Period
to 16 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 16 December 2019 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)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
16 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 86 106 100
Rank change year-on-year +20 -6 +25
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 76 97 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.21% 1.96% 2.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.54% 2.25% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 56 63
Yorkshire median daily rate £378 £345 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.42% -8.00% -
10th Percentile £288 £244 £261
90th Percentile £548 £438 £575
England median daily rate £438 £440 £425
% change year-on-year -0.57% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% - -
England median hourly rate £45.75 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +66.36% +10.00% +13.64%

User 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 2,991 4,318 3,806
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 87.10% 87.23% 85.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,013 2,945 2,511
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £415 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +1.22% +2.50%
10th Percentile £275 £281 £258
90th Percentile £575 £574 £550
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 116 103
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +9.85%
10th Percentile £10.51 £10.96 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £41.50 £40.00
England median hourly rate £23.43 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +6.48% -12.00% +8.70%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in Yorkshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Yorkshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 16 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in Yorkshire

User 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 User Acceptance Testing in Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Yorkshire

User 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 User Acceptance Testing within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 16 December 2019. 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 +15 52 £396 +13.07% 14
South Yorkshire +18 19 £350 +11.55% 4
North Yorkshire -3 3 - - 8
East Yorkshire +2 2 - - 2
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing User 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 User Acceptance Testing.

1 32 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (23.68%) Test Scripting
2 18 (23.68%) Test Strategy
3 15 (19.74%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (18.42%) SAP
5 12 (15.79%) SQL
5 12 (15.79%) JIRA
6 11 (14.47%) Manual Testing
6 11 (14.47%) Unit Testing
6 11 (14.47%) Analytics
6 11 (14.47%) Finance
7 10 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (11.84%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (11.84%) Oracle
8 9 (11.84%) Windows
8 9 (11.84%) Microsoft Excel
8 9 (11.84%) Regression Testing
8 9 (11.84%) Scrum
8 9 (11.84%) System Integration Testing
8 9 (11.84%) Test Automation
9 8 (10.53%) Visualisation
9 8 (10.53%) Defect Management
9 8 (10.53%) DevOps
9 8 (10.53%) Retail
10 7 (9.21%) Change Management
10 7 (9.21%) Waterfall
10 7 (9.21%) Performance Testing
10 7 (9.21%) System Testing
10 7 (9.21%) Scenario Testing
11 6 (7.89%) Acceptance Criteria

User 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 4 (5.26%) Confluence
2 2 (2.63%) Drupal
2 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.63%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.32%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (11.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (5.26%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.32%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 6 (7.89%) SAP IBP
2 5 (6.58%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (3.95%) Oracle CRM
3 3 (3.95%) SAP BPC
4 2 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (2.63%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (2.63%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (1.32%) SAP HCM
5 1 (1.32%) SAP MM
5 1 (1.32%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.58%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (3.95%) Azure
2 3 (3.95%) Power Platform
3 2 (2.63%) GitHub
3 2 (2.63%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) Internet
1 2 (2.63%) Skype
1 2 (2.63%) WebEx
2 1 (1.32%) Network Security
2 1 (1.32%) VPN
2 1 (1.32%) WAN
2 1 (1.32%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.95%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (3.95%) Power BI
3 2 (2.63%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 2 (2.63%) MySQL
3 2 (2.63%) SAP HANA
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.32%) Data Mart
4 1 (1.32%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (1.32%) GIS
4 1 (1.32%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (15.79%) JIRA
2 6 (7.89%) Jenkins
3 5 (6.58%) JMeter
3 5 (6.58%) Selenium
4 4 (5.26%) Appium
4 4 (5.26%) Cucumber
4 4 (5.26%) FitNesse
4 4 (5.26%) JBehave
4 4 (5.26%) JUnit
4 4 (5.26%) REST Assured
4 4 (5.26%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.63%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.63%) GitLab
5 2 (2.63%) Gradle
5 2 (2.63%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.63%) SonarQube
5 2 (2.63%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.32%) InstallShield
6 1 (1.32%) MSI
6 1 (1.32%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (14.47%) Finance
2 8 (10.53%) Retail
3 5 (6.58%) Banking
4 2 (2.63%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (27.63%) Analyst
2 15 (19.74%) Consultant
3 13 (17.11%) SAP Consultant
4 11 (14.47%) Test Analyst
5 10 (13.16%) Business Analyst
6 6 (7.89%) Test Leader
7 5 (6.58%) Project Manager
7 5 (6.58%) Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Test Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Test Manager
7 5 (6.58%) Tester
8 4 (5.26%) Business Test Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Developer
10 2 (2.63%) Administrator
10 2 (2.63%) Business Intelligence Consultant
10 2 (2.63%) DBA
10 2 (2.63%) IT Manager
10 2 (2.63%) Operations Manager
10 2 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
10 2 (2.63%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.58%) SOAP
2 4 (5.26%) REST
2 4 (5.26%) Web Services
3 2 (2.63%) Gherkin
3 2 (2.63%) Node.js
3 2 (2.63%) SAP Fiori
3 2 (2.63%) SAP PI
4 1 (1.32%) .NET
4 1 (1.32%) CSS
4 1 (1.32%) HTML
4 1 (1.32%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.74%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.26%) User Experience
3 3 (3.95%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (3.95%) W3C
4 1 (1.32%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.32%) Lidar
4 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.32%) PMI
4 1 (1.32%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.84%) Windows
2 4 (5.26%) Android
2 4 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 4 (5.26%) Mac OS
3 1 (1.32%) AIX
3 1 (1.32%) Unix
3 1 (1.32%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (23.68%) Test Scripting
2 18 (23.68%) Test Strategy
3 11 (14.47%) Analytics
3 11 (14.47%) Manual Testing
3 11 (14.47%) Unit Testing
4 10 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (11.84%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (11.84%) Regression Testing
5 9 (11.84%) Scrum
5 9 (11.84%) System Integration Testing
5 9 (11.84%) Test Automation
6 8 (10.53%) Defect Management
6 8 (10.53%) DevOps
6 8 (10.53%) Visualisation
7 7 (9.21%) Change Management
7 7 (9.21%) Performance Testing
7 7 (9.21%) Scenario Testing
7 7 (9.21%) System Testing
7 7 (9.21%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.79%) SQL
2 6 (7.89%) ABAP
3 4 (5.26%) Java
3 4 (5.26%) PHP
4 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.63%) VB
5 1 (1.32%) Apple Swift
5 1 (1.32%) C
5 1 (1.32%) C#
5 1 (1.32%) Kotlin
5 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (3.95%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.63%) Degree
2 2 (2.63%) ISEB
2 2 (2.63%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.63%) PMP
3 1 (1.32%) CBAP
3 1 (1.32%) CISM
3 1 (1.32%) CISSP
3 1 (1.32%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.89%) QA
2 4 (5.26%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.63%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.63%) SLA
4 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.32%) Firmware
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.95%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.63%) SCCM
3 1 (1.32%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 14 (18.42%) SAP
2 9 (11.84%) Oracle
3 6 (7.89%) Ariba
4 5 (6.58%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (3.95%) HP
7 2 (2.63%) Google
8 1 (1.32%) BMC
8 1 (1.32%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.32%) Cisco
8 1 (1.32%) ForeScout
8 1 (1.32%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.32%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.32%) Qualys
8 1 (1.32%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.32%) UiPath