The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 20 21 31
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 2.27% 1.01% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.33% 1.30% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£93 - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £21.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+41.86% -28.33%
User Acceptance Testing
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
60 77 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 68.18% 77.78% 62.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 23 74
Average daily rate £325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £255 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £10.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Acceptance Testing.

1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
1 2 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (50.00%) Workflow
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Fixed Income
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Investment Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Electronic Trading
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) UX Design
2 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) User Experience
2 1 (25.00%) Usability Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Document Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) CMS
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) IIS

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Acceptance Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) CMS
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Support Specialist
1 2 (50.00%) Operations Support Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Tester
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (50.00%) Fixed Income
2 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Workflow
1 2 (50.00%) Electronic Trading
2 1 (25.00%) UX Design
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Usability Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Document Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) VMware
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle