Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 66 101
Rank change year-on-year -25 +35 -43
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 131 138 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.56% 2.83% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.10% 3.48% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 73 84
East of England median daily rate £401 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.29% +9.38% +0.95%
10th Percentile £291 £255 £268
90th Percentile £541 £536 £475
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 £101.50 £32.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -81.28% +214.48% +55.54%
10th Percentile £16.50 £41.45 £31.91
90th Percentile £28.60 £171.55 £32.64
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year +13.64% -17.29% +23.72%

User Acceptance Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4224 3967 4690
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 82.60% 81.41% 78.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2437 2297 2755
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £224 £234
90th Percentile £575 £540 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 312 392
East of England median hourly rate £31.02 £31.48 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +25.90% +3.65%
10th Percentile £11.56 £13.78 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.70 £47.50 £45.45
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing User Acceptance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

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 6 months to 18 November 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
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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +4 38 £394 +0.96% 1
Essex -36 29 £488 +8.33% 1
Cambridgeshire -10 27 £288 -27.32% 3
Bedfordshire -9 26 £450 - 1
Suffolk - 9 £360 - 1
East Anglia - 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 54 (41.22%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (32.82%) JIRA
3 34 (25.95%) User Stories
4 32 (24.43%) Scrum
5 28 (21.37%) Acceptance Criteria
6 26 (19.85%) Software Delivery
6 26 (19.85%) Confluence
6 26 (19.85%) Finance
7 23 (17.56%) Business Analysis
8 22 (16.79%) TDD
8 22 (16.79%) Enterprise Software
9 20 (15.27%) Test Scripting
9 20 (15.27%) Kanban
9 20 (15.27%) DevOps
9 20 (15.27%) Virtual Team
9 20 (15.27%) JIRA Agile
10 19 (14.50%) BDD
11 18 (13.74%) Oracle
12 15 (11.45%) Test Automation
12 15 (11.45%) QA
12 15 (11.45%) HP Quality Center
12 15 (11.45%) Defect Management
13 14 (10.69%) SDLC
13 14 (10.69%) System Integration Testing
13 14 (10.69%) SQL
13 14 (10.69%) CRM
13 14 (10.69%) SOA
13 14 (10.69%) Change Management
13 14 (10.69%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (9.92%) Analytical Skills

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 26 (19.85%) Confluence
2 1 (0.76%) Apache
2 1 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.76%) JBoss
2 1 (0.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (6.11%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.29%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.53%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.53%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.53%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.76%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.76%) ImageReady
5 1 (0.76%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (3.05%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (3.05%) Unica
2 3 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.29%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (2.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (1.53%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.53%) HFM
3 2 (1.53%) iTrent
3 2 (1.53%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.53%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (1.53%) Oracle SCM
3 2 (1.53%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.53%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.53%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.76%) Findur
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.53%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.58%) ATM
2 4 (3.05%) Internet
3 3 (2.29%) SMS
4 2 (1.53%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.29%) Pentaho
3 2 (1.53%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.76%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 43 (32.82%) JIRA
2 20 (15.27%) JIRA Agile
3 8 (6.11%) SoapUI
4 6 (4.58%) Git (software)
5 5 (3.82%) Subversion
6 3 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.76%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.76%) ERwin
7 1 (0.76%) MSTest
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.76%) Selenium
7 1 (0.76%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.76%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 26 (19.85%) Finance
2 11 (8.40%) Retail
3 5 (3.82%) Marketing
4 3 (2.29%) Banking
5 2 (1.53%) French Language
5 2 (1.53%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.76%) Advertising
6 1 (0.76%) Back Office
6 1 (0.76%) Billing
6 1 (0.76%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.76%) Front Office
6 1 (0.76%) Games
6 1 (0.76%) German Language
6 1 (0.76%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 59 (45.04%) Analyst
2 33 (25.19%) Business Analyst
3 21 (16.03%) Test Analyst
4 16 (12.21%) Scrum Master
5 11 (8.40%) Agile Coach
6 8 (6.11%) Developer
7 7 (5.34%) Agile Scrum Master
7 7 (5.34%) Test Manager
8 6 (4.58%) Technical Analyst
8 6 (4.58%) Technical Business Analyst
9 5 (3.82%) Consultant
10 4 (3.05%) Architect
10 4 (3.05%) Campaign Specialist
10 4 (3.05%) E-Commerce Analyst
10 4 (3.05%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
10 4 (3.05%) Oracle Analyst
10 4 (3.05%) Test Leader
10 4 (3.05%) Tester
11 3 (2.29%) CRM Analyst
11 3 (2.29%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.87%) SOAP
1 9 (6.87%) Web Services
2 6 (4.58%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (2.29%) .NET
4 2 (1.53%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.53%) HTML
4 2 (1.53%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.76%) CSS
5 1 (0.76%) Flash
5 1 (0.76%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.76%) HTML5
5 1 (0.76%) Kendo UI
5 1 (0.76%) REST
5 1 (0.76%) Spring
5 1 (0.76%) Visualforce
5 1 (0.76%) WCF
5 1 (0.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.79%) Enterprise Software
2 20 (15.27%) Virtual Team
3 13 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.05%) RIA
5 3 (2.29%) User Experience
6 2 (1.53%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.53%) DataPower
6 2 (1.53%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.53%) EPoS
6 2 (1.53%) FMCG
6 2 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.53%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.76%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.76%) iPad
7 1 (0.76%) IVR
7 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.76%) PKI
7 1 (0.76%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.63%) Windows
2 6 (4.58%) Windows 10
3 5 (3.82%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.53%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (41.22%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (25.95%) User Stories
3 32 (24.43%) Scrum
4 28 (21.37%) Acceptance Criteria
5 26 (19.85%) Software Delivery
6 23 (17.56%) Business Analysis
7 22 (16.79%) TDD
8 20 (15.27%) DevOps
8 20 (15.27%) Kanban
8 20 (15.27%) Test Scripting
9 19 (14.50%) BDD
10 15 (11.45%) Defect Management
10 15 (11.45%) Test Automation
11 14 (10.69%) Change Management
11 14 (10.69%) CRM
11 14 (10.69%) SDLC
11 14 (10.69%) SOA
11 14 (10.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (10.69%) System Integration Testing
12 12 (9.16%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.69%) SQL
2 2 (1.53%) Java
2 2 (1.53%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.53%) PL/SQL
2 2 (1.53%) VB
3 1 (0.76%) Apex Code
3 1 (0.76%) C
3 1 (0.76%) C#
3 1 (0.76%) Perl
3 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (8.40%) ISEB
2 6 (4.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (3.82%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.45%) QA
2 3 (2.29%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.53%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.76%) GDPR
4 1 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (11.45%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.82%) SCCM
3 1 (0.76%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 18 (13.74%) Oracle
2 10 (7.63%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.34%) IBM
4 5 (3.82%) SAP
5 3 (2.29%) HP
6 2 (1.53%) Ariba
6 2 (1.53%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.76%) Adobe
7 1 (0.76%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.76%) OpenLink
7 1 (0.76%) PTC
7 1 (0.76%) Retek
7 1 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.76%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.76%) Siemens
7 1 (0.76%) Tableau
7 1 (0.76%) Workday