Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 126 73
Rank change year-on-year +31 -53 +20
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 112 94 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.11% 1.57% 2.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.54% 1.86% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 63 116
North West median daily rate £363 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +1.45% +15.00%
10th Percentile £225 £193 £250
90th Percentile £500 £494 £505
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £22.82 £34.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.41% -34.72% +158.89%
England median hourly rate £27.00 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +17.39% +2.22% +25.00%

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 4,418 5,042 6,758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.28% 84.31% 81.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,852 3,261 4,124
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £256 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £567
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 169 285
North West median hourly rate £23.17 £26.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.36% -17.71% +68.83%
10th Percentile £11.88 £12.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £56.25 £51.50 £51.80
England median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -1.76% +6.38% +17.50%

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 17 February 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 17 February 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
Cheshire +25 38 £425 +21.43% 15
Manchester -18 34 £340 +4.62% 20
Merseyside +23 18 £350 -27.08% 2
Lancashire +15 4 £520 +9.47% 4
Cumbria - 2 - -
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 29 (25.89%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (21.43%) Finance
2 24 (21.43%) Oracle
3 21 (18.75%) Test Scripting
4 18 (16.07%) Migration
5 17 (15.18%) SQL
5 17 (15.18%) Waterfall
6 16 (14.29%) System Testing
6 16 (14.29%) Business Analysis
7 15 (13.39%) Regression Testing
8 14 (12.50%) Banking
9 13 (11.61%) Data Migration
9 13 (11.61%) Test Automation
9 13 (11.61%) C#
10 12 (10.71%) SAP
10 12 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (10.71%) System Integration Testing
10 12 (10.71%) Scenario Testing
11 11 (9.82%) Business Process Mapping
12 10 (8.93%) Analytics
12 10 (8.93%) Project Management
12 10 (8.93%) .NET
12 10 (8.93%) Performance Testing
13 9 (8.04%) Security Cleared
13 9 (8.04%) JIRA
13 9 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (7.14%) Java
14 8 (7.14%) ISTQB
14 8 (7.14%) SC Cleared
14 8 (7.14%) Test Strategy

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 (0.89%) CICS
1 1 (0.89%) SAS
1 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.89%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 7 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.68%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (4.46%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (3.57%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (3.57%) SAP FI
4 3 (2.68%) HFM
4 3 (2.68%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (2.68%) SAP CO
4 3 (2.68%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (1.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (1.79%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (1.79%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (1.79%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (1.79%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (1.79%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (1.79%) SAP PLM
5 2 (1.79%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (1.79%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.89%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.89%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.57%) Oracle Service Cloud
1 4 (3.57%) Taleo
2 3 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.79%) Office 365
4 1 (0.89%) GitHub
4 1 (0.89%) Heroku
4 1 (0.89%) SaaS
4 1 (0.89%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 1 (0.89%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.79%) Firewall
1 2 (1.79%) Internet
2 1 (0.89%) BGP
2 1 (0.89%) EIGRP
2 1 (0.89%) MPLS
2 1 (0.89%) NGN
2 1 (0.89%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (0.89%) SMS
2 1 (0.89%) VoIP
2 1 (0.89%) VPN
2 1 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.46%) Oracle BI EE
1 5 (4.46%) Oracle ODI
1 5 (4.46%) Relational Database
2 4 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.68%) MS Access
3 3 (2.68%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.89%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.89%) QlikView
4 1 (0.89%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (8.04%) JIRA
2 7 (6.25%) Selenium
3 6 (5.36%) SpecFlow
4 5 (4.46%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (3.57%) Cucumber
5 4 (3.57%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.68%) JMeter
6 3 (2.68%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (2.68%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.79%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.89%) Gatling
8 1 (0.89%) MSTest
8 1 (0.89%) NUnit
8 1 (0.89%) SilkTest
8 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.89%) Toad
8 1 (0.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (21.43%) Finance
2 14 (12.50%) Banking
3 6 (5.36%) Retail
4 5 (4.46%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.79%) Advertising
5 2 (1.79%) Front Office
5 2 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.79%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.89%) Back Office
6 1 (0.89%) Marketing
6 1 (0.89%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (47.32%) Analyst
2 21 (18.75%) Test Analyst
3 20 (17.86%) Business Analyst
4 15 (13.39%) Consultant
5 12 (10.71%) Developer
5 12 (10.71%) Test Manager
6 10 (8.93%) Lead Business Analyst
7 7 (6.25%) Functional Consultant
7 7 (6.25%) Oracle Consultant
8 5 (4.46%) Agile Business Analyst
8 5 (4.46%) Cloud Consultant
8 5 (4.46%) Oracle Functional Consultant
9 4 (3.57%) Project Manager
9 4 (3.57%) SAP Analyst
9 4 (3.57%) SAP Consultant
10 3 (2.68%) Data Analyst
10 3 (2.68%) IT Manager
10 3 (2.68%) Test Leader
10 3 (2.68%) UAT Test Analyst
10 3 (2.68%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.93%) .NET
2 6 (5.36%) ASP.NET
2 6 (5.36%) jQuery
3 5 (4.46%) CSS
3 5 (4.46%) HTML
4 4 (3.57%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (3.57%) Web Services
5 3 (2.68%) REST
5 3 (2.68%) SOAP
6 2 (1.79%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.89%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.89%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.89%) HTML5
7 1 (0.89%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.89%) Mason
7 1 (0.89%) Reactive Extensions
7 1 (0.89%) RequireJS
7 1 (0.89%) SAP PI
7 1 (0.89%) SignalR
7 1 (0.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.57%) Mobile Banking
2 4 (3.57%) Smartphone
3 3 (2.68%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.68%) FMCG
4 2 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (1.79%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.79%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.89%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.89%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.89%) EPoS
5 1 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.89%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.89%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.89%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.89%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.89%) User Experience
5 1 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.57%) Unix
2 2 (1.79%) Linux
2 2 (1.79%) Windows
3 1 (0.89%) Android
3 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.89%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (25.89%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (18.75%) Test Scripting
3 18 (16.07%) Migration
4 17 (15.18%) Waterfall
5 16 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 16 (14.29%) System Testing
6 15 (13.39%) Regression Testing
7 13 (11.61%) Data Migration
7 13 (11.61%) Test Automation
8 12 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (10.71%) Scenario Testing
8 12 (10.71%) System Integration Testing
9 11 (9.82%) Business Process Mapping
10 10 (8.93%) Analytics
10 10 (8.93%) Performance Testing
10 10 (8.93%) Project Management
11 9 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (7.14%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 8 (7.14%) Test Strategy
13 7 (6.25%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 17 (15.18%) SQL
2 13 (11.61%) C#
3 8 (7.14%) Java
4 7 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 7 (6.25%) PL/SQL
4 7 (6.25%) VBScript
5 6 (5.36%) VB
6 3 (2.68%) F#
7 2 (1.79%) ABAP
7 2 (1.79%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.89%) COBOL
8 1 (0.89%) Ruby
8 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.89%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (8.04%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 8 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.25%) ISEB
4 2 (1.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (1.79%) MCSA
4 2 (1.79%) MCSE
4 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.89%) ACCA
5 1 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.89%) CIMA
5 1 (0.89%) Degree
5 1 (0.89%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.89%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.46%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.57%) QA
3 3 (2.68%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.79%) GDPR
4 2 (1.79%) MiFID
5 1 (0.89%) GAAP
5 1 (0.89%) PMO
Systems Management
1 7 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (21.43%) Oracle
2 12 (10.71%) SAP
3 4 (3.57%) HP
3 4 (3.57%) Hyperion
3 4 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.68%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (1.79%) BT
5 2 (1.79%) Cisco
5 2 (1.79%) Cognos
5 2 (1.79%) Concur
5 2 (1.79%) Fortinet
5 2 (1.79%) Sage
5 2 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.79%) Tableau
6 1 (0.89%) Capita
6 1 (0.89%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.89%) F5
6 1 (0.89%) IBM
6 1 (0.89%) Juniper
6 1 (0.89%) Progress