Period
to 16 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Operational Acceptance Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Operational Acceptance Testing over the 6 months to 16 December 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.

Operational Acceptance Testing (OAT)
England > North East
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 60 101
Rank change year-on-year -33 +41 +16
Contract jobs citing Operational Acceptance Testing 14 38 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.06% 3.13% 2.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 3.65% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 32 52
North East median daily rate £300 £303 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.07% -11.78% -23.61%
10th Percentile £280 £178 £240
90th Percentile £450 £466 £480
England median daily rate £434 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +9.87% +5.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £62.50 £28.00 -
% change year-on-year +123.21% - -

Operational 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 the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,170 1,040 2,247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 88.84% 85.53% 87.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 781 702 1,544
North East median daily rate £408 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.67% +4.14% -12.18%
10th Percentile £263 £244 £239
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 38 97
North East median hourly rate £14.00 £20.25 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.86% -23.58% +55.88%
10th Percentile £10.38 £9.78 £11.05
90th Percentile £45.15 £50.00 £36.00
England median hourly rate £22.10 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -11.61% +8.70% +4.55%

Operational Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Operational Acceptance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Operational Acceptance Testing in the North East

Operational Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Operational Acceptance Testing in the North East

Operational Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Operational Acceptance Testing in the North East over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Operational Acceptance Testing in the North East

Operational Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operational Acceptance Testing within the North East region over the 6 months to 16 December 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
Tyne and Wear -18 11 £290 -1.69% 1
Durham -13 2 £300 -4.00%
Operational Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Operational 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 North East region with a requirement for Operational Acceptance Testing.

1 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (42.86%) Defect Management
2 6 (42.86%) Scenario Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 5 (35.71%) Business Continuity
3 5 (35.71%) Knowledge Management
3 5 (35.71%) Virtual Team
4 4 (28.57%) IaaS
4 4 (28.57%) DevOps
4 4 (28.57%) Open Source
4 4 (28.57%) SaaS
4 4 (28.57%) PaaS
4 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
5 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) ITIL
5 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
6 2 (14.29%) XenApp
6 2 (14.29%) XenDesktop
6 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (14.29%) 3PAR
6 2 (14.29%) Process Improvement
6 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
6 2 (14.29%) User Experience
6 2 (14.29%) GitLab
6 2 (14.29%) vMotion
6 2 (14.29%) vCenter Server
6 2 (14.29%) Decision-Making

Operational Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) IaaS
1 4 (28.57%) PaaS
1 4 (28.57%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) GitLab
2 1 (7.14%) Artifactory
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Test Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Support
3 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Server Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Support Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Server Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Server Support
3 4 (28.57%) Server Support Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Support Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Tester
5 2 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Service Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) UAT Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Virtual Team
2 2 (14.29%) User Experience
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Clustering
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (42.86%) Defect Management
2 6 (42.86%) Scenario Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 5 (35.71%) Business Continuity
3 5 (35.71%) Knowledge Management
4 4 (28.57%) DevOps
4 4 (28.57%) Open Source
4 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) ITIL
6 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (14.29%) Change Management
6 2 (14.29%) Decision-Making
6 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 2 (14.29%) Process Improvement
6 2 (14.29%) Scrum
6 2 (14.29%) Service Management
6 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
1 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
1 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) COBIT
1 1 (7.14%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (14.29%) XenApp
1 2 (14.29%) XenDesktop
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
1 2 (14.29%) SCOM
1 2 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (14.29%) vCenter Server
1 2 (14.29%) vMotion
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) 3PAR
1 2 (14.29%) BMC
1 2 (14.29%) EMC
1 2 (14.29%) HP
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Atlassian
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.14%) VMware