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 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
England / East of England
Rank 68 77 61
Rank change year-on-year +9 -16  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 61 46 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.87% 1.87% 2.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.48% 2.32% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 33 49
Median daily rate £405 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.70% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £515 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £24.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.00% +50.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £18.45
% change year-on-year +21.95% +11.11%  

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 1755 1984 2083
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 82.67% 80.65% 78.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1074 1175 1208
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 136 163
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +32.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.40 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 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
Hertfordshire +14 19 £375 -9.09% 2
Essex +9 17 £520 +73.33%
Bedfordshire 0 15 £350 -20.00% 2
Suffolk 0 6 £336 -32.75% 1
Norfolk +1 3 £325 +22.64% 1
Cambridgeshire -2 1 £475 +20.63% 4
User Acceptance Testing
England

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

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

1 36 (27.91%) Oracle
2 32 (24.81%) Finance
3 29 (22.48%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (20.16%) Migration
5 25 (19.38%) Scrum
6 23 (17.83%) Java
7 22 (17.05%) Business Intelligence
7 22 (17.05%) Data Migration
7 22 (17.05%) User Stories
8 20 (15.50%) TDD
8 20 (15.50%) Software Delivery
8 20 (15.50%) Virtual Team
9 19 (14.73%) JIRA Agile
9 19 (14.73%) Kanban
9 19 (14.73%) System Testing
9 19 (14.73%) Confluence
9 19 (14.73%) JIRA
9 19 (14.73%) SQL
10 18 (13.95%) SAP
10 18 (13.95%) Post-Production
11 17 (13.18%) DevOps
11 17 (13.18%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (13.18%) Oracle Database
12 16 (12.40%) SOA
12 16 (12.40%) Oracle Reports
12 16 (12.40%) Process Management
13 15 (11.63%) BDD
14 13 (10.08%) QA
14 13 (10.08%) Project Planning
14 13 (10.08%) Validation

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related 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 19 (14.73%) Confluence
2 8 (6.20%) Tomcat
3 7 (5.43%) Apache
4 6 (4.65%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.55%) JBoss
5 2 (1.55%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.78%) IIS
6 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (5.43%) MS Project
2 4 (3.10%) MS Office
2 4 (3.10%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.33%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.78%) ImageReady
4 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.78%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.78%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 11 (8.53%) SAP BPC
2 5 (3.88%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (3.10%) SAP PS
4 2 (1.55%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (1.55%) SAP CO
4 2 (1.55%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.55%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.78%) Maximo
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.78%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.78%) SAP QM
5 1 (0.78%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.78%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.20%) Office 365
2 6 (4.65%) PaaS
3 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.10%) Oracle CX
3 4 (3.10%) SaaS
4 2 (1.55%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.78%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.78%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.65%) Firewall
1 6 (4.65%) Intranet
1 6 (4.65%) SSL
1 6 (4.65%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.78%) Internet
2 1 (0.78%) LAN
2 1 (0.78%) Skype
2 1 (0.78%) SMS
2 1 (0.78%) WAN
2 1 (0.78%) Wireless
2 1 (0.78%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.18%) Oracle Database
2 16 (12.40%) Oracle Reports
3 11 (8.53%) SAP BW
4 10 (7.75%) SQL Server
5 8 (6.20%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 8 (6.20%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (5.43%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (4.65%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (4.65%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 6 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.55%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (1.55%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.55%) MySQL
9 2 (1.55%) OLAP
9 2 (1.55%) OLTP
9 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 19 (14.73%) JIRA
1 19 (14.73%) JIRA Agile
2 2 (1.55%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.78%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.78%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.78%) Subversion
3 1 (0.78%) TestPartner
General
1 32 (24.81%) Finance
2 8 (6.20%) Marketing
3 7 (5.43%) Banking
4 6 (4.65%) Advertising
4 6 (4.65%) Retail
5 3 (2.33%) Billing
6 2 (1.55%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.78%) Automotive
7 1 (0.78%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.78%) French Language
7 1 (0.78%) German Language
7 1 (0.78%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 34 (26.36%) Analyst
2 21 (16.28%) Consultant
3 15 (11.63%) Scrum Master
4 13 (10.08%) Business Analyst
5 11 (8.53%) Functional Analyst
5 11 (8.53%) SAP Analyst
6 10 (7.75%) SAP Functional Analyst
7 9 (6.98%) Test Manager
8 8 (6.20%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 8 (6.20%) Developer
9 7 (5.43%) SAP BI Analyst
10 6 (4.65%) Applications Support
10 6 (4.65%) Oracle Consultant
10 6 (4.65%) SAP Consultant
10 6 (4.65%) Software Engineer
11 5 (3.88%) .NET Developer
11 5 (3.88%) Agile Scrum Master
11 5 (3.88%) CRM Consultant
11 5 (3.88%) Support Analyst
12 4 (3.10%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.08%) .NET
2 7 (5.43%) Hibernate
2 7 (5.43%) Spring
2 7 (5.43%) XML
3 6 (4.65%) HTML
3 6 (4.65%) Java EE
3 6 (4.65%) JSP
3 6 (4.65%) LAPP Stack
3 6 (4.65%) Oracle Fusion
3 6 (4.65%) XSL
3 6 (4.65%) XSLT
4 5 (3.88%) AngularJS
4 5 (3.88%) JSF
4 5 (3.88%) Struts
5 4 (3.10%) .NET Framework
5 4 (3.10%) Web Services
6 3 (2.33%) RESTful
7 2 (1.55%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.55%) Entity Framework
7 2 (1.55%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.50%) Virtual Team
2 17 (13.18%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.65%) Clustering
3 6 (4.65%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.33%) Reference Data
5 2 (1.55%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.55%) User Experience
6 1 (0.78%) Biotechnology
6 1 (0.78%) CMDB
6 1 (0.78%) EPoS
6 1 (0.78%) Pharmacovigilance
6 1 (0.78%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.78%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.78%) Social Media
6 1 (0.78%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.78%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.98%) Linux
2 6 (4.65%) Windows
3 2 (1.55%) Unix
3 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.78%) AIX
4 1 (0.78%) Solaris
4 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (22.48%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (20.16%) Migration
3 25 (19.38%) Scrum
4 22 (17.05%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (17.05%) Data Migration
4 22 (17.05%) User Stories
5 20 (15.50%) Software Delivery
5 20 (15.50%) TDD
6 19 (14.73%) Kanban
6 19 (14.73%) System Testing
7 18 (13.95%) Post-Production
8 17 (13.18%) DevOps
9 16 (12.40%) Process Management
9 16 (12.40%) SOA
10 15 (11.63%) BDD
11 13 (10.08%) Project Planning
11 13 (10.08%) Validation
12 12 (9.30%) ITIL
13 11 (8.53%) Business Analysis
14 10 (7.75%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.83%) Java
2 19 (14.73%) SQL
3 9 (6.98%) JavaScript
4 8 (6.20%) Python
5 7 (5.43%) Ruby
6 6 (4.65%) ABAP
6 6 (4.65%) Bash Shell
6 6 (4.65%) C#
6 6 (4.65%) Perl
6 6 (4.65%) PL/SQL
7 4 (3.10%) PHP
8 3 (2.33%) C
8 3 (2.33%) Scala
9 2 (1.55%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.55%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.55%) VBScript
10 1 (0.78%) C++
10 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (8.53%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.43%) BC Cleared
3 6 (4.65%) Degree
4 5 (3.88%) RHCE
5 4 (3.10%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.33%) ISEB
6 3 (2.33%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.78%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.08%) QA
2 6 (4.65%) SLA
3 3 (2.33%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.33%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.55%) GDPR
4 2 (1.55%) IFRS
4 2 (1.55%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.78%) GCP
5 1 (0.78%) GxP
5 1 (0.78%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.78%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (4.65%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (3.10%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.78%) Docker
4 1 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (4.65%) Puppet
2 5 (3.88%) Salt
2 5 (3.88%) SCCM
3 1 (0.78%) Ansible
3 1 (0.78%) Control-M
3 1 (0.78%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.78%) OpenView
Vendors
1 36 (27.91%) Oracle
2 18 (13.95%) SAP
3 11 (8.53%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.65%) BEA
5 3 (2.33%) IBM
5 3 (2.33%) WSO2
5 3 (2.33%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.55%) Citrix
6 2 (1.55%) Dell
6 2 (1.55%) HP
6 2 (1.55%) Informatica
6 2 (1.55%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (1.55%) VMware
7 1 (0.78%) Adobe
7 1 (0.78%) Cisco
7 1 (0.78%) Fujitsu
7 1 (0.78%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.78%) PTC
7 1 (0.78%) Siemens
7 1 (0.78%) Toshiba
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