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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 86 83 75
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 85 78 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.11% 1.96% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.59% 2.51% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 36 40
Average daily rate £425 £364 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.83% +3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £21.95 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-6.60% +8.39%
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
3278 3105 2353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.46% 78.09% 75.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2030 1716 1229
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 146 134
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +10 47 £463 +26.71% 14
Cheshire -6 26 £425 +13.33% 3
Cumbria - 4 - -
Lancashire +3 3 £308 - 3
Merseyside -9 1 - - 2
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 58 (33.14%) Finance
2 44 (25.14%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (23.43%) SAP
4 36 (20.57%) Test Scripting
5 29 (16.57%) SQL
6 27 (15.43%) Oracle
6 27 (15.43%) Waterfall
7 26 (14.86%) Java
8 25 (14.29%) Workflow
8 25 (14.29%) Migration
9 24 (13.71%) Microsoft
9 24 (13.71%) XML
10 23 (13.14%) Analytical Skills
10 23 (13.14%) System Integration Testing
11 21 (12.00%) System Testing
12 20 (11.43%) Regression Testing
12 20 (11.43%) QA
12 20 (11.43%) Test Management
12 20 (11.43%) Functional Testing
13 19 (10.86%) Data Migration
13 19 (10.86%) Project Management
13 19 (10.86%) SQL Server
13 19 (10.86%) Business Analysis
14 18 (10.29%) SAP HR
14 18 (10.29%) Defect Management
15 17 (9.71%) CRM
15 17 (9.71%) JIRA
16 16 (9.14%) Software Testing
16 16 (9.14%) Unit Testing
16 16 (9.14%) Selenium

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 5 (2.86%) Oracle UPK
2 4 (2.29%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.29%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.29%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (1.71%) Apache
3 3 (1.71%) IIS
3 3 (1.71%) NetWeaver
4 2 (1.14%) CMS
5 1 (0.57%) JBoss
5 1 (0.57%) SAS
5 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.57%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 13 (7.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.71%) Mingle
3 2 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 18 (10.29%) SAP HR
2 10 (5.71%) SAP Payroll
3 8 (4.57%) SAP SRM
4 5 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (2.86%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 5 (2.86%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 4 (2.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (1.71%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (1.14%) Maximo
7 2 (1.14%) SAP CRM
7 2 (1.14%) SAP ERP
7 2 (1.14%) SAP FI-AA
7 2 (1.14%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.57%) Northgate Housing
8 1 (0.57%) OpenText MBPM
8 1 (0.57%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.57%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.57%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.14%) IaaS
1 2 (1.14%) PaaS
1 2 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.57%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.86%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.29%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.86%) DB2
3 5 (2.86%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 4 (2.29%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.57%) MySQL
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.57%) QlikView
5 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (9.71%) JIRA
2 16 (9.14%) Selenium
3 7 (4.00%) Toad
4 6 (3.43%) Cucumber
4 6 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (3.43%) TestDirector
5 5 (2.86%) PeopleTools
5 5 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (2.29%) JUnit
6 4 (2.29%) Talend Open Studio
7 3 (1.71%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.71%) Subversion
7 3 (1.71%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.71%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.14%) HP UFT
8 2 (1.14%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.14%) Zephyr
9 1 (0.57%) Appium
9 1 (0.57%) Log4j
General
1 58 (33.14%) Finance
2 12 (6.86%) Banking
3 9 (5.14%) Retail
4 8 (4.57%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.43%) Advertising
5 6 (3.43%) Legal
5 6 (3.43%) Marketing
6 5 (2.86%) Games
6 5 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (2.29%) Billing
8 2 (1.14%) Electronics
8 2 (1.14%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.14%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.57%) Back Office
9 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.57%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 83 (47.43%) Analyst
2 29 (16.57%) Test Analyst
3 25 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 21 (12.00%) Test Manager
5 19 (10.86%) Developer
6 17 (9.71%) SAP Analyst
7 12 (6.86%) Tester
8 11 (6.29%) Java Developer
9 10 (5.71%) Test Leader
9 10 (5.71%) UAT Analyst
10 9 (5.14%) HR Analyst
11 8 (4.57%) SAP HR Analyst
11 8 (4.57%) SQL Analyst
11 8 (4.57%) UAT Test Analyst
12 7 (4.00%) Architect
12 7 (4.00%) Business Manager
12 7 (4.00%) Data Analyst
12 7 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
12 7 (4.00%) UAT Manager
13 6 (3.43%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (13.71%) XML
2 12 (6.86%) .NET
3 11 (6.29%) Web Services
4 10 (5.71%) Spring
5 9 (5.14%) J2EE
5 9 (5.14%) XSLT
6 7 (4.00%) JDBC
6 7 (4.00%) SOAP
7 6 (3.43%) .NET Framework
7 6 (3.43%) JAXB
7 6 (3.43%) JAX-WS
7 6 (3.43%) jQuery
7 6 (3.43%) JSON
7 6 (3.43%) WSDL
8 5 (2.86%) EJB
8 5 (2.86%) EJB 3.0
8 5 (2.86%) HTML
9 4 (2.29%) AngularJS
9 4 (2.29%) RESTful
10 3 (1.71%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.14%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.43%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.29%) Data Extraction
4 4 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.14%) Life Science
5 2 (1.14%) Psychology
6 1 (0.57%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.57%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.57%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.57%) NHS
6 1 (0.57%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.57%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.57%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.57%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.29%) Windows
2 6 (3.43%) Linux
3 4 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.71%) AIX
4 3 (1.71%) CentOS
5 2 (1.14%) Android
5 2 (1.14%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.14%) IRIX
5 2 (1.14%) Unix
5 2 (1.14%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (25.14%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (20.57%) Test Scripting
3 27 (15.43%) Waterfall
4 25 (14.29%) Migration
4 25 (14.29%) Workflow
5 23 (13.14%) System Integration Testing
6 21 (12.00%) System Testing
7 20 (11.43%) Functional Testing
7 20 (11.43%) Regression Testing
7 20 (11.43%) Test Management
8 19 (10.86%) Business Analysis
8 19 (10.86%) Data Migration
8 19 (10.86%) Project Management
9 18 (10.29%) Defect Management
10 17 (9.71%) CRM
11 16 (9.14%) Software Testing
11 16 (9.14%) Unit Testing
12 15 (8.57%) Integration Testing
13 14 (8.00%) ERP
14 13 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (16.57%) SQL
2 26 (14.86%) Java
3 11 (6.29%) JavaScript
4 10 (5.71%) C#
5 8 (4.57%) PL/SQL
6 5 (2.86%) PeopleCode
6 5 (2.86%) SQR
6 5 (2.86%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.29%) ActionScript
7 4 (2.29%) ActionScript 2.0
8 3 (1.71%) C
9 2 (1.14%) ActionScript 3.0
9 2 (1.14%) Ada
9 2 (1.14%) XPath
10 1 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (8.00%) ISTQB
2 12 (6.86%) Degree
3 10 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (4.57%) ISEB
4 8 (4.57%) Security Cleared
5 6 (3.43%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (2.86%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.29%) HND
8 3 (1.71%) BC Cleared
8 3 (1.71%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.71%) MBA
9 2 (1.14%) MCP
9 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.14%) OCP
9 2 (1.14%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (1.14%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.43%) QA
2 2 (1.14%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 12 (6.86%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.71%) vRealize
3 2 (1.14%) Puppet
4 1 (0.57%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 41 (23.43%) SAP
2 27 (15.43%) Oracle
3 24 (13.71%) Microsoft
4 10 (5.71%) HP
4 10 (5.71%) PeopleSoft
5 8 (4.57%) IBM
6 5 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.29%) EXASOL
7 4 (2.29%) Tableau
7 4 (2.29%) Talend
8 3 (1.71%) BMC
8 3 (1.71%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.71%) Remedy
8 3 (1.71%) Telerik
9 2 (1.14%) Guidewire
9 2 (1.14%) VMware
10 1 (0.57%) Northgate
10 1 (0.57%) OpenText
10 1 (0.57%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.57%) SimCorp
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