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 27 September 2016 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 59 46 60
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +14
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 8 29 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.00% 2.55% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 2.98% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 3
Median daily rate £323 £380 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.13% -7.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £231 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £32.73 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-29.72% +32.24%
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
684 972 601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.61% 85.34% 76.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 668 321
Median daily rate £413 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £605 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 42
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.33 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.17% -38.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £36.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 27 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Chester +7 4 £425 +55.39%
User Acceptance Testing
North West

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 26 (68.42%) Finance
2 24 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (60.53%) Java
3 23 (60.53%) J2EE
4 22 (57.89%) Integration Testing
4 22 (57.89%) System Integration Testing
5 21 (55.26%) Waterfall
5 21 (55.26%) Spring
5 21 (55.26%) JDBC
5 21 (55.26%) XML
6 20 (52.63%) WSDL
6 20 (52.63%) JAXB
6 20 (52.63%) SOAP
6 20 (52.63%) Web Services
6 20 (52.63%) Software Engineering
6 20 (52.63%) JAX-WS
6 20 (52.63%) Kanban
6 20 (52.63%) AOP
7 15 (39.47%) JSON
8 13 (34.21%) RESTful
8 13 (34.21%) BDD
9 11 (28.95%) SQL
10 10 (26.32%) TDD
10 10 (26.32%) Oracle
10 10 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (23.68%) JIRA
12 8 (21.05%) Selenium
12 8 (21.05%) PL/SQL
12 8 (21.05%) JUnit
12 8 (21.05%) IBM

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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (18.42%) WebSphere
1 7 (18.42%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (5.26%) Apache
2 2 (5.26%) IIS
2 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.26%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.63%) MS Office
3 1 (2.63%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) IaaS
1 2 (5.26%) PaaS
1 2 (5.26%) SaaS
2 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Internet
2 1 (2.63%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.63%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.26%) MySQL
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.63%) Informix
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (23.68%) JIRA
2 8 (21.05%) Jenkins
2 8 (21.05%) JUnit
2 8 (21.05%) Selenium
3 7 (18.42%) Subversion
4 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.63%) Introscope
5 1 (2.63%) Mockito
5 1 (2.63%) SonarQube
General
1 26 (68.42%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.63%) Back Office
4 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (55.26%) Developer
2 20 (52.63%) Java Developer
3 13 (34.21%) Senior Developer
3 13 (34.21%) Senior Java Developer
4 11 (28.95%) Applications Developer
5 10 (26.32%) Java Applications Developer
5 10 (26.32%) Senior Applications Developer
5 10 (26.32%) Senior Java Applications Developer
6 7 (18.42%) Analyst
7 6 (15.79%) Test Manager
8 5 (13.16%) Digital Developer
9 4 (10.53%) Business Analyst
10 3 (7.89%) Environment Manager
10 3 (7.89%) Test Environment Manager
11 2 (5.26%) Business Systems Analyst
11 2 (5.26%) J2EE Developer
11 2 (5.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 2 (5.26%) Test Analyst
11 2 (5.26%) Test Automation Manager
11 2 (5.26%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (60.53%) J2EE
2 21 (55.26%) JDBC
2 21 (55.26%) Spring
2 21 (55.26%) XML
3 20 (52.63%) JAXB
3 20 (52.63%) JAX-WS
3 20 (52.63%) SOAP
3 20 (52.63%) Web Services
3 20 (52.63%) WSDL
4 15 (39.47%) JSON
5 13 (34.21%) RESTful
6 7 (18.42%) Apache Camel
6 7 (18.42%) POJO
6 7 (18.42%) XSLT
7 4 (10.53%) Middleware
8 1 (2.63%) CSS
8 1 (2.63%) HTML
8 1 (2.63%) PowerMock
8 1 (2.63%) Servlets
8 1 (2.63%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Wiki
2 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.63%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.63%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.63%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (2.63%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Windows
2 2 (5.26%) AIX
2 2 (5.26%) CentOS
2 2 (5.26%) Linux
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (57.89%) Integration Testing
2 22 (57.89%) System Integration Testing
3 21 (55.26%) Waterfall
4 20 (52.63%) AOP
4 20 (52.63%) Kanban
4 20 (52.63%) Software Engineering
5 13 (34.21%) BDD
6 10 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (26.32%) TDD
7 7 (18.42%) Extreme Programming
8 4 (10.53%) Capacity Management
8 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (10.53%) Test Management
9 3 (7.89%) System Testing
10 2 (5.26%) Data Migration
10 2 (5.26%) Migration
10 2 (5.26%) MVC
10 2 (5.26%) Performance Testing
10 2 (5.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 23 (60.53%) Java
2 11 (28.95%) SQL
3 8 (21.05%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Puppet
1 2 (5.26%) vRealize
2 1 (2.63%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Oracle
2 8 (21.05%) IBM
3 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.89%) VMware
4 2 (5.26%) SAP
5 1 (2.63%) Adobe
5 1 (2.63%) Compuware
5 1 (2.63%) HP
5 1 (2.63%) Juniper
5 1 (2.63%) NetApp
5 1 (2.63%) Perforce