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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 65 66 56
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1377 1347 1576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.65% 2.80% 2.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.58% 3.76% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 943 890 1069
Average daily rate
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£375 £423 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.24% +3.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £553
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 21
Average hourly rate £29.50 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.47% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £12.95 £9.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.75 £37.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -18.18%
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
38426 35840 38298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.91% 74.48% 72.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 24559 22678 22623
Average daily rate £413 £402 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.61% +0.50%
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 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1075 996 1428
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.33% -1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.48 £12.50 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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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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 -7 750 £425 -5.55% 98
South East +12 194 £348 -4.13% 44
Yorkshire +13 82 £345 +25.45% 27
East of England +13 80 £373 +6.35% 14
South West -10 72 £310 -20.00% 17
East Midlands +34 64 £370 -1.33% 4
West Midlands -19 56 £330 +4.76% 13
North West -19 56 £298 +10.18% 20
North East -34 9 £331 +1.92%
Midlands 0 4 - - 1
South Coast - - - -
User Acceptance Testing
UK

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 874 (30.99%) Finance
2 545 (19.33%) Agile Software Development
3 524 (18.58%) SQL
4 498 (17.66%) Test Scripting
5 447 (15.85%) Banking
6 371 (13.16%) Business Analysis
7 361 (12.80%) Microsoft
8 347 (12.30%) QA
9 339 (12.02%) Project Management
10 315 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
11 298 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
12 294 (10.43%) Migration
12 294 (10.43%) SAP
13 282 (10.00%) Oracle
14 271 (9.61%) ISEB
15 245 (8.69%) Test Strategy
16 242 (8.58%) Integration Testing
17 240 (8.51%) HP Quality Center
18 213 (7.55%) MS Excel
19 206 (7.30%) Degree
20 195 (6.91%) Retail
21 190 (6.74%) SQL Server
22 186 (6.60%) Windows
23 185 (6.56%) System Testing
24 184 (6.52%) Test Management
25 175 (6.21%) Software Testing
26 170 (6.03%) Scrum
27 166 (5.89%) .NET
27 166 (5.89%) CRM
27 166 (5.89%) Investment Banking

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 76 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 54 (1.91%) CMS
3 30 (1.06%) SAS
3 30 (1.06%) WebSphere
4 28 (0.99%) IIS
5 27 (0.96%) WebLogic
6 24 (0.85%) Tomcat
7 22 (0.78%) IBM Notes
8 20 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
9 13 (0.46%) Apache
10 12 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
11 11 (0.39%) Node.js
11 11 (0.39%) Umbraco
12 9 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.28%) WordPress
14 7 (0.25%) Adobe CQ
15 6 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
16 5 (0.18%) SugarCRM
16 5 (0.18%) Confluence
17 4 (0.14%) Lync
Applications
1 213 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 121 (4.29%) MS Office
3 98 (3.48%) MS Visio
4 45 (1.60%) MS Project
5 29 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.071%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.071%) SPSS
9 2 (0.071%) RoboHelp
9 2 (0.071%) CorelDRAW
9 2 (0.071%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.035%) Stata
10 1 (0.035%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.035%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.035%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 60 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (1.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 32 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
4 30 (1.06%) Oracle Payables
4 30 (1.06%) Agresso
5 29 (1.03%) SAP FI
6 26 (0.92%) Oracle Receivables
7 25 (0.89%) SAP FI/CO
7 25 (0.89%) SAP CO
8 24 (0.85%) Oracle General Ledger
8 24 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
9 23 (0.82%) Oracle Financials
10 22 (0.78%) SAP SD
11 17 (0.60%) Summit
12 16 (0.57%) Markit EDM
13 15 (0.53%) SAP HR
14 14 (0.50%) Oracle Assets
15 13 (0.46%) WebTrends
15 13 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
15 13 (0.46%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 22 (0.78%) SaaS
2 15 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.25%) Force.com
4 6 (0.21%) Office 365
5 4 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (0.11%) GitHub
7 2 (0.071%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.071%) PaaS
7 2 (0.071%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.071%) Taleo
8 1 (0.035%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.035%) IaaS
8 1 (0.035%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 24 (0.85%) Internet
2 15 (0.53%) Firewall
3 14 (0.50%) DNS
4 12 (0.43%) LDAP
5 10 (0.35%) Intranet
5 10 (0.35%) DHCP
6 9 (0.32%) VoIP
7 7 (0.25%) VPN
8 6 (0.21%) LAN
8 6 (0.21%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.21%) SSL
8 6 (0.21%) SAN
8 6 (0.21%) Wireless
9 5 (0.18%) HTTP
9 5 (0.18%) WAN
9 5 (0.18%) IP Telephony
10 4 (0.14%) Wireshark
10 4 (0.14%) MPLS
11 3 (0.11%) DAB
11 3 (0.11%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (6.74%) SQL Server
2 129 (4.57%) Data Warehouse
3 70 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 68 (2.41%) Relational Database
5 59 (2.09%) MySQL
5 59 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 55 (1.95%) Oracle Database
7 52 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 48 (1.70%) QlikView
9 38 (1.35%) Data Mart
10 31 (1.10%) Oracle BI EE
11 29 (1.03%) PowerCenter
12 28 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
13 24 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
14 22 (0.78%) Data Mining
15 14 (0.50%) Base SAS
15 14 (0.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
16 12 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 12 (0.43%) DB2
16 12 (0.43%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 104 (3.69%) JIRA
2 79 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 74 (2.62%) Selenium
4 48 (1.70%) Visual Studio
5 46 (1.63%) QuickTest Pro
6 33 (1.17%) Subversion
7 31 (1.10%) WebDriver
8 28 (0.99%) Cucumber
9 22 (0.78%) SoapUI
10 21 (0.74%) JUnit
11 20 (0.71%) Maven
12 19 (0.67%) TestDirector
12 19 (0.67%) Git (software)
13 17 (0.60%) Eclipse
13 17 (0.60%) JMeter
14 16 (0.57%) Jenkins
15 15 (0.53%) SpecFlow
16 14 (0.50%) Toad
17 13 (0.46%) Ant
18 10 (0.35%) TeamCity
General
1 874 (30.99%) Finance
2 447 (15.85%) Banking
3 195 (6.91%) Retail
4 166 (5.89%) Investment Banking
5 104 (3.69%) Front Office
6 80 (2.84%) Back Office
7 76 (2.70%) Marketing
8 72 (2.55%) Legal
9 59 (2.09%) Telecoms
10 49 (1.74%) Retail Banking
11 48 (1.70%) Financial Institution
12 41 (1.45%) Publishing
13 39 (1.38%) Manufacturing
14 29 (1.03%) Billing
15 24 (0.85%) General Ledger
16 21 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
17 20 (0.71%) Automotive
18 18 (0.64%) Advertising
19 15 (0.53%) Games
20 14 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1288 (45.67%) Analyst
2 692 (24.54%) Business Analyst
3 401 (14.22%) Test Analyst
4 314 (11.13%) Developer
5 214 (7.59%) Test Manager
6 192 (6.81%) Tester
7 169 (5.99%) Project Manager
8 154 (5.46%) Consultant
9 126 (4.47%) Test Leader
10 105 (3.72%) Senior Analyst
11 84 (2.98%) Systems Analyst
12 63 (2.23%) UAT Analyst
13 59 (2.09%) Coordinator
14 56 (1.99%) Senior Test Analyst
15 55 (1.95%) UAT Test Analyst
16 47 (1.67%) SAP Consultant
17 43 (1.52%) UAT Manager
18 41 (1.45%) Data Analyst
19 40 (1.42%) Business Systems Analyst
20 37 (1.31%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (5.89%) .NET
2 132 (4.68%) HTML
3 91 (3.23%) Web Services
4 84 (2.98%) XML
5 69 (2.45%) CSS
6 53 (1.88%) ASP.NET
7 42 (1.49%) HTML5
8 37 (1.31%) Middleware
9 34 (1.21%) jQuery
10 32 (1.13%) SOAP
10 32 (1.13%) JSON
11 29 (1.03%) WCF
12 28 (0.99%) Application Packaging
13 26 (0.92%) RESTful
14 25 (0.89%) .NET Framework
15 22 (0.78%) REST
15 22 (0.78%) J2EE
16 18 (0.64%) ASP.NET MVC
17 17 (0.60%) Visualforce
18 16 (0.57%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 315 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
2 107 (3.79%) Management Information System
3 74 (2.62%) Derivative
4 70 (2.48%) User Experience
5 59 (2.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 57 (2.02%) Mobile App
7 46 (1.63%) Credit Risk
8 44 (1.56%) Fixed Income
9 38 (1.35%) Computer Science
10 37 (1.31%) Data Integration
11 35 (1.24%) Data Structures
12 28 (0.99%) Data Conversion
13 27 (0.96%) Market Risk
14 26 (0.92%) Equities
14 26 (0.92%) Client/Server
15 25 (0.89%) NHS
15 25 (0.89%) SWIFT
16 21 (0.74%) Statistics
16 21 (0.74%) CMDB
16 21 (0.74%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 186 (6.60%) Windows
2 99 (3.51%) UNIX
3 80 (2.84%) Windows 7
4 72 (2.55%) Linux
5 34 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (0.92%) Windows XP
7 25 (0.89%) Apple iOS
8 24 (0.85%) Android
9 22 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (0.50%) Solaris
11 9 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.21%) Windows Vista
13 6 (0.21%) VMS
13 6 (0.21%) SUSE
14 5 (0.18%) Windows NT
14 5 (0.18%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.14%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.11%) zOS
16 3 (0.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 545 (19.33%) Agile Software Development
2 498 (17.66%) Test Scripting
3 371 (13.16%) Business Analysis
4 339 (12.02%) Project Management
5 298 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 294 (10.43%) Migration
7 245 (8.69%) Test Strategy
8 242 (8.58%) Integration Testing
9 185 (6.56%) System Testing
10 184 (6.52%) Test Management
11 175 (6.21%) Software Testing
12 170 (6.03%) Scrum
13 166 (5.89%) CRM
14 165 (5.85%) Business Intelligence
15 150 (5.32%) E-Commerce
16 143 (5.07%) PRINCE2
17 138 (4.89%) Workflow
18 132 (4.68%) ITIL
18 132 (4.68%) Waterfall
19 131 (4.65%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 524 (18.58%) SQL
2 137 (4.86%) Java
3 114 (4.04%) C#
4 111 (3.94%) JavaScript
5 60 (2.13%) PL/SQL
6 51 (1.81%) VBA
7 43 (1.52%) PHP
8 37 (1.31%) C
8 37 (1.31%) T-SQL
9 30 (1.06%) Scala
10 21 (0.74%) C++
10 21 (0.74%) Shell Script
11 20 (0.71%) Python
12 19 (0.67%) PowerShell
13 18 (0.64%) Perl
13 18 (0.64%) VBScript
14 17 (0.60%) ABAP
14 17 (0.60%) Apex Code
15 13 (0.46%) VB
15 13 (0.46%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 271 (9.61%) ISEB
2 206 (7.30%) Degree
3 143 (5.07%) ISTQB
4 142 (5.04%) Security Cleared
5 103 (3.65%) SC Cleared
6 76 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 36 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 21 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 20 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
10 19 (0.67%) MCP
11 17 (0.60%) DV Cleared
12 16 (0.57%) ISEB Practitioner
13 14 (0.50%) MCSE
13 14 (0.50%) PMI Certification
14 13 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 10 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 10 (0.35%) PMP
16 5 (0.18%) CIMA
16 5 (0.18%) ACCA
16 5 (0.18%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 347 (12.30%) QA
2 40 (1.42%) SLA
3 16 (0.57%) Dodd-Frank
4 15 (0.53%) EMIR
5 14 (0.50%) ISO 9001
6 13 (0.46%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (0.32%) COREP
8 9 (0.32%) Basel III
9 6 (0.21%) Solvency II
10 5 (0.18%) GxP
10 5 (0.18%) FINREP
11 4 (0.14%) FATCA
12 3 (0.11%) TickIT
12 3 (0.11%) AIFMD
13 2 (0.071%) CRD IV
13 2 (0.071%) UCITS
13 2 (0.071%) IAS 39
13 2 (0.071%) Basel II
14 1 (0.035%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 50 (1.77%) Active Directory
2 27 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 15 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 11 (0.39%) XenServer
5 11 (0.39%) XenDesktop
6 9 (0.32%) XenApp
7 6 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.14%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.11%) Cygwin
11 2 (0.071%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.071%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.071%) Xen
11 2 (0.071%) Firmware
12 1 (0.035%) NFS
12 1 (0.035%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 1 (0.035%) Squid
12 1 (0.035%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 240 (8.51%) HP Quality Center
2 31 (1.10%) Control-M
3 30 (1.06%) SCCM
4 25 (0.89%) Nagios
5 23 (0.82%) SCOM
6 13 (0.46%) NetBackup
6 13 (0.46%) Puppet
7 11 (0.39%) BMC PATROL
7 11 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (0.25%) Capistrano
9 6 (0.21%) CA SiteMinder
10 5 (0.18%) Data Guard
10 5 (0.18%) Zenoss
11 4 (0.14%) Cisco IPCC
12 2 (0.071%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.071%) AppDNA
12 2 (0.071%) Vagrant
12 2 (0.071%) ITRS Geneos
12 2 (0.071%) WSUS
13 1 (0.035%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 361 (12.80%) Microsoft
2 294 (10.43%) SAP
3 282 (10.00%) Oracle
4 152 (5.39%) HP
5 60 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
6 46 (1.63%) IBM
7 41 (1.45%) Informatica
8 38 (1.35%) Business Objects
9 33 (1.17%) Citrix
10 29 (1.03%) VMware
11 28 (0.99%) Siebel
12 27 (0.96%) BMC
13 26 (0.92%) SolarWinds
13 26 (0.92%) Remedy
14 24 (0.85%) Cognos
15 23 (0.82%) Lotus
15 23 (0.82%) Murex
16 21 (0.74%) JD Edwards
17 18 (0.64%) MicroStrategy
18 17 (0.60%) Adobe
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