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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 70 65 55
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -10
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1485 1442 1669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.54% 2.75% 3.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.45% 3.71% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1022 942 1098
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 21
Average hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.18 £40.69 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £23.25 £17.38
% change year-on-year
-38.70% +33.81%

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
42997 38902 39217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.67% 74.17% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 24141 22845
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 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1190 1157 1447
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -3 1398 £400 -2.14% 276
London -5 778 £440 -2.22% 135
South East +27 228 £348 -3.80% 50
City of London +3 210 £450 +5.88% 48
Yorkshire -2 76 £350 +12.90% 22
East of England +6 74 £330 -5.71% 15
East Midlands +27 61 £385 +14.07% 6
North West -16 59 £300 +0.84% 15
West Yorkshire -12 57 £345 +1.99% 16
Scotland -11 56 £370 -2.63% 9
Berkshire +29 53 £350 -2.77% 13
South West -32 51 £316 -18.38% 14
West Midlands -28 50 £400 +26.98% 13
Buckinghamshire +17 47 £290 +4.97% 6
Leeds -5 40 £345 -1.42% 12
Manchester +19 38 £295 +28.26% 9
Hampshire 0 36 £306 -12.81% 11
Oxfordshire +17 32 £345 -5.47%
Bedfordshire +5 28 £413 +135.71% 3
Surrey -7 26 £438 +2.94% 9
Milton Keynes +3 25 £280 +1.35% 2
Reading +16 24 £344 -5.17% 5
Birmingham -2 22 £400 +18.51% 4
Edinburgh -11 22 £373 -17.22% 3
Oxford +5 21 £334 -8.56%
Luton -1 21 £419 +139.28% 1
Hertfordshire -14 18 £285 -13.57% 5
Nottinghamshire +20 17 £475 - 1
Glasgow -3 17 £375 -36.17% 4
Somerset -14 15 £325 -16.12% 5

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 1007 (33.04%) Finance
2 590 (19.36%) SQL
3 589 (19.32%) Agile Software Development
4 522 (17.13%) Test Scripting
5 501 (16.44%) Banking
6 363 (11.91%) Project Management
7 360 (11.81%) Business Analysis
8 358 (11.75%) QA
9 354 (11.61%) Microsoft
10 352 (11.55%) Migration
11 338 (11.09%) Analytical Skills
12 316 (10.37%) Oracle
13 313 (10.27%) SAP
14 308 (10.10%) HP Quality Center
15 302 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management
16 298 (9.78%) ISEB
17 279 (9.15%) Test Strategy
18 268 (8.79%) Integration Testing
19 225 (7.38%) MS Excel
20 224 (7.35%) Degree
21 217 (7.12%) Test Management
22 212 (6.96%) System Testing
23 211 (6.92%) Windows
24 209 (6.86%) Retail
25 194 (6.36%) Software Testing
26 193 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
27 187 (6.14%) SQL Server
28 186 (6.10%) Scrum
29 180 (5.91%) CRM
30 175 (5.74%) .NET

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (2.66%) SharePoint
2 54 (1.77%) CMS
3 34 (1.12%) WebSphere
4 32 (1.05%) SAS
5 31 (1.02%) WebLogic
6 28 (0.92%) IIS
7 26 (0.85%) Tomcat
8 23 (0.75%) IBM Notes
9 20 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
10 14 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
11 13 (0.43%) Apache
12 11 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.26%) Node.js
13 8 (0.26%) Umbraco
14 7 (0.23%) WordPress
14 7 (0.23%) SugarCRM
14 7 (0.23%) Adobe CQ
15 6 (0.20%) TIBCO EMS
15 6 (0.20%) Confluence
15 6 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 225 (7.38%) MS Excel
2 135 (4.43%) MS Office
3 107 (3.51%) MS Visio
4 49 (1.61%) MS Project
5 39 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.098%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.066%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.066%) SPSS
9 2 (0.066%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.066%) RoboHelp
9 2 (0.066%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.066%) CorelDRAW
10 1 (0.033%) Stata
10 1 (0.033%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 59 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (1.44%) Agresso
3 35 (1.15%) Oracle EBS R12
4 32 (1.05%) Oracle Payables
4 32 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
4 32 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
5 27 (0.89%) SAP FI
6 26 (0.85%) Oracle Receivables
7 25 (0.82%) SAP SD
8 24 (0.79%) Oracle General Ledger
9 23 (0.75%) SAP FI/CO
9 23 (0.75%) SAP CO
10 22 (0.72%) Summit
11 21 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
12 17 (0.56%) Markit EDM
13 15 (0.49%) Oracle Cash Management
14 14 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
14 14 (0.46%) SAP BPC
14 14 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 13 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (0.75%) SaaS
2 9 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.26%) Force.com
4 6 (0.20%) Office 365
5 4 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (0.098%) GitHub
6 3 (0.098%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.066%) Taleo
7 2 (0.066%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.066%) PaaS
8 1 (0.033%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.033%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.033%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (0.75%) Firewall
2 22 (0.72%) Internet
3 16 (0.52%) DNS
4 13 (0.43%) VoIP
5 12 (0.39%) LDAP
6 10 (0.33%) WAN
6 10 (0.33%) LAN
6 10 (0.33%) TCP/IP
6 10 (0.33%) DHCP
6 10 (0.33%) HTTP
6 10 (0.33%) IP Telephony
7 9 (0.30%) SSL
7 9 (0.30%) Intranet
8 8 (0.26%) VPN
9 7 (0.23%) MPLS
10 6 (0.20%) FTP
10 6 (0.20%) Wireless
11 5 (0.16%) PBX
11 5 (0.16%) SMTP
12 4 (0.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (6.14%) SQL Server
2 142 (4.66%) Data Warehouse
3 78 (2.56%) Relational Database
4 66 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 59 (1.94%) Oracle Database
6 55 (1.80%) MySQL
6 55 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 55 (1.80%) QlikView
7 52 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 37 (1.21%) Data Mart
9 26 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
10 25 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
10 25 (0.82%) PowerCenter
10 25 (0.82%) Data Mining
11 21 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
12 19 (0.62%) SAP BW
13 17 (0.56%) DB2
14 14 (0.46%) RDBMS
14 14 (0.46%) Base SAS
14 14 (0.46%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 108 (3.54%) JIRA
2 76 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 75 (2.46%) Selenium
4 69 (2.26%) QuickTest Pro
5 43 (1.41%) Visual Studio
6 27 (0.89%) SoapUI
7 26 (0.85%) Cucumber
8 24 (0.79%) WebDriver
8 24 (0.79%) Subversion
9 21 (0.69%) JUnit
10 19 (0.62%) TestDirector
10 19 (0.62%) Git (software)
11 18 (0.59%) JMeter
12 17 (0.56%) Toad
12 17 (0.56%) LoadRunner
13 15 (0.49%) Eclipse
13 15 (0.49%) Maven
13 15 (0.49%) SpecFlow
14 13 (0.43%) Jenkins
15 12 (0.39%) MSI
General
1 1007 (33.04%) Finance
2 501 (16.44%) Banking
3 209 (6.86%) Retail
4 175 (5.74%) Investment Banking
5 108 (3.54%) Front Office
6 81 (2.66%) Back Office
7 77 (2.53%) Marketing
8 70 (2.30%) Legal
9 65 (2.13%) Telecoms
10 55 (1.80%) Financial Institution
11 51 (1.67%) Retail Banking
12 44 (1.44%) Manufacturing
13 39 (1.28%) Publishing
14 26 (0.85%) Billing
15 24 (0.79%) General Ledger
16 20 (0.66%) Automotive
17 19 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
18 17 (0.56%) Games
18 17 (0.56%) Advertising
19 16 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1327 (43.54%) Analyst
2 704 (23.10%) Business Analyst
3 419 (13.75%) Test Analyst
4 313 (10.27%) Developer
5 277 (9.09%) Test Manager
6 206 (6.76%) Tester
7 192 (6.30%) Project Manager
8 179 (5.87%) Consultant
9 130 (4.27%) Test Leader
10 106 (3.48%) Senior Analyst
11 83 (2.72%) Systems Analyst
12 61 (2.00%) Coordinator
13 59 (1.94%) UAT Analyst
14 55 (1.80%) SAP Consultant
15 51 (1.67%) Senior Test Analyst
16 50 (1.64%) UAT Test Analyst
17 48 (1.57%) UAT Manager
18 43 (1.41%) Support Analyst
19 42 (1.38%) Senior Business Analyst
20 39 (1.28%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (5.74%) .NET
2 126 (4.13%) HTML
3 103 (3.38%) Web Services
4 94 (3.08%) XML
5 56 (1.84%) CSS
6 49 (1.61%) HTML5
7 43 (1.41%) Middleware
8 40 (1.31%) ASP.NET
9 38 (1.25%) SOAP
10 34 (1.12%) RESTful
11 30 (0.98%) JSON
12 28 (0.92%) Application Packaging
13 26 (0.85%) jQuery
14 24 (0.79%) WCF
15 21 (0.69%) Visualforce
15 21 (0.69%) REST
16 20 (0.66%) .NET Framework
17 19 (0.62%) J2EE
18 13 (0.43%) JSP
18 13 (0.43%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 338 (11.09%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (3.58%) Management Information System
3 79 (2.59%) Derivative
4 78 (2.56%) User Experience
5 73 (2.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 55 (1.80%) Credit Risk
7 54 (1.77%) Computer Science
8 46 (1.51%) Mobile App
9 43 (1.41%) Fixed Income
10 37 (1.21%) Data Integration
11 36 (1.18%) Data Structures
12 30 (0.98%) SWIFT
13 29 (0.95%) Client/Server
14 28 (0.92%) Visualisation
15 27 (0.89%) Equities
16 25 (0.82%) Reference Data
16 25 (0.82%) Data Conversion
17 24 (0.79%) Market Risk
17 24 (0.79%) NHS
18 22 (0.72%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 211 (6.92%) Windows
2 103 (3.38%) UNIX
3 94 (3.08%) Linux
4 83 (2.72%) Windows 7
5 39 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (1.18%) Windows XP
7 26 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (0.69%) Apple iOS
9 20 (0.66%) Android
10 17 (0.56%) Solaris
11 16 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.23%) Windows Vista
14 6 (0.20%) SUSE
15 5 (0.16%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.16%) Windows NT
16 4 (0.13%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.13%) AIX
17 3 (0.098%) zOS
17 3 (0.098%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 589 (19.32%) Agile Software Development
2 522 (17.13%) Test Scripting
3 363 (11.91%) Project Management
4 360 (11.81%) Business Analysis
5 352 (11.55%) Migration
6 302 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management
7 279 (9.15%) Test Strategy
8 268 (8.79%) Integration Testing
9 217 (7.12%) Test Management
10 212 (6.96%) System Testing
11 194 (6.36%) Software Testing
12 193 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
13 186 (6.10%) Scrum
14 180 (5.91%) CRM
15 162 (5.31%) ETL
16 156 (5.12%) Waterfall
17 148 (4.86%) Regression Testing
18 147 (4.82%) E-Commerce
19 144 (4.72%) Workflow
20 141 (4.63%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 590 (19.36%) SQL
2 156 (5.12%) Java
3 121 (3.97%) JavaScript
4 111 (3.64%) C#
5 75 (2.46%) PL/SQL
6 46 (1.51%) VBA
7 43 (1.41%) C
7 43 (1.41%) PHP
8 38 (1.25%) T-SQL
9 32 (1.05%) Scala
10 30 (0.98%) C++
11 28 (0.92%) Python
11 28 (0.92%) PowerShell
12 23 (0.75%) Perl
12 23 (0.75%) VBScript
13 21 (0.69%) Shell Script
13 21 (0.69%) Apex Code
14 20 (0.66%) Ruby
15 18 (0.59%) VB
16 14 (0.46%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 298 (9.78%) ISEB
2 224 (7.35%) Degree
3 154 (5.05%) ISTQB
4 123 (4.04%) Security Cleared
5 83 (2.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 79 (2.59%) SC Cleared
7 32 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 25 (0.82%) PMI Certification
8 25 (0.82%) ISEB Practitioner
9 19 (0.62%) PMP
10 16 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (0.49%) DV Cleared
12 14 (0.46%) MCSE
13 13 (0.43%) MCP
14 12 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 10 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 9 (0.30%) HND
17 8 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 7 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 358 (11.75%) QA
2 40 (1.31%) SLA
3 19 (0.62%) EMIR
4 17 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
5 16 (0.52%) ISO 9001
6 11 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (0.36%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.26%) Basel III
7 8 (0.26%) COREP
8 7 (0.23%) Solvency II
8 7 (0.23%) GxP
9 6 (0.20%) FATCA
10 5 (0.16%) MiFID
11 3 (0.098%) Basel II
11 3 (0.098%) TickIT
11 3 (0.098%) AIFMD
12 2 (0.066%) UCITS
12 2 (0.066%) IAS 39
13 1 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 1 (0.033%) WCAG
System Software
1 53 (1.74%) Active Directory
2 26 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
3 21 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.43%) XenDesktop
5 10 (0.33%) XenApp
5 10 (0.33%) XenServer
6 6 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (0.13%) Firmware
8 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.098%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.098%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.066%) Xen
10 2 (0.066%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.033%) SRDF
11 1 (0.033%) vSphere
11 1 (0.033%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.033%) Squid
11 1 (0.033%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.033%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 308 (10.10%) HP Quality Center
2 41 (1.35%) SCCM
3 35 (1.15%) Control-M
4 25 (0.82%) Nagios
5 23 (0.75%) SCOM
6 19 (0.62%) Puppet
7 13 (0.43%) NetBackup
8 12 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
10 8 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
11 7 (0.23%) Capistrano
12 6 (0.20%) CA SiteMinder
13 5 (0.16%) Data Guard
13 5 (0.16%) Zenoss
14 4 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
14 4 (0.13%) Cisco IPCC
14 4 (0.13%) WSUS
15 3 (0.098%) OpenView
15 3 (0.098%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 3 (0.098%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 354 (11.61%) Microsoft
2 316 (10.37%) Oracle
3 313 (10.27%) SAP
4 173 (5.68%) HP
5 81 (2.66%) Salesforce.com
6 56 (1.84%) IBM
7 53 (1.74%) Business Objects
8 39 (1.28%) Informatica
9 32 (1.05%) Citrix
10 31 (1.02%) Siebel
10 31 (1.02%) Remedy
11 29 (0.95%) Cognos
12 26 (0.85%) Murex
12 26 (0.85%) BMC
13 24 (0.79%) Lotus
14 23 (0.75%) VMware
14 23 (0.75%) Cisco
15 21 (0.69%) JD Edwards
16 20 (0.66%) Altiris
17 19 (0.62%) Adobe
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