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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
England / North West
Rank 88 68 78
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +10
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 46 99 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.76% 2.55% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 3.15% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 54 30
Median daily rate £345 £328 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +9.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £250 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £479 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Median hourly rate £24.43 - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +52.72%

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
2151 3145 2436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.16% 80.91% 77.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1395 1912 1460
Median daily rate £400 £400 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £580 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 111 101
Median hourly rate £37.25 £37.50 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 -2 30 £323 +10.25% 16
Merseyside -2 5 £490 +78.18% 2
Lancashire +4 4 £475 +2.15% 2
Cheshire -4 3 £163 -59.37% 2
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 27 (29.35%) Finance
2 25 (27.17%) SQL
3 24 (26.09%) Test Scripting
4 19 (20.65%) QA
5 18 (19.57%) Java
6 15 (16.30%) Defect Management
7 14 (15.22%) JIRA
7 14 (15.22%) Selenium
8 13 (14.13%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (13.04%) Oracle
9 12 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (11.96%) XML
11 10 (10.87%) SQL Server
11 10 (10.87%) High Availability
11 10 (10.87%) Jenkins
12 9 (9.78%) Regression Testing
12 9 (9.78%) Migration
12 9 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (9.78%) Test Management
13 8 (8.70%) Use Case
13 8 (8.70%) BDD
13 8 (8.70%) TDD
13 8 (8.70%) Automated Testing
13 8 (8.70%) Validation
13 8 (8.70%) PL/SQL
13 8 (8.70%) ISEB
13 8 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (8.70%) QA Automation
14 7 (7.61%) SAP
15 6 (6.52%) Oracle Reports

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 (5.43%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.35%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.17%) SAS
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (5.43%) MS Visio
1 5 (5.43%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (3.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (6.52%) Oracle Financials
1 6 (6.52%) SAP HCM
1 6 (6.52%) SAP HR
2 3 (3.26%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.26%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (3.26%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (3.26%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.43%) Office 365
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.35%) LDAP
2 3 (3.26%) Internet
3 1 (1.09%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.09%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (6.52%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (5.43%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (3.26%) DB2
5 3 (3.26%) OLAP
5 3 (3.26%) Oracle OLAP
6 2 (2.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.09%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (1.09%) MS Access
7 1 (1.09%) MySQL
7 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (15.22%) JIRA
1 14 (15.22%) Selenium
2 10 (10.87%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.35%) WebDriver
4 3 (3.26%) Cucumber
4 3 (3.26%) Eclipse
4 3 (3.26%) HP UFT
4 3 (3.26%) JUnit
4 3 (3.26%) LoadRunner
4 3 (3.26%) Subversion
5 2 (2.17%) IntelliJ
5 2 (2.17%) JMeter
5 2 (2.17%) Log4j
5 2 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.17%) TestNG
6 1 (1.09%) GitLab
6 1 (1.09%) SoapUI
General
1 27 (29.35%) Finance
2 4 (4.35%) Legal
3 3 (3.26%) Banking
3 3 (3.26%) Retail
4 2 (2.17%) Games
4 2 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.09%) Back Office
5 1 (1.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (32.61%) Analyst
2 16 (17.39%) Developer
3 15 (16.30%) Test Analyst
4 8 (8.70%) Consultant
4 8 (8.70%) Test Manager
5 7 (7.61%) Automation Engineer
5 7 (7.61%) Business Analyst
5 7 (7.61%) Tester
6 6 (6.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 6 (6.52%) MicroStrategy Developer
6 6 (6.52%) QA Automation Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) QA Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Java Developer
7 5 (5.43%) Java Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Report Analyst
8 4 (4.35%) Business Systems Analyst
8 4 (4.35%) HR Consultant
8 4 (4.35%) Java WebSphere Developer
8 4 (4.35%) SAP Consultant
8 4 (4.35%) SAP HR Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.96%) XML
2 6 (6.52%) AngularJS
3 5 (5.43%) .NET
3 5 (5.43%) CSS
3 5 (5.43%) HTML
4 4 (4.35%) CSS3
4 4 (4.35%) HTML5
4 4 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (3.26%) EJB
5 3 (3.26%) EJB 3.0
5 3 (3.26%) Hibernate
5 3 (3.26%) jQuery
5 3 (3.26%) SOAP
5 3 (3.26%) Spring
5 3 (3.26%) Spring Boot
5 3 (3.26%) Spring MVC
5 3 (3.26%) Spring Security
5 3 (3.26%) WSDL
6 2 (2.17%) Gherkin
6 2 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (6.52%) NHS
2 3 (3.26%) Psychology
2 3 (3.26%) User Experience
3 2 (2.17%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.17%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.09%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.09%) FMCG
4 1 (1.09%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.09%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.09%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.09%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.43%) Windows
2 3 (3.26%) Android
2 3 (3.26%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.17%) Unix
3 2 (2.17%) Windows Phone
3 2 (2.17%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.09%) Linux
4 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.09%) Test Scripting
2 15 (16.30%) Defect Management
3 13 (14.13%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (10.87%) High Availability
6 9 (9.78%) Migration
6 9 (9.78%) Regression Testing
6 9 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (9.78%) Test Management
7 8 (8.70%) Automated Testing
7 8 (8.70%) BDD
7 8 (8.70%) QA Automation
7 8 (8.70%) TDD
7 8 (8.70%) Use Case
7 8 (8.70%) Validation
8 6 (6.52%) Test Planning
8 6 (6.52%) Unit Testing
9 5 (5.43%) Integration Testing
9 5 (5.43%) Performance Testing
9 5 (5.43%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 25 (27.17%) SQL
2 18 (19.57%) Java
3 8 (8.70%) PL/SQL
4 5 (5.43%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.35%) Ruby
6 2 (2.17%) C#
6 2 (2.17%) VBA
7 1 (1.09%) PHP
7 1 (1.09%) Progress 4GL
7 1 (1.09%) Python
7 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (8.70%) ISEB
2 3 (3.26%) Degree
3 2 (2.17%) HND
3 2 (2.17%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.09%) ACCA
4 1 (1.09%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (20.65%) QA
2 6 (6.52%) Data Quality
3 3 (3.26%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (1.09%) GxP
Systems Management
1 4 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.09%) Ansible
2 1 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (13.04%) Oracle
2 7 (7.61%) SAP
3 6 (6.52%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.52%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (2.17%) HP
4 2 (2.17%) Teradata
4 2 (2.17%) WorldPay
5 1 (1.09%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.09%) Informatica
5 1 (1.09%) Juniper
5 1 (1.09%) NetApp
5 1 (1.09%) Progress
5 1 (1.09%) Saba
5 1 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.09%) VMware
5 1 (1.09%) Workday
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Rate: From £300 to £350 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £180.00 - £210.00 per day
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