Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 113 114
Rank change year-on-year +20 +1 -48
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 105 76 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.12% 1.78% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 2.10% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 55 81
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £405 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.58% +5.19% +20.31%
10th Percentile £250 £320 £266
90th Percentile £560 £575 £475
England median daily rate £428 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate £28.00 £18.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.56% - -
England median hourly rate £32.25 £28.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.17% +27.78% +19.05%

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 4,322 3,620 5,016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 87.38% 85.02% 86.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,908 2,372 3,398
Yorkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £279 £263 £275
90th Percentile £540 £550 £556
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 89 113
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.51 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.04% -3.45% +1.75%
10th Percentile £11.17 £8.42 £10.20
90th Percentile £43.25 £38.70 £42.25
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.42% +2.13% +9.05%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +24 72 £338 -15.63% 20
South Yorkshire -10 25 £400 -27.27% 1
North Yorkshire +3 5 £400 +33.33% 3
East Yorkshire 0 3 - -
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 42 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (27.62%) Stakeholder Management
3 24 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (19.05%) JIRA
5 19 (18.10%) Business Analysis
5 19 (18.10%) SQL
6 18 (17.14%) Microsoft
7 15 (14.29%) Scrum
8 14 (13.33%) Test Scripting
9 13 (12.38%) Systems Analysis
9 13 (12.38%) Microsoft Office
10 12 (11.43%) Python
10 12 (11.43%) Degree
11 11 (10.48%) Requirements Analysis
11 11 (10.48%) Time Management
11 11 (10.48%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (10.48%) Waterfall
12 10 (9.52%) Legal
13 9 (8.57%) Finance
13 9 (8.57%) Unix
13 9 (8.57%) Linux
13 9 (8.57%) Java
13 9 (8.57%) Project Management
13 9 (8.57%) SMS
13 9 (8.57%) Data Modelling
14 8 (7.62%) SharePoint
14 8 (7.62%) Oracle
14 8 (7.62%) Web Services
14 8 (7.62%) Software Testing
14 8 (7.62%) Operational Acceptance Testing

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 (7.62%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.67%) Confluence
3 6 (5.71%) SharePoint Server
3 6 (5.71%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.86%) Apache
4 3 (2.86%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (2.86%) JBoss
4 3 (2.86%) Mule
4 3 (2.86%) nginx
4 3 (2.86%) Oracle Spatial
4 3 (2.86%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.86%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.86%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.90%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.95%) CMS
6 1 (0.95%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.95%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.95%) SAS
6 1 (0.95%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (12.38%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.86%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.95%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.90%) SAP HR
2 2 (1.90%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.95%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.81%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.90%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.57%) SMS
2 7 (6.67%) Internet
3 5 (4.76%) Intranet
4 3 (2.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.67%) MS Access
2 6 (5.71%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.76%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.81%) MySQL
4 4 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.81%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (2.86%) GIS
5 3 (2.86%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 20 (19.05%) JIRA
2 11 (10.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.86%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 3 (2.86%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.90%) Selenium
5 1 (0.95%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (9.52%) Legal
2 9 (8.57%) Finance
3 5 (4.76%) Marketing
3 5 (4.76%) Retail
4 4 (3.81%) Banking
5 3 (2.86%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.95%) Games
7 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 64 (60.95%) Analyst
2 36 (34.29%) Business Analyst
3 17 (16.19%) Test Analyst
4 11 (10.48%) Agile Business Analyst
5 10 (9.52%) Developer
6 8 (7.62%) IT Analyst
7 7 (6.67%) Business IT Analyst
7 7 (6.67%) IT Business Analyst
7 7 (6.67%) UAT Analyst
8 6 (5.71%) Business Systems Analyst
8 6 (5.71%) Tester
8 6 (5.71%) UAT Test Analyst
9 5 (4.76%) Consultant
9 5 (4.76%) HR Analyst
10 4 (3.81%) E-Commerce Analyst
10 4 (3.81%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
10 4 (3.81%) Test Leader
11 3 (2.86%) Automation Tester
11 3 (2.86%) Middleware Consultant
11 3 (2.86%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.62%) Web Services
2 7 (6.67%) .NET
2 7 (6.67%) HTML
3 5 (4.76%) XML
4 3 (2.86%) CSS
4 3 (2.86%) jQuery
4 3 (2.86%) Middleware
4 3 (2.86%) PySpark
4 3 (2.86%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (2.86%) REST
4 3 (2.86%) RESTful
5 2 (1.90%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.95%) Ajax
6 1 (0.95%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.95%) CSS3
6 1 (0.95%) HTML5
6 1 (0.95%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 24 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.67%) Virtual Team
3 4 (3.81%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.86%) NHS
5 1 (0.95%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.95%) FMCG
5 1 (0.95%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.95%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.57%) Linux
1 9 (8.57%) Unix
2 3 (2.86%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.90%) Windows
3 2 (1.90%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.90%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.95%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (27.62%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (18.10%) Business Analysis
4 15 (14.29%) Scrum
5 14 (13.33%) Test Scripting
6 13 (12.38%) Systems Analysis
7 11 (10.48%) Requirements Analysis
7 11 (10.48%) Time Management
7 11 (10.48%) Waterfall
8 9 (8.57%) Data Modelling
8 9 (8.57%) Project Management
9 8 (7.62%) Defect Management
9 8 (7.62%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 8 (7.62%) Software Testing
10 7 (6.67%) Analytical Thinking
10 7 (6.67%) Migration
10 7 (6.67%) System Testing
10 7 (6.67%) Test Automation
10 7 (6.67%) Use Case
11 6 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 19 (18.10%) SQL
2 12 (11.43%) Python
3 9 (8.57%) Java
4 7 (6.67%) C#
4 7 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.86%) COBOL
5 3 (2.86%) Perl
5 3 (2.86%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.86%) Ruby
6 1 (0.95%) LotusScript
6 1 (0.95%) PHP
6 1 (0.95%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (11.43%) Degree
2 1 (0.95%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.71%) GxP
2 3 (2.86%) QA
3 2 (1.90%) PMO
3 2 (1.90%) SLA
4 1 (0.95%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (1.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (5.71%) BladeLogic
2 3 (2.86%) Ansible
2 3 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.86%) Puppet
2 3 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.95%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 18 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.62%) Oracle
3 7 (6.67%) HP
4 6 (5.71%) Atlassian
5 4 (3.81%) ServiceNow
6 3 (2.86%) Capita
6 3 (2.86%) IBM
7 2 (1.90%) SAP
8 1 (0.95%) Citrix
8 1 (0.95%) Infor
8 1 (0.95%) JDA
8 1 (0.95%) Lotus