Period
to 17 February 2018

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 17 February 2018 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 47 24
Rank change year-on-year +22 -23 +13
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 38 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 8.09% 1.39% 3.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.98% 1.74% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 5 5
Belfast median daily rate £340 £375 £98
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.33% +284.62% -19.59%
10th Percentile £303 £333 £87
90th Percentile £470 £395 £234
County Antrim median daily rate £340 £375 £98
% change year-on-year -9.33% +284.62% -19.59%
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 423 287 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 90.00% 79.72% 78.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 207 65
Belfast median daily rate £430 £373 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.28% +14.77% +18.18%
10th Percentile £289 £238 £228
90th Percentile £538 £482 £465
County Antrim median daily rate £430 £374 £325
% change year-on-year +14.97% +15.08% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 3
Belfast median hourly rate £14.25 £12.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -21.31% +7.02%
10th Percentile £10.85 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £22.15 £20.92 £35.28
County Antrim median hourly rate £15.25 £13.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +17.31% -14.75% +7.02%

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 17 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in Belfast

For the 6 months to 17 February 2018, 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 17 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (34.21%) Java
2 13 (34.21%) Oracle
2 13 (34.21%) CRM
3 12 (31.58%) Finance
3 12 (31.58%) QA
4 11 (28.95%) Risk Management
5 10 (26.32%) Test Automation
5 10 (26.32%) SDLC
6 9 (23.68%) Ruby
6 9 (23.68%) DB2
6 9 (23.68%) JavaScript
6 9 (23.68%) Project Management
7 7 (18.42%) Presales
7 7 (18.42%) Service Design
7 7 (18.42%) Customer Requirements
7 7 (18.42%) FIX Protocol
7 7 (18.42%) Dynamics CRM
7 7 (18.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (18.42%) SaaS
7 7 (18.42%) Kanban
7 7 (18.42%) SOA
7 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
7 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (18.42%) SQL
7 7 (18.42%) .NET
7 7 (18.42%) ITIL
7 7 (18.42%) Change Management
7 7 (18.42%) Scrum

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 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
1 4 (10.53%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (5.26%) CICS
Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 6 (15.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (18.42%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) DB2
2 7 (18.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (18.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (13.16%) RDBMS
3 5 (13.16%) Relational Database
4 4 (10.53%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Hudson
1 6 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 5 (13.16%) JIRA
3 1 (2.63%) Selenium
General
1 12 (31.58%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Electronics
3 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.63%) Marketing
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) Analyst
2 11 (28.95%) Tester
3 9 (23.68%) Business Analyst
4 8 (21.05%) Automation Tester
5 7 (18.42%) Consultant
5 7 (18.42%) CRM Consultant
5 7 (18.42%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Consultant
5 7 (18.42%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 6 (15.79%) CRM Analyst
6 6 (15.79%) CRM Business Analyst
7 4 (10.53%) Test Analyst
7 4 (10.53%) UAT Analyst
8 3 (7.89%) Mainframe Analyst
8 3 (7.89%) SharePoint Analyst
8 3 (7.89%) SharePoint Business Analyst
8 3 (7.89%) UAT Tester
9 2 (5.26%) Mainframe Support
9 2 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
9 2 (5.26%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) .NET
1 7 (18.42%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (10.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 4 (10.53%) Mainframe
2 3 (7.89%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (5.26%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (34.21%) CRM
3 11 (28.95%) Risk Management
4 10 (26.32%) SDLC
4 10 (26.32%) Test Automation
5 9 (23.68%) Project Management
6 7 (18.42%) Change Management
6 7 (18.42%) Customer Requirements
6 7 (18.42%) ITIL
6 7 (18.42%) Kanban
6 7 (18.42%) Presales
6 7 (18.42%) Scrum
6 7 (18.42%) Service Design
6 7 (18.42%) SOA
6 7 (18.42%) TOGAF
7 6 (15.79%) Business Analysis
7 6 (15.79%) Functional Testing
7 6 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (15.79%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 13 (34.21%) Java
2 9 (23.68%) JavaScript
2 9 (23.68%) Ruby
3 7 (18.42%) SQL
4 4 (10.53%) JCL
5 3 (7.89%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.26%) Python
7 1 (2.63%) COBOL
7 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (13.16%) ISEB
2 5 (13.16%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (31.58%) QA
2 3 (7.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (5.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) Tivoli
2 2 (5.26%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 13 (34.21%) Oracle
2 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.16%) Ab Initio
3 5 (13.16%) HP
4 3 (7.89%) IBM
4 3 (7.89%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.63%) SAP