Period
to 6 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 April 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)
England > East of England
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 92 80 73
Rank change year-on-year -12 -7 +5
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 59 113 146
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.83% 2.76% 3.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 3.26% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 70 88
Median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% -2.86%
10th Percentile £307 £220 £244
90th Percentile £510 £538 £541
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Median hourly rate £21.57 £50.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.86% +163.16% +5.56%
England median hourly rate £39.50 £36.67 £25.00
% change year-on-year +7.72% +46.68% -

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 East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,625 3,462 3,912
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 81.57% 84.48% 85.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,529 2,019 2,207
Median daily rate £438 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £263 £240
90th Percentile £600 £588 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 183 227
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -9.30% -34.85%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.17 £11.50
90th Percentile £51.75 £52.50 £48.20
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.91 £23.44
% change year-on-year +0.36% +6.28% -6.25%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing User Acceptance Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in the East of England

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in the East of England

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in the East of England over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in the East of England

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in the East of England

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in the East of England over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in the East of England

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 6 months to 6 April 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
Hertfordshire +2 26 £425 +13.33% 2
Essex +12 13 £469 +17.19% 5
Suffolk +1 11 £400 +18.52%
Bedfordshire -3 7 £400 -6.43% 3
Cambridgeshire -9 2 £375 -11.50% 1
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 6 April 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 East of England region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 26 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (32.20%) Finance
3 16 (27.12%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (27.12%) Unit Testing
3 16 (27.12%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (23.73%) Scrum
5 12 (20.34%) JIRA
6 11 (18.64%) User Stories
6 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
7 10 (16.95%) Java
7 10 (16.95%) SQL
7 10 (16.95%) Oracle
7 10 (16.95%) Power BI
7 10 (16.95%) Azure
7 10 (16.95%) Power Platform
8 9 (15.25%) System Testing
8 9 (15.25%) SQL Server
8 9 (15.25%) C#
9 8 (13.56%) Requirements Analysis
9 8 (13.56%) Regression Testing
9 8 (13.56%) Confluence
9 8 (13.56%) SDLC
9 8 (13.56%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (11.86%) User Experience
10 7 (11.86%) Test Planning
10 7 (11.86%) DevOps
10 7 (11.86%) Test Automation
10 7 (11.86%) Waterfall
10 7 (11.86%) Test Strategy
10 7 (11.86%) Test Scripting

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (13.56%) Confluence
2 4 (6.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (3.39%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.69%) nginx
4 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.69%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (3.39%) ContrOCC
2 2 (3.39%) Magento
2 2 (3.39%) Shopify
2 2 (3.39%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (1.69%) iTrent
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.95%) Azure
1 10 (16.95%) Power Platform
2 5 (8.47%) AWS
3 4 (6.78%) Azure Data Factory
4 3 (5.08%) GitHub
5 2 (3.39%) Oracle CX
6 1 (1.69%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) HTTP
2 1 (1.69%) Firewall
2 1 (1.69%) Internet
2 1 (1.69%) Intranet
2 1 (1.69%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.95%) Power BI
2 9 (15.25%) SQL Server
3 6 (10.17%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (10.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (6.78%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (6.78%) Oracle Database
4 4 (6.78%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (5.08%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (5.08%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (3.39%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.39%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.69%) Big Data
7 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.69%) Impala
7 1 (1.69%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 12 (20.34%) JIRA
2 4 (6.78%) Zephyr
3 3 (5.08%) MSI
3 3 (5.08%) Subversion
4 2 (3.39%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.39%) JMeter
4 2 (3.39%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (3.39%) Selenium
5 1 (1.69%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.69%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.69%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.69%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (1.69%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.69%) Maven
5 1 (1.69%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.69%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.69%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 19 (32.20%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Public Sector
3 3 (5.08%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.39%) Billing
4 2 (3.39%) Law
4 2 (3.39%) Marketing
5 1 (1.69%) Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (32.20%) Analyst
2 11 (18.64%) Developer
3 10 (16.95%) Consultant
4 8 (13.56%) Test Analyst
5 7 (11.86%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 6 (10.17%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Administrator
7 3 (5.08%) Angular Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Applications Packager
7 3 (5.08%) Azure Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 3 (5.08%) ERP Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) ERP Business Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Financial Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Oracle Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Oracle Business Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Power BI Consultant
7 3 (5.08%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.39%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.86%) .NET
2 5 (8.47%) CSS
2 5 (8.47%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (6.78%) XML
4 3 (5.08%) AngularJS
4 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (5.08%) HTML
4 3 (5.08%) WCF
5 2 (3.39%) jQuery
5 2 (3.39%) JSON
5 2 (3.39%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (3.39%) MDX
5 2 (3.39%) Middleware
5 2 (3.39%) Node.js
5 2 (3.39%) React
5 2 (3.39%) REST
5 2 (3.39%) SOAP
5 2 (3.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (3.39%) XSLT
6 1 (1.69%) Keycloak
Miscellaneous
1 16 (27.12%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.86%) User Experience
3 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.08%) NHS
3 3 (5.08%) SWIFT
4 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.69%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.69%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.69%) Tandem
5 1 (1.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.78%) Linux
1 4 (6.78%) Windows
2 3 (5.08%) Windows 7
2 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (27.12%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (27.12%) Unit Testing
3 14 (23.73%) Scrum
4 11 (18.64%) User Stories
5 9 (15.25%) System Testing
6 8 (13.56%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (13.56%) Regression Testing
6 8 (13.56%) Requirements Analysis
6 8 (13.56%) SDLC
7 7 (11.86%) DevOps
7 7 (11.86%) Migration
7 7 (11.86%) Test Automation
7 7 (11.86%) Test Planning
7 7 (11.86%) Test Scripting
7 7 (11.86%) Test Strategy
7 7 (11.86%) Waterfall
8 6 (10.17%) Change Management
8 6 (10.17%) Kanban
8 6 (10.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.95%) Java
1 10 (16.95%) SQL
2 9 (15.25%) C#
3 5 (8.47%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.78%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.08%) Delphi
5 3 (5.08%) Python
5 3 (5.08%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.39%) PHP
6 2 (3.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (10.17%) Degree
2 5 (8.47%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.69%) ISEB
3 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.17%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (3.39%) Docker
3 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) SCCM
2 2 (3.39%) Ansible
2 2 (3.39%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.39%) Terraform
3 1 (1.69%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
2 10 (16.95%) Oracle
3 5 (8.47%) SAP
4 4 (6.78%) Adobe
5 3 (5.08%) Civica
6 2 (3.39%) Ariba
6 2 (3.39%) Liquidlogic
6 2 (3.39%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.69%) Black Duck
7 1 (1.69%) HP
7 1 (1.69%) PTC