The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 21 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 6 23 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 4.17% 13.94% 12.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.61% 16.67% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 22 14
Average daily rate
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£315 £330 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £390 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £29.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-51.72% +26.08%
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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 Halifax region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
107 138 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 74.31% 83.64% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 109 60
Average daily rate £425 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.60 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 13 (92.86%) Finance
2 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (42.86%) Banking
4 5 (35.71%) Retail
5 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (21.43%) SQL
6 3 (21.43%) MS Office
6 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
6 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
6 3 (21.43%) Credit Risk
6 3 (21.43%) Retail Banking
7 2 (14.29%) SAS
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 2 (14.29%) HP
7 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
7 2 (14.29%) VBA
7 2 (14.29%) Oracle
7 2 (14.29%) Business Transformation
7 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (7.14%) Quantitative Risk Management
8 1 (7.14%) COREP
8 1 (7.14%) Basel III
8 1 (7.14%) Data Mart
8 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
8 1 (7.14%) General Ledger
8 1 (7.14%) Data Management
8 1 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
8 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 2 (14.29%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Office
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Data Mart
General
1 13 (92.86%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Banking
3 5 (35.71%) Retail
4 3 (21.43%) Retail Banking
5 1 (7.14%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) UAT Tester
3 2 (14.29%) MI Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Database Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Credit Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) SAS Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Business Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Credit Risk Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) UAT Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Credit Risk
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Business Transformation
5 1 (7.14%) Quantitative Risk Management
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Data Management
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
2 2 (14.29%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) COREP
1 1 (7.14%) Basel III
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 2 (14.29%) HP
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle