Period
to 21 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 116 88
Rank change year-on-year -1 -28 -2
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 2,020 1,814 2,465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.18% 2.13% 2.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.54% 2.52% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,326 1,222 1,561
England median daily rate £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% - +4.43%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £260
90th Percentile £588 £550 £575
UK median daily rate £420 £405 £413
% change year-on-year +3.70% -1.82% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 22 34
England median hourly rate £29.00 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% +19.05% +11.11%
10th Percentile £16.60 £18.00 £13.68
90th Percentile £44.35 £37.13 £41.25
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% +19.05% +3.22%

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 79,476 72,029 82,365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.75% 84.52% 83.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,846 47,664 54,551
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,049 1,936 2,225
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +8.70% +10.71%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +21.95%

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 April 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 April 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 April 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 +1 993 £475 +5.56% 127
South East -31 328 £400 - 32
North of England +18 229 £350 - 57
Midlands -25 189 £375 -3.23% 34
South West +17 139 £390 +4.00% 17
East of England +6 129 £425 - 19
North West +7 119 £375 +2.74% 32
East Midlands 0 101 £405 -5.81% 13
Yorkshire +3 89 £330 +1.54% 20
West Midlands -30 88 £350 - 21
North East +38 21 £319 -32.89% 5
User Acceptance Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 630 (31.19%) Agile Software Development
2 617 (30.54%) Finance
3 346 (17.13%) SQL
4 327 (16.19%) Test Scripting
5 284 (14.06%) Business Analysis
6 272 (13.47%) System Integration Testing
7 257 (12.72%) Migration
8 247 (12.23%) QA
9 243 (12.03%) Test Automation
10 238 (11.78%) Project Management
11 233 (11.53%) Stakeholder Management
12 227 (11.24%) Banking
13 224 (11.09%) JIRA
13 224 (11.09%) Microsoft
14 222 (10.99%) Oracle
15 201 (9.95%) Scrum
16 192 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
17 182 (9.01%) Test Strategy
18 178 (8.81%) Problem-Solving
19 170 (8.42%) Regression Testing
20 169 (8.37%) Retail
20 169 (8.37%) Functional Testing
21 163 (8.07%) System Testing
22 162 (8.02%) Scenario Testing
23 158 (7.82%) SDLC
24 150 (7.43%) Java
25 149 (7.38%) Integration Testing
26 148 (7.33%) User Stories
27 147 (7.28%) Change Management
28 146 (7.23%) Waterfall

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 54 (2.67%) Confluence
2 43 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 28 (1.39%) Apache Spark
4 27 (1.34%) CMS
5 15 (0.74%) WebSphere
6 13 (0.64%) JBoss
6 13 (0.64%) MS Exchange
6 13 (0.64%) SAS
7 12 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 10 (0.50%) Apache
8 10 (0.50%) Tomcat
9 9 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 9 (0.45%) WordPress
10 7 (0.35%) Drupal
10 7 (0.35%) MQSeries
10 7 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.20%) IIS
13 3 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 134 (6.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 95 (4.70%) Microsoft Office
3 84 (4.16%) MS Visio
4 43 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 38 (1.88%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.45%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.099%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.099%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.050%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.050%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.050%) EngageOne
8 1 (0.050%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.050%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 33 (1.63%) Oracle EBS
2 29 (1.44%) SAP CO
2 29 (1.44%) SAP FI
2 29 (1.44%) SAP FI/CO
3 26 (1.29%) Oracle EBS R12
4 25 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 20 (0.99%) Dynamics NAV
6 14 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
7 12 (0.59%) Endur
8 11 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
9 10 (0.50%) Actimize
9 10 (0.50%) HFM
9 10 (0.50%) Temenos T24
10 9 (0.45%) Oracle Cash Management
10 9 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
11 8 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 7 (0.35%) Adobe Campaign
12 7 (0.35%) Hyperion Planning
12 7 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
12 7 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 85 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (2.28%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (1.93%) Office 365
4 24 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
5 23 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
5 23 (1.14%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 18 (0.89%) SaaS
7 11 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
8 7 (0.35%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 6 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
9 6 (0.30%) FinancialForce
10 5 (0.25%) BrowserStack
10 5 (0.25%) Taleo
11 4 (0.20%) BlazeMeter
11 4 (0.20%) Force.com
11 4 (0.20%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.20%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.20%) Oracle Service Cloud
11 4 (0.20%) PaaS
11 4 (0.20%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 50 (2.48%) SMS
2 45 (2.23%) Internet
3 34 (1.68%) Firewall
4 14 (0.69%) DNS
5 12 (0.59%) DHCP
5 12 (0.59%) Remote Desktop
6 11 (0.54%) SSL
7 9 (0.45%) FTP
7 9 (0.45%) TCP/IP
8 8 (0.40%) Intranet
9 7 (0.35%) Network Security
10 5 (0.25%) Kerberos
10 5 (0.25%) Skype
11 4 (0.20%) Broadband
11 4 (0.20%) LAN
11 4 (0.20%) VoIP
12 3 (0.15%) HTTP
12 3 (0.15%) MPLS
12 3 (0.15%) VPN
12 3 (0.15%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (3.66%) SQL Server
2 67 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
3 49 (2.43%) Big Data
4 28 (1.39%) Relational Database
5 27 (1.34%) Oracle Database
5 27 (1.34%) PowerCenter
6 24 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
7 23 (1.14%) MySQL
8 21 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 20 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
10 18 (0.89%) DB2
11 17 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 16 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
13 14 (0.69%) Sybase IQ
14 13 (0.64%) MarkLogic
15 11 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
15 11 (0.54%) Hadoop
16 10 (0.50%) Oracle BI EE
17 9 (0.45%) NoSQL
17 9 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 224 (11.09%) JIRA
2 94 (4.65%) Selenium
3 68 (3.37%) Jenkins
4 62 (3.07%) Team Foundation Server
5 42 (2.08%) SoapUI
6 34 (1.68%) Cucumber
6 34 (1.68%) Git (software)
7 32 (1.58%) JMeter
7 32 (1.58%) JUnit
7 32 (1.58%) Zephyr
8 27 (1.34%) TeamCity
9 23 (1.14%) WebDriver
10 20 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
11 19 (0.94%) MSI
12 18 (0.89%) Subversion
12 18 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
13 16 (0.79%) Eclipse
14 15 (0.74%) HP UFT
14 15 (0.74%) NUnit
14 15 (0.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 617 (30.54%) Finance
2 227 (11.24%) Banking
3 169 (8.37%) Retail
4 63 (3.12%) Front Office
5 57 (2.82%) Marketing
6 56 (2.77%) Manufacturing
7 52 (2.57%) Back Office
8 50 (2.48%) Investment Banking
8 50 (2.48%) Legal
9 39 (1.93%) Pharmaceutical
10 32 (1.58%) Financial Institution
11 29 (1.44%) Retail Banking
12 25 (1.24%) Telecoms
13 24 (1.19%) Publishing
14 18 (0.89%) Automotive
15 15 (0.74%) Law
16 13 (0.64%) Billing
16 13 (0.64%) Private Banking
17 11 (0.54%) General Ledger
18 10 (0.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 858 (42.48%) Analyst
2 467 (23.12%) Business Analyst
3 244 (12.08%) Test Analyst
4 188 (9.31%) Developer
5 145 (7.18%) Test Manager
6 119 (5.89%) Consultant
7 103 (5.10%) Tester
8 94 (4.65%) Project Manager
9 87 (4.31%) Test Leader
10 54 (2.67%) UAT Analyst
11 52 (2.57%) Financial Analyst
12 46 (2.28%) Senior Analyst
13 44 (2.18%) Agile Business Analyst
14 41 (2.03%) Architect
15 35 (1.73%) Finance Business Analyst
16 34 (1.68%) Test Engineer
16 34 (1.68%) UAT Test Analyst
17 33 (1.63%) Technical Analyst
18 32 (1.58%) Java Developer
19 30 (1.49%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (5.50%) .NET
2 75 (3.71%) Web Services
3 69 (3.42%) XML
4 56 (2.77%) HTML
5 42 (2.08%) REST
6 37 (1.83%) CSS
6 37 (1.83%) SOAP
7 35 (1.73%) AngularJS
8 31 (1.53%) jQuery
9 23 (1.14%) JMS
10 22 (1.09%) ASP.NET
10 22 (1.09%) XSLT
11 19 (0.94%) Middleware
11 19 (0.94%) Oracle Fusion
12 15 (0.74%) Gherkin
12 15 (0.74%) Oracle GoldenGate
13 13 (0.64%) Node.js
14 12 (0.59%) EDI
15 11 (0.54%) J2EE
15 11 (0.54%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 192 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (2.97%) User Experience
3 54 (2.67%) Management Information System
4 49 (2.43%) Fixed Income
5 43 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
6 34 (1.68%) Computer Science
7 31 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
7 31 (1.53%) Virtual Team
8 30 (1.49%) Derivative
9 27 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 24 (1.19%) Data Structures
11 23 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
12 22 (1.09%) Data Centre
13 21 (1.04%) Client/Server
13 21 (1.04%) PMI
14 18 (0.89%) Credit Risk
15 16 (0.79%) Fintech
15 16 (0.79%) Mobile App
15 16 (0.79%) Reinsurance
16 13 (0.64%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 140 (6.93%) Windows
2 90 (4.46%) Linux
3 70 (3.47%) Windows 10
4 66 (3.27%) Unix
5 25 (1.24%) Windows 7
6 19 (0.94%) Apple iOS
7 18 (0.89%) Windows Server
8 14 (0.69%) CentOS
8 14 (0.69%) Solaris
9 13 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (0.59%) Android
10 12 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.40%) AIX
11 8 (0.40%) Mac OS
12 6 (0.30%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.20%) VMS
13 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.20%) zOS
14 3 (0.15%) Nucleus RTOS
14 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 630 (31.19%) Agile Software Development
2 327 (16.19%) Test Scripting
3 284 (14.06%) Business Analysis
4 272 (13.47%) System Integration Testing
5 257 (12.72%) Migration
6 243 (12.03%) Test Automation
7 238 (11.78%) Project Management
8 233 (11.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 201 (9.95%) Scrum
10 182 (9.01%) Test Strategy
11 178 (8.81%) Problem-Solving
12 170 (8.42%) Regression Testing
13 169 (8.37%) Functional Testing
14 163 (8.07%) System Testing
15 162 (8.02%) Scenario Testing
16 158 (7.82%) SDLC
17 149 (7.38%) Integration Testing
18 148 (7.33%) User Stories
19 147 (7.28%) Change Management
20 146 (7.23%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 346 (17.13%) SQL
2 150 (7.43%) Java
3 113 (5.59%) C#
4 96 (4.75%) Python
5 84 (4.16%) JavaScript
6 55 (2.72%) PowerShell
7 34 (1.68%) C
7 34 (1.68%) R
8 29 (1.44%) PL/SQL
9 23 (1.14%) T-SQL
10 20 (0.99%) Bash Shell
10 20 (0.99%) Ruby
11 19 (0.94%) VBA
11 19 (0.94%) VBScript
12 18 (0.89%) Perl
13 16 (0.79%) C++
13 16 (0.79%) VB.NET
14 14 (0.69%) PHP
15 13 (0.64%) XQuery
16 12 (0.59%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 143 (7.08%) ISEB
1 143 (7.08%) Security Cleared
2 108 (5.35%) SC Cleared
3 105 (5.20%) Degree
4 100 (4.95%) ISTQB
5 49 (2.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 33 (1.63%) PMI Certification
7 21 (1.04%) PMP
8 14 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (0.54%) APMP
9 11 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
9 11 (0.54%) CBAP
9 11 (0.54%) DV Cleared
9 11 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
10 9 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.30%) MBA
12 6 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (0.25%) CFA
13 5 (0.25%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 247 (12.23%) QA
2 47 (2.33%) Data Quality
3 42 (2.08%) GDPR
4 23 (1.14%) PMO
5 22 (1.09%) SLA
6 14 (0.69%) MiFID
7 13 (0.64%) IFRS
8 11 (0.54%) EMIR
9 10 (0.50%) SEPA
10 8 (0.40%) IFRS 9
11 7 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
11 7 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
13 4 (0.20%) GxP
13 4 (0.20%) PCI DSS
14 3 (0.15%) HL7
14 3 (0.15%) Solvency II
15 2 (0.099%) GAAP
16 1 (0.050%) CRD IV
16 1 (0.050%) WCAG
System Software
1 52 (2.57%) Active Directory
2 27 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
3 19 (0.94%) Docker
3 19 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.59%) XenDesktop
5 8 (0.40%) XenApp
6 6 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (0.20%) RACF
9 3 (0.15%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.15%) vCloud
9 3 (0.15%) vSphere
10 2 (0.099%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.050%) HDFS
11 1 (0.050%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.050%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.050%) Veritas File System
11 1 (0.050%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.050%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.050%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 75 (3.71%) HP Quality Center
2 55 (2.72%) HP ALM
3 49 (2.43%) SCCM
4 14 (0.69%) Ansible
5 12 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
6 11 (0.54%) Puppet
7 10 (0.50%) BladeLogic
8 8 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (0.30%) Kubernetes
9 6 (0.30%) Terraform
10 5 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.20%) Salt
11 4 (0.20%) Tivoli
12 3 (0.15%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
12 3 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 2 (0.099%) MOM
13 2 (0.099%) Nagios
13 2 (0.099%) Pingdom
14 1 (0.050%) Control-M
Vendors
1 224 (11.09%) Microsoft
2 222 (10.99%) Oracle
3 125 (6.19%) SAP
4 91 (4.50%) Salesforce.com
5 90 (4.46%) HP
6 46 (2.28%) Citrix
7 35 (1.73%) ServiceNow
8 32 (1.58%) Informatica
9 30 (1.49%) Hyperion
10 29 (1.44%) IBM
11 28 (1.39%) Adobe
12 26 (1.29%) Sybase
13 24 (1.19%) VMware
14 17 (0.84%) Atlassian
14 17 (0.84%) Workday
15 16 (0.79%) Blue Prism
16 15 (0.74%) Bloomberg
16 15 (0.74%) RapidMiner
17 14 (0.69%) Cognos
18 13 (0.64%) Tableau