Period
to 21 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 103 98
Rank change year-on-year -33 -5 -21
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1,856 2,233 2,350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.98% 2.44% 2.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 2.84% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,207 1,506 1,574
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £296 £279 £258
90th Percentile £638 £600 £563
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 20 32
England median hourly rate £33.50 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.00% +11.11% +4.65%
10th Percentile £20.91 £16.48 £16.00
90th Percentile £45.90 £51.10 £38.48
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +28.00% +11.11% -2.17%

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 80,669 78,509 83,982
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.25% 85.92% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,846 52,524 55,930
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £645 £631 £606
UK median daily rate £451 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.11% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,159 1,846 2,231
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.97%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.59%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 -37 934 £485 +6.24% 130
South East -13 323 £425 +13.33% 45
North of England -25 196 £375 -1.32% 66
Midlands -56 149 £391 -2.19% 38
South West -47 123 £408 -0.61% 29
East of England +7 114 £400 -3.32% 19
Yorkshire -11 94 £356 -11.49% 21
West Midlands -50 94 £400 - 22
North West -15 89 £400 +6.67% 42
East Midlands -12 52 £368 -12.24% 16
North East -9 13 £371 +14.23% 3
User Acceptance Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 626 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
2 550 (29.63%) Finance
3 367 (19.77%) SQL
4 281 (15.14%) QA
5 279 (15.03%) Migration
6 277 (14.92%) Test Automation
7 275 (14.82%) Test Scripting
8 258 (13.90%) Oracle
9 252 (13.58%) Banking
10 236 (12.72%) System Integration Testing
11 224 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
12 207 (11.15%) JIRA
12 207 (11.15%) Test Strategy
13 204 (10.99%) Microsoft
14 200 (10.78%) Scrum
15 180 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
16 175 (9.43%) Business Analysis
17 170 (9.16%) Project Management
18 166 (8.94%) Windows
18 166 (8.94%) Integration Testing
19 164 (8.84%) SDLC
20 163 (8.78%) System Testing
21 160 (8.62%) Java
22 158 (8.51%) SAP
23 155 (8.35%) Security Cleared
24 142 (7.65%) Regression Testing
25 132 (7.11%) Waterfall
26 131 (7.06%) User Stories
27 130 (7.00%) Functional Testing
27 130 (7.00%) Business Intelligence

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 59 (3.18%) Confluence
2 48 (2.59%) SharePoint
3 34 (1.83%) CMS
4 23 (1.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 18 (0.97%) JBoss
6 15 (0.81%) WebSphere
7 13 (0.70%) Mule
7 13 (0.70%) Tomcat
8 11 (0.59%) Apache Spark
8 11 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 11 (0.59%) SAS
8 11 (0.59%) WordPress
9 9 (0.48%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.43%) Drupal
10 8 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
11 7 (0.38%) Skype for Business
12 6 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (0.27%) Appian
14 4 (0.22%) CICS
Applications
1 98 (5.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (2.59%) MS Visio
3 38 (2.05%) Microsoft Office
4 27 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 20 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.11%) ImageReady
8 1 (0.054%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.054%) InDesign
8 1 (0.054%) InVision
8 1 (0.054%) Moqups
8 1 (0.054%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.054%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.054%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.054%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 47 (2.53%) Oracle EBS R12
2 46 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 33 (1.78%) SAP S/4HANA
4 22 (1.19%) Oracle Payables
5 19 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
5 19 (1.02%) Oracle Receivables
6 17 (0.92%) Oracle ERP
6 17 (0.92%) SAP CO
6 17 (0.92%) SAP FI
7 16 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
7 16 (0.86%) SAP FI/CO
8 14 (0.75%) Oracle General Ledger
9 13 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
9 13 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
10 10 (0.54%) HFM
10 10 (0.54%) PeopleSoft HCM
10 10 (0.54%) PeopleSoft HRMS
10 10 (0.54%) SAP MM
11 9 (0.48%) CSG Singleview
11 9 (0.48%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 70 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 64 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (2.26%) Office 365
4 37 (1.99%) Dynamics 365
5 29 (1.56%) SaaS
6 15 (0.81%) Amazon S3
7 14 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
8 13 (0.70%) SuccessFactors
9 10 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (0.54%) GitHub
9 10 (0.54%) PaaS
10 9 (0.48%) IaaS
10 9 (0.48%) Serverless
11 8 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
12 7 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 6 (0.32%) Azure Functions
13 6 (0.32%) OpenShift
14 5 (0.27%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.45%) Internet
2 22 (1.19%) DNS
3 21 (1.13%) Firewall
4 18 (0.97%) VPN
5 17 (0.92%) SMS
6 14 (0.75%) Network Security
7 12 (0.65%) Skype
8 10 (0.54%) DHCP
8 10 (0.54%) Intranet
9 8 (0.43%) FTP
9 8 (0.43%) WAN
10 7 (0.38%) Ethernet
10 7 (0.38%) IPsec
10 7 (0.38%) LAN
10 7 (0.38%) VoIP
11 5 (0.27%) Unified Communications
11 5 (0.27%) WebEx
12 4 (0.22%) SAN
13 3 (0.16%) AMQP
13 3 (0.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (5.98%) SQL Server
2 65 (3.50%) Relational Database
3 60 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 42 (2.26%) Oracle Database
5 41 (2.21%) MySQL
6 37 (1.99%) Oracle Reports
7 34 (1.83%) NoSQL
8 24 (1.29%) Big Data
8 24 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
9 23 (1.24%) MongoDB
10 21 (1.13%) RDBMS
11 17 (0.92%) Hadoop
12 16 (0.86%) Impala
12 16 (0.86%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 16 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 14 (0.75%) Power BI
13 14 (0.75%) SAP HANA
14 13 (0.70%) Oracle BI EE
15 12 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 11 (0.59%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 207 (11.15%) JIRA
2 90 (4.85%) Selenium
3 54 (2.91%) Git (software)
4 53 (2.86%) Jenkins
5 44 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 43 (2.32%) Cucumber
6 43 (2.32%) MSI
7 39 (2.10%) Visual Studio
8 36 (1.94%) Subversion
9 33 (1.78%) JMeter
9 33 (1.78%) Maven
10 29 (1.56%) SoapUI
11 28 (1.51%) JUnit
12 24 (1.29%) WebDriver
13 18 (0.97%) AdminStudio
14 16 (0.86%) LoadRunner
14 16 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
15 15 (0.81%) TestRail
16 14 (0.75%) InstallShield
17 12 (0.65%) Eclipse
General
1 550 (29.63%) Finance
2 252 (13.58%) Banking
3 100 (5.39%) Front Office
4 94 (5.06%) Retail
5 92 (4.96%) Investment Banking
6 53 (2.86%) Legal
7 50 (2.69%) Marketing
8 48 (2.59%) Publishing
9 43 (2.32%) Back Office
10 27 (1.45%) Manufacturing
11 26 (1.40%) Private Banking
12 25 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
12 25 (1.35%) Telecoms
13 22 (1.19%) Billing
14 15 (0.81%) Games
14 15 (0.81%) Retail Banking
15 13 (0.70%) Financial Institution
16 9 (0.48%) Automotive
17 7 (0.38%) Electronics
17 7 (0.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 677 (36.48%) Analyst
2 313 (16.86%) Business Analyst
3 240 (12.93%) Test Analyst
4 226 (12.18%) Developer
5 153 (8.24%) Test Manager
6 111 (5.98%) Consultant
7 96 (5.17%) Test Leader
7 96 (5.17%) Tester
8 77 (4.15%) Project Manager
9 64 (3.45%) UAT Analyst
10 56 (3.02%) UAT Test Analyst
11 53 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
12 51 (2.75%) Financial Analyst
13 45 (2.42%) Architect
14 44 (2.37%) Data Analyst
15 41 (2.21%) SAP Consultant
16 40 (2.16%) Java Developer
17 39 (2.10%) Applications Packager
17 39 (2.10%) Test Engineer
18 33 (1.78%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (5.17%) XML
2 89 (4.80%) .NET
3 71 (3.83%) Web Services
4 59 (3.18%) HTML
5 45 (2.42%) Middleware
6 42 (2.26%) REST
7 38 (2.05%) Gherkin
8 37 (1.99%) Spring
9 36 (1.94%) SOAP
10 35 (1.89%) CSS
11 32 (1.72%) AngularJS
12 29 (1.56%) RESTful
13 27 (1.45%) Hibernate
14 25 (1.35%) Apache Camel
14 25 (1.35%) Oracle Fusion
15 24 (1.29%) Node.js
15 24 (1.29%) XSD
16 22 (1.19%) JSON
17 21 (1.13%) Java EE
18 19 (1.02%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 180 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (3.39%) Management Information System
3 52 (2.80%) User Experience
4 49 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
5 44 (2.37%) Fixed Income
6 39 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
7 37 (1.99%) Virtual Team
8 34 (1.83%) Mobile App
9 31 (1.67%) Derivative
10 29 (1.56%) Data Centre
11 27 (1.45%) Computer Science
12 24 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 23 (1.24%) Robotics
14 22 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
15 21 (1.13%) Fintech
16 19 (1.02%) Data Structures
17 15 (0.81%) Mainframe
18 14 (0.75%) Equities
18 14 (0.75%) Reinsurance
19 11 (0.59%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 166 (8.94%) Windows
2 102 (5.50%) Linux
3 83 (4.47%) Unix
4 68 (3.66%) Windows 10
5 45 (2.42%) Windows 7
6 28 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (1.40%) Android
8 18 (0.97%) Apple iOS
9 16 (0.86%) Windows Server
10 15 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (0.65%) CentOS
12 11 (0.59%) Solaris
13 6 (0.32%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.22%) zOS
15 3 (0.16%) AIX
15 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.11%) Windows XP
17 1 (0.054%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 626 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
2 279 (15.03%) Migration
3 277 (14.92%) Test Automation
4 275 (14.82%) Test Scripting
5 236 (12.72%) System Integration Testing
6 224 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
7 207 (11.15%) Test Strategy
8 200 (10.78%) Scrum
9 175 (9.43%) Business Analysis
10 170 (9.16%) Project Management
11 166 (8.94%) Integration Testing
12 164 (8.84%) SDLC
13 163 (8.78%) System Testing
14 142 (7.65%) Regression Testing
15 132 (7.11%) Waterfall
16 131 (7.06%) User Stories
17 130 (7.00%) Business Intelligence
17 130 (7.00%) Functional Testing
18 125 (6.73%) Problem-Solving
19 109 (5.87%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 367 (19.77%) SQL
2 160 (8.62%) Java
3 102 (5.50%) C#
3 102 (5.50%) JavaScript
4 60 (3.23%) PowerShell
5 39 (2.10%) T-SQL
6 36 (1.94%) Python
7 34 (1.83%) PL/SQL
8 30 (1.62%) C
9 23 (1.24%) Shell Script
9 23 (1.24%) VBA
10 21 (1.13%) VBScript
11 20 (1.08%) TypeScript
12 18 (0.97%) Bash Shell
13 15 (0.81%) Java 8
14 14 (0.75%) PHP
14 14 (0.75%) Ruby
15 13 (0.70%) VB
16 12 (0.65%) VB.NET
17 10 (0.54%) Perl
Qualifications
1 155 (8.35%) Security Cleared
2 120 (6.47%) SC Cleared
3 98 (5.28%) ISEB
4 94 (5.06%) Degree
5 73 (3.93%) ISTQB
6 22 (1.19%) DV Cleared
6 22 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 17 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (0.48%) MBA
10 8 (0.43%) CIMA
10 8 (0.43%) DBS Check
11 7 (0.38%) ACCA
11 7 (0.38%) PMP
12 6 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
13 5 (0.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 5 (0.27%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.27%) SAP Certification
14 4 (0.22%) APMP
14 4 (0.22%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 281 (15.14%) QA
2 53 (2.86%) Data Quality
3 25 (1.35%) PMO
3 25 (1.35%) SLA
4 24 (1.29%) GDPR
5 9 (0.48%) MiFID
6 8 (0.43%) IFRS
7 7 (0.38%) Basel III
7 7 (0.38%) EMIR
7 7 (0.38%) GxP
8 6 (0.32%) PSD2
9 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.16%) SEPA
11 1 (0.054%) AIFMD
11 1 (0.054%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.054%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.054%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.054%) TARGET2
11 1 (0.054%) UCITS
System Software
1 48 (2.59%) Microsoft App-V
2 41 (2.21%) Active Directory
3 27 (1.45%) Docker
4 18 (0.97%) XenApp
5 17 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (0.38%) vSphere
6 7 (0.38%) XenDesktop
7 6 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.27%) Terminal Services
8 5 (0.27%) vCloud
8 5 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.16%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.054%) Gluster
11 1 (0.054%) IAG
Systems Management
1 52 (2.80%) SCCM
2 43 (2.32%) HP ALM
3 41 (2.21%) HP Quality Center
4 26 (1.40%) Kubernetes
5 18 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (0.86%) Ansible
7 13 (0.70%) Terraform
8 10 (0.54%) Puppet
9 8 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (0.38%) Dollar Universe
10 7 (0.38%) OpenView
10 7 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.27%) BladeLogic
11 5 (0.27%) Capistrano
11 5 (0.27%) Failover Clustering
11 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
12 4 (0.22%) Control-M
13 3 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
13 3 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
13 3 (0.16%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 258 (13.90%) Oracle
2 204 (10.99%) Microsoft
3 158 (8.51%) SAP
4 59 (3.18%) Salesforce.com
5 55 (2.96%) HP
6 35 (1.89%) Citrix
7 32 (1.72%) UiPath
8 30 (1.62%) Sybase
9 27 (1.45%) Adobe
9 27 (1.45%) VMware
10 26 (1.40%) IBM
11 25 (1.35%) Atlassian
12 22 (1.19%) Google
13 20 (1.08%) Tableau
14 19 (1.02%) Talend
15 18 (0.97%) Remedy
15 18 (0.97%) ServiceNow
16 17 (0.92%) Hyperion
16 17 (0.92%) Murex
16 17 (0.92%) SOTI