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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 53 61 47
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -14
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 19 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.23% 1.53% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 1.90% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 9
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£370 £415 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.84% +27.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £334 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £22.38 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-15.53% -34.19%
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
670 633 490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 78.55% 80.53% 71.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 301 221
Average daily rate £408 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.16% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £523 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 53 26
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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
Chester - 9 £370 - 1
Warrington - 2 - - 1
Knutsford -2 1 - -
Nantwich - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
User Acceptance Testing
North West

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 7 (25.00%) Banking
3 6 (21.43%) Migration
3 6 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 4 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 3 (10.71%) Time Management
5 3 (10.71%) QA
5 3 (10.71%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.71%) Data Management
5 3 (10.71%) Local Government
5 3 (10.71%) Windows
5 3 (10.71%) ISEB
5 3 (10.71%) Project Management
6 2 (7.14%) ITIL
6 2 (7.14%) TIBCO
6 2 (7.14%) Rendezvous
6 2 (7.14%) TIBCO Hawk
6 2 (7.14%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.14%) AIX
6 2 (7.14%) Linux
6 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (7.14%) Java
6 2 (7.14%) SAP
6 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
6 2 (7.14%) UNIX
6 2 (7.14%) TIBCO EMS

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 2 (7.14%) TIBCO EMS
1 2 (7.14%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
2 1 (3.57%) LiveLink
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Photoshop
1 1 (3.57%) MS Project
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) Fireworks
1 1 (3.57%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (3.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (3.57%) SAP FI
2 1 (3.57%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (3.57%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Broadband
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.57%) MySQL
2 1 (3.57%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (3.57%) TestDirector
1 1 (3.57%) LSMW
1 1 (3.57%) Selenium
1 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
1 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 7 (25.00%) Banking
3 3 (10.71%) Local Government
4 2 (7.14%) Retail
4 2 (7.14%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.57%) Legal
5 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.57%) Games
5 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Analyst
1 7 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 4 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Systems Support
3 3 (10.71%) Applications Support
4 2 (7.14%) Report Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Business Manager
4 2 (7.14%) TIBCO Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.57%) QA Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Business Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) SAP Manager
5 1 (3.57%) SAP Test Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Designer
5 1 (3.57%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) Rendezvous
2 1 (3.57%) JSON
2 1 (3.57%) HTML
2 1 (3.57%) J2EE
2 1 (3.57%) CSS
2 1 (3.57%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Biometrics
1 1 (3.57%) IVR
1 1 (3.57%) Copywriting
1 1 (3.57%) Wiki
1 1 (3.57%) User Experience
1 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) AIX
2 2 (7.14%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) UNIX
3 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Migration
1 6 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 4 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 3 (10.71%) Time Management
3 3 (10.71%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (10.71%) Data Management
3 3 (10.71%) Project Management
3 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.14%) ITIL
4 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Release Management
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Management
4 2 (7.14%) Integration Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Test Planning
4 2 (7.14%) Line Management
4 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (7.14%) Process Improvement
5 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.57%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) PHP
2 1 (3.57%) ABAP
2 1 (3.57%) Python
2 1 (3.57%) Ruby
2 1 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) ISEB
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (7.14%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) SAP
1 2 (7.14%) TIBCO
1 2 (7.14%) Tableau
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Adobe