The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire 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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank - 22 25
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - 1.61% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.25% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £275 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +19.48%
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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 Staffordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
124 89 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 77.99% 71.77% 71.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 59 53
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £187 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.72 £16.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.33% +6.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.75 £8.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £22.00 £38.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

User Acceptance Testing
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 (75.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) MS Project
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) Sage

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Coach
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) ScrumMaster
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Project Planning
1 2 (50.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Sage