The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Ipswich 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 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 15 16 23
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 4 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 3.08% 5.66% 5.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.04% 8.11% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 8
Average daily rate
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£370 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -7.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £23.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-38.70% +22.36%
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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 Ipswich region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
99 74 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 76.15% 69.81% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 49 97
Average daily rate £450 £395 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.92% -7.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £460 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +114.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

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

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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 16 (53.33%) SQL
1 16 (53.33%) Test Scripting
2 13 (43.33%) .NET
3 12 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 12 (40.00%) QA
4 11 (36.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (36.67%) SQL Server
4 11 (36.67%) Finance
5 10 (33.33%) Visual Studio
6 8 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (23.33%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (23.33%) HP
7 7 (23.33%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 5 (16.67%) Integration Testing
9 5 (16.67%) ETL
10 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
10 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (13.33%) System Testing
10 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (13.33%) Coaching
11 3 (10.00%) Business Analysis
11 3 (10.00%) ISEB
12 2 (6.67%) Regression Testing
12 2 (6.67%) Migration
12 2 (6.67%) EDRMS
12 2 (6.67%) Project Management
12 2 (6.67%) CRM
12 2 (6.67%) SharePoint

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (36.67%) SQL Server
1 11 (36.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (23.33%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (6.67%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.67%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (36.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Analyst
2 9 (30.00%) Tester
3 5 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Systems Tester
3 5 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 4 (13.33%) QA Leader
4 4 (13.33%) Test Coordinator
4 4 (13.33%) Coordinator
5 3 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Consultant
5 3 (10.00%) Test Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) QA Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) QA Tester
6 2 (6.67%) Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Test Team Leader
7 1 (3.33%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (43.33%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) XML
2 2 (6.67%) MDX
3 1 (3.33%) WCF
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Test Scripting
2 12 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (16.67%) ETL
4 5 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 4 (13.33%) Coaching
5 4 (13.33%) System Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Business Analysis
7 2 (6.67%) Performance Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Load Testing
7 2 (6.67%) CRM
7 2 (6.67%) Migration
7 2 (6.67%) Data Migration
7 2 (6.67%) Test Strategy
7 2 (6.67%) User Stories
7 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.67%) Project Management
7 2 (6.67%) Regression Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Information Management
7 2 (6.67%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (53.33%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) ISEB
2 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) HP
2 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.67%) PeopleSoft