The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
London / City of London
Rank 91 44 67
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +23
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 63 123 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.14% 4.00% 3.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 4.71% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 79 124
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £285 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +52.72%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2536 2610 4196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 86.11% 84.96% 81.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2017 2057 3300
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £320 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 35
Median hourly rate £50.75 £35.60 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.57% +74.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.99 £18.85 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing User Acceptance Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the City of London region.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the City of London region.

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 76 (47.50%) Finance
2 43 (26.88%) Banking
3 37 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (20.63%) Test Scripting
5 32 (20.00%) Business Analysis
6 31 (19.38%) SQL
7 26 (16.25%) Regression Testing
8 21 (13.13%) Oracle
9 19 (11.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (10.63%) Derivative
10 17 (10.63%) Project Management
11 16 (10.00%) Waterfall
12 15 (9.38%) JIRA
12 15 (9.38%) SDLC
13 14 (8.75%) QA
13 14 (8.75%) Microsoft
13 14 (8.75%) Investment Banking
14 12 (7.50%) Data Analysis
14 12 (7.50%) Software Testing
14 12 (7.50%) Validation
14 12 (7.50%) Migration
14 12 (7.50%) MS Excel
14 12 (7.50%) System Integration Testing
15 11 (6.88%) HP Quality Center
15 11 (6.88%) CRM
15 11 (6.88%) Data Warehouse
16 10 (6.25%) Data Modelling
16 10 (6.25%) SAP
16 10 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 10 (6.25%) Workflow

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 3 (1.88%) LiveCycle
2 2 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.25%) CMS
2 2 (1.25%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.25%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.63%) Drupal
3 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.63%) SAS
3 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (3.13%) MS Office
4 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (5.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (4.38%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (3.13%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (3.13%) Oracle General Ledger
3 5 (3.13%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (2.50%) Oracle Assets
4 4 (2.50%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 4 (2.50%) Oracle iProcurement
4 4 (2.50%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (1.88%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (1.88%) Summit
6 2 (1.25%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (1.25%) SAP CRM
6 2 (1.25%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.63%) Adaptiv
7 1 (0.63%) Beauchamp
7 1 (0.63%) HFM
7 1 (0.63%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.63%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.25%) Office 365
2 1 (0.63%) G Suite
2 1 (0.63%) GitHub
2 1 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.25%) Firewall
1 2 (1.25%) FTP
1 2 (1.25%) SAN
2 1 (0.63%) Internet
2 1 (0.63%) Intranet
2 1 (0.63%) LAN
2 1 (0.63%) LDAP
2 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.63%) WebEx
2 1 (0.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.88%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (3.75%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.50%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.88%) MS Access
4 3 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.88%) SQLPlus
5 2 (1.25%) Big Data
5 2 (1.25%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.63%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.63%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.63%) MySQL
6 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (9.38%) JIRA
2 8 (5.00%) Subversion
3 7 (4.38%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.75%) Eclipse
4 6 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (3.13%) HP UFT
6 3 (1.88%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.25%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.25%) Selenium
7 2 (1.25%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (1.25%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.25%) Toad
7 2 (1.25%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (1.25%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.63%) JDeveloper
8 1 (0.63%) MSI
8 1 (0.63%) MSTest
8 1 (0.63%) TestComplete
8 1 (0.63%) TestLink
General
1 76 (47.50%) Finance
2 43 (26.88%) Banking
3 14 (8.75%) Investment Banking
4 8 (5.00%) Legal
4 8 (5.00%) Retail
5 6 (3.75%) Back Office
5 6 (3.75%) Financial Institution
6 5 (3.13%) Front Office
6 5 (3.13%) Games
7 3 (1.88%) Advertising
7 3 (1.88%) Automotive
7 3 (1.88%) Law
7 3 (1.88%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.25%) Marketing
8 2 (1.25%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.63%) Billing
9 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 75 (46.88%) Analyst
2 44 (27.50%) Business Analyst
3 23 (14.38%) Developer
3 23 (14.38%) Test Analyst
4 12 (7.50%) Test Leader
5 10 (6.25%) Test Manager
6 9 (5.63%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 9 (5.63%) UAT Manager
7 8 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (4.38%) Credit Analyst
8 7 (4.38%) Programme Manager
8 7 (4.38%) Tester
8 7 (4.38%) UAT Lead
9 6 (3.75%) UAT Test Manager
10 5 (3.13%) Consultant
10 5 (3.13%) Data Business Analyst
10 5 (3.13%) Financial Analyst
10 5 (3.13%) Programme Test Manager
10 5 (3.13%) Test Programme Manager
10 5 (3.13%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.63%) .NET
2 6 (3.75%) HTML
2 6 (3.75%) XML
3 5 (3.13%) HTML5
4 4 (2.50%) CSS
5 3 (1.88%) Ajax
5 3 (1.88%) CSS3
5 3 (1.88%) Gherkin
5 3 (1.88%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.25%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.25%) Classic ASP
6 2 (1.25%) JSON
6 2 (1.25%) JSP
6 2 (1.25%) Middleware
6 2 (1.25%) REST
6 2 (1.25%) SOAP
6 2 (1.25%) Web Services
7 1 (0.63%) RESTful
7 1 (0.63%) XSD
7 1 (0.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.63%) Derivative
2 10 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 9 (5.63%) Management Information System
4 8 (5.00%) Reinsurance
5 6 (3.75%) Credit Risk
6 5 (3.13%) Client/Server
6 5 (3.13%) Equities
6 5 (3.13%) Hedge funds
7 4 (2.50%) Fixed Income
7 4 (2.50%) OTC Derivatives
8 3 (1.88%) User Experience
9 2 (1.25%) Data Extraction
9 2 (1.25%) Data Integration
9 2 (1.25%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.25%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (1.25%) Fintech
9 2 (1.25%) Market Risk
9 2 (1.25%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.63%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.00%) Windows
2 6 (3.75%) Linux
2 6 (3.75%) Unix
3 3 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (1.88%) Solaris
4 2 (1.25%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.25%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.63%) Android
5 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.63%) CentOS
5 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X Server
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.63%) SUSE
5 1 (0.63%) VMS
5 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (20.63%) Test Scripting
3 32 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 26 (16.25%) Regression Testing
5 19 (11.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (10.63%) Project Management
7 16 (10.00%) Waterfall
8 15 (9.38%) SDLC
9 12 (7.50%) Data Analysis
9 12 (7.50%) Migration
9 12 (7.50%) Software Testing
9 12 (7.50%) System Integration Testing
9 12 (7.50%) Validation
10 11 (6.88%) CRM
11 10 (6.25%) Data Modelling
11 10 (6.25%) Integration Testing
11 10 (6.25%) System Testing
11 10 (6.25%) Workflow
12 9 (5.63%) Analytics
12 9 (5.63%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 31 (19.38%) SQL
2 7 (4.38%) JavaScript
3 6 (3.75%) C
4 5 (3.13%) VBA
5 3 (1.88%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.88%) C#
5 3 (1.88%) Java
5 3 (1.88%) Perl
5 3 (1.88%) PHP
6 2 (1.25%) Python
6 2 (1.25%) Ruby
6 2 (1.25%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.25%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.25%) VBScript
7 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (5.63%) ISEB
2 4 (2.50%) ISTQB
2 4 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (1.88%) PMP
4 1 (0.63%) ACCA
4 1 (0.63%) CIMA
4 1 (0.63%) Degree
4 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.63%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.75%) QA
2 6 (3.75%) MiFID
3 4 (2.50%) Solvency II
4 3 (1.88%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (1.88%) EMIR
5 2 (1.25%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.25%) SEPA
5 2 (1.25%) TARGET2
5 2 (1.25%) WCAG
6 1 (0.63%) Basel III
System Software
1 2 (1.25%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (0.63%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (6.88%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.88%) SCCM
3 2 (1.25%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.63%) Casper Suite
4 1 (0.63%) Control-M
4 1 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.63%) Puppet
4 1 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 21 (13.13%) Oracle
2 14 (8.75%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.25%) SAP
4 9 (5.63%) HP
5 8 (5.00%) Cognos
6 6 (3.75%) Murex
7 5 (3.13%) Informatica
7 5 (3.13%) SmartStream
8 4 (2.50%) Charles River
9 3 (1.88%) Adobe
9 3 (1.88%) Citrix
9 3 (1.88%) CODA
9 3 (1.88%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.25%) Guidewire
10 2 (1.25%) Veritas
10 2 (1.25%) VMware
10 2 (1.25%) Yardi
11 1 (0.63%) Cloudera
11 1 (0.63%) Kenexa
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