The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 31 38
Rank change year-on-year +5 +7  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 14 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 4.47% 3.98% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.96% 4.61% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 5
Median daily rate £338 £438 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.85% -7.89%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £20.50 £21.95
% change year-on-year +40.24% -6.60%  

User Acceptance Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 282 282 333
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 90.10% 86.24% 84.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 210 231
Median daily rate £440 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.36% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £613 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 24
Median hourly rate £18.00 £50.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £31.15 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.78 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +18.03%  

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing User Acceptance Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in Bedfordshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Bedfordshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in Bedfordshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Bedfordshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +3 5 £225 -50.00%
Dunstable -1 3 £250 -44.44%
Bedford - 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 14 (51.85%) Oracle
2 11 (40.74%) Finance
3 9 (33.33%) SQL
4 8 (29.63%) Change Management
5 7 (25.93%) GAP Analysis
5 7 (25.93%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (22.22%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (22.22%) BEA
6 6 (22.22%) PL/SQL
6 6 (22.22%) Java
6 6 (22.22%) WebLogic
6 6 (22.22%) JSP
6 6 (22.22%) XML
6 6 (22.22%) XSL
6 6 (22.22%) XSLT
6 6 (22.22%) Validation
6 6 (22.22%) Hibernate
6 6 (22.22%) Banking
6 6 (22.22%) Spring
6 6 (22.22%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (22.22%) Java EE
6 6 (22.22%) Oracle Fusion
6 6 (22.22%) Oracle Database
6 6 (22.22%) Technical Analysis
6 6 (22.22%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 5 (18.52%) Mentoring
7 5 (18.52%) High Availability
7 5 (18.52%) JSF
7 5 (18.52%) Business Analysis

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (22.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (3.70%) ImageReady
1 1 (3.70%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (3.70%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (3.70%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (22.22%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 6 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 6 (22.22%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (3.70%) TestPartner
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Banking
3 4 (14.81%) Marketing
4 3 (11.11%) Billing
5 2 (7.41%) Back Office
6 1 (3.70%) Dutch Language
6 1 (3.70%) French Language
6 1 (3.70%) German Language
6 1 (3.70%) Local Government
6 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Analyst
2 6 (22.22%) Applications Support
3 5 (18.52%) Consultant
4 4 (14.81%) Support Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Oracle Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Applications Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Applications Support Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Business Change Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Business Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Change Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Java Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Designer
7 1 (3.70%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) Hibernate
1 6 (22.22%) Java EE
1 6 (22.22%) JSP
1 6 (22.22%) Oracle Fusion
1 6 (22.22%) Spring
1 6 (22.22%) XML
1 6 (22.22%) XSL
1 6 (22.22%) XSLT
2 5 (18.52%) JSF
2 5 (18.52%) Struts
3 3 (11.11%) HTML
4 2 (7.41%) CSS
5 1 (3.70%) Flash
5 1 (3.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (3.70%) Reference Data
2 1 (3.70%) Social Media
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Change Management
2 7 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (25.93%) GAP Analysis
3 6 (22.22%) Technical Analysis
3 6 (22.22%) Validation
4 5 (18.52%) Business Analysis
4 5 (18.52%) High Availability
4 5 (18.52%) ITIL
4 5 (18.52%) Mentoring
5 4 (14.81%) CRM
5 4 (14.81%) Defect Management
5 4 (14.81%) Migration
6 3 (11.11%) Analytics
6 3 (11.11%) Contract Management
6 3 (11.11%) Data Analysis
6 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 3 (11.11%) Functional Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Information Security
6 3 (11.11%) Use Case
7 2 (7.41%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) SQL
2 6 (22.22%) Java
2 6 (22.22%) PL/SQL
3 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) SLA
2 3 (11.11%) PCI DSS
3 2 (7.41%) GDPR
4 1 (3.70%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Oracle
2 6 (22.22%) BEA
3 2 (7.41%) IBM
3 2 (7.41%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (3.70%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) Hyperion