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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 66 65 59
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1512 1468 1671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.62% 2.78% 2.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.54% 3.75% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1010 945 1109
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 28
Average hourly rate £29.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.11% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £13.00 £8.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £34.90 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -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
42716 39097 41510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.16% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26685 24121 24021
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1186 1114 1519
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 1408 £375 -11.76% 260
London -5 771 £425 -5.55% 114
City of London +5 197 £425 -3.40% 40
South East +14 187 £344 -5.17% 50
East of England +23 92 £400 +12.67% 20
South West -1 86 £313 -20.22% 11
Yorkshire +18 72 £340 +36.00% 26
East Midlands +32 65 £370 -1.33% 7
West Yorkshire +26 60 £340 +36.00% 21
West Midlands -10 59 £330 +7.31% 10
Scotland -23 58 £350 -3.11% 11
North West -14 52 £300 +10.09% 20
Berkshire +8 44 £320 -12.32% 11
Leeds +17 41 £335 +19.64% 11
Buckinghamshire +3 37 £310 -1.58% 12
Manchester +3 35 £306 +27.60% 13
Bedfordshire +16 33 £425 +142.85% 4
Birmingham +3 26 £325 -5.79% 4
Hampshire -15 26 £294 -28.13% 4
Luton +1 22 £433 +147.14% 3
Hertfordshire -6 22 £375 -3.28% 3
Somerset -8 22 £325 -18.75% 1
Surrey -10 22 £338 -20.58% 12
Edinburgh -16 21 £366 +1.38% 4
Wiltshire +7 20 £305 -39.00% 1
Glasgow -11 20 £350 -22.22% 4
Nottinghamshire +26 19 £450 - 2
Oxfordshire +9 19 £330 -2.94% 5
Milton Keynes -5 19 £310 +11.71% 1
Reading +13 18 £275 -24.65% 6

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 952 (30.37%) Finance
2 601 (19.17%) Agile Software Development
3 560 (17.86%) Test Scripting
4 542 (17.29%) SQL
5 475 (15.15%) Banking
6 401 (12.79%) Microsoft
7 387 (12.34%) Business Analysis
8 369 (11.77%) Project Management
9 358 (11.42%) QA
10 329 (10.49%) SAP
11 322 (10.27%) Stakeholder Management
11 322 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
12 320 (10.21%) Migration
12 320 (10.21%) Oracle
13 312 (9.95%) ISEB
14 272 (8.68%) HP Quality Center
15 264 (8.42%) Test Strategy
16 250 (7.97%) Integration Testing
17 227 (7.24%) Windows
18 223 (7.11%) MS Excel
19 219 (6.99%) Degree
20 215 (6.86%) Retail
21 210 (6.70%) Test Management
22 208 (6.63%) SQL Server
23 205 (6.54%) System Testing
24 198 (6.32%) Business Intelligence
25 197 (6.28%) Scrum
26 196 (6.25%) Software Testing
27 178 (5.68%) .NET
28 177 (5.65%) ISTQB

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 81 (2.58%) SharePoint
2 64 (2.04%) CMS
3 42 (1.34%) SAS
4 32 (1.02%) IIS
4 32 (1.02%) WebSphere
5 29 (0.93%) WebLogic
6 24 (0.77%) Tomcat
7 23 (0.73%) IBM Notes
8 21 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
9 14 (0.45%) Umbraco
10 13 (0.41%) Apache
10 13 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
10 13 (0.41%) Node.js
11 9 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (0.26%) WordPress
12 8 (0.26%) Adobe CQ
13 7 (0.22%) Documentum
14 6 (0.19%) MS Exchange
14 6 (0.19%) FileNet
Applications
1 223 (7.11%) MS Excel
2 135 (4.31%) MS Office
3 110 (3.51%) MS Visio
4 48 (1.53%) MS Project
5 30 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.22%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.22%) Adobe Captivate
8 6 (0.19%) RoboHelp
9 3 (0.096%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.064%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.064%) SPSS
10 2 (0.064%) CorelDRAW
10 2 (0.064%) Stata
10 2 (0.064%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.032%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.032%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.032%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.032%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 57 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
3 37 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
4 34 (1.08%) SAP FI
5 31 (0.99%) Oracle Payables
6 30 (0.96%) SAP FI/CO
6 30 (0.96%) SAP CO
7 29 (0.93%) Agresso
8 27 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
8 27 (0.86%) Oracle Receivables
9 25 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
9 25 (0.80%) Oracle General Ledger
10 24 (0.77%) SAP SD
11 19 (0.61%) Markit EDM
12 18 (0.57%) SAP HR
13 15 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 15 (0.48%) SAP HCM
13 15 (0.48%) Oracle Assets
14 14 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
15 13 (0.41%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 22 (0.70%) SaaS
2 20 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.19%) Force.com
3 6 (0.19%) Office 365
4 5 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.096%) GitHub
5 3 (0.096%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.064%) PaaS
6 2 (0.064%) Taleo
7 1 (0.032%) IaaS
7 1 (0.032%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.032%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.032%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (0.80%) Internet
2 17 (0.54%) Intranet
3 16 (0.51%) Firewall
4 14 (0.45%) DNS
5 13 (0.41%) LDAP
6 10 (0.32%) DHCP
6 10 (0.32%) HTTP
7 9 (0.29%) VoIP
8 8 (0.26%) VPN
9 7 (0.22%) SAN
10 6 (0.19%) IP Telephony
10 6 (0.19%) SSL
10 6 (0.19%) TCP/IP
10 6 (0.19%) LAN
10 6 (0.19%) Wireless
11 5 (0.16%) WAN
12 4 (0.13%) Wireshark
12 4 (0.13%) MPLS
13 3 (0.096%) SMTP
13 3 (0.096%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (6.63%) SQL Server
2 145 (4.63%) Data Warehouse
3 80 (2.55%) Relational Database
4 71 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 61 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 59 (1.88%) Oracle Database
7 56 (1.79%) MySQL
8 52 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 48 (1.53%) QlikView
10 45 (1.44%) Oracle BI EE
11 43 (1.37%) Data Mart
12 40 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
13 33 (1.05%) PowerCenter
14 28 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
15 23 (0.73%) Data Mining
16 16 (0.51%) DB2
17 15 (0.48%) Base SAS
17 15 (0.48%) Oracle BI Publisher
18 14 (0.45%) SAP BW
18 14 (0.45%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 108 (3.44%) JIRA
2 92 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 75 (2.39%) Selenium
4 57 (1.82%) Visual Studio
5 47 (1.50%) QuickTest Pro
6 34 (1.08%) Subversion
7 31 (0.99%) WebDriver
8 27 (0.86%) Cucumber
9 23 (0.73%) JUnit
10 20 (0.64%) Git (software)
10 20 (0.64%) SpecFlow
10 20 (0.64%) Maven
11 19 (0.61%) TestDirector
11 19 (0.61%) Eclipse
12 18 (0.57%) SoapUI
13 16 (0.51%) Jenkins
13 16 (0.51%) JMeter
14 15 (0.48%) LoadRunner
14 15 (0.48%) Toad
15 14 (0.45%) TeamCity
General
1 952 (30.37%) Finance
2 475 (15.15%) Banking
3 215 (6.86%) Retail
4 171 (5.45%) Investment Banking
5 116 (3.70%) Front Office
6 97 (3.09%) Back Office
7 76 (2.42%) Marketing
8 72 (2.30%) Legal
9 67 (2.14%) Telecoms
10 54 (1.72%) Retail Banking
11 52 (1.66%) Financial Institution
12 42 (1.34%) Publishing
13 41 (1.31%) Manufacturing
14 32 (1.02%) Billing
15 27 (0.86%) General Ledger
16 22 (0.70%) Automotive
17 21 (0.67%) Games
18 19 (0.61%) Advertising
19 17 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
20 13 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1396 (44.53%) Analyst
2 745 (23.76%) Business Analyst
3 445 (14.19%) Test Analyst
4 341 (10.88%) Developer
5 240 (7.66%) Test Manager
6 214 (6.83%) Tester
7 184 (5.87%) Consultant
8 181 (5.77%) Project Manager
9 144 (4.59%) Test Leader
10 110 (3.51%) Senior Analyst
11 89 (2.84%) Systems Analyst
12 68 (2.17%) UAT Analyst
13 66 (2.11%) SAP Consultant
14 63 (2.01%) Coordinator
15 61 (1.95%) Senior Test Analyst
16 57 (1.82%) UAT Test Analyst
17 47 (1.50%) UAT Manager
18 45 (1.44%) Data Analyst
19 44 (1.40%) Support Analyst
20 42 (1.34%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (5.68%) .NET
2 138 (4.40%) HTML
3 98 (3.13%) Web Services
4 92 (2.93%) XML
5 74 (2.36%) CSS
6 59 (1.88%) ASP.NET
7 42 (1.34%) HTML5
8 38 (1.21%) Middleware
9 37 (1.18%) JSON
10 36 (1.15%) SOAP
11 31 (0.99%) Application Packaging
12 30 (0.96%) WCF
13 29 (0.93%) jQuery
14 27 (0.86%) J2EE
14 27 (0.86%) RESTful
15 26 (0.83%) REST
15 26 (0.83%) .NET Framework
16 21 (0.67%) ASP.NET MVC
17 18 (0.57%) Spring
18 16 (0.51%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 322 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
2 122 (3.89%) Management Information System
3 85 (2.71%) User Experience
4 80 (2.55%) Derivative
5 57 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 57 (1.82%) Credit Risk
6 56 (1.79%) Mobile App
7 49 (1.56%) Computer Science
8 46 (1.47%) Fixed Income
9 37 (1.18%) NHS
10 35 (1.12%) Data Integration
11 32 (1.02%) Statistics
12 29 (0.93%) Data Conversion
13 28 (0.89%) Client/Server
13 28 (0.89%) Equities
14 26 (0.83%) SWIFT
15 24 (0.77%) Market Risk
16 23 (0.73%) CMDB
17 21 (0.67%) Visualisation
18 20 (0.64%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 227 (7.24%) Windows
2 106 (3.38%) UNIX
3 98 (3.13%) Windows 7
4 82 (2.62%) Linux
5 41 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (1.02%) Windows XP
7 26 (0.83%) Apple iOS
8 25 (0.80%) Android
8 25 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (0.51%) Solaris
10 11 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.26%) Windows Vista
12 7 (0.22%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.19%) VMS
13 6 (0.19%) SUSE
14 5 (0.16%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.13%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.13%) AIX
15 4 (0.13%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 601 (19.17%) Agile Software Development
2 560 (17.86%) Test Scripting
3 387 (12.34%) Business Analysis
4 369 (11.77%) Project Management
5 322 (10.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 320 (10.21%) Migration
7 264 (8.42%) Test Strategy
8 250 (7.97%) Integration Testing
9 210 (6.70%) Test Management
10 205 (6.54%) System Testing
11 198 (6.32%) Business Intelligence
12 197 (6.28%) Scrum
13 196 (6.25%) Software Testing
14 164 (5.23%) CRM
15 163 (5.20%) Waterfall
16 159 (5.07%) E-Commerce
17 156 (4.98%) ITIL
18 155 (4.94%) Workflow
19 154 (4.91%) PRINCE2
20 143 (4.56%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 542 (17.29%) SQL
2 151 (4.82%) Java
3 124 (3.96%) C#
4 107 (3.41%) JavaScript
5 58 (1.85%) PL/SQL
6 51 (1.63%) VBA
7 42 (1.34%) PHP
8 38 (1.21%) C
9 36 (1.15%) T-SQL
10 32 (1.02%) Scala
11 22 (0.70%) VB
12 21 (0.67%) Python
13 20 (0.64%) Perl
13 20 (0.64%) Shell Script
14 19 (0.61%) ABAP
14 19 (0.61%) VBScript
14 19 (0.61%) PowerShell
15 18 (0.57%) C++
16 14 (0.45%) Apex Code
17 13 (0.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 312 (9.95%) ISEB
2 219 (6.99%) Degree
3 177 (5.65%) ISTQB
4 169 (5.39%) Security Cleared
5 128 (4.08%) SC Cleared
6 103 (3.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 37 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 29 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
9 28 (0.89%) MCP
10 26 (0.83%) PMI Certification
11 21 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 19 (0.61%) PMP
12 19 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
13 17 (0.54%) DV Cleared
14 16 (0.51%) MCSE
15 10 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 10 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
15 10 (0.32%) HND
16 8 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 5 (0.16%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 358 (11.42%) QA
2 46 (1.47%) SLA
3 19 (0.61%) EMIR
4 17 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
5 14 (0.45%) Data Quality
5 14 (0.45%) Basel III
6 13 (0.41%) ISO 9001
7 10 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (0.29%) COREP
9 8 (0.26%) Solvency II
10 7 (0.22%) FINREP
11 5 (0.16%) GxP
11 5 (0.16%) AIFMD
12 4 (0.13%) CRD IV
12 4 (0.13%) FATCA
13 3 (0.096%) Basel II
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 50 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 38 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
4 15 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 12 (0.38%) XenDesktop
6 11 (0.35%) XenServer
7 10 (0.32%) XenApp
8 6 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.13%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.096%) Cygwin
11 3 (0.096%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.064%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.064%) Xen
13 1 (0.032%) NFS
13 1 (0.032%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 1 (0.032%) Squid
13 1 (0.032%) vSphere
13 1 (0.032%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 272 (8.68%) HP Quality Center
2 38 (1.21%) Control-M
3 36 (1.15%) SCCM
4 25 (0.80%) Nagios
5 23 (0.73%) SCOM
6 13 (0.41%) NetBackup
7 12 (0.38%) Puppet
8 11 (0.35%) BMC PATROL
8 11 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.22%) Capistrano
10 6 (0.19%) CA SiteMinder
11 5 (0.16%) Cisco IPCC
11 5 (0.16%) Data Guard
11 5 (0.16%) Zenoss
12 3 (0.096%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 2 (0.064%) Vagrant
13 2 (0.064%) ITRS Geneos
13 2 (0.064%) AppDNA
13 2 (0.064%) HP UCMDB
13 2 (0.064%) OpenView
Vendors
1 401 (12.79%) Microsoft
2 329 (10.49%) SAP
3 320 (10.21%) Oracle
4 161 (5.14%) HP
5 60 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
6 51 (1.63%) IBM
7 46 (1.47%) Informatica
8 43 (1.37%) Business Objects
9 41 (1.31%) VMware
10 40 (1.28%) Citrix
11 29 (0.93%) Remedy
11 29 (0.93%) Cognos
12 28 (0.89%) BMC
13 27 (0.86%) Siebel
14 26 (0.83%) SolarWinds
15 24 (0.77%) Lotus
15 24 (0.77%) Adobe
16 20 (0.64%) PeopleSoft
16 20 (0.64%) JD Edwards
17 18 (0.57%) Murex
South East
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Big Picture Staffing
Rate: From £390 to £430 per day dependant on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Edison Hill Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £310 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ISL
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £480 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Rate: £360 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Jersey, Channel Isles
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £260 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago