Period
to 24 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 24 May 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 West
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 112 97
Rank change year-on-year +1 -15 -16
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 114 99 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.96% 1.82% 2.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 2.18% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 68 88
North West median daily rate £375 £373 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% -5.70% +8.22%
10th Percentile £212 £219 £255
90th Percentile £517 £490 £500
England median daily rate £425 £420 £413
% change year-on-year +1.19% +1.82% +3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
North West median hourly rate - £21.20 -
England median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% +19.05% +11.11%

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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,983 4,549 6,424
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.60% 83.59% 83.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,135 2,807 3,917
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £244 £255
90th Percentile £575 £550 £563
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 198 231
North West median hourly rate £23.20 £36.74 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.85% +13.04% +44.44%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £53.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.06 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.21% +8.96% +9.52%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in the North West

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

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

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in the North West over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

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

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

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

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 24 May 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
Manchester -42 45 £370 +6.47% 20
Cheshire +5 37 £425 +3.03% 7
Merseyside +19 13 £363 -19.44% 5
Lancashire -4 6 £498 +4.74% 5
Cumbria - 4 - -
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing User 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 West region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 28 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (23.68%) Oracle
3 20 (17.54%) Finance
3 20 (17.54%) System Testing
4 19 (16.67%) Migration
5 18 (15.79%) Test Scripting
5 18 (15.79%) Business Analysis
5 18 (15.79%) Business Process Mapping
6 16 (14.04%) Data Migration
7 15 (13.16%) SQL
8 14 (12.28%) Waterfall
9 13 (11.40%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (11.40%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (10.53%) Regression Testing
10 12 (10.53%) Test Strategy
11 11 (9.65%) Scenario Testing
11 11 (9.65%) SC Cleared
11 11 (9.65%) Security Cleared
12 10 (8.77%) Oracle EBS
12 10 (8.77%) Microsoft
12 10 (8.77%) SAP
12 10 (8.77%) Analytics
13 9 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (7.89%) Project Management
13 9 (7.89%) Test Management
14 8 (7.02%) Banking
14 8 (7.02%) JIRA
14 8 (7.02%) PL/SQL
14 8 (7.02%) Workflow
14 8 (7.02%) Oracle Applications

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (0.88%) Confluence
1 1 (0.88%) SAS
1 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (8.77%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (7.02%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (6.14%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (4.39%) SAP CO
4 5 (4.39%) SAP FI
4 5 (4.39%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (2.63%) HFM
5 3 (2.63%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (2.63%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 2 (1.75%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (1.75%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (1.75%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (1.75%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (1.75%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.88%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.88%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.51%) Oracle Service Cloud
1 4 (3.51%) Taleo
2 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.75%) GitHub
4 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.88%) Office 365
4 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.75%) Firewall
1 2 (1.75%) SMS
2 1 (0.88%) BGP
2 1 (0.88%) EIGRP
2 1 (0.88%) Internet
2 1 (0.88%) MPLS
2 1 (0.88%) NGN
2 1 (0.88%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (0.88%) VoIP
2 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.14%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.39%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (4.39%) Oracle ODI
3 3 (2.63%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.75%) MS Access
4 2 (1.75%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.88%) DB2
5 1 (0.88%) MySQL
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.88%) QlikView
5 1 (0.88%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (7.02%) JIRA
2 5 (4.39%) Oracle APEX
3 4 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.51%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (2.63%) JMeter
4 3 (2.63%) MSI
4 3 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (2.63%) Selenium
4 3 (2.63%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.75%) AdminStudio
5 2 (1.75%) Gatling
5 2 (1.75%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.75%) SilkTest
6 1 (0.88%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.88%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.88%) MSTest
6 1 (0.88%) NUnit
6 1 (0.88%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.88%) Toad
6 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (17.54%) Finance
2 8 (7.02%) Banking
3 7 (6.14%) Retail
4 2 (1.75%) Billing
4 2 (1.75%) General Ledger
4 2 (1.75%) Legal
4 2 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.88%) Advertising
5 1 (0.88%) Law
5 1 (0.88%) Marketing
5 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (48.25%) Analyst
2 24 (21.05%) Business Analyst
3 18 (15.79%) Consultant
4 15 (13.16%) Test Analyst
5 10 (8.77%) Developer
5 10 (8.77%) Functional Consultant
5 10 (8.77%) Oracle Consultant
6 8 (7.02%) Oracle Functional Consultant
7 7 (6.14%) Lead Business Analyst
8 6 (5.26%) Cloud Consultant
8 6 (5.26%) IT Analyst
8 6 (5.26%) Test Manager
8 6 (5.26%) Tester
9 5 (4.39%) Test Leader
10 4 (3.51%) GDPR Business Analyst
10 4 (3.51%) HR Analyst
10 4 (3.51%) SAP Analyst
10 4 (3.51%) Service Analyst
11 3 (2.63%) Digital Analyst
11 3 (2.63%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.26%) .NET
1 6 (5.26%) ASP.NET
1 6 (5.26%) jQuery
1 6 (5.26%) Oracle Fusion
2 5 (4.39%) CSS
2 5 (4.39%) HTML
2 5 (4.39%) Web Services
3 4 (3.51%) REST
4 3 (2.63%) SOAP
5 2 (1.75%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.88%) HTML5
6 1 (0.88%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (0.88%) LINQ
6 1 (0.88%) Reactive Extensions
6 1 (0.88%) RequireJS
6 1 (0.88%) SAP PI
6 1 (0.88%) SignalR
6 1 (0.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.51%) Mobile Banking
2 4 (3.51%) Smartphone
3 3 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.75%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.63%) Windows
2 2 (1.75%) Unix
2 2 (1.75%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.88%) Android
3 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (17.54%) System Testing
3 19 (16.67%) Migration
4 18 (15.79%) Business Analysis
4 18 (15.79%) Business Process Mapping
4 18 (15.79%) Test Scripting
5 16 (14.04%) Data Migration
6 14 (12.28%) Waterfall
7 13 (11.40%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (11.40%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (10.53%) Regression Testing
8 12 (10.53%) Test Strategy
9 11 (9.65%) Scenario Testing
10 10 (8.77%) Analytics
11 9 (7.89%) Project Management
11 9 (7.89%) Test Management
12 8 (7.02%) SDLC
12 8 (7.02%) User Stories
12 8 (7.02%) Workflow
13 7 (6.14%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.16%) SQL
2 8 (7.02%) PL/SQL
3 7 (6.14%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.26%) C#
4 6 (5.26%) VB
5 3 (2.63%) ABAP
6 2 (1.75%) C
6 2 (1.75%) Java
6 2 (1.75%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.75%) VBScript
7 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.88%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (9.65%) SC Cleared
1 11 (9.65%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.26%) ISEB
3 3 (2.63%) Degree
3 3 (2.63%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.75%) HND
4 2 (1.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.14%) QA
2 6 (5.26%) Data Quality
2 6 (5.26%) SLA
3 4 (3.51%) GDPR
4 3 (2.63%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.63%) PMO
5 1 (0.88%) GAAP
System Software
1 3 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.75%) HP ALM
2 2 (1.75%) SCCM
3 1 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 27 (23.68%) Oracle
2 10 (8.77%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.77%) SAP
3 5 (4.39%) Hyperion
4 4 (3.51%) CA
4 4 (3.51%) HP
4 4 (3.51%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (1.75%) BT
5 2 (1.75%) Cisco
6 1 (0.88%) Capita
6 1 (0.88%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.88%) DocuSign
6 1 (0.88%) F5
6 1 (0.88%) Juniper
6 1 (0.88%) Sage
6 1 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.88%) Tableau