Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 79 93
Rank change year-on-year +10 +14 -10
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 168 139 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.97% 2.43% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.65% 3.04% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 106 97
South West median daily rate £405 £365 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.96% +5.80% +6.15%
10th Percentile £300 £213 £264
90th Percentile £488 £500 £475
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
South West median hourly rate £11.00 - £43.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year +13.64% -17.29% +20.91%

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 4598 4576 5194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.25% 80.01% 79.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2908 3087 3518
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £256 £241 £255
90th Percentile £558 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 267 259
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +44.44%
10th Percentile £12.30 £12.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £49.35
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +13 44 £450 +14.29% 1
Bristol -6 40 £394 +10.14% 9
Gloucestershire +17 38 £320 -16.34%
Somerset +8 23 £403 +78.89%
Dorset -2 13 £400 +11.11%
Devon 0 6 £215 -38.57% 1
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 68 (40.48%) Finance
2 48 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (27.98%) Test Scripting
4 42 (25.00%) Migration
4 42 (25.00%) Banking
5 34 (20.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 31 (18.45%) Defect Management
7 28 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
7 28 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 27 (16.07%) SQL
9 24 (14.29%) SC Cleared
9 24 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
10 23 (13.69%) ISTQB
10 23 (13.69%) Scrum
11 22 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
12 21 (12.50%) Integration Testing
12 21 (12.50%) QA
13 20 (11.90%) ISEB
14 18 (10.71%) Oracle
14 18 (10.71%) Retail Banking
14 18 (10.71%) Test Automation
15 17 (10.12%) Data Migration
15 17 (10.12%) Data Modelling
16 15 (8.93%) C#
17 14 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
17 14 (8.33%) Risk Management
17 14 (8.33%) Test Management
18 13 (7.74%) JavaScript
18 13 (7.74%) .NET
18 13 (7.74%) XML

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 (1.79%) Mule
1 3 (1.79%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.19%) Confluence
2 2 (1.19%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.60%) Apache
3 1 (0.60%) CMS
3 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.60%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (5.95%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (5.95%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (5.95%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (2.38%) SAP ERP
4 2 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.60%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.60%) SAP POS DM
5 1 (0.60%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.60%) Unica
5 1 (0.60%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.79%) GitHub
2 1 (0.60%) Google Tag Manager
2 1 (0.60%) Sauce Labs
2 1 (0.60%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.76%) SMS
2 2 (1.19%) VPN
3 1 (0.60%) ATM
3 1 (0.60%) DHCP
3 1 (0.60%) DNS
3 1 (0.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.57%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.60%) MS Access
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.60%) QlikView
4 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (6.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (5.95%) Selenium
3 8 (4.76%) Cucumber
3 8 (4.76%) JIRA
4 7 (4.17%) Maven
5 6 (3.57%) Ant
5 6 (3.57%) Gradle
5 6 (3.57%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.98%) Bugzilla
6 5 (2.98%) JMeter
7 4 (2.38%) Git (software)
7 4 (2.38%) NeoLoad
7 4 (2.38%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.79%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 3 (1.79%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.79%) Cobertura
8 3 (1.79%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.79%) Toad
9 2 (1.19%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.19%) TestRail
General
1 68 (40.48%) Finance
2 42 (25.00%) Banking
3 18 (10.71%) Retail Banking
4 9 (5.36%) Military
4 9 (5.36%) Retail
5 7 (4.17%) Back Office
6 5 (2.98%) Billing
7 3 (1.79%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.79%) Spanish Language
7 3 (1.79%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.19%) Marketing
9 1 (0.60%) Electronics
9 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.60%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.60%) Legal
9 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.60%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 82 (48.81%) Analyst
2 45 (26.79%) Test Analyst
3 22 (13.10%) Developer
4 20 (11.90%) Banking Analyst
4 20 (11.90%) Business Analyst
5 16 (9.52%) Test Manager
6 12 (7.14%) Functional Analyst
6 12 (7.14%) Oracle Analyst
7 11 (6.55%) Test Leader
8 9 (5.36%) Consultant
8 9 (5.36%) UAT Analyst
8 9 (5.36%) UAT Test Analyst
9 7 (4.17%) Financial Analyst
10 6 (3.57%) .NET Developer
10 6 (3.57%) Applications Developer
10 6 (3.57%) Full Stack Developer
10 6 (3.57%) Scrum Master
11 5 (2.98%) Oracle Consultant
12 4 (2.38%) Procurement Analyst
12 4 (2.38%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.74%) .NET
1 13 (7.74%) XML
2 8 (4.76%) ASP.NET
3 7 (4.17%) HTML
3 7 (4.17%) jQuery
3 7 (4.17%) JSON
4 6 (3.57%) .NET Framework
4 6 (3.57%) CSS
4 6 (3.57%) Entity Framework
4 6 (3.57%) WCF
5 5 (2.98%) Spring
5 5 (2.98%) XForms
5 5 (2.98%) XSD
5 5 (2.98%) XSL
6 4 (2.38%) SOAP
7 3 (1.79%) REST
8 2 (1.19%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.19%) RESTful
8 2 (1.19%) Web Services
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.98%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.38%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.19%) RIA
4 2 (1.19%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.60%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.60%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (0.60%) Marketing Technology
5 1 (0.60%) NHS
5 1 (0.60%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.60%) PKI
5 1 (0.60%) Robotics
5 1 (0.60%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.17%) Windows
2 1 (0.60%) Data ONTAP
2 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (27.98%) Test Scripting
3 42 (25.00%) Migration
4 34 (20.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 31 (18.45%) Defect Management
6 28 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
7 24 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
8 23 (13.69%) Scrum
9 21 (12.50%) Integration Testing
10 18 (10.71%) Test Automation
11 17 (10.12%) Data Migration
11 17 (10.12%) Data Modelling
12 14 (8.33%) Risk Management
12 14 (8.33%) Test Management
13 13 (7.74%) Regulatory Compliance
13 13 (7.74%) Test Planning
14 12 (7.14%) Business Analysis
14 12 (7.14%) Software Testing
14 12 (7.14%) TDD
14 12 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 27 (16.07%) SQL
2 15 (8.93%) C#
3 13 (7.74%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.76%) Java
5 5 (2.98%) XPath
5 5 (2.98%) XQuery
6 3 (1.79%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.19%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.60%) ABAP
8 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.60%) Python
8 1 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 24 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 23 (13.69%) ISTQB
4 20 (11.90%) ISEB
5 13 (7.74%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.79%) Degree
6 3 (1.79%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.50%) QA
2 7 (4.17%) Data Quality
3 6 (3.57%) ISO 9001
4 4 (2.38%) PMO
5 3 (1.79%) IFRS
6 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.60%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 12 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.79%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 18 (10.71%) Oracle
2 8 (4.76%) SAP
3 7 (4.17%) HP
3 7 (4.17%) hybris
4 6 (3.57%) Microsoft
5 5 (2.98%) CA Agile Central
6 4 (2.38%) ATG
7 2 (1.19%) BT
7 2 (1.19%) IBM
8 1 (0.60%) Blue Prism
8 1 (0.60%) Cognos
8 1 (0.60%) Coremetrics
8 1 (0.60%) EMC
8 1 (0.60%) Google
8 1 (0.60%) Isilon
8 1 (0.60%) Micro Focus
8 1 (0.60%) NetApp
8 1 (0.60%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.60%) SolidFire
8 1 (0.60%) Veracode