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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 29 38 32
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 3 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.20% 0.44% 2.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 0.65% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£308 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £23.25 £17.38
% change year-on-year
-38.70% +33.81%
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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
192 153 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 76.49% 66.81% 75.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 95 119
Average daily rate £315 £320 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +4.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 12
Average hourly rate £36.00 £25.63 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.48% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.98 £12.30 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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
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 22 October 2014, 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 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) ISEB
3 2 (28.57%) TestDirector
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) VBScript
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (28.57%) Test Management
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Web Development
4 1 (14.29%) QA
4 1 (14.29%) WCF
4 1 (14.29%) Silverlight
4 1 (14.29%) Matrix Management
4 1 (14.29%) jQuery
4 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) User Stories
4 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 1 (14.29%) System Testing
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Data Manager
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) WCF
1 1 (14.29%) Silverlight
1 1 (14.29%) jQuery
1 1 (14.29%) Ajax
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) XML
1 1 (14.29%) Hibernate
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
1 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Management
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Web Development
3 1 (14.29%) Matrix Management
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) User Stories
3 1 (14.29%) System Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) VBScript
3 1 (14.29%) VB
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) SAP
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
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