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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 63 37 51
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +14
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 43 42 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.55% 4.11% 2.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.10% 5.08% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 35 11
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£320 £345 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £193 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +16.66%
User Acceptance Testing
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
1388 826 754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 82.47% 80.82% 79.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1004 548 413
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £530 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 16 28
Average hourly rate £15.25 £11.43 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.47% -74.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015, 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 21 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (20.69%) SQL
3 17 (19.54%) Oracle
3 17 (19.54%) SQL Server
3 17 (19.54%) QA
3 17 (19.54%) Manual Testing
4 13 (14.94%) Application Packaging
4 13 (14.94%) Windows
5 12 (13.79%) .NET
5 12 (13.79%) Finance
5 12 (13.79%) Test Strategy
5 12 (13.79%) System Integration Testing
5 12 (13.79%) Application Discovery
6 11 (12.64%) Test Management
7 10 (11.49%) C#
7 10 (11.49%) ISEB
7 10 (11.49%) Automation Testing
8 9 (10.34%) Project Management
8 9 (10.34%) System Testing
8 9 (10.34%) Integration Testing
9 8 (9.20%) JIRA
9 8 (9.20%) Software Testing
9 8 (9.20%) ISTQB
9 8 (9.20%) TDD
9 8 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (9.20%) Visual Studio
9 8 (9.20%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 7 (8.05%) Windows 7
10 7 (8.05%) BDD
10 7 (8.05%) Microsoft

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 5 (5.75%) IIS
2 4 (4.60%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.30%) Confluence
3 2 (2.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.15%) OpenEdge
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.15%) DHCP
1 1 (1.15%) FTP
1 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.15%) DNS
1 1 (1.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.54%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (5.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (9.20%) Visual Studio
1 8 (9.20%) JIRA
2 7 (8.05%) Selenium
3 6 (6.90%) SpecFlow
4 5 (5.75%) WebDriver
4 5 (5.75%) Cucumber
5 4 (4.60%) Zephyr
5 4 (4.60%) TeamCity
5 4 (4.60%) NUnit
6 2 (2.30%) AdminStudio
6 2 (2.30%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.15%) XMLSpy
7 1 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (13.79%) Finance
2 3 (3.45%) Retail
3 2 (2.30%) Marketing
3 2 (2.30%) Banking
4 1 (1.15%) Back Office
4 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (36.78%) Analyst
2 17 (19.54%) Test Analyst
3 11 (12.64%) Test Manager
4 9 (10.34%) Tester
5 7 (8.05%) Applications Support
6 6 (6.90%) Applications Specialist
6 6 (6.90%) Developer
6 6 (6.90%) Support Specialist
6 6 (6.90%) Test Leader
7 5 (5.75%) UAT Analyst
7 5 (5.75%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.60%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) Applications Support Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) .NET Developer
9 3 (3.45%) Agile Tester
9 3 (3.45%) Applications Packager
9 3 (3.45%) Senior Manager
9 3 (3.45%) Coordinator
10 2 (2.30%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.94%) Application Packaging
2 12 (13.79%) .NET
3 5 (5.75%) Gherkin
3 5 (5.75%) WinForms
4 2 (2.30%) SOAP
5 1 (1.15%) XML
5 1 (1.15%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.45%) NHS
1 3 (3.45%) IVR
2 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.15%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.94%) Windows
2 7 (8.05%) Windows 7
3 3 (3.45%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.15%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (19.54%) Manual Testing
3 12 (13.79%) Test Strategy
3 12 (13.79%) System Integration Testing
3 12 (13.79%) Application Discovery
4 11 (12.64%) Test Management
5 10 (11.49%) Automation Testing
6 9 (10.34%) System Testing
6 9 (10.34%) Integration Testing
6 9 (10.34%) Project Management
7 8 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (9.20%) TDD
7 8 (9.20%) Software Testing
7 8 (9.20%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 7 (8.05%) BDD
9 6 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (6.90%) Automated Testing
9 6 (6.90%) Business Analysis
9 6 (6.90%) Scrum
10 5 (5.75%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.69%) SQL
2 10 (11.49%) C#
3 6 (6.90%) PL/SQL
4 5 (5.75%) VB6
4 5 (5.75%) T-SQL
4 5 (5.75%) VB
5 1 (1.15%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.15%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.15%) Java
5 1 (1.15%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (11.49%) ISEB
2 8 (9.20%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.45%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.15%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (19.54%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.30%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.30%) XenApp
2 1 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (3.45%) OpenView
1 3 (3.45%) SCCM
2 2 (2.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (19.54%) Oracle
2 7 (8.05%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.75%) Citrix
4 4 (4.60%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (3.45%) HP
6 2 (2.30%) VMware