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 28 August 2016 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 75 71 58
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -13
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 105 163 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.03% 3.02% 3.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.51% 3.67% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 124 130
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +6.02%
User Acceptance Testing
London

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
2992 4445 4715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 86.40% 82.33% 79.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2403 3507 3499
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 43 46
Median hourly rate £17.25 £21.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.76% -2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.01 £40.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 28 August 2016.

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 28 August 2016, 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 98 (50.00%) Finance
2 62 (31.63%) Banking
3 47 (23.98%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (23.98%) SQL
4 37 (18.88%) Business Analysis
5 33 (16.84%) Project Management
6 27 (13.78%) Analytical Skills
7 24 (12.24%) MS Excel
8 23 (11.73%) Migration
8 23 (11.73%) Stakeholder Management
9 21 (10.71%) Retail
9 21 (10.71%) Oracle
10 20 (10.20%) Investment Banking
11 19 (9.69%) Java
11 19 (9.69%) Derivative
11 19 (9.69%) Integration Testing
12 18 (9.18%) Waterfall
13 17 (8.67%) Manual Testing
13 17 (8.67%) System Testing
13 17 (8.67%) Test Scripting
13 17 (8.67%) Microsoft
14 16 (8.16%) QA
15 15 (7.65%) JIRA
15 15 (7.65%) CRM
15 15 (7.65%) Test Planning
16 14 (7.14%) MS Office
16 14 (7.14%) Legal
16 14 (7.14%) Fixed Income
16 14 (7.14%) Equities
16 14 (7.14%) HP Quality Center

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 8 (4.08%) Tomcat
2 6 (3.06%) CMS
3 5 (2.55%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.04%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.53%) Confluence
5 3 (1.53%) SAS
6 2 (1.02%) Apache
6 2 (1.02%) IIS
7 1 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.51%) Drupal
7 1 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.51%) JBoss
7 1 (0.51%) Jetty
7 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.51%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (12.24%) MS Excel
2 14 (7.14%) MS Office
3 12 (6.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (4.59%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.53%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.53%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (1.02%) Beauchamp
3 2 (1.02%) HFM
4 1 (0.51%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.51%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.51%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.51%) Radian6
4 1 (0.51%) Social Studio
4 1 (0.51%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.53%) SaaS
2 2 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (1.02%) Mimecast
2 2 (1.02%) Office 365
3 1 (0.51%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.51%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.04%) Internet
1 4 (2.04%) WebEx
2 3 (1.53%) Firewall
2 3 (1.53%) Intranet
2 3 (1.53%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.51%) CTI
3 1 (0.51%) DHCP
3 1 (0.51%) DNS
3 1 (0.51%) Frame Relay
3 1 (0.51%) FTP
3 1 (0.51%) IPsec
3 1 (0.51%) IPv4
3 1 (0.51%) IPv6
3 1 (0.51%) LAN
3 1 (0.51%) SAN
3 1 (0.51%) SNMP
3 1 (0.51%) SSL
3 1 (0.51%) VoIP
3 1 (0.51%) VPN
3 1 (0.51%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.61%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (4.08%) Oracle Database
2 8 (4.08%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.55%) MS Access
4 2 (1.02%) Base SAS
4 2 (1.02%) Big Data
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.02%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.02%) SQLPlus
5 1 (0.51%) Clementine
5 1 (0.51%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.51%) Essbase
5 1 (0.51%) GIS
5 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.51%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (7.65%) JIRA
2 8 (4.08%) Maven
3 7 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (3.06%) JMeter
4 6 (3.06%) LoadRunner
4 6 (3.06%) Selenium
5 4 (2.04%) WebDriver
6 3 (1.53%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.53%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.53%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.02%) HP UFT
7 2 (1.02%) Subversion
8 1 (0.51%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.51%) JBehave
8 1 (0.51%) Mocha
8 1 (0.51%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.51%) NUnit
8 1 (0.51%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.51%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.51%) SpecFlow
General
1 98 (50.00%) Finance
2 62 (31.63%) Banking
3 21 (10.71%) Retail
4 20 (10.20%) Investment Banking
5 14 (7.14%) Legal
6 11 (5.61%) Back Office
7 7 (3.57%) Marketing
7 7 (3.57%) Retail Banking
8 6 (3.06%) Front Office
9 5 (2.55%) Financial Institution
10 4 (2.04%) Law
11 3 (1.53%) Games
12 1 (0.51%) Advertising
12 1 (0.51%) Publishing
12 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 83 (42.35%) Analyst
2 47 (23.98%) Business Analyst
3 25 (12.76%) Test Analyst
4 21 (10.71%) Developer
5 19 (9.69%) Test Manager
6 17 (8.67%) Test Leader
7 16 (8.16%) Banking Analyst
8 11 (5.61%) UAT Manager
8 11 (5.61%) UAT Test Manager
9 9 (4.59%) Java Developer
10 8 (4.08%) Project Manager
10 8 (4.08%) UAT Lead
10 8 (4.08%) UAT Test Lead
11 7 (3.57%) Consultant
11 7 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (3.57%) UAT Analyst
12 6 (3.06%) Insurance Business Analyst
13 5 (2.55%) IT Business Analyst
13 5 (2.55%) Technical Business Analyst
13 5 (2.55%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.63%) .NET
2 9 (4.59%) XML
3 5 (2.55%) Web Services
4 3 (1.53%) HTML
4 3 (1.53%) SOAP
5 2 (1.02%) JSP
5 2 (1.02%) Middleware
5 2 (1.02%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.51%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.51%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.51%) FIXML
6 1 (0.51%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.51%) LAMP
6 1 (0.51%) Spring
6 1 (0.51%) WCF
6 1 (0.51%) WF
6 1 (0.51%) WinForms
6 1 (0.51%) WPF
6 1 (0.51%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.51%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.78%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (9.69%) Derivative
3 14 (7.14%) Equities
3 14 (7.14%) Fixed Income
4 9 (4.59%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.08%) User Experience
6 6 (3.06%) Copywriting
6 6 (3.06%) Mobile Banking
7 5 (2.55%) Credit Risk
7 5 (2.55%) Data Integration
7 5 (2.55%) Data Structures
7 5 (2.55%) e-Learning
7 5 (2.55%) Fintech
7 5 (2.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (2.04%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.04%) Learning Management System
8 4 (2.04%) Reinsurance
9 3 (1.53%) Market Risk
10 2 (1.02%) Digital Media
10 2 (1.02%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.63%) Windows
2 12 (6.12%) Unix
3 5 (2.55%) Linux
4 3 (1.53%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.02%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.51%) Solaris
6 1 (0.51%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (23.98%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (18.88%) Business Analysis
3 33 (16.84%) Project Management
4 23 (11.73%) Migration
4 23 (11.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (9.69%) Integration Testing
6 18 (9.18%) Waterfall
7 17 (8.67%) Manual Testing
7 17 (8.67%) System Testing
7 17 (8.67%) Test Scripting
8 15 (7.65%) CRM
8 15 (7.65%) Test Planning
9 14 (7.14%) Test Automation
9 14 (7.14%) Test Strategy
10 13 (6.63%) Test Management
11 12 (6.12%) Regression Testing
11 12 (6.12%) System Integration Testing
11 12 (6.12%) User Stories
12 11 (5.61%) Asset Management
12 11 (5.61%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 47 (23.98%) SQL
2 19 (9.69%) Java
3 7 (3.57%) VB
4 6 (3.06%) C#
4 6 (3.06%) VBA
5 4 (2.04%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.04%) C
5 4 (2.04%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.53%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.53%) Perl
7 2 (1.02%) C++
7 2 (1.02%) PHP
7 2 (1.02%) Python
7 2 (1.02%) Ruby
7 2 (1.02%) VBScript
8 1 (0.51%) C-shell
8 1 (0.51%) Groovy
8 1 (0.51%) Korn
8 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.51%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (5.10%) Degree
2 8 (4.08%) ISEB
3 5 (2.55%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.04%) PMP
4 4 (2.04%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.53%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.53%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.02%) APMP
6 2 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.02%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.51%) CCNP
7 1 (0.51%) CCSP
7 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.51%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.16%) QA
2 13 (6.63%) MiFID
3 8 (4.08%) Data Quality
4 5 (2.55%) Solvency II
5 3 (1.53%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (1.53%) EMIR
6 1 (0.51%) Basel III
6 1 (0.51%) COREP
6 1 (0.51%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.51%) HL7
6 1 (0.51%) WAI
6 1 (0.51%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (1.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.51%) Docker
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.51%) Snort
3 1 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.02%) Puppet
2 2 (1.02%) SCCM
3 1 (0.51%) Ansible
3 1 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.51%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.51%) Control-M
3 1 (0.51%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (0.51%) Kibana
3 1 (0.51%) logstash
3 1 (0.51%) Nagios
3 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.51%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 21 (10.71%) Oracle
2 17 (8.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.59%) HP
4 7 (3.57%) IBM
5 5 (2.55%) Citrix
5 5 (2.55%) SAP
6 4 (2.04%) Informatica
7 3 (1.53%) Guidewire
7 3 (1.53%) Hyperion
8 2 (1.02%) Cognos
8 2 (1.02%) F5
8 2 (1.02%) hybris
8 2 (1.02%) Linedata
8 2 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.02%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.02%) Siebel
8 2 (1.02%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.02%) VMware
8 2 (1.02%) WorldPay
8 2 (1.02%) Yardi
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