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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 69 68 94
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +26
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 63 55 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.00% 2.06% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.71% 2.83% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 32 15
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£325 £319 £545
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% -41.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £225 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £420 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+0.74% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £15.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £27.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-49.07% +14.89%
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
2321 1944 1719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.80% 72.84% 66.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1383 991 928
Average daily rate £375 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 97 78
Average hourly rate £27.00 £33.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +53.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +4 27 £294 -6.58% 7
Cheshire -4 13 £370 +13.84% 6
Lancashire -13 8 £413 +106.25% 1
Merseyside -7 5 £220 - 4
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 41 (33.06%) Finance
2 29 (23.39%) Microsoft
3 24 (19.35%) MS Excel
4 22 (17.74%) Oracle
5 21 (16.94%) Test Scripting
5 21 (16.94%) Integration Testing
6 19 (15.32%) QA
6 19 (15.32%) SQL
7 18 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (13.71%) Unit Testing
9 16 (12.90%) System Testing
10 15 (12.10%) Migration
11 14 (11.29%) Project Management
11 14 (11.29%) Windows
12 12 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (8.87%) MS Office
13 11 (8.87%) .NET
13 11 (8.87%) Regression Testing
13 11 (8.87%) Test Management
14 9 (7.26%) Oracle Database
14 9 (7.26%) MS Visio
14 9 (7.26%) Retail
15 8 (6.45%) Banking
15 8 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
15 8 (6.45%) C#
15 8 (6.45%) Mentoring
16 7 (5.65%) HP
16 7 (5.65%) MS Project
16 7 (5.65%) PRINCE2
16 7 (5.65%) Data Warehouse

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (2.42%) NetWeaver
1 3 (2.42%) JBoss
2 2 (1.61%) CMS
2 2 (1.61%) TIBCO EMS
2 2 (1.61%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
3 1 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.81%) SAS
3 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.81%) Drupal
3 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.81%) LiveLink
Applications
1 24 (19.35%) MS Excel
2 11 (8.87%) MS Office
3 9 (7.26%) MS Visio
4 7 (5.65%) MS Project
5 2 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.81%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (3.23%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (2.42%) SAP BPC
2 3 (2.42%) Agresso
3 2 (1.61%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (1.61%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.61%) TRIRIGA
3 2 (1.61%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.23%) Wireless
2 3 (2.42%) Internet
2 3 (2.42%) DHCP
2 3 (2.42%) DNS
3 2 (1.61%) HTTP
4 1 (0.81%) Intranet
4 1 (0.81%) VPN
4 1 (0.81%) SMTP
4 1 (0.81%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.26%) Oracle Database
2 7 (5.65%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (4.84%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (4.84%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.03%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.03%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (4.03%) RDBMS
5 4 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (3.23%) SQLPlus
5 4 (3.23%) Big Data
6 3 (2.42%) SAP BW
7 2 (1.61%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (1.61%) Couchbase
7 2 (1.61%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.81%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.81%) Star Schema
8 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.03%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (3.23%) Subversion
2 4 (3.23%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.42%) QAComplete
3 3 (2.42%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.61%) Selenium
5 1 (0.81%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.81%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.81%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.81%) Toad
5 1 (0.81%) JIRA
General
1 41 (33.06%) Finance
2 9 (7.26%) Retail
3 8 (6.45%) Banking
4 5 (4.03%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.03%) Billing
5 4 (3.23%) Local Government
6 3 (2.42%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.61%) Marketing
7 2 (1.61%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.81%) Advertising
8 1 (0.81%) Publishing
8 1 (0.81%) Electronics
8 1 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.81%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.81%) Games
Job Titles
1 39 (31.45%) Analyst
2 19 (15.32%) Test Analyst
3 17 (13.71%) Test Manager
4 14 (11.29%) Business Analyst
5 9 (7.26%) Developer
6 8 (6.45%) Project Manager
7 7 (5.65%) Tester
8 6 (4.84%) Consultant
9 5 (4.03%) Systems Analyst
10 4 (3.23%) Operations Analyst
11 3 (2.42%) Test Leader
11 3 (2.42%) SAP BPC Consultant
11 3 (2.42%) Operations Business Analyst
11 3 (2.42%) Systems Support
11 3 (2.42%) Software Engineer
11 3 (2.42%) Applications Support
11 3 (2.42%) Coordinator
11 3 (2.42%) Systems Integrator
11 3 (2.42%) Senior C# Software Engineer
11 3 (2.42%) Data Modeller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.87%) .NET
2 5 (4.03%) HTML
3 4 (3.23%) jQuery
3 4 (3.23%) .NET Framework
3 4 (3.23%) Web Services
3 4 (3.23%) XML
3 4 (3.23%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 4 (3.23%) RESTful
4 3 (2.42%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (2.42%) HTML5
4 3 (2.42%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 3 (2.42%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (2.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (2.42%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (2.42%) CSS
5 2 (1.61%) Ajax
5 2 (1.61%) LINQ
5 2 (1.61%) SOAP
5 2 (1.61%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.84%) Reference Data
2 5 (4.03%) Data Extraction
2 5 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.03%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.23%) iSeries
4 3 (2.42%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.42%) Life Science
5 2 (1.61%) Online Banking
5 2 (1.61%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.61%) AS400
6 1 (0.81%) FMCG
6 1 (0.81%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.81%) iPad
6 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.81%) DTV
6 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.81%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.81%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.81%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.29%) Windows
2 6 (4.84%) Linux
3 5 (4.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (4.03%) UNIX
4 4 (3.23%) VMS
4 4 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.61%) AIX
5 2 (1.61%) HPUX
5 2 (1.61%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.81%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.94%) Test Scripting
1 21 (16.94%) Integration Testing
2 18 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (13.71%) Unit Testing
4 16 (12.90%) System Testing
5 15 (12.10%) Migration
6 14 (11.29%) Project Management
7 12 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (8.87%) Regression Testing
8 11 (8.87%) Test Management
9 8 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (6.45%) Mentoring
10 7 (5.65%) PRINCE2
10 7 (5.65%) E-Commerce
10 7 (5.65%) Workflow
11 6 (4.84%) TDD
12 5 (4.03%) Data Migration
12 5 (4.03%) Waterfall
12 5 (4.03%) Test Strategy
12 5 (4.03%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 19 (15.32%) SQL
2 8 (6.45%) C#
3 6 (4.84%) Java
3 6 (4.84%) JavaScript
3 6 (4.84%) PL/SQL
4 4 (3.23%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.61%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.81%) PHP
6 1 (0.81%) C++
6 1 (0.81%) Python
6 1 (0.81%) XPath
6 1 (0.81%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (4.84%) ISTQB
1 6 (4.84%) ISEB
1 6 (4.84%) SC Cleared
1 6 (4.84%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.42%) PMP
2 3 (2.42%) PMI Certification
2 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.42%) MCP
2 3 (2.42%) MCSE
3 2 (1.61%) Degree
4 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.81%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (15.32%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.42%) XenServer
2 3 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.23%) SCCM
1 4 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.42%) SCOM
3 2 (1.61%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 29 (23.39%) Microsoft
2 22 (17.74%) Oracle
3 7 (5.65%) HP
4 6 (4.84%) SAP
5 5 (4.03%) VMware
6 4 (3.23%) Citrix
6 4 (3.23%) IBM
6 4 (3.23%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.42%) Cisco
8 2 (1.61%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.81%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.81%) Tableau
9 1 (0.81%) webMethods
9 1 (0.81%) Siebel
9 1 (0.81%) Endeca
9 1 (0.81%) AppSense
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