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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 56 40 39
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -1
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 32 38 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.76% 3.90% 3.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.27% 4.83% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 31 16
Average daily rate
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£350 £250 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -18.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £210 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £384 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
- +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £23.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +91.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.19 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-15.04% -35.79%
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
980 786 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 84.63% 80.62% 74.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 485 284
Average daily rate £375 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 16
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £16.35 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.40 £39.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 27 (39.71%) Finance
2 18 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (19.12%) Systems Analysis
5 12 (17.65%) ISEB
6 11 (16.18%) SQL
6 11 (16.18%) Integration Testing
7 10 (14.71%) Test Management
7 10 (14.71%) Test Scripting
8 8 (11.76%) Java
8 8 (11.76%) Logistics
8 8 (11.76%) ISTQB
9 7 (10.29%) Software Testing
9 7 (10.29%) Banking
9 7 (10.29%) PHP
10 6 (8.82%) MS Excel
10 6 (8.82%) System Testing
10 6 (8.82%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (7.35%) Git (software)
11 5 (7.35%) Puppet
11 5 (7.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (7.35%) Business Transformation
11 5 (7.35%) DevOps
11 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (7.35%) Regression Testing
11 5 (7.35%) Project Management
11 5 (7.35%) Python
11 5 (7.35%) Perl
11 5 (7.35%) E-Commerce
11 5 (7.35%) MS Office

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.47%) SAS
1 1 (1.47%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.35%) MS Office
3 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Maximo
2 1 (1.47%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.47%) DB2
1 1 (1.47%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.47%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.94%) JIRA
2 2 (2.94%) Selenium
2 2 (2.94%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.47%) Subversion
3 1 (1.47%) Toad
3 1 (1.47%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 27 (39.71%) Finance
2 7 (10.29%) Banking
3 5 (7.35%) Retail
3 5 (7.35%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.94%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.47%) Marketing
6 1 (1.47%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.47%) Publishing
6 1 (1.47%) Games
6 1 (1.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (51.47%) Analyst
2 19 (27.94%) Test Analyst
3 16 (23.53%) Business Analyst
4 7 (10.29%) Financial Business Analyst
5 6 (8.82%) Tester
5 6 (8.82%) Coordinator
5 6 (8.82%) Test Manager
6 5 (7.35%) UAT Analyst
6 5 (7.35%) UAT Test Analyst
6 5 (7.35%) Test Leader
6 5 (7.35%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Applications Packager
8 2 (2.94%) Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Support Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Project Manager
8 2 (2.94%) Manual Test Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) .NET Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Business Manager
8 2 (2.94%) UAT Tester
8 2 (2.94%) Business Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.41%) .NET
2 2 (2.94%) HTML
3 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.47%) Web Services
3 1 (1.47%) Ajax
3 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.94%) Replication
3 1 (1.47%) CMDB
3 1 (1.47%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.47%) NHS
3 1 (1.47%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (4.41%) Windows
3 2 (2.94%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.47%) Linux
4 1 (1.47%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (19.12%) Systems Analysis
4 11 (16.18%) Integration Testing
5 10 (14.71%) Test Management
5 10 (14.71%) Test Scripting
6 8 (11.76%) Logistics
7 7 (10.29%) Software Testing
8 6 (8.82%) System Testing
9 5 (7.35%) Business Transformation
9 5 (7.35%) DevOps
9 5 (7.35%) Regression Testing
9 5 (7.35%) E-Commerce
9 5 (7.35%) Project Management
10 4 (5.88%) Service Management
10 4 (5.88%) UML
10 4 (5.88%) ITSM
10 4 (5.88%) Business Analysis
10 4 (5.88%) Asset Management
10 4 (5.88%) Logistic Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.18%) SQL
2 8 (11.76%) Java
3 7 (10.29%) PHP
4 5 (7.35%) Perl
4 5 (7.35%) Python
4 5 (7.35%) Ruby
5 3 (4.41%) C#
6 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.47%) VBScript
7 1 (1.47%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (17.65%) ISEB
2 8 (11.76%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.88%) Degree
4 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.94%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (8.82%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (7.35%) Puppet
3 1 (1.47%) OpenView
Vendors
1 3 (4.41%) HP
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.47%) BMC
3 1 (1.47%) ION Trading
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle
3 1 (1.47%) SAP
3 1 (1.47%) IBM
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