The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 26 June 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 39 16
Rank change year-on-year -1 -23  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 5 2 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.50% 0.61% 6.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 0.74% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 19
Median daily rate £413 £275 £508
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -45.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £275 £447
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £275 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +7.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year +11.11% -9.09%  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 272 270 277
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 81.44% 82.82% 71.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 156 138
Median daily rate £425 £385 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.38% -18.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £18.80 £51.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.19% -63.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Merseyside

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Merseyside

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Liverpool +1 5 £413 +50.00% 3
User Acceptance Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 7 (58.33%) User Experience
2 5 (41.67%) Psychology
2 5 (41.67%) Human Factors
2 5 (41.67%) Service Design
2 5 (41.67%) Actionable Recommendations
2 5 (41.67%) Customer Insight
3 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (16.67%) Open Source
4 2 (16.67%) JIRA
4 2 (16.67%) Smart Meter
4 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) WFM
4 2 (16.67%) Logistics
4 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
4 2 (16.67%) Data Mining
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (16.67%) Validation
5 1 (8.33%) Sybase IQ
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Spring
5 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
5 1 (8.33%) Struts
5 1 (8.33%) JMS
5 1 (8.33%) Java
5 1 (8.33%) J2EE
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (8.33%) Sybase

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Data Mining
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 1 (8.33%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Designer
1 5 (41.67%) UX Designer
2 4 (33.33%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Business Process Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Business Systems Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Functional Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Process Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) QA Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
1 1 (8.33%) iBATIS
1 1 (8.33%) J2EE
1 1 (8.33%) JAXB
1 1 (8.33%) JAX-RS
1 1 (8.33%) JAX-WS
1 1 (8.33%) JMS
1 1 (8.33%) JPA
1 1 (8.33%) Spring
1 1 (8.33%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) User Experience
2 2 (16.67%) Smart Meter
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Customer Insight
1 5 (41.67%) Human Factors
1 5 (41.67%) Psychology
1 5 (41.67%) Service Design
2 3 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
2 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Logistics
3 2 (16.67%) Open Source
3 2 (16.67%) Validation
3 2 (16.67%) WFM
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Defect Management
4 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (8.33%) System Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Test Management
4 1 (8.33%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) Actionable Recommendations
2 1 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) HP
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) Sybase