Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 16 January 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 87 54
Rank change year-on-year +11 -33 +8
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 220 166 260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.12% 2.68% 3.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.54% 3.05% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 129 175
City of London median daily rate £469 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.32% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £263 £324 £255
90th Percentile £626 £614 £638
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
City of London median hourly rate £65.00 £16.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +306.25% - -
Central London median hourly rate £65.00 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year +306.25% - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,212 5,446 6,129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.01% 87.77% 85.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,956 4,336 4,875
City of London median daily rate £505 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.32% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £334 £313 £287
90th Percentile £688 £669 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 50 57
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.13 £21.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.48% -2.27% +13.79%
10th Percentile £11.81 £13.73 £12.50
90th Percentile £31.50 £55.00 £52.39
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +7.89% -10.59% +18.50%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing User Acceptance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in the City of London

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in the City of London

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in the City of London

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in the City of London

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

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 City of London region over the 6 months to 16 January 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
Moorgate - 2 - -
User Acceptance Testing
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 102 (46.36%) Finance
2 72 (32.73%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (30.91%) Banking
4 63 (28.64%) SQL
5 47 (21.36%) Test Scripting
6 33 (15.00%) Regression Testing
7 32 (14.55%) Business Analysis
7 32 (14.55%) QA
8 31 (14.09%) Analytical Skills
8 31 (14.09%) SDLC
9 30 (13.64%) Test Automation
9 30 (13.64%) Scenario Testing
10 28 (12.73%) System Integration Testing
10 28 (12.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 26 (11.82%) Java
11 26 (11.82%) Microsoft
12 25 (11.36%) Microsoft Excel
12 25 (11.36%) CRM
12 25 (11.36%) Front Office
12 25 (11.36%) Integration Testing
13 23 (10.45%) Project Management
14 22 (10.00%) Data Analysis
15 21 (9.55%) Migration
15 21 (9.55%) Test Strategy
16 20 (9.09%) JIRA
17 19 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
17 19 (8.64%) Validation
17 19 (8.64%) Investment Banking
18 18 (8.18%) Change Management
19 17 (7.73%) Dynamics CRM

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring 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 5 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.82%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.36%) Confluence
3 3 (1.36%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.45%) CMS
4 1 (0.45%) IIS
4 1 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 25 (11.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (5.00%) MS Visio
3 9 (4.09%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (7.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.18%) Oracle Cash Management
3 6 (2.73%) Actimize
3 6 (2.73%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (2.27%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (1.82%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (1.82%) Kondor
5 4 (1.82%) Oracle Assets
5 4 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (1.36%) Misys Midas
6 3 (1.36%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (1.36%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (1.36%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (1.36%) Radian6
6 3 (1.36%) Social Studio
7 2 (0.91%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 2 (0.91%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 2 (0.91%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (0.91%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.91%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.36%) BlazeMeter
2 3 (1.36%) BrowserStack
2 3 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.36%) SaaS
2 3 (1.36%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
2 3 (1.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 1 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.36%) CTI
1 3 (1.36%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (0.91%) HTTP
2 2 (0.91%) SMS
3 1 (0.45%) ATM
3 1 (0.45%) SSL
3 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.45%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (1.82%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (1.82%) NoSQL
2 4 (1.82%) Sybase ASE
3 3 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.36%) MySQL
3 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.91%) Big Data
4 2 (0.91%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.91%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.45%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (0.45%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.45%) DB2
5 1 (0.45%) DTS
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Smart View
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (9.09%) JIRA
2 12 (5.45%) Selenium
3 10 (4.55%) Git (software)
4 7 (3.18%) Cucumber
4 7 (3.18%) TeamCity
5 6 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.27%) Appium
6 5 (2.27%) JMeter
6 5 (2.27%) Zephyr
7 4 (1.82%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.82%) JIRA Agile
7 4 (1.82%) Maven
7 4 (1.82%) Subversion
8 3 (1.36%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.36%) LoadRunner
8 3 (1.36%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (1.36%) SpecFlow
8 3 (1.36%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.36%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.91%) ProC
General
1 102 (46.36%) Finance
2 68 (30.91%) Banking
3 25 (11.36%) Front Office
4 19 (8.64%) Investment Banking
5 13 (5.91%) Back Office
6 9 (4.09%) Retail Banking
7 7 (3.18%) International Banking
8 6 (2.73%) Financial Institution
9 5 (2.27%) Retail
10 4 (1.82%) General Ledger
10 4 (1.82%) Legal
10 4 (1.82%) Marketing
11 3 (1.36%) Prime Brokerage
11 3 (1.36%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.91%) Advertising
13 1 (0.45%) Military
13 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.45%) Publishing
13 1 (0.45%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 114 (51.82%) Analyst
2 51 (23.18%) Business Analyst
3 38 (17.27%) Test Analyst
4 33 (15.00%) Developer
5 14 (6.36%) Senior Analyst
6 12 (5.45%) Consultant
6 12 (5.45%) Java Developer
6 12 (5.45%) Test Manager
7 11 (5.00%) Support Analyst
7 11 (5.00%) Tester
8 10 (4.55%) Financial Analyst
9 9 (4.09%) Banking Analyst
9 9 (4.09%) Java Swing Developer
9 9 (4.09%) Project Manager
9 9 (4.09%) Test Leader
10 8 (3.64%) C++ Developer
10 8 (3.64%) Senior Business Analyst
11 7 (3.18%) CRM Analyst
12 6 (2.73%) CRM Business Analyst
12 6 (2.73%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.45%) Middleware
2 11 (5.00%) Spring
2 11 (5.00%) XML
3 10 (4.55%) .NET
4 9 (4.09%) Swing
5 6 (2.73%) J2EE
6 5 (2.27%) SOAP
7 4 (1.82%) JMS
7 4 (1.82%) REST
7 4 (1.82%) XSLT
8 3 (1.36%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.36%) Java EE
8 3 (1.36%) JSP
8 3 (1.36%) WCF
8 3 (1.36%) Web Services
8 3 (1.36%) WPF
9 2 (0.91%) HTML
9 2 (0.91%) JSON
9 2 (0.91%) TIBCO EMS
9 2 (0.91%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.09%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (12.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 17 (7.73%) Derivative
4 12 (5.45%) Fixed Income
5 11 (5.00%) SWIFT
6 10 (4.55%) Mobile App
7 9 (4.09%) Computer Science
8 8 (3.64%) Management Information System
8 8 (3.64%) Market Risk
9 5 (2.27%) Client/Server
9 5 (2.27%) Reference Data
10 3 (1.36%) AS400
10 3 (1.36%) Credit Risk
10 3 (1.36%) Equities
10 3 (1.36%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.36%) IVR
10 3 (1.36%) Social Media
10 3 (1.36%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.36%) User Experience
11 2 (0.91%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.09%) Linux
2 7 (3.18%) Unix
3 5 (2.27%) Windows
4 4 (1.82%) Solaris
5 3 (1.36%) AIX
5 3 (1.36%) Android
5 3 (1.36%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (32.73%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (21.36%) Test Scripting
3 33 (15.00%) Regression Testing
4 32 (14.55%) Business Analysis
5 31 (14.09%) SDLC
6 30 (13.64%) Scenario Testing
6 30 (13.64%) Test Automation
7 28 (12.73%) System Integration Testing
8 25 (11.36%) CRM
8 25 (11.36%) Integration Testing
9 23 (10.45%) Project Management
10 22 (10.00%) Data Analysis
11 21 (9.55%) Migration
11 21 (9.55%) Test Strategy
12 19 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (8.64%) Validation
13 18 (8.18%) Change Management
14 17 (7.73%) Performance Testing
15 15 (6.82%) Functional Testing
15 15 (6.82%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 63 (28.64%) SQL
2 26 (11.82%) Java
3 11 (5.00%) C#
4 9 (4.09%) C++
5 5 (2.27%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.82%) AWK
6 4 (1.82%) Perl
6 4 (1.82%) Python
6 4 (1.82%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.82%) VB
7 3 (1.36%) VBA
8 2 (0.91%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.91%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.91%) Ruby
8 2 (0.91%) VB6
9 1 (0.45%) C
9 1 (0.45%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 17 (7.73%) Degree
2 9 (4.09%) ISEB
3 7 (3.18%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.82%) Master's Degree
4 4 (1.82%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.91%) APMP
5 2 (0.91%) CFA
5 2 (0.91%) MBA
5 2 (0.91%) MCSE
5 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.91%) PMP
6 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (14.55%) QA
2 17 (7.73%) MiFID
3 9 (4.09%) EMIR
3 9 (4.09%) SEPA
4 6 (2.73%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (1.36%) GDPR
6 2 (0.91%) PMO
7 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.45%) IFRS
7 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.45%) Docker
1 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (4.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.45%) Ansible
2 1 (0.45%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 26 (11.82%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.27%) Oracle
3 12 (5.45%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (3.18%) HP
5 6 (2.73%) Bloomberg
6 5 (2.27%) TIBCO
7 4 (1.82%) Informatica
7 4 (1.82%) Misys
7 4 (1.82%) Sybase
8 3 (1.36%) Charles River
8 3 (1.36%) Citrix
8 3 (1.36%) Conga
8 3 (1.36%) DocuSign
8 3 (1.36%) Pardot
8 3 (1.36%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 3 (1.36%) Workday
9 2 (0.91%) Ceridian
9 2 (0.91%) Fidessa
9 2 (0.91%) Guidewire
9 2 (0.91%) Tableau