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 26 May 2015 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 70 68 69
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 82 70 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.23% 2.28% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.92% 3.14% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 45 19
Average daily rate
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£450 £365 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £276 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £425 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £23.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+32.60% -23.33%
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
2806 2231 1713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.40% 72.79% 73.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1611 1167 841
Average daily rate £398 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.58% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 112 84
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +47.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £51.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 2015. 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
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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
Cheshire 0 28 £368 -2.00% 8
Manchester -24 27 £338 +2.27% 16
Merseyside +4 21 £500 - 5
Lancashire -1 1 £150 -61.29% 1
Cumbria - 1 £540 -
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 47 (29.38%) QA
2 39 (24.38%) Finance
3 37 (23.13%) Migration
4 35 (21.88%) Test Scripting
5 30 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (18.75%) ISEB
6 27 (16.88%) Oracle
6 27 (16.88%) System Integration Testing
7 25 (15.63%) Test Strategy
8 24 (15.00%) PRINCE2
8 24 (15.00%) Microsoft
8 24 (15.00%) Scrum
9 22 (13.75%) Windows
9 22 (13.75%) Security Cleared
10 20 (12.50%) Integration Testing
11 18 (11.25%) SC Cleared
11 18 (11.25%) Test Automation
12 17 (10.63%) System Testing
12 17 (10.63%) Waterfall
12 17 (10.63%) SQL
13 16 (10.00%) Regression Testing
13 16 (10.00%) Supplier Management
14 15 (9.38%) Active Directory
14 15 (9.38%) MS Excel
14 15 (9.38%) Windows 7
14 15 (9.38%) Unit Testing
15 14 (8.75%) Test Planning
15 14 (8.75%) Project Management
16 13 (8.13%) SCCM
17 12 (7.50%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 (2.50%) JBoss
2 3 (1.88%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.88%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.88%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.25%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
3 2 (1.25%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.25%) Apache
3 2 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (1.25%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.25%) CICS
4 1 (0.63%) IIS
4 1 (0.63%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.63%) MS Office
3 8 (5.00%) MS Project
4 3 (1.88%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.63%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.63%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (2.50%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (1.88%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.25%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (1.25%) TRIRIGA
3 2 (1.25%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.25%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (1.25%) Agresso
3 2 (1.25%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.63%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.63%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.63%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.88%) HP Helion
2 1 (0.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.25%) Internet
1 2 (1.25%) Wireless
2 1 (0.63%) Cisco ICM
2 1 (0.63%) Broadband
2 1 (0.63%) DHCP
2 1 (0.63%) DNS
2 1 (0.63%) SAN
2 1 (0.63%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.88%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (5.63%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.75%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.75%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.75%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (3.13%) RDBMS
4 5 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (2.50%) SQLPlus
5 4 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.88%) MySQL
6 3 (1.88%) QlikView
7 2 (1.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.25%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (1.25%) DB2
7 2 (1.25%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (3.13%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (2.50%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (2.50%) Selenium
3 3 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.88%) Subversion
3 3 (1.88%) JIRA
3 3 (1.88%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.88%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.25%) SpecFlow
4 2 (1.25%) Toad
4 2 (1.25%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.63%) LSMW
5 1 (0.63%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.63%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.63%) QAComplete
General
1 39 (24.38%) Finance
2 12 (7.50%) Retail
3 8 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 8 (5.00%) Banking
4 5 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (3.13%) Billing
5 4 (2.50%) General Ledger
6 2 (1.25%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.25%) Marketing
6 2 (1.25%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.63%) Electronics
7 1 (0.63%) Legal
7 1 (0.63%) Publishing
7 1 (0.63%) Games
7 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (23.75%) Analyst
2 30 (18.75%) Test Manager
3 20 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 12 (7.50%) Project Manager
4 12 (7.50%) Test Leader
5 11 (6.88%) Business Analyst
5 11 (6.88%) Developer
6 10 (6.25%) Tester
7 7 (4.38%) Architect
8 6 (3.75%) Consultant
8 6 (3.75%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (3.13%) Release Manager
10 4 (2.50%) Systems Analyst
10 4 (2.50%) Coordinator
10 4 (2.50%) Technical Analyst
10 4 (2.50%) Senior Test Analyst
10 4 (2.50%) Applications Tester
10 4 (2.50%) SAP Manager
10 4 (2.50%) Functional Tester
11 3 (1.88%) Systems Integrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.63%) .NET
1 9 (5.63%) Middleware
2 5 (3.13%) J2EE
3 3 (1.88%) JSON
4 2 (1.25%) Web Services
4 2 (1.25%) XML
4 2 (1.25%) Hibernate
4 2 (1.25%) Spring
4 2 (1.25%) JSF
4 2 (1.25%) HTML
4 2 (1.25%) Rendezvous
4 2 (1.25%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.63%) Ajax
5 1 (0.63%) Flash
5 1 (0.63%) EDI
5 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.63%) CSS
5 1 (0.63%) WCF
5 1 (0.63%) LINQ
5 1 (0.63%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.00%) Thin Client
1 8 (5.00%) Fat Client
1 8 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.13%) Private Cloud
3 5 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.50%) iSeries
5 3 (1.88%) Wiki
6 2 (1.25%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.25%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.25%) Data Conversion
6 2 (1.25%) Life Science
6 2 (1.25%) AS400
6 2 (1.25%) VSAM
7 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.63%) IVR
7 1 (0.63%) Biometrics
7 1 (0.63%) DTV
7 1 (0.63%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.75%) Windows
2 15 (9.38%) Windows 7
3 10 (6.25%) Linux
4 7 (4.38%) UNIX
5 4 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.50%) VMS
6 2 (1.25%) zOS
6 2 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.25%) AIX
6 2 (1.25%) HPUX
6 2 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (23.13%) Migration
2 35 (21.88%) Test Scripting
3 30 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (16.88%) System Integration Testing
5 25 (15.63%) Test Strategy
6 24 (15.00%) Scrum
6 24 (15.00%) PRINCE2
7 20 (12.50%) Integration Testing
8 18 (11.25%) Test Automation
9 17 (10.63%) Waterfall
9 17 (10.63%) System Testing
10 16 (10.00%) Supplier Management
10 16 (10.00%) Regression Testing
11 15 (9.38%) Unit Testing
12 14 (8.75%) Test Planning
12 14 (8.75%) Project Management
13 12 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (6.88%) Configuration Management
14 11 (6.88%) Test Management
15 9 (5.63%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.63%) SQL
2 9 (5.63%) Java
3 6 (3.75%) C#
4 5 (3.13%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.88%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.25%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.63%) Ruby
7 1 (0.63%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.63%) C
7 1 (0.63%) PHP
7 1 (0.63%) C++
7 1 (0.63%) ABAP
7 1 (0.63%) VBA
7 1 (0.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 30 (18.75%) ISEB
2 22 (13.75%) Security Cleared
3 18 (11.25%) SC Cleared
4 9 (5.63%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.50%) Degree
6 3 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.88%) PMP
6 3 (1.88%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.25%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.63%) HND
8 1 (0.63%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (29.38%) QA
2 8 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.25%) GMP
3 2 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.00%) BitLocker
3 2 (1.25%) RACF
3 2 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (8.13%) SCCM
2 10 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.25%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 27 (16.88%) Oracle
2 24 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (7.50%) HP
4 8 (5.00%) SAP
4 8 (5.00%) Wyse
4 8 (5.00%) AppSense
5 7 (4.38%) VMware
6 6 (3.75%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.13%) IBM
7 5 (3.13%) Citrix
8 2 (1.25%) CA
8 2 (1.25%) Lotus
8 2 (1.25%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.25%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.25%) Tableau
9 1 (0.63%) Teradata
9 1 (0.63%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.63%) Sybase
9 1 (0.63%) Cisco
9 1 (0.63%) Adobe
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