The first table below looks at the demand for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Colchester 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 18 April 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 Colchester 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 19 18 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -13
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 1.16% 3.45% 18.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 5.88% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Average daily rate £383 £513 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.36% +36.48%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.05% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £35.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-42.95% +36.53%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Colchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
55 34 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 63.95% 58.62% 74.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 27 15
Average daily rate £400 £419 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% +19.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £443 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
User Acceptance Testing
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User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

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

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Colchester

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Colchester

User Acceptance Testing
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Colchester 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 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) MDX
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Colchester 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Coordinator
2 2 (40.00%) Release Coordinator
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Coordinator
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Manager
3 1 (20.00%) QA Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior QA Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) MDX
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (20.00%) System Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Change Control
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft