The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 40 35 45
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 40 41 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.62% 4.48% 3.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.72% 5.68% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 24 17
Average daily rate
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£345 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £250 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £23.25 £17.38
% change year-on-year
-38.70% +33.81%
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West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
848 722 842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 76.67% 78.82% 78.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 567 415 450
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 12
Average hourly rate £13.50 £45.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +221.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £15.00 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £80.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Leeds region.

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Acceptance Testing.

1 26 (34.21%) Finance
2 19 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (21.05%) ISEB
4 13 (17.11%) Test Scripting
4 13 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (14.47%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (14.47%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (13.16%) Retail
6 10 (13.16%) Systems Analysis
6 10 (13.16%) Business Analysis
6 10 (13.16%) Software Testing
6 10 (13.16%) Degree
6 10 (13.16%) Project Management
7 9 (11.84%) Windows
7 9 (11.84%) E-Commerce
7 9 (11.84%) ISTQB
8 7 (9.21%) Manual Testing
8 7 (9.21%) QA
8 7 (9.21%) Selenium
8 7 (9.21%) Banking
8 7 (9.21%) Scrum
8 7 (9.21%) Waterfall
8 7 (9.21%) Test Planning
8 7 (9.21%) Test Strategy
8 7 (9.21%) Functional Testing
9 6 (7.89%) Automation Testing
9 6 (7.89%) Windows 7
9 6 (7.89%) Telecoms
9 6 (7.89%) Automated Testing
10 5 (6.58%) HP

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Acceptance Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.32%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) MS Office
1 2 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.95%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.32%) MySQL
3 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (9.21%) Selenium
2 4 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.63%) Behat
3 2 (2.63%) TestDirector
3 2 (2.63%) JIRA
4 1 (1.32%) Toad
4 1 (1.32%) Dreamweaver
General
1 26 (34.21%) Finance
2 10 (13.16%) Retail
3 7 (9.21%) Banking
4 6 (7.89%) Telecoms
5 4 (5.26%) Back Office
6 2 (2.63%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.32%) Marketing
7 1 (1.32%) Legal
7 1 (1.32%) Publishing
7 1 (1.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 44 (57.89%) Analyst
2 23 (30.26%) Test Analyst
3 20 (26.32%) Business Analyst
4 8 (10.53%) Test Manager
5 7 (9.21%) Systems Analyst
5 7 (9.21%) UAT Analyst
5 7 (9.21%) UAT Test Analyst
6 6 (7.89%) Developer
7 5 (6.58%) Financial Business Analyst
7 5 (6.58%) Test Leader
8 4 (5.26%) Functional Test Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) Telecoms Business Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) Agile Business Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) Functional Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) Business Manager
8 4 (5.26%) Tester
9 3 (3.95%) Coordinator
9 3 (3.95%) Business Systems Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Lead Developer
9 3 (3.95%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.95%) .NET
2 2 (2.63%) HTML
2 2 (2.63%) Web Services
3 1 (1.32%) LAMP
3 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.32%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.32%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.63%) NHS
2 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.84%) Windows
2 6 (7.89%) Windows 7
3 3 (3.95%) Linux
4 2 (2.63%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (17.11%) Test Scripting
3 11 (14.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (13.16%) Systems Analysis
4 10 (13.16%) Business Analysis
4 10 (13.16%) Software Testing
4 10 (13.16%) Project Management
5 9 (11.84%) E-Commerce
6 7 (9.21%) Scrum
6 7 (9.21%) Manual Testing
6 7 (9.21%) Waterfall
6 7 (9.21%) Test Strategy
6 7 (9.21%) Functional Testing
6 7 (9.21%) Test Planning
7 6 (7.89%) Automation Testing
7 6 (7.89%) Automated Testing
8 5 (6.58%) Integration Testing
9 4 (5.26%) Test Management
9 4 (5.26%) Change Control
9 4 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.58%) Java
2 4 (5.26%) SQL
3 3 (3.95%) PHP
4 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.32%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.32%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (21.05%) ISEB
2 10 (13.16%) Degree
3 9 (11.84%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.21%) QA
2 3 (3.95%) SLA
Systems Management
1 11 (14.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (6.58%) HP
2 1 (1.32%) CheckPoint
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle