The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 3 months to 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 33 32 17
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -15
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 15 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.66% 2.19% 5.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.42% 2.87% 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 11
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£425 £175 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+142.85% -55.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £175 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £241 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-43.75% +4.34%
User Acceptance Testing
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
339 209 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 82.68% 76.28% 71.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 130 143
Average daily rate £425 £370 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% -5.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £14.50 £14.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.43 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -5 15 £425 +142.85% 5
Bedford - - - - 1
Dunstable - - - -
User Acceptance Testing
East of England

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Acceptance Testing.

1 27 (50.00%) Finance
2 22 (40.74%) Oracle
3 21 (38.89%) Retail
4 20 (37.04%) SAP
5 16 (29.63%) PRINCE2
5 16 (29.63%) SQL
5 16 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (29.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (27.78%) E-Commerce
7 14 (25.93%) Change Management
7 14 (25.93%) Scrum
7 14 (25.93%) Waterfall
8 12 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (20.37%) Oracle Payables
10 10 (18.52%) Oracle Receivables
10 10 (18.52%) Oracle General Ledger
10 10 (18.52%) ERP
10 10 (18.52%) Agresso
11 8 (14.81%) IBM
11 8 (14.81%) .NET
11 8 (14.81%) Oracle Assets
11 8 (14.81%) Systems Analysis
11 8 (14.81%) JIRA
11 8 (14.81%) Test Scripting
12 7 (12.96%) Unica
12 7 (12.96%) Marketing
12 7 (12.96%) SugarCRM
12 7 (12.96%) Campaign Management
12 7 (12.96%) Oracle Database
12 7 (12.96%) Neolane

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Acceptance Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (12.96%) SugarCRM
2 3 (5.56%) Adobe CQ
2 3 (5.56%) CMS
3 1 (1.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.85%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (20.37%) Oracle Payables
2 10 (18.52%) Oracle Receivables
2 10 (18.52%) Oracle General Ledger
2 10 (18.52%) Agresso
3 8 (14.81%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.96%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (14.81%) JIRA
General
1 27 (50.00%) Finance
2 21 (38.89%) Retail
3 7 (12.96%) Marketing
4 3 (5.56%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (70.37%) Analyst
2 28 (51.85%) Business Analyst
3 9 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 8 (14.81%) Project Manager
5 5 (9.26%) Integration Manager
6 4 (7.41%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Business Systems Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Supply Chain Analyst
8 1 (1.85%) TM1 Developer
8 1 (1.85%) Digital Project Manager
8 1 (1.85%) Senior Digital Project Manager
8 1 (1.85%) Integration Analyst
8 1 (1.85%) Web Manager
8 1 (1.85%) Integration Test Analyst
8 1 (1.85%) Financial Analyst
8 1 (1.85%) IT Business Analyst
8 1 (1.85%) Web Project Manager
8 1 (1.85%) ERP Project Manager
8 1 (1.85%) Senior Manager
8 1 (1.85%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.81%) .NET
2 2 (3.70%) HTML
3 1 (1.85%) J2EE
3 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) EPoS
1 4 (7.41%) Data Integration
2 3 (5.56%) User Experience
2 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.56%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.56%) FMCG
3 1 (1.85%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.41%) Android
1 4 (7.41%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.85%) Windows
2 1 (1.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.63%) PRINCE2
1 16 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (29.63%) Stakeholder Management
2 15 (27.78%) E-Commerce
3 14 (25.93%) Change Management
3 14 (25.93%) Scrum
3 14 (25.93%) Waterfall
4 12 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (18.52%) ERP
6 8 (14.81%) Systems Analysis
6 8 (14.81%) Test Scripting
7 7 (12.96%) Campaign Management
7 7 (12.96%) CRM
7 7 (12.96%) ETL
8 6 (11.11%) Integration Testing
8 6 (11.11%) Business Analysis
8 6 (11.11%) Use Case
9 4 (7.41%) Project Management
9 4 (7.41%) System Testing
9 4 (7.41%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.63%) SQL
2 7 (12.96%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.85%) C
3 1 (1.85%) C++
3 1 (1.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.96%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.70%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (40.74%) Oracle
2 20 (37.04%) SAP
3 8 (14.81%) IBM
4 7 (12.96%) Unica
4 7 (12.96%) Neolane
4 7 (12.96%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.85%) TSYS
6 1 (1.85%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.85%) Ceridian
6 1 (1.85%) Adobe
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