The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 28 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)
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 27 33
Rank change year-on-year +2 +6  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 4 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 2.00% 1.83% 3.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.78% 2.42% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 11
Median daily rate £406 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.41% -14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £313 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27%  

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 Southampton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 144 165 307
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 72.00% 75.69% 85.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 315 939
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £257 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 41
Median hourly rate £13.40 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.07% -13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.47 £12.50 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing User Acceptance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in Southampton

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Southampton

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Southampton over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in Southampton

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Southampton

For the 6 months to 28 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 Southampton region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 7 (46.67%) EDRMS
1 7 (46.67%) Change Management
1 7 (46.67%) SharePoint
1 7 (46.67%) Content Management
1 7 (46.67%) Office 365
2 6 (40.00%) Information Architecture
2 6 (40.00%) Records Management
2 6 (40.00%) Business Change Management
2 6 (40.00%) Business Analysis
2 6 (40.00%) Project Management
2 6 (40.00%) Migration
3 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Intranet
3 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
3 4 (26.67%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (20.00%) System Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Extranet
4 3 (20.00%) Publishing
4 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) Finance
5 2 (13.33%) CRM
5 2 (13.33%) JIRA
5 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (6.67%) Adobe Campaign

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 7 (46.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (6.67%) SAP cProjects
1 1 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (46.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Intranet
2 3 (20.00%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 3 (20.00%) Publishing
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Electronics
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Business Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Business Change Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Change Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (13.33%) CRM Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Lead Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior UAT Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) SharePoint Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Test Leader
4 2 (13.33%) UAT Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) UAT Lead
4 2 (13.33%) UAT Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) UAT Test Lead
5 1 (6.67%) Business Information Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) UAT Manager
5 1 (6.67%) UAT Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Change Management
1 7 (46.67%) Content Management
2 6 (40.00%) Business Analysis
2 6 (40.00%) Business Change Management
2 6 (40.00%) Information Architecture
2 6 (40.00%) Migration
2 6 (40.00%) Project Management
2 6 (40.00%) Records Management
3 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Scenario Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
4 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (20.00%) System Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (13.33%) CRM
5 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
6 1 (6.67%) ERP
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Adobe
1 1 (6.67%) Atlassian
1 1 (6.67%) JD Edwards
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.67%) SAP