The first table below looks at the demand for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the East Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 48 52 50
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 49 35 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 3.04% 2.71% 2.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.10% 3.95% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 13
Average daily rate £313 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £300 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £388 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.05% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £25.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £35.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-42.95% +36.53%
Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1196 887 911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 74.15% 68.71% 64.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 441 439
Average daily rate £350 £373 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.10% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 66 71
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £11.85 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
User Acceptance Testing
England

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +5 13 £375 +25.00% 3
Leicestershire -7 10 £425 -10.76% 3
Northamptonshire -12 9 £210 -38.23% 2
Derbyshire -18 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
England

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 19 (24.05%) Finance
2 17 (21.52%) SAP
3 16 (20.25%) UNIX
4 14 (17.72%) ISEB
5 12 (15.19%) Oracle
5 12 (15.19%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (12.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 10 (12.66%) SQL
6 10 (12.66%) Windows
6 10 (12.66%) Microsoft
6 10 (12.66%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (12.66%) System Testing
7 9 (11.39%) Integration Testing
7 9 (11.39%) Configuration Management
8 8 (10.13%) ISO 9001
8 8 (10.13%) MS Excel
8 8 (10.13%) Linux
8 8 (10.13%) Test Scripting
8 8 (10.13%) Degree
8 8 (10.13%) Software Testing
8 8 (10.13%) Scrum
8 8 (10.13%) TickIT
8 8 (10.13%) Banking
9 7 (8.86%) Retail
9 7 (8.86%) Data Mart
9 7 (8.86%) ISTQB
9 7 (8.86%) MS PowerPoint
9 7 (8.86%) Migration
9 7 (8.86%) MS Office
9 7 (8.86%) Data Warehouse

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 (1.27%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (10.13%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.86%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (8.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) SAP SD
2 2 (2.53%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (2.53%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (2.53%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.27%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.27%) SAN
1 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.86%) Data Mart
1 7 (8.86%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (8.86%) PowerCenter
2 2 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (12.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.27%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.27%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.27%) Selenium
2 1 (1.27%) JIRA
2 1 (1.27%) TestDirector
General
1 19 (24.05%) Finance
2 8 (10.13%) Banking
3 7 (8.86%) Retail
4 5 (6.33%) Manufacturing
5 4 (5.06%) Marketing
6 2 (2.53%) Billing
7 1 (1.27%) Local Government
7 1 (1.27%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.27%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.27%) Front Office
7 1 (1.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 33 (41.77%) Analyst
2 21 (26.58%) Test Analyst
3 11 (13.92%) Tester
4 9 (11.39%) Business Analyst
5 8 (10.13%) Test Manager
5 8 (10.13%) UAT Analyst
6 7 (8.86%) Consultant
6 7 (8.86%) Developer
6 7 (8.86%) UAT Test Analyst
7 4 (5.06%) Support Consultant
7 4 (5.06%) UAT Manager
8 3 (3.80%) EDI Consultant
8 3 (3.80%) SAP EDI Consultant
8 3 (3.80%) UAT Test Manager
8 3 (3.80%) UAT Tester
8 3 (3.80%) Performance Tester
8 3 (3.80%) Data Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Senior Developer
9 2 (2.53%) 1st Line Support
9 2 (2.53%) Informatica Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.33%) EDI
2 2 (2.53%) .NET
3 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.27%) SOAP
3 1 (1.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.59%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.80%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.53%) IVR
3 2 (2.53%) FMCG
4 1 (1.27%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.27%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.27%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.25%) UNIX
2 10 (12.66%) Windows
3 8 (10.13%) Linux
4 2 (2.53%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.66%) Stakeholder Management
1 10 (12.66%) System Testing
2 9 (11.39%) Integration Testing
2 9 (11.39%) Configuration Management
3 8 (10.13%) Test Scripting
3 8 (10.13%) Software Testing
3 8 (10.13%) Scrum
4 7 (8.86%) Migration
4 7 (8.86%) E-Commerce
5 6 (7.59%) Project Management
5 6 (7.59%) Logistics
6 5 (6.33%) Performance Testing
6 5 (6.33%) Unit Testing
6 5 (6.33%) Business Analysis
6 5 (6.33%) CRM
7 4 (5.06%) ETL
8 3 (3.80%) Test Strategy
8 3 (3.80%) Data Migration
8 3 (3.80%) Regression Testing
8 3 (3.80%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.66%) SQL
2 5 (6.33%) Java
3 1 (1.27%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (17.72%) ISEB
2 8 (10.13%) Degree
3 7 (8.86%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.13%) ISO 9001
1 8 (10.13%) TickIT
2 4 (5.06%) QA
3 1 (1.27%) COBIT
3 1 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.27%) SLA
Systems Management
1 12 (15.19%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (8.86%) Control-M
Vendors
1 17 (21.52%) SAP
2 12 (15.19%) Oracle
3 10 (12.66%) Microsoft
4 7 (8.86%) Informatica
5 6 (7.59%) HP
6 5 (6.33%) IBM
7 2 (2.53%) Cognos
7 2 (2.53%) Baan
8 1 (1.27%) RedPrairie
8 1 (1.27%) Pega
8 1 (1.27%) Teradata
8 1 (1.27%) Salesforce.com