The first table below looks at the demand for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stirling 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 28 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 Stirling 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 16 10 11
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 6 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 6.38% 12.07% 6.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.23% 14.00% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Average daily rate
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£385 £275 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -36.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £337 £348
% change year-on-year
+3.93% -3.09%
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
Stirling
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
83 50 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 88.30% 86.21% 65.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 35 19
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% +52.17%
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 Stirling

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

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Stirling

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Stirling

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stirling 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 10 (83.33%) Finance
2 8 (66.67%) Banking
2 8 (66.67%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) Investment Management
4 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Test Management
4 4 (33.33%) Data Integration
4 4 (33.33%) Java
4 4 (33.33%) MS Access
4 4 (33.33%) VB
4 4 (33.33%) .NET
4 4 (33.33%) Data Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) Data Management
5 3 (25.00%) Equity Derivative
5 3 (25.00%) Control-M
5 3 (25.00%) Reuters
5 3 (25.00%) Bloomberg
5 3 (25.00%) Project Management
5 3 (25.00%) RIMES
5 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 2 (16.67%) Markit EDM
6 2 (16.67%) Eagle PACE
6 2 (16.67%) EMIR
6 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
6 2 (16.67%) Derivative

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stirling 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 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Eagle PACE
1 2 (16.67%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) MS Access
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JUnit
1 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
1 1 (8.33%) Maven
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) FitNesse
1 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
1 1 (8.33%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 10 (83.33%) Finance
2 8 (66.67%) Banking
3 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (8.33%) French Language
4 1 (8.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Senior Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Database Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Test Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Business Data Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Data Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Development Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Database Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Financial Services Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) J2EE
2 1 (8.33%) JDBC
2 1 (8.33%) JSP
2 1 (8.33%) Servlets
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
2 1 (8.33%) Spring
2 1 (8.33%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Data Integration
2 3 (25.00%) Equity Derivative
3 2 (16.67%) Derivative
4 1 (8.33%) Reference Data
4 1 (8.33%) PMI
4 1 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Investment Management
2 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Test Management
2 4 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (25.00%) Data Management
4 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
5 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Data Management
5 1 (8.33%) Release Management
5 1 (8.33%) Validation
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) OO
5 1 (8.33%) RAD
5 1 (8.33%) ETL
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) VB
3 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Control-M
1 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Reuters
1 3 (25.00%) Bloomberg
1 3 (25.00%) RIMES
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Business Objects
2 1 (8.33%) IBM