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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 46 59 52
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -7
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 34 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.19% 0.84% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.87% 1.12% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 9
Average daily rate
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£390 £380 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +58.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £216 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £420 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £349 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.28% -0.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+6.02% +15.27%
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
879 625 630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.46% 75.03% 74.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 575 338 300
Average daily rate £425 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 34 36
Average hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% -4.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.55 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.45% -15.00%

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 27 August 2015.

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 27 August 2015. 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
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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
Warrington - 12 £380 - 1
Macclesfield -2 2 £450 +9.09%
Crewe - 2 £213 - 1
Chester -7 1 - - 2
Runcorn - 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
North West

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 16 (25.40%) Test Scripting
2 14 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (19.05%) Java
3 12 (19.05%) SQL
3 12 (19.05%) System Integration Testing
4 11 (17.46%) Integration Testing
5 10 (15.87%) Finance
5 10 (15.87%) Business Analysis
6 8 (12.70%) Oracle
6 8 (12.70%) ITIL
7 7 (11.11%) MS Office
7 7 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (11.11%) Unit Testing
8 6 (9.52%) Degree
8 6 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (9.52%) Regression Testing
8 6 (9.52%) Scrum
8 6 (9.52%) SAP
8 6 (9.52%) Project Management
8 6 (9.52%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (7.94%) webMethods
9 5 (7.94%) ISEB
9 5 (7.94%) Windows XP
9 5 (7.94%) SOA
9 5 (7.94%) SMTP
9 5 (7.94%) FTP
9 5 (7.94%) HTTP
9 5 (7.94%) SLA
9 5 (7.94%) J2EE
9 5 (7.94%) OOP

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.35%) Tomcat
1 4 (6.35%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.17%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (3.17%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.17%) IIS
2 2 (3.17%) JBoss
2 2 (3.17%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (11.11%) MS Office
2 3 (4.76%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.17%) MS Project
4 1 (1.59%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.59%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.59%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.94%) SMTP
1 5 (7.94%) FTP
1 5 (7.94%) HTTP
2 2 (3.17%) Wireless
3 1 (1.59%) Cisco ICM
3 1 (1.59%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (6.35%) QlikView
2 3 (4.76%) MySQL
2 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Cucumber
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (3.17%) JIRA
3 1 (1.59%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (1.59%) Dreamweaver
General
1 10 (15.87%) Finance
2 6 (9.52%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (7.94%) Advertising
4 4 (6.35%) Banking
4 4 (6.35%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.17%) Retail
5 2 (3.17%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.17%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.59%) Legal
6 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (36.51%) Analyst
2 17 (26.98%) Business Analyst
3 11 (17.46%) Developer
4 7 (11.11%) Business Manager
5 5 (7.94%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) Test Manager
6 4 (6.35%) Project Manager
6 4 (6.35%) Programmer
6 4 (6.35%) Change Manager
6 4 (6.35%) Business Change Manager
6 4 (6.35%) QlikView Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Java Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Senior Analyst Programmer
7 3 (4.76%) UAT Tester
7 3 (4.76%) Senior Programmer
7 3 (4.76%) Analyst Programmer
7 3 (4.76%) Tester
7 3 (4.76%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) Consultant
8 2 (3.17%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.94%) J2EE
1 5 (7.94%) JDBC
1 5 (7.94%) XML
1 5 (7.94%) SAP XI
2 3 (4.76%) JSON
3 2 (3.17%) Spring
3 2 (3.17%) JSF
3 2 (3.17%) Middleware
3 2 (3.17%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.59%) Flash
4 1 (1.59%) Web Services
4 1 (1.59%) CSS
4 1 (1.59%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.35%) Data Conversion
2 4 (6.35%) Visualisation
3 3 (4.76%) Wiki
4 1 (1.59%) User Experience
4 1 (1.59%) Biometrics
4 1 (1.59%) IVR
4 1 (1.59%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.94%) UNIX
1 5 (7.94%) Windows
1 5 (7.94%) Solaris
1 5 (7.94%) Linux
1 5 (7.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.40%) Test Scripting
2 14 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (19.05%) System Integration Testing
4 11 (17.46%) Integration Testing
5 10 (15.87%) Business Analysis
6 8 (12.70%) ITIL
7 7 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (11.11%) Unit Testing
8 6 (9.52%) Scrum
8 6 (9.52%) Project Management
8 6 (9.52%) Regression Testing
9 5 (7.94%) OOP
9 5 (7.94%) OO
9 5 (7.94%) SOA
9 5 (7.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (7.94%) Waterfall
9 5 (7.94%) SDLC
10 4 (6.35%) Budget Control
10 4 (6.35%) Process Improvement
10 4 (6.35%) Data Reconciliation
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.05%) Java
1 12 (19.05%) SQL
2 1 (1.59%) VBA
2 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (9.52%) Degree
2 5 (7.94%) ISEB
3 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.59%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.59%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) SLA
2 4 (6.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (6.35%) GMP
3 3 (4.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (12.70%) Oracle
2 6 (9.52%) SAP
3 5 (7.94%) webMethods
4 4 (6.35%) IBM
5 2 (3.17%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.17%) Sybase
5 2 (3.17%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.59%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.59%) Tableau
6 1 (1.59%) Talend
6 1 (1.59%) EXASOL
6 1 (1.59%) Cisco
6 1 (1.59%) Adobe
6 1 (1.59%) HP