The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 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 Ipswich 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 7 - 21
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 28 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 16.18% - 6.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 20.14% - 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 0 6
Average daily rate
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£380 - £395
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 - £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 - £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £337 £348
% change year-on-year
+3.93% -3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £19.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.48% -23.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
139 41 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 80.35% 59.42% 66.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 29 73
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 15
Average hourly rate £8.25 £37.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-78.00% +87.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in Ipswich

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Ipswich region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 July 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 24 (48.98%) QA
2 22 (44.90%) SQL
2 22 (44.90%) Finance
3 20 (40.82%) Test Scripting
4 19 (38.78%) .NET
5 16 (32.65%) SQL Server
5 16 (32.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (28.57%) Manual Testing
7 12 (24.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (24.49%) Visual Studio
8 11 (22.45%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (20.41%) HP
10 9 (18.37%) ETL
11 8 (16.33%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (16.33%) System Testing
11 8 (16.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (14.29%) Business Analysis
12 7 (14.29%) Migration
13 6 (12.24%) MVC
13 6 (12.24%) ISEB
13 6 (12.24%) C#
13 6 (12.24%) ASP.NET
13 6 (12.24%) WCF
13 6 (12.24%) Integration Testing
13 6 (12.24%) ASP.NET MVC
14 5 (10.20%) SoapUI
14 5 (10.20%) Systems Analysis
14 5 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (10.20%) MDX
14 5 (10.20%) XML

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 3 (6.12%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.08%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle FAH
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (32.65%) SQL Server
1 16 (32.65%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (24.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (16.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (16.33%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.08%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 12 (24.49%) Visual Studio
2 5 (10.20%) SoapUI
3 4 (8.16%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (44.90%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (42.86%) Analyst
2 10 (20.41%) Tester
3 9 (18.37%) Test Analyst
4 8 (16.33%) Test Leader
5 7 (14.29%) Business Systems Analyst
5 7 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
5 7 (14.29%) Business Analyst
6 6 (12.24%) Developer
6 6 (12.24%) .NET Developer
7 5 (10.20%) Systems Tester
7 5 (10.20%) QA Leader
7 5 (10.20%) QA Analyst
8 4 (8.16%) QA Tester
8 4 (8.16%) Test Coordinator
8 4 (8.16%) Coordinator
9 3 (6.12%) Consultant
9 3 (6.12%) Test Manager
9 3 (6.12%) Test Consultant
10 2 (4.08%) Insurance Business Analyst
10 2 (4.08%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (38.78%) .NET
2 6 (12.24%) ASP.NET
2 6 (12.24%) WCF
2 6 (12.24%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (10.20%) XML
3 5 (10.20%) MDX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.82%) Test Scripting
2 14 (28.57%) Manual Testing
3 9 (18.37%) ETL
4 8 (16.33%) System Testing
5 7 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 7 (14.29%) Migration
6 6 (12.24%) MVC
6 6 (12.24%) Integration Testing
7 5 (10.20%) Systems Analysis
7 5 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (8.16%) Data Migration
9 3 (6.12%) Test Strategy
9 3 (6.12%) Project Management
10 2 (4.08%) UML
10 2 (4.08%) Information Management
10 2 (4.08%) Document Management
10 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
11 1 (2.04%) Regression Testing
11 1 (2.04%) Capacity Planning
11 1 (2.04%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 22 (44.90%) SQL
2 6 (12.24%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) ISEB
2 4 (8.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (6.12%) Degree
4 1 (2.04%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (48.98%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (22.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) HP
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.12%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle