The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 79 82 67
Rank change year-on-year +3 -15  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 23 28 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.69% 1.45% 2.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 1.75% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 32
Median daily rate £323 £450 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.33% +44.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £550 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £340
% change year-on-year -6.25% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £21.00 £9.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +127.02%  
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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1153 1602 1538
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 84.53% 82.83% 85.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 1121 983
Median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 38 38
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.46% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £9.12 £10.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £21.50 £35.85
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 West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in West Yorkshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in West Yorkshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in West Yorkshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +2 16 £325 -27.77% 10
Halifax +5 5 £295 -26.70%
Pudsey - 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
Yorkshire

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 17 (36.96%) Finance
2 15 (32.61%) Test Scripting
3 14 (30.43%) Manual Testing
4 12 (26.09%) QA
5 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (23.91%) SQL
5 11 (23.91%) Oracle
6 9 (19.57%) SOAP
6 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
7 8 (17.39%) .NET
7 8 (17.39%) SoapUI
7 8 (17.39%) Test Strategy
8 7 (15.22%) Groovy
8 7 (15.22%) Software Testing
8 7 (15.22%) ISTQB
8 7 (15.22%) ISEB
8 7 (15.22%) Scrum
9 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
9 6 (13.04%) Banking
9 6 (13.04%) Degree
9 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (13.04%) Exploratory Testing
10 5 (10.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (10.87%) Database Theory
10 5 (10.87%) BDD
10 5 (10.87%) SpecFlow
10 5 (10.87%) Functional Testing
10 5 (10.87%) Automation Testing
10 5 (10.87%) Automated Testing

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.17%) Confluence
2 1 (2.17%) PowerExchange
2 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.17%) MS Office
3 1 (2.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) MS Access
2 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.17%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (17.39%) SoapUI
2 5 (10.87%) SpecFlow
3 4 (8.70%) JIRA
4 3 (6.52%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (4.35%) Bitbucket
5 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.35%) MSBuild
6 1 (2.17%) Selenium
6 1 (2.17%) Zephyr
General
1 17 (36.96%) Finance
2 6 (13.04%) Banking
3 4 (8.70%) Retail
4 3 (6.52%) Retail Banking
5 2 (4.35%) Legal
5 2 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (34.78%) Analyst
2 10 (21.74%) Test Analyst
3 8 (17.39%) Automation Test Analyst
3 8 (17.39%) Tester
4 6 (13.04%) Developer
4 6 (13.04%) Test Manager
5 4 (8.70%) Business Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Business Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Manual Test Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Administrator
7 2 (4.35%) Contracts Manager
7 2 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Digital Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) ERP Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Finance Manager
7 2 (4.35%) HR Manager
7 2 (4.35%) UAT Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) UAT Tester
8 1 (2.17%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.57%) SOAP
2 8 (17.39%) .NET
3 5 (10.87%) ActiveX
3 5 (10.87%) ADO
3 5 (10.87%) DAO
4 2 (4.35%) .NET Core
5 1 (2.17%) Middleware
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.70%) NHS
3 3 (6.52%) Virtual Team
4 2 (4.35%) Derivative
4 2 (4.35%) Tandem
5 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.17%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.17%) EMC Centera
5 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) Unix
1 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) Test Scripting
2 14 (30.43%) Manual Testing
3 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (17.39%) Test Strategy
5 7 (15.22%) Scrum
5 7 (15.22%) Software Testing
6 6 (13.04%) Exploratory Testing
6 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (10.87%) Automated Testing
7 5 (10.87%) Automation Testing
7 5 (10.87%) BDD
7 5 (10.87%) Database Theory
7 5 (10.87%) Functional Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (8.70%) Project Management
9 3 (6.52%) Data Modelling
9 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce
9 3 (6.52%) ERP
9 3 (6.52%) Software Engineering
9 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) SQL
2 7 (15.22%) Groovy
3 5 (10.87%) VB
3 5 (10.87%) VBA
4 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.17%) C#
5 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) ISEB
1 7 (15.22%) ISTQB
2 6 (13.04%) Degree
3 5 (10.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (26.09%) QA
2 2 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 11 (23.91%) Oracle
2 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.87%) SAP
4 2 (4.35%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.17%) EMC
5 1 (2.17%) Informatica
5 1 (2.17%) Sage
5 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.17%) Siebel