The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northampton 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 22 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)
Northamptonshire / Northampton
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 32 22
Rank change year-on-year +8 -10  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 2 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 0.83% 1.32% 3.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 1.46% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
Median daily rate £500 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +6.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.25 £31.75
% change year-on-year +12.35% -29.92%  

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 Northampton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Northampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 202 206 163
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 83.47% 90.75% 71.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 155 121
Median daily rate £420 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Median hourly rate £10.50 £11.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.69% -39.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Northampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northampton 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 Northampton

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Northampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Northampton

For the 6 months to 22 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 Northampton region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) Banking
2 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (23.08%) Project Management
3 3 (23.08%) Test Management
4 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Stress Testing
4 2 (15.38%) IAS 39
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (15.38%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (15.38%) JD Edwards
4 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 2 (15.38%) Financial Institution
4 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
4 2 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Planning and Forecasting
4 2 (15.38%) IFRS
4 2 (15.38%) IFRS 9
4 2 (15.38%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Data Structures
5 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Bug Management
5 1 (7.69%) Data Transformation
5 1 (7.69%) Business Process Mapping
5 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northampton 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 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (7.69%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) FTP
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
1 1 (7.69%) Selenium
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Financial Institution
4 1 (7.69%) General Ledger
4 1 (7.69%) Local Government
4 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Business Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Banking Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Banking Business Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Data Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Credit Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Credit Risk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) ERP Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Financials Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Structures
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Credit Risk
2 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (23.08%) Project Management
2 3 (23.08%) Test Management
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Planning and Forecasting
3 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
3 2 (15.38%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Stress Testing
3 2 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) IAS 39
1 2 (15.38%) IFRS
1 2 (15.38%) IFRS 9
2 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) JD Edwards
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle