The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 63 59 62
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1452 1434 1529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.94% 3.08% 2.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.95% 4.21% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 974 918 985
Average daily rate
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£393 £423 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.10% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £345
% change year-on-year
+4.32% -2.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 28
Average hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £17.60 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £36.80 £57.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+21.05% -24.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36754 34094 37574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.45% 73.30% 71.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23188 21156 22089
Average daily rate £407 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1082 994 1361
Average hourly rate £24.00 £31.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
User Acceptance Testing
UK

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 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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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 -7 785 £425 -5.60% 134
South East -7 185 £350 +9.37% 59
East of England +44 135 £414 +11.82% 8
South West +29 114 £315 -21.25% 28
Yorkshire +4 67 £312 +11.42% 21
West Midlands -29 54 £365 +10.60% 9
North West -7 48 £325 -11.86% 16
East Midlands +5 40 £305 -15.86% 7
Midlands +3 3 - -
User Acceptance Testing
UK

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

1 872 (29.05%) Finance
2 590 (19.65%) Test Scripting
3 516 (17.19%) SQL
4 460 (15.32%) Banking
5 373 (12.43%) Microsoft
6 353 (11.76%) Business Analysis
7 350 (11.66%) QA
8 338 (11.26%) ISEB
9 322 (10.73%) Project Management
10 317 (10.56%) SAP
11 310 (10.33%) Agile Software Development
12 308 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
13 303 (10.09%) Oracle
14 286 (9.53%) Test Strategy
15 280 (9.33%) Migration
16 274 (9.13%) HP Quality Center
17 240 (7.99%) Integration Testing
18 237 (7.89%) Windows
19 233 (7.76%) SQL Server
20 216 (7.20%) Test Management
21 213 (7.10%) Retail
22 208 (6.93%) Scrum
22 208 (6.93%) MS Excel
23 192 (6.40%) System Testing
24 187 (6.23%) Investment Banking
25 186 (6.20%) ISTQB
25 186 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
26 184 (6.13%) Degree
26 184 (6.13%) Software Testing
27 182 (6.06%) Security Cleared

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 83 (2.76%) CMS
2 72 (2.40%) SharePoint
3 40 (1.33%) SAS
4 38 (1.27%) IIS
5 31 (1.03%) Umbraco
6 28 (0.93%) IBM Notes
7 26 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
8 19 (0.63%) WebLogic
9 18 (0.60%) Apache
9 18 (0.60%) Tomcat
9 18 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
10 14 (0.47%) WebSphere
11 13 (0.43%) Node.js
12 12 (0.40%) MS Exchange
12 12 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
13 11 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
14 10 (0.33%) Adobe CQ
15 8 (0.27%) WordPress
16 6 (0.20%) Documentum
17 5 (0.17%) FileNet
Applications
1 208 (6.93%) MS Excel
2 109 (3.63%) MS Office
3 87 (2.90%) MS Visio
4 47 (1.57%) MS Project
5 32 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.27%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
9 5 (0.17%) RoboHelp
10 4 (0.13%) PowerPivot
11 3 (0.100%) InfoPath
11 3 (0.100%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.067%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.067%) CorelDRAW
13 1 (0.033%) Stata
13 1 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.033%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 45 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
3 31 (1.03%) Oracle Payables
3 31 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
4 30 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
5 29 (0.97%) SAP FI
6 26 (0.87%) Oracle Receivables
6 26 (0.87%) Oracle General Ledger
7 25 (0.83%) Agresso
8 24 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
8 24 (0.80%) SAP FI/CO
8 24 (0.80%) SAP CO
9 22 (0.73%) Google Analytics
10 21 (0.70%) SAP SD
11 16 (0.53%) SAP HR
12 15 (0.50%) WebTrends
13 13 (0.43%) Maximo
13 13 (0.43%) SAP HCM
13 13 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
13 13 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 22 (0.73%) SaaS
2 18 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.20%) Office 365
4 6 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (0.13%) Taleo
5 4 (0.13%) Force.com
6 3 (0.100%) GitHub
7 1 (0.033%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.033%) IaaS
7 1 (0.033%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.033%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.033%) PaaS
7 1 (0.033%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 29 (0.97%) Internet
2 17 (0.57%) Intranet
3 13 (0.43%) SAN
4 12 (0.40%) LDAP
4 12 (0.40%) WAN
5 11 (0.37%) LAN
6 10 (0.33%) Firewall
6 10 (0.33%) IP Telephony
7 8 (0.27%) DNS
8 7 (0.23%) SSL
9 6 (0.20%) DHCP
9 6 (0.20%) Wireshark
9 6 (0.20%) DVB
10 5 (0.17%) MPLS
10 5 (0.17%) TCP/IP
11 4 (0.13%) VoIP
11 4 (0.13%) HTTP
12 3 (0.100%) SIGTRAN
13 2 (0.067%) GGSN
13 2 (0.067%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (7.76%) SQL Server
2 160 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
3 98 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 82 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 71 (2.37%) Relational Database
6 68 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 50 (1.67%) MySQL
7 50 (1.67%) Oracle Database
8 46 (1.53%) Oracle BI EE
8 46 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
9 35 (1.17%) Data Mart
10 33 (1.10%) QlikView
11 31 (1.03%) PowerCenter
12 25 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
13 24 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 22 (0.73%) DTS
14 22 (0.73%) DB2
15 18 (0.60%) Base SAS
16 16 (0.53%) MS Access
17 14 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 115 (3.83%) JIRA
2 100 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 89 (2.96%) Selenium
4 64 (2.13%) Visual Studio
5 45 (1.50%) WebDriver
6 38 (1.27%) QuickTest Pro
7 36 (1.20%) TeamCity
7 36 (1.20%) Git (software)
8 30 (1.00%) Cucumber
9 29 (0.97%) Mercurial
9 29 (0.97%) Maven
10 27 (0.90%) SoapUI
11 24 (0.80%) Subversion
12 22 (0.73%) SpecFlow
13 19 (0.63%) JUnit
14 17 (0.57%) Kiln
15 15 (0.50%) Ant
15 15 (0.50%) TestDirector
15 15 (0.50%) MSI
16 14 (0.47%) JMeter
General
1 872 (29.05%) Finance
2 460 (15.32%) Banking
3 213 (7.10%) Retail
4 187 (6.23%) Investment Banking
5 97 (3.23%) Back Office
6 96 (3.20%) Front Office
7 69 (2.30%) Legal
8 68 (2.27%) Marketing
9 66 (2.20%) Telecoms
10 54 (1.80%) Retail Banking
11 43 (1.43%) Financial Institution
12 37 (1.23%) Manufacturing
13 34 (1.13%) Publishing
14 33 (1.10%) Billing
15 28 (0.93%) Games
16 22 (0.73%) General Ledger
17 17 (0.57%) Automotive
18 16 (0.53%) Advertising
19 15 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
20 13 (0.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1335 (44.47%) Analyst
2 670 (22.32%) Business Analyst
3 446 (14.86%) Test Analyst
4 319 (10.63%) Developer
5 251 (8.36%) Test Manager
6 219 (7.30%) Tester
7 181 (6.03%) Consultant
8 157 (5.23%) Test Leader
9 156 (5.20%) Project Manager
10 90 (3.00%) Systems Analyst
11 87 (2.90%) Senior Analyst
12 73 (2.43%) UAT Analyst
13 61 (2.03%) SAP Consultant
14 60 (2.00%) Senior Test Analyst
15 53 (1.77%) .NET Developer
16 52 (1.73%) UAT Test Analyst
17 48 (1.60%) Coordinator
18 46 (1.53%) Technical Analyst
19 45 (1.50%) Data Analyst
19 45 (1.50%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (5.63%) .NET
2 165 (5.50%) HTML
3 107 (3.56%) CSS
4 103 (3.43%) XML
5 95 (3.16%) Web Services
6 60 (2.00%) ASP.NET
7 53 (1.77%) jQuery
8 37 (1.23%) HTML5
9 34 (1.13%) Middleware
10 33 (1.10%) WCF
11 30 (1.00%) JSON
12 28 (0.93%) Application Packaging
13 27 (0.90%) .NET Framework
13 27 (0.90%) SOAP
14 24 (0.80%) J2EE
14 24 (0.80%) REST
15 23 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC
16 19 (0.63%) XHTML
16 19 (0.63%) MDX
17 18 (0.60%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 122 (4.06%) Management Information System
2 77 (2.56%) Derivative
3 62 (2.07%) NHS
4 59 (1.97%) Mobile App
5 57 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 55 (1.83%) Credit Risk
7 45 (1.50%) Fixed Income
8 40 (1.33%) Statistics
9 36 (1.20%) Data Integration
10 35 (1.17%) Computer Science
10 35 (1.17%) CMDB
11 29 (0.97%) Equities
12 28 (0.93%) IVR
13 25 (0.83%) Reference Data
13 25 (0.83%) SWIFT
14 24 (0.80%) Data Conversion
15 23 (0.77%) Market Risk
16 19 (0.63%) Social Media
17 18 (0.60%) Client/Server
18 17 (0.57%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 237 (7.89%) Windows
2 115 (3.83%) UNIX
3 114 (3.80%) Windows 7
4 84 (2.80%) Linux
5 59 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 28 (0.93%) Windows XP
8 27 (0.90%) Apple iOS
9 26 (0.87%) Android
10 21 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (0.53%) Solaris
12 10 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.20%) SUSE
13 6 (0.20%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.20%) VMS
14 5 (0.17%) Windows 2000
14 5 (0.17%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.100%) zOS
15 3 (0.100%) Windows NT
16 2 (0.067%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 590 (19.65%) Test Scripting
2 353 (11.76%) Business Analysis
3 322 (10.73%) Project Management
4 310 (10.33%) Agile Software Development
5 308 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 286 (9.53%) Test Strategy
7 280 (9.33%) Migration
8 240 (7.99%) Integration Testing
9 216 (7.20%) Test Management
10 208 (6.93%) Scrum
11 192 (6.40%) System Testing
12 186 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
13 184 (6.13%) Software Testing
14 176 (5.86%) E-Commerce
15 160 (5.33%) Waterfall
16 154 (5.13%) PRINCE2
17 151 (5.03%) CRM
18 141 (4.70%) ETL
19 139 (4.63%) ITIL
20 133 (4.43%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 516 (17.19%) SQL
2 160 (5.33%) C#
3 128 (4.26%) Java
4 109 (3.63%) JavaScript
5 49 (1.63%) PL/SQL
6 46 (1.53%) VBA
7 40 (1.33%) PHP
8 30 (1.00%) C
9 29 (0.97%) T-SQL
10 23 (0.77%) Python
11 22 (0.73%) Perl
12 21 (0.70%) ABAP
12 21 (0.70%) Shell Script
13 19 (0.63%) C++
14 15 (0.50%) PowerShell
15 14 (0.47%) VBScript
15 14 (0.47%) VB
16 11 (0.37%) VC++
16 11 (0.37%) Scala
17 10 (0.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 338 (11.26%) ISEB
2 186 (6.20%) ISTQB
3 184 (6.13%) Degree
4 182 (6.06%) Security Cleared
5 145 (4.83%) SC Cleared
6 106 (3.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 38 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 27 (0.90%) MCP
9 25 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
10 24 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 20 (0.67%) ISEB Practitioner
12 18 (0.60%) DV Cleared
13 17 (0.57%) PMI Certification
14 12 (0.40%) PMP
15 10 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (0.30%) MCSE
17 7 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 6 (0.20%) IIBA
19 5 (0.17%) ACCA
19 5 (0.17%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 350 (11.66%) QA
2 43 (1.43%) SLA
3 20 (0.67%) Basel III
4 19 (0.63%) Dodd-Frank
5 16 (0.53%) EMIR
6 15 (0.50%) ISO 9001
7 12 (0.40%) COREP
8 10 (0.33%) CRD IV
8 10 (0.33%) Data Quality
9 9 (0.30%) FINREP
10 8 (0.27%) TickIT
10 8 (0.27%) WCAG
11 6 (0.20%) Basel II
12 5 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.17%) Solvency II
13 3 (0.100%) GxP
13 3 (0.100%) AIFMD
13 3 (0.100%) FATCA
13 3 (0.100%) MiFID
14 2 (0.067%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 45 (1.50%) Active Directory
2 35 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 19 (0.63%) XenApp
5 15 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 9 (0.30%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.23%) XenServer
8 4 (0.13%) Cygwin
9 3 (0.100%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.100%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.100%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.067%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.067%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.067%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.033%) SRDF
11 1 (0.033%) NFS
11 1 (0.033%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.033%) Nmap
11 1 (0.033%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.033%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 274 (9.13%) HP Quality Center
2 34 (1.13%) Control-M
3 24 (0.80%) Nagios
4 21 (0.70%) SCCM
5 18 (0.60%) SCOM
6 13 (0.43%) NetBackup
7 12 (0.40%) Puppet
8 11 (0.37%) BMC PATROL
9 10 (0.33%) Cisco IPCC
9 10 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (0.30%) AppDNA
11 7 (0.23%) Capistrano
12 6 (0.20%) Zenoss
12 6 (0.20%) CA SiteMinder
13 5 (0.17%) Foglight
14 4 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 3 (0.100%) Oracle EDQ
16 2 (0.067%) ZENworks
17 1 (0.033%) Norton AntiVirus
17 1 (0.033%) Netcool
Vendors
1 373 (12.43%) Microsoft
2 317 (10.56%) SAP
3 303 (10.09%) Oracle
4 157 (5.23%) HP
5 50 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
6 46 (1.53%) Citrix
6 46 (1.53%) Business Objects
7 44 (1.47%) Informatica
8 40 (1.33%) Siebel
8 40 (1.33%) IBM
9 39 (1.30%) VMware
10 31 (1.03%) PeopleSoft
11 30 (1.00%) Cognos
11 30 (1.00%) Google
12 29 (0.97%) Lotus
13 26 (0.87%) BMC
13 26 (0.87%) SolarWinds
14 23 (0.77%) Adobe
15 19 (0.63%) Remedy
16 18 (0.60%) JD Edwards
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