The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 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 3 months to 26 June 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)
Merseyside / Liverpool
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 34 10
Rank change year-on-year +1 -24  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 5 2 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 1.85% 0.80% 8.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 0.99% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 18
Median daily rate £413 £275 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -46.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £275 £473
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £275 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +7.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year +11.11% -9.09%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 213 202 202
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 78.60% 80.80% 75.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 127 116
Median daily rate £425 £400 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -18.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £18.80 £51.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.19% -63.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Liverpool citing User Acceptance Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in Liverpool

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 7 (58.33%) User Experience
2 5 (41.67%) Psychology
2 5 (41.67%) Human Factors
2 5 (41.67%) Service Design
2 5 (41.67%) Actionable Recommendations
2 5 (41.67%) Customer Insight
3 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (16.67%) Open Source
4 2 (16.67%) JIRA
4 2 (16.67%) Smart Meter
4 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) WFM
4 2 (16.67%) Logistics
4 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
4 2 (16.67%) Data Mining
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (16.67%) Validation
5 1 (8.33%) Sybase IQ
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Spring
5 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
5 1 (8.33%) Struts
5 1 (8.33%) JMS
5 1 (8.33%) Java
5 1 (8.33%) J2EE
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (8.33%) Sybase

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool 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:

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Data Mining
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 1 (8.33%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Designer
1 5 (41.67%) UX Designer
2 4 (33.33%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Business Process Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Business Systems Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Functional Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Process Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) QA Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
1 1 (8.33%) iBATIS
1 1 (8.33%) J2EE
1 1 (8.33%) JAXB
1 1 (8.33%) JAX-RS
1 1 (8.33%) JAX-WS
1 1 (8.33%) JMS
1 1 (8.33%) JPA
1 1 (8.33%) Spring
1 1 (8.33%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) User Experience
2 2 (16.67%) Smart Meter
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Customer Insight
1 5 (41.67%) Human Factors
1 5 (41.67%) Psychology
1 5 (41.67%) Service Design
2 3 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
2 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Logistics
3 2 (16.67%) Open Source
3 2 (16.67%) Validation
3 2 (16.67%) WFM
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Defect Management
4 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (8.33%) System Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Test Management
4 1 (8.33%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) Actionable Recommendations
2 1 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) HP
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) Sybase