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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 61 60 59
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1414 1403 1542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.97% 3.08% 2.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.98% 4.20% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 949 910 971
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 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 30
Average hourly rate £23.00 £23.75 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.15% -29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.32 £15.75 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £36.30 £65.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+17.94% -22.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
35491 33389 37029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.48% 73.28% 70.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 22455 20580 21661
Average daily rate £401 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.37% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £579
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1095 1001 1322
Average hourly rate £25.00 £31.56 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.77% +5.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
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 11 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 11 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 11 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 -9 738 £438 -5.40% 137
South East -3 199 £340 +6.25% 47
East of England +58 134 £425 +18.05% 16
South West +31 126 £323 -19.37% 21
Yorkshire -4 60 £310 +10.71% 22
North West 0 55 £330 -10.50% 13
West Midlands -34 45 £375 +11.60% 7
East Midlands -4 34 £309 -11.78% 7
Midlands +6 4 - - 1
User Acceptance Testing
UK

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 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.

1 856 (28.41%) Finance
2 589 (19.55%) Test Scripting
3 489 (16.23%) SQL
4 469 (15.57%) Banking
5 380 (12.61%) Microsoft
6 355 (11.78%) QA
7 350 (11.62%) Business Analysis
8 338 (11.22%) ISEB
9 325 (10.79%) Project Management
10 324 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
11 317 (10.52%) SAP
12 313 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
13 288 (9.56%) Migration
14 287 (9.53%) Oracle
15 281 (9.33%) Test Strategy
16 270 (8.96%) HP Quality Center
17 242 (8.03%) Windows
18 240 (7.97%) SQL Server
19 238 (7.90%) Integration Testing
20 225 (7.47%) Test Management
21 214 (7.10%) Scrum
22 211 (7.00%) MS Excel
23 207 (6.87%) Investment Banking
24 205 (6.80%) Retail
25 194 (6.44%) Security Cleared
26 191 (6.34%) System Testing
26 191 (6.34%) ISTQB
27 186 (6.17%) Software Testing
28 185 (6.14%) Degree
29 183 (6.07%) E-Commerce

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 92 (3.05%) CMS
2 69 (2.29%) SharePoint
3 42 (1.39%) SAS
4 39 (1.29%) Umbraco
5 38 (1.26%) IIS
6 28 (0.93%) IBM Notes
7 26 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
8 21 (0.70%) Tomcat
9 20 (0.66%) WebLogic
10 18 (0.60%) Apache
10 18 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
11 13 (0.43%) WebSphere
12 12 (0.40%) MS Exchange
12 12 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
12 12 (0.40%) Node.js
13 11 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
14 9 (0.30%) Adobe CQ
15 8 (0.27%) WordPress
16 7 (0.23%) TIBCO EMS
17 5 (0.17%) Drupal
Applications
1 211 (7.00%) MS Excel
2 119 (3.95%) MS Office
3 87 (2.89%) MS Visio
4 48 (1.59%) MS Project
5 36 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.23%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
8 5 (0.17%) RoboHelp
9 4 (0.13%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.100%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.100%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.066%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.066%) CorelDRAW
12 1 (0.033%) Stata
12 1 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.033%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 44 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
3 31 (1.03%) SAP FI
3 31 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
4 30 (1.00%) Google Analytics
4 30 (1.00%) Oracle EBS R12
5 27 (0.90%) Oracle Payables
6 26 (0.86%) SAP SD
7 24 (0.80%) Agresso
7 24 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
7 24 (0.80%) Oracle General Ledger
8 23 (0.76%) Oracle Receivables
8 23 (0.76%) SAP FI/CO
8 23 (0.76%) SAP CO
9 16 (0.53%) SAP HR
10 15 (0.50%) WebTrends
10 15 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
11 13 (0.43%) Maximo
11 13 (0.43%) SAP HCM
12 12 (0.40%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 19 (0.63%) SaaS
2 18 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.23%) Taleo
5 6 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
5 6 (0.20%) Office 365
6 2 (0.066%) GitHub
6 2 (0.066%) Force.com
6 2 (0.066%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.033%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.033%) IaaS
7 1 (0.033%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.06%) Internet
2 18 (0.60%) Intranet
3 13 (0.43%) SAN
4 12 (0.40%) LDAP
4 12 (0.40%) WAN
4 12 (0.40%) IP Telephony
5 11 (0.37%) LAN
6 8 (0.27%) Firewall
7 7 (0.23%) DVB
7 7 (0.23%) DNS
7 7 (0.23%) SSL
8 6 (0.20%) Wireshark
9 5 (0.17%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.17%) DHCP
9 5 (0.17%) MPLS
10 4 (0.13%) VoIP
10 4 (0.13%) HTTP
11 3 (0.100%) SIGTRAN
12 2 (0.066%) GGSN
12 2 (0.066%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (7.97%) SQL Server
2 148 (4.91%) Data Warehouse
3 106 (3.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 78 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 73 (2.42%) Relational Database
6 68 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 46 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
7 46 (1.53%) Oracle Database
8 44 (1.46%) Oracle BI EE
8 44 (1.46%) MySQL
9 29 (0.96%) Data Mart
10 28 (0.93%) QlikView
11 27 (0.90%) PowerCenter
12 25 (0.83%) DTS
13 24 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 22 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
15 21 (0.70%) DB2
16 20 (0.66%) Base SAS
17 17 (0.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
17 17 (0.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 118 (3.92%) JIRA
2 102 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 93 (3.09%) Selenium
4 62 (2.06%) Visual Studio
5 48 (1.59%) WebDriver
6 47 (1.56%) TeamCity
7 46 (1.53%) Git (software)
8 39 (1.29%) QuickTest Pro
8 39 (1.29%) Maven
9 38 (1.26%) Mercurial
10 30 (1.00%) Subversion
11 28 (0.93%) Cucumber
12 27 (0.90%) SoapUI
13 26 (0.86%) Ant
14 25 (0.83%) Kiln
15 20 (0.66%) JUnit
16 17 (0.56%) SpecFlow
17 16 (0.53%) Jenkins
17 16 (0.53%) LoadRunner
18 15 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 856 (28.41%) Finance
2 469 (15.57%) Banking
3 207 (6.87%) Investment Banking
4 205 (6.80%) Retail
5 101 (3.35%) Front Office
6 100 (3.32%) Back Office
7 71 (2.36%) Marketing
8 68 (2.26%) Telecoms
9 65 (2.16%) Legal
10 54 (1.79%) Retail Banking
11 44 (1.46%) Financial Institution
12 40 (1.33%) Manufacturing
13 33 (1.10%) Billing
14 28 (0.93%) Publishing
14 28 (0.93%) Games
15 25 (0.83%) General Ledger
16 20 (0.66%) Automotive
17 16 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
18 15 (0.50%) Local Government
19 13 (0.43%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1314 (43.61%) Analyst
2 653 (21.67%) Business Analyst
3 436 (14.47%) Test Analyst
4 313 (10.39%) Developer
5 260 (8.63%) Test Manager
6 214 (7.10%) Tester
7 185 (6.14%) Consultant
8 158 (5.24%) Project Manager
9 155 (5.14%) Test Leader
10 95 (3.15%) Senior Analyst
11 90 (2.99%) Systems Analyst
12 71 (2.36%) UAT Analyst
13 66 (2.19%) SAP Consultant
14 65 (2.16%) Senior Test Analyst
15 52 (1.73%) .NET Developer
16 50 (1.66%) UAT Test Analyst
17 48 (1.59%) Coordinator
18 47 (1.56%) Technical Analyst
19 46 (1.53%) UAT Manager
20 42 (1.39%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (5.61%) .NET
2 167 (5.54%) HTML
3 111 (3.68%) CSS
4 108 (3.58%) XML
5 99 (3.29%) Web Services
6 63 (2.09%) ASP.NET
7 58 (1.92%) jQuery
8 36 (1.19%) HTML5
9 35 (1.16%) WCF
10 34 (1.13%) Middleware
11 33 (1.10%) JSON
12 29 (0.96%) SOAP
13 27 (0.90%) Application Packaging
13 27 (0.90%) .NET Framework
14 26 (0.86%) REST
15 25 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC
15 25 (0.83%) LESS
15 25 (0.83%) J2EE
15 25 (0.83%) XHTML
16 24 (0.80%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 130 (4.31%) Management Information System
2 75 (2.49%) Derivative
3 65 (2.16%) NHS
4 61 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 58 (1.92%) Mobile App
6 53 (1.76%) Credit Risk
7 45 (1.49%) Fixed Income
8 40 (1.33%) Statistics
9 37 (1.23%) Data Integration
10 35 (1.16%) Computer Science
10 35 (1.16%) CMDB
11 28 (0.93%) IVR
12 27 (0.90%) Equities
13 25 (0.83%) Data Conversion
14 24 (0.80%) Reference Data
15 23 (0.76%) Market Risk
16 20 (0.66%) SWIFT
17 18 (0.60%) Visualisation
17 18 (0.60%) Social Media
17 18 (0.60%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 242 (8.03%) Windows
2 119 (3.95%) Windows 7
3 114 (3.78%) UNIX
4 86 (2.85%) Linux
5 65 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 44 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (1.00%) Windows XP
8 29 (0.96%) Apple iOS
9 27 (0.90%) Android
10 19 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (0.60%) Solaris
12 10 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.23%) VMS
14 6 (0.20%) SUSE
14 6 (0.20%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.13%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.100%) AIX
16 3 (0.100%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.100%) zOS
17 2 (0.066%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 589 (19.55%) Test Scripting
2 350 (11.62%) Business Analysis
3 325 (10.79%) Project Management
4 324 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
5 313 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 288 (9.56%) Migration
7 281 (9.33%) Test Strategy
8 238 (7.90%) Integration Testing
9 225 (7.47%) Test Management
10 214 (7.10%) Scrum
11 191 (6.34%) System Testing
12 186 (6.17%) Software Testing
13 183 (6.07%) Business Intelligence
13 183 (6.07%) E-Commerce
14 157 (5.21%) Waterfall
15 156 (5.18%) PRINCE2
16 154 (5.11%) CRM
17 141 (4.68%) ITIL
17 141 (4.68%) Change Management
18 133 (4.41%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 489 (16.23%) SQL
2 167 (5.54%) C#
3 141 (4.68%) Java
4 118 (3.92%) JavaScript
5 47 (1.56%) PL/SQL
6 44 (1.46%) VBA
7 38 (1.26%) PHP
8 31 (1.03%) C
9 26 (0.86%) T-SQL
10 24 (0.80%) Python
11 23 (0.76%) Perl
11 23 (0.76%) ABAP
11 23 (0.76%) Shell Script
12 19 (0.63%) C++
13 15 (0.50%) VB
14 14 (0.46%) VBScript
15 12 (0.40%) PowerShell
16 11 (0.37%) VC++
17 10 (0.33%) Scala
18 8 (0.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 338 (11.22%) ISEB
2 194 (6.44%) Security Cleared
3 191 (6.34%) ISTQB
4 185 (6.14%) Degree
5 157 (5.21%) SC Cleared
6 39 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 26 (0.86%) MCP
8 24 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (0.80%) ISEB Practitioner
9 17 (0.56%) PMI Certification
10 15 (0.50%) DV Cleared
11 13 (0.43%) PMP
12 10 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 8 (0.27%) MCSE
14 5 (0.17%) ACCA
14 5 (0.17%) CIMA
14 5 (0.17%) IIBA
15 4 (0.13%) MCITP
15 4 (0.13%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 355 (11.78%) QA
2 43 (1.43%) SLA
3 23 (0.76%) Basel III
4 21 (0.70%) Dodd-Frank
5 19 (0.63%) EMIR
6 15 (0.50%) ISO 9001
7 14 (0.46%) COREP
8 12 (0.40%) CRD IV
8 12 (0.40%) Data Quality
9 11 (0.37%) FINREP
9 11 (0.37%) GxP
9 11 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (0.27%) WCAG
11 7 (0.23%) TickIT
12 6 (0.20%) Basel II
13 5 (0.17%) Solvency II
14 4 (0.13%) ISO 14001
14 4 (0.13%) MiFID
15 3 (0.100%) FATCA
16 2 (0.066%) AIFMD
System Software
1 38 (1.26%) Active Directory
2 34 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
4 21 (0.70%) XenApp
5 15 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 9 (0.30%) XenDesktop
7 6 (0.20%) XenServer
8 4 (0.13%) Cygwin
9 3 (0.100%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.066%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 2 (0.066%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.066%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.066%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.066%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.066%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.066%) vCloud
11 1 (0.033%) SRDF
11 1 (0.033%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.033%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.033%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 270 (8.96%) HP Quality Center
2 33 (1.10%) Control-M
3 24 (0.80%) Nagios
4 20 (0.66%) SCCM
5 17 (0.56%) SCOM
6 13 (0.43%) NetBackup
6 13 (0.43%) Puppet
7 11 (0.37%) AppDNA
7 11 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (0.37%) BMC PATROL
8 10 (0.33%) Cisco IPCC
9 6 (0.20%) CA SiteMinder
9 6 (0.20%) Zenoss
9 6 (0.20%) Capistrano
10 5 (0.17%) Oracle EDQ
10 5 (0.17%) Foglight
11 4 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.066%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.066%) ZENworks
13 1 (0.033%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 380 (12.61%) Microsoft
2 317 (10.52%) SAP
3 287 (9.53%) Oracle
4 153 (5.08%) HP
5 47 (1.56%) Citrix
6 46 (1.53%) Business Objects
7 43 (1.43%) Informatica
8 42 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
8 42 (1.39%) Siebel
9 39 (1.29%) VMware
10 37 (1.23%) IBM
10 37 (1.23%) Google
11 36 (1.19%) Cognos
12 29 (0.96%) Lotus
13 27 (0.90%) PeopleSoft
14 26 (0.86%) SolarWinds
15 25 (0.83%) Venda
16 23 (0.76%) BMC
17 21 (0.70%) Sybase
18 20 (0.66%) Adobe
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
QUANTICA
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
Connect Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £370 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Rate: £350 - £385 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £32000 - £45000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 20%
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon
Talent International
Rate: £190 - £210 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £130 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago