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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 44 46 55
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 22 25 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.15% 3.18% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.76% 4.03% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 6
Average daily rate £325 £295 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% +8.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £18.00 £22.38
% change year-on-year
+15.27% -19.55%
User Acceptance Testing
Buckinghamshire

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
585 620 579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 83.81% 78.88% 77.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 348 318
Average daily rate £390 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 13
Average hourly rate £13.85 £18.50 £15.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.13% +15.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.82 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £18.50 £15.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016, 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 20 (47.62%) Finance
2 14 (33.33%) ISEB
3 13 (30.95%) SQL
3 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (30.95%) Software Testing
3 13 (30.95%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 12 (28.57%) Oracle
4 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 11 (26.19%) XML
5 11 (26.19%) V-Model
6 10 (23.81%) Waterfall
6 10 (23.81%) QA
6 10 (23.81%) Banking
6 10 (23.81%) Relational Database
6 10 (23.81%) SDLC
7 9 (21.43%) Test Strategy
7 9 (21.43%) MS Office
8 8 (19.05%) SAP
8 8 (19.05%) PL/SQL
9 7 (16.67%) Retail
10 6 (14.29%) Oracle Database
10 6 (14.29%) Migration
10 6 (14.29%) Data Mining
10 6 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (11.90%) Validation
11 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (9.52%) Test Management
12 4 (9.52%) Integration Testing
12 4 (9.52%) Incident Management

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1 (2.38%) ArcGIS
1 1 (2.38%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (21.43%) MS Office
2 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) SAP FI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.81%) Relational Database
2 6 (14.29%) Data Mining
2 6 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 6 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (7.14%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (7.14%) Data Mart
4 2 (4.76%) Qlik Sense
4 2 (4.76%) QlikView
4 2 (4.76%) SAP BW
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.38%) Big Data
5 1 (2.38%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (2.38%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.38%) PowerCenter
5 1 (2.38%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) HP UFT
2 1 (2.38%) eggPlant
2 1 (2.38%) Rational Rose
2 1 (2.38%) Selenium
2 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.38%) TestComplete
General
1 20 (47.62%) Finance
2 10 (23.81%) Banking
3 7 (16.67%) Retail
4 2 (4.76%) Private Banking
4 2 (4.76%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (64.29%) Analyst
2 19 (45.24%) Test Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
4 6 (14.29%) Manual Test Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Automation Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Automation Test Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Business Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) SAP Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) SAP Test Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Web Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Web Test Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Test Manager
7 3 (7.14%) Banking Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Banking Business Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Project Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Report Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) SAP BW Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Team Leader
8 2 (4.76%) Test Coordinator
8 2 (4.76%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.19%) XML
2 1 (2.38%) SOAP
2 1 (2.38%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.76%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.76%) Learning Management System
2 2 (4.76%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.38%) Biometrics
3 1 (2.38%) EPoS
3 1 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Unix
2 2 (4.76%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (30.95%) Software Testing
2 12 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 11 (26.19%) V-Model
4 10 (23.81%) SDLC
4 10 (23.81%) Waterfall
5 9 (21.43%) Test Strategy
6 6 (14.29%) Migration
7 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (11.90%) Validation
8 4 (9.52%) Incident Management
8 4 (9.52%) Integration Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Regression Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Test Management
9 3 (7.14%) Business Analysis
9 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (7.14%) Data Modelling
9 3 (7.14%) Defect Management
9 3 (7.14%) ITIL
9 3 (7.14%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.95%) SQL
2 8 (19.05%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (33.33%) ISEB
2 3 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
2 3 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.81%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
Systems Management
1 13 (30.95%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.38%) Control-M
2 1 (2.38%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 12 (28.57%) Oracle
2 8 (19.05%) SAP
3 4 (9.52%) HP
4 2 (4.76%) Citrix
4 2 (4.76%) Remedy
5 1 (2.38%) Compaq
5 1 (2.38%) EMC
5 1 (2.38%) Epicor
5 1 (2.38%) ESRI
5 1 (2.38%) Informatica
5 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.38%) Tableau
5 1 (2.38%) Terracotta
5 1 (2.38%) VMware
5 1 (2.38%) webMethods