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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 51 43
Rank change year-on-year +23 -8  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 59 27 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 5.74% 2.59% 3.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.87% 3.08% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 13 31
Median daily rate £468 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.57% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £445 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £390 £350
% change year-on-year -0.64% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £31.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £20.75 £18.90
% change year-on-year +42.16% +9.78%  

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 859 876 958
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 83.56% 83.99% 80.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 470 469
Median daily rate £400 £410 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +12.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 20
Median hourly rate £19.00 £33.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.42% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £13.57 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +23 47 £475 +35.71% 3
Aylesbury - 2 - -
High Wycombe - 2 £235 - 2
Newport Pagnell - 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 (40.26%) Security Cleared
2 28 (36.36%) Finance
3 22 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 21 (27.27%) Windows
5 20 (25.97%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (20.78%) Windows Vista
7 15 (19.48%) Oracle
8 14 (18.18%) ITIL
8 14 (18.18%) ISEB
8 14 (18.18%) MSI
9 13 (16.88%) SCCM
9 13 (16.88%) Windows 10
10 12 (15.58%) Test Strategy
10 12 (15.58%) Defect Management
10 12 (15.58%) Application Packaging
11 11 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
12 10 (12.99%) Regression Testing
12 10 (12.99%) SDLC
12 10 (12.99%) Oracle EBS R12
12 10 (12.99%) Unit Testing
12 10 (12.99%) Test Scripting
13 9 (11.69%) DV Cleared
13 9 (11.69%) Data Migration
13 9 (11.69%) Migration
13 9 (11.69%) Banking
14 8 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (10.39%) Temenos T24
14 8 (10.39%) QA
14 8 (10.39%) Degree
14 8 (10.39%) Business Analysis

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 (1.30%) CMS
1 1 (1.30%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 3 (3.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) MS Office
2 1 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (12.99%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (10.39%) Temenos T24
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (1.30%) SAP ERP
5 1 (1.30%) SAP FI
5 1 (1.30%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.90%) Internet
2 1 (1.30%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (7.79%) DB2
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (1.30%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (18.18%) MSI
2 7 (9.09%) Selenium
3 6 (7.79%) JIRA
4 4 (5.19%) Cucumber
4 4 (5.19%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.30%) Appium
5 1 (1.30%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.30%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.30%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.30%) Genymotion
5 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.30%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.30%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.30%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (36.36%) Finance
2 9 (11.69%) Banking
3 6 (7.79%) Retail
4 3 (3.90%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.60%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.30%) Automotive
6 1 (1.30%) German Language
6 1 (1.30%) Legal
6 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (37.66%) Analyst
2 24 (31.17%) Test Manager
3 13 (16.88%) UAT Manager
4 12 (15.58%) Business Analyst
4 12 (15.58%) UAT Test Manager
5 10 (12.99%) Test Analyst
6 9 (11.69%) Developer
7 6 (7.79%) Architect
7 6 (7.79%) UAT Analyst
8 5 (6.49%) Analyst Developer
8 5 (6.49%) Applications Architect
8 5 (6.49%) Applications Manager
8 5 (6.49%) Developer Analyst
8 5 (6.49%) UAT Test Analyst
9 4 (5.19%) Banking Analyst
9 4 (5.19%) E-Business Manager
9 4 (5.19%) QA Analyst
9 4 (5.19%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (5.19%) Technical Developer
9 4 (5.19%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.60%) Web Services
1 2 (2.60%) XML
2 1 (1.30%) SAP TM
2 1 (1.30%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.60%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.60%) FMCG
2 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.30%) PMI
3 1 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (27.27%) Windows
2 16 (20.78%) Windows Vista
3 13 (16.88%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.60%) Linux
5 1 (1.30%) Android
5 1 (1.30%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.97%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (18.18%) ITIL
3 12 (15.58%) Application Packaging
3 12 (15.58%) Defect Management
3 12 (15.58%) Test Strategy
4 10 (12.99%) Regression Testing
4 10 (12.99%) SDLC
4 10 (12.99%) Test Scripting
4 10 (12.99%) Unit Testing
5 9 (11.69%) Data Migration
5 9 (11.69%) Migration
6 8 (10.39%) Business Analysis
6 8 (10.39%) Compatibility Testing
6 8 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (9.09%) PRINCE2
7 7 (9.09%) Release Management
7 7 (9.09%) Waterfall
8 6 (7.79%) Change Management
8 6 (7.79%) Project Management
8 6 (7.79%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.09%) Java
1 7 (9.09%) SQL
2 3 (3.90%) C++
2 3 (3.90%) VB
3 2 (2.60%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.30%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 31 (40.26%) Security Cleared
2 22 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 14 (18.18%) ISEB
4 9 (11.69%) DV Cleared
5 8 (10.39%) Degree
6 7 (9.09%) ISTQB
7 5 (6.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.30%) HND
8 1 (1.30%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.30%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.39%) QA
2 2 (2.60%) PMO
2 2 (2.60%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (7.79%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (16.88%) SCCM
2 7 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (19.48%) Oracle
2 8 (10.39%) HP
3 6 (7.79%) SAP
4 5 (6.49%) Temenos
5 3 (3.90%) Compaq
5 3 (3.90%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.60%) Citrix
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