The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon 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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 38 20 23
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +3
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 8 16 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.78% 5.33% 6.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 6.96% 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 24
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+131.94% -48.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £144 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £460 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £24.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-43.75% -26.15%
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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 Swindon region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
373 230 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 82.89% 76.67% 75.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 179 237
Average daily rate £450 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 9
Average hourly rate £22.69 £22.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £22.50 £86.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% -

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 24 November 2014.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (52.38%) Finance
3 8 (38.10%) ISEB
4 7 (33.33%) HP
5 5 (23.81%) Test Automation
6 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
6 4 (19.05%) System Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Performance Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (19.05%) WFM
6 4 (19.05%) Matrix Management
6 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
6 4 (19.05%) Functional Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Verint
6 4 (19.05%) Siemens
6 4 (19.05%) Genesys
6 4 (19.05%) Empirix
6 4 (19.05%) Windows
6 4 (19.05%) MS Visio
6 4 (19.05%) Cisco IPCC
6 4 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (19.05%) IVR
6 4 (19.05%) Banking
6 4 (19.05%) IP Telephony
7 3 (14.29%) Retail
7 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
7 3 (14.29%) Retail Banking
7 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Test Management
7 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 (9.52%) CMS
2 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Findur
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) IP Telephony
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) TestDirector
General
1 11 (52.38%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Banking
3 3 (14.29%) Retail
3 3 (14.29%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Analyst
1 11 (52.38%) Test Analyst
2 8 (38.10%) Test Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Tester
3 2 (9.52%) UAT Tester
3 2 (9.52%) UAT Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) UAT Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Project Delivery Manager
4 1 (4.76%) UAT Test Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) IVR
2 1 (4.76%) Derivative
2 1 (4.76%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
1 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Test Automation
2 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
2 4 (19.05%) WFM
2 4 (19.05%) Matrix Management
2 4 (19.05%) Performance Testing
2 4 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (19.05%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (19.05%) Functional Testing
2 4 (19.05%) System Testing
3 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 3 (14.29%) Test Management
3 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) Content Management
4 2 (9.52%) Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL
5 1 (4.76%) Project Management
5 1 (4.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) ISEB
2 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 12 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (19.05%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) HP
2 4 (19.05%) Genesys
2 4 (19.05%) Empirix
2 4 (19.05%) Siemens
2 4 (19.05%) Verint
3 2 (9.52%) Murex