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 28 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.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 47 44
Rank change year-on-year +19 -3  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 49 21 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 6.58% 2.80% 3.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.75% 3.27% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 21
Median daily rate £475 £375 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.66% +27.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £445 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.75 £18.90
% change year-on-year +20.48% +9.78%  

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 632 643 668
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 84.83% 85.85% 79.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 365 346
Median daily rate £413 £413 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -62.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Milton Keynes

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 31 (50.82%) Security Cleared
2 24 (39.34%) Finance
3 22 (36.07%) SC Cleared
4 21 (34.43%) Windows
5 16 (26.23%) Windows Vista
6 15 (24.59%) Oracle
7 14 (22.95%) ITIL
7 14 (22.95%) MSI
7 14 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (21.31%) SCCM
8 13 (21.31%) Windows 10
9 12 (19.67%) Defect Management
9 12 (19.67%) Application Packaging
9 12 (19.67%) ISEB
10 11 (18.03%) Oracle EBS
11 10 (16.39%) Oracle EBS R12
11 10 (16.39%) Test Strategy
12 9 (14.75%) DV Cleared
12 9 (14.75%) Data Migration
12 9 (14.75%) Migration
13 8 (13.11%) Compatibility Testing
13 8 (13.11%) Unit Testing
13 8 (13.11%) Regression Testing
13 8 (13.11%) HP
13 8 (13.11%) SDLC
14 7 (11.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 7 (11.48%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (11.48%) PRINCE2
14 7 (11.48%) Release Management
14 7 (11.48%) QA

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 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (18.03%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (16.39%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (9.84%) Temenos T24
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (1.64%) SAP ERP
5 1 (1.64%) SAP FI
5 1 (1.64%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) Internet
2 1 (1.64%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.48%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (6.56%) DB2
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (1.64%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 14 (22.95%) MSI
2 6 (9.84%) Selenium
3 4 (6.56%) Cucumber
3 4 (6.56%) HP UFT
3 4 (6.56%) JIRA
4 1 (1.64%) Appium
4 1 (1.64%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.64%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.64%) Genymotion
4 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.64%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.64%) WebDriver
General
1 24 (39.34%) Finance
2 7 (11.48%) Banking
3 4 (6.56%) Retail
4 2 (3.28%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.64%) Automotive
5 1 (1.64%) German Language
5 1 (1.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (39.34%) Test Manager
2 16 (26.23%) Analyst
3 13 (21.31%) UAT Manager
4 12 (19.67%) UAT Test Manager
5 7 (11.48%) Developer
5 7 (11.48%) Test Analyst
6 6 (9.84%) Architect
7 5 (8.20%) Applications Architect
7 5 (8.20%) Applications Manager
8 4 (6.56%) Business Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) E-Business Manager
8 4 (6.56%) QA Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) Test Leader
9 3 (4.92%) Analyst Developer
9 3 (4.92%) Developer Analyst
9 3 (4.92%) Project Manager
9 3 (4.92%) QA Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) UAT Analyst
9 3 (4.92%) UAT Test Analyst
10 2 (3.28%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
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%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 21 (34.43%) Windows
2 16 (26.23%) Windows Vista
3 13 (21.31%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.28%) Linux
5 1 (1.64%) Android
5 1 (1.64%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (22.95%) ITIL
2 12 (19.67%) Application Packaging
2 12 (19.67%) Defect Management
3 10 (16.39%) Test Strategy
4 9 (14.75%) Data Migration
4 9 (14.75%) Migration
5 8 (13.11%) Compatibility Testing
5 8 (13.11%) Regression Testing
5 8 (13.11%) SDLC
5 8 (13.11%) Unit Testing
6 7 (11.48%) PRINCE2
6 7 (11.48%) Release Management
7 6 (9.84%) Project Management
7 6 (9.84%) System Integration Testing
7 6 (9.84%) Test Planning
7 6 (9.84%) Test Scripting
7 6 (9.84%) Waterfall
8 5 (8.20%) Integration Testing
8 5 (8.20%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.84%) Java
2 5 (8.20%) SQL
3 3 (4.92%) C++
3 3 (4.92%) VB
4 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.64%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 31 (50.82%) Security Cleared
2 22 (36.07%) SC Cleared
3 12 (19.67%) ISEB
4 9 (14.75%) DV Cleared
5 5 (8.20%) ISTQB
5 5 (8.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (6.56%) Degree
7 1 (1.64%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.64%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.64%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.48%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) PMO
3 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (21.31%) SCCM
2 7 (11.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (24.59%) Oracle
2 8 (13.11%) HP
3 6 (9.84%) SAP
4 5 (8.20%) Temenos
5 3 (4.92%) Compaq
5 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.28%) Citrix
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