The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 41 52 41
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 44 22 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 3.88% 2.11% 3.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.96% 2.81% 4.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 17 21
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £207 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £400 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £344
% change year-on-year
-0.73% -1.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £23.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-41.48% -8.73%
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
887 782 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 78.15% 74.83% 75.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 436 269
Average daily rate £375 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 25 40
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.88 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% -29.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £10.89 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £40.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 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
Milton Keynes +8 25 £280 -0.44% 4
High Wycombe 0 1 £363 -8.22% 5
Iver - - - -
Marlow - - - -
User Acceptance Testing
South East

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 54 (59.34%) Finance
2 33 (36.26%) SQL
3 32 (35.16%) Test Scripting
4 29 (31.87%) QA
4 29 (31.87%) Test Management
5 26 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
6 22 (24.18%) ISEB
7 19 (20.88%) Integration Testing
8 17 (18.68%) Waterfall
8 17 (18.68%) Test Strategy
9 16 (17.58%) Validation
9 16 (17.58%) Microsoft
10 15 (16.48%) XML
10 15 (16.48%) Windows
10 15 (16.48%) System Testing
10 15 (16.48%) Software Testing
11 14 (15.38%) JIRA
11 14 (15.38%) SAP
12 13 (14.29%) Migration
13 12 (13.19%) Performance Testing
13 12 (13.19%) V-Model
13 12 (13.19%) Relational Database
14 11 (12.09%) VBScript
14 11 (12.09%) Regression Testing
15 10 (10.99%) Oracle
15 10 (10.99%) Banking
15 10 (10.99%) Windows 7
16 9 (9.89%) Selenium
16 9 (9.89%) SCCM
16 9 (9.89%) Java

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 5 (5.49%) CMS
2 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.10%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (2.20%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.10%) MS Office
2 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (6.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.20%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.20%) SAP BCA
3 1 (1.10%) Summit
3 1 (1.10%) Dynamics GP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.20%) DHCP
1 2 (2.20%) DNS
2 1 (1.10%) Network Security
2 1 (1.10%) LAN
2 1 (1.10%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.19%) Relational Database
2 8 (8.79%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (7.69%) SAP BW
4 5 (5.49%) Oracle Database
5 4 (4.40%) Data Mart
5 4 (4.40%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (4.40%) PowerCenter
6 1 (1.10%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 14 (15.38%) JIRA
2 9 (9.89%) Selenium
3 8 (8.79%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (5.49%) WebDriver
5 3 (3.30%) WatiN
5 3 (3.30%) LoadRunner
5 3 (3.30%) JMeter
6 2 (2.20%) Bugzilla
6 2 (2.20%) TestDirector
General
1 54 (59.34%) Finance
2 10 (10.99%) Banking
3 7 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.30%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.30%) Retail
5 1 (1.10%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 41 (45.05%) Analyst
2 31 (34.07%) Test Analyst
3 21 (23.08%) Test Manager
4 10 (10.99%) Tester
5 8 (8.79%) Test Leader
6 6 (6.59%) CRM Analyst
6 6 (6.59%) Business Analyst
6 6 (6.59%) QA Tester
7 5 (5.49%) Junior Test Analyst
7 5 (5.49%) Junior Analyst
7 5 (5.49%) Junior
8 4 (4.40%) Developer
9 3 (3.30%) Informatica Developer
9 3 (3.30%) Lead Test Analyst
10 2 (2.20%) Oracle Analyst
10 2 (2.20%) Programme Test Manager
10 2 (2.20%) SAP Analyst
10 2 (2.20%) SAP Test Analyst
10 2 (2.20%) Project Manager
10 2 (2.20%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.48%) XML
2 7 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.40%) Management Information System
1 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.30%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.30%) Reference Data
3 2 (2.20%) Data Conversion
3 2 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.20%) User Experience
4 1 (1.10%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.48%) Windows
2 10 (10.99%) Windows 7
3 9 (9.89%) UNIX
4 3 (3.30%) Windows NT
5 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.20%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (2.20%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.10%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (35.16%) Test Scripting
2 29 (31.87%) Test Management
3 19 (20.88%) Integration Testing
4 17 (18.68%) Test Strategy
4 17 (18.68%) Waterfall
5 16 (17.58%) Validation
6 15 (16.48%) System Testing
6 15 (16.48%) Software Testing
7 13 (14.29%) Migration
8 12 (13.19%) Performance Testing
8 12 (13.19%) V-Model
9 11 (12.09%) Regression Testing
10 8 (8.79%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (8.79%) Manual Testing
10 8 (8.79%) Software Distribution
11 7 (7.69%) Business Analysis
11 7 (7.69%) CRM
12 6 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (6.59%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (36.26%) SQL
2 11 (12.09%) VBScript
3 9 (9.89%) Java
4 8 (8.79%) C#
4 8 (8.79%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.30%) C
5 3 (3.30%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.10%) VB
6 1 (1.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (24.18%) ISEB
2 8 (8.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (3.30%) HND
3 3 (3.30%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.30%) Degree
4 1 (1.10%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (31.87%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.20%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (9.89%) SCCM
3 4 (4.40%) Control-M
Vendors
1 16 (17.58%) Microsoft
2 14 (15.38%) SAP
3 10 (10.99%) Oracle
4 8 (8.79%) Remedy
5 4 (4.40%) Business Objects
6 3 (3.30%) HP
6 3 (3.30%) Informatica
6 3 (3.30%) Telerik
7 2 (2.20%) Apple
7 2 (2.20%) IBM
8 1 (1.10%) Citrix
8 1 (1.10%) Seapine