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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
North West / Manchester
Rank 61 51 67
Rank change year-on-year -10 +16  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 31 59 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.34% 3.29% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.89% 3.93% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 27 11
Median daily rate £350 £425 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +32.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £340
% change year-on-year -6.25% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £21.20 - £11.04
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £18.45
% change year-on-year +21.95% +11.11%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1072 1501 1270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 80.97% 83.62% 78.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 688 907 678
Median daily rate £388 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £291 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 27 25
Median hourly rate £40.00 £27.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.14% +54.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.10 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton -2 5 £350 +20.68%
User Acceptance Testing
North West

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 23 (34.85%) Finance
2 20 (30.30%) SQL
3 16 (24.24%) JIRA
3 16 (24.24%) QA
3 16 (24.24%) Test Scripting
4 13 (19.70%) Defect Management
5 12 (18.18%) Test Management
6 11 (16.67%) Selenium
6 11 (16.67%) Java
7 10 (15.15%) Oracle
7 10 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (12.12%) Migration
9 8 (12.12%) Test Strategy
9 8 (12.12%) High Availability
10 7 (10.61%) QA Automation
10 7 (10.61%) Data Migration
10 7 (10.61%) .NET
10 7 (10.61%) Regression Testing
11 6 (9.09%) Validation
11 6 (9.09%) Automated Testing
11 6 (9.09%) PL/SQL
11 6 (9.09%) XML
11 6 (9.09%) Oracle Financials
11 6 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (9.09%) WebDriver
11 6 (9.09%) Use Case
11 6 (9.09%) Business Analysis
11 6 (9.09%) Test Planning
12 5 (7.58%) BDD

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related 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 2 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (3.03%) CMS
1 2 (3.03%) SAS
1 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.03%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (4.55%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (4.55%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (4.55%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (4.55%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (1.52%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.52%) Magento
3 1 (1.52%) Sage X3
3 1 (1.52%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.52%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.52%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) GitHub
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (7.58%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (7.58%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (6.06%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.55%) OLAP
4 3 (4.55%) Oracle OLAP
5 2 (3.03%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (24.24%) JIRA
2 11 (16.67%) Selenium
3 6 (9.09%) WebDriver
4 4 (6.06%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.55%) SpecFlow
6 2 (3.03%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.03%) IntelliJ
6 2 (3.03%) JMeter
6 2 (3.03%) Log4j
6 2 (3.03%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.03%) TeamCity
6 2 (3.03%) TestNG
General
1 23 (34.85%) Finance
2 4 (6.06%) Retail
3 3 (4.55%) Legal
4 2 (3.03%) Banking
4 2 (3.03%) Games
4 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.52%) Advertising
5 1 (1.52%) Marketing
5 1 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (48.48%) Analyst
2 13 (19.70%) Test Analyst
3 9 (13.64%) Business Analyst
4 8 (12.12%) Developer
5 7 (10.61%) Automation Engineer
5 7 (10.61%) Report Analyst
5 7 (10.61%) Tester
6 6 (9.09%) QA Automation Engineer
6 6 (9.09%) QA Engineer
6 6 (9.09%) Test Manager
7 5 (7.58%) Java Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 4 (6.06%) Finance Business Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) Financial Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) MicroStrategy Developer
8 4 (6.06%) QA Tester
8 4 (6.06%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (4.55%) Oracle Analyst
9 3 (4.55%) SAP Analyst
9 3 (4.55%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.61%) .NET
2 6 (9.09%) XML
3 3 (4.55%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.03%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.03%) Web Services
5 1 (1.52%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.55%) Mobile App
1 3 (4.55%) NHS
1 3 (4.55%) Virtual Team
2 1 (1.52%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.52%) FMCG
2 1 (1.52%) Life Science
2 1 (1.52%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.58%) Windows
2 4 (6.06%) Android
2 4 (6.06%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.55%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.52%) Linux
4 1 (1.52%) Unix
4 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.24%) Test Scripting
2 13 (19.70%) Defect Management
3 12 (18.18%) Test Management
4 10 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (12.12%) High Availability
6 8 (12.12%) Migration
6 8 (12.12%) Test Strategy
7 7 (10.61%) Data Migration
7 7 (10.61%) QA Automation
7 7 (10.61%) Regression Testing
8 6 (9.09%) Automated Testing
8 6 (9.09%) Business Analysis
8 6 (9.09%) Test Planning
8 6 (9.09%) Use Case
8 6 (9.09%) Validation
9 5 (7.58%) BDD
9 5 (7.58%) Scrum
9 5 (7.58%) Trend Analysis
10 4 (6.06%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 20 (30.30%) SQL
2 11 (16.67%) Java
3 6 (9.09%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.03%) C#
4 2 (3.03%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.03%) VBA
5 1 (1.52%) ActionScript
5 1 (1.52%) ActionScript 2.0
5 1 (1.52%) PHP
5 1 (1.52%) Progress 4GL
5 1 (1.52%) Python
5 1 (1.52%) Ruby
5 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (7.58%) ISEB
2 2 (3.03%) Degree
3 1 (1.52%) ACCA
3 1 (1.52%) CIMA
3 1 (1.52%) CIPFA
3 1 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (24.24%) QA
2 5 (7.58%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.52%) Ansible
2 1 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (15.15%) Oracle
2 5 (7.58%) SAP
3 4 (6.06%) MicroStrategy
3 4 (6.06%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (3.03%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.03%) Sitecore
4 2 (3.03%) Teradata
5 1 (1.52%) Progress
5 1 (1.52%) Sage
5 1 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.52%) WorldPay
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