Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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 West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 117 58
Rank change year-on-year +11 -59 +52
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 101 120 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.77% 1.76% 2.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 2.10% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 81 130
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £262
90th Percentile £525 £488 £550
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £22.75 £34.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.87% -34.91% +158.89%
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year +13.64% -17.29% +20.91%

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 4624 5727 6938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.08% 83.79% 81.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2961 3686 4208
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £588 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 166 282
North West median hourly rate £25.12 £22.00 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.18% -27.92% +74.40%
10th Percentile £11.52 £11.79 £12.37
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.00 £52.47
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 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
Manchester -22 33 £325 -7.14% 7
Merseyside +26 28 £388 +19.23% 1
Cheshire +6 27 £425 -5.56% 2
Lancashire +7 1 £477 +27.07% 3
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 West region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 29 (28.71%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (24.75%) Finance
3 21 (20.79%) Test Scripting
4 18 (17.82%) Oracle
5 17 (16.83%) Test Automation
6 15 (14.85%) Java
7 14 (13.86%) SQL
7 14 (13.86%) Regression Testing
7 14 (13.86%) JIRA
8 13 (12.87%) Waterfall
8 13 (12.87%) SAP
9 12 (11.88%) ISEB
9 12 (11.88%) System Integration Testing
10 11 (10.89%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (9.90%) Banking
11 10 (9.90%) Project Management
11 10 (9.90%) Performance Testing
11 10 (9.90%) Test Management
11 10 (9.90%) ISTQB
11 10 (9.90%) Coaching
12 9 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (8.91%) Scenario Testing
12 9 (8.91%) Business Analysis
12 9 (8.91%) Test Strategy
12 9 (8.91%) ITIL
13 8 (7.92%) PeopleSoft
13 8 (7.92%) SAP FI
13 8 (7.92%) Selenium
13 8 (7.92%) Technical Analysis
13 8 (7.92%) Defect Management

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 (0.99%) CICS
1 1 (0.99%) CMS
1 1 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (0.99%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 4 (3.96%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (7.92%) SAP FI
2 7 (6.93%) SAP CO
2 7 (6.93%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (1.98%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.98%) HFM
3 2 (1.98%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 2 (1.98%) SAP PLM
3 2 (1.98%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.99%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.99%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.99%) SAP FI-AP
4 1 (0.99%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.95%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.97%) PaaS
3 2 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.99%) GitHub
4 1 (0.99%) Heroku
4 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.99%) Office 365
4 1 (0.99%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 1 (0.99%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 1 (0.99%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.99%) Internet
1 1 (0.99%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.94%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.95%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.96%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.97%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.97%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.98%) MS Access
5 2 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.99%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.99%) DB2
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 14 (13.86%) JIRA
2 8 (7.92%) Selenium
3 7 (6.93%) SpecFlow
4 4 (3.96%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.97%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.98%) HP UFT
6 2 (1.98%) JMeter
6 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.98%) Toad
6 2 (1.98%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.99%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.99%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.99%) WebDriver
General
1 25 (24.75%) Finance
2 10 (9.90%) Banking
3 7 (6.93%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.95%) Retail
5 4 (3.96%) General Ledger
6 3 (2.97%) Games
6 3 (2.97%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.98%) Front Office
7 2 (1.98%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.99%) Advertising
8 1 (0.99%) Back Office
8 1 (0.99%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.99%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 50 (49.50%) Analyst
2 24 (23.76%) Test Analyst
3 15 (14.85%) Business Analyst
4 10 (9.90%) Test Manager
5 9 (8.91%) Tester
6 8 (7.92%) Consultant
7 7 (6.93%) Architect
7 7 (6.93%) IT Analyst
8 6 (5.94%) UAT Analyst
8 6 (5.94%) UAT Test Analyst
9 5 (4.95%) Lead Business Analyst
9 5 (4.95%) PeopleSoft Analyst
9 5 (4.95%) SAP Consultant
10 4 (3.96%) Agile Business Analyst
10 4 (3.96%) Automation Test Analyst
10 4 (3.96%) AWS Architect
10 4 (3.96%) Cloud Architect
10 4 (3.96%) MiFID Business Analyst
10 4 (3.96%) QA Tester
10 4 (3.96%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.93%) .NET
2 3 (2.97%) .NET Framework
2 3 (2.97%) MSMQ
2 3 (2.97%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (1.98%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.99%) Mason
4 1 (0.99%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.99%) SOAP
4 1 (0.99%) Web Services
4 1 (0.99%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.94%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.97%) Data Structures
3 3 (2.97%) FMCG
3 3 (2.97%) Mainframe
3 3 (2.97%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.97%) Smart Meter
3 3 (2.97%) User Experience
4 2 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (1.98%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (1.98%) iPad
5 1 (0.99%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (0.99%) AS400
5 1 (0.99%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.99%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.99%) EPoS
5 1 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.99%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.94%) Windows
2 5 (4.95%) Unix
3 2 (1.98%) Linux
3 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.99%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (28.71%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (20.79%) Test Scripting
3 17 (16.83%) Test Automation
4 14 (13.86%) Regression Testing
5 13 (12.87%) Waterfall
6 12 (11.88%) System Integration Testing
7 11 (10.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (9.90%) Coaching
8 10 (9.90%) Performance Testing
8 10 (9.90%) Project Management
8 10 (9.90%) Test Management
9 9 (8.91%) Business Analysis
9 9 (8.91%) ITIL
9 9 (8.91%) Scenario Testing
9 9 (8.91%) Test Strategy
10 8 (7.92%) Defect Management
10 8 (7.92%) Technical Analysis
11 7 (6.93%) Migration
11 7 (6.93%) Unit Testing
12 6 (5.94%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.85%) Java
2 14 (13.86%) SQL
3 7 (6.93%) C#
3 7 (6.93%) VBScript
4 3 (2.97%) C++
4 3 (2.97%) F#
4 3 (2.97%) Go
4 3 (2.97%) Python
4 3 (2.97%) Scala
4 3 (2.97%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.98%) VB
5 2 (1.98%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.99%) COBOL
6 1 (0.99%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.99%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (11.88%) ISEB
2 10 (9.90%) ISTQB
3 7 (6.93%) Degree
3 7 (6.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (4.95%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.96%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.98%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.98%) MCSA
6 2 (1.98%) MCSE
6 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.99%) ACCA
7 1 (0.99%) CIMA
7 1 (0.99%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.99%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.94%) QA
2 4 (3.96%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (3.96%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (6.93%) Ansible
2 5 (4.95%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.97%) Mesos
Vendors
1 18 (17.82%) Oracle
2 13 (12.87%) SAP
3 8 (7.92%) PeopleSoft
4 5 (4.95%) HP
5 4 (3.96%) Siebel
6 2 (1.98%) Cognos
6 2 (1.98%) Concur
6 2 (1.98%) Fortinet
6 2 (1.98%) Hyperion
6 2 (1.98%) IBM
6 2 (1.98%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.99%) Capita
7 1 (0.99%) JDA
7 1 (0.99%) Progress
7 1 (0.99%) Sage
7 1 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.99%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.99%) Tableau
7 1 (0.99%) TSYS