The first table below looks at the demand for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton 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 18 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 Luton 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 15 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 15 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 7.50% 2.74% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.38% 3.92% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 0
Average daily rate £410 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.05% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £35.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-42.95% +36.53%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
179 51 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 89.50% 69.86% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 41 32
Average daily rate £425 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £483 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
User Acceptance Testing
Bedfordshire

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Luton

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Luton region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 6 (37.50%) Migration
2 5 (31.25%) Test Management
2 5 (31.25%) Test Strategy
3 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (25.00%) Email Migration
3 4 (25.00%) Windows
3 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (25.00%) Citrix
4 3 (18.75%) JDA
4 3 (18.75%) ERP
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle
4 3 (18.75%) SAP
4 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
4 3 (18.75%) Agresso
4 3 (18.75%) PRINCE
4 3 (18.75%) Scrum
4 3 (18.75%) Change Management
4 3 (18.75%) Finance
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
4 3 (18.75%) RedPrairie
4 3 (18.75%) Retail
4 3 (18.75%) General Ledger
4 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
4 3 (18.75%) Supplier Management
4 3 (18.75%) WFM
4 3 (18.75%) Data Integration
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle General Ledger

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 2 (12.50%) CMS
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Agresso
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Receivables
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Assets
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle General Ledger
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
1 3 (18.75%) Retail
1 3 (18.75%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 4 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Configuration Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Configuration Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Coordinator
5 1 (6.25%) Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) UAT Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Migration
2 5 (31.25%) Test Management
2 5 (31.25%) Test Strategy
3 4 (25.00%) Email Migration
3 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (18.75%) ERP
4 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
4 3 (18.75%) PRINCE
4 3 (18.75%) Scrum
4 3 (18.75%) Change Management
4 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
4 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
4 3 (18.75%) Supplier Management
4 3 (18.75%) WFM
5 2 (12.50%) Data Governance
5 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 2 (12.50%) Data Validation
5 2 (12.50%) Validation
5 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
1 2 (12.50%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Citrix
2 3 (18.75%) JDA
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) SAP
2 3 (18.75%) RedPrairie
3 1 (6.25%) Lotus
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft