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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 47 49 60
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 3 25 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.61% 2.73% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 3.30% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 19 8
Median daily rate £163 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-59.37% +8.10%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+20.48% +29.68%

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
394 758 621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 79.60% 82.75% 80.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 480 382
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £287 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 29 34
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.77% -43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing User Acceptance Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield -1 2 £163 -69.76%
Chester +2 1 £465 +55.00%
User Acceptance Testing
North West

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
1 4 (40.00%) QA
2 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (30.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Customer Insight
3 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (20.00%) High Availability
3 2 (20.00%) QA Automation
3 2 (20.00%) Workflow
3 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) CRM
3 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (20.00%) HND
3 2 (20.00%) XML
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Ruby
3 2 (20.00%) Degree
3 2 (20.00%) JIRA
3 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (20.00%) Selenium
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Wiki
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Migration

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
1 2 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Back Office
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Automation Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Business Systems Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Junior
3 2 (20.00%) Junior Automation Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Junior Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 2 (20.00%) Tester
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Process Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Support Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) J2EE
2 1 (10.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (10.00%) Learning Management System
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (20.00%) CRM
3 2 (20.00%) Customer Insight
3 2 (20.00%) High Availability
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) QA Automation
3 2 (20.00%) Workflow
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) MVC
4 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Ruby
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
1 2 (20.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) GxP
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (10.00%) Juniper
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) NetApp
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle
1 1 (10.00%) Saba
1 1 (10.00%) SAP
1 1 (10.00%) VMware
1 1 (10.00%) Workday