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 3 months to 26 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)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 39 47
Rank change year-on-year -21 +8  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 16 21 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.13% 3.21% 3.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 3.84% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 17
Median daily rate £363 £255 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.15% -27.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £195 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £330 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +7.33% +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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 637 547 677
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 84.82% 83.51% 80.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 308 392
Median daily rate £400 £406 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.36% +3.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 8
Median hourly rate £16.25 £11.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.04 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £13.50 £40.00
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 Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 26 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 31 (50.82%) Security Cleared
2 26 (42.62%) Finance
3 22 (36.07%) Windows
3 22 (36.07%) SC Cleared
4 17 (27.87%) Windows Vista
5 16 (26.23%) Oracle
6 15 (24.59%) ITIL
6 15 (24.59%) MSI
6 15 (24.59%) SCCM
7 14 (22.95%) ISEB
8 13 (21.31%) Migration
8 13 (21.31%) Application Packaging
8 13 (21.31%) Data Migration
8 13 (21.31%) Windows 10
9 11 (18.03%) Oracle EBS R12
9 11 (18.03%) Test Strategy
9 11 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (18.03%) Oracle EBS
10 10 (16.39%) Banking
10 10 (16.39%) DV Cleared
11 9 (14.75%) Compatibility Testing
11 9 (14.75%) HP
12 8 (13.11%) PRINCE2
12 8 (13.11%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (13.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 8 (13.11%) Unit Testing
12 8 (13.11%) Release Management
12 8 (13.11%) Temenos T24
12 8 (13.11%) System Integration Testing
13 7 (11.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 (1.64%) CMS
1 1 (1.64%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (18.03%) Oracle EBS
1 11 (18.03%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (13.11%) Temenos T24
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.64%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.64%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.56%) Internet
2 1 (1.64%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.11%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (6.56%) DB2
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.64%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (1.64%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (1.64%) Data Mart
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 15 (24.59%) MSI
2 4 (6.56%) Cucumber
2 4 (6.56%) HP UFT
2 4 (6.56%) Selenium
3 3 (4.92%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.64%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.64%) JIRA
4 1 (1.64%) XMLSpy
General
1 26 (42.62%) Finance
2 10 (16.39%) Banking
3 5 (8.20%) Retail
4 2 (3.28%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.64%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.64%) Automotive
5 1 (1.64%) German Language
Job Titles
1 21 (34.43%) Test Manager
2 18 (29.51%) Analyst
3 10 (16.39%) Test Analyst
4 9 (14.75%) Developer
5 8 (13.11%) UAT Manager
6 7 (11.48%) UAT Test Manager
7 6 (9.84%) Applications Manager
7 6 (9.84%) Architect
7 6 (9.84%) Test Leader
7 6 (9.84%) UAT Analyst
7 6 (9.84%) UAT Test Analyst
8 5 (8.20%) Applications Architect
9 4 (6.56%) E-Business Manager
9 4 (6.56%) QA Analyst
10 3 (4.92%) Analyst Developer
10 3 (4.92%) Banking Analyst
10 3 (4.92%) Developer Analyst
10 3 (4.92%) Project Manager
10 3 (4.92%) Technical Analyst
11 2 (3.28%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) Middleware
1 2 (3.28%) XML
2 1 (1.64%) SAP TM
2 1 (1.64%) Web Dynpro
2 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.64%) FMCG
2 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.64%) PKI
2 1 (1.64%) PMI
2 1 (1.64%) RSA SecurID
2 1 (1.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (36.07%) Windows
2 17 (27.87%) Windows Vista
3 13 (21.31%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.59%) ITIL
2 13 (21.31%) Application Packaging
2 13 (21.31%) Data Migration
2 13 (21.31%) Migration
3 11 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (18.03%) Test Strategy
4 9 (14.75%) Compatibility Testing
5 8 (13.11%) PRINCE2
5 8 (13.11%) Release Management
5 8 (13.11%) System Integration Testing
5 8 (13.11%) Unit Testing
6 6 (9.84%) Defect Management
6 6 (9.84%) Integration Testing
6 6 (9.84%) Regression Testing
6 6 (9.84%) SDLC
6 6 (9.84%) Smoke Testing
6 6 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (8.20%) Project Management
7 5 (8.20%) Scenario Testing
8 4 (6.56%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.48%) SQL
2 4 (6.56%) C++
2 4 (6.56%) Java
2 4 (6.56%) VB
3 1 (1.64%) ABAP
3 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (50.82%) Security Cleared
2 22 (36.07%) SC Cleared
3 14 (22.95%) ISEB
4 10 (16.39%) DV Cleared
5 7 (11.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (9.84%) ISTQB
7 5 (8.20%) Degree
8 1 (1.64%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.64%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.64%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (24.59%) SCCM
2 8 (13.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (26.23%) Oracle
2 9 (14.75%) HP
3 7 (11.48%) SAP
4 6 (9.84%) Temenos
5 3 (4.92%) Compaq
5 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.28%) Citrix
7 1 (1.64%) Becrypt
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago