The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 62 57 61
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1568 1590 1620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.87% 3.12% 2.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.87% 4.27% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1041 999 1032
Average daily rate
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£388 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.48% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £345
% change year-on-year
+4.32% -2.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 30
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.19% -18.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £17.00 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £34.35 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+21.05% -24.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40505 37197 40742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.09% 72.90% 70.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25086 22561 23430
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1066 1445
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.84 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -4 1452 £393 -7.10% 280
London -7 785 £425 -5.60% 135
City of London -16 190 £425 -5.55% 44
South East -7 185 £350 +9.37% 58
East of England +44 135 £414 +11.82% 8
South West +29 114 £315 -21.25% 27
Yorkshire +4 67 £312 +11.42% 21
West Yorkshire +11 60 £312 +4.00% 15
Scotland -38 55 £310 -11.42% 11
West Midlands -29 54 £365 +10.60% 8
North West -7 48 £325 -11.86% 15
Berkshire -4 46 £328 -10.27% 9
East Midlands +5 40 £305 -15.86% 8
Somerset +11 39 £353 -11.87% 6
Suffolk - 38 £438 - 1
Leeds +15 37 £335 -1.47% 9
Buckinghamshire +1 35 £325 +1.56% 7
Surrey -2 32 £356 +11.32% 21
Bedfordshire +3 29 £440 +16.55%
Milton Keynes +11 28 £340 +22.52% 1
Bristol +2 28 £300 -24.24% 9
Edinburgh -30 28 £310 -13.28% 4
Manchester +3 26 £325 - 9
Hampshire -44 26 £400 +30.08% 7
Hertfordshire +16 25 £300 +30.43% 2
Wiltshire +4 21 £314 -26.05% 6
Wales -23 20 £210 -26.95% 6
Reading +12 18 £315 -25.88% 3
Cambridgeshire -2 17 £401 +7.00% 3
South Wales -22 17 £210 -26.95% 6

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 951 (29.42%) Finance
2 638 (19.74%) Test Scripting
3 542 (16.77%) SQL
4 496 (15.35%) Banking
5 396 (12.25%) Microsoft
6 369 (11.42%) Business Analysis
6 369 (11.42%) QA
7 367 (11.36%) ISEB
8 356 (11.01%) Project Management
9 343 (10.61%) SAP
10 334 (10.33%) Agile Software Development
11 328 (10.15%) Stakeholder Management
12 317 (9.81%) Oracle
13 309 (9.56%) Test Strategy
14 305 (9.44%) HP Quality Center
15 301 (9.31%) Migration
16 251 (7.77%) Windows
17 244 (7.55%) Integration Testing
18 240 (7.43%) SQL Server
19 233 (7.21%) Test Management
20 229 (7.09%) Scrum
20 229 (7.09%) Retail
21 216 (6.68%) MS Excel
22 212 (6.56%) System Testing
23 210 (6.50%) Degree
24 201 (6.22%) Software Testing
25 200 (6.19%) ISTQB
26 196 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
26 196 (6.06%) Security Cleared
27 193 (5.97%) Investment Banking

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 86 (2.66%) CMS
2 75 (2.32%) SharePoint
3 44 (1.36%) SAS
4 40 (1.24%) IIS
5 31 (0.96%) Umbraco
6 28 (0.87%) IBM Notes
7 26 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
8 21 (0.65%) WebLogic
9 18 (0.56%) Apache
9 18 (0.56%) Tomcat
9 18 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
10 17 (0.53%) WebSphere
11 13 (0.40%) Node.js
12 12 (0.37%) MS Exchange
12 12 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
13 11 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
14 10 (0.31%) Adobe CQ
15 8 (0.25%) WordPress
16 7 (0.22%) Alfresco
17 6 (0.19%) Documentum
Applications
1 216 (6.68%) MS Excel
2 121 (3.74%) MS Office
3 98 (3.03%) MS Visio
4 52 (1.61%) MS Project
5 35 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
8 5 (0.15%) RoboHelp
9 4 (0.12%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.093%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.093%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.062%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.062%) CorelDRAW
12 1 (0.031%) Stata
12 1 (0.031%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.031%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 47 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (1.14%) Oracle EBS R12
3 35 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
4 34 (1.05%) SAP FI
5 33 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
6 32 (0.99%) Agresso
6 32 (0.99%) Oracle Payables
7 29 (0.90%) SAP FI/CO
7 29 (0.90%) SAP CO
8 27 (0.84%) Oracle Receivables
8 27 (0.84%) Oracle General Ledger
9 24 (0.74%) Oracle Financials
10 23 (0.71%) SAP SD
11 22 (0.68%) Google Analytics
12 16 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
12 16 (0.50%) SAP HR
13 15 (0.46%) WebTrends
13 15 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
13 15 (0.46%) Markit EDM
14 13 (0.40%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 23 (0.71%) SaaS
2 19 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.19%) Office 365
4 6 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
5 5 (0.15%) Taleo
6 4 (0.12%) Force.com
7 3 (0.093%) GitHub
8 1 (0.031%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.031%) IaaS
8 1 (0.031%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.031%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.031%) PaaS
8 1 (0.031%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 30 (0.93%) Internet
2 17 (0.53%) Intranet
3 13 (0.40%) SAN
3 13 (0.40%) LDAP
4 12 (0.37%) WAN
5 11 (0.34%) LAN
5 11 (0.34%) Firewall
6 10 (0.31%) IP Telephony
7 9 (0.28%) HTTP
8 8 (0.25%) DNS
9 7 (0.22%) SSL
10 6 (0.19%) DHCP
10 6 (0.19%) DVB
10 6 (0.19%) Wireshark
11 5 (0.15%) MPLS
11 5 (0.15%) TCP/IP
12 4 (0.12%) VoIP
13 3 (0.093%) SIGTRAN
14 2 (0.062%) GGSN
14 2 (0.062%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (7.43%) SQL Server
2 166 (5.14%) Data Warehouse
3 100 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 83 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 75 (2.32%) Relational Database
6 68 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 53 (1.64%) Oracle Database
8 50 (1.55%) MySQL
9 49 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
10 47 (1.45%) Oracle BI EE
11 37 (1.14%) Data Mart
12 33 (1.02%) PowerCenter
12 33 (1.02%) QlikView
13 28 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
14 24 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 23 (0.71%) DB2
16 22 (0.68%) DTS
17 21 (0.65%) MS Access
18 19 (0.59%) Base SAS
19 15 (0.46%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 122 (3.77%) JIRA
2 105 (3.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 96 (2.97%) Selenium
4 65 (2.01%) Visual Studio
5 46 (1.42%) WebDriver
6 45 (1.39%) QuickTest Pro
7 37 (1.14%) TeamCity
8 36 (1.11%) Git (software)
9 35 (1.08%) Maven
10 30 (0.93%) Cucumber
11 29 (0.90%) Mercurial
12 28 (0.87%) SoapUI
13 26 (0.80%) Subversion
14 22 (0.68%) SpecFlow
15 21 (0.65%) JUnit
16 19 (0.59%) Jenkins
17 17 (0.53%) Kiln
18 16 (0.50%) LoadRunner
18 16 (0.50%) TestDirector
18 16 (0.50%) MSI
General
1 951 (29.42%) Finance
2 496 (15.35%) Banking
3 229 (7.09%) Retail
4 193 (5.97%) Investment Banking
5 103 (3.19%) Back Office
6 97 (3.00%) Front Office
7 73 (2.26%) Marketing
8 72 (2.23%) Telecoms
9 69 (2.13%) Legal
10 59 (1.83%) Retail Banking
11 47 (1.45%) Financial Institution
12 41 (1.27%) Manufacturing
13 37 (1.14%) Publishing
14 36 (1.11%) Billing
15 28 (0.87%) Games
16 23 (0.71%) General Ledger
17 19 (0.59%) Automotive
18 18 (0.56%) Advertising
19 15 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
19 15 (0.46%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1423 (44.03%) Analyst
2 725 (22.43%) Business Analyst
3 478 (14.79%) Test Analyst
4 341 (10.55%) Developer
5 275 (8.51%) Test Manager
6 249 (7.70%) Tester
7 192 (5.94%) Consultant
8 172 (5.32%) Test Leader
9 166 (5.14%) Project Manager
10 96 (2.97%) Systems Analyst
11 91 (2.82%) Senior Analyst
12 78 (2.41%) UAT Analyst
13 68 (2.10%) SAP Consultant
14 63 (1.95%) Senior Test Analyst
15 56 (1.73%) UAT Test Analyst
16 55 (1.70%) .NET Developer
17 50 (1.55%) Coordinator
18 48 (1.49%) Technical Analyst
18 48 (1.49%) Data Analyst
19 47 (1.45%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (5.66%) .NET
2 179 (5.54%) HTML
3 121 (3.74%) CSS
4 113 (3.50%) XML
5 111 (3.43%) Web Services
6 64 (1.98%) ASP.NET
7 58 (1.79%) jQuery
8 42 (1.30%) JSON
9 40 (1.24%) HTML5
10 35 (1.08%) SOAP
10 35 (1.08%) Middleware
11 33 (1.02%) WCF
12 30 (0.93%) Application Packaging
13 29 (0.90%) .NET Framework
14 28 (0.87%) J2EE
15 27 (0.84%) REST
16 25 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC
17 23 (0.71%) XHTML
17 23 (0.71%) Spring
18 19 (0.59%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 129 (3.99%) Management Information System
2 82 (2.54%) Derivative
3 64 (1.98%) Credit Risk
4 62 (1.92%) NHS
5 60 (1.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 59 (1.83%) Mobile App
7 47 (1.45%) Fixed Income
7 47 (1.45%) Computer Science
8 42 (1.30%) Data Integration
9 40 (1.24%) Statistics
10 36 (1.11%) CMDB
11 33 (1.02%) IVR
12 31 (0.96%) Equities
13 26 (0.80%) Reference Data
14 25 (0.77%) SWIFT
15 24 (0.74%) Open Source
15 24 (0.74%) Data Conversion
16 23 (0.71%) Market Risk
17 19 (0.59%) Social Media
18 18 (0.56%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 251 (7.77%) Windows
2 120 (3.71%) UNIX
3 115 (3.56%) Windows 7
4 97 (3.00%) Linux
5 61 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (0.99%) Windows XP
8 27 (0.84%) Apple iOS
9 26 (0.80%) Android
10 21 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (0.56%) Solaris
12 11 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.22%) Windows Vista
13 7 (0.22%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.19%) SUSE
14 6 (0.19%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.19%) VMS
15 5 (0.15%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.093%) Windows NT
16 3 (0.093%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 638 (19.74%) Test Scripting
2 369 (11.42%) Business Analysis
3 356 (11.01%) Project Management
4 334 (10.33%) Agile Software Development
5 328 (10.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 309 (9.56%) Test Strategy
7 301 (9.31%) Migration
8 244 (7.55%) Integration Testing
9 233 (7.21%) Test Management
10 229 (7.09%) Scrum
11 212 (6.56%) System Testing
12 201 (6.22%) Software Testing
13 196 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
14 181 (5.60%) Waterfall
15 177 (5.48%) E-Commerce
16 162 (5.01%) PRINCE2
17 158 (4.89%) CRM
18 155 (4.80%) ITIL
19 153 (4.73%) Unit Testing
20 146 (4.52%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 542 (16.77%) SQL
2 165 (5.11%) C#
3 147 (4.55%) Java
4 123 (3.81%) JavaScript
5 52 (1.61%) PL/SQL
6 46 (1.42%) VBA
7 41 (1.27%) PHP
8 31 (0.96%) C
8 31 (0.96%) T-SQL
9 23 (0.71%) Perl
9 23 (0.71%) Python
10 21 (0.65%) ABAP
10 21 (0.65%) Shell Script
11 19 (0.59%) C++
11 19 (0.59%) VB
12 15 (0.46%) PowerShell
13 14 (0.43%) VBScript
14 13 (0.40%) Scala
15 11 (0.34%) VC++
15 11 (0.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 367 (11.36%) ISEB
2 210 (6.50%) Degree
3 200 (6.19%) ISTQB
4 196 (6.06%) Security Cleared
5 155 (4.80%) SC Cleared
6 119 (3.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 38 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 27 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
8 27 (0.84%) MCP
8 27 (0.84%) PMI Certification
9 24 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 20 (0.62%) ISEB Practitioner
11 19 (0.59%) PMP
11 19 (0.59%) DV Cleared
12 11 (0.34%) MCSE
13 10 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (0.31%) IIBA
14 8 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 7 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 7 (0.22%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 369 (11.42%) QA
2 43 (1.33%) SLA
3 23 (0.71%) EMIR
4 22 (0.68%) Basel III
5 21 (0.65%) Dodd-Frank
6 15 (0.46%) ISO 9001
7 12 (0.37%) COREP
8 11 (0.34%) CRD IV
9 10 (0.31%) Data Quality
9 10 (0.31%) FINREP
10 8 (0.25%) TickIT
10 8 (0.25%) WCAG
11 6 (0.19%) Solvency II
11 6 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.19%) Basel II
11 6 (0.19%) MiFID
12 3 (0.093%) AIFMD
12 3 (0.093%) FATCA
12 3 (0.093%) GxP
13 2 (0.062%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 45 (1.39%) Active Directory
2 35 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
4 19 (0.59%) XenApp
5 15 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 10 (0.31%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.22%) XenServer
8 4 (0.12%) Cygwin
9 3 (0.093%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.093%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.093%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.062%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.062%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.062%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.031%) SRDF
11 1 (0.031%) NFS
11 1 (0.031%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.031%) Nmap
11 1 (0.031%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.031%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 305 (9.44%) HP Quality Center
2 39 (1.21%) Control-M
3 24 (0.74%) Nagios
4 23 (0.71%) SCCM
5 18 (0.56%) SCOM
6 13 (0.40%) NetBackup
7 12 (0.37%) Puppet
8 11 (0.34%) BMC PATROL
9 10 (0.31%) Cisco IPCC
9 10 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (0.28%) AppDNA
11 7 (0.22%) Capistrano
12 6 (0.19%) Zenoss
12 6 (0.19%) CA SiteMinder
12 6 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 5 (0.15%) Foglight
14 3 (0.093%) Oracle EDQ
15 2 (0.062%) OpenView
15 2 (0.062%) ZENworks
16 1 (0.031%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 396 (12.25%) Microsoft
2 343 (10.61%) SAP
3 317 (9.81%) Oracle
4 170 (5.26%) HP
5 52 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
6 51 (1.58%) Business Objects
7 48 (1.49%) Citrix
8 46 (1.42%) Informatica
9 44 (1.36%) IBM
10 40 (1.24%) Siebel
11 39 (1.21%) VMware
12 34 (1.05%) Cognos
13 32 (0.99%) PeopleSoft
14 30 (0.93%) Google
15 29 (0.90%) Lotus
16 27 (0.84%) BMC
17 26 (0.80%) SolarWinds
18 25 (0.77%) Adobe
19 21 (0.65%) Remedy
20 19 (0.59%) Bloomberg
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