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 19 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 61 34 40
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +6
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 9 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.29% 1.13% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.68% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 4
Average daily rate
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£331 £500 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.75% +56.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £360 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £540 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -5.26%
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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
534 238 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 76.83% 67.42% 65.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 124 137
Average daily rate £355 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 20
Average hourly rate £20.13 £30.00 £16.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.91% +80.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £7.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.09 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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
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 19 September 2014. 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -29 6 £331 -19.69% 1
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 16 (47.06%) SAS
2 10 (29.41%) Unit Testing
3 8 (23.53%) Integration Testing
3 8 (23.53%) Line Management
4 7 (20.59%) ISEB
5 6 (17.65%) Oracle
5 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (17.65%) WebSphere
6 5 (14.71%) Oracle Database
6 5 (14.71%) SQL
7 4 (11.76%) Local Government
7 4 (11.76%) Test Planning
7 4 (11.76%) Test Management
7 4 (11.76%) System Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
7 4 (11.76%) Waterfall
8 3 (8.82%) Test Strategy
8 3 (8.82%) ISTQB
8 3 (8.82%) JIRA
8 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
8 3 (8.82%) Supplier Management
9 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
9 2 (5.88%) Java
9 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (2.94%) IBM
10 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (2.94%) Project Management
10 1 (2.94%) MS Office
10 1 (2.94%) XML
10 1 (2.94%) XSL

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 16 (47.06%) SAS
2 6 (17.65%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.94%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Office
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) JIRA
General
1 4 (11.76%) Local Government
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Developer
2 16 (47.06%) SAS Developer
3 6 (17.65%) Defect Manager
4 5 (14.71%) Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Test Manager
5 4 (11.76%) Test Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Tester
6 1 (2.94%) Coordinator
6 1 (2.94%) Business Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Business Process Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Administrator
6 1 (2.94%) Process Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Java Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Systems Tester
6 1 (2.94%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) XML
1 1 (2.94%) XSL
1 1 (2.94%) Spring
1 1 (2.94%) Apache FOP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Unit Testing
2 8 (23.53%) Integration Testing
2 8 (23.53%) Line Management
3 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (11.76%) Test Planning
4 4 (11.76%) Test Management
4 4 (11.76%) System Testing
4 4 (11.76%) Waterfall
5 3 (8.82%) Test Strategy
5 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
5 3 (8.82%) Supplier Management
6 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.94%) Project Management
7 1 (2.94%) ITIL
7 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.94%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.94%) Data Analysis
7 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.94%) Web Application Development
7 1 (2.94%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) ISEB
2 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.94%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Oracle
2 1 (2.94%) IBM