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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 110 60 91
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +31
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 46 110 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.43% 2.66% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 3.34% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 60 26
Median daily rate £350 £355 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +15.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £275 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £493 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £341
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £24.43 £34.95 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.10% +158.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.22 £30.91 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-21.65% +128.96%
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
2698 3289 2538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.76% 79.41% 77.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1800 2013 1500
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 129 107
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.15 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +9.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.56 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £47.71 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 33 £350 +7.69% 15
Merseyside +2 5 £375 +35.13% 1
Cheshire -18 4 £400 -3.03% 1
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 44 (38.26%) Finance
2 31 (26.96%) SQL
3 24 (20.87%) Oracle
4 22 (19.13%) Java
5 20 (17.39%) System Integration Testing
6 19 (16.52%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (16.52%) Test Scripting
6 19 (16.52%) Integration Testing
7 17 (14.78%) XML
8 14 (12.17%) Spring
8 14 (12.17%) Software Engineering
9 13 (11.30%) SOAP
9 13 (11.30%) WSDL
9 13 (11.30%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (10.43%) J2EE
10 12 (10.43%) Kanban
10 12 (10.43%) Defect Management
10 12 (10.43%) Waterfall
11 11 (9.57%) JIRA
11 11 (9.57%) QA
11 11 (9.57%) JDBC
11 11 (9.57%) Migration
12 10 (8.70%) Web Services
12 10 (8.70%) SQL Server
12 10 (8.70%) JAXB
12 10 (8.70%) AOP
12 10 (8.70%) Unit Testing
12 10 (8.70%) JAX-WS
12 10 (8.70%) Jenkins
13 9 (7.83%) BDD

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 (6.96%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.48%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.74%) SAS
4 2 (1.74%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.87%) CMS
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (4.35%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.48%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (2.61%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.87%) MS Office
4 1 (0.87%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (6.09%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (5.22%) SAP HCM
2 6 (5.22%) SAP HR
3 5 (4.35%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (3.48%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (2.61%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (2.61%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (2.61%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (1.74%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.48%) Office 365
2 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.48%) Internet
1 4 (3.48%) LDAP
2 1 (0.87%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.87%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.83%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (3.48%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (3.48%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.61%) DB2
5 3 (2.61%) OLAP
5 3 (2.61%) Oracle OLAP
5 3 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.74%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.74%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.87%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.87%) GIS
7 1 (0.87%) Informix
7 1 (0.87%) MySQL
7 1 (0.87%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.87%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 11 (9.57%) JIRA
2 10 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 9 (7.83%) Selenium
4 8 (6.96%) JUnit
5 7 (6.09%) Subversion
6 5 (4.35%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.61%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.74%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.74%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.87%) GitLab
9 1 (0.87%) Introscope
9 1 (0.87%) Mockito
9 1 (0.87%) MorphX
9 1 (0.87%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.87%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.87%) Toad
General
1 44 (38.26%) Finance
2 7 (6.09%) Banking
3 3 (2.61%) Legal
3 3 (2.61%) Retail
4 2 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.87%) Back Office
5 1 (0.87%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (35.65%) Analyst
2 29 (25.22%) Developer
3 20 (17.39%) Test Analyst
4 14 (12.17%) Business Analyst
4 14 (12.17%) Java Developer
5 11 (9.57%) Test Manager
6 10 (8.70%) Consultant
7 8 (6.96%) Senior Developer
8 7 (6.09%) Senior Java Developer
9 6 (5.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 6 (5.22%) MicroStrategy Developer
9 6 (5.22%) Software Analyst
10 5 (4.35%) Applications Developer
10 5 (4.35%) Financial Analyst
10 5 (4.35%) Java Applications Developer
10 5 (4.35%) Senior Applications Developer
10 5 (4.35%) Senior Java Applications Developer
11 4 (3.48%) Business Systems Analyst
11 4 (3.48%) Environment Manager
11 4 (3.48%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.78%) XML
2 14 (12.17%) Spring
3 13 (11.30%) SOAP
3 13 (11.30%) WSDL
4 12 (10.43%) J2EE
5 11 (9.57%) JDBC
6 10 (8.70%) JAXB
6 10 (8.70%) JAX-WS
6 10 (8.70%) Web Services
7 8 (6.96%) HTML
8 7 (6.09%) JSON
9 6 (5.22%) .NET
9 6 (5.22%) AngularJS
9 6 (5.22%) CSS
9 6 (5.22%) RESTful
10 4 (3.48%) Apache Camel
10 4 (3.48%) CSS3
10 4 (3.48%) HTML5
10 4 (3.48%) POJO
10 4 (3.48%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (6.96%) NHS
2 4 (3.48%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.48%) Smart Meter
3 2 (1.74%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.74%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.87%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.87%) FMCG
4 1 (0.87%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (0.87%) Learning Management System
4 1 (0.87%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.87%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.87%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.22%) Unix
2 5 (4.35%) Windows
3 3 (2.61%) Android
3 3 (2.61%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.61%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.74%) Linux
4 2 (1.74%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (17.39%) System Integration Testing
2 19 (16.52%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (16.52%) Integration Testing
2 19 (16.52%) Test Scripting
3 14 (12.17%) Software Engineering
4 13 (11.30%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (10.43%) Defect Management
5 12 (10.43%) Kanban
5 12 (10.43%) Waterfall
6 11 (9.57%) Migration
7 10 (8.70%) AOP
7 10 (8.70%) Unit Testing
8 9 (7.83%) BDD
8 9 (7.83%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (7.83%) Regression Testing
8 9 (7.83%) TDD
8 9 (7.83%) Use Case
9 8 (6.96%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 8 (6.96%) System Testing
10 7 (6.09%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (26.96%) SQL
2 22 (19.13%) Java
3 7 (6.09%) PL/SQL
4 5 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.48%) Ruby
6 3 (2.61%) PHP
7 2 (1.74%) Python
7 2 (1.74%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.87%) C
8 1 (0.87%) C#
8 1 (0.87%) Progress 4GL
8 1 (0.87%) VB
8 1 (0.87%) VBA
8 1 (0.87%) X++
Qualifications
1 9 (7.83%) ISEB
2 6 (5.22%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.74%) Degree
4 1 (0.87%) ACCA
4 1 (0.87%) CIMA
4 1 (0.87%) HND
4 1 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.57%) QA
2 7 (6.09%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.87%) GxP
Systems Management
1 3 (2.61%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.74%) Puppet
3 1 (0.87%) Ansible
3 1 (0.87%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 24 (20.87%) Oracle
2 8 (6.96%) SAP
3 6 (5.22%) MicroStrategy
4 5 (4.35%) IBM
4 5 (4.35%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.61%) Informatica
6 2 (1.74%) HP
6 2 (1.74%) Teradata
6 2 (1.74%) WorldPay
7 1 (0.87%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.87%) Adobe
7 1 (0.87%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.87%) Compuware
7 1 (0.87%) Juniper
7 1 (0.87%) NetApp
7 1 (0.87%) Perforce
7 1 (0.87%) Saba
7 1 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.87%) VMware
7 1 (0.87%) Workday
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