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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
England / North West
Rank 80 68 77
Rank change year-on-year -12 +9  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 48 95 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.87% 2.48% 2.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.27% 3.00% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 48 33
Median daily rate £363 £406 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.76% +9.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £268 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £345
% change year-on-year -6.25% +15.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £21.20 - £15.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £18.45
% change year-on-year +21.95% +11.11%  

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 2113 3163 2829
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.35% 82.43% 78.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1340 1915 1539
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 122 127
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing User Acceptance Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 -8 31 £350 -17.64% 11
Merseyside +7 7 £453 -
Cheshire +14 6 £450 +10.76% 3
Lancashire +16 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
England

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 35 (35.35%) Finance
2 26 (26.26%) SQL
3 25 (25.25%) Test Scripting
4 22 (22.22%) QA
5 20 (20.20%) JIRA
5 20 (20.20%) Java
6 18 (18.18%) Test Management
7 17 (17.17%) Selenium
8 16 (16.16%) Oracle
9 15 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (15.15%) Defect Management
10 14 (14.14%) XML
11 13 (13.13%) Jenkins
12 11 (11.11%) ISEB
12 11 (11.11%) Regression Testing
12 11 (11.11%) Migration
12 11 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (10.10%) SQL Server
13 10 (10.10%) Integration Testing
13 10 (10.10%) High Availability
13 10 (10.10%) Test Strategy
14 9 (9.09%) QA Automation
14 9 (9.09%) PL/SQL
15 8 (8.08%) TDD
15 8 (8.08%) Automated Testing
15 8 (8.08%) BDD
16 7 (7.07%) Waterfall
16 7 (7.07%) Functional Testing
16 7 (7.07%) System Integration Testing
16 7 (7.07%) AngularJS

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related 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 5 (5.05%) WebSphere
2 4 (4.04%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.02%) CMS
3 2 (2.02%) SAS
3 2 (2.02%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.01%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (5.05%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (3.03%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.02%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.01%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (6.06%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.03%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (3.03%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (3.03%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (3.03%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (1.01%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.01%) Magento
3 1 (1.01%) Sage X3
3 1 (1.01%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.01%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.01%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.03%) Office 365
2 2 (2.02%) GitHub
2 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.04%) LDAP
2 2 (2.02%) Internet
3 1 (1.01%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.10%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (5.05%) Oracle BI EE
3 5 (5.05%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (3.03%) DB2
4 3 (3.03%) OLAP
4 3 (3.03%) Oracle OLAP
5 2 (2.02%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.01%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.01%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (1.01%) MS Access
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (20.20%) JIRA
2 17 (17.17%) Selenium
3 13 (13.13%) Jenkins
4 6 (6.06%) WebDriver
5 4 (4.04%) Git (software)
5 4 (4.04%) JUnit
5 4 (4.04%) Subversion
6 3 (3.03%) Eclipse
6 3 (3.03%) HP UFT
6 3 (3.03%) JMeter
6 3 (3.03%) LoadRunner
6 3 (3.03%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.02%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.02%) IntelliJ
7 2 (2.02%) Log4j
7 2 (2.02%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.02%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.02%) TestNG
8 1 (1.01%) Toad
General
1 35 (35.35%) Finance
2 7 (7.07%) Banking
3 5 (5.05%) Retail
4 3 (3.03%) Legal
5 2 (2.02%) Games
5 2 (2.02%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.01%) Advertising
6 1 (1.01%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (40.40%) Analyst
2 17 (17.17%) Test Analyst
3 16 (16.16%) Developer
4 12 (12.12%) Tester
5 9 (9.09%) Business Analyst
6 8 (8.08%) Test Manager
7 7 (7.07%) Automation Engineer
7 7 (7.07%) Java Developer
7 7 (7.07%) Report Analyst
8 6 (6.06%) Java Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) QA Automation Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) QA Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) Designer
9 5 (5.05%) UX Designer
10 4 (4.04%) Automation Tester
10 4 (4.04%) Finance Business Analyst
10 4 (4.04%) Java WebSphere Developer
10 4 (4.04%) QA Tester
10 4 (4.04%) Senior Test Analyst
10 4 (4.04%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.14%) XML
2 7 (7.07%) .NET
2 7 (7.07%) AngularJS
2 7 (7.07%) SOAP
3 6 (6.06%) Spring
3 6 (6.06%) Web Services
3 6 (6.06%) WSDL
4 5 (5.05%) CSS
4 5 (5.05%) HTML
5 4 (4.04%) CSS3
5 4 (4.04%) HTML5
5 4 (4.04%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (3.03%) EJB
6 3 (3.03%) Hibernate
6 3 (3.03%) J2EE
6 3 (3.03%) JDBC
6 3 (3.03%) POJO
6 3 (3.03%) RESTful
6 3 (3.03%) Spring Boot
6 3 (3.03%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.06%) User Experience
2 5 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.03%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.03%) NHS
3 3 (3.03%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.02%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.02%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.01%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.01%) FMCG
5 1 (1.01%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.01%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.01%) Life Science
5 1 (1.01%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.01%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.05%) Windows
2 4 (4.04%) Android
2 4 (4.04%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.03%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.01%) Linux
4 1 (1.01%) Unix
4 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.01%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (25.25%) Test Scripting
2 18 (18.18%) Test Management
3 15 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (15.15%) Defect Management
4 11 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (11.11%) Migration
4 11 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 10 (10.10%) High Availability
5 10 (10.10%) Integration Testing
5 10 (10.10%) Test Strategy
6 9 (9.09%) QA Automation
7 8 (8.08%) Automated Testing
7 8 (8.08%) BDD
7 8 (8.08%) TDD
8 7 (7.07%) Data Migration
8 7 (7.07%) Functional Testing
8 7 (7.07%) Software Engineering
8 7 (7.07%) System Integration Testing
8 7 (7.07%) Validation
8 7 (7.07%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 26 (26.26%) SQL
2 20 (20.20%) Java
3 9 (9.09%) PL/SQL
4 6 (6.06%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.04%) Ruby
6 2 (2.02%) C#
6 2 (2.02%) VBA
7 1 (1.01%) ActionScript
7 1 (1.01%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (1.01%) C
7 1 (1.01%) PHP
7 1 (1.01%) Progress 4GL
7 1 (1.01%) Python
7 1 (1.01%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.01%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (11.11%) ISEB
2 4 (4.04%) Degree
3 2 (2.02%) HND
3 2 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.02%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.01%) ACCA
4 1 (1.01%) CIMA
4 1 (1.01%) CIPFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (22.22%) QA
2 6 (6.06%) Data Quality
3 5 (5.05%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (1.01%) GxP
Systems Management
1 3 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.01%) Ansible
2 1 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.01%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (16.16%) Oracle
2 5 (5.05%) SAP
3 4 (4.04%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.04%) MicroStrategy
3 4 (4.04%) PeopleSoft
4 3 (3.03%) HP
5 2 (2.02%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.02%) Teradata
6 1 (1.01%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.01%) IBM
6 1 (1.01%) Progress
6 1 (1.01%) Saba
6 1 (1.01%) Sage
6 1 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.01%) WorldPay
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