Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 61 123
Rank change year-on-year -34 +62 -11
Contract jobs citing Operational Acceptance Testing 10 32 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.83% 2.63% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 3.10% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 27 30
North East median daily rate £400 £300 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +7.14% +1.82%
10th Percentile £318 £178 £225
90th Percentile £450 £415 £426
England median daily rate £425 £400 £379
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.61% -2.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North East median hourly rate - - £36.00
England median hourly rate - £28.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year - -29.11% +23.44%

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 1,046 1,033 2,570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 87.02% 84.81% 87.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 678 666 1,714
North East median daily rate £400 £366 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.22% +10.98% -17.50%
10th Percentile £260 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £550 £512
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 46 128
North East median hourly rate £13.50 £26.25 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.57% -5.41% +85.00%
10th Percentile £10.43 £10.31 £11.57
90th Percentile £31.80 £47.67 £36.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.20 £22.84
% change year-on-year -9.46% +1.58% +4.99%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -21 7 £450 +66.67%
Durham -14 2 £300 -7.69%
Operational Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 5 (50.00%) DevOps
2 4 (40.00%) Open Source
2 4 (40.00%) SaaS
2 4 (40.00%) PaaS
2 4 (40.00%) IaaS
2 4 (40.00%) HP
2 4 (40.00%) Scrum
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) JIRA
3 3 (30.00%) Selenium
3 3 (30.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) DSDM
3 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (20.00%) SCCM
4 2 (20.00%) SCOM
4 2 (20.00%) Kanban
4 2 (20.00%) Confluence
4 2 (20.00%) XenApp
4 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (20.00%) REST
4 2 (20.00%) Process Improvement
4 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (20.00%) FindBugs

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 (20.00%) Confluence
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) IaaS
1 4 (40.00%) PaaS
1 4 (40.00%) SaaS
2 2 (20.00%) BrowserStack
3 1 (10.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) JIRA
1 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) FindBugs
2 2 (20.00%) GitLab
3 1 (10.00%) Artifactory
3 1 (10.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (10.00%) Gerrit
3 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (10.00%) Rational Team Concert
3 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Support
2 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Server Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Support Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Server Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Server Support
2 4 (40.00%) Server Support Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) JSON
1 2 (20.00%) REST
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) User Experience
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) DevOps
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Open Source
2 4 (40.00%) Scrum
2 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (30.00%) DSDM
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Change Management
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (20.00%) Kanban
4 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (20.00%) Process Improvement
4 2 (20.00%) Service Management
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) COBIT
2 1 (10.00%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (20.00%) XenApp
1 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (20.00%) SCCM
2 2 (20.00%) SCOM
2 2 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (20.00%) vCenter Server
2 2 (20.00%) vMotion
3 1 (10.00%) HP ALM
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (10.00%) Puppet
3 1 (10.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) 3PAR
2 2 (20.00%) BMC
2 2 (20.00%) EMC
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Atlassian
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (10.00%) VMware