The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 74 66 61
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -5
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1344 1379 1439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.44% 2.67% 2.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.27% 3.62% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 950 868 869
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 23
Average hourly rate £21.67 £34.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.25% +47.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.90 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £45.89 £50.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £29.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-51.72% +26.08%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41096 38070 35468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.49% 73.77% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26903 23461 20857
Average daily rate £421 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1109 1170 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

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

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 19 December 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
England -5 1258 £400 - 242
London -4 685 £450 - 120
South East +32 216 £350 +3.70% 39
City of London +1 186 £450 - 60
East of England +4 82 £350 +1.44% 12
Yorkshire -24 75 £350 +6.06% 15
South West -39 55 £350 - 17
Scotland -9 54 £357 +0.42% 11
North West -18 54 £300 -6.97% 15
West Yorkshire -30 51 £350 +6.06% 10
Buckinghamshire +17 50 £290 +0.86% 7
Berkshire +19 49 £369 +5.35% 12
Hampshire 0 38 £313 +8.69% 3
Leeds -24 35 £375 +8.22% 3
East Midlands +3 34 £300 - 5
West Midlands -46 33 £350 - 14
Manchester +9 31 £295 +18.00% 8
Milton Keynes +2 31 £280 +0.90%
Oxfordshire -1 25 £363 +3.57% 4
Cambridgeshire +2 24 £270 -22.85% 5
Surrey +1 24 £331 +2.87% 10
Hertfordshire +12 23 £375 -10.97% 3
Edinburgh -13 23 £357 -4.93% 7
Glasgow -5 22 £340 -6.20% 2
Reading +30 18 £390 +73.33% 5
Oxford - 18 £381 - 3
Essex -11 15 £388 +13.97%
Bristol -15 15 £350 -13.58% 3
North Yorkshire -3 12 £375 +14.50% 3
Somerset -12 12 £350 -8.79% 2

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 985 (34.49%) Finance
2 607 (21.25%) SQL
3 594 (20.80%) Agile Software Development
4 459 (16.07%) Banking
5 446 (15.62%) Test Scripting
6 370 (12.96%) QA
7 351 (12.29%) Project Management
8 332 (11.62%) Microsoft
9 320 (11.20%) Oracle
9 320 (11.20%) Migration
10 315 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
11 307 (10.75%) Business Analysis
12 293 (10.26%) HP Quality Center
13 281 (9.84%) ISEB
14 271 (9.49%) Stakeholder Management
15 262 (9.17%) SAP
15 262 (9.17%) Test Strategy
16 253 (8.86%) Integration Testing
17 249 (8.72%) MS Excel
18 236 (8.26%) Windows
19 209 (7.32%) Test Management
20 203 (7.11%) System Testing
21 199 (6.97%) Degree
22 194 (6.79%) Retail
23 193 (6.76%) Software Testing
24 181 (6.34%) Java
25 180 (6.30%) .NET
25 180 (6.30%) SQL Server
26 167 (5.85%) Scrum
27 163 (5.71%) CRM

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 91 (3.19%) SharePoint
2 53 (1.86%) CMS
3 36 (1.26%) WebSphere
4 27 (0.95%) IIS
5 26 (0.91%) SAS
6 23 (0.81%) WebLogic
7 20 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
7 20 (0.70%) Tomcat
8 11 (0.39%) IBM Notes
9 10 (0.35%) Lync
9 10 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (0.35%) Apache
10 8 (0.28%) Node.js
10 8 (0.28%) JBoss
10 8 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
11 7 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (0.25%) SugarCRM
11 7 (0.25%) Umbraco
12 6 (0.21%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 249 (8.72%) MS Excel
2 140 (4.90%) MS Office
3 107 (3.75%) MS Visio
4 52 (1.82%) MS Project
5 47 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.14%) SPSS
8 3 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.070%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.070%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.035%) Stata
10 1 (0.035%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 67 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (1.68%) Agresso
3 33 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
4 32 (1.12%) Oracle EBS R12
5 31 (1.09%) Oracle Payables
6 24 (0.84%) Oracle Financials
7 20 (0.70%) Oracle Receivables
7 20 (0.70%) Summit
8 19 (0.67%) Oracle Cash Management
9 18 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
10 17 (0.60%) SAP SD
10 17 (0.60%) SAP BPC
11 16 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
11 16 (0.56%) SAP HR
12 15 (0.53%) Markit EDM
13 13 (0.46%) SAP FI
14 12 (0.42%) Oracle Assets
15 10 (0.35%) SAP CO
15 10 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
15 10 (0.35%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 23 (0.81%) SaaS
2 8 (0.28%) Force.com
3 3 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (0.11%) Office 365
4 2 (0.070%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.070%) Taleo
5 1 (0.035%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.035%) PaaS
5 1 (0.035%) GitHub
5 1 (0.035%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.035%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 38 (1.33%) Internet
2 35 (1.23%) Firewall
3 16 (0.56%) DNS
4 13 (0.46%) VoIP
5 12 (0.42%) LAN
6 11 (0.39%) DHCP
7 10 (0.35%) IP Telephony
7 10 (0.35%) WAN
8 9 (0.32%) FTP
8 9 (0.32%) TCP/IP
8 9 (0.32%) VPN
9 8 (0.28%) HTTP
9 8 (0.28%) Intranet
9 8 (0.28%) Wireless
9 8 (0.28%) MPLS
10 7 (0.25%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (0.21%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (0.21%) PBX
11 6 (0.21%) BGP
12 5 (0.18%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (6.30%) SQL Server
2 143 (5.01%) Data Warehouse
3 76 (2.66%) Oracle Database
4 72 (2.52%) Relational Database
5 53 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
6 51 (1.79%) QlikView
7 43 (1.51%) MySQL
8 41 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 41 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 29 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
10 25 (0.88%) Data Mining
11 22 (0.77%) Data Mart
12 19 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
13 17 (0.60%) SAP BW
13 17 (0.60%) MS Access
14 16 (0.56%) RDBMS
15 15 (0.53%) MarkLogic
16 13 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
16 13 (0.46%) Oracle BI Publisher
16 13 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 118 (4.13%) JIRA
2 87 (3.05%) Selenium
3 66 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 63 (2.21%) QuickTest Pro
5 43 (1.51%) Visual Studio
6 34 (1.19%) Cucumber
7 31 (1.09%) WebDriver
7 31 (1.09%) SoapUI
8 28 (0.98%) JUnit
9 21 (0.74%) Subversion
9 21 (0.74%) Git (software)
10 19 (0.67%) SpecFlow
11 18 (0.63%) Jenkins
11 18 (0.63%) Toad
12 16 (0.56%) JMeter
13 14 (0.49%) Maven
13 14 (0.49%) TestDirector
14 12 (0.42%) TeamCity
15 11 (0.39%) MSI
16 10 (0.35%) Rational Rose
General
1 985 (34.49%) Finance
2 459 (16.07%) Banking
3 194 (6.79%) Retail
4 154 (5.39%) Investment Banking
5 112 (3.92%) Front Office
6 75 (2.63%) Back Office
7 73 (2.56%) Telecoms
8 64 (2.24%) Legal
9 59 (2.07%) Marketing
10 55 (1.93%) Retail Banking
11 52 (1.82%) Financial Institution
12 45 (1.58%) Manufacturing
12 45 (1.58%) Publishing
13 24 (0.84%) Billing
14 20 (0.70%) General Ledger
15 18 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
16 17 (0.60%) Advertising
16 17 (0.60%) Games
17 15 (0.53%) Automotive
18 14 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1207 (42.26%) Analyst
2 616 (21.57%) Business Analyst
3 408 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 301 (10.54%) Developer
5 280 (9.80%) Test Manager
6 196 (6.86%) Tester
7 195 (6.83%) Project Manager
8 149 (5.22%) Consultant
9 114 (3.99%) Test Leader
10 95 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
11 64 (2.24%) UAT Analyst
12 63 (2.21%) Systems Analyst
13 54 (1.89%) Coordinator
14 51 (1.79%) UAT Test Analyst
15 46 (1.61%) SAP Consultant
16 45 (1.58%) Support Analyst
17 42 (1.47%) UAT Manager
18 40 (1.40%) Senior Test Analyst
19 39 (1.37%) Senior Business Analyst
20 37 (1.30%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (6.30%) .NET
2 125 (4.38%) XML
3 112 (3.92%) HTML
4 103 (3.61%) Web Services
5 47 (1.65%) CSS
6 45 (1.58%) HTML5
7 37 (1.30%) RESTful
8 34 (1.19%) SOAP
9 31 (1.09%) Middleware
9 31 (1.09%) ASP.NET
10 24 (0.84%) JSON
11 23 (0.81%) XSLT
11 23 (0.81%) Application Packaging
12 22 (0.77%) jQuery
13 21 (0.74%) .NET Framework
14 18 (0.63%) Visualforce
15 16 (0.56%) WCF
15 16 (0.56%) Ajax
15 16 (0.56%) FpML
16 13 (0.46%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 315 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
2 103 (3.61%) Management Information System
3 85 (2.98%) Derivative
4 70 (2.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 67 (2.35%) User Experience
6 47 (1.65%) Computer Science
7 45 (1.58%) Fixed Income
8 43 (1.51%) Credit Risk
9 41 (1.44%) SWIFT
9 41 (1.44%) Data Structures
10 36 (1.26%) Visualisation
11 35 (1.23%) Mobile App
12 31 (1.09%) Equities
13 27 (0.95%) Reference Data
14 24 (0.84%) Data Integration
14 24 (0.84%) Client/Server
15 23 (0.81%) Market Risk
16 22 (0.77%) Data Extraction
16 22 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
17 18 (0.63%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 236 (8.26%) Windows
2 101 (3.54%) UNIX
3 99 (3.47%) Linux
4 84 (2.94%) Windows 7
5 38 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (1.26%) Windows XP
7 29 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (0.84%) Apple iOS
10 19 (0.67%) Android
11 13 (0.46%) Solaris
12 12 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.21%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.14%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.14%) CentOS
14 4 (0.14%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.14%) VMS
15 3 (0.11%) AIX
15 3 (0.11%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.070%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 594 (20.80%) Agile Software Development
2 446 (15.62%) Test Scripting
3 351 (12.29%) Project Management
4 320 (11.20%) Migration
5 307 (10.75%) Business Analysis
6 271 (9.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 262 (9.17%) Test Strategy
8 253 (8.86%) Integration Testing
9 209 (7.32%) Test Management
10 203 (7.11%) System Testing
11 193 (6.76%) Software Testing
12 167 (5.85%) Scrum
13 163 (5.71%) CRM
14 161 (5.64%) Regression Testing
15 156 (5.46%) Business Intelligence
16 146 (5.11%) Change Management
17 143 (5.01%) Waterfall
18 134 (4.69%) ETL
19 130 (4.55%) E-Commerce
20 127 (4.45%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 607 (21.25%) SQL
2 181 (6.34%) Java
3 121 (4.24%) JavaScript
4 120 (4.20%) C#
5 68 (2.38%) PL/SQL
6 55 (1.93%) Python
7 50 (1.75%) VBA
8 45 (1.58%) PHP
9 41 (1.44%) T-SQL
10 38 (1.33%) Ruby
11 37 (1.30%) PowerShell
12 36 (1.26%) C
13 28 (0.98%) C++
13 28 (0.98%) VBScript
14 27 (0.95%) Scala
15 24 (0.84%) VB
15 24 (0.84%) Perl
16 18 (0.63%) Apex Code
17 15 (0.53%) Shell Script
18 13 (0.46%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 281 (9.84%) ISEB
2 199 (6.97%) Degree
3 156 (5.46%) ISTQB
4 107 (3.75%) Security Cleared
5 74 (2.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 71 (2.49%) SC Cleared
7 33 (1.16%) PMI Certification
8 29 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 28 (0.98%) ISEB Practitioner
10 27 (0.95%) PMP
11 17 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (0.53%) DV Cleared
13 12 (0.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 12 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 11 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (0.35%) MCSE
16 9 (0.32%) MCP
16 9 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 8 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
17 8 (0.28%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 370 (12.96%) QA
2 30 (1.05%) SLA
3 20 (0.70%) EMIR
4 16 (0.56%) ISO 9001
5 15 (0.53%) Dodd-Frank
6 11 (0.39%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.35%) COREP
7 10 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.28%) FATCA
9 7 (0.25%) GxP
9 7 (0.25%) Basel III
9 7 (0.25%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.11%) TickIT
10 3 (0.11%) FINREP
10 3 (0.11%) AIFMD
11 2 (0.070%) UCITS
11 2 (0.070%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.070%) IAS 39
11 2 (0.070%) MiFID
12 1 (0.035%) Basel II
System Software
1 46 (1.61%) Active Directory
2 33 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (0.28%) XenServer
4 8 (0.28%) VMware ESX
5 7 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.21%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.21%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.18%) XenApp
8 4 (0.14%) Firmware
8 4 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.11%) vCloud
10 2 (0.070%) Xen
10 2 (0.070%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.035%) Squid
11 1 (0.035%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 293 (10.26%) HP Quality Center
2 40 (1.40%) SCCM
3 29 (1.02%) Puppet
4 22 (0.77%) Control-M
5 12 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
5 12 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.32%) SCOM
7 8 (0.28%) Nagios
8 6 (0.21%) FortiGate
9 5 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
10 4 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.14%) Data Guard
10 4 (0.14%) Zenoss
10 4 (0.14%) WSUS
11 3 (0.11%) Cisco IPCC
11 3 (0.11%) Capistrano
12 2 (0.070%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 2 (0.070%) Vagrant
12 2 (0.070%) CA Endevor
12 2 (0.070%) OpenView
Vendors
1 332 (11.62%) Microsoft
2 320 (11.20%) Oracle
3 262 (9.17%) SAP
4 160 (5.60%) HP
5 73 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
6 72 (2.52%) IBM
7 47 (1.65%) Business Objects
8 36 (1.26%) VMware
9 28 (0.98%) Citrix
10 27 (0.95%) Cognos
11 26 (0.91%) Remedy
12 25 (0.88%) Murex
12 25 (0.88%) Cisco
13 20 (0.70%) Adobe
14 19 (0.67%) Red Hat
14 19 (0.67%) PeopleSoft
15 18 (0.63%) MicroStrategy
15 18 (0.63%) Informatica
16 14 (0.49%) Bloomberg
17 13 (0.46%) Tableau
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