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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 101 76 83
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +7
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 56 99 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.58% 2.24% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 2.73% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 49 28
Median daily rate £350 £350 £297
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £22.75 £34.95 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.90% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £32.73 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-31.25% +32.24%
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
2934 3629 2421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.83% 82.01% 75.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1876 2274 1388
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 140 113
Median hourly rate £24.50 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.78% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.19 £56.97 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -13 38 £350 +8.52% 16
Cheshire -17 8 £323 -15.13% 1
Lancashire +14 3 £313 -18.83% 2
Merseyside +7 1 £275 -8.33%
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 52 (40.31%) Finance
2 35 (27.13%) System Integration Testing
3 32 (24.81%) Java
3 32 (24.81%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (23.26%) Integration Testing
5 28 (21.71%) SQL
6 25 (19.38%) Oracle
7 24 (18.60%) Waterfall
8 23 (17.83%) J2EE
9 22 (17.05%) Test Scripting
9 22 (17.05%) Software Engineering
10 21 (16.28%) Spring
10 21 (16.28%) JDBC
10 21 (16.28%) XML
11 20 (15.50%) SOAP
11 20 (15.50%) Web Services
11 20 (15.50%) WSDL
11 20 (15.50%) JAXB
11 20 (15.50%) JAX-WS
11 20 (15.50%) AOP
11 20 (15.50%) Kanban
12 18 (13.95%) SAP
13 17 (13.18%) JIRA
14 15 (11.63%) JSON
15 14 (10.85%) Selenium
15 14 (10.85%) Defect Management
16 13 (10.08%) RESTful
16 13 (10.08%) BDD
16 13 (10.08%) Banking
17 12 (9.30%) QA

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 7 (5.43%) WebSphere
1 7 (5.43%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (2.33%) Apache
2 3 (2.33%) IIS
2 3 (2.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.78%) CMS
3 1 (0.78%) SAS
3 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.33%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.55%) MS Office
4 1 (0.78%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (4.65%) SAP HCM
1 6 (4.65%) SAP HR
2 5 (3.88%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (3.10%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.55%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.55%) IaaS
1 2 (1.55%) Office 365
1 2 (1.55%) PaaS
1 2 (1.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.55%) Internet
2 1 (0.78%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.78%) Firewall
2 1 (0.78%) LDAP
2 1 (0.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.53%) Oracle Database
2 9 (6.98%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.10%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.33%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.55%) MySQL
5 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.78%) DB2
6 1 (0.78%) GIS
6 1 (0.78%) Informix
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.78%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 17 (13.18%) JIRA
2 14 (10.85%) Selenium
3 8 (6.20%) Jenkins
3 8 (6.20%) JUnit
4 7 (5.43%) Subversion
5 3 (2.33%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.55%) Appium
6 2 (1.55%) HP UFT
6 2 (1.55%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.78%) Introscope
7 1 (0.78%) Mockito
7 1 (0.78%) MorphX
7 1 (0.78%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.78%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.78%) Toad
7 1 (0.78%) WebDriver
General
1 52 (40.31%) Finance
2 13 (10.08%) Banking
3 7 (5.43%) Retail
4 4 (3.10%) Games
5 3 (2.33%) Legal
5 3 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.55%) Back Office
6 2 (1.55%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 52 (40.31%) Analyst
2 30 (23.26%) Developer
3 26 (20.16%) Test Analyst
4 20 (15.50%) Java Developer
5 19 (14.73%) Business Analyst
6 14 (10.85%) Test Manager
7 13 (10.08%) Senior Developer
7 13 (10.08%) Senior Java Developer
8 12 (9.30%) Consultant
9 11 (8.53%) Applications Developer
10 10 (7.75%) Java Applications Developer
10 10 (7.75%) Senior Applications Developer
10 10 (7.75%) Senior Java Applications Developer
11 7 (5.43%) SAP Consultant
12 6 (4.65%) Software Analyst
13 5 (3.88%) Digital Developer
13 5 (3.88%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
14 4 (3.10%) HR Consultant
14 4 (3.10%) Test Leader
14 4 (3.10%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.83%) J2EE
2 21 (16.28%) JDBC
2 21 (16.28%) Spring
2 21 (16.28%) XML
3 20 (15.50%) JAXB
3 20 (15.50%) JAX-WS
3 20 (15.50%) SOAP
3 20 (15.50%) Web Services
3 20 (15.50%) WSDL
4 15 (11.63%) JSON
5 13 (10.08%) RESTful
6 7 (5.43%) Apache Camel
6 7 (5.43%) POJO
6 7 (5.43%) XSLT
7 5 (3.88%) Middleware
7 5 (3.88%) SAP Basis
8 4 (3.10%) .NET
9 3 (2.33%) HTML
10 1 (0.78%) Servlets
10 1 (0.78%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.65%) NHS
1 6 (4.65%) Smart Meter
2 5 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.55%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.55%) Data Extraction
4 2 (1.55%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.55%) Psychology
4 2 (1.55%) Wiki
5 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.78%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.78%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.78%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.78%) Life Science
5 1 (0.78%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.78%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (0.78%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.78%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.43%) Unix
2 6 (4.65%) Windows
3 4 (3.10%) Linux
4 3 (2.33%) AIX
4 3 (2.33%) CentOS
5 2 (1.55%) Android
5 2 (1.55%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.55%) Solaris
5 2 (1.55%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (27.13%) System Integration Testing
2 32 (24.81%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (23.26%) Integration Testing
4 24 (18.60%) Waterfall
5 22 (17.05%) Software Engineering
5 22 (17.05%) Test Scripting
6 20 (15.50%) AOP
6 20 (15.50%) Kanban
7 14 (10.85%) Defect Management
8 13 (10.08%) BDD
9 12 (9.30%) Migration
9 12 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (8.53%) Business Analysis
10 11 (8.53%) Regression Testing
10 11 (8.53%) Software Testing
10 11 (8.53%) System Testing
11 10 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (7.75%) TDD
11 10 (7.75%) Test Management
12 9 (6.98%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (24.81%) Java
2 28 (21.71%) SQL
3 11 (8.53%) PL/SQL
4 4 (3.10%) PHP
5 3 (2.33%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.55%) C
6 2 (1.55%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.55%) VB
7 1 (0.78%) Python
7 1 (0.78%) Ruby
7 1 (0.78%) X++
Qualifications
1 12 (9.30%) ISTQB
2 10 (7.75%) ISEB
3 4 (3.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.33%) Degree
5 2 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.55%) MCP
5 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.55%) OCP
5 2 (1.55%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (1.55%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.78%) ACCA
6 1 (0.78%) CIMA
6 1 (0.78%) HND
6 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.30%) QA
2 3 (2.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.78%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (2.33%) Puppet
1 3 (2.33%) vRealize
2 1 (0.78%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 25 (19.38%) Oracle
2 18 (13.95%) SAP
3 9 (6.98%) IBM
3 9 (6.98%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.88%) Citrix
5 4 (3.10%) HP
6 3 (2.33%) Informatica
6 3 (2.33%) VMware
7 2 (1.55%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.78%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.78%) Adobe
8 1 (0.78%) Compuware
8 1 (0.78%) Juniper
8 1 (0.78%) NetApp
8 1 (0.78%) Pega
8 1 (0.78%) Perforce
8 1 (0.78%) Siebel
8 1 (0.78%) Telerik
8 1 (0.78%) WorldPay
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