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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 46 43 46
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 5 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.97% 2.00% 2.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 2.67% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 7
Average daily rate £238 £425 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.11% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £365 £357
10% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £465 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -33.33%
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
425 337 483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 82.85% 75.06% 79.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 190 275
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £222 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 41 61
Average hourly rate £34.50 £29.13 £29.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.45% -0.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £46.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Colchester - 2 £200 -
User Acceptance Testing
East of England

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 7 (41.18%) Functional Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (29.41%) Validation
3 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
3 3 (17.65%) Finance
3 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
3 3 (17.65%) GAMP
3 3 (17.65%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (17.65%) Logistics
3 3 (17.65%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (17.65%) Strategic Planning
3 3 (17.65%) JIRA
3 3 (17.65%) QA
3 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
3 3 (17.65%) Defect Management
3 3 (17.65%) Business Analytics
3 3 (17.65%) Analytics
4 2 (11.76%) Procure-to-pay
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
4 2 (11.76%) Data Validation
4 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
4 2 (11.76%) Marketing
4 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.76%) ERP
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle
4 2 (11.76%) Quality Management

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (5.88%) Alfresco
1 1 (5.88%) CMS
1 1 (5.88%) Documentum
1 1 (5.88%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Taleo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
2 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
1 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
1 3 (17.65%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (11.76%) Marketing
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Games
3 1 (5.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Business Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Tester
4 3 (17.65%) QA Tester
4 3 (17.65%) UAT Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Manual Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
5 2 (11.76%) QA Manual Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Team Leader
5 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Test Leader
5 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (5.88%) Functional Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Pensions Project Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Risk Business Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Testing Project Manager
6 1 (5.88%) UAT Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Functional Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Validation
3 3 (17.65%) Analytics
3 3 (17.65%) Business Analytics
3 3 (17.65%) Defect Management
3 3 (17.65%) Logistics
3 3 (17.65%) Strategic Planning
3 3 (17.65%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Data Validation
4 2 (11.76%) ERP
4 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Procure-to-pay
4 2 (11.76%) Quality Management
4 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
4 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) ISEB
1 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) GAMP
1 3 (17.65%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Hyperion
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Peoplefluent
2 1 (5.88%) SAP