Period
to 6 December 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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 111 143 70
Rank change year-on-year +32 -73 +19
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 112 128 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.96% 1.78% 3.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 2.03% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 94 174
City of London median daily rate £450 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +5.44%
10th Percentile £313 £297 £263
90th Percentile £611 £709 £625
Central London median daily rate £450 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £65.00
Central London median hourly rate - - £65.00

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 5,111 6,291 6,504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 89.29% 87.69% 89.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,978 4,985 5,183
City of London median daily rate £525 £510 £501
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +1.90% +5.37%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £513 £505 £500
% change year-on-year +1.49% +1.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 90 59
City of London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.85 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.50% -8.05% +2.50%
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.28 £13.31
90th Percentile £52.05 £35.00 £31.10
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year +10.53% -8.43% +9.21%

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 6 December 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

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 6 December 2019. 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
Moorgate - 2 £550 -
User Acceptance Testing
Central London

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 42 (37.50%) Finance
2 40 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (27.68%) SQL
4 21 (18.75%) Scrum
5 20 (17.86%) JIRA
5 20 (17.86%) QA
6 19 (16.96%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (16.07%) SQL Server
7 18 (16.07%) Regression Testing
8 17 (15.18%) Migration
9 16 (14.29%) Waterfall
9 16 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
10 15 (13.39%) Azure
10 15 (13.39%) Java
11 13 (11.61%) Security Cleared
11 13 (11.61%) Banking
11 13 (11.61%) User Stories
12 12 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (9.82%) Business Analysis
13 11 (9.82%) Project Management
13 11 (9.82%) Problem-Solving
14 10 (8.93%) Fintech
14 10 (8.93%) DevOps
14 10 (8.93%) Test Automation
14 10 (8.93%) Test Strategy
14 10 (8.93%) JavaScript
14 10 (8.93%) Windows
14 10 (8.93%) SC Cleared
15 9 (8.04%) Test Scripting

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 (6.25%) Confluence
2 6 (5.36%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.68%) CMS
4 2 (1.79%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.89%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.89%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.89%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (5.36%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (5.36%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.57%) InfoPath
2 4 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (3.57%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (4.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.79%) Actimize
2 2 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.79%) Global One
2 2 (1.79%) NetSuite
2 2 (1.79%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (1.79%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (1.79%) Oracle FAH
2 2 (1.79%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (1.79%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 2 (1.79%) Oracle iProcurement
2 2 (1.79%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.79%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (1.79%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.89%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.89%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.89%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (0.89%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.89%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.89%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.39%) Azure
2 9 (8.04%) Power Platform
3 5 (4.46%) AWS
3 5 (4.46%) Office 365
4 4 (3.57%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (2.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.68%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.79%) AWS Fargate
6 2 (1.79%) Basecamp
6 2 (1.79%) Trello
7 1 (0.89%) GCP
7 1 (0.89%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.89%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.89%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.89%) Firewall
1 1 (0.89%) FIX Connectivity
1 1 (0.89%) HTTP
1 1 (0.89%) Internet
1 1 (0.89%) WAN
1 1 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (0.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.07%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (8.04%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (8.04%) Power BI
4 8 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (5.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (4.46%) Relational Database
7 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2017
8 2 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.79%) Blockchain
8 2 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.79%) InterSystems Cache
8 2 (1.79%) OLAP
8 2 (1.79%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (1.79%) QlikView
9 1 (0.89%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.89%) EDMS
9 1 (0.89%) MS Access
9 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 20 (17.86%) JIRA
2 8 (7.14%) Postman
3 7 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 7 (6.25%) Selenium
3 7 (6.25%) TeamCity
4 6 (5.36%) Cucumber
5 5 (4.46%) Fiddler
5 5 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (4.46%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (4.46%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.79%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.79%) Subversion
7 1 (0.89%) JUnit
7 1 (0.89%) MSTest
7 1 (0.89%) NUnit
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.89%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (0.89%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.89%) SoapUI
General
1 42 (37.50%) Finance
2 13 (11.61%) Banking
3 7 (6.25%) Front Office
4 5 (4.46%) Advertising
5 4 (3.57%) Back Office
5 4 (3.57%) Public Sector
6 3 (2.68%) International Banking
7 2 (1.79%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.79%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.79%) Retail
8 1 (0.89%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.89%) Legal
8 1 (0.89%) Marketing
8 1 (0.89%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 53 (47.32%) Analyst
2 28 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 18 (16.07%) Developer
4 16 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 7 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 7 (6.25%) Tester
6 6 (5.36%) SQL Developer
7 5 (4.46%) Migration Analyst
7 5 (4.46%) SharePoint Analyst
7 5 (4.46%) SQL BI Developer
7 5 (4.46%) SSAS Developer
7 5 (4.46%) SSIS Developer
7 5 (4.46%) SSRS Developer
7 5 (4.46%) Test Leader
8 4 (3.57%) Architect
8 4 (3.57%) Automation Tester
8 4 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (2.68%) Data Analyst
9 3 (2.68%) Senior Business Analyst
9 3 (2.68%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.25%) REST
2 5 (4.46%) .NET
2 5 (4.46%) JSON
3 4 (3.57%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (3.57%) Web Services
3 4 (3.57%) XBRL
3 4 (3.57%) XML
4 3 (2.68%) SOAP
5 2 (1.79%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.79%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.79%) Ext JS
5 2 (1.79%) MDX
6 1 (0.89%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.89%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.89%) Node.js
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.89%) React
6 1 (0.89%) Redux
6 1 (0.89%) RESTful
6 1 (0.89%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (4.46%) Equities
3 5 (4.46%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (3.57%) Reference Data
5 3 (2.68%) Reinsurance
5 3 (2.68%) Wiki
6 2 (1.79%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.79%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.79%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.79%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (1.79%) Market Risk
6 2 (1.79%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.79%) Online Banking
6 2 (1.79%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.89%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.89%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.93%) Windows
2 5 (4.46%) Unix
3 4 (3.57%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.68%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.79%) Linux
6 1 (0.89%) Android
6 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (18.75%) Scrum
3 19 (16.96%) Business Intelligence
4 18 (16.07%) Regression Testing
5 17 (15.18%) Migration
6 16 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
6 16 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 13 (11.61%) User Stories
8 11 (9.82%) Business Analysis
8 11 (9.82%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (9.82%) Project Management
9 10 (8.93%) DevOps
9 10 (8.93%) Fintech
9 10 (8.93%) Test Automation
9 10 (8.93%) Test Strategy
10 9 (8.04%) Test Scripting
11 8 (7.14%) BDD
11 8 (7.14%) Change Management
11 8 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 31 (27.68%) SQL
2 15 (13.39%) Java
3 10 (8.93%) JavaScript
4 9 (8.04%) C#
5 7 (6.25%) Python
6 4 (3.57%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.68%) AWK
7 3 (2.68%) C-shell
7 3 (2.68%) Perl
8 2 (1.79%) VB
9 1 (0.89%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.89%) C
9 1 (0.89%) Go
9 1 (0.89%) PHP
9 1 (0.89%) Scala
9 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.89%) VB6
9 1 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (11.61%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.93%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.14%) ISTQB
4 7 (6.25%) Degree
5 5 (4.46%) ISEB
6 3 (2.68%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (2.68%) HNC
6 3 (2.68%) HND
7 2 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.89%) IIBA
8 1 (0.89%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.89%) MCP
8 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (17.86%) QA
2 3 (2.68%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.68%) MiFID
3 2 (1.79%) SEPA
4 1 (0.89%) DICOM
4 1 (0.89%) EMIR
4 1 (0.89%) HL7
4 1 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (4.46%) Docker
2 4 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.57%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 7 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.46%) Oracle
2 5 (4.46%) Tableau
3 4 (3.57%) Nintex
4 3 (2.68%) Google
4 3 (2.68%) InterSystems
5 2 (1.79%) SAP
5 2 (1.79%) Sencha
5 2 (1.79%) Twitter
6 1 (0.89%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (0.89%) Cadence
6 1 (0.89%) Cisco
6 1 (0.89%) Guidewire
6 1 (0.89%) Infor
6 1 (0.89%) Informatica
6 1 (0.89%) Murex
6 1 (0.89%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.89%) SimCorp
6 1 (0.89%) Sun
6 1 (0.89%) Workday