The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 66 63 61
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1471 1482 1451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.81% 2.95% 3.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.60% 3.86% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 955 1002 932
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £544 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £337
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 12
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.11% -14.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £16.55 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.95 £32.00 £37.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.12% +17.10%
User Acceptance Testing
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40868 38382 35686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.95% 76.47% 75.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 27032 24152 22151
Average daily rate £425 £410 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1107 1116 1036
Average hourly rate £28.00 £23.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -27.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.78 £13.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £46.04 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+22.00% -19.35%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in England

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in England

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 5 August 2015.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in England

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in England

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 5 August 2015.

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Histogram in England

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 5 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
London -8 696 £438 +2.94% 118
South East +7 243 £350 - 48
North West +43 132 £386 +20.70% 25
Yorkshire +2 96 £300 -4.00% 18
West Midlands +28 95 £260 -25.71% 13
South West -24 77 £345 +9.96% 18
East of England -46 56 £400 -3.03% 9
East Midlands -11 39 £375 +22.95% 13
North East -7 23 £225 -32.07% 3
Midlands +1 3 - - 1
South Coast - 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
UK

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 817 (30.35%) Finance
2 596 (22.14%) Agile Software Development
3 498 (18.50%) SQL
4 469 (17.42%) Test Scripting
5 447 (16.60%) Banking
6 346 (12.85%) QA
7 334 (12.41%) Oracle
8 322 (11.96%) Migration
9 306 (11.37%) System Integration Testing
10 297 (11.03%) Microsoft
11 279 (10.36%) Business Analysis
12 263 (9.77%) ISEB
13 262 (9.73%) Project Management
14 259 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
15 245 (9.10%) Integration Testing
16 240 (8.92%) Stakeholder Management
17 233 (8.66%) MS Excel
18 228 (8.47%) SAP
19 227 (8.43%) Test Strategy
20 226 (8.40%) System Testing
21 207 (7.69%) Retail
21 207 (7.69%) Java
22 204 (7.58%) SQL Server
23 201 (7.47%) Scrum
24 200 (7.43%) SDLC
25 194 (7.21%) Test Management
26 190 (7.06%) HP Quality Center
27 187 (6.95%) Waterfall
28 175 (6.50%) Software Testing
29 161 (5.98%) Regression Testing

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 93 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 39 (1.45%) CMS
3 24 (0.89%) WebSphere
4 23 (0.85%) SAS
4 23 (0.85%) IIS
5 21 (0.78%) Apache
6 18 (0.67%) WebLogic
7 16 (0.59%) JBoss
8 15 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
9 13 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
10 12 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
10 12 (0.45%) Documentum
11 11 (0.41%) MS Exchange
11 11 (0.41%) IBM Notes
11 11 (0.41%) Tomcat
11 11 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 6 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
13 6 (0.22%) Tuxedo
14 5 (0.19%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 233 (8.66%) MS Excel
2 133 (4.94%) MS Office
3 95 (3.53%) MS Visio
4 81 (3.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 38 (1.41%) MS Project
6 7 (0.26%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.11%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.074%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.074%) RoboHelp
9 2 (0.074%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.037%) GIMP
10 1 (0.037%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.037%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.037%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 36 (1.34%) Oracle EBS
1 36 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
3 27 (1.00%) Oracle Financials
4 25 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
5 20 (0.74%) Oracle General Ledger
6 19 (0.71%) SAP FI
7 18 (0.67%) Agresso
7 18 (0.67%) SAP SD
8 15 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
8 15 (0.56%) SAP CO
9 14 (0.52%) thinkFolio
9 14 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
10 13 (0.48%) Summit
10 13 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
10 13 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
11 12 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
11 12 (0.45%) SAP HR
11 12 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
11 12 (0.45%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.04%) SaaS
2 11 (0.41%) Google Analytics
3 7 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
4 6 (0.22%) IBM Blueworks
4 6 (0.22%) HP Helion
5 5 (0.19%) Taleo
5 5 (0.19%) Google Checkout
6 4 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.11%) Force.com
7 3 (0.11%) Office 365
8 2 (0.074%) Google Compute Engine
8 2 (0.074%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.074%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.074%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.074%) PaaS
8 2 (0.074%) Heroku
9 1 (0.037%) Lucidchart
9 1 (0.037%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 46 (1.71%) Internet
2 17 (0.63%) Intranet
3 14 (0.52%) Firewall
4 11 (0.41%) DNS
5 9 (0.33%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.33%) Extranet
5 9 (0.33%) 3G
6 8 (0.30%) WAN
6 8 (0.30%) SAN
6 8 (0.30%) PSTN
6 8 (0.30%) Diameter Protocol
7 7 (0.26%) 4G
8 6 (0.22%) ATM
8 6 (0.22%) SS7
8 6 (0.22%) DAB
9 5 (0.19%) GSM
9 5 (0.19%) LAN
9 5 (0.19%) VoIP
9 5 (0.19%) 2G
9 5 (0.19%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 133 (4.94%) Data Warehouse
3 62 (2.30%) Oracle Database
4 60 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 56 (2.08%) Relational Database
6 55 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 38 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
8 31 (1.15%) Data Mining
9 30 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
10 29 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
11 28 (1.04%) MS Access
12 27 (1.00%) MySQL
13 25 (0.93%) QlikView
14 21 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 21 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
15 19 (0.71%) SAP BW
15 19 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
16 18 (0.67%) PowerCenter
17 17 (0.63%) Data Mart
18 16 (0.59%) DB2
Development Applications
1 106 (3.94%) JIRA
2 97 (3.60%) Selenium
3 91 (3.38%) Visual Studio
4 72 (2.67%) Cucumber
5 60 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 49 (1.82%) HP UFT
7 25 (0.93%) SoapUI
7 25 (0.93%) SpecFlow
8 24 (0.89%) Jenkins
9 22 (0.82%) WebDriver
9 22 (0.82%) JUnit
10 21 (0.78%) Eclipse
11 19 (0.71%) LoadRunner
12 17 (0.63%) Toad
13 15 (0.56%) Subversion
14 14 (0.52%) TeamCity
15 13 (0.48%) Dreamweaver
16 12 (0.45%) MSI
16 12 (0.45%) Git (software)
17 11 (0.41%) FitNesse
General
1 817 (30.35%) Finance
2 447 (16.60%) Banking
3 207 (7.69%) Retail
4 147 (5.46%) Investment Banking
5 79 (2.93%) Manufacturing
6 73 (2.71%) Front Office
7 71 (2.64%) Telecoms
8 58 (2.15%) Marketing
9 55 (2.04%) Legal
10 51 (1.89%) Back Office
11 46 (1.71%) Retail Banking
12 33 (1.23%) Billing
13 30 (1.11%) Advertising
14 29 (1.08%) Financial Institution
15 27 (1.00%) Publishing
16 21 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
17 18 (0.67%) General Ledger
18 16 (0.59%) Automotive
19 14 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
19 14 (0.52%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1152 (42.79%) Analyst
2 572 (21.25%) Business Analyst
3 419 (15.56%) Test Analyst
4 315 (11.70%) Developer
5 297 (11.03%) Test Manager
6 179 (6.65%) Project Manager
7 166 (6.17%) Tester
8 140 (5.20%) Test Leader
9 126 (4.68%) Consultant
10 95 (3.53%) Senior Analyst
11 61 (2.27%) Systems Analyst
12 56 (2.08%) Architect
13 49 (1.82%) Senior Test Analyst
14 43 (1.60%) Banking Business Analyst
15 42 (1.56%) Java Developer
16 40 (1.49%) Data Analyst
16 40 (1.49%) Business Manager
17 39 (1.45%) UAT Tester
18 38 (1.41%) UAT Manager
19 37 (1.37%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (5.87%) .NET
2 141 (5.24%) XML
3 96 (3.57%) Web Services
4 84 (3.12%) HTML
5 64 (2.38%) CSS
6 38 (1.41%) ASP.NET
7 33 (1.23%) Middleware
8 30 (1.11%) Gherkin
9 29 (1.08%) Application Packaging
10 26 (0.97%) jQuery
10 26 (0.97%) SOAP
11 24 (0.89%) HTML5
12 23 (0.85%) Ajax
13 20 (0.74%) Spring
14 18 (0.67%) Oracle Fusion
15 17 (0.63%) XML Messaging
15 17 (0.63%) JMS
16 14 (0.52%) XSLT
17 13 (0.48%) STL
17 13 (0.48%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 259 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (3.08%) Management Information System
3 76 (2.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 53 (1.97%) Derivative
5 52 (1.93%) User Experience
6 46 (1.71%) SWIFT
7 43 (1.60%) Fixed Income
8 34 (1.26%) Visualisation
9 30 (1.11%) Equities
9 30 (1.11%) NHS
10 29 (1.08%) Computer Science
11 27 (1.00%) FMCG
12 24 (0.89%) Credit Risk
12 24 (0.89%) Data Centre
13 22 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
14 21 (0.78%) Reference Data
15 18 (0.67%) Market Risk
15 18 (0.67%) Client/Server
15 18 (0.67%) Mobile App
16 17 (0.63%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 155 (5.76%) Windows
2 98 (3.64%) Linux
3 74 (2.75%) UNIX
4 62 (2.30%) Windows 7
5 22 (0.82%) Windows XP
6 19 (0.71%) Apple iOS
7 17 (0.63%) Windows 8
7 17 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (0.59%) Solaris
9 15 (0.56%) Android
10 13 (0.48%) SUSE
11 11 (0.41%) Ubuntu
12 9 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.15%) zOS
13 4 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.11%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.074%) AIX
15 2 (0.074%) Windows Phone 8
16 1 (0.037%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 596 (22.14%) Agile Software Development
2 469 (17.42%) Test Scripting
3 322 (11.96%) Migration
4 306 (11.37%) System Integration Testing
5 279 (10.36%) Business Analysis
6 262 (9.73%) Project Management
7 245 (9.10%) Integration Testing
8 240 (8.92%) Stakeholder Management
9 227 (8.43%) Test Strategy
10 226 (8.40%) System Testing
11 201 (7.47%) Scrum
12 200 (7.43%) SDLC
13 194 (7.21%) Test Management
14 187 (6.95%) Waterfall
15 175 (6.50%) Software Testing
16 161 (5.98%) Regression Testing
17 160 (5.94%) CRM
18 154 (5.72%) Business Intelligence
19 150 (5.57%) Use Case
20 142 (5.27%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 498 (18.50%) SQL
2 207 (7.69%) Java
3 131 (4.87%) C#
4 77 (2.86%) JavaScript
5 53 (1.97%) PL/SQL
6 51 (1.89%) T-SQL
7 50 (1.86%) Python
8 45 (1.67%) VBA
9 37 (1.37%) C++
10 33 (1.23%) PHP
11 30 (1.11%) PowerShell
12 25 (0.93%) C
12 25 (0.93%) VB
13 24 (0.89%) Perl
14 19 (0.71%) Ruby
15 17 (0.63%) Shell Script
16 14 (0.52%) COBOL
17 13 (0.48%) ABAP
18 12 (0.45%) XQuery
19 11 (0.41%) VB6
Qualifications
1 263 (9.77%) ISEB
2 146 (5.42%) Degree
3 141 (5.24%) ISTQB
4 116 (4.31%) Security Cleared
5 80 (2.97%) SC Cleared
6 69 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 15 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
8 13 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 12 (0.45%) PMP
9 12 (0.45%) PMI Certification
9 12 (0.45%) DV Cleared
10 9 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.30%) ACCA
11 8 (0.30%) CIMA
11 8 (0.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 7 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 7 (0.26%) CCNA
13 5 (0.19%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 346 (12.85%) QA
2 23 (0.85%) SLA
3 17 (0.63%) EMIR
4 16 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (0.48%) Solvency II
5 13 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
6 10 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.33%) GxP
7 9 (0.33%) Basel III
8 7 (0.26%) FATCA
8 7 (0.26%) COREP
9 5 (0.19%) MiFID
10 4 (0.15%) GMP
10 4 (0.15%) FINREP
11 3 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 3 (0.11%) GAMP
11 3 (0.11%) CRD IV
12 1 (0.037%) CDISC
12 1 (0.037%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (1.26%) Active Directory
2 32 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (0.30%) BitLocker
5 5 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.19%) XenApp
6 3 (0.11%) RACF
7 2 (0.074%) vSphere
7 2 (0.074%) vCloud
7 2 (0.074%) Docker
7 2 (0.074%) LXC
8 1 (0.037%) Varnish
8 1 (0.037%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.037%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.037%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 190 (7.06%) HP Quality Center
2 37 (1.37%) SCCM
3 22 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (0.71%) Puppet
5 17 (0.63%) Control-M
6 10 (0.37%) Zenoss
7 5 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
7 5 (0.19%) OpenView
8 4 (0.15%) Nagios
9 3 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.11%) SCOM
10 2 (0.074%) DameWare
10 2 (0.074%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 2 (0.074%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.074%) Pingdom
10 2 (0.074%) systemd
10 2 (0.074%) Graphite
10 2 (0.074%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.037%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 334 (12.41%) Oracle
2 297 (11.03%) Microsoft
3 228 (8.47%) SAP
4 147 (5.46%) HP
5 45 (1.67%) IBM
6 38 (1.41%) VMware
7 34 (1.26%) PeopleSoft
8 33 (1.23%) Cognos
8 33 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
9 32 (1.19%) Informatica
10 24 (0.89%) Citrix
11 22 (0.82%) Tableau
12 20 (0.74%) Murex
13 18 (0.67%) ServiceNow
13 18 (0.67%) Google
14 17 (0.63%) Red Hat
14 17 (0.63%) Bloomberg
15 16 (0.59%) Siebel
16 15 (0.56%) Adobe
16 15 (0.56%) BMC
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