The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax 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 28 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.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
West Yorkshire / Halifax
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 19 24
Rank change year-on-year +6 +5  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 6.67% 2.13% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.69% 2.74% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Median daily rate £295 £403 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.70% +15.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.75 £18.90
% change year-on-year +20.48% +9.78%  

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 Halifax with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Halifax
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 65 73 144
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 86.67% 77.66% 84.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 62 114
Median daily rate £413 £383 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.84% -3.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £309 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -77.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Halifax 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 Halifax

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Halifax

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Halifax over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in Halifax

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 28 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 Halifax region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 10 (71.43%) QA
2 9 (64.29%) Test Scripting
3 8 (57.14%) SOAP
3 8 (57.14%) SoapUI
4 7 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Groovy
5 5 (35.71%) Banking
6 4 (28.57%) Retail
6 4 (28.57%) Finance
7 3 (21.43%) Retail Banking
7 3 (21.43%) Virtual Team
8 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
8 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (14.29%) ATM
9 1 (7.14%) ISEB
9 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
9 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
9 1 (7.14%) ETL
9 1 (7.14%) Data Management
9 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
9 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
9 1 (7.14%) Validation
9 1 (7.14%) Migration
9 1 (7.14%) Credit Risk
9 1 (7.14%) Release Management
9 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 1 (7.14%) Project Governance
9 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
9 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Halifax 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 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) ATM
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (35.71%) Banking
2 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Retail
3 3 (21.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Analyst
2 9 (64.29%) Test Analyst
3 8 (57.14%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Defect Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Lead Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Programme Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Virtual Team
2 1 (7.14%) Credit Risk
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Test Scripting
2 7 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
3 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Data Management
4 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.14%) ETL
4 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Project Governance
4 1 (7.14%) Release Management
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (7.14%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
4 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (71.43%) QA