Period
to 24 May 2020

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 24 May 2020 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
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 91 116 86
Rank change year-on-year +25 -30 +19
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 66 131 200
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.08% 2.02% 2.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 2.26% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 100 152
Median daily rate £515 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.29% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £328
90th Percentile £593 £638 £650
Central London median daily rate £515 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +8.42% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -65.00% +95.12%
Central London median hourly rate - £14.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -65.00% +95.12%

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 2,765 5,798 6,140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.22% 89.54% 88.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,965 4,453 4,846
Median daily rate £513 £525 £501
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +4.90% +0.10%
10th Percentile £331 £350 £326
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 60 96
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.32 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.97% +14.02% -
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.25 £12.15
90th Percentile £52.25 £56.50 £38.48
Median hourly rate £34.25 £21.34 £20.00
% change year-on-year +60.50% +6.70% +17.92%

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 24 May 2020.

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

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 24 May 2020. 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
London Bridge +48 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, 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 24 (36.36%) SQL
2 23 (34.85%) Finance
3 18 (27.27%) Degree
4 14 (21.21%) Project Management
5 13 (19.70%) Computer Science
5 13 (19.70%) QA
5 13 (19.70%) Translating Business Requirements
6 12 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (18.18%) Target Operating Model
7 11 (16.67%) Regulatory Compliance
7 11 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (16.67%) EDI
7 11 (16.67%) JIRA
8 9 (13.64%) Oracle
9 8 (12.12%) Business Analysis
9 8 (12.12%) Functional Testing
10 7 (10.61%) Defect Management
10 7 (10.61%) DevOps
10 7 (10.61%) Test Scripting
10 7 (10.61%) .NET
10 7 (10.61%) Microsoft
10 7 (10.61%) Regression Testing
10 7 (10.61%) Front Office
10 7 (10.61%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (9.09%) Requirements Gathering
11 6 (9.09%) Validation
11 6 (9.09%) Banking
11 6 (9.09%) SQL Server
11 6 (9.09%) Windows
11 6 (9.09%) Derivative

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 4 (6.06%) Confluence
2 3 (4.55%) Anypoint
3 2 (3.03%) Mule
3 2 (3.03%) Mule ESB
3 2 (3.03%) SAS
4 1 (1.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.52%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.52%) CMS
4 1 (1.52%) Drupal
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.52%) Open Workbench
2 1 (1.52%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (1.52%) Eloqua
1 1 (1.52%) Infor SunSystems
1 1 (1.52%) Maximo
1 1 (1.52%) NetSuite
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (1.52%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.09%) Azure
2 1 (1.52%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (1.52%) AWS
2 1 (1.52%) GCP
2 1 (1.52%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) HTTP
1 1 (1.52%) Intranet
1 1 (1.52%) LAN
1 1 (1.52%) WAN
1 1 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (4.55%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2016
2 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.52%) Big Data
4 1 (1.52%) MySQL
4 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.52%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 11 (16.67%) JIRA
2 4 (6.06%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (6.06%) Subversion
2 4 (6.06%) TeamCity
3 3 (4.55%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.03%) Postman
4 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.52%) eggPlant
5 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.52%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.52%) Selenium
5 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (34.85%) Finance
2 7 (10.61%) Front Office
3 6 (9.09%) Banking
4 4 (6.06%) Legal
5 3 (4.55%) Marketing
5 3 (4.55%) Retail
6 2 (3.03%) Financial Institution
6 2 (3.03%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.52%) Advertising
7 1 (1.52%) Back Office
7 1 (1.52%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 41 (62.12%) Analyst
2 19 (28.79%) Business Analyst
3 11 (16.67%) Business Systems Analyst
3 11 (16.67%) EDI Analyst
3 11 (16.67%) EDI Systems Analyst
3 11 (16.67%) Insurance Systems Analyst
3 11 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
4 10 (15.15%) Test Analyst
5 9 (13.64%) Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Analyst Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Business Developer
7 3 (4.55%) DBA
7 3 (4.55%) Oracle DBA
7 3 (4.55%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.55%) Sybase DBA
7 3 (4.55%) Test Manager
7 3 (4.55%) UAT Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) CRM Manager
8 2 (3.03%) Integration Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) Integration Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.67%) EDI
2 7 (10.61%) .NET
3 5 (7.58%) XML
4 4 (6.06%) J2EE
4 4 (6.06%) REST
4 4 (6.06%) WCF
4 4 (6.06%) Web Services
4 4 (6.06%) WPF
5 3 (4.55%) HTML
5 3 (4.55%) SOAP
5 3 (4.55%) XSD
5 3 (4.55%) XSLT
6 2 (3.03%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.03%) JDBC
6 2 (3.03%) JMS
6 2 (3.03%) Middleware
6 2 (3.03%) ODBC
6 2 (3.03%) Spring
6 2 (3.03%) UDDI
6 2 (3.03%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Derivative
2 5 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (3.03%) Reference Data
4 2 (3.03%) Reinsurance
5 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.52%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.52%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.52%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.52%) FMCG
5 1 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.52%) iPad
5 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.52%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.52%) PMI
5 1 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.52%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.09%) Windows
2 5 (7.58%) Unix
3 4 (6.06%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.55%) Linux
5 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.21%) Project Management
2 13 (19.70%) Computer Science
2 13 (19.70%) Translating Business Requirements
3 12 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (18.18%) Target Operating Model
4 11 (16.67%) Regulatory Compliance
5 8 (12.12%) Business Analysis
5 8 (12.12%) Functional Testing
6 7 (10.61%) Defect Management
6 7 (10.61%) DevOps
6 7 (10.61%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (10.61%) Regression Testing
6 7 (10.61%) Test Scripting
7 6 (9.09%) Requirements Gathering
7 6 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
7 6 (9.09%) Test Strategy
7 6 (9.09%) Validation
8 5 (7.58%) Data Management
8 5 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (6.06%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (36.36%) SQL
2 5 (7.58%) Java
3 4 (6.06%) C#
3 4 (6.06%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.55%) Korn
4 3 (4.55%) Perl
5 1 (1.52%) C
5 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.52%) Python
5 1 (1.52%) Scala
5 1 (1.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (27.27%) Degree
2 11 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (7.58%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.55%) ISEB
5 2 (3.03%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (3.03%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.03%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.52%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.70%) QA
2 2 (3.03%) EMIR
3 1 (1.52%) SEPA
3 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.52%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (13.64%) Oracle
2 7 (10.61%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.06%) SAP
4 3 (4.55%) EMC
4 3 (4.55%) MuleSoft
4 3 (4.55%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.55%) Sybase
4 3 (4.55%) VMware
5 2 (3.03%) IBM
6 1 (1.52%) Adobe
6 1 (1.52%) Cognos
6 1 (1.52%) GoldenSource
6 1 (1.52%) HP
6 1 (1.52%) jBASE
6 1 (1.52%) Kofax
6 1 (1.52%) Murex
6 1 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.52%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.52%) Talend
6 1 (1.52%) Temenos