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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 17 May 2022 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
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 101 110 95
Rank change year-on-year +9 -15 +26
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 85 49 65
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.02% 1.77% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 1.94% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 27 51
10th Percentile £364 £361 £325
25th Percentile £456 £434 £438
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year - - +3.70%
75th Percentile £618 £623 £559
90th Percentile £698 £696 £605
Central London median daily rate £525 £520 £520
% change year-on-year +0.96% - +9.47%

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 3,836 2,522 2,937
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.36% 91.28% 88.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,905 1,838 2,185
10th Percentile £394 £338 £331
25th Percentile £475 £426 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £515
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +1.94% -1.90%
75th Percentile £688 £625 £603
90th Percentile £775 £704 £675
Central London median daily rate £575 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 26 51
10th Percentile £18.50 £8.00 £12.42
25th Percentile £22.06 £12.09 £14.19
Median hourly rate £41.00 £20.00 £24.00
Median % change year-on-year +105.00% -16.67% +21.52%
75th Percentile £55.63 £28.38 £39.00
90th Percentile £65.43 £40.13 £52.25
Central London median hourly rate £41.50 £20.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +107.50% -17.08% +22.13%

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 17 May 2022.

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 17 May 2022, 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 36 (42.35%) Finance
2 24 (28.24%) Agile
3 22 (25.88%) Banking
4 20 (23.53%) JIRA
5 17 (20.00%) QA
6 15 (17.65%) System Integration Testing
6 15 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (17.65%) Social Skills
7 14 (16.47%) Test Scripting
8 12 (14.12%) Project Management
8 12 (14.12%) Derivative
9 11 (12.94%) Business Analysis
10 10 (11.76%) Microsoft
11 9 (10.59%) MS Visio
11 9 (10.59%) Scrum
11 9 (10.59%) Data Protection
12 8 (9.41%) Manual Testing
12 8 (9.41%) AWS
12 8 (9.41%) Unit Testing
12 8 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (9.41%) Test Strategy
12 8 (9.41%) Migration
12 8 (9.41%) Software Testing
12 8 (9.41%) Retail
12 8 (9.41%) SQL
12 8 (9.41%) Oracle
12 8 (9.41%) XML
12 8 (9.41%) Workshop Facilitation
13 7 (8.24%) Presentation Skills
13 7 (8.24%) GDPR

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 2 (2.35%) Confluence
1 2 (2.35%) IIS
1 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.18%) Drupal
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (10.59%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.71%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (2.35%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 2 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.18%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.18%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.18%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.18%) SAP FI-GL
3 1 (1.18%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.41%) AWS
2 5 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (5.88%) Amazon S3
2 5 (5.88%) AWS CodeBuild
2 5 (5.88%) AWS CodePipeline
2 5 (5.88%) Azure
3 3 (3.53%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.18%) GCP
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.88%) Internet
2 1 (1.18%) DHCP
2 1 (1.18%) DNS
2 1 (1.18%) FTP
2 1 (1.18%) IPsec
2 1 (1.18%) MPLS
2 1 (1.18%) SD-WAN
2 1 (1.18%) VPN
2 1 (1.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.35%) OLTP
2 2 (2.35%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.18%) DTS
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.18%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 20 (23.53%) JIRA
2 2 (2.35%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.18%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.18%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.18%) JUnit
3 1 (1.18%) Robot Framework
3 1 (1.18%) Selenium
3 1 (1.18%) TeamCity
General
1 36 (42.35%) Finance
2 22 (25.88%) Banking
3 15 (17.65%) Social Skills
4 8 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (9.41%) Retail
5 7 (8.24%) Legal
5 7 (8.24%) Presentation Skills
6 6 (7.06%) Financial Institution
7 5 (5.88%) International Banking
8 3 (3.53%) Back Office
8 3 (3.53%) Front Office
8 3 (3.53%) Investment Banking
9 2 (2.35%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (2.35%) Public Sector
10 1 (1.18%) Advertising
10 1 (1.18%) Games
10 1 (1.18%) General Ledger
10 1 (1.18%) Private Banking
10 1 (1.18%) Spanish Language
10 1 (1.18%) Tech for Good
Job Titles
1 38 (44.71%) Analyst
2 20 (23.53%) Business Analyst
3 13 (15.29%) Test Analyst
4 7 (8.24%) Test Leader
5 6 (7.06%) Operations Analyst
5 6 (7.06%) Operations Business Analyst
5 6 (7.06%) Tester
5 6 (7.06%) UAT Analyst
6 5 (5.88%) AWS Engineer
6 5 (5.88%) Migration Manager
7 4 (4.71%) CRM Manager
7 4 (4.71%) Developer
7 4 (4.71%) Manual Tester
7 4 (4.71%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.71%) QA Manual Tester
7 4 (4.71%) QA Tester
7 4 (4.71%) UAT Test Analyst
8 3 (3.53%) DBA
8 3 (3.53%) IT Operations Analyst
8 3 (3.53%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.41%) XML
2 6 (7.06%) REST
3 4 (4.71%) CSS
3 4 (4.71%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (4.71%) HTML
4 3 (3.53%) Murex Flex
5 1 (1.18%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.18%) JSON
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (1.18%) React
5 1 (1.18%) Spring
5 1 (1.18%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.12%) Derivative
2 7 (8.24%) Equities
3 6 (7.06%) Fixed Income
4 5 (5.88%) Hedge funds
5 4 (4.71%) Analytical Mindset
5 4 (4.71%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.71%) OTC Derivatives
6 2 (2.35%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.35%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (1.18%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.18%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.18%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.18%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.18%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.18%) Reinsurance
7 1 (1.18%) Replication
7 1 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.18%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.18%) VMS
1 1 (1.18%) Windows
1 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.24%) Agile
2 15 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
2 15 (17.65%) System Integration Testing
3 14 (16.47%) Test Scripting
4 12 (14.12%) Project Management
5 11 (12.94%) Business Analysis
6 9 (10.59%) Data Protection
6 9 (10.59%) Scrum
7 8 (9.41%) Manual Testing
7 8 (9.41%) Migration
7 8 (9.41%) Software Testing
7 8 (9.41%) Test Strategy
7 8 (9.41%) Unit Testing
7 8 (9.41%) Workshop Facilitation
8 7 (8.24%) Functional Testing
8 7 (8.24%) SDLC
8 7 (8.24%) Wealth Management
9 6 (7.06%) Test Automation
9 6 (7.06%) Time Management
9 6 (7.06%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.41%) SQL
2 6 (7.06%) Python
3 5 (5.88%) Bash
3 5 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.88%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.53%) Java
5 2 (2.35%) C
6 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (8.24%) ISTQB
2 5 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 5 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.53%) ISEB
4 1 (1.18%) ACCA
4 1 (1.18%) CBAP
4 1 (1.18%) Degree
4 1 (1.18%) IIBA
4 1 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (20.00%) QA
2 7 (8.24%) GDPR
3 3 (3.53%) EMIR
3 3 (3.53%) IFRS
3 3 (3.53%) MiFID
4 2 (2.35%) IFRS 17
5 1 (1.18%) Accessibility
5 1 (1.18%) COREP
5 1 (1.18%) FATCA
5 1 (1.18%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (7.06%) Ansible
2 5 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (5.88%) Terraform
3 4 (4.71%) WMI
4 3 (3.53%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.18%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 10 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.41%) Oracle
3 6 (7.06%) Bloomberg
4 4 (4.71%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (4.71%) SAP
4 4 (4.71%) Siebel
5 3 (3.53%) Fidessa
5 3 (3.53%) Murex
6 1 (1.18%) Altiris
6 1 (1.18%) Avaloq
6 1 (1.18%) Charles River
6 1 (1.18%) Cisco
6 1 (1.18%) Google
6 1 (1.18%) Maconomy
6 1 (1.18%) Polycom
6 1 (1.18%) Reuters
6 1 (1.18%) VMware
6 1 (1.18%) Workday
6 1 (1.18%) Yardi