The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside 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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 29 30 25
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 8 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.45% 3.13% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.10% 4.31% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 0
Average daily rate £275 £240 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £18.00 £22.38
% change year-on-year
+15.27% -19.55%
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 Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
258 232 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 79.14% 72.50% 59.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 108 58
Average daily rate £425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £224 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £675 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £16.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.42% -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £16.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.50 £16.50 £66.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 13 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
Prescot - 3 £275 -
Liverpool -12 2 - -
Bootle - 2 - -
User Acceptance Testing
North West

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 4 (36.36%) Banking
1 4 (36.36%) EJB
1 4 (36.36%) Java
1 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
1 4 (36.36%) EJB 3.0
1 4 (36.36%) Spring
1 4 (36.36%) jQuery
1 4 (36.36%) AngularJS
1 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Volume Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Ajax
2 3 (27.27%) Java EE
2 3 (27.27%) ERP
2 3 (27.27%) XML
2 3 (27.27%) XSLT
2 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
3 1 (9.09%) Data Integration
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Workflow
3 1 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) CMS
3 1 (9.09%) OpenText
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 1 (9.09%) CMS
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
1 1 (9.09%) MSTest
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (36.36%) Banking
2 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Java Developer
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Angular Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Business Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Business Objects Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) QA Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
5 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
5 1 (9.09%) UAT Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) XML Developer
5 1 (9.09%) XML XSLT Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) AngularJS
1 4 (36.36%) EJB
1 4 (36.36%) EJB 3.0
1 4 (36.36%) jQuery
1 4 (36.36%) Spring
2 3 (27.27%) Ajax
2 3 (27.27%) Java EE
2 3 (27.27%) XML
2 3 (27.27%) XSLT
3 1 (9.09%) Apache Axis
3 1 (9.09%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
2 3 (27.27%) ERP
2 3 (27.27%) Volume Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Information Assurance
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
3 1 (9.09%) QA Automation
3 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Release Management
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) Security Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
3 1 (9.09%) V-Model
3 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
3 1 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Java
1 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) OpenText
1 1 (9.09%) SimCorp