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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 88 77 91
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +14
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 47 51 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.55% 1.86% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 2.63% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 24 37
Average daily rate
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£323 £369 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.54% +5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £261 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £476 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.48% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+21.05% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2130 1940 2087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 70.34% 70.91% 64.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1141 973 1106
Average daily rate £375 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 94 109
Average hourly rate £27.17 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.51% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.75 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +8 29 £325 - 12
Cheshire -3 10 £320 -26.85% 6
Lancashire -4 5 £388 - 1
Merseyside -2 1 £260 -38.82% 3
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 31 (26.50%) Finance
2 23 (19.66%) Test Scripting
3 17 (14.53%) Banking
3 17 (14.53%) Test Strategy
4 14 (11.97%) Scrum
4 14 (11.97%) Business Analysis
4 14 (11.97%) Waterfall
5 13 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (11.11%) Project Management
5 13 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 12 (10.26%) MS Visio
6 12 (10.26%) Maximo
7 11 (9.40%) Windows
7 11 (9.40%) ISEB
7 11 (9.40%) Oracle
7 11 (9.40%) Retail
8 10 (8.55%) QA
8 10 (8.55%) MS Excel
9 9 (7.69%) UML
10 8 (6.84%) SQL Server
10 8 (6.84%) Migration
10 8 (6.84%) Asset Management
10 8 (6.84%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (6.84%) TDD
11 7 (5.98%) ISTQB
11 7 (5.98%) Retail Banking
11 7 (5.98%) Degree
11 7 (5.98%) System Testing
11 7 (5.98%) RAD
11 7 (5.98%) Change Control

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (2.56%) CICS
2 2 (1.71%) CMS
3 1 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (10.26%) MS Visio
2 10 (8.55%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.42%) MS Project
3 4 (3.42%) MS Office
4 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (10.26%) Maximo
2 6 (5.13%) ResourceLink
3 3 (2.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (2.56%) SAP HCM
4 2 (1.71%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (1.71%) CSG Singleview
4 2 (1.71%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.71%) DHCP
1 2 (1.71%) DNS
1 2 (1.71%) Firewall
2 1 (0.85%) Wireless
2 1 (0.85%) Internet
2 1 (0.85%) VPN
2 1 (0.85%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (4.27%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.56%) QlikView
4 2 (1.71%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.71%) Star Schema
4 2 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.85%) Spotfire
5 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.85%) DataStage
5 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.85%) WhereScape RED
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.56%) Selenium
2 2 (1.71%) MSI
2 2 (1.71%) InstallShield
2 2 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.71%) JIRA
3 1 (0.85%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.85%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.85%) JUnit
3 1 (0.85%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.85%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.85%) Toad
3 1 (0.85%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.85%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.85%) SpecFlow
General
1 31 (26.50%) Finance
2 17 (14.53%) Banking
3 11 (9.40%) Retail
4 7 (5.98%) Retail Banking
5 6 (5.13%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.56%) Back Office
6 3 (2.56%) Legal
6 3 (2.56%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.71%) French Language
7 2 (1.71%) Marketing
8 1 (0.85%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.85%) Billing
8 1 (0.85%) German Language
8 1 (0.85%) Russian Language
8 1 (0.85%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.85%) Publishing
8 1 (0.85%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 45 (38.46%) Analyst
2 22 (18.80%) Business Analyst
3 21 (17.95%) Test Manager
4 16 (13.68%) Test Analyst
5 10 (8.55%) Systems Analyst
6 8 (6.84%) Project Manager
6 8 (6.84%) UAT Manager
7 7 (5.98%) Tester
7 7 (5.98%) Consultant
8 6 (5.13%) Agile Business Analyst
9 5 (4.27%) UAT Test Manager
9 5 (4.27%) Developer
10 4 (3.42%) Product Owner
10 4 (3.42%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (3.42%) Senior Test Analyst
11 3 (2.56%) Systems Programmer
11 3 (2.56%) CICS Systems Programmer
11 3 (2.56%) .NET Developer
11 3 (2.56%) Test Leader
11 3 (2.56%) CICS Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.27%) .NET
1 5 (4.27%) J2EE
2 3 (2.56%) HTML
3 2 (1.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (1.71%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.71%) CSS
3 2 (1.71%) WCF
3 2 (1.71%) WPF
3 2 (1.71%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.71%) jQuery
3 2 (1.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.85%) SAP XI
4 1 (0.85%) EDIFACT
4 1 (0.85%) SOAP
4 1 (0.85%) Web Services
4 1 (0.85%) XML
4 1 (0.85%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.27%) NHS
2 4 (3.42%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.42%) IVR
3 2 (1.71%) Life Science
4 1 (0.85%) Statistics
4 1 (0.85%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.85%) Telematics
4 1 (0.85%) iPad
4 1 (0.85%) TRADACOMS
4 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.85%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.85%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.40%) Windows
2 6 (5.13%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.56%) zOS
3 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.71%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.71%) UNIX
4 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.71%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.85%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (19.66%) Test Scripting
2 17 (14.53%) Test Strategy
3 14 (11.97%) Scrum
3 14 (11.97%) Business Analysis
3 14 (11.97%) Waterfall
4 13 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (11.11%) Project Management
5 9 (7.69%) UML
6 8 (6.84%) Migration
6 8 (6.84%) Asset Management
6 8 (6.84%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (6.84%) TDD
7 7 (5.98%) System Testing
7 7 (5.98%) RAD
7 7 (5.98%) Change Control
8 6 (5.13%) PRINCE2
8 6 (5.13%) Change Management
8 6 (5.13%) Test Management
9 5 (4.27%) Project Planning
9 5 (4.27%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.13%) SQL
2 5 (4.27%) Java
3 4 (3.42%) Scala
4 3 (2.56%) C#
5 2 (1.71%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.71%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.71%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (9.40%) ISEB
2 7 (5.98%) ISTQB
2 7 (5.98%) Degree
3 4 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.42%) MCP
3 4 (3.42%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.71%) MCSE
4 2 (1.71%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.71%) MCITP
5 1 (0.85%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (0.85%) HNC
5 1 (0.85%) HND
5 1 (0.85%) PMP
5 1 (0.85%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.55%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) WCAG
2 1 (0.85%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) Basel III
System Software
1 3 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (1.71%) XenServer
3 1 (0.85%) XenApp
3 1 (0.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (4.27%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (4.27%) SCCM
2 2 (1.71%) SCOM
3 1 (0.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.40%) Oracle
3 5 (4.27%) Northgate
3 5 (4.27%) SAP
4 4 (3.42%) IBM
5 3 (2.56%) Endeca
5 3 (2.56%) VMware
5 3 (2.56%) Sage
5 3 (2.56%) Remedy
5 3 (2.56%) Avaya
5 3 (2.56%) BMC
6 2 (1.71%) Splunk
6 2 (1.71%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.71%) HP
6 2 (1.71%) Citrix
6 2 (1.71%) Cisco
7 1 (0.85%) Kalido
7 1 (0.85%) NorthgateArinso
7 1 (0.85%) Infor
7 1 (0.85%) AppSense
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