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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 60 46 47
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +1
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 9 28 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.12% 3.07% 2.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 3.98% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 14
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£396 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £223 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £460 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £23.25 £17.38
% change year-on-year
-38.70% +33.81%
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
608 704 586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 75.72% 77.11% 66.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 315 325
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 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 53 14
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -7.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.75 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £58.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 22 October 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 +11 1 - - 2
Crewe - 1 - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - -
User Acceptance Testing
North West

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 10 (45.45%) Finance
2 7 (31.82%) Banking
2 7 (31.82%) Retail
3 5 (22.73%) Retail Banking
4 4 (18.18%) ITIL
4 4 (18.18%) Business Analysis
4 4 (18.18%) Migration
5 3 (13.64%) Functional Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (13.64%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.64%) Legal
5 3 (13.64%) Service Management
5 3 (13.64%) Supplier Management
5 3 (13.64%) Remedy
5 3 (13.64%) BMC
6 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 2 (9.09%) ISEB
6 2 (9.09%) Project Management
6 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 2 (9.09%) SQL
6 2 (9.09%) MS Project
6 2 (9.09%) MS Office
6 2 (9.09%) SAP
6 2 (9.09%) Windows
6 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
6 2 (9.09%) Data Modelling
6 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (9.09%) ITSM

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 2 (9.09%) MS Project
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (4.55%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) ATM
1 1 (4.55%) SMTP
1 1 (4.55%) FTP
1 1 (4.55%) HTTP
1 1 (4.55%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (45.45%) Finance
2 7 (31.82%) Banking
2 7 (31.82%) Retail
3 5 (22.73%) Retail Banking
4 3 (13.64%) Legal
5 2 (9.09%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (4.55%) French Language
6 1 (4.55%) Russian Language
6 1 (4.55%) Local Government
6 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Project Manager
2 4 (18.18%) UAT Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Process Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Data Modeller
4 2 (9.09%) UAT Test Manager
4 2 (9.09%) ITSM Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Digital Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) PMO Lead
5 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.55%) Service Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Change Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Deployment Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Business Change Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) SAP XI
1 1 (4.55%) JDBC
1 1 (4.55%) SOAP
1 1 (4.55%) Web Services
1 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) IVR
3 1 (4.55%) Data Extraction
3 1 (4.55%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.55%) Solaris
2 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) ITIL
1 4 (18.18%) Business Analysis
1 4 (18.18%) Migration
2 3 (13.64%) Functional Testing
2 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (13.64%) Service Management
2 3 (13.64%) Supplier Management
3 2 (9.09%) Project Management
3 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 2 (9.09%) Data Modelling
3 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
3 2 (9.09%) ITSM
3 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
3 2 (9.09%) Data Migration
3 2 (9.09%) Data Mapping
3 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
4 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (4.55%) Analytics
4 1 (4.55%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Remedy
1 3 (13.64%) BMC
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) NorthgateArinso
3 1 (4.55%) Northgate
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) webMethods