Period
to 22 July 2017

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 22 July 2017 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)
London > City of London
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 77 78
Rank change year-on-year -9 +1 -9
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 177 212 312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.70% 3.07% 2.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.09% 3.54% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 159 238
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £305 £300 £313
90th Percentile £600 £600 £654
London median daily rate £450 £448 £450
% change year-on-year +0.56% -0.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
City of London median hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.82% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £19.25 £20.00 £20.50
90th Percentile £21.75 £24.00 £21.50
London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.84 £21.00
% change year-on-year -1.47% +8.74% +3.19%

User Acceptance Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 5729 5995 9346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 87.52% 86.90% 82.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4439 4869 7300
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £319 £313 £285
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
London median daily rate £488 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +5.41% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 52 94
City of London median hourly rate £20.85 £20.00 £21.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.25% -5.45% -2.76%
10th Percentile £13.37 £11.28 £10.64
90th Percentile £32.98 £46.66 £53.38
London median hourly rate £24.41 £21.50 £19.72
% change year-on-year +13.53% +9.05% +3.76%

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 22 July 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 81 (45.76%) Finance
2 51 (28.81%) Banking
3 50 (28.25%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (19.77%) SQL
5 30 (16.95%) Test Scripting
6 27 (15.25%) Microsoft
7 26 (14.69%) Business Analysis
7 26 (14.69%) Scenario Testing
8 23 (12.99%) CRM
8 23 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
9 22 (12.43%) Data Modelling
9 22 (12.43%) Front Office
9 22 (12.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (11.30%) Microsoft Excel
10 20 (11.30%) Java
11 19 (10.73%) Data Analysis
11 19 (10.73%) Dynamics CRM
11 19 (10.73%) JIRA
12 18 (10.17%) Migration
13 17 (9.60%) QA
14 16 (9.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 15 (8.47%) Test Automation
15 15 (8.47%) System Integration Testing
16 14 (7.91%) Project Management
17 13 (7.34%) ISEB
17 13 (7.34%) Defect Management
17 13 (7.34%) MiFID
18 12 (6.78%) Integration Testing
18 12 (6.78%) Test Strategy
18 12 (6.78%) C#

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 7 (3.95%) Confluence
2 3 (1.69%) Apache
2 3 (1.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (1.13%) MQSeries
3 2 (1.13%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.56%) CMS
4 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.56%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (11.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (6.21%) MS Visio
3 6 (3.39%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (10.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.82%) Summit
3 2 (1.13%) Actimize
3 2 (1.13%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.13%) iTrent
3 2 (1.13%) Kondor
3 2 (1.13%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.56%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.56%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.56%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.56%) Radian6
4 1 (0.56%) Social Studio
4 1 (0.56%) Sonata
4 1 (0.56%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.56%) Tercero
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.56%) Basecamp
2 1 (0.56%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.56%) Google Play
2 1 (0.56%) IaaS
2 1 (0.56%) iTunes
2 1 (0.56%) Office 365
2 1 (0.56%) SaaS
2 1 (0.56%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
2 1 (0.56%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.69%) HTTP
1 3 (1.69%) SSL
1 3 (1.69%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.13%) Firewall
2 2 (1.13%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.56%) CTI
3 1 (0.56%) Skype
3 1 (0.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.82%) Big Data
3 3 (1.69%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.13%) Blockchain
4 2 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.56%) MySQL
5 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.56%) OLAP
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (0.56%) QlikView
5 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (10.73%) JIRA
2 6 (3.39%) Selenium
3 5 (2.82%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.26%) SpecFlow
5 3 (1.69%) Appium
5 3 (1.69%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.69%) LoadRunner
5 3 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.13%) Fiddler
6 2 (1.13%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.13%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.13%) Subversion
6 2 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.13%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.56%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.56%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.56%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.56%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.56%) TestRail
7 1 (0.56%) Zephyr
General
1 81 (45.76%) Finance
2 51 (28.81%) Banking
3 22 (12.43%) Front Office
4 11 (6.21%) Retail
5 7 (3.95%) Financial Institution
5 7 (3.95%) Investment Banking
6 6 (3.39%) Marketing
6 6 (3.39%) Retail Banking
7 4 (2.26%) Back Office
7 4 (2.26%) Legal
8 3 (1.69%) Publishing
9 2 (1.13%) Advertising
10 1 (0.56%) Billing
10 1 (0.56%) Games
10 1 (0.56%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.56%) International Banking
10 1 (0.56%) Law
10 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 95 (53.67%) Analyst
2 48 (27.12%) Business Analyst
3 24 (13.56%) Test Analyst
4 20 (11.30%) Developer
5 15 (8.47%) Test Manager
6 12 (6.78%) Business Systems Analyst
7 10 (5.65%) Consultant
8 9 (5.08%) Business IT Analyst
8 9 (5.08%) Data Analyst
8 9 (5.08%) IT Analyst
9 8 (4.52%) Business Test Analyst
9 8 (4.52%) Test Leader
10 7 (3.95%) Banking Analyst
10 7 (3.95%) IT Business Analyst
10 7 (3.95%) MiFID Business Analyst
10 7 (3.95%) Systems Analyst
10 7 (3.95%) Tester
10 7 (3.95%) UAT Analyst
11 6 (3.39%) Data Modeller
11 6 (3.39%) UAT Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.65%) .NET
2 5 (2.82%) XML
3 4 (2.26%) Gherkin
4 3 (1.69%) J2EE
4 3 (1.69%) Spring
5 2 (1.13%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.13%) HTML
5 2 (1.13%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (1.13%) Middleware
5 2 (1.13%) SOAP
5 2 (1.13%) Swing
5 2 (1.13%) Web Services
5 2 (1.13%) XSD
5 2 (1.13%) XSLT
6 1 (0.56%) HTML5
6 1 (0.56%) JMS
6 1 (0.56%) Kafka
6 1 (0.56%) Node.js
6 1 (0.56%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (9.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 9 (5.08%) Derivative
4 6 (3.39%) Fixed Income
4 6 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.82%) Clustering
5 5 (2.82%) Hedge funds
5 5 (2.82%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.26%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.26%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.26%) Equities
6 4 (2.26%) Mobile Banking
6 4 (2.26%) User Experience
7 3 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.69%) Fintech
7 3 (1.69%) PDA
7 3 (1.69%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.13%) Social Media
8 2 (1.13%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.65%) Linux
2 5 (2.82%) Windows
3 4 (2.26%) Unix
4 2 (1.13%) Solaris
4 2 (1.13%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (28.25%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (16.95%) Test Scripting
3 26 (14.69%) Business Analysis
3 26 (14.69%) Scenario Testing
4 23 (12.99%) CRM
5 22 (12.43%) Data Modelling
5 22 (12.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (10.73%) Data Analysis
7 18 (10.17%) Migration
8 15 (8.47%) System Integration Testing
8 15 (8.47%) Test Automation
9 14 (7.91%) Project Management
10 13 (7.34%) Defect Management
11 12 (6.78%) Integration Testing
11 12 (6.78%) Test Strategy
11 12 (6.78%) Validation
12 11 (6.21%) Regression Testing
12 11 (6.21%) Waterfall
13 10 (5.65%) Analytics
13 10 (5.65%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 35 (19.77%) SQL
2 20 (11.30%) Java
3 12 (6.78%) C#
4 7 (3.95%) VB
4 7 (3.95%) VBA
5 6 (3.39%) C
5 6 (3.39%) R
6 5 (2.82%) Python
7 4 (2.26%) C++
7 4 (2.26%) Perl
8 2 (1.13%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.13%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.13%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.13%) Ruby
9 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (7.34%) ISEB
2 10 (5.65%) Degree
3 6 (3.39%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.60%) QA
2 13 (7.34%) MiFID
3 6 (3.39%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (2.26%) SEPA
5 3 (1.69%) GDPR
6 2 (1.13%) EMIR
6 2 (1.13%) IFRS
6 2 (1.13%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.56%) Basel III
7 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.56%) PMO
7 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (0.56%) XenApp
2 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.13%) SCCM
3 1 (0.56%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.56%) Control-M
3 1 (0.56%) Dollar Universe
3 1 (0.56%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.56%) Nagios
3 1 (0.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (15.25%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.65%) Oracle
3 7 (3.95%) Murex
4 6 (3.39%) Bloomberg
4 6 (3.39%) Calypso
4 6 (3.39%) Reuters
4 6 (3.39%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (3.39%) Workday
5 4 (2.26%) HP
6 3 (1.69%) CA Agile Central
6 3 (1.69%) Siebel
7 2 (1.13%) Ab Initio
7 2 (1.13%) Informatica
7 2 (1.13%) Solace
7 2 (1.13%) Sybase
7 2 (1.13%) Tableau
8 1 (0.56%) AppSense
8 1 (0.56%) Perforce
8 1 (0.56%) VMware
8 1 (0.56%) Wyse
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