The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northampton 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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 28 23 23
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 7 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 2.83% 3.43% 2.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.19% 5.04% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 5
Average daily rate
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£370 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £410 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £23.25 £17.38
% change year-on-year
-38.70% +33.81%
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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 Northampton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
167 119 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 67.61% 68.00% 68.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 49 69
Average daily rate £442 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £523 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 10
Average hourly rate £15.80 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £14.00 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £14.80 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Northampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Northampton region.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Northampton region.

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

User Acceptance Testing
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Logistics
2 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) Agresso
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (16.67%) ERP
4 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 2 (16.67%) QA
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (8.33%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
5 1 (8.33%) Operations Management
5 1 (8.33%) Banking
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
5 1 (8.33%) IVR
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) ISEB
5 1 (8.33%) SAP
5 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
5 1 (8.33%) CRM
5 1 (8.33%) ACCA
5 1 (8.33%) CIMA

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Agresso
2 1 (8.33%) IntelliMatch
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Change Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) UAT Test Manager
3 2 (16.67%) UAT Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Change Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Change Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Change Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Logistics
1 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) ERP
3 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ACCA
1 1 (8.33%) CIMA
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) SAP
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft