Period
to 15 June 2021

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 15 June 2021 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
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 149 159 153
Rank change year-on-year +10 -6 -23
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 891 676 1,532
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.82% 1.73% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 2.01% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 443 1,010
10th Percentile £305 £308 £303
25th Percentile £377 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £453 £450 £440
Median % change year-on-year +0.56% +2.27% +2.33%
75th Percentile £558 £538 £538
90th Percentile £656 £611 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £434
% change year-on-year - +3.75% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 19
10th Percentile £22.35 " £16.47
25th Percentile £24.00 £21.57 £27.05
Median hourly rate £25.50 £50.00 £36.67
Median % change year-on-year -49.00% +36.35% +9.46%
75th Percentile £31.31 £68.75 £42.42
90th Percentile £50.63 " £53.00
UK median hourly rate £25.50 £50.00 £36.67
% change year-on-year -49.00% +36.35% +17.34%

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 43,220 33,627 72,620
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 88.16% 86.22% 87.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,705 22,795 49,035
10th Percentile £313 £300 £306
25th Percentile £402 £400 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.70%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,293 917 1,819
10th Percentile £11.77 £12.50 £11.85
25th Percentile £15.04 £15.85 £14.50
Median hourly rate £24.30 £22.00 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +10.45% -2.22% +7.14%
75th Percentile £47.22 £45.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £55.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing User Acceptance Testing as a proportion 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

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

Daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in England

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in England over the 6 months to 15 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in England

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in England

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in England over the 6 months to 15 June 2021.

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 15 June 2021. 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 +2 480 £500 - 55
South East -28 110 £425 -5.56% 18
Midlands +22 87 £375 +7.14% 24
North of England +41 84 £450 +7.46% 42
West Midlands +24 60 £380 +8.57% 11
North West +24 50 £473 +18.25% 29
South West -4 35 £404 +7.67% 9
East of England +5 31 £463 +2.78% 9
East Midlands +10 27 £368 -13.02% 12
Yorkshire +21 26 £438 +4.17% 11
North East +16 8 £340 -9.93% 2
User Acceptance Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 15 June 2021, 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 England region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 317 (35.58%) Agile Software Development
2 301 (33.78%) Finance
3 265 (29.74%) Social Skills
4 163 (18.29%) SQL
5 134 (15.04%) Migration
6 124 (13.92%) System Integration Testing
7 123 (13.80%) Test Scripting
8 119 (13.36%) QA
9 115 (12.91%) Test Automation
10 114 (12.79%) JIRA
11 112 (12.57%) User Stories
12 110 (12.35%) Test Strategy
13 106 (11.90%) Oracle
14 104 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
15 102 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
16 99 (11.11%) Scrum
17 95 (10.66%) Banking
17 95 (10.66%) DevOps
17 95 (10.66%) Azure
18 94 (10.55%) Requirements Gathering
19 90 (10.10%) Problem-Solving
20 87 (9.76%) Regression Testing
20 87 (9.76%) SAP
21 86 (9.65%) Business Analysis
22 81 (9.09%) Project Management
23 77 (8.64%) Microsoft
24 74 (8.31%) ERP
25 72 (8.08%) Java
25 72 (8.08%) Business Intelligence
26 70 (7.86%) Analytics

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 42 (4.71%) Confluence
2 24 (2.69%) Apache Spark
3 16 (1.80%) Apache
4 15 (1.68%) SharePoint
5 11 (1.23%) JBoss
6 10 (1.12%) Jadu
6 10 (1.12%) Oracle Coherence
7 7 (0.79%) CMS
7 7 (0.79%) Mule
7 7 (0.79%) Red Hat Fuse
8 6 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 6 (0.67%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.45%) Jupyter
9 4 (0.45%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.34%) GlassFish
10 3 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.11%) SAS
11 1 (0.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 38 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (4.15%) MS Visio
3 34 (3.82%) Microsoft Office
4 21 (2.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (1.12%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (0.22%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.11%) iWork
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Smart View
8 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (1.91%) SAP S/4HANA
2 15 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
4 12 (1.35%) Oracle ERP
5 10 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (1.12%) Oracle Receivables
6 9 (1.01%) Oracle Payables
7 8 (0.90%) Hyperion Planning
8 6 (0.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 6 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
8 6 (0.67%) Oracle General Ledger
8 6 (0.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 5 (0.56%) iTrent
9 5 (0.56%) Magento
9 5 (0.56%) Maximo
9 5 (0.56%) Summit
10 4 (0.45%) NetSuite
10 4 (0.45%) Oracle Assets
10 4 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
10 4 (0.45%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 95 (10.66%) Azure
2 39 (4.38%) Dynamics 365
3 32 (3.59%) GCP
4 27 (3.03%) Power Platform
5 18 (2.02%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 17 (1.91%) AWS
7 14 (1.57%) SaaS
8 13 (1.46%) PaaS
9 11 (1.23%) Microsoft 365
10 10 (1.12%) GitHub
10 10 (1.12%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 9 (1.01%) Google Data Studio
12 8 (0.90%) Azure Data Factory
13 7 (0.79%) IaaS
14 6 (0.67%) SuccessFactors
15 5 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
16 4 (0.45%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 4 (0.45%) Azure Service Bus
16 4 (0.45%) Google Analytics
17 3 (0.34%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.01%) HTTP
1 9 (1.01%) Internet
2 8 (0.90%) Firewall
3 7 (0.79%) GSM
4 6 (0.67%) 2G
4 6 (0.67%) 3G
4 6 (0.67%) 3GPP
4 6 (0.67%) 4G
4 6 (0.67%) 5G
4 6 (0.67%) GPRS
4 6 (0.67%) INAP
4 6 (0.67%) M3UA
4 6 (0.67%) SCCP
4 6 (0.67%) SCTP
4 6 (0.67%) SIGTRAN
4 6 (0.67%) SMPP
4 6 (0.67%) TCAP
4 6 (0.67%) UMTS
4 6 (0.67%) VoIP
5 5 (0.56%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (5.95%) Data Warehouse
2 41 (4.60%) SQL Server
3 29 (3.25%) Relational Database
4 27 (3.03%) Power BI
5 24 (2.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 21 (2.36%) Big Data
6 21 (2.36%) MySQL
7 19 (2.13%) Tableau
8 15 (1.68%) BigQuery
9 12 (1.35%) Data Lake
9 12 (1.35%) Looker
9 12 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (1.23%) Amazon Redshift
11 10 (1.12%) Oracle Database
11 10 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (1.01%) Hadoop
12 9 (1.01%) Qlik Sense
12 9 (1.01%) QlikView
13 8 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
13 8 (0.90%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 114 (12.79%) JIRA
2 32 (3.59%) Selenium
3 31 (3.48%) Jenkins
4 28 (3.14%) Cucumber
5 20 (2.24%) JUnit
6 19 (2.13%) Git (software)
7 15 (1.68%) Maven
8 13 (1.46%) Subversion
9 10 (1.12%) Mockito
9 10 (1.12%) SpecFlow
10 8 (0.90%) GitLab
10 8 (0.90%) Postman
11 7 (0.79%) Bitbucket
11 7 (0.79%) Eclipse
11 7 (0.79%) Gradle
11 7 (0.79%) jMock
12 6 (0.67%) Concordion
12 6 (0.67%) JBehave
12 6 (0.67%) JMeter
12 6 (0.67%) TeamCity
General
1 301 (33.78%) Finance
2 265 (29.74%) Social Skills
3 102 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
4 95 (10.66%) Banking
5 41 (4.60%) Front Office
6 38 (4.26%) Retail
7 33 (3.70%) Public Sector
8 32 (3.59%) Marketing
9 30 (3.37%) Telecoms
10 29 (3.25%) Investment Banking
11 28 (3.14%) Presentation Skills
12 23 (2.58%) Influencing Skills
13 20 (2.24%) Law
14 19 (2.13%) Documentation Skills
14 19 (2.13%) Legal
15 18 (2.02%) Local Government
15 18 (2.02%) Organisational Skills
16 17 (1.91%) Manufacturing
17 13 (1.46%) Publishing
18 12 (1.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 289 (32.44%) Analyst
2 169 (18.97%) Business Analyst
3 112 (12.57%) Developer
4 76 (8.53%) Test Analyst
5 73 (8.19%) Consultant
5 73 (8.19%) Test Manager
6 48 (5.39%) Project Manager
7 46 (5.16%) Test Leader
8 38 (4.26%) Architect
9 29 (3.25%) Java Developer
9 29 (3.25%) Tester
10 21 (2.36%) UAT Manager
11 19 (2.13%) Financial Analyst
11 19 (2.13%) SAP Manager
11 19 (2.13%) Senior Analyst
11 19 (2.13%) UAT Analyst
12 18 (2.02%) SAP Consultant
12 18 (2.02%) Systems Analyst
13 17 (1.91%) Functional Consultant
13 17 (1.91%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (4.26%) HTML
2 34 (3.82%) .NET
3 27 (3.03%) CSS
3 27 (3.03%) Spring
4 26 (2.92%) REST
5 24 (2.69%) Web Services
6 21 (2.36%) HTML5
6 21 (2.36%) Oracle Fusion
7 17 (1.91%) SOAP
8 16 (1.80%) JSON
8 16 (1.80%) RESTful
9 14 (1.57%) CSS3
10 13 (1.46%) AngularJS
11 12 (1.35%) Node.js
12 11 (1.23%) Gherkin
12 11 (1.23%) JMS
12 11 (1.23%) XML
13 10 (1.12%) Java EE
13 10 (1.12%) Middleware
14 9 (1.01%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 45 (5.05%) User Experience
2 30 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
3 27 (3.03%) Data Structures
4 24 (2.69%) Management Information System
5 15 (1.68%) Fixed Income
6 13 (1.46%) Virtual Team
7 11 (1.23%) Algorithms
8 10 (1.12%) Analytical Mindset
8 10 (1.12%) Equities
8 10 (1.12%) Reinsurance
8 10 (1.12%) Social Media
9 9 (1.01%) Credit Risk
9 9 (1.01%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.01%) NHS
9 9 (1.01%) Reference Data
10 8 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (0.67%) FMCG
12 6 (0.67%) Hedge funds
12 6 (0.67%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 37 (4.15%) Windows
2 27 (3.03%) Linux
3 17 (1.91%) Windows 10
4 15 (1.68%) Unix
5 4 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.22%) VMS
6 2 (0.22%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.11%) Android
7 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.11%) Solaris
7 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (35.58%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (15.04%) Migration
3 124 (13.92%) System Integration Testing
4 123 (13.80%) Test Scripting
5 115 (12.91%) Test Automation
6 112 (12.57%) User Stories
7 110 (12.35%) Test Strategy
8 104 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 99 (11.11%) Scrum
10 95 (10.66%) DevOps
11 94 (10.55%) Requirements Gathering
12 90 (10.10%) Problem-Solving
13 87 (9.76%) Regression Testing
14 86 (9.65%) Business Analysis
15 81 (9.09%) Project Management
16 74 (8.31%) ERP
17 72 (8.08%) Business Intelligence
18 70 (7.86%) Analytics
19 68 (7.63%) Scenario Testing
20 67 (7.52%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 163 (18.29%) SQL
2 72 (8.08%) Java
3 36 (4.04%) Python
4 30 (3.37%) JavaScript
5 27 (3.03%) C#
6 23 (2.58%) PowerShell
7 22 (2.47%) Scala
8 19 (2.13%) PL/SQL
9 18 (2.02%) T-SQL
10 10 (1.12%) C++
10 10 (1.12%) Java 8
10 10 (1.12%) PHP
11 9 (1.01%) Go
11 9 (1.01%) VBA
12 6 (0.67%) Apex Code
12 6 (0.67%) TypeScript
12 6 (0.67%) VBScript
13 5 (0.56%) VB
14 4 (0.45%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 54 (6.06%) Degree
2 42 (4.71%) Security Cleared
3 32 (3.59%) ISEB
3 32 (3.59%) ISTQB
4 27 (3.03%) SC Cleared
5 13 (1.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.79%) ACCA
6 7 (0.79%) CIMA
7 6 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (0.67%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.56%) CBAP
9 4 (0.45%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.45%) MBA
9 4 (0.45%) PMP
10 3 (0.34%) CISM
10 3 (0.34%) IIBA
10 3 (0.34%) MCSE
10 3 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.34%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (13.36%) QA
2 25 (2.81%) Accessibility
3 20 (2.24%) SLA
4 13 (1.46%) Data Quality
4 13 (1.46%) GDPR
4 13 (1.46%) MiFID
5 8 (0.90%) PMO
6 4 (0.45%) IFRS
6 4 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.34%) ISO 20022
7 3 (0.34%) SEPA
8 2 (0.22%) AIFMD
8 2 (0.22%) IFRS 9
8 2 (0.22%) UCITS
9 1 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.11%) GAAP
9 1 (0.11%) Good Clinical Practice
9 1 (0.11%) HL7
9 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 37 (4.15%) Docker
2 14 (1.57%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.22%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.22%) vSphere
6 2 (0.22%) XenApp
6 2 (0.22%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 39 (4.38%) Kubernetes
2 24 (2.69%) HP Quality Center
3 19 (2.13%) HP ALM
4 12 (1.35%) Ansible
5 10 (1.12%) Terraform
6 8 (0.90%) SCCM
7 4 (0.45%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 3 (0.34%) Packer
8 3 (0.34%) vRealize
8 3 (0.34%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 2 (0.22%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.22%) Grafana
9 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.22%) Puppet
9 2 (0.22%) Rancher
10 1 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.11%) Kibana
10 1 (0.11%) logstash
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 106 (11.90%) Oracle
2 87 (9.76%) SAP
3 77 (8.64%) Microsoft
4 47 (5.27%) Salesforce.com
5 21 (2.36%) Google
5 21 (2.36%) HP
6 17 (1.91%) ServiceNow
7 13 (1.46%) VMware
8 12 (1.35%) Adobe
9 11 (1.23%) IBM
9 11 (1.23%) Sybase
10 9 (1.01%) Citrix
11 8 (0.90%) Atlassian
11 8 (0.90%) Hyperion
11 8 (0.90%) Teradata
12 7 (0.79%) Cognos
12 7 (0.79%) Remedy
13 6 (0.67%) Pega
13 6 (0.67%) UiPath
13 6 (0.67%) Workday