Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Taunton 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 24 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)
Somerset > Taunton
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 21 39
Rank change year-on-year +6 +18 -14
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 5 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Taunton 4.39% 3.92% 6.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.41% 4.94% 6.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 9
Taunton median daily rate £368 £225 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +63.33% -35.16% -10.45%
10th Percentile £327 £213 £328
90th Percentile £414 £238 £350
Somerset median daily rate £403 £225 £347
% change year-on-year +78.89% -35.16% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Taunton median hourly rate - - -
Somerset median hourly rate £11.00 - -

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 Taunton with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Taunton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 78 81 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Taunton 68.42% 79.41% 89.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 54 139
Taunton median daily rate £350 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.11% +1.04%
10th Percentile £121 £178 £300
90th Percentile £405 £458 £450
Somerset median daily rate £375 £352 £361
% change year-on-year +6.69% -2.70% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 1
Taunton median hourly rate £22.50 £12.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.00% -3.85% -14.75%
Somerset median hourly rate £40.25 £38.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +5.92% -9.52% +20.00%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Taunton

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

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in Taunton

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Taunton

For the 6 months to 24 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 Taunton region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (40.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Back Office
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Taunton 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Back Office
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Business Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) UAT Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 2 (40.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft