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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
UK / England
Rank 109 87 80
Rank change year-on-year -22 -7  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 883 1146 1175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.14% 2.34% 2.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.57% 2.82% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 600 692 744
Median daily rate £400 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +10.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £257 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £345
% change year-on-year -6.25% +15.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 11
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.04% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.57 £19.50 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.35 £40.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £18.45
% change year-on-year +21.95% +11.11%  

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 34360 40698 38684
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.28% 82.96% 80.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 22779 27017 24364
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 862 1001 1130
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £48.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 26 March 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 -51 346 £450 - 83
South East +23 196 £405 +15.71% 30
South West +25 71 £431 +19.37% 9
West Midlands +6 70 £339 -15.25% 11
East of England +13 62 £415 -2.35% 11
North West -12 48 £363 -10.76% 16
East Midlands -9 39 £420 - 8
Yorkshire -1 32 £325 -18.75% 17
North East -13 5 £330 - 4
Midlands -5 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
UK

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 568 (30.47%) Finance
2 445 (23.87%) Agile Software Development
3 343 (18.40%) Test Scripting
4 300 (16.09%) SQL
5 253 (13.57%) Oracle
6 241 (12.93%) Banking
7 228 (12.23%) JIRA
8 222 (11.91%) System Integration Testing
9 218 (11.70%) Migration
10 211 (11.32%) QA
11 201 (10.78%) Regression Testing
12 198 (10.62%) Business Analysis
12 198 (10.62%) Test Strategy
13 196 (10.52%) Stakeholder Management
14 176 (9.44%) ISEB
15 175 (9.39%) Microsoft
16 166 (8.91%) Defect Management
17 163 (8.74%) Scrum
17 163 (8.74%) SAP
18 139 (7.46%) Project Management
18 139 (7.46%) Integration Testing
18 139 (7.46%) Functional Testing
19 137 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
20 134 (7.19%) Change Management
21 128 (6.87%) Java
22 124 (6.65%) Business Intelligence
23 121 (6.49%) Windows
23 121 (6.49%) Test Management
24 119 (6.38%) SDLC
25 116 (6.22%) Retail

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related 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 (2.90%) Confluence
2 46 (2.47%) SharePoint
3 17 (0.91%) CMS
4 14 (0.75%) JBoss
4 14 (0.75%) WebLogic
5 12 (0.64%) Apache
6 11 (0.59%) WebSphere
7 10 (0.54%) LiveCycle
7 10 (0.54%) Tomcat
8 9 (0.48%) SAS
9 8 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (0.38%) Drupal
11 6 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (0.32%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.27%) IIS
12 5 (0.27%) MQSeries
12 5 (0.27%) nginx
13 4 (0.21%) IBM HTTP Server
13 4 (0.21%) iPlanet
Applications
1 101 (5.42%) MS Excel
2 78 (4.18%) MS Office
3 42 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 34 (1.82%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.97%) MS Project
6 14 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.054%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.054%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.054%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.054%) HipChat
8 1 (0.054%) ImageReady
8 1 (0.054%) SPSS
8 1 (0.054%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 42 (2.25%) Oracle EBS
2 29 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 28 (1.50%) Oracle EBS R12
4 19 (1.02%) Oracle ERP
5 18 (0.97%) Oracle Payables
6 17 (0.91%) Oracle General Ledger
7 16 (0.86%) SAP FI
8 15 (0.80%) SAP CO
8 15 (0.80%) SAP FI/CO
9 14 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
10 13 (0.70%) SAP BPC
10 13 (0.70%) Unit4 Business World
11 12 (0.64%) Oracle Receivables
12 11 (0.59%) Summit
13 9 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
14 8 (0.43%) PeopleSoft HRMS
14 8 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 8 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
14 8 (0.43%) Temenos T24
15 7 (0.38%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (2.36%) Office 365
2 34 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (0.64%) GitHub
5 7 (0.38%) Force.com
6 6 (0.32%) Google Analytics
6 6 (0.32%) PaaS
6 6 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
7 5 (0.27%) G Suite
7 5 (0.27%) SaaS
7 5 (0.27%) Veeva
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle CX
8 4 (0.21%) Taleo
9 3 (0.16%) Boomi
9 3 (0.16%) Heroku
9 3 (0.16%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.11%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.054%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.054%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (2.15%) Internet
2 33 (1.77%) Firewall
3 20 (1.07%) Intranet
3 20 (1.07%) SSL
4 17 (0.91%) HTTP
5 14 (0.75%) TCP/IP
6 11 (0.59%) DNS
6 11 (0.59%) VPN
7 10 (0.54%) LDAP
8 9 (0.48%) FTP
9 8 (0.43%) SAN
10 7 (0.38%) DHCP
11 6 (0.32%) Skype
12 5 (0.27%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (0.27%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (0.21%) ATM
13 4 (0.21%) BIG-IP
13 4 (0.21%) LAN
13 4 (0.21%) NAS
14 3 (0.16%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (4.94%) SQL Server
2 78 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
3 66 (3.54%) Oracle Database
4 38 (2.04%) Relational Database
5 35 (1.88%) Oracle Reports
6 32 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
8 20 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
9 19 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 16 (0.86%) DB2
10 16 (0.86%) MS Access
11 15 (0.80%) Big Data
11 15 (0.80%) Oracle BI EE
12 14 (0.75%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 14 (0.75%) RDBMS
13 12 (0.64%) Data Mining
13 12 (0.64%) MySQL
13 12 (0.64%) QlikView
13 12 (0.64%) SAP BW
14 11 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 228 (12.23%) JIRA
2 88 (4.72%) Selenium
3 59 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 56 (3.00%) Jenkins
5 45 (2.41%) Git (software)
6 40 (2.15%) HP UFT
7 32 (1.72%) Visual Studio
8 30 (1.61%) Subversion
9 29 (1.56%) WebDriver
10 28 (1.50%) Cucumber
11 26 (1.39%) Eclipse
12 24 (1.29%) JIRA Agile
13 21 (1.13%) TestRail
14 20 (1.07%) SoapUI
15 18 (0.97%) JUnit
16 16 (0.86%) LoadRunner
16 16 (0.86%) Oracle APEX
17 15 (0.80%) SpecFlow
18 14 (0.75%) MSI
19 12 (0.64%) Protractor
General
1 568 (30.47%) Finance
2 241 (12.93%) Banking
3 116 (6.22%) Retail
4 55 (2.95%) Marketing
5 49 (2.63%) Front Office
6 47 (2.52%) Investment Banking
7 43 (2.31%) Back Office
7 43 (2.31%) Legal
8 36 (1.93%) Advertising
9 35 (1.88%) Manufacturing
10 31 (1.66%) Financial Institution
10 31 (1.66%) Retail Banking
11 29 (1.56%) Telecoms
12 24 (1.29%) Publishing
13 21 (1.13%) Billing
14 20 (1.07%) Automotive
15 19 (1.02%) Law
16 15 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
17 12 (0.64%) Games
18 9 (0.48%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 679 (36.43%) Analyst
2 344 (18.45%) Business Analyst
3 232 (12.45%) Test Analyst
4 198 (10.62%) Test Manager
5 172 (9.23%) Tester
6 154 (8.26%) Developer
7 123 (6.60%) Consultant
8 80 (4.29%) Test Leader
9 61 (3.27%) UAT Manager
10 58 (3.11%) Project Manager
11 52 (2.79%) UAT Analyst
12 46 (2.47%) Senior Analyst
13 44 (2.36%) UAT Test Manager
14 40 (2.15%) Banking Analyst
15 37 (1.98%) Financial Analyst
16 36 (1.93%) SAP Analyst
16 36 (1.93%) UAT Test Analyst
17 33 (1.77%) Coordinator
18 32 (1.72%) UAT Lead
18 32 (1.72%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (4.56%) XML
2 84 (4.51%) .NET
3 53 (2.84%) HTML
4 41 (2.20%) Web Services
5 38 (2.04%) CSS
6 35 (1.88%) SOAP
7 27 (1.45%) XSLT
8 26 (1.39%) AngularJS
9 22 (1.18%) Middleware
10 21 (1.13%) CSS3
10 21 (1.13%) HTML5
11 20 (1.07%) jQuery
12 19 (1.02%) J2EE
12 19 (1.02%) REST
13 17 (0.91%) JSON
13 17 (0.91%) RESTful
13 17 (0.91%) Spring
14 16 (0.86%) Oracle Fusion
15 15 (0.80%) .NET Framework
16 14 (0.75%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 137 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (3.54%) Management Information System
3 52 (2.79%) Virtual Team
4 47 (2.52%) Derivative
5 40 (2.15%) User Experience
6 36 (1.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 33 (1.77%) Smart Meter
8 29 (1.56%) Equities
9 27 (1.45%) Computer Science
10 26 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
10 26 (1.39%) Hedge funds
10 26 (1.39%) Mobile App
11 24 (1.29%) Fixed Income
12 17 (0.91%) NHS
13 15 (0.80%) Data Centre
13 15 (0.80%) Reinsurance
14 14 (0.75%) Clustering
14 14 (0.75%) Credit Risk
14 14 (0.75%) OTC Derivatives
15 12 (0.64%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 121 (6.49%) Windows
2 89 (4.77%) Linux
3 75 (4.02%) Unix
4 38 (2.04%) Windows 10
5 17 (0.91%) Android
6 15 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (0.80%) Windows Vista
7 14 (0.75%) Apple iOS
7 14 (0.75%) Solaris
8 13 (0.70%) Windows Server
9 11 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.59%) Windows 7
9 11 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.48%) CentOS
11 7 (0.38%) AIX
12 6 (0.32%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.27%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.21%) Mac OS X Server
14 4 (0.21%) SUSE
15 3 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 445 (23.87%) Agile Software Development
2 343 (18.40%) Test Scripting
3 222 (11.91%) System Integration Testing
4 218 (11.70%) Migration
5 201 (10.78%) Regression Testing
6 198 (10.62%) Business Analysis
6 198 (10.62%) Test Strategy
7 196 (10.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 166 (8.91%) Defect Management
9 163 (8.74%) Scrum
10 139 (7.46%) Functional Testing
10 139 (7.46%) Integration Testing
10 139 (7.46%) Project Management
11 134 (7.19%) Change Management
12 124 (6.65%) Business Intelligence
13 121 (6.49%) Test Management
14 119 (6.38%) SDLC
15 110 (5.90%) Software Testing
16 108 (5.79%) ITIL
17 105 (5.63%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 300 (16.09%) SQL
2 128 (6.87%) Java
3 77 (4.13%) JavaScript
4 63 (3.38%) C#
5 44 (2.36%) Python
6 38 (2.04%) PL/SQL
7 27 (1.45%) C++
8 25 (1.34%) VBA
9 24 (1.29%) PHP
10 21 (1.13%) Perl
10 21 (1.13%) Ruby
11 20 (1.07%) T-SQL
12 19 (1.02%) Shell Script
13 18 (0.97%) Bash Shell
13 18 (0.97%) C
14 14 (0.75%) VBScript
15 12 (0.64%) PowerShell
16 11 (0.59%) VB
17 10 (0.54%) VB.NET
18 8 (0.43%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 176 (9.44%) ISEB
2 107 (5.74%) Security Cleared
3 101 (5.42%) ISTQB
4 90 (4.83%) Degree
5 70 (3.76%) SC Cleared
6 61 (3.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (0.70%) DV Cleared
8 11 (0.59%) ACCA
8 11 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
8 11 (0.59%) CIMA
8 11 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 10 (0.54%) PMP
10 8 (0.43%) BC Cleared
10 8 (0.43%) PMI Certification
11 7 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
12 6 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
13 5 (0.27%) RHCE
14 4 (0.21%) HND
14 4 (0.21%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 211 (11.32%) QA
2 34 (1.82%) Data Quality
3 26 (1.39%) SLA
4 20 (1.07%) MiFID
5 16 (0.86%) PMO
6 12 (0.64%) IFRS
7 10 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
7 10 (0.54%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
8 9 (0.48%) EMIR
9 8 (0.43%) WAI
10 7 (0.38%) IFRS 9
10 7 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.32%) GxP
11 6 (0.32%) Solvency II
12 5 (0.27%) Actionable Recommendations
13 4 (0.21%) SEPA
14 3 (0.16%) JSP 440
15 2 (0.11%) IAS 39
15 2 (0.11%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 30 (1.61%) Active Directory
2 21 (1.13%) Docker
3 13 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (0.43%) XenApp
6 8 (0.43%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.27%) Corosync
7 5 (0.27%) Squid
8 4 (0.21%) VirtualBox
8 4 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.11%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Clusterware
9 2 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.11%) vSphere
10 1 (0.054%) HDFS
10 1 (0.054%) IAG
10 1 (0.054%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 72 (3.86%) HP Quality Center
2 32 (1.72%) SCCM
3 18 (0.97%) Puppet
4 8 (0.43%) Ansible
5 7 (0.38%) Rancher
6 5 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (0.27%) Nagios
6 5 (0.27%) Pacemaker
6 5 (0.27%) Salt
6 5 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
7 4 (0.21%) Jamf Pro
7 4 (0.21%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (0.21%) WMI
8 3 (0.16%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 253 (13.57%) Oracle
2 175 (9.39%) Microsoft
3 163 (8.74%) SAP
4 63 (3.38%) HP
5 32 (1.72%) Citrix
6 27 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
7 21 (1.13%) IBM
8 20 (1.07%) ServiceNow
9 18 (0.97%) Adobe
9 18 (0.97%) Cognos
10 17 (0.91%) Murex
10 17 (0.91%) PeopleSoft
11 16 (0.86%) VMware
12 15 (0.80%) Red Hat
13 13 (0.70%) Workday
14 12 (0.64%) Hyperion
15 11 (0.59%) BEA
15 11 (0.59%) Cisco
15 11 (0.59%) Guidewire
15 11 (0.59%) hybris
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