Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 112 100 120
Rank change year-on-year -12 +20 -28
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 85 83 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.76% 1.90% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 2.24% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 54 60
Yorkshire median daily rate £339 £351 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.35% +3.85% +3.85%
10th Percentile £299 £259 £258
90th Percentile £438 £575 £451
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Yorkshire median hourly rate £22.50 - £24.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% +4.17% +6.67%

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 4,188 3,704 4,148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 86.82% 84.60% 84.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,817 2,427 2,698
Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £275 £259 £258
90th Percentile £575 £545 £540
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 104 135
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.13 £17.25 £14.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.72% +16.04% -0.90%
10th Percentile £10.35 £10.50 £10.58
90th Percentile £43.25 £41.35 £32.10
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year - -2.08% +4.69%

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 January 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 21 January 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 +17 66 £350 +7.69% 16
North Yorkshire +9 11 £325 -10.96% 5
South Yorkshire -24 7 £288 -45.24% 1
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 24 (28.24%) Test Scripting
2 21 (24.71%) Finance
3 20 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (18.82%) Test Strategy
4 16 (18.82%) System Integration Testing
5 15 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (16.47%) Migration
7 13 (15.29%) Project Management
7 13 (15.29%) Integration Testing
8 12 (14.12%) Windows 10
8 12 (14.12%) Regression Testing
8 12 (14.12%) Windows
9 11 (12.94%) QA
10 10 (11.76%) Microsoft
10 10 (11.76%) Test Automation
11 9 (10.59%) Manual Testing
11 9 (10.59%) Microsoft Excel
11 9 (10.59%) SQL
12 8 (9.41%) SharePoint
12 8 (9.41%) ERP
12 8 (9.41%) JIRA
12 8 (9.41%) System Testing
12 8 (9.41%) Non-Functional Testing
12 8 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (8.24%) SDLC
13 7 (8.24%) Problem-Solving
13 7 (8.24%) Functional Testing
13 7 (8.24%) Test Management
13 7 (8.24%) Software Testing
13 7 (8.24%) Retail

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 8 (9.41%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.53%) CMS
3 2 (2.35%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (10.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (8.24%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.53%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.18%) iTrent
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.18%) ResourceLink
3 1 (1.18%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.18%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.71%) Office 365
2 3 (3.53%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.53%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (3.53%) Cisco ISE
1 3 (3.53%) Firewall
2 2 (2.35%) DHCP
2 2 (2.35%) DNS
3 1 (1.18%) Internet
3 1 (1.18%) Network Security
3 1 (1.18%) PuTTY
3 1 (1.18%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.35%) MS Access
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.18%) DTS
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Power View
3 1 (1.18%) OLAP
3 1 (1.18%) OLTP
3 1 (1.18%) Power BI
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (9.41%) JIRA
2 4 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.53%) LoadRunner
4 2 (2.35%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.18%) Selenium
5 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (24.71%) Finance
2 7 (8.24%) Retail
3 6 (7.06%) Legal
4 3 (3.53%) Banking
5 2 (2.35%) Marketing
5 2 (2.35%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 45 (52.94%) Analyst
2 25 (29.41%) Test Analyst
3 15 (17.65%) Business Analyst
4 12 (14.12%) Test Leader
5 7 (8.24%) Coordinator
6 6 (7.06%) Test Coordinator
6 6 (7.06%) Tester
7 5 (5.88%) Business IT Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) Developer
7 5 (5.88%) IT Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) IT Business Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) Manual Test Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) UAT Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) UAT Lead
8 4 (4.71%) UAT Test Lead
9 3 (3.53%) Consultant
9 3 (3.53%) Test Manager
9 3 (3.53%) UAT Test Analyst
9 3 (3.53%) UAT Tester
10 2 (2.35%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.71%) .NET
2 2 (2.35%) Web Services
3 1 (1.18%) MDX
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.53%) Virtual Team
3 2 (2.35%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.35%) NHS
3 2 (2.35%) Robotics
3 2 (2.35%) SCADA
4 1 (1.18%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.18%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.12%) Windows
1 12 (14.12%) Windows 10
2 6 (7.06%) Windows 7
3 4 (4.71%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.53%) Mac OS
5 2 (2.35%) Android
5 2 (2.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.24%) Test Scripting
2 20 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (18.82%) System Integration Testing
3 16 (18.82%) Test Strategy
4 15 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (16.47%) Migration
6 13 (15.29%) Integration Testing
6 13 (15.29%) Project Management
7 12 (14.12%) Regression Testing
8 10 (11.76%) Test Automation
9 9 (10.59%) Manual Testing
10 8 (9.41%) ERP
10 8 (9.41%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (9.41%) System Testing
11 7 (8.24%) Functional Testing
11 7 (8.24%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (8.24%) SDLC
11 7 (8.24%) Software Testing
11 7 (8.24%) Test Management
12 6 (7.06%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.59%) SQL
2 2 (2.35%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.71%) Degree
1 4 (4.71%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.35%) ISEB
2 2 (2.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (2.35%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.94%) QA
2 3 (3.53%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.35%) GxP
4 1 (1.18%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (2.35%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (4.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.06%) Oracle
2 6 (7.06%) SAP
3 3 (3.53%) Cisco
3 3 (3.53%) RedPrairie
4 2 (2.35%) Blue Prism
4 2 (2.35%) Citrix
5 1 (1.18%) IBM
5 1 (1.18%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.18%) Northgate
5 1 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.18%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.18%) Xamarin