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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Leicestershire / Leicester
Rank 31 22 25
Rank change year-on-year -9 +3  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicester 1.27% 2.03% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 2.63% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £233 £410 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.29% -6.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £340
% change year-on-year -6.25% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.75 £18.45
% change year-on-year +20.48% +12.46%  

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 126 114 100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester 79.75% 77.03% 64.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 50 55
Median daily rate £340 £325 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.61% -8.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 5
Median hourly rate £18.50 £38.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.25% +167.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £35.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £40.20 £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Leicester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Leicester over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in Leicester

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Leicester

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 24 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 Leicester region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) Unix
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Logistics
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) High Availability
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) User Stories
2 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Application Discovery
3 1 (16.67%) FNZ
3 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Confluence
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Smartphone
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) TickIT

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Digital Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Digital Business Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Software Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) UAT Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (16.67%) Smartphone
2 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
1 2 (33.33%) High Availability
1 2 (33.33%) Logistics
1 2 (33.33%) Scrum
1 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
1 2 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (16.67%) Application Discovery
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO 9001
1 1 (16.67%) TickIT
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Dell
2 1 (16.67%) FNZ
2 1 (16.67%) Wyse