The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicester 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 26 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)
Leicestershire / Leicester
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 23 25
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 5 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicester 3.18% 2.65% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.10% 3.54% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Median daily rate - £350 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +7.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year +11.11% -9.09%  

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 Leicester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Leicester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 122 113 114
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester 77.71% 74.83% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 67 76
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +191.66% -4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £11.53 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.20 £13.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicester 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 Leicester

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Leicester

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Leicester

For the 6 months to 26 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 Leicester region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 3 (42.86%) TickIT
1 3 (42.86%) Logistics
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
1 3 (42.86%) Unix
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
1 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
1 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
1 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (42.86%) High Availability
1 3 (42.86%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) SaaS
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) SDLC
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (28.57%) ISO 9001
2 2 (28.57%) GxP
3 1 (14.29%) Dell
3 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicester 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Software Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Software Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Test Leader
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 1 (14.29%) Smartphone
2 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
1 3 (42.86%) Unix
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
1 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
1 3 (42.86%) High Availability
1 3 (42.86%) Logistics
1 3 (42.86%) Scenario Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
2 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Application Discovery
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) TickIT
2 2 (28.57%) GxP
2 2 (28.57%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (14.29%) Dell
3 1 (14.29%) FNZ
3 1 (14.29%) Wyse