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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 62 88 84
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -4
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 122 48 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.82% 1.56% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.58% 2.09% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 30 32
Average daily rate
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£350 £291 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.48% -10.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £414 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £346 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+6.02% +15.27%
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
3408 2293 2052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 78.80% 74.33% 71.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2092 1270 1045
Average daily rate £413 £370 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% +11.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 101 103
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £67.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +8 59 £325 +8.33% 13
Cheshire +19 34 £390 +2.63% 7
Cumbria - 12 £350 - 1
Lancashire -10 6 £368 +14.63% 3
Merseyside -6 4 £300 +15.38% 1
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 54 (25.35%) Test Scripting
2 47 (22.07%) Migration
3 44 (20.66%) Windows
4 43 (20.19%) Finance
4 43 (20.19%) System Integration Testing
5 42 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (19.25%) Microsoft
7 38 (17.84%) Test Strategy
8 36 (16.90%) Security Cleared
9 35 (16.43%) QA
10 34 (15.96%) ISEB
11 29 (13.62%) PRINCE2
11 29 (13.62%) MS Office
11 29 (13.62%) Windows 7
12 28 (13.15%) SC Cleared
12 28 (13.15%) Manufacturing
13 27 (12.68%) Scrum
13 27 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
14 25 (11.74%) Waterfall
14 25 (11.74%) Oracle
15 23 (10.80%) Integration Testing
16 22 (10.33%) SCCM
16 22 (10.33%) SQL
16 22 (10.33%) Active Directory
17 21 (9.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 21 (9.86%) Operational Acceptance Testing
18 20 (9.39%) HP Quality Center
19 19 (8.92%) Test Planning
19 19 (8.92%) Project Management
19 19 (8.92%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (3.29%) IBM Notes
2 5 (2.35%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.88%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.88%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.94%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.94%) Apache
4 2 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (0.94%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.94%) IIS
4 2 (0.94%) JBoss
4 2 (0.94%) LiveLink
4 2 (0.94%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.47%) Node.js
Applications
1 29 (13.62%) MS Office
2 17 (7.98%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.94%) MS Project
4 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.47%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (1.88%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (1.88%) Agresso
1 4 (1.88%) SAP ERP
1 4 (1.88%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.41%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (1.41%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.94%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.47%) HFM
4 1 (0.47%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.94%) SaaS
1 2 (0.94%) PaaS
2 1 (0.47%) Office 365
2 1 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.47%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.82%) HTTP
2 5 (2.35%) SMTP
2 5 (2.35%) FTP
3 2 (0.94%) Wireless
4 1 (0.47%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (0.47%) DHCP
4 1 (0.47%) Broadband
4 1 (0.47%) WAN
4 1 (0.47%) DNS
4 1 (0.47%) Intranet
4 1 (0.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (3.29%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.82%) QlikView
4 3 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.41%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.41%) MySQL
5 2 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.94%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.94%) Big Data
5 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.94%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.47%) DB2
6 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.47%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.35%) MSI
1 5 (2.35%) Cucumber
2 4 (1.88%) JIRA
2 4 (1.88%) Selenium
3 3 (1.41%) SpecFlow
3 3 (1.41%) Toad
4 2 (0.94%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.47%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.47%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.47%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.47%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.47%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (0.47%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.47%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 43 (20.19%) Finance
2 28 (13.15%) Manufacturing
3 7 (3.29%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (2.82%) Banking
4 6 (2.82%) Retail
5 5 (2.35%) Advertising
6 3 (1.41%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.41%) General Ledger
6 3 (1.41%) Marketing
7 2 (0.94%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.94%) Electronics
7 2 (0.94%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.47%) Back Office
8 1 (0.47%) Publishing
8 1 (0.47%) Law
8 1 (0.47%) Legal
8 1 (0.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 79 (37.09%) Analyst
2 39 (18.31%) Business Analyst
3 31 (14.55%) Test Manager
4 29 (13.62%) Test Analyst
5 19 (8.92%) Project Manager
6 18 (8.45%) Test Leader
7 16 (7.51%) Developer
8 14 (6.57%) Tester
9 10 (4.69%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (3.76%) Business Manager
11 7 (3.29%) Consultant
12 5 (2.35%) Technical Analyst
12 5 (2.35%) Senior Test Analyst
13 4 (1.88%) Business Change Manager
13 4 (1.88%) UAT Tester
13 4 (1.88%) Applications Tester
13 4 (1.88%) Programme Manager
13 4 (1.88%) Architect
13 4 (1.88%) Programmer
13 4 (1.88%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.82%) J2EE
1 6 (2.82%) Middleware
2 5 (2.35%) SAP XI
2 5 (2.35%) JDBC
2 5 (2.35%) XML
3 3 (1.41%) .NET
3 3 (1.41%) JSON
4 2 (0.94%) Application Packaging
4 2 (0.94%) WCF
4 2 (0.94%) HTML
4 2 (0.94%) Spring
4 2 (0.94%) JSF
4 2 (0.94%) Hibernate
4 2 (0.94%) Akka
5 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.47%) Ajax
5 1 (0.47%) ISPF
5 1 (0.47%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.47%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.16%) Thin Client
2 11 (5.16%) Fat Client
3 5 (2.35%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.88%) Data Conversion
4 4 (1.88%) Life Science
4 4 (1.88%) Visualisation
5 3 (1.41%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.41%) Wiki
5 3 (1.41%) NHS
6 2 (0.94%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.94%) DTV
6 2 (0.94%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.94%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.47%) User Experience
7 1 (0.47%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.47%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.47%) Copywriting
7 1 (0.47%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 44 (20.66%) Windows
2 29 (13.62%) Windows 7
3 18 (8.45%) Windows XP
4 11 (5.16%) Windows 8
5 8 (3.76%) UNIX
6 7 (3.29%) Linux
7 5 (2.35%) Solaris
8 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.47%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (25.35%) Test Scripting
2 47 (22.07%) Migration
3 43 (20.19%) System Integration Testing
4 42 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (17.84%) Test Strategy
6 29 (13.62%) PRINCE2
7 27 (12.68%) Scrum
8 25 (11.74%) Waterfall
9 23 (10.80%) Integration Testing
10 21 (9.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 21 (9.86%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 19 (8.92%) Test Planning
11 19 (8.92%) Supplier Management
11 19 (8.92%) Project Management
12 18 (8.45%) Test Automation
13 17 (7.98%) Regression Testing
14 16 (7.51%) Data Migration
15 15 (7.04%) Use Case
16 14 (6.57%) Test Management
17 13 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (10.33%) SQL
2 14 (6.57%) Java
3 5 (2.35%) C#
4 2 (0.94%) C++
4 2 (0.94%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.94%) C
5 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.47%) VBA
5 1 (0.47%) JCL
5 1 (0.47%) Scala
5 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 36 (16.90%) Security Cleared
2 34 (15.96%) ISEB
3 28 (13.15%) SC Cleared
4 10 (4.69%) Degree
5 4 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.88%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.94%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (16.43%) QA
2 8 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.35%) SLA
4 4 (1.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.88%) GMP
System Software
1 22 (10.33%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.76%) BitLocker
4 7 (3.29%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.47%) RACF
Systems Management
1 22 (10.33%) SCCM
2 20 (9.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (19.25%) Microsoft
2 25 (11.74%) Oracle
3 19 (8.92%) VMware
4 17 (7.98%) SAP
5 14 (6.57%) Citrix
6 13 (6.10%) HP
7 8 (3.76%) AppSense
7 8 (3.76%) Wyse
8 7 (3.29%) IBM
8 7 (3.29%) Lotus
9 5 (2.35%) webMethods
10 2 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.94%) Teradata
10 2 (0.94%) Infor
10 2 (0.94%) OpenText
10 2 (0.94%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.94%) Baan
10 2 (0.94%) Siebel
10 2 (0.94%) Sybase
11 1 (0.47%) PeopleSoft
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £251 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackpool
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £230 - £270 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago