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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 34 48 47
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -1
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 42 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 4.29% 2.29% 3.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.40% 3.01% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 12 16
Average daily rate
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£320 £355 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.85% +27.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £269 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £12.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +20.00%
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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
778 632 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 79.39% 76.14% 74.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 372 299
Average daily rate £390 £380 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 26
Average hourly rate £22.50 £12.00 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -48.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.91 £10.99 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £16.50 £66.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 33 (51.56%) Finance
2 18 (28.13%) Banking
3 17 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (21.88%) HP Quality Center
5 13 (20.31%) ISEB
5 13 (20.31%) Oracle
6 11 (17.19%) Test Management
6 11 (17.19%) Test Scripting
6 11 (17.19%) Test Strategy
7 10 (15.63%) SQL
8 9 (14.06%) HP UFT
8 9 (14.06%) GAP Analysis
9 8 (12.50%) Migration
9 8 (12.50%) Business Analysis
9 8 (12.50%) QA
9 8 (12.50%) Java
9 8 (12.50%) SOA
9 8 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
9 8 (12.50%) SDLC
9 8 (12.50%) Unit Testing
9 8 (12.50%) Waterfall
10 7 (10.94%) SaaS
10 7 (10.94%) OO
10 7 (10.94%) JavaScript
10 7 (10.94%) PeopleSoft
10 7 (10.94%) HP
10 7 (10.94%) Retail
10 7 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (9.38%) Regression Testing
11 6 (9.38%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (7.81%) WebLogic
1 5 (7.81%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.69%) Documentum
Applications
1 6 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.13%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.56%) MS Project
3 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.56%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.56%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.94%) SaaS
2 5 (7.81%) Google Checkout
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) Internet
2 1 (1.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.38%) Oracle Reports
1 6 (9.38%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (7.81%) DB2
3 4 (6.25%) PowerCenter
3 4 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.69%) Oracle OWB
4 3 (4.69%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.13%) Data Mining
5 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.56%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.56%) SAP BI
6 1 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (14.06%) HP UFT
2 2 (3.13%) eggPlant
3 1 (1.56%) Selenium
3 1 (1.56%) SoapUI
General
1 33 (51.56%) Finance
2 18 (28.13%) Banking
3 7 (10.94%) Retail
4 5 (7.81%) Spanish Language
5 4 (6.25%) Automotive
6 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
6 2 (3.13%) German Language
7 1 (1.56%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.56%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (51.56%) Analyst
2 19 (29.69%) Test Analyst
3 9 (14.06%) Business Analyst
3 9 (14.06%) Test Manager
3 9 (14.06%) Developer
4 6 (9.38%) Java Developer
4 6 (9.38%) Team Leader
5 4 (6.25%) Tester
5 4 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) Designer
7 2 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.13%) Architect
7 2 (3.13%) .NET Developer
7 2 (3.13%) QA Manager
7 2 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (3.13%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (3.13%) Agile .NET Developer
7 2 (3.13%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.13%) Testing Manager
8 1 (1.56%) Head of Testing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.38%) .NET
1 6 (9.38%) Web Services
2 5 (7.81%) DHTML
2 5 (7.81%) HTML
2 5 (7.81%) Spring
2 5 (7.81%) Ajax
2 5 (7.81%) CSS
2 5 (7.81%) JSP
2 5 (7.81%) Struts
3 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.69%) XML
4 2 (3.13%) NHibernate
4 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (3.13%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (3.13%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (1.56%) WCF
5 1 (1.56%) XML Messaging
5 1 (1.56%) SAP XI
5 1 (1.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.69%) SWIFT
3 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.13%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.56%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.56%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.56%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.56%) Biometrics
4 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.56%) UNIX
1 1 (1.56%) Windows
1 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (17.19%) Test Management
2 11 (17.19%) Test Scripting
2 11 (17.19%) Test Strategy
3 9 (14.06%) GAP Analysis
4 8 (12.50%) Migration
4 8 (12.50%) SOA
4 8 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 8 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 8 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 8 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
4 8 (12.50%) SDLC
5 7 (10.94%) OO
5 7 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (9.38%) Scrum
6 6 (9.38%) Regression Testing
6 6 (9.38%) E-Commerce
6 6 (9.38%) B2C
6 6 (9.38%) Software Testing
6 6 (9.38%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.63%) SQL
2 8 (12.50%) Java
3 7 (10.94%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.69%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.69%) C#
5 1 (1.56%) VBScript
5 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (20.31%) ISEB
2 5 (7.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.25%) Degree
4 2 (3.13%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (21.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (20.31%) Oracle
2 7 (10.94%) PeopleSoft
2 7 (10.94%) HP
3 6 (9.38%) SAP
4 5 (7.81%) Google
4 5 (7.81%) Coremetrics
4 5 (7.81%) PayPal
5 4 (6.25%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.13%) Wall Street Systems
7 1 (1.56%) Terracotta
7 1 (1.56%) IBM
7 1 (1.56%) Compaq
7 1 (1.56%) JDA
7 1 (1.56%) webMethods
7 1 (1.56%) Remedy
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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