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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 18 20 25
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 2.80% 0.88% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.95% 1.30% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£388 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.27% -5.26%
User Acceptance Testing
County Antrim

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
76 77 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 71.03% 67.54% 55.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 34 29
Average daily rate £333 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.90% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 28 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) J2EE
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Business Objects
3 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX
3 1 (20.00%) Solaris
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (20.00%) Back Office
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Clustering
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Basel III
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) Relational Database

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 (20.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (20.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Business Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
1 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management
1 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (20.00%) Use Case
1 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
1 1 (20.00%) Basel III
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Business Objects