Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 84 63 88
Rank change year-on-year -21 +25 +8
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 167 164 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.62% 3.11% 2.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.06% 3.77% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 111 85
South West median daily rate £398 £403 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.12% +15.00% -
10th Percentile £250 £300 £213
90th Percentile £475 £475 £515
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £11.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% +8.70% +2.22%

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 5,464 4,348 4,408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.68% 82.57% 82.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,505 2,712 2,928
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £283 £253 £232
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 177 290
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -11.43% -8.50%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.22 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.26 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.04% -2.07% +5.56%

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 16 January 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in the South West over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 16 January 2019. 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 -32 56 £425 -2.86% 4
Bristol 0 39 £313 -10.71% 15
Gloucestershire -23 23 £300 -4.76% 4
Devon +7 17 £300 +39.53% 2
Cornwall - 12 £300 - 2
Somerset -13 6 £458 +11.59% 1
Dorset -10 4 £400 +1.59% 1
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 50 (29.94%) Security Cleared
2 42 (25.15%) Windows
3 41 (24.55%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (23.35%) Finance
5 33 (19.76%) SC Cleared
5 33 (19.76%) PowerShell
6 32 (19.16%) Migration
7 30 (17.96%) System Integration Testing
8 26 (15.57%) DV Cleared
8 26 (15.57%) SCCM
9 25 (14.97%) SQL
9 25 (14.97%) Mentoring
9 25 (14.97%) Test Strategy
10 24 (14.37%) Software Distribution
10 24 (14.37%) ITIL
10 24 (14.37%) Microsoft App-V
10 24 (14.37%) Service Management
10 24 (14.37%) MSI
10 24 (14.37%) Test Scripting
10 24 (14.37%) Compatibility Testing
10 24 (14.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (14.37%) Customer Engagement
10 24 (14.37%) Windows 7
11 21 (12.57%) Oracle
12 20 (11.98%) Microsoft
12 20 (11.98%) Test Automation
13 18 (10.78%) ISEB
13 18 (10.78%) Defect Management
14 17 (10.18%) Functional Testing
15 16 (9.58%) DevOps

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 (2.40%) CICS
2 3 (1.80%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.20%) CMS
3 2 (1.20%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.60%) Anypoint
4 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.59%) Oracle Payroll
2 2 (1.20%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.60%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.99%) Office 365
2 5 (2.99%) SaaS
3 3 (1.80%) iPaaS
4 2 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.20%) PaaS
5 1 (0.60%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.78%) Firewall
2 9 (5.39%) DNS
2 9 (5.39%) VPN
3 5 (2.99%) Intranet
4 4 (2.40%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (1.80%) SSL
5 3 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.20%) DHCP
6 2 (1.20%) Skype
6 2 (1.20%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.60%) LAN
7 1 (0.60%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.40%) DB2
2 4 (2.40%) Power BI
3 3 (1.80%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.20%) Big Data
4 2 (1.20%) Qlik Sense
4 2 (1.20%) QlikView
4 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (14.37%) MSI
2 6 (3.59%) JIRA
3 4 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.80%) Cucumber
4 3 (1.80%) Selenium
4 3 (1.80%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (1.80%) Zephyr
5 2 (1.20%) HP UFT
5 2 (1.20%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.20%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.20%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.60%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.60%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.60%) JMeter
6 1 (0.60%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.60%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.60%) TestComplete
6 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 39 (23.35%) Finance
2 15 (8.98%) Manufacturing
3 12 (7.19%) Banking
4 11 (6.59%) Retail
5 10 (5.99%) Legal
6 7 (4.19%) Automotive
7 3 (1.80%) Marketing
8 2 (1.20%) Electronics
8 2 (1.20%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.20%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.60%) German Language
9 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.60%) Local Government
9 1 (0.60%) Military
9 1 (0.60%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 64 (38.32%) Analyst
2 51 (30.54%) Test Analyst
3 24 (14.37%) Applications Packager
4 18 (10.78%) Test Manager
5 12 (7.19%) Test Leader
6 10 (5.99%) Developer
6 10 (5.99%) DV Cleared Application Packager
7 9 (5.39%) UAT Analyst
8 8 (4.79%) UAT Test Analyst
9 6 (3.59%) Business Analyst
9 6 (3.59%) Consultant
9 6 (3.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (3.59%) Salesforce Analyst
9 6 (3.59%) Test Engineer
9 6 (3.59%) Trainer
10 5 (2.99%) SAP Analyst
10 5 (2.99%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 5 (2.99%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (2.99%) Senior Test Analyst
10 5 (2.99%) Talend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.59%) .NET
2 4 (2.40%) XML
3 3 (1.80%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.80%) AngularJS
3 3 (1.80%) JSON
3 3 (1.80%) React
3 3 (1.80%) RESTful
4 2 (1.20%) Gherkin
4 2 (1.20%) J2EE
4 2 (1.20%) LAMP
4 2 (1.20%) OAuth
4 2 (1.20%) OAuth2
4 2 (1.20%) OpenID
4 2 (1.20%) SAML
5 1 (0.60%) .NET Core
5 1 (0.60%) HTML
5 1 (0.60%) HTML5
5 1 (0.60%) SOAP
5 1 (0.60%) Web Services
5 1 (0.60%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.39%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.79%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.99%) e-Learning
5 4 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.40%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.80%) Robotics
7 2 (1.20%) Infotainment
7 2 (1.20%) IVR
7 2 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.60%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.60%) FMCG
8 1 (0.60%) iPad
8 1 (0.60%) NHS
8 1 (0.60%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 42 (25.15%) Windows
2 24 (14.37%) Windows 7
2 24 (14.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (6.59%) Linux
4 7 (4.19%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.99%) Windows 10
6 4 (2.40%) zOS
7 3 (1.80%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.80%) Unix
8 1 (0.60%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (24.55%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (19.16%) Migration
3 30 (17.96%) System Integration Testing
4 25 (14.97%) Mentoring
4 25 (14.97%) Test Strategy
5 24 (14.37%) Compatibility Testing
5 24 (14.37%) Customer Engagement
5 24 (14.37%) ITIL
5 24 (14.37%) Service Management
5 24 (14.37%) Software Distribution
5 24 (14.37%) Test Scripting
6 20 (11.98%) Test Automation
7 18 (10.78%) Defect Management
8 17 (10.18%) Functional Testing
9 16 (9.58%) DevOps
10 14 (8.38%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (7.78%) Application Packaging
11 13 (7.78%) Scrum
12 11 (6.59%) Regression Testing
12 11 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (19.76%) PowerShell
2 25 (14.97%) SQL
3 7 (4.19%) C#
4 5 (2.99%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.99%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.40%) COBOL
6 3 (1.80%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.20%) PHP
8 1 (0.60%) Java
8 1 (0.60%) VB
8 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 50 (29.94%) Security Cleared
2 33 (19.76%) SC Cleared
3 26 (15.57%) DV Cleared
4 18 (10.78%) ISEB
5 13 (7.78%) ISTQB
6 8 (4.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (2.99%) Degree
8 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.20%) PMP
9 1 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.60%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.78%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) GDPR
2 1 (0.60%) SEPA
2 1 (0.60%) TARGET2
System Software
1 24 (14.37%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (4.79%) Docker
3 2 (1.20%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 26 (15.57%) SCCM
2 8 (4.79%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.80%) HP ALM
4 2 (1.20%) Ansible
4 2 (1.20%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 2 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.20%) Puppet
4 2 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 21 (12.57%) Oracle
2 20 (11.98%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.39%) SAP
4 6 (3.59%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (2.99%) Talend
6 4 (2.40%) Cisco
6 4 (2.40%) hybris
7 3 (1.80%) HP
8 2 (1.20%) Citrix
8 2 (1.20%) NetIQ
8 2 (1.20%) Siemens
9 1 (0.60%) Dell
9 1 (0.60%) JDA
9 1 (0.60%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.60%) Pega
9 1 (0.60%) RedPrairie
9 1 (0.60%) SnapLogic