The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank - 16 29
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham - 2.56% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 4.00% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £403 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £340
% change year-on-year -6.25% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.75 £18.45
% change year-on-year +20.48% +12.46%  

User Acceptance Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 35 50 109
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 67.31% 64.10% 78.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 23 69
Median daily rate £365 £421 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.35% -0.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £320 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 8
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham citing User Acceptance Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in Cheltenham

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Cheltenham

User Acceptance Testing
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheltenham region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 2 (66.67%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (66.67%) Feasibility Study
2 2 (66.67%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (33.33%) Database Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) High Availability
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Business Systems Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) DBA
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared DBA
2 1 (33.33%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
1 2 (66.67%) Feasibility Study
1 2 (66.67%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (33.33%) Database Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN