The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Manchester region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 46 61 61
Rank change year-on-year
+15 0
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 45 13 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.13% 1.30% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.36% 1.86% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 5 8
Average daily rate £333 £287 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.05% -8.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £255 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £315 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £329 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -6.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.38 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £33.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-35.82% +28.84%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1031 700 903
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 71.70% 69.93% 65.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 344 434
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £232 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 43 49
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.62 £13.30 £13.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.36 £61.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
User Acceptance Testing
North West

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - 1 £213 -
Wigan - 1 £388 -
Bolton - - - -
Bury - - - -
Stockport - - - - 4
User Acceptance Testing
North West

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 (38.98%) Test Scripting
2 16 (27.12%) Test Strategy
3 12 (20.34%) Maximo
4 11 (18.64%) Scrum
4 11 (18.64%) Project Management
4 11 (18.64%) Waterfall
5 9 (15.25%) Oracle
6 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
6 8 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (13.56%) Change Management
6 8 (13.56%) QA
7 7 (11.86%) Asset Management
7 7 (11.86%) Finance
7 7 (11.86%) ISEB
7 7 (11.86%) E-Commerce
7 7 (11.86%) MS Visio
7 7 (11.86%) Change Control
8 6 (10.17%) Windows
8 6 (10.17%) TDD
9 5 (8.47%) Business Analysis
9 5 (8.47%) Endeca
9 5 (8.47%) Selenium
9 5 (8.47%) Degree
9 5 (8.47%) UML
9 5 (8.47%) ERP
9 5 (8.47%) Test Management
9 5 (8.47%) Agile Project Management
10 4 (6.78%) Customer Insight
10 4 (6.78%) Web Development

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 (3.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (11.86%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.08%) MS Office
3 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (20.34%) Maximo
2 3 (5.08%) ResourceLink
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (3.39%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) VPN
2 1 (1.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.39%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.69%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Selenium
2 3 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (3.39%) SpecFlow
3 2 (3.39%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.39%) WebDriver
3 2 (3.39%) SoapUI
3 2 (3.39%) Toad
3 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.39%) JUnit
4 1 (1.69%) JIRA
4 1 (1.69%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (11.86%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Retail
3 2 (3.39%) Billing
4 1 (1.69%) Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.69%) Back Office
4 1 (1.69%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.69%) French Language
4 1 (1.69%) German Language
Job Titles
1 30 (50.85%) Analyst
2 13 (22.03%) Business Analyst
3 10 (16.95%) Tester
3 10 (16.95%) Test Analyst
4 8 (13.56%) Systems Analyst
4 8 (13.56%) Test Manager
5 4 (6.78%) Agile Business Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Consultant
6 3 (5.08%) Test Consultant
6 3 (5.08%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Software Tester
6 3 (5.08%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.08%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 2 (3.39%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Programme Manager
7 2 (3.39%) Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Senior Manager
7 2 (3.39%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.08%) J2EE
2 2 (3.39%) .NET Framework
2 2 (3.39%) jQuery
2 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (3.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.39%) CSS
2 2 (3.39%) SOAP
2 2 (3.39%) Web Services
2 2 (3.39%) XML
2 2 (3.39%) HTML
2 2 (3.39%) EDI
2 2 (3.39%) .NET
2 2 (3.39%) WCF
2 2 (3.39%) WPF
2 2 (3.39%) EDIFACT
3 1 (1.69%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.39%) TRADACOMS
1 2 (3.39%) iPad
1 2 (3.39%) Blackberry
1 2 (3.39%) Statistics
1 2 (3.39%) Mathematics
1 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.69%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.69%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (1.69%) Reference Data
2 1 (1.69%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.17%) Windows
2 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (3.39%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.69%) UNIX
3 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.98%) Test Scripting
2 16 (27.12%) Test Strategy
3 11 (18.64%) Scrum
3 11 (18.64%) Project Management
3 11 (18.64%) Waterfall
4 8 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (13.56%) Change Management
5 7 (11.86%) Asset Management
5 7 (11.86%) E-Commerce
5 7 (11.86%) Change Control
6 6 (10.17%) TDD
7 5 (8.47%) Business Analysis
7 5 (8.47%) UML
7 5 (8.47%) ERP
7 5 (8.47%) Test Management
7 5 (8.47%) Agile Project Management
8 4 (6.78%) Customer Insight
8 4 (6.78%) Web Development
8 4 (6.78%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.08%) Java
2 2 (3.39%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.39%) C#
3 1 (1.69%) SQL
3 1 (1.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) ISEB
2 5 (8.47%) Degree
3 3 (5.08%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.69%) HNC
5 1 (1.69%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.56%) QA
2 2 (3.39%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (15.25%) Oracle
2 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.47%) Endeca
4 3 (5.08%) Northgate
5 2 (3.39%) Citrix
5 2 (3.39%) Avaya
5 2 (3.39%) Sage
6 1 (1.69%) Siebel
6 1 (1.69%) IBM
6 1 (1.69%) Primavera
6 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.69%) Splunk
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