The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
Rank 47 47 23
Rank change year-on-year 0 -24  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 3 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 0.80% 1.15% 2.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 1.43% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £368 £250 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.00% -13.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £250 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £250 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £340
% change year-on-year -6.25% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £18.45
% change year-on-year +21.95% +11.11%  

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 Sheffield with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Sheffield
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 302 349 204
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 80.11% 80.60% 80.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 233 130
Median daily rate £445 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.11% +38.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £723 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 10
Median hourly rate £11.50 £14.00 £22.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.85% -38.79%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Sheffield 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 Sheffield

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Sheffield

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 25 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 4 (57.14%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) DAO
2 2 (28.57%) Test Management
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) JCL
2 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) VB
2 2 (28.57%) VBA
2 2 (28.57%) DB2
2 2 (28.57%) SAP
2 2 (28.57%) ADO
2 2 (28.57%) ActiveX
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (28.57%) MS Access
2 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Database Theory
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield 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:

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) DB2
1 2 (28.57%) MS Access
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Business Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Coordinator
3 1 (14.29%) ERP Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Rollout Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Coordinator
3 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) ActiveX
1 2 (28.57%) ADO
1 2 (28.57%) DAO
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
2 1 (14.29%) Tandem
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (28.57%) Database Theory
2 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) Test Management
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Cash Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) JCL
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
1 2 (28.57%) VB
1 2 (28.57%) VBA
2 1 (14.29%) C
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) SAP