The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 96 99 95
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 182 173 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.97% 1.99% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.68% 2.79% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 118 122
Average daily rate
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£348 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.93% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £259 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 9
Average hourly rate £31.50 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -5.26%
User Acceptance Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6780 6205 7123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.42% 71.36% 71.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3796 3467 3403
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 244 320
Average hourly rate £21.50 £31.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.74% +8.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in the South East

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the South East region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +9 39 £330 -9.58% 8
Buckinghamshire +2 37 £300 -4.76% 12
Hampshire -17 26 £294 -25.15% 4
Surrey -8 22 £338 -20.58% 18
Oxfordshire +11 20 £350 -4.10% 7
East Sussex -2 16 £350 -5.08% 2
Kent -15 4 £350 -22.22% 2
Middlesex -1 2 £465 +32.71%
West Sussex -4 2 £400 +8.47% 2
M4 Corridor - - - -
User Acceptance Testing
England

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 89 (23.00%) Finance
2 87 (22.48%) SQL
3 71 (18.35%) Test Scripting
4 64 (16.54%) Business Analysis
5 63 (16.28%) Microsoft
6 56 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
7 50 (12.92%) Oracle
8 45 (11.63%) Project Management
8 45 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 45 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
9 44 (11.37%) ISEB
10 43 (11.11%) QA
11 41 (10.59%) Migration
12 34 (8.79%) CRM
13 32 (8.27%) MS Excel
13 32 (8.27%) SAP
14 29 (7.49%) HP Quality Center
15 26 (6.72%) C#
15 26 (6.72%) HP
15 26 (6.72%) Security Cleared
15 26 (6.72%) Degree
16 25 (6.46%) Windows
17 23 (5.94%) ITIL
17 23 (5.94%) Scrum
17 23 (5.94%) Telecoms
17 23 (5.94%) ISTQB
17 23 (5.94%) Software Testing
18 22 (5.68%) Test Management
18 22 (5.68%) Java
18 22 (5.68%) Waterfall

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 12 (3.10%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.58%) CMS
3 8 (2.07%) IBM Notes
4 3 (0.78%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.78%) Lync
5 2 (0.52%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.52%) Magnolia
5 2 (0.52%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.52%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.26%) IIS
6 1 (0.26%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.26%) SAS
6 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 32 (8.27%) MS Excel
2 18 (4.65%) MS Office
3 9 (2.33%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.03%) MS Project
5 3 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (3.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (2.07%) SAP FI
4 7 (1.81%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (1.81%) SAP FI/CO
4 7 (1.81%) SAP CO
4 7 (1.81%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (1.81%) Oracle Receivables
5 6 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (1.29%) Dynamics GP
6 5 (1.29%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (1.29%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (1.03%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.78%) SAP MRS
8 3 (0.78%) SAP IS-U
8 3 (0.78%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 3 (0.78%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.52%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.78%) SaaS
1 3 (0.78%) Office 365
2 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.33%) VoIP
2 4 (1.03%) Internet
2 4 (1.03%) Firewall
3 3 (0.78%) SIGTRAN
3 3 (0.78%) LTE
4 2 (0.52%) MGW
4 2 (0.52%) DNS
4 2 (0.52%) GGSN
4 2 (0.52%) SGSN
4 2 (0.52%) 2G
4 2 (0.52%) 4G
4 2 (0.52%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (0.52%) INAP
4 2 (0.52%) DAB
4 2 (0.52%) MPLS
4 2 (0.52%) HTTP
5 1 (0.26%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.26%) WAN
5 1 (0.26%) LDAP
5 1 (0.26%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.39%) SQL Server
1 17 (4.39%) QlikView
2 14 (3.62%) Oracle Database
3 13 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.81%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.81%) Oracle BI EE
6 6 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.78%) PowerCenter
7 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.52%) MarkLogic
8 2 (0.52%) Cognos Query Studio
8 2 (0.52%) Cognos Report Studio
8 2 (0.52%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 2 (0.52%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.52%) DB2
Development Applications
1 21 (5.43%) JIRA
2 14 (3.62%) Selenium
3 8 (2.07%) WebDriver
4 6 (1.55%) JMeter
5 5 (1.29%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (1.29%) JUnit
6 4 (1.03%) SoapUI
7 3 (0.78%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.78%) JDeveloper
7 3 (0.78%) TestDirector
7 3 (0.78%) LSMW
7 3 (0.78%) Subversion
7 3 (0.78%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.78%) WatiN
8 2 (0.52%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.52%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.52%) TestComplete
8 2 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.26%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 89 (23.00%) Finance
2 23 (5.94%) Telecoms
3 19 (4.91%) Banking
4 18 (4.65%) Publishing
5 16 (4.13%) Retail
6 14 (3.62%) Billing
7 11 (2.84%) Marketing
8 10 (2.58%) Automotive
9 7 (1.81%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.29%) General Ledger
11 4 (1.03%) Local Government
11 4 (1.03%) Legal
11 4 (1.03%) German Language
12 3 (0.78%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.52%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.52%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.52%) French Language
14 1 (0.26%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 178 (45.99%) Analyst
2 91 (23.51%) Business Analyst
3 63 (16.28%) Test Analyst
4 45 (11.63%) Developer
5 29 (7.49%) Tester
6 27 (6.98%) Consultant
7 20 (5.17%) Test Leader
8 18 (4.65%) Test Manager
9 13 (3.36%) Microstrategy Developer
10 11 (2.84%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (2.58%) Systems Analyst
11 10 (2.58%) UAT Analyst
11 10 (2.58%) UAT Test Analyst
11 10 (2.58%) QlikView Developer
12 9 (2.33%) SAP Consultant
13 8 (2.07%) Senior Test Analyst
13 8 (2.07%) Junior
13 8 (2.07%) Coordinator
13 8 (2.07%) Oracle Consultant
13 8 (2.07%) CRM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.17%) XML
2 19 (4.91%) .NET
3 9 (2.33%) HTML
3 9 (2.33%) Web Services
4 8 (2.07%) Application Packaging
5 6 (1.55%) ASP.NET
6 5 (1.29%) SOAP
6 5 (1.29%) Middleware
7 4 (1.03%) Oracle ADF
7 4 (1.03%) Spring
7 4 (1.03%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (1.03%) Visualforce
8 3 (0.78%) BAPI
8 3 (0.78%) JSON
8 3 (0.78%) CSS
8 3 (0.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (0.52%) XHTML
9 2 (0.52%) EDI
9 2 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (0.52%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 45 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 13 (3.36%) Visualisation
4 12 (3.10%) Mobile App
4 12 (3.10%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.07%) NHS
6 6 (1.55%) User Experience
7 4 (1.03%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.03%) Smart Meter
7 4 (1.03%) AS400
7 4 (1.03%) CMDB
7 4 (1.03%) IVR
8 3 (0.78%) Data Conversion
8 3 (0.78%) Data Extraction
8 3 (0.78%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.78%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.52%) iSeries
9 2 (0.52%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (0.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (6.46%) Windows
2 21 (5.43%) Windows 7
3 12 (3.10%) UNIX
4 5 (1.29%) Linux
4 5 (1.29%) Windows XP
5 3 (0.78%) Android
5 3 (0.78%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.52%) Windows Vista
6 2 (0.52%) Windows 2000
6 2 (0.52%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.26%) AIX
7 1 (0.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (18.35%) Test Scripting
2 64 (16.54%) Business Analysis
3 56 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 45 (11.63%) Project Management
5 41 (10.59%) Migration
6 34 (8.79%) CRM
7 23 (5.94%) ITIL
7 23 (5.94%) Scrum
7 23 (5.94%) Software Testing
8 22 (5.68%) Test Management
8 22 (5.68%) Waterfall
9 21 (5.43%) System Testing
9 21 (5.43%) Test Strategy
9 21 (5.43%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (5.17%) Integration Testing
11 19 (4.91%) E-Commerce
11 19 (4.91%) Regression Testing
12 16 (4.13%) Workflow
13 15 (3.88%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 87 (22.48%) SQL
2 26 (6.72%) C#
3 22 (5.68%) Java
4 10 (2.58%) PL/SQL
5 9 (2.33%) VBScript
6 8 (2.07%) C
7 5 (1.29%) PHP
7 5 (1.29%) ABAP
7 5 (1.29%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.03%) Apex Code
8 4 (1.03%) VBA
8 4 (1.03%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.03%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.52%) COBOL
9 2 (0.52%) VB
9 2 (0.52%) SAPscript
10 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.26%) JCL
10 1 (0.26%) Python
10 1 (0.26%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 44 (11.37%) ISEB
2 26 (6.72%) Degree
2 26 (6.72%) Security Cleared
3 23 (5.94%) ISTQB
4 15 (3.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (2.58%) DV Cleared
5 10 (2.58%) SC Cleared
6 9 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.78%) HND
7 3 (0.78%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.52%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.52%) CCNA
8 2 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.26%) OCP
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.26%) PMP
9 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.26%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (11.11%) QA
2 3 (0.78%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.52%) SLA
4 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.26%) GxP
System Software
1 9 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (2.07%) XenDesktop
3 3 (0.78%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.26%) XenApp
5 1 (0.26%) SRDF
5 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.26%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.26%) NFS
Systems Management
1 29 (7.49%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (2.58%) SCCM
3 1 (0.26%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.26%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.26%) Netcool
3 1 (0.26%) Control-M
3 1 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.26%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 63 (16.28%) Microsoft
2 50 (12.92%) Oracle
3 32 (8.27%) SAP
4 26 (6.72%) HP
5 13 (3.36%) MicroStrategy
6 12 (3.10%) Citrix
7 10 (2.58%) Remedy
8 9 (2.33%) Lotus
9 7 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.29%) Informatica
10 5 (1.29%) IBM
10 5 (1.29%) Siebel
11 4 (1.03%) Business Objects
12 3 (0.78%) PeopleSoft
12 3 (0.78%) JDA
12 3 (0.78%) VMware
12 3 (0.78%) Telerik
12 3 (0.78%) ServiceNow
13 2 (0.52%) Capita
13 2 (0.52%) ComArch
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