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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 74 67 61
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1242 1231 1271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.51% 2.63% 2.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.35% 3.54% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 779 768
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
- -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 25
Average hourly rate £20.35 £34.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.16% +47.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.11 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £52.82 £47.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-42.70% +4.34%
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
37095 34787 31991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.83% 74.29% 72.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 24706 21803 19148
Average daily rate £425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1033 1077 1341
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -3 675 £450 - 94
South East +27 210 £350 +5.26% 24
East of England +5 84 £325 -7.14% 10
Yorkshire -28 72 £350 +6.06% 20
South West -39 57 £350 +3.70% 11
North West -12 55 £300 -7.69% 12
West Midlands -39 35 £338 -3.57% 13
East Midlands +6 33 £300 +2.12% 8
North East -31 11 £325 +25.00% 1
User Acceptance Testing
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User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 882 (33.64%) Finance
2 567 (21.62%) SQL
3 559 (21.32%) Agile Software Development
4 417 (15.90%) Banking
5 413 (15.75%) Test Scripting
6 358 (13.65%) QA
7 318 (12.13%) Project Management
8 314 (11.98%) Microsoft
9 299 (11.40%) Oracle
10 290 (11.06%) Migration
11 289 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
12 284 (10.83%) Business Analysis
13 259 (9.88%) HP Quality Center
14 246 (9.38%) Test Strategy
15 244 (9.31%) Stakeholder Management
16 243 (9.27%) Integration Testing
17 242 (9.23%) SAP
17 242 (9.23%) ISEB
18 228 (8.70%) MS Excel
19 224 (8.54%) Windows
20 199 (7.59%) System Testing
21 192 (7.32%) Test Management
22 187 (7.13%) Degree
23 182 (6.94%) Software Testing
24 181 (6.90%) Retail
25 176 (6.71%) .NET
26 174 (6.64%) SQL Server
27 163 (6.22%) Java
28 158 (6.03%) Regression Testing
29 152 (5.80%) Scrum

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (3.17%) SharePoint
2 42 (1.60%) CMS
3 35 (1.33%) WebSphere
4 25 (0.95%) IIS
4 25 (0.95%) SAS
5 21 (0.80%) WebLogic
6 19 (0.72%) Tomcat
7 18 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
8 10 (0.38%) Lync
8 10 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (0.31%) Node.js
9 8 (0.31%) IBM Notes
9 8 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
10 7 (0.27%) SugarCRM
10 7 (0.27%) Umbraco
10 7 (0.27%) Apache
10 7 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (0.23%) JBoss
11 6 (0.23%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 228 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 125 (4.77%) MS Office
3 99 (3.78%) MS Visio
4 50 (1.91%) MS Project
5 43 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.15%) SPSS
8 3 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.076%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.076%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.038%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.038%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.038%) Stata
Business Applications
1 61 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 45 (1.72%) Agresso
3 30 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
4 27 (1.03%) Oracle Payables
5 26 (0.99%) Oracle EBS R12
6 21 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
7 20 (0.76%) Summit
8 18 (0.69%) Oracle Cash Management
9 17 (0.65%) Oracle Receivables
10 16 (0.61%) SAP HR
10 16 (0.61%) SAP BPC
11 15 (0.57%) Oracle General Ledger
12 14 (0.53%) SAP SD
13 13 (0.50%) SAP FI
13 13 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
13 13 (0.50%) Markit EDM
14 11 (0.42%) Oracle Assets
15 10 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
15 10 (0.38%) SAP PS
15 10 (0.38%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 23 (0.88%) SaaS
2 8 (0.31%) Force.com
3 3 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.11%) Office 365
3 3 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.076%) Taleo
4 2 (0.076%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.038%) GitHub
5 1 (0.038%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.038%) PaaS
5 1 (0.038%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 39 (1.49%) Internet
2 32 (1.22%) Firewall
3 16 (0.61%) DNS
4 13 (0.50%) VoIP
5 12 (0.46%) LAN
6 11 (0.42%) DHCP
7 10 (0.38%) WAN
8 9 (0.34%) FTP
8 9 (0.34%) TCP/IP
8 9 (0.34%) VPN
8 9 (0.34%) Wireless
8 9 (0.34%) IP Telephony
9 7 (0.27%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (0.27%) HTTP
9 7 (0.27%) MPLS
9 7 (0.27%) Intranet
10 6 (0.23%) BGP
10 6 (0.23%) PBX
10 6 (0.23%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (0.19%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (6.64%) SQL Server
2 137 (5.23%) Data Warehouse
3 74 (2.82%) Oracle Database
4 70 (2.67%) Relational Database
5 51 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 51 (1.95%) QlikView
6 41 (1.56%) MySQL
6 41 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 36 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 27 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
9 25 (0.95%) Data Mining
10 24 (0.92%) Data Mart
11 16 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
12 15 (0.57%) MarkLogic
13 14 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
13 14 (0.53%) MS Access
13 14 (0.53%) RDBMS
14 13 (0.50%) SAP BW
14 13 (0.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 12 (0.46%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 113 (4.31%) JIRA
2 80 (3.05%) Selenium
3 60 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 55 (2.10%) QuickTest Pro
5 46 (1.75%) Visual Studio
6 33 (1.26%) Cucumber
7 30 (1.14%) SoapUI
7 30 (1.14%) WebDriver
8 27 (1.03%) JUnit
9 22 (0.84%) Subversion
10 21 (0.80%) Git (software)
11 17 (0.65%) SpecFlow
11 17 (0.65%) Jenkins
11 17 (0.65%) Toad
12 15 (0.57%) JMeter
13 14 (0.53%) TestDirector
14 13 (0.50%) Maven
15 10 (0.38%) MSI
15 10 (0.38%) TeamCity
16 9 (0.34%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 882 (33.64%) Finance
2 417 (15.90%) Banking
3 181 (6.90%) Retail
4 147 (5.61%) Investment Banking
5 111 (4.23%) Front Office
6 71 (2.71%) Telecoms
7 65 (2.48%) Back Office
8 63 (2.40%) Legal
9 56 (2.14%) Marketing
10 50 (1.91%) Retail Banking
11 46 (1.75%) Financial Institution
12 45 (1.72%) Publishing
13 44 (1.68%) Manufacturing
14 22 (0.84%) Billing
15 18 (0.69%) Games
16 16 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
16 16 (0.61%) General Ledger
17 15 (0.57%) Advertising
18 14 (0.53%) Automotive
18 14 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1131 (43.14%) Analyst
2 576 (21.97%) Business Analyst
3 381 (14.53%) Test Analyst
4 288 (10.98%) Developer
5 251 (9.57%) Test Manager
6 181 (6.90%) Tester
7 179 (6.83%) Project Manager
8 133 (5.07%) Consultant
9 96 (3.66%) Test Leader
10 91 (3.47%) Senior Analyst
11 63 (2.40%) UAT Analyst
12 58 (2.21%) Systems Analyst
13 50 (1.91%) UAT Test Analyst
14 49 (1.87%) Coordinator
15 40 (1.53%) Support Analyst
15 40 (1.53%) SAP Consultant
16 38 (1.45%) Senior Test Analyst
17 37 (1.41%) Senior Business Analyst
18 36 (1.37%) Technical Analyst
18 36 (1.37%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (6.71%) .NET
2 117 (4.46%) XML
3 105 (4.00%) HTML
4 97 (3.70%) Web Services
5 43 (1.64%) CSS
5 43 (1.64%) HTML5
6 34 (1.30%) RESTful
7 32 (1.22%) SOAP
8 31 (1.18%) Middleware
9 28 (1.07%) ASP.NET
10 23 (0.88%) XSLT
11 21 (0.80%) JSON
11 21 (0.80%) Application Packaging
11 21 (0.80%) .NET Framework
11 21 (0.80%) jQuery
12 18 (0.69%) Visualforce
13 16 (0.61%) WCF
13 16 (0.61%) Ajax
13 16 (0.61%) FpML
14 12 (0.46%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 289 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (3.81%) Management Information System
3 85 (3.24%) Derivative
4 66 (2.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 62 (2.36%) User Experience
6 42 (1.60%) Fixed Income
6 42 (1.60%) Credit Risk
7 40 (1.53%) Computer Science
7 40 (1.53%) Data Structures
8 38 (1.45%) SWIFT
9 30 (1.14%) Visualisation
9 30 (1.14%) Equities
10 28 (1.07%) Mobile App
11 26 (0.99%) Reference Data
12 23 (0.88%) Data Integration
12 23 (0.88%) Market Risk
13 22 (0.84%) Client/Server
14 21 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
14 21 (0.80%) Data Extraction
15 18 (0.69%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 224 (8.54%) Windows
2 96 (3.66%) UNIX
3 88 (3.36%) Linux
4 79 (3.01%) Windows 7
5 37 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (1.33%) Windows XP
7 26 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (0.92%) Apple iOS
8 24 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (0.76%) Android
10 11 (0.42%) Solaris
10 11 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.23%) Windows NT
12 4 (0.15%) VMS
12 4 (0.15%) CentOS
12 4 (0.15%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.11%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.076%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.076%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.076%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 559 (21.32%) Agile Software Development
2 413 (15.75%) Test Scripting
3 318 (12.13%) Project Management
4 290 (11.06%) Migration
5 284 (10.83%) Business Analysis
6 246 (9.38%) Test Strategy
7 244 (9.31%) Stakeholder Management
8 243 (9.27%) Integration Testing
9 199 (7.59%) System Testing
10 192 (7.32%) Test Management
11 182 (6.94%) Software Testing
12 158 (6.03%) Regression Testing
13 152 (5.80%) Scrum
13 152 (5.80%) CRM
14 144 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
15 133 (5.07%) Waterfall
16 130 (4.96%) ETL
17 124 (4.73%) E-Commerce
17 124 (4.73%) Change Management
18 113 (4.31%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 567 (21.62%) SQL
2 163 (6.22%) Java
3 117 (4.46%) C#
4 115 (4.39%) JavaScript
5 64 (2.44%) PL/SQL
6 53 (2.02%) Python
7 47 (1.79%) VBA
8 42 (1.60%) T-SQL
9 40 (1.53%) PHP
10 37 (1.41%) Ruby
11 33 (1.26%) PowerShell
12 31 (1.18%) C
13 28 (1.07%) VBScript
14 27 (1.03%) C++
15 26 (0.99%) Scala
16 22 (0.84%) Perl
17 20 (0.76%) VB
18 18 (0.69%) Apex Code
19 15 (0.57%) Shell Script
20 13 (0.50%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 242 (9.23%) ISEB
2 187 (7.13%) Degree
3 134 (5.11%) ISTQB
4 98 (3.74%) Security Cleared
5 63 (2.40%) SC Cleared
6 58 (2.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 29 (1.11%) PMI Certification
8 27 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 25 (0.95%) PMP
10 22 (0.84%) ISEB Practitioner
11 17 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (0.57%) DV Cleared
13 11 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 10 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (0.34%) MCSE
15 9 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 8 (0.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 8 (0.31%) MCP
17 7 (0.27%) CCNA
17 7 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 358 (13.65%) QA
2 25 (0.95%) SLA
3 20 (0.76%) EMIR
4 16 (0.61%) ISO 9001
5 15 (0.57%) Dodd-Frank
6 10 (0.38%) COREP
6 10 (0.38%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.31%) FATCA
8 6 (0.23%) Basel III
9 5 (0.19%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.11%) FINREP
10 3 (0.11%) AIFMD
10 3 (0.11%) GxP
10 3 (0.11%) TickIT
11 2 (0.076%) IAS 39
11 2 (0.076%) MiFID
11 2 (0.076%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.076%) UCITS
12 1 (0.038%) Basel II
System Software
1 47 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 31 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
4 8 (0.31%) VMware ESX
4 8 (0.31%) XenServer
4 8 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.23%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.19%) XenApp
7 4 (0.15%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (0.15%) Firmware
8 3 (0.11%) vCloud
9 2 (0.076%) vSphere
9 2 (0.076%) Xen
10 1 (0.038%) Squid
Systems Management
1 259 (9.88%) HP Quality Center
2 39 (1.49%) SCCM
3 25 (0.95%) Puppet
4 22 (0.84%) Control-M
5 12 (0.46%) ITRS Geneos
6 10 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (0.34%) SCOM
8 6 (0.23%) Nagios
8 6 (0.23%) FortiGate
9 5 (0.19%) WSUS
9 5 (0.19%) BMC PATROL
10 4 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.15%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.11%) Capistrano
12 2 (0.076%) Vagrant
12 2 (0.076%) Zenoss
12 2 (0.076%) CA Endevor
12 2 (0.076%) Cisco IPCC
12 2 (0.076%) OpenView
12 2 (0.076%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 314 (11.98%) Microsoft
2 299 (11.40%) Oracle
3 242 (9.23%) SAP
4 142 (5.42%) HP
5 67 (2.56%) IBM
6 66 (2.52%) Salesforce.com
7 40 (1.53%) Business Objects
8 34 (1.30%) VMware
9 28 (1.07%) Cognos
10 27 (1.03%) Citrix
11 25 (0.95%) Cisco
11 25 (0.95%) Remedy
12 24 (0.92%) Murex
13 19 (0.72%) PeopleSoft
14 17 (0.65%) Adobe
14 17 (0.65%) Informatica
15 16 (0.61%) Red Hat
16 15 (0.57%) MicroStrategy
17 14 (0.53%) Bloomberg
18 13 (0.50%) Tableau
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