The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
UK
Rank 116 77 80
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +3
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 957 1327 1198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.14% 2.66% 2.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.60% 3.25% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 856 814
Median daily rate £400 £400 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 28 14
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £17.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +18.82%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +55.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36798 40775 39191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.20% 81.72% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 24365 26369 25350
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 942 1196 1044
Median hourly rate £33.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 UK

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the UK.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the UK.

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -36 876 £410 +2.50% 171
London -56 400 £450 - 66
South East +7 153 £385 +10.39% 30
City of London -40 69 £475 +11.76% 20
South West +12 59 £338 -3.57% 14
West Midlands -13 57 £375 -6.25% 8
East of England +13 56 £450 +9.09% 10
Scotland -15 53 £320 -20.00% 6
East Midlands +17 47 £385 -3.75% 6
North West -25 46 £350 +7.69% 18
Yorkshire -14 39 £325 - 16
Hampshire +16 35 £363 +11.53% 8
Manchester -4 29 £323 +10.25% 12
Essex +20 28 £450 +89.47% 1
West Yorkshire +9 27 £325 -13.33% 13
Surrey +25 26 £320 -39.04% 4
Buckinghamshire +6 26 £348 +11.20% 4
Northamptonshire +6 26 £375 +13.20% 2
Edinburgh -10 26 £350 -6.66% 2
Oxfordshire +9 24 £350 +16.56% 2
Northampton +7 24 £375 +13.20% 1
Bristol +13 22 £341 -2.50% 8
Glasgow -4 20 £300 -29.41% 1
Berkshire -18 17 £450 +28.57% 8
Milton Keynes +5 16 £348 +11.20% 2
Oxford +11 15 £200 -33.44%
Birmingham -3 15 £389 +28.51% 2
Leeds +2 14 £350 -17.64% 12
Basildon - 14 £450 -
Nottingham +1 13 £414 -8.05% 2

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 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 with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 692 (32.14%) Finance
2 573 (26.61%) Agile Software Development
3 382 (17.74%) SQL
4 373 (17.32%) Test Scripting
5 281 (13.05%) Oracle
6 275 (12.77%) Migration
7 274 (12.73%) Banking
8 262 (12.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 251 (11.66%) System Integration Testing
10 244 (11.33%) Business Analysis
11 240 (11.15%) QA
12 225 (10.45%) Regression Testing
13 222 (10.31%) Microsoft
14 219 (10.17%) JIRA
15 189 (8.78%) SAP
16 175 (8.13%) Defect Management
17 169 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
18 166 (7.71%) Scrum
19 162 (7.52%) Project Management
19 162 (7.52%) MS Excel
20 159 (7.39%) Integration Testing
21 154 (7.15%) Business Intelligence
21 154 (7.15%) Retail
22 149 (6.92%) Java
22 149 (6.92%) SDLC
23 144 (6.69%) Functional Testing
24 140 (6.50%) Test Strategy
25 135 (6.27%) System Testing
26 133 (6.18%) ISEB
27 131 (6.08%) Data Migration

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills 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 61 (2.83%) SharePoint
2 43 (2.00%) Confluence
3 27 (1.25%) SAS
4 24 (1.11%) WebLogic
5 23 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
6 21 (0.98%) JBoss
7 18 (0.84%) CMS
8 17 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 15 (0.70%) WebSphere
10 12 (0.56%) Skype for Business
10 12 (0.56%) Tomcat
11 11 (0.51%) Apache
12 9 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (0.42%) MQSeries
13 7 (0.33%) Drupal
13 7 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
13 7 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.28%) iPlanet
14 6 (0.28%) nginx
14 6 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 162 (7.52%) MS Excel
2 80 (3.72%) MS Office
3 49 (2.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 44 (2.04%) MS Visio
5 23 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
6 16 (0.74%) MS Project
7 8 (0.37%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.33%) Pixelmator
9 1 (0.046%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 42 (1.95%) Oracle EBS
2 34 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (1.02%) Oracle General Ledger
3 22 (1.02%) Oracle Payables
4 19 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
4 19 (0.88%) SAP FI
5 18 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
6 17 (0.79%) SAP CO
6 17 (0.79%) SAP FI/CO
7 16 (0.74%) Oracle Receivables
8 15 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
9 14 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
10 13 (0.60%) SAP BPC
11 12 (0.56%) Unit4 Business World
12 11 (0.51%) Sonata
13 10 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
13 10 (0.46%) SAP CRM
13 10 (0.46%) SAP HR
14 9 (0.42%) PeopleSoft HRMS
15 8 (0.37%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 46 (2.14%) Office 365
2 30 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (0.65%) SaaS
5 11 (0.51%) Boomi
5 11 (0.51%) PaaS
6 10 (0.46%) GitHub
7 7 (0.33%) Veeva
8 6 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (0.28%) OneDrive
9 5 (0.23%) Force.com
9 5 (0.23%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
10 4 (0.19%) Oracle CX
11 3 (0.14%) IaaS
12 2 (0.093%) G Suite
12 2 (0.093%) Heroku
12 2 (0.093%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.093%) Taleo
13 1 (0.046%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 37 (1.72%) HTTP
2 34 (1.58%) Internet
3 28 (1.30%) Firewall
4 16 (0.74%) FTP
4 16 (0.74%) SSL
5 13 (0.60%) Intranet
5 13 (0.60%) TCP/IP
6 12 (0.56%) SAN
7 11 (0.51%) DNS
7 11 (0.51%) LDAP
8 10 (0.46%) Skype
9 8 (0.37%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (0.37%) VPN
10 7 (0.33%) Unified Communications
11 6 (0.28%) BIG-IP
11 6 (0.28%) CTI
11 6 (0.28%) NAS
12 5 (0.23%) ATM
12 5 (0.23%) DHCP
13 4 (0.19%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (5.67%) SQL Server
2 113 (5.25%) Data Warehouse
3 77 (3.58%) Relational Database
4 71 (3.30%) Oracle Database
5 51 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
6 40 (1.86%) Oracle Reports
7 33 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 30 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 22 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
10 21 (0.98%) DB2
10 21 (0.98%) RDBMS
11 20 (0.93%) Big Data
11 20 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 18 (0.84%) MS Access
13 17 (0.79%) SAP BW
14 14 (0.65%) Data Mining
15 12 (0.56%) GIS
15 12 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
15 12 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
15 12 (0.56%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 219 (10.17%) JIRA
2 98 (4.55%) Selenium
3 90 (4.18%) Jenkins
4 78 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 71 (3.30%) Git (software)
6 47 (2.18%) Visual Studio
7 45 (2.09%) WebDriver
8 43 (2.00%) HP UFT
9 40 (1.86%) Cucumber
10 31 (1.44%) Subversion
11 30 (1.39%) Eclipse
12 27 (1.25%) SoapUI
13 26 (1.21%) JUnit
14 17 (0.79%) LoadRunner
14 17 (0.79%) Protractor
15 16 (0.74%) PHPUnit
15 16 (0.74%) Toad
16 15 (0.70%) JIRA Agile
16 15 (0.70%) Oracle APEX
17 14 (0.65%) gulp
General
1 692 (32.14%) Finance
2 274 (12.73%) Banking
3 154 (7.15%) Retail
4 57 (2.65%) Investment Banking
4 57 (2.65%) Legal
5 53 (2.46%) Front Office
6 48 (2.23%) Retail Banking
7 43 (2.00%) Marketing
8 42 (1.95%) Back Office
9 39 (1.81%) Manufacturing
10 32 (1.49%) Advertising
11 31 (1.44%) Telecoms
12 27 (1.25%) Financial Institution
13 25 (1.16%) Law
14 22 (1.02%) Automotive
15 19 (0.88%) Games
16 18 (0.84%) Publishing
17 17 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
18 13 (0.60%) Billing
19 9 (0.42%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 820 (38.09%) Analyst
2 408 (18.95%) Business Analyst
3 299 (13.89%) Test Analyst
4 252 (11.70%) Developer
5 172 (7.99%) Consultant
6 165 (7.66%) Tester
7 156 (7.25%) Test Manager
8 98 (4.55%) Test Leader
9 83 (3.86%) Project Manager
10 80 (3.72%) UAT Analyst
11 64 (2.97%) Senior Analyst
11 64 (2.97%) UAT Manager
11 64 (2.97%) UAT Test Analyst
12 62 (2.88%) Financial Analyst
13 46 (2.14%) UAT Lead
14 44 (2.04%) Coordinator
14 44 (2.04%) UAT Test Manager
15 42 (1.95%) Senior Developer
16 39 (1.81%) Finance Business Analyst
17 38 (1.76%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (4.97%) XML
2 103 (4.78%) .NET
3 74 (3.44%) HTML
4 55 (2.55%) Web Services
5 46 (2.14%) CSS
6 39 (1.81%) Behat
7 38 (1.76%) SOAP
8 35 (1.63%) AngularJS
9 32 (1.49%) Doctrine
10 31 (1.44%) Middleware
11 30 (1.39%) HTML5
12 29 (1.35%) Spring
13 25 (1.16%) J2EE
13 25 (1.16%) jQuery
13 25 (1.16%) REST
14 24 (1.11%) Oracle Fusion
15 23 (1.07%) .NET Framework
15 23 (1.07%) CSS3
15 23 (1.07%) Hibernate
16 22 (1.02%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 169 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
2 98 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 46 (2.14%) Virtual Team
4 45 (2.09%) Derivative
5 41 (1.90%) User Experience
6 38 (1.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 31 (1.44%) Equities
8 30 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
9 29 (1.35%) Fixed Income
10 28 (1.30%) Computer Science
11 25 (1.16%) Mobile App
12 24 (1.11%) Data Extraction
13 22 (1.02%) Data Centre
13 22 (1.02%) Visualisation
14 21 (0.98%) Smart Meter
15 19 (0.88%) Credit Risk
16 16 (0.74%) Reinsurance
17 14 (0.65%) Client/Server
18 13 (0.60%) Data Structures
18 13 (0.60%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 118 (5.48%) Windows
2 115 (5.34%) Linux
3 107 (4.97%) Unix
4 23 (1.07%) Solaris
5 18 (0.84%) Windows 10
6 17 (0.79%) Android
7 16 (0.74%) Windows Server
8 14 (0.65%) AIX
8 14 (0.65%) Mac OS X
8 14 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (0.60%) Apple iOS
10 10 (0.46%) CentOS
10 10 (0.46%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.23%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.19%) SUSE
14 2 (0.093%) Mac OS X Server
14 2 (0.093%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.093%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 573 (26.61%) Agile Software Development
2 373 (17.32%) Test Scripting
3 275 (12.77%) Migration
4 262 (12.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 251 (11.66%) System Integration Testing
6 244 (11.33%) Business Analysis
7 225 (10.45%) Regression Testing
8 175 (8.13%) Defect Management
9 166 (7.71%) Scrum
10 162 (7.52%) Project Management
11 159 (7.39%) Integration Testing
12 154 (7.15%) Business Intelligence
13 149 (6.92%) SDLC
14 144 (6.69%) Functional Testing
15 140 (6.50%) Test Strategy
16 135 (6.27%) System Testing
17 131 (6.08%) Data Migration
18 129 (5.99%) Waterfall
19 122 (5.67%) Change Management
20 115 (5.34%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 382 (17.74%) SQL
2 149 (6.92%) Java
3 98 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 80 (3.72%) C#
5 57 (2.65%) PL/SQL
6 52 (2.42%) PHP
7 40 (1.86%) C
8 33 (1.53%) C++
8 33 (1.53%) VBA
9 31 (1.44%) Perl
10 29 (1.35%) T-SQL
11 28 (1.30%) Python
12 22 (1.02%) Ruby
13 20 (0.93%) Shell Script
14 16 (0.74%) VBScript
15 15 (0.70%) VB
16 13 (0.60%) PowerShell
17 10 (0.46%) Bash Shell
18 9 (0.42%) ABAP
18 9 (0.42%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 133 (6.18%) ISEB
2 96 (4.46%) Degree
3 92 (4.27%) Security Cleared
4 89 (4.13%) ISTQB
5 60 (2.79%) SC Cleared
6 56 (2.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 14 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 12 (0.56%) BC Cleared
8 12 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (0.51%) PMP
10 9 (0.42%) ACCA
10 9 (0.42%) CIMA
11 8 (0.37%) PMI Certification
12 7 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (0.33%) DBS Check
12 7 (0.33%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
13 5 (0.23%) CLAS
14 4 (0.19%) MBA
15 3 (0.14%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 240 (11.15%) QA
2 40 (1.86%) Data Quality
3 34 (1.58%) SLA
4 27 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
6 13 (0.60%) MiFID
7 12 (0.56%) GxP
7 12 (0.56%) Solvency II
8 10 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
9 8 (0.37%) EMIR
9 8 (0.37%) GMP
10 7 (0.33%) WAI
11 6 (0.28%) JSP 440
12 5 (0.23%) PCI DSS
13 4 (0.19%) Basel III
14 3 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
14 3 (0.14%) FATCA
14 3 (0.14%) SEPA
14 3 (0.14%) WCAG
15 2 (0.093%) FINREP
System Software
1 56 (2.60%) Docker
2 34 (1.58%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (0.37%) XenDesktop
6 7 (0.33%) XenApp
7 6 (0.28%) Corosync
7 6 (0.28%) Squid
7 6 (0.28%) SRDF
8 5 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.093%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.093%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.093%) Oracle Clusterware
9 2 (0.093%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.093%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.093%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.093%) vSphere
10 1 (0.046%) Firmware
10 1 (0.046%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 117 (5.43%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (0.84%) SCCM
3 16 (0.74%) Puppet
4 9 (0.42%) Control-M
5 7 (0.33%) Ansible
5 7 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
5 7 (0.33%) NetBackup
6 6 (0.28%) BMC PATROL
6 6 (0.28%) HP Data Protector
6 6 (0.28%) Pacemaker
6 6 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.19%) OpenView
8 4 (0.19%) Rancher
8 4 (0.19%) TADDM
8 4 (0.19%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.19%) WMI
9 3 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (0.14%) Nagios
9 3 (0.14%) Salt
Vendors
1 281 (13.05%) Oracle
2 222 (10.31%) Microsoft
3 189 (8.78%) SAP
4 84 (3.90%) HP
5 36 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
6 32 (1.49%) VMware
7 31 (1.44%) Cognos
8 27 (1.25%) Citrix
8 27 (1.25%) IBM
9 25 (1.16%) Cisco
10 23 (1.07%) ServiceNow
11 19 (0.88%) Informatica
11 19 (0.88%) Red Hat
12 17 (0.79%) Dell
12 17 (0.79%) Sybase
12 17 (0.79%) Zend
13 16 (0.74%) EMC
13 16 (0.74%) Hyperion
13 16 (0.74%) Murex
14 14 (0.65%) PeopleSoft
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Swansea, West Glamorgan
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Belfast, County Antrim
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Chester, Cheshire
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Bristol, Avon
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Halifax, West Yorkshire
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Norwich, Norfolk
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Surrey
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London
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
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City, London
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day
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London
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