The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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 Milton Keynes 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 51 36 62
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +26
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 19 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.20% 2.84% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.09% 3.90% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 5
Average daily rate £250 £288 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +0.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £225 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £400 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.18% -5.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £37.00 £26.28
% change year-on-year
-45.27% +40.79%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
614 385 523
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 70.98% 72.92% 64.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 239 240
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 35
Average hourly rate £15.97 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.46% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.30 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £162.50 £17.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
User Acceptance Testing
Buckinghamshire

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 2014, 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 15 (48.39%) Test Scripting
2 11 (35.48%) Finance
3 10 (32.26%) Oracle
4 6 (19.35%) Banking
4 6 (19.35%) Windows
4 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
5 5 (16.13%) Business Analysis
6 4 (12.90%) Business Objects
6 4 (12.90%) Migration
7 3 (9.68%) Automotive
7 3 (9.68%) Regression Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
7 3 (9.68%) Project Management
7 3 (9.68%) SQL
8 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (6.45%) Data Modelling
8 2 (6.45%) Rational Rose
8 2 (6.45%) UNIX
8 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
8 2 (6.45%) HP
8 2 (6.45%) PowerCenter
8 2 (6.45%) 2G
8 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
8 2 (6.45%) Data Mart
8 2 (6.45%) Integration Testing
8 2 (6.45%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (6.45%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 2 (6.45%) System Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Test Management
8 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 (3.23%) WebLogic
1 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) 2G
2 1 (3.23%) VoIP
2 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (6.45%) PowerCenter
1 2 (6.45%) Data Mart
1 2 (6.45%) BusinessObjects XI
1 2 (6.45%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) DB2
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Rational Rose
2 1 (3.23%) JDeveloper
2 1 (3.23%) ERwin
2 1 (3.23%) MSI
General
1 11 (35.48%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Banking
3 3 (9.68%) Automotive
4 1 (3.23%) Retail
4 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (54.84%) Analyst
2 8 (25.81%) Test Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Business Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Coordinator
4 4 (12.90%) Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Business Objects Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Business Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Test Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Developer Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Business Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Financial Business Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Business Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Process Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Credit Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) Web Services
1 1 (3.23%) XML
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle ADF
1 1 (3.23%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.23%) IVR
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.23%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.23%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Windows
1 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
2 2 (6.45%) UNIX
2 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Test Scripting
2 5 (16.13%) Business Analysis
3 4 (12.90%) Migration
4 3 (9.68%) Regression Testing
4 3 (9.68%) Project Management
5 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.45%) Data Modelling
5 2 (6.45%) System Testing
5 2 (6.45%) Data Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) Integration Testing
5 2 (6.45%) Test Strategy
5 2 (6.45%) Test Management
6 1 (3.23%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (3.23%) Procure-to-pay
6 1 (3.23%) Web Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.23%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (3.23%) Requirements Engineering
6 1 (3.23%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) ISEB
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Oracle
2 4 (12.90%) Business Objects
3 2 (6.45%) HP
4 1 (3.23%) Symantec