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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 42 46 38
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 32 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.55% 2.22% 3.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.58% 3.07% 5.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 11 17
Average daily rate
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£285 £278 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% -11.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £180 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
- -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-42.70% +4.34%
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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
698 521 410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 77.47% 72.26% 71.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 275 198
Average daily rate £350 £375 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 21 17
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £35.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 December 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 December 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 28 (54.90%) Finance
2 19 (37.25%) SQL
3 16 (31.37%) SAP
3 16 (31.37%) ISEB
3 16 (31.37%) QA
3 16 (31.37%) Test Scripting
3 16 (31.37%) HP Quality Center
4 15 (29.41%) Waterfall
5 13 (25.49%) Migration
6 12 (23.53%) Software Testing
6 12 (23.53%) XML
6 12 (23.53%) Windows
7 10 (19.61%) Test Management
7 10 (19.61%) Validation
8 9 (17.65%) SCCM
8 9 (17.65%) VBScript
8 9 (17.65%) Windows 7
8 9 (17.65%) Relational Database
8 9 (17.65%) V-Model
9 8 (15.69%) Software Distribution
9 8 (15.69%) Remedy
9 8 (15.69%) PowerShell
9 8 (15.69%) Banking
10 7 (13.73%) Business Analysis
10 7 (13.73%) Oracle
10 7 (13.73%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (11.76%) HP
11 6 (11.76%) Project Management
11 6 (11.76%) Manual Testing
12 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (9.80%) CMS
2 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) SAP FI
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) DHCP
1 2 (3.92%) DNS
2 1 (1.96%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.65%) Relational Database
2 5 (9.80%) SAP BW
3 4 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (7.84%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.96%) DB2
5 1 (1.96%) PowerCenter
5 1 (1.96%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Selenium
2 3 (5.88%) WatiN
2 3 (5.88%) JIRA
3 2 (3.92%) TestDirector
3 2 (3.92%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.96%) JDeveloper
4 1 (1.96%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.96%) JMeter
4 1 (1.96%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (54.90%) Finance
2 8 (15.69%) Banking
3 4 (7.84%) Automotive
4 3 (5.88%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.88%) Retail
5 2 (3.92%) Billing
5 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.96%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 27 (52.94%) Analyst
2 18 (35.29%) Test Analyst
3 6 (11.76%) Business Analyst
4 5 (9.80%) Test Leader
5 4 (7.84%) Lead Test Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) SAP Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) SAP Test Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Test Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Tester
7 2 (3.92%) Architect
7 2 (3.92%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.92%) Support Assistant
7 2 (3.92%) Systems Support
7 2 (3.92%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) QA Tester
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle Architect
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.53%) XML
2 5 (9.80%) .NET
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.92%) Reference Data
3 2 (3.92%) Data Conversion
3 2 (3.92%) User Experience
4 1 (1.96%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.96%) VSAM
4 1 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.53%) Windows
2 9 (17.65%) Windows 7
3 4 (7.84%) UNIX
4 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.92%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (1.96%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (31.37%) Test Scripting
2 15 (29.41%) Waterfall
3 13 (25.49%) Migration
4 12 (23.53%) Software Testing
5 10 (19.61%) Validation
5 10 (19.61%) Test Management
6 9 (17.65%) V-Model
7 8 (15.69%) Software Distribution
8 7 (13.73%) Business Analysis
8 7 (13.73%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (11.76%) Project Management
9 6 (11.76%) Manual Testing
10 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (9.80%) Regression Testing
11 4 (7.84%) Automated Testing
11 4 (7.84%) Web Testing
11 4 (7.84%) Data Migration
12 3 (5.88%) System Testing
12 3 (5.88%) Performance Improvement
12 3 (5.88%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (37.25%) SQL
2 9 (17.65%) VBScript
3 8 (15.69%) PowerShell
4 4 (7.84%) C#
4 4 (7.84%) Java
4 4 (7.84%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.96%) COBOL
5 1 (1.96%) SELCOPY
5 1 (1.96%) JCL
Qualifications
1 16 (31.37%) ISEB
2 4 (7.84%) Degree
3 3 (5.88%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.88%) HND
4 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (31.37%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 16 (31.37%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (17.65%) SCCM
3 1 (1.96%) Control-M
Vendors
1 16 (31.37%) SAP
2 8 (15.69%) Remedy
3 7 (13.73%) Oracle
4 6 (11.76%) HP
5 4 (7.84%) Business Objects
6 3 (5.88%) IBM
6 3 (5.88%) Telerik
7 2 (3.92%) Primavera
7 2 (3.92%) JDA
7 2 (3.92%) Apple
8 1 (1.96%) Citrix
8 1 (1.96%) Informatica
8 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.96%) Seapine