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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 47 52 40
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -12
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 29 20 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.15% 2.29% 2.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.15% 3.18% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 11
Average daily rate
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£325 £250 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £329
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+23.45% -45.27%
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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
699 629 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 75.81% 72.05% 73.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 350 242
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 18
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.97 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.46% +6.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 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 24 April 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 32 (59.26%) Finance
2 20 (37.04%) ISEB
2 20 (37.04%) Test Scripting
3 19 (35.19%) HP Quality Center
4 17 (31.48%) Waterfall
5 16 (29.63%) Test Management
6 15 (27.78%) QA
7 14 (25.93%) Validation
7 14 (25.93%) Business Analysis
7 14 (25.93%) SQL
8 13 (24.07%) V-Model
9 12 (22.22%) Software Testing
9 12 (22.22%) SAP
9 12 (22.22%) XML
9 12 (22.22%) Relational Database
10 10 (18.52%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (16.67%) Banking
12 8 (14.81%) Manual Testing
12 8 (14.81%) UNIX
12 8 (14.81%) Oracle
13 7 (12.96%) SAP BW
14 6 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
14 6 (11.11%) Project Management
14 6 (11.11%) Data Modelling
14 6 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
15 5 (9.26%) ETL
15 5 (9.26%) Windows
15 5 (9.26%) Java
15 5 (9.26%) Informatica

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.70%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.70%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.70%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) SAP BCA
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Google Checkout
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) DHCP
1 2 (3.70%) DNS
2 1 (1.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 10 (18.52%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (12.96%) SAP BW
4 5 (9.26%) PowerCenter
5 4 (7.41%) Data Mining
5 4 (7.41%) Oracle Database
6 3 (5.56%) Data Mart
7 1 (1.85%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 3 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (5.56%) Selenium
2 2 (3.70%) Bugzilla
2 2 (3.70%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.85%) JMeter
3 1 (1.85%) WebDriver
General
1 32 (59.26%) Finance
2 9 (16.67%) Banking
3 5 (9.26%) Retail
4 4 (7.41%) Manufacturing
5 3 (5.56%) Automotive
6 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.85%) Wholesale Banking
7 1 (1.85%) German Language
Job Titles
1 36 (66.67%) Analyst
2 22 (40.74%) Test Analyst
3 12 (22.22%) Test Leader
4 11 (20.37%) Business Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) Developer
5 5 (9.26%) Test Manager
6 3 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.56%) Informatica Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Java Developer
8 1 (1.85%) Agile Test Manager
8 1 (1.85%) Testing Manager
8 1 (1.85%) UI Programmer
8 1 (1.85%) Programme Manager
8 1 (1.85%) Support Assistant
8 1 (1.85%) Systems Support
8 1 (1.85%) Support Analyst
8 1 (1.85%) Support Engineer
8 1 (1.85%) Process Analyst
8 1 (1.85%) QA Manager
8 1 (1.85%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.22%) XML
2 3 (5.56%) .NET
3 2 (3.70%) Ajax
3 2 (3.70%) Spring
3 2 (3.70%) DHTML
3 2 (3.70%) HTML
3 2 (3.70%) CSS
3 2 (3.70%) JSP
3 2 (3.70%) Struts
3 2 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.70%) Reference Data
3 2 (3.70%) User Experience
4 1 (1.85%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.85%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.85%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.81%) UNIX
2 5 (9.26%) Windows
3 3 (5.56%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.85%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.04%) Test Scripting
2 17 (31.48%) Waterfall
3 16 (29.63%) Test Management
4 14 (25.93%) Validation
4 14 (25.93%) Business Analysis
5 13 (24.07%) V-Model
6 12 (22.22%) Software Testing
7 9 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (14.81%) Manual Testing
9 6 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (11.11%) Project Management
9 6 (11.11%) Data Modelling
10 5 (9.26%) ETL
10 5 (9.26%) Integration Testing
10 5 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (7.41%) Regression Testing
12 3 (5.56%) Test Planning
12 3 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
12 3 (5.56%) Migration
12 3 (5.56%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.93%) SQL
2 5 (9.26%) Java
3 3 (5.56%) VBScript
4 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (37.04%) ISEB
2 3 (5.56%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.56%) Degree
3 2 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (27.78%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 19 (35.19%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (9.26%) Control-M
3 3 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (22.22%) SAP
2 8 (14.81%) Oracle
3 5 (9.26%) Informatica
4 4 (7.41%) HP
5 2 (3.70%) Google
5 2 (3.70%) Coremetrics
5 2 (3.70%) Lotus
5 2 (3.70%) Apple
5 2 (3.70%) IBM
5 2 (3.70%) Remedy
5 2 (3.70%) PayPal
6 1 (1.85%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.85%) Citrix