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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 27 40 50
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +10
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 47 31 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 5.45% 3.42% 2.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.92% 4.44% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 25 9
Average daily rate
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£344 £340 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.10% +22.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £252 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £304
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-8.69% +21.05%
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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
679 698 510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 78.68% 77.04% 72.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 433 277
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £258 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 22
Average hourly rate £22.50 £12.00 £13.82
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -13.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 30 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 30 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 41 (53.25%) Finance
2 21 (27.27%) ISEB
2 21 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 19 (24.68%) HP Quality Center
4 18 (23.38%) Test Management
4 18 (23.38%) Banking
5 16 (20.78%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (19.48%) SQL
6 15 (19.48%) Oracle
7 14 (18.18%) QA
8 13 (16.88%) Waterfall
8 13 (16.88%) SDLC
9 12 (15.58%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (14.29%) Software Testing
11 10 (12.99%) SAP
11 10 (12.99%) Java
11 10 (12.99%) HP
11 10 (12.99%) Test Strategy
11 10 (12.99%) Business Analysis
12 9 (11.69%) V-Model
12 9 (11.69%) Relational Database
12 9 (11.69%) MS Excel
12 9 (11.69%) GAP Analysis
13 8 (10.39%) Regression Testing
13 8 (10.39%) XML
13 8 (10.39%) .NET
13 8 (10.39%) SOA
13 8 (10.39%) HP UFT
13 8 (10.39%) System Integration Testing
13 8 (10.39%) Unit Testing

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 (6.49%) WebLogic
1 5 (6.49%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.90%) Documentum
3 2 (2.60%) Lotus Domino
3 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (11.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.60%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.30%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.30%) SAP BCA
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.09%) SaaS
2 5 (6.49%) Google Checkout
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.60%) Internet
2 1 (1.30%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.69%) Relational Database
2 7 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (9.09%) PowerCenter
3 5 (6.49%) SAP BW
3 5 (6.49%) DB2
3 5 (6.49%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (5.19%) Data Mining
5 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.90%) Oracle OWB
5 3 (3.90%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.30%) Data Mart
7 1 (1.30%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 8 (10.39%) HP UFT
2 2 (2.60%) Selenium
2 2 (2.60%) eggPlant
3 1 (1.30%) SoapUI
General
1 41 (53.25%) Finance
2 18 (23.38%) Banking
3 7 (9.09%) Retail
4 5 (6.49%) Automotive
4 5 (6.49%) Spanish Language
5 4 (5.19%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.60%) German Language
7 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.30%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (53.25%) Analyst
2 26 (33.77%) Test Analyst
3 10 (12.99%) Test Manager
3 10 (12.99%) Developer
4 8 (10.39%) Business Analyst
5 7 (9.09%) Test Leader
6 6 (7.79%) Team Leader
6 6 (7.79%) Java Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Tester
7 4 (5.19%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.90%) QA Manager
8 3 (3.90%) Designer
8 3 (3.90%) Testing Manager
9 2 (2.60%) Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (2.60%) .NET Developer
9 2 (2.60%) Architect
9 2 (2.60%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.60%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (2.60%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.39%) .NET
1 8 (10.39%) XML
2 6 (7.79%) Web Services
3 5 (6.49%) Struts
3 5 (6.49%) CSS
3 5 (6.49%) JSP
3 5 (6.49%) DHTML
3 5 (6.49%) HTML
3 5 (6.49%) Spring
3 5 (6.49%) Ajax
4 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.60%) NHibernate
5 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.60%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (2.60%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.30%) WCF
6 1 (1.30%) SOAP
6 1 (1.30%) XML Messaging
6 1 (1.30%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.90%) SWIFT
3 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.60%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.30%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.30%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.30%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.30%) Biometrics
4 1 (1.30%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.30%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.19%) UNIX
2 1 (1.30%) Windows
2 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (27.27%) Test Scripting
2 18 (23.38%) Test Management
3 16 (20.78%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (16.88%) Waterfall
4 13 (16.88%) SDLC
5 12 (15.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 10 (12.99%) Business Analysis
7 10 (12.99%) Test Strategy
8 9 (11.69%) V-Model
8 9 (11.69%) GAP Analysis
9 8 (10.39%) Regression Testing
9 8 (10.39%) SOA
9 8 (10.39%) Unit Testing
9 8 (10.39%) System Integration Testing
10 7 (9.09%) Validation
10 7 (9.09%) Migration
10 7 (9.09%) Test Automation
10 7 (9.09%) OO
11 6 (7.79%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 15 (19.48%) SQL
2 10 (12.99%) Java
3 7 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.90%) C#
5 2 (2.60%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.30%) VBScript
6 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (27.27%) ISEB
2 7 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.19%) Degree
4 2 (2.60%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.30%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 19 (24.68%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.90%) Control-M
3 1 (1.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (19.48%) Oracle
2 10 (12.99%) SAP
2 10 (12.99%) HP
3 7 (9.09%) PeopleSoft
4 5 (6.49%) Google
4 5 (6.49%) Coremetrics
4 5 (6.49%) PayPal
5 3 (3.90%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.90%) Informatica
6 2 (2.60%) Lotus
6 2 (2.60%) Wall Street Systems
7 1 (1.30%) Terracotta
7 1 (1.30%) webMethods
7 1 (1.30%) Remedy
7 1 (1.30%) JDA
7 1 (1.30%) Compaq
7 1 (1.30%) IBM