Period
to 25 November 2017

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 6 months to 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 51 43
Rank change year-on-year +29 -8 -1
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 28 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 5.81% 1.03% 2.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.88% 1.32% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 12
Merseyside median daily rate £388 £325 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% -50.00% +195.45%
10th Percentile £266 £273 £276
90th Percentile £493 £378 £700
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £22.75 £34.95
% change year-on-year +31.87% -34.91% +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 Merseyside with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 407 453 614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 84.44% 78.10% 80.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 283 317
Merseyside median daily rate £398 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% -1.32% +8.57%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £187
90th Percentile £538 £513 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 5
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 £22.42 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.02% +28.13% +12.90%
10th Percentile £10.47 £11.25 £11.20
90th Percentile £18.87 £30.76 £97.58
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year +13.64% -30.16% +80.00%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing User Acceptance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

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 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 25 November 2017. 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
Liverpool +15 21 £388 +19.23% 1
User Acceptance Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 9 (32.14%) Finance
2 6 (21.43%) Java
3 5 (17.86%) ISEB
3 5 (17.86%) SQL
3 5 (17.86%) ISTQB
3 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
4 4 (14.29%) Wealth Management
4 4 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 4 (14.29%) Ansible
4 4 (14.29%) Docker
4 4 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.29%) Oracle
5 3 (10.71%) Siebel
5 3 (10.71%) Project Management
5 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (10.71%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Defect Management
5 3 (10.71%) Data Structures
5 3 (10.71%) Smart Meter
5 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (10.71%) MiFID
5 3 (10.71%) JIRA
5 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
6 2 (7.14%) F#
6 2 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (7.14%) iPad
6 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
6 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
6 2 (7.14%) Selenium

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 (7.14%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (3.57%) SAP FI
1 1 (3.57%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.57%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 1 (3.57%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.57%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) JIRA
2 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
2 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.14%) Selenium
2 2 (7.14%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (32.14%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Front Office
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Private Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Test Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Business Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Architect
4 4 (14.29%) AWS Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Finance Business Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Financial Business Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) MiFID Business Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Test Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Data Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) UAT Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) UAT Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) CRM Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Performance Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Programme Test Manager
7 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Senior UAT Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) Mason
2 1 (3.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Data Structures
1 3 (10.71%) Smart Meter
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (7.14%) iPad
2 2 (7.14%) Public Cloud
2 2 (7.14%) User Experience
3 1 (3.57%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
2 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (14.29%) Integration Testing
2 4 (14.29%) Wealth Management
3 3 (10.71%) Defect Management
3 3 (10.71%) Project Management
3 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (10.71%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
4 2 (7.14%) Facilities Management
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Prototyping
4 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
4 2 (7.14%) Unit Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.57%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Validation
5 1 (3.57%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) Java
2 5 (17.86%) SQL
3 2 (7.14%) C#
3 2 (7.14%) F#
3 2 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) ISEB
1 5 (17.86%) ISTQB
2 4 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.14%) AWS Certification
4 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) MiFID
2 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle
2 3 (10.71%) Siebel
3 2 (7.14%) SAP
4 1 (3.57%) Cognos
4 1 (3.57%) Concur
4 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.57%) TSYS