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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 71 66 67
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1435 1412 1348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.71% 2.79% 2.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.46% 3.66% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 936 941 874
Average daily rate
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£398 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.13% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £241 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 9
Average hourly rate £20.50 £27.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.45% +52.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £15.12 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.30 £32.30 £50.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +20.00%
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
41529 38605 35912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.30% 76.37% 75.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 27590 24397 22520
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1128 1085 1024
Average hourly rate £31.00 £24.56 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.22% -18.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -3 684 £450 +5.88% 116
South East +2 231 £350 - 36
North West +26 126 £350 +20.48% 36
Yorkshire -11 91 £330 -4.34% 13
West Midlands +20 88 £300 -14.28% 29
South West -22 73 £347 +8.43% 17
East of England -43 47 £400 -0.62% 8
East Midlands -16 44 £369 +4.24% 15
North East -3 35 £300 -9.43% 3
Midlands +3 4 - -
South Coast - 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
UK

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 845 (30.92%) Finance
2 595 (21.77%) Agile Software Development
3 509 (18.62%) SQL
4 492 (18.00%) Test Scripting
5 455 (16.65%) Banking
6 339 (12.40%) Oracle
7 338 (12.37%) QA
8 328 (12.00%) System Integration Testing
9 302 (11.05%) Migration
10 291 (10.65%) Microsoft
11 285 (10.43%) Business Analysis
12 271 (9.92%) Integration Testing
13 263 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
14 257 (9.40%) ISEB
15 248 (9.07%) Project Management
16 247 (9.04%) Test Strategy
17 234 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
18 231 (8.45%) System Testing
19 227 (8.31%) SAP
20 218 (7.98%) SQL Server
21 213 (7.79%) MS Excel
22 211 (7.72%) Java
23 199 (7.28%) Scrum
24 197 (7.21%) HP Quality Center
25 196 (7.17%) Retail
26 191 (6.99%) Test Management
27 189 (6.92%) SDLC
28 188 (6.88%) Waterfall
29 184 (6.73%) Software Testing
30 182 (6.66%) Windows

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 87 (3.18%) SharePoint
2 36 (1.32%) CMS
3 28 (1.02%) WebSphere
3 28 (1.02%) SAS
4 23 (0.84%) IIS
5 20 (0.73%) Apache
6 18 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
7 15 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
7 15 (0.55%) WebLogic
8 14 (0.51%) JBoss
9 13 (0.48%) Tomcat
10 12 (0.44%) Confluence
11 11 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
11 11 (0.40%) IBM Notes
11 11 (0.40%) Documentum
12 10 (0.37%) MS Exchange
13 9 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.22%) Tuxedo
14 6 (0.22%) LiveLink
14 6 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 213 (7.79%) MS Excel
2 135 (4.94%) MS Office
3 91 (3.33%) MS Visio
4 85 (3.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 39 (1.43%) MS Project
6 9 (0.33%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.073%) GIMP
8 2 (0.073%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.073%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.073%) RoboHelp
9 1 (0.037%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.037%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.037%) SPSS
9 1 (0.037%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 50 (1.83%) Oracle EBS
2 34 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 31 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
4 30 (1.10%) Oracle EBS R12
5 29 (1.06%) Oracle Financials
6 22 (0.80%) SAP FI
6 22 (0.80%) Oracle General Ledger
7 20 (0.73%) Agresso
8 18 (0.66%) SAP FI/CO
8 18 (0.66%) SAP CO
9 17 (0.62%) SAP SD
9 17 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
10 16 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
10 16 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
11 14 (0.51%) SAP ERP
11 14 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
12 13 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
13 12 (0.44%) Summit
13 12 (0.44%) Oracle Cash Management
14 11 (0.40%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 30 (1.10%) SaaS
2 11 (0.40%) Google Analytics
3 7 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.22%) Taleo
4 6 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
4 6 (0.22%) IBM Blueworks
5 5 (0.18%) Google Checkout
6 4 (0.15%) HP Helion
6 4 (0.15%) Force.com
6 4 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.11%) Office 365
8 2 (0.073%) Google Compute Engine
8 2 (0.073%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.073%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.073%) PaaS
8 2 (0.073%) Heroku
8 2 (0.073%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.037%) Boomi
9 1 (0.037%) Lucidchart
9 1 (0.037%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 40 (1.46%) Internet
2 15 (0.55%) Intranet
3 13 (0.48%) Firewall
4 12 (0.44%) DNS
5 11 (0.40%) SAN
6 8 (0.29%) HTTP
6 8 (0.29%) PSTN
6 8 (0.29%) 3G
7 7 (0.26%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.26%) WAN
7 7 (0.26%) 4G
7 7 (0.26%) Diameter Protocol
8 6 (0.22%) DHCP
8 6 (0.22%) FTP
8 6 (0.22%) ATM
8 6 (0.22%) SS7
8 6 (0.22%) DAB
9 5 (0.18%) 2G
9 5 (0.18%) LAN
9 5 (0.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (7.98%) SQL Server
2 134 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
3 70 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 67 (2.45%) Oracle Database
5 53 (1.94%) Relational Database
6 50 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 44 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
8 33 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
8 33 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
9 30 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
9 30 (1.10%) MySQL
9 30 (1.10%) Data Mining
10 26 (0.95%) MS Access
11 24 (0.88%) SAP BW
12 23 (0.84%) QlikView
13 22 (0.80%) Oracle BI EE
14 21 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
15 20 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 19 (0.70%) Data Mart
17 18 (0.66%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 106 (3.88%) JIRA
2 94 (3.44%) Selenium
3 89 (3.26%) Visual Studio
4 76 (2.78%) Cucumber
5 71 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 47 (1.72%) HP UFT
7 30 (1.10%) SoapUI
8 28 (1.02%) SpecFlow
9 27 (0.99%) Jenkins
10 24 (0.88%) JUnit
11 22 (0.80%) Eclipse
12 21 (0.77%) WebDriver
13 20 (0.73%) Toad
14 19 (0.70%) Subversion
15 18 (0.66%) LoadRunner
16 17 (0.62%) Git (software)
17 15 (0.55%) Dreamweaver
17 15 (0.55%) Maven
18 14 (0.51%) TeamCity
19 11 (0.40%) MSI
General
1 845 (30.92%) Finance
2 455 (16.65%) Banking
3 196 (7.17%) Retail
4 159 (5.82%) Investment Banking
5 89 (3.26%) Manufacturing
6 73 (2.67%) Front Office
7 71 (2.60%) Telecoms
8 54 (1.98%) Marketing
9 52 (1.90%) Legal
10 40 (1.46%) Back Office
10 40 (1.46%) Retail Banking
11 33 (1.21%) Billing
12 29 (1.06%) Financial Institution
12 29 (1.06%) Publishing
13 28 (1.02%) Advertising
14 21 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
15 18 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
16 17 (0.62%) General Ledger
17 14 (0.51%) German Language
17 14 (0.51%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1164 (42.59%) Analyst
2 573 (20.97%) Business Analyst
3 423 (15.48%) Test Analyst
4 321 (11.75%) Developer
5 312 (11.42%) Test Manager
6 169 (6.18%) Tester
7 165 (6.04%) Project Manager
8 133 (4.87%) Test Leader
9 121 (4.43%) Consultant
10 94 (3.44%) Senior Analyst
11 62 (2.27%) Systems Analyst
12 59 (2.16%) Architect
13 55 (2.01%) Banking Business Analyst
14 50 (1.83%) Data Analyst
15 47 (1.72%) Senior Test Analyst
16 43 (1.57%) UAT Tester
17 42 (1.54%) UAT Manager
18 40 (1.46%) Java Developer
19 38 (1.39%) Technical Analyst
19 38 (1.39%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (5.78%) XML
2 153 (5.60%) .NET
3 107 (3.92%) Web Services
4 89 (3.26%) HTML
5 76 (2.78%) CSS
6 42 (1.54%) ASP.NET
7 37 (1.35%) Middleware
8 33 (1.21%) jQuery
9 31 (1.13%) Gherkin
10 30 (1.10%) SOAP
10 30 (1.10%) Application Packaging
11 23 (0.84%) Spring
12 22 (0.80%) XSLT
13 21 (0.77%) Oracle Fusion
14 20 (0.73%) HTML5
15 18 (0.66%) JSON
16 17 (0.62%) STL
16 17 (0.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 16 (0.59%) J2EE
17 16 (0.59%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 263 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 98 (3.59%) Management Information System
3 76 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 56 (2.05%) Derivative
5 53 (1.94%) User Experience
6 43 (1.57%) Fixed Income
7 41 (1.50%) Equities
8 39 (1.43%) Visualisation
9 38 (1.39%) SWIFT
10 37 (1.35%) Computer Science
11 32 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
12 30 (1.10%) NHS
13 27 (0.99%) FMCG
14 26 (0.95%) Reference Data
15 25 (0.91%) Credit Risk
15 25 (0.91%) Market Risk
16 19 (0.70%) Data Centre
17 18 (0.66%) CMDB
17 18 (0.66%) Data Integration
17 18 (0.66%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 182 (6.66%) Windows
2 110 (4.02%) Linux
3 71 (2.60%) UNIX
4 70 (2.56%) Windows 7
5 31 (1.13%) Windows XP
6 21 (0.77%) Solaris
7 19 (0.70%) Apple iOS
8 17 (0.62%) Windows 8
8 17 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (0.48%) Android
9 13 (0.48%) SUSE
10 11 (0.40%) Ubuntu
10 11 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.11%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.073%) zOS
14 2 (0.073%) AIX
15 1 (0.037%) HPUX
15 1 (0.037%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 595 (21.77%) Agile Software Development
2 492 (18.00%) Test Scripting
3 328 (12.00%) System Integration Testing
4 302 (11.05%) Migration
5 285 (10.43%) Business Analysis
6 271 (9.92%) Integration Testing
7 248 (9.07%) Project Management
8 247 (9.04%) Test Strategy
9 234 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
10 231 (8.45%) System Testing
11 199 (7.28%) Scrum
12 191 (6.99%) Test Management
13 189 (6.92%) SDLC
14 188 (6.88%) Waterfall
15 184 (6.73%) Software Testing
16 168 (6.15%) CRM
17 161 (5.89%) Regression Testing
18 155 (5.67%) Business Intelligence
19 149 (5.45%) Use Case
20 148 (5.42%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 509 (18.62%) SQL
2 211 (7.72%) Java
3 127 (4.65%) C#
4 87 (3.18%) JavaScript
5 61 (2.23%) T-SQL
6 58 (2.12%) PL/SQL
7 47 (1.72%) VBA
8 44 (1.61%) Python
9 41 (1.50%) C++
10 37 (1.35%) PHP
11 32 (1.17%) PowerShell
12 25 (0.91%) Perl
13 24 (0.88%) VB
14 20 (0.73%) C
15 18 (0.66%) Shell Script
16 16 (0.59%) XQuery
17 14 (0.51%) COBOL
18 12 (0.44%) Ruby
18 12 (0.44%) Bash Shell
19 9 (0.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 257 (9.40%) ISEB
2 169 (6.18%) Degree
3 147 (5.38%) ISTQB
4 108 (3.95%) Security Cleared
5 76 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 76 (2.78%) SC Cleared
6 19 (0.70%) ISEB Practitioner
7 17 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 11 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 10 (0.37%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.29%) PMP
10 8 (0.29%) PMI Certification
10 8 (0.29%) ACCA
10 8 (0.29%) CIMA
11 7 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.18%) CBAP
12 5 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (0.15%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 338 (12.37%) QA
2 29 (1.06%) SLA
3 21 (0.77%) EMIR
4 15 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
5 14 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (0.44%) Solvency II
6 12 (0.44%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.40%) Basel III
8 9 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (0.26%) GxP
9 7 (0.26%) MiFID
9 7 (0.26%) COREP
10 6 (0.22%) FATCA
11 4 (0.15%) GMP
12 3 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 3 (0.11%) GAMP
12 3 (0.11%) WAI
12 3 (0.11%) CRD IV
12 3 (0.11%) CDISC
12 3 (0.11%) FINREP
System Software
1 38 (1.39%) Active Directory
2 30 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (0.29%) BitLocker
5 6 (0.22%) Docker
6 5 (0.18%) XenApp
7 3 (0.11%) vSphere
7 3 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.073%) vCloud
8 2 (0.073%) LXC
8 2 (0.073%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.037%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.037%) Firmware
9 1 (0.037%) RACF
9 1 (0.037%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.037%) NET24-XPNET
Systems Management
1 197 (7.21%) HP Quality Center
2 40 (1.46%) SCCM
3 23 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (0.73%) Puppet
5 15 (0.55%) Control-M
6 10 (0.37%) Zenoss
7 6 (0.22%) Vagrant
8 5 (0.18%) SCOM
8 5 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
8 5 (0.18%) OpenView
9 4 (0.15%) Nagios
10 3 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.073%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.073%) DameWare
11 2 (0.073%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.073%) Pingdom
11 2 (0.073%) systemd
11 2 (0.073%) Graphite
12 1 (0.037%) Oracle Statspack
12 1 (0.037%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 339 (12.40%) Oracle
2 291 (10.65%) Microsoft
3 227 (8.31%) SAP
4 149 (5.45%) HP
5 49 (1.79%) IBM
6 44 (1.61%) VMware
7 37 (1.35%) Informatica
8 35 (1.28%) PeopleSoft
8 35 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
9 34 (1.24%) Citrix
10 30 (1.10%) Cognos
11 25 (0.91%) Siebel
12 21 (0.77%) Murex
12 21 (0.77%) BMC
13 19 (0.70%) Tableau
14 18 (0.66%) Google
15 17 (0.62%) Red Hat
16 16 (0.59%) Bloomberg
16 16 (0.59%) ServiceNow
17 15 (0.55%) webMethods
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Rate: £550 - £555501 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Watford, Hertfordshire
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West London
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Rate: £500 - 550 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 12 hours ago
South West London
Davanti Solutions
Rate: From £300 to £375 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £280 per day + £280 Daily Rate
Posted: 14 hours ago
Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £320 per day + competitive
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West Midlands
Montash
Rate: £120 - £175 per day
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London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Yorkshire
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