The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 25 21 25
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 1.64% 2.61% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 3.88% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
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£195 £375 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.00% +38.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £29.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-51.72% +26.08%
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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 Liverpool region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
131 103 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 71.58% 67.32% 77.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 69 68
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.07 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.52% -19.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

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

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 4 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) ISEB
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (25.00%) System Testing
4 1 (25.00%) V-Model
4 1 (25.00%) Information Assurance
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) UNIX
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000
4 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Banking

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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.

General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000
1 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum
1 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) V-Model
2 1 (25.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft