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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 56 83 75
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -8
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 61 43 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.49% 1.76% 2.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.36% 2.39% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 25 23
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £244 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-2.32% +6.17%
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
1818 1801 1673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 74.08% 73.81% 70.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 850 716
Average daily rate £378 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 22 35
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.42% -36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.80 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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 +19 27 £400 +26.98% 3
Slough +5 6 £274 -18.28% 1
Bracknell -4 3 £250 -28.57%
Newbury 0 2 £500 -4.76% 2
Maidenhead - 2 £377 - 1
Wokingham - 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
South East

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 35 (31.25%) Finance
2 24 (21.43%) Test Scripting
3 23 (20.54%) Telecoms
4 22 (19.64%) Migration
4 22 (19.64%) HP Quality Center
5 21 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (17.86%) ISEB
7 19 (16.96%) Security Cleared
8 18 (16.07%) QA
9 17 (15.18%) HP
9 17 (15.18%) SQL
9 17 (15.18%) Project Management
10 16 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (13.39%) Test Management
11 15 (13.39%) ISTQB
11 15 (13.39%) Test Strategy
12 13 (11.61%) Oracle
12 13 (11.61%) SAP
12 13 (11.61%) XML
12 13 (11.61%) Data Migration
12 13 (11.61%) Billing
12 13 (11.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 13 (11.61%) System Integration Testing
13 12 (10.71%) Integration Testing
13 12 (10.71%) Regression Testing
14 11 (9.82%) CRM
14 11 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (9.82%) SC Cleared
15 10 (8.93%) Waterfall
15 10 (8.93%) Java

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 3 (2.68%) CMS
2 2 (1.79%) Confluence
3 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.57%) MS Office
1 4 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.79%) MS Project
3 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.79%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.79%) SAP MDM
2 2 (1.79%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (1.79%) SAP GRC
2 2 (1.79%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.89%) Agresso
3 1 (0.89%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.89%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.89%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.57%) SaaS
2 3 (2.68%) HP Helion
3 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.89%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.68%) LAN
1 3 (2.68%) VoIP
1 3 (2.68%) WAN
1 3 (2.68%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (2.68%) 3G
2 2 (1.79%) Diameter Protocol
2 2 (1.79%) Firewall
2 2 (1.79%) MGCP
2 2 (1.79%) RTP
3 1 (0.89%) SS7
3 1 (0.89%) Megaco
3 1 (0.89%) VPN
3 1 (0.89%) IPv4
3 1 (0.89%) IPv6
3 1 (0.89%) 2G
3 1 (0.89%) Cisco ICM
3 1 (0.89%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (0.89%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (0.89%) LTE
3 1 (0.89%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.57%) MySQL
3 3 (2.68%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.68%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (1.79%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.79%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.79%) DataStage
4 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.79%) OLAP
4 2 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.79%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 7 (6.25%) Selenium
2 5 (4.46%) WebDriver
2 5 (4.46%) JIRA
3 4 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (2.68%) SoapUI
4 3 (2.68%) HP UFT
5 2 (1.79%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.79%) TestPartner
5 2 (1.79%) Toad
5 2 (1.79%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.89%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.89%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.89%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.89%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.89%) Hudson
6 1 (0.89%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.89%) JUnit
6 1 (0.89%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.89%) Maven
General
1 35 (31.25%) Finance
2 23 (20.54%) Telecoms
3 13 (11.61%) Billing
4 5 (4.46%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.57%) Banking
5 4 (3.57%) Marketing
6 3 (2.68%) Electronics
7 2 (1.79%) Retail
8 1 (0.89%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.89%) Back Office
8 1 (0.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 51 (45.54%) Analyst
2 21 (18.75%) Test Analyst
3 15 (13.39%) Business Analyst
4 14 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 10 (8.93%) Tester
6 9 (8.04%) Test Leader
7 7 (6.25%) Consultant
8 5 (4.46%) Architect
8 5 (4.46%) Developer
9 4 (3.57%) Data Analyst
9 4 (3.57%) Test Engineer
9 4 (3.57%) QA Engineer
10 3 (2.68%) Cisco Engineer
10 3 (2.68%) Functional Analyst
10 3 (2.68%) Billing Analyst
10 3 (2.68%) Functional Test Analyst
10 3 (2.68%) Lead Business Analyst
10 3 (2.68%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (2.68%) Business Consultant
10 3 (2.68%) Database Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.61%) XML
2 4 (3.57%) HTML
2 4 (3.57%) Web Services
3 3 (2.68%) SOAP
3 3 (2.68%) .NET
3 3 (2.68%) Middleware
4 2 (1.79%) XMPP
4 2 (1.79%) CSS
5 1 (0.89%) RESTful
5 1 (0.89%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.89%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.68%) Private Cloud
3 3 (2.68%) DTV
4 2 (1.79%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.79%) Handset
4 2 (1.79%) CMDB
4 2 (1.79%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.89%) Life Science
5 1 (0.89%) Wiki
5 1 (0.89%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.89%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.89%) User Experience
5 1 (0.89%) IPTV
5 1 (0.89%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.36%) Linux
2 4 (3.57%) UNIX
3 2 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.89%) Windows
4 1 (0.89%) HPUX
4 1 (0.89%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.43%) Test Scripting
2 22 (19.64%) Migration
3 21 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (15.18%) Project Management
5 16 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (13.39%) Test Management
6 15 (13.39%) Test Strategy
7 13 (11.61%) System Integration Testing
7 13 (11.61%) Data Migration
8 12 (10.71%) Integration Testing
8 12 (10.71%) Regression Testing
9 11 (9.82%) CRM
10 10 (8.93%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (8.93%) System Testing
10 10 (8.93%) Waterfall
11 9 (8.04%) Automated Testing
11 9 (8.04%) Scrum
12 8 (7.14%) Software Testing
12 8 (7.14%) Performance Testing
13 7 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (15.18%) SQL
2 10 (8.93%) Java
3 4 (3.57%) C#
4 3 (2.68%) C
5 2 (1.79%) Python
5 2 (1.79%) Ruby
5 2 (1.79%) PHP
6 1 (0.89%) Bourne shell
6 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.89%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (17.86%) ISEB
2 19 (16.96%) Security Cleared
3 15 (13.39%) ISTQB
4 13 (11.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (9.82%) SC Cleared
6 8 (7.14%) Degree
7 4 (3.57%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.89%) CCVP
10 1 (0.89%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.89%) CCNP
10 1 (0.89%) CCIP
10 1 (0.89%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (16.07%) QA
2 5 (4.46%) GxP
3 3 (2.68%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (2.68%) GAMP
4 2 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 22 (19.64%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.79%) Puppet
2 2 (1.79%) Control-M
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle Statspack
3 1 (0.89%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.89%) Netcool
Vendors
1 17 (15.18%) HP
2 13 (11.61%) Oracle
2 13 (11.61%) SAP
3 6 (5.36%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.46%) Cisco
5 3 (2.68%) Siebel
5 3 (2.68%) Remedy
5 3 (2.68%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.79%) Talend
6 2 (1.79%) Capita
6 2 (1.79%) Cognos
6 2 (1.79%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.79%) BMC
6 2 (1.79%) CA
6 2 (1.79%) Hyperion
6 2 (1.79%) Informatica
7 1 (0.89%) JDA
7 1 (0.89%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.89%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.89%) Ericsson
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