The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 41 29 50
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +21
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 14 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.80% 3.46% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.24% 4.69% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 1
Average daily rate
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£401 £400 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.31% -13.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £17.75 £17.58
% change year-on-year
+23.94% +0.96%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
330 277 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 66.00% 73.67% 63.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 127 126
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 22 74
Average hourly rate £27.50 £38.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +4.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.36 £30.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 11 (55.00%) Regression Testing
2 9 (45.00%) ITIL
2 9 (45.00%) Scrum
3 7 (35.00%) Information Management
3 7 (35.00%) Business Analysis
3 7 (35.00%) PRINCE2
4 5 (25.00%) SaaS
5 4 (20.00%) Use Case
5 4 (20.00%) Service Management
5 4 (20.00%) BPR
5 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (15.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (15.00%) DSDM
6 3 (15.00%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (15.00%) Degree
6 3 (15.00%) LAMP
7 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
7 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
7 2 (10.00%) Finance
7 2 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (10.00%) Windows
7 2 (10.00%) Linux
7 2 (10.00%) Business Objects
7 2 (10.00%) SAP
8 1 (5.00%) UNIX
8 1 (5.00%) ISEB
8 1 (5.00%) C#

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (15.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Project Manager
2 5 (25.00%) Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) IT Project Manager
3 4 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Manager
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Technical Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Technical Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) SAP Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) SAP Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) LAMP
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Open Source
1 1 (5.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Regression Testing
2 9 (45.00%) ITIL
2 9 (45.00%) Scrum
3 7 (35.00%) Information Management
3 7 (35.00%) Business Analysis
3 7 (35.00%) PRINCE2
4 4 (20.00%) Use Case
4 4 (20.00%) Service Management
4 4 (20.00%) BPR
5 3 (15.00%) DSDM
5 3 (15.00%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
7 1 (5.00%) Migration
7 1 (5.00%) Project Management
7 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
7 1 (5.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C#
1 1 (5.00%) Java
1 1 (5.00%) Perl
1 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Business Objects
1 2 (10.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow