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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 72 49 87
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +38
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 82 122 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.23% 3.23% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.76% 4.14% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 71 31
Median daily rate £375 £401 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.36% +23.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £588 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.00 £14.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% -8.69%
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
2974 2948 2247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.04% 78.07% 74.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1862 1737 1227
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 126 94
Median hourly rate £23.50 £37.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.48% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £57.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing User Acceptance Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -8 41 £363 -9.43% 10
Cheshire -7 24 £475 +25.00% 1
Lancashire 0 9 £375 +25.00% 2
Merseyside -21 3 £275 -45.81%
User Acceptance Testing
England

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 71 (41.76%) Finance
2 43 (25.29%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (22.94%) System Integration Testing
4 38 (22.35%) Integration Testing
5 37 (21.76%) Oracle
6 35 (20.59%) Java
6 35 (20.59%) SQL
7 32 (18.82%) Waterfall
8 31 (18.24%) SAP
9 30 (17.65%) XML
10 29 (17.06%) Test Scripting
11 27 (15.88%) System Testing
12 25 (14.71%) Regression Testing
12 25 (14.71%) Software Engineering
13 23 (13.53%) J2EE
14 22 (12.94%) JDBC
14 22 (12.94%) Web Services
14 22 (12.94%) Spring
14 22 (12.94%) Kanban
15 21 (12.35%) JAX-WS
15 21 (12.35%) AOP
15 21 (12.35%) SOAP
15 21 (12.35%) WSDL
15 21 (12.35%) JAXB
16 20 (11.76%) ISTQB
17 19 (11.18%) Microsoft
17 19 (11.18%) JIRA
17 19 (11.18%) Functional Testing
18 18 (10.59%) Migration
18 18 (10.59%) Software Testing

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (4.71%) WebSphere
1 8 (4.71%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (2.94%) Oracle UPK
3 4 (2.35%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.76%) Apache
4 3 (1.76%) CMS
4 3 (1.76%) IIS
5 1 (0.59%) SAS
5 1 (0.59%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (6.47%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.59%) Mingle
2 1 (0.59%) MS Office
2 1 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.59%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (3.53%) SAP HR
1 6 (3.53%) SAP Payroll
2 5 (2.94%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (2.94%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 5 (2.94%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 4 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (2.35%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (2.35%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (1.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (1.18%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.59%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.59%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.59%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.59%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.18%) IaaS
1 2 (1.18%) PaaS
1 2 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.59%) Internet
1 1 (0.59%) LDAP
1 1 (0.59%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.65%) Oracle Database
1 13 (7.65%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.94%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 4 (2.35%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.76%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.76%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.59%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.59%) DB2
6 1 (0.59%) GIS
6 1 (0.59%) Informix
6 1 (0.59%) MySQL
6 1 (0.59%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.59%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 19 (11.18%) JIRA
2 16 (9.41%) Selenium
3 9 (5.29%) Jenkins
3 9 (5.29%) JUnit
4 8 (4.71%) Subversion
5 5 (2.94%) PeopleTools
6 4 (2.35%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.18%) Appium
7 2 (1.18%) HP UFT
7 2 (1.18%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.18%) Toad
7 2 (1.18%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.18%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.59%) Introscope
8 1 (0.59%) Mockito
8 1 (0.59%) MorphX
8 1 (0.59%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.59%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 71 (41.76%) Finance
2 14 (8.24%) Banking
3 13 (7.65%) Retail
4 4 (2.35%) Billing
4 4 (2.35%) Games
4 4 (2.35%) Marketing
5 3 (1.76%) Legal
5 3 (1.76%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.76%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.18%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.59%) Advertising
7 1 (0.59%) Back Office
7 1 (0.59%) Electronics
7 1 (0.59%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 70 (41.18%) Analyst
2 32 (18.82%) Test Analyst
3 30 (17.65%) Developer
4 23 (13.53%) Business Analyst
5 20 (11.76%) Java Developer
6 17 (10.00%) Test Manager
7 13 (7.65%) Senior Developer
7 13 (7.65%) Senior Java Developer
8 11 (6.47%) Applications Developer
9 10 (5.88%) Consultant
9 10 (5.88%) Java Applications Developer
9 10 (5.88%) Senior Applications Developer
9 10 (5.88%) Senior Java Applications Developer
9 10 (5.88%) Test Leader
10 9 (5.29%) Business Manager
11 8 (4.71%) UAT Analyst
12 7 (4.12%) UAT Test Analyst
13 6 (3.53%) HR Analyst
13 6 (3.53%) SAP Analyst
13 6 (3.53%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (17.65%) XML
2 23 (13.53%) J2EE
3 22 (12.94%) JDBC
3 22 (12.94%) Spring
3 22 (12.94%) Web Services
4 21 (12.35%) JAXB
4 21 (12.35%) JAX-WS
4 21 (12.35%) SOAP
4 21 (12.35%) WSDL
5 15 (8.82%) JSON
6 13 (7.65%) RESTful
7 8 (4.71%) .NET
7 8 (4.71%) Apache Camel
7 8 (4.71%) POJO
7 8 (4.71%) XSLT
8 6 (3.53%) HTML
9 5 (2.94%) .NET Framework
9 5 (2.94%) Middleware
9 5 (2.94%) SAP Basis
10 2 (1.18%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.12%) Smart Meter
3 5 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.76%) Data Extraction
4 3 (1.76%) NHS
5 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.18%) Life Science
5 2 (1.18%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.18%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.18%) Psychology
6 1 (0.59%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.59%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.59%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.59%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.59%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.59%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.59%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.59%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.59%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.59%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.71%) Unix
1 8 (4.71%) Windows
2 6 (3.53%) Linux
3 3 (1.76%) AIX
3 3 (1.76%) CentOS
4 2 (1.18%) IRIX
4 2 (1.18%) Solaris
4 2 (1.18%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.59%) Android
5 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.59%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (25.29%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (22.94%) System Integration Testing
3 38 (22.35%) Integration Testing
4 32 (18.82%) Waterfall
5 29 (17.06%) Test Scripting
6 27 (15.88%) System Testing
7 25 (14.71%) Regression Testing
7 25 (14.71%) Software Engineering
8 22 (12.94%) Kanban
9 21 (12.35%) AOP
10 19 (11.18%) Functional Testing
11 18 (10.59%) Migration
11 18 (10.59%) Software Testing
12 16 (9.41%) CRM
12 16 (9.41%) Unit Testing
13 15 (8.82%) Business Analysis
13 15 (8.82%) Defect Management
13 15 (8.82%) Project Management
14 14 (8.24%) BDD
14 14 (8.24%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (20.59%) Java
1 35 (20.59%) SQL
2 12 (7.06%) PL/SQL
3 6 (3.53%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.94%) C#
4 5 (2.94%) PeopleCode
4 5 (2.94%) SQR
5 4 (2.35%) C
5 4 (2.35%) PHP
5 4 (2.35%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.18%) Ada
6 2 (1.18%) VB
7 1 (0.59%) ActionScript
7 1 (0.59%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (0.59%) ActionScript 3.0
7 1 (0.59%) Python
7 1 (0.59%) Ruby
7 1 (0.59%) X++
Qualifications
1 20 (11.76%) ISTQB
2 15 (8.82%) ISEB
3 8 (4.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (3.53%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (3.53%) Degree
5 5 (2.94%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.35%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.76%) BC Cleared
7 3 (1.76%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.18%) MBA
8 2 (1.18%) MCP
8 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.18%) OCP
8 2 (1.18%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (1.18%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.59%) HND
9 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.41%) QA
2 4 (2.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.59%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (3.53%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.76%) Puppet
2 3 (1.76%) vRealize
3 1 (0.59%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.59%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.59%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 37 (21.76%) Oracle
2 31 (18.24%) SAP
3 19 (11.18%) Microsoft
4 10 (5.88%) IBM
4 10 (5.88%) PeopleSoft
5 5 (2.94%) Citrix
5 5 (2.94%) HP
5 5 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.76%) Informatica
7 2 (1.18%) VMware
8 1 (0.59%) Adobe
8 1 (0.59%) EXASOL
8 1 (0.59%) Guidewire
8 1 (0.59%) Northgate
8 1 (0.59%) Pega
8 1 (0.59%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.59%) SimCorp
8 1 (0.59%) Tableau
8 1 (0.59%) Talend
8 1 (0.59%) Telerik
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