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 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 60 30 36
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +6
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 11 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.29% 3.22% 2.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 4.42% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £225 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -32.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £180 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £425 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-43.75% +4.34%
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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
655 249 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 76.70% 72.81% 65.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 116 133
Average daily rate £378 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 19 21
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.76% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £25.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%

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 November 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 27 November 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 8 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (35.00%) System Testing
2 7 (35.00%) Oracle
2 7 (35.00%) ISEB
3 6 (30.00%) SQL
3 6 (30.00%) WebSphere
3 6 (30.00%) JIRA
4 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 5 (25.00%) Finance
5 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
6 3 (15.00%) SCADA
6 3 (15.00%) Lync
6 3 (15.00%) MS Office
6 3 (15.00%) Project Management
6 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (15.00%) User Stories
7 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
7 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (10.00%) Java
7 2 (10.00%) Change Management
7 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
7 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
7 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Back Office

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 6 (30.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (15.00%) Lync
3 1 (5.00%) CMS
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Office
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) JIRA
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Tester
4 3 (15.00%) IT Business Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Administrator
5 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.00%) Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Functional Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Systems Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Apache FOP
1 1 (5.00%) Spring
1 1 (5.00%) XML
1 1 (5.00%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) SCADA
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (35.00%) System Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (15.00%) Project Management
5 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (15.00%) User Stories
6 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (10.00%) Change Management
6 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Test Management
6 2 (10.00%) Project Planning
7 1 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (5.00%) Workflow
7 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) ISEB
2 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) BC Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) IBM
2 1 (5.00%) HP