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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
England / North West
Rank 84 70 78
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 43 89 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.65% 2.37% 2.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 2.89% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 51 39
Median daily rate £320 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Median hourly rate £21.20 - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+20.48% +29.68%

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
2127 3084 2595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.81% 81.98% 77.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1344 1872 1510
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 131 112
Median hourly rate £42.48 £39.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.91% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £53.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -5 29 £275 -8.33% 12
Lancashire +15 4 £475 +21.79% 2
Merseyside -4 4 £490 +78.18%
Cheshire +2 3 £163 -59.37%
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 (29.03%) Finance
1 27 (29.03%) Test Scripting
2 25 (26.88%) SQL
3 18 (19.35%) Java
3 18 (19.35%) QA
4 17 (18.28%) JIRA
5 15 (16.13%) Defect Management
6 13 (13.98%) Oracle
6 13 (13.98%) Selenium
7 12 (12.90%) Test Management
7 12 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (11.83%) XML
8 11 (11.83%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (10.75%) High Availability
9 10 (10.75%) Jenkins
10 9 (9.68%) SQL Server
10 9 (9.68%) ISEB
10 9 (9.68%) Regression Testing
11 8 (8.60%) Validation
11 8 (8.60%) Migration
11 8 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (8.60%) PL/SQL
11 8 (8.60%) SAP
11 8 (8.60%) TDD
11 8 (8.60%) Automated Testing
11 8 (8.60%) BDD
11 8 (8.60%) QA Automation
12 7 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (7.53%) Test Planning
12 7 (7.53%) Use Case

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 4 (4.30%) SharePoint
1 4 (4.30%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.15%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.15%) SAS
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.08%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (4.30%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.23%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (6.45%) Oracle Financials
1 6 (6.45%) SAP HCM
1 6 (6.45%) SAP HR
2 3 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.23%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (3.23%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (3.23%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.08%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.30%) Office 365
2 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.30%) LDAP
2 3 (3.23%) Internet
3 1 (1.08%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.08%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.53%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (6.45%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (5.38%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (3.23%) DB2
5 3 (3.23%) OLAP
5 3 (3.23%) Oracle OLAP
6 2 (2.15%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.08%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (1.08%) MS Access
7 1 (1.08%) MySQL
7 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (18.28%) JIRA
2 13 (13.98%) Selenium
3 10 (10.75%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.30%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.23%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.23%) Eclipse
5 3 (3.23%) HP UFT
5 3 (3.23%) JUnit
5 3 (3.23%) LoadRunner
5 3 (3.23%) Subversion
5 3 (3.23%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.15%) IntelliJ
6 2 (2.15%) JMeter
6 2 (2.15%) Log4j
6 2 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.15%) TestNG
7 1 (1.08%) GitLab
General
1 27 (29.03%) Finance
2 3 (3.23%) Legal
2 3 (3.23%) Retail
3 2 (2.15%) Games
3 2 (2.15%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.08%) Back Office
4 1 (1.08%) Banking
4 1 (1.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (37.63%) Analyst
2 18 (19.35%) Test Analyst
3 15 (16.13%) Developer
4 7 (7.53%) Automation Engineer
4 7 (7.53%) Business Analyst
4 7 (7.53%) Tester
5 6 (6.45%) Consultant
5 6 (6.45%) QA Automation Engineer
5 6 (6.45%) QA Engineer
5 6 (6.45%) Test Manager
6 5 (5.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 5 (5.38%) Java Developer
6 5 (5.38%) Java Engineer
6 5 (5.38%) MicroStrategy Developer
6 5 (5.38%) Report Analyst
7 4 (4.30%) Financial Analyst
7 4 (4.30%) HR Consultant
7 4 (4.30%) Java WebSphere Developer
7 4 (4.30%) SAP HR Consultant
7 4 (4.30%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.83%) XML
2 6 (6.45%) .NET
2 6 (6.45%) AngularJS
3 5 (5.38%) CSS
3 5 (5.38%) HTML
4 4 (4.30%) CSS3
4 4 (4.30%) HTML5
4 4 (4.30%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (3.23%) EJB
5 3 (3.23%) EJB 3.0
5 3 (3.23%) Hibernate
5 3 (3.23%) jQuery
5 3 (3.23%) SOAP
5 3 (3.23%) Spring
5 3 (3.23%) Spring Boot
5 3 (3.23%) Spring MVC
5 3 (3.23%) Spring Security
5 3 (3.23%) WSDL
6 2 (2.15%) Gherkin
6 2 (2.15%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.45%) NHS
3 3 (3.23%) User Experience
4 2 (2.15%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.15%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.15%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.08%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.08%) FMCG
5 1 (1.08%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.08%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.08%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.08%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.38%) Windows
2 3 (3.23%) Android
2 3 (3.23%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.15%) Windows Phone
3 2 (2.15%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.08%) Linux
4 1 (1.08%) Unix
4 1 (1.08%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (29.03%) Test Scripting
2 15 (16.13%) Defect Management
3 12 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (12.90%) Test Management
4 11 (11.83%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (10.75%) High Availability
6 9 (9.68%) Regression Testing
7 8 (8.60%) Automated Testing
7 8 (8.60%) BDD
7 8 (8.60%) Migration
7 8 (8.60%) QA Automation
7 8 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (8.60%) TDD
7 8 (8.60%) Validation
8 7 (7.53%) Test Planning
8 7 (7.53%) Use Case
9 6 (6.45%) Case Management
9 6 (6.45%) Unit Testing
10 5 (5.38%) Integration Testing
10 5 (5.38%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (26.88%) SQL
2 18 (19.35%) Java
3 8 (8.60%) PL/SQL
4 6 (6.45%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.30%) Ruby
6 2 (2.15%) C#
6 2 (2.15%) VBA
7 1 (1.08%) ActionScript
7 1 (1.08%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (1.08%) PHP
7 1 (1.08%) Progress 4GL
7 1 (1.08%) Python
7 1 (1.08%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (9.68%) ISEB
2 4 (4.30%) Degree
3 2 (2.15%) HND
3 2 (2.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.15%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.08%) ACCA
4 1 (1.08%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (19.35%) QA
2 6 (6.45%) Data Quality
3 3 (3.23%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (1.08%) GxP
Systems Management
1 3 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.08%) Ansible
2 1 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (13.98%) Oracle
2 8 (8.60%) SAP
3 5 (5.38%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.38%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (2.15%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (2.15%) Teradata
4 2 (2.15%) WorldPay
5 1 (1.08%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.08%) HP
5 1 (1.08%) Juniper
5 1 (1.08%) NetApp
5 1 (1.08%) Progress
5 1 (1.08%) Saba
5 1 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.08%) VMware
5 1 (1.08%) Workday
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago