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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 43 70 74
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +4
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 126 63 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.42% 2.10% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.48% 2.87% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 43 23
Average daily rate
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£394 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.31% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £255 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £413 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-2.32% +6.17%
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
2814 2193 1815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.34% 73.12% 72.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1669 1165 895
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £549 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 93 83
Average hourly rate £34.00 £26.83 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.72% +27.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £45.00 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 July 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 July 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 -1 43 £388 +19.23% 15
Cheshire +17 36 £374 +6.78% 11
Merseyside - 24 £508 - 1
Cumbria - 9 £350 - 3
Lancashire 0 3 £300 -22.58% 1
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 60 (30.00%) Migration
2 49 (24.50%) Finance
3 43 (21.50%) Test Scripting
4 41 (20.50%) QA
5 39 (19.50%) Windows
6 37 (18.50%) ISEB
7 36 (18.00%) Microsoft
8 33 (16.50%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (16.50%) Test Strategy
9 29 (14.50%) Windows 7
10 28 (14.00%) PRINCE2
10 28 (14.00%) Security Cleared
11 27 (13.50%) System Integration Testing
12 25 (12.50%) Scrum
13 23 (11.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 22 (11.00%) SCCM
14 22 (11.00%) SC Cleared
14 22 (11.00%) Waterfall
14 22 (11.00%) Active Directory
15 21 (10.50%) MS Office
15 21 (10.50%) Project Management
15 21 (10.50%) Manufacturing
15 21 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
16 20 (10.00%) Integration Testing
16 20 (10.00%) Test Automation
17 19 (9.50%) Supplier Management
17 19 (9.50%) Regression Testing
18 18 (9.00%) Oracle
18 18 (9.00%) MS Excel
19 17 (8.50%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (3.50%) IBM Notes
2 5 (2.50%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.00%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.00%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.50%) 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%) CICS
5 2 (1.00%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.50%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 21 (10.50%) MS Office
2 18 (9.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.50%) MS Project
4 1 (0.50%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.50%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (2.00%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (1.50%) Agresso
2 3 (1.50%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.00%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.50%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.50%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.50%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.50%) 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 10 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.00%) QlikView
4 3 (1.50%) MySQL
4 3 (1.50%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.50%) DB2
5 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.00%) Big Data
5 2 (1.00%) Hadoop
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 (2.50%) MSI
2 4 (2.00%) JIRA
3 3 (1.50%) Selenium
3 3 (1.50%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.00%) TestDirector
4 2 (1.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.00%) Toad
5 1 (0.50%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.50%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.50%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.50%) LSMW
5 1 (0.50%) QAComplete
5 1 (0.50%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (0.50%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 49 (24.50%) Finance
2 21 (10.50%) Manufacturing
3 10 (5.00%) Retail
4 9 (4.50%) Banking
5 6 (3.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.50%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.50%) Advertising
6 3 (1.50%) Billing
6 3 (1.50%) General Ledger
6 3 (1.50%) Marketing
7 2 (1.00%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.00%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.00%) Electronics
8 1 (0.50%) Law
8 1 (0.50%) Legal
8 1 (0.50%) Publishing
8 1 (0.50%) Local Government
8 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (30.00%) Analyst
2 35 (17.50%) Test Manager
3 29 (14.50%) Business Analyst
4 23 (11.50%) Project Manager
5 22 (11.00%) Test Analyst
6 19 (9.50%) Test Leader
7 15 (7.50%) Tester
8 11 (5.50%) Developer
9 9 (4.50%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (4.00%) Architect
10 8 (4.00%) Consultant
11 6 (3.00%) Business Manager
12 5 (2.50%) Release Manager
12 5 (2.50%) Senior Test Analyst
12 5 (2.50%) Technical Analyst
13 4 (2.00%) Applications Tester
13 4 (2.00%) UAT Tester
13 4 (2.00%) Systems Analyst
13 4 (2.00%) Senior Business Analyst
13 4 (2.00%) Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.50%) Middleware
2 6 (3.00%) .NET
3 5 (2.50%) J2EE
4 3 (1.50%) JSON
5 2 (1.00%) Application Packaging
5 2 (1.00%) WCF
5 2 (1.00%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.00%) Spring
5 2 (1.00%) JSF
5 2 (1.00%) Akka
5 2 (1.00%) HTML
6 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.50%) Ajax
6 1 (0.50%) ISPF
6 1 (0.50%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.50%) LINQ
6 1 (0.50%) jQuery
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.50%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.50%) Thin Client
2 11 (5.50%) Fat Client
3 8 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.50%) Private Cloud
5 4 (2.00%) iSeries
5 4 (2.00%) Life Science
6 3 (1.50%) VSAM
6 3 (1.50%) Data Conversion
6 3 (1.50%) Wiki
6 3 (1.50%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.00%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.00%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.00%) NHS
7 2 (1.00%) DTV
7 2 (1.00%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.50%) IVR
8 1 (0.50%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.50%) Biometrics
8 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 39 (19.50%) Windows
2 29 (14.50%) Windows 7
3 13 (6.50%) Windows XP
4 11 (5.50%) Windows 8
5 8 (4.00%) UNIX
6 6 (3.00%) Linux
7 3 (1.50%) zOS
8 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (30.00%) Migration
2 43 (21.50%) Test Scripting
3 33 (16.50%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (16.50%) Test Strategy
4 28 (14.00%) PRINCE2
5 27 (13.50%) System Integration Testing
6 25 (12.50%) Scrum
7 23 (11.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 22 (11.00%) Waterfall
9 21 (10.50%) Project Management
10 20 (10.00%) Integration Testing
10 20 (10.00%) Test Automation
11 19 (9.50%) Supplier Management
11 19 (9.50%) Regression Testing
12 17 (8.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 15 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (7.50%) Test Management
13 15 (7.50%) System Testing
13 15 (7.50%) Data Migration
14 14 (7.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.00%) SQL
2 8 (4.00%) Java
3 3 (1.50%) 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 37 (18.50%) ISEB
2 28 (14.00%) Security Cleared
3 22 (11.00%) SC Cleared
4 10 (5.00%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.00%) Degree
5 4 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.00%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (20.50%) QA
2 8 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.50%) GMP
3 3 (1.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (11.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.00%) BitLocker
4 7 (3.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.50%) RACF
Systems Management
1 22 (11.00%) SCCM
2 15 (7.50%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.50%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 36 (18.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (9.00%) Oracle
3 17 (8.50%) VMware
4 15 (7.50%) Citrix
5 11 (5.50%) SAP
6 10 (5.00%) HP
7 8 (4.00%) AppSense
7 8 (4.00%) Wyse
8 7 (3.50%) Lotus
9 6 (3.00%) IBM
10 3 (1.50%) CA
11 2 (1.00%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.00%) Sybase
11 2 (1.00%) Business Objects
11 2 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.00%) TIBCO
11 2 (1.00%) Teradata
11 2 (1.00%) Tableau
12 1 (0.50%) PeopleSoft
12 1 (0.50%) Cisco
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