Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 April 2019 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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 139 117 115
Rank change year-on-year -22 -2 -29
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1,654 1,998 1,792
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.90% 2.16% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 2.50% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,079 1,306 1,205
England median daily rate £438 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% -
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £650 £594 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% -1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 24 22
England median hourly rate £36.00 £29.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.14% +16.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £15.80 £16.45 £18.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £44.58 £37.13
UK median hourly rate £36.34 £29.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +25.29% +16.00% +19.05%

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 75,776 80,026 71,974
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.18% 86.44% 85.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 50,549 53,145 47,625
England median daily rate £475 £463 £447
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +3.47% +5.18%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,907 2,065 1,929
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -11.76% +8.51%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.35 £50.15 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -

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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019. 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 -7 841 £498 +4.74% 27
South East -20 267 £438 +9.38% 8
North of England +1 216 £350 - 15
South West -31 126 £375 -3.85% 13
East of England -5 107 £400 -5.88% 8
North West -10 103 £375 - 12
Yorkshire +9 88 £350 +4.48% 2
Midlands -76 85 £400 +6.67% 13
West Midlands -28 64 £400 +14.29% 8
North East +5 25 £325 - 1
East Midlands -56 19 £400 - 5
User Acceptance Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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.

1 508 (30.71%) Agile Software Development
2 453 (27.39%) Finance
3 271 (16.38%) SQL
4 260 (15.72%) Test Automation
5 255 (15.42%) Test Scripting
6 249 (15.05%) QA
7 243 (14.69%) Microsoft
8 222 (13.42%) System Integration Testing
9 215 (13.00%) Analytical Skills
10 198 (11.97%) Scrum
11 194 (11.73%) Project Management
12 193 (11.67%) JIRA
12 193 (11.67%) Test Strategy
13 192 (11.61%) Oracle
14 190 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
15 189 (11.43%) Migration
16 177 (10.70%) Banking
17 160 (9.67%) SDLC
17 160 (9.67%) Problem-Solving
18 152 (9.19%) Integration Testing
19 149 (9.01%) Business Analysis
20 148 (8.95%) Windows
20 148 (8.95%) Regression Testing
21 138 (8.34%) SAP
22 134 (8.10%) User Stories
23 130 (7.86%) Java
23 130 (7.86%) Security Cleared
24 129 (7.80%) Waterfall
25 124 (7.50%) Functional Testing
26 118 (7.13%) Software Testing

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 70 (4.23%) Confluence
2 43 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 33 (2.00%) CMS
4 22 (1.33%) WebSphere
5 16 (0.97%) WebLogic
6 13 (0.79%) JBoss
6 13 (0.79%) SAS
7 11 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 11 (0.67%) Drupal
8 9 (0.54%) Apache
8 9 (0.54%) Apache Spark
8 9 (0.54%) Mule
9 8 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (0.48%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
10 5 (0.30%) IIS
10 5 (0.30%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.12%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 88 (5.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (2.84%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (2.24%) MS Visio
4 28 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.060%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.060%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.060%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 33 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (1.81%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 26 (1.57%) Oracle Payables
4 24 (1.45%) SAP S/4HANA
5 21 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
6 19 (1.15%) Oracle Receivables
7 17 (1.03%) SAP FI
8 14 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
8 14 (0.85%) SAP CO
8 14 (0.85%) SAP FI/CO
9 13 (0.79%) Oracle Cash Management
9 13 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
10 12 (0.73%) Oracle Assets
10 12 (0.73%) Oracle General Ledger
10 12 (0.73%) SAP ERP
11 11 (0.67%) Oracle E-Business Tax
11 11 (0.67%) Oracle Payroll
12 9 (0.54%) Unit4 Business World
13 7 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
13 7 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 96 (5.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (2.60%) Office 365
4 28 (1.69%) Dynamics 365
5 24 (1.45%) Google Analytics
6 19 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
7 18 (1.09%) SaaS
8 15 (0.91%) Amazon S3
8 15 (0.91%) SuccessFactors
9 14 (0.85%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 13 (0.79%) Azure Data Factory
11 12 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
12 10 (0.60%) iPaaS
13 9 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
14 8 (0.48%) Boomi
15 7 (0.42%) Datadog
16 6 (0.36%) PaaS
16 6 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 5 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
17 5 (0.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.45%) Internet
2 15 (0.91%) HTTP
3 14 (0.85%) Firewall
4 10 (0.60%) DNS
5 8 (0.48%) DHCP
5 8 (0.48%) Intranet
6 7 (0.42%) Cisco IOS
6 7 (0.42%) FTP
6 7 (0.42%) Radio Access Network
6 7 (0.42%) SMS
6 7 (0.42%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.30%) Skype
7 5 (0.30%) SSL
7 5 (0.30%) VPN
8 4 (0.24%) AMQP
8 4 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.18%) Cisco ISE
9 3 (0.18%) WAN
9 3 (0.18%) Wireless
10 2 (0.12%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (6.23%) SQL Server
2 53 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
3 51 (3.08%) Relational Database
4 37 (2.24%) MySQL
5 36 (2.18%) Power BI
6 31 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 31 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 25 (1.51%) RDBMS
8 24 (1.45%) Big Data
8 24 (1.45%) NoSQL
8 24 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
9 22 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
10 20 (1.21%) MongoDB
11 19 (1.15%) Oracle Database
11 19 (1.15%) Pentaho
12 18 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
12 18 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
13 14 (0.85%) Impala
14 13 (0.79%) SAP HANA
14 13 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 193 (11.67%) JIRA
2 86 (5.20%) Selenium
3 61 (3.69%) Git (software)
4 49 (2.96%) Cucumber
5 44 (2.66%) Jenkins
6 42 (2.54%) MSI
7 34 (2.06%) Maven
7 34 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
8 29 (1.75%) SoapUI
9 26 (1.57%) Bitbucket
9 26 (1.57%) LoadRunner
10 25 (1.51%) JMeter
10 25 (1.51%) Visual Studio Team System
10 25 (1.51%) WebDriver
11 23 (1.39%) JUnit
11 23 (1.39%) Subversion
12 19 (1.15%) SpecFlow
12 19 (1.15%) TeamCity
13 15 (0.91%) AdminStudio
14 13 (0.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 453 (27.39%) Finance
2 177 (10.70%) Banking
3 87 (5.26%) Retail
4 47 (2.84%) Front Office
4 47 (2.84%) Investment Banking
5 37 (2.24%) Marketing
6 26 (1.57%) Telecoms
7 22 (1.33%) Billing
8 19 (1.15%) Legal
9 17 (1.03%) General Ledger
10 16 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
11 14 (0.85%) Back Office
11 14 (0.85%) Retail Banking
12 13 (0.79%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.73%) Advertising
13 12 (0.73%) Publishing
14 11 (0.67%) Law
15 10 (0.60%) German Language
15 10 (0.60%) Manufacturing
15 10 (0.60%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 583 (35.25%) Analyst
2 274 (16.57%) Business Analyst
3 213 (12.88%) Test Analyst
4 162 (9.79%) Developer
5 155 (9.37%) Test Manager
6 119 (7.19%) Consultant
7 107 (6.47%) Test Leader
8 86 (5.20%) Tester
9 74 (4.47%) Project Manager
10 62 (3.75%) UAT Analyst
11 49 (2.96%) Financial Analyst
12 47 (2.84%) UAT Test Analyst
13 46 (2.78%) Applications Packager
14 39 (2.36%) Banking Analyst
15 37 (2.24%) Java Developer
16 35 (2.12%) Administrator
17 33 (2.00%) Finance Business Analyst
17 33 (2.00%) Oracle Consultant
18 30 (1.81%) Architect
19 29 (1.75%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (3.69%) .NET
2 50 (3.02%) XML
3 41 (2.48%) Web Services
4 34 (2.06%) HTML
5 33 (2.00%) Oracle Fusion
6 32 (1.93%) REST
7 31 (1.87%) Gherkin
8 30 (1.81%) Spring
9 27 (1.63%) RESTful
10 25 (1.51%) CSS
10 25 (1.51%) JSON
10 25 (1.51%) Node.js
11 21 (1.27%) Java EE
12 20 (1.21%) Middleware
13 19 (1.15%) Kafka
14 16 (0.97%) Hibernate
15 15 (0.91%) AngularJS
15 15 (0.91%) React Native
16 14 (0.85%) SOAP
17 12 (0.73%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 215 (13.00%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (3.99%) User Experience
3 64 (3.87%) Management Information System
4 59 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
5 30 (1.81%) Fixed Income
6 28 (1.69%) Client/Server
7 25 (1.51%) Mobile App
7 25 (1.51%) Virtual Team
8 24 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
9 23 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 22 (1.33%) Robotics
11 20 (1.21%) Derivative
12 18 (1.09%) Data Centre
12 18 (1.09%) Data Structures
12 18 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
13 16 (0.97%) Fintech
14 13 (0.79%) Clustering
14 13 (0.79%) Equities
15 12 (0.73%) Market Risk
16 11 (0.67%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 148 (8.95%) Windows
2 84 (5.08%) Linux
3 76 (4.59%) Windows 10
4 67 (4.05%) Windows 7
5 58 (3.51%) Unix
6 22 (1.33%) Apple iOS
7 20 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (1.09%) Android
8 18 (1.09%) CentOS
9 13 (0.79%) Windows 8
9 13 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (0.79%) Windows XP
10 12 (0.73%) Windows Server
11 5 (0.30%) Solaris
12 4 (0.24%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.12%) Debian
14 1 (0.060%) AIX
14 1 (0.060%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.060%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 508 (30.71%) Agile Software Development
2 260 (15.72%) Test Automation
3 255 (15.42%) Test Scripting
4 222 (13.42%) System Integration Testing
5 198 (11.97%) Scrum
6 194 (11.73%) Project Management
7 193 (11.67%) Test Strategy
8 190 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
9 189 (11.43%) Migration
10 160 (9.67%) Problem-Solving
10 160 (9.67%) SDLC
11 152 (9.19%) Integration Testing
12 149 (9.01%) Business Analysis
13 148 (8.95%) Regression Testing
14 134 (8.10%) User Stories
15 129 (7.80%) Waterfall
16 124 (7.50%) Functional Testing
17 118 (7.13%) Software Testing
18 115 (6.95%) ERP
19 108 (6.53%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 271 (16.38%) SQL
2 130 (7.86%) Java
3 83 (5.02%) JavaScript
4 78 (4.72%) C#
5 51 (3.08%) PowerShell
6 47 (2.84%) Python
7 25 (1.51%) T-SQL
8 20 (1.21%) C++
9 19 (1.15%) PHP
10 18 (1.09%) VB
11 17 (1.03%) VBScript
12 16 (0.97%) Scala
13 15 (0.91%) ABAP
13 15 (0.91%) Bash Shell
13 15 (0.91%) C
13 15 (0.91%) Perl
14 13 (0.79%) Ruby
15 12 (0.73%) PL/SQL
15 12 (0.73%) VBA
16 11 (0.67%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 130 (7.86%) Security Cleared
2 116 (7.01%) ISTQB
3 108 (6.53%) ISEB
4 91 (5.50%) Degree
5 87 (5.26%) SC Cleared
6 40 (2.42%) DV Cleared
7 26 (1.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 15 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
10 11 (0.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 8 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.42%) ACCA
13 6 (0.36%) PhD
13 6 (0.36%) PMI Certification
13 6 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 5 (0.30%) CIMA
15 4 (0.24%) CCAB
15 4 (0.24%) MCSE
15 4 (0.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 249 (15.05%) QA
2 53 (3.20%) Data Quality
3 37 (2.24%) PSD2
4 30 (1.81%) SLA
5 17 (1.03%) PMO
6 10 (0.60%) GDPR
7 7 (0.42%) IFRS
7 7 (0.42%) SEPA
8 5 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.24%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.18%) MiFID
10 3 (0.18%) TARGET2
11 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.060%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.060%) Basel III
12 1 (0.060%) HL7
12 1 (0.060%) IFRS 9
12 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.060%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 46 (2.78%) Docker
2 39 (2.36%) Active Directory
2 39 (2.36%) Microsoft App-V
3 22 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
5 15 (0.91%) XenApp
6 7 (0.42%) Apache Flume
6 7 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.12%) Firmware
8 2 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.12%) vSphere
8 2 (0.12%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.060%) Cronacle
9 1 (0.060%) HDFS
9 1 (0.060%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.060%) zsh
Systems Management
1 69 (4.17%) SCCM
2 42 (2.54%) Kubernetes
3 34 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
4 28 (1.69%) Terraform
5 16 (0.97%) HP ALM
6 14 (0.85%) Ansible
7 9 (0.54%) Puppet
8 8 (0.48%) SCOM
9 7 (0.42%) Consul
9 7 (0.42%) Grafana
9 7 (0.42%) Graphite
9 7 (0.42%) Kibana
9 7 (0.42%) logstash
9 7 (0.42%) ZABBIX
10 4 (0.24%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.18%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
12 2 (0.12%) ThinApp
12 2 (0.12%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 243 (14.69%) Microsoft
2 192 (11.61%) Oracle
3 138 (8.34%) SAP
4 64 (3.87%) Salesforce.com
5 35 (2.12%) Google
6 34 (2.06%) IBM
7 33 (2.00%) HP
8 31 (1.87%) Workday
9 26 (1.57%) Citrix
10 23 (1.39%) Adobe
11 22 (1.33%) VMware
12 21 (1.27%) ServiceNow
13 19 (1.15%) Atlassian
13 19 (1.15%) hybris
14 17 (1.03%) Ivanti
14 17 (1.03%) Tableau
15 16 (0.97%) Sybase
16 12 (0.73%) Cisco
17 11 (0.67%) Hyperion
17 11 (0.67%) Xerox