The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes 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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 38 38 46
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 31 33 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.80% 3.59% 2.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.84% 4.76% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 29 10
Average daily rate
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£340 £310 £279
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +11.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £229 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £410 £291
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-2.32% +6.17%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
640 693 459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 78.53% 75.33% 74.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 437 257
Average daily rate £400 £368 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% +2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 18
Average hourly rate £22.50 £12.25 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.67% -20.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.57 £10.99 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £15.09 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 35 (56.45%) Finance
2 23 (37.10%) Test Scripting
3 21 (33.87%) HP Quality Center
3 21 (33.87%) ISEB
4 19 (30.65%) Test Management
5 16 (25.81%) SQL
6 15 (24.19%) Waterfall
7 14 (22.58%) Oracle
7 14 (22.58%) QA
8 13 (20.97%) SDLC
9 12 (19.35%) Software Testing
9 12 (19.35%) Banking
9 12 (19.35%) Business Analysis
9 12 (19.35%) SAP
10 11 (17.74%) XML
10 11 (17.74%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (17.74%) V-Model
11 10 (16.13%) Relational Database
11 10 (16.13%) Validation
11 10 (16.13%) Java
12 8 (12.90%) HP
12 8 (12.90%) PowerCenter
12 8 (12.90%) HP UFT
12 8 (12.90%) SOA
12 8 (12.90%) Test Strategy
12 8 (12.90%) System Integration Testing
12 8 (12.90%) Unit Testing
13 7 (11.29%) Manual Testing
13 7 (11.29%) SAP BW

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 5 (8.06%) WebLogic
1 5 (8.06%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.84%) Documentum
3 2 (3.23%) Lotus Domino
3 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (11.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.23%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) SAP BCA
1 3 (4.84%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.68%) SaaS
2 5 (8.06%) Google Checkout
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.13%) Relational Database
2 8 (12.90%) PowerCenter
3 7 (11.29%) SAP BW
4 6 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (8.06%) DB2
5 5 (8.06%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (6.45%) Data Mining
6 4 (6.45%) Oracle Database
7 3 (4.84%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 3 (4.84%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (3.23%) Data Mart
8 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (1.61%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 8 (12.90%) HP UFT
2 2 (3.23%) Selenium
3 1 (1.61%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.61%) eggPlant
General
1 35 (56.45%) Finance
2 12 (19.35%) Banking
3 5 (8.06%) Retail
3 5 (8.06%) Automotive
3 5 (8.06%) Spanish Language
4 4 (6.45%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.23%) German Language
6 1 (1.61%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (58.06%) Analyst
2 26 (41.94%) Test Analyst
3 10 (16.13%) Test Leader
4 9 (14.52%) Developer
5 8 (12.90%) Test Manager
6 7 (11.29%) Business Analyst
7 6 (9.68%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Designer
8 3 (4.84%) QA Manager
8 3 (4.84%) Testing Manager
9 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.23%) Tester
9 2 (3.23%) Architect
9 2 (3.23%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (3.23%) Informatica Developer
10 1 (1.61%) IT Business Analyst
10 1 (1.61%) UAT Tester
10 1 (1.61%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.74%) XML
2 5 (8.06%) Struts
2 5 (8.06%) Web Services
2 5 (8.06%) DHTML
2 5 (8.06%) HTML
2 5 (8.06%) .NET
2 5 (8.06%) CSS
2 5 (8.06%) JSP
2 5 (8.06%) Spring
2 5 (8.06%) Ajax
3 1 (1.61%) SOAP
3 1 (1.61%) XML Messaging
3 1 (1.61%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.23%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.61%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.61%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.61%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.61%) Biometrics
3 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.06%) UNIX
2 1 (1.61%) Windows
2 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (37.10%) Test Scripting
2 19 (30.65%) Test Management
3 15 (24.19%) Waterfall
4 13 (20.97%) SDLC
5 12 (19.35%) Business Analysis
5 12 (19.35%) Software Testing
6 11 (17.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (17.74%) V-Model
7 10 (16.13%) Validation
8 8 (12.90%) Unit Testing
8 8 (12.90%) System Integration Testing
8 8 (12.90%) Test Strategy
8 8 (12.90%) SOA
9 7 (11.29%) Regression Testing
9 7 (11.29%) Manual Testing
10 6 (9.68%) System Testing
10 6 (9.68%) Migration
10 6 (9.68%) B2C
10 6 (9.68%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.81%) SQL
2 10 (16.13%) Java
3 5 (8.06%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.23%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.61%) VBScript
5 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (33.87%) ISEB
2 6 (9.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (9.68%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.45%) Degree
4 2 (3.23%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.61%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.58%) QA
Systems Management
1 21 (33.87%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (6.45%) Control-M
3 1 (1.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (22.58%) Oracle
2 12 (19.35%) SAP
3 8 (12.90%) HP
4 7 (11.29%) Business Objects
5 6 (9.68%) PeopleSoft
6 5 (8.06%) PayPal
6 5 (8.06%) Google
6 5 (8.06%) Coremetrics
7 4 (6.45%) Informatica
8 2 (3.23%) Lotus
8 2 (3.23%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.61%) Compaq
9 1 (1.61%) Wall Street Systems
9 1 (1.61%) Terracotta
9 1 (1.61%) webMethods
9 1 (1.61%) Remedy
9 1 (1.61%) IBM