Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 December 2018 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 99 105
Rank change year-on-year -30 +6 -25
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1,991 2,334 2,180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.07% 2.47% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 2.88% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,306 1,549 1,469
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £284 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £600 £550
UK median daily rate £438 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 25 29
England median hourly rate £31.37 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.48% +13.64% -4.35%
10th Percentile £16.33 £16.35 £15.95
90th Percentile £50.25 £56.60 £39.00
UK median hourly rate £31.69 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +26.74% +13.64% -17.29%

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 83,390 81,175 81,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.77% 86.06% 85.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,927 54,662 54,273
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,095 1,892 2,265
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.98 £47.79
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%

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 10 December 2018.

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 10 December 2018.

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 10 December 2018. 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 -34 986 £500 +11.11% 118
South East -27 352 £450 +20.00% 56
North of England -23 205 £363 +3.57% 77
South West -29 154 £400 -1.23% 41
Midlands -49 141 £395 +5.33% 23
East of England -1 137 £395 -1.25% 22
Yorkshire -7 97 £339 -9.67% 27
North West -21 97 £385 +6.94% 48
West Midlands -43 94 £400 +12.28% 10
East Midlands -27 43 £375 -3.85% 13
North East -31 11 £320 -1.54% 2
User Acceptance Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, 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.

1 662 (33.25%) Agile Software Development
2 578 (29.03%) Finance
3 406 (20.39%) SQL
4 318 (15.97%) QA
4 318 (15.97%) Test Automation
5 305 (15.32%) Test Scripting
6 287 (14.41%) Oracle
7 270 (13.56%) Migration
8 266 (13.36%) System Integration Testing
9 252 (12.66%) Stakeholder Management
10 248 (12.46%) Test Strategy
11 242 (12.15%) Microsoft
12 228 (11.45%) Banking
13 226 (11.35%) Scrum
14 205 (10.30%) Project Management
15 204 (10.25%) Analytical Skills
16 201 (10.10%) JIRA
17 189 (9.49%) SDLC
18 184 (9.24%) Security Cleared
18 184 (9.24%) Windows
19 178 (8.94%) Integration Testing
20 177 (8.89%) Business Analysis
21 168 (8.44%) SAP
22 162 (8.14%) Java
22 162 (8.14%) Problem-Solving
23 154 (7.73%) Regression Testing
24 151 (7.58%) Functional Testing
25 147 (7.38%) System Testing
26 139 (6.98%) SC Cleared
26 139 (6.98%) User Stories

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 74 (3.72%) Confluence
2 52 (2.61%) SharePoint
3 35 (1.76%) CMS
4 21 (1.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 16 (0.80%) Drupal
6 15 (0.75%) JBoss
7 12 (0.60%) WebSphere
7 12 (0.60%) WordPress
8 11 (0.55%) Mule
8 11 (0.55%) SAS
8 11 (0.55%) Skype for Business
8 11 (0.55%) WebLogic
9 10 (0.50%) Apache Spark
9 10 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
10 8 (0.40%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (0.25%) Appian
12 5 (0.25%) IIS
12 5 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 115 (5.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 50 (2.51%) Microsoft Office
3 44 (2.21%) MS Visio
4 28 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 24 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.20%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.10%) ImageReady
8 1 (0.050%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.050%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.050%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.050%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 54 (2.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 49 (2.46%) Oracle EBS R12
3 38 (1.91%) SAP S/4HANA
4 26 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
4 26 (1.31%) Oracle Payables
5 24 (1.21%) Oracle Receivables
6 16 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
7 15 (0.75%) Oracle ERP
7 15 (0.75%) Oracle General Ledger
7 15 (0.75%) SAP CO
7 15 (0.75%) SAP FI
7 15 (0.75%) SAP FI/CO
8 14 (0.70%) CSG Singleview
9 13 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
10 12 (0.60%) Oracle Payroll
10 12 (0.60%) PeopleSoft HCM
11 11 (0.55%) PeopleSoft HRMS
12 10 (0.50%) Oracle Cash Management
12 10 (0.50%) SAP ERP
13 9 (0.45%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 75 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 68 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
3 58 (2.91%) Office 365
4 51 (2.56%) Dynamics 365
5 41 (2.06%) SaaS
6 20 (1.00%) Amazon S3
7 16 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
8 15 (0.75%) PaaS
9 13 (0.65%) IaaS
10 12 (0.60%) GitHub
10 12 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
11 11 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 10 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
13 9 (0.45%) Amazon EMR
13 9 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
13 9 (0.45%) Serverless
14 8 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (0.30%) Azure Functions
15 6 (0.30%) OpenShift
16 5 (0.25%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.61%) Internet
2 21 (1.05%) DNS
2 21 (1.05%) Firewall
3 18 (0.90%) VPN
4 15 (0.75%) Skype
5 10 (0.50%) Network Security
5 10 (0.50%) SMS
6 9 (0.45%) DHCP
6 9 (0.45%) FTP
6 9 (0.45%) Intranet
7 8 (0.40%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.35%) HTTP
9 6 (0.30%) WAN
10 5 (0.25%) LAN
10 5 (0.25%) SSL
10 5 (0.25%) Unified Communications
10 5 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.20%) Extranet
11 4 (0.20%) WebEx
12 3 (0.15%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (6.48%) SQL Server
2 66 (3.31%) Relational Database
3 65 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
4 53 (2.66%) MySQL
5 48 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
6 40 (2.01%) NoSQL
7 35 (1.76%) Oracle Database
8 28 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
9 25 (1.26%) MongoDB
10 23 (1.16%) Big Data
11 22 (1.10%) Impala
11 22 (1.10%) RDBMS
12 20 (1.00%) Hadoop
13 19 (0.95%) Pentaho
14 18 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 17 (0.85%) Power BI
16 16 (0.80%) Oracle BI Publisher
16 16 (0.80%) SAP HANA
17 15 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 13 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 201 (10.10%) JIRA
2 101 (5.07%) Selenium
3 52 (2.61%) Git (software)
4 48 (2.41%) Jenkins
5 46 (2.31%) Cucumber
5 46 (2.31%) MSI
6 41 (2.06%) Subversion
7 40 (2.01%) JMeter
8 39 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 35 (1.76%) SoapUI
10 32 (1.61%) Maven
11 30 (1.51%) Visual Studio
12 29 (1.46%) LoadRunner
13 28 (1.41%) JUnit
14 21 (1.05%) WebDriver
15 18 (0.90%) AdminStudio
15 18 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
16 17 (0.85%) SpecFlow
17 14 (0.70%) Bitbucket
18 13 (0.65%) TeamCity
General
1 578 (29.03%) Finance
2 228 (11.45%) Banking
3 92 (4.62%) Front Office
4 87 (4.37%) Retail
5 84 (4.22%) Investment Banking
6 53 (2.66%) Legal
7 49 (2.46%) Publishing
8 47 (2.36%) Marketing
9 41 (2.06%) Back Office
10 31 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
10 31 (1.56%) Private Banking
11 28 (1.41%) Billing
12 27 (1.36%) Telecoms
13 26 (1.31%) Manufacturing
14 17 (0.85%) Retail Banking
15 15 (0.75%) Financial Institution
16 12 (0.60%) Advertising
17 11 (0.55%) Automotive
18 10 (0.50%) Games
18 10 (0.50%) German Language
Job Titles
1 699 (35.11%) Analyst
2 306 (15.37%) Business Analyst
3 265 (13.31%) Developer
4 264 (13.26%) Test Analyst
5 165 (8.29%) Test Manager
6 111 (5.58%) Consultant
7 108 (5.42%) Tester
8 107 (5.37%) Test Leader
9 80 (4.02%) Project Manager
10 57 (2.86%) UAT Analyst
11 50 (2.51%) UAT Test Analyst
12 49 (2.46%) Applications Packager
13 47 (2.36%) Financial Analyst
14 45 (2.26%) Data Analyst
14 45 (2.26%) Java Developer
15 43 (2.16%) Senior Analyst
16 40 (2.01%) Architect
17 39 (1.96%) Administrator
18 36 (1.81%) UAT Manager
19 35 (1.76%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (5.22%) .NET
2 98 (4.92%) XML
3 66 (3.31%) Web Services
4 60 (3.01%) HTML
5 43 (2.16%) Middleware
6 38 (1.91%) CSS
6 38 (1.91%) Gherkin
7 36 (1.81%) Spring
8 35 (1.76%) REST
9 34 (1.71%) RESTful
9 34 (1.71%) SOAP
10 27 (1.36%) Oracle Fusion
11 26 (1.31%) AngularJS
11 26 (1.31%) JSON
11 26 (1.31%) XSD
12 25 (1.26%) Apache Camel
12 25 (1.26%) Hibernate
13 21 (1.05%) Java EE
14 19 (0.95%) HTML5
14 19 (0.95%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 204 (10.25%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (3.47%) Management Information System
3 56 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
4 54 (2.71%) User Experience
5 52 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
6 43 (2.16%) Fixed Income
7 38 (1.91%) Virtual Team
8 34 (1.71%) Mobile App
9 31 (1.56%) Derivative
10 28 (1.41%) Robotics
11 27 (1.36%) Data Centre
12 26 (1.31%) Data Structures
12 26 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
13 24 (1.21%) Fintech
14 23 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 21 (1.05%) Client/Server
16 17 (0.85%) Equities
17 15 (0.75%) Market Risk
17 15 (0.75%) OTC Derivatives
18 14 (0.70%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 184 (9.24%) Windows
2 117 (5.88%) Linux
3 83 (4.17%) Unix
4 73 (3.67%) Windows 10
5 56 (2.81%) Windows 7
6 34 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 32 (1.61%) Android
8 22 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (0.95%) Apple iOS
10 18 (0.90%) Windows Server
11 15 (0.75%) CentOS
12 9 (0.45%) Solaris
13 7 (0.35%) Windows XP
14 6 (0.30%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.25%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.20%) zOS
17 2 (0.10%) AIX
18 1 (0.050%) Debian
18 1 (0.050%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 662 (33.25%) Agile Software Development
2 318 (15.97%) Test Automation
3 305 (15.32%) Test Scripting
4 270 (13.56%) Migration
5 266 (13.36%) System Integration Testing
6 252 (12.66%) Stakeholder Management
7 248 (12.46%) Test Strategy
8 226 (11.35%) Scrum
9 205 (10.30%) Project Management
10 189 (9.49%) SDLC
11 178 (8.94%) Integration Testing
12 177 (8.89%) Business Analysis
13 162 (8.14%) Problem-Solving
14 154 (7.73%) Regression Testing
15 151 (7.58%) Functional Testing
16 147 (7.38%) System Testing
17 139 (6.98%) User Stories
18 136 (6.83%) Waterfall
19 131 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
20 125 (6.28%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 406 (20.39%) SQL
2 162 (8.14%) Java
3 118 (5.93%) C#
4 104 (5.22%) JavaScript
5 70 (3.52%) PowerShell
6 42 (2.11%) T-SQL
7 33 (1.66%) Python
8 30 (1.51%) PL/SQL
9 24 (1.21%) PHP
10 23 (1.16%) C
10 23 (1.16%) VBScript
11 22 (1.10%) VBA
12 19 (0.95%) Java 8
12 19 (0.95%) Shell Script
12 19 (0.95%) VB
13 18 (0.90%) Bash Shell
14 16 (0.80%) C++
15 14 (0.70%) Ruby
16 12 (0.60%) ABAP
17 11 (0.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 184 (9.24%) Security Cleared
2 139 (6.98%) SC Cleared
3 115 (5.78%) ISEB
4 107 (5.37%) Degree
5 81 (4.07%) ISTQB
6 27 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 25 (1.26%) DV Cleared
8 22 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
10 12 (0.60%) PMP
11 11 (0.55%) DBS Check
11 11 (0.55%) PMI Certification
12 8 (0.40%) CIMA
12 8 (0.40%) MBA
13 7 (0.35%) ACCA
13 7 (0.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 5 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
14 5 (0.25%) SAP Certification
15 4 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
15 4 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 318 (15.97%) QA
2 71 (3.57%) Data Quality
3 33 (1.66%) PMO
3 33 (1.66%) SLA
4 17 (0.85%) GDPR
5 10 (0.50%) MiFID
6 7 (0.35%) Basel III
6 7 (0.35%) EMIR
6 7 (0.35%) GxP
6 7 (0.35%) PSD2
7 6 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.25%) IFRS
9 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.15%) SEPA
10 1 (0.050%) COBIT
10 1 (0.050%) GAMP
10 1 (0.050%) HL7
10 1 (0.050%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.050%) WAI
System Software
1 51 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 42 (2.11%) Docker
3 33 (1.66%) Active Directory
4 22 (1.10%) XenApp
5 18 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (0.25%) vCloud
8 4 (0.20%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.20%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.15%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.15%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.15%) vSphere
10 2 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.050%) Firmware
11 1 (0.050%) Gluster
11 1 (0.050%) HDFS
11 1 (0.050%) IAG
11 1 (0.050%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 61 (3.06%) SCCM
2 41 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
3 40 (2.01%) HP ALM
4 36 (1.81%) Kubernetes
5 22 (1.10%) Terraform
6 18 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (0.65%) Ansible
7 13 (0.65%) Puppet
8 8 (0.40%) Dollar Universe
8 8 (0.40%) OpenView
9 7 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (0.30%) Capistrano
11 5 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
11 5 (0.25%) Kibana
11 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
12 4 (0.20%) Consul
12 4 (0.20%) Grafana
12 4 (0.20%) Graphite
12 4 (0.20%) logstash
12 4 (0.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 287 (14.41%) Oracle
2 242 (12.15%) Microsoft
3 168 (8.44%) SAP
4 67 (3.37%) Salesforce.com
5 46 (2.31%) HP
6 43 (2.16%) Citrix
7 31 (1.56%) Sybase
7 31 (1.56%) UiPath
8 27 (1.36%) Google
8 27 (1.36%) VMware
9 25 (1.26%) Adobe
10 22 (1.10%) IBM
10 22 (1.10%) Workday
11 21 (1.05%) Remedy
12 20 (1.00%) Atlassian
12 20 (1.00%) Samsung
12 20 (1.00%) SOTI
12 20 (1.00%) Tableau
12 20 (1.00%) Talend
13 18 (0.90%) PeopleSoft