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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 64 30 32
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +2
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 11 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.40% 2.02% 3.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 2.79% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 8
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £245 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £465 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £12.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £23.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-38.70% +22.36%
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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
614 251 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 78.22% 72.33% 64.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 118 134
Average daily rate £375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 21 23
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 31 October 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
Matching
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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 -35 9 £338 -18.18%
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (42.11%) ISEB
2 7 (36.84%) System Testing
3 6 (31.58%) WebSphere
3 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
3 6 (31.58%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) Oracle
4 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database
5 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
5 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
5 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (15.79%) Finance
6 3 (15.79%) JIRA
6 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
7 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
7 2 (10.53%) Test Planning
7 2 (10.53%) Line Management
7 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
7 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Test Management
7 2 (10.53%) Java
7 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
7 2 (10.53%) SAS
7 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
7 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
8 1 (5.26%) Back Office
8 1 (5.26%) CMS
8 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
8 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
8 1 (5.26%) Spring

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (31.58%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.53%) SAS
3 1 (5.26%) CMS
3 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) JIRA
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Local Government
2 1 (5.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Test Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Tester
4 3 (15.79%) Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Test Leader
5 2 (10.53%) SAS Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (5.26%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Defect Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Coordinator
6 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Business Process Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Administrator
6 1 (5.26%) Process Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) XML
1 1 (5.26%) XSL
1 1 (5.26%) Spring
1 1 (5.26%) Apache FOP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) System Testing
2 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
4 2 (10.53%) Test Planning
4 2 (10.53%) Line Management
4 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
4 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
4 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
4 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Test Management
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.26%) Investment Management
5 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) ISEB
2 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
3 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) BC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) IBM