Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 17 November 2017 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)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 103 77
Rank change year-on-year +5 -26 -7
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 2346 2293 2788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.48% 2.33% 2.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.93% 2.77% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1565 1550 1828
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.59%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £252
90th Percentile £600 £563 £575
UK median daily rate £415 £400 £389
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.89% +0.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 30 21
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £26.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -15.41% +23.72%
10th Percentile £16.40 £15.98 £15.00
90th Percentile £54.40 £38.88 £35.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £26.60
% change year-on-year +11.11% -15.41% +23.72%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80039 82853 86098
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.68% 84.20% 81.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 53826 55230 56760
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1870 2132 2519
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.03 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% +18.42%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in England

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in England

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in England

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in England

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in England

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
London +10 1205 £450 - 59
South East +1 366 £375 +7.14% 22
Midlands -13 230 £390 +0.97% 15
North of England +40 213 £375 - 27
South West +13 174 £405 +10.96% 9
West Midlands +18 150 £388 +6.53% 6
East of England -25 131 £401 -5.59% 7
North West +3 101 £375 - 9
Yorkshire +23 87 £398 +4.61% 15
East Midlands -37 76 £400 -5.88% 9
North East +73 25 £323 -28.33% 3
South Coast - 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 718 (30.61%) Finance
2 707 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
3 474 (20.20%) SQL
4 425 (18.12%) Test Scripting
5 386 (16.45%) Banking
6 319 (13.60%) System Integration Testing
7 302 (12.87%) QA
8 301 (12.83%) Test Automation
9 294 (12.53%) JIRA
10 282 (12.02%) Business Analysis
10 282 (12.02%) Migration
11 279 (11.89%) Stakeholder Management
12 243 (10.36%) Scenario Testing
13 236 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
14 232 (9.89%) Regression Testing
15 227 (9.68%) Integration Testing
16 223 (9.51%) Scrum
17 220 (9.38%) Microsoft
18 214 (9.12%) Oracle
19 211 (8.99%) Test Strategy
20 192 (8.18%) Java
21 190 (8.10%) SAP
22 184 (7.84%) SDLC
23 178 (7.59%) Project Management
24 171 (7.29%) Functional Testing
25 167 (7.12%) ISEB
26 165 (7.03%) Defect Management
27 162 (6.91%) System Testing
28 152 (6.48%) User Stories
28 152 (6.48%) Waterfall

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 69 (2.94%) Confluence
2 53 (2.26%) SharePoint
3 33 (1.41%) CMS
4 24 (1.02%) JBoss
5 16 (0.68%) Tomcat
6 15 (0.64%) WebSphere
7 10 (0.43%) Drupal
7 10 (0.43%) MS Exchange
7 10 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 10 (0.43%) SAS
8 9 (0.38%) Apache
8 9 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
9 8 (0.34%) Documentum
10 7 (0.30%) Mule
11 6 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 6 (0.26%) WordPress
12 5 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.21%) Skype for Business
13 4 (0.17%) Umbraco
14 3 (0.13%) EPiServer
Applications
1 147 (6.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 115 (4.90%) Microsoft Office
3 104 (4.43%) MS Visio
4 39 (1.66%) Microsoft Project
5 38 (1.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 18 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.55%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.043%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.043%) ImageReady
9 1 (0.043%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.043%) Vectorworks
9 1 (0.043%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 54 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
3 39 (1.66%) Oracle EBS R12
4 31 (1.32%) SAP FI
5 30 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
6 29 (1.24%) Oracle Payables
6 29 (1.24%) SAP CO
6 29 (1.24%) SAP FI/CO
7 24 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
8 20 (0.85%) Oracle Financials
8 20 (0.85%) SAP MM
9 17 (0.72%) Oracle Assets
9 17 (0.72%) Oracle Receivables
10 15 (0.64%) Markit EDM
10 15 (0.64%) SAP ERP
11 13 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
11 13 (0.55%) Oracle General Ledger
11 13 (0.55%) Oracle iProcurement
12 12 (0.51%) BusinessWorks
13 10 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 61 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
4 18 (0.77%) SaaS
5 15 (0.64%) Office 365
5 15 (0.64%) PaaS
6 13 (0.55%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 10 (0.43%) GitHub
7 10 (0.43%) OpenShift
8 8 (0.34%) Google Analytics
8 8 (0.34%) OpenDNS
9 6 (0.26%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 5 (0.21%) IaaS
10 5 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
11 4 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.17%) BlazeMeter
11 4 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.17%) Lucidchart
12 3 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.085%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 38 (1.62%) Internet
2 36 (1.53%) SMS
3 25 (1.07%) Firewall
4 13 (0.55%) FTP
5 11 (0.47%) DNS
6 9 (0.38%) Fibre Channel
6 9 (0.38%) SAN
7 8 (0.34%) ATM
8 6 (0.26%) LAN
8 6 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (0.21%) DSL
9 5 (0.21%) MPLS
9 5 (0.21%) Skype
9 5 (0.21%) SSL
9 5 (0.21%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.17%) Intranet
10 4 (0.17%) VPN
11 3 (0.13%) CTI
11 3 (0.13%) WAN
11 3 (0.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (6.01%) SQL Server
2 61 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
3 42 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 34 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 33 (1.41%) Relational Database
6 28 (1.19%) Oracle Database
7 19 (0.81%) MongoDB
8 18 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
9 17 (0.72%) NoSQL
9 17 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 16 (0.68%) MarkLogic
11 15 (0.64%) Big Data
11 15 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
11 15 (0.64%) OLAP
12 14 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
13 13 (0.55%) MySQL
14 12 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
15 10 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
15 10 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
16 9 (0.38%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 294 (12.53%) JIRA
2 83 (3.54%) Selenium
3 73 (3.11%) Jenkins
4 64 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 47 (2.00%) Cucumber
6 46 (1.96%) SoapUI
7 44 (1.88%) Git (software)
8 43 (1.83%) JUnit
8 43 (1.83%) Subversion
9 31 (1.32%) JIRA Agile
9 31 (1.32%) Maven
10 28 (1.19%) Visual Studio
10 28 (1.19%) Zephyr
11 25 (1.07%) JMeter
12 22 (0.94%) SpecFlow
13 20 (0.85%) HP UFT
14 19 (0.81%) Eclipse
14 19 (0.81%) MSI
14 19 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
15 18 (0.77%) Ant
General
1 718 (30.61%) Finance
2 386 (16.45%) Banking
3 145 (6.18%) Front Office
4 130 (5.54%) Investment Banking
5 125 (5.33%) Retail
6 65 (2.77%) Retail Banking
7 61 (2.60%) Legal
7 61 (2.60%) Manufacturing
8 56 (2.39%) Back Office
9 46 (1.96%) Marketing
10 34 (1.45%) Financial Institution
10 34 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
11 31 (1.32%) Publishing
12 30 (1.28%) Telecoms
13 22 (0.94%) Advertising
14 21 (0.90%) Billing
15 18 (0.77%) General Ledger
16 11 (0.47%) Law
17 10 (0.43%) Military
18 9 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1023 (43.61%) Analyst
2 482 (20.55%) Business Analyst
3 337 (14.36%) Test Analyst
4 280 (11.94%) Developer
5 166 (7.08%) Consultant
6 164 (6.99%) Test Manager
7 111 (4.73%) Tester
8 104 (4.43%) Test Leader
9 83 (3.54%) Project Manager
10 71 (3.03%) Java Developer
11 68 (2.90%) Banking Analyst
12 66 (2.81%) Senior Analyst
13 64 (2.73%) Data Analyst
14 63 (2.69%) UAT Analyst
15 49 (2.09%) UAT Test Analyst
16 47 (2.00%) Financial Analyst
17 46 (1.96%) Systems Analyst
18 45 (1.92%) Architect
19 44 (1.88%) SAP Consultant
20 42 (1.79%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (5.75%) XML
2 118 (5.03%) .NET
3 63 (2.69%) Web Services
4 62 (2.64%) HTML
5 58 (2.47%) Spring
6 56 (2.39%) Middleware
7 47 (2.00%) CSS
8 42 (1.79%) SOAP
9 35 (1.49%) .NET Framework
10 33 (1.41%) XSLT
11 32 (1.36%) REST
12 30 (1.28%) ASP.NET
13 29 (1.24%) AngularJS
14 28 (1.19%) Swing
15 25 (1.07%) JSON
16 24 (1.02%) HTML5
16 24 (1.02%) jQuery
17 23 (0.98%) JMS
17 23 (0.98%) XSD
18 21 (0.90%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 236 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
2 118 (5.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 91 (3.88%) Management Information System
4 80 (3.41%) Fixed Income
5 70 (2.98%) Derivative
6 63 (2.69%) User Experience
7 56 (2.39%) Virtual Team
8 50 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
9 48 (2.05%) Equities
10 34 (1.45%) Market Risk
11 33 (1.41%) Data Structures
12 32 (1.36%) Mobile App
13 30 (1.28%) Computer Science
13 30 (1.28%) Data Centre
14 28 (1.19%) Credit Risk
14 28 (1.19%) Reference Data
15 24 (1.02%) OTC Derivatives
16 20 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
17 17 (0.72%) AS400
18 15 (0.64%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 130 (5.54%) Windows
2 93 (3.96%) Linux
3 61 (2.60%) Unix
4 36 (1.53%) Windows 10
5 31 (1.32%) Solaris
6 26 (1.11%) Windows 7
7 15 (0.64%) Windows Server
8 13 (0.55%) Android
9 10 (0.43%) AIX
10 8 (0.34%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.30%) zOS
12 6 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.13%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.13%) VMS
15 2 (0.085%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.085%) SUSE
15 2 (0.085%) Windows Server 2008
16 1 (0.043%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 707 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
2 425 (18.12%) Test Scripting
3 319 (13.60%) System Integration Testing
4 301 (12.83%) Test Automation
5 282 (12.02%) Business Analysis
5 282 (12.02%) Migration
6 279 (11.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 243 (10.36%) Scenario Testing
8 232 (9.89%) Regression Testing
9 227 (9.68%) Integration Testing
10 223 (9.51%) Scrum
11 211 (8.99%) Test Strategy
12 184 (7.84%) SDLC
13 178 (7.59%) Project Management
14 171 (7.29%) Functional Testing
15 165 (7.03%) Defect Management
16 162 (6.91%) System Testing
17 152 (6.48%) User Stories
17 152 (6.48%) Waterfall
18 151 (6.44%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 474 (20.20%) SQL
2 192 (8.18%) Java
3 113 (4.82%) C#
4 79 (3.37%) JavaScript
5 71 (3.03%) T-SQL
6 44 (1.88%) Python
7 42 (1.79%) C++
8 36 (1.53%) PowerShell
9 29 (1.24%) PL/SQL
9 29 (1.24%) VB
10 22 (0.94%) VBA
10 22 (0.94%) VBScript
11 21 (0.90%) Perl
11 21 (0.90%) XQuery
12 17 (0.72%) VB.NET
13 15 (0.64%) Shell Script
13 15 (0.64%) XPath
14 12 (0.51%) R
14 12 (0.51%) RPG
14 12 (0.51%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 167 (7.12%) ISEB
2 147 (6.27%) ISTQB
3 130 (5.54%) Degree
4 127 (5.41%) Security Cleared
5 96 (4.09%) SC Cleared
6 59 (2.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 28 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
8 15 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
8 15 (0.64%) Master's Degree
9 12 (0.51%) PMP
10 10 (0.43%) PMI Certification
11 8 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.30%) CISSP
13 6 (0.26%) CISM
13 6 (0.26%) CRISC
13 6 (0.26%) DV Cleared
13 6 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.17%) IIBA
14 4 (0.17%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 302 (12.87%) QA
2 74 (3.15%) MiFID
3 64 (2.73%) Data Quality
4 28 (1.19%) EMIR
5 22 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 19 (0.81%) PMO
6 19 (0.81%) SLA
7 18 (0.77%) GDPR
7 18 (0.77%) GxP
8 12 (0.51%) Dodd-Frank
9 11 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
9 11 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 10 (0.43%) IFRS
11 9 (0.38%) SEPA
12 7 (0.30%) ISO 9001
12 7 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 5 (0.21%) FATCA
13 5 (0.21%) GAAP
13 5 (0.21%) GAMP
14 4 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (1.02%) Docker
2 17 (0.72%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (0.38%) XenApp
5 7 (0.30%) RACF
6 4 (0.17%) Terminal Server
6 4 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.13%) Cronacle
7 3 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.13%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.085%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.043%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.043%) Firmware
9 1 (0.043%) HDFS
9 1 (0.043%) NFS
9 1 (0.043%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.043%) Xen
Systems Management
1 97 (4.13%) HP Quality Center
2 33 (1.41%) SCCM
3 12 (0.51%) HP Data Protector
4 11 (0.47%) Ansible
5 9 (0.38%) Backup Exec
5 9 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
5 9 (0.38%) NetBackup
5 9 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 7 (0.30%) Netcool
6 7 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 6 (0.26%) ThinApp
8 5 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.17%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 4 (0.17%) Control-M
9 4 (0.17%) Mesos
10 3 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.13%) Grafana
10 3 (0.13%) logstash
10 3 (0.13%) Puppet
10 3 (0.13%) Rancher
Vendors
1 220 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 214 (9.12%) Oracle
3 190 (8.10%) SAP
4 90 (3.84%) HP
5 75 (3.20%) Salesforce.com
6 49 (2.09%) ServiceNow
7 36 (1.53%) IBM
7 36 (1.53%) Solace
7 36 (1.53%) TIBCO
8 31 (1.32%) Sybase
9 25 (1.07%) Symantec
10 22 (0.94%) Citrix
11 21 (0.90%) Cisco
11 21 (0.90%) Workday
12 20 (0.85%) PeopleSoft
13 19 (0.81%) Adobe
14 17 (0.72%) Bloomberg
14 17 (0.72%) Reuters
14 17 (0.72%) Splunk
14 17 (0.72%) Talarian