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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 90 77
Rank change year-on-year -24 -13  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 910 1275 1396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.14% 2.58% 2.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 3.09% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 827 915
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 9
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.52% +32.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £20.65 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £161.10 £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18%  

User Acceptance Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 35981 41220 41210
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.73% 83.49% 80.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 23640 27663 26906
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 936 964 1142
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.53 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.05 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing User Acceptance Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -27 465 £450 +2.27% 91
South East -53 106 £413 +8.55% 33
South West +16 79 £425 +18.88% 12
West Midlands -8 63 £400 +14.28% 12
East Midlands -1 54 £500 +29.87% 9
North West -2 49 £425 +6.25% 24
Yorkshire -5 37 £400 +3.22% 15
East of England -34 36 £450 +5.88% 6
North East +61 9 £350 -25.53% 6
Midlands 0 3 £340 +23.63% 21
South Coast - 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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.

1 524 (29.05%) Finance
2 441 (24.45%) Agile Software Development
3 338 (18.74%) Test Scripting
4 297 (16.46%) SQL
5 276 (15.30%) Banking
6 227 (12.58%) Test Strategy
7 222 (12.31%) Test Automation
7 222 (12.31%) System Integration Testing
8 211 (11.70%) Migration
9 210 (11.64%) Oracle
10 206 (11.42%) Business Analysis
11 201 (11.14%) JIRA
12 199 (11.03%) Stakeholder Management
13 187 (10.37%) QA
14 185 (10.25%) Microsoft
14 185 (10.25%) Analytical Skills
15 184 (10.20%) Scenario Testing
15 184 (10.20%) ISEB
16 175 (9.70%) Project Management
17 173 (9.59%) SAP
18 171 (9.48%) Integration Testing
19 164 (9.09%) Regression Testing
20 142 (7.87%) Retail
21 140 (7.76%) Defect Management
22 137 (7.59%) Functional Testing
23 132 (7.32%) Security Cleared
23 132 (7.32%) Change Management
24 129 (7.15%) Scrum
25 125 (6.93%) Test Management
26 124 (6.87%) Java

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 51 (2.83%) Confluence
2 30 (1.66%) SharePoint
3 19 (1.05%) Tomcat
4 15 (0.83%) CMS
5 12 (0.67%) Apache
6 9 (0.50%) JBoss
6 9 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
6 9 (0.50%) WebLogic
7 8 (0.44%) LiveCycle
8 7 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (0.39%) IIS
8 7 (0.39%) Skype for Business
9 6 (0.33%) Apache Spark
9 6 (0.33%) SAS
10 5 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 4 (0.22%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.17%) MQSeries
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 94 (5.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 80 (4.43%) Microsoft Office
3 65 (3.60%) MS Visio
4 38 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 25 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.22%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.11%) ImageReady
8 1 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.055%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.055%) HipChat
8 1 (0.055%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 53 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 45 (2.49%) Oracle EBS
3 37 (2.05%) Oracle EBS R12
4 26 (1.44%) SAP CO
4 26 (1.44%) SAP FI
4 26 (1.44%) SAP FI/CO
5 18 (1.00%) SAP ERP
6 16 (0.89%) Oracle ERP
7 12 (0.67%) Temenos T24
8 11 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
8 11 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 10 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
9 10 (0.55%) Oracle General Ledger
10 9 (0.50%) Unit4 Business World
11 8 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
11 8 (0.44%) Summit
12 7 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
12 7 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
13 6 (0.33%) SAP HR
13 6 (0.33%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 45 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (1.27%) Office 365
4 19 (1.05%) SaaS
5 9 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
6 8 (0.44%) GitHub
6 8 (0.44%) PaaS
7 6 (0.33%) OpenDNS
8 5 (0.28%) IaaS
9 4 (0.22%) Force.com
9 4 (0.22%) Heroku
9 4 (0.22%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 3 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.17%) G Suite
10 3 (0.17%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.11%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.11%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 2 (0.11%) Taleo
12 1 (0.055%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 34 (1.88%) Firewall
2 23 (1.27%) Internet
3 13 (0.72%) Intranet
4 11 (0.61%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.55%) DNS
5 10 (0.55%) SSL
6 9 (0.50%) LAN
7 7 (0.39%) HTTP
7 7 (0.39%) SAN
7 7 (0.39%) Skype
8 6 (0.33%) Fibre Channel
8 6 (0.33%) FTP
8 6 (0.33%) SMS
9 5 (0.28%) Broadband
10 4 (0.22%) LDAP
11 3 (0.17%) Extranet
11 3 (0.17%) MPLS
11 3 (0.17%) Network Security
11 3 (0.17%) VPN
12 2 (0.11%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (4.99%) SQL Server
2 62 (3.44%) Data Warehouse
3 44 (2.44%) Relational Database
4 34 (1.88%) Oracle Reports
5 32 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 27 (1.50%) Oracle Database
7 21 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 19 (1.05%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 18 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
10 16 (0.89%) Big Data
11 13 (0.72%) Hadoop
11 13 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
11 13 (0.72%) RDBMS
11 13 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 12 (0.67%) DB2
13 11 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
14 10 (0.55%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
14 10 (0.55%) Data Mining
14 10 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
14 10 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 201 (11.14%) JIRA
2 71 (3.94%) Selenium
3 50 (2.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 41 (2.27%) Jenkins
5 30 (1.66%) Git (software)
5 30 (1.66%) HP UFT
6 27 (1.50%) Cucumber
7 26 (1.44%) Visual Studio
8 23 (1.27%) WebDriver
9 22 (1.22%) JIRA Agile
10 21 (1.16%) Subversion
11 19 (1.05%) TestRail
12 18 (1.00%) SpecFlow
13 16 (0.89%) MSI
14 15 (0.83%) SoapUI
15 14 (0.78%) JUnit
16 12 (0.67%) TeamCity
17 11 (0.61%) Grunt
17 11 (0.61%) gulp
18 10 (0.55%) Hudson
General
1 524 (29.05%) Finance
2 276 (15.30%) Banking
3 142 (7.87%) Retail
4 76 (4.21%) Investment Banking
5 62 (3.44%) Front Office
6 51 (2.83%) Marketing
7 49 (2.72%) Manufacturing
8 42 (2.33%) Back Office
9 41 (2.27%) Retail Banking
10 40 (2.22%) Legal
11 31 (1.72%) Telecoms
12 28 (1.55%) Advertising
13 24 (1.33%) Billing
14 23 (1.27%) Automotive
15 22 (1.22%) General Ledger
16 21 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
17 17 (0.94%) Publishing
18 15 (0.83%) Financial Institution
19 13 (0.72%) Spanish Language
20 11 (0.61%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 712 (39.47%) Analyst
2 367 (20.34%) Business Analyst
3 241 (13.36%) Test Analyst
4 207 (11.47%) Test Manager
5 150 (8.31%) Developer
6 145 (8.04%) Consultant
7 123 (6.82%) Tester
8 86 (4.77%) Test Leader
9 60 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
10 54 (2.99%) Project Manager
11 51 (2.83%) Banking Analyst
12 48 (2.66%) Business Systems Analyst
13 46 (2.55%) UAT Analyst
14 40 (2.22%) Systems Analyst
15 38 (2.11%) IT Analyst
15 38 (2.11%) SAP Consultant
16 37 (2.05%) UAT Manager
17 35 (1.94%) Architect
17 35 (1.94%) Java Developer
18 33 (1.83%) UAT Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (4.21%) .NET
2 61 (3.38%) XML
3 55 (3.05%) HTML
4 51 (2.83%) CSS
5 42 (2.33%) Web Services
6 30 (1.66%) Middleware
6 30 (1.66%) SOAP
7 26 (1.44%) Spring
8 23 (1.27%) ASP.NET
9 20 (1.11%) J2EE
10 19 (1.05%) RESTful
11 18 (1.00%) .NET Framework
11 18 (1.00%) AngularJS
12 17 (0.94%) HTML5
12 17 (0.94%) XSLT
13 15 (0.83%) jQuery
14 14 (0.78%) Hibernate
15 12 (0.67%) CSS3
15 12 (0.67%) REST
16 11 (0.61%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 185 (10.25%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (4.05%) Management Information System
3 44 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 44 (2.44%) User Experience
4 43 (2.38%) Virtual Team
5 37 (2.05%) Equities
6 36 (2.00%) Derivative
7 34 (1.88%) Fixed Income
8 30 (1.66%) Smart Meter
9 28 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
10 26 (1.44%) Computer Science
11 23 (1.27%) Mobile App
12 20 (1.11%) Data Structures
13 18 (1.00%) CMDB
14 15 (0.83%) Data Centre
14 15 (0.83%) Hedge funds
15 14 (0.78%) Reference Data
16 13 (0.72%) Clustering
17 12 (0.67%) NHS
18 11 (0.61%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 115 (6.37%) Windows
2 71 (3.94%) Linux
3 53 (2.94%) Unix
4 30 (1.66%) Windows 10
5 18 (1.00%) Windows Vista
6 15 (0.83%) Android
6 15 (0.83%) Solaris
7 13 (0.72%) Apple iOS
8 11 (0.61%) Windows Server
9 7 (0.39%) AIX
9 7 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.17%) CentOS
11 3 (0.17%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.17%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.11%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.11%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 441 (24.45%) Agile Software Development
2 338 (18.74%) Test Scripting
3 227 (12.58%) Test Strategy
4 222 (12.31%) System Integration Testing
4 222 (12.31%) Test Automation
5 211 (11.70%) Migration
6 206 (11.42%) Business Analysis
7 199 (11.03%) Stakeholder Management
8 184 (10.20%) Scenario Testing
9 175 (9.70%) Project Management
10 171 (9.48%) Integration Testing
11 164 (9.09%) Regression Testing
12 140 (7.76%) Defect Management
13 137 (7.59%) Functional Testing
14 132 (7.32%) Change Management
15 129 (7.15%) Scrum
16 125 (6.93%) Test Management
17 118 (6.54%) ITIL
18 116 (6.43%) CRM
19 115 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 297 (16.46%) SQL
2 124 (6.87%) Java
3 68 (3.77%) JavaScript
4 56 (3.10%) C#
5 38 (2.11%) Python
6 24 (1.33%) C++
7 22 (1.22%) PL/SQL
7 22 (1.22%) T-SQL
8 18 (1.00%) Perl
9 17 (0.94%) Bash Shell
10 16 (0.89%) Scala
11 14 (0.78%) C
11 14 (0.78%) Shell Script
11 14 (0.78%) VBA
12 13 (0.72%) VB.NET
13 12 (0.67%) Ruby
13 12 (0.67%) VB
14 11 (0.61%) PHP
14 11 (0.61%) PowerShell
14 11 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 184 (10.20%) ISEB
2 132 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 116 (6.43%) ISTQB
4 106 (5.88%) Degree
5 95 (5.27%) SC Cleared
6 56 (3.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 17 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
8 14 (0.78%) DV Cleared
9 11 (0.61%) PMP
10 10 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (0.44%) ACCA
11 8 (0.44%) CIMA
11 8 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
11 8 (0.44%) PMI Certification
11 8 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (0.28%) RHCE
13 4 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (10.37%) QA
2 36 (2.00%) MiFID
3 25 (1.39%) Data Quality
4 19 (1.05%) PMO
5 17 (0.94%) SLA
6 13 (0.72%) EMIR
6 13 (0.72%) IFRS
7 12 (0.67%) Dodd-Frank
8 10 (0.55%) GxP
8 10 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 9 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
9 9 (0.50%) IFRS 9
10 8 (0.44%) PCI DSS
10 8 (0.44%) WAI
11 6 (0.33%) FATCA
12 5 (0.28%) Actionable Recommendations
12 5 (0.28%) GAAP
12 5 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 4 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.22%) TickIT
System Software
1 18 (1.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.55%) Docker
3 7 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.11%) HDFS
6 2 (0.11%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.11%) XenApp
7 1 (0.055%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.055%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.055%) IAG
7 1 (0.055%) NFS
7 1 (0.055%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.055%) Xen
7 1 (0.055%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 58 (3.22%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (1.55%) SCCM
3 16 (0.89%) Puppet
4 10 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
5 9 (0.50%) Ansible
6 8 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
7 7 (0.39%) HP Data Protector
7 7 (0.39%) NetBackup
7 7 (0.39%) Rancher
7 7 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (0.33%) Backup Exec
8 6 (0.33%) Control-M
8 6 (0.33%) Netcool
9 5 (0.28%) Salt
10 4 (0.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (0.17%) ITRS Geneos
11 3 (0.17%) Mesos
11 3 (0.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 210 (11.64%) Oracle
2 185 (10.25%) Microsoft
3 173 (9.59%) SAP
4 74 (4.10%) HP
5 39 (2.16%) ServiceNow
6 34 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
7 27 (1.50%) IBM
7 27 (1.50%) Workday
8 20 (1.11%) Sybase
9 19 (1.05%) Cisco
10 18 (1.00%) PeopleSoft
11 17 (0.94%) Adobe
12 16 (0.89%) Murex
13 15 (0.83%) Citrix
14 13 (0.72%) BMC
14 13 (0.72%) Hyperion
14 13 (0.72%) Informatica
15 12 (0.67%) Bloomberg
15 12 (0.67%) Remedy
15 12 (0.67%) Solace
London
FinTech London Ltd
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 21 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £28,000 to £31,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Unspecified COMPETITIVE
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Circa £650 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £530 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Clear Edge Consulting
Rate: From £240 to £270 per day (12 Months Contract)
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £200- £250
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
MARS Technical Recruitment
Rate: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Etech Partners
Rate: Up To £340 per day - 3 month Rolling.
Posted: 3 days ago
Darlington, County Durham
FT Select
Rate: From £275 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Rullion
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
JM
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Darlington, County Durham
Reed Technology
Rate: £270 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North East
Sanderson
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bromley, Kent
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per month
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
City of Oxford College
Rate: Up to £40,791 per Annum
Posted: 23 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago