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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 80 80 68
Rank change year-on-year
0 -12
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1204 1121 1285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.55% 2.38% 2.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 3.06% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 765 804
Average daily rate £413 £375 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 16 5
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.17 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.53% -4.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £10.15 £19.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £44.25 £70.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -33.33%
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
38418 36663 34938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.41% 77.86% 77.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 25454 23704 21566
Average daily rate £430 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 997 1101
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.72 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +5 626 £450 +5.88% 103
South East +3 183 £346 -1.07% 48
North West +8 95 £320 -1.53% 24
West Midlands +21 75 £400 +23.07% 13
Yorkshire -21 66 £375 +5.26% 14
South West +6 57 £365 -2.66% 22
East of England -37 41 £413 +26.92% 12
East Midlands -6 33 £410 +25.19% 4
North East -14 15 £450 +43.24% 2
Midlands +4 4 £725 +113.23%
User Acceptance Testing
UK

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 851 (33.74%) Finance
2 601 (23.83%) Agile Software Development
3 506 (20.06%) Test Scripting
4 482 (19.11%) SQL
5 447 (17.72%) Banking
6 312 (12.37%) QA
7 303 (12.01%) Migration
8 298 (11.82%) System Integration Testing
9 291 (11.54%) Microsoft
10 276 (10.94%) Oracle
11 274 (10.86%) Business Analysis
12 268 (10.63%) Integration Testing
13 256 (10.15%) Stakeholder Management
14 245 (9.71%) Test Strategy
15 241 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
16 235 (9.32%) SAP
17 216 (8.56%) Project Management
18 210 (8.33%) ISEB
19 201 (7.97%) SQL Server
20 196 (7.77%) MS Excel
21 192 (7.61%) HP Quality Center
22 190 (7.53%) Windows
23 185 (7.34%) Regression Testing
24 183 (7.26%) System Testing
25 179 (7.10%) Test Management
25 179 (7.10%) ISTQB
26 174 (6.90%) Degree
27 170 (6.74%) Defect Management
28 169 (6.70%) Scrum
28 169 (6.70%) Business Intelligence

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 70 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 38 (1.51%) Confluence
3 36 (1.43%) CMS
4 22 (0.87%) SAS
5 18 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
6 16 (0.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 15 (0.59%) WebSphere
8 13 (0.52%) MS Exchange
9 12 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 11 (0.44%) Skype for Business
11 10 (0.40%) WebLogic
11 10 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
12 9 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (0.36%) IIS
12 9 (0.36%) JBoss
12 9 (0.36%) Tomcat
13 8 (0.32%) LiveLink
14 7 (0.28%) Node.js
14 7 (0.28%) WordPress
15 6 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 196 (7.77%) MS Excel
2 115 (4.56%) MS Office
3 92 (3.65%) MS Visio
4 79 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 51 (2.02%) MS Project
6 9 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.28%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.12%) Mingle
9 1 (0.040%) GIMP
9 1 (0.040%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.040%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.040%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 69 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
3 34 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
4 27 (1.07%) Oracle EBS R12
5 26 (1.03%) SAP HR
6 23 (0.91%) SAP FI
7 21 (0.83%) SAP MM
8 19 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
8 19 (0.75%) SAP ERP
9 18 (0.71%) SAP CO
9 18 (0.71%) SAP FI/CO
9 18 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 18 (0.71%) Unit4 Business World
10 16 (0.63%) SAP Payroll
11 15 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
12 14 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
13 13 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
13 13 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
14 12 (0.48%) Oracle Cash Management
14 12 (0.48%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 17 (0.67%) SaaS
2 15 (0.59%) Office 365
3 9 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
5 5 (0.20%) Taleo
6 4 (0.16%) Force.com
7 3 (0.12%) Boomi
8 1 (0.040%) GitHub
8 1 (0.040%) HP Helion
8 1 (0.040%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.040%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 36 (1.43%) Internet
2 26 (1.03%) HTTP
3 15 (0.59%) DNS
4 14 (0.56%) SAN
5 12 (0.48%) TCP/IP
6 11 (0.44%) Firewall
7 9 (0.36%) DHCP
7 9 (0.36%) Skype
7 9 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (0.28%) FTP
8 7 (0.28%) SSL
9 6 (0.24%) Intranet
9 6 (0.24%) SMTP
10 5 (0.20%) BGP
10 5 (0.20%) DAB
10 5 (0.20%) SNMP
10 5 (0.20%) WebEx
11 4 (0.16%) CTI
11 4 (0.16%) DSL
11 4 (0.16%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (7.97%) SQL Server
2 135 (5.35%) Data Warehouse
3 65 (2.58%) Oracle Database
4 55 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 45 (1.78%) Oracle Reports
6 41 (1.63%) Relational Database
7 38 (1.51%) BusinessObjects
7 38 (1.51%) SAP BW
7 38 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
8 36 (1.43%) Oracle BI EE
8 36 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
9 32 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
9 32 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 23 (0.91%) Data Mart
10 23 (0.91%) PowerCenter
11 21 (0.83%) Big Data
12 18 (0.71%) Data Mining
13 17 (0.67%) DB2
13 17 (0.67%) QlikView
13 17 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 165 (6.54%) JIRA
2 94 (3.73%) Selenium
3 91 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 60 (2.38%) Visual Studio
5 57 (2.26%) Cucumber
6 50 (1.98%) HP UFT
7 32 (1.27%) WebDriver
8 26 (1.03%) SoapUI
9 25 (0.99%) Jenkins
10 24 (0.95%) Git (software)
11 23 (0.91%) LoadRunner
11 23 (0.91%) Toad
12 20 (0.79%) SpecFlow
13 16 (0.63%) Eclipse
14 15 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
15 13 (0.52%) MSI
15 13 (0.52%) Zephyr
16 11 (0.44%) JUnit
16 11 (0.44%) TestDirector
17 10 (0.40%) PeopleTools
General
1 851 (33.74%) Finance
2 447 (17.72%) Banking
3 162 (6.42%) Investment Banking
4 152 (6.03%) Retail
5 89 (3.53%) Front Office
6 84 (3.33%) Manufacturing
7 62 (2.46%) Telecoms
8 53 (2.10%) Financial Institution
9 52 (2.06%) Legal
10 38 (1.51%) Marketing
11 36 (1.43%) Back Office
12 34 (1.35%) Retail Banking
13 28 (1.11%) Advertising
14 27 (1.07%) Billing
15 18 (0.71%) Corporate Banking
15 18 (0.71%) General Ledger
15 18 (0.71%) Publishing
16 16 (0.63%) Law
17 14 (0.56%) Aerospace
17 14 (0.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1139 (45.16%) Analyst
2 501 (19.87%) Business Analyst
3 437 (17.33%) Test Analyst
4 264 (10.47%) Test Manager
5 235 (9.32%) Developer
6 174 (6.90%) Tester
7 149 (5.91%) Consultant
8 126 (5.00%) UAT Analyst
9 111 (4.40%) Project Manager
10 105 (4.16%) Test Leader
11 97 (3.85%) Banking Analyst
12 87 (3.45%) UAT Test Analyst
13 73 (2.89%) Financial Analyst
14 64 (2.54%) Senior Analyst
15 63 (2.50%) Data Analyst
16 56 (2.22%) UAT Manager
17 54 (2.14%) Risk Analyst
17 54 (2.14%) SQL Analyst
18 53 (2.10%) Architect
18 53 (2.10%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (4.80%) XML
2 119 (4.72%) .NET
3 77 (3.05%) Web Services
4 62 (2.46%) HTML
5 57 (2.26%) CSS
6 37 (1.47%) SOAP
7 36 (1.43%) jQuery
8 31 (1.23%) ASP.NET
9 30 (1.19%) Middleware
10 25 (0.99%) Gherkin
11 24 (0.95%) RESTful
12 22 (0.87%) JMS
13 21 (0.83%) .NET Framework
13 21 (0.83%) AngularJS
13 21 (0.83%) HTML5
14 18 (0.71%) CSS3
15 17 (0.67%) XSLT
16 14 (0.56%) REST
17 13 (0.52%) JSON
18 12 (0.48%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 241 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (3.53%) Derivative
3 87 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 72 (2.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 50 (1.98%) Equities
6 43 (1.70%) Fixed Income
7 38 (1.51%) Computer Science
8 34 (1.35%) User Experience
9 32 (1.27%) Market Risk
10 29 (1.15%) Credit Risk
10 29 (1.15%) Visualisation
11 28 (1.11%) Mobile App
12 27 (1.07%) Clustering
13 25 (0.99%) Data Centre
14 21 (0.83%) Data Integration
15 20 (0.79%) Reference Data
16 19 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
17 18 (0.71%) Hedge funds
18 17 (0.67%) Data Conversion
18 17 (0.67%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 190 (7.53%) Windows
2 101 (4.00%) Unix
3 98 (3.89%) Linux
4 51 (2.02%) Windows Server
5 41 (1.63%) Windows 7
6 32 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (0.75%) Solaris
9 18 (0.71%) Android
10 13 (0.52%) Apple iOS
10 13 (0.52%) Windows XP
11 12 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.24%) AIX
13 6 (0.24%) SUSE
14 5 (0.20%) zOS
15 4 (0.16%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.12%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.079%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.079%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 601 (23.83%) Agile Software Development
2 506 (20.06%) Test Scripting
3 303 (12.01%) Migration
4 298 (11.82%) System Integration Testing
5 274 (10.86%) Business Analysis
6 268 (10.63%) Integration Testing
7 256 (10.15%) Stakeholder Management
8 245 (9.71%) Test Strategy
9 216 (8.56%) Project Management
10 185 (7.34%) Regression Testing
11 183 (7.26%) System Testing
12 179 (7.10%) Test Management
13 170 (6.74%) Defect Management
14 169 (6.70%) Business Intelligence
14 169 (6.70%) Scrum
15 168 (6.66%) CRM
16 164 (6.50%) Functional Testing
17 163 (6.46%) Waterfall
18 151 (5.99%) SDLC
19 145 (5.75%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 482 (19.11%) SQL
2 131 (5.19%) Java
3 95 (3.77%) C#
4 94 (3.73%) JavaScript
5 55 (2.18%) PL/SQL
6 52 (2.06%) T-SQL
7 42 (1.67%) PowerShell
8 26 (1.03%) Python
9 25 (0.99%) PHP
9 25 (0.99%) Shell Script
10 24 (0.95%) C++
10 24 (0.95%) Ruby
10 24 (0.95%) VBA
11 22 (0.87%) Perl
12 18 (0.71%) VB
13 15 (0.59%) Bash Shell
14 11 (0.44%) VBScript
15 10 (0.40%) ABAP
15 10 (0.40%) C
15 10 (0.40%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 210 (8.33%) ISEB
2 179 (7.10%) ISTQB
3 174 (6.90%) Degree
4 124 (4.92%) Security Cleared
5 91 (3.61%) SC Cleared
6 84 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 27 (1.07%) DV Cleared
8 16 (0.63%) ISEB Practitioner
9 15 (0.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 13 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (0.52%) PMI Certification
11 12 (0.48%) PMP
12 10 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 9 (0.36%) ACCA
13 9 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
15 5 (0.20%) CIMA
15 5 (0.20%) IIBA
15 5 (0.20%) MBA
15 5 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 312 (12.37%) QA
2 46 (1.82%) Data Quality
3 39 (1.55%) SLA
4 16 (0.63%) MiFID
5 14 (0.56%) EMIR
6 12 (0.48%) SEPA
7 11 (0.44%) Dodd-Frank
8 10 (0.40%) FATCA
9 8 (0.32%) Solvency II
10 7 (0.28%) UCITS
11 6 (0.24%) Basel III
11 6 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
12 4 (0.16%) CDISC
12 4 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.16%) WAI
13 3 (0.12%) GAAP
13 3 (0.12%) GAMP
13 3 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 2 (0.079%) GxP
14 2 (0.079%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 28 (1.11%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.52%) vSphere
3 11 (0.44%) NFS
3 11 (0.44%) vCloud
4 10 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.32%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.28%) XenApp
7 5 (0.20%) Docker
7 5 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.12%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.12%) XenServer
9 2 (0.079%) OpenSSH
10 1 (0.040%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.040%) KVM
10 1 (0.040%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.040%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.040%) Xen
Systems Management
1 192 (7.61%) HP Quality Center
2 24 (0.95%) SCCM
3 16 (0.63%) Control-M
4 9 (0.36%) Nagios
5 7 (0.28%) SCOM
6 6 (0.24%) Puppet
7 5 (0.20%) logstash
7 5 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.12%) Capistrano
9 3 (0.12%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.12%) Iperf
9 3 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.079%) Foglight
11 1 (0.040%) Cacti
11 1 (0.040%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.040%) MOM
11 1 (0.040%) OpenNMS
11 1 (0.040%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 291 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 276 (10.94%) Oracle
3 235 (9.32%) SAP
4 110 (4.36%) HP
5 55 (2.18%) IBM
6 44 (1.74%) VMware
7 40 (1.59%) Citrix
8 38 (1.51%) Informatica
9 29 (1.15%) OpenText
10 26 (1.03%) Siebel
11 25 (0.99%) Remedy
11 25 (0.99%) ServiceNow
12 24 (0.95%) PeopleSoft
13 23 (0.91%) Cognos
14 20 (0.79%) Ariba
14 20 (0.79%) BMC
14 20 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
14 20 (0.79%) Tableau
15 19 (0.75%) Murex
16 17 (0.67%) hybris
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