The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 66 73 73
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 97 66 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.55% 2.10% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.18% 2.74% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 37 32
Average daily rate £325 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £232 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £419 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £14.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -54.83%
User Acceptance Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3051 2405 2025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.27% 76.40% 74.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1872 1428 1031
Average daily rate £400 £385 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 99 108
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.30 £49.50 £46.00
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 the North West

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

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North West

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West 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
Manchester +12 55 £300 +1.61% 16
Cheshire +9 27 £400 +8.10% 3
Merseyside -3 7 £275 +14.58% 3
Lancashire -5 4 £480 +16.36% 6
User Acceptance Testing
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User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 57 (27.27%) Finance
2 49 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (21.53%) Test Scripting
4 44 (21.05%) System Integration Testing
5 42 (20.10%) Migration
6 35 (16.75%) SAP
7 33 (15.79%) Microsoft
8 32 (15.31%) SQL
9 29 (13.88%) Oracle
9 29 (13.88%) Business Analysis
10 27 (12.92%) Windows
10 27 (12.92%) Workflow
10 27 (12.92%) Data Migration
11 26 (12.44%) Java
12 25 (11.96%) QA
13 24 (11.48%) Waterfall
13 24 (11.48%) Test Strategy
13 24 (11.48%) Regression Testing
14 23 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
15 21 (10.05%) Defect Management
16 20 (9.57%) Degree
17 19 (9.09%) Process Improvement
17 19 (9.09%) ETL
18 18 (8.61%) XML
18 18 (8.61%) ITIL
18 18 (8.61%) SAP HR
18 18 (8.61%) Software Testing
18 18 (8.61%) Manufacturing
18 18 (8.61%) Test Management
18 18 (8.61%) HP Quality Center

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (1.91%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.44%) JBoss
2 3 (1.44%) NetWeaver
2 3 (1.44%) SAS
2 3 (1.44%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.44%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (1.44%) WebSphere Process Server
3 2 (0.96%) LiveLink
4 1 (0.48%) Node.js
4 1 (0.48%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (6.22%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.78%) MS Office
3 3 (1.44%) Mingle
4 2 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (8.61%) SAP HR
2 12 (5.74%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (4.78%) SAP Payroll
4 8 (3.83%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (3.83%) SAP SRM
5 4 (1.91%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (1.91%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (1.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (1.44%) Maximo
6 3 (1.44%) SAP ERP
6 3 (1.44%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.96%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.96%) ResourceLink
7 2 (0.96%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.96%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.96%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.96%) SAP FI-AA
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.48%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.48%) Boomi
1 1 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.39%) FTP
1 5 (2.39%) HTTP
1 5 (2.39%) SMTP
2 2 (0.96%) Internet
3 1 (0.48%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.13%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.18%) Oracle Database
3 12 (5.74%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (3.35%) DB2
5 4 (1.91%) QlikView
5 4 (1.91%) SAP BW
6 3 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.48%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.48%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.48%) Essbase
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.48%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (8.13%) Selenium
2 16 (7.66%) JIRA
3 13 (6.22%) Toad
4 9 (4.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 9 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (3.35%) Cucumber
5 7 (3.35%) Talend Open Studio
6 6 (2.87%) TestDirector
6 6 (2.87%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.44%) JUnit
7 3 (1.44%) Log4j
7 3 (1.44%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.96%) Appium
8 2 (0.96%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.48%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.48%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.48%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.48%) MSTest
9 1 (0.48%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.48%) WebDriver
General
1 57 (27.27%) Finance
2 18 (8.61%) Manufacturing
3 11 (5.26%) Banking
4 8 (3.83%) Legal
4 8 (3.83%) Retail
5 5 (2.39%) Advertising
5 5 (2.39%) Games
5 5 (2.39%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.91%) Marketing
7 3 (1.44%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.44%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.96%) Billing
8 2 (0.96%) Electronics
9 1 (0.48%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 114 (54.55%) Analyst
2 51 (24.40%) Test Analyst
3 35 (16.75%) Business Analyst
4 24 (11.48%) Developer
5 19 (9.09%) Tester
6 18 (8.61%) SAP Analyst
7 16 (7.66%) Test Manager
8 13 (6.22%) Consultant
9 12 (5.74%) Test Leader
10 11 (5.26%) Migration Analyst
11 10 (4.78%) Data Analyst
12 9 (4.31%) Data Migration Analyst
12 9 (4.31%) HR Analyst
12 9 (4.31%) SQL Analyst
13 8 (3.83%) SAP HR Analyst
14 7 (3.35%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 7 (3.35%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
14 7 (3.35%) Environment Manager
14 7 (3.35%) Java Developer
14 7 (3.35%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.61%) XML
2 14 (6.70%) .NET
3 9 (4.31%) Web Services
4 8 (3.83%) JDBC
4 8 (3.83%) XSLT
5 7 (3.35%) EJB
5 7 (3.35%) EJB 3.0
6 6 (2.87%) CSS
6 6 (2.87%) HTML
6 6 (2.87%) jQuery
7 5 (2.39%) .NET Framework
7 5 (2.39%) AngularJS
7 5 (2.39%) SAP XI
7 5 (2.39%) SOAP
8 4 (1.91%) J2EE
8 4 (1.91%) Spring
9 3 (1.44%) DHTML
9 3 (1.44%) JMS
9 3 (1.44%) JSP
9 3 (1.44%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.78%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.31%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.91%) Data Extraction
6 3 (1.44%) Life Science
6 3 (1.44%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.44%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.96%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.96%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.96%) NHS
8 1 (0.48%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.48%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 27 (12.92%) Windows
2 12 (5.74%) Linux
3 11 (5.26%) Unix
4 5 (2.39%) Solaris
4 5 (2.39%) Windows 7
4 5 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (2.39%) Windows XP
5 4 (1.91%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.96%) Android
6 2 (0.96%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.96%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.48%) IRIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (21.53%) Test Scripting
3 44 (21.05%) System Integration Testing
4 42 (20.10%) Migration
5 29 (13.88%) Business Analysis
6 27 (12.92%) Data Migration
6 27 (12.92%) Workflow
7 24 (11.48%) Regression Testing
7 24 (11.48%) Test Strategy
7 24 (11.48%) Waterfall
8 21 (10.05%) Defect Management
9 19 (9.09%) ETL
9 19 (9.09%) Process Improvement
10 18 (8.61%) ITIL
10 18 (8.61%) Software Testing
10 18 (8.61%) Test Management
11 17 (8.13%) Integration Testing
12 16 (7.66%) System Testing
12 16 (7.66%) Unit Testing
13 15 (7.18%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (15.31%) SQL
2 26 (12.44%) Java
3 11 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 10 (4.78%) C#
5 6 (2.87%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.39%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.91%) ActionScript
7 4 (1.91%) ActionScript 2.0
8 2 (0.96%) ActionScript 3.0
8 2 (0.96%) Perl
8 2 (0.96%) Ruby
8 2 (0.96%) XPath
9 1 (0.48%) Ada
9 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.48%) C
9 1 (0.48%) ES6
9 1 (0.48%) SAS Macro
9 1 (0.48%) Scala
9 1 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (9.57%) Degree
2 14 (6.70%) ISEB
3 11 (5.26%) ISTQB
4 10 (4.78%) Security Cleared
5 7 (3.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (2.87%) SC Cleared
7 5 (2.39%) HND
8 2 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.96%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (11.96%) QA
2 5 (2.39%) SLA
3 2 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 18 (8.61%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (16.75%) SAP
2 33 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 29 (13.88%) Oracle
4 13 (6.22%) HP
5 8 (3.83%) IBM
6 7 (3.35%) EXASOL
6 7 (3.35%) Tableau
6 7 (3.35%) Talend
7 5 (2.39%) webMethods
8 4 (1.91%) BMC
8 4 (1.91%) Remedy
8 4 (1.91%) VMware
9 3 (1.44%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.44%) Siebel
9 3 (1.44%) Telerik
10 2 (0.96%) Baan
10 2 (0.96%) Citrix
10 2 (0.96%) Guidewire
10 2 (0.96%) Infor
10 2 (0.96%) OpenText
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