Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 135 107 110
Rank change year-on-year -28 +3 -50
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 87 99 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.46% 1.72% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 2.09% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 58 83
North West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £290 £243 £271
90th Percentile £497 £508 £488
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
North West median hourly rate £24.17 £30.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.43% +31.87% -34.91%
10th Percentile £19.75 £26.00 £20.50
90th Percentile £46.63 £34.00 £24.97
England median hourly rate £32.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +28.00% +11.11% -15.41%

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 4,959 4,731 5,934
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.08% 82.25% 84.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,145 3,018 3,808
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £578 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 203 181
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £27.00 £21.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.41% +28.30% -31.05%
10th Percentile £11.32 £11.73 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.18 £51.12 £53.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.84
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.91% +3.80%

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 15 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in the North West over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 15 November 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 -20 28 £384 +5.86% 24
Cheshire -8 21 £350 -16.67% 12
Lancashire -3 16 £375 -21.30% 14
Cumbria +5 8 £586 -
Merseyside -22 7 £473 +18.13% 1
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 22 (25.29%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (21.84%) Finance
2 19 (21.84%) Stakeholder Management
2 19 (21.84%) Microsoft
3 18 (20.69%) SAP
4 17 (19.54%) Windows
5 15 (17.24%) QA
6 14 (16.09%) Business Analysis
6 14 (16.09%) Coaching
7 13 (14.94%) Windows 10
7 13 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (14.94%) Microsoft Excel
7 13 (14.94%) Migration
8 12 (13.79%) Workflow
8 12 (13.79%) Project Management
8 12 (13.79%) SCCM
8 12 (13.79%) Security Cleared
8 12 (13.79%) Analytical Thinking
9 11 (12.64%) Degree
9 11 (12.64%) Application Packaging
9 11 (12.64%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (11.49%) MSI
10 10 (11.49%) SQL
10 10 (11.49%) Requirements Analysis
10 10 (11.49%) Test Scripting
11 9 (10.34%) Waterfall
11 9 (10.34%) Banking
11 9 (10.34%) Scrum
11 9 (10.34%) Change Management
11 9 (10.34%) System Integration Testing

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 2 (2.30%) SAS
2 1 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.15%) CMS
2 1 (1.15%) Confluence
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (14.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.60%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) HFM
1 3 (3.45%) SAP SD
2 2 (2.30%) SAP CO
2 2 (2.30%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.30%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (2.30%) SAP HR
3 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (1.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.15%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.30%) Office 365
2 1 (1.15%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
2 1 (1.15%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.30%) MS Access
2 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.30%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.15%) Data Mart
3 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.15%) Neo4j
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.15%) PowerCenter
3 1 (1.15%) SQL CLR
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.15%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 10 (11.49%) MSI
2 7 (8.05%) AdminStudio
3 5 (5.75%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (2.30%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.30%) JIRA
4 2 (2.30%) JMeter
4 2 (2.30%) Selenium
5 1 (1.15%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.15%) InstallShield
5 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.15%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 19 (21.84%) Finance
2 9 (10.34%) Banking
3 5 (5.75%) Billing
4 3 (3.45%) Retail
4 3 (3.45%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.30%) Legal
6 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.15%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.15%) Local Government
6 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (42.53%) Analyst
2 29 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 6 (6.90%) Applications Packager
3 6 (6.90%) Consultant
3 6 (6.90%) Test Leader
4 5 (5.75%) Developer
5 4 (4.60%) SAP Consultant
5 4 (4.60%) UAT Analyst
6 3 (3.45%) Automation Developer
6 3 (3.45%) Cash Management Business Analyst
6 3 (3.45%) Coordinator
6 3 (3.45%) Data Business Analyst
6 3 (3.45%) Functional Consultant
6 3 (3.45%) Project Manager
6 3 (3.45%) SAP Trainer
6 3 (3.45%) SCCM Specialist
6 3 (3.45%) Tester
6 3 (3.45%) Trainer
7 2 (2.30%) Data Migration Business Analyst
7 2 (2.30%) Migration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.75%) OCX
2 2 (2.30%) .NET
2 2 (2.30%) REST
3 1 (1.15%) SOAP
3 1 (1.15%) Web Services
3 1 (1.15%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (25.29%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.60%) CMDB
3 4 (4.60%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.45%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.45%) e-Learning
5 2 (2.30%) Pricing Data
5 2 (2.30%) User Experience
6 1 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.15%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.15%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 17 (19.54%) Windows
2 13 (14.94%) Windows 10
3 7 (8.05%) Windows 7
4 5 (5.75%) Windows XP
5 3 (3.45%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.30%) Linux
7 1 (1.15%) Unix
7 1 (1.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (21.84%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (16.09%) Business Analysis
2 14 (16.09%) Coaching
3 13 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (14.94%) Migration
4 12 (13.79%) Analytical Thinking
4 12 (13.79%) Project Management
4 12 (13.79%) Workflow
5 11 (12.64%) Application Packaging
6 10 (11.49%) Requirements Analysis
6 10 (11.49%) Test Scripting
7 9 (10.34%) Change Management
7 9 (10.34%) Scrum
7 9 (10.34%) System Integration Testing
7 9 (10.34%) Waterfall
8 8 (9.20%) Integration Testing
8 8 (9.20%) Time Management
9 7 (8.05%) Data Analysis
9 7 (8.05%) Use Case
10 6 (6.90%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.49%) SQL
2 8 (9.20%) VB
2 8 (9.20%) VBScript
3 6 (6.90%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.60%) C#
5 2 (2.30%) Java
5 2 (2.30%) SAS Macro
5 2 (2.30%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.15%) Apex Code
6 1 (1.15%) C
6 1 (1.15%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.15%) PHP
6 1 (1.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.64%) Degree
3 8 (9.20%) MBA
4 6 (6.90%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.30%) ISEB
5 2 (2.30%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.30%) SAS Certification
6 1 (1.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.15%) MCSA
6 1 (1.15%) MCSE
6 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (17.24%) QA
2 8 (9.20%) SLA
3 4 (4.60%) PMO
4 1 (1.15%) SEPA
4 1 (1.15%) TARGET2
System Software
1 11 (12.64%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (9.20%) XenApp
3 5 (5.75%) Virtual Desktop
3 5 (5.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.45%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (13.79%) SCCM
2 3 (3.45%) ThinApp
3 2 (2.30%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.15%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 19 (21.84%) Microsoft
2 18 (20.69%) SAP
3 8 (9.20%) Citrix
3 8 (9.20%) VMware
4 7 (8.05%) Oracle
5 5 (5.75%) Ivanti
5 5 (5.75%) Xerox
6 4 (4.60%) Hyperion
7 3 (3.45%) Automation Anywhere
7 3 (3.45%) HP
8 2 (2.30%) CA
8 2 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.15%) BMC
9 1 (1.15%) Cognos
9 1 (1.15%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.15%) IBM
9 1 (1.15%) Informatica
9 1 (1.15%) Remedy
9 1 (1.15%) Tableau