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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 86 63 83
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +20
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 50 70 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.57% 2.53% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 3.42% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 44 28
Average daily rate
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£300 £323 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £206 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £425 £547
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £24.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-43.75% -26.15%
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
2327 2045 1990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.04% 74.04% 65.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1368 1004 997
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 119 84
Average hourly rate £28.00 £22.94 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.07% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £13.90 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £44.90 £66.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +6 31 £313 +34.40% 11
Cheshire -8 9 £350 -6.66% 3
Merseyside -7 5 £208 -35.65%
Lancashire -30 1 £300 +50.00% 4
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England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 37 (37.37%) Finance
2 23 (23.23%) Microsoft
3 18 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 16 (16.16%) MS Excel
5 15 (15.15%) SQL
5 15 (15.15%) Integration Testing
6 14 (14.14%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (14.14%) Project Management
7 13 (13.13%) Windows
7 13 (13.13%) Banking
8 10 (10.10%) Migration
9 9 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (9.09%) Oracle
9 9 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (9.09%) Test Management
10 8 (8.08%) System Testing
10 8 (8.08%) QA
10 8 (8.08%) Retail
10 8 (8.08%) SQL Server
10 8 (8.08%) SAP
11 7 (7.07%) E-Commerce
11 7 (7.07%) Workflow
11 7 (7.07%) Unit Testing
12 6 (6.06%) Reference Data
12 6 (6.06%) Waterfall
12 6 (6.06%) TDD
12 6 (6.06%) MS Visio
12 6 (6.06%) Active Directory
12 6 (6.06%) ISEB
12 6 (6.06%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (3.03%) NetWeaver
2 2 (2.02%) CMS
2 2 (2.02%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.01%) Drupal
3 1 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.01%) LiveLink
3 1 (1.01%) JBoss
3 1 (1.01%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.01%) SAS
3 1 (1.01%) CICS
Applications
1 16 (16.16%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.06%) MS Visio
2 6 (6.06%) MS Office
3 1 (1.01%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.01%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Agresso
1 3 (3.03%) SAP BPC
2 2 (2.02%) SAP HCM
2 2 (2.02%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (1.01%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.04%) DHCP
1 4 (4.04%) DNS
1 4 (4.04%) Wireless
2 2 (2.02%) Internet
2 2 (2.02%) HTTP
2 2 (2.02%) VPN
3 1 (1.01%) FTP
3 1 (1.01%) Firewall
3 1 (1.01%) Intranet
3 1 (1.01%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.08%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.05%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.04%) Big Data
4 3 (3.03%) SAP BW
4 3 (3.03%) Star Schema
4 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.02%) Couchbase
5 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.01%) DataStage
6 1 (1.01%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (1.01%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.01%) WhereScape RED
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (2.02%) AdminStudio
1 2 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (2.02%) QAComplete
2 1 (1.01%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.01%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.01%) MSI
2 1 (1.01%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.01%) Subversion
2 1 (1.01%) JIRA
2 1 (1.01%) Selenium
General
1 37 (37.37%) Finance
2 13 (13.13%) Banking
3 8 (8.08%) Retail
4 4 (4.04%) Local Government
4 4 (4.04%) Retail Banking
4 4 (4.04%) Corporate Banking
4 4 (4.04%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.02%) Back Office
5 2 (2.02%) Marketing
6 1 (1.01%) Billing
6 1 (1.01%) Electronics
6 1 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.01%) Advertising
6 1 (1.01%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (35.35%) Analyst
2 15 (15.15%) Business Analyst
2 15 (15.15%) Test Analyst
3 12 (12.12%) Test Manager
4 9 (9.09%) Developer
5 7 (7.07%) Project Manager
6 6 (6.06%) Consultant
7 5 (5.05%) Systems Analyst
8 4 (4.04%) Tester
8 4 (4.04%) Operations Analyst
9 3 (3.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 3 (3.03%) Business Systems Analyst
9 3 (3.03%) Applications Support
9 3 (3.03%) Systems Support
9 3 (3.03%) Programmer
9 3 (3.03%) SAP Consultant
9 3 (3.03%) Test Leader
9 3 (3.03%) UAT Manager
9 3 (3.03%) SAP BPC Consultant
9 3 (3.03%) Operations Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.05%) HTML
1 5 (5.05%) .NET
2 4 (4.04%) .NET Framework
2 4 (4.04%) ASP.NET
2 4 (4.04%) jQuery
2 4 (4.04%) RESTful
2 4 (4.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 3 (3.03%) HTML5
3 3 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 3 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (3.03%) CSS
4 2 (2.02%) JDBC
4 2 (2.02%) SOAP
4 2 (2.02%) Web Services
4 2 (2.02%) XML
4 2 (2.02%) Ajax
4 2 (2.02%) LINQ
4 2 (2.02%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.06%) Reference Data
2 5 (5.05%) Data Extraction
3 3 (3.03%) Life Science
3 3 (3.03%) N-Tier
3 3 (3.03%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.02%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.02%) IVR
4 2 (2.02%) Statistics
4 2 (2.02%) Online Banking
4 2 (2.02%) iPad
4 2 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.01%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.01%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.01%) FMCG
5 1 (1.01%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.01%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.01%) DTV
5 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.01%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.13%) Windows
2 5 (5.05%) Windows 7
3 4 (4.04%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (4.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.03%) UNIX
5 1 (1.01%) Solaris
5 1 (1.01%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.01%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.01%) zOS
5 1 (1.01%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.18%) Test Scripting
2 15 (15.15%) Integration Testing
3 14 (14.14%) Project Management
3 14 (14.14%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (10.10%) Migration
5 9 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (9.09%) Test Management
6 8 (8.08%) System Testing
7 7 (7.07%) Unit Testing
7 7 (7.07%) E-Commerce
7 7 (7.07%) Workflow
8 6 (6.06%) TDD
8 6 (6.06%) Waterfall
9 5 (5.05%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (5.05%) Systems Analysis
9 5 (5.05%) Business Analysis
9 5 (5.05%) Software Testing
9 5 (5.05%) Regression Testing
9 5 (5.05%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.15%) SQL
2 6 (6.06%) T-SQL
3 5 (5.05%) C#
4 4 (4.04%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.03%) Java
6 2 (2.02%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.01%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.01%) C++
7 1 (1.01%) VB
7 1 (1.01%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (6.06%) ISEB
2 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.05%) ISTQB
2 5 (5.05%) MCP
3 4 (4.04%) MCSE
4 3 (3.03%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.03%) Degree
5 2 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.01%) SAS Certification
6 1 (1.01%) MCITP
6 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.01%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.08%) QA
2 2 (2.02%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.04%) XenServer
4 2 (2.02%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.01%) XenApp
5 1 (1.01%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (5.05%) SCCM
1 5 (5.05%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.04%) SCOM
3 1 (1.01%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (23.23%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.09%) Oracle
3 8 (8.08%) SAP
4 5 (5.05%) VMware
5 4 (4.04%) Cisco
5 4 (4.04%) IBM
5 4 (4.04%) HP
6 3 (3.03%) Citrix
7 1 (1.01%) webMethods
7 1 (1.01%) Siebel
7 1 (1.01%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.01%) AppSense
7 1 (1.01%) Kalido
7 1 (1.01%) Endeca
7 1 (1.01%) Infor
7 1 (1.01%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.01%) Tableau
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £160 per day
Posted: 2 days ago