The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire 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 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 73 92 93
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +1
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 42 40 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.74% 1.53% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 2.26% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 26 29
Average daily rate
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£335 £363 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.58% +16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £238 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £444 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -18.18%
User Acceptance Testing
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1748 1767 2106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 72.50% 67.42% 67.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 850 858 748
Average daily rate £390 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £237 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 37 43
Average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.05 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £45.00 £47.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Reading +20 20 £275 -24.65% 5
Bracknell +5 6 £440 +51.72%
Slough -10 4 £341 +21.33% 1
Maidenhead - 1 - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Windsor - - - -
User Acceptance Testing
South East

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 23 (27.06%) Microsoft
1 23 (27.06%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (21.18%) Finance
3 17 (20.00%) Scrum
3 17 (20.00%) Degree
4 16 (18.82%) Test Scripting
4 16 (18.82%) Security Cleared
5 15 (17.65%) Telecoms
6 12 (14.12%) Business Analysis
6 12 (14.12%) Project Management
7 11 (12.94%) Publishing
7 11 (12.94%) Migration
7 11 (12.94%) ISEB
7 11 (12.94%) QlikView
7 11 (12.94%) DV Cleared
7 11 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (12.94%) Data Structures
8 10 (11.76%) Computer Science
8 10 (11.76%) Marketing
8 10 (11.76%) Oracle
9 9 (10.59%) SQL Server
9 9 (10.59%) Citrix
9 9 (10.59%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (9.41%) HP
10 8 (9.41%) MS Office
10 8 (9.41%) SAP
10 8 (9.41%) SQL
10 8 (9.41%) MS Excel
10 8 (9.41%) XenDesktop
10 8 (9.41%) Kanban

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 (7.06%) CMS
2 4 (4.71%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.71%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.35%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.35%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.35%) Umbraco
3 2 (2.35%) Magnolia
Applications
1 8 (9.41%) MS Office
1 8 (9.41%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.53%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (3.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.71%) SAP FI
2 3 (3.53%) SAP CO
2 3 (3.53%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (2.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (2.35%) SAP GRC
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (1.18%) SAP SRM
4 1 (1.18%) SAP ERP
4 1 (1.18%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.18%) SAP MM
4 1 (1.18%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.53%) SIGTRAN
2 2 (2.35%) Firewall
2 2 (2.35%) INAP
2 2 (2.35%) MPLS
2 2 (2.35%) HTTP
2 2 (2.35%) DNS
2 2 (2.35%) GGSN
2 2 (2.35%) SGSN
2 2 (2.35%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (2.35%) 4G
2 2 (2.35%) LTE
2 2 (2.35%) MGW
3 1 (1.18%) VoLTE
3 1 (1.18%) SCTP
3 1 (1.18%) M3UA
3 1 (1.18%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.18%) LDAP
3 1 (1.18%) SMS
3 1 (1.18%) 3GPP
3 1 (1.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.94%) QlikView
2 9 (10.59%) SQL Server
3 8 (9.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (8.24%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.35%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.18%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (4.71%) JIRA
2 3 (3.53%) TestDirector
3 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.35%) LSMW
3 2 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.18%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.18%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 1 (1.18%) MSI
General
1 18 (21.18%) Finance
2 15 (17.65%) Telecoms
3 11 (12.94%) Publishing
4 10 (11.76%) Marketing
5 4 (4.71%) German Language
5 4 (4.71%) Billing
6 3 (3.53%) Retail
7 2 (2.35%) Legal
7 2 (2.35%) French Language
7 2 (2.35%) General Ledger
8 1 (1.18%) Banking
8 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 26 (30.59%) Analyst
2 14 (16.47%) Business Analyst
3 13 (15.29%) Developer
4 10 (11.76%) QlikView Developer
5 9 (10.59%) Consultant
6 8 (9.41%) Test Analyst
7 6 (7.06%) Test Manager
8 5 (5.88%) Telecoms Business Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) Applications Packager
9 4 (4.71%) Support Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) SAP Consultant
9 4 (4.71%) Project Manager
9 4 (4.71%) Junior
10 3 (3.53%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) Junior Project Manager
10 3 (3.53%) Lead Developer
10 3 (3.53%) Test Engineer
11 2 (2.35%) Technical Consultant
11 2 (2.35%) Migration Consultant
11 2 (2.35%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.24%) Application Packaging
2 6 (7.06%) XML
3 4 (4.71%) HTML
3 4 (4.71%) Web Services
4 3 (3.53%) BAPI
5 2 (2.35%) Web Dynpro
5 2 (2.35%) SAP XI
5 2 (2.35%) SAP Smart Forms
5 2 (2.35%) Middleware
5 2 (2.35%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (2.35%) EDI
5 2 (2.35%) .NET
5 2 (2.35%) SOAP
6 1 (1.18%) MCollective
6 1 (1.18%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (12.94%) Data Structures
2 10 (11.76%) Computer Science
3 7 (8.24%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.53%) AS400
5 2 (2.35%) Data Conversion
5 2 (2.35%) iSeries
6 1 (1.18%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.18%) Social Media
6 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.18%) DTV
6 1 (1.18%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.71%) UNIX
2 2 (2.35%) Windows 2000
2 2 (2.35%) Windows
2 2 (2.35%) Windows Vista
2 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (2.35%) Android
2 2 (2.35%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.18%) Solaris
3 1 (1.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.06%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (20.00%) Scrum
3 16 (18.82%) Test Scripting
4 12 (14.12%) Business Analysis
4 12 (14.12%) Project Management
5 11 (12.94%) Migration
6 8 (9.41%) Kanban
7 7 (8.24%) Data Analysis
7 7 (8.24%) E-Commerce
7 7 (8.24%) ITIL
7 7 (8.24%) Data Modelling
8 6 (7.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (7.06%) Release Management
8 6 (7.06%) Test Strategy
9 5 (5.88%) Test Management
9 5 (5.88%) V-Model
9 5 (5.88%) System Testing
9 5 (5.88%) Unit Testing
9 5 (5.88%) Validation
10 4 (4.71%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.41%) SQL
2 3 (3.53%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.35%) SAPscript
3 2 (2.35%) ABAP
3 2 (2.35%) Java
3 2 (2.35%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.35%) Perl
3 2 (2.35%) C#
4 1 (1.18%) Ruby
4 1 (1.18%) PHP
4 1 (1.18%) Python
4 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (20.00%) Degree
2 16 (18.82%) Security Cleared
3 11 (12.94%) ISEB
3 11 (12.94%) DV Cleared
4 6 (7.06%) SC Cleared
5 5 (5.88%) ISTQB
6 4 (4.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (3.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (3.53%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.35%) CCNA
8 2 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.18%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.24%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) GxP
2 1 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (10.59%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (9.41%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.18%) XenApp
3 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.18%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (7.06%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.18%) Puppet
2 1 (1.18%) Netcool
Vendors
1 23 (27.06%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.76%) Oracle
3 9 (10.59%) Citrix
4 8 (9.41%) HP
4 8 (9.41%) SAP
5 4 (4.71%) Lotus
6 2 (2.35%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.35%) Cisco
6 2 (2.35%) IBM
6 2 (2.35%) Informatica
7 1 (1.18%) Appcelerator
7 1 (1.18%) Lumension
7 1 (1.18%) Redknee
7 1 (1.18%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.18%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.18%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.18%) JDA
7 1 (1.18%) Manugistics
7 1 (1.18%) Remedy
7 1 (1.18%) TIBCO
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