The first table below looks at the demand for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester 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 22 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 Chester 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 18 25 23
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 6 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.48% 2.55% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.50% 3.36% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
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£300 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £19.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.48% -23.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
109 119 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 81.34% 75.80% 72.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 36 38
Average daily rate £320 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £175 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £460 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 £43.70 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.90% +13.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £25.00 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
User Acceptance Testing
Cheshire

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Chester

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

User Acceptance Testing
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) BMC
1 3 (50.00%) Remedy
1 3 (50.00%) Service Management
1 3 (50.00%) Retail
1 3 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Retail Banking
2 2 (33.33%) ITSM
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) IVR
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (16.67%) SCCM

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
General
1 3 (50.00%) Retail
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Retail Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) ITSM Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Process Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Packager
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Service Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Business Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) IT Services Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (33.33%) ITSM
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) BMC
1 3 (50.00%) Remedy