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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 45 89 84
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -5
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 126 46 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.26% 1.52% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.22% 2.07% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 28 22
Average daily rate
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£394 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.15% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £259 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £425 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £337
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £23.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +21.05%
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
2988 2223 1942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 77.21% 73.46% 71.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1786 1197 973
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 102 92
Average hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% +33.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £53.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 +9 45 £400 +23.07% 17
Cheshire +14 32 £380 +18.75% 6
Merseyside +8 23 £508 +95.19% 1
Cumbria - 12 £350 - 1
Lancashire +7 4 £300 -22.58% 2
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 56 (27.86%) Migration
2 44 (21.89%) Finance
2 44 (21.89%) Test Scripting
3 39 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (18.41%) QA
4 37 (18.41%) Windows
4 37 (18.41%) Microsoft
5 36 (17.91%) ISEB
6 33 (16.42%) Test Strategy
7 31 (15.42%) Security Cleared
8 30 (14.93%) PRINCE2
9 29 (14.43%) Windows 7
10 28 (13.93%) System Integration Testing
11 26 (12.94%) Scrum
12 25 (12.44%) SC Cleared
13 24 (11.94%) Waterfall
13 24 (11.94%) Manufacturing
13 24 (11.94%) MS Office
14 23 (11.44%) Project Management
14 23 (11.44%) Analytical Skills
14 23 (11.44%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 22 (10.95%) SCCM
15 22 (10.95%) Active Directory
16 20 (9.95%) Integration Testing
16 20 (9.95%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 19 (9.45%) Supplier Management
18 18 (8.96%) Test Automation
19 17 (8.46%) VMware
20 16 (7.96%) MS Excel
20 16 (7.96%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 7 (3.48%) IBM Notes
2 5 (2.49%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.99%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.99%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.49%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.00%) Apache
5 2 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.00%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.00%) IIS
5 2 (1.00%) JBoss
5 2 (1.00%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.00%) CICS
Applications
1 24 (11.94%) MS Office
2 16 (7.96%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.00%) MS Project
4 1 (0.50%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.50%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (1.49%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (1.49%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.00%) Agresso
2 2 (1.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.50%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.50%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.50%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.49%) HP Helion
2 2 (1.00%) SaaS
2 2 (1.00%) PaaS
3 1 (0.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.00%) Wireless
2 1 (0.50%) Cisco ICM
2 1 (0.50%) Broadband
2 1 (0.50%) WAN
2 1 (0.50%) DHCP
2 1 (0.50%) HTTP
2 1 (0.50%) DNS
2 1 (0.50%) SAN
2 1 (0.50%) Intranet
2 1 (0.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.47%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (3.48%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.99%) QlikView
4 3 (1.49%) DB2
4 3 (1.49%) MySQL
5 2 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.00%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.00%) Big Data
5 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.50%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (2.49%) JIRA
1 5 (2.49%) MSI
2 3 (1.49%) Cucumber
2 3 (1.49%) Selenium
3 2 (1.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.50%) LSMW
4 1 (0.50%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (0.50%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.50%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.50%) Toad
4 1 (0.50%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.50%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.50%) ClearQuest
General
1 44 (21.89%) Finance
2 24 (11.94%) Manufacturing
3 7 (3.48%) Pharmaceutical
3 7 (3.48%) Banking
3 7 (3.48%) Retail
4 5 (2.49%) Advertising
5 4 (1.99%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.49%) General Ledger
6 3 (1.49%) Marketing
7 2 (1.00%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.00%) Electronics
7 2 (1.00%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.50%) Back Office
8 1 (0.50%) Publishing
8 1 (0.50%) Law
8 1 (0.50%) Legal
8 1 (0.50%) Local Government
8 1 (0.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 65 (32.34%) Analyst
2 35 (17.41%) Business Analyst
3 30 (14.93%) Test Manager
4 23 (11.44%) Project Manager
5 21 (10.45%) Test Analyst
6 18 (8.96%) Test Leader
7 13 (6.47%) Tester
7 13 (6.47%) Developer
8 8 (3.98%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (3.98%) Architect
8 8 (3.98%) Consultant
8 8 (3.98%) Business Manager
9 5 (2.49%) Technical Analyst
9 5 (2.49%) Senior Test Analyst
10 4 (1.99%) Business Change Manager
10 4 (1.99%) Applications Tester
10 4 (1.99%) Programme Manager
10 4 (1.99%) Change Manager
10 4 (1.99%) Functional Tester
10 4 (1.99%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.48%) Middleware
2 6 (2.99%) J2EE
3 3 (1.49%) JSON
4 2 (1.00%) Application Packaging
4 2 (1.00%) WCF
4 2 (1.00%) Hibernate
4 2 (1.00%) Spring
4 2 (1.00%) JSF
4 2 (1.00%) HTML
4 2 (1.00%) .NET
4 2 (1.00%) Akka
5 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.50%) Ajax
5 1 (0.50%) ISPF
5 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.50%) CSS
5 1 (0.50%) Web Services
5 1 (0.50%) Flash
5 1 (0.50%) EDI
5 1 (0.50%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.44%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.47%) Thin Client
2 11 (5.47%) Fat Client
3 8 (3.98%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.49%) Private Cloud
5 4 (1.99%) Data Conversion
5 4 (1.99%) Visualisation
5 4 (1.99%) Life Science
6 3 (1.49%) VSAM
6 3 (1.49%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.49%) Wiki
7 2 (1.00%) NHS
7 2 (1.00%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.00%) DTV
8 1 (0.50%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.50%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.50%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.50%) IVR
8 1 (0.50%) Biometrics
8 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 37 (18.41%) Windows
2 29 (14.43%) Windows 7
3 13 (6.47%) Windows XP
4 11 (5.47%) Windows 8
5 7 (3.48%) UNIX
6 5 (2.49%) Linux
7 3 (1.49%) zOS
8 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (27.86%) Migration
2 44 (21.89%) Test Scripting
3 39 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (16.42%) Test Strategy
5 30 (14.93%) PRINCE2
6 28 (13.93%) System Integration Testing
7 26 (12.94%) Scrum
8 24 (11.94%) Waterfall
9 23 (11.44%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 23 (11.44%) Project Management
10 20 (9.95%) Integration Testing
10 20 (9.95%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 19 (9.45%) Supplier Management
12 18 (8.96%) Test Automation
13 15 (7.46%) Regression Testing
14 14 (6.97%) Business Analysis
14 14 (6.97%) Use Case
14 14 (6.97%) Data Migration
15 13 (6.47%) Test Planning
15 13 (6.47%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.46%) SQL
2 9 (4.48%) Java
3 3 (1.49%) C#
4 2 (1.00%) C++
4 2 (1.00%) C
5 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.50%) ABAP
5 1 (0.50%) VBA
5 1 (0.50%) JCL
5 1 (0.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 36 (17.91%) ISEB
2 31 (15.42%) Security Cleared
3 25 (12.44%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.98%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.99%) Degree
5 4 (1.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.00%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (18.41%) QA
2 8 (3.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.99%) GMP
3 4 (1.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (10.95%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.98%) BitLocker
4 7 (3.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.49%) RACF
Systems Management
1 22 (10.95%) SCCM
2 14 (6.97%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (18.41%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.46%) VMware
3 16 (7.96%) Oracle
4 15 (7.46%) Citrix
5 10 (4.98%) SAP
5 10 (4.98%) HP
6 8 (3.98%) AppSense
6 8 (3.98%) Wyse
7 7 (3.48%) Lotus
8 6 (2.99%) IBM
9 3 (1.49%) CA
10 2 (1.00%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.00%) Sybase
10 2 (1.00%) Teradata
10 2 (1.00%) Tableau
11 1 (0.50%) PeopleSoft
11 1 (0.50%) Cisco
11 1 (0.50%) Dell
11 1 (0.50%) Adobe
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