Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 73 46
Rank change year-on-year +8 -27 +32
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 25 26 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.86% 1.75% 3.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 2.03% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 26
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £450 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +18.42% +18.75%
10th Percentile £296 £281 £239
90th Percentile £488 £488 £481
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £22.75 £34.95
% change year-on-year +31.87% -34.91% +158.89%

User Acceptance Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1128 1283 1755
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 83.99% 86.40% 84.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 805 917 1152
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +8.39%
10th Percentile £263 £244 £275
90th Percentile £623 £613 £599
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 32 59
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.42 £19.64 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.59% +12.24% -5.41%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.00 £12.87
90th Percentile £34.80 £38.93 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.85 £30.52
% change year-on-year +18.19% -25.15% +64.97%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing User Acceptance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in Cheshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Cheshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Cheshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in Cheshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 4 £425 -
Chester -4 3 £225 -52.63%
Widnes - 2 £438 -
Macclesfield +3 1 £420 -13.85%
Northwich - 1 £360 -
User Acceptance Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 7 (28.00%) Finance
1 7 (28.00%) Business Analysis
2 6 (24.00%) SAP FI/CO
2 6 (24.00%) SAP FI
2 6 (24.00%) SAP CO
2 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (24.00%) SAP
3 5 (20.00%) Banking
3 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
4 4 (16.00%) General Ledger
4 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (12.00%) Project Management
5 3 (12.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (12.00%) ITIL
5 3 (12.00%) ISEB
5 3 (12.00%) Java
5 3 (12.00%) User Stories
6 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
6 2 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (8.00%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Defect Management
6 2 (8.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 2 (8.00%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Data Analysis
6 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (8.00%) System Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Time Management

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring 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 1 (4.00%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (24.00%) SAP CO
1 6 (24.00%) SAP FI
1 6 (24.00%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (8.00%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) Heroku
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Internet
1 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) MS Access
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) DB2
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (8.00%) JMeter
2 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Banking
3 4 (16.00%) General Ledger
4 3 (12.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (8.00%) Retail Banking
6 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) Business Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Test Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Lead Business Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Agile Business Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Business Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Public Sector Business Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) SAP Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) SAP CO Trainer
6 2 (8.00%) SAP Data Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) SAP FI Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) SAP FI Trainer
6 2 (8.00%) SAP FI/CO Trainer
6 2 (8.00%) SAP Trainer
6 2 (8.00%) Trainer
6 2 (8.00%) UAT Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Linux
1 2 (8.00%) Unix
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Business Analysis
2 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (12.00%) ITIL
4 3 (12.00%) Project Management
4 3 (12.00%) User Stories
5 2 (8.00%) CRM
5 2 (8.00%) Data Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Data Management
5 2 (8.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (8.00%) Migration
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (8.00%) System Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (8.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) Java
2 2 (8.00%) C#
2 2 (8.00%) VB
2 2 (8.00%) VB.NET
2 2 (8.00%) VBScript
3 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) Ruby
3 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) ISEB
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.00%) MCSA
2 2 (8.00%) MCSE
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) SAP
2 2 (8.00%) Fortinet
2 2 (8.00%) HP
2 2 (8.00%) Hyperion
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Progress