Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 32 44 41
Rank change year-on-year +12 -3 -18
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 8 25 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 2.61% 5.30% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.90% 5.83% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 19 5
Belfast median daily rate £400 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -13.33% +284.62%
County Antrim median daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +23.08% -13.33% +284.62%
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 276 429 269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 89.90% 90.89% 82.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 314 183
Belfast median daily rate £400 £420 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +15.07% +12.31%
10th Percentile £308 £288 £213
90th Percentile £500 £538 £524
County Antrim median daily rate £400 £420 £365
% change year-on-year -4.76% +15.07% +12.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 16
Belfast median hourly rate £18.06 £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.37% +15.38% -14.75%
10th Percentile £10.97 £10.85 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £22.15 £18.00
County Antrim median hourly rate £18.06 £16.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +12.84% +23.08% -14.75%

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (25.00%) SAP
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (12.50%) Internal Audit
4 1 (12.50%) Post-Production
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Open Source
4 1 (12.50%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 1 (12.50%) QA
4 1 (12.50%) QlikView
4 1 (12.50%) Drupal
4 1 (12.50%) Legal
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Banking
4 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) HOOD
4 1 (12.50%) Front Office
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) QlikView
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Front Office
2 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Salesforce Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Salesforce Business Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Test Manager
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Test Manager
5 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Consultant
5 1 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Implementation Consultant
5 1 (12.50%) Payroll Consultant
5 1 (12.50%) Project Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) QA Manager
5 1 (12.50%) QA Test Manager
5 1 (12.50%) Report Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) SAP Financial Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Subject Matter Expert
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) HOOD
3 1 (12.50%) Internal Audit
3 1 (12.50%) Open Source
3 1 (12.50%) Post-Production
3 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Target Operating Model
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) Cognos
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle