Period
to 18 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 18 July 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)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 76 70
Rank change year-on-year -35 -6 +1
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 42 60 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.31% 2.15% 2.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 2.64% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 38 46
Manchester median daily rate £375 £373 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% -1.97% -5.00%
10th Percentile £245 £205 £266
90th Percentile £455 £556 £500
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Manchester median hourly rate - £21.20 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.64% +57.14%
North West median hourly rate - £23.10 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +28.11%

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 Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,738 2,272 3,022
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 85.16% 81.43% 82.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,777 1,389 1,821
Manchester median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +10.34%
10th Percentile £263 £231 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £540
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 64 52
Manchester median hourly rate £23.75 £20.25 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.28% +28.00% +2.06%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £12.14
90th Percentile £43.75 £44.63 £44.65
North West median hourly rate £24.50 £36.74 £27.00
% change year-on-year -33.31% +36.06% -0.61%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in Manchester

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Manchester

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Manchester over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in Manchester

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Manchester

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 18 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton +3 8 £319 -12.07%
Oldham +1 2 £400 -
Salford - 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 Manchester region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 8 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (11.90%) Coaching
4 5 (11.90%) Decision-Making
4 5 (11.90%) Customer Requirements
4 5 (11.90%) Retail
4 5 (11.90%) SLA
4 5 (11.90%) Regression Testing
4 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
4 5 (11.90%) VB
5 4 (9.52%) .NET
5 4 (9.52%) Oracle
5 4 (9.52%) C#
5 4 (9.52%) HTML
5 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET
5 4 (9.52%) CSS
5 4 (9.52%) PeopleSoft
5 4 (9.52%) OO
5 4 (9.52%) E-Commerce
5 4 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (9.52%) CA
5 4 (9.52%) Change Management
5 4 (9.52%) Workflow
5 4 (9.52%) Finance
5 4 (9.52%) Migration
5 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (9.52%) QA
5 4 (9.52%) jQuery

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 (2.38%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.38%) GitHub
2 1 (2.38%) Office 365
2 1 (2.38%) SaaS
2 1 (2.38%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) Firewall
1 2 (4.76%) SMS
2 1 (2.38%) BGP
2 1 (2.38%) EIGRP
2 1 (2.38%) Internet
2 1 (2.38%) MPLS
2 1 (2.38%) NGN
2 1 (2.38%) VoIP
2 1 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.38%) QlikView
2 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (7.14%) TeamCity
2 2 (4.76%) JIRA
2 2 (4.76%) SilkTest
2 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (2.38%) Gatling
3 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.38%) JMeter
3 1 (2.38%) MSI
3 1 (2.38%) Selenium
3 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.38%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 5 (11.90%) Retail
2 4 (9.52%) Finance
3 3 (7.14%) Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Billing
4 2 (4.76%) Legal
5 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.38%) Law
5 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (50.00%) Analyst
2 9 (21.43%) Business Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) Developer
4 4 (9.52%) IT Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Test Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) HTML Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Tester
5 3 (7.14%) Web Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Environment Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (4.76%) IT Support
6 2 (4.76%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Service Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Test Leader
6 2 (4.76%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.76%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) .NET
1 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET
1 4 (9.52%) CSS
1 4 (9.52%) HTML
1 4 (9.52%) jQuery
1 4 (9.52%) REST
2 3 (7.14%) SOAP
2 3 (7.14%) Web Services
3 1 (2.38%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.76%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) Windows
1 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 5 (11.90%) Coaching
4 5 (11.90%) Customer Requirements
4 5 (11.90%) Decision-Making
4 5 (11.90%) Regression Testing
5 4 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (9.52%) Change Management
5 4 (9.52%) E-Commerce
5 4 (9.52%) Migration
5 4 (9.52%) OO
5 4 (9.52%) Portfolio Management
5 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (9.52%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (9.52%) System Testing
5 4 (9.52%) Technical Analysis
5 4 (9.52%) Test Automation
5 4 (9.52%) Waterfall
5 4 (9.52%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
1 5 (11.90%) VB
2 4 (9.52%) C#
3 3 (7.14%) SQL
4 2 (4.76%) Java
5 1 (2.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) ISEB
1 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) SLA
2 4 (9.52%) QA
3 3 (7.14%) PCI DSS
4 2 (4.76%) GDPR
4 2 (4.76%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.38%) HP ALM
2 1 (2.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) CA
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle
1 4 (9.52%) PeopleSoft
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.14%) SAP
3 2 (4.76%) BT
3 2 (4.76%) Cisco
4 1 (2.38%) Capita
4 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.38%) Citrix
4 1 (2.38%) F5
4 1 (2.38%) HP
4 1 (2.38%) Ivanti
4 1 (2.38%) Juniper
4 1 (2.38%) Sage
4 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.38%) Tableau
4 1 (2.38%) VMware
4 1 (2.38%) Xerox