Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 18 January 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.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
England > North East
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 131 87
Rank change year-on-year +56 -44 +2
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 21 17 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.75% 0.72% 2.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 0.84% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 24
North East median daily rate £331 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.38% +2.78% +35.85%
10th Percentile £225 £266 £300
90th Percentile £519 £510 £526
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
North East median hourly rate - £24.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
England median hourly rate £25.00 £23.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year +6.38% +8.05% +0.36%

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 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 1,027 2,029 1,630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 85.37% 85.97% 83.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 1,417 1,040
North East median daily rate £400 £375 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -9.64% +10.67%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £533 £600
England median daily rate £450 £431 £425
% change year-on-year +4.53% +1.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 64 65
North East median hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.77% +55.88% -22.09%
10th Percentile £9.78 £10.79 £10.55
90th Percentile £50.00 £39.63 £34.50
England median hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.70% +15.00%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in the North East

User 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 User Acceptance Testing in the North East.

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

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in the North East over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

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

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in the North East

User 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 User Acceptance Testing within the North East region over the 6 months to 18 January 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 +58 12 £456 +1.39% 2
Durham +7 8 £305 - 1
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 North East region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 7 (33.33%) Test Management
2 7 (33.33%) ISEB
2 7 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 7 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 7 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
3 6 (28.57%) JIRA
3 6 (28.57%) ITIL
4 5 (23.81%) SQL
4 5 (23.81%) SAP
4 5 (23.81%) Quality Management
4 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
4 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (19.05%) TDD
5 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (19.05%) QA
5 4 (19.05%) Service Management
5 4 (19.05%) Open Source
5 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
5 4 (19.05%) BDD
5 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
5 4 (19.05%) DevOps
5 4 (19.05%) Defect Management
5 4 (19.05%) Web Operations
5 4 (19.05%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (14.29%) JIRA Agile
6 3 (14.29%) SFIA
6 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 3 (14.29%) SMS

User 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Salesforce.com CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) SMS
2 2 (9.52%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (9.52%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) JIRA
2 3 (14.29%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (4.76%) Toad
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
2 2 (9.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Test Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Senior Test Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Test Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Tester
4 3 (14.29%) JIRA Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Backup Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Integration Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Quality Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) SAP Business Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) SAP Support
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Quality Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Senior SAP Business Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Storage and Backup Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) UAT Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) HP Storage
1 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
1 2 (9.52%) Replication
1 2 (9.52%) Virtual Team
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) AIX
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
1 2 (9.52%) Solaris
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
1 7 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
1 7 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 7 (33.33%) Test Management
2 6 (28.57%) ITIL
3 5 (23.81%) Quality Management
3 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
4 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (19.05%) BDD
4 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (19.05%) Defect Management
4 4 (19.05%) DevOps
4 4 (19.05%) Open Source
4 4 (19.05%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Service Management
4 4 (19.05%) TDD
4 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
4 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
4 4 (19.05%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) ISEB
2 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 2 (9.52%) Degree
3 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) PMI Certification
4 1 (4.76%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) QA
2 2 (9.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Backup Exec
1 2 (9.52%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (9.52%) HP Data Protector
1 2 (9.52%) NetBackup
1 2 (9.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 2 (9.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) SAP
2 2 (9.52%) Brocade
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco
2 2 (9.52%) EMC
2 2 (9.52%) HP
2 2 (9.52%) IBM
2 2 (9.52%) Symantec
2 2 (9.52%) Veeam
2 2 (9.52%) Veritas
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Salesforce.com