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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 57 52 39
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -13
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 7 21 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.89% 2.30% 3.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 3.03% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 23
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£413 £239 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.77% -29.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £221 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £473 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -5.26%
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
582 693 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 73.86% 75.99% 65.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 335 341
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 46 26
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -23.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.40 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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
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 19 September 2014. 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
Chester - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Warrington - - - - 2
Wilmslow - - - -
User Acceptance Testing
North West

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 11 (45.83%) Finance
2 8 (33.33%) Banking
3 7 (29.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (25.00%) Retail
5 5 (20.83%) Business Analysis
5 5 (20.83%) Retail Banking
5 5 (20.83%) IVR
6 4 (16.67%) Project Planning
6 4 (16.67%) ITIL
6 4 (16.67%) Migration
7 3 (12.50%) Service Management
7 3 (12.50%) Legal
7 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 3 (12.50%) Avaya
7 3 (12.50%) BMC
7 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 3 (12.50%) Remedy
7 3 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (12.50%) Functional Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
8 2 (8.33%) Data Mapping
8 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
8 2 (8.33%) Data Migration
8 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Project Management
8 2 (8.33%) ISEB
8 2 (8.33%) Windows
8 2 (8.33%) Data Modelling

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Project
2 2 (8.33%) MS Office
3 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.17%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) ATM
1 1 (4.17%) SMTP
1 1 (4.17%) FTP
1 1 (4.17%) HTTP
1 1 (4.17%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (45.83%) Finance
2 8 (33.33%) Banking
3 6 (25.00%) Retail
4 5 (20.83%) Retail Banking
5 3 (12.50%) Legal
6 1 (4.17%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
6 1 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (4.17%) French Language
6 1 (4.17%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Analyst
1 5 (20.83%) UAT Manager
2 4 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 4 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) UAT Test Manager
4 2 (8.33%) ITSM Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Digital Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Process Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Data Modeller
5 1 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Software Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Business Manager
5 1 (4.17%) webMethods Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Business Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) SAP XI
1 1 (4.17%) JDBC
1 1 (4.17%) SOAP
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
1 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) IVR
2 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Taxonomies
3 1 (4.17%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) UNIX
2 1 (4.17%) Solaris
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (20.83%) Business Analysis
3 4 (16.67%) Project Planning
3 4 (16.67%) ITIL
3 4 (16.67%) Migration
4 3 (12.50%) Service Management
4 3 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (8.33%) Data Mapping
5 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
5 2 (8.33%) Data Migration
5 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Project Management
5 2 (8.33%) Data Modelling
5 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.33%) ITSM
5 2 (8.33%) Supplier Management
6 1 (4.17%) Software Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Avaya
1 3 (12.50%) BMC
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (12.50%) Remedy
2 2 (8.33%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) Northgate
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) webMethods
3 1 (4.17%) NorthgateArinso