The first table below looks at the demand for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 17 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 Hertfordshire 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 54 45 59
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +14
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 14 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.82% 2.50% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.57% 3.23% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 12
Average daily rate £444 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £303 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £420 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.42% -5.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-36.76% +30.76%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
544 495 660
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 70.65% 77.46% 69.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 261 318
Average daily rate £413 £410 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £261 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 15 59
Average hourly rate £32.50 £16.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.12% -54.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £36.15 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
User Acceptance Testing
East of England

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 17 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
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Vacancies
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £450 -
Watford - 2 £431 - 1
Borehamwood - - - -
Potters Bar - - - - 1
User Acceptance Testing
East of England

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 11 (45.83%) E-Commerce
2 8 (33.33%) User Stories
3 7 (29.17%) Retail
4 6 (25.00%) QA
4 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (20.83%) SQL
6 4 (16.67%) Finance
6 4 (16.67%) Scrum
6 4 (16.67%) Business Analysis
7 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 3 (12.50%) Change Management
7 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
7 3 (12.50%) ETL
7 3 (12.50%) System Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Unit Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
8 2 (8.33%) Dimensional Modelling
8 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
8 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
8 2 (8.33%) Functional Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (8.33%) RDBMS
8 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
8 2 (8.33%) VB
8 2 (8.33%) .NET
8 2 (8.33%) Oracle
8 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.17%) TestDirector
1 1 (4.17%) MSI
1 1 (4.17%) InstallShield
1 1 (4.17%) JIRA
1 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (29.17%) Retail
2 4 (16.67%) Finance
3 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Analyst
2 10 (41.67%) Business Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Agile Business Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Ab Initio Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Product Owner
5 1 (4.17%) Configuration and Release Manager
5 1 (4.17%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) VB6 Developer
5 1 (4.17%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (4.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Applications Packager
5 1 (4.17%) Configuration Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Release Manager
5 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
1 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 2 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) Application Packaging
2 1 (4.17%) HTML5
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) UNIX
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) E-Commerce
2 8 (33.33%) User Stories
3 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (16.67%) Scrum
4 4 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 3 (12.50%) ETL
5 3 (12.50%) Change Management
5 3 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (12.50%) System Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Dimensional Modelling
6 2 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) Use Case
6 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
6 2 (8.33%) Functional Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (4.17%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) VB
2 2 (8.33%) Java
2 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
2 2 (8.33%) VB6
2 2 (8.33%) Korn
2 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.17%) C#
3 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle
1 2 (8.33%) Ab Initio
1 2 (8.33%) Cadence
2 1 (4.17%) Endeca
2 1 (4.17%) Netezza
2 1 (4.17%) VMware
2 1 (4.17%) Sybase
2 1 (4.17%) SAP
2 1 (4.17%) IBM
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) TIBCO