The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 46 49 28
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -21
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 12 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.97% 1.43% 2.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.97% 1.89% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 5
Average daily rate
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£382 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £268 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £360 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +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%
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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 North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
404 370 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 66.23% 75.51% 65.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 228 83
Average daily rate £375 £281 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.45% -13.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 21
Average hourly rate £21.82 £34.00 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.82% +79.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North East

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the North East region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Tyne and Wear +6 4 £314 +4.71%
User Acceptance Testing
England

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 8 (34.78%) Test Scripting
2 6 (26.09%) JIRA
2 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) SAP
3 5 (21.74%) Oracle
3 5 (21.74%) MS Office
3 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 5 (21.74%) Lync
4 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
4 4 (17.39%) Back Office
4 4 (17.39%) ABAP
4 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (17.39%) Logistics
4 4 (17.39%) SAP PM
5 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
5 3 (13.04%) SAP CS
5 3 (13.04%) SCADA
5 3 (13.04%) System Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Test Management
5 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
5 3 (13.04%) SAP SM
5 3 (13.04%) ISEB
5 3 (13.04%) Change Management
5 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
5 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
5 3 (13.04%) User Stories
6 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
6 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Management Information System

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (21.74%) Lync
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Office
2 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) SAP PM
2 3 (13.04%) SAP CS
2 3 (13.04%) SAP SM
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (4.35%) SAP FI
4 1 (4.35%) SAP PP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) SAP BW
1 1 (4.35%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) JIRA
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Back Office
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Business Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Test Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Consultant
4 4 (17.39%) SAP Consultant
5 3 (13.04%) SAP PM Consultant
5 3 (13.04%) IT Business Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Test Leader
6 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
6 2 (8.70%) ERP Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Programme Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (4.35%) Administrator
7 1 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Functional Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) UAT Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Functional Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Programme Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) SCADA
2 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Informatics
3 1 (4.35%) Health Informatics
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Test Scripting
2 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
3 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (17.39%) Logistics
4 3 (13.04%) Change Management
4 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Test Management
4 3 (13.04%) System Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
4 3 (13.04%) User Stories
4 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
5 2 (8.70%) Migration
5 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
5 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Workflow
5 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.70%) ERP
5 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
5 2 (8.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) ABAP
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) ISEB
1 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) SAP
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) Hyperion
4 1 (4.35%) HP