Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 23 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)
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 62 53
Rank change year-on-year -26 -9 +3
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 30 32 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.70% 2.51% 3.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 2.95% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 39
Milton Keynes median daily rate £413 £315 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.95% -3.08% +12.07%
10th Percentile £310 £217 £222
90th Percentile £535 £384 £475
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £406 £315 £331
% change year-on-year +28.97% -4.91% +10.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £26.50 £27.00 -
% change year-on-year -1.85% - -

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1465 1084 1564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 83.24% 84.89% 80.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 765 636 849
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £418 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.19% +8.44% +10.00%
10th Percentile £263 £237 £250
90th Percentile £530 £550 £500
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £408 £375
% change year-on-year -1.84% +8.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 33 38
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £15.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.12% +24.94%
10th Percentile £8.87 £9.00 £9.43
90th Percentile £24.60 £38.75 £24.73
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.83 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year +12.20% -7.38% +29.56%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings citing User Acceptance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in Milton Keynes

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Milton Keynes

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in Milton Keynes

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 14 (46.67%) Migration
2 13 (43.33%) Test Scripting
3 10 (33.33%) HP
4 9 (30.00%) Integration Testing
4 9 (30.00%) Data Migration
5 8 (26.67%) System Integration Testing
5 8 (26.67%) Smoke Testing
5 8 (26.67%) Regression Testing
5 8 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (26.67%) Finance
6 7 (23.33%) Logistics
7 6 (20.00%) SAP
8 5 (16.67%) ISEB
8 5 (16.67%) MS Visio
8 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
8 5 (16.67%) ISTQB
8 5 (16.67%) Business Process Analysis
8 5 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
8 5 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
9 4 (13.33%) Temenos T24
9 4 (13.33%) QA
9 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (13.33%) Middleware
9 4 (13.33%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
10 3 (10.00%) Firewall
10 3 (10.00%) Selenium

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 (3.33%) SAP Portal
1 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (16.67%) MS Visio
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Temenos T24
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (3.33%) SAP ERP
2 1 (3.33%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) Firewall
2 2 (6.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Selenium
2 2 (6.67%) HP UFT
2 2 (6.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.33%) JIRA
3 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.33%) XMLSpy
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
2 2 (6.67%) Legal
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Test Analyst
3 7 (23.33%) Business Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Middleware Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) QA Leader
5 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Team Leader
5 2 (6.67%) Test Team Leader
5 2 (6.67%) Tester
5 2 (6.67%) UAT Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) QA Test Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) Middleware
2 1 (3.33%) SAP Fiori
2 1 (3.33%) SAP TM
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
1 2 (6.67%) Public Cloud
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) PKI
2 1 (3.33%) RSA SecurID
2 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Migration
2 13 (43.33%) Test Scripting
3 9 (30.00%) Data Migration
3 9 (30.00%) Integration Testing
4 8 (26.67%) Regression Testing
4 8 (26.67%) Smoke Testing
4 8 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (26.67%) System Integration Testing
5 7 (23.33%) Logistics
6 5 (16.67%) Business Process Analysis
6 5 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (10.00%) Functional Testing
8 3 (10.00%) SDLC
8 3 (10.00%) System Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (10.00%) Test Planning
8 3 (10.00%) Test Strategy
9 2 (6.67%) Unit Testing
9 2 (6.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) ABAP
1 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) ISEB
1 5 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 5 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) HP
2 6 (20.00%) SAP
3 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.33%) Becrypt
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle