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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 76 75 84
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 73 55 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.17% 2.05% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 2.84% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 27 21
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£325 £319 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £230 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £381 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
-2.17% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £11.04 £22.38 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.65% +46.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £21.19 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-24.48% -36.75%
User Acceptance Testing
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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
2483 1939 1609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.96% 72.22% 69.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1399 1005 818
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 115 87
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £12.62 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £46.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 -11 27 £295 -6.34% 11
Merseyside -3 14 £295 -4.83%
Cheshire +2 12 £370 +9.62% 2
Lancashire 0 9 £413 - 1
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 46 (36.80%) Finance
2 25 (20.00%) Oracle
3 23 (18.40%) Migration
4 22 (17.60%) SQL
5 21 (16.80%) Microsoft
5 21 (16.80%) QA
5 21 (16.80%) Integration Testing
6 20 (16.00%) System Testing
7 18 (14.40%) Test Scripting
8 17 (13.60%) Unit Testing
8 17 (13.60%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (12.80%) MS Excel
10 15 (12.00%) Regression Testing
11 12 (9.60%) Project Management
11 12 (9.60%) ISEB
11 12 (9.60%) Test Management
12 11 (8.80%) .NET
12 11 (8.80%) Windows
12 11 (8.80%) ISTQB
13 10 (8.00%) Retail
13 10 (8.00%) MS Office
13 10 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (8.00%) Configuration Management
13 10 (8.00%) Oracle Database
14 9 (7.20%) HP
14 9 (7.20%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (7.20%) Linux
14 9 (7.20%) UNIX
14 9 (7.20%) Business Analysis
15 8 (6.40%) PRINCE2

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (2.40%) JBoss
2 2 (1.60%) TIBCO EMS
2 2 (1.60%) CICS
2 2 (1.60%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
3 1 (0.80%) CMS
3 1 (0.80%) LiveLink
3 1 (0.80%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.80%) Drupal
3 1 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.80%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 16 (12.80%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.00%) MS Office
3 7 (5.60%) MS Project
4 5 (4.00%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.00%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (3.20%) Agresso
3 2 (1.60%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.60%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (1.60%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.60%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.60%) TRIRIGA
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.80%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.80%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.80%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.40%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.60%) HTTP
2 1 (0.80%) SAN
2 1 (0.80%) Internet
2 1 (0.80%) SMTP
2 1 (0.80%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
1 10 (8.00%) Oracle Database
2 6 (4.80%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.00%) RDBMS
3 5 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (3.20%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.20%) Big Data
4 4 (3.20%) SQLPlus
4 4 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.60%) Couchbase
5 2 (1.60%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (1.60%) DB2
5 2 (1.60%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.80%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.80%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.00%) Oracle Forms
1 5 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.20%) Subversion
2 4 (3.20%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (2.40%) QAComplete
3 3 (2.40%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.60%) Selenium
4 2 (1.60%) JIRA
4 2 (1.60%) Toad
5 1 (0.80%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.80%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.80%) LSMW
5 1 (0.80%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.80%) Jenkins
General
1 46 (36.80%) Finance
2 10 (8.00%) Retail
3 5 (4.00%) Billing
3 5 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.00%) Banking
4 4 (3.20%) Local Government
5 3 (2.40%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.60%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.80%) Electronics
7 1 (0.80%) Advertising
7 1 (0.80%) Games
7 1 (0.80%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.80%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.80%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (33.60%) Analyst
2 24 (19.20%) Test Analyst
3 17 (13.60%) Test Manager
4 13 (10.40%) Project Manager
5 12 (9.60%) Business Analyst
6 9 (7.20%) Developer
7 7 (5.60%) Tester
8 6 (4.80%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (4.00%) Architect
10 4 (3.20%) Coordinator
10 4 (3.20%) Consultant
10 4 (3.20%) Release Manager
10 4 (3.20%) Systems Analyst
10 4 (3.20%) Senior Test Analyst
11 3 (2.40%) C# Software Engineer
11 3 (2.40%) Project Coordinator
11 3 (2.40%) Senior Software Engineer
11 3 (2.40%) Programme Planner
11 3 (2.40%) Systems Developer
11 3 (2.40%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.80%) .NET
2 4 (3.20%) HTML
2 4 (3.20%) ASP.NET
2 4 (3.20%) Web Services
2 4 (3.20%) XML
2 4 (3.20%) .NET Framework
2 4 (3.20%) jQuery
2 4 (3.20%) RESTful
2 4 (3.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 3 (2.40%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (2.40%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 3 (2.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (2.40%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (2.40%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (2.40%) Middleware
3 3 (2.40%) CSS
3 3 (2.40%) HTML5
4 2 (1.60%) CSS3
4 2 (1.60%) Autofac
4 2 (1.60%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.00%) Reference Data
3 4 (3.20%) iSeries
3 4 (3.20%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.40%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.40%) Life Science
5 2 (1.60%) VSAM
5 2 (1.60%) AS400
6 1 (0.80%) IVR
6 1 (0.80%) DTV
6 1 (0.80%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.80%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.80%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.80%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.80%) Windows
2 9 (7.20%) Linux
2 9 (7.20%) UNIX
3 4 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (3.20%) VMS
4 2 (1.60%) zOS
4 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.60%) AIX
4 2 (1.60%) HPUX
4 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.80%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.80%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.40%) Migration
2 21 (16.80%) Integration Testing
3 20 (16.00%) System Testing
4 18 (14.40%) Test Scripting
5 17 (13.60%) Unit Testing
5 17 (13.60%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (12.00%) Regression Testing
7 12 (9.60%) Project Management
7 12 (9.60%) Test Management
8 10 (8.00%) Configuration Management
9 9 (7.20%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (7.20%) Business Analysis
10 8 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (6.40%) PRINCE2
10 8 (6.40%) Mentoring
11 7 (5.60%) TDD
11 7 (5.60%) Time Management
12 6 (4.80%) Data Migration
12 6 (4.80%) Workflow
12 6 (4.80%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 22 (17.60%) SQL
2 8 (6.40%) C#
3 7 (5.60%) Java
4 6 (4.80%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.80%) PL/SQL
5 4 (3.20%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.60%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.80%) Ruby
7 1 (0.80%) XPath
7 1 (0.80%) ABAP
7 1 (0.80%) Python
7 1 (0.80%) PHP
7 1 (0.80%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (9.60%) ISEB
2 11 (8.80%) ISTQB
3 6 (4.80%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.40%) VCP4
5 3 (2.40%) PMP
5 3 (2.40%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.60%) Degree
7 1 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.80%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (16.80%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.60%) RACF
1 2 (1.60%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (4.80%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.60%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (0.80%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (20.00%) Oracle
2 21 (16.80%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.20%) HP
4 6 (4.80%) SAP
5 5 (4.00%) IBM
6 4 (3.20%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.40%) Tableau
7 3 (2.40%) Citrix
8 2 (1.60%) CA
8 2 (1.60%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.60%) VMware
9 1 (0.80%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.80%) webMethods
9 1 (0.80%) Siebel
9 1 (0.80%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.80%) PeopleSoft
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