Period
to 21 May 2018

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 21 May 2018 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 114 106
Rank change year-on-year +4 -8 -38
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 89 72 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.85% 1.70% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 2.02% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 56 72
Yorkshire median daily rate £335 £343 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.19% -11.04% +18.46%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £252
90th Percentile £553 £448 £500
England median daily rate £425 £420 £413
% change year-on-year +1.19% +1.82% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Yorkshire median hourly rate £33.50 £18.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.11% +46.94% +32.43%
10th Percentile £33.25 £18.00 £11.63
90th Percentile £33.75 £18.00 £21.00
England median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% +19.05% +11.11%

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 4,151 3,570 4,778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 86.28% 84.34% 84.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,745 2,291 3,256
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £270 £263 £273
90th Percentile £538 £556 £575
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 88 114
Yorkshire median hourly rate £21.33 £13.50 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.96% -13.60% -6.55%
10th Percentile £10.75 £8.41 £10.20
90th Percentile £44.55 £33.02 £38.75
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £23.20
% change year-on-year -12.00% +7.76% +8.41%

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 21 May 2018.

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 21 May 2018. 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 -13 63 £325 -3.70% 10
South Yorkshire +9 21 £400 +17.22% 4
North Yorkshire -1 4 £315 -10.00% 3
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 2018, 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 31 (34.83%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (25.84%) SQL
3 22 (24.72%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (23.60%) JIRA
5 16 (17.98%) Test Scripting
6 13 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (14.61%) Microsoft
6 13 (14.61%) Migration
6 13 (14.61%) Scrum
7 12 (13.48%) Finance
7 12 (13.48%) Python
7 12 (13.48%) Test Automation
8 11 (12.36%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 10 (11.24%) System Integration Testing
9 10 (11.24%) .NET
10 9 (10.11%) SMS
10 9 (10.11%) C#
10 9 (10.11%) HTML
10 9 (10.11%) Linux
10 9 (10.11%) Business Analysis
10 9 (10.11%) Software Testing
11 8 (8.99%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (8.99%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (8.99%) Functional Testing
11 8 (8.99%) Defect Management
11 8 (8.99%) Web Services
11 8 (8.99%) XML
11 8 (8.99%) Java
12 7 (7.87%) Unix
12 7 (7.87%) Windows

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 7 (7.87%) Confluence
2 4 (4.49%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.49%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.37%) Apache
3 3 (3.37%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (3.37%) JBoss
3 3 (3.37%) Mule
3 3 (3.37%) nginx
3 3 (3.37%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.37%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.37%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.25%) IBM Domino
4 2 (2.25%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.25%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.25%) Oracle Spatial
4 2 (2.25%) SAS
4 2 (2.25%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.12%) CMS
5 1 (1.12%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (4.49%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (2.25%) SAP HR
2 2 (2.25%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (1.12%) BASE24
3 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.25%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.11%) SMS
2 7 (7.87%) Internet
3 5 (5.62%) Intranet
4 3 (3.37%) SSL
5 1 (1.12%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.74%) MySQL
1 6 (6.74%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (6.74%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.37%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.25%) GIS
3 2 (2.25%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.25%) Spatial Data
4 1 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 21 (23.60%) JIRA
2 8 (8.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (5.62%) Selenium
4 3 (3.37%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 3 (3.37%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.25%) Bitbucket
5 2 (2.25%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.25%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.12%) JMeter
6 1 (1.12%) VersaTest
6 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (13.48%) Finance
2 5 (5.62%) Banking
2 5 (5.62%) Retail
2 5 (5.62%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.12%) Legal
3 1 (1.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (46.07%) Analyst
2 21 (23.60%) Business Analyst
3 12 (13.48%) Test Analyst
4 10 (11.24%) Agile Business Analyst
4 10 (11.24%) Tester
5 9 (10.11%) Developer
6 6 (6.74%) Automation Tester
6 6 (6.74%) Test Manager
6 6 (6.74%) UAT Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) Test Leader
7 5 (5.62%) UAT Test Analyst
8 4 (4.49%) Oracle Specialist
8 4 (4.49%) SDLC Business Analyst
8 4 (4.49%) Supply Chain Analyst
8 4 (4.49%) Supply Chain Business Analyst
9 3 (3.37%) Business Systems Analyst
9 3 (3.37%) Middleware Consultant
9 3 (3.37%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.24%) .NET
2 9 (10.11%) HTML
3 8 (8.99%) Web Services
3 8 (8.99%) XML
4 3 (3.37%) CSS
4 3 (3.37%) jQuery
4 3 (3.37%) Middleware
4 3 (3.37%) PySpark
4 3 (3.37%) REST
4 3 (3.37%) RESTful
5 2 (2.25%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.12%) Ajax
6 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.12%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.12%) SAP Basis
6 1 (1.12%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.49%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.37%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.12%) AS400
4 1 (1.12%) Cyberattack
4 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.12%) iSeries
4 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.12%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.11%) Linux
2 7 (7.87%) Unix
2 7 (7.87%) Windows
2 7 (7.87%) Windows 10
3 6 (6.74%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.12%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (34.83%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (24.72%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (17.98%) Test Scripting
4 13 (14.61%) Migration
4 13 (14.61%) Scrum
5 12 (13.48%) Test Automation
6 11 (12.36%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 10 (11.24%) System Integration Testing
8 9 (10.11%) Business Analysis
8 9 (10.11%) Software Testing
9 8 (8.99%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (8.99%) Defect Management
9 8 (8.99%) Functional Testing
10 7 (7.87%) Defect Tracking
10 7 (7.87%) E-Commerce
10 7 (7.87%) Presales
10 7 (7.87%) Scenario Testing
10 7 (7.87%) Use Case
10 7 (7.87%) User Stories
11 6 (6.74%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (25.84%) SQL
2 12 (13.48%) Python
3 9 (10.11%) C#
4 8 (8.99%) Java
5 5 (5.62%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.37%) Perl
6 3 (3.37%) Ruby
7 2 (2.25%) LotusScript
7 2 (2.25%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.25%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.12%) COBOL
8 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.12%) RPG
8 1 (1.12%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 6 (6.74%) Degree
2 4 (4.49%) ISEB
2 4 (4.49%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.37%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) QA
2 2 (2.25%) SLA
3 1 (1.12%) GDPR
3 1 (1.12%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 3 (3.37%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.12%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.12%) XenApp
2 1 (1.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (6.74%) BladeLogic
2 3 (3.37%) Ansible
2 3 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.37%) Puppet
2 3 (3.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.12%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (14.61%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.87%) HP
3 6 (6.74%) Atlassian
3 6 (6.74%) Oracle
4 4 (4.49%) IBM
5 3 (3.37%) SAP
6 2 (2.25%) Citrix
6 2 (2.25%) Lotus
7 1 (1.12%) Capita
7 1 (1.12%) Infor
7 1 (1.12%) Ivanti
7 1 (1.12%) Workday