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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 67 66 60
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1408 1338 1552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.69% 2.77% 2.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.62% 3.72% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 951 889 1046
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 26
Average hourly rate £29.00 £18.00 £18.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.11% -0.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £12.90 £8.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £39.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -5.26%
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
38925 35924 38359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.49% 74.48% 72.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24714 22629 22625
Average daily rate £413 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.48% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 1022 1412
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.97 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.98% -11.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -5 771 £425 -5.55% 114
South East +14 187 £344 -5.17% 50
East of England +23 92 £400 +12.67% 19
South West -1 86 £313 -20.22% 11
Yorkshire +18 72 £340 +36.00% 26
East Midlands +32 65 £370 -1.33% 7
West Midlands -10 59 £330 +7.31% 10
North West -14 52 £300 +10.09% 20
North East -27 9 £331 -33.75% 1
Midlands -1 4 - - 1
South Coast - - - -
User Acceptance Testing
UK

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 863 (29.62%) Finance
2 564 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
3 525 (18.02%) Test Scripting
4 516 (17.71%) SQL
5 443 (15.20%) Banking
6 382 (13.11%) Microsoft
7 370 (12.70%) Business Analysis
8 344 (11.81%) QA
9 336 (11.53%) Project Management
10 306 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
11 305 (10.47%) SAP
12 301 (10.33%) Oracle
13 298 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
14 296 (10.16%) Migration
15 283 (9.71%) ISEB
16 243 (8.34%) Test Strategy
17 242 (8.30%) Integration Testing
18 240 (8.24%) HP Quality Center
19 214 (7.34%) MS Excel
20 209 (7.17%) Windows
21 202 (6.93%) SQL Server
22 200 (6.86%) Degree
23 198 (6.79%) Retail
24 193 (6.62%) Test Management
25 187 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
26 184 (6.31%) System Testing
27 181 (6.21%) Scrum
28 179 (6.14%) Software Testing
29 167 (5.73%) .NET
29 167 (5.73%) Investment Banking

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 78 (2.68%) SharePoint
2 60 (2.06%) CMS
3 40 (1.37%) SAS
4 31 (1.06%) IIS
5 29 (1.00%) WebSphere
6 27 (0.93%) WebLogic
7 24 (0.82%) Tomcat
8 23 (0.79%) IBM Notes
9 21 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
10 14 (0.48%) Umbraco
11 13 (0.45%) Apache
11 13 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
11 13 (0.45%) Node.js
12 9 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.27%) WordPress
13 8 (0.27%) Adobe CQ
13 8 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.21%) Documentum
14 6 (0.21%) MS Exchange
15 5 (0.17%) FileNet
Applications
1 214 (7.34%) MS Excel
2 123 (4.22%) MS Office
3 101 (3.47%) MS Visio
4 47 (1.61%) MS Project
5 27 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
9 5 (0.17%) RoboHelp
10 3 (0.10%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.069%) PowerPivot
11 2 (0.069%) CorelDRAW
11 2 (0.069%) Stata
11 2 (0.069%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.069%) SPSS
12 1 (0.034%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.034%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.034%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 56 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (1.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 33 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
4 30 (1.03%) SAP FI
5 29 (1.00%) Oracle Payables
6 26 (0.89%) SAP CO
6 26 (0.89%) SAP FI/CO
7 25 (0.86%) Agresso
7 25 (0.86%) Oracle Receivables
8 24 (0.82%) Oracle Financials
9 23 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
9 23 (0.79%) Oracle General Ledger
10 21 (0.72%) SAP SD
11 18 (0.62%) SAP HR
12 17 (0.58%) Markit EDM
13 15 (0.51%) SAP HCM
14 13 (0.45%) WebTrends
14 13 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 13 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
14 13 (0.45%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 22 (0.75%) SaaS
2 18 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.21%) Force.com
3 6 (0.21%) Office 365
4 5 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.10%) GitHub
5 3 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.069%) PaaS
6 2 (0.069%) Taleo
7 1 (0.034%) IaaS
7 1 (0.034%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.034%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.034%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (0.82%) Internet
2 15 (0.51%) Intranet
2 15 (0.51%) Firewall
3 14 (0.48%) DNS
4 12 (0.41%) LDAP
5 10 (0.34%) DHCP
6 9 (0.31%) VoIP
7 7 (0.24%) VPN
7 7 (0.24%) SAN
8 6 (0.21%) IP Telephony
8 6 (0.21%) Wireless
8 6 (0.21%) LAN
8 6 (0.21%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.21%) SSL
9 5 (0.17%) HTTP
9 5 (0.17%) WAN
10 4 (0.14%) Wireshark
10 4 (0.14%) MPLS
11 3 (0.10%) SMTP
11 3 (0.10%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (6.93%) SQL Server
2 137 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
3 76 (2.61%) Relational Database
4 71 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 59 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 56 (1.92%) MySQL
6 56 (1.92%) Oracle Database
7 52 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 48 (1.65%) QlikView
9 44 (1.51%) Oracle BI EE
10 41 (1.41%) Data Mart
11 36 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
12 31 (1.06%) PowerCenter
13 25 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
14 23 (0.79%) Data Mining
15 15 (0.51%) DB2
15 15 (0.51%) Oracle BI Publisher
16 14 (0.48%) Base SAS
17 13 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 12 (0.41%) DTS
Development Applications
1 100 (3.43%) JIRA
2 85 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 73 (2.51%) Selenium
4 56 (1.92%) Visual Studio
5 38 (1.30%) QuickTest Pro
6 32 (1.10%) Subversion
7 30 (1.03%) WebDriver
8 27 (0.93%) Cucumber
9 21 (0.72%) JUnit
10 20 (0.69%) Git (software)
10 20 (0.69%) SpecFlow
11 19 (0.65%) Maven
12 18 (0.62%) TestDirector
13 17 (0.58%) Eclipse
13 17 (0.58%) SoapUI
14 16 (0.55%) Jenkins
15 15 (0.51%) Toad
15 15 (0.51%) JMeter
16 13 (0.45%) Ant
16 13 (0.45%) TeamCity
General
1 863 (29.62%) Finance
2 443 (15.20%) Banking
3 198 (6.79%) Retail
4 167 (5.73%) Investment Banking
5 115 (3.95%) Front Office
6 90 (3.09%) Back Office
7 72 (2.47%) Marketing
7 72 (2.47%) Legal
8 62 (2.13%) Telecoms
9 49 (1.68%) Retail Banking
10 48 (1.65%) Financial Institution
11 39 (1.34%) Publishing
12 38 (1.30%) Manufacturing
13 30 (1.03%) Billing
14 24 (0.82%) General Ledger
15 21 (0.72%) Games
16 19 (0.65%) Automotive
17 17 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
17 17 (0.58%) Advertising
18 13 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1318 (45.23%) Analyst
2 698 (23.95%) Business Analyst
3 417 (14.31%) Test Analyst
4 326 (11.19%) Developer
5 211 (7.24%) Test Manager
6 192 (6.59%) Tester
7 169 (5.80%) Project Manager
8 167 (5.73%) Consultant
9 131 (4.50%) Test Leader
10 105 (3.60%) Senior Analyst
11 84 (2.88%) Systems Analyst
12 66 (2.26%) UAT Analyst
13 60 (2.06%) Coordinator
14 58 (1.99%) Senior Test Analyst
15 56 (1.92%) SAP Consultant
16 55 (1.89%) UAT Test Analyst
17 43 (1.48%) UAT Manager
17 43 (1.48%) Support Analyst
18 42 (1.44%) Data Analyst
18 42 (1.44%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (5.73%) .NET
2 130 (4.46%) HTML
3 86 (2.95%) Web Services
4 83 (2.85%) XML
5 67 (2.30%) CSS
6 57 (1.96%) ASP.NET
7 39 (1.34%) HTML5
8 37 (1.27%) Middleware
9 30 (1.03%) JSON
9 30 (1.03%) WCF
10 29 (1.00%) Application Packaging
11 28 (0.96%) jQuery
11 28 (0.96%) SOAP
12 26 (0.89%) .NET Framework
13 23 (0.79%) J2EE
13 23 (0.79%) REST
14 21 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC
14 21 (0.72%) RESTful
15 17 (0.58%) Spring
16 14 (0.48%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 306 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (3.98%) Management Information System
3 79 (2.71%) User Experience
4 77 (2.64%) Derivative
5 56 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 56 (1.92%) Mobile App
6 50 (1.72%) Credit Risk
7 46 (1.58%) Fixed Income
8 38 (1.30%) Computer Science
9 37 (1.27%) NHS
10 32 (1.10%) Statistics
11 30 (1.03%) Data Integration
12 29 (1.00%) Data Conversion
13 28 (0.96%) Equities
14 27 (0.93%) Client/Server
15 26 (0.89%) SWIFT
16 24 (0.82%) Market Risk
17 23 (0.79%) CMDB
18 19 (0.65%) Visualisation
19 18 (0.62%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 209 (7.17%) Windows
2 100 (3.43%) UNIX
3 94 (3.23%) Windows 7
4 68 (2.33%) Linux
5 39 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (0.96%) Windows XP
7 26 (0.89%) Apple iOS
8 25 (0.86%) Android
8 25 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (0.48%) Solaris
10 9 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.21%) Windows Vista
12 6 (0.21%) SUSE
12 6 (0.21%) VMS
13 5 (0.17%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.14%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.14%) Windows NT
15 3 (0.10%) zOS
15 3 (0.10%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 564 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
2 525 (18.02%) Test Scripting
3 370 (12.70%) Business Analysis
4 336 (11.53%) Project Management
5 298 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 296 (10.16%) Migration
7 243 (8.34%) Test Strategy
8 242 (8.30%) Integration Testing
9 193 (6.62%) Test Management
10 187 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
11 184 (6.31%) System Testing
12 181 (6.21%) Scrum
13 179 (6.14%) Software Testing
14 158 (5.42%) CRM
15 156 (5.35%) E-Commerce
16 148 (5.08%) Workflow
17 144 (4.94%) PRINCE2
18 143 (4.91%) Waterfall
19 138 (4.74%) ITIL
20 133 (4.56%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 516 (17.71%) SQL
2 135 (4.63%) Java
3 122 (4.19%) C#
4 100 (3.43%) JavaScript
5 55 (1.89%) PL/SQL
6 50 (1.72%) VBA
7 41 (1.41%) PHP
8 35 (1.20%) C
8 35 (1.20%) T-SQL
9 30 (1.03%) Scala
10 21 (0.72%) Python
11 20 (0.69%) Shell Script
12 19 (0.65%) VBScript
12 19 (0.65%) Perl
12 19 (0.65%) PowerShell
13 18 (0.62%) C++
14 17 (0.58%) ABAP
15 16 (0.55%) VB
16 14 (0.48%) Apex Code
17 12 (0.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 283 (9.71%) ISEB
2 200 (6.86%) Degree
3 163 (5.59%) ISTQB
4 160 (5.49%) Security Cleared
5 122 (4.19%) SC Cleared
6 91 (3.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 35 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 28 (0.96%) MCP
9 27 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
10 21 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 19 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
12 16 (0.55%) DV Cleared
12 16 (0.55%) PMI Certification
13 14 (0.48%) MCSE
14 12 (0.41%) PMP
15 10 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 9 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
17 6 (0.21%) HND
18 4 (0.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 4 (0.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 344 (11.81%) QA
2 45 (1.54%) SLA
3 17 (0.58%) Dodd-Frank
4 15 (0.51%) EMIR
5 13 (0.45%) ISO 9001
5 13 (0.45%) Data Quality
6 12 (0.41%) Basel III
7 9 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.31%) COREP
8 6 (0.21%) FINREP
8 6 (0.21%) Solvency II
9 5 (0.17%) AIFMD
10 4 (0.14%) FATCA
11 3 (0.10%) GxP
11 3 (0.10%) Basel II
11 3 (0.10%) TickIT
11 3 (0.10%) CRD IV
12 2 (0.069%) IAS 39
13 1 (0.034%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.034%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 50 (1.72%) Active Directory
2 37 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
4 15 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 11 (0.38%) XenServer
6 10 (0.34%) XenDesktop
7 9 (0.31%) XenApp
8 6 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.14%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.10%) Cygwin
11 3 (0.10%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.069%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.069%) Xen
13 1 (0.034%) NFS
13 1 (0.034%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 1 (0.034%) Squid
13 1 (0.034%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.034%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 240 (8.24%) HP Quality Center
2 33 (1.13%) Control-M
2 33 (1.13%) SCCM
3 25 (0.86%) Nagios
4 23 (0.79%) SCOM
5 13 (0.45%) NetBackup
6 12 (0.41%) Puppet
7 11 (0.38%) BMC PATROL
7 11 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (0.24%) Capistrano
9 6 (0.21%) CA SiteMinder
10 5 (0.17%) Cisco IPCC
10 5 (0.17%) Zenoss
10 5 (0.17%) Data Guard
11 2 (0.069%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.069%) ITRS Geneos
11 2 (0.069%) AppDNA
12 1 (0.034%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.034%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.034%) Netcool
Vendors
1 382 (13.11%) Microsoft
2 305 (10.47%) SAP
3 301 (10.33%) Oracle
4 146 (5.01%) HP
5 56 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
6 46 (1.58%) IBM
7 44 (1.51%) Informatica
8 40 (1.37%) VMware
9 38 (1.30%) Business Objects
9 38 (1.30%) Citrix
10 27 (0.93%) Siebel
10 27 (0.93%) BMC
10 27 (0.93%) Remedy
11 26 (0.89%) SolarWinds
11 26 (0.89%) Cognos
12 24 (0.82%) Lotus
13 21 (0.72%) Adobe
14 20 (0.69%) JD Edwards
14 20 (0.69%) PeopleSoft
15 16 (0.55%) Altiris
South East
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Big Picture Staffing
Rate: From £390 to £430 per day dependant on experience
Posted: 18 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Edison Hill Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £310 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ISL
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £480 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Rate: £360 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £260 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Steria
Rate: Up to £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago