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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 90 51
Rank change year-on-year +1 -39  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 47 73 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.59% 1.94% 3.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 2.35% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 46 65
Median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +57.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27%  

User Acceptance Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2383 3100 2861
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.70% 82.23% 78.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5041 7746 6099
Median daily rate £413 £418 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.19% +7.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £278 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £566
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 238 292
Median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.35% -16.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.59 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £55.73 £57.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +10 28 £425 +27.81% 13
Cheshire -9 10 £450 -5.26% 3
Merseyside -1 5 £413 +50.00% 4
Lancashire +1 1 - - 2
Cumbria - 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 27 (28.13%) Finance
2 24 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (19.79%) Test Automation
4 17 (17.71%) Test Management
5 15 (15.63%) JIRA
5 15 (15.63%) QA
5 15 (15.63%) SQL
6 14 (14.58%) Test Scripting
6 14 (14.58%) Test Strategy
7 12 (12.50%) Oracle
8 11 (11.46%) Java
8 11 (11.46%) SAP
8 11 (11.46%) Regression Testing
9 10 (10.42%) Integration Testing
9 10 (10.42%) System Integration Testing
10 9 (9.38%) Coaching
10 9 (9.38%) User Experience
10 9 (9.38%) Migration
10 9 (9.38%) SQL Server
10 9 (9.38%) ISEB
11 8 (8.33%) ITIL
12 7 (7.29%) PeopleSoft
12 7 (7.29%) XML
12 7 (7.29%) Windows
12 7 (7.29%) Project Management
12 7 (7.29%) Selenium
12 7 (7.29%) Degree
12 7 (7.29%) Banking
12 7 (7.29%) Validation
12 7 (7.29%) Technical Analysis

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 3 (3.13%) CMS
1 3 (3.13%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.04%) SAS
2 1 (1.04%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (4.17%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.21%) SAP CO
1 5 (5.21%) SAP FI
1 5 (5.21%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (3.13%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.04%) Magento
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.04%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.13%) GitHub
1 3 (3.13%) PaaS
2 1 (1.04%) Office 365
2 1 (1.04%) SaaS
2 1 (1.04%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.13%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.08%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.04%) Base SAS
5 1 (1.04%) DB2
5 1 (1.04%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (1.04%) MS Access
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.04%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.04%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.04%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 15 (15.63%) JIRA
2 7 (7.29%) Selenium
3 4 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.17%) SpecFlow
3 4 (4.17%) WebDriver
4 3 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (3.13%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.04%) JMeter
5 1 (1.04%) JUnit
5 1 (1.04%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.04%) Subversion
5 1 (1.04%) Toad
General
1 27 (28.13%) Finance
2 7 (7.29%) Banking
3 4 (4.17%) General Ledger
3 4 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.17%) Retail
4 3 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.08%) Advertising
5 2 (2.08%) Games
5 2 (2.08%) Legal
6 1 (1.04%) Front Office
6 1 (1.04%) Law
6 1 (1.04%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 42 (43.75%) Analyst
2 20 (20.83%) Test Analyst
3 13 (13.54%) Tester
4 9 (9.38%) Business Analyst
4 9 (9.38%) Test Manager
5 7 (7.29%) Consultant
5 7 (7.29%) Developer
6 6 (6.25%) IT Analyst
7 5 (5.21%) Designer
7 5 (5.21%) Java Developer
7 5 (5.21%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (5.21%) UX Designer
8 4 (4.17%) Automation Tester
8 4 (4.17%) Banking Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) Functional Consultant
8 4 (4.17%) QA Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Systems Tester
8 4 (4.17%) Test Leader
9 3 (3.13%) PeopleSoft Analyst
9 3 (3.13%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.29%) XML
2 6 (6.25%) .NET
3 4 (4.17%) J2EE
3 4 (4.17%) JAXB
3 4 (4.17%) JAX-WS
3 4 (4.17%) SOAP
3 4 (4.17%) Spring
3 4 (4.17%) Web Services
4 3 (3.13%) .NET Framework
4 3 (3.13%) JDBC
4 3 (3.13%) JSON
4 3 (3.13%) MSMQ
4 3 (3.13%) POJO
4 3 (3.13%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (3.13%) RESTful
4 3 (3.13%) WSDL
4 3 (3.13%) XSLT
5 2 (2.08%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.08%) JiBX
6 1 (1.04%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.38%) User Experience
2 4 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.17%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.13%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.08%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.08%) Smart Meter
4 2 (2.08%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.04%) AS400
5 1 (1.04%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.04%) Derivative
5 1 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.04%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.04%) iPad
5 1 (1.04%) Life Science
5 1 (1.04%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.04%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.29%) Windows
2 4 (4.17%) Unix
3 3 (3.13%) Android
3 3 (3.13%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.08%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.04%) Linux
5 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (19.79%) Test Automation
3 17 (17.71%) Test Management
4 14 (14.58%) Test Scripting
4 14 (14.58%) Test Strategy
5 11 (11.46%) Regression Testing
6 10 (10.42%) Integration Testing
6 10 (10.42%) System Integration Testing
7 9 (9.38%) Coaching
7 9 (9.38%) Migration
8 8 (8.33%) ITIL
9 7 (7.29%) Defect Management
9 7 (7.29%) Functional Testing
9 7 (7.29%) Project Management
9 7 (7.29%) Technical Analysis
9 7 (7.29%) Validation
10 6 (6.25%) Manual Testing
10 6 (6.25%) Performance Testing
10 6 (6.25%) Service Design
10 6 (6.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.63%) SQL
2 11 (11.46%) Java
3 4 (4.17%) Python
4 3 (3.13%) C++
4 3 (3.13%) Go
4 3 (3.13%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.13%) Scala
4 3 (3.13%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.08%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.04%) ActionScript
6 1 (1.04%) ActionScript 2.0
6 1 (1.04%) C
6 1 (1.04%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (9.38%) ISEB
2 7 (7.29%) Degree
3 5 (5.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.13%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.04%) ACCA
5 1 (1.04%) CIMA
5 1 (1.04%) CIPFA
5 1 (1.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (15.63%) QA
2 5 (5.21%) Actionable Recommendations
3 2 (2.08%) GxP
4 1 (1.04%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (1.04%) EMIR
4 1 (1.04%) PMO
Systems Management
1 3 (3.13%) Ansible
1 3 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (3.13%) Mesos
Vendors
1 12 (12.50%) Oracle
2 11 (11.46%) SAP
3 7 (7.29%) PeopleSoft
4 6 (6.25%) Microsoft
5 5 (5.21%) HP
6 3 (3.13%) Sitecore
7 2 (2.08%) Concur
7 2 (2.08%) IBM
8 1 (1.04%) JDA
8 1 (1.04%) RedPrairie
8 1 (1.04%) Sage
8 1 (1.04%) Sybase
8 1 (1.04%) Workday
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £100.00 - £140.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago