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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 55 57 71
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +14
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 21 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.13% 1.71% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 2.44% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 6
Average daily rate £368 £340 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.23% -18.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £298 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £478 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -33.33%
User Acceptance Testing
Berkshire

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
751 614 733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 76.24% 70.09% 73.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 345 367
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 7 22
Average hourly rate £45.00 £55.65 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.13% +247.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016, 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 19 (41.30%) Degree
2 12 (26.09%) Portfolio Management
2 12 (26.09%) CRM
3 11 (23.91%) Windows
4 9 (19.57%) Finance
5 8 (17.39%) Test Scripting
6 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (15.22%) Data Management
6 7 (15.22%) Unix
6 7 (15.22%) Citrix
7 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
7 6 (13.04%) Migration
7 6 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (10.87%) ISTQB
8 5 (10.87%) Computer Science
8 5 (10.87%) Release Management
8 5 (10.87%) Automated Testing
9 4 (8.70%) ISEB
9 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
9 4 (8.70%) Banking
9 4 (8.70%) Data Migration
10 3 (6.52%) Data Cleansing
10 3 (6.52%) Data Mapping
10 3 (6.52%) Manual Testing
10 3 (6.52%) System Testing
10 3 (6.52%) Test Management
10 3 (6.52%) Test Strategy
10 3 (6.52%) MSF
10 3 (6.52%) Waterfall
10 3 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.35%) Endur
3 1 (2.17%) SAP CO
3 1 (2.17%) SAP FI
3 1 (2.17%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) ZigBee
2 1 (2.17%) LAN
2 1 (2.17%) VoIP
2 1 (2.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.35%) MS Access
3 1 (2.17%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) LabVIEW
1 3 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.35%) eggPlant
2 2 (4.35%) TestComplete
2 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.17%) JIRA
3 1 (2.17%) MSI
3 1 (2.17%) TestDirector
General
1 9 (19.57%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.35%) Front Office
4 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.35%) Marketing
4 2 (4.35%) Retail
5 1 (2.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (26.09%) Support Engineer
2 8 (17.39%) Analyst
2 8 (17.39%) IT Engineer
2 8 (17.39%) IT Support
2 8 (17.39%) IT Support Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Test Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Test Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Coordinator
5 3 (6.52%) Financial Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Tester
6 2 (4.35%) Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Business Data Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Data Migration Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Regression Tester
6 2 (4.35%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) UAT Tester
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.35%) EPoS
3 2 (4.35%) Smart Meter
3 2 (4.35%) User Experience
4 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.17%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.91%) Windows
2 7 (15.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) CRM
1 12 (26.09%) Portfolio Management
2 8 (17.39%) Test Scripting
3 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (15.22%) Data Management
4 6 (13.04%) Migration
5 5 (10.87%) Automated Testing
5 5 (10.87%) Release Management
6 4 (8.70%) Data Migration
7 3 (6.52%) Data Cleansing
7 3 (6.52%) Data Mapping
7 3 (6.52%) Data Reconciliation
7 3 (6.52%) Data Transformation
7 3 (6.52%) MSF
7 3 (6.52%) Project Management
7 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.52%) Test Automation
7 3 (6.52%) Test Management
7 3 (6.52%) Test Strategy
7 3 (6.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) C#
2 2 (4.35%) SQL
2 2 (4.35%) VBA
3 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (41.30%) Degree
2 5 (10.87%) ISTQB
3 4 (8.70%) ISEB
4 3 (6.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) Citrix
2 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.52%) HP
4 2 (4.35%) OpenLink
4 2 (4.35%) SAP