The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Luton 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 25 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)
Bedfordshire / Luton
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 14 22
Rank change year-on-year -8 +8  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 6 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 3.85% 6.94% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.95% 8.06% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 2
Median daily rate £450 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -10.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Luton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Luton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 152 124 129
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 97.44% 86.11% 90.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 89 96
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £274 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £613 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 8
Median hourly rate £14.00 £50.78 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.43% +26.95%  
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 Luton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Luton 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 Luton

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Luton

For the 6 months to 25 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 Luton region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 5 (50.00%) SQL
1 5 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (40.00%) Migration
3 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) Change Management
3 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Data Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) Use Case
3 3 (30.00%) User Stories
3 3 (30.00%) Data Flow Diagram
3 3 (30.00%) Prototyping
4 2 (20.00%) Microservices
4 2 (20.00%) Software Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) Analytics
4 2 (20.00%) Data Transformation
4 2 (20.00%) Marketing
4 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) CRM
4 2 (20.00%) Back Office
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Validation

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton 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 (10.00%) Confluence
1 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (10.00%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) IBM Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) ERwin
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Back Office
2 2 (20.00%) Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Business Change Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Business Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Change Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Support
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) CRM Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Producer
4 1 (10.00%) Java Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) Java EE
1 1 (10.00%) jQuery
1 1 (10.00%) JSP
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (10.00%) Spring
1 1 (10.00%) XML
1 1 (10.00%) XSL
1 1 (10.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Structures
1 1 (10.00%) Social Media
1 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (40.00%) Migration
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Change Management
3 3 (30.00%) Data Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) Data Flow Diagram
3 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (30.00%) Prototyping
3 3 (30.00%) Use Case
3 3 (30.00%) User Stories
4 2 (20.00%) Analytics
4 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) Data Transformation
4 2 (20.00%) Microservices
4 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) Software Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) BEA
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (10.00%) Tableau