Period
to 17 August 2019

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 August 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)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 150 134 111
Rank change year-on-year -16 -23 -14
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1,528 1,864 1,955
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.84% 1.98% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 2.28% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,011 1,239 1,329
England median daily rate £440 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% - +5.59%
10th Percentile £300 £297 £300
90th Percentile £613 £621 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 26 20
England median hourly rate £36.00 £32.25 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.63% +12.17% +27.78%
10th Percentile £14.00 £16.75 £17.85
90th Percentile £63.75 £44.88 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £39.00 £30.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year +30.00% +4.35% +27.78%

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 72,496 81,650 76,007
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.18% 86.76% 86.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,201 54,361 50,124
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,017 2,206 1,894
England median hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.28% -10.42% +2.13%
10th Percentile £11.98 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.65 £21.00 £24.82
% change year-on-year +17.38% -15.37% +5.08%

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 August 2019.

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 August 2019.

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 August 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
London -26 703 £475 - 86
South East +15 308 £438 +2.94% 35
North of England +25 202 £375 +1.35% 75
South West -20 108 £400 - 25
East of England +17 103 £450 +12.50% 17
Midlands -21 89 £340 -12.26% 36
Yorkshire +2 87 £372 +6.29% 25
North West 0 83 £420 +5.00% 46
West Midlands +2 66 £340 -9.33% 19
North East +43 32 £331 -8.62% 5
East Midlands -17 22 £340 -13.92% 17
User Acceptance Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 England region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 494 (32.33%) Agile Software Development
2 417 (27.29%) Finance
3 240 (15.71%) Migration
4 236 (15.45%) Test Automation
5 231 (15.12%) QA
6 229 (14.99%) Test Scripting
7 226 (14.79%) Microsoft
8 211 (13.81%) JIRA
9 205 (13.42%) SQL
10 202 (13.22%) System Integration Testing
11 193 (12.63%) Scrum
12 190 (12.43%) Test Strategy
13 188 (12.30%) Project Management
14 187 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
15 181 (11.85%) Oracle
16 174 (11.39%) Windows
17 169 (11.06%) Regression Testing
18 161 (10.54%) Analytical Skills
19 159 (10.41%) SAP
20 152 (9.95%) Integration Testing
21 150 (9.82%) Business Analysis
22 146 (9.55%) Security Cleared
23 131 (8.57%) Waterfall
23 131 (8.57%) User Stories
24 121 (7.92%) Problem-Solving
25 118 (7.72%) Banking
26 116 (7.59%) Test Management
26 116 (7.59%) ISTQB
27 115 (7.53%) SDLC
28 114 (7.46%) SC Cleared

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 52 (3.40%) SharePoint
2 50 (3.27%) Confluence
3 28 (1.83%) CMS
4 17 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
5 15 (0.98%) SAS
6 13 (0.85%) Apache
7 11 (0.72%) IIS
8 9 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 9 (0.59%) Drupal
8 9 (0.59%) Tomcat
8 9 (0.59%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.46%) Apache Spark
9 7 (0.46%) Oracle Coherence
10 6 (0.39%) JBoss
10 6 (0.39%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.26%) IBM HTTP Server
12 3 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.20%) SilverStripe
12 3 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 85 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (1.70%) MS Visio
4 22 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 20 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.33%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.065%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.065%) CATIA
9 1 (0.065%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.065%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 39 (2.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (1.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 14 (0.92%) SAP ERP
4 13 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
4 13 (0.85%) SAP S/4HANA
5 12 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
6 11 (0.72%) SAP FI
7 9 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
8 8 (0.52%) NetSuite
8 8 (0.52%) SAP CO
8 8 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
8 8 (0.52%) SAP MDG
9 6 (0.39%) Actimize
9 6 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
9 6 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
9 6 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
9 6 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
9 6 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
9 6 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 109 (7.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 93 (6.09%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (2.55%) Power Platform
4 29 (1.90%) Dynamics 365
5 25 (1.64%) Google Analytics
6 22 (1.44%) Google Sheets
7 19 (1.24%) Office 365
8 16 (1.05%) GitHub
9 15 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
9 15 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
9 15 (0.98%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 12 (0.79%) Boomi
10 12 (0.79%) iPaaS
11 11 (0.72%) Datadog
11 11 (0.72%) SuccessFactors
12 10 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
12 10 (0.65%) SaaS
13 8 (0.52%) Amazon S3
14 7 (0.46%) G Suite
14 7 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.44%) Internet
2 11 (0.72%) Wireless
3 10 (0.65%) Firewall
4 7 (0.46%) HTTP
4 7 (0.46%) Intranet
5 6 (0.39%) SAN
6 4 (0.26%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (0.26%) SMS
6 4 (0.26%) VPN
7 3 (0.20%) NAS
7 3 (0.20%) WAN
8 2 (0.13%) DNS
8 2 (0.13%) PBX
8 2 (0.13%) SSH
8 2 (0.13%) SSL
8 2 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.13%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.065%) ISDN
9 1 (0.065%) LAN
9 1 (0.065%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (6.68%) SQL Server
2 39 (2.55%) Power BI
3 36 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
4 30 (1.96%) Relational Database
5 29 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (1.57%) MySQL
7 22 (1.44%) RDBMS
8 21 (1.37%) Big Data
8 21 (1.37%) Oracle Database
9 19 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 18 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
11 13 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
11 13 (0.85%) InfluxDB
11 13 (0.85%) Redis
12 12 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
12 12 (0.79%) MongoDB
13 11 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
13 11 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 10 (0.65%) Data Mining
14 10 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 211 (13.81%) JIRA
2 93 (6.09%) Selenium
3 76 (4.97%) Git (software)
4 60 (3.93%) Cucumber
5 58 (3.80%) Jenkins
6 32 (2.09%) MSI
6 32 (2.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 28 (1.83%) Visual Studio Team System
8 26 (1.70%) WebDriver
9 23 (1.51%) Maven
10 22 (1.44%) JMeter
11 18 (1.18%) Bitbucket
11 18 (1.18%) GitLab
11 18 (1.18%) JUnit
11 18 (1.18%) SoapUI
12 16 (1.05%) TeamCity
13 15 (0.98%) Subversion
13 15 (0.98%) TestRail
14 13 (0.85%) SonarQube
14 13 (0.85%) SpecFlow
General
1 417 (27.29%) Finance
2 118 (7.72%) Banking
3 83 (5.43%) Retail
4 37 (2.42%) Marketing
5 25 (1.64%) Front Office
6 24 (1.57%) Telecoms
7 23 (1.51%) Legal
8 21 (1.37%) Financial Institution
9 18 (1.18%) Investment Banking
10 17 (1.11%) Back Office
10 17 (1.11%) Billing
10 17 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
11 16 (1.05%) General Ledger
12 13 (0.85%) Publishing
13 11 (0.72%) Law
14 9 (0.59%) Manufacturing
15 8 (0.52%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.39%) Advertising
16 6 (0.39%) Military
16 6 (0.39%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 517 (33.84%) Analyst
2 285 (18.65%) Business Analyst
3 164 (10.73%) Test Manager
4 159 (10.41%) Test Analyst
5 142 (9.29%) Developer
6 91 (5.96%) Tester
7 83 (5.43%) Consultant
8 72 (4.71%) Test Leader
9 69 (4.52%) Project Manager
10 47 (3.08%) Senior Analyst
11 46 (3.01%) Financial Analyst
12 42 (2.75%) Architect
13 38 (2.49%) Applications Packager
14 34 (2.23%) Test Engineer
14 34 (2.23%) UAT Analyst
15 32 (2.09%) Finance Business Analyst
16 29 (1.90%) DBA
17 27 (1.77%) Senior Business Analyst
18 24 (1.57%) Technical Analyst
18 24 (1.57%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (3.21%) .NET
2 44 (2.88%) HTML
3 39 (2.55%) REST
4 38 (2.49%) Web Services
5 35 (2.29%) CSS
6 32 (2.09%) XML
7 27 (1.77%) Node.js
7 27 (1.77%) Oracle Fusion
8 26 (1.70%) Gherkin
9 23 (1.51%) SOAP
10 20 (1.31%) RESTful
11 17 (1.11%) JSON
11 17 (1.11%) Swagger
12 15 (0.98%) React Native
13 14 (0.92%) jQuery
13 14 (0.92%) Spring
14 13 (0.85%) AngularJS
15 12 (0.79%) Elastic Stack
16 11 (0.72%) GraphQL
16 11 (0.72%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 161 (10.54%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (4.91%) Management Information System
3 64 (4.19%) User Experience
4 44 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
5 38 (2.49%) Data Centre
6 34 (2.23%) Mobile App
7 26 (1.70%) Greenfield Project
8 22 (1.44%) Driving Licence
8 22 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 21 (1.37%) Reference Data
9 21 (1.37%) Virtual Team
10 20 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (1.11%) SWIFT
12 15 (0.98%) Equities
13 12 (0.79%) Fixed Income
14 11 (0.72%) Wiki
15 10 (0.65%) Client/Server
15 10 (0.65%) Clustering
15 10 (0.65%) CMDB
15 10 (0.65%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 174 (11.39%) Windows
2 75 (4.91%) Windows 10
3 63 (4.12%) Linux
4 50 (3.27%) Windows 7
5 39 (2.55%) Unix
6 28 (1.83%) Apple iOS
6 28 (1.83%) Windows Server
7 25 (1.64%) Android
8 16 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (0.79%) CentOS
11 11 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.52%) Mac OS
13 7 (0.46%) Solaris
14 4 (0.26%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.20%) AIX
16 1 (0.065%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.065%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 494 (32.33%) Agile Software Development
2 240 (15.71%) Migration
3 236 (15.45%) Test Automation
4 229 (14.99%) Test Scripting
5 202 (13.22%) System Integration Testing
6 193 (12.63%) Scrum
7 190 (12.43%) Test Strategy
8 188 (12.30%) Project Management
9 187 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
10 169 (11.06%) Regression Testing
11 152 (9.95%) Integration Testing
12 150 (9.82%) Business Analysis
13 131 (8.57%) User Stories
13 131 (8.57%) Waterfall
14 121 (7.92%) Problem-Solving
15 116 (7.59%) Test Management
16 115 (7.53%) SDLC
17 111 (7.26%) Business Intelligence
18 109 (7.13%) DevOps
19 102 (6.68%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 205 (13.42%) SQL
2 112 (7.33%) Java
3 96 (6.28%) JavaScript
4 56 (3.66%) C#
5 55 (3.60%) Python
6 52 (3.40%) PowerShell
7 28 (1.83%) PHP
8 22 (1.44%) Bash Shell
9 19 (1.24%) Perl
10 18 (1.18%) Scala
11 17 (1.11%) Ruby
12 16 (1.05%) ABAP
13 15 (0.98%) C++
14 14 (0.92%) C
15 12 (0.79%) Shell Script
16 11 (0.72%) PL/SQL
16 11 (0.72%) T-SQL
17 10 (0.65%) VB
18 7 (0.46%) VBA
18 7 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 146 (9.55%) Security Cleared
2 116 (7.59%) ISTQB
3 114 (7.46%) SC Cleared
4 87 (5.69%) ISEB
5 73 (4.78%) Degree
6 41 (2.68%) DV Cleared
7 38 (2.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 14 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (0.79%) PMI Certification
9 12 (0.79%) PMP
10 10 (0.65%) ACCA
10 10 (0.65%) CIMA
11 9 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (0.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 6 (0.39%) IIBA
13 6 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
15 3 (0.20%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 231 (15.12%) QA
2 31 (2.03%) Data Quality
3 21 (1.37%) PMO
4 15 (0.98%) PSD2
5 12 (0.79%) GDPR
5 12 (0.79%) SEPA
6 11 (0.72%) SLA
7 8 (0.52%) MiFID
8 6 (0.39%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.26%) IFRS
10 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.20%) TARGET2
11 2 (0.13%) CRD IV
11 2 (0.13%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.13%) WCAG
12 1 (0.065%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.065%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 46 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (2.81%) Docker
3 39 (2.55%) Active Directory
4 31 (2.03%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (0.72%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.65%) vSphere
7 9 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
8 8 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.20%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.13%) Cronacle
11 2 (0.13%) Firmware
11 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.065%) vCloud
12 1 (0.065%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.065%) Veritas File System
12 1 (0.065%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (0.065%) XenApp
12 1 (0.065%) zsh
Systems Management
1 54 (3.53%) SCCM
2 35 (2.29%) HP ALM
3 33 (2.16%) HP Quality Center
3 33 (2.16%) Kubernetes
4 23 (1.51%) Terraform
5 18 (1.18%) Ansible
6 14 (0.92%) Puppet
7 11 (0.72%) Consul
7 11 (0.72%) Grafana
7 11 (0.72%) Graphite
7 11 (0.72%) Kibana
7 11 (0.72%) logstash
7 11 (0.72%) ZABBIX
8 8 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (0.39%) Data Guard
9 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
10 5 (0.33%) SCOM
11 4 (0.26%) NetIQ Identity Manager
12 3 (0.20%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 226 (14.79%) Microsoft
2 181 (11.85%) Oracle
3 159 (10.41%) SAP
4 62 (4.06%) ServiceNow
5 55 (3.60%) Salesforce.com
6 54 (3.53%) Google
7 52 (3.40%) HP
8 51 (3.34%) VMware
9 30 (1.96%) IBM
10 22 (1.44%) Citrix
11 17 (1.11%) hybris
12 15 (0.98%) Adobe
12 15 (0.98%) Tableau
13 14 (0.92%) Workday
14 13 (0.85%) Ariba
14 13 (0.85%) Cisco
14 13 (0.85%) Dell
15 12 (0.79%) Guidewire
15 12 (0.79%) Red Hat
16 11 (0.72%) SaltStack