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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 60 64 53
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -11
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 18 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.74% 1.25% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.68% 1.65% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 8
Average daily rate
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£315 £365 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.69% +26.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £315 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £477 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £22.38 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-15.53% -34.19%
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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
671 787 506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 64.96% 75.53% 70.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 404 207
Average daily rate £400 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 12
Average hourly rate £30.25 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £15.00 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £180.00 £56.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 10 (29.41%) Finance
2 10 (29.41%) Migration
3 9 (26.47%) HP
3 9 (26.47%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (23.53%) Java
5 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
5 7 (20.59%) System Testing
5 7 (20.59%) Data Migration
6 6 (17.65%) QA
6 6 (17.65%) Ruby
6 6 (17.65%) Puppet
6 6 (17.65%) DV Cleared
6 6 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
6 6 (17.65%) MCollective
6 6 (17.65%) DevOps
6 6 (17.65%) Perl
6 6 (17.65%) PHP
6 6 (17.65%) ISEB
6 6 (17.65%) Python
7 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
8 4 (11.76%) ISTQB
8 4 (11.76%) Degree
8 4 (11.76%) Regression Testing
8 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (11.76%) Project Management
8 4 (11.76%) SQL
9 3 (8.82%) XML
9 3 (8.82%) ERP

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 1 (2.94%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Project
1 1 (2.94%) MS Office
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.94%) Agresso
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) HP Helion
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.88%) SoapUI
2 2 (5.88%) JIRA
2 2 (5.88%) Selenium
3 1 (2.94%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.94%) MSI
General
1 10 (29.41%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Legal
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (44.12%) Analyst
2 8 (23.53%) Test Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Business Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) Tester
5 3 (8.82%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Functional Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Functional Test Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Delivery Project Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Applications Packager
7 1 (2.94%) Process Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Systems Tester
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Tester
7 1 (2.94%) QA Tester
7 1 (2.94%) Architect
7 1 (2.94%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) MCollective
2 3 (8.82%) XML
3 2 (5.88%) SOAP
4 1 (2.94%) Web Services
4 1 (2.94%) HTML
4 1 (2.94%) CSS
4 1 (2.94%) Middleware
4 1 (2.94%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Private Cloud
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.94%) Replication
2 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.94%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.94%) UNIX
2 1 (2.94%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Migration
2 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
2 7 (20.59%) System Testing
2 7 (20.59%) Data Migration
3 6 (17.65%) DevOps
4 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (11.76%) Project Management
4 4 (11.76%) Regression Testing
5 3 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (8.82%) ERP
5 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.88%) Business Analysis
6 2 (5.88%) Time Management
6 2 (5.88%) Performance Management
6 2 (5.88%) Test Strategy
6 2 (5.88%) Integration Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Incident Management
6 2 (5.88%) Release Management
7 1 (2.94%) Usability Testing
7 1 (2.94%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) Java
2 6 (17.65%) Perl
2 6 (17.65%) PHP
2 6 (17.65%) Python
2 6 (17.65%) Ruby
3 4 (11.76%) SQL
4 2 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 6 (17.65%) ISEB
2 6 (17.65%) DV Cleared
3 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
4 4 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 4 (11.76%) Degree
5 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (26.47%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (17.65%) Puppet
3 1 (2.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) HP
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) SAP
3 1 (2.94%) IBM
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.94%) Citrix
3 1 (2.94%) BMC
3 1 (2.94%) CA
3 1 (2.94%) Informatica
3 1 (2.94%) AppSense
3 1 (2.94%) ServiceNow