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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 64 63 61
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1462 1409 1529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.87% 2.90% 2.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.85% 3.93% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 970 906 994
Average daily rate
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£388 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £550 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 29
Average hourly rate £23.00 £23.75 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.15% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £13.00 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £36.75 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £17.75 £17.58
% change year-on-year
+23.94% +0.96%
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
38005 35893 37964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.58% 73.75% 71.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 23987 22503 22456
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
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 1076 980 1367
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.84 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -11 770 £425 -5.55% 129
South East -6 201 £350 - 55
East of England +40 131 £413 +14.58% 9
South West +25 99 £320 -17.52% 21
Yorkshire +17 75 £343 +8.73% 17
West Midlands -19 64 £350 +11.11% 15
East Midlands +19 50 £325 -10.34% 3
North West 0 50 £297 -8.69% 11
North East -13 10 £331 -39.77% 1
Midlands +4 4 - -
User Acceptance Testing
UK

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 842 (28.87%) Finance
2 567 (19.44%) Test Scripting
3 512 (17.55%) SQL
4 445 (15.26%) Banking
5 377 (12.92%) Microsoft
6 365 (12.51%) QA
7 349 (11.96%) Business Analysis
8 327 (11.21%) Project Management
9 322 (11.04%) ISEB
10 306 (10.49%) SAP
11 299 (10.25%) Stakeholder Management
12 297 (10.18%) Oracle
13 290 (9.94%) Agile Software Development
14 283 (9.70%) Migration
15 264 (9.05%) Test Strategy
16 263 (9.02%) HP Quality Center
17 245 (8.40%) Integration Testing
18 218 (7.47%) Windows
19 210 (7.20%) Retail
19 210 (7.20%) Test Management
20 205 (7.03%) MS Excel
21 203 (6.96%) SQL Server
22 202 (6.92%) System Testing
23 187 (6.41%) Software Testing
24 186 (6.38%) Scrum
25 184 (6.31%) Degree
26 180 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
27 179 (6.14%) ISTQB
27 179 (6.14%) Security Cleared
28 175 (6.00%) .NET

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 76 (2.61%) SharePoint
2 62 (2.13%) CMS
3 38 (1.30%) SAS
4 32 (1.10%) IIS
5 25 (0.86%) IBM Notes
6 23 (0.79%) WebSphere
7 22 (0.75%) WebLogic
7 22 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
8 19 (0.65%) Tomcat
9 16 (0.55%) Umbraco
10 15 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
10 15 (0.51%) Node.js
11 12 (0.41%) Apache
12 9 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (0.27%) MS Exchange
13 8 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.27%) Adobe CQ
13 8 (0.27%) WordPress
14 6 (0.21%) Documentum
15 5 (0.17%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 205 (7.03%) MS Excel
2 111 (3.81%) MS Office
3 92 (3.15%) MS Visio
4 43 (1.47%) MS Project
5 25 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (0.38%) 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%) Stata
11 2 (0.069%) CorelDRAW
11 2 (0.069%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.034%) Final Cut Pro
12 1 (0.034%) PowerPivot
12 1 (0.034%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.034%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.034%) SPSS
12 1 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 48 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
3 32 (1.10%) Oracle Payables
4 31 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
5 29 (0.99%) SAP FI
6 26 (0.89%) Oracle General Ledger
6 26 (0.89%) Oracle Receivables
7 25 (0.86%) SAP CO
7 25 (0.86%) SAP FI/CO
8 24 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
8 24 (0.82%) Oracle Financials
9 22 (0.75%) SAP SD
10 18 (0.62%) Agresso
11 17 (0.58%) SAP HR
12 15 (0.51%) SAP HCM
13 14 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
13 14 (0.48%) Oracle Assets
14 13 (0.45%) Markit EDM
14 13 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
14 13 (0.45%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 21 (0.72%) SaaS
2 18 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
3 6 (0.21%) Office 365
3 6 (0.21%) Force.com
4 4 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.10%) GitHub
6 1 (0.034%) PaaS
6 1 (0.034%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.034%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.034%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.034%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (1.03%) Internet
2 16 (0.55%) Intranet
3 13 (0.45%) Firewall
4 12 (0.41%) DNS
4 12 (0.41%) LDAP
5 11 (0.38%) SAN
6 10 (0.34%) DHCP
6 10 (0.34%) WAN
7 9 (0.31%) LAN
8 7 (0.24%) IP Telephony
8 7 (0.24%) VoIP
9 6 (0.21%) SSL
10 5 (0.17%) VPN
10 5 (0.17%) Wireless
11 4 (0.14%) DVB
11 4 (0.14%) MPLS
11 4 (0.14%) TCP/IP
11 4 (0.14%) HTTP
11 4 (0.14%) Wireshark
12 3 (0.10%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (6.96%) SQL Server
2 143 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
3 72 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 69 (2.37%) Relational Database
5 62 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 59 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 59 (2.02%) Oracle Database
7 53 (1.82%) MySQL
8 43 (1.47%) Oracle BI EE
9 42 (1.44%) QlikView
10 41 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
11 38 (1.30%) Data Mart
12 30 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
12 30 (1.03%) PowerCenter
13 19 (0.65%) DB2
14 18 (0.62%) Data Mining
15 17 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 15 (0.51%) DTS
17 13 (0.45%) Base SAS
17 13 (0.45%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 106 (3.63%) JIRA
2 94 (3.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 82 (2.81%) Selenium
4 60 (2.06%) Visual Studio
5 40 (1.37%) WebDriver
6 39 (1.34%) QuickTest Pro
7 31 (1.06%) Cucumber
8 24 (0.82%) Maven
8 24 (0.82%) Subversion
9 23 (0.79%) SoapUI
10 22 (0.75%) Git (software)
11 20 (0.69%) SpecFlow
12 18 (0.62%) TestDirector
13 17 (0.58%) Eclipse
13 17 (0.58%) JUnit
14 16 (0.55%) MSI
14 16 (0.55%) JMeter
14 16 (0.55%) Jenkins
15 15 (0.51%) TeamCity
16 13 (0.45%) TestNG
General
1 842 (28.87%) Finance
2 445 (15.26%) Banking
3 210 (7.20%) Retail
4 173 (5.93%) Investment Banking
5 102 (3.50%) Front Office
6 99 (3.39%) Back Office
7 69 (2.37%) Marketing
8 66 (2.26%) Legal
9 56 (1.92%) Telecoms
10 48 (1.65%) Retail Banking
11 46 (1.58%) Financial Institution
12 37 (1.27%) Manufacturing
13 36 (1.23%) Publishing
14 34 (1.17%) Billing
15 26 (0.89%) Games
16 23 (0.79%) General Ledger
17 20 (0.69%) Automotive
18 16 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
19 15 (0.51%) Advertising
20 12 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1298 (44.50%) Analyst
2 652 (22.35%) Business Analyst
3 436 (14.95%) Test Analyst
4 314 (10.76%) Developer
5 223 (7.64%) Test Manager
6 212 (7.27%) Tester
7 167 (5.73%) Project Manager
8 166 (5.69%) Consultant
9 150 (5.14%) Test Leader
10 94 (3.22%) Senior Analyst
11 87 (2.98%) Systems Analyst
12 71 (2.43%) UAT Analyst
13 62 (2.13%) Senior Test Analyst
14 57 (1.95%) SAP Consultant
15 55 (1.89%) .NET Developer
16 53 (1.82%) UAT Test Analyst
17 52 (1.78%) Coordinator
18 45 (1.54%) Data Analyst
19 41 (1.41%) Business Systems Analyst
19 41 (1.41%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (6.00%) .NET
2 137 (4.70%) HTML
3 98 (3.36%) XML
4 87 (2.98%) Web Services
5 76 (2.61%) CSS
6 61 (2.09%) ASP.NET
7 33 (1.13%) WCF
8 31 (1.06%) Application Packaging
9 30 (1.03%) jQuery
9 30 (1.03%) HTML5
9 30 (1.03%) Middleware
10 29 (0.99%) .NET Framework
10 29 (0.99%) JSON
11 25 (0.86%) SOAP
12 23 (0.79%) ASP.NET MVC
12 23 (0.79%) REST
13 22 (0.75%) J2EE
14 14 (0.48%) XSLT
14 14 (0.48%) Spring
14 14 (0.48%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 112 (3.84%) Management Information System
2 78 (2.67%) Derivative
3 57 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 52 (1.78%) NHS
5 51 (1.75%) Mobile App
6 49 (1.68%) Credit Risk
7 46 (1.58%) Fixed Income
8 40 (1.37%) Statistics
9 37 (1.27%) Computer Science
10 34 (1.17%) Data Integration
11 31 (1.06%) Equities
12 30 (1.03%) CMDB
13 27 (0.93%) SWIFT
14 26 (0.89%) Data Conversion
15 22 (0.75%) Client/Server
15 22 (0.75%) Market Risk
16 19 (0.65%) IVR
17 18 (0.62%) Social Media
17 18 (0.62%) Visualisation
18 17 (0.58%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 218 (7.47%) Windows
2 107 (3.67%) Windows 7
3 99 (3.39%) UNIX
4 73 (2.50%) Linux
5 47 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (1.13%) Windows XP
7 25 (0.86%) Apple iOS
7 25 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (0.82%) Android
9 16 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (0.51%) Solaris
11 7 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.21%) SUSE
12 6 (0.21%) VMS
12 6 (0.21%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.14%) Windows NT
13 4 (0.14%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.14%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.10%) AIX
14 3 (0.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 567 (19.44%) Test Scripting
2 349 (11.96%) Business Analysis
3 327 (11.21%) Project Management
4 299 (10.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 290 (9.94%) Agile Software Development
6 283 (9.70%) Migration
7 264 (9.05%) Test Strategy
8 245 (8.40%) Integration Testing
9 210 (7.20%) Test Management
10 202 (6.92%) System Testing
11 187 (6.41%) Software Testing
12 186 (6.38%) Scrum
13 180 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
14 155 (5.31%) E-Commerce
15 154 (5.28%) Regression Testing
16 153 (5.25%) Waterfall
17 145 (4.97%) PRINCE2
18 141 (4.83%) CRM
19 135 (4.63%) Workflow
20 133 (4.56%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 512 (17.55%) SQL
2 135 (4.63%) C#
3 125 (4.29%) Java
4 91 (3.12%) JavaScript
5 53 (1.82%) PL/SQL
6 44 (1.51%) VBA
7 40 (1.37%) PHP
8 30 (1.03%) C
9 28 (0.96%) T-SQL
10 21 (0.72%) Python
10 21 (0.72%) Scala
11 20 (0.69%) ABAP
11 20 (0.69%) Perl
11 20 (0.69%) Shell Script
12 19 (0.65%) VBScript
13 17 (0.58%) PowerShell
13 17 (0.58%) C++
14 14 (0.48%) VB
15 12 (0.41%) Ruby
16 10 (0.34%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 322 (11.04%) ISEB
2 184 (6.31%) Degree
3 179 (6.14%) ISTQB
3 179 (6.14%) Security Cleared
4 140 (4.80%) SC Cleared
5 104 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 36 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 31 (1.06%) MCP
8 29 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
9 24 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 18 (0.62%) DV Cleared
11 17 (0.58%) PMI Certification
12 15 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (0.45%) MCSE
14 12 (0.41%) PMP
14 12 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
15 9 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 5 (0.17%) IIBA
16 5 (0.17%) HND
17 4 (0.14%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 365 (12.51%) QA
2 44 (1.51%) SLA
3 20 (0.69%) Dodd-Frank
4 16 (0.55%) Basel III
4 16 (0.55%) EMIR
5 12 (0.41%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.38%) ISO 9001
7 9 (0.31%) COREP
8 6 (0.21%) Basel II
8 6 (0.21%) FINREP
8 6 (0.21%) CRD IV
9 5 (0.17%) AIFMD
10 4 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.14%) Solvency II
10 4 (0.14%) FATCA
11 3 (0.10%) WCAG
11 3 (0.10%) GxP
11 3 (0.10%) TickIT
12 2 (0.069%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.069%) IAS 39
System Software
1 55 (1.89%) Active Directory
2 40 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
4 15 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 14 (0.48%) XenApp
6 11 (0.38%) XenServer
7 9 (0.31%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
9 6 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.10%) Cygwin
10 3 (0.10%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.069%) Xen
11 2 (0.069%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.069%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.034%) SRDF
12 1 (0.034%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.034%) Squid
12 1 (0.034%) NFS
12 1 (0.034%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 263 (9.02%) HP Quality Center
2 31 (1.06%) Control-M
3 27 (0.93%) SCCM
4 24 (0.82%) Nagios
5 22 (0.75%) SCOM
6 13 (0.45%) NetBackup
7 11 (0.38%) Puppet
7 11 (0.38%) BMC PATROL
8 10 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.24%) Capistrano
9 7 (0.24%) Cisco IPCC
10 6 (0.21%) CA SiteMinder
11 5 (0.17%) Data Guard
12 4 (0.14%) AppDNA
12 4 (0.14%) Zenoss
13 2 (0.069%) ZENworks
13 2 (0.069%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 2 (0.069%) Vagrant
14 1 (0.034%) ITRS Geneos
14 1 (0.034%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 377 (12.92%) Microsoft
2 306 (10.49%) SAP
3 297 (10.18%) Oracle
4 161 (5.52%) HP
5 51 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
6 46 (1.58%) Informatica
7 43 (1.47%) Business Objects
7 43 (1.47%) VMware
8 41 (1.41%) Citrix
9 37 (1.27%) IBM
10 30 (1.03%) Siebel
11 28 (0.96%) BMC
12 27 (0.93%) PeopleSoft
12 27 (0.93%) Remedy
13 26 (0.89%) SolarWinds
13 26 (0.89%) Lotus
14 24 (0.82%) Cognos
15 21 (0.72%) Adobe
16 20 (0.69%) Cisco
17 17 (0.58%) JD Edwards
West London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 Per Day
Posted: 18 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 per day (DOE)
Posted: 18 hours ago
South East
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 18 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £260 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Robert Walters
Rate: £380 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £190 - £215 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Forman Computer Staff
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £300 - £340 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Forman Computer Staff
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 325-350 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago