The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside 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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 30 19 22
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 15 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.73% 4.19% 3.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.47% 6.67% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 5
Average daily rate
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£295 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.83% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £310 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £310 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.35 £21.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-5.37% -35.82%
User Acceptance Testing
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
274 120 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 68.16% 62.83% 71.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 71 82
Average daily rate £400 £400 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £263 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Average hourly rate £51.67 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
Liverpool -2 15 £295 -4.83%
Birkenhead - - - -
User Acceptance Testing
North West

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 10 (55.56%) ISTQB
2 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 8 (44.44%) Integration Testing
3 7 (38.89%) ISEB
4 6 (33.33%) Migration
5 5 (27.78%) SQL
5 5 (27.78%) UNIX
5 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
5 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
5 5 (27.78%) Private Cloud
6 4 (22.22%) HP
6 4 (22.22%) System Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Time Management
7 3 (16.67%) Middleware
7 3 (16.67%) Linux
7 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (16.67%) HP Helion
7 3 (16.67%) Functional Testing
8 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (11.11%) Test Planning
8 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
8 2 (11.11%) QA
8 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (11.11%) Oracle
8 2 (11.11%) Java
8 2 (11.11%) Validation
8 2 (11.11%) TDD
8 2 (11.11%) Scrum
8 2 (11.11%) Software Testing

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) HP Helion
General
1 8 (44.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Analyst
1 12 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Cloud Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Architect
5 1 (5.56%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Data Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Data Centre Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Private Cloud
2 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) UNIX
2 3 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Integration Testing
2 6 (33.33%) Migration
3 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
3 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
4 4 (22.22%) System Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Time Management
5 3 (16.67%) Functional Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Test Planning
6 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Validation
6 2 (11.11%) Scrum
6 2 (11.11%) TDD
7 1 (5.56%) Workflow Management
7 1 (5.56%) CRM
7 1 (5.56%) Workflow
7 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) ISTQB
2 7 (38.89%) ISEB
3 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.56%) Degree
4 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) HP
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle