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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 57 60 51
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1740 1470 1812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.03% 3.03% 2.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.13% 4.17% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1175 935 1158
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £265 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £329 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -6.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 26 28
Average hourly rate £21.50 £33.00 £26.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.84% +26.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £22.50 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £44.38 £45.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £33.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-35.82% +28.84%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42143 35232 42089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.32% 72.51% 69.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 26130 21023 24016
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1183 1087 1432
Average hourly rate £28.00 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.37 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £53.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +1 1614 £375 -6.25% 327
London -6 819 £424 -10.73% 147
South East +8 227 £325 -3.70% 34
South West +42 198 £320 -1.53% 43
City of London -13 192 £450 -2.96% 46
East of England -2 105 £425 +19.71% 21
Somerset +37 84 £325 - 24
Yorkshire -18 83 £326 +0.38% 16
Scotland -1 71 £375 +17.18% 15
North West +1 69 £350 +7.69% 31
West Yorkshire -10 67 £330 +1.53% 12
Taunton +18 50 £325 - 4
Berkshire -6 50 £375 +15.38% 2
East Midlands +3 48 £313 -3.84% 12
Manchester +15 45 £333 +16.05% 17
Leeds -7 45 £375 +15.38% 7
Surrey -7 45 £300 -20.00% 9
Bedfordshire +9 42 £425 +6.25% 7
West Midlands -19 41 £363 +9.84% 11
Edinburgh -14 40 £375 +15.38% 2
Buckinghamshire -8 39 £306 +6.52% 4
Wiltshire +9 36 £275 -20.28% 4
Hampshire -9 31 £278 -21.83% 4
Swindon +7 28 £293 -15.21% 2
Bristol -14 27 £334 +11.25% 10
Dorset +3 24 £250 -25.92% 2
Suffolk +5 23 £413 +10.00% 5
Oxfordshire +14 21 £320 -1.53% 4
Glasgow +14 20 £355 +12.69% 6
Ipswich -3 17 £425 +17.24% 2

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 869 (28.72%) Finance
2 582 (19.23%) Test Scripting
3 537 (17.75%) SQL
4 496 (16.39%) Banking
5 359 (11.86%) QA
6 326 (10.77%) ISEB
7 323 (10.67%) Microsoft
8 318 (10.51%) Migration
9 316 (10.44%) Business Analysis
10 314 (10.38%) SAP
11 310 (10.24%) Stakeholder Management
12 305 (10.08%) Agile Software Development
13 301 (9.95%) Windows
14 299 (9.88%) Project Management
15 277 (9.15%) Oracle
16 271 (8.96%) HP Quality Center
17 262 (8.66%) Test Strategy
18 255 (8.43%) SQL Server
19 243 (8.03%) System Testing
20 231 (7.63%) Investment Banking
21 218 (7.20%) Scrum
22 211 (6.97%) Test Management
23 207 (6.84%) MS Excel
24 197 (6.51%) Retail
25 190 (6.28%) Integration Testing
26 184 (6.08%) Degree
27 173 (5.72%) ISTQB
28 167 (5.52%) Security Cleared
29 165 (5.45%) .NET
29 165 (5.45%) Business Intelligence

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 75 (2.48%) CMS
2 73 (2.41%) SharePoint
3 43 (1.42%) IIS
4 39 (1.29%) SAS
5 32 (1.06%) Umbraco
6 28 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
7 27 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
8 20 (0.66%) WebSphere
9 18 (0.59%) Apache
10 16 (0.53%) MS Exchange
11 15 (0.50%) WebLogic
11 15 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
12 14 (0.46%) Tomcat
13 10 (0.33%) IBM Notes
13 10 (0.33%) Confluence
14 9 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (0.26%) TIBCO EMS
15 8 (0.26%) Alfresco
16 7 (0.23%) Node.js
17 6 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 207 (6.84%) MS Excel
2 143 (4.73%) MS Office
3 80 (2.64%) MS Visio
4 67 (2.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 53 (1.75%) MS Project
6 9 (0.30%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.13%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (0.13%) RoboHelp
8 3 (0.099%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.033%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.033%) Stata
9 1 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.033%) Quicktime
9 1 (0.033%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 44 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
2 43 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 41 (1.35%) SAP BPC
4 36 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
5 34 (1.12%) Google Analytics
6 32 (1.06%) Agresso
6 32 (1.06%) Oracle EBS R12
7 24 (0.79%) SAP IS-U
8 22 (0.73%) Oracle Payables
9 19 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
9 19 (0.63%) SAP FI
9 19 (0.63%) SAP SD
10 18 (0.59%) Oracle Receivables
11 17 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
12 16 (0.53%) SAP MM
12 16 (0.53%) SAP HR
12 16 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
13 15 (0.50%) Maximo
14 14 (0.46%) Markit EDM
15 13 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 20 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
2 17 (0.56%) SaaS
3 13 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (0.33%) Taleo
5 5 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (0.13%) Office 365
6 4 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.099%) Force.com
8 2 (0.066%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 39 (1.29%) Internet
2 18 (0.59%) Intranet
3 13 (0.43%) LAN
4 12 (0.40%) FTP
4 12 (0.40%) SAN
5 11 (0.36%) WAN
6 10 (0.33%) HTTP
7 9 (0.30%) IP Telephony
7 9 (0.30%) DVB
8 8 (0.26%) Firewall
8 8 (0.26%) SMTP
9 6 (0.20%) VPN
10 5 (0.17%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.17%) Wireshark
11 4 (0.13%) DNS
12 3 (0.099%) SSL
12 3 (0.099%) RTP
13 2 (0.066%) SS7
13 2 (0.066%) 2G
13 2 (0.066%) CHAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (8.43%) SQL Server
2 121 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 96 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 73 (2.41%) Relational Database
5 62 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 55 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
7 54 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 50 (1.65%) Oracle Database
9 39 (1.29%) Oracle BI EE
10 37 (1.22%) MS Access
11 33 (1.09%) MySQL
12 29 (0.96%) DTS
13 28 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
13 28 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
14 20 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 19 (0.63%) Base SAS
15 19 (0.63%) Data Mart
15 19 (0.63%) RDBMS
16 18 (0.59%) DB2
17 16 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 146 (4.82%) JIRA
2 86 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 83 (2.74%) Selenium
4 51 (1.69%) QuickTest Pro
5 49 (1.62%) TeamCity
6 46 (1.52%) Maven
7 45 (1.49%) Visual Studio
7 45 (1.49%) Git (software)
8 39 (1.29%) Subversion
9 35 (1.16%) Mercurial
9 35 (1.16%) WebDriver
10 24 (0.79%) Jenkins
11 23 (0.76%) Cucumber
11 23 (0.76%) SoapUI
11 23 (0.76%) MSI
11 23 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 22 (0.73%) Ant
13 21 (0.69%) JUnit
13 21 (0.69%) Toad
14 20 (0.66%) LoadRunner
General
1 869 (28.72%) Finance
2 496 (16.39%) Banking
3 231 (7.63%) Investment Banking
4 197 (6.51%) Retail
5 129 (4.26%) Front Office
6 121 (4.00%) Back Office
7 72 (2.38%) Telecoms
8 61 (2.02%) Legal
9 52 (1.72%) Retail Banking
10 49 (1.62%) Marketing
11 47 (1.55%) Billing
12 38 (1.26%) Manufacturing
12 38 (1.26%) Financial Institution
13 26 (0.86%) Publishing
14 24 (0.79%) General Ledger
14 24 (0.79%) Local Government
15 22 (0.73%) Games
16 15 (0.50%) Advertising
17 13 (0.43%) Automotive
18 12 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1267 (41.87%) Analyst
2 642 (21.22%) Business Analyst
3 425 (14.04%) Test Analyst
4 328 (10.84%) Developer
5 259 (8.56%) Test Manager
6 223 (7.37%) Tester
7 217 (7.17%) Consultant
8 136 (4.49%) Test Leader
9 135 (4.46%) Project Manager
10 99 (3.27%) SAP Consultant
11 86 (2.84%) Senior Analyst
12 76 (2.51%) Systems Analyst
13 67 (2.21%) UAT Analyst
14 54 (1.78%) Senior Test Analyst
15 52 (1.72%) Technical Analyst
16 48 (1.59%) UAT Tester
17 45 (1.49%) UAT Test Analyst
18 44 (1.45%) Banking Business Analyst
19 42 (1.39%) UAT Manager
20 41 (1.35%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (5.45%) .NET
2 143 (4.73%) HTML
3 132 (4.36%) XML
4 106 (3.50%) CSS
5 105 (3.47%) Web Services
6 60 (1.98%) jQuery
7 55 (1.82%) ASP.NET
8 46 (1.52%) WCF
9 39 (1.29%) JSON
10 38 (1.26%) Application Packaging
11 32 (1.06%) SOAP
12 30 (0.99%) Middleware
12 30 (0.99%) Spring
13 29 (0.96%) XHTML
14 27 (0.89%) Hibernate
15 26 (0.86%) .NET Framework
15 26 (0.86%) LESS
16 23 (0.76%) HTML5
16 23 (0.76%) JMS
17 22 (0.73%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 141 (4.66%) Management Information System
2 98 (3.24%) Derivative
3 77 (2.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 61 (2.02%) NHS
5 57 (1.88%) Credit Risk
6 52 (1.72%) Equities
7 44 (1.45%) Fixed Income
8 40 (1.32%) Mobile App
9 39 (1.29%) Computer Science
10 36 (1.19%) Market Risk
11 34 (1.12%) Statistics
12 33 (1.09%) Reference Data
13 31 (1.02%) Open Source
14 30 (0.99%) CMDB
15 26 (0.86%) Data Integration
16 23 (0.76%) Data Conversion
17 21 (0.69%) IVR
17 21 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
18 19 (0.63%) SWIFT
19 18 (0.59%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 301 (9.95%) Windows
2 152 (5.02%) Windows 7
3 122 (4.03%) UNIX
4 96 (3.17%) Linux
5 64 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 54 (1.78%) Windows XP
7 44 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (0.69%) Apple iOS
9 19 (0.63%) Android
10 11 (0.36%) Solaris
11 10 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (0.26%) VMS
13 7 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.20%) Windows 2000
15 5 (0.17%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.17%) AIX
15 5 (0.17%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.13%) Debian
17 2 (0.066%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.066%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 582 (19.23%) Test Scripting
2 318 (10.51%) Migration
3 316 (10.44%) Business Analysis
4 310 (10.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 305 (10.08%) Agile Software Development
6 299 (9.88%) Project Management
7 262 (8.66%) Test Strategy
8 243 (8.03%) System Testing
9 218 (7.20%) Scrum
10 211 (6.97%) Test Management
11 190 (6.28%) Integration Testing
12 165 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
13 162 (5.35%) Change Management
14 160 (5.29%) E-Commerce
14 160 (5.29%) Software Testing
15 154 (5.09%) Unit Testing
16 145 (4.79%) CRM
17 144 (4.76%) Regression Testing
18 134 (4.43%) Workflow
19 133 (4.40%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 537 (17.75%) SQL
2 161 (5.32%) C#
3 151 (4.99%) Java
4 126 (4.16%) JavaScript
5 50 (1.65%) VBA
6 43 (1.42%) PL/SQL
7 38 (1.26%) Shell Script
8 31 (1.02%) T-SQL
9 29 (0.96%) C
10 26 (0.86%) VB
10 26 (0.86%) ABAP
11 24 (0.79%) PHP
12 23 (0.76%) VBScript
13 22 (0.73%) Perl
13 22 (0.73%) Python
14 18 (0.59%) C++
15 13 (0.43%) Bash Shell
16 12 (0.40%) PowerShell
17 11 (0.36%) Groovy
18 10 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 326 (10.77%) ISEB
2 184 (6.08%) Degree
3 173 (5.72%) ISTQB
4 167 (5.52%) Security Cleared
5 141 (4.66%) SC Cleared
6 33 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 26 (0.86%) ISEB Practitioner
8 24 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (0.59%) MCP
9 18 (0.59%) PMI Certification
10 13 (0.43%) PMP
10 13 (0.43%) DV Cleared
11 12 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 7 (0.23%) ACCA
14 6 (0.20%) CIMA
14 6 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
15 5 (0.17%) IIBA
16 4 (0.13%) BC Cleared
16 4 (0.13%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 359 (11.86%) QA
2 36 (1.19%) Basel III
3 29 (0.96%) SLA
4 23 (0.76%) EMIR
5 20 (0.66%) CRD IV
5 20 (0.66%) Dodd-Frank
6 19 (0.63%) Data Quality
7 16 (0.53%) FINREP
7 16 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 15 (0.50%) COREP
9 11 (0.36%) ISO 9001
10 10 (0.33%) GxP
11 8 (0.26%) TickIT
12 7 (0.23%) WCAG
13 5 (0.17%) MiFID
13 5 (0.17%) Basel II
13 5 (0.17%) PCI DSS
14 4 (0.13%) FATCA
15 3 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 3 (0.099%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 35 (1.16%) XenApp
2 34 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
3 32 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (0.93%) Active Directory
5 8 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (0.13%) vCloud
7 3 (0.099%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.099%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.099%) Cygwin
8 2 (0.066%) vSphere
8 2 (0.066%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.033%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.033%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.033%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.033%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.033%) Nmap
9 1 (0.033%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.033%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.033%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 271 (8.96%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (0.73%) AppDNA
3 19 (0.63%) SCCM
3 19 (0.63%) Control-M
4 10 (0.33%) Puppet
5 9 (0.30%) Foglight
5 9 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.23%) Cisco IPCC
7 5 (0.17%) Nagios
7 5 (0.17%) Zenoss
7 5 (0.17%) Oracle EDQ
8 4 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.066%) ZENworks
9 2 (0.066%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.033%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.033%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.033%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.033%) Nessus
10 1 (0.033%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.033%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 323 (10.67%) Microsoft
2 314 (10.38%) SAP
3 277 (9.15%) Oracle
4 124 (4.10%) HP
5 54 (1.78%) Citrix
5 54 (1.78%) Business Objects
6 42 (1.39%) Google
7 41 (1.35%) IBM
8 39 (1.29%) Cognos
8 39 (1.29%) VMware
9 35 (1.16%) Sybase
10 34 (1.12%) Informatica
11 32 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
12 31 (1.02%) Siebel
13 30 (0.99%) PeopleSoft
14 25 (0.83%) Venda
15 23 (0.76%) Northgate
16 21 (0.69%) JBoss
17 19 (0.63%) Murex
17 19 (0.63%) Bloomberg
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