Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 61 95
Rank change year-on-year -42 +34 +1
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 113 177 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.05% 3.23% 2.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 3.87% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 125 97
South West median daily rate £400 £415 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +18.57% -
10th Percentile £300 £313 £225
90th Percentile £483 £538 £500
England median daily rate £428 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% - -
England median hourly rate £32.25 £28.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.17% +27.78% +19.05%

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 4,655 4,573 4,786
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.56% 83.45% 81.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,882 2,899 3,164
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £269 £250 £250
90th Percentile £563 £538 £560
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 198 266
South West median hourly rate £40.75 £39.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +3.95% +5.56%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.94 £12.88
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.93 £48.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.42% +2.13% +9.05%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 0 34 £403 -5.29% 10
Bristol -41 24 £450 +9.09% 9
Devon +15 15 £338 +87.50% 1
Gloucestershire -34 10 £425 +6.25% 7
Somerset -6 6 £440 +8.64% 1
Dorset -7 5 £400 -8.05% 1
Cornwall - 5 £300 - 1
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 35 (30.97%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (28.32%) Finance
3 27 (23.89%) Security Cleared
4 24 (21.24%) Test Scripting
4 24 (21.24%) Oracle
5 23 (20.35%) SQL
6 22 (19.47%) SC Cleared
7 20 (17.70%) ISEB
8 19 (16.81%) System Integration Testing
9 16 (14.16%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (14.16%) ISTQB
9 16 (14.16%) User Stories
10 15 (13.27%) Test Automation
11 14 (12.39%) Waterfall
11 14 (12.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 14 (12.39%) Banking
12 13 (11.50%) Migration
12 13 (11.50%) Test Strategy
13 12 (10.62%) Coaching
14 11 (9.73%) Logistics
14 11 (9.73%) System Testing
14 11 (9.73%) Windows
15 10 (8.85%) PRINCE2
15 10 (8.85%) ETL
15 10 (8.85%) QA
15 10 (8.85%) Integration Testing
15 10 (8.85%) Software Testing
16 9 (7.96%) Degree
16 9 (7.96%) DV Cleared
16 9 (7.96%) Manual Testing

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 (3.54%) CICS
2 2 (1.77%) SAS
3 1 (0.88%) Apache
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle 10gAS
3 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.77%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Cognos TM1
1 3 (2.65%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (2.65%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.77%) Oracle Payroll
2 2 (1.77%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (0.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.88%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.88%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.88%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (3.54%) Office 365
1 4 (3.54%) PaaS
1 4 (3.54%) SaaS
2 3 (2.65%) FinancialForce
3 2 (1.77%) iPaaS
4 1 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.77%) Intranet
2 1 (0.88%) LAN
2 1 (0.88%) WAN
2 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.31%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.54%) DB2
2 4 (3.54%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (2.65%) Big Data
3 3 (2.65%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.65%) Qlik Sense
3 3 (2.65%) QlikView
4 2 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.77%) Power BI
4 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 6 (5.31%) JIRA
2 5 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (4.42%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (3.54%) Cucumber
3 4 (3.54%) MSI
4 2 (1.77%) Selenium
5 1 (0.88%) NUnit
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.88%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.88%) TestRail
5 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.88%) WebDriver
General
1 32 (28.32%) Finance
2 14 (12.39%) Banking
3 7 (6.19%) Manufacturing
3 7 (6.19%) Retail
4 6 (5.31%) Legal
5 4 (3.54%) Automotive
6 2 (1.77%) Marketing
6 2 (1.77%) Military
6 2 (1.77%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Electronics
7 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (41.59%) Analyst
2 21 (18.58%) Test Analyst
3 19 (16.81%) Business Analyst
4 18 (15.93%) Developer
5 14 (12.39%) Test Manager
6 11 (9.73%) Test Leader
7 9 (7.96%) Project Leader
8 8 (7.08%) Agile Business Analyst
9 7 (6.19%) Lead Business Analyst
9 7 (6.19%) Talend Developer
10 6 (5.31%) Project Analyst
11 5 (4.42%) Consultant
11 5 (4.42%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
12 4 (3.54%) Applications Packager
12 4 (3.54%) Automation Test Lead
12 4 (3.54%) COBOL Developer
12 4 (3.54%) Integration Analyst
12 4 (3.54%) Senior Analyst
12 4 (3.54%) Test Automation Engineer
12 4 (3.54%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.31%) XML
2 5 (4.42%) .NET
3 4 (3.54%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.88%) HTML
4 1 (0.88%) HTML5
4 1 (0.88%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.31%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.54%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.77%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.88%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.88%) Infotainment
6 1 (0.88%) IVR
6 1 (0.88%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.88%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.73%) Windows
2 6 (5.31%) Unix
3 4 (3.54%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.54%) zOS
4 2 (1.77%) Linux
5 1 (0.88%) Android
5 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (30.97%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (21.24%) Test Scripting
3 19 (16.81%) System Integration Testing
4 16 (14.16%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (14.16%) User Stories
5 15 (13.27%) Test Automation
6 14 (12.39%) Waterfall
7 13 (11.50%) Migration
7 13 (11.50%) Test Strategy
8 12 (10.62%) Coaching
9 11 (9.73%) Logistics
9 11 (9.73%) System Testing
10 10 (8.85%) ETL
10 10 (8.85%) Integration Testing
10 10 (8.85%) PRINCE2
10 10 (8.85%) Software Testing
11 9 (7.96%) Defect Management
11 9 (7.96%) Manual Testing
11 9 (7.96%) Risk Management
11 9 (7.96%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.35%) SQL
2 9 (7.96%) C#
3 8 (7.08%) PL/SQL
4 6 (5.31%) PowerShell
4 6 (5.31%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.54%) COBOL
6 2 (1.77%) C
6 2 (1.77%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.77%) VB
6 2 (1.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (23.89%) Security Cleared
2 22 (19.47%) SC Cleared
3 20 (17.70%) ISEB
4 16 (14.16%) ISTQB
5 14 (12.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (7.96%) Degree
6 9 (7.96%) DV Cleared
7 4 (3.54%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.77%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.77%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.85%) QA
2 2 (1.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.88%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (3.54%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (7.08%) HP ALM
2 6 (5.31%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (3.54%) SCCM
4 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 24 (21.24%) Oracle
2 8 (7.08%) HP
2 8 (7.08%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.19%) Talend
4 6 (5.31%) MuleSoft
5 5 (4.42%) SAP
6 4 (3.54%) Cognos
7 3 (2.65%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.77%) Ceridian
8 2 (1.77%) Epicor
8 2 (1.77%) Kronos
8 2 (1.77%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (1.77%) Siemens
8 2 (1.77%) Workday
9 1 (0.88%) Automation Anywhere
9 1 (0.88%) Blue Prism
9 1 (0.88%) Capita
9 1 (0.88%) UiPath