Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 107 84
Rank change year-on-year +9 -23 -7
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 2,187 1,976 2,511
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.41% 2.22% 2.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 2.64% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,463 1,338 1,641
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £255
90th Percentile £600 £556 £575
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 37
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +17.36%
10th Percentile £16.30 £16.00 £12.30
90th Percentile £49.05 £29.40 £42.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.49% +18.66%

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 76,923 74,958 81,886
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.61% 84.03% 82.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,982 50,021 53,901
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +1.88% +6.12%
10th Percentile £293 £268 £263
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,774 2,044 2,501
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.36 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.62 £49.50
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -4.08% +3.16% +18.75%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +6 1,102 £450 - 190
South East +17 383 £375 +2.74% 39
Midlands -14 214 £385 -3.75% 38
North of England +36 190 £360 +2.86% 71
South West +14 150 £400 +11.89% 22
East of England -18 132 £403 -10.56% 13
West Midlands +12 118 £356 -5.00% 28
East Midlands -14 95 £400 -5.88% 10
North West +5 85 £410 +17.14% 44
Yorkshire +17 83 £351 +3.85% 23
North East +50 22 £325 -29.73% 4
User Acceptance Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 692 (31.64%) Finance
2 686 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
3 447 (20.44%) SQL
4 386 (17.65%) Test Scripting
5 329 (15.04%) Banking
6 324 (14.81%) System Integration Testing
7 293 (13.40%) Migration
8 284 (12.99%) QA
9 275 (12.57%) Test Automation
10 267 (12.21%) JIRA
10 267 (12.21%) Stakeholder Management
11 259 (11.84%) Business Analysis
12 236 (10.79%) Regression Testing
13 234 (10.70%) Scenario Testing
14 202 (9.24%) Scrum
15 200 (9.14%) Oracle
16 197 (9.01%) Microsoft
17 196 (8.96%) Integration Testing
18 194 (8.87%) Project Management
18 194 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
19 178 (8.14%) System Testing
20 177 (8.09%) Java
21 171 (7.82%) Test Strategy
22 170 (7.77%) Functional Testing
23 166 (7.59%) Change Management
24 160 (7.32%) SDLC
25 157 (7.18%) Defect Management
26 150 (6.86%) Waterfall
27 147 (6.72%) SAP
27 147 (6.72%) ISEB

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 60 (2.74%) Confluence
2 59 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 34 (1.55%) CMS
4 24 (1.10%) JBoss
5 16 (0.73%) WebSphere
6 14 (0.64%) Apache Spark
6 14 (0.64%) SAS
7 12 (0.55%) MS Exchange
8 11 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 10 (0.46%) Apache
9 10 (0.46%) Drupal
10 9 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
10 9 (0.41%) WordPress
11 8 (0.37%) Documentum
12 7 (0.32%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.23%) IIS
14 4 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.18%) MQSeries
14 4 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 137 (6.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 97 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
3 80 (3.66%) MS Visio
4 44 (2.01%) Microsoft Project
5 32 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 15 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.55%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.046%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.046%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.046%) EngageOne
8 1 (0.046%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.046%) Vectorworks
8 1 (0.046%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 46 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (1.46%) Dynamics AX
3 31 (1.42%) Oracle EBS R12
4 28 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
5 24 (1.10%) SAP FI
6 22 (1.01%) SAP CO
6 22 (1.01%) SAP FI/CO
7 19 (0.87%) Oracle Payables
7 19 (0.87%) SAP MM
8 17 (0.78%) Oracle Assets
9 15 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
9 15 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
9 15 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
10 14 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
11 13 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
11 13 (0.59%) Oracle iProcurement
12 12 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
12 12 (0.55%) Temenos T24
13 10 (0.46%) ION MarketView
13 10 (0.46%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 64 (2.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (1.65%) Dynamics 365
3 26 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (0.87%) Office 365
5 15 (0.69%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 13 (0.59%) PaaS
7 10 (0.46%) SaaS
8 9 (0.41%) GitHub
8 9 (0.41%) Google Analytics
9 8 (0.37%) OpenShift
10 7 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.27%) BrowserStack
11 6 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
12 5 (0.23%) BlazeMeter
13 4 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.18%) Lucidchart
13 4 (0.18%) Oracle Service Cloud
13 4 (0.18%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 3 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
14 3 (0.14%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.01%) Internet
2 42 (1.92%) SMS
3 29 (1.33%) Firewall
4 11 (0.50%) FTP
5 8 (0.37%) ATM
6 7 (0.32%) Skype
7 6 (0.27%) SSL
8 5 (0.23%) Kerberos
8 5 (0.23%) Network Security
8 5 (0.23%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.18%) Intranet
9 4 (0.18%) MPLS
9 4 (0.18%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (0.14%) DNS
10 3 (0.14%) LAN
10 3 (0.14%) NetScaler
10 3 (0.14%) WAN
11 2 (0.091%) CTI
11 2 (0.091%) HTTP
11 2 (0.091%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (5.44%) SQL Server
2 62 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
3 39 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 31 (1.42%) Oracle Database
5 28 (1.28%) Big Data
5 28 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (0.91%) MongoDB
7 18 (0.82%) MarkLogic
8 17 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
9 16 (0.73%) Relational Database
9 16 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
10 15 (0.69%) NoSQL
10 15 (0.69%) OLAP
10 15 (0.69%) PowerCenter
11 14 (0.64%) DB2
11 14 (0.64%) MySQL
11 14 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
12 12 (0.55%) Sybase IQ
13 11 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 10 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 267 (12.21%) JIRA
2 93 (4.25%) Selenium
3 74 (3.38%) Jenkins
4 63 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 50 (2.29%) SoapUI
6 45 (2.06%) Zephyr
7 44 (2.01%) Git (software)
8 42 (1.92%) Cucumber
9 36 (1.65%) JUnit
10 34 (1.55%) JMeter
11 31 (1.42%) Maven
12 27 (1.23%) Subversion
12 27 (1.23%) Visual Studio
13 25 (1.14%) TeamCity
14 22 (1.01%) SpecFlow
15 20 (0.91%) MSI
15 20 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
16 18 (0.82%) WebDriver
17 17 (0.78%) Ant
18 16 (0.73%) HP UFT
General
1 692 (31.64%) Finance
2 329 (15.04%) Banking
3 134 (6.13%) Retail
4 107 (4.89%) Front Office
5 104 (4.76%) Investment Banking
6 73 (3.34%) Manufacturing
7 56 (2.56%) Legal
8 53 (2.42%) Marketing
9 52 (2.38%) Back Office
10 40 (1.83%) Financial Institution
10 40 (1.83%) Retail Banking
11 33 (1.51%) Pharmaceutical
12 30 (1.37%) Publishing
12 30 (1.37%) Telecoms
13 19 (0.87%) Advertising
14 15 (0.69%) Automotive
14 15 (0.69%) Billing
15 14 (0.64%) Law
16 11 (0.50%) General Ledger
16 11 (0.50%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 924 (42.25%) Analyst
2 444 (20.30%) Business Analyst
3 313 (14.31%) Test Analyst
4 255 (11.66%) Developer
5 152 (6.95%) Test Manager
6 135 (6.17%) Consultant
7 104 (4.76%) Tester
8 102 (4.66%) Test Leader
9 93 (4.25%) Project Manager
10 55 (2.51%) Banking Analyst
10 55 (2.51%) Senior Analyst
10 55 (2.51%) UAT Analyst
11 53 (2.42%) Java Developer
12 45 (2.06%) Data Analyst
13 42 (1.92%) Financial Analyst
13 42 (1.92%) UAT Test Analyst
14 34 (1.55%) Test Engineer
15 32 (1.46%) Architect
15 32 (1.46%) SQL Analyst
16 31 (1.42%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (5.85%) XML
2 120 (5.49%) .NET
3 65 (2.97%) Web Services
4 53 (2.42%) HTML
5 44 (2.01%) SOAP
6 41 (1.87%) Middleware
6 41 (1.87%) Spring
7 38 (1.74%) AngularJS
8 37 (1.69%) CSS
9 36 (1.65%) jQuery
10 34 (1.55%) XSLT
11 29 (1.33%) JMS
12 27 (1.23%) JSON
12 27 (1.23%) REST
13 25 (1.14%) .NET Framework
14 24 (1.10%) ASP.NET
15 23 (1.05%) Oracle Fusion
16 20 (0.91%) Swing
16 20 (0.91%) XSD
17 19 (0.87%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 194 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (4.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 68 (3.11%) Fixed Income
4 60 (2.74%) Management Information System
5 59 (2.70%) User Experience
6 56 (2.56%) Derivative
7 38 (1.74%) Virtual Team
8 33 (1.51%) Market Risk
8 33 (1.51%) Mobile App
9 29 (1.33%) Data Structures
9 29 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
10 28 (1.28%) Computer Science
11 27 (1.23%) Credit Risk
12 26 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
13 25 (1.14%) Data Centre
13 25 (1.14%) Equities
14 24 (1.10%) Reference Data
15 22 (1.01%) Client/Server
16 18 (0.82%) AS400
17 15 (0.69%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 115 (5.26%) Windows
2 90 (4.12%) Linux
3 56 (2.56%) Unix
4 47 (2.15%) Windows 10
5 32 (1.46%) Windows 7
6 24 (1.10%) Solaris
7 15 (0.69%) Android
8 13 (0.59%) Windows Server
9 10 (0.46%) Apple iOS
10 9 (0.41%) zOS
11 8 (0.37%) CentOS
12 7 (0.32%) AIX
12 7 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.14%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.14%) VMS
13 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.091%) SUSE
14 2 (0.091%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.091%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 686 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
2 386 (17.65%) Test Scripting
3 324 (14.81%) System Integration Testing
4 293 (13.40%) Migration
5 275 (12.57%) Test Automation
6 267 (12.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 259 (11.84%) Business Analysis
8 236 (10.79%) Regression Testing
9 234 (10.70%) Scenario Testing
10 202 (9.24%) Scrum
11 196 (8.96%) Integration Testing
12 194 (8.87%) Project Management
13 178 (8.14%) System Testing
14 171 (7.82%) Test Strategy
15 170 (7.77%) Functional Testing
16 166 (7.59%) Change Management
17 160 (7.32%) SDLC
18 157 (7.18%) Defect Management
19 150 (6.86%) Waterfall
20 138 (6.31%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 447 (20.44%) SQL
2 177 (8.09%) Java
3 126 (5.76%) C#
4 76 (3.48%) JavaScript
5 62 (2.83%) Python
6 53 (2.42%) T-SQL
7 36 (1.65%) PowerShell
8 35 (1.60%) C++
9 33 (1.51%) PL/SQL
10 24 (1.10%) VBScript
11 22 (1.01%) XQuery
12 20 (0.91%) C
12 20 (0.91%) Perl
12 20 (0.91%) R
12 20 (0.91%) VB
12 20 (0.91%) VB.NET
13 18 (0.82%) VBA
14 13 (0.59%) RPG
14 13 (0.59%) RPG IV
14 13 (0.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 147 (6.72%) ISEB
2 124 (5.67%) Security Cleared
3 122 (5.58%) ISTQB
4 113 (5.17%) Degree
5 100 (4.57%) SC Cleared
6 52 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 21 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
8 15 (0.69%) Master's Degree
8 15 (0.69%) PMI Certification
9 13 (0.59%) PMP
10 12 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
11 10 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (0.32%) CISM
12 7 (0.32%) CISSP
12 7 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.23%) APMP
13 5 (0.23%) CRISC
13 5 (0.23%) MCSE
13 5 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 284 (12.99%) QA
2 65 (2.97%) Data Quality
3 53 (2.42%) MiFID
4 25 (1.14%) GDPR
4 25 (1.14%) PMO
5 20 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 18 (0.82%) EMIR
7 16 (0.73%) SLA
8 13 (0.59%) IFRS
9 12 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
9 12 (0.55%) GxP
9 12 (0.55%) SEPA
10 9 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
11 6 (0.27%) IFRS 9
12 4 (0.18%) PCI DSS
13 3 (0.14%) GAMP
14 2 (0.091%) COREP
14 2 (0.091%) Solvency II
14 2 (0.091%) WCAG
15 1 (0.046%) FINREP
System Software
1 22 (1.01%) Docker
2 18 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
3 16 (0.73%) Active Directory
4 11 (0.50%) XenApp
5 9 (0.41%) RACF
5 9 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.23%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.18%) Terminal Server
8 3 (0.14%) Cronacle
8 3 (0.14%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.14%) vCloud
8 3 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.091%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.091%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.091%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.046%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 91 (4.16%) HP Quality Center
2 36 (1.65%) SCCM
3 11 (0.50%) Ansible
4 6 (0.27%) ThinApp
5 4 (0.18%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (0.18%) Puppet
6 3 (0.14%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 3 (0.14%) Grafana
6 3 (0.14%) logstash
6 3 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.091%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.091%) Control-M
7 2 (0.091%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.091%) MOM
7 2 (0.091%) Nagios
7 2 (0.091%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.091%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.091%) Terraform
7 2 (0.091%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.046%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 200 (9.14%) Oracle
2 197 (9.01%) Microsoft
3 147 (6.72%) SAP
4 71 (3.25%) Salesforce.com
5 70 (3.20%) HP
6 46 (2.10%) ServiceNow
7 31 (1.42%) TIBCO
8 30 (1.37%) Sybase
9 29 (1.33%) Citrix
10 26 (1.19%) Solace
11 25 (1.14%) IBM
12 19 (0.87%) Adobe
12 19 (0.87%) Informatica
13 17 (0.78%) Workday
14 15 (0.69%) RapidMiner
15 14 (0.64%) Google
15 14 (0.64%) Hyperion
16 13 (0.59%) Cisco
16 13 (0.59%) Tableau
16 13 (0.59%) Talarian