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 23 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)
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 44 27
Rank change year-on-year +14 -17  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 8 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 3.43% 1.58% 3.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.86% 1.88% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 8
Median daily rate £663 £388 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +70.96% +34.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £274 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £468 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year +12.35% -19.09%  

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 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 207 320 219
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 88.84% 84.21% 80.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 244 151
Median daily rate £475 £448 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.14% +11.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £335 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £725 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Median hourly rate £22.75 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.50% +12.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Sheffield over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 23 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
1 7 (63.64%) Test Strategy
2 6 (54.55%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (54.55%) Technical Analysis
2 6 (54.55%) Cyber Intelligence
2 6 (54.55%) OpenDNS
2 6 (54.55%) Maltego
2 6 (54.55%) SIEM
2 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
2 6 (54.55%) Tomcat
2 6 (54.55%) DNS
3 5 (45.45%) IBM
3 5 (45.45%) Manual Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Threat Intelligence
3 5 (45.45%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (36.36%) Project Planning
4 4 (36.36%) Intel
5 3 (27.27%) Finance
5 3 (27.27%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (18.18%) User Stories
6 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (18.18%) Banking
6 2 (18.18%) JCL
6 2 (18.18%) Mainframe
6 2 (18.18%) SQL
6 2 (18.18%) DB2

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (54.55%) Tomcat
2 1 (9.09%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 6 (54.55%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) Maltego
2 2 (18.18%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
1 1 (9.09%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Cyberthreat Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Mainframe Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Mainframe Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Security Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Mainframe
3 1 (9.09%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
1 7 (63.64%) Test Strategy
2 6 (54.55%) Cyber Intelligence
2 6 (54.55%) SIEM
2 6 (54.55%) Technical Analysis
2 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
3 5 (45.45%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 5 (45.45%) Manual Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Threat Intelligence
4 4 (36.36%) Project Planning
5 3 (27.27%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (18.18%) BDD
6 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Open Source
6 2 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (18.18%) User Stories
7 1 (9.09%) Cash Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) JCL
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) IBM
2 4 (36.36%) Intel