Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 108 107
Rank change year-on-year -11 -1 -34
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 97 102 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.59% 1.77% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 2.14% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 59 89
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £289 £255 £263
90th Percentile £500 £528 £500
England median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
North West median hourly rate - £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +57.14%
England median hourly rate £32.25 £28.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.17% +27.78% +19.05%

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 5,148 4,772 6,275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 84.56% 82.62% 83.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,261 2,916 3,901
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 200 185
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £35.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.43% +29.63% -5.63%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.75 £12.12
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.55 £52.30
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -10.42% +4.35% +6.73%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -40 35 £400 +6.67% 17
Cheshire -1 29 £406 -3.27% 6
Merseyside +8 11 £394 -7.35% 4
Lancashire -3 11 £374 -21.56% 8
Cumbria -2 5 £586 - 1
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 23 (23.71%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (21.65%) Finance
3 20 (20.62%) Test Scripting
4 16 (16.49%) Business Analysis
4 16 (16.49%) SAP
5 14 (14.43%) Oracle
5 14 (14.43%) Migration
6 13 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (13.40%) Coaching
7 12 (12.37%) Test Strategy
7 12 (12.37%) Scenario Testing
7 12 (12.37%) Workflow
7 12 (12.37%) Microsoft
7 12 (12.37%) Waterfall
8 11 (11.34%) Use Case
8 11 (11.34%) System Integration Testing
9 10 (10.31%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (10.31%) Data Migration
9 10 (10.31%) Security Cleared
9 10 (10.31%) Project Management
9 10 (10.31%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (9.28%) Test Automation
10 9 (9.28%) SC Cleared
10 9 (9.28%) QA
10 9 (9.28%) Banking
11 8 (8.25%) Data Analysis
11 8 (8.25%) JIRA
11 8 (8.25%) Test Management
11 8 (8.25%) System Testing
11 8 (8.25%) CRM

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 (1.03%) Confluence
1 1 (1.03%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (5.15%) SAP CO
1 5 (5.15%) SAP FI
1 5 (5.15%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (3.09%) HFM
2 3 (3.09%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (3.09%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.09%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (3.09%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 2 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.06%) SAP HR
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.03%) GitHub
2 1 (1.03%) Salesforce Service Cloud
2 1 (1.03%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.03%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.09%) MS Access
2 2 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.06%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.06%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.06%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.03%) Data Mart
3 1 (1.03%) DB2
3 1 (1.03%) MySQL
3 1 (1.03%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.03%) PowerCenter
3 1 (1.03%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.03%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.03%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (8.25%) JIRA
2 5 (5.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.12%) MSI
3 4 (4.12%) Selenium
3 4 (4.12%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (3.09%) JMeter
5 2 (2.06%) AdminStudio
5 2 (2.06%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.06%) HP UFT
5 2 (2.06%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.03%) Gatling
6 1 (1.03%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.03%) SilkTest
6 1 (1.03%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.03%) Toad
6 1 (1.03%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.03%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 21 (21.65%) Finance
2 9 (9.28%) Banking
3 4 (4.12%) Legal
3 4 (4.12%) Retail
4 3 (3.09%) Billing
5 2 (2.06%) General Ledger
5 2 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.03%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.03%) Law
6 1 (1.03%) Local Government
6 1 (1.03%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (48.45%) Analyst
2 27 (27.84%) Business Analyst
3 10 (10.31%) Consultant
4 9 (9.28%) Test Analyst
5 7 (7.22%) Tester
6 6 (6.19%) IT Analyst
6 6 (6.19%) Test Leader
7 4 (4.12%) Functional Consultant
7 4 (4.12%) Oracle Consultant
7 4 (4.12%) Oracle Functional Consultant
7 4 (4.12%) Service Analyst
7 4 (4.12%) Test Manager
7 4 (4.12%) UAT Analyst
8 3 (3.09%) Data Business Analyst
8 3 (3.09%) Developer
8 3 (3.09%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
8 3 (3.09%) Oracle Payroll Functional Consultant
8 3 (3.09%) Payroll Consultant
8 3 (3.09%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.09%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.09%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (2.06%) REST
2 2 (2.06%) Web Services
3 1 (1.03%) .NET
3 1 (1.03%) Mason
3 1 (1.03%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.09%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.03%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.03%) Smartcard
3 1 (1.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.19%) Windows
2 3 (3.09%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.06%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.03%) Linux
4 1 (1.03%) Unix
4 1 (1.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.71%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (20.62%) Test Scripting
3 16 (16.49%) Business Analysis
4 14 (14.43%) Migration
5 13 (13.40%) Coaching
6 12 (12.37%) Scenario Testing
6 12 (12.37%) Test Strategy
6 12 (12.37%) Waterfall
6 12 (12.37%) Workflow
7 11 (11.34%) System Integration Testing
7 11 (11.34%) Use Case
8 10 (10.31%) Data Migration
8 10 (10.31%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (10.31%) Project Management
8 10 (10.31%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (9.28%) Test Automation
10 8 (8.25%) Business Process Mapping
10 8 (8.25%) System Testing
10 8 (8.25%) Test Management
10 8 (8.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.22%) SQL
2 4 (4.12%) VB
2 4 (4.12%) VBScript
3 3 (3.09%) Java
4 2 (2.06%) C
4 2 (2.06%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.06%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.03%) ABAP
5 1 (1.03%) Apex Code
5 1 (1.03%) C#
5 1 (1.03%) PHP
5 1 (1.03%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.03%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (10.31%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.28%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.15%) Degree
4 4 (4.12%) ISEB
5 3 (3.09%) MBA
6 2 (2.06%) HND
7 1 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.03%) MCSA
7 1 (1.03%) MCSE
7 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.28%) QA
2 7 (7.22%) SLA
3 2 (2.06%) GDPR
3 2 (2.06%) PMO
4 1 (1.03%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (4.12%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (3.09%) SCCM
2 2 (2.06%) HP ALM
2 2 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 16 (16.49%) SAP
2 14 (14.43%) Oracle
3 12 (12.37%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.15%) Hyperion
5 4 (4.12%) CA
5 4 (4.12%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (3.09%) Automation Anywhere
6 3 (3.09%) HP
7 1 (1.03%) Citrix
7 1 (1.03%) Cognos
7 1 (1.03%) DocuSign
7 1 (1.03%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.03%) IBM
7 1 (1.03%) Informatica
7 1 (1.03%) Ivanti
7 1 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.03%) Tableau
7 1 (1.03%) VMware
7 1 (1.03%) Xerox