Period
to 19 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 19 February 2019 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)
Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 82 84 124
Rank change year-on-year +2 +40 -35
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 6 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.65% 0.76% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.87% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 7
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £325 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.58% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £278 £332 £336
90th Percentile £473 £513 £500
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £325 £438 £450
% change year-on-year -25.71% -2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate - - £24.00
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - £24.00

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 Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 804 806 1,639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 86.45% 87.99% 90.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 591 1,214
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £305 £261 £268
90th Percentile £563 £588 £532
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 25 46
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £12.25 £15.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.97% -44.64% +38.27%
10th Percentile £9.01 £9.16 £11.59
90th Percentile £45.90 £37.25 £41.50
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £13.64 £15.00 £26.58
% change year-on-year -9.07% -43.56% +36.28%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in Newcastle upon Tyne

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Newcastle upon Tyne

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in Newcastle upon Tyne

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (50.00%) JIRA
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (33.33%) ISEB
4 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
4 2 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (33.33%) Sprint Review
4 2 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 2 (33.33%) Bug Management
4 2 (33.33%) Guidewire
4 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (16.67%) Coaching
5 1 (16.67%) People Management
5 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
5 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 1 (16.67%) Confluence

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 (16.67%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
4 1 (16.67%) JMeter
4 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
4 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
4 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Manual Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) QA Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (33.33%) Bug Management
4 2 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Sprint Review
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) CRM
5 1 (16.67%) DSDM
5 1 (16.67%) ETL
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) COBIT
1 1 (16.67%) PMO
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Guidewire
2 1 (16.67%) Atlassian
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft