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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 23 15 14
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 9 10 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 6.34% 6.10% 8.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.26% 7.81% 11.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 19
Average daily rate
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£300 £343 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.40% -8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £390 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -18.18%
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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
109 128 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 76.76% 78.05% 79.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 96 139
Average daily rate £425 £390 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £24.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 October 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 (76.47%) Finance
2 12 (70.59%) Banking
3 8 (47.06%) Retail
4 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
5 5 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (23.53%) Credit Risk
6 4 (23.53%) Retail Banking
7 3 (17.65%) Data Analysis
7 3 (17.65%) Legal
7 3 (17.65%) SQL
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
7 3 (17.65%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (17.65%) Data Protection
7 3 (17.65%) Business Transformation
7 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (11.76%) HP
8 2 (11.76%) ISEB
8 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
8 2 (11.76%) VBA
8 2 (11.76%) Oracle
8 2 (11.76%) Change Management
8 2 (11.76%) SAS
8 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
8 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
9 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (5.88%) Data Mart
9 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
9 1 (5.88%) Data Management

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (11.76%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 13 (76.47%) Finance
2 12 (70.59%) Banking
3 8 (47.06%) Retail
4 4 (23.53%) Retail Banking
5 3 (17.65%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Analyst
2 9 (52.94%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Test Leader
3 2 (11.76%) Database Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) MI Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Business Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Credit Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) SAS Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Credit Risk Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Financial Services Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Credit Risk
2 3 (17.65%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
1 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
2 3 (17.65%) Data Analysis
2 3 (17.65%) Data Protection
2 3 (17.65%) Business Transformation
3 2 (11.76%) Change Management
3 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Data Management
4 1 (5.88%) ITSM
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
4 1 (5.88%) Quantitative Risk Management
4 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.88%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
2 2 (11.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (11.76%) ISEB
1 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Basel III
1 1 (5.88%) COREP
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) HP
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) BMC
3 1 (5.88%) Remedy