The first table below looks at the demand for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the East of England region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 41 89 74
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -15
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 137 37 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 4.50% 1.56% 2.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.11% 2.22% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 27 38
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£413 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £230 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £416 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £337 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.44% -3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Average hourly rate £20.75 £32.50 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.15% +26.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.55 £32.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.95 £32.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+21.05% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2242 1664 2051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 73.63% 70.06% 67.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1310 870 1021
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 123 229
Average hourly rate £29.50 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
User Acceptance Testing
England

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the East of England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Suffolk - 36 £393 - 1
Bedfordshire +3 33 £435 +15.23%
Hertfordshire +16 25 £338 +46.73% 1
Cambridgeshire +3 19 £400 +3.22% 2
Essex 0 13 £400 +11.11%
Norfolk - 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
England

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

1 100 (40.49%) Finance
2 53 (21.46%) SQL
2 53 (21.46%) QA
3 43 (17.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 41 (16.60%) Test Scripting
5 40 (16.19%) Migration
6 36 (14.57%) .NET
6 36 (14.57%) SQL Server
7 34 (13.77%) Change Management
8 32 (12.96%) Oracle
8 32 (12.96%) Business Analysis
9 31 (12.55%) Retail
9 31 (12.55%) Business Intelligence
9 31 (12.55%) SQL Server 2008
10 30 (12.15%) HP Quality Center
10 30 (12.15%) Integration Testing
11 27 (10.93%) Test Strategy
11 27 (10.93%) Scrum
12 26 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 26 (10.53%) E-Commerce
13 25 (10.12%) ISEB
14 23 (9.31%) HP
14 23 (9.31%) Data Warehouse
14 23 (9.31%) SAP
14 23 (9.31%) PRINCE2
15 22 (8.91%) Oracle Payables
15 22 (8.91%) Microsoft
15 22 (8.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 20 (8.10%) ETL
16 20 (8.10%) Waterfall

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 9 (3.64%) CMS
2 7 (2.83%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.02%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.02%) IBM Notes
3 5 (2.02%) Adobe CQ
4 3 (1.21%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.81%) Apache
5 2 (0.81%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.40%) Node.js
6 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.40%) IIS
6 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.40%) lighttpd
Applications
1 19 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.83%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.81%) MS Office
4 1 (0.40%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (8.91%) Oracle Payables
2 19 (7.69%) Oracle General Ledger
3 18 (7.29%) Oracle Receivables
4 10 (4.05%) Oracle Assets
4 10 (4.05%) Agresso
5 9 (3.64%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (2.43%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 6 (2.43%) Oracle Cash Management
6 6 (2.43%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (1.62%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.40%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 1 (0.40%) SAP SD
9 1 (0.40%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.40%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.26%) SaaS
2 2 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.40%) FTP
1 1 (0.40%) VPN
1 1 (0.40%) Internet
1 1 (0.40%) VRRP
1 1 (0.40%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (14.57%) SQL Server
2 31 (12.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (9.31%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (8.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.21%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.81%) EDRMS
7 2 (0.81%) DB2
7 2 (0.81%) QlikView
7 2 (0.81%) MySQL
7 2 (0.81%) DbVisualizer
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.40%) Snowflake Schema
8 1 (0.40%) Star Schema
8 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (5.26%) Visual Studio
2 9 (3.64%) SoapUI
3 7 (2.83%) JIRA
4 6 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.62%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.81%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.81%) MSI
7 1 (0.40%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.40%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.40%) Subversion
7 1 (0.40%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.40%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.40%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.40%) Selenium
7 1 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.40%) Ant
General
1 100 (40.49%) Finance
2 31 (12.55%) Retail
3 13 (5.26%) General Ledger
3 13 (5.26%) Banking
4 7 (2.83%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.62%) Marketing
6 2 (0.81%) Billing
6 2 (0.81%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.40%) Publishing
7 1 (0.40%) Electronics
7 1 (0.40%) Legal
Job Titles
1 111 (44.94%) Analyst
2 67 (27.13%) Business Analyst
3 32 (12.96%) Test Analyst
4 26 (10.53%) Project Manager
5 23 (9.31%) Developer
5 23 (9.31%) Test Leader
6 17 (6.88%) Tester
6 17 (6.88%) .NET Developer
7 13 (5.26%) Coordinator
7 13 (5.26%) Test Coordinator
8 11 (4.45%) Systems Analyst
9 10 (4.05%) Consultant
9 10 (4.05%) Senior Developer
9 10 (4.05%) Senior .NET Developer
10 9 (3.64%) Senior C# Developer
10 9 (3.64%) C# Developer
10 9 (3.64%) C# .NET Developer
11 8 (3.24%) Business Systems Analyst
11 8 (3.24%) Test Manager
12 7 (2.83%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (14.57%) .NET
2 17 (6.88%) WCF
2 17 (6.88%) ASP.NET
2 17 (6.88%) ASP.NET MVC
3 15 (6.07%) XML
4 9 (3.64%) MDX
5 6 (2.43%) HTML
6 5 (2.02%) LAMP
7 4 (1.62%) J2EE
8 3 (1.21%) CSS
9 2 (0.81%) Flash
9 2 (0.81%) Application Packaging
10 1 (0.40%) jQuery
10 1 (0.40%) Ajax
10 1 (0.40%) XHTML
10 1 (0.40%) OLE
10 1 (0.40%) JSP
10 1 (0.40%) Web Services
10 1 (0.40%) WebCenter
10 1 (0.40%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.05%) Management Information System
2 8 (3.24%) Data Integration
3 5 (2.02%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.02%) EPoS
4 3 (1.21%) NHS
4 3 (1.21%) Thin Client
4 3 (1.21%) Informatics
4 3 (1.21%) Fat Client
5 2 (0.81%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.40%) Open Source
6 1 (0.40%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.40%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.40%) FMCG
6 1 (0.40%) Pharmacovigilance
6 1 (0.40%) CMDB
6 1 (0.40%) Clustering
6 1 (0.40%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.67%) Windows
2 10 (4.05%) Windows 7
3 6 (2.43%) Apple iOS
3 6 (2.43%) Android
4 5 (2.02%) UNIX
5 4 (1.62%) Linux
6 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.40%) Solaris
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (17.41%) Stakeholder Management
2 41 (16.60%) Test Scripting
3 40 (16.19%) Migration
4 34 (13.77%) Change Management
5 32 (12.96%) Business Analysis
6 31 (12.55%) Business Intelligence
7 30 (12.15%) Integration Testing
8 27 (10.93%) Scrum
8 27 (10.93%) Test Strategy
9 26 (10.53%) E-Commerce
10 23 (9.31%) PRINCE2
11 20 (8.10%) ETL
11 20 (8.10%) Waterfall
12 18 (7.29%) ITIL
13 17 (6.88%) ERP
13 17 (6.88%) MVC
13 17 (6.88%) Manual Testing
13 17 (6.88%) System Testing
14 16 (6.48%) Software Testing
14 16 (6.48%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 53 (21.46%) SQL
2 19 (7.69%) C#
3 6 (2.43%) Java
3 6 (2.43%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.81%) Perl
4 2 (0.81%) VB
5 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.40%) VBA
5 1 (0.40%) FQL
5 1 (0.40%) C++
5 1 (0.40%) VBScript
5 1 (0.40%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (10.12%) ISEB
2 13 (5.26%) Degree
3 9 (3.64%) ISTQB
4 7 (2.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (2.43%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.81%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (21.46%) QA
2 2 (0.81%) Solvency II
2 2 (0.81%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.81%) GxP
3 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (0.40%) Xen
1 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 30 (12.15%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.21%) SCCM
3 1 (0.40%) Nagios
3 1 (0.40%) Foglight
3 1 (0.40%) Puppet
3 1 (0.40%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 32 (12.96%) Oracle
2 23 (9.31%) SAP
2 23 (9.31%) HP
3 22 (8.91%) Microsoft
4 9 (3.64%) Citrix
5 6 (2.43%) JDA
5 6 (2.43%) RedPrairie
6 5 (2.02%) Lotus
6 5 (2.02%) PeopleSoft
6 5 (2.02%) Business Objects
7 4 (1.62%) IBM
7 4 (1.62%) Adobe
7 4 (1.62%) Ceridian
7 4 (1.62%) Mercator
8 2 (0.81%) TSYS
8 2 (0.81%) Tableau
9 1 (0.40%) Facebook
9 1 (0.40%) Twitter
9 1 (0.40%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.40%) ATG