Period
to 28 February 2020

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 28 February 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)
UK > England
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 152 132 102
Rank change year-on-year -20 -30 +14
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1,063 1,798 2,246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.74% 1.99% 2.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 2.27% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 671 1,165 1,469
England median daily rate £448 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.44% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £263
90th Percentile £588 £645 £600
UK median daily rate £438 £440 £418
% change year-on-year -0.57% +5.39% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 22
England median hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.61% +44.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £18.09 £18.12 £16.03
90th Percentile £73.75 £53.00 £44.31
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -23.61% +44.00% +4.17%

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 52,054 79,261 80,871
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.25% 87.52% 86.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 34,002 52,983 54,391
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £290 £305 £288
90th Percentile £651 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,687 2,006 1,973
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.08 £24.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.33% -0.04% -3.64%
10th Percentile £12.44 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.50 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £24.08 £24.00
% change year-on-year +1.74% +0.33% -2.04%

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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 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
London -51 408 £470 -6.00% 84
South East +62 259 £450 +5.88% 24
North of England +19 136 £400 +14.29% 64
South West -19 87 £425 +14.86% 20
Midlands +34 86 £388 -2.52% 36
East of England 0 77 £425 +6.25% 20
Yorkshire +30 58 £399 +17.79% 27
North West -9 58 £425 +13.33% 31
West Midlands +25 48 £350 -12.50% 21
East Midlands +41 36 £475 +22.58% 15
North East +42 20 £400 +23.08% 6
User Acceptance Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 28 February 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 England region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 348 (32.74%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (20.13%) Finance
3 154 (14.49%) Migration
4 141 (13.26%) SQL
5 140 (13.17%) SAP
5 140 (13.17%) Security Cleared
6 136 (12.79%) System Integration Testing
7 133 (12.51%) Test Scripting
7 133 (12.51%) JIRA
8 132 (12.42%) Scrum
9 128 (12.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 126 (11.85%) Microsoft
11 120 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
12 118 (11.10%) Test Automation
13 110 (10.35%) Oracle
14 108 (10.16%) Project Management
15 107 (10.07%) Integration Testing
16 106 (9.97%) SC Cleared
17 103 (9.69%) Test Strategy
18 102 (9.60%) Azure
19 99 (9.31%) Problem-Solving
20 93 (8.75%) QA
21 91 (8.56%) Waterfall
22 87 (8.18%) Windows
23 84 (7.90%) Analytics
23 84 (7.90%) User Stories
23 84 (7.90%) Use Case
24 73 (6.87%) Business Intelligence
25 72 (6.77%) Business Analysis
25 72 (6.77%) DevOps

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 35 (3.29%) Confluence
1 35 (3.29%) SharePoint
2 17 (1.60%) CMS
3 13 (1.22%) WebLogic
4 6 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 6 (0.56%) Anypoint
4 6 (0.56%) Mule
5 5 (0.47%) SAS
6 3 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.28%) JBoss
6 3 (0.28%) Mule ESB
6 3 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.19%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.19%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.094%) Documentum
8 1 (0.094%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 58 (5.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 46 (4.33%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (2.82%) MS Visio
4 22 (2.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.28%) InVision
6 3 (0.28%) Sketch
6 3 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.19%) Adobe XD
7 2 (0.19%) Lectora
8 1 (0.094%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.094%) CATIA
8 1 (0.094%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.094%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.094%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 29 (2.73%) SAP S/4HANA
2 19 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (1.22%) Oracle Payables
5 11 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
5 11 (1.03%) Oracle Receivables
6 10 (0.94%) Oracle Cash Management
6 10 (0.94%) Oracle EBS R12
6 10 (0.94%) Oracle Financials
6 10 (0.94%) Oracle General Ledger
7 9 (0.85%) NetSuite
8 7 (0.66%) Oracle AML
8 7 (0.66%) SAP IBP
9 6 (0.56%) SAP FI
9 6 (0.56%) Teamcenter
10 5 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
10 5 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
10 5 (0.47%) SAP MM
10 5 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 102 (9.60%) Azure
2 35 (3.29%) AWS
3 32 (3.01%) Power Platform
4 30 (2.82%) Dynamics 365
5 20 (1.88%) SaaS
6 17 (1.60%) Office 365
7 13 (1.22%) SuccessFactors
8 11 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (1.03%) GCP
8 11 (1.03%) PaaS
9 8 (0.75%) GitHub
10 7 (0.66%) Azure Data Factory
11 5 (0.47%) G Suite
11 5 (0.47%) iPaaS
11 5 (0.47%) Oracle CX
12 4 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.28%) Basecamp
13 3 (0.28%) Google Drive
13 3 (0.28%) PowerApps
13 3 (0.28%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.60%) Radio Access Network
2 16 (1.51%) Firewall
2 16 (1.51%) Internet
3 14 (1.32%) WAN
4 8 (0.75%) LAN
4 8 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (0.66%) DNS
6 5 (0.47%) Intranet
7 4 (0.38%) HTTP
7 4 (0.38%) MPLS
7 4 (0.38%) SAN
7 4 (0.38%) Skype
8 3 (0.28%) FIX Connectivity
8 3 (0.28%) SSL
8 3 (0.28%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.28%) VPN
9 2 (0.19%) LTE
9 2 (0.19%) Softphone
9 2 (0.19%) SWIFTNet
9 2 (0.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (5.74%) SQL Server
2 35 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (2.73%) Power BI
4 26 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (1.69%) Oracle Database
6 17 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
7 15 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
8 14 (1.32%) Relational Database
9 13 (1.22%) Oracle Database 12c
10 11 (1.03%) MySQL
11 10 (0.94%) Azure SQL Database
12 7 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
12 7 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (0.56%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.56%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
13 6 (0.56%) QlikView
13 6 (0.56%) SAP HANA
14 5 (0.47%) Hadoop
15 4 (0.38%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 133 (12.51%) JIRA
2 39 (3.67%) Selenium
3 29 (2.73%) MSI
4 26 (2.45%) Git (software)
5 25 (2.35%) Jenkins
6 22 (2.07%) Subversion
7 20 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (1.32%) Cucumber
8 14 (1.32%) Maven
8 14 (1.32%) Postman
8 14 (1.32%) Zephyr
9 12 (1.13%) Eclipse
9 12 (1.13%) JMeter
10 10 (0.94%) TeamCity
11 9 (0.85%) Artifactory
11 9 (0.85%) JUnit
11 9 (0.85%) SoapUI
11 9 (0.85%) Visual Studio
11 9 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
12 8 (0.75%) Toad
General
1 214 (20.13%) Finance
2 55 (5.17%) Banking
3 49 (4.61%) Public Sector
4 46 (4.33%) Retail
5 38 (3.57%) Telecoms
6 25 (2.35%) Manufacturing
7 24 (2.26%) Marketing
8 20 (1.88%) Front Office
8 20 (1.88%) Legal
9 15 (1.41%) Billing
10 12 (1.13%) Investment Banking
10 12 (1.13%) Local Government
11 11 (1.03%) Law
12 10 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.85%) Automotive
13 9 (0.85%) Back Office
14 7 (0.66%) Games
14 7 (0.66%) General Ledger
14 7 (0.66%) Publishing
15 5 (0.47%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 387 (36.41%) Analyst
2 213 (20.04%) Business Analyst
3 114 (10.72%) Test Analyst
4 113 (10.63%) Consultant
5 102 (9.60%) Developer
6 74 (6.96%) Test Manager
7 55 (5.17%) Test Leader
8 46 (4.33%) Project Manager
9 40 (3.76%) Tester
10 38 (3.57%) SAP Consultant
10 38 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
11 31 (2.92%) Data Business Analyst
12 29 (2.73%) Applications Packager
13 26 (2.45%) Senior Business Analyst
14 25 (2.35%) Architect
15 24 (2.26%) Financial Analyst
16 23 (2.16%) Data Analyst
17 21 (1.98%) Systems Analyst
18 19 (1.79%) SC Cleared Application Packager
19 18 (1.69%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (3.67%) .NET
2 35 (3.29%) XML
3 26 (2.45%) Web Services
4 25 (2.35%) Oracle Fusion
5 24 (2.26%) REST
6 18 (1.69%) CSS
6 18 (1.69%) HTML
7 16 (1.51%) SOAP
8 14 (1.32%) J2EE
8 14 (1.32%) JSON
9 13 (1.22%) Spring
10 9 (0.85%) .NET Framework
10 9 (0.85%) SAP Fiori
11 8 (0.75%) JDBC
11 8 (0.75%) JSP
11 8 (0.75%) Middleware
11 8 (0.75%) Struts
11 8 (0.75%) WCF
12 7 (0.66%) Hibernate
12 7 (0.66%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 120 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (5.08%) Management Information System
3 43 (4.05%) User Experience
4 33 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (1.41%) Derivative
5 15 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (1.03%) Mobile App
7 9 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (0.75%) Data Centre
8 8 (0.75%) Data Structures
8 8 (0.75%) NHS
8 8 (0.75%) PMI
9 7 (0.66%) Private Cloud
9 7 (0.66%) Reinsurance
10 6 (0.56%) e-Learning
10 6 (0.56%) FMCG
10 6 (0.56%) Reference Data
10 6 (0.56%) Replication
10 6 (0.56%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 87 (8.18%) Windows
2 40 (3.76%) Linux
3 34 (3.20%) Windows 7
4 23 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (1.98%) Windows 10
6 18 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (1.41%) Unix
8 10 (0.94%) CentOS
9 9 (0.85%) Windows Server
10 7 (0.66%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.66%) Mac OS
11 6 (0.56%) Android
12 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.19%) VMS
15 1 (0.094%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (32.74%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (14.49%) Migration
3 136 (12.79%) System Integration Testing
4 133 (12.51%) Test Scripting
5 132 (12.42%) Scrum
6 128 (12.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 118 (11.10%) Test Automation
8 108 (10.16%) Project Management
9 107 (10.07%) Integration Testing
10 103 (9.69%) Test Strategy
11 99 (9.31%) Problem-Solving
12 91 (8.56%) Waterfall
13 84 (7.90%) Analytics
13 84 (7.90%) Use Case
13 84 (7.90%) User Stories
14 73 (6.87%) Business Intelligence
15 72 (6.77%) Business Analysis
15 72 (6.77%) Defect Management
15 72 (6.77%) DevOps
16 70 (6.59%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 141 (13.26%) SQL
2 56 (5.27%) Java
3 39 (3.67%) C#
4 34 (3.20%) PowerShell
5 30 (2.82%) Python
6 24 (2.26%) JavaScript
7 20 (1.88%) PL/SQL
8 19 (1.79%) ABAP
9 18 (1.69%) T-SQL
10 14 (1.32%) C
11 9 (0.85%) Bash Shell
12 8 (0.75%) PHP
13 7 (0.66%) Perl
14 6 (0.56%) VB
15 4 (0.38%) VBA
16 3 (0.28%) COBOL
16 3 (0.28%) Delphi
16 3 (0.28%) R
17 2 (0.19%) Objective-C
17 2 (0.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 140 (13.17%) Security Cleared
2 106 (9.97%) SC Cleared
3 62 (5.83%) Degree
4 57 (5.36%) ISEB
5 54 (5.08%) ISTQB
6 35 (3.29%) DV Cleared
7 12 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 11 (1.03%) PMI Certification
9 9 (0.85%) ACCA
10 8 (0.75%) CIMA
10 8 (0.75%) PMP
11 7 (0.66%) IIBA
12 6 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (0.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 5 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (0.47%) CBAP
14 4 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
14 4 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
15 3 (0.28%) CISM
15 3 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (8.75%) QA
2 15 (1.41%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.03%) GDPR
4 10 (0.94%) SLA
5 9 (0.85%) PMO
6 6 (0.56%) EMIR
6 6 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.47%) IFRS
7 5 (0.47%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.28%) GxP
9 2 (0.19%) SEPA
9 2 (0.19%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.094%) DICOM
10 1 (0.094%) HL7
10 1 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.094%) MiFID
10 1 (0.094%) NCSC
10 1 (0.094%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.094%) TARGET2
System Software
1 30 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
2 28 (2.63%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.03%) Docker
4 7 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.19%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.19%) NDS
6 2 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.19%) vSphere
6 2 (0.19%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.094%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.094%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.094%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.094%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 44 (4.14%) SCCM
2 17 (1.60%) AirWatch
3 14 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (0.94%) HP ALM
4 10 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
5 8 (0.75%) Jamf Pro
5 8 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (0.66%) Kubernetes
6 7 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 6 (0.56%) Ansible
7 6 (0.56%) ThinApp
8 5 (0.47%) Terraform
9 4 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.38%) Puppet
10 3 (0.28%) SCOM
11 2 (0.19%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.19%) NetIQ Identity Manager
12 1 (0.094%) MOM
12 1 (0.094%) WSUS
Vendors
1 140 (13.17%) SAP
2 126 (11.85%) Microsoft
3 110 (10.35%) Oracle
4 23 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
5 18 (1.69%) Red Hat
6 16 (1.51%) ComArch
6 16 (1.51%) Tableau
7 14 (1.32%) Ariba
7 14 (1.32%) HP
7 14 (1.32%) ServiceNow
7 14 (1.32%) VMware
8 13 (1.22%) MuleSoft
9 12 (1.13%) Google
10 11 (1.03%) Adobe
10 11 (1.03%) Cisco
10 11 (1.03%) Citrix
11 9 (0.85%) Concur
11 9 (0.85%) Workday
12 8 (0.75%) Symantec
13 7 (0.66%) Apple