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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 66 65 64
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1638 1544 1525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.80% 2.78% 2.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.59% 3.64% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1049 1017 970
Average daily rate
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£376 £375 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.13% -11.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £346 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 12
Average hourly rate £21.00 £24.25 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.40% +31.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.18 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.20 £47.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+6.02% +15.27%

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
45650 42374 39473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.94% 76.20% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29733 26205 24236
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1234 1151 1099
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.78% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 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 28 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 28 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 1444 £396 +4.90% 254
London -4 690 £450 +5.88% 121
South East +1 234 £350 - 31
City of London -13 164 £425 - 35
Scotland +35 147 £350 - 15
North West +26 122 £350 +20.48% 27
Yorkshire -10 94 £330 -4.34% 11
West Midlands +20 90 £300 -11.76% 22
Edinburgh +26 88 £363 +3.57% 8
South West -15 81 £345 +7.81% 18
West Yorkshire -15 70 £330 -4.34% 10
Buckinghamshire +13 68 £320 -7.24% 3
Manchester +8 59 £325 +8.33% 16
Berkshire -2 52 £363 +12.40% 5
Glasgow +28 48 £340 - 5
East of England -52 48 £400 -3.03% 12
Milton Keynes +13 44 £325 -7.14% 2
Leeds -24 43 £309 -10.57% 5
East Midlands -14 38 £350 +7.69% 9
Cheshire +19 34 £390 +2.63% 5
Hampshire 0 34 £330 +3.52% 4
North East -1 33 £300 -9.43% 2
Bristol +3 32 £310 -1.58% 4
Reading -2 25 £368 +24.57% 1
Surrey -11 24 £396 +17.33% 8
Birmingham +6 22 £375 +18.11% 8
Kent +19 18 £200 -42.85% 2
Bradford +3 18 £330 -12.00% 2
Warwickshire +10 17 £268 -28.66% 2
Nottinghamshire -8 15 £425 - 6

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 1012 (32.48%) Finance
2 659 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
3 599 (19.22%) Banking
4 565 (18.13%) Test Scripting
5 562 (18.04%) SQL
6 379 (12.16%) QA
7 367 (11.78%) Migration
8 357 (11.46%) Oracle
9 354 (11.36%) System Integration Testing
10 329 (10.56%) Microsoft
10 329 (10.56%) ISEB
11 315 (10.11%) Business Analysis
12 289 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
13 288 (9.24%) Integration Testing
14 287 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
15 283 (9.08%) Project Management
16 264 (8.47%) Retail
17 261 (8.38%) Test Strategy
18 254 (8.15%) System Testing
19 251 (8.06%) MS Excel
20 247 (7.93%) HP Quality Center
21 245 (7.86%) SAP
22 229 (7.35%) SQL Server
23 225 (7.22%) Java
24 216 (6.93%) Test Management
25 208 (6.68%) Scrum
26 206 (6.61%) SDLC
27 201 (6.45%) Waterfall
28 199 (6.39%) Software Testing
29 191 (6.13%) Windows

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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
1 108 (3.47%) SharePoint
2 50 (1.60%) SAS
3 47 (1.51%) CMS
4 25 (0.80%) WebSphere
5 24 (0.77%) IIS
6 21 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
7 20 (0.64%) Apache
8 17 (0.55%) Confluence
9 16 (0.51%) JBoss
9 16 (0.51%) WebLogic
10 15 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
10 15 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 13 (0.42%) Tomcat
12 11 (0.35%) IBM Notes
12 11 (0.35%) Documentum
12 11 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
13 10 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
13 10 (0.32%) MS Exchange
14 6 (0.19%) Tuxedo
14 6 (0.19%) FileNet
Applications
1 251 (8.06%) MS Excel
2 152 (4.88%) MS Office
3 104 (3.34%) MS Visio
4 93 (2.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 44 (1.41%) MS Project
6 10 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.29%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.19%) Windchill
9 2 (0.064%) RoboHelp
9 2 (0.064%) GIMP
9 2 (0.064%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.032%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.032%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.032%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.032%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.032%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 54 (1.73%) Oracle EBS
2 46 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 34 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
4 32 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
4 32 (1.03%) Oracle Financials
5 24 (0.77%) Oracle General Ledger
6 22 (0.71%) SAP FI
7 21 (0.67%) SAP SD
8 20 (0.64%) Agresso
9 18 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
9 18 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
9 18 (0.58%) SAP CO
10 17 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
11 15 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
12 14 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
13 13 (0.42%) Oracle Cash Management
13 13 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
14 12 (0.39%) Summit
15 11 (0.35%) SAP ERP
15 11 (0.35%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 28 (0.90%) SaaS
2 11 (0.35%) Google Analytics
2 11 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
3 6 (0.19%) IBM Blueworks
3 6 (0.19%) Taleo
4 5 (0.16%) Google Checkout
5 4 (0.13%) Force.com
5 4 (0.13%) HP Helion
5 4 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.096%) PaaS
6 3 (0.096%) Office 365
7 2 (0.064%) Google Compute Engine
7 2 (0.064%) Heroku
7 2 (0.064%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.064%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.064%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.032%) Boomi
8 1 (0.032%) Lucidchart
8 1 (0.032%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 41 (1.32%) Internet
2 17 (0.55%) Intranet
3 13 (0.42%) Firewall
3 13 (0.42%) DNS
4 11 (0.35%) SAN
5 10 (0.32%) HTTP
6 8 (0.26%) PSTN
6 8 (0.26%) 3G
7 7 (0.22%) ATM
7 7 (0.22%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.22%) WAN
7 7 (0.22%) 4G
7 7 (0.22%) Diameter Protocol
8 6 (0.19%) DHCP
8 6 (0.19%) FTP
8 6 (0.19%) SS7
8 6 (0.19%) DAB
9 5 (0.16%) 2G
9 5 (0.16%) SMTP
9 5 (0.16%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 166 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
3 69 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 69 (2.21%) Oracle Database
4 58 (1.86%) Relational Database
5 54 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 41 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
7 39 (1.25%) Data Mining
8 33 (1.06%) MS Access
8 33 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
8 33 (1.06%) MySQL
9 32 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
10 30 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
11 23 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
11 23 (0.74%) QlikView
11 23 (0.74%) SAP BW
12 21 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
13 20 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 17 (0.55%) Data Mart
14 17 (0.55%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 122 (3.92%) JIRA
2 102 (3.27%) Selenium
3 93 (2.98%) Visual Studio
4 76 (2.44%) Cucumber
5 71 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 51 (1.64%) HP UFT
7 35 (1.12%) SoapUI
8 29 (0.93%) Jenkins
9 26 (0.83%) SpecFlow
10 25 (0.80%) JUnit
11 23 (0.74%) Eclipse
11 23 (0.74%) Toad
12 22 (0.71%) WebDriver
13 20 (0.64%) Axure RP
14 19 (0.61%) Subversion
15 18 (0.58%) Maven
15 18 (0.58%) LoadRunner
15 18 (0.58%) Git (software)
16 16 (0.51%) TeamCity
17 15 (0.48%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1012 (32.48%) Finance
2 599 (19.22%) Banking
3 264 (8.47%) Retail
4 175 (5.62%) Investment Banking
5 90 (2.89%) Manufacturing
6 84 (2.70%) Retail Banking
7 80 (2.57%) Telecoms
8 74 (2.37%) Front Office
9 61 (1.96%) Marketing
10 55 (1.77%) Legal
11 45 (1.44%) Back Office
12 33 (1.06%) Billing
13 30 (0.96%) Financial Institution
13 30 (0.96%) Advertising
14 29 (0.93%) Publishing
15 24 (0.77%) General Ledger
16 21 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
17 18 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
18 16 (0.51%) Automotive
19 14 (0.45%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1348 (43.26%) Analyst
2 639 (20.51%) Business Analyst
3 520 (16.69%) Test Analyst
4 378 (12.13%) Test Manager
5 350 (11.23%) Developer
6 184 (5.91%) Tester
7 176 (5.65%) Project Manager
8 170 (5.46%) Test Leader
9 134 (4.30%) Consultant
10 109 (3.50%) Senior Analyst
11 78 (2.50%) Systems Analyst
12 65 (2.09%) Banking Business Analyst
13 62 (1.99%) Architect
14 60 (1.93%) Senior Test Analyst
15 58 (1.86%) UAT Manager
16 57 (1.83%) Data Analyst
17 52 (1.67%) Coordinator
18 50 (1.60%) UAT Test Manager
19 49 (1.57%) Technical Analyst
20 47 (1.51%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (5.39%) .NET
2 166 (5.33%) XML
3 119 (3.82%) Web Services
4 91 (2.92%) HTML
5 77 (2.47%) CSS
6 41 (1.32%) ASP.NET
7 38 (1.22%) SOAP
8 37 (1.19%) Middleware
9 36 (1.16%) jQuery
10 32 (1.03%) Gherkin
11 31 (0.99%) Application Packaging
12 26 (0.83%) Spring
13 24 (0.77%) XSLT
14 23 (0.74%) Oracle Fusion
15 22 (0.71%) JSON
16 21 (0.67%) HTML5
16 21 (0.67%) AngularJS
17 17 (0.55%) J2EE
17 17 (0.55%) JMS
18 16 (0.51%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 289 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
2 104 (3.34%) Management Information System
3 76 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 66 (2.12%) User Experience
5 57 (1.83%) Derivative
6 45 (1.44%) Fixed Income
7 41 (1.32%) Equities
7 41 (1.32%) SWIFT
8 34 (1.09%) Computer Science
8 34 (1.09%) Visualisation
9 33 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
10 32 (1.03%) NHS
11 29 (0.93%) Reference Data
11 29 (0.93%) Credit Risk
12 27 (0.87%) FMCG
13 25 (0.80%) Data Integration
14 24 (0.77%) Market Risk
15 20 (0.64%) Data Centre
16 19 (0.61%) Statistics
17 18 (0.58%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 191 (6.13%) Windows
2 117 (3.75%) Linux
3 81 (2.60%) UNIX
4 73 (2.34%) Windows 7
5 31 (0.99%) Windows XP
6 25 (0.80%) Apple iOS
7 21 (0.67%) Solaris
8 19 (0.61%) Android
9 17 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (0.55%) Windows 8
10 13 (0.42%) SUSE
11 12 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (0.35%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.13%) AIX
16 3 (0.096%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.096%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.064%) zOS
18 1 (0.032%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 659 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
2 565 (18.13%) Test Scripting
3 367 (11.78%) Migration
4 354 (11.36%) System Integration Testing
5 315 (10.11%) Business Analysis
6 288 (9.24%) Integration Testing
7 287 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
8 283 (9.08%) Project Management
9 261 (8.38%) Test Strategy
10 254 (8.15%) System Testing
11 216 (6.93%) Test Management
12 208 (6.68%) Scrum
13 206 (6.61%) SDLC
14 201 (6.45%) Waterfall
15 199 (6.39%) Software Testing
16 182 (5.84%) CRM
17 178 (5.71%) Regression Testing
18 175 (5.62%) Data Migration
19 167 (5.36%) Use Case
20 166 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 562 (18.04%) SQL
2 225 (7.22%) Java
3 135 (4.33%) C#
4 100 (3.21%) JavaScript
5 62 (1.99%) PL/SQL
6 60 (1.93%) T-SQL
7 58 (1.86%) VBA
8 47 (1.51%) Python
9 40 (1.28%) C++
10 38 (1.22%) PHP
11 33 (1.06%) PowerShell
12 30 (0.96%) VB
13 25 (0.80%) Perl
14 24 (0.77%) C
15 18 (0.58%) Shell Script
16 16 (0.51%) XQuery
17 14 (0.45%) COBOL
18 13 (0.42%) VB.NET
19 12 (0.39%) Ruby
19 12 (0.39%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 329 (10.56%) ISEB
2 175 (5.62%) ISTQB
3 170 (5.46%) Degree
4 138 (4.43%) Security Cleared
5 87 (2.79%) SC Cleared
6 83 (2.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 21 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 18 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
9 13 (0.42%) DV Cleared
10 11 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 9 (0.29%) PMI Certification
12 9 (0.29%) ACCA
12 9 (0.29%) CIMA
13 8 (0.26%) PMP
14 7 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 5 (0.16%) CBAP
16 5 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
17 4 (0.13%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 379 (12.16%) QA
2 27 (0.87%) SLA
3 23 (0.74%) EMIR
4 17 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
5 16 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (0.48%) Solvency II
6 15 (0.48%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.35%) Basel III
8 9 (0.29%) FATCA
8 9 (0.29%) GxP
8 9 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 8 (0.26%) MiFID
9 8 (0.26%) COREP
10 4 (0.13%) FINREP
10 4 (0.13%) GMP
11 3 (0.096%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 3 (0.096%) GAMP
11 3 (0.096%) WAI
11 3 (0.096%) CDISC
11 3 (0.096%) CRD IV
System Software
1 39 (1.25%) Active Directory
2 35 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (0.26%) BitLocker
5 6 (0.19%) Docker
6 5 (0.16%) XenApp
7 3 (0.096%) vSphere
7 3 (0.096%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.064%) vCloud
8 2 (0.064%) LXC
8 2 (0.064%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.032%) NET24-XPNET
9 1 (0.032%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.032%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.032%) Firmware
9 1 (0.032%) RACF
Systems Management
1 247 (7.93%) HP Quality Center
2 42 (1.35%) SCCM
3 23 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (0.64%) Puppet
5 15 (0.48%) Control-M
6 10 (0.32%) Zenoss
7 6 (0.19%) Vagrant
7 6 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
8 5 (0.16%) SCOM
8 5 (0.16%) OpenView
9 4 (0.13%) Nagios
10 3 (0.096%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.064%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.064%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.064%) DameWare
11 2 (0.064%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.064%) Pingdom
11 2 (0.064%) systemd
11 2 (0.064%) Graphite
12 1 (0.032%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 357 (11.46%) Oracle
2 329 (10.56%) Microsoft
3 245 (7.86%) SAP
4 157 (5.04%) HP
5 57 (1.83%) IBM
6 51 (1.64%) VMware
7 44 (1.41%) Informatica
8 35 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
8 35 (1.12%) PeopleSoft
9 34 (1.09%) Citrix
10 33 (1.06%) Cognos
11 24 (0.77%) Siebel
11 24 (0.77%) Adobe
12 22 (0.71%) Murex
13 21 (0.67%) BMC
14 20 (0.64%) Tableau
15 18 (0.58%) ServiceNow
15 18 (0.58%) Google
15 18 (0.58%) Red Hat
16 17 (0.55%) Bloomberg
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