The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 52 86 60
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -26
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 84 42 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.28% 1.84% 2.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.39% 2.61% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 21 42
Average daily rate
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£325 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £340 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £451 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+0.74% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £27.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-49.07% +14.89%
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1912 1608 1621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 74.75% 70.50% 67.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1176 884 898
Average daily rate £413 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 146 122
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £41.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 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
Cambridgeshire +11 29 £290 -17.14% 5
Hertfordshire +6 17 £375 -15.49% 4
East Anglia - 13 £300 -
Suffolk +4 10 £475 +8.50%
Bedfordshire -7 9 £425 - 7
Essex 0 6 £350 -17.64% 2
Norfolk - - - - 2
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 60 (38.22%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (33.76%) Oracle
3 48 (30.57%) Finance
4 42 (26.75%) .NET
5 36 (22.93%) Manual Testing
6 35 (22.29%) SAP
7 34 (21.66%) SQL
8 31 (19.75%) Software Testing
9 30 (19.11%) Visual Studio
10 28 (17.83%) Test Scripting
11 27 (17.20%) Oracle Database
12 26 (16.56%) QA
13 23 (14.65%) ERP
13 23 (14.65%) ETL
14 21 (13.38%) Microsoft
14 21 (13.38%) Analytics
15 19 (12.10%) Retail
16 18 (11.46%) Business Analysis
17 17 (10.83%) CRM
18 16 (10.19%) Project Management
18 16 (10.19%) Change Management
19 15 (9.55%) Scrum
19 15 (9.55%) MS Excel
19 15 (9.55%) Integration Testing
19 15 (9.55%) HP Quality Center
20 14 (8.92%) Oracle Payables
21 13 (8.28%) Waterfall
21 13 (8.28%) Data Warehouse
21 13 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
21 13 (8.28%) Regression Testing

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 7 (4.46%) SugarCRM
2 4 (2.55%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.27%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.27%) Node.js
3 2 (1.27%) lighttpd
3 2 (1.27%) Apache
3 2 (1.27%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.64%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.64%) IIS
4 1 (0.64%) Confluence
4 1 (0.64%) Moodle
Applications
1 15 (9.55%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.82%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.91%) MS Project
3 3 (1.91%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (8.92%) Oracle Payables
2 10 (6.37%) Oracle Financials
3 8 (5.10%) Oracle Receivables
3 8 (5.10%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (4.46%) Agresso
4 7 (4.46%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (2.55%) Oracle Cash Management
5 4 (2.55%) Oracle Assets
5 4 (2.55%) Oracle Retail
5 4 (2.55%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (2.55%) SAP SD
6 3 (1.91%) SAP PP
6 3 (1.91%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (1.91%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 2 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (1.27%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.64%) SAP PM
8 1 (0.64%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.55%) SaaS
2 2 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.82%) Internet
2 2 (1.27%) VPN
2 2 (1.27%) VRRP
2 2 (1.27%) Firewall
3 1 (0.64%) FTP
3 1 (0.64%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (17.20%) Oracle Database
2 13 (8.28%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (4.46%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.46%) QlikView
4 6 (3.82%) Snowflake Schema
4 6 (3.82%) Star Schema
5 3 (1.91%) DataStage
5 3 (1.91%) DB2
5 3 (1.91%) OLAP
5 3 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.91%) Spotfire
5 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (1.27%) MySQL
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.64%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 30 (19.11%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.55%) Selenium
3 4 (2.55%) JIRA
4 3 (1.91%) MSTest
5 2 (1.27%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.27%) Subversion
5 2 (1.27%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.64%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.64%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.64%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.64%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.64%) SpecFlow
General
1 48 (30.57%) Finance
2 19 (12.10%) Retail
3 7 (4.46%) Pharmaceutical
3 7 (4.46%) Marketing
4 4 (2.55%) Banking
5 3 (1.91%) General Ledger
6 2 (1.27%) Electronics
6 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.64%) Automotive
7 1 (0.64%) Advertising
7 1 (0.64%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 82 (52.23%) Analyst
2 42 (26.75%) Test Analyst
3 33 (21.02%) Business Analyst
4 13 (8.28%) Test Leader
5 12 (7.64%) Tester
6 9 (5.73%) Consultant
6 9 (5.73%) Senior Analyst
6 9 (5.73%) Senior Test Analyst
7 8 (5.10%) Project Manager
7 8 (5.10%) Developer
8 7 (4.46%) Team Leader
9 6 (3.82%) SAP Manager
10 5 (3.18%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (3.18%) Oracle Consultant
10 5 (3.18%) Test Manager
10 5 (3.18%) SAP Analyst
11 4 (2.55%) SAP Business Analyst
11 4 (2.55%) Lead Business Analyst
11 4 (2.55%) Business Data Analyst
11 4 (2.55%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (26.75%) .NET
2 4 (2.55%) Web Services
3 3 (1.91%) LAMP
3 3 (1.91%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (1.27%) HTML
5 1 (0.64%) EDI
5 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.64%) SOAP
5 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.37%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.46%) Visualisation
2 7 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.55%) Informatics
3 4 (2.55%) Kindle
3 4 (2.55%) FMCG
4 3 (1.91%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.27%) Internet of Things
5 2 (1.27%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.27%) Pharmacovigilance
5 2 (1.27%) Open Source
5 2 (1.27%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.64%) Clustering
6 1 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.64%) User Experience
6 1 (0.64%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.18%) UNIX
1 5 (3.18%) Windows
2 4 (2.55%) Windows XP
3 3 (1.91%) Linux
4 1 (0.64%) AIX
4 1 (0.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (38.22%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (22.93%) Manual Testing
3 31 (19.75%) Software Testing
4 28 (17.83%) Test Scripting
5 23 (14.65%) ERP
5 23 (14.65%) ETL
6 21 (13.38%) Analytics
7 18 (11.46%) Business Analysis
8 17 (10.83%) CRM
9 16 (10.19%) Project Management
9 16 (10.19%) Change Management
10 15 (9.55%) Scrum
10 15 (9.55%) Integration Testing
11 13 (8.28%) Waterfall
11 13 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (8.28%) Regression Testing
12 11 (7.01%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (7.01%) PRINCE2
12 11 (7.01%) Migration
13 10 (6.37%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 34 (21.66%) SQL
2 7 (4.46%) PL/SQL
3 6 (3.82%) Java
4 2 (1.27%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.27%) Perl
4 2 (1.27%) C#
4 2 (1.27%) Python
5 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (6.37%) Degree
1 10 (6.37%) ISEB
2 6 (3.82%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.27%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (1.27%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (16.56%) QA
2 12 (7.64%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.27%) SLA
3 2 (1.27%) GxP
System Software
1 2 (1.27%) Xen
2 1 (0.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.64%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (9.55%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.91%) Control-M
3 2 (1.27%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.27%) Puppet
3 2 (1.27%) Nagios
Vendors
1 53 (33.76%) Oracle
2 35 (22.29%) SAP
3 21 (13.38%) Microsoft
4 12 (7.64%) IBM
5 7 (4.46%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (4.46%) Tableau
5 7 (4.46%) Unica
5 7 (4.46%) Neolane
6 6 (3.82%) HP
7 1 (0.64%) VMware
7 1 (0.64%) EMC
7 1 (0.64%) Adobe
7 1 (0.64%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.64%) Siebel
7 1 (0.64%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.64%) Avaloq
7 1 (0.64%) 3PAR
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