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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 78 67 70
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 73 70 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.88% 2.23% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 3.07% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 45 24
Average daily rate
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£356 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £428 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.38 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £21.94 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-13.84% -40.70%
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
2943 2283 1743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 75.71% 72.78% 72.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1620 1201 842
Average daily rate £400 £375 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 123 86
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.25 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.61% -12.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £43.50 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 -12 30 £351 +6.43% 16
Cheshire +9 28 £375 -11.76% 3
Merseyside -7 11 £268 -13.70%
Lancashire 0 2 - - 1
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 42 (30.22%) Finance
2 32 (23.02%) Migration
3 30 (21.58%) QA
4 29 (20.86%) Oracle
5 22 (15.83%) Test Scripting
6 21 (15.11%) Microsoft
7 20 (14.39%) Integration Testing
8 18 (12.95%) System Testing
8 18 (12.95%) SQL
9 16 (11.51%) Windows
9 16 (11.51%) Regression Testing
9 16 (11.51%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (10.79%) Project Management
10 15 (10.79%) Unit Testing
11 14 (10.07%) ISEB
11 14 (10.07%) MS Excel
12 12 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (7.91%) Retail
13 11 (7.91%) Configuration Management
13 11 (7.91%) Java
14 10 (7.19%) .NET
14 10 (7.19%) PRINCE2
14 10 (7.19%) Linux
14 10 (7.19%) HP
14 10 (7.19%) ISTQB
14 10 (7.19%) Security Cleared
14 10 (7.19%) Windows 7
14 10 (7.19%) HP Quality Center
14 10 (7.19%) Oracle Database
15 9 (6.47%) Test Strategy

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 5 (3.60%) JBoss
2 4 (2.88%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.16%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.16%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.44%) CICS
4 2 (1.44%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.44%) Apache
4 2 (1.44%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.44%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.44%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
5 1 (0.72%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.72%) IIS
5 1 (0.72%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.72%) LiveLink
Applications
1 14 (10.07%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.76%) MS Project
2 8 (5.76%) MS Office
3 3 (2.16%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.72%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.72%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (3.60%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (2.16%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.44%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.44%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.44%) Agresso
3 2 (1.44%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (1.44%) TRIRIGA
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.72%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.72%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.16%) HP Helion
2 1 (0.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.44%) Wireless
2 1 (0.72%) Broadband
2 1 (0.72%) HTTP
2 1 (0.72%) Internet
2 1 (0.72%) SAN
2 1 (0.72%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.19%) Oracle Database
2 9 (6.47%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (4.32%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (4.32%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.60%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.60%) RDBMS
4 5 (3.60%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.88%) SQLPlus
5 4 (2.88%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.16%) QlikView
6 3 (2.16%) MySQL
7 2 (1.44%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (1.44%) DB2
7 2 (1.44%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.44%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (1.44%) Big Data
8 1 (0.72%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.72%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.72%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.60%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (2.88%) Subversion
2 4 (2.88%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.16%) Cucumber
3 3 (2.16%) Selenium
3 3 (2.16%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.16%) JIRA
4 2 (1.44%) Toad
4 2 (1.44%) QAComplete
4 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.44%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.72%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.72%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.72%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.72%) LSMW
General
1 42 (30.22%) Finance
2 11 (7.91%) Retail
3 9 (6.47%) Banking
4 5 (3.60%) Billing
4 5 (3.60%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.88%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.88%) General Ledger
6 3 (2.16%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.44%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.44%) Marketing
7 2 (1.44%) Local Government
7 2 (1.44%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.72%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.72%) Electronics
8 1 (0.72%) Legal
8 1 (0.72%) Games
Job Titles
1 39 (28.06%) Analyst
2 23 (16.55%) Test Analyst
3 18 (12.95%) Test Manager
4 14 (10.07%) Project Manager
5 12 (8.63%) Developer
6 10 (7.19%) Business Analyst
6 10 (7.19%) Tester
7 7 (5.04%) Architect
8 6 (4.32%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (3.60%) Consultant
9 5 (3.60%) Release Manager
10 4 (2.88%) Java Developer
10 4 (2.88%) Senior Test Analyst
10 4 (2.88%) Applications Tester
10 4 (2.88%) Functional Tester
10 4 (2.88%) SAP Manager
10 4 (2.88%) Systems Analyst
10 4 (2.88%) Coordinator
11 3 (2.16%) Cloud Architect
11 3 (2.16%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.19%) .NET
2 9 (6.47%) Middleware
3 6 (4.32%) J2EE
4 4 (2.88%) HTML
5 3 (2.16%) Web Services
5 3 (2.16%) XML
5 3 (2.16%) JSON
5 3 (2.16%) Spring
5 3 (2.16%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.44%) Ajax
6 2 (1.44%) JSF
6 2 (1.44%) TIBCO EMS
6 2 (1.44%) Rendezvous
6 2 (1.44%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.44%) CSS
6 2 (1.44%) jQuery
6 2 (1.44%) LINQ
6 2 (1.44%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.44%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.44%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.60%) Private Cloud
3 4 (2.88%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.88%) Thin Client
3 4 (2.88%) Fat Client
3 4 (2.88%) iSeries
4 3 (2.16%) Wiki
5 2 (1.44%) AS400
5 2 (1.44%) VSAM
5 2 (1.44%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.44%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.44%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.72%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.72%) User Experience
6 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.72%) DTV
6 1 (0.72%) Biometrics
6 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.72%) Life Science
6 1 (0.72%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.51%) Windows
2 10 (7.19%) Linux
2 10 (7.19%) Windows 7
3 9 (6.47%) UNIX
4 4 (2.88%) VMS
4 4 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.44%) zOS
5 2 (1.44%) AIX
5 2 (1.44%) HPUX
5 2 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.72%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (23.02%) Migration
2 22 (15.83%) Test Scripting
3 20 (14.39%) Integration Testing
4 18 (12.95%) System Testing
5 16 (11.51%) Regression Testing
5 16 (11.51%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (10.79%) Project Management
6 15 (10.79%) Unit Testing
7 12 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (7.91%) Configuration Management
9 10 (7.19%) PRINCE2
10 9 (6.47%) Test Strategy
10 9 (6.47%) Functional Testing
10 9 (6.47%) Time Management
10 9 (6.47%) TDD
10 9 (6.47%) Scrum
11 8 (5.76%) Test Management
11 8 (5.76%) Data Migration
11 8 (5.76%) Mentoring
12 7 (5.04%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.95%) SQL
2 11 (7.91%) Java
3 7 (5.04%) C#
4 6 (4.32%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.88%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.44%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.44%) C++
7 1 (0.72%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.72%) C
7 1 (0.72%) PHP
7 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.72%) ABAP
7 1 (0.72%) Python
7 1 (0.72%) XPath
7 1 (0.72%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (10.07%) ISEB
2 10 (7.19%) ISTQB
2 10 (7.19%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.04%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.88%) Degree
5 3 (2.16%) PMP
5 3 (2.16%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.72%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (21.58%) QA
2 4 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (6.47%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.88%) BitLocker
3 2 (1.44%) RACF
3 2 (1.44%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (7.19%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (6.47%) SCCM
3 2 (1.44%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 29 (20.86%) Oracle
2 21 (15.11%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.19%) HP
4 7 (5.04%) SAP
4 7 (5.04%) VMware
5 6 (4.32%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.60%) IBM
7 4 (2.88%) Wyse
7 4 (2.88%) AppSense
7 4 (2.88%) Citrix
8 2 (1.44%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.44%) CA
8 2 (1.44%) Tableau
9 1 (0.72%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.72%) Sybase
9 1 (0.72%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.72%) Lotus
9 1 (0.72%) Cisco
9 1 (0.72%) Adobe
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