Period
to 16 December 2018

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 16 December 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)
South East > Surrey
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 60 62
Rank change year-on-year -9 +2 +40
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 100 92 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 3.03% 3.27% 2.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.42% 3.85% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 72 42
Surrey median daily rate £517 £405 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.65% +15.71% -11.62%
10th Percentile £304 £263 £287
90th Percentile £725 £613 £487
South East median daily rate £425 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +13.33% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Surrey median hourly rate £9.50 - -
South East median hourly rate £10.36 £31.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -66.57% +55.00% -24.81%

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 2,926 2,389 1,856
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 88.75% 84.87% 85.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,077 1,729 1,219
Surrey median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 58 91
Surrey median hourly rate £41.00 £30.00 £27.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.67% +9.59% +9.50%
10th Percentile £13.70 £13.35 £12.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £45.00
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £23.14 £24.23
% change year-on-year +8.04% -4.48% -4.78%

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 16 December 2018.

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 16 December 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
Reigate -6 19 £613 -15.52%
Sunbury-on-Thames -6 15 £688 +34.15%
Guildford -14 9 £408 -29.13% 1
Redhill +7 6 £550 -
Staines +1 6 £650 - 1
Epsom +5 3 £390 +15.56% 2
Camberley -6 2 £525 -8.70%
Cobham - 2 £350 -
Horley - 2 £350 -
Woking -9 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 Surrey region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 46 (46.00%) Finance
2 43 (43.00%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (26.00%) Scrum
4 25 (25.00%) SQL
5 22 (22.00%) Project Management
6 21 (21.00%) SDLC
7 20 (20.00%) QA
7 20 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 17 (17.00%) Test Strategy
9 16 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 16 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (15.00%) Test Scripting
11 14 (14.00%) System Testing
11 14 (14.00%) Business Analysis
11 14 (14.00%) Migration
11 14 (14.00%) SAP
12 13 (13.00%) Virtual Team
13 12 (12.00%) Microsoft
14 11 (11.00%) Active Directory
14 11 (11.00%) ERP
14 11 (11.00%) Oracle
14 11 (11.00%) Scenario Testing
15 10 (10.00%) .NET
15 10 (10.00%) Business Continuity
15 10 (10.00%) Release Management
15 10 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
15 10 (10.00%) Kanban
16 9 (9.00%) Data Migration
16 9 (9.00%) Retail
16 9 (9.00%) C#

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 3 (3.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (3.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.00%) CMS
2 1 (1.00%) Confluence
2 1 (1.00%) Documentum
Applications
1 6 (6.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Sage X3
1 3 (3.00%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (2.00%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (2.00%) SAP ERP
2 2 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.00%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 6 (6.00%) Azure Functions
2 6 (6.00%) Dynamics 365
2 6 (6.00%) Serverless
3 4 (4.00%) Office 365
4 2 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.00%) Tricentis Tosca
5 1 (1.00%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.00%) Internet
2 3 (3.00%) Firewall
2 3 (3.00%) Network Security
2 3 (3.00%) Skype
2 3 (3.00%) VPN
2 3 (3.00%) WebEx
3 2 (2.00%) DNS
3 2 (2.00%) LAN
3 2 (2.00%) MPLS
3 2 (2.00%) Unified Communications
3 2 (2.00%) VLAN
3 2 (2.00%) WAN
4 1 (1.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.00%) Relational Database
2 7 (7.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (6.00%) Big Data
3 6 (6.00%) Cosmos DB
3 6 (6.00%) NoSQL
3 6 (6.00%) RDBMS
4 4 (4.00%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (6.00%) JIRA
1 6 (6.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 5 (5.00%) PVCS
2 5 (5.00%) Selenium
2 5 (5.00%) Subversion
2 5 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.00%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.00%) SpecFlow
4 3 (3.00%) TeamCity
4 3 (3.00%) TestRail
5 2 (2.00%) Jasmine
5 2 (2.00%) JMeter
5 2 (2.00%) JUnit
5 2 (2.00%) MSBuild
5 2 (2.00%) Protractor
5 2 (2.00%) TestNG
6 1 (1.00%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.00%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.00%) SoapUI
General
1 46 (46.00%) Finance
2 9 (9.00%) Retail
3 8 (8.00%) Marketing
4 7 (7.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (5.00%) Banking
6 4 (4.00%) German Language
7 3 (3.00%) Law
8 2 (2.00%) Advertising
9 1 (1.00%) Back Office
9 1 (1.00%) Italian Language
9 1 (1.00%) Legal
9 1 (1.00%) Polish Language
9 1 (1.00%) Publishing
9 1 (1.00%) Romanian Language
Job Titles
1 31 (31.00%) Analyst
2 18 (18.00%) Test Analyst
3 11 (11.00%) Business Analyst
4 9 (9.00%) Delivery Manager
5 8 (8.00%) Tester
5 8 (8.00%) UAT Analyst
5 8 (8.00%) UAT Test Analyst
6 7 (7.00%) Architect
6 7 (7.00%) Client Services Manager
6 7 (7.00%) Salesforce Architect
6 7 (7.00%) Test Leader
7 6 (6.00%) DBA
7 6 (6.00%) Integration Specialist
7 6 (6.00%) Project Manager
7 6 (6.00%) Software Delivery Manager
7 6 (6.00%) Software Manager
7 6 (6.00%) Sybase DBA
7 6 (6.00%) Test Manager
7 6 (6.00%) UAT Tester
8 5 (5.00%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.00%) .NET
2 7 (7.00%) SOAP
3 6 (6.00%) MSMQ
3 6 (6.00%) REST
4 4 (4.00%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.00%) XML
6 1 (1.00%) IDoc
6 1 (1.00%) Middleware
6 1 (1.00%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.00%) Virtual Team
2 10 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.00%) e-Learning
5 2 (2.00%) Handset
5 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Licensing
5 2 (2.00%) User Experience
6 1 (1.00%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.00%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.00%) Windows
2 6 (6.00%) Linux
2 6 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (6.00%) Unix
3 1 (1.00%) Android
3 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (43.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (26.00%) Scrum
3 22 (22.00%) Project Management
4 21 (21.00%) SDLC
5 20 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 17 (17.00%) Test Strategy
7 16 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 16 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (15.00%) Test Scripting
9 14 (14.00%) Business Analysis
9 14 (14.00%) Migration
9 14 (14.00%) System Testing
10 11 (11.00%) ERP
10 11 (11.00%) Scenario Testing
11 10 (10.00%) Business Continuity
11 10 (10.00%) Kanban
11 10 (10.00%) Release Management
12 9 (9.00%) Data Migration
13 7 (7.00%) System Integration Testing
13 7 (7.00%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (25.00%) SQL
2 9 (9.00%) C#
3 8 (8.00%) PowerShell
4 6 (6.00%) Shell Script
5 5 (5.00%) Python
6 3 (3.00%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.00%) Java
7 2 (2.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.00%) Ruby
8 1 (1.00%) C
8 1 (1.00%) C++
8 1 (1.00%) Groovy
8 1 (1.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (2.00%) Degree
1 2 (2.00%) ISEB
1 2 (2.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.00%) AAT
2 1 (1.00%) CCAB
2 1 (1.00%) CIMA
2 1 (1.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (20.00%) QA
2 6 (6.00%) PMO
3 3 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (11.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.00%) Docker
2 1 (1.00%) Terminal Server
2 1 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (9.00%) HP ALM
2 3 (3.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (14.00%) SAP
2 12 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (11.00%) Oracle
4 9 (9.00%) HP
5 7 (7.00%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (6.00%) Red Hat
6 6 (6.00%) Sybase
7 5 (5.00%) Workday
8 3 (3.00%) Sage
9 2 (2.00%) Sonus
10 1 (1.00%) Atlassian
10 1 (1.00%) FNZ
10 1 (1.00%) Hyperion
10 1 (1.00%) Micro Focus
10 1 (1.00%) Planview
10 1 (1.00%) Remedy
10 1 (1.00%) VMware