The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire 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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 45 54 53
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 27 13 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.90% 1.76% 2.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.60% 2.21% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 13
Average daily rate £400 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £387 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £14.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -54.83%
User Acceptance Testing
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
751 587 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 80.67% 79.43% 78.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 360 343
Average daily rate £425 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £530 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 46
Average hourly rate £22.50 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £17.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -5 5 £450 +21.62% 1
Macclesfield - 3 £538 -
Warrington -11 2 £313 +4.16% 1
Crewe -5 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
North West

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 20 (32.79%) Finance
1 20 (32.79%) Business Analysis
2 16 (26.23%) Process Improvement
3 15 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (19.67%) System Integration Testing
5 11 (18.03%) Migration
6 10 (16.39%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (16.39%) Unit Testing
7 9 (14.75%) Integration Testing
7 9 (14.75%) Degree
7 9 (14.75%) Waterfall
7 9 (14.75%) ITIL
7 9 (14.75%) SAP
7 9 (14.75%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (13.11%) XML
8 8 (13.11%) Windows
8 8 (13.11%) Linux
8 8 (13.11%) Test Scripting
9 7 (11.48%) Talend Open Studio
9 7 (11.48%) Tableau
9 7 (11.48%) Talend
9 7 (11.48%) Analytics
9 7 (11.48%) EXASOL
9 7 (11.48%) Unix
9 7 (11.48%) Oracle
10 6 (9.84%) Banking
10 6 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (9.84%) Java
10 6 (9.84%) SQL
10 6 (9.84%) SOA

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 4 (6.56%) MS Office
2 3 (4.92%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (6.56%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (6.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (4.92%) Maximo
4 2 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (1.64%) SAP CO
5 1 (1.64%) SAP CRM
5 1 (1.64%) SAP FI
5 1 (1.64%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) FTP
1 5 (8.20%) HTTP
1 5 (8.20%) SMTP
2 1 (1.64%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.39%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.92%) QlikView
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (11.48%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (32.79%) Finance
2 6 (9.84%) Banking
3 5 (8.20%) Advertising
3 5 (8.20%) Manufacturing
3 5 (8.20%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (4.92%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.28%) Marketing
6 1 (1.64%) Billing
Job Titles
1 31 (50.82%) Analyst
2 20 (32.79%) Business Analyst
3 9 (14.75%) Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 7 (11.48%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
5 5 (8.20%) Consultant
5 5 (8.20%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) Programmer
6 4 (6.56%) Test Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) webMethods Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Analyst Programmer
7 3 (4.92%) Environment Manager
7 3 (4.92%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.92%) QlikView Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Analyst Programmer
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Programmer
7 3 (4.92%) Senior webMethods Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Server Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Technical Manager
7 3 (4.92%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.11%) XML
2 5 (8.20%) JDBC
2 5 (8.20%) SAP XI
3 3 (4.92%) Web Services
4 2 (3.28%) .NET
4 2 (3.28%) EDI
4 2 (3.28%) EDIFACT
4 2 (3.28%) XSL
4 2 (3.28%) XSLT
5 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.64%) CSS
5 1 (1.64%) CSS3
5 1 (1.64%) Flash
5 1 (1.64%) HTML
5 1 (1.64%) HTML5
5 1 (1.64%) jQuery
5 1 (1.64%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.92%) Visualisation
3 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.28%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.11%) Linux
1 8 (13.11%) Windows
2 7 (11.48%) Unix
3 5 (8.20%) Solaris
3 5 (8.20%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.64%) Android
4 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.64%) IRIX
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (32.79%) Business Analysis
2 16 (26.23%) Process Improvement
3 15 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (19.67%) System Integration Testing
5 11 (18.03%) Migration
6 10 (16.39%) Unit Testing
7 9 (14.75%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (14.75%) Integration Testing
7 9 (14.75%) ITIL
7 9 (14.75%) Waterfall
8 8 (13.11%) Test Scripting
9 7 (11.48%) Analytics
10 6 (9.84%) ETL
10 6 (9.84%) SDLC
10 6 (9.84%) SOA
10 6 (9.84%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 6 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (8.20%) OOP
11 5 (8.20%) Risk Management
11 5 (8.20%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.84%) Java
1 6 (9.84%) SQL
2 3 (4.92%) ActionScript
2 3 (4.92%) ActionScript 2.0
3 2 (3.28%) Perl
3 2 (3.28%) XPath
4 1 (1.64%) ActionScript 3.0
4 1 (1.64%) Ada
4 1 (1.64%) C
4 1 (1.64%) C#
4 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (14.75%) Degree
2 2 (3.28%) MBA
3 1 (1.64%) ISEB
3 1 (1.64%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (14.75%) SAP
2 7 (11.48%) EXASOL
2 7 (11.48%) Oracle
2 7 (11.48%) Tableau
2 7 (11.48%) Talend
3 6 (9.84%) Microsoft
4 5 (8.20%) IBM
4 5 (8.20%) webMethods
5 4 (6.56%) BMC
5 4 (6.56%) Remedy
6 1 (1.64%) HP