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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 74 76 77
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 75 59 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.08% 2.08% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.78% 2.88% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 29 27
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£370 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.62% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £247 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.69 £22.38 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.86% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £22.38 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-15.53% -34.19%
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
2697 2048 1649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 74.77% 72.27% 70.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1464 1047 809
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 128 80
Average hourly rate £41.00 £31.56 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.93% +14.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.58 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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
Manchester -16 28 £360 +8.27% 9
Cheshire +7 20 £370 -10.84% 2
Merseyside -9 14 £295 -4.83% 1
Lancashire +3 7 £413 - 1
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 44 (33.85%) Finance
2 30 (23.08%) Oracle
3 26 (20.00%) Migration
3 26 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 23 (17.69%) QA
5 21 (16.15%) Integration Testing
6 19 (14.62%) System Testing
6 19 (14.62%) Microsoft
6 19 (14.62%) SQL
7 17 (13.08%) Regression Testing
8 15 (11.54%) Project Management
8 15 (11.54%) MS Excel
9 14 (10.77%) Windows
9 14 (10.77%) Unit Testing
10 12 (9.23%) Test Management
10 12 (9.23%) ISEB
10 12 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (7.69%) Configuration Management
11 10 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (7.69%) ISTQB
11 10 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (7.69%) Security Cleared
11 10 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
11 10 (7.69%) Oracle Database
12 9 (6.92%) Functional Testing
12 9 (6.92%) Test Strategy
12 9 (6.92%) Time Management
12 9 (6.92%) Banking
12 9 (6.92%) Retail
12 9 (6.92%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 3 (2.31%) JBoss
2 2 (1.54%) TIBCO EMS
2 2 (1.54%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.54%) CICS
2 2 (1.54%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
3 1 (0.77%) CMS
3 1 (0.77%) LiveLink
3 1 (0.77%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.77%) Drupal
3 1 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.77%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.15%) MS Office
3 6 (4.62%) MS Project
4 3 (2.31%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.77%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.77%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 6 (4.62%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (3.08%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.54%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.54%) TRIRIGA
3 2 (1.54%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (1.54%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.77%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.77%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.77%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.77%) Agresso
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.31%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.77%) Broadband
1 1 (0.77%) HTTP
1 1 (0.77%) SAN
1 1 (0.77%) Internet
1 1 (0.77%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 10 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 6 (4.62%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.85%) RDBMS
3 5 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (3.85%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.08%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.08%) SQLPlus
4 4 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.54%) Big Data
5 2 (1.54%) Couchbase
5 2 (1.54%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (1.54%) DB2
5 2 (1.54%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.54%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.77%) MySQL
6 1 (0.77%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.77%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (3.85%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (3.08%) Subversion
2 4 (3.08%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.31%) QAComplete
3 3 (2.31%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.54%) Selenium
4 2 (1.54%) JIRA
4 2 (1.54%) Toad
5 1 (0.77%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.77%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.77%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.77%) LSMW
5 1 (0.77%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.77%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.77%) Jenkins
General
1 44 (33.85%) Finance
2 9 (6.92%) Banking
2 9 (6.92%) Retail
3 5 (3.85%) Billing
3 5 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.08%) General Ledger
4 4 (3.08%) Local Government
5 3 (2.31%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.54%) Marketing
6 2 (1.54%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.77%) Electronics
7 1 (0.77%) Legal
7 1 (0.77%) Games
7 1 (0.77%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.77%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (30.00%) Analyst
2 25 (19.23%) Test Analyst
3 18 (13.85%) Test Manager
4 12 (9.23%) Project Manager
5 11 (8.46%) Tester
6 10 (7.69%) Business Analyst
7 8 (6.15%) Developer
8 7 (5.38%) Consultant
9 6 (4.62%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (3.85%) Architect
10 5 (3.85%) Applications Tester
11 4 (3.08%) Senior Test Analyst
11 4 (3.08%) Coordinator
11 4 (3.08%) Release Manager
11 4 (3.08%) SAP Manager
11 4 (3.08%) Functional Tester
12 3 (2.31%) Test Leader
12 3 (2.31%) Cloud Architect
12 3 (2.31%) Systems Integrator
12 3 (2.31%) Senior C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.92%) .NET
2 7 (5.38%) Middleware
3 4 (3.08%) HTML
4 3 (2.31%) CSS
4 3 (2.31%) Web Services
4 3 (2.31%) XML
4 3 (2.31%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.54%) RESTful
5 2 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.54%) LINQ
5 2 (1.54%) jQuery
5 2 (1.54%) CSS3
5 2 (1.54%) Autofac
5 2 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (1.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (1.54%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (1.54%) Dapper ORM
5 2 (1.54%) HTML5
5 2 (1.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (1.54%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.08%) iSeries
2 4 (3.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.54%) AS400
3 2 (1.54%) N-Tier
3 2 (1.54%) Life Science
3 2 (1.54%) VSAM
4 1 (0.77%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.77%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.77%) User Experience
4 1 (0.77%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.77%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.77%) Copywriting
4 1 (0.77%) Wiki
4 1 (0.77%) FMCG
4 1 (0.77%) Biometrics
4 1 (0.77%) DTV
4 1 (0.77%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.77%) Windows
2 9 (6.92%) Linux
3 8 (6.15%) UNIX
4 6 (4.62%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.08%) VMS
6 2 (1.54%) zOS
6 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.54%) AIX
6 2 (1.54%) HPUX
6 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.77%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.77%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.00%) Migration
1 26 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 21 (16.15%) Integration Testing
3 19 (14.62%) System Testing
4 17 (13.08%) Regression Testing
5 15 (11.54%) Project Management
6 14 (10.77%) Unit Testing
7 12 (9.23%) Test Management
7 12 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (7.69%) Configuration Management
9 9 (6.92%) Time Management
9 9 (6.92%) Test Strategy
9 9 (6.92%) Functional Testing
10 8 (6.15%) Mentoring
10 8 (6.15%) Data Migration
10 8 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (6.15%) PRINCE2
11 7 (5.38%) ERP
11 7 (5.38%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 19 (14.62%) SQL
2 7 (5.38%) Java
3 6 (4.62%) C#
3 6 (4.62%) PL/SQL
4 4 (3.08%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.31%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.54%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.77%) Ruby
7 1 (0.77%) XPath
7 1 (0.77%) ABAP
7 1 (0.77%) Python
7 1 (0.77%) PHP
7 1 (0.77%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (9.23%) ISEB
2 10 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 10 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.38%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.31%) Degree
4 3 (2.31%) PMP
4 3 (2.31%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.77%) HND
5 1 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (17.69%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.54%) RACF
2 2 (1.54%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.85%) SCCM
3 2 (1.54%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 30 (23.08%) Oracle
2 19 (14.62%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.92%) HP
4 7 (5.38%) SAP
4 7 (5.38%) VMware
5 5 (3.85%) IBM
6 4 (3.08%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.08%) Citrix
7 3 (2.31%) Tableau
8 2 (1.54%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.54%) CA
9 1 (0.77%) Lotus
9 1 (0.77%) Siebel
9 1 (0.77%) Cisco
9 1 (0.77%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.77%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.77%) Adobe
9 1 (0.77%) Sitecore
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