The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 24 June 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)
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 41 47
Rank change year-on-year -31 +6  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 18 34 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.78% 3.59% 3.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 4.24% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 26
Median daily rate £363 £300 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.83% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £226 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18%  

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 828 802 997
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 81.74% 84.60% 81.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 440 519
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 24
Median hourly rate £29.00 £12.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +141.66% -53.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £9.37 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Buckinghamshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in Buckinghamshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Buckinghamshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Milton Keynes -17 16 £363 +31.81% 6
High Wycombe - 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 31 (41.33%) Security Cleared
2 29 (38.67%) Finance
3 22 (29.33%) Windows
3 22 (29.33%) SC Cleared
4 17 (22.67%) Windows Vista
5 16 (21.33%) ISEB
5 16 (21.33%) Oracle
5 16 (21.33%) ITIL
6 15 (20.00%) MSI
6 15 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (20.00%) SCCM
7 14 (18.67%) Migration
8 13 (17.33%) Banking
8 13 (17.33%) Application Packaging
8 13 (17.33%) Data Migration
8 13 (17.33%) Test Strategy
8 13 (17.33%) Windows 10
9 11 (14.67%) Oracle EBS R12
9 11 (14.67%) Oracle EBS
10 10 (13.33%) HP
10 10 (13.33%) DV Cleared
10 10 (13.33%) Unit Testing
10 10 (13.33%) Temenos T24
11 9 (12.00%) Compatibility Testing
11 9 (12.00%) SQL
11 9 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (12.00%) ISTQB
11 9 (12.00%) Degree
12 8 (10.67%) PRINCE2
12 8 (10.67%) Oracle Reports

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 1 (1.33%) CMS
1 1 (1.33%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (14.67%) Oracle EBS
1 11 (14.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (13.33%) Temenos T24
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.33%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.33%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.33%) Internet
2 1 (1.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.67%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (8.00%) DB2
3 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (1.33%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (1.33%) Data Mart
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (20.00%) MSI
2 5 (6.67%) Selenium
3 4 (5.33%) Cucumber
3 4 (5.33%) HP UFT
4 3 (4.00%) JIRA
4 3 (4.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.33%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.33%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.33%) XMLSpy
General
1 29 (38.67%) Finance
2 13 (17.33%) Banking
3 6 (8.00%) Retail
4 3 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.67%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.33%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.33%) Automotive
6 1 (1.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 29 (38.67%) Analyst
2 21 (28.00%) Test Manager
3 13 (17.33%) Test Analyst
4 11 (14.67%) Developer
5 9 (12.00%) UAT Analyst
6 8 (10.67%) Business Analyst
6 8 (10.67%) UAT Manager
6 8 (10.67%) UAT Test Analyst
7 7 (9.33%) UAT Test Manager
8 6 (8.00%) Applications Manager
8 6 (8.00%) Architect
8 6 (8.00%) Test Leader
9 5 (6.67%) Analyst Developer
9 5 (6.67%) Applications Architect
9 5 (6.67%) Banking Analyst
9 5 (6.67%) Developer Analyst
9 5 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
10 4 (5.33%) E-Business Manager
10 4 (5.33%) QA Analyst
10 4 (5.33%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.67%) Middleware
1 2 (2.67%) XML
2 1 (1.33%) SAP TM
2 1 (1.33%) Web Dynpro
2 1 (1.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.67%) FMCG
2 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.33%) PKI
3 1 (1.33%) PMI
3 1 (1.33%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (1.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (29.33%) Windows
2 17 (22.67%) Windows Vista
3 13 (17.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.33%) ITIL
2 15 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (18.67%) Migration
4 13 (17.33%) Application Packaging
4 13 (17.33%) Data Migration
4 13 (17.33%) Test Strategy
5 10 (13.33%) Unit Testing
6 9 (12.00%) Compatibility Testing
6 9 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (10.67%) PRINCE2
7 8 (10.67%) Regression Testing
7 8 (10.67%) Release Management
7 8 (10.67%) System Integration Testing
7 8 (10.67%) Test Scripting
8 7 (9.33%) SDLC
9 6 (8.00%) Defect Management
9 6 (8.00%) E-Commerce
9 6 (8.00%) Project Management
9 6 (8.00%) Scenario Testing
9 6 (8.00%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.00%) SQL
2 5 (6.67%) Java
3 4 (5.33%) C++
3 4 (5.33%) VB
4 1 (1.33%) ABAP
4 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (41.33%) Security Cleared
2 22 (29.33%) SC Cleared
3 16 (21.33%) ISEB
4 10 (13.33%) DV Cleared
5 9 (12.00%) Degree
5 9 (12.00%) ISTQB
6 8 (10.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.33%) HND
7 1 (1.33%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.33%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (1.33%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.33%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.67%) QA
2 2 (2.67%) PMO
2 2 (2.67%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (20.00%) SCCM
2 8 (10.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (21.33%) Oracle
2 10 (13.33%) HP
3 7 (9.33%) SAP
4 6 (8.00%) Temenos
5 5 (6.67%) Microsoft
6 3 (4.00%) Compaq
7 2 (2.67%) Citrix
8 1 (1.33%) Becrypt
8 1 (1.33%) BMC
8 1 (1.33%) Remedy
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago