The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 52 70 50
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -20
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 15 6 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.80% 0.60% 3.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.74% 0.85% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 11
Average daily rate
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£375 £355 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +26.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £215 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £552 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £339 £340
% change year-on-year
+0.36% -0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £27.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-49.07% +12.50%
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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 Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
547 710 621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 65.67% 70.93% 66.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 351 233
Average daily rate £400 £388 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +12.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £257 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 21
Average hourly rate £55.65 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+247.81% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Reading region.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Reading

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Reading region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Reading region.

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 12 (31.58%) Finance
2 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (21.05%) Migration
3 8 (21.05%) Java
3 8 (21.05%) QA
4 7 (18.42%) Ruby
4 7 (18.42%) Data Migration
4 7 (18.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (18.42%) Git (software)
4 7 (18.42%) Puppet
4 7 (18.42%) MCollective
4 7 (18.42%) DevOps
4 7 (18.42%) Perl
4 7 (18.42%) PHP
4 7 (18.42%) Python
4 7 (18.42%) Scrum
5 6 (15.79%) Publishing
5 6 (15.79%) Oracle
5 6 (15.79%) Project Management
5 6 (15.79%) Data Structures
5 6 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
5 6 (15.79%) QlikView
6 5 (13.16%) Degree
6 5 (13.16%) DV Cleared
6 5 (13.16%) Test Scripting
6 5 (13.16%) System Testing
6 5 (13.16%) HP
6 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
7 4 (10.53%) MS Office

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 2 (5.26%) CMS
1 2 (5.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Office
1 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.89%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (7.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.63%) Agresso
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) QlikView
2 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.63%) JIRA
2 1 (2.63%) Selenium
2 1 (2.63%) MSI
General
1 12 (31.58%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) Publishing
3 1 (2.63%) Legal
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Analyst
2 7 (18.42%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Project Manager
3 6 (15.79%) QlikView Developer
3 6 (15.79%) Developer
4 5 (13.16%) Business Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Tester
5 4 (10.53%) Junior
5 4 (10.53%) Test Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) QA Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Junior Project Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Web Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Delivery Project Manager
8 1 (2.63%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Applications Project Manager
8 1 (2.63%) Junior Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Telecoms Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) MCollective
2 1 (2.63%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Data Structures
2 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.05%) Migration
3 7 (18.42%) Data Migration
3 7 (18.42%) DevOps
3 7 (18.42%) Scrum
4 6 (15.79%) Project Management
5 5 (13.16%) Test Scripting
5 5 (13.16%) System Testing
6 4 (10.53%) Data Modelling
6 4 (10.53%) Regression Testing
6 4 (10.53%) Data Analysis
6 4 (10.53%) Kanban
7 3 (7.89%) Change Control
7 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2
8 2 (5.26%) ERP
8 2 (5.26%) ITIL
8 2 (5.26%) Test Strategy
8 2 (5.26%) Release Management
8 2 (5.26%) Unit Testing
8 2 (5.26%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) Java
2 7 (18.42%) Ruby
2 7 (18.42%) Perl
2 7 (18.42%) PHP
2 7 (18.42%) Python
3 2 (5.26%) C
3 2 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.16%) Degree
2 5 (13.16%) DV Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) ISEB
3 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.05%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) Puppet
2 6 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Oracle
2 5 (13.16%) HP
3 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.63%) AppSense
4 1 (2.63%) Informatica
4 1 (2.63%) Citrix
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