The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 27 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)
England / East of England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 67 89
Rank change year-on-year -27 +22  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 39 66 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.67% 2.60% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 3.24% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 33 34
Median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £256 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £545 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £18.00 £105.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -82.93% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year +11.11% -9.09%  

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 the East of England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1965 2035 2421
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 83.97% 80.12% 80.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1138 1169 1441
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 160 179
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.64 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £47.00 £50.00
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 the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 the East of England

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in the East of England

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in the East of England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in the East of England

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in the East of England

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 27 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
Hertfordshire -7 12 £363 -9.37% 3
Bedfordshire -7 11 £450 +5.88% 3
Cambridgeshire -10 6 £230 -45.88%
Essex -29 6 £475 +15.15%
Suffolk +13 3 £345 -48.88% 1
East Anglia - 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 East of England region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 28 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (26.00%) Scrum
3 25 (25.00%) Finance
4 23 (23.00%) User Stories
5 21 (21.00%) Software Delivery
5 21 (21.00%) JIRA
6 20 (20.00%) TDD
6 20 (20.00%) Confluence
7 18 (18.00%) Oracle
8 17 (17.00%) SQL
8 17 (17.00%) Virtual Team
9 16 (16.00%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (16.00%) JIRA Agile
9 16 (16.00%) QA
9 16 (16.00%) Kanban
10 15 (15.00%) Business Analysis
10 15 (15.00%) SDLC
10 15 (15.00%) DevOps
11 14 (14.00%) BDD
11 14 (14.00%) SOA
12 13 (13.00%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (13.00%) Process Management
12 13 (13.00%) Project Planning
13 12 (12.00%) Test Scripting
13 12 (12.00%) Java
14 11 (11.00%) Project Management
15 10 (10.00%) ITIL
15 10 (10.00%) Test Automation
16 9 (9.00%) Use Case
16 9 (9.00%) Retail

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 20 (20.00%) Confluence
2 7 (7.00%) Tomcat
3 6 (6.00%) Apache
4 4 (4.00%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (9.00%) MS Visio
2 7 (7.00%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (6.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (2.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (2.00%) ImageReady
4 2 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (2.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.00%) Maximo
3 2 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.00%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (2.00%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (1.00%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.00%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (1.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (1.00%) Oracle SCM
4 1 (1.00%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (1.00%) SAP BPC
4 1 (1.00%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.00%) PaaS
2 1 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.00%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (1.00%) SaaS
2 1 (1.00%) ServiceMax
2 1 (1.00%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (1.00%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.00%) Firewall
1 6 (6.00%) SSL
1 6 (6.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (5.00%) Intranet
3 2 (2.00%) SMS
4 1 (1.00%) LAN
4 1 (1.00%) WAN
4 1 (1.00%) Wireless
4 1 (1.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.00%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (6.00%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (6.00%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (4.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 3 (3.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (3.00%) Pentaho
4 3 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.00%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (2.00%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.00%) MySQL
5 2 (2.00%) OLAP
5 2 (2.00%) OLTP
5 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 21 (21.00%) JIRA
2 16 (16.00%) JIRA Agile
3 2 (2.00%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.00%) ERwin
4 1 (1.00%) Lombardi
4 1 (1.00%) MSTest
4 1 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.00%) TestPartner
General
1 25 (25.00%) Finance
2 9 (9.00%) Retail
3 6 (6.00%) Advertising
4 4 (4.00%) Marketing
5 3 (3.00%) Banking
5 3 (3.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.00%) Back Office
6 2 (2.00%) Dutch Language
6 2 (2.00%) French Language
6 2 (2.00%) German Language
7 1 (1.00%) Billing
7 1 (1.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 30 (30.00%) Analyst
2 17 (17.00%) Business Analyst
3 13 (13.00%) Scrum Master
4 10 (10.00%) Consultant
5 8 (8.00%) Developer
6 6 (6.00%) Agile Coach
6 6 (6.00%) Oracle Consultant
6 6 (6.00%) Software Engineer
6 6 (6.00%) Test Analyst
7 5 (5.00%) .NET Developer
7 5 (5.00%) Agile Scrum Master
7 5 (5.00%) Test Manager
8 4 (4.00%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.00%) Applications Manager
9 3 (3.00%) Applications Support
9 3 (3.00%) Business Systems Analyst
9 3 (3.00%) Coordinator
9 3 (3.00%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.00%) Systems Analyst
9 3 (3.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.00%) .NET
2 6 (6.00%) LAPP Stack
3 5 (5.00%) AngularJS
4 4 (4.00%) CSS
4 4 (4.00%) HTML
4 4 (4.00%) JSP
4 4 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (4.00%) XML
5 3 (3.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.00%) Hibernate
5 3 (3.00%) Java EE
5 3 (3.00%) RESTful
5 3 (3.00%) Spring
5 3 (3.00%) XSL
5 3 (3.00%) XSLT
6 2 (2.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.00%) Flash
6 2 (2.00%) JSF
6 2 (2.00%) LAMP
6 2 (2.00%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.00%) Virtual Team
2 16 (16.00%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.00%) Clustering
5 5 (5.00%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.00%) Reference Data
6 3 (3.00%) User Experience
7 2 (2.00%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.00%) Digital Media
7 2 (2.00%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.00%) Smart Meter
8 1 (1.00%) Biotechnology
8 1 (1.00%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.00%) EPoS
8 1 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.00%) Pharmacovigilance
8 1 (1.00%) RIA
8 1 (1.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.00%) Linux
2 6 (6.00%) Windows
3 2 (2.00%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.00%) Unix
4 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (26.00%) Scrum
3 23 (23.00%) User Stories
4 21 (21.00%) Software Delivery
5 20 (20.00%) TDD
6 16 (16.00%) Kanban
7 15 (15.00%) Business Analysis
7 15 (15.00%) DevOps
7 15 (15.00%) SDLC
8 14 (14.00%) BDD
8 14 (14.00%) SOA
9 13 (13.00%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (13.00%) Process Management
9 13 (13.00%) Project Planning
10 12 (12.00%) Test Scripting
11 11 (11.00%) Project Management
12 10 (10.00%) ITIL
12 10 (10.00%) Test Automation
13 9 (9.00%) Change Management
13 9 (9.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.00%) SQL
2 12 (12.00%) Java
3 7 (7.00%) Python
4 6 (6.00%) Bash Shell
4 6 (6.00%) C#
4 6 (6.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.00%) Perl
4 6 (6.00%) Ruby
5 3 (3.00%) C
5 3 (3.00%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.00%) Scala
6 2 (2.00%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.00%) VB
6 2 (2.00%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.00%) VBScript
7 1 (1.00%) C++
7 1 (1.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (7.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (6.00%) ISEB
3 5 (5.00%) RHCE
4 2 (2.00%) Degree
5 1 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (16.00%) QA
2 3 (3.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.00%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.00%) GCP
3 2 (2.00%) GDPR
3 2 (2.00%) GxP
3 2 (2.00%) IFRS
3 2 (2.00%) IFRS 9
3 2 (2.00%) PMO
3 2 (2.00%) SLA
4 1 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.00%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (3.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (6.00%) Puppet
2 5 (5.00%) Salt
3 4 (4.00%) SCCM
4 1 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 18 (18.00%) Oracle
2 7 (7.00%) IBM
2 7 (7.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.00%) BEA
3 3 (3.00%) Xamarin
4 2 (2.00%) HP
4 2 (2.00%) Informatica
4 2 (2.00%) SAP
5 1 (1.00%) Apple
5 1 (1.00%) Borland
5 1 (1.00%) Cisco
5 1 (1.00%) Citrix
5 1 (1.00%) Dell
5 1 (1.00%) Fujitsu
5 1 (1.00%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.00%) IBM Sterling
5 1 (1.00%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.00%) Siemens
5 1 (1.00%) Toshiba
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