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 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 79 65 63
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -2
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1082 1222 1187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.33% 2.78% 2.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.08% 3.71% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 766 762
Average daily rate
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£375 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £238 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £562 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+0.74% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 22
Average hourly rate £20.35 £23.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.04 £20.00 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £78.10 £38.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £27.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-49.07% +14.89%
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
35083 32902 29513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.54% 74.81% 72.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 22853 20351 17832
Average daily rate £425 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 935 1039 1211
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -10.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £47.50 £45.00
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 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 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
London -19 547 £425 -5.55% 113
South East +14 189 £350 - 45
East of England +34 84 £325 -23.52% 20
Yorkshire -20 66 £350 +7.69% 24
North West -1 63 £325 +1.76% 18
South West -36 56 £363 +31.81% 12
West Midlands -25 38 £325 -7.14% 14
East Midlands +9 22 £300 - 8
North East -17 7 £230 -11.53% 2
User Acceptance Testing
UK

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 813 (33.42%) Finance
2 538 (22.11%) Agile Software Development
3 500 (20.55%) SQL
4 390 (16.03%) Test Scripting
5 385 (15.82%) Banking
6 360 (14.80%) QA
7 301 (12.37%) Microsoft
8 282 (11.59%) Oracle
9 276 (11.34%) Project Management
10 271 (11.14%) Migration
11 269 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
12 265 (10.89%) Business Analysis
13 255 (10.48%) Integration Testing
14 239 (9.82%) HP Quality Center
15 237 (9.74%) Test Strategy
16 232 (9.54%) ISEB
17 230 (9.45%) SAP
18 218 (8.96%) MS Excel
19 214 (8.80%) Stakeholder Management
20 197 (8.10%) System Testing
21 189 (7.77%) Test Management
22 183 (7.52%) Software Testing
23 179 (7.36%) Windows
24 174 (7.15%) .NET
25 162 (6.66%) Regression Testing
26 160 (6.58%) SQL Server
27 158 (6.49%) CRM
27 158 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
27 158 (6.49%) Degree
28 157 (6.45%) Java

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 85 (3.49%) SharePoint
2 31 (1.27%) WebSphere
2 31 (1.27%) CMS
3 22 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
4 21 (0.86%) SAS
5 20 (0.82%) WebLogic
6 17 (0.70%) IIS
6 17 (0.70%) Tomcat
7 14 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
8 12 (0.49%) Lync
9 9 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
10 8 (0.33%) SugarCRM
10 8 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (0.33%) JBoss
11 7 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (0.25%) Drupal
12 6 (0.25%) TIBCO EMS
12 6 (0.25%) Apache
13 5 (0.21%) Confluence
13 5 (0.21%) OpenStack
Applications
1 218 (8.96%) MS Excel
2 122 (5.01%) MS Office
3 96 (3.95%) MS Visio
4 44 (1.81%) MS Project
4 44 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.16%) SPSS
7 2 (0.082%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.082%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.041%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.041%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.041%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 68 (2.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (1.81%) Agresso
3 26 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
4 22 (0.90%) Oracle Payables
5 21 (0.86%) Oracle Financials
5 21 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
6 19 (0.78%) Summit
7 17 (0.70%) SAP SD
7 17 (0.70%) SAP BPC
7 17 (0.70%) Oracle Cash Management
8 16 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
8 16 (0.66%) SAP FI
9 15 (0.62%) SAP HR
10 13 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
11 12 (0.49%) Markit EDM
11 12 (0.49%) SAP CO
11 12 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
12 11 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
13 10 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 10 (0.41%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 24 (0.99%) SaaS
2 4 (0.16%) Force.com
3 3 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.12%) Office 365
4 2 (0.082%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.082%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.082%) Taleo
5 1 (0.041%) PaaS
5 1 (0.041%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 40 (1.64%) Internet
2 26 (1.07%) Firewall
3 14 (0.58%) DNS
4 12 (0.49%) Intranet
5 11 (0.45%) LAN
5 11 (0.45%) VoIP
6 10 (0.41%) WAN
6 10 (0.41%) TCP/IP
7 9 (0.37%) FTP
8 8 (0.33%) Wireless
8 8 (0.33%) HTTP
8 8 (0.33%) VPN
9 7 (0.29%) DHCP
9 7 (0.29%) IP Telephony
10 6 (0.25%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (0.25%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (0.25%) MPLS
10 6 (0.25%) BGP
10 6 (0.25%) PBX
11 5 (0.21%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (6.58%) SQL Server
2 120 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
3 70 (2.88%) Oracle Database
4 69 (2.84%) Relational Database
5 49 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 44 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
7 39 (1.60%) QlikView
8 37 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 28 (1.15%) MySQL
10 22 (0.90%) Data Mining
11 19 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
11 19 (0.78%) MarkLogic
12 16 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
12 16 (0.66%) Data Mart
12 16 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
13 15 (0.62%) SAP BW
14 14 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 13 (0.53%) MS Access
15 13 (0.53%) Oracle BI Publisher
16 12 (0.49%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 116 (4.77%) JIRA
2 84 (3.45%) Selenium
3 60 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 57 (2.34%) QuickTest Pro
5 55 (2.26%) Visual Studio
6 36 (1.48%) Cucumber
7 26 (1.07%) JUnit
8 25 (1.03%) WebDriver
9 24 (0.99%) SoapUI
10 23 (0.95%) Subversion
11 21 (0.86%) Git (software)
12 15 (0.62%) Toad
13 13 (0.53%) TestDirector
13 13 (0.53%) JMeter
14 12 (0.49%) Jenkins
14 12 (0.49%) Maven
15 11 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 10 (0.41%) SpecFlow
16 10 (0.41%) MSI
17 9 (0.37%) LoadRunner
General
1 813 (33.42%) Finance
2 385 (15.82%) Banking
3 154 (6.33%) Retail
4 139 (5.71%) Investment Banking
5 104 (4.27%) Front Office
6 71 (2.92%) Telecoms
7 59 (2.42%) Legal
8 48 (1.97%) Back Office
8 48 (1.97%) Marketing
9 44 (1.81%) Retail Banking
10 41 (1.69%) Financial Institution
11 40 (1.64%) Manufacturing
11 40 (1.64%) Publishing
12 21 (0.86%) Billing
13 15 (0.62%) Games
13 15 (0.62%) Advertising
14 14 (0.58%) General Ledger
15 11 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
15 11 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
16 10 (0.41%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1074 (44.14%) Analyst
2 532 (21.87%) Business Analyst
3 375 (15.41%) Test Analyst
4 260 (10.69%) Test Manager
5 246 (10.11%) Developer
6 161 (6.62%) Tester
7 141 (5.80%) Project Manager
8 118 (4.85%) Consultant
9 104 (4.27%) Senior Analyst
10 100 (4.11%) Test Leader
11 55 (2.26%) UAT Analyst
11 55 (2.26%) Systems Analyst
12 45 (1.85%) Senior Test Analyst
13 42 (1.73%) Coordinator
14 40 (1.64%) SAP Consultant
15 39 (1.60%) Senior Business Analyst
15 39 (1.60%) UAT Test Analyst
16 35 (1.44%) Support Analyst
17 33 (1.36%) UAT Manager
17 33 (1.36%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (7.15%) .NET
2 110 (4.52%) XML
3 95 (3.90%) Web Services
4 89 (3.66%) HTML
5 41 (1.69%) HTML5
6 36 (1.48%) Middleware
7 35 (1.44%) CSS
8 34 (1.40%) RESTful
9 29 (1.19%) SOAP
10 27 (1.11%) XSLT
11 22 (0.90%) Ajax
11 22 (0.90%) ASP.NET
12 18 (0.74%) jQuery
13 15 (0.62%) Application Packaging
14 14 (0.58%) Visualforce
15 13 (0.53%) .NET Framework
15 13 (0.53%) WCF
16 12 (0.49%) JSON
17 11 (0.45%) AngularJS
18 10 (0.41%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 269 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
2 107 (4.40%) Management Information System
3 65 (2.67%) Derivative
4 64 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 49 (2.01%) User Experience
6 48 (1.97%) Fixed Income
7 40 (1.64%) SWIFT
8 31 (1.27%) Computer Science
9 30 (1.23%) Credit Risk
10 28 (1.15%) Equities
11 27 (1.11%) Data Structures
12 24 (0.99%) Visualisation
13 23 (0.95%) Data Integration
14 22 (0.90%) Mobile App
14 22 (0.90%) Reference Data
15 21 (0.86%) Client/Server
16 20 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
17 19 (0.78%) Data Conversion
17 19 (0.78%) Data Extraction
17 19 (0.78%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 179 (7.36%) Windows
2 85 (3.49%) UNIX
3 83 (3.41%) Linux
4 59 (2.42%) Windows 7
5 27 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 25 (1.03%) Windows XP
6 25 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (0.90%) Apple iOS
8 20 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (0.74%) Android
10 13 (0.53%) Solaris
10 13 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.21%) Windows NT
12 4 (0.16%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.16%) CentOS
12 4 (0.16%) VMS
12 4 (0.16%) AIX
13 3 (0.12%) webOS
14 2 (0.082%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.082%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 538 (22.11%) Agile Software Development
2 390 (16.03%) Test Scripting
3 276 (11.34%) Project Management
4 271 (11.14%) Migration
5 265 (10.89%) Business Analysis
6 255 (10.48%) Integration Testing
7 237 (9.74%) Test Strategy
8 214 (8.80%) Stakeholder Management
9 197 (8.10%) System Testing
10 189 (7.77%) Test Management
11 183 (7.52%) Software Testing
12 162 (6.66%) Regression Testing
13 158 (6.49%) CRM
13 158 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
14 140 (5.75%) Scrum
15 139 (5.71%) Waterfall
16 128 (5.26%) ETL
17 113 (4.64%) Change Management
18 110 (4.52%) Manual Testing
19 106 (4.36%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 500 (20.55%) SQL
2 157 (6.45%) Java
3 100 (4.11%) C#
4 99 (4.07%) JavaScript
5 60 (2.47%) Python
6 54 (2.22%) PL/SQL
7 46 (1.89%) T-SQL
8 41 (1.69%) VBA
9 39 (1.60%) Ruby
10 38 (1.56%) PHP
11 30 (1.23%) C
12 29 (1.19%) C++
13 24 (0.99%) Scala
14 23 (0.95%) VBScript
14 23 (0.95%) PowerShell
15 22 (0.90%) Perl
16 18 (0.74%) VB
17 15 (0.62%) XQuery
17 15 (0.62%) Shell Script
18 14 (0.58%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 232 (9.54%) ISEB
2 158 (6.49%) Degree
3 124 (5.10%) ISTQB
4 89 (3.66%) Security Cleared
5 53 (2.18%) SC Cleared
6 49 (2.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 26 (1.07%) PMP
7 26 (1.07%) PMI Certification
7 26 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 24 (0.99%) ISEB Practitioner
9 19 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (0.58%) DV Cleared
11 10 (0.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 9 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 8 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 7 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (0.25%) CIMA
15 6 (0.25%) ACCA
15 6 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
15 6 (0.25%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 360 (14.80%) QA
2 18 (0.74%) SLA
3 14 (0.58%) EMIR
4 12 (0.49%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.45%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
8 8 (0.33%) COREP
9 7 (0.29%) Solvency II
10 6 (0.25%) FATCA
11 5 (0.21%) Basel III
12 3 (0.12%) GxP
12 3 (0.12%) FINREP
13 2 (0.082%) AIFMD
13 2 (0.082%) UCITS
13 2 (0.082%) PCI DSS
13 2 (0.082%) MiFID
13 2 (0.082%) GAAP
14 1 (0.041%) Basel II
14 1 (0.041%) CRD IV
System Software
1 33 (1.36%) Active Directory
2 27 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (0.25%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.25%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.21%) XenApp
6 5 (0.21%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.16%) XenServer
7 4 (0.16%) Firmware
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.12%) vCloud
9 2 (0.082%) vSphere
9 2 (0.082%) Xen
10 1 (0.041%) NFS
10 1 (0.041%) Squid
Systems Management
1 239 (9.82%) HP Quality Center
2 32 (1.32%) SCCM
3 25 (1.03%) Puppet
4 24 (0.99%) Control-M
5 12 (0.49%) ITRS Geneos
6 8 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.25%) FortiGate
8 5 (0.21%) WSUS
8 5 (0.21%) SCOM
9 4 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.12%) Nagios
10 3 (0.12%) CA Endevor
10 3 (0.12%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.082%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.082%) TIBCO Hawk
11 2 (0.082%) OpenView
12 1 (0.041%) CA SiteMinder
12 1 (0.041%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.041%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 301 (12.37%) Microsoft
2 282 (11.59%) Oracle
3 230 (9.45%) SAP
4 125 (5.14%) HP
5 58 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
6 57 (2.34%) IBM
7 34 (1.40%) Business Objects
8 29 (1.19%) Cognos
8 29 (1.19%) VMware
9 23 (0.95%) Citrix
10 21 (0.86%) Informatica
10 21 (0.86%) Cisco
11 20 (0.82%) Murex
12 18 (0.74%) Remedy
13 16 (0.66%) Red Hat
13 16 (0.66%) PeopleSoft
14 14 (0.58%) JD Edwards
15 13 (0.53%) Sybase
16 12 (0.49%) Tableau
16 12 (0.49%) Bloomberg
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