Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 99 104
Rank change year-on-year +4 +5 -22
Contract jobs citing Operational Acceptance Testing 12 5 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.93% 0.39% 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 0.44% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 27
North East median daily rate £344 £388 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.29% +33.62% +5.45%
10th Percentile £263 £328 £240
90th Percentile £441 £461 £415
England median daily rate £400 £425 £385
% change year-on-year -5.88% +10.39% +5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North East median hourly rate - - £36.00
England median hourly rate - - £39.50

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 1,106 1,137 2,104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 85.74% 87.73% 86.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 746 742 1,375
North East median daily rate £390 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +13.64% -7.84%
10th Percentile £260 £263 £225
90th Percentile £578 £538 £533
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 41 86
North East median hourly rate £15.18 £30.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.40% +7.14% +86.67%
10th Percentile £10.35 £10.13 £14.36
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.00 £36.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 +3 9 £388 -
Durham -2 1 - -
Operational Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Management Information System
2 7 (58.33%) DevOps
3 6 (50.00%) Change Management
3 6 (50.00%) Service Management
3 6 (50.00%) ITIL
4 5 (41.67%) HP
4 5 (41.67%) Data Management
4 5 (41.67%) Problem Management
4 5 (41.67%) Open Source
4 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (41.67%) ITIL V3
4 5 (41.67%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (33.33%) HP ALM
5 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 4 (33.33%) IaaS
5 4 (33.33%) ServiceNow
5 4 (33.33%) SaaS
5 4 (33.33%) PaaS
5 4 (33.33%) VMS
5 4 (33.33%) Web Services
6 3 (25.00%) DSDM
6 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (25.00%) TDD
6 3 (25.00%) Scrum
6 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (25.00%) Selenium
6 3 (25.00%) JSON
6 3 (25.00%) JIRA
6 3 (25.00%) Test Automation

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 (16.67%) Confluence
1 2 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (8.33%) FileNet
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) IaaS
1 4 (33.33%) PaaS
1 4 (33.33%) SaaS
2 3 (25.00%) BrowserStack
3 2 (16.67%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (16.67%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) FindBugs
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
1 3 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (16.67%) Bugzilla
2 2 (16.67%) Gerrit
2 2 (16.67%) Rational Team Concert
2 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) CRM Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Functional Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Functional Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Integration Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Integration Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Operational Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Operations Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Integration Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Java Automation Tester
4 1 (8.33%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Usability Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Web Services
2 3 (25.00%) JSON
2 3 (25.00%) REST
3 2 (16.67%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Management Information System
2 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) VMS
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) DevOps
3 6 (50.00%) Change Management
3 6 (50.00%) ITIL
3 6 (50.00%) Service Management
4 5 (41.67%) Data Management
4 5 (41.67%) ITIL V3
4 5 (41.67%) Open Source
4 5 (41.67%) Problem Management
4 5 (41.67%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
6 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Kanban
6 3 (25.00%) Microservices
6 3 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (25.00%) TDD
6 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) HP ALM
2 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (16.67%) Kibana
3 2 (16.67%) logstash
4 1 (8.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) HP
2 4 (33.33%) ServiceNow
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat