Period
to 27 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for Operational Acceptance Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Operational Acceptance Testing over the 6 months to 27 February 2020 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.

Operational Acceptance Testing (OAT)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 141 192 176
Rank change year-on-year +51 -16 +9
Contract jobs citing Operational Acceptance Testing 2 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.068% 0.25% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.080% 0.29% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 8
Yorkshire median daily rate £435 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.00% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £332 £325 £322
90th Percentile £551 £425 £479
England median daily rate £425 £430 £400
% change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £21.00
England median hourly rate £44.80 £60.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -25.34% +185.71% -

Operational Acceptance Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,493 4,201 3,978
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 84.88% 86.92% 85.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,614 2,870 2,616
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £281 £275 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 102 123
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.41 £16.93 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.74% -11.06% +28.02%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.75 £10.55
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £41.50
England median hourly rate £23.66 £24.08 £24.02
% change year-on-year -1.73% +0.25% -3.92%

Operational Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings citing Operational Acceptance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Operational Acceptance Testing in Yorkshire

Operational Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Operational Acceptance Testing in Yorkshire

Operational Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Operational Acceptance Testing in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 27 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Operational Acceptance Testing in Yorkshire

Operational Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Operational Acceptance Testing in Yorkshire

Operational Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operational Acceptance Testing within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 27 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +38 2 £435 +16.00% 3
Operational Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Operational Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for Operational Acceptance Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) API Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (50.00%) Slack
2 1 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 1 (50.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (50.00%) Deployment Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Debt
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Confluence
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) PuTTY

Operational Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 1 (50.00%) Confluence
1 1 (50.00%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Business Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) API Testing
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) Deployment Automation
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Debt
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) WCAG
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Informatica
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle