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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 64 62 59
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1563 1527 1649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.76% 2.90% 2.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.73% 3.96% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1030 972 1074
Average daily rate
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£375 £423 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.24% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £261 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 34
Average hourly rate £24.25 £18.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.08% -2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.18 £13.00 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.20 £47.45 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.27% -5.26%

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
41951 38607 41075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 73.26% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26010 23715 23830
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1053 1463
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 1447 £375 -11.76% 221
London -13 761 £425 -5.55% 100
South East -9 201 £350 - 50
City of London -7 192 £425 -4.49% 35
East of England +36 124 £413 +16.19% 10
South West +21 100 £320 -15.78% 17
Yorkshire +22 77 £345 +7.81% 14
West Yorkshire +22 69 £343 +3.78% 11
Scotland -20 66 £350 -6.66% 14
West Midlands -13 63 £340 +7.93% 13
East Midlands +25 52 £325 -10.34% 2
Berkshire +11 50 £330 -9.58% 11
North West -15 48 £291 -10.61% 12
Leeds +15 42 £345 +4.54% 7
Bedfordshire +12 40 £425 +20.56% 5
Buckinghamshire +1 35 £340 +13.33% 7
Somerset +10 32 £400 - 5
Surrey -1 32 £338 -16.66% 7
Edinburgh -16 31 £350 -13.58% 6
Manchester -1 30 £300 +4.34% 7
Hertfordshire +4 26 £338 +50.00% 1
Hampshire -37 26 £319 -8.92% 4
Bristol +1 25 £315 -17.10% 5
Suffolk +13 24 £438 +25.00%
Milton Keynes 0 23 £345 +24.88% 2
Luton 0 23 £440 - 4
Birmingham -4 22 £318 -6.06% 6
East Sussex +9 21 £350 +5.66% 3
Glasgow -12 20 £340 +0.74% 4
Reading +6 19 £295 -19.17% 4

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 925 (29.73%) Finance
2 598 (19.22%) Test Scripting
3 531 (17.07%) SQL
4 471 (15.14%) Banking
5 390 (12.54%) Microsoft
6 376 (12.09%) QA
7 375 (12.05%) Business Analysis
8 369 (11.86%) Project Management
9 332 (10.67%) ISEB
10 329 (10.58%) SAP
11 322 (10.35%) Stakeholder Management
12 314 (10.09%) Oracle
13 309 (9.93%) Agile Software Development
14 307 (9.87%) Migration
15 291 (9.35%) HP Quality Center
16 280 (9.00%) Test Strategy
17 244 (7.84%) Integration Testing
18 226 (7.26%) Windows
19 220 (7.07%) Retail
19 220 (7.07%) Test Management
20 215 (6.91%) System Testing
20 215 (6.91%) MS Excel
21 207 (6.65%) SQL Server
21 207 (6.65%) Degree
22 199 (6.40%) Software Testing
22 199 (6.40%) Scrum
23 191 (6.14%) ISTQB
24 189 (6.08%) Business Intelligence
25 182 (5.85%) Security Cleared
26 181 (5.82%) .NET

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 77 (2.48%) SharePoint
2 64 (2.06%) CMS
3 40 (1.29%) SAS
4 33 (1.06%) IIS
5 26 (0.84%) WebSphere
5 26 (0.84%) WebLogic
6 25 (0.80%) IBM Notes
7 20 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
8 19 (0.61%) Tomcat
9 16 (0.51%) Umbraco
10 15 (0.48%) Node.js
11 12 (0.39%) Apache
12 11 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
13 10 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (0.26%) WordPress
14 8 (0.26%) Adobe CQ
14 8 (0.26%) MS Exchange
15 7 (0.23%) Documentum
16 6 (0.19%) FileNet
17 5 (0.16%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 215 (6.91%) MS Excel
2 128 (4.11%) MS Office
3 108 (3.47%) MS Visio
4 48 (1.54%) MS Project
5 30 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.23%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
8 6 (0.19%) RoboHelp
9 3 (0.096%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.064%) CorelDRAW
10 2 (0.064%) Stata
10 2 (0.064%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.032%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.032%) SPSS
11 1 (0.032%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.032%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.032%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.032%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 50 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (1.19%) Oracle EBS R12
3 35 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
4 34 (1.09%) Oracle Payables
4 34 (1.09%) SAP FI
5 30 (0.96%) SAP CO
5 30 (0.96%) SAP FI/CO
6 28 (0.90%) Oracle Receivables
6 28 (0.90%) Oracle General Ledger
7 26 (0.84%) Agresso
8 25 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
8 25 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
9 23 (0.74%) SAP SD
10 18 (0.58%) SAP HR
11 16 (0.51%) Oracle Assets
12 15 (0.48%) Markit EDM
12 15 (0.48%) SAP HCM
13 14 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
13 14 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 14 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 20 (0.64%) SaaS
2 19 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
4 5 (0.16%) Force.com
5 3 (0.096%) GitHub
5 3 (0.096%) Office 365
5 3 (0.096%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.032%) Taleo
6 1 (0.032%) IaaS
6 1 (0.032%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.032%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.032%) PaaS
6 1 (0.032%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (0.93%) Internet
2 15 (0.48%) Firewall
3 14 (0.45%) Intranet
4 13 (0.42%) LDAP
5 12 (0.39%) DNS
6 10 (0.32%) DHCP
7 8 (0.26%) IP Telephony
7 8 (0.26%) WAN
7 8 (0.26%) LAN
7 8 (0.26%) VPN
8 7 (0.23%) VoIP
8 7 (0.23%) HTTP
8 7 (0.23%) SAN
9 6 (0.19%) Wireless
9 6 (0.19%) SSL
10 4 (0.13%) Wireshark
10 4 (0.13%) MPLS
10 4 (0.13%) DVB
10 4 (0.13%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.096%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (6.65%) SQL Server
2 154 (4.95%) Data Warehouse
3 74 (2.38%) Relational Database
4 72 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 62 (1.99%) Oracle Database
5 62 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 58 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 54 (1.74%) MySQL
8 44 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
9 43 (1.38%) Oracle BI EE
9 43 (1.38%) QlikView
10 40 (1.29%) Data Mart
11 32 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
11 32 (1.03%) PowerCenter
12 20 (0.64%) DB2
13 19 (0.61%) Data Mining
14 16 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 15 (0.48%) DTS
16 14 (0.45%) Base SAS
16 14 (0.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 109 (3.50%) JIRA
2 96 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 81 (2.60%) Selenium
4 60 (1.93%) Visual Studio
5 47 (1.51%) QuickTest Pro
6 39 (1.25%) WebDriver
7 27 (0.87%) Subversion
7 27 (0.87%) Cucumber
8 25 (0.80%) Maven
9 22 (0.71%) Git (software)
10 21 (0.68%) SoapUI
11 20 (0.64%) SpecFlow
11 20 (0.64%) JUnit
12 19 (0.61%) Eclipse
13 18 (0.58%) TestDirector
14 16 (0.51%) TeamCity
14 16 (0.51%) Jenkins
15 15 (0.48%) MSI
16 14 (0.45%) TestNG
16 14 (0.45%) JMeter
General
1 925 (29.73%) Finance
2 471 (15.14%) Banking
3 220 (7.07%) Retail
4 173 (5.56%) Investment Banking
5 103 (3.31%) Front Office
6 99 (3.18%) Back Office
7 74 (2.38%) Marketing
8 67 (2.15%) Legal
9 61 (1.96%) Telecoms
10 52 (1.67%) Financial Institution
11 51 (1.64%) Retail Banking
12 42 (1.35%) Publishing
13 39 (1.25%) Manufacturing
14 33 (1.06%) Billing
15 26 (0.84%) General Ledger
15 26 (0.84%) Games
16 23 (0.74%) Automotive
17 17 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
18 16 (0.51%) Advertising
19 14 (0.45%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1379 (44.33%) Analyst
2 713 (22.92%) Business Analyst
3 456 (14.66%) Test Analyst
4 328 (10.54%) Developer
5 243 (7.81%) Test Manager
6 238 (7.65%) Tester
7 182 (5.85%) Consultant
8 173 (5.56%) Project Manager
9 155 (4.98%) Test Leader
10 100 (3.21%) Senior Analyst
11 90 (2.89%) Systems Analyst
12 73 (2.35%) UAT Analyst
13 66 (2.12%) SAP Consultant
14 63 (2.03%) Senior Test Analyst
15 58 (1.86%) Coordinator
16 57 (1.83%) UAT Test Analyst
17 50 (1.61%) .NET Developer
18 46 (1.48%) Data Analyst
19 45 (1.45%) UAT Manager
20 42 (1.35%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (5.82%) .NET
2 139 (4.47%) HTML
3 96 (3.09%) XML
4 93 (2.99%) Web Services
5 80 (2.57%) CSS
6 63 (2.03%) ASP.NET
7 37 (1.19%) JSON
8 34 (1.09%) HTML5
9 33 (1.06%) SOAP
10 32 (1.03%) jQuery
11 31 (1.00%) Middleware
11 31 (1.00%) Application Packaging
11 31 (1.00%) WCF
12 30 (0.96%) .NET Framework
13 26 (0.84%) REST
13 26 (0.84%) J2EE
14 22 (0.71%) ASP.NET MVC
15 19 (0.61%) RESTful
16 16 (0.51%) CSS3
17 15 (0.48%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 117 (3.76%) Management Information System
2 82 (2.64%) Derivative
3 59 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 56 (1.80%) Credit Risk
5 52 (1.67%) Mobile App
6 49 (1.58%) NHS
6 49 (1.58%) Computer Science
7 45 (1.45%) Fixed Income
8 38 (1.22%) Data Integration
9 35 (1.13%) Statistics
10 29 (0.93%) Equities
11 28 (0.90%) CMDB
12 26 (0.84%) SWIFT
12 26 (0.84%) Data Conversion
13 23 (0.74%) Client/Server
13 23 (0.74%) Market Risk
14 21 (0.68%) IVR
14 21 (0.68%) Visualisation
15 19 (0.61%) Open Source
16 18 (0.58%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 226 (7.26%) Windows
2 104 (3.34%) UNIX
3 103 (3.31%) Windows 7
4 85 (2.73%) Linux
5 45 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (1.13%) Windows XP
7 25 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (0.77%) Apple iOS
9 23 (0.74%) Android
10 17 (0.55%) Solaris
11 14 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.26%) Windows Vista
13 7 (0.23%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.19%) SUSE
14 6 (0.19%) VMS
15 4 (0.13%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.13%) Windows NT
15 4 (0.13%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 598 (19.22%) Test Scripting
2 375 (12.05%) Business Analysis
3 369 (11.86%) Project Management
4 322 (10.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 309 (9.93%) Agile Software Development
6 307 (9.87%) Migration
7 280 (9.00%) Test Strategy
8 244 (7.84%) Integration Testing
9 220 (7.07%) Test Management
10 215 (6.91%) System Testing
11 199 (6.40%) Software Testing
11 199 (6.40%) Scrum
12 189 (6.08%) Business Intelligence
13 169 (5.43%) Waterfall
14 165 (5.30%) Regression Testing
15 155 (4.98%) E-Commerce
16 153 (4.92%) PRINCE2
17 147 (4.73%) CRM
18 144 (4.63%) ITIL
18 144 (4.63%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 531 (17.07%) SQL
2 141 (4.53%) Java
3 132 (4.24%) C#
4 98 (3.15%) JavaScript
5 57 (1.83%) PL/SQL
6 46 (1.48%) VBA
7 42 (1.35%) PHP
8 33 (1.06%) C
9 30 (0.96%) T-SQL
10 26 (0.84%) Scala
11 22 (0.71%) Python
12 20 (0.64%) ABAP
12 20 (0.64%) Perl
13 19 (0.61%) VB
14 18 (0.58%) Shell Script
15 17 (0.55%) VBScript
15 17 (0.55%) C++
15 17 (0.55%) PowerShell
16 13 (0.42%) Ruby
17 12 (0.39%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 332 (10.67%) ISEB
2 207 (6.65%) Degree
3 191 (6.14%) ISTQB
4 182 (5.85%) Security Cleared
5 142 (4.56%) SC Cleared
6 111 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 36 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 28 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 28 (0.90%) MCP
9 26 (0.84%) PMI Certification
10 21 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 18 (0.58%) PMP
12 17 (0.55%) DV Cleared
13 16 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
14 15 (0.48%) MCSE
15 12 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
16 10 (0.32%) HND
17 9 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 7 (0.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 7 (0.23%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 376 (12.09%) QA
2 45 (1.45%) SLA
3 21 (0.68%) Dodd-Frank
4 20 (0.64%) EMIR
5 18 (0.58%) Basel III
6 14 (0.45%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.39%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.29%) COREP
9 7 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.23%) FINREP
9 7 (0.23%) CRD IV
10 6 (0.19%) Solvency II
10 6 (0.19%) Basel II
11 5 (0.16%) AIFMD
12 4 (0.13%) FATCA
12 4 (0.13%) GxP
13 3 (0.096%) TickIT
13 3 (0.096%) MiFID
14 2 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 2 (0.064%) IAS 39
System Software
1 49 (1.58%) Active Directory
2 36 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
4 15 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 14 (0.45%) XenApp
6 11 (0.35%) XenServer
6 11 (0.35%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
8 6 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.13%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.096%) Cygwin
11 2 (0.064%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.064%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.064%) Xen
12 1 (0.032%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 1 (0.032%) NFS
12 1 (0.032%) Squid
12 1 (0.032%) SRDF
12 1 (0.032%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 291 (9.35%) HP Quality Center
2 36 (1.16%) Control-M
3 29 (0.93%) SCCM
4 24 (0.77%) Nagios
5 22 (0.71%) SCOM
6 13 (0.42%) NetBackup
7 11 (0.35%) BMC PATROL
7 11 (0.35%) Puppet
8 10 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.23%) Cisco IPCC
9 7 (0.23%) Capistrano
10 6 (0.19%) CA SiteMinder
11 5 (0.16%) Data Guard
12 4 (0.13%) Zenoss
12 4 (0.13%) AppDNA
12 4 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 2 (0.064%) Vagrant
13 2 (0.064%) HP UCMDB
13 2 (0.064%) ITRS Geneos
13 2 (0.064%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 390 (12.54%) Microsoft
2 329 (10.58%) SAP
3 314 (10.09%) Oracle
4 172 (5.53%) HP
5 57 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
6 47 (1.51%) Business Objects
6 47 (1.51%) Informatica
7 43 (1.38%) IBM
8 42 (1.35%) Citrix
9 39 (1.25%) VMware
10 30 (0.96%) Cognos
11 29 (0.93%) Remedy
12 28 (0.90%) BMC
12 28 (0.90%) PeopleSoft
13 27 (0.87%) Siebel
14 26 (0.84%) SolarWinds
14 26 (0.84%) Lotus
15 24 (0.77%) Adobe
16 19 (0.61%) Cisco
17 17 (0.55%) JD Edwards
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