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 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 47 80 48
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -32
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 20 6 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.21% 0.54% 3.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.40% 0.78% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 7
Average daily rate
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£365 £225 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.22% -19.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £145 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £429 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £343 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £29.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-51.72% +26.08%
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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
589 769 773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 65.01% 68.85% 66.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 395 263
Average daily rate £400 £370 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £511 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 26
Average hourly rate £27.83 £15.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.49% -12.85%
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 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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014, 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 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.78%) Finance
2 10 (27.78%) Publishing
2 10 (27.78%) Scrum
2 10 (27.78%) QlikView
2 10 (27.78%) Data Structures
3 8 (22.22%) QA
4 7 (19.44%) Kanban
4 7 (19.44%) Oracle
4 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
4 7 (19.44%) Data Modelling
4 7 (19.44%) Data Analysis
5 6 (16.67%) Ruby
5 6 (16.67%) Degree
5 6 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (16.67%) Python
5 6 (16.67%) Java
5 6 (16.67%) Perl
5 6 (16.67%) PHP
5 6 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 6 (16.67%) Puppet
5 6 (16.67%) MCollective
5 6 (16.67%) DevOps
6 5 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (13.89%) DV Cleared
6 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
6 5 (13.89%) HP
6 5 (13.89%) Computer Science

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 (5.56%) CMS
1 2 (5.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Office
1 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.33%) MS Visio
2 3 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.78%) QlikView
2 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
3 6 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.78%) MSI
2 1 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 10 (27.78%) Finance
1 10 (27.78%) Publishing
2 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Developer
1 10 (27.78%) QlikView Developer
2 9 (25.00%) Analyst
3 6 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 6 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Junior
4 4 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Junior Project Manager
5 3 (8.33%) QA Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Web Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Tester
6 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Delivery Project Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Applications Packager
7 1 (2.78%) Lead Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Tester
7 1 (2.78%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) MCollective
2 1 (2.78%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) Data Structures
2 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.78%) Scrum
3 7 (19.44%) Kanban
3 7 (19.44%) Data Modelling
3 7 (19.44%) Data Analysis
4 6 (16.67%) DevOps
5 4 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 4 (11.11%) Migration
5 4 (11.11%) Project Management
5 4 (11.11%) Data Migration
5 4 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 4 (11.11%) System Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Change Control
6 3 (8.33%) Unit Testing
6 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2
7 2 (5.56%) ITIL
7 2 (5.56%) Portfolio Management
7 2 (5.56%) Test Planning
7 2 (5.56%) Release Management
8 1 (2.78%) Fund Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) Ruby
1 6 (16.67%) Python
1 6 (16.67%) Java
1 6 (16.67%) Perl
1 6 (16.67%) PHP
2 2 (5.56%) C
2 2 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Degree
2 5 (13.89%) DV Cleared
2 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.78%) ISEB
5 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) Puppet
2 5 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Oracle
2 5 (13.89%) HP
3 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.78%) Citrix
4 1 (2.78%) Informatica
4 1 (2.78%) AppSense