The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 June 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.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 19 29
Rank change year-on-year -3 +10  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 3 23 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 2.14% 10.55% 3.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 13.45% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 21 2
Median daily rate £340 £475 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.42% +53.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18%  

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 Chester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 120 171 198
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 85.71% 78.44% 89.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 156 115
Median daily rate £386 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.36% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 10
Median hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.09% -37.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £20.78 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £21.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Chester

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Chester region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 5 (55.56%) Banking
3 4 (44.44%) Java
3 4 (44.44%) SOAP
3 4 (44.44%) Web Services
3 4 (44.44%) XML
4 3 (33.33%) WSDL
4 3 (33.33%) JAXB
4 3 (33.33%) XSLT
4 3 (33.33%) JDBC
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) J2EE
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) Spring
4 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 3 (33.33%) AOP
4 3 (33.33%) JSON
4 3 (33.33%) QA
4 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 3 (33.33%) RESTful
4 3 (33.33%) JAX-WS
4 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 3 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (33.33%) POJO
5 2 (22.22%) JiBX
5 2 (22.22%) Time Management
5 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) ISEB

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) DB2
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) JMeter
1 1 (11.11%) JUnit
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
1 1 (11.11%) Toad
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 5 (55.56%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
1 4 (44.44%) Java Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Banking Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Java Software Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Testing Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) UAT Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Java Middleware Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Middleware Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Java Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) SOAP
1 4 (44.44%) Web Services
1 4 (44.44%) XML
2 3 (33.33%) J2EE
2 3 (33.33%) JAXB
2 3 (33.33%) JAX-WS
2 3 (33.33%) JDBC
2 3 (33.33%) JSON
2 3 (33.33%) POJO
2 3 (33.33%) RESTful
2 3 (33.33%) Spring
2 3 (33.33%) WSDL
2 3 (33.33%) XSLT
3 2 (22.22%) JiBX
4 1 (11.11%) Apache Camel
4 1 (11.11%) Middleware
4 1 (11.11%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Derivative
1 1 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (11.11%) N-Tier
1 1 (11.11%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (33.33%) AOP
1 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 3 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
1 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
2 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
2 2 (22.22%) Time Management
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (11.11%) Extreme Programming
3 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) OO
3 1 (11.11%) OOP
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) SDLC
3 1 (11.11%) Stress Testing
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) C
3 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (11.11%) EMIR
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) HP
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) IBM