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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 76 59 62
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +3
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1230 1546 1296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.43% 3.12% 3.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.18% 4.14% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 794 1063 834
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 22
Average hourly rate £18.90 £20.25 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -38.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.03 £15.30 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.50 £25.54 £44.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+23.45% -45.27%
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
38699 37323 31833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.60% 75.25% 74.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24528 23655 19464
Average daily rate £423 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1126 1089 990
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.33 £13.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.40 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015. 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 -15 620 £450 +7.14% 125
South East -15 206 £338 +3.84% 27
Yorkshire -5 97 £325 -1.51% 20
North West -8 80 £350 -1.75% 24
East of England -21 60 £374 -12.05% 12
South West -62 55 £399 +22.76% 15
West Midlands -3 51 £400 +12.28% 24
East Midlands -21 31 £363 +16.00% 14
North East 0 17 £360 -4.00%
Midlands -1 3 £410 +13.10% 2
South Coast +1 2 - -
User Acceptance Testing
UK

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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.

1 755 (32.52%) Finance
2 522 (22.48%) Agile Software Development
3 480 (20.67%) SQL
4 379 (16.32%) Test Scripting
5 368 (15.85%) QA
6 354 (15.25%) Banking
7 320 (13.78%) Oracle
8 278 (11.97%) Microsoft
9 250 (10.77%) Project Management
10 249 (10.72%) Business Analysis
11 246 (10.59%) Migration
12 238 (10.25%) Analytical Skills
13 232 (9.99%) ISEB
14 229 (9.86%) Stakeholder Management
15 221 (9.52%) Integration Testing
16 215 (9.26%) MS Excel
17 205 (8.83%) SAP
18 198 (8.53%) Test Strategy
19 191 (8.23%) HP Quality Center
20 190 (8.18%) System Testing
21 183 (7.88%) Java
22 180 (7.75%) Test Management
23 172 (7.41%) Retail
24 163 (7.02%) Regression Testing
25 162 (6.98%) .NET
26 158 (6.80%) SQL Server
26 158 (6.80%) Software Testing
27 157 (6.76%) XML
28 151 (6.50%) CRM
28 151 (6.50%) Business Intelligence

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 87 (3.75%) SharePoint
2 40 (1.72%) CMS
3 19 (0.82%) WebSphere
4 18 (0.78%) JBoss
4 18 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
5 16 (0.69%) WebLogic
5 16 (0.69%) SAS
6 15 (0.65%) Apache
7 14 (0.60%) IIS
7 14 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
8 13 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
9 11 (0.47%) Lync
10 9 (0.39%) Drupal
10 9 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (0.34%) MS Exchange
11 8 (0.34%) Tomcat
11 8 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 7 (0.30%) MQSeries
13 6 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
14 5 (0.22%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 215 (9.26%) MS Excel
2 119 (5.12%) MS Office
3 88 (3.79%) MS Visio
4 63 (2.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 46 (1.98%) MS Project
6 5 (0.22%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.13%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.086%) SPSS
9 2 (0.086%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.086%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.043%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.043%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 46 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (1.89%) Oracle Financials
3 38 (1.64%) Oracle EBS R12
4 35 (1.51%) Oracle EBS
5 29 (1.25%) Oracle Payables
6 25 (1.08%) Oracle General Ledger
7 19 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
7 19 (0.82%) SAP HR
7 19 (0.82%) Oracle Cash Management
8 18 (0.78%) Agresso
9 17 (0.73%) Oracle Receivables
10 15 (0.65%) SAP FI
11 13 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
11 13 (0.56%) SAP CO
12 12 (0.52%) thinkFolio
12 12 (0.52%) SAP SD
13 10 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
14 9 (0.39%) SAP PP
14 9 (0.39%) SAP Payroll
15 8 (0.34%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 19 (0.82%) SaaS
2 10 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.26%) IBM Blueworks
4 5 (0.22%) HP Helion
4 5 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.13%) Google Checkout
5 3 (0.13%) Taleo
6 2 (0.086%) Force.com
6 2 (0.086%) Heroku
6 2 (0.086%) FinancialForce.com
6 2 (0.086%) Google Compute Engine
6 2 (0.086%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.043%) Office 365
7 1 (0.043%) GitHub
7 1 (0.043%) PaaS
7 1 (0.043%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.043%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 50 (2.15%) Internet
2 22 (0.95%) Firewall
3 13 (0.56%) Intranet
4 12 (0.52%) DNS
5 8 (0.34%) Extranet
6 7 (0.30%) SAN
6 7 (0.30%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.26%) WAN
7 6 (0.26%) LDAP
7 6 (0.26%) Wireless
7 6 (0.26%) Unified Communications
8 5 (0.22%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (0.22%) DHCP
9 4 (0.17%) FTP
9 4 (0.17%) VPN
9 4 (0.17%) VoIP
9 4 (0.17%) ATM
9 4 (0.17%) GSM
9 4 (0.17%) LAN
9 4 (0.17%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (6.80%) SQL Server
2 146 (6.29%) Data Warehouse
3 69 (2.97%) Oracle Database
4 57 (2.45%) Relational Database
5 51 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 44 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 31 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
8 30 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
9 28 (1.21%) QlikView
10 26 (1.12%) MarkLogic
11 22 (0.95%) MySQL
12 20 (0.86%) Data Mining
13 19 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 15 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
14 15 (0.65%) PowerCenter
15 14 (0.60%) DataStage
16 13 (0.56%) SAP BW
16 13 (0.56%) MS Access
16 13 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
17 10 (0.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 114 (4.91%) JIRA
2 94 (4.05%) Selenium
3 75 (3.23%) Visual Studio
4 57 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 54 (2.33%) Cucumber
6 46 (1.98%) QuickTest Pro
7 33 (1.42%) WebDriver
8 26 (1.12%) JUnit
9 21 (0.90%) Jenkins
10 19 (0.82%) SoapUI
11 17 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 17 (0.73%) Git (software)
11 17 (0.73%) Subversion
12 16 (0.69%) LoadRunner
13 14 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
14 11 (0.47%) Rational Functional Tester
14 11 (0.47%) SpecFlow
15 10 (0.43%) TestDirector
15 10 (0.43%) Toad
15 10 (0.43%) RequisitePro
General
1 755 (32.52%) Finance
2 354 (15.25%) Banking
3 172 (7.41%) Retail
4 122 (5.25%) Investment Banking
5 70 (3.01%) Front Office
6 69 (2.97%) Telecoms
7 57 (2.45%) Retail Banking
8 54 (2.33%) Legal
9 40 (1.72%) Manufacturing
10 37 (1.59%) Back Office
11 35 (1.51%) Billing
12 34 (1.46%) Publishing
13 33 (1.42%) Marketing
14 31 (1.34%) Financial Institution
15 27 (1.16%) General Ledger
16 16 (0.69%) Games
17 14 (0.60%) Advertising
18 11 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
18 11 (0.47%) Electronics
19 10 (0.43%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 994 (42.81%) Analyst
2 469 (20.20%) Business Analyst
3 385 (16.58%) Test Analyst
4 262 (11.28%) Developer
5 259 (11.15%) Test Manager
6 155 (6.68%) Tester
7 146 (6.29%) Project Manager
8 118 (5.08%) Consultant
9 110 (4.74%) Test Leader
10 94 (4.05%) Senior Analyst
11 61 (2.63%) UAT Analyst
12 54 (2.33%) Systems Analyst
13 52 (2.24%) Senior Test Analyst
14 45 (1.94%) UAT Test Analyst
15 39 (1.68%) Architect
16 33 (1.42%) Coordinator
16 33 (1.42%) SAP Analyst
17 32 (1.38%) Java Developer
18 31 (1.34%) Business Manager
18 31 (1.34%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (6.98%) .NET
2 157 (6.76%) XML
3 98 (4.22%) Web Services
4 87 (3.75%) HTML
5 65 (2.80%) CSS
6 47 (2.02%) Middleware
7 34 (1.46%) Ajax
8 32 (1.38%) XSLT
9 31 (1.34%) HTML5
10 28 (1.21%) SOAP
11 25 (1.08%) ASP.NET
12 19 (0.82%) Application Packaging
13 18 (0.78%) jQuery
14 15 (0.65%) J2EE
14 15 (0.65%) JMS
15 14 (0.60%) Apache Flex
16 13 (0.56%) XML Messaging
16 13 (0.56%) Gherkin
16 13 (0.56%) AngularJS
17 12 (0.52%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 238 (10.25%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (3.75%) Management Information System
3 61 (2.63%) Derivative
4 55 (2.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 50 (2.15%) Fixed Income
6 47 (2.02%) SWIFT
7 39 (1.68%) User Experience
8 28 (1.21%) Computer Science
8 28 (1.21%) Visualisation
9 25 (1.08%) FMCG
9 25 (1.08%) Equities
10 24 (1.03%) Data Integration
11 20 (0.86%) Mobile App
12 19 (0.82%) NHS
13 16 (0.69%) Client/Server
13 16 (0.69%) Data Structures
14 14 (0.60%) Credit Risk
15 13 (0.56%) Reference Data
15 13 (0.56%) Open Source
15 13 (0.56%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 147 (6.33%) Windows
2 98 (4.22%) UNIX
3 82 (3.53%) Linux
4 46 (1.98%) Windows 7
5 30 (1.29%) Apple iOS
6 26 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (1.08%) Android
8 12 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (0.39%) Solaris
9 9 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.30%) Windows XP
10 7 (0.30%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.22%) VMS
13 4 (0.17%) AIX
13 4 (0.17%) webOS
13 4 (0.17%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.13%) CentOS
14 3 (0.13%) Windows Phone 8
14 3 (0.13%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 522 (22.48%) Agile Software Development
2 379 (16.32%) Test Scripting
3 250 (10.77%) Project Management
4 249 (10.72%) Business Analysis
5 246 (10.59%) Migration
6 229 (9.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 221 (9.52%) Integration Testing
8 198 (8.53%) Test Strategy
9 190 (8.18%) System Testing
10 180 (7.75%) Test Management
11 163 (7.02%) Regression Testing
12 158 (6.80%) Software Testing
13 151 (6.50%) CRM
13 151 (6.50%) Business Intelligence
14 145 (6.24%) Waterfall
15 137 (5.90%) Scrum
16 113 (4.87%) E-Commerce
16 113 (4.87%) Manual Testing
17 112 (4.82%) Unit Testing
17 112 (4.82%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 480 (20.67%) SQL
2 183 (7.88%) Java
3 112 (4.82%) C#
4 78 (3.36%) JavaScript
5 73 (3.14%) Python
6 58 (2.50%) PL/SQL
7 47 (2.02%) T-SQL
8 45 (1.94%) PHP
9 41 (1.77%) Ruby
10 33 (1.42%) VBA
11 28 (1.21%) PowerShell
12 23 (0.99%) C++
12 23 (0.99%) VB
13 22 (0.95%) C
14 21 (0.90%) Shell Script
15 20 (0.86%) XQuery
15 20 (0.86%) Perl
16 18 (0.78%) ABAP
17 13 (0.56%) VBScript
17 13 (0.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 232 (9.99%) ISEB
2 147 (6.33%) Degree
3 127 (5.47%) ISTQB
4 109 (4.69%) Security Cleared
5 75 (3.23%) SC Cleared
6 50 (2.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 24 (1.03%) PMP
7 24 (1.03%) PMI Certification
8 18 (0.78%) DV Cleared
9 13 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
10 11 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 10 (0.43%) ACCA
11 10 (0.43%) CIMA
12 9 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 8 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 7 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (0.30%) CCNA
15 4 (0.17%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 368 (15.85%) QA
2 13 (0.56%) SLA
2 13 (0.56%) Solvency II
2 13 (0.56%) EMIR
3 9 (0.39%) FATCA
4 8 (0.34%) COREP
5 7 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
6 6 (0.26%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.22%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.17%) Basel III
8 4 (0.17%) FINREP
9 3 (0.13%) GxP
9 3 (0.13%) GAAP
10 2 (0.086%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.086%) CRD IV
11 1 (0.043%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.043%) PMBOK
System Software
1 30 (1.29%) Active Directory
1 30 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (0.26%) VMware ESX
3 6 (0.26%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.22%) XenApp
4 5 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (0.22%) vCloud
5 4 (0.17%) BitLocker
6 3 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.086%) vSphere
7 2 (0.086%) Docker
7 2 (0.086%) LXC
7 2 (0.086%) RACF
8 1 (0.043%) NFS
8 1 (0.043%) Firmware
8 1 (0.043%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.043%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 191 (8.23%) HP Quality Center
2 29 (1.25%) SCCM
3 19 (0.82%) Puppet
3 19 (0.82%) Control-M
4 14 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.30%) Zenoss
6 6 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
7 5 (0.22%) OpenView
8 3 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.13%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.086%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.086%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (0.086%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.086%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.086%) TIBCO Hawk
10 1 (0.043%) WSUS
10 1 (0.043%) CA Endevor
10 1 (0.043%) Nagios
10 1 (0.043%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 320 (13.78%) Oracle
2 278 (11.97%) Microsoft
3 205 (8.83%) SAP
4 130 (5.60%) HP
5 57 (2.45%) IBM
6 39 (1.68%) VMware
7 34 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
8 26 (1.12%) Informatica
9 25 (1.08%) Business Objects
10 21 (0.90%) Cognos
10 21 (0.90%) Tableau
11 20 (0.86%) Citrix
12 19 (0.82%) Red Hat
13 15 (0.65%) CA
13 15 (0.65%) PeopleSoft
13 15 (0.65%) Cisco
13 15 (0.65%) Adobe
13 15 (0.65%) ServiceNow
14 13 (0.56%) Sybase
15 12 (0.52%) BMC
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Engage PSG
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £460 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £460 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Central London / West End
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Midlands
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £375 - £410 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £275 - £350 Per Day DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago