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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 52 64 58
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 55 26 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.99% 1.86% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.66% 2.40% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 17 15
Average daily rate £300 £295 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.61% -6.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £268 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £430 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £11.04 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £14.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -54.83%
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
1501 1083 863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.71% 77.47% 76.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 879 666 460
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 32 33
Average hourly rate £29.50 £17.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.57% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.50 £10.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.00 £48.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Bolton - 1 £290 -
Oldham - 1 £213 -
Salford - 1 £331 -
Wigan - 1 £285 -
User Acceptance Testing
North West

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 29 (26.36%) Test Scripting
2 28 (25.45%) Finance
3 26 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (21.82%) System Integration Testing
5 23 (20.91%) Workflow
5 23 (20.91%) SQL
5 23 (20.91%) SAP
6 22 (20.00%) Oracle
7 21 (19.09%) Migration
7 21 (19.09%) QA
7 21 (19.09%) Test Strategy
8 20 (18.18%) Microsoft
9 19 (17.27%) Windows
10 18 (16.36%) SAP HR
11 16 (14.55%) Software Testing
12 15 (13.64%) Test Management
12 15 (13.64%) Defect Management
12 15 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
13 14 (12.73%) SQL Server
14 13 (11.82%) Java
14 13 (11.82%) Toad
14 13 (11.82%) Regression Testing
14 13 (11.82%) Data Migration
14 13 (11.82%) Oracle Database
15 12 (10.91%) System Testing
15 12 (10.91%) HP Quality Center
15 12 (10.91%) JIRA
15 12 (10.91%) ISEB
16 11 (10.00%) ETL
16 11 (10.00%) Validation

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (3.64%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.73%) JBoss
2 3 (2.73%) NetWeaver
2 3 (2.73%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.73%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (2.73%) WebSphere Process Server
3 2 (1.82%) LiveLink
3 2 (1.82%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (4.55%) MS Office
2 4 (3.64%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.73%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 18 (16.36%) SAP HR
2 10 (9.09%) SAP Payroll
3 8 (7.27%) SAP SRM
4 7 (6.36%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (2.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (2.73%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (1.82%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (1.82%) ResourceLink
6 2 (1.82%) SAP ERP
6 2 (1.82%) SAP FI-AA
7 1 (0.91%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.91%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.91%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.91%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.91%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.91%) SAP FI/CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.82%) Oracle Database
3 6 (5.45%) DB2
4 4 (3.64%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.91%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.91%) Essbase
5 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.91%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 13 (11.82%) Toad
2 12 (10.91%) JIRA
3 10 (9.09%) Selenium
4 9 (8.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 7 (6.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (5.45%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.73%) JUnit
7 3 (2.73%) Log4j
7 3 (2.73%) SpecFlow
7 3 (2.73%) TestDirector
8 2 (1.82%) Appium
9 1 (0.91%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.91%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.91%) NUnit
9 1 (0.91%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.91%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (25.45%) Finance
2 8 (7.27%) Legal
3 7 (6.36%) Retail
4 5 (4.55%) Games
4 5 (4.55%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.82%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.91%) Banking
6 1 (0.91%) Billing
6 1 (0.91%) Electronics
6 1 (0.91%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.91%) Marketing
6 1 (0.91%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (63.64%) Analyst
2 41 (37.27%) Test Analyst
3 16 (14.55%) SAP Analyst
4 15 (13.64%) Tester
5 10 (9.09%) Business Analyst
5 10 (9.09%) Migration Analyst
5 10 (9.09%) Test Leader
5 10 (9.09%) Test Manager
6 9 (8.18%) Data Migration Analyst
6 9 (8.18%) HR Analyst
7 8 (7.27%) Data Analyst
7 8 (7.27%) SAP HR Analyst
7 8 (7.27%) SQL Analyst
8 6 (5.45%) Developer
9 5 (4.55%) QA Tester
10 4 (3.64%) Agile Test Analyst
10 4 (3.64%) Environment Manager
10 4 (3.64%) QA Analyst
10 4 (3.64%) QA Test Analyst
10 4 (3.64%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.18%) .NET
2 7 (6.36%) XML
3 5 (4.55%) CSS
3 5 (4.55%) HTML
4 4 (3.64%) Web Services
5 3 (2.73%) DHTML
5 3 (2.73%) EJB
5 3 (2.73%) EJB 3.0
5 3 (2.73%) Hibernate
5 3 (2.73%) J2EE
5 3 (2.73%) JDBC
5 3 (2.73%) JMS
5 3 (2.73%) JSP
5 3 (2.73%) RESTful
5 3 (2.73%) SAP Basis
5 3 (2.73%) SOAP
5 3 (2.73%) Struts
5 3 (2.73%) XSLT
6 2 (1.82%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.82%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.27%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.45%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.73%) Data Extraction
4 3 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.73%) Life Science
5 2 (1.82%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.91%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.91%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.91%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.91%) NHS
6 1 (0.91%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 19 (17.27%) Windows
2 5 (4.55%) Windows 7
2 5 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (3.64%) Unix
3 4 (3.64%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.73%) Linux
5 1 (0.91%) Android
5 1 (0.91%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.91%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (26.36%) Test Scripting
2 26 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (21.82%) System Integration Testing
4 23 (20.91%) Workflow
5 21 (19.09%) Migration
5 21 (19.09%) Test Strategy
6 16 (14.55%) Software Testing
7 15 (13.64%) Defect Management
7 15 (13.64%) Test Management
8 13 (11.82%) Data Migration
8 13 (11.82%) Regression Testing
9 12 (10.91%) System Testing
10 11 (10.00%) ETL
10 11 (10.00%) SAP Implementation
10 11 (10.00%) Validation
10 11 (10.00%) Waterfall
11 10 (9.09%) Automated Testing
11 10 (9.09%) Functional Testing
12 9 (8.18%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (7.27%) E-Procurement
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.91%) SQL
2 13 (11.82%) Java
3 6 (5.45%) C#
3 6 (5.45%) T-SQL
4 4 (3.64%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.64%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.91%) ActionScript
5 1 (0.91%) ActionScript 2.0
5 1 (0.91%) ActionScript 3.0
5 1 (0.91%) ES6
5 1 (0.91%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (10.91%) ISEB
2 10 (9.09%) Degree
3 9 (8.18%) ISTQB
4 6 (5.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (5.45%) Security Cleared
5 5 (4.55%) HND
6 3 (2.73%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (19.09%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 12 (10.91%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.73%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (20.91%) SAP
2 22 (20.00%) Oracle
3 20 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 9 (8.18%) HP
5 4 (3.64%) VMware
6 3 (2.73%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.73%) Telerik
7 2 (1.82%) Citrix
7 2 (1.82%) Guidewire
7 2 (1.82%) OpenText
7 2 (1.82%) Siebel
8 1 (0.91%) Metastorm
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