Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 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)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 87 61
Rank change year-on-year -23 -26 +9
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 33 73 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.12% 2.04% 2.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 2.43% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 42 57
Manchester median daily rate £325 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £110 £254 £250
90th Percentile £600 £473 £488
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Manchester median hourly rate - £22.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +62.50% -
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £22.75 £34.95
% change year-on-year +31.87% -34.91% +158.89%

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 2400 3004 3021
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.27% 83.75% 80.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1526 1906 1783
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £531
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 58 79
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £15.38 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.82% -19.08% +26.67%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.76 £10.95
90th Percentile £45.30 £40.45 £42.10
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.85 £30.52
% change year-on-year +18.19% -25.15% +64.97%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 +5 8 £381 +49.51%
Oldham - 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 17 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 Manchester region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 11 (33.33%) Oracle
1 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (30.30%) Coaching
3 9 (27.27%) Finance
4 8 (24.24%) Regression Testing
4 8 (24.24%) PeopleSoft
4 8 (24.24%) Technical Analysis
5 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
6 6 (18.18%) Degree
6 6 (18.18%) JIRA
7 5 (15.15%) Unit Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Test Management
7 5 (15.15%) Test Strategy
7 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
7 5 (15.15%) SQL
7 5 (15.15%) ITIL
7 5 (15.15%) Windows
7 5 (15.15%) Migration
8 4 (12.12%) SAP
8 4 (12.12%) Java
8 4 (12.12%) Change Control
8 4 (12.12%) Retail
8 4 (12.12%) Test Scripting
8 4 (12.12%) QA
9 3 (9.09%) Refactoring
9 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (9.09%) Mathematics
9 3 (9.09%) Physics
9 3 (9.09%) Asset Management
9 3 (9.09%) TDD

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 (3.03%) CICS
1 1 (3.03%) CMS
1 1 (3.03%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) PeopleSoft HCM
1 2 (6.06%) SAP PLM
1 2 (6.06%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (3.03%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.03%) Sage 200
2 1 (3.03%) Sage X3
2 1 (3.03%) SAP CO
2 1 (3.03%) SAP FI
2 1 (3.03%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (3.03%) SAP FI-AP
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) PaaS
2 1 (3.03%) GitHub
2 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (9.09%) Hadoop
2 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) JIRA
2 2 (6.06%) Selenium
2 2 (6.06%) SpecFlow
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.06%) Toad
2 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.03%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (3.03%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Retail
3 3 (9.09%) Banking
3 3 (9.09%) Games
4 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.03%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Test Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) Tester
4 6 (18.18%) IT Analyst
5 5 (15.15%) PeopleSoft Analyst
6 4 (12.12%) QA Tester
6 4 (12.12%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) Architect
7 3 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (9.09%) Consultant
7 3 (9.09%) Mobile Test Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Mainframe Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Mainframe Test Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Migration Consultant
8 2 (6.06%) SAP Consultant
8 2 (6.06%) Senior Tester
9 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Tester
9 1 (3.03%) Manual Tester
9 1 (3.03%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
9 1 (3.03%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) .NET
1 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
1 3 (9.09%) MSMQ
1 3 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Mainframe
1 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 3 (9.09%) Public Cloud
2 2 (6.06%) FMCG
2 2 (6.06%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (3.03%) AS400
3 1 (3.03%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.03%) EPoS
3 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Unix
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (30.30%) Coaching
3 8 (24.24%) Regression Testing
3 8 (24.24%) Technical Analysis
4 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
5 5 (15.15%) ITIL
5 5 (15.15%) Migration
5 5 (15.15%) Test Management
5 5 (15.15%) Test Strategy
5 5 (15.15%) Unit Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Change Control
6 4 (12.12%) Test Scripting
7 3 (9.09%) ATDD
7 3 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (9.09%) Data Migration
7 3 (9.09%) DevOps
7 3 (9.09%) Issue Tracking
7 3 (9.09%) IT Strategy
7 3 (9.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) Java
3 3 (9.09%) C++
3 3 (9.09%) Go
3 3 (9.09%) Python
3 3 (9.09%) Scala
3 3 (9.09%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.03%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Degree
2 3 (9.09%) ISEB
2 3 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.03%) ACCA
3 1 (3.03%) CIMA
3 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.03%) PMP
3 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Ansible
1 3 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (9.09%) Mesos
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Oracle
2 8 (24.24%) PeopleSoft
3 4 (12.12%) SAP
4 3 (9.09%) HP
5 2 (6.06%) IBM
6 1 (3.03%) Cognos
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.03%) Sage
6 1 (3.03%) Sitecore
6 1 (3.03%) Tableau