The first table below looks at the demand for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicester 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 18 April 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 Leicester 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 28 21 19
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 8 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 3.83% 2.56% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.41% 3.70% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate £425 £476 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.05% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £35.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-42.95% +36.53%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
148 81 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 70.81% 69.23% 48.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 22 18
Average daily rate £300 £308 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -6.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £288 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £550 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 7
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +22.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
User Acceptance Testing
Leicestershire

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

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

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Leicester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Leicester region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Leicester

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 9 (64.29%) UNIX
2 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Linux
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 8 (57.14%) Oracle
2 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 8 (57.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) Configuration Management
3 7 (50.00%) MS Office
3 7 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
4 6 (42.86%) Degree
4 6 (42.86%) Computer Science
4 6 (42.86%) ISO 9001
4 6 (42.86%) ISEB
4 6 (42.86%) TickIT
5 4 (28.57%) SAP
6 3 (21.43%) CRM
6 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (14.29%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (7.14%) Informatica
8 1 (7.14%) PowerCenter
8 1 (7.14%) Control-M
8 1 (7.14%) Validation
8 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (7.14%) SAP CRM
8 1 (7.14%) Banking
8 1 (7.14%) Logistics
8 1 (7.14%) Data Mart

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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.

Applications
1 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 7 (50.00%) MS Office
2 7 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (7.14%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) PowerCenter
1 1 (7.14%) Data Mart
1 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Analyst
2 7 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) UAT Test Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) UAT Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) UAT Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Informatica Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) SAP ISU Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) UAT Test Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) UNIX
2 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Configuration Management
2 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 3 (21.43%) CRM
4 1 (7.14%) Validation
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) Logistics
4 1 (7.14%) ETL
4 1 (7.14%) UML
4 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Degree
1 6 (42.86%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) ISO 9001
1 6 (42.86%) TickIT
2 1 (7.14%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.14%) Control-M
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Oracle
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) SAP
3 1 (7.14%) Informatica