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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 24 35 27
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -8
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 12 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.55% 2.62% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.00% 3.24% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 0
Average daily rate £431 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £14.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -54.83%
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
300 309 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 88.76% 81.10% 68.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 248 111
Average daily rate £438 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 7 8
Average hourly rate £47.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+171.42% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £13.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £22.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 7 £431 -13.75% 2
Bedford - 2 £550 - 1
User Acceptance Testing
East of England

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (57.89%) Use Case
3 10 (52.63%) Data Modelling
4 9 (47.37%) E-Commerce
4 9 (47.37%) Change Management
4 9 (47.37%) User Stories
5 8 (42.11%) Scrum
5 8 (42.11%) Waterfall
6 7 (36.84%) Business Analysis
6 7 (36.84%) Retail
7 6 (31.58%) JIRA
7 6 (31.58%) Project Planning
7 6 (31.58%) Data Transformation
7 6 (31.58%) Confluence
7 6 (31.58%) Microservices
7 6 (31.58%) Software Delivery
8 5 (26.32%) Data Analysis
9 4 (21.05%) SQL
9 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
10 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (15.79%) Oracle
10 3 (15.79%) SDLC
10 3 (15.79%) Defect Management
11 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
11 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
11 2 (10.53%) Data Structures
11 2 (10.53%) FogBugz
11 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS
11 2 (10.53%) Finance

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (31.58%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (5.26%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (5.26%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) MailChimp
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) JIRA
2 2 (10.53%) Bugzilla
2 2 (10.53%) FogBugz
General
1 7 (36.84%) Retail
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) Analyst
2 10 (52.63%) Business Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Business Data Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Data Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Network Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Payments Business Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Server Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Storage Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Data Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse Manager
5 1 (5.26%) E-Business Manager
5 1 (5.26%) ERP Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) SAP Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Subject Matter Expert
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
1 2 (10.53%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
1 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (57.89%) Use Case
3 10 (52.63%) Data Modelling
4 9 (47.37%) Change Management
4 9 (47.37%) E-Commerce
4 9 (47.37%) User Stories
5 8 (42.11%) Scrum
5 8 (42.11%) Waterfall
6 7 (36.84%) Business Analysis
7 6 (31.58%) Data Transformation
7 6 (31.58%) Microservices
7 6 (31.58%) Project Planning
7 6 (31.58%) Software Delivery
8 5 (26.32%) Data Analysis
9 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
10 3 (15.79%) Defect Management
10 3 (15.79%) SDLC
10 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
11 2 (10.53%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB
1 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
1 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Adobe
2 1 (5.26%) hybris
2 1 (5.26%) SAP