The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Essex region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 48 30 23
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -7
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 13 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.72% 3.78% 5.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 5.42% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 9
Average daily rate £371 £325 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.23% -13.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £306 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £419 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £329 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -6.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £26.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £37.00 £26.28
% change year-on-year
-45.27% +40.79%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
569 295 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 75.36% 69.74% 66.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 147 147
Average daily rate £400 £334 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.85% -11.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £203 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £454 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 60 32
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £27.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +26.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £27.48 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
User Acceptance Testing
East of England

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 23 April 2014.

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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Basildon - 2 - -
Colchester -2 1 £383 -25.36%
Brentwood - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
User Acceptance Testing
East of England

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 13 (46.43%) SQL Server
2 11 (39.29%) SQL
3 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 8 (28.57%) IIS
3 8 (28.57%) UNIX
3 8 (28.57%) Windows
3 8 (28.57%) Oracle
4 7 (25.00%) Apache
4 7 (25.00%) Linux
4 7 (25.00%) Finance
4 7 (25.00%) Clustering
5 6 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (21.43%) QA
5 6 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (21.43%) Foglight
5 6 (21.43%) MySQL
6 5 (17.86%) Data Modelling
6 5 (17.86%) System Testing
6 5 (17.86%) Business Continuity
6 5 (17.86%) Publishing
6 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (17.86%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (17.86%) Business Continuity Planning
7 4 (14.29%) VMware
7 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (14.29%) Business Analysis
7 4 (14.29%) ETL
7 4 (14.29%) .NET
8 3 (10.71%) DataStage

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 8 (28.57%) IIS
2 7 (25.00%) Apache
3 2 (7.14%) GlassFish
3 2 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.57%) ArcGIS
4 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.57%) FormScape
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) AWD
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (3.57%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (46.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (21.43%) MySQL
3 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (10.71%) DataStage
5 3 (10.71%) DB2
5 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (3.57%) QlikView
7 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
1 1 (3.57%) Subversion
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Publishing
3 1 (3.57%) Local Government
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) DBA
3 6 (21.43%) Administrator
4 4 (14.29%) Business Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Coordinator
5 3 (10.71%) Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Deployment Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Financial Business Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Release Coordinator
6 2 (7.14%) Server Administrator
6 2 (7.14%) SQL DBA
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Release Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Tester
7 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support
7 1 (3.57%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) XML
2 1 (3.57%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Clustering
2 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.71%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.57%) NHS
4 1 (3.57%) Open Source
4 1 (3.57%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) UNIX
1 8 (28.57%) Windows
2 7 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (17.86%) Data Modelling
2 5 (17.86%) System Testing
2 5 (17.86%) Business Continuity
2 5 (17.86%) Business Continuity Planning
3 4 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 4 (14.29%) ETL
4 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
4 3 (10.71%) SSADM
4 3 (10.71%) Information Management
4 3 (10.71%) Dimensional Modelling
4 3 (10.71%) Data Protection
4 3 (10.71%) Data Cleansing
4 3 (10.71%) Waterfall
4 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.71%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) Logistics
5 2 (7.14%) Migration
5 2 (7.14%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) VBA
2 1 (3.57%) C++
2 1 (3.57%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) Foglight
2 3 (10.71%) Control-M
3 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 8 (28.57%) Oracle
2 4 (14.29%) VMware
3 2 (7.14%) SAP
3 2 (7.14%) JBoss
3 2 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) Cerner
4 1 (3.57%) JD Edwards
4 1 (3.57%) MKS
4 1 (3.57%) IBM
4 1 (3.57%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.57%) Northgate
4 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds