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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 75 60 57
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -3
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1251 1479 1329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.54% 3.08% 3.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.32% 4.10% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 815 1039 862
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 15
Average hourly rate £18.90 £21.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.09% -28.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.83 £15.70 £21.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.34 £31.10 £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £21.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+41.86% -28.33%
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
37734 36043 31566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.70% 75.13% 74.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24299 23133 19378
Average daily rate £418 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1098 1110 988
Average hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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
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 22 May 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 -9 643 £450 +7.14% 129
South East -7 204 £330 +0.76% 42
Yorkshire +8 92 £320 -3.03% 22
North West -12 74 £425 +16.43% 31
West Midlands +4 62 £344 -3.50% 19
South West -43 61 £375 +15.38% 13
East of England -29 59 £389 -8.52% 9
East Midlands -19 32 £341 +8.96% 12
North East -26 8 £430 +13.15% 2
South Coast +6 3 - -
Midlands +1 3 - -
User Acceptance Testing
UK

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 753 (31.55%) Finance
2 540 (22.62%) Agile Software Development
3 478 (20.03%) SQL
4 402 (16.84%) Test Scripting
5 379 (15.88%) QA
6 364 (15.25%) Banking
7 328 (13.74%) Oracle
8 286 (11.98%) Microsoft
9 257 (10.77%) Migration
10 241 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
11 240 (10.05%) Business Analysis
12 235 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
13 233 (9.76%) Project Management
14 231 (9.68%) Integration Testing
15 229 (9.59%) ISEB
16 221 (9.26%) SAP
17 204 (8.55%) MS Excel
18 201 (8.42%) System Testing
19 200 (8.38%) Test Strategy
20 192 (8.04%) Java
21 182 (7.62%) Test Management
22 181 (7.58%) HP Quality Center
23 179 (7.50%) Retail
24 177 (7.42%) SQL Server
25 171 (7.16%) Software Testing
26 165 (6.91%) Business Intelligence
27 161 (6.74%) .NET
27 161 (6.74%) Regression Testing
28 159 (6.66%) CRM
29 150 (6.28%) Waterfall

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 88 (3.69%) SharePoint
2 41 (1.72%) CMS
3 19 (0.80%) WebSphere
4 18 (0.75%) WebLogic
5 17 (0.71%) JBoss
5 17 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
6 16 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
7 15 (0.63%) IIS
7 15 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
8 14 (0.59%) Apache
9 10 (0.42%) SAS
10 8 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 8 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (0.29%) MS Exchange
12 6 (0.25%) Documentum
12 6 (0.25%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.21%) MQSeries
13 5 (0.21%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.21%) Lotus Domino
13 5 (0.21%) Drupal
Applications
1 204 (8.55%) MS Excel
2 111 (4.65%) MS Office
3 78 (3.27%) MS Visio
4 61 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 40 (1.68%) MS Project
6 4 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.13%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.084%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.042%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.042%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.042%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 47 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (1.76%) Oracle Financials
3 37 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
4 34 (1.42%) Oracle EBS R12
5 28 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
6 25 (1.05%) Oracle Payables
7 24 (1.01%) Oracle General Ledger
8 19 (0.80%) SAP FI
8 19 (0.80%) SAP HR
9 16 (0.67%) Agresso
10 15 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
10 15 (0.63%) SAP CO
10 15 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
11 14 (0.59%) SAP SD
12 13 (0.54%) thinkFolio
12 13 (0.54%) Oracle Cash Management
13 12 (0.50%) Oracle Assets
14 11 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
15 10 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
16 9 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 22 (0.92%) SaaS
2 8 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
3 6 (0.25%) IBM Blueworks
4 5 (0.21%) HP Helion
5 3 (0.13%) Taleo
5 3 (0.13%) Google Checkout
6 2 (0.084%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.084%) FinancialForce.com
6 2 (0.084%) Google Compute Engine
6 2 (0.084%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.084%) Force.com
6 2 (0.084%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.084%) Heroku
7 1 (0.042%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.042%) PaaS
7 1 (0.042%) Silverpop
7 1 (0.042%) GitHub
7 1 (0.042%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (1.76%) Internet
2 16 (0.67%) Intranet
3 15 (0.63%) Firewall
4 10 (0.42%) DNS
5 9 (0.38%) Extranet
6 6 (0.25%) Diameter Protocol
6 6 (0.25%) LDAP
6 6 (0.25%) SAN
6 6 (0.25%) Wireless
7 5 (0.21%) SS7
7 5 (0.21%) 3G
7 5 (0.21%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.21%) ATM
7 5 (0.21%) GSM
7 5 (0.21%) PSTN
7 5 (0.21%) WAN
7 5 (0.21%) Unified Communications
8 4 (0.17%) VPN
9 3 (0.13%) MGCP
9 3 (0.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (7.42%) SQL Server
2 145 (6.07%) Data Warehouse
3 72 (3.02%) Oracle Database
4 59 (2.47%) Relational Database
5 57 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 52 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 38 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
8 28 (1.17%) QlikView
9 25 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 23 (0.96%) MySQL
11 22 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
12 20 (0.84%) Data Mining
13 17 (0.71%) PowerCenter
14 16 (0.67%) MarkLogic
14 16 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
14 16 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
15 15 (0.63%) MS Access
16 14 (0.59%) SAP BW
16 14 (0.59%) DB2
17 13 (0.54%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 121 (5.07%) JIRA
2 97 (4.06%) Selenium
3 85 (3.56%) Visual Studio
4 61 (2.56%) Cucumber
5 56 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 45 (1.89%) QuickTest Pro
7 30 (1.26%) WebDriver
8 21 (0.88%) Jenkins
9 20 (0.84%) JUnit
10 18 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 18 (0.75%) LoadRunner
11 16 (0.67%) SoapUI
12 15 (0.63%) Git (software)
13 14 (0.59%) Subversion
13 14 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
14 12 (0.50%) SpecFlow
15 11 (0.46%) TeamCity
16 9 (0.38%) TestDirector
16 9 (0.38%) Toad
17 8 (0.34%) Geb
General
1 753 (31.55%) Finance
2 364 (15.25%) Banking
3 179 (7.50%) Retail
4 124 (5.19%) Investment Banking
5 79 (3.31%) Front Office
6 67 (2.81%) Telecoms
7 57 (2.39%) Legal
8 55 (2.30%) Manufacturing
9 52 (2.18%) Retail Banking
10 46 (1.93%) Back Office
11 40 (1.68%) Marketing
12 39 (1.63%) Billing
13 29 (1.21%) Financial Institution
14 24 (1.01%) General Ledger
14 24 (1.01%) Publishing
15 18 (0.75%) French Language
16 17 (0.71%) Advertising
17 16 (0.67%) Games
18 13 (0.54%) Automotive
19 12 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1013 (42.44%) Analyst
2 463 (19.40%) Business Analyst
3 399 (16.72%) Test Analyst
4 290 (12.15%) Developer
5 265 (11.10%) Test Manager
6 156 (6.54%) Tester
7 145 (6.07%) Project Manager
8 120 (5.03%) Consultant
9 118 (4.94%) Test Leader
10 100 (4.19%) Senior Analyst
11 57 (2.39%) Senior Test Analyst
11 57 (2.39%) UAT Analyst
12 54 (2.26%) Systems Analyst
13 43 (1.80%) UAT Test Analyst
14 39 (1.63%) Architect
15 36 (1.51%) Data Analyst
16 35 (1.47%) SAP Analyst
17 34 (1.42%) Java Developer
18 33 (1.38%) UAT Manager
19 31 (1.30%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (6.74%) .NET
2 141 (5.91%) XML
3 100 (4.19%) Web Services
4 88 (3.69%) HTML
5 67 (2.81%) CSS
6 50 (2.09%) Middleware
7 31 (1.30%) Ajax
7 31 (1.30%) HTML5
8 23 (0.96%) ASP.NET
8 23 (0.96%) SOAP
9 20 (0.84%) Application Packaging
10 19 (0.80%) XSLT
10 19 (0.80%) Gherkin
11 18 (0.75%) jQuery
12 17 (0.71%) JMS
12 17 (0.71%) Oracle Fusion
13 16 (0.67%) J2EE
14 14 (0.59%) Apache Flex
15 13 (0.54%) XML Messaging
15 13 (0.54%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 241 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (3.64%) Management Information System
3 74 (3.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 56 (2.35%) Derivative
5 53 (2.22%) Fixed Income
6 50 (2.09%) SWIFT
7 43 (1.80%) User Experience
8 33 (1.38%) Visualisation
9 26 (1.09%) Computer Science
9 26 (1.09%) NHS
10 25 (1.05%) Equities
11 23 (0.96%) FMCG
12 17 (0.71%) Client/Server
12 17 (0.71%) Data Integration
13 16 (0.67%) Reference Data
14 15 (0.63%) CMDB
14 15 (0.63%) Credit Risk
14 15 (0.63%) Mobile App
14 15 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (0.59%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 138 (5.78%) Windows
2 89 (3.73%) UNIX
3 82 (3.44%) Linux
4 47 (1.97%) Windows 7
5 27 (1.13%) Apple iOS
6 21 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (0.88%) Android
7 15 (0.63%) Solaris
8 11 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.29%) Windows XP
9 7 (0.29%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.21%) VMS
10 5 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.17%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.17%) Windows Phone
11 4 (0.17%) AIX
12 3 (0.13%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.13%) HPUX
12 3 (0.13%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 540 (22.62%) Agile Software Development
2 402 (16.84%) Test Scripting
3 257 (10.77%) Migration
4 240 (10.05%) Business Analysis
5 235 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 233 (9.76%) Project Management
7 231 (9.68%) Integration Testing
8 201 (8.42%) System Testing
9 200 (8.38%) Test Strategy
10 182 (7.62%) Test Management
11 171 (7.16%) Software Testing
12 165 (6.91%) Business Intelligence
13 161 (6.74%) Regression Testing
14 159 (6.66%) CRM
15 150 (6.28%) Waterfall
16 146 (6.12%) Scrum
17 130 (5.45%) ERP
18 124 (5.19%) Unit Testing
19 120 (5.03%) E-Commerce
19 120 (5.03%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 478 (20.03%) SQL
2 192 (8.04%) Java
3 104 (4.36%) C#
4 77 (3.23%) JavaScript
5 59 (2.47%) Python
6 53 (2.22%) PL/SQL
7 48 (2.01%) T-SQL
8 42 (1.76%) PHP
9 34 (1.42%) C++
10 33 (1.38%) Ruby
11 32 (1.34%) VBA
12 26 (1.09%) PowerShell
13 24 (1.01%) C
14 23 (0.96%) VB
15 21 (0.88%) Shell Script
16 20 (0.84%) ABAP
17 16 (0.67%) Perl
18 15 (0.63%) XQuery
19 11 (0.46%) VB6
19 11 (0.46%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 229 (9.59%) ISEB
2 142 (5.95%) Degree
3 123 (5.15%) ISTQB
4 109 (4.57%) Security Cleared
5 79 (3.31%) SC Cleared
6 53 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 22 (0.92%) PMP
7 22 (0.92%) PMI Certification
8 16 (0.67%) DV Cleared
9 15 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
9 15 (0.63%) ISEB Practitioner
10 14 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 11 (0.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 10 (0.42%) ACCA
12 10 (0.42%) CIMA
13 8 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 6 (0.25%) CCNA
15 5 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 379 (15.88%) QA
2 14 (0.59%) Solvency II
2 14 (0.59%) SLA
3 11 (0.46%) EMIR
4 10 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.29%) FATCA
7 6 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
8 5 (0.21%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.21%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.21%) COREP
9 4 (0.17%) GxP
10 3 (0.13%) GAAP
10 3 (0.13%) Basel III
10 3 (0.13%) FINREP
11 2 (0.084%) CRD IV
11 2 (0.084%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.084%) GMP
12 1 (0.042%) ISO 8583
12 1 (0.042%) CDISC
System Software
1 30 (1.26%) Active Directory
2 23 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.34%) BitLocker
4 7 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.25%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.21%) XenApp
7 4 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.13%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.13%) vCloud
9 2 (0.084%) LXC
9 2 (0.084%) Docker
9 2 (0.084%) vSphere
9 2 (0.084%) RACF
10 1 (0.042%) Firmware
10 1 (0.042%) NFS
10 1 (0.042%) Varnish
10 1 (0.042%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 181 (7.58%) HP Quality Center
2 33 (1.38%) SCCM
3 18 (0.75%) Puppet
4 17 (0.71%) Control-M
5 15 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.29%) Zenoss
7 6 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
7 6 (0.25%) OpenView
8 3 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.084%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.084%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.084%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (0.084%) TIBCO Hawk
9 2 (0.084%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.042%) Nagios
10 1 (0.042%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.042%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.042%) Netcool
10 1 (0.042%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 328 (13.74%) Oracle
2 286 (11.98%) Microsoft
3 221 (9.26%) SAP
4 136 (5.70%) HP
5 48 (2.01%) IBM
6 39 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
7 32 (1.34%) VMware
8 30 (1.26%) Business Objects
8 30 (1.26%) Informatica
9 24 (1.01%) Cognos
10 21 (0.88%) Tableau
11 18 (0.75%) ServiceNow
11 18 (0.75%) CA
12 17 (0.71%) PeopleSoft
13 16 (0.67%) Red Hat
13 16 (0.67%) Citrix
14 15 (0.63%) Adobe
15 14 (0.59%) BMC
16 13 (0.54%) AppSense
16 13 (0.54%) Sybase
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ISL
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Montash
Rate: £120 - £180 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Montash
Rate: £120 - £180 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IPS
Rate: market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Montash
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
NES IT
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
HFG
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Montash
Rate: £120 - £150 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago