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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 91 49 69
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +20
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 73 114 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.94% 3.08% 2.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 3.99% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 67 45
Median daily rate £400 £413 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +23.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £284 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £584 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.00 £14.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +2.32%
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
3043 2858 2275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.95% 77.14% 74.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1928 1694 1213
Median daily rate £413 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 123 94
Median hourly rate £31.25 £34.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.08% +18.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.75 £52.13 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -11 33 £325 -10.65% 11
Cheshire -8 31 £475 +30.13% 1
Lancashire +3 6 £375 +25.00% 1
Merseyside -24 2 £275 -45.81% 3
User Acceptance Testing
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User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 66 (39.05%) Finance
2 44 (26.04%) SAP
3 43 (25.44%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (20.71%) Java
4 35 (20.71%) System Integration Testing
5 34 (20.12%) Integration Testing
6 32 (18.93%) Waterfall
7 29 (17.16%) Oracle
7 29 (17.16%) XML
7 29 (17.16%) Test Scripting
8 27 (15.98%) SQL
9 25 (14.79%) System Testing
10 24 (14.20%) Software Engineering
11 22 (13.02%) J2EE
11 22 (13.02%) Web Services
11 22 (13.02%) Kanban
11 22 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
12 21 (12.43%) JAX-WS
12 21 (12.43%) JDBC
12 21 (12.43%) SOAP
12 21 (12.43%) WSDL
12 21 (12.43%) JAXB
12 21 (12.43%) AOP
12 21 (12.43%) Spring
12 21 (12.43%) Workflow
13 20 (11.83%) Microsoft
14 19 (11.24%) Regression Testing
14 19 (11.24%) Functional Testing
15 18 (10.65%) SAP HR
15 18 (10.65%) JIRA

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 (4.73%) WebSphere
1 8 (4.73%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (2.96%) Oracle UPK
3 4 (2.37%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.78%) Apache
4 3 (1.78%) CMS
4 3 (1.78%) IIS
4 3 (1.78%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.59%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (6.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.59%) Mingle
2 1 (0.59%) MS Office
2 1 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (10.65%) SAP HR
2 10 (5.92%) SAP Payroll
3 8 (4.73%) SAP SRM
4 5 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (2.96%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 5 (2.96%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 4 (2.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (1.78%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (1.18%) SAP CRM
7 2 (1.18%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.59%) Northgate Housing
8 1 (0.59%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.59%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.59%) SAP FI-AA
8 1 (0.59%) SAP MM
8 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%) LDAP
1 1 (0.59%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.69%) Oracle Database
1 13 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.96%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 4 (2.37%) DB2
3 4 (2.37%) SAP BW
4 3 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.78%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.18%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.59%) MySQL
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (10.65%) JIRA
2 15 (8.88%) Selenium
3 8 (4.73%) Jenkins
3 8 (4.73%) JUnit
3 8 (4.73%) Subversion
4 5 (2.96%) PeopleTools
5 4 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.78%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.18%) Appium
7 2 (1.18%) HP UFT
7 2 (1.18%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.18%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (1.18%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.18%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.59%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.59%) MorphX
8 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.59%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.59%) Toad
8 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 66 (39.05%) Finance
2 12 (7.10%) Retail
3 10 (5.92%) Banking
4 5 (2.96%) Legal
4 5 (2.96%) Marketing
5 4 (2.37%) Billing
5 4 (2.37%) Games
5 4 (2.37%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.37%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.18%) Advertising
6 2 (1.18%) Online Betting
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 78 (46.15%) Analyst
2 30 (17.75%) Developer
3 28 (16.57%) Test Analyst
4 22 (13.02%) Business Analyst
5 20 (11.83%) Java Developer
6 17 (10.06%) SAP Analyst
6 17 (10.06%) Test Manager
7 13 (7.69%) Senior Developer
7 13 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
8 11 (6.51%) Applications Developer
9 10 (5.92%) HR Analyst
9 10 (5.92%) Java Applications Developer
9 10 (5.92%) Senior Applications Developer
9 10 (5.92%) Senior Java Applications Developer
9 10 (5.92%) Test Leader
10 9 (5.33%) Business Manager
10 9 (5.33%) UAT Analyst
11 8 (4.73%) SAP HR Analyst
11 8 (4.73%) UAT Test Analyst
12 7 (4.14%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (17.16%) XML
2 22 (13.02%) J2EE
2 22 (13.02%) Web Services
3 21 (12.43%) JAXB
3 21 (12.43%) JAX-WS
3 21 (12.43%) JDBC
3 21 (12.43%) SOAP
3 21 (12.43%) Spring
3 21 (12.43%) WSDL
4 15 (8.88%) JSON
5 13 (7.69%) RESTful
6 9 (5.33%) .NET
7 8 (4.73%) Apache Camel
7 8 (4.73%) POJO
7 8 (4.73%) SAP Basis
7 8 (4.73%) XSLT
8 6 (3.55%) .NET Framework
9 5 (2.96%) HTML
9 5 (2.96%) Middleware
10 1 (0.59%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.14%) Smart Meter
3 5 (2.96%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.78%) Data Extraction
4 3 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.78%) Life Science
5 2 (1.18%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.18%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.18%) NHS
5 2 (1.18%) Psychology
6 1 (0.59%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.59%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.59%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.59%) Digital Media
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%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.14%) Windows
2 5 (2.96%) Linux
3 3 (1.78%) AIX
3 3 (1.78%) CentOS
3 3 (1.78%) Unix
4 2 (1.18%) IRIX
4 2 (1.18%) Solaris
4 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.59%) Android
5 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.59%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (25.44%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (20.71%) System Integration Testing
3 34 (20.12%) Integration Testing
4 32 (18.93%) Waterfall
5 29 (17.16%) Test Scripting
6 25 (14.79%) System Testing
7 24 (14.20%) Software Engineering
8 22 (13.02%) Kanban
9 21 (12.43%) AOP
9 21 (12.43%) Workflow
10 19 (11.24%) Functional Testing
10 19 (11.24%) Regression Testing
11 16 (9.47%) CRM
11 16 (9.47%) Migration
12 15 (8.88%) Business Analysis
12 15 (8.88%) Software Testing
13 14 (8.28%) BDD
13 14 (8.28%) Defect Management
13 14 (8.28%) Project Management
14 13 (7.69%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (20.71%) Java
2 27 (15.98%) SQL
3 12 (7.10%) PL/SQL
4 6 (3.55%) C#
4 6 (3.55%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.96%) PeopleCode
5 5 (2.96%) SQR
6 4 (2.37%) C
7 3 (1.78%) PHP
7 3 (1.78%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.18%) Ada
8 2 (1.18%) VB
9 1 (0.59%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.59%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (0.59%) ActionScript 3.0
9 1 (0.59%) X++
Qualifications
1 17 (10.06%) ISTQB
2 12 (7.10%) ISEB
3 9 (5.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (3.55%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (3.55%) Degree
4 6 (3.55%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.37%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.78%) BC Cleared
6 3 (1.78%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.78%) MBA
7 2 (1.18%) MCP
7 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.18%) OCP
7 2 (1.18%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (1.18%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.59%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.69%) QA
2 2 (1.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.59%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (4.14%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.78%) vRealize
3 2 (1.18%) Puppet
4 1 (0.59%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.59%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 44 (26.04%) SAP
2 29 (17.16%) Oracle
3 20 (11.83%) Microsoft
4 10 (5.92%) PeopleSoft
5 9 (5.33%) IBM
6 5 (2.96%) Citrix
6 5 (2.96%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.37%) HP
8 3 (1.78%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.18%) EXASOL
9 2 (1.18%) Guidewire
9 2 (1.18%) Tableau
9 2 (1.18%) Talend
9 2 (1.18%) VMware
10 1 (0.59%) Northgate
10 1 (0.59%) OpenText
10 1 (0.59%) Pega
10 1 (0.59%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.59%) SimCorp
10 1 (0.59%) Telerik
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