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 3 months to 26 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)
Somerset / Taunton
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 - 20
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 3 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Taunton 5.56% - 4.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.12% - 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £355 - £343
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 - £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 - £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +7.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year +11.11% -9.09%  

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 Taunton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Taunton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 49 31 83
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Taunton 90.74% 77.50% 90.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 21 66
Median daily rate £388 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +42.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £317 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £900 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £21.83 -
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 Taunton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Taunton citing User Acceptance Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 26 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 Taunton region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 5 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) C#
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) .NET
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) ISEB
4 2 (40.00%) Hadoop
5 1 (20.00%) Selenium
5 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Java
5 1 (20.00%) TDD
5 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
5 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
5 1 (20.00%) SDLC

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Manual Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) UAT Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) UAT Lead
2 1 (20.00%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft