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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 63 63 58
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1597 1552 1560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.91% 2.93% 3.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.76% 3.85% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1039 1036 990
Average daily rate
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£388 £388 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £530 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 24
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.25 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.86% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.55 £16.23 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.10 £30.45 £33.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +15.00%

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
42498 40281 37334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.50% 76.13% 74.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 27435 25058 22430
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1149 1192 1110
Average hourly rate £29.00 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -6 1404 £400 +1.91% 267
London -4 691 £450 +3.21% 117
South East -10 205 £350 +6.06% 38
City of London -13 161 £450 - 50
Scotland +44 158 £350 +2.94% 16
North West +22 127 £388 +17.42% 30
Yorkshire +12 103 £300 -3.53% 16
West Midlands +22 84 £163 -56.66% 23
Edinburgh +26 80 £350 +11.11% 9
West Yorkshire -11 65 £300 -3.53% 9
South West -44 64 £350 +7.69% 16
Berkshire +27 60 £375 +14.50% 9
East of England -43 60 £400 -5.88% 11
Glasgow +34 58 £305 -0.87% 4
Hampshire +28 51 £350 -12.50% 5
Buckinghamshire +9 49 £339 +12.91% 4
Manchester -6 45 £376 +15.76% 18
Leeds -19 43 £300 -7.26% 7
East Midlands -2 36 £400 +28.00% 12
Cheshire +15 34 £380 +8.57% 8
Milton Keynes +7 33 £340 +9.67% 2
Bristol +5 33 £350 +16.66% 5
Reading +16 26 £400 +26.98% 3
Merseyside - 24 £508 - 1
Liverpool - 23 £513 - 1
Birmingham +6 21 £225 -38.35% 7
North East -13 21 £225 -43.67% 1
Warwickshire +9 20 £255 -28.42% 1
Surrey -15 20 £413 +39.83% 7
Nottinghamshire -3 17 £425 +1.19% 6

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 951 (30.98%) Finance
2 689 (22.44%) Agile Software Development
3 572 (18.63%) SQL
4 550 (17.92%) Banking
5 543 (17.69%) Test Scripting
6 426 (13.88%) QA
7 376 (12.25%) Oracle
8 364 (11.86%) Migration
9 348 (11.34%) Microsoft
10 345 (11.24%) ISEB
11 331 (10.78%) System Integration Testing
12 316 (10.29%) Business Analysis
13 297 (9.67%) Analytical Skills
14 292 (9.51%) Project Management
15 280 (9.12%) SAP
16 279 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
17 266 (8.66%) Integration Testing
18 265 (8.63%) MS Excel
19 259 (8.44%) System Testing
20 248 (8.08%) HP Quality Center
20 248 (8.08%) Retail
21 247 (8.05%) Test Strategy
22 237 (7.72%) Java
23 230 (7.49%) Test Management
24 218 (7.10%) SDLC
25 211 (6.87%) Software Testing
26 210 (6.84%) SQL Server
27 205 (6.68%) Scrum
27 205 (6.68%) Waterfall
28 200 (6.51%) Regression Testing

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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
1 112 (3.65%) SharePoint
2 51 (1.66%) CMS
3 33 (1.07%) SAS
4 25 (0.81%) WebSphere
5 24 (0.78%) IIS
6 22 (0.72%) JBoss
7 20 (0.65%) WebLogic
8 18 (0.59%) Apache
8 18 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 16 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
10 14 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
11 12 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
12 11 (0.36%) Confluence
12 11 (0.36%) Tomcat
12 11 (0.36%) IBM Notes
12 11 (0.36%) MS Exchange
12 11 (0.36%) Documentum
13 8 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.20%) Tuxedo
14 6 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 265 (8.63%) MS Excel
2 153 (4.98%) MS Office
3 100 (3.26%) MS Visio
4 68 (2.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 44 (1.43%) MS Project
6 6 (0.20%) Windchill
6 6 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.098%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.065%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.065%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.065%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.065%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.033%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.033%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 49 (1.60%) Oracle EBS
1 49 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (1.43%) Oracle Financials
2 44 (1.43%) Oracle EBS R12
3 40 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
4 24 (0.78%) Oracle General Ledger
5 23 (0.75%) SAP FI
6 22 (0.72%) SAP SD
7 20 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
8 19 (0.62%) Agresso
9 18 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
9 18 (0.59%) SAP CO
10 16 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
11 15 (0.49%) SAP HR
11 15 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
12 14 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
13 13 (0.42%) Summit
13 13 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
14 12 (0.39%) thinkFolio
15 11 (0.36%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 31 (1.01%) SaaS
2 10 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.26%) Google Analytics
4 7 (0.23%) HP Helion
5 6 (0.20%) Taleo
5 6 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
5 6 (0.20%) IBM Blueworks
6 5 (0.16%) Google Checkout
7 4 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.098%) Office 365
8 3 (0.098%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.098%) Force.com
9 2 (0.065%) PaaS
9 2 (0.065%) Heroku
9 2 (0.065%) Google Compute Engine
9 2 (0.065%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.033%) GitHub
10 1 (0.033%) Lucidchart
10 1 (0.033%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 53 (1.73%) Internet
2 22 (0.72%) Intranet
3 11 (0.36%) Firewall
3 11 (0.36%) DNS
4 10 (0.33%) 3G
4 10 (0.33%) Diameter Protocol
5 9 (0.29%) Extranet
5 9 (0.29%) LDAP
6 8 (0.26%) ATM
6 8 (0.26%) PSTN
6 8 (0.26%) SS7
6 8 (0.26%) 4G
7 7 (0.23%) DAB
7 7 (0.23%) SAN
7 7 (0.23%) GSM
7 7 (0.23%) WAN
8 6 (0.20%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.20%) Unified Communications
9 5 (0.16%) 2G
9 5 (0.16%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (6.84%) SQL Server
2 156 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
3 68 (2.21%) Oracle Database
4 66 (2.15%) Relational Database
5 62 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 61 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 41 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
8 31 (1.01%) MS Access
9 30 (0.98%) Data Mining
10 29 (0.94%) MySQL
11 26 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
12 25 (0.81%) QlikView
13 22 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 20 (0.65%) DB2
15 19 (0.62%) PowerCenter
15 19 (0.62%) SAP BW
16 17 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
16 17 (0.55%) MarkLogic
17 16 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
18 15 (0.49%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 130 (4.23%) JIRA
2 115 (3.75%) Selenium
3 105 (3.42%) Visual Studio
4 78 (2.54%) Cucumber
5 68 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 58 (1.89%) HP UFT
7 29 (0.94%) Jenkins
8 28 (0.91%) JUnit
9 27 (0.88%) SoapUI
10 26 (0.85%) WebDriver
11 25 (0.81%) Axure RP
12 24 (0.78%) SpecFlow
13 20 (0.65%) Eclipse
13 20 (0.65%) LoadRunner
14 19 (0.62%) TeamCity
15 17 (0.55%) Git (software)
15 17 (0.55%) Toad
16 16 (0.52%) Subversion
16 16 (0.52%) Balsamiq Mockups
17 14 (0.46%) MSI
General
1 951 (30.98%) Finance
2 550 (17.92%) Banking
3 248 (8.08%) Retail
4 158 (5.15%) Investment Banking
5 82 (2.67%) Retail Banking
6 81 (2.64%) Manufacturing
7 80 (2.61%) Telecoms
8 79 (2.57%) Front Office
9 67 (2.18%) Marketing
10 61 (1.99%) Legal
11 56 (1.82%) Back Office
12 39 (1.27%) Billing
13 32 (1.04%) Financial Institution
14 28 (0.91%) General Ledger
15 25 (0.81%) Advertising
16 24 (0.78%) Publishing
17 21 (0.68%) French Language
18 18 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
19 16 (0.52%) Automotive
20 11 (0.36%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1327 (43.22%) Analyst
2 597 (19.45%) Business Analyst
3 538 (17.52%) Test Analyst
4 360 (11.73%) Test Manager
5 345 (11.24%) Developer
6 190 (6.19%) Tester
7 179 (5.83%) Project Manager
8 176 (5.73%) Test Leader
9 159 (5.18%) Consultant
10 119 (3.88%) Senior Analyst
11 70 (2.28%) Senior Test Analyst
12 68 (2.21%) Systems Analyst
13 61 (1.99%) UAT Analyst
14 53 (1.73%) Architect
15 52 (1.69%) UAT Manager
16 50 (1.63%) SAP Consultant
17 48 (1.56%) Coordinator
18 46 (1.50%) Banking Business Analyst
19 45 (1.47%) Java Developer
20 44 (1.43%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (6.06%) .NET
2 162 (5.28%) XML
3 123 (4.01%) Web Services
4 87 (2.83%) HTML
5 69 (2.25%) CSS
6 51 (1.66%) Middleware
7 33 (1.07%) ASP.NET
8 30 (0.98%) Gherkin
9 28 (0.91%) HTML5
9 28 (0.91%) Application Packaging
9 28 (0.91%) jQuery
10 27 (0.88%) Ajax
10 27 (0.88%) SOAP
11 26 (0.85%) Spring
12 20 (0.65%) J2EE
12 20 (0.65%) Oracle Fusion
13 18 (0.59%) AngularJS
13 18 (0.59%) XSLT
13 18 (0.59%) JMS
14 15 (0.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 297 (9.67%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (2.74%) Management Information System
3 79 (2.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 64 (2.08%) User Experience
5 58 (1.89%) Fixed Income
6 55 (1.79%) Derivative
7 50 (1.63%) SWIFT
8 40 (1.30%) Equities
9 34 (1.11%) Computer Science
10 33 (1.07%) Visualisation
11 28 (0.91%) NHS
11 28 (0.91%) Data Centre
12 23 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
13 22 (0.72%) Data Integration
13 22 (0.72%) FMCG
13 22 (0.72%) Credit Risk
14 21 (0.68%) Client/Server
15 20 (0.65%) Mobile App
16 18 (0.59%) Reference Data
16 18 (0.59%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 170 (5.54%) Windows
2 105 (3.42%) Linux
3 97 (3.16%) UNIX
4 66 (2.15%) Windows 7
5 27 (0.88%) Apple iOS
6 24 (0.78%) Android
7 22 (0.72%) Windows XP
8 20 (0.65%) Solaris
8 20 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (0.62%) Windows 8
10 13 (0.42%) SUSE
11 11 (0.36%) Ubuntu
12 10 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.13%) zOS
16 3 (0.098%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.098%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.098%) AIX
17 2 (0.065%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 689 (22.44%) Agile Software Development
2 543 (17.69%) Test Scripting
3 364 (11.86%) Migration
4 331 (10.78%) System Integration Testing
5 316 (10.29%) Business Analysis
6 292 (9.51%) Project Management
7 279 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 266 (8.66%) Integration Testing
9 259 (8.44%) System Testing
10 247 (8.05%) Test Strategy
11 230 (7.49%) Test Management
12 218 (7.10%) SDLC
13 211 (6.87%) Software Testing
14 205 (6.68%) Scrum
14 205 (6.68%) Waterfall
15 200 (6.51%) Regression Testing
16 188 (6.12%) CRM
17 180 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
18 165 (5.37%) ERP
19 157 (5.11%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 572 (18.63%) SQL
2 237 (7.72%) Java
3 127 (4.14%) C#
4 83 (2.70%) JavaScript
5 60 (1.95%) Python
6 54 (1.76%) PL/SQL
6 54 (1.76%) T-SQL
7 52 (1.69%) VBA
8 40 (1.30%) PHP
9 37 (1.21%) C++
10 31 (1.01%) C
11 30 (0.98%) VB
12 29 (0.94%) PowerShell
13 25 (0.81%) Ruby
14 21 (0.68%) ABAP
14 21 (0.68%) Perl
15 19 (0.62%) Shell Script
16 17 (0.55%) XQuery
17 16 (0.52%) COBOL
18 13 (0.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 345 (11.24%) ISEB
2 178 (5.80%) ISTQB
3 164 (5.34%) Security Cleared
4 157 (5.11%) Degree
5 109 (3.55%) SC Cleared
6 89 (2.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 20 (0.65%) DV Cleared
7 20 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
8 15 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 15 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (0.39%) PMP
9 12 (0.39%) PMI Certification
10 11 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (0.33%) CIMA
11 10 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (0.33%) ACCA
11 10 (0.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 8 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 7 (0.23%) CCNA
14 5 (0.16%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 426 (13.88%) QA
2 19 (0.62%) SLA
3 17 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 14 (0.46%) Solvency II
5 13 (0.42%) EMIR
6 10 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
6 10 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.29%) FATCA
8 8 (0.26%) GxP
9 7 (0.23%) Basel III
10 6 (0.20%) Data Quality
10 6 (0.20%) COREP
11 4 (0.13%) FINREP
11 4 (0.13%) MiFID
11 4 (0.13%) GAAP
12 3 (0.098%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 3 (0.098%) GAMP
12 3 (0.098%) GMP
12 3 (0.098%) CRD IV
13 2 (0.065%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 40 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (1.17%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (0.26%) BitLocker
5 5 (0.16%) XenApp
5 5 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.13%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.098%) RACF
8 2 (0.065%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.065%) vCloud
8 2 (0.065%) Docker
8 2 (0.065%) LXC
9 1 (0.033%) vSphere
9 1 (0.033%) Varnish
9 1 (0.033%) Firmware
9 1 (0.033%) NFS
Systems Management
1 248 (8.08%) HP Quality Center
2 41 (1.34%) SCCM
3 23 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (0.72%) Puppet
4 22 (0.72%) Control-M
5 10 (0.33%) Zenoss
6 5 (0.16%) OpenView
6 5 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
7 4 (0.13%) Nagios
8 3 (0.098%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.098%) SCOM
8 3 (0.098%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.065%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.065%) DameWare
9 2 (0.065%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (0.065%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.033%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.033%) Netcool
10 1 (0.033%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.033%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 376 (12.25%) Oracle
2 348 (11.34%) Microsoft
3 280 (9.12%) SAP
4 151 (4.92%) HP
5 54 (1.76%) IBM
6 51 (1.66%) VMware
7 39 (1.27%) Business Objects
7 39 (1.27%) PeopleSoft
8 38 (1.24%) Informatica
8 38 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
9 28 (0.91%) Cognos
10 26 (0.85%) Tableau
11 25 (0.81%) Citrix
12 24 (0.78%) Adobe
13 20 (0.65%) Red Hat
14 19 (0.62%) ServiceNow
15 17 (0.55%) CA
16 16 (0.52%) Murex
17 15 (0.49%) BMC
17 15 (0.49%) Bloomberg
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