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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 27 20 23
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 12 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.45% 2.69% 2.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.98% 4.46% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 3
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£295 £310 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.83% +24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £310 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £310 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
-1.10% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.19 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-15.04% -35.79%
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
241 112 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 69.25% 60.22% 72.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 64 73
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.81% +54.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 -4 12 £295 -4.83% 2
User Acceptance Testing
North West

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (58.82%) ISTQB
2 8 (47.06%) Finance
3 5 (29.41%) Migration
3 5 (29.41%) SQL
3 5 (29.41%) UNIX
3 5 (29.41%) ISEB
3 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
3 5 (29.41%) Integration Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Time Management
4 3 (17.65%) Middleware
4 3 (17.65%) Linux
4 3 (17.65%) HP Helion
5 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
5 2 (11.76%) HP
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle
5 2 (11.76%) Java
5 2 (11.76%) Scrum
5 2 (11.76%) Validation
5 2 (11.76%) TDD
5 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
5 2 (11.76%) QA
5 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
5 2 (11.76%) System Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Test Management
6 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.88%) Degree
6 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (5.88%) Project Management

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) HP Helion
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Analyst
2 10 (58.82%) Test Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Architect
4 3 (17.65%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (17.65%) Test Leader
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Systems Architect
5 2 (11.76%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) UNIX
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
1 5 (29.41%) Migration
1 5 (29.41%) Integration Testing
2 3 (17.65%) Time Management
3 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
3 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
3 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
3 2 (11.76%) System Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Scrum
3 2 (11.76%) TDD
3 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Validation
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) ISTQB
2 5 (29.41%) ISEB
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
1 2 (11.76%) HP
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