Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 31 23
Rank change year-on-year -26 -8 +9
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 23 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 3.97% 2.23% 3.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.44% 2.82% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 6 4
Belfast median daily rate £414 £375 £99
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.47% +279.75% -73.67%
10th Percentile £310 £263 £88
90th Percentile £456 £394 £256
County Antrim median daily rate £414 £375 £99
% change year-on-year +10.47% +279.75% -73.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Belfast median hourly rate - - -
County Antrim median hourly rate - - -

User Acceptance Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Belfast
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 518 213 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 89.31% 79.18% 72.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 127 52
Belfast median daily rate £413 £350 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% +8.53% +2.38%
10th Percentile £303 £138 £100
90th Percentile £513 £425 £525
County Antrim median daily rate £413 £350 £323
% change year-on-year +17.86% +8.53% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 2
Belfast median hourly rate £14.00 £14.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.75% -6.56% +17.31%
10th Percentile £10.45 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £23.75 £18.00 £16.38
County Antrim median hourly rate £14.00 £13.63 £15.25
% change year-on-year +2.75% -10.66% +17.31%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings citing User Acceptance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in Belfast

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Belfast.

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Belfast

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Belfast over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in Belfast

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 17 (73.91%) Java
2 15 (65.22%) SQL
2 15 (65.22%) Finance
3 14 (60.87%) Unix
4 11 (47.83%) Oracle
4 11 (47.83%) DB2
5 10 (43.48%) ETL
5 10 (43.48%) RDBMS
5 10 (43.48%) Ab Initio
5 10 (43.48%) Relational Database
6 9 (39.13%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (39.13%) FIX Protocol
7 8 (34.78%) QA
7 8 (34.78%) Ruby
7 8 (34.78%) Test Automation
7 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
7 8 (34.78%) Shell Script
8 7 (30.43%) Banking
9 5 (21.74%) Hudson
9 5 (21.74%) Functional Testing
9 5 (21.74%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
9 5 (21.74%) ISTQB
9 5 (21.74%) Requirements Management
9 5 (21.74%) JIRA
9 5 (21.74%) Issue Tracking
9 5 (21.74%) HP
9 5 (21.74%) ISEB
10 4 (17.39%) Linux

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (47.83%) DB2
2 10 (43.48%) RDBMS
2 10 (43.48%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Hudson
1 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
1 5 (21.74%) JIRA
General
1 15 (65.22%) Finance
2 7 (30.43%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Automation Tester
1 6 (26.09%) Tester
2 3 (13.04%) Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) UAT Lead
3 2 (8.70%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) ETL Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) Support Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) DB2 Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Mainframe Developer
4 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL Developer
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Test Scripter
4 1 (4.35%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Unix Scripter
4 1 (4.35%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (13.04%) Virtual Team
3 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (60.87%) Unix
2 4 (17.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) ETL
2 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) Test Automation
3 5 (21.74%) Functional Testing
3 5 (21.74%) Issue Tracking
3 5 (21.74%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (21.74%) Requirements Management
4 4 (17.39%) Fund Accounting
4 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.04%) Risk Management
6 2 (8.70%) BDD
6 2 (8.70%) Low Latency
6 2 (8.70%) TDD
7 1 (4.35%) Performance Optimisation
7 1 (4.35%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (73.91%) Java
2 15 (65.22%) SQL
3 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
3 8 (34.78%) Ruby
3 8 (34.78%) Shell Script
4 2 (8.70%) Python
5 1 (4.35%) COBOL
5 1 (4.35%) JCL
5 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) ISEB
1 5 (21.74%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (34.78%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Oracle
2 10 (43.48%) Ab Initio
3 5 (21.74%) HP