Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 92 63
Rank change year-on-year -27 -29 +11
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 23 62 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.83% 1.98% 2.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 2.33% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 40 57
Manchester median daily rate £313 £348 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.07% +15.83% +1.95%
10th Percentile £208 £214 £237
90th Percentile £521 £426 £443
North West median daily rate £410 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +17.14% - +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Manchester median hourly rate - £24.43 -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £24.43 £34.95
% change year-on-year +43.27% -30.10% +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 2,292 2,661 3,165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 82.59% 84.85% 82.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,494 1,679 1,839
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £232
90th Percentile £586 £550 £530
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 40 85
Manchester median hourly rate £18.04 £17.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.63% -6.58% +31.03%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.23 £12.29
90th Percentile £41.65 £40.38 £42.00
North West median hourly rate £21.60 £23.30 £33.00
% change year-on-year -7.29% -29.40% +73.68%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +1 3 £375 +12.78% 1
User Acceptance Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (26.09%) Finance
3 5 (21.74%) Migration
3 5 (21.74%) Oracle
3 5 (21.74%) SAP
3 5 (21.74%) Retail
4 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Coaching
5 3 (13.04%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (13.04%) Banking
5 3 (13.04%) ERP
5 3 (13.04%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (13.04%) Project Management
5 3 (13.04%) QA
5 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Test Management
5 3 (13.04%) Data Migration
5 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
5 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
6 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
6 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Kanban
6 2 (8.70%) FMCG
6 2 (8.70%) SAP PLM
6 2 (8.70%) Asset Management
6 2 (8.70%) Data Management
6 2 (8.70%) JIRA
6 2 (8.70%) ITIL

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 (4.35%) CICS
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) SAP PLM
1 2 (8.70%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (4.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (4.35%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (4.35%) Sage 200
2 1 (4.35%) Sage X3
2 1 (4.35%) SAP CO
2 1 (4.35%) SAP FI
2 1 (4.35%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (4.35%) SAP FI-AP
2 1 (4.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) GitHub
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
1 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) JIRA
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (8.70%) Toad
1 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.35%) Gatling
2 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.35%) JMeter
2 1 (4.35%) MSTest
2 1 (4.35%) NUnit
2 1 (4.35%) Selenium
2 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Retail
3 3 (13.04%) Banking
4 2 (8.70%) Advertising
5 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Consultant
2 3 (13.04%) Developer
2 3 (13.04%) QA Tester
2 3 (13.04%) Tester
3 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) GDPR Business Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) IT Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Lead Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Migration Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) PeopleSoft Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) SAP Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Accountant
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Payroll Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) PMO Coordinator
4 1 (4.35%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (4.35%) QA Manual Tester
4 1 (4.35%) SAP Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
1 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (4.35%) CSS
1 1 (4.35%) HTML
1 1 (4.35%) HTML5
1 1 (4.35%) jQuery
1 1 (4.35%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (4.35%) LINQ
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (4.35%) Reactive Extensions
1 1 (4.35%) RequireJS
1 1 (4.35%) RESTful
1 1 (4.35%) SAP PI
1 1 (4.35%) SignalR
1 1 (4.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) FMCG
2 1 (4.35%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.35%) EPoS
2 1 (4.35%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
1 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (21.74%) Migration
3 4 (17.39%) Coaching
3 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (13.04%) Data Migration
4 3 (13.04%) ERP
4 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Project Management
4 3 (13.04%) Technical Analysis
4 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
4 3 (13.04%) Test Management
4 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
5 2 (8.70%) Asset Management
5 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (8.70%) Data Management
5 2 (8.70%) Kanban
5 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C#
1 1 (4.35%) COBOL
1 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
1 1 (4.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) ACCA
1 1 (4.35%) CIMA
1 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
1 1 (4.35%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
2 2 (8.70%) GDPR
3 1 (4.35%) PMO
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle
1 5 (21.74%) SAP
2 3 (13.04%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (4.35%) Cognos
3 1 (4.35%) IBM
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Sage
3 1 (4.35%) Tableau