The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bedfordshire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 20 25 39
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +14
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 32 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 6.29% 2.09% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.77% 3.33% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 3 4
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£435 £355 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.53% +31.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £351 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £431 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.48% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+21.05% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
412 150 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 80.94% 62.76% 74.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 73 144
Average daily rate £425 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £297 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 10
Average hourly rate £26.00 £16.25 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -61.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.50 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £22.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
User Acceptance Testing
East of England

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -2 18 £445 -1.11% 1
Bedford - - - -
User Acceptance Testing
East of England

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 35 (46.05%) Finance
2 31 (40.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 30 (39.47%) Change Management
4 27 (35.53%) Business Intelligence
5 25 (32.89%) Retail
6 19 (25.00%) E-Commerce
7 15 (19.74%) Oracle
8 14 (18.42%) PRINCE2
8 14 (18.42%) Migration
9 13 (17.11%) Scrum
9 13 (17.11%) SAP
9 13 (17.11%) Waterfall
9 13 (17.11%) Oracle Payables
10 12 (15.79%) Oracle Receivables
10 12 (15.79%) Oracle General Ledger
11 11 (14.47%) Test Strategy
11 11 (14.47%) Supplier Management
11 11 (14.47%) Test Management
11 11 (14.47%) ERP
12 10 (13.16%) Agresso
12 10 (13.16%) Oracle Assets
13 9 (11.84%) Windows 7
13 9 (11.84%) Requirements Analysis
13 9 (11.84%) Business Analysis
13 9 (11.84%) Windows
14 8 (10.53%) Citrix
14 8 (10.53%) Data Entry
14 8 (10.53%) SaaS
15 7 (9.21%) Data Integration
15 7 (9.21%) General Ledger

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 6 (7.89%) CMS
2 5 (6.58%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.58%) IBM Notes
3 4 (5.26%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 4 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.95%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.63%) MS Office
4 1 (1.32%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (17.11%) Oracle Payables
2 12 (15.79%) Oracle Receivables
2 12 (15.79%) Oracle General Ledger
3 10 (13.16%) Agresso
3 10 (13.16%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (3.95%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.21%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (7.89%) JIRA
2 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.32%) TestDirector
General
1 35 (46.05%) Finance
2 25 (32.89%) Retail
3 7 (9.21%) General Ledger
4 2 (2.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (61.84%) Analyst
2 41 (53.95%) Business Analyst
3 10 (13.16%) Project Manager
3 10 (13.16%) Test Leader
4 6 (7.89%) Integration Manager
5 3 (3.95%) IT Business Analyst
5 3 (3.95%) Test Analyst
6 2 (2.63%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 2 (2.63%) Configuration Analyst
6 2 (2.63%) Configuration Manager
6 2 (2.63%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (2.63%) Supply Chain Analyst
6 2 (2.63%) Procurement Analyst
7 1 (1.32%) Financial Analyst
7 1 (1.32%) CRM Business Analyst
7 1 (1.32%) ERP Project Manager
7 1 (1.32%) Senior Digital Project Manager
7 1 (1.32%) CRM Analyst
7 1 (1.32%) Digital Project Manager
7 1 (1.32%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.32%) .NET
1 1 (1.32%) J2EE
1 1 (1.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) Data Integration
2 6 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.58%) Mobile App
3 5 (6.58%) EPoS
4 3 (3.95%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.95%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.32%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.84%) Windows 7
1 9 (11.84%) Windows
2 5 (6.58%) Apple iOS
2 5 (6.58%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (40.79%) Stakeholder Management
2 30 (39.47%) Change Management
3 27 (35.53%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 14 (18.42%) PRINCE2
5 14 (18.42%) Migration
6 13 (17.11%) Scrum
6 13 (17.11%) Waterfall
7 11 (14.47%) Test Strategy
7 11 (14.47%) Supplier Management
7 11 (14.47%) Test Management
7 11 (14.47%) ERP
8 9 (11.84%) Requirements Analysis
8 9 (11.84%) Business Analysis
9 8 (10.53%) Data Entry
10 7 (9.21%) Data Analysis
10 7 (9.21%) WFM
10 7 (9.21%) Test Scripting
10 7 (9.21%) Validation
11 6 (7.89%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.26%) SQL
2 1 (1.32%) C
2 1 (1.32%) C++
2 1 (1.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (7.89%) ISEB
1 6 (7.89%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.89%) QA
2 2 (2.63%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 15 (19.74%) Oracle
2 13 (17.11%) SAP
3 8 (10.53%) Citrix
4 6 (7.89%) JDA
4 6 (7.89%) RedPrairie
5 5 (6.58%) Lotus
6 4 (5.26%) Microsoft
6 4 (5.26%) Mercator
6 4 (5.26%) Ceridian
7 2 (2.63%) TSYS
8 1 (1.32%) Adobe
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