Period
to 25 May 2020

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 25 May 2020 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
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 120 100 111
Rank change year-on-year -20 +11 +1
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 31 104 114
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 1.02% 2.01% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 2.33% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 67 65
Median daily rate £450 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - +2.04%
10th Percentile £303 £265 £214
90th Percentile £641 £480 £531
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £52.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.85% - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £36.34 £25.50
% change year-on-year +37.61% +42.49% +2.00%

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 2,496 4,456 5,102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.32% 85.99% 86.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,529 2,876 3,209
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £233 £263 £260
90th Percentile £638 £619 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 174 247
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.94 £22.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.93% +14.53% -37.18%
10th Percentile £12.39 £13.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.93 £50.61 £51.25
Median hourly rate £27.50 £24.54 £22.00
% change year-on-year +12.07% +11.53% -13.08%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing User Acceptance Testing as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in the North West.

Daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in the North West

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in the North West over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in the North West

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in the North West.

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 25 May 2020. 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 +16 16 £475 +23.38% 5
Cumbria -12 4 - -
Cheshire +5 3 £294 -16.07% 2
Lancashire +17 2 £300 -25.00%
Merseyside +2 2 £450 +26.32% 3
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, 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 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
3 7 (22.58%) Migration
4 6 (19.35%) SCCM
4 6 (19.35%) SAP
4 6 (19.35%) System Integration Testing
5 5 (16.13%) Data Migration
5 5 (16.13%) Integration Testing
5 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
6 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
6 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
6 4 (12.90%) Requirements Gathering
7 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (9.68%) Coaching
7 3 (9.68%) SDLC
7 3 (9.68%) Oracle
7 3 (9.68%) Billing
8 2 (6.45%) Test Strategy
8 2 (6.45%) AWS
8 2 (6.45%) User Stories
8 2 (6.45%) AirWatch
8 2 (6.45%) Problem Management
8 2 (6.45%) Use Case
8 2 (6.45%) Retail
8 2 (6.45%) Service Management
8 2 (6.45%) Process Management
8 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
8 2 (6.45%) Validation

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 (3.23%) Moodle
1 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) ContrOCC
1 1 (3.23%) SAP EWM
1 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (3.23%) SAP PS
1 1 (3.23%) SAP S/4HANA
1 1 (3.23%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) AWS
2 1 (3.23%) Azure
2 1 (3.23%) IaaS
2 1 (3.23%) PaaS
2 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) CocoaPods
1 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.23%) HP UFT
1 1 (3.23%) JIRA
1 1 (3.23%) Pivotal Tracker
1 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (9.68%) Billing
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.23%) Automotive
3 1 (3.23%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Consultant
2 5 (16.13%) Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Implementation Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) Business Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) SCCM Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Developer
5 2 (6.45%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.45%) UAT Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Data Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) ICT Officer
6 1 (3.23%) ICT Support
6 1 (3.23%) ICT Support Officer
6 1 (3.23%) SAP Developer
6 1 (3.23%) SAP Trainer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior ICT Officer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) Middleware
1 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.23%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (3.23%) Life Science
2 1 (3.23%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (3.23%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
1 2 (6.45%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Migration
2 6 (19.35%) System Integration Testing
3 5 (16.13%) Data Migration
3 5 (16.13%) Integration Testing
3 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
4 4 (12.90%) Requirements Gathering
4 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
5 3 (9.68%) Coaching
5 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (9.68%) SDLC
6 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.45%) Defect Management
6 2 (6.45%) ITSM
6 2 (6.45%) Problem Management
6 2 (6.45%) Process Management
6 2 (6.45%) Service Management
6 2 (6.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) Apple Swift
1 1 (3.23%) Objective-C
1 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) ISEB
4 1 (3.23%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.23%) Postgraduate
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) SCCM
2 2 (6.45%) AirWatch
3 1 (3.23%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) SAP
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.68%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) Automation Anywhere
4 1 (3.23%) Blue Prism
4 1 (3.23%) Citrix
4 1 (3.23%) HP
4 1 (3.23%) hybris
4 1 (3.23%) Liquidlogic
4 1 (3.23%) Okta
4 1 (3.23%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.23%) Siebel
4 1 (3.23%) Symantec
4 1 (3.23%) UiPath
4 1 (3.23%) VMware
4 1 (3.23%) Zscaler