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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 69 61 57
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1451 1582 1436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.68% 3.01% 3.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.50% 4.02% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 927 1096 903
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 20
Average hourly rate £30.50 £21.50 £26.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.86% -19.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.03 £15.70 £19.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £31.10 £37.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £21.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+41.86% -28.33%

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
41485 39369 34836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.59% 74.79% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26264 24909 20841
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1203 1184 1052
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 -15 1251 £400 +6.66% 287
London -9 643 £450 +7.14% 129
South East -7 204 £330 +0.76% 43
Scotland +43 157 £360 -4.00% 18
City of London -5 151 £450 +4.71% 43
Yorkshire +8 92 £320 -3.03% 22
Edinburgh +29 82 £350 -7.28% 10
North West -12 74 £425 +16.43% 30
West Yorkshire +2 63 £315 -4.54% 13
West Midlands +4 62 £344 -3.50% 19
South West -43 61 £375 +15.38% 13
East of England -29 59 £389 -8.52% 9
Hampshire +21 49 £350 -9.67% 9
Berkshire +1 48 £340 -8.10% 5
Leeds -8 44 £315 -16.00% 7
Buckinghamshire +3 42 £310 +3.33% 8
Glasgow +22 40 £305 - 6
East Midlands -19 32 £341 +8.96% 12
Cheshire +3 29 £375 +1.35% 8
Bristol -7 28 £350 +7.69% 3
Surrey -13 27 £270 -8.47% 14
Manchester -22 27 £338 +2.27% 13
Reading +17 21 £400 +15.94% 1
Milton Keynes -2 21 £325 +20.37% 6
Hertfordshire +8 18 £395 +5.33% 4
Nottinghamshire -6 18 £450 +13.20% 5
Birmingham -5 16 £400 +4.57% 5
Cambridgeshire +8 15 £423 -1.16% 2
Warwickshire +8 15 £318 +5.83% 4
Nottingham -6 15 £375 -5.66% 4

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 862 (31.77%) Finance
2 620 (22.85%) Agile Software Development
3 517 (19.06%) SQL
4 471 (17.36%) Test Scripting
5 446 (16.44%) Banking
6 419 (15.44%) QA
7 349 (12.86%) Oracle
8 320 (11.80%) Microsoft
9 296 (10.91%) ISEB
10 291 (10.73%) Migration
11 276 (10.17%) Business Analysis
12 262 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
13 257 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
14 254 (9.36%) Integration Testing
15 252 (9.29%) Project Management
15 252 (9.29%) SAP
16 236 (8.70%) MS Excel
17 227 (8.37%) System Testing
17 227 (8.37%) HP Quality Center
18 217 (8.00%) Test Strategy
19 216 (7.96%) Retail
20 211 (7.78%) Java
21 210 (7.74%) Test Management
22 188 (6.93%) SQL Server
23 185 (6.82%) Software Testing
24 183 (6.75%) Regression Testing
25 178 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
26 175 (6.45%) .NET
27 173 (6.38%) CRM
28 164 (6.04%) Data Warehouse

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 96 (3.54%) SharePoint
2 53 (1.95%) CMS
3 24 (0.88%) JBoss
4 20 (0.74%) SAS
5 19 (0.70%) WebSphere
6 18 (0.66%) WebLogic
7 17 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
7 17 (0.63%) IIS
7 17 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
8 16 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
9 15 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 15 (0.55%) Apache
10 9 (0.33%) Confluence
11 8 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.26%) MS Exchange
13 6 (0.22%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.22%) Documentum
14 5 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
14 5 (0.18%) Lync
14 5 (0.18%) MQSeries
Applications
1 236 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 118 (4.35%) MS Office
3 82 (3.02%) MS Visio
4 63 (2.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 42 (1.55%) MS Project
6 6 (0.22%) Windchill
7 4 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.11%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.074%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.037%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.037%) SPSS
10 1 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 59 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (1.70%) Oracle Financials
3 40 (1.47%) Oracle EBS R12
4 39 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
5 34 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
6 28 (1.03%) Oracle Payables
7 27 (1.00%) Oracle General Ledger
8 22 (0.81%) SAP FI
9 21 (0.77%) SAP HR
10 18 (0.66%) SAP CO
10 18 (0.66%) SAP FI/CO
11 17 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
11 17 (0.63%) Agresso
12 16 (0.59%) SAP SD
13 13 (0.48%) Oracle Cash Management
13 13 (0.48%) thinkFolio
14 12 (0.44%) Oracle Assets
15 11 (0.41%) SAP PP
15 11 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
15 11 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 22 (0.81%) SaaS
2 11 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
3 6 (0.22%) IBM Blueworks
4 5 (0.18%) HP Helion
5 4 (0.15%) Taleo
5 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.11%) Google Checkout
6 3 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.074%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.074%) Google Compute Engine
7 2 (0.074%) Heroku
7 2 (0.074%) Force.com
7 2 (0.074%) FinancialForce.com
8 1 (0.037%) Silverpop
8 1 (0.037%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.037%) PaaS
8 1 (0.037%) Office 365
8 1 (0.037%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 43 (1.58%) Internet
2 18 (0.66%) Firewall
3 16 (0.59%) Intranet
4 10 (0.37%) DNS
5 9 (0.33%) Extranet
5 9 (0.33%) LDAP
6 6 (0.22%) Wireless
6 6 (0.22%) GSM
6 6 (0.22%) SAN
6 6 (0.22%) Diameter Protocol
7 5 (0.18%) Unified Communications
7 5 (0.18%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.18%) PSTN
7 5 (0.18%) ATM
7 5 (0.18%) WAN
7 5 (0.18%) 3G
7 5 (0.18%) SS7
8 4 (0.15%) VPN
9 3 (0.11%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.11%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (6.93%) SQL Server
2 164 (6.04%) Data Warehouse
3 74 (2.73%) Oracle Database
4 63 (2.32%) Relational Database
5 57 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 54 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 43 (1.58%) Oracle Reports
8 28 (1.03%) QlikView
9 25 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 24 (0.88%) MySQL
11 23 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
12 22 (0.81%) MS Access
13 20 (0.74%) Data Mining
14 19 (0.70%) SAP BW
15 17 (0.63%) PowerCenter
15 17 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
16 16 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
16 16 (0.59%) MarkLogic
17 14 (0.52%) DB2
18 13 (0.48%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 137 (5.05%) JIRA
2 106 (3.91%) Selenium
3 88 (3.24%) Visual Studio
4 61 (2.25%) Cucumber
5 60 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 49 (1.81%) QuickTest Pro
7 30 (1.11%) WebDriver
8 25 (0.92%) Jenkins
9 21 (0.77%) JUnit
10 18 (0.66%) LoadRunner
10 18 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 18 (0.66%) Axure RP
11 16 (0.59%) Git (software)
11 16 (0.59%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 16 (0.59%) SoapUI
12 15 (0.55%) Subversion
13 14 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
13 14 (0.52%) TeamCity
14 12 (0.44%) SpecFlow
15 11 (0.41%) Toad
General
1 862 (31.77%) Finance
2 446 (16.44%) Banking
3 216 (7.96%) Retail
4 137 (5.05%) Investment Banking
5 80 (2.95%) Front Office
6 74 (2.73%) Retail Banking
7 70 (2.58%) Telecoms
8 60 (2.21%) Manufacturing
9 58 (2.14%) Legal
10 53 (1.95%) Back Office
11 43 (1.58%) Marketing
12 39 (1.44%) Billing
13 29 (1.07%) Financial Institution
14 27 (1.00%) General Ledger
15 24 (0.88%) Publishing
16 22 (0.81%) French Language
17 20 (0.74%) Advertising
18 16 (0.59%) Games
19 14 (0.52%) Automotive
20 13 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1164 (42.90%) Analyst
2 513 (18.91%) Business Analyst
3 483 (17.80%) Test Analyst
4 323 (11.91%) Test Manager
5 308 (11.35%) Developer
6 187 (6.89%) Tester
7 155 (5.71%) Project Manager
8 136 (5.01%) Test Leader
9 134 (4.94%) Consultant
10 113 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
11 68 (2.51%) Senior Test Analyst
11 68 (2.51%) UAT Analyst
12 60 (2.21%) Systems Analyst
13 53 (1.95%) UAT Test Analyst
14 45 (1.66%) UAT Manager
15 43 (1.58%) Data Analyst
16 41 (1.51%) Architect
17 40 (1.47%) SAP Consultant
18 39 (1.44%) SAP Analyst
19 37 (1.36%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (6.45%) .NET
2 155 (5.71%) XML
3 111 (4.09%) Web Services
4 90 (3.32%) HTML
5 69 (2.54%) CSS
6 50 (1.84%) Middleware
7 32 (1.18%) Ajax
8 31 (1.14%) HTML5
9 25 (0.92%) SOAP
10 24 (0.88%) ASP.NET
11 21 (0.77%) jQuery
11 21 (0.77%) Gherkin
12 20 (0.74%) Application Packaging
13 19 (0.70%) XSLT
14 18 (0.66%) J2EE
14 18 (0.66%) Oracle Fusion
15 17 (0.63%) JMS
16 16 (0.59%) Spring
17 15 (0.55%) AngularJS
18 14 (0.52%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 257 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (3.46%) Management Information System
3 77 (2.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 60 (2.21%) User Experience
5 57 (2.10%) Fixed Income
6 56 (2.06%) Derivative
7 50 (1.84%) SWIFT
8 34 (1.25%) Visualisation
9 30 (1.11%) Computer Science
10 28 (1.03%) Equities
11 27 (1.00%) NHS
12 23 (0.85%) FMCG
13 18 (0.66%) Client/Server
13 18 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
13 18 (0.66%) Data Integration
13 18 (0.66%) Reference Data
13 18 (0.66%) Open Source
14 17 (0.63%) Data Extraction
15 16 (0.59%) Credit Risk
16 15 (0.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 153 (5.64%) Windows
2 94 (3.46%) Linux
3 91 (3.35%) UNIX
4 47 (1.73%) Windows 7
5 30 (1.11%) Apple iOS
6 24 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (0.88%) Android
7 17 (0.63%) Solaris
8 11 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.26%) Windows XP
9 7 (0.26%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.22%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.18%) VMS
12 4 (0.15%) AIX
12 4 (0.15%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.11%) webOS
13 3 (0.11%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 620 (22.85%) Agile Software Development
2 471 (17.36%) Test Scripting
3 291 (10.73%) Migration
4 276 (10.17%) Business Analysis
5 262 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
6 254 (9.36%) Integration Testing
7 252 (9.29%) Project Management
8 227 (8.37%) System Testing
9 217 (8.00%) Test Strategy
10 210 (7.74%) Test Management
11 185 (6.82%) Software Testing
12 183 (6.75%) Regression Testing
13 178 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
14 173 (6.38%) CRM
15 164 (6.04%) Scrum
16 161 (5.93%) Waterfall
17 140 (5.16%) ERP
18 136 (5.01%) Unit Testing
19 127 (4.68%) Manual Testing
20 123 (4.53%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 517 (19.06%) SQL
2 211 (7.78%) Java
3 105 (3.87%) C#
4 83 (3.06%) JavaScript
5 62 (2.29%) Python
6 54 (1.99%) PL/SQL
7 50 (1.84%) T-SQL
8 44 (1.62%) PHP
9 41 (1.51%) VBA
10 34 (1.25%) C++
11 33 (1.22%) Ruby
12 29 (1.07%) PowerShell
13 27 (1.00%) C
14 26 (0.96%) VB
15 24 (0.88%) ABAP
16 21 (0.77%) Shell Script
17 16 (0.59%) Perl
18 15 (0.55%) XQuery
19 14 (0.52%) VB.NET
20 11 (0.41%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 296 (10.91%) ISEB
2 154 (5.68%) Degree
3 153 (5.64%) ISTQB
4 139 (5.12%) Security Cleared
5 100 (3.69%) SC Cleared
6 70 (2.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 22 (0.81%) PMP
7 22 (0.81%) PMI Certification
8 20 (0.74%) DV Cleared
9 17 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
9 17 (0.63%) ISEB Practitioner
10 15 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 11 (0.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 10 (0.37%) CIMA
12 10 (0.37%) ACCA
13 9 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 8 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
15 6 (0.22%) CCNA
16 5 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 419 (15.44%) QA
2 14 (0.52%) SLA
2 14 (0.52%) Solvency II
3 13 (0.48%) EMIR
4 10 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (0.37%) FATCA
5 8 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
6 5 (0.18%) COREP
6 5 (0.18%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.15%) GxP
8 3 (0.11%) Basel III
8 3 (0.11%) FINREP
8 3 (0.11%) GAAP
8 3 (0.11%) MiFID
9 2 (0.074%) GMP
9 2 (0.074%) CRD IV
9 2 (0.074%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.037%) PMBOK
System Software
1 32 (1.18%) Active Directory
2 29 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.33%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.29%) BitLocker
5 7 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.18%) XenApp
7 4 (0.15%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.11%) vCloud
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.074%) RACF
9 2 (0.074%) LXC
9 2 (0.074%) Docker
9 2 (0.074%) vSphere
10 1 (0.037%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.037%) Varnish
10 1 (0.037%) Firmware
10 1 (0.037%) NFS
Systems Management
1 227 (8.37%) HP Quality Center
2 34 (1.25%) SCCM
3 21 (0.77%) Puppet
4 17 (0.63%) Control-M
5 15 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.26%) Zenoss
7 6 (0.22%) OpenView
7 6 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
8 3 (0.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.074%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.074%) TIBCO Hawk
9 2 (0.074%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.074%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.074%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 1 (0.037%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.037%) Oracle EDQ
10 1 (0.037%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.037%) Nagios
10 1 (0.037%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 349 (12.86%) Oracle
2 320 (11.80%) Microsoft
3 252 (9.29%) SAP
4 148 (5.46%) HP
5 56 (2.06%) IBM
6 41 (1.51%) VMware
7 40 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
8 36 (1.33%) Business Objects
9 31 (1.14%) Informatica
10 24 (0.88%) Cognos
11 22 (0.81%) Adobe
12 21 (0.77%) Tableau
13 20 (0.74%) Red Hat
14 18 (0.66%) PeopleSoft
14 18 (0.66%) CA
14 18 (0.66%) ServiceNow
15 17 (0.63%) Citrix
16 14 (0.52%) BMC
17 13 (0.48%) Guidewire
17 13 (0.48%) Sybase
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Surrey
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