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 31 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 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 24 22 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 9 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 5.36% 2.70% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.57% 3.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£238 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £337 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.44% -3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+21.05% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
105 87 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 62.50% 78.38% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 38 28
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £221 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 2 13
Average hourly rate £21.00 £9.10 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% -76.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £9.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £24.22 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 13 (76.47%) UNIX
2 12 (70.59%) SQL
3 11 (64.71%) Windows
3 11 (64.71%) Linux
4 10 (58.82%) Oracle
4 10 (58.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 9 (52.94%) MS Excel
6 8 (47.06%) ISO 9001
6 8 (47.06%) MS Office
6 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
6 8 (47.06%) Configuration Management
6 8 (47.06%) Degree
7 7 (41.18%) Software Testing
7 7 (41.18%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (41.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (41.18%) ISEB
8 6 (35.29%) TickIT
8 6 (35.29%) Computer Science
9 2 (11.76%) Data Mart
9 2 (11.76%) Banking
9 2 (11.76%) PowerCenter
9 2 (11.76%) Control-M
9 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
10 1 (5.88%) ETL
10 1 (5.88%) SLA
10 1 (5.88%) SAP
10 1 (5.88%) .NET
10 1 (5.88%) UML
10 1 (5.88%) Project Management

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 9 (52.94%) MS Excel
2 8 (47.06%) MS Office
3 7 (41.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP IS-U
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (11.76%) PowerCenter
1 2 (11.76%) Data Mart
2 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Analyst
2 12 (70.59%) Test Analyst
3 6 (35.29%) UAT Analyst
3 6 (35.29%) UAT Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Informatica Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Oracle Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) SAP ISU Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) UNIX
2 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Configuration Management
2 7 (41.18%) Software Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
3 1 (5.88%) Time Management
3 1 (5.88%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Logistics
3 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) UML
3 1 (5.88%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) Degree
2 7 (41.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (41.18%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) ISO 9001
2 6 (35.29%) TickIT
3 1 (5.88%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Control-M
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Oracle
2 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Informatica
3 1 (5.88%) SAP