Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 129 75 96
Rank change year-on-year -54 +21 -45
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 133 225 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.97% 3.17% 2.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 3.56% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 165 128
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +1.60% +6.86%
10th Percentile £305 £280 £323
90th Percentile £718 £625 £614
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
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 5,944 6,320 5,538
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.92% 89.09% 88.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,652 5,050 4,393
City of London median daily rate £513 £505 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.49% +6.32% -
10th Percentile £315 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £668
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 59 50
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £18.70 £21.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -11.48% -2.27%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.74 £13.73
90th Percentile £36.05 £31.10 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.70% +6.58% -10.59%

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019, 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 62 (46.62%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (44.36%) Finance
3 34 (25.56%) SQL
3 34 (25.56%) Banking
4 27 (20.30%) Java
5 23 (17.29%) JavaScript
5 23 (17.29%) Test Scripting
5 23 (17.29%) SDLC
6 22 (16.54%) System Integration Testing
7 20 (15.04%) Test Automation
7 20 (15.04%) QA
7 20 (15.04%) Problem-Solving
8 19 (14.29%) Scrum
8 19 (14.29%) Front Office
9 18 (13.53%) JIRA
9 18 (13.53%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (13.53%) Analytical Skills
10 17 (12.78%) Integration Testing
10 17 (12.78%) Investment Banking
10 17 (12.78%) Fixed Income
11 16 (12.03%) XML
11 16 (12.03%) Microsoft
11 16 (12.03%) Defect Management
12 15 (11.28%) Microsoft Excel
12 15 (11.28%) Unix
13 14 (10.53%) Project Management
13 14 (10.53%) System Testing
13 14 (10.53%) Git (software)
13 14 (10.53%) NoSQL
14 13 (9.77%) BDD

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 8 (6.02%) CMS
1 8 (6.02%) Mule
2 6 (4.51%) JBoss
3 5 (3.76%) Confluence
4 4 (3.01%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (3.01%) WordPress
5 2 (1.50%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.75%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.75%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.75%) Appian
6 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.75%) Documentum
6 1 (0.75%) FileNet
6 1 (0.75%) OnBase
6 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.75%) SugarCRM
6 1 (0.75%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (11.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.51%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (4.51%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (4.51%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.75%) Open Workbench
3 1 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (7.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.50%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.50%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.75%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.75%) Kondor
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.75%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.51%) Dynamics 365
2 6 (4.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.76%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (3.01%) AWS Fargate
4 4 (3.01%) GitHub
5 2 (1.50%) SaaS
6 1 (0.75%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.75%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.75%) G Suite
6 1 (0.75%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.75%) IaaS
6 1 (0.75%) Office 365
6 1 (0.75%) PaaS
6 1 (0.75%) Serverless
6 1 (0.75%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.26%) AMQP
2 1 (0.75%) Firewall
2 1 (0.75%) LAN
2 1 (0.75%) Skype
2 1 (0.75%) WAN
2 1 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.53%) NoSQL
2 13 (9.77%) MySQL
2 13 (9.77%) Relational Database
3 10 (7.52%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (6.77%) MongoDB
5 8 (6.02%) SQL Server
6 6 (4.51%) RDBMS
7 5 (3.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (3.01%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (2.26%) Data Mining
9 3 (2.26%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.50%) Big Data
10 2 (1.50%) MariaDB
10 2 (1.50%) Power BI
11 1 (0.75%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.75%) Apache Kudu
11 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.75%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (0.75%) Pentaho
11 1 (0.75%) Presto
Development Applications
1 18 (13.53%) JIRA
2 14 (10.53%) Git (software)
3 12 (9.02%) Subversion
4 9 (6.77%) Maven
4 9 (6.77%) Selenium
4 9 (6.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (4.51%) jMock
6 6 (4.51%) JUnit
7 4 (3.01%) GitLab
7 4 (3.01%) Webistrano
8 3 (2.26%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.26%) FishEye
8 3 (2.26%) Hudson
8 3 (2.26%) NUnit
9 2 (1.50%) MSTest
9 2 (1.50%) Protractor
9 2 (1.50%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.75%) RStudio
10 1 (0.75%) TestRail
General
1 59 (44.36%) Finance
2 34 (25.56%) Banking
3 19 (14.29%) Front Office
4 17 (12.78%) Investment Banking
5 8 (6.02%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.26%) Games
6 3 (2.26%) Marketing
6 3 (2.26%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.50%) Back Office
7 2 (1.50%) International Banking
7 2 (1.50%) Legal
7 2 (1.50%) Publishing
8 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.75%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.75%) Law
8 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.75%) Retail
8 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (33.83%) Developer
2 35 (26.32%) Analyst
3 18 (13.53%) Java Developer
4 12 (9.02%) Business Analyst
4 12 (9.02%) Test Analyst
5 10 (7.52%) Test Leader
5 10 (7.52%) Test Manager
6 6 (4.51%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 6 (4.51%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
6 6 (4.51%) Software Developer
7 5 (3.76%) Agile Developer
7 5 (3.76%) Consultant
7 5 (3.76%) Node.js Developer
7 5 (3.76%) NoSQL Developer
7 5 (3.76%) Project Manager
7 5 (3.76%) SQL Developer
7 5 (3.76%) Test Engineer
7 5 (3.76%) Tester
8 4 (3.01%) CRM Analyst
8 4 (3.01%) Senior Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.03%) XML
2 12 (9.02%) .NET
2 12 (9.02%) Spring
3 11 (8.27%) HTML
4 10 (7.52%) REST
4 10 (7.52%) XSLT
5 9 (6.77%) JSON
5 9 (6.77%) Middleware
6 8 (6.02%) AngularJS
6 8 (6.02%) Apache Camel
6 8 (6.02%) CSS
6 8 (6.02%) RESTful
6 8 (6.02%) Web Services
7 7 (5.26%) CSS3
7 7 (5.26%) HTML5
7 7 (5.26%) JMS
7 7 (5.26%) React
8 6 (4.51%) Java EE
8 6 (4.51%) JTS
8 6 (4.51%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.53%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (12.78%) Fixed Income
3 8 (6.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (6.02%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (5.26%) Reinsurance
5 6 (4.51%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (4.51%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.76%) Equities
7 4 (3.01%) Derivative
7 4 (3.01%) Fintech
7 4 (3.01%) Mainframe
7 4 (3.01%) Robotics
8 3 (2.26%) User Experience
9 2 (1.50%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.50%) PMI
9 2 (1.50%) Social Media
9 2 (1.50%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.75%) EPoS
10 1 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.28%) Unix
2 10 (7.52%) Linux
3 9 (6.77%) Windows
4 3 (2.26%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.50%) Android
6 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (46.62%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (17.29%) SDLC
2 23 (17.29%) Test Scripting
3 22 (16.54%) System Integration Testing
4 20 (15.04%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (15.04%) Test Automation
5 19 (14.29%) Scrum
6 18 (13.53%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (12.78%) Integration Testing
8 16 (12.03%) Defect Management
9 14 (10.53%) Project Management
9 14 (10.53%) System Testing
10 13 (9.77%) BDD
10 13 (9.77%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (8.27%) Change Control
11 11 (8.27%) CRM
11 11 (8.27%) User Stories
11 11 (8.27%) Web Development
12 10 (7.52%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (7.52%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (25.56%) SQL
2 27 (20.30%) Java
3 23 (17.29%) JavaScript
4 11 (8.27%) C#
5 6 (4.51%) PHP
6 5 (3.76%) Java 8
7 4 (3.01%) C
8 3 (2.26%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.26%) VBA
9 2 (1.50%) PHP 5
9 2 (1.50%) PHP 7
9 2 (1.50%) Python
9 2 (1.50%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.75%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.75%) Perl
10 1 (0.75%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.75%) R
10 1 (0.75%) VB
10 1 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (6.02%) Degree
2 7 (5.26%) ISEB
3 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.50%) CCAB
4 2 (1.50%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.50%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.75%) PMP
5 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.75%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (15.04%) QA
2 5 (3.76%) SLA
3 3 (2.26%) Solvency II
4 2 (1.50%) MiFID
5 1 (0.75%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.75%) EMIR
5 1 (0.75%) GDPR
5 1 (0.75%) IFRS
5 1 (0.75%) PMO
5 1 (0.75%) SEPA
System Software
1 9 (6.77%) Docker
2 2 (1.50%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (6.77%) Kubernetes
2 8 (6.02%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (3.01%) Capistrano
4 3 (2.26%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (12.03%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.77%) Oracle
3 7 (5.26%) Citrix
3 7 (5.26%) Sybase
4 6 (4.51%) ION Trading
5 5 (3.76%) Murex
6 4 (3.01%) SAP
6 4 (3.01%) UiPath
7 3 (2.26%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.26%) HP
8 2 (1.50%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.50%) Hyperion
8 2 (1.50%) RedGate
8 2 (1.50%) Reuters
8 2 (1.50%) Workday
9 1 (0.75%) Ariba
9 1 (0.75%) Charles River
9 1 (0.75%) Misys
9 1 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.75%) TIBCO