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 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 / Merseyside
Rank 31 40 25
Rank change year-on-year +9 -15  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 7 1 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.16% 0.30% 4.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% 0.37% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 9
Median daily rate £453 - £295
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 - £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £340
% change year-on-year -6.25% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 274 272 267
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 84.57% 80.71% 76.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 181 121
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 £27.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.72% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £27.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.50 £37.60
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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Merseyside over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in Merseyside

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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
Liverpool +9 7 £425 -
Bootle - 1 £500 -
User Acceptance Testing
North West

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 6 (50.00%) User Experience
2 5 (41.67%) Jenkins
2 5 (41.67%) Service Design
2 5 (41.67%) Actionable Recommendations
2 5 (41.67%) HTML
2 5 (41.67%) CSS
2 5 (41.67%) Psychology
2 5 (41.67%) Human Factors
2 5 (41.67%) Customer Insight
3 4 (33.33%) HTML5
3 4 (33.33%) CSS3
3 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 4 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 4 (33.33%) LDAP
3 4 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (33.33%) Java
3 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 4 (33.33%) AngularJS
4 3 (25.00%) Spring Boot
4 3 (25.00%) DB2
4 3 (25.00%) JUnit
4 3 (25.00%) Eclipse
4 3 (25.00%) WSDL
4 3 (25.00%) SOAP
4 3 (25.00%) XML
4 3 (25.00%) Subversion
4 3 (25.00%) Spring

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (33.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) DB2
3 1 (8.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 3 (25.00%) Eclipse
3 3 (25.00%) JUnit
3 3 (25.00%) Subversion
4 1 (8.33%) GitLab
4 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Designer
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
1 5 (41.67%) UX Designer
2 4 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Java WebSphere Developer
2 4 (33.33%) WebSphere Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) Business Process Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Developer Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Process Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) CSS
1 5 (41.67%) HTML
2 4 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 4 (33.33%) CSS3
2 4 (33.33%) HTML5
2 4 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (25.00%) EJB
3 3 (25.00%) EJB 3.0
3 3 (25.00%) Hibernate
3 3 (25.00%) jQuery
3 3 (25.00%) SOAP
3 3 (25.00%) Spring
3 3 (25.00%) Spring Boot
3 3 (25.00%) Spring MVC
3 3 (25.00%) Spring Security
3 3 (25.00%) WSDL
3 3 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) Smart Meter
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 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
3 3 (25.00%) MVC
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (8.33%) Defect Management
5 1 (8.33%) Fault Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Logistics
5 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) Web Development
5 1 (8.33%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
1 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) Actionable Recommendations
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) HP