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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 94 76 70
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -6
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 69 74 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.77% 2.01% 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 2.60% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 43 45
Median daily rate £475 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +16.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £274 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £524 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £30.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-26.22% +41.86%
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
3190 2844 2281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.82% 77.39% 75.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1979 1633 1202
Median daily rate £423 £399 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.95% +2.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 134 115
Median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.00 £13.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

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 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 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
(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 +5 38 £500 +48.14% 9
Cheshire -18 20 £475 +26.66% 6
Cumbria +4 4 - -
Lancashire +5 3 £375 +150.00% 1
Merseyside -13 2 £275 -44.58% 1
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 56 (35.67%) Finance
2 39 (24.84%) SAP
3 38 (24.20%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (19.11%) Test Scripting
5 29 (18.47%) Java
6 26 (16.56%) SQL
6 26 (16.56%) Oracle
6 26 (16.56%) System Integration Testing
7 25 (15.92%) Waterfall
8 24 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
9 23 (14.65%) XML
9 23 (14.65%) Workflow
10 22 (14.01%) Microsoft
11 21 (13.38%) Functional Testing
12 20 (12.74%) System Testing
13 19 (12.10%) Integration Testing
14 18 (11.46%) SAP HR
14 18 (11.46%) Regression Testing
14 18 (11.46%) Migration
15 17 (10.83%) SQL Server
16 16 (10.19%) Unit Testing
16 16 (10.19%) CRM
16 16 (10.19%) Business Analysis
16 16 (10.19%) JIRA
16 16 (10.19%) QA
17 15 (9.55%) ISTQB
17 15 (9.55%) Test Management
17 15 (9.55%) Data Migration
17 15 (9.55%) Defect Management
18 14 (8.92%) 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 5 (3.18%) Oracle UPK
2 4 (2.55%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.55%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.55%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (1.91%) Apache
3 3 (1.91%) IIS
3 3 (1.91%) NetWeaver
4 2 (1.27%) CMS
5 1 (0.64%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (7.01%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.27%) Mingle
3 1 (0.64%) MS Office
3 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (11.46%) SAP HR
2 10 (6.37%) SAP Payroll
3 8 (5.10%) SAP SRM
4 5 (3.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (3.18%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 5 (3.18%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 3 (1.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (1.27%) SAP CRM
6 2 (1.27%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.64%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.64%) OpenText MBPM
7 1 (0.64%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.64%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.64%) SAP FI-AA
7 1 (0.64%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.64%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.27%) IaaS
1 2 (1.27%) PaaS
1 2 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.64%) LDAP
1 1 (0.64%) Network Security
1 1 (0.64%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.83%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.64%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.18%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 4 (2.55%) DB2
4 4 (2.55%) SAP BW
5 3 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.91%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.91%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.27%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (10.19%) JIRA
2 13 (8.28%) Selenium
3 5 (3.18%) PeopleTools
3 5 (3.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.55%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.55%) JUnit
4 4 (2.55%) Subversion
4 4 (2.55%) Toad
5 3 (1.91%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (1.91%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (1.27%) Appium
6 2 (1.27%) HP UFT
6 2 (1.27%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.27%) TestDirector
6 2 (1.27%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.27%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.27%) Zephyr
General
1 56 (35.67%) Finance
2 10 (6.37%) Retail
3 9 (5.73%) Banking
4 6 (3.82%) Legal
4 6 (3.82%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.18%) Advertising
5 5 (3.18%) Games
5 5 (3.18%) Marketing
6 4 (2.55%) Billing
6 4 (2.55%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.27%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.64%) Back Office
8 1 (0.64%) Electronics
8 1 (0.64%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 79 (50.32%) Analyst
2 28 (17.83%) Test Analyst
3 22 (14.01%) Business Analyst
3 22 (14.01%) Developer
4 18 (11.46%) Test Manager
5 17 (10.83%) SAP Analyst
6 14 (8.92%) Java Developer
7 11 (7.01%) Test Leader
8 10 (6.37%) UAT Analyst
9 9 (5.73%) HR Analyst
10 8 (5.10%) SAP HR Analyst
10 8 (5.10%) SQL Analyst
10 8 (5.10%) UAT Test Analyst
11 7 (4.46%) Architect
11 7 (4.46%) Business Manager
11 7 (4.46%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (4.46%) Tester
11 7 (4.46%) UAT Manager
12 6 (3.82%) Data Analyst
13 5 (3.18%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.65%) XML
2 14 (8.92%) Spring
3 12 (7.64%) J2EE
3 12 (7.64%) Web Services
4 10 (6.37%) .NET
4 10 (6.37%) JAXB
4 10 (6.37%) JAX-WS
4 10 (6.37%) JDBC
4 10 (6.37%) SOAP
4 10 (6.37%) WSDL
5 9 (5.73%) JSON
6 7 (4.46%) XSLT
7 6 (3.82%) .NET Framework
7 6 (3.82%) jQuery
7 6 (3.82%) RESTful
8 4 (2.55%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.55%) Apache Camel
8 4 (2.55%) EJB
8 4 (2.55%) EJB 3.0
8 4 (2.55%) POJO
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.82%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.55%) Data Extraction
4 3 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.91%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.27%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.27%) Life Science
5 2 (1.27%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.27%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.27%) Psychology
6 1 (0.64%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.64%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.64%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.64%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.64%) NHS
6 1 (0.64%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.64%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.64%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.73%) Windows
2 5 (3.18%) Linux
3 3 (1.91%) AIX
3 3 (1.91%) CentOS
3 3 (1.91%) Unix
3 3 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.27%) Android
4 2 (1.27%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.27%) IRIX
4 2 (1.27%) Solaris
4 2 (1.27%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.64%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (24.20%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (19.11%) Test Scripting
3 26 (16.56%) System Integration Testing
4 25 (15.92%) Waterfall
5 23 (14.65%) Workflow
6 21 (13.38%) Functional Testing
7 20 (12.74%) System Testing
8 19 (12.10%) Integration Testing
9 18 (11.46%) Migration
9 18 (11.46%) Regression Testing
10 16 (10.19%) Business Analysis
10 16 (10.19%) CRM
10 16 (10.19%) Unit Testing
11 15 (9.55%) Data Migration
11 15 (9.55%) Defect Management
11 15 (9.55%) Test Management
12 14 (8.92%) Project Management
12 14 (8.92%) Software Testing
13 13 (8.28%) SAP Implementation
13 13 (8.28%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 29 (18.47%) Java
2 26 (16.56%) SQL
3 11 (7.01%) JavaScript
4 9 (5.73%) PL/SQL
5 7 (4.46%) C#
6 5 (3.18%) PeopleCode
6 5 (3.18%) SQR
6 5 (3.18%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.91%) C
8 2 (1.27%) ActionScript
8 2 (1.27%) ActionScript 2.0
8 2 (1.27%) ActionScript 3.0
8 2 (1.27%) Ada
9 1 (0.64%) PHP
9 1 (0.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (9.55%) ISTQB
2 10 (6.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (5.73%) ISEB
4 7 (4.46%) Degree
5 6 (3.82%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (3.82%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.55%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.91%) BC Cleared
7 3 (1.91%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.91%) MBA
8 2 (1.27%) HND
8 2 (1.27%) MCP
8 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.27%) OCP
8 2 (1.27%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (1.27%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.19%) QA
2 2 (1.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (0.64%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (5.10%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.91%) vRealize
3 2 (1.27%) Puppet
4 1 (0.64%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.64%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 39 (24.84%) SAP
2 26 (16.56%) Oracle
3 22 (14.01%) Microsoft
4 10 (6.37%) PeopleSoft
5 5 (3.18%) HP
5 5 (3.18%) IBM
5 5 (3.18%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.91%) EXASOL
6 3 (1.91%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.91%) Tableau
6 3 (1.91%) Talend
7 2 (1.27%) Guidewire
7 2 (1.27%) Telerik
7 2 (1.27%) VMware
8 1 (0.64%) Northgate
8 1 (0.64%) OpenText
8 1 (0.64%) Pega
8 1 (0.64%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.64%) SimCorp
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