The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 68 44 63
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +19
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 31 42 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.87% 3.04% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.52% 4.17% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 30 5
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£365 £330 £287
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% +15.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £239 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £423 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.38 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £21.94 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-13.84% -40.70%
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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1228 1006 696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.93% 72.90% 70.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 524 339
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £474 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 39 48
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -19.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.67 £12.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £37.31 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
Wigan +2 1 £450 +16.12% 2
Sale - 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
North West

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 23 (39.66%) Oracle
2 18 (31.03%) Finance
2 18 (31.03%) QA
3 15 (25.86%) Migration
4 14 (24.14%) Test Scripting
5 13 (22.41%) Windows
6 11 (18.97%) Microsoft
7 10 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (15.52%) Active Directory
8 9 (15.52%) Integration Testing
8 9 (15.52%) Windows 7
8 9 (15.52%) Oracle Database
9 8 (13.79%) Test Management
9 8 (13.79%) Unit Testing
9 8 (13.79%) SCCM
9 8 (13.79%) SQL
10 7 (12.07%) Retail
10 7 (12.07%) VMware
10 7 (12.07%) Functional Testing
11 6 (10.34%) Relational Database
11 6 (10.34%) System Testing
11 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
11 6 (10.34%) Regression Testing
11 6 (10.34%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (10.34%) Oracle Financials
11 6 (10.34%) HP
11 6 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (8.62%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (8.62%) ERP
12 5 (8.62%) RDBMS

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (3.45%) JBoss
1 2 (3.45%) CICS
1 2 (3.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.72%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.72%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) MS Office
2 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (5.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (3.45%) TRIRIGA
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (1.72%) Agresso
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.72%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.52%) Oracle Database
2 6 (10.34%) Relational Database
2 6 (10.34%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (8.62%) RDBMS
3 5 (8.62%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (6.90%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
4 4 (6.90%) SQLPlus
5 2 (3.45%) Big Data
5 2 (3.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (3.45%) DB2
5 2 (3.45%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.72%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.72%) QlikView
6 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.72%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (6.90%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.17%) QAComplete
4 2 (3.45%) SpecFlow
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (3.45%) JIRA
4 2 (3.45%) Selenium
4 2 (3.45%) Toad
General
1 18 (31.03%) Finance
2 7 (12.07%) Retail
3 5 (8.62%) Billing
4 4 (6.90%) General Ledger
5 2 (3.45%) Banking
5 2 (3.45%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.72%) Electronics
6 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (29.31%) Analyst
2 10 (17.24%) Tester
3 9 (15.52%) Test Analyst
4 7 (12.07%) Project Manager
5 6 (10.34%) Test Manager
5 6 (10.34%) Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Functional Tester
6 4 (6.90%) Applications Tester
7 3 (5.17%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Consultant
7 3 (5.17%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Systems Developer
7 3 (5.17%) IT Project Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Systems Integrator
8 2 (3.45%) CICS Programmer
8 2 (3.45%) Systems Test Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Oracle Consultant
8 2 (3.45%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) Middleware
2 3 (5.17%) .NET
2 3 (5.17%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (3.45%) HTML5
3 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (3.45%) Ajax
3 2 (3.45%) jQuery
3 2 (3.45%) LINQ
3 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.45%) Web Services
3 2 (3.45%) XML
3 2 (3.45%) HTML
4 1 (1.72%) EDI
4 1 (1.72%) CSS
4 1 (1.72%) RESTful
4 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.72%) WCF
4 1 (1.72%) Akka
4 1 (1.72%) Dapper ORM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Fat Client
1 4 (6.90%) Thin Client
2 2 (3.45%) Data Structures
2 2 (3.45%) VSAM
2 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.45%) AS400
2 2 (3.45%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.72%) DTV
3 1 (1.72%) Life Science
3 1 (1.72%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.41%) Windows
2 9 (15.52%) Windows 7
3 5 (8.62%) Linux
4 4 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (6.90%) VMS
5 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.45%) zOS
5 2 (3.45%) HPUX
6 1 (1.72%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.72%) UNIX
6 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.86%) Migration
2 14 (24.14%) Test Scripting
3 10 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (15.52%) Integration Testing
5 8 (13.79%) Test Management
5 8 (13.79%) Unit Testing
6 7 (12.07%) Functional Testing
7 6 (10.34%) System Testing
7 6 (10.34%) Regression Testing
8 5 (8.62%) ERP
8 5 (8.62%) PRINCE2
8 5 (8.62%) Data Migration
8 5 (8.62%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (8.62%) Test Strategy
9 4 (6.90%) Test Automation
9 4 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (6.90%) Scrum
9 4 (6.90%) Project Management
9 4 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (6.90%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.79%) SQL
2 5 (8.62%) PL/SQL
3 4 (6.90%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.17%) C#
5 2 (3.45%) Java
5 2 (3.45%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.72%) C++
6 1 (1.72%) C
6 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.72%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.17%) PMP
3 3 (5.17%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.45%) ISEB
5 1 (1.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (31.03%) QA
2 4 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (15.52%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.90%) BitLocker
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (3.45%) RACF
4 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (13.79%) SCCM
2 4 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (39.66%) Oracle
2 11 (18.97%) Microsoft
3 7 (12.07%) VMware
4 6 (10.34%) HP
5 4 (6.90%) AppSense
5 4 (6.90%) Wyse
5 4 (6.90%) Red Hat
5 4 (6.90%) IBM
6 3 (5.17%) Citrix
7 2 (3.45%) SAP
7 2 (3.45%) CA
8 1 (1.72%) Lotus
8 1 (1.72%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.72%) PeopleSoft
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