Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 22 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)
South East > Surrey
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 75 94
Rank change year-on-year +8 +19 -15
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 83 58 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 2.98% 2.49% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.58% 2.99% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 44 27
Surrey median daily rate £400 £350 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -11.62% +16.90%
10th Percentile £263 £290 £291
90th Percentile £613 £489 £520
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Surrey median hourly rate - - £35.00
South East median hourly rate £31.00 £20.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year +55.00% -24.81% +12.95%

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 Surrey with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Surrey
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2319 1941 2195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 83.24% 83.48% 80.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1664 1287 1344
Surrey median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £285
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 83 51
Surrey median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -15.38% +5.69%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.55 £12.70
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.07 £52.17
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year -14.81% +1.50% +52.00%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

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

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in Surrey

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Surrey

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Surrey over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in Surrey

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Surrey

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 6 months to 22 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
Woking +6 15 £290 -9.38% 1
Sunbury-on-Thames -8 15 £498 +45.40%
Reigate - 11 £725 - 1
Leatherhead +3 6 £310 -34.74% 1
Redhill - 6 £400 -
Camberley +4 4 £575 +134.69% 1
Guildford -5 4 £575 +29.94%
Epsom -14 3 £338 -
Staines +3 2 - -
Farnham +17 1 £375 -
User Acceptance Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 22 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 Surrey region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 34 (40.96%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (38.55%) QA
3 28 (33.73%) Regression Testing
4 24 (28.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (27.71%) Finance
5 23 (27.71%) Scrum
6 22 (26.51%) Python
7 18 (21.69%) XML
7 18 (21.69%) XSLT
7 18 (21.69%) Publishing
8 17 (20.48%) Internet
9 16 (19.28%) JUnit
9 16 (19.28%) XQuery
9 16 (19.28%) System Testing
9 16 (19.28%) MarkLogic
9 16 (19.28%) Content Analysis
10 14 (16.87%) BDD
11 12 (14.46%) Kanban
11 12 (14.46%) SQL
12 11 (13.25%) ISTQB
12 11 (13.25%) Test Automation
12 11 (13.25%) User Experience
12 11 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (13.25%) System Integration Testing
12 11 (13.25%) SDLC
13 10 (12.05%) Scenario Testing
13 10 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (12.05%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (9.64%) Project Management
14 8 (9.64%) BPR

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 1 (1.20%) Documentum
Applications
1 8 (9.64%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.82%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.20%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) Lucidchart
2 2 (2.41%) SaaS
3 1 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.48%) Internet
2 1 (1.20%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.28%) MarkLogic
2 3 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.20%) Power BI
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (28.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (19.28%) JUnit
3 4 (4.82%) ANTLR
3 4 (4.82%) HP UFT
3 4 (4.82%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.82%) SpecFlow
4 3 (3.61%) JIRA
4 3 (3.61%) JMeter
4 3 (3.61%) NeoLoad
4 3 (3.61%) Selenium
4 3 (3.61%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.41%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 23 (27.71%) Finance
2 18 (21.69%) Publishing
3 7 (8.43%) Legal
4 5 (6.02%) Advertising
5 4 (4.82%) Financial Institution
5 4 (4.82%) Retail
6 1 (1.20%) Billing
6 1 (1.20%) Electronics
6 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.20%) Marketing
6 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (33.73%) Analyst
2 10 (12.05%) Business Analyst
2 10 (12.05%) Test Analyst
3 9 (10.84%) Technical Leader
4 8 (9.64%) Architect
4 8 (9.64%) Salesforce Architect
5 7 (8.43%) Developer
5 7 (8.43%) Lead Architect
5 7 (8.43%) QA Engineer
5 7 (8.43%) Salesforce Technical Architect
5 7 (8.43%) Technical Architect
5 7 (8.43%) UAT Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Business Process Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) Process Analyst
7 4 (4.82%) Java Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Administrator
8 3 (3.61%) DBA
8 3 (3.61%) Python Developer
8 3 (3.61%) QA Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.69%) XML
1 18 (21.69%) XSLT
2 6 (7.23%) Spring
3 4 (4.82%) Apache Thrift
3 4 (4.82%) Gherkin
3 4 (4.82%) MyBatis
4 3 (3.61%) SOAP
5 2 (2.41%) .NET
5 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (13.25%) User Experience
2 5 (6.02%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (6.02%) Virtual Team
3 4 (4.82%) Analytical Mindset
4 3 (3.61%) e-Learning
5 2 (2.41%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.20%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (40.96%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (33.73%) Regression Testing
3 23 (27.71%) Scrum
4 16 (19.28%) Content Analysis
4 16 (19.28%) System Testing
5 14 (16.87%) BDD
6 12 (14.46%) Kanban
7 11 (13.25%) SDLC
7 11 (13.25%) System Integration Testing
7 11 (13.25%) Test Automation
8 10 (12.05%) Scenario Testing
8 10 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (9.64%) BPR
9 8 (9.64%) Business Process Analysis
9 8 (9.64%) Project Management
9 8 (9.64%) Test Strategy
9 8 (9.64%) Use Case
10 7 (8.43%) Business Analysis
10 7 (8.43%) Test Planning
11 6 (7.23%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (26.51%) Python
2 16 (19.28%) XQuery
3 12 (14.46%) SQL
4 7 (8.43%) C#
5 4 (4.82%) Java
6 3 (3.61%) Perl
7 1 (1.20%) R
7 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (13.25%) ISTQB
2 7 (8.43%) ISEB
3 5 (6.02%) Degree
4 2 (2.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.20%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (38.55%) QA
2 5 (6.02%) PMO
3 1 (1.20%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.20%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.41%) Grafana
Vendors
1 10 (12.05%) Salesforce.com
2 7 (8.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.82%) TIBCO
4 3 (3.61%) Google
4 3 (3.61%) Oracle
4 3 (3.61%) SAP
5 2 (2.41%) HP
6 1 (1.20%) Concur