7 (4.67%) SAP Manager
7 7 (4.67%) SAP Test Manager
7 7 (4.67%) Scrum Master
8 6 (4.00%) Banking Analyst
8 6 (4.00%) Insurance Business Analyst
8 6 (4.00%) Tester
9 5 (3.33%) Architect
9 5 (3.33%) Technical Architect
9 5 (3.33%) UAT Lead
10 4 (2.67%) Finance Manager
10 4 (2.67%) Senior Manager
10 4 (2.67%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.33%) .NET
2 4 (2.67%) HTML
3 3 (2.00%) CSS
4 2 (1.33%) Flash
4 2 (1.33%) Spring
4 2 (1.33%) XML
5 1 (0.67%) CSS3
5 1 (0.67%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.67%) HTML5
5 1 (0.67%) jQuery
5 1 (0.67%) RESTful
5 1 (0.67%) SOAP
5 1 (0.67%) Web Services
5 1 (0.67%) WinForms
5 1 (0.67%) XHTML
5 1 (0.67%) XSLT
5 1 (0.67%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.00%) Virtual Team
3 2 (1.33%) NHS
4 1 (0.67%) e-Learning
4 1 (0.67%) FMCG
4 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.67%) PKI
4 1 (0.67%) Reference Data
4 1 (0.67%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (0.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.00%) Windows
2 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.67%) Android
3 1 (0.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (36.00%) Test Scripting
2 37 (24.67%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (17.33%) Defect Management
4 22 (14.67%) Migration
4 22 (14.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (14.00%) Penetration Testing
6 20 (13.33%) Workflow
7 19 (12.67%) Scrum
8 16 (10.67%) Test Planning
9 15 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
9 15 (10.00%) Test Automation
10 13 (8.67%) Business Analysis
10 13 (8.67%) Test Management
10 13 (8.67%) Test Strategy
11 12 (8.00%) CRM
11 12 (8.00%) ERP
11 12 (8.00%) Integration Testing
11 12 (8.00%) Project Management
11 12 (8.00%) Regression Testing
12 11 (7.33%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.33%) SQL
2 5 (3.33%) C#
3 4 (2.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.00%) C
4 3 (2.00%) Java
5 2 (1.33%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.67%) ABAP
6 1 (0.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 24 (16.00%) ISTQB
3 22 (14.67%) ISEB
4 20 (13.33%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.67%) Degree
6 2 (1.33%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.67%) CCAB
7 1 (0.67%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.33%) QA
2 4 (2.67%) IFRS
3 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
2 9 (6.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (16.00%) Microsoft
1 24 (16.00%) SAP
2 10 (6.67%) McAfee
3 8 (5.33%) HP
3 8 (5.33%) Oracle
4 3 (2.00%) Amdocs
4 3 (2.00%) ATG
4 3 (2.00%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.00%) BT
4 3 (2.00%) hybris
5 1 (0.67%) Adobe
5 1 (0.67%) Becrypt
5 1 (0.67%) Cognos
5 1 (0.67%) Google
5 1 (0.67%) Sitecore
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