Period
to 20 October 2021

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 20 October 2021 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
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 114 70 117
Rank change year-on-year -44 +47 +23
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 65 47 120
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.67% 2.61% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 2.93% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 36 89
10th Percentile £387 £414 £313
25th Percentile £494 £472 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £529 £450
Median % change year-on-year +3.97% +17.56% -10.00%
75th Percentile £638 £575 £538
90th Percentile £688 £600 £588
Central London median daily rate £550 £529 £450
% change year-on-year +3.97% +17.56% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £14.00
Central London median hourly rate - - £14.00

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 3,544 1,604 5,377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.15% 89.16% 90.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,666 1,205 4,277
10th Percentile £363 £313 £325
25th Percentile £463 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £520 £525
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% -0.95% +2.94%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £675 £680
Central London median daily rate £550 £515 £513
% change year-on-year +6.80% +0.49% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 30 62
10th Percentile £9.75 £14.95 £11.78
25th Percentile £18.81 £18.13 £12.76
Median hourly rate £30.00 £32.75 £17.75
Median % change year-on-year -8.40% +84.51% -5.08%
75th Percentile £42.38 £44.50 £25.94
90th Percentile £62.25 £47.75 £49.29
Central London median hourly rate £32.00 £32.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +60.00% +6.95%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing User Acceptance Testing as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in the City of London

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in the City of London

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

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, 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 City of London region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 27 (41.54%) Finance
2 26 (40.00%) SQL
3 18 (27.69%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (24.62%) Azure
5 15 (23.08%) ETL
6 14 (21.54%) Microsoft Excel
6 14 (21.54%) DevOps
7 13 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
7 13 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 12 (18.46%) Banking
8 12 (18.46%) Social Skills
9 11 (16.92%) JIRA
10 10 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (15.38%) T-SQL
10 10 (15.38%) Front Office
11 9 (13.85%) Workflow
11 9 (13.85%) Microsoft
11 9 (13.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 9 (13.85%) QA
12 8 (12.31%) C#
12 8 (12.31%) Project Delivery
13 7 (10.77%) Data Analysis
13 7 (10.77%) Migration
13 7 (10.77%) Java
13 7 (10.77%) VBA
13 7 (10.77%) XML
13 7 (10.77%) Test Scripting
13 7 (10.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (10.77%) Target Operating Model

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 1 (1.54%) Apache
1 1 (1.54%) Confluence
1 1 (1.54%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.54%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (21.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (13.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (6.15%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (4.62%) MS Visio
5 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.54%) Eikon
1 1 (1.54%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (1.54%) NetSuite
1 1 (1.54%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 16 (24.62%) Azure
2 6 (9.23%) GitHub
2 6 (9.23%) Snowflake
3 2 (3.08%) SaaS
4 1 (1.54%) AWS
4 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.54%) dbt
4 1 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.54%) Fivetran
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft 365
4 1 (1.54%) Power Platform
4 1 (1.54%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (9.23%) NoSQL
3 6 (9.23%) Tableau
4 5 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (6.15%) Oracle Database
5 4 (6.15%) Oracle Exadata
6 3 (4.62%) Big Data
6 3 (4.62%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (4.62%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (4.62%) RDBMS
6 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
7 2 (3.08%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.54%) Data Lake
8 1 (1.54%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.54%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 11 (16.92%) JIRA
2 6 (9.23%) Octopus Deploy
2 6 (9.23%) Selenium
2 6 (9.23%) SpecFlow
2 6 (9.23%) Visual Studio
3 5 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.62%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.62%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.54%) Maven
General
1 27 (41.54%) Finance
2 12 (18.46%) Banking
2 12 (18.46%) Social Skills
3 10 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (15.38%) Front Office
4 4 (6.15%) Investment Banking
5 3 (4.62%) Documentation Skills
5 3 (4.62%) Organisational Skills
6 2 (3.08%) International Banking
7 1 (1.54%) Law
7 1 (1.54%) Legal
7 1 (1.54%) Marketing
7 1 (1.54%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.54%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (36.92%) Analyst
2 21 (32.31%) Developer
3 11 (16.92%) Business Analyst
4 8 (12.31%) SQL Developer
5 6 (9.23%) Java Developer
5 6 (9.23%) Test Analyst
6 5 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (6.15%) DBA
7 4 (6.15%) Oracle DBA
7 4 (6.15%) Test Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Test Manager
8 3 (4.62%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Analyst Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Insurance Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Software Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Technical Business Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) Azure DevOps
9 2 (3.08%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.77%) XML
2 6 (9.23%) Gherkin
2 6 (9.23%) JSON
2 6 (9.23%) React
2 6 (9.23%) Spring
3 5 (7.69%) .NET
3 5 (7.69%) AngularJS
4 4 (6.15%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 2 (3.08%) J2EE
5 2 (3.08%) JMS
5 2 (3.08%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.54%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.54%) CSS
6 1 (1.54%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.54%) HTML
6 1 (1.54%) MSMQ
6 1 (1.54%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) Derivative
2 4 (6.15%) Reinsurance
3 3 (4.62%) Equities
3 3 (4.62%) Fixed Income
3 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.62%) User Experience
4 2 (3.08%) Credit Risk
4 2 (3.08%) Legacy Systems
4 2 (3.08%) Market Risk
4 2 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.54%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.54%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.54%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.54%) LIMS
5 1 (1.54%) Replication
5 1 (1.54%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.54%) Video\Live Streaming
5 1 (1.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.15%) Unix
2 3 (4.62%) Linux
2 3 (4.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.69%) Problem-Solving
2 16 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (23.08%) ETL
4 14 (21.54%) DevOps
5 13 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
6 9 (13.85%) Workflow
7 8 (12.31%) Project Delivery
8 7 (10.77%) Data Analysis
8 7 (10.77%) Migration
8 7 (10.77%) Target Operating Model
8 7 (10.77%) Test Scripting
8 7 (10.77%) Test Strategy
9 6 (9.23%) BDD
9 6 (9.23%) Business Analysis
9 6 (9.23%) Data Architecture
9 6 (9.23%) User Stories
10 5 (7.69%) Regression Testing
10 5 (7.69%) System Testing
10 5 (7.69%) TDD
10 5 (7.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 26 (40.00%) SQL
2 10 (15.38%) T-SQL
3 8 (12.31%) C#
4 7 (10.77%) Java
4 7 (10.77%) VBA
5 4 (6.15%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.62%) C
6 3 (4.62%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.54%) Java 8
7 1 (1.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (6.15%) Oracle Certification
2 3 (4.62%) Degree
2 3 (4.62%) OCP
3 1 (1.54%) ACCA
3 1 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.54%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.85%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.54%) FATCA
2 1 (1.54%) IFRS
2 1 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.54%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (4.62%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (6.15%) Data Guard
1 4 (6.15%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (4.62%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.08%) Ansible
3 2 (3.08%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.54%) Control-M
4 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (1.54%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.54%) MIIS
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 9 (13.85%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.23%) Alteryx
3 4 (6.15%) Oracle
4 3 (4.62%) EMC
4 3 (4.62%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.08%) Murex
5 2 (3.08%) SAP
6 1 (1.54%) BMC
6 1 (1.54%) Databricks
6 1 (1.54%) Refinitiv
6 1 (1.54%) Salesforce.com