The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex 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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 49 43 38
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 9 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.41% 2.69% 2.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 3.40% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 8
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £200 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £430 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £349 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.28% -0.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+6.02% +15.27%
User Acceptance Testing
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
476 382 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 74.61% 79.09% 72.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 195 171
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 44 45
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £27.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +11.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £42.34 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.45% -15.00%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Essex region.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Essex

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Essex region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Essex region.

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 27 August 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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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
Basildon - 2 £310 -
Harlow - 2 £344 -
Colchester -3 1 £300 -7.69%
Chelmsford -16 1 £300 +50.00%
Billericay - 1 £250 -
Braintree - 1 £300 -
User Acceptance Testing
East of England

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle
3 4 (21.05%) Test Planning
4 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
4 3 (15.79%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
4 3 (15.79%) MS Visio
4 3 (15.79%) ERP
4 3 (15.79%) Business Analysis
4 3 (15.79%) Taleo
5 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.53%) General Ledger
5 2 (10.53%) Degree
5 2 (10.53%) Selenium
5 2 (10.53%) Use Case
5 2 (10.53%) Mainframe
5 2 (10.53%) Test Management
5 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
5 2 (10.53%) Scrum
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.53%) MS Office
5 2 (10.53%) SOAP
5 2 (10.53%) Windows
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
5 2 (10.53%) HP
5 2 (10.53%) ISEB
5 2 (10.53%) HP UFT
5 2 (10.53%) LoadRunner

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 1 (5.26%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
1 3 (15.79%) MS Visio
2 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (5.26%) Summit
3 1 (5.26%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (5.26%) MS Access
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) HP UFT
1 2 (10.53%) LoadRunner
1 2 (10.53%) Selenium
1 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (5.26%) MSI
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) General Ledger
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Analyst
2 8 (42.11%) Business Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Tester
3 2 (10.53%) Testing Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Payments Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) DBA
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Packager
4 1 (5.26%) Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) SQL DBA
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Financials Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) UAT Tester
4 1 (5.26%) VisionPlus Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Lead Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) NHS Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) SOAP
2 1 (5.26%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Mainframe
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) NHS
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) CMDB
2 1 (5.26%) Data Extraction
2 1 (5.26%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Test Planning
2 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
2 3 (15.79%) ERP
2 3 (15.79%) Business Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Use Case
3 2 (10.53%) Test Management
3 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.53%) Scrum
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Procure-to-pay
3 2 (10.53%) SDLC
4 1 (5.26%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.26%) Data Reconciliation
4 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
1 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (5.26%) ZENworks
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) Ariba
3 1 (5.26%) Peoplefluent
3 1 (5.26%) Cognos
3 1 (5.26%) IBM