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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 70 57 60
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +3
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1428 1722 1437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.55% 3.06% 3.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.34% 4.10% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 875 1153 919
Average daily rate
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£398 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.13% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £559
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 22
Average hourly rate £26.25 £21.50 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.09% -34.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.70 £22.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.50 £31.80 £44.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.25 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+23.45% -42.95%

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
42744 42016 35128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.36% 74.77% 73.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26677 26116 20973
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 £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1227 1185 1074
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.94 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.38% -12.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.21 £12.39 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -19 1237 £400 +6.66% 267
London -18 618 £450 +5.88% 121
South East -12 215 £328 +0.76% 34
City of London -2 142 £450 +1.35% 49
Scotland +28 141 £360 -4.00% 13
Yorkshire -4 86 £323 -2.27% 25
North West +3 84 £356 +3.63% 22
Edinburgh +15 66 £350 -12.50% 6
East of England -19 64 £375 -11.76% 9
West Yorkshire -8 58 £318 -3.78% 20
West Midlands +5 55 £400 +10.72% 20
South West -54 55 £400 +26.98% 16
Buckinghamshire 0 51 £308 +0.40% 6
Berkshire -5 48 £314 -16.33% 5
Surrey +1 43 £306 +2.08% 10
Leeds -15 43 £300 -20.00% 14
Hampshire -2 40 £373 +34.23% 7
Glasgow +15 36 £325 -9.72%
Milton Keynes +11 33 £300 +12.67% 4
Manchester -18 32 £400 +20.75% 16
East Midlands -17 31 £350 +12.00% 15
Cheshire +12 27 £370 -17.77% 3
Bristol -7 24 £398 +20.60% 5
Reading +4 17 £330 -12.00% 2
Wales -7 17 £408 +12.41% 3
Warwickshire +4 16 £350 +27.27% 2
South Yorkshire 0 16 £288 -4.16% 2
Cambridgeshire +11 15 £413 -3.50% 2
Hertfordshire +10 15 £390 -12.11% 5
Liverpool +3 15 £295 -4.83%

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 871 (33.02%) Finance
2 594 (22.52%) Agile Software Development
3 528 (20.02%) SQL
4 451 (17.10%) Test Scripting
5 426 (16.15%) Banking
6 406 (15.39%) QA
7 343 (13.00%) Oracle
8 317 (12.02%) Microsoft
9 306 (11.60%) ISEB
10 283 (10.73%) Migration
11 282 (10.69%) Business Analysis
12 280 (10.61%) Project Management
13 263 (9.97%) Analytical Skills
14 252 (9.55%) Integration Testing
15 246 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
16 244 (9.25%) SAP
17 243 (9.21%) MS Excel
18 241 (9.14%) HP Quality Center
19 221 (8.38%) System Testing
20 217 (8.23%) Test Management
20 217 (8.23%) Test Strategy
21 198 (7.51%) Java
22 195 (7.39%) Retail
23 182 (6.90%) Regression Testing
24 181 (6.86%) Software Testing
25 173 (6.56%) .NET
26 171 (6.48%) Windows
27 170 (6.44%) CRM
28 169 (6.41%) XML
29 167 (6.33%) SQL Server

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (3.64%) SharePoint
2 50 (1.90%) CMS
3 24 (0.91%) SAS
4 23 (0.87%) JBoss
5 19 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
6 16 (0.61%) WebSphere
7 15 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
7 15 (0.57%) IIS
8 13 (0.49%) WebLogic
9 12 (0.45%) Apache
9 12 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (0.42%) Lync
11 10 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (0.34%) Drupal
13 8 (0.30%) Confluence
13 8 (0.30%) MS Exchange
14 7 (0.27%) Tomcat
14 7 (0.27%) MQSeries
14 7 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 7 (0.27%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 243 (9.21%) MS Excel
2 123 (4.66%) MS Office
3 96 (3.64%) MS Visio
4 65 (2.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 47 (1.78%) MS Project
6 5 (0.19%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.19%) Windchill
6 5 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.11%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.076%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.076%) SPSS
9 1 (0.038%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.038%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.038%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.038%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 63 (2.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 45 (1.71%) Oracle Financials
3 44 (1.67%) Oracle EBS R12
4 36 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
5 32 (1.21%) Oracle Payables
6 30 (1.14%) Agresso
7 26 (0.99%) Oracle General Ledger
8 24 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
9 22 (0.83%) Oracle Cash Management
10 21 (0.80%) SAP HR
11 19 (0.72%) Oracle Receivables
12 18 (0.68%) SAP FI
13 16 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
13 16 (0.61%) SAP CO
14 15 (0.57%) SAP BPC
15 14 (0.53%) SAP SD
16 12 (0.45%) thinkFolio
17 10 (0.38%) SAP PP
17 10 (0.38%) SAP Payroll
17 10 (0.38%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 19 (0.72%) SaaS
2 13 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.23%) IBM Blueworks
4 5 (0.19%) HP Helion
4 5 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (0.15%) Taleo
6 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.076%) Google Checkout
7 2 (0.076%) FinancialForce.com
7 2 (0.076%) Google Compute Engine
7 2 (0.076%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.076%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.076%) Force.com
7 2 (0.076%) Heroku
8 1 (0.038%) Office 365
8 1 (0.038%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 50 (1.90%) Internet
2 27 (1.02%) Firewall
3 13 (0.49%) Intranet
4 12 (0.45%) DNS
5 9 (0.34%) LDAP
6 8 (0.30%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.30%) Extranet
7 7 (0.27%) SAN
7 7 (0.27%) WAN
7 7 (0.27%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (0.23%) Unified Communications
8 6 (0.23%) Wireless
8 6 (0.23%) MPLS
9 5 (0.19%) BGP
9 5 (0.19%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (0.19%) DHCP
9 5 (0.19%) VoIP
9 5 (0.19%) GSM
9 5 (0.19%) LAN
10 4 (0.15%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (6.33%) SQL Server
2 158 (5.99%) Data Warehouse
3 70 (2.65%) Oracle Database
4 64 (2.43%) Relational Database
5 60 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 42 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 36 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
8 35 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 30 (1.14%) QlikView
10 26 (0.99%) MarkLogic
11 22 (0.83%) MySQL
11 22 (0.83%) MS Access
12 18 (0.68%) SAP BW
12 18 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 17 (0.64%) PowerCenter
13 17 (0.64%) Data Mining
14 15 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
15 14 (0.53%) DataStage
16 13 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
17 12 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 130 (4.93%) JIRA
2 105 (3.98%) Selenium
3 82 (3.11%) Visual Studio
4 64 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 53 (2.01%) Cucumber
6 50 (1.90%) QuickTest Pro
7 33 (1.25%) WebDriver
8 28 (1.06%) JUnit
9 23 (0.87%) Jenkins
10 19 (0.72%) SoapUI
10 19 (0.72%) Git (software)
11 18 (0.68%) Subversion
12 17 (0.64%) LoadRunner
12 17 (0.64%) Axure RP
13 16 (0.61%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 15 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 14 (0.53%) Toad
15 14 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
16 13 (0.49%) SpecFlow
17 11 (0.42%) TeamCity
General
1 871 (33.02%) Finance
2 426 (16.15%) Banking
3 195 (7.39%) Retail
4 135 (5.12%) Investment Banking
5 74 (2.81%) Telecoms
6 72 (2.73%) Front Office
7 70 (2.65%) Retail Banking
8 54 (2.05%) Legal
9 46 (1.74%) Back Office
10 39 (1.48%) Manufacturing
11 37 (1.40%) Financial Institution
12 35 (1.33%) Publishing
12 35 (1.33%) Marketing
13 34 (1.29%) Billing
14 28 (1.06%) General Ledger
15 18 (0.68%) Advertising
16 17 (0.64%) Games
17 14 (0.53%) French Language
18 11 (0.42%) Automotive
18 11 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1128 (42.76%) Analyst
2 510 (19.33%) Business Analyst
3 460 (17.44%) Test Analyst
4 317 (12.02%) Test Manager
5 273 (10.35%) Developer
6 181 (6.86%) Tester
7 159 (6.03%) Project Manager
8 139 (5.27%) Consultant
9 122 (4.62%) Test Leader
10 108 (4.09%) Senior Analyst
11 65 (2.46%) Systems Analyst
11 65 (2.46%) UAT Analyst
12 64 (2.43%) Senior Test Analyst
13 52 (1.97%) UAT Test Analyst
14 45 (1.71%) SAP Consultant
15 43 (1.63%) UAT Manager
16 40 (1.52%) Architect
17 38 (1.44%) Coordinator
18 37 (1.40%) UAT Tester
19 35 (1.33%) Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (6.56%) .NET
2 169 (6.41%) XML
3 109 (4.13%) Web Services
4 85 (3.22%) HTML
5 64 (2.43%) CSS
6 48 (1.82%) Middleware
7 33 (1.25%) Ajax
7 33 (1.25%) XSLT
8 30 (1.14%) SOAP
8 30 (1.14%) HTML5
9 26 (0.99%) ASP.NET
10 19 (0.72%) Application Packaging
10 19 (0.72%) jQuery
11 17 (0.64%) Gherkin
12 16 (0.61%) AngularJS
13 15 (0.57%) J2EE
13 15 (0.57%) JMS
14 14 (0.53%) Apache Flex
15 13 (0.49%) Java EE
15 13 (0.49%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 263 (9.97%) Analytical Skills
2 103 (3.90%) Management Information System
3 61 (2.31%) Derivative
4 59 (2.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 55 (2.08%) SWIFT
6 54 (2.05%) User Experience
6 54 (2.05%) Fixed Income
7 35 (1.33%) Computer Science
8 29 (1.10%) Visualisation
8 29 (1.10%) Equities
9 25 (0.95%) Data Integration
9 25 (0.95%) FMCG
10 20 (0.76%) Mobile App
11 18 (0.68%) NHS
12 16 (0.61%) Client/Server
12 16 (0.61%) Reference Data
12 16 (0.61%) Open Source
12 16 (0.61%) Credit Risk
12 16 (0.61%) Data Structures
13 14 (0.53%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 171 (6.48%) Windows
2 105 (3.98%) UNIX
3 102 (3.87%) Linux
4 51 (1.93%) Windows 7
5 32 (1.21%) Apple iOS
6 31 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (1.02%) Android
8 13 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (0.42%) Solaris
10 8 (0.30%) Windows XP
11 7 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (0.27%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.23%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.19%) VMS
14 4 (0.15%) AIX
14 4 (0.15%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.15%) CentOS
14 4 (0.15%) webOS
15 3 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 594 (22.52%) Agile Software Development
2 451 (17.10%) Test Scripting
3 283 (10.73%) Migration
4 282 (10.69%) Business Analysis
5 280 (10.61%) Project Management
6 252 (9.55%) Integration Testing
7 246 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 221 (8.38%) System Testing
9 217 (8.23%) Test Management
9 217 (8.23%) Test Strategy
10 182 (6.90%) Regression Testing
11 181 (6.86%) Software Testing
12 170 (6.44%) CRM
13 167 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
14 159 (6.03%) Scrum
14 159 (6.03%) Waterfall
15 130 (4.93%) Manual Testing
16 129 (4.89%) ETL
17 125 (4.74%) Change Management
18 121 (4.59%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 528 (20.02%) SQL
2 198 (7.51%) Java
3 116 (4.40%) C#
4 83 (3.15%) JavaScript
5 79 (2.99%) Python
6 62 (2.35%) PL/SQL
7 49 (1.86%) T-SQL
8 45 (1.71%) PHP
9 42 (1.59%) Ruby
10 39 (1.48%) VBA
11 33 (1.25%) PowerShell
12 27 (1.02%) C
13 26 (0.99%) VB
14 24 (0.91%) C++
15 22 (0.83%) ABAP
16 21 (0.80%) XQuery
16 21 (0.80%) Shell Script
17 20 (0.76%) Perl
18 16 (0.61%) VBScript
19 13 (0.49%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 306 (11.60%) ISEB
2 165 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 163 (6.18%) Degree
4 142 (5.38%) Security Cleared
5 97 (3.68%) SC Cleared
6 68 (2.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 27 (1.02%) PMP
7 27 (1.02%) PMI Certification
8 22 (0.83%) DV Cleared
9 17 (0.64%) ISEB Practitioner
10 15 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 15 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (0.38%) CIMA
11 10 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 10 (0.38%) ACCA
11 10 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 8 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (0.30%) CCNA
13 4 (0.15%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 406 (15.39%) QA
2 16 (0.61%) EMIR
3 14 (0.53%) SLA
4 13 (0.49%) FATCA
4 13 (0.49%) Solvency II
5 10 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
6 8 (0.30%) COREP
6 8 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.23%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.19%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.15%) Basel III
9 4 (0.15%) FINREP
10 3 (0.11%) GxP
10 3 (0.11%) GAAP
11 2 (0.076%) MiFID
11 2 (0.076%) CRD IV
11 2 (0.076%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.038%) ISO 8583
12 1 (0.038%) PMBOK
System Software
1 35 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (1.18%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (0.34%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.23%) VMware ESX
5 6 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.19%) vCloud
6 5 (0.19%) XenApp
7 4 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.15%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.076%) RACF
8 2 (0.076%) Docker
8 2 (0.076%) LXC
8 2 (0.076%) vSphere
9 1 (0.038%) Varnish
9 1 (0.038%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.038%) NFS
9 1 (0.038%) Firmware
9 1 (0.038%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 241 (9.14%) HP Quality Center
2 35 (1.33%) SCCM
3 23 (0.87%) Puppet
4 20 (0.76%) Control-M
5 13 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
7 6 (0.23%) Zenoss
8 5 (0.19%) OpenView
8 5 (0.19%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.076%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.076%) TIBCO Hawk
10 2 (0.076%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.076%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 2 (0.076%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.038%) SCOM
11 1 (0.038%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.038%) WSUS
11 1 (0.038%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 343 (13.00%) Oracle
2 317 (12.02%) Microsoft
3 244 (9.25%) SAP
4 144 (5.46%) HP
5 64 (2.43%) IBM
6 46 (1.74%) VMware
7 40 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
8 32 (1.21%) Business Objects
9 28 (1.06%) Informatica
10 22 (0.83%) Cognos
10 22 (0.83%) Red Hat
11 21 (0.80%) Citrix
11 21 (0.80%) Tableau
12 18 (0.68%) Cisco
13 17 (0.64%) Adobe
13 17 (0.64%) PeopleSoft
14 15 (0.57%) CA
15 14 (0.53%) ServiceNow
16 13 (0.49%) Sybase
17 12 (0.45%) BMC
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