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 26 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 73 67 57
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -10
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1378 1374 1559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.46% 2.66% 3.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.34% 3.60% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 964 891 975
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 20
Average hourly rate £15.00 £24.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.24 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £35.30 £36.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-43.75% +4.34%

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
41296 38155 37115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.66% 73.78% 71.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 26858 23661 21624
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1160 1161 1471
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.03 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +1 1307 £400 - 273
London 0 752 £450 - 125
South East +37 209 £348 -0.71% 42
City of London +6 200 £450 - 64
Yorkshire -22 74 £330 - 23
East of England -1 67 £350 - 18
South West -42 53 £350 -8.79% 18
North West -22 50 £300 -4.76% 19
West Yorkshire -23 50 £325 -1.51% 13
East Midlands +15 46 £370 +15.62% 9
Buckinghamshire +10 44 £280 -0.88% 4
Berkshire +18 43 £350 +3.70% 13
Scotland -31 42 £330 -20.95% 15
Hampshire -2 40 £323 +22.85%
West Midlands -34 36 £400 +14.28% 14
Leeds -26 35 £349 -0.35% 8
Oxfordshire +5 31 £360 - 6
Manchester +4 31 £313 +40.44% 12
Milton Keynes -5 25 £270 -3.57% 3
Surrey -10 23 £400 +10.34% 15
Oxford - 23 £340 - 4
Reading +30 20 £350 +55.55% 3
Hertfordshire +2 17 £270 -33.33% 5
Edinburgh -16 16 £325 -17.32% 9
Bedfordshire -2 15 £425 +142.85% 6
Luton -5 15 £425 +142.85% 5
Glasgow -13 15 £340 -33.65% 2
Essex -17 15 £388 +10.71% 2
Bristol -7 14 £375 -7.40% 7
Nottinghamshire +20 13 £425 - 3

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 1008 (34.31%) Finance
2 600 (20.42%) SQL
3 576 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
4 493 (16.78%) Banking
5 486 (16.54%) Test Scripting
6 366 (12.46%) Project Management
7 357 (12.15%) QA
8 355 (12.08%) Business Analysis
9 352 (11.98%) Migration
10 349 (11.88%) Microsoft
11 334 (11.37%) Analytical Skills
12 305 (10.38%) Oracle
13 296 (10.07%) HP Quality Center
14 287 (9.77%) SAP
15 284 (9.67%) Stakeholder Management
16 282 (9.60%) ISEB
17 259 (8.82%) Test Strategy
18 249 (8.48%) Integration Testing
18 249 (8.48%) MS Excel
19 230 (7.83%) Windows
20 213 (7.25%) Degree
21 209 (7.11%) Retail
22 205 (6.98%) Test Management
23 202 (6.88%) System Testing
24 180 (6.13%) SQL Server
25 176 (5.99%) Software Testing
26 173 (5.89%) Business Intelligence
27 172 (5.85%) Scrum
28 169 (5.75%) CRM
29 166 (5.65%) HP

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 84 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 58 (1.97%) CMS
3 36 (1.23%) WebSphere
4 27 (0.92%) SAS
5 22 (0.75%) WebLogic
5 22 (0.75%) IIS
6 19 (0.65%) Tomcat
7 17 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
8 16 (0.54%) IBM Notes
9 14 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
10 10 (0.34%) Lync
11 8 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (0.27%) Node.js
12 7 (0.24%) Adobe CQ
12 7 (0.24%) Umbraco
12 7 (0.24%) Apache
12 7 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (0.24%) SugarCRM
13 6 (0.20%) TIBCO EMS
13 6 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 249 (8.48%) MS Excel
2 138 (4.70%) MS Office
3 117 (3.98%) MS Visio
4 51 (1.74%) MS Project
5 41 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
6 15 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.10%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.10%) SPSS
8 3 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.068%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.034%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.034%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.034%) Stata
10 1 (0.034%) CorelDRAW
10 1 (0.034%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 61 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (1.63%) Agresso
3 33 (1.12%) Oracle Payables
4 32 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
4 32 (1.09%) Oracle EBS R12
5 26 (0.88%) SAP SD
5 26 (0.88%) Oracle Receivables
6 24 (0.82%) Oracle Financials
6 24 (0.82%) Oracle General Ledger
7 22 (0.75%) Summit
8 21 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
9 19 (0.65%) SAP FI
10 18 (0.61%) Oracle Cash Management
11 17 (0.58%) SAP BPC
12 16 (0.54%) Markit EDM
13 15 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
13 15 (0.51%) SAP CO
14 13 (0.44%) Oracle Assets
14 13 (0.44%) SAP APO
14 13 (0.44%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 26 (0.88%) SaaS
2 8 (0.27%) Force.com
3 4 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (0.10%) Office 365
4 3 (0.10%) GitHub
4 3 (0.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.10%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.068%) Taleo
5 2 (0.068%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.068%) PaaS
6 1 (0.034%) IaaS
6 1 (0.034%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.034%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 35 (1.19%) Internet
2 29 (0.99%) Firewall
3 17 (0.58%) DNS
4 14 (0.48%) VoIP
5 12 (0.41%) WAN
5 12 (0.41%) LAN
6 11 (0.37%) DHCP
6 11 (0.37%) IP Telephony
7 9 (0.31%) FTP
7 9 (0.31%) TCP/IP
7 9 (0.31%) MPLS
8 8 (0.27%) VPN
8 8 (0.27%) HTTP
8 8 (0.27%) Intranet
9 7 (0.24%) Wireless
10 6 (0.20%) PBX
10 6 (0.20%) LDAP
10 6 (0.20%) SAN
10 6 (0.20%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (0.17%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (6.13%) SQL Server
2 140 (4.77%) Data Warehouse
3 65 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 65 (2.21%) Relational Database
4 55 (1.87%) Oracle Database
5 52 (1.77%) QlikView
6 48 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 46 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 44 (1.50%) MySQL
9 29 (0.99%) Data Mart
10 26 (0.88%) Data Mining
11 24 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
12 19 (0.65%) SAP BW
13 18 (0.61%) PowerCenter
13 18 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
14 17 (0.58%) MS Access
15 15 (0.51%) DB2
15 15 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
16 14 (0.48%) RDBMS
16 14 (0.48%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 117 (3.98%) JIRA
2 77 (2.62%) Selenium
3 67 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 63 (2.14%) QuickTest Pro
5 34 (1.16%) Visual Studio
6 33 (1.12%) SoapUI
7 31 (1.06%) Cucumber
8 29 (0.99%) JUnit
9 25 (0.85%) WebDriver
10 22 (0.75%) Subversion
11 21 (0.71%) Git (software)
12 17 (0.58%) SpecFlow
12 17 (0.58%) Toad
13 16 (0.54%) Jenkins
14 15 (0.51%) JMeter
14 15 (0.51%) Maven
15 13 (0.44%) MSI
16 11 (0.37%) TestDirector
16 11 (0.37%) Eclipse
17 10 (0.34%) Rational Rose
General
1 1008 (34.31%) Finance
2 493 (16.78%) Banking
3 209 (7.11%) Retail
4 163 (5.55%) Investment Banking
5 101 (3.44%) Front Office
6 76 (2.59%) Back Office
7 72 (2.45%) Telecoms
8 69 (2.35%) Legal
9 68 (2.31%) Marketing
10 55 (1.87%) Financial Institution
11 54 (1.84%) Retail Banking
12 52 (1.77%) Publishing
13 42 (1.43%) Manufacturing
14 25 (0.85%) General Ledger
15 21 (0.71%) Billing
16 20 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
17 17 (0.58%) Advertising
18 16 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
18 16 (0.54%) Automotive
19 15 (0.51%) Games
Job Titles
1 1262 (42.95%) Analyst
2 686 (23.35%) Business Analyst
3 391 (13.31%) Test Analyst
4 297 (10.11%) Developer
5 284 (9.67%) Test Manager
6 198 (6.74%) Tester
7 187 (6.36%) Project Manager
8 165 (5.62%) Consultant
9 117 (3.98%) Test Leader
10 95 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
11 69 (2.35%) Systems Analyst
12 61 (2.08%) UAT Analyst
13 60 (2.04%) Coordinator
14 50 (1.70%) SAP Consultant
15 49 (1.67%) UAT Test Analyst
16 43 (1.46%) Support Analyst
16 43 (1.46%) Senior Business Analyst
16 43 (1.46%) UAT Manager
17 40 (1.36%) Technical Analyst
18 38 (1.29%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (5.58%) .NET
2 115 (3.91%) XML
3 114 (3.88%) HTML
4 101 (3.44%) Web Services
5 51 (1.74%) CSS
6 47 (1.60%) HTML5
7 41 (1.40%) SOAP
8 36 (1.23%) Middleware
9 33 (1.12%) RESTful
10 32 (1.09%) ASP.NET
11 29 (0.99%) Application Packaging
12 24 (0.82%) JSON
12 24 (0.82%) jQuery
13 23 (0.78%) XSLT
14 22 (0.75%) Visualforce
15 20 (0.68%) .NET Framework
16 17 (0.58%) REST
16 17 (0.58%) WCF
17 16 (0.54%) FpML
18 12 (0.41%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 334 (11.37%) Analytical Skills
2 110 (3.74%) Management Information System
3 85 (2.89%) Derivative
4 79 (2.69%) User Experience
5 69 (2.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 54 (1.84%) Computer Science
7 48 (1.63%) Credit Risk
8 45 (1.53%) Fixed Income
9 43 (1.46%) Data Structures
10 42 (1.43%) Mobile App
11 34 (1.16%) SWIFT
12 32 (1.09%) Client/Server
12 32 (1.09%) Visualisation
13 31 (1.06%) Data Integration
13 31 (1.06%) Equities
14 29 (0.99%) Data Conversion
15 28 (0.95%) Reference Data
16 23 (0.78%) Market Risk
17 22 (0.75%) Data Extraction
18 19 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 230 (7.83%) Windows
2 108 (3.68%) UNIX
3 89 (3.03%) Windows 7
4 88 (3.00%) Linux
5 36 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (1.23%) Windows XP
6 30 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (0.75%) Apple iOS
8 21 (0.71%) Android
8 21 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (0.44%) Solaris
10 12 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.14%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.14%) Windows NT
11 4 (0.14%) AIX
11 4 (0.14%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.10%) CentOS
12 3 (0.10%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.034%) webOS
13 1 (0.034%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 576 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
2 486 (16.54%) Test Scripting
3 366 (12.46%) Project Management
4 355 (12.08%) Business Analysis
5 352 (11.98%) Migration
6 284 (9.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 259 (8.82%) Test Strategy
8 249 (8.48%) Integration Testing
9 205 (6.98%) Test Management
10 202 (6.88%) System Testing
11 176 (5.99%) Software Testing
12 173 (5.89%) Business Intelligence
13 172 (5.85%) Scrum
14 169 (5.75%) CRM
15 158 (5.38%) Regression Testing
16 149 (5.07%) Change Management
17 145 (4.94%) Waterfall
18 140 (4.77%) ETL
19 138 (4.70%) E-Commerce
20 133 (4.53%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 600 (20.42%) SQL
2 153 (5.21%) Java
3 115 (3.91%) JavaScript
4 110 (3.74%) C#
5 71 (2.42%) PL/SQL
6 48 (1.63%) VBA
7 42 (1.43%) Python
8 41 (1.40%) T-SQL
9 40 (1.36%) PHP
10 37 (1.26%) C
11 30 (1.02%) PowerShell
12 29 (0.99%) C++
13 28 (0.95%) Scala
14 27 (0.92%) Ruby
15 24 (0.82%) VBScript
16 22 (0.75%) Perl
16 22 (0.75%) Apex Code
17 21 (0.71%) VB
18 14 (0.48%) Shell Script
19 13 (0.44%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 282 (9.60%) ISEB
2 213 (7.25%) Degree
3 151 (5.14%) ISTQB
4 119 (4.05%) Security Cleared
5 72 (2.45%) SC Cleared
6 69 (2.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 28 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 26 (0.88%) ISEB Practitioner
9 25 (0.85%) PMI Certification
10 19 (0.65%) PMP
11 17 (0.58%) DV Cleared
12 15 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 11 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 11 (0.37%) MCSE
14 11 (0.37%) MCP
15 9 (0.31%) HND
16 8 (0.27%) CCNA
16 8 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 357 (12.15%) QA
2 37 (1.26%) SLA
3 17 (0.58%) EMIR
4 16 (0.54%) ISO 9001
4 16 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
5 12 (0.41%) COREP
6 10 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.34%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.31%) Basel III
8 8 (0.27%) Solvency II
9 7 (0.24%) FATCA
9 7 (0.24%) GxP
10 3 (0.10%) AIFMD
10 3 (0.10%) FINREP
10 3 (0.10%) TickIT
10 3 (0.10%) Basel II
11 2 (0.068%) IAS 39
11 2 (0.068%) MiFID
11 2 (0.068%) UCITS
12 1 (0.034%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 53 (1.80%) Active Directory
2 28 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (0.37%) XenDesktop
5 9 (0.31%) XenServer
6 8 (0.27%) XenApp
7 6 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (0.20%) VMware ESX
7 6 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (0.14%) Firmware
10 2 (0.068%) Xen
10 2 (0.068%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.068%) vCloud
11 1 (0.034%) Cygwin
11 1 (0.034%) vSphere
11 1 (0.034%) SRDF
11 1 (0.034%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.034%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.034%) Squid
Systems Management
1 296 (10.07%) HP Quality Center
2 40 (1.36%) SCCM
3 31 (1.06%) Control-M
4 22 (0.75%) Puppet
5 18 (0.61%) Nagios
5 18 (0.61%) SCOM
6 13 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (0.37%) ITRS Geneos
8 9 (0.31%) NetBackup
9 8 (0.27%) BMC PATROL
10 7 (0.24%) Capistrano
11 5 (0.17%) FortiGate
11 5 (0.17%) Data Guard
12 4 (0.14%) WSUS
12 4 (0.14%) Cisco IPCC
12 4 (0.14%) Zenoss
12 4 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
13 2 (0.068%) CA Endevor
13 2 (0.068%) HP UCMDB
13 2 (0.068%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 349 (11.88%) Microsoft
2 305 (10.38%) Oracle
3 287 (9.77%) SAP
4 166 (5.65%) HP
5 77 (2.62%) Salesforce.com
6 64 (2.18%) IBM
7 52 (1.77%) Business Objects
8 29 (0.99%) Informatica
8 29 (0.99%) Citrix
8 29 (0.99%) VMware
9 28 (0.95%) Cognos
10 26 (0.88%) Remedy
10 26 (0.88%) Cisco
11 25 (0.85%) Murex
12 20 (0.68%) Adobe
13 19 (0.65%) BMC
14 18 (0.61%) MicroStrategy
15 17 (0.58%) Lotus
15 17 (0.58%) Siebel
16 16 (0.54%) Altiris
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