The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 44 66 62
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -4
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 50 26 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 3.34% 1.59% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.74% 2.23% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 20 9
Average daily rate
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£325 £363 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £247 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £489 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £349
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +0.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £31.25 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.27% -5.26%
User Acceptance Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1055 1168 993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 70.52% 71.35% 65.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 604 440
Average daily rate £400 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 45 58
Average hourly rate £17.50 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.70% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.15 £13.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £56.16 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire +5 15 £370 -15.42%
Nottinghamshire +26 14 £425 -
Leicestershire +14 11 £250 +33.33%
Derbyshire +8 5 £578 +35.88% 1
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 22 (25.88%) Finance
2 18 (21.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (18.82%) UNIX
4 12 (14.12%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (14.12%) QA
4 12 (14.12%) Test Scripting
5 11 (12.94%) SQL
5 11 (12.94%) SAP
6 10 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (11.76%) PowerCenter
6 10 (11.76%) Control-M
6 10 (11.76%) Data Mart
7 9 (10.59%) Requirements Analysis
7 9 (10.59%) Project Planning
7 9 (10.59%) Informatica
8 8 (9.41%) SAP PS
8 8 (9.41%) Primavera
8 8 (9.41%) Project Management
8 8 (9.41%) GAP Analysis
8 8 (9.41%) Cognos
8 8 (9.41%) SharePoint
8 8 (9.41%) WebLogic
8 8 (9.41%) Scrum
8 8 (9.41%) Banking
8 8 (9.41%) Retail
8 8 (9.41%) Critical Path Analysis
8 8 (9.41%) Integration Testing
8 8 (9.41%) System Testing
8 8 (9.41%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 8 (9.41%) Kalman Filter

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 8 (9.41%) WebLogic
1 8 (9.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.35%) SAS
3 1 (1.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.71%) MS Office
3 3 (3.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (9.41%) SAP PS
2 3 (3.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.35%) BASE24
4 1 (1.18%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.18%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.18%) SAP Retail
4 1 (1.18%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (1.18%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.18%) DHCP
1 1 (1.18%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.12%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (11.76%) PowerCenter
2 10 (11.76%) Data Mart
3 8 (9.41%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 2 (2.35%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.18%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (4.71%) Selenium
3 1 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.18%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.18%) JIRA
General
1 22 (25.88%) Finance
2 8 (9.41%) Banking
2 8 (9.41%) Retail
3 6 (7.06%) Marketing
4 1 (1.18%) Back Office
4 1 (1.18%) Local Government
4 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (48.24%) Analyst
2 17 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 13 (15.29%) Business Analyst
4 12 (14.12%) Test Manager
5 9 (10.59%) Developer
6 8 (9.41%) Tester
6 8 (9.41%) UAT Analyst
6 8 (9.41%) UAT Test Analyst
7 7 (8.24%) Support Analyst
8 6 (7.06%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (5.88%) UAT Test Manager
9 5 (5.88%) UAT Manager
10 4 (4.71%) Senior Business Analyst
10 4 (4.71%) Consultant
11 3 (3.53%) Data Analyst
11 3 (3.53%) Change Analyst
11 3 (3.53%) Senior Developer
12 2 (2.35%) Informatica Developer
12 2 (2.35%) Lead Test Analyst
12 2 (2.35%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.35%) .NET
1 2 (2.35%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.53%) Computer Science
1 3 (3.53%) Smart Meter
2 2 (2.35%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.35%) Statistics
3 1 (1.18%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.18%) IVR
3 1 (1.18%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.82%) UNIX
2 7 (8.24%) Windows
2 7 (8.24%) Linux
3 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (14.12%) Test Scripting
3 10 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (10.59%) Requirements Analysis
4 9 (10.59%) Project Planning
5 8 (9.41%) Scrum
5 8 (9.41%) Critical Path Analysis
5 8 (9.41%) Project Management
5 8 (9.41%) GAP Analysis
5 8 (9.41%) Integration Testing
5 8 (9.41%) System Testing
5 8 (9.41%) Kalman Filter
6 7 (8.24%) Test Strategy
6 7 (8.24%) Regression Testing
6 7 (8.24%) Migration
6 7 (8.24%) Logistics
7 6 (7.06%) Software Testing
8 5 (5.88%) Business Analysis
8 5 (5.88%) CRM
8 5 (5.88%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (7.06%) Degree
2 5 (5.88%) ISEB
3 4 (4.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.53%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.53%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.18%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.18%) MCP
5 1 (1.18%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.12%) QA
2 5 (5.88%) ISO 9001
3 3 (3.53%) TickIT
4 2 (2.35%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (11.76%) Control-M
2 3 (3.53%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.18%) SCCM
3 1 (1.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (12.94%) SAP
2 9 (10.59%) Informatica
3 8 (9.41%) Cognos
3 8 (9.41%) Primavera
4 7 (8.24%) Oracle
5 5 (5.88%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.35%) Teradata
6 2 (2.35%) Pega
6 2 (2.35%) RedPrairie
7 1 (1.18%) VMware
7 1 (1.18%) HP
7 1 (1.18%) JDA
7 1 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.18%) Cisco
7 1 (1.18%) IBM