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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 38 32 28
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 4 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.04% 0.42% 2.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 0.65% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 6
Average daily rate
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£300 £260 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -38.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £346 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+6.02% +15.27%
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
283 155 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 73.32% 64.58% 71.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 92 105
Average daily rate £350 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 2
Average hourly rate £135.00 £21.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+520.68% +20.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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
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 28 August 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 4 £300 +15.38%
User Acceptance Testing
North West

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 23 (82.14%) ISEB
2 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (67.86%) Test Strategy
3 18 (64.29%) Waterfall
3 18 (64.29%) Test Scripting
3 18 (64.29%) Scrum
4 17 (60.71%) QA
4 17 (60.71%) Supplier Management
5 14 (50.00%) Test Automation
6 13 (46.43%) PRINCE2
7 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
8 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
9 9 (32.14%) Test Planning
10 6 (21.43%) Regression Testing
11 5 (17.86%) Integration Testing
11 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (17.86%) System Integration Testing
11 5 (17.86%) Functional Testing
12 4 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
13 3 (10.71%) Data Migration
13 3 (10.71%) Migration
13 3 (10.71%) HP
13 3 (10.71%) CRM
13 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (7.14%) DV Cleared
14 2 (7.14%) System Testing
14 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
15 1 (3.57%) Business Transformation
15 1 (3.57%) SDLC

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) DHCP
1 1 (3.57%) DNS
1 1 (3.57%) Intranet
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) JIRA
1 1 (3.57%) Selenium
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
1 1 (3.57%) Publishing
1 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Test Manager
2 9 (32.14%) Test Leader
3 6 (21.43%) Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Tester
5 1 (3.57%) QA Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Senior QA Tester
5 1 (3.57%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Integration Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Integration Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) UAT Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) NHS
2 1 (3.57%) Statistics
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) UNIX
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (67.86%) Test Strategy
2 18 (64.29%) Waterfall
2 18 (64.29%) Scrum
2 18 (64.29%) Test Scripting
3 17 (60.71%) Supplier Management
4 14 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 13 (46.43%) PRINCE2
6 9 (32.14%) Test Planning
7 6 (21.43%) Regression Testing
8 5 (17.86%) Integration Testing
8 5 (17.86%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (17.86%) Functional Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (10.71%) Data Migration
9 3 (10.71%) CRM
9 3 (10.71%) Migration
10 2 (7.14%) System Testing
11 1 (3.57%) Time Management
11 1 (3.57%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (82.14%) ISEB
2 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
3 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
4 4 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (7.14%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
6 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (60.71%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) HP
2 1 (3.57%) Citrix
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft