The first table below looks at the demand for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire 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 29 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 Leicestershire 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 30 32 30
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 11 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 3.69% 1.98% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.95% 2.62% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 0
Average daily rate
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£263 £238 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £337 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.93% -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 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+21.05% -24.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
185 191 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 62.08% 75.49% 73.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 92 59
Average daily rate £350 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 11 15
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.55 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
User Acceptance Testing
East Midlands

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester 0 9 £238 -32.14%
Lutterworth - - - -
User Acceptance Testing
East Midlands

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 (76.19%) UNIX
2 12 (57.14%) SQL
2 12 (57.14%) Linux
3 11 (52.38%) Windows
4 10 (47.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 10 (47.62%) Oracle
5 9 (42.86%) MS Excel
6 8 (38.10%) ISO 9001
6 8 (38.10%) MS Office
6 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
6 8 (38.10%) Configuration Management
6 8 (38.10%) Degree
7 7 (33.33%) Software Testing
7 7 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (33.33%) ISEB
8 6 (28.57%) TickIT
8 6 (28.57%) Computer Science
9 5 (23.81%) Data Mart
9 5 (23.81%) PowerCenter
9 5 (23.81%) Control-M
9 5 (23.81%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (19.05%) Informatica
11 3 (14.29%) Finance
11 3 (14.29%) Banking
12 2 (9.52%) Migration
12 2 (9.52%) ETL
13 1 (4.76%) C#
13 1 (4.76%) SLA
13 1 (4.76%) Data Mining

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 8 (38.10%) MS Office
3 7 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP IS-U
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (23.81%) PowerCenter
1 5 (23.81%) Data Mart
2 1 (4.76%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
1 3 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Analyst
2 12 (57.14%) Test Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) UAT Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) UAT Test Analyst
4 5 (23.81%) Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Informatica Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Business Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) SAP Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Lead Test Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Oracle Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Oracle Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (76.19%) UNIX
2 12 (57.14%) Linux
3 11 (52.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Configuration Management
2 7 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (9.52%) ETL
3 2 (9.52%) Migration
4 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.76%) Logistics
4 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) UML
4 1 (4.76%) Project Management
4 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Integration Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.76%) Time Management
4 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) Degree
2 7 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (38.10%) ISO 9001
2 6 (28.57%) TickIT
3 1 (4.76%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) Control-M
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Oracle
2 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 4 (19.05%) Informatica
4 1 (4.76%) SAP