The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North East region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 39 34 43
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 13 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.42% 1.49% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.40% 2.14% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £463 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.62% +33.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £393 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £533 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £345
% change year-on-year
+4.32% -2.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+21.05% -24.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
382 234 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 71.00% 69.64% 70.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 116 185
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £259 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £715 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 22 24
Average hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% +51.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
User Acceptance Testing
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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 25 July 2014.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (57.14%) SAS
2 10 (35.71%) Unit Testing
3 7 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (14.29%) Local Government
6 3 (10.71%) Waterfall
6 3 (10.71%) Test Strategy
6 3 (10.71%) Test Management
6 3 (10.71%) Supplier Management
7 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
7 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
7 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (7.14%) ISEB
8 1 (3.57%) Change Management
8 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
8 1 (3.57%) Finance
8 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.57%) CMS
8 1 (3.57%) Java
8 1 (3.57%) MS Office
8 1 (3.57%) XML
8 1 (3.57%) XSL
8 1 (3.57%) ITIL
8 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
8 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
8 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
8 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (3.57%) Six Sigma
8 1 (3.57%) Project Management
8 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (57.14%) SAS
2 1 (3.57%) CMS
2 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 4 (14.29%) Local Government
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (60.71%) Developer
2 16 (57.14%) SAS Developer
3 6 (21.43%) Defect Manager
4 5 (17.86%) Test Manager
5 4 (14.29%) Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Business Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Business Process Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Administrator
7 1 (3.57%) Process Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (3.57%) UAT Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) XML
1 1 (3.57%) XSL
1 1 (3.57%) Spring
1 1 (3.57%) Apache FOP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Unit Testing
2 7 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.71%) Test Management
4 3 (10.71%) Waterfall
4 3 (10.71%) Test Strategy
4 3 (10.71%) Supplier Management
5 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.57%) Six Sigma
6 1 (3.57%) Project Management
6 1 (3.57%) Change Management
6 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.57%) Data Analysis
6 1 (3.57%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.57%) ITIL
6 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.57%) Web Application Development
6 1 (3.57%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) ISEB
1 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA