Period
to 15 November 2018

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 15 November 2018 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 135 76 79
Rank change year-on-year -59 +3 -14
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 125 240 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.77% 3.37% 3.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 3.77% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 175 159
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £299 £278 £313
90th Percentile £700 £625 £614
Central London median daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +5.88%
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% -23.81%
Central London median hourly rate - £65.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +306.25% -23.81%

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 6,119 6,364 5,953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.78% 89.26% 88.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,874 5,048 4,759
City of London median daily rate £505 £501 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.90% +5.37% +2.70%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 61 55
City of London median hourly rate £18.85 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.80% -6.50% -
10th Percentile £13.16 £13.35 £12.15
90th Percentile £33.38 £30.75 £49.08
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.56% +2.63% -

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 15 November 2018.

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 15 November 2018, 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 60 (48.00%) Finance
2 57 (45.60%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (24.80%) SQL
4 30 (24.00%) Banking
5 23 (18.40%) Test Automation
6 20 (16.00%) QA
6 20 (16.00%) JavaScript
7 19 (15.20%) System Testing
7 19 (15.20%) Test Strategy
8 18 (14.40%) Test Scripting
8 18 (14.40%) System Integration Testing
9 17 (13.60%) Scrum
10 15 (12.00%) JIRA
10 15 (12.00%) Java
10 15 (12.00%) Microsoft Excel
10 15 (12.00%) Front Office
10 15 (12.00%) Defect Management
10 15 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (11.20%) Regression Testing
11 14 (11.20%) Microsoft
11 14 (11.20%) C#
11 14 (11.20%) .NET
12 13 (10.40%) Project Management
12 13 (10.40%) Investment Banking
12 13 (10.40%) SDLC
12 13 (10.40%) Problem-Solving
13 12 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (9.60%) Change Control
13 12 (9.60%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (8.80%) HTML

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 (5.60%) CMS
2 4 (3.20%) WordPress
3 3 (2.40%) Mule
3 3 (2.40%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.60%) Alfresco
4 2 (1.60%) Documentum
4 2 (1.60%) FileNet
4 2 (1.60%) OnBase
5 1 (0.80%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.80%) Appian
5 1 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.80%) Confluence
5 1 (0.80%) Drupal
5 1 (0.80%) JBoss
5 1 (0.80%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (12.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (7.20%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (4.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (4.80%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (4.80%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.80%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 4 (3.20%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (3.20%) ION MarketView
2 3 (2.40%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.80%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.80%) HFM
3 1 (0.80%) Kondor
3 1 (0.80%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.80%) Summit
3 1 (0.80%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.80%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.20%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (3.20%) GitHub
3 4 (3.20%) SaaS
4 1 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.80%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.80%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.80%) IaaS
4 1 (0.80%) Office 365
4 1 (0.80%) PaaS
4 1 (0.80%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.80%) Firewall
1 1 (0.80%) LAN
1 1 (0.80%) WAN
1 1 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (0.80%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.80%) NoSQL
2 9 (7.20%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (6.40%) MySQL
3 8 (6.40%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.80%) SQL Server
5 5 (4.00%) MongoDB
5 5 (4.00%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.60%) Big Data
6 2 (1.60%) Data Mart
6 2 (1.60%) MariaDB
6 2 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.80%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.80%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.80%) MS Access
7 1 (0.80%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.80%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (0.80%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.80%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 15 (12.00%) JIRA
2 11 (8.80%) Selenium
3 10 (8.00%) Git (software)
4 8 (6.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (4.80%) Cucumber
5 6 (4.80%) Subversion
6 4 (3.20%) GitLab
6 4 (3.20%) Visual Studio
6 4 (3.20%) Webistrano
7 3 (2.40%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.40%) Maven
7 3 (2.40%) NUnit
7 3 (2.40%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.60%) JMeter
8 2 (1.60%) MSTest
8 2 (1.60%) Protractor
8 2 (1.60%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (1.60%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.80%) TestRail
General
1 60 (48.00%) Finance
2 30 (24.00%) Banking
3 15 (12.00%) Front Office
4 13 (10.40%) Investment Banking
5 7 (5.60%) Retail Banking
6 6 (4.80%) Back Office
7 5 (4.00%) Legal
8 3 (2.40%) Games
8 3 (2.40%) Marketing
8 3 (2.40%) Publishing
9 2 (1.60%) Multimedia
9 2 (1.60%) Retail
10 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.80%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.80%) Law
10 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (33.60%) Analyst
2 33 (26.40%) Developer
3 15 (12.00%) Business Analyst
4 11 (8.80%) Test Manager
5 10 (8.00%) Test Analyst
6 8 (6.40%) Tester
7 7 (5.60%) Applications Support
7 7 (5.60%) Applications Support Analyst
7 7 (5.60%) Java Developer
7 7 (5.60%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (5.60%) Systems Support
7 7 (5.60%) Systems Support Analyst
7 7 (5.60%) Test Leader
8 5 (4.00%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.00%) SQL Developer
9 4 (3.20%) .NET Developer
9 4 (3.20%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 4 (3.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 4 (3.20%) Test Engineer
9 4 (3.20%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.20%) .NET
2 11 (8.80%) HTML
3 10 (8.00%) XML
4 8 (6.40%) AngularJS
4 8 (6.40%) CSS
4 8 (6.40%) Node.js
5 7 (5.60%) CSS3
5 7 (5.60%) HTML5
5 7 (5.60%) React
5 7 (5.60%) RESTful
6 6 (4.80%) Laravel
7 5 (4.00%) XSLT
8 4 (3.20%) FIX Protocol
8 4 (3.20%) FpML
8 4 (3.20%) JSON
8 4 (3.20%) LAMP
8 4 (3.20%) Middleware
8 4 (3.20%) Spring
8 4 (3.20%) Symfony
8 4 (3.20%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.80%) Fixed Income
2 11 (8.80%) Reinsurance
3 7 (5.60%) Fintech
3 7 (5.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (5.60%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (4.00%) Equities
5 4 (3.20%) Derivative
5 4 (3.20%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.20%) Robotics
5 4 (3.20%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.20%) User Experience
6 3 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.40%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.60%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.60%) Learning Management System
7 2 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.60%) PMI
7 2 (1.60%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.20%) Linux
2 7 (5.60%) Unix
3 4 (3.20%) Windows
4 1 (0.80%) Android
4 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.80%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (45.60%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (18.40%) Test Automation
3 19 (15.20%) System Testing
3 19 (15.20%) Test Strategy
4 18 (14.40%) System Integration Testing
4 18 (14.40%) Test Scripting
5 17 (13.60%) Scrum
6 15 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (12.00%) Defect Management
7 14 (11.20%) Regression Testing
8 13 (10.40%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (10.40%) Project Management
8 13 (10.40%) SDLC
9 12 (9.60%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (9.60%) Change Control
10 11 (8.80%) Integration Testing
10 11 (8.80%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (8.00%) Business Analysis
11 10 (8.00%) Migration
11 10 (8.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (24.80%) SQL
2 20 (16.00%) JavaScript
3 15 (12.00%) Java
4 14 (11.20%) C#
5 9 (7.20%) C
6 6 (4.80%) PHP
7 5 (4.00%) Bash Shell
7 5 (4.00%) R
7 5 (4.00%) VBA
8 4 (3.20%) T-SQL
8 4 (3.20%) TypeScript
9 3 (2.40%) Python
9 3 (2.40%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.60%) Java 8
10 2 (1.60%) Kotlin
10 2 (1.60%) PHP 5
10 2 (1.60%) PHP 7
11 1 (0.80%) AWK
11 1 (0.80%) Perl
11 1 (0.80%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (6.40%) ISTQB
2 7 (5.60%) ISEB
3 6 (4.80%) Degree
4 2 (1.60%) CCAB
4 2 (1.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.60%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.80%) PMP
5 1 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.80%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.80%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (16.00%) QA
2 3 (2.40%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.60%) GDPR
3 2 (1.60%) IFRS
3 2 (1.60%) MiFID
3 2 (1.60%) PSD2
4 1 (0.80%) EMIR
4 1 (0.80%) PMO
4 1 (0.80%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (1.60%) Docker
1 2 (1.60%) Virtual Desktop
1 2 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (5.60%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.20%) Capistrano
2 4 (3.20%) HP ALM
3 2 (1.60%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (11.20%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.40%) ION Trading
2 8 (6.40%) Oracle
3 7 (5.60%) Citrix
4 6 (4.80%) SAP
5 5 (4.00%) HP
6 4 (3.20%) FactSet
6 4 (3.20%) UiPath
7 3 (2.40%) Bloomberg
7 3 (2.40%) Hyperion
7 3 (2.40%) Reuters
8 2 (1.60%) Adobe
8 2 (1.60%) Hyland
8 2 (1.60%) IBM
8 2 (1.60%) Murex
8 2 (1.60%) OpenText
8 2 (1.60%) RedGate
8 2 (1.60%) Splunk
8 2 (1.60%) Sybase
8 2 (1.60%) Tableau