Period
to 21 July 2017

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 21 July 2017 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
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 128 67
Rank change year-on-year +42 -61 -6
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 19 26 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.47% 1.00% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 1.17% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 17
North East median daily rate £325 £435 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.29% +45.00% -20.00%
10th Percentile £293 £269 £174
90th Percentile £432 £500 £485
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year +11.11% +19.05% -15.53%

User Acceptance Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1119 2224 1279
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 86.74% 85.54% 78.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 1435 779
North East median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £240
90th Percentile £538 £504 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.55% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 102 62
North East median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +107.41% -21.74%
10th Percentile £9.88 £13.05 £10.50
90th Percentile £42.20 £36.00 £28.48
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.91
% change year-on-year - +14.10% +6.88%

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 21 July 2017.

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 21 July 2017. 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 +55 13 £340 -31.31% 2
Durham -6 4 £300 -25.00% 2
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 2017, 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 (47.37%) Security Cleared
2 8 (42.11%) HP
3 7 (36.84%) EMC
3 7 (36.84%) SAN
3 7 (36.84%) Cisco
3 7 (36.84%) Windows
3 7 (36.84%) AIX
3 7 (36.84%) Solaris
3 7 (36.84%) Linux
3 7 (36.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 7 (36.84%) Symantec
3 7 (36.84%) Finance
3 7 (36.84%) NetBackup
3 7 (36.84%) Backup Exec
3 7 (36.84%) Brocade
3 7 (36.84%) EMC NetWorker
3 7 (36.84%) HP Data Protector
3 7 (36.84%) HP Storage
3 7 (36.84%) Fibre Channel
4 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
4 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
4 6 (31.58%) ISEB
5 5 (26.32%) IBM
5 5 (26.32%) Veritas
5 5 (26.32%) Replication
5 5 (26.32%) Veeam
5 5 (26.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (26.32%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (26.32%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Quality Management

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) Fibre Channel
1 7 (36.84%) SAN
2 1 (5.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) HP UFT
1 2 (10.53%) JIRA
1 2 (10.53%) Selenium
2 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA Agile
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Backup Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Test Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) OAT Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) OAT Test Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Storage and Backup Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Storage Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) UAT Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) UAT Test Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Financial Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Service Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) DBA
5 2 (10.53%) Functional Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (10.53%) QA Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Senior QA Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Tester
6 1 (5.26%) EMC Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) HP Storage
2 5 (26.32%) Replication
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) AIX
1 7 (36.84%) Linux
1 7 (36.84%) Solaris
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 5 (26.32%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
2 3 (15.79%) ITIL
2 3 (15.79%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (15.79%) Quality Management
2 3 (15.79%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) BDD
3 2 (10.53%) CRM
3 2 (10.53%) Data Migration
3 2 (10.53%) ERP
3 2 (10.53%) Migration
3 2 (10.53%) Open Source
3 2 (10.53%) QMS
3 2 (10.53%) TDD
3 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
3 2 (10.53%) Test Management
3 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
3 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Java
1 1 (5.26%) Perl
1 1 (5.26%) Ruby
1 1 (5.26%) VB
1 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) ISEB
2 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
2 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) Backup Exec
1 7 (36.84%) EMC NetWorker
1 7 (36.84%) HP Data Protector
1 7 (36.84%) NetBackup
1 7 (36.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (26.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) HP
2 7 (36.84%) Brocade
2 7 (36.84%) Cisco
2 7 (36.84%) EMC
2 7 (36.84%) Symantec
3 5 (26.32%) IBM
3 5 (26.32%) Veeam
3 5 (26.32%) Veritas
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle
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