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 3 months to 30 April 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 68 68
Rank change year-on-year -22 0  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 77 92 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.41% 2.63% 2.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 3.03% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 73 119
Median daily rate £438 £425 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £20.50 £21.95
% change year-on-year +40.24% -6.60%  

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 2751 3036 4508
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.94% 86.94% 81.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2093 2459 3507
Median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 27 43
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.78% -21.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.75 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £44.00 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +18.03%  

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing User Acceptance Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 30 April 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 30 April 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 68 (48.57%) Finance
2 31 (22.14%) Banking
3 30 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (20.71%) Test Scripting
5 21 (15.00%) SQL
5 21 (15.00%) Business Analysis
6 19 (13.57%) Regression Testing
7 17 (12.14%) Microsoft
8 16 (11.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 16 (11.43%) Derivative
9 15 (10.71%) Data Analysis
10 12 (8.57%) Front Office
10 12 (8.57%) Project Management
10 12 (8.57%) ISEB
10 12 (8.57%) CRM
10 12 (8.57%) Linux
11 11 (7.86%) Oracle
11 11 (7.86%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (7.86%) Dynamics CRM
12 10 (7.14%) System Testing
12 10 (7.14%) Waterfall
12 10 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
13 9 (6.43%) JIRA
13 9 (6.43%) Change Management
13 9 (6.43%) Microsoft Excel
13 9 (6.43%) Murex
14 8 (5.71%) JavaScript
14 8 (5.71%) Workflow
14 8 (5.71%) MiFID

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 3 (2.14%) Apache
1 3 (2.14%) LiveCycle
1 3 (2.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (1.43%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.43%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.71%) CMS
3 1 (0.71%) Confluence
3 1 (0.71%) Drupal
3 1 (0.71%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (6.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.29%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (4.29%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (7.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (5.00%) Summit
3 2 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.43%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.71%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.71%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.71%) Basecamp
1 1 (0.71%) G Suite
1 1 (0.71%) GitHub
1 1 (0.71%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.71%) Google Play
1 1 (0.71%) iTunes
1 1 (0.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.14%) HTTP
1 3 (2.14%) SSL
1 3 (2.14%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.43%) Firewall
3 1 (0.71%) LDAP
3 1 (0.71%) SAN
3 1 (0.71%) Skype
3 1 (0.71%) VPN
3 1 (0.71%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.14%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (2.14%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (2.14%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.43%) Blockchain
4 2 (1.43%) MySQL
4 2 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.71%) Big Data
5 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.71%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.71%) OLAP
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (0.71%) QlikView
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (6.43%) JIRA
2 6 (4.29%) Subversion
3 5 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (2.86%) Eclipse
4 4 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.14%) Selenium
5 3 (2.14%) SpecFlow
5 3 (2.14%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.43%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.71%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.71%) MSI
7 1 (0.71%) MSTest
7 1 (0.71%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.71%) TestLink
7 1 (0.71%) TestRail
7 1 (0.71%) WebDriver
General
1 68 (48.57%) Finance
2 31 (22.14%) Banking
3 12 (8.57%) Front Office
4 7 (5.00%) Financial Institution
4 7 (5.00%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.86%) Back Office
6 3 (2.14%) Automotive
6 3 (2.14%) Retail
7 2 (1.43%) Advertising
7 2 (1.43%) Law
8 1 (0.71%) Billing
8 1 (0.71%) Games
8 1 (0.71%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.71%) International Banking
8 1 (0.71%) Legal
8 1 (0.71%) Marketing
8 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.71%) Publishing
8 1 (0.71%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 74 (52.86%) Analyst
2 39 (27.86%) Business Analyst
3 28 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 14 (10.00%) Developer
5 9 (6.43%) Business Systems Analyst
5 9 (6.43%) Business Test Analyst
5 9 (6.43%) Credit Analyst
5 9 (6.43%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (6.43%) Test Manager
6 8 (5.71%) Business IT Analyst
6 8 (5.71%) FX Test Analyst
6 8 (5.71%) IT Analyst
7 7 (5.00%) IT Business Analyst
8 6 (4.29%) Senior Test Analyst
8 6 (4.29%) Test Leader
8 6 (4.29%) UAT Lead
9 5 (3.57%) MiFID Business Analyst
9 5 (3.57%) Product Manager
9 5 (3.57%) UAT Manager
10 4 (2.86%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.57%) .NET
2 4 (2.86%) HTML
2 4 (2.86%) HTML5
2 4 (2.86%) XML
3 3 (2.14%) Ajax
3 3 (2.14%) CSS
3 3 (2.14%) CSS3
4 2 (1.43%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (1.43%) REST
4 2 (1.43%) XSD
4 2 (1.43%) XSLT
5 1 (0.71%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.71%) JSON
5 1 (0.71%) LAMP
5 1 (0.71%) Middleware
5 1 (0.71%) Node.js
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.43%) Derivative
1 16 (11.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 10 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.71%) Hedge funds
4 6 (4.29%) Reinsurance
4 6 (4.29%) User Experience
5 5 (3.57%) Clustering
6 4 (2.86%) Equities
6 4 (2.86%) Fixed Income
6 4 (2.86%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.86%) OTC Derivatives
7 3 (2.14%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.43%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.43%) Fintech
9 1 (0.71%) Biotechnology
9 1 (0.71%) Contract for Difference
9 1 (0.71%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.71%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.71%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.57%) Linux
2 7 (5.00%) Windows
3 5 (3.57%) Unix
4 3 (2.14%) Solaris
5 2 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.43%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.71%) Android
6 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.71%) CentOS
6 1 (0.71%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.71%) Mac OS X Server
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.71%) SUSE
6 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (20.71%) Test Scripting
3 21 (15.00%) Business Analysis
4 19 (13.57%) Regression Testing
5 15 (10.71%) Data Analysis
6 12 (8.57%) CRM
6 12 (8.57%) Project Management
7 11 (7.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
8 10 (7.14%) System Testing
8 10 (7.14%) Waterfall
9 9 (6.43%) Change Management
10 8 (5.71%) Integration Testing
10 8 (5.71%) SDLC
10 8 (5.71%) Use Case
10 8 (5.71%) Workflow
11 7 (5.00%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (5.00%) Release Management
11 7 (5.00%) Technical Analysis
11 7 (5.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (15.00%) SQL
2 8 (5.71%) JavaScript
3 7 (5.00%) Python
4 6 (4.29%) C#
4 6 (4.29%) Java
5 5 (3.57%) Perl
6 4 (2.86%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.14%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.43%) C++
8 2 (1.43%) Ruby
8 2 (1.43%) VB
9 1 (0.71%) PHP
9 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.71%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.71%) VBA
9 1 (0.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (8.57%) ISEB
2 3 (2.14%) Degree
2 3 (2.14%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.71%) MiFID
2 6 (4.29%) QA
3 5 (3.57%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.43%) SEPA
5 1 (0.71%) IFRS
5 1 (0.71%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.71%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (2.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.71%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.71%) XenApp
3 1 (0.71%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (4.29%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.14%) SCCM
3 1 (0.71%) Control-M
3 1 (0.71%) Dollar Universe
3 1 (0.71%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.71%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (0.71%) Nagios
3 1 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.71%) Puppet
3 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 17 (12.14%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.86%) Oracle
3 9 (6.43%) Murex
4 5 (3.57%) Cognos
5 4 (2.86%) CODA
5 4 (2.86%) SAP
5 4 (2.86%) Workday
6 3 (2.14%) Adobe
6 3 (2.14%) Siebel
6 3 (2.14%) SmartStream
7 2 (1.43%) Blue Prism
7 2 (1.43%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (1.43%) Citrix
7 2 (1.43%) Google
7 2 (1.43%) Guidewire
7 2 (1.43%) IBM
7 2 (1.43%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.43%) VMware
8 1 (0.71%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.71%) Kenexa
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