The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 73 72 79
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 66 48 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.08% 1.99% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.92% 2.83% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 26 30
Average daily rate £344 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £186 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.05% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.38 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £35.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-42.95% +36.53%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2259 1696 1940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.19% 70.43% 63.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1165 841 965
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £226 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 82 91
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £61.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
User Acceptance Testing
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +13 43 £331 +15.61% 16
Cheshire -13 11 £450 +49.37% 7
Merseyside +3 7 £310 -11.42% 5
Lancashire -26 2 £388 +3.33%
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 30 (25.42%) Finance
2 29 (24.58%) Test Scripting
3 21 (17.80%) Migration
4 19 (16.10%) Test Strategy
5 17 (14.41%) Project Management
6 14 (11.86%) Microsoft
7 13 (11.02%) ISEB
7 13 (11.02%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (11.02%) Waterfall
8 12 (10.17%) Scrum
8 12 (10.17%) Maximo
8 12 (10.17%) Oracle
9 11 (9.32%) Change Control
10 10 (8.47%) Banking
11 9 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (7.63%) QA
11 9 (7.63%) Validation
11 9 (7.63%) Change Management
11 9 (7.63%) Windows
12 8 (6.78%) MS Excel
12 8 (6.78%) E-Commerce
12 8 (6.78%) MS Visio
12 8 (6.78%) Business Analysis
12 8 (6.78%) Retail
13 7 (5.93%) Asset Management
13 7 (5.93%) Automated Testing
13 7 (5.93%) Data Migration
13 7 (5.93%) SQL
14 6 (5.08%) SQL Server
14 6 (5.08%) SAP

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (4.24%) SharePoint
1 5 (4.24%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.85%) LiveLink
Applications
1 8 (6.78%) MS Excel
1 8 (6.78%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.39%) MS Office
3 3 (2.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (10.17%) Maximo
2 5 (4.24%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.54%) ResourceLink
3 3 (2.54%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (2.54%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.69%) Oracle HRMS
4 2 (1.69%) CSG Singleview
4 2 (1.69%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (1.69%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.85%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.85%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.85%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.69%) VPN
2 1 (0.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.54%) QlikView
4 2 (1.69%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.69%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.85%) Spotfire
5 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.85%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (3.39%) Selenium
2 3 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.69%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (1.69%) Toad
3 2 (1.69%) JUnit
3 2 (1.69%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.69%) SpecFlow
3 2 (1.69%) WebDriver
3 2 (1.69%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.69%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.85%) JIRA
4 1 (0.85%) StarTeam
General
1 30 (25.42%) Finance
2 10 (8.47%) Banking
3 8 (6.78%) Retail
4 4 (3.39%) Local Government
5 3 (2.54%) Billing
5 3 (2.54%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.54%) Back Office
5 3 (2.54%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.54%) Legal
6 2 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.69%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.85%) French Language
7 1 (0.85%) German Language
Job Titles
1 48 (40.68%) Analyst
2 21 (17.80%) Business Analyst
3 18 (15.25%) Test Analyst
4 14 (11.86%) Test Manager
5 11 (9.32%) Project Manager
6 8 (6.78%) Tester
6 8 (6.78%) Systems Analyst
7 7 (5.93%) Implementation Manager
7 7 (5.93%) Consultant
8 5 (4.24%) Business Manager
8 5 (4.24%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (4.24%) Developer
8 5 (4.24%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (3.39%) Agile Business Analyst
9 4 (3.39%) Test Consultant
10 3 (2.54%) Oracle Project Manager
10 3 (2.54%) Test Engineer
10 3 (2.54%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
10 3 (2.54%) Test Leader
10 3 (2.54%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.39%) Middleware
2 3 (2.54%) .NET
2 3 (2.54%) J2EE
2 3 (2.54%) XML
3 2 (1.69%) EDIFACT
3 2 (1.69%) EDI
3 2 (1.69%) HTML
3 2 (1.69%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.69%) CSS
3 2 (1.69%) SOAP
3 2 (1.69%) Web Services
3 2 (1.69%) jQuery
3 2 (1.69%) WCF
3 2 (1.69%) WPF
3 2 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (1.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (1.69%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.85%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.24%) NHS
2 4 (3.39%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.39%) Mainframe
3 3 (2.54%) Life Science
4 2 (1.69%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.69%) TRADACOMS
4 2 (1.69%) iPad
4 2 (1.69%) Statistics
4 2 (1.69%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.85%) Open Source
5 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.85%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.85%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.85%) Data Conversion
5 1 (0.85%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.85%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.85%) Telematics
5 1 (0.85%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.63%) Windows
2 3 (2.54%) Windows 7
2 3 (2.54%) UNIX
3 2 (1.69%) VMS
3 2 (1.69%) OpenVMS
3 2 (1.69%) Windows 2000
3 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (24.58%) Test Scripting
2 21 (17.80%) Migration
3 19 (16.10%) Test Strategy
4 17 (14.41%) Project Management
5 13 (11.02%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (11.02%) Waterfall
6 12 (10.17%) Scrum
7 11 (9.32%) Change Control
8 9 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (7.63%) Validation
8 9 (7.63%) Change Management
9 8 (6.78%) E-Commerce
9 8 (6.78%) Business Analysis
10 7 (5.93%) Asset Management
10 7 (5.93%) Automated Testing
10 7 (5.93%) Data Migration
11 6 (5.08%) ITIL
11 6 (5.08%) ERP
11 6 (5.08%) UML
11 6 (5.08%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.93%) SQL
2 3 (2.54%) Java
2 3 (2.54%) C
3 2 (1.69%) PowerHouse
3 2 (1.69%) Pascal
3 2 (1.69%) C#
3 2 (1.69%) C++
3 2 (1.69%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.69%) DCL
4 1 (0.85%) Scala
4 1 (0.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (11.02%) ISEB
2 6 (5.08%) ISTQB
3 5 (4.24%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.24%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.39%) Degree
5 2 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.85%) HNC
6 1 (0.85%) HND
6 1 (0.85%) PMP
6 1 (0.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.63%) QA
2 2 (1.69%) SLA
3 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (11.86%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.17%) Oracle
3 6 (5.08%) SAP
4 5 (4.24%) Endeca
5 4 (3.39%) IBM
6 3 (2.54%) Northgate
6 3 (2.54%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.69%) Citrix
7 2 (1.69%) Avaya
7 2 (1.69%) Sage
7 2 (1.69%) HP
7 2 (1.69%) Splunk
8 1 (0.85%) Tableau
8 1 (0.85%) Dell
8 1 (0.85%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.85%) Ariba
8 1 (0.85%) Siebel
8 1 (0.85%) JBoss
8 1 (0.85%) McAfee
8 1 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
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