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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 82 75 90
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +15
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 48 53 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.58% 1.99% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.27% 2.80% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 24 35
Average daily rate
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£325 £369 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.86% +5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £261 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £345
% change year-on-year
+4.32% -2.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+21.05% -24.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2112 1894 2123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.59% 70.94% 65.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1134 949 1122
Average daily rate £375 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £454 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 87 112
Average hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% -6.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +3 26 £325 - 8
Cheshire -1 13 £320 -24.70% 5
Lancashire -7 7 £388 -
Merseyside +1 1 £260 -33.96% 2
User Acceptance Testing
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User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 34 (29.31%) Finance
2 23 (19.83%) Test Scripting
3 18 (15.52%) Test Strategy
4 17 (14.66%) Banking
5 15 (12.93%) Waterfall
5 15 (12.93%) Scrum
6 14 (12.07%) Business Analysis
7 12 (10.34%) Retail
7 12 (10.34%) Maximo
7 12 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (10.34%) Oracle
7 12 (10.34%) ISEB
8 11 (9.48%) Microsoft
8 11 (9.48%) MS Visio
8 11 (9.48%) Project Management
9 10 (8.62%) Migration
9 10 (8.62%) Windows
9 10 (8.62%) QA
10 9 (7.76%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (7.76%) UML
11 8 (6.90%) SQL Server
11 8 (6.90%) TDD
11 8 (6.90%) Asset Management
11 8 (6.90%) ISTQB
12 7 (6.03%) Test Management
12 7 (6.03%) System Testing
12 7 (6.03%) Retail Banking
12 7 (6.03%) Degree
12 7 (6.03%) RAD
12 7 (6.03%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (2.59%) CICS
2 1 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.86%) CMS
2 1 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (0.86%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (9.48%) MS Visio
2 7 (6.03%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.45%) MS Project
4 3 (2.59%) MS Office
5 1 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (10.34%) Maximo
2 6 (5.17%) ResourceLink
3 3 (2.59%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (2.59%) SAP HCM
4 2 (1.72%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.72%) CSG Singleview
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.72%) Firewall
2 1 (0.86%) ATM
2 1 (0.86%) DHCP
2 1 (0.86%) DNS
2 1 (0.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.31%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.59%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.59%) QlikView
4 2 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.72%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.86%) DataStage
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.86%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.86%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.86%) WhereScape RED
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.86%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.86%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Selenium
2 3 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.72%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.72%) SpecFlow
3 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.72%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.72%) Toad
3 2 (1.72%) MSI
3 2 (1.72%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.72%) JIRA
4 1 (0.86%) JUnit
4 1 (0.86%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.86%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.86%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.86%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.86%) WebDriver
General
1 34 (29.31%) Finance
2 17 (14.66%) Banking
3 12 (10.34%) Retail
4 7 (6.03%) Retail Banking
5 6 (5.17%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.59%) Legal
6 3 (2.59%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.59%) Back Office
7 2 (1.72%) French Language
8 1 (0.86%) German Language
8 1 (0.86%) Russian Language
8 1 (0.86%) Billing
8 1 (0.86%) Front Office
8 1 (0.86%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.86%) Marketing
8 1 (0.86%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 44 (37.93%) Analyst
2 22 (18.97%) Business Analyst
3 21 (18.10%) Test Manager
4 15 (12.93%) Test Analyst
5 11 (9.48%) Systems Analyst
6 8 (6.90%) Project Manager
6 8 (6.90%) Tester
6 8 (6.90%) UAT Manager
7 7 (6.03%) Consultant
8 6 (5.17%) Agile Business Analyst
9 5 (4.31%) UAT Test Manager
9 5 (4.31%) Developer
10 4 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (3.45%) Senior Test Analyst
10 4 (3.45%) Product Owner
11 3 (2.59%) Test Leader
11 3 (2.59%) CICS Systems Programmer
11 3 (2.59%) CICS Programmer
11 3 (2.59%) .NET Developer
11 3 (2.59%) Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.31%) .NET
1 5 (4.31%) J2EE
2 2 (1.72%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.72%) CSS
2 2 (1.72%) XML
2 2 (1.72%) EDI
2 2 (1.72%) EDIFACT
2 2 (1.72%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.72%) WCF
2 2 (1.72%) WPF
2 2 (1.72%) jQuery
2 2 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (1.72%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (1.72%) HTML
3 1 (0.86%) SAP XI
3 1 (0.86%) SOAP
3 1 (0.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.31%) NHS
2 4 (3.45%) IVR
3 3 (2.59%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.72%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.72%) Life Science
4 2 (1.72%) TRADACOMS
5 1 (0.86%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.86%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.86%) Telematics
5 1 (0.86%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.86%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.62%) Windows
2 5 (4.31%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (2.59%) zOS
4 2 (1.72%) Windows Vista
4 2 (1.72%) UNIX
4 2 (1.72%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.86%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.86%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (19.83%) Test Scripting
2 18 (15.52%) Test Strategy
3 15 (12.93%) Waterfall
3 15 (12.93%) Scrum
4 14 (12.07%) Business Analysis
5 12 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (9.48%) Project Management
7 10 (8.62%) Migration
8 9 (7.76%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (7.76%) UML
9 8 (6.90%) TDD
9 8 (6.90%) Asset Management
10 7 (6.03%) RAD
10 7 (6.03%) Test Management
10 7 (6.03%) System Testing
11 6 (5.17%) PRINCE2
11 6 (5.17%) Change Control
12 5 (4.31%) Software Deployment
12 5 (4.31%) Business Process Mapping
12 5 (4.31%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.17%) SQL
2 5 (4.31%) Java
3 4 (3.45%) Scala
4 3 (2.59%) C#
5 2 (1.72%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.72%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.72%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (10.34%) ISEB
2 8 (6.90%) ISTQB
3 7 (6.03%) Degree
4 4 (3.45%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.59%) MCP
6 2 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.72%) MCITP
6 2 (1.72%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.86%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.86%) HNC
7 1 (0.86%) HND
7 1 (0.86%) MCSE
7 1 (0.86%) PMP
7 1 (0.86%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.62%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) Basel III
2 1 (0.86%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.86%) XenApp
2 1 (0.86%) XenServer
2 1 (0.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.86%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (4.31%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.45%) SCCM
3 1 (0.86%) SCOM
3 1 (0.86%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (10.34%) Oracle
2 11 (9.48%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.31%) SAP
3 5 (4.31%) Northgate
4 4 (3.45%) IBM
5 3 (2.59%) Endeca
5 3 (2.59%) Sage
5 3 (2.59%) Remedy
5 3 (2.59%) Avaya
5 3 (2.59%) BMC
6 2 (1.72%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.72%) VMware
6 2 (1.72%) Splunk
7 1 (0.86%) Tableau
7 1 (0.86%) Kalido
7 1 (0.86%) McAfee
7 1 (0.86%) Infor
7 1 (0.86%) NorthgateArinso
7 1 (0.86%) Siebel
7 1 (0.86%) Cisco
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