The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield 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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 26 26 22
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 7 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 2.71% 2.78% 2.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.55% 4.49% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Average daily rate
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£288 £294 £153
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.12% +92.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £200 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £414 £155
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £22.38 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-15.53% -34.19%
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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 Sheffield region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
197 156 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 76.36% 61.90% 69.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 87 65
Average daily rate £325 £313 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £182 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 11
Average hourly rate £20.75 £18.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.27% -24.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.15 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £24.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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%) ISEB
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (41.67%) CRM
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) Migration
3 4 (33.33%) Scrum
3 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (25.00%) System Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (25.00%) Load Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (16.67%) Hibernate
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Web Development
5 2 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (16.67%) Life Science
5 2 (16.67%) WCF

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 2 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
1 1 (8.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) MS Access
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) CRM Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Business Manager
4 1 (8.33%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Change Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Business Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Hibernate
1 2 (16.67%) WCF
1 2 (16.67%) Silverlight
1 2 (16.67%) jQuery
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
1 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 2 (16.67%) CSS
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
1 2 (16.67%) XML
1 2 (16.67%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (16.67%) Life Science
2 2 (16.67%) Smartcard
2 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) CRM
3 4 (33.33%) Migration
3 4 (33.33%) Scrum
3 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 3 (25.00%) System Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (25.00%) Load Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Web Development
5 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
5 2 (16.67%) MVC
5 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 1 (8.33%) Dependency Management
6 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
6 1 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
1 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 2 (16.67%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
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