Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 70 56
Rank change year-on-year -40 -14 +22
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 42 66 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.40% 2.39% 2.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 2.87% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 47 52
Manchester median daily rate £358 £350 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.14% +4.79% +2.77%
10th Percentile £205 £216 £251
90th Percentile £458 £475 £500
North West median daily rate £375 £365 £395
% change year-on-year +2.74% -7.59% +21.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Manchester median hourly rate - £22.82 -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £22.82 -
% change year-on-year +53.41% - -

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 2,581 2,298 3,089
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 85.95% 83.14% 83.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,691 1,429 1,819
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +8.57%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £238
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 43 67
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +31.03%
10th Percentile £13.06 £11.75 £12.65
90th Percentile £41.60 £44.75 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £21.70 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -38.00% - +59.09%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +7 8 £319 -8.27%
Oldham - 2 £400 - 1
User Acceptance Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (16.67%) Regression Testing
2 7 (16.67%) Retail
3 6 (14.29%) Finance
3 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 6 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 6 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 6 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 6 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (11.90%) Decision-Making
4 5 (11.90%) C#
4 5 (11.90%) HTML
4 5 (11.90%) .NET
4 5 (11.90%) ASP.NET
4 5 (11.90%) CSS
4 5 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (11.90%) jQuery
5 4 (9.52%) QA
5 4 (9.52%) Data Management
5 4 (9.52%) Migration
5 4 (9.52%) Oracle
5 4 (9.52%) PeopleSoft
5 4 (9.52%) SQL
5 4 (9.52%) VB
5 4 (9.52%) ERP
5 4 (9.52%) Deployment Automation
5 4 (9.52%) GDPR
5 4 (9.52%) Technical Analysis

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%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (2.38%) Sage 200
1 1 (2.38%) Sage X3
1 1 (2.38%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) GitHub
2 1 (2.38%) Office 365
2 1 (2.38%) SaaS
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%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (2.38%) VoIP
2 1 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.76%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.76%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.38%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (7.14%) TeamCity
2 2 (4.76%) Gatling
2 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.76%) JIRA
2 2 (4.76%) JMeter
2 2 (4.76%) Selenium
2 2 (4.76%) SilkTest
3 1 (2.38%) MSTest
3 1 (2.38%) NUnit
3 1 (2.38%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (16.67%) Retail
2 6 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Advertising
3 2 (4.76%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Legal
4 1 (2.38%) Law
4 1 (2.38%) Marketing
4 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (52.38%) Analyst
2 8 (19.05%) Business Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) Developer
4 4 (9.52%) GDPR Business Analyst
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%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.76%) IT Manager
6 2 (4.76%) IT Project Manager
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%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Service Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) .NET
1 5 (11.90%) ASP.NET
1 5 (11.90%) CSS
1 5 (11.90%) HTML
1 5 (11.90%) jQuery
2 4 (9.52%) REST
3 3 (7.14%) SOAP
3 3 (7.14%) Web Services
4 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.38%) HTML5
4 1 (2.38%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (2.38%) LINQ
4 1 (2.38%) Reactive Extensions
4 1 (2.38%) RequireJS
4 1 (2.38%) RESTful
4 1 (2.38%) SAP PI
4 1 (2.38%) SignalR
4 1 (2.38%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.76%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.38%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 6 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 6 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 6 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 5 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (11.90%) Decision-Making
5 4 (9.52%) Coaching
5 4 (9.52%) Data Management
5 4 (9.52%) Deployment Automation
5 4 (9.52%) ERP
5 4 (9.52%) Migration
5 4 (9.52%) Technical Analysis
5 4 (9.52%) Test Strategy
6 3 (7.14%) Analytics
6 3 (7.14%) Functional Testing
6 3 (7.14%) Test Management
6 3 (7.14%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 5 (11.90%) C#
3 4 (9.52%) SQL
3 4 (9.52%) VB
4 2 (4.76%) Java
5 1 (2.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) ACCA
1 1 (2.38%) CIMA
1 1 (2.38%) ISEB
1 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
1 1 (2.38%) PMP
1 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) GDPR
1 4 (9.52%) QA
2 3 (7.14%) PCI DSS
3 2 (4.76%) SLA
4 1 (2.38%) PMO
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.38%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle
1 4 (9.52%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (4.76%) BT
2 2 (4.76%) CA
2 2 (4.76%) Cisco
2 2 (4.76%) Sage
2 2 (4.76%) SAP
2 2 (4.76%) Tableau
3 1 (2.38%) Capita
3 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.38%) Cognos
3 1 (2.38%) F5
3 1 (2.38%) HP
3 1 (2.38%) Juniper
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com