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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 63 64 59
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1664 1569 1579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.92% 2.87% 3.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.76% 3.77% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1065 1046 996
Average daily rate
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£388 £388 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £337
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 19
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.69% +12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £18.30 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.40 £32.10 £34.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £23.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +21.05%

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
44265 41665 38267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.74% 76.13% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28672 25746 23202
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1194 1180 1104
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -4 1455 £400 +0.62% 282
London -5 691 £438 +2.94% 117
South East +7 242 £350 - 44
Scotland +49 170 £350 +12.90% 11
City of London -18 164 £425 -5.55% 48
North West +44 126 £394 +21.15% 27
Edinburgh +41 101 £363 +16.93% 7
West Midlands +32 95 £260 -25.71% 17
Yorkshire +5 94 £300 -4.00% 21
South West -21 75 £343 +9.60% 24
Buckinghamshire +16 73 £331 -0.37% 4
West Yorkshire -19 58 £300 -5.88% 18
East of England -48 58 £400 -3.03% 8
Glasgow +37 55 £340 +13.33% 3
Berkshire 0 49 £377 +12.53% 8
Milton Keynes +14 47 £344 +1.10% 3
Hampshire +13 46 £330 -14.83% 9
Manchester +9 45 £400 +23.07% 18
Leeds -17 40 £300 -11.76% 8
East Midlands -9 38 £375 +25.00% 16
Bristol +3 33 £323 +7.50% 12
Cheshire +14 32 £380 +18.75% 5
Surrey -11 28 £410 +23.30% 9
Birmingham +13 24 £275 -9.83% 7
Merseyside +8 23 £508 +95.19% 1
Reading -1 23 £425 +34.92% 3
Liverpool +8 22 £513 +97.11% 1
North East -7 22 £225 -30.76% 4
Warwickshire +12 19 £260 -20.00% 1
Northamptonshire -1 15 £438 +59.09% 1

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 989 (31.81%) Finance
2 678 (21.81%) Agile Software Development
3 583 (18.75%) Banking
4 560 (18.01%) SQL
5 554 (17.82%) Test Scripting
6 383 (12.32%) QA
7 373 (12.00%) Migration
7 373 (12.00%) Oracle
8 342 (11.00%) ISEB
9 333 (10.71%) Microsoft
10 330 (10.61%) System Integration Testing
11 322 (10.36%) Business Analysis
12 292 (9.39%) Project Management
13 287 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
14 284 (9.13%) Stakeholder Management
15 270 (8.68%) Retail
16 266 (8.56%) Integration Testing
17 263 (8.46%) MS Excel
18 260 (8.36%) SAP
19 253 (8.14%) System Testing
20 250 (8.04%) Test Strategy
21 241 (7.75%) HP Quality Center
22 230 (7.40%) Java
23 229 (7.37%) Test Management
24 214 (6.88%) SQL Server
25 213 (6.85%) Scrum
26 212 (6.82%) SDLC
27 203 (6.53%) Waterfall
28 196 (6.30%) Software Testing
29 187 (6.01%) Regression Testing

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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
1 109 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 50 (1.61%) CMS
3 43 (1.38%) SAS
4 24 (0.77%) IIS
4 24 (0.77%) WebSphere
5 21 (0.68%) JBoss
5 21 (0.68%) Apache
6 20 (0.64%) WebLogic
7 18 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 17 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
9 13 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
9 13 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
10 12 (0.39%) Documentum
11 11 (0.35%) MS Exchange
11 11 (0.35%) Tomcat
11 11 (0.35%) IBM Notes
11 11 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
12 10 (0.32%) Confluence
13 6 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
13 6 (0.19%) FileNet
Applications
1 263 (8.46%) MS Excel
2 150 (4.82%) MS Office
3 105 (3.38%) MS Visio
4 89 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 44 (1.42%) MS Project
6 8 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.23%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.19%) Windchill
9 3 (0.096%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.064%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.064%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.032%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.032%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.032%) SPSS
11 1 (0.032%) GIMP
11 1 (0.032%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 53 (1.70%) Oracle EBS
2 42 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 40 (1.29%) Oracle Financials
4 39 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
5 38 (1.22%) Oracle EBS R12
6 22 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
6 22 (0.71%) SAP SD
6 22 (0.71%) SAP FI
7 18 (0.58%) Agresso
7 18 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
7 18 (0.58%) SAP CO
8 16 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
9 14 (0.45%) SAP HR
9 14 (0.45%) thinkFolio
10 13 (0.42%) Summit
10 13 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
10 13 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
10 13 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
11 12 (0.39%) Magento
12 11 (0.35%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 28 (0.90%) SaaS
2 11 (0.35%) Google Analytics
2 11 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.23%) HP Helion
4 6 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
4 6 (0.19%) IBM Blueworks
5 5 (0.16%) Google Checkout
5 5 (0.16%) Taleo
6 4 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (0.096%) Force.com
7 3 (0.096%) PaaS
7 3 (0.096%) Office 365
8 2 (0.064%) Google Compute Engine
8 2 (0.064%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.064%) Heroku
8 2 (0.064%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.032%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.032%) Lucidchart
9 1 (0.032%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 46 (1.48%) Internet
2 19 (0.61%) Intranet
3 14 (0.45%) Firewall
4 11 (0.35%) DNS
5 10 (0.32%) 3G
6 9 (0.29%) Extranet
6 9 (0.29%) TCP/IP
6 9 (0.29%) Diameter Protocol
7 8 (0.26%) WAN
7 8 (0.26%) SAN
7 8 (0.26%) ATM
7 8 (0.26%) PSTN
8 7 (0.23%) SS7
8 7 (0.23%) 4G
9 6 (0.19%) DAB
9 6 (0.19%) VoIP
9 6 (0.19%) GSM
10 5 (0.16%) LAN
10 5 (0.16%) HTTP
10 5 (0.16%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (6.88%) SQL Server
2 170 (5.47%) Data Warehouse
3 70 (2.25%) Oracle Database
4 63 (2.03%) Relational Database
5 62 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 61 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 44 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
8 39 (1.25%) Data Mining
9 37 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
10 34 (1.09%) MS Access
11 31 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
12 28 (0.90%) MySQL
13 25 (0.80%) QlikView
14 24 (0.77%) SAP BW
15 23 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 22 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
17 21 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
18 18 (0.58%) PowerCenter
18 18 (0.58%) DB2
19 17 (0.55%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 124 (3.99%) JIRA
2 104 (3.35%) Selenium
3 96 (3.09%) Visual Studio
4 73 (2.35%) Cucumber
5 65 (2.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 53 (1.70%) HP UFT
7 28 (0.90%) SoapUI
8 27 (0.87%) Jenkins
9 25 (0.80%) SpecFlow
10 24 (0.77%) JUnit
11 23 (0.74%) Eclipse
11 23 (0.74%) WebDriver
11 23 (0.74%) Axure RP
12 22 (0.71%) Toad
13 19 (0.61%) LoadRunner
14 16 (0.51%) Subversion
15 15 (0.48%) Balsamiq Mockups
15 15 (0.48%) TeamCity
16 14 (0.45%) Maven
17 13 (0.42%) MSI
General
1 989 (31.81%) Finance
2 583 (18.75%) Banking
3 270 (8.68%) Retail
4 165 (5.31%) Investment Banking
5 90 (2.89%) Retail Banking
6 85 (2.73%) Manufacturing
7 82 (2.64%) Telecoms
8 79 (2.54%) Front Office
9 64 (2.06%) Marketing
10 60 (1.93%) Back Office
11 56 (1.80%) Legal
12 37 (1.19%) Billing
13 33 (1.06%) Advertising
14 30 (0.96%) Financial Institution
15 27 (0.87%) Publishing
16 25 (0.80%) General Ledger
17 21 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
18 18 (0.58%) French Language
19 17 (0.55%) Automotive
20 15 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1345 (43.26%) Analyst
2 647 (20.81%) Business Analyst
3 517 (16.63%) Test Analyst
4 369 (11.87%) Test Manager
5 346 (11.13%) Developer
6 187 (6.01%) Tester
7 185 (5.95%) Project Manager
8 179 (5.76%) Test Leader
9 154 (4.95%) Consultant
10 109 (3.51%) Senior Analyst
11 78 (2.51%) Systems Analyst
12 61 (1.96%) Senior Test Analyst
13 59 (1.90%) Architect
14 58 (1.87%) Banking Business Analyst
15 56 (1.80%) UAT Manager
16 49 (1.58%) Coordinator
17 48 (1.54%) UAT Test Manager
18 47 (1.51%) Data Analyst
19 46 (1.48%) Java Developer
20 45 (1.45%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (5.50%) .NET
2 154 (4.95%) XML
3 118 (3.80%) Web Services
4 88 (2.83%) HTML
5 68 (2.19%) CSS
6 48 (1.54%) Middleware
7 39 (1.25%) ASP.NET
8 32 (1.03%) SOAP
9 31 (1.00%) Gherkin
10 30 (0.96%) Application Packaging
10 30 (0.96%) jQuery
11 26 (0.84%) HTML5
12 25 (0.80%) Spring
13 23 (0.74%) Ajax
14 21 (0.68%) Oracle Fusion
15 19 (0.61%) AngularJS
16 18 (0.58%) JMS
17 17 (0.55%) J2EE
17 17 (0.55%) XML Messaging
18 16 (0.51%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 287 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 81 (2.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 69 (2.22%) User Experience
5 57 (1.83%) Derivative
6 49 (1.58%) Fixed Income
7 47 (1.51%) SWIFT
8 37 (1.19%) Equities
9 35 (1.13%) Visualisation
10 33 (1.06%) Computer Science
11 31 (1.00%) NHS
12 27 (0.87%) Data Integration
12 27 (0.87%) FMCG
12 27 (0.87%) Data Centre
13 25 (0.80%) Credit Risk
14 22 (0.71%) Reference Data
14 22 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
15 19 (0.61%) Mobile App
16 18 (0.58%) Client/Server
17 17 (0.55%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 168 (5.40%) Windows
2 107 (3.44%) Linux
3 88 (2.83%) UNIX
4 64 (2.06%) Windows 7
5 26 (0.84%) Apple iOS
6 22 (0.71%) Android
6 22 (0.71%) Windows XP
7 19 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (0.58%) Windows 8
9 16 (0.51%) Solaris
10 13 (0.42%) SUSE
11 11 (0.35%) Ubuntu
12 9 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.13%) zOS
14 4 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.096%) AIX
15 3 (0.096%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.096%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.064%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 678 (21.81%) Agile Software Development
2 554 (17.82%) Test Scripting
3 373 (12.00%) Migration
4 330 (10.61%) System Integration Testing
5 322 (10.36%) Business Analysis
6 292 (9.39%) Project Management
7 284 (9.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 266 (8.56%) Integration Testing
9 253 (8.14%) System Testing
10 250 (8.04%) Test Strategy
11 229 (7.37%) Test Management
12 213 (6.85%) Scrum
13 212 (6.82%) SDLC
14 203 (6.53%) Waterfall
15 196 (6.30%) Software Testing
16 187 (6.01%) Regression Testing
17 185 (5.95%) CRM
18 178 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
19 170 (5.47%) Data Migration
20 167 (5.37%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 560 (18.01%) SQL
2 230 (7.40%) Java
3 133 (4.28%) C#
4 88 (2.83%) JavaScript
5 60 (1.93%) PL/SQL
6 54 (1.74%) VBA
7 53 (1.70%) Python
8 52 (1.67%) T-SQL
9 37 (1.19%) C++
10 34 (1.09%) PHP
11 31 (1.00%) PowerShell
12 30 (0.96%) C
13 29 (0.93%) VB
14 24 (0.77%) Perl
15 20 (0.64%) Shell Script
16 19 (0.61%) Ruby
17 17 (0.55%) ABAP
18 14 (0.45%) COBOL
19 12 (0.39%) VB.NET
20 11 (0.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 342 (11.00%) ISEB
2 177 (5.69%) ISTQB
3 167 (5.37%) Security Cleared
4 158 (5.08%) Degree
5 115 (3.70%) SC Cleared
6 85 (2.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (0.51%) DV Cleared
8 15 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
8 15 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 14 (0.45%) PMI Certification
10 13 (0.42%) PMP
11 11 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 8 (0.26%) ACCA
14 8 (0.26%) CIMA
14 8 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 7 (0.23%) CCNA
16 5 (0.16%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 383 (12.32%) QA
2 23 (0.74%) SLA
3 20 (0.64%) EMIR
4 16 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 16 (0.51%) Dodd-Frank
5 13 (0.42%) Solvency II
6 12 (0.39%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (0.29%) FATCA
8 9 (0.29%) GxP
8 9 (0.29%) Basel III
9 6 (0.19%) COREP
10 5 (0.16%) MiFID
11 4 (0.13%) GMP
11 4 (0.13%) FINREP
12 3 (0.096%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 3 (0.096%) GAMP
12 3 (0.096%) CRD IV
13 1 (0.032%) CDISC
13 1 (0.032%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (1.13%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (0.26%) BitLocker
5 5 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.16%) XenApp
6 3 (0.096%) RACF
7 2 (0.064%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.064%) vSphere
7 2 (0.064%) vCloud
7 2 (0.064%) Docker
7 2 (0.064%) LXC
8 1 (0.032%) Varnish
8 1 (0.032%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.032%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 241 (7.75%) HP Quality Center
2 38 (1.22%) SCCM
3 22 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (0.61%) Puppet
5 18 (0.58%) Control-M
6 10 (0.32%) Zenoss
7 5 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
7 5 (0.16%) OpenView
8 4 (0.13%) Nagios
9 3 (0.096%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.096%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.096%) SCOM
10 2 (0.064%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.064%) DameWare
10 2 (0.064%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 2 (0.064%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.064%) Pingdom
10 2 (0.064%) systemd
10 2 (0.064%) Graphite
10 2 (0.064%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 373 (12.00%) Oracle
2 333 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 260 (8.36%) SAP
4 155 (4.99%) HP
5 54 (1.74%) IBM
6 47 (1.51%) VMware
7 39 (1.25%) Informatica
8 37 (1.19%) PeopleSoft
9 34 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
10 33 (1.06%) Cognos
11 25 (0.80%) Adobe
11 25 (0.80%) Tableau
12 24 (0.77%) Citrix
13 20 (0.64%) Red Hat
13 20 (0.64%) ServiceNow
14 19 (0.61%) Murex
15 18 (0.58%) Bloomberg
15 18 (0.58%) Google
16 15 (0.48%) Remedy
16 15 (0.48%) Siebel
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