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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 53 36 33
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -3
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 19 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.26% 2.96% 2.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 4.08% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 2
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£263 £400 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.29% -13.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £301 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £400 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-2.32% +6.17%
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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
659 368 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 78.27% 72.73% 72.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 230 109
Average daily rate £388 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £463 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 14 19
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -53.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Durham -5 9 £263 -
Tyne and Wear -28 6 £275 -31.16% 1
Teesside - 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
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User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 15 (46.88%) Oracle
2 8 (25.00%) SAP
3 5 (15.63%) Finance
3 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (15.63%) ISEB
3 5 (15.63%) Test Management
3 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting
3 5 (15.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (12.50%) Relational Database
4 4 (12.50%) Coaching
4 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (12.50%) Logistics
4 4 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (12.50%) ERP
4 4 (12.50%) SAS
4 4 (12.50%) Toad
4 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 4 (12.50%) C#
4 4 (12.50%) SQL
4 4 (12.50%) VB
4 4 (12.50%) ABAP
4 4 (12.50%) VBA
4 4 (12.50%) .NET
4 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
4 4 (12.50%) MS Access
4 4 (12.50%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 4 (12.50%) SAS
2 2 (6.25%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 4 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (6.25%) MS Office
3 1 (3.13%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Oracle ERP
1 4 (12.50%) SAP PM
2 3 (9.38%) SAP CS
2 3 (9.38%) SAP SM
2 3 (9.38%) SAP PP
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (3.13%) SAP FI
4 1 (3.13%) Exstream
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 4 (12.50%) MS Access
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle ODI
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.13%) SAP BW
4 1 (3.13%) SAP HANA
4 1 (3.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Visual Studio
1 4 (12.50%) Toad
2 3 (9.38%) JIRA
3 1 (3.13%) Selenium
3 1 (3.13%) Axure RP
3 1 (3.13%) JMeter
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.25%) Back Office
4 1 (3.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Developer
1 8 (25.00%) Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Test Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Consultant
3 4 (12.50%) SAP Consultant
3 4 (12.50%) Test Manager
3 4 (12.50%) ERP Manager
3 4 (12.50%) MI Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Test Leader
4 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Oracle Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Oracle BI Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Business Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) SAP PM Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Tester
5 2 (6.25%) Testing Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Programme Test Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle Programme Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) .NET
1 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.13%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) iPhone
3 1 (3.13%) Health Informatics
3 1 (3.13%) User Experience
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
1 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (15.63%) Test Management
1 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting
2 4 (12.50%) Logistics
2 4 (12.50%) ERP
2 4 (12.50%) Coaching
3 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (9.38%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (9.38%) Data Modelling
3 3 (9.38%) Validation
3 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (9.38%) Software Testing
3 3 (9.38%) SAP Implementation
3 3 (9.38%) Data Validation
3 3 (9.38%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (6.25%) Test Strategy
4 2 (6.25%) Functional Testing
4 2 (6.25%) Integration Testing
4 2 (6.25%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) C#
1 4 (12.50%) SQL
1 4 (12.50%) VB
1 4 (12.50%) ABAP
1 4 (12.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) ISEB
1 5 (15.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (9.38%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) Oracle
2 8 (25.00%) SAP
3 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (9.38%) Siebel
5 2 (6.25%) Hyperion
6 1 (3.13%) Adobe
6 1 (3.13%) HP