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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 91 83 84
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 50 52 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.61% 1.79% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 2.53% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 32 46
Average daily rate
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£291 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.61% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £216 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £484 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -5.26%
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
2220 2058 2154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.68% 70.67% 65.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1228 1043 1150
Average daily rate £368 £335 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.70% -1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 104 111
Average hourly rate £25.75 £20.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.60% -31.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 2 September 2014.

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 2 September 2014. 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
Manchester +11 33 £306 +6.52% 8
Cheshire +3 6 £315 +31.25% 3
Lancashire -9 5 £321 -
Merseyside -4 1 £260 -38.82% 1
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 35 (29.66%) Finance
2 21 (17.80%) Test Scripting
3 19 (16.10%) Microsoft
4 18 (15.25%) Banking
5 17 (14.41%) Project Management
6 16 (13.56%) MS Excel
7 15 (12.71%) MS Visio
7 15 (12.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (12.71%) Business Analysis
8 13 (11.02%) Waterfall
8 13 (11.02%) Migration
8 13 (11.02%) Windows
9 12 (10.17%) Scrum
10 11 (9.32%) QA
10 11 (9.32%) Test Strategy
11 10 (8.47%) Retail
12 9 (7.63%) UML
12 9 (7.63%) Oracle
13 8 (6.78%) SQL Server
13 8 (6.78%) Integration Testing
13 8 (6.78%) System Testing
14 7 (5.93%) SCCM
14 7 (5.93%) Windows 7
14 7 (5.93%) TDD
14 7 (5.93%) Change Management
14 7 (5.93%) SAP
14 7 (5.93%) RAD
14 7 (5.93%) E-Commerce
14 7 (5.93%) Business Intelligence
15 6 (5.08%) Active Directory

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 3 (2.54%) CICS
1 3 (2.54%) NetWeaver
2 2 (1.69%) CMS
3 1 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 16 (13.56%) MS Excel
2 15 (12.71%) MS Visio
3 5 (4.24%) MS Office
4 4 (3.39%) MS Project
5 1 (0.85%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (5.08%) ResourceLink
1 6 (5.08%) Maximo
2 3 (2.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (2.54%) SAP HCM
2 3 (2.54%) SAP BPC
3 2 (1.69%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.69%) CSG Singleview
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.39%) DHCP
1 4 (3.39%) DNS
1 4 (3.39%) Wireless
2 3 (2.54%) Internet
3 2 (1.69%) Firewall
3 2 (1.69%) VPN
4 1 (0.85%) Intranet
4 1 (0.85%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.54%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.69%) Star Schema
5 2 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.69%) QlikView
6 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.85%) WhereScape RED
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.85%) DataStage
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.69%) MSI
1 2 (1.69%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.85%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.85%) JIRA
2 1 (0.85%) Selenium
2 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.85%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.85%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 35 (29.66%) Finance
2 18 (15.25%) Banking
3 10 (8.47%) Retail
4 6 (5.08%) Retail Banking
5 4 (3.39%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.54%) Back Office
6 3 (2.54%) Legal
6 3 (2.54%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.69%) Marketing
7 2 (1.69%) Billing
7 2 (1.69%) French Language
8 1 (0.85%) German Language
8 1 (0.85%) Russian Language
8 1 (0.85%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.85%) Publishing
8 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.85%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 44 (37.29%) Analyst
2 22 (18.64%) Business Analyst
3 17 (14.41%) Test Manager
4 15 (12.71%) Test Analyst
5 11 (9.32%) Systems Analyst
6 8 (6.78%) Consultant
6 8 (6.78%) Project Manager
7 6 (5.08%) UAT Manager
8 5 (4.24%) Agile Business Analyst
8 5 (4.24%) Developer
9 4 (3.39%) Tester
9 4 (3.39%) UAT Test Manager
9 4 (3.39%) Operations Analyst
9 4 (3.39%) Product Owner
10 3 (2.54%) Data Modeller
10 3 (2.54%) Systems Programmer
10 3 (2.54%) CICS Programmer
10 3 (2.54%) CICS Systems Programmer
10 3 (2.54%) SAP BPC Consultant
10 3 (2.54%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.24%) .NET
2 4 (3.39%) J2EE
3 3 (2.54%) HTML
4 2 (1.69%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.69%) CSS
4 2 (1.69%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.69%) WCF
4 2 (1.69%) WPF
4 2 (1.69%) jQuery
4 2 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (0.85%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.24%) Data Extraction
2 4 (3.39%) NHS
2 4 (3.39%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.39%) IVR
3 2 (1.69%) Statistics
3 2 (1.69%) Online Banking
3 2 (1.69%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.69%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.69%) iPad
4 1 (0.85%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.85%) Taxonomies
4 1 (0.85%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.02%) Windows
2 7 (5.93%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.54%) zOS
5 2 (1.69%) Windows Vista
5 2 (1.69%) UNIX
5 2 (1.69%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.85%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.80%) Test Scripting
2 17 (14.41%) Project Management
3 15 (12.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (12.71%) Business Analysis
4 13 (11.02%) Waterfall
4 13 (11.02%) Migration
5 12 (10.17%) Scrum
6 11 (9.32%) Test Strategy
7 9 (7.63%) UML
8 8 (6.78%) Integration Testing
8 8 (6.78%) System Testing
9 7 (5.93%) RAD
9 7 (5.93%) E-Commerce
9 7 (5.93%) Change Management
9 7 (5.93%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (5.93%) TDD
10 6 (5.08%) PRINCE2
10 6 (5.08%) Test Management
10 6 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (5.08%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.08%) SQL
2 4 (3.39%) Java
2 4 (3.39%) Scala
3 3 (2.54%) C#
4 2 (1.69%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.69%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.69%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (5.08%) ISEB
1 6 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (5.08%) MCP
1 6 (5.08%) Degree
2 4 (3.39%) MCSE
2 4 (3.39%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.54%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.69%) MCITP
4 2 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.85%) PMP
5 1 (0.85%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.85%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.32%) QA
2 2 (1.69%) SLA
3 1 (0.85%) WCAG
3 1 (0.85%) Basel III
System Software
1 6 (5.08%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.39%) XenServer
4 2 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.85%) XenApp
5 1 (0.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 7 (5.93%) SCCM
2 4 (3.39%) SCOM
2 4 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (16.10%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.63%) Oracle
3 7 (5.93%) SAP
4 5 (4.24%) VMware
4 5 (4.24%) Northgate
5 4 (3.39%) Cisco
5 4 (3.39%) IBM
5 4 (3.39%) HP
6 3 (2.54%) Citrix
6 3 (2.54%) Avaya
6 3 (2.54%) BMC
6 3 (2.54%) Sage
6 3 (2.54%) Remedy
6 3 (2.54%) Endeca
7 2 (1.69%) Splunk
8 1 (0.85%) Infor
8 1 (0.85%) NorthgateArinso
8 1 (0.85%) McAfee
8 1 (0.85%) AppSense
8 1 (0.85%) Kalido
Manchester, Lancashire
Slater Gordon
Rate: Competitive salary & benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago