The table below looks at the statistics 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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 12 13 14
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 12 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 11.11% 8.97% 8.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.81% 12.96% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £363 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +45.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £21.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-12.09% -39.43%
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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 Stirling region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Stirling
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
81 54 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 75.00% 69.23% 79.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 47
Average daily rate £420 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 £27.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.27% +77.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 6 May 2015, 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 6 (42.86%) SQL
1 6 (42.86%) Asset Management
2 5 (35.71%) VB.NET
2 5 (35.71%) .NET
2 5 (35.71%) MS Access
2 5 (35.71%) Unit Testing
3 4 (28.57%) V-Model
3 4 (28.57%) Project Management
3 4 (28.57%) Business Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) Banking
4 3 (21.43%) Investment Banking
4 3 (21.43%) Finance
4 3 (21.43%) VBA
4 3 (21.43%) VB
4 3 (21.43%) Test Management
5 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (14.29%) MS Office
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 2 (14.29%) HP
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) Back Office
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Release Management
6 1 (7.14%) MiFID
6 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
6 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
6 1 (7.14%) Toad
6 1 (7.14%) OO

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Toad
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
1 3 (21.43%) Banking
1 3 (21.43%) Investment Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Analyst Developer
2 5 (35.71%) SQL Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Deployment Manager
3 3 (21.43%) VB Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Development Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Release Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Asset Management
2 5 (35.71%) Unit Testing
3 4 (28.57%) V-Model
3 4 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 4 (28.57%) Project Management
4 3 (21.43%) Test Management
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (14.29%) Release Management
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.14%) OO
6 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
6 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) VB.NET
3 3 (21.43%) VBA
3 3 (21.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) MiFID
1 1 (7.14%) EMIR
1 1 (7.14%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 2 (14.29%) HP