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 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 59 56 54
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 13 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.65% 1.75% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 2.23% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 7
Average daily rate
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£370 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.62% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £323 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £422 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.19 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-15.04% -36.75%
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
602 627 510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 76.20% 78.18% 71.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 300 244
Average daily rate £400 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £580 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 54 32
Average hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £13.70 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 4 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 4 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
Knutsford -5 2 - -
Warrington -8 2 £300 - 2
Wilmslow - - - -
Nantwich - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Crewe - - - -
User Acceptance Testing
North West

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 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 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) Migration
3 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (17.39%) Banking
4 4 (17.39%) Windows
5 3 (13.04%) UNIX
5 3 (13.04%) ITIL
5 3 (13.04%) ISEB
5 3 (13.04%) Project Management
5 3 (13.04%) Retail
5 3 (13.04%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (13.04%) Local Government
5 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
6 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (8.70%) Data Management
6 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
6 2 (8.70%) TIBCO EMS
6 2 (8.70%) Tableau
6 2 (8.70%) Process Improvement
6 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
6 2 (8.70%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
6 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (8.70%) QA
6 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
6 2 (8.70%) TIBCO
6 2 (8.70%) Rendezvous
6 2 (8.70%) TIBCO Hawk
6 2 (8.70%) BusinessWorks

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 (8.70%) TIBCO EMS
1 2 (8.70%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
2 1 (4.35%) LiveLink
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.70%) MS Project
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (4.35%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (4.35%) SAP FI
2 1 (4.35%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) SMTP
1 1 (4.35%) FTP
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.35%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) TestDirector
1 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.35%) Selenium
1 1 (4.35%) LSMW
1 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Banking
3 3 (13.04%) Retail
3 3 (13.04%) Local Government
4 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.35%) Games
4 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Test Manager
2 5 (21.74%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Systems Support
3 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Applications Support
4 2 (8.70%) TIBCO Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Report Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Change Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Deployment Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Business Change Manager
5 1 (4.35%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Programmer
5 1 (4.35%) Applications Packager
5 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Delivery Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Rendezvous
2 1 (4.35%) JDBC
2 1 (4.35%) SOAP
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) UNIX
3 2 (8.70%) Linux
3 2 (8.70%) AIX
4 1 (4.35%) Solaris
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Migration
2 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.04%) ITIL
3 3 (13.04%) Project Management
3 3 (13.04%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
4 2 (8.70%) Data Management
4 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
4 2 (8.70%) Process Improvement
4 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
4 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.35%) EAI
5 1 (4.35%) ETL
5 1 (4.35%) B2B
5 1 (4.35%) B2C
5 1 (4.35%) OO
5 1 (4.35%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Java
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) ABAP
2 1 (4.35%) PHP
2 1 (4.35%) C#
2 1 (4.35%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (8.70%) TIBCO Hawk
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Tableau
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
1 2 (8.70%) TIBCO
1 2 (8.70%) SAP
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) webMethods