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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 84 76 93
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +17
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 199 207 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.18% 2.37% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.99% 3.30% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 132 109
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £226 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 14
Average hourly rate £23.55 £15.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.93% +8.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.19 £12.65 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.91 £29.90 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.27% -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
6645 6278 6917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.76% 71.80% 70.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3738 3442 3309
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 246 324
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.84 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 28 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 August 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 +10 49 £323 -11.64% 11
Buckinghamshire +5 34 £345 +15.00% 8
Surrey -3 32 £338 -16.66% 8
Hampshire -30 26 £319 -8.92% 4
East Sussex +9 21 £350 +5.66% 3
Oxfordshire +7 16 £360 +2.85% 2
Kent -10 5 £350 -4.76% 8
Middlesex -5 2 £489 +15.73%
West Sussex -12 1 £400 +8.47% 4
Thames Valley - 1 £580 -
M4 Corridor - - - -
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 88 (21.57%) Finance
2 86 (21.08%) SQL
3 76 (18.63%) Test Scripting
4 68 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 59 (14.46%) Business Analysis
6 56 (13.73%) Oracle
7 46 (11.27%) Project Management
8 45 (11.03%) Stakeholder Management
9 44 (10.78%) QA
10 43 (10.54%) SAP
10 43 (10.54%) ISEB
11 36 (8.82%) Migration
12 32 (7.84%) MS Excel
12 32 (7.84%) Test Strategy
13 31 (7.60%) Retail
14 30 (7.35%) System Testing
15 29 (7.11%) HP Quality Center
16 26 (6.37%) HP
16 26 (6.37%) Security Cleared
17 25 (6.13%) Software Testing
17 25 (6.13%) CRM
18 24 (5.88%) Windows
18 24 (5.88%) SQL Server
18 24 (5.88%) C#
18 24 (5.88%) Regression Testing
18 24 (5.88%) Degree
19 23 (5.64%) XML
19 23 (5.64%) Waterfall
20 22 (5.39%) Integration Testing
20 22 (5.39%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 11 (2.70%) CMS
2 10 (2.45%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.21%) IBM Notes
4 5 (1.23%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.74%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.74%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.49%) Magnolia
6 2 (0.49%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.25%) SAS
7 1 (0.25%) IIS
7 1 (0.25%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 32 (7.84%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.17%) MS Office
3 8 (1.96%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.98%) MS Project
5 2 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (3.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.70%) Dynamics NAV
3 10 (2.45%) Dynamics GP
3 10 (2.45%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (2.45%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (2.21%) SAP FI
5 8 (1.96%) SAP FI/CO
5 8 (1.96%) SAP CO
5 8 (1.96%) Oracle Payables
6 7 (1.72%) Oracle Receivables
6 7 (1.72%) SAP MRS
6 7 (1.72%) SAP IS-U
7 6 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (1.47%) SAP SD
7 6 (1.47%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (1.23%) Oracle General Ledger
8 5 (1.23%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (0.74%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (0.74%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 3 (0.74%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.72%) VoIP
2 6 (1.47%) Internet
3 4 (0.98%) Firewall
4 3 (0.74%) SIGTRAN
4 3 (0.74%) LTE
5 2 (0.49%) MGW
5 2 (0.49%) GGSN
5 2 (0.49%) SGSN
5 2 (0.49%) 2G
5 2 (0.49%) 4G
5 2 (0.49%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (0.49%) DNS
5 2 (0.49%) INAP
5 2 (0.49%) MPLS
5 2 (0.49%) HTTP
6 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.25%) WAN
6 1 (0.25%) LDAP
6 1 (0.25%) LAN
6 1 (0.25%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.92%) QlikView
3 15 (3.68%) Oracle Database
4 12 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (1.72%) DB2
7 7 (1.72%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.72%) Oracle BI EE
8 6 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.98%) SAP BW
10 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.74%) PowerCenter
11 3 (0.74%) Data Mart
12 2 (0.49%) MarkLogic
12 2 (0.49%) Cognos Query Studio
12 2 (0.49%) Cognos Report Studio
12 2 (0.49%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 15 (3.68%) JIRA
2 10 (2.45%) Selenium
3 8 (1.96%) WebDriver
4 5 (1.23%) SoapUI
4 5 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.98%) JMeter
5 4 (0.98%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (0.74%) JUnit
6 3 (0.74%) LSMW
6 3 (0.74%) JDeveloper
6 3 (0.74%) TestDirector
6 3 (0.74%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.49%) Calabash
7 2 (0.49%) TestComplete
7 2 (0.49%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.49%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.25%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.25%) ERwin
8 1 (0.25%) MSI
General
1 88 (21.57%) Finance
2 31 (7.60%) Retail
3 22 (5.39%) Banking
4 20 (4.90%) Telecoms
5 19 (4.66%) Publishing
6 16 (3.92%) Billing
7 13 (3.19%) Marketing
8 12 (2.94%) Automotive
9 7 (1.72%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.23%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.98%) Local Government
11 4 (0.98%) Legal
11 4 (0.98%) German Language
12 3 (0.74%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.74%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.49%) Games
13 2 (0.49%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.49%) French Language
14 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 178 (43.63%) Analyst
2 86 (21.08%) Business Analyst
3 61 (14.95%) Test Analyst
4 51 (12.50%) Developer
5 35 (8.58%) Consultant
6 27 (6.62%) Tester
7 26 (6.37%) Test Leader
8 18 (4.41%) Test Manager
9 15 (3.68%) SAP Consultant
10 11 (2.70%) Systems Analyst
10 11 (2.70%) Microstrategy Developer
11 10 (2.45%) UAT Test Analyst
11 10 (2.45%) Oracle Consultant
11 10 (2.45%) UAT Analyst
12 9 (2.21%) Technical Analyst
12 9 (2.21%) Senior Analyst
12 9 (2.21%) QlikView Developer
13 8 (1.96%) Senior Test Analyst
13 8 (1.96%) Desktop Support
13 8 (1.96%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.64%) XML
2 17 (4.17%) .NET
3 14 (3.43%) HTML
4 10 (2.45%) Web Services
5 8 (1.96%) Application Packaging
6 6 (1.47%) Middleware
6 6 (1.47%) ASP.NET
7 5 (1.23%) SOAP
7 5 (1.23%) WebSphere MQ
7 5 (1.23%) Oracle Fusion
8 4 (0.98%) Visualforce
8 4 (0.98%) Oracle ADF
8 4 (0.98%) CSS
9 3 (0.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (0.74%) BAPI
9 3 (0.74%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.74%) JSON
10 2 (0.49%) SAP XI
10 2 (0.49%) Spring
10 2 (0.49%) CSLA.NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.41%) NHS
2 17 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 13 (3.19%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.94%) Visualisation
5 9 (2.21%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.47%) CMDB
7 5 (1.23%) iSeries
7 5 (1.23%) Smart Meter
8 4 (0.98%) Data Extraction
8 4 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.98%) Digital Media
8 4 (0.98%) IVR
8 4 (0.98%) Statistics
8 4 (0.98%) AS400
9 3 (0.74%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.74%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.74%) Data Conversion
10 2 (0.49%) Social Media
10 2 (0.49%) VSAM
10 2 (0.49%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 24 (5.88%) Windows
2 19 (4.66%) Windows 7
3 12 (2.94%) UNIX
4 8 (1.96%) Linux
5 5 (1.23%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.49%) Windows Vista
6 2 (0.49%) Android
6 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.49%) Windows 2000
6 2 (0.49%) Windows NT
6 2 (0.49%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.25%) AIX
7 1 (0.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (18.63%) Test Scripting
2 59 (14.46%) Business Analysis
3 46 (11.27%) Project Management
4 45 (11.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 36 (8.82%) Migration
6 32 (7.84%) Test Strategy
7 30 (7.35%) System Testing
8 25 (6.13%) Software Testing
8 25 (6.13%) CRM
9 24 (5.88%) Regression Testing
10 23 (5.64%) Waterfall
11 22 (5.39%) Integration Testing
11 22 (5.39%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (5.15%) Test Management
13 20 (4.90%) ITIL
13 20 (4.90%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (4.66%) E-Commerce
14 19 (4.66%) Scrum
15 18 (4.41%) Data Modelling
16 17 (4.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 86 (21.08%) SQL
2 24 (5.88%) C#
3 21 (5.15%) Java
4 9 (2.21%) ABAP
4 9 (2.21%) PL/SQL
5 8 (1.96%) VBScript
6 7 (1.72%) C
7 5 (1.23%) PHP
7 5 (1.23%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.98%) T-SQL
8 4 (0.98%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.98%) Apex Code
9 3 (0.74%) VBA
10 2 (0.49%) VB
10 2 (0.49%) SAPscript
10 2 (0.49%) COBOL
11 1 (0.25%) Perl
11 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.25%) JCL
11 1 (0.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 43 (10.54%) ISEB
2 26 (6.37%) Security Cleared
3 24 (5.88%) Degree
4 20 (4.90%) ISTQB
5 12 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (2.70%) SC Cleared
7 10 (2.45%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.74%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.74%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.49%) CCNA
10 2 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.25%) OCP
11 1 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.25%) HND
11 1 (0.25%) PMP
11 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.25%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (10.78%) QA
2 3 (0.74%) SLA
2 3 (0.74%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.25%) GxP
3 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.25%) Solvency II
System Software
1 9 (2.21%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (1.96%) XenDesktop
3 3 (0.74%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.25%) XenApp
5 1 (0.25%) SRDF
5 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 29 (7.11%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.47%) SCCM
3 1 (0.25%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.25%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.25%) Netcool
3 1 (0.25%) Control-M
3 1 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.25%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 68 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 56 (13.73%) Oracle
3 43 (10.54%) SAP
4 26 (6.37%) HP
5 13 (3.19%) Citrix
6 11 (2.70%) MicroStrategy
7 10 (2.45%) Lotus
7 10 (2.45%) Remedy
8 8 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.96%) IBM
9 7 (1.72%) PeopleSoft
10 6 (1.47%) Business Objects
11 5 (1.23%) Siebel
11 5 (1.23%) Informatica
12 4 (0.98%) ServiceNow
13 3 (0.74%) Endeca
13 3 (0.74%) Google
13 3 (0.74%) Coremetrics
13 3 (0.74%) ComArch
13 3 (0.74%) JDA
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Reading
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Pioneer Consulting - SAP
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