Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 113 93
Rank change year-on-year -14 -20 -15
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1,935 1,911 2,507
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.04% 2.18% 2.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 2.56% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,263 1,293 1,589
England median daily rate £430 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £300 £293 £260
90th Percentile £600 £583 £553
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 24 21
England median hourly rate £33.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.00% +11.11% +19.05%
10th Percentile £17.05 £18.00 £19.00
90th Percentile £47.73 £40.00 £36.00
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +28.00% +11.11% +8.84%

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 81,576 74,700 85,808
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.83% 85.16% 84.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,250 49,195 57,202
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £268
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £449 £425
% change year-on-year +0.33% +5.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,261 1,931 2,059
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.16% +4.26% +11.90%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.38 £11.72
90th Percentile £50.50 £51.25 £48.55
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +12.54%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -13 988 £475 +5.56% 119
South East -13 314 £425 +6.25% 65
North of England +4 234 £364 -3.00% 65
Midlands -47 161 £375 -9.37% 40
North West -3 118 £375 - 34
South West -26 110 £400 -5.88% 21
East of England +15 108 £400 -5.88% 11
Yorkshire +1 100 £350 -12.50% 24
West Midlands -51 95 £375 +7.14% 21
East Midlands -13 67 £400 -17.74% 19
North East -8 16 £313 -3.85% 7
User Acceptance Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 635 (32.82%) Agile Software Development
2 541 (27.96%) Finance
3 333 (17.21%) SQL
4 284 (14.68%) Test Scripting
5 249 (12.87%) Business Analysis
6 245 (12.66%) Microsoft
7 244 (12.61%) Migration
7 244 (12.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 244 (12.61%) Test Automation
8 237 (12.25%) QA
9 230 (11.89%) JIRA
9 230 (11.89%) Oracle
10 217 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
11 213 (11.01%) Banking
12 204 (10.54%) System Integration Testing
13 203 (10.49%) Project Management
14 202 (10.44%) Scrum
15 201 (10.39%) Test Strategy
16 166 (8.58%) System Testing
17 165 (8.53%) SDLC
18 164 (8.48%) Windows
19 159 (8.22%) Java
20 158 (8.17%) SAP
20 158 (8.17%) Functional Testing
21 155 (8.01%) User Stories
22 152 (7.86%) Problem-Solving
23 150 (7.75%) Regression Testing
24 138 (7.13%) Waterfall
25 136 (7.03%) Security Cleared
26 135 (6.98%) 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 56 (2.89%) Confluence
2 40 (2.07%) SharePoint
3 29 (1.50%) CMS
4 26 (1.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 19 (0.98%) Apache Spark
6 16 (0.83%) Tomcat
6 16 (0.83%) WebSphere
7 13 (0.67%) MS Exchange
8 12 (0.62%) SAS
9 10 (0.52%) Apache
9 10 (0.52%) JBoss
10 8 (0.41%) Mule
11 7 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
12 6 (0.31%) WordPress
13 4 (0.21%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.21%) IIS
13 4 (0.21%) MQSeries
13 4 (0.21%) nginx
Applications
1 119 (6.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 73 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
3 72 (3.72%) MS Visio
4 45 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 24 (1.24%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.10%) ImageReady
8 2 (0.10%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.052%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.052%) InDesign
9 1 (0.052%) InVision
9 1 (0.052%) Moqups
9 1 (0.052%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 39 (2.02%) Oracle EBS
2 36 (1.86%) Oracle EBS R12
3 30 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
4 27 (1.40%) SAP CO
4 27 (1.40%) SAP FI
5 26 (1.34%) SAP FI/CO
6 16 (0.83%) Oracle Payables
7 15 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
7 15 (0.78%) SAP MM
8 13 (0.67%) Oracle Receivables
9 11 (0.57%) HFM
9 11 (0.57%) Hyperion Planning
9 11 (0.57%) ION MarketView
9 11 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
10 10 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
11 9 (0.47%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 9 (0.47%) SAP HR
11 9 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
12 8 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
12 8 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 91 (4.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 72 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (2.48%) Office 365
4 31 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
5 24 (1.24%) SaaS
6 20 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
7 17 (0.88%) SuccessFactors
8 13 (0.67%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 10 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (0.52%) Amazon S3
9 10 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 7 (0.36%) FinancialForce
10 7 (0.36%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 7 (0.36%) Sauce Labs
11 6 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
12 5 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (0.26%) Force.com
12 5 (0.26%) GitHub
12 5 (0.26%) PaaS
12 5 (0.26%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 46 (2.38%) SMS
2 43 (2.22%) Internet
3 33 (1.71%) Firewall
4 23 (1.19%) DNS
5 21 (1.09%) DHCP
6 12 (0.62%) Network Security
7 11 (0.57%) Remote Desktop
8 10 (0.52%) Intranet
8 10 (0.52%) SSL
8 10 (0.52%) VoIP
9 9 (0.47%) VPN
10 8 (0.41%) Ethernet
10 8 (0.41%) IPsec
10 8 (0.41%) TCP/IP
11 6 (0.31%) SAN
12 5 (0.26%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (0.26%) FTP
12 5 (0.26%) LAN
13 4 (0.21%) WAN
13 4 (0.21%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (5.06%) SQL Server
2 60 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
3 46 (2.38%) Relational Database
4 42 (2.17%) Oracle Database
5 41 (2.12%) Big Data
6 33 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
7 27 (1.40%) MySQL
8 21 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
8 21 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
9 16 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
9 16 (0.83%) NoSQL
9 16 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
9 16 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 15 (0.78%) MongoDB
10 15 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 13 (0.67%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 13 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
11 13 (0.67%) PowerCenter
12 12 (0.62%) SAP HANA
13 11 (0.57%) Impala
Development Applications
1 230 (11.89%) JIRA
2 84 (4.34%) Selenium
3 67 (3.46%) Jenkins
4 58 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 47 (2.43%) Git (software)
6 39 (2.02%) Cucumber
6 39 (2.02%) Visual Studio
7 36 (1.86%) MSI
8 33 (1.71%) SoapUI
9 32 (1.65%) JMeter
10 26 (1.34%) JUnit
11 24 (1.24%) Subversion
12 23 (1.19%) WebDriver
13 18 (0.93%) AdminStudio
13 18 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 16 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
15 15 (0.78%) Eclipse
15 15 (0.78%) Maven
15 15 (0.78%) TeamCity
15 15 (0.78%) Zephyr
General
1 541 (27.96%) Finance
2 213 (11.01%) Banking
3 132 (6.82%) Retail
4 95 (4.91%) Front Office
5 57 (2.95%) Investment Banking
6 55 (2.84%) Marketing
7 47 (2.43%) Legal
8 45 (2.33%) Back Office
9 39 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
10 32 (1.65%) Manufacturing
11 24 (1.24%) Telecoms
12 21 (1.09%) Billing
12 21 (1.09%) Publishing
13 18 (0.93%) Private Banking
14 17 (0.88%) Retail Banking
15 15 (0.78%) Law
16 13 (0.67%) Financial Institution
17 10 (0.52%) Advertising
17 10 (0.52%) General Ledger
18 8 (0.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 793 (40.98%) Analyst
2 410 (21.19%) Business Analyst
3 230 (11.89%) Test Analyst
4 208 (10.75%) Developer
5 128 (6.61%) Consultant
6 124 (6.41%) Test Manager
7 89 (4.60%) Tester
8 83 (4.29%) Test Leader
9 82 (4.24%) Project Manager
10 55 (2.84%) Financial Analyst
11 51 (2.64%) UAT Analyst
12 50 (2.58%) Senior Analyst
13 48 (2.48%) Architect
14 40 (2.07%) Finance Business Analyst
15 39 (2.02%) Data Analyst
16 38 (1.96%) SAP Analyst
17 37 (1.91%) Java Developer
17 37 (1.91%) Test Engineer
18 35 (1.81%) Administrator
18 35 (1.81%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (4.75%) .NET
2 69 (3.57%) Web Services
3 68 (3.51%) XML
4 61 (3.15%) HTML
5 52 (2.69%) REST
6 40 (2.07%) CSS
7 37 (1.91%) AngularJS
8 32 (1.65%) Node.js
9 31 (1.60%) Middleware
10 30 (1.55%) SOAP
11 27 (1.40%) Gherkin
12 24 (1.24%) RxJS
12 24 (1.24%) Socket.IO
13 21 (1.09%) RESTful
13 21 (1.09%) Spring
14 18 (0.93%) ASP.NET
14 18 (0.93%) Oracle Fusion
14 18 (0.93%) XSLT
15 16 (0.83%) Java EE
16 15 (0.78%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 217 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (3.82%) Management Information System
3 61 (3.15%) User Experience
4 48 (2.48%) Fixed Income
5 46 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
6 39 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
7 35 (1.81%) Virtual Team
8 32 (1.65%) Computer Science
8 32 (1.65%) Mobile App
9 30 (1.55%) Data Centre
9 30 (1.55%) Derivative
10 23 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
11 22 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 20 (1.03%) Data Structures
13 19 (0.98%) Reinsurance
14 18 (0.93%) Client/Server
14 18 (0.93%) PMI
15 17 (0.88%) Fintech
15 17 (0.88%) Robotics
16 12 (0.62%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 164 (8.48%) Windows
2 110 (5.68%) Linux
3 82 (4.24%) Unix
4 81 (4.19%) Windows 10
5 28 (1.45%) Windows 7
6 26 (1.34%) Apple iOS
7 20 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (1.03%) Windows Server
8 18 (0.93%) CentOS
9 17 (0.88%) Solaris
10 13 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (0.62%) Android
12 11 (0.57%) Mac OS
12 11 (0.57%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.26%) AIX
13 5 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.21%) VMS
15 3 (0.16%) Nucleus RTOS
15 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 635 (32.82%) Agile Software Development
2 284 (14.68%) Test Scripting
3 249 (12.87%) Business Analysis
4 244 (12.61%) Migration
4 244 (12.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 244 (12.61%) Test Automation
5 204 (10.54%) System Integration Testing
6 203 (10.49%) Project Management
7 202 (10.44%) Scrum
8 201 (10.39%) Test Strategy
9 166 (8.58%) System Testing
10 165 (8.53%) SDLC
11 158 (8.17%) Functional Testing
12 155 (8.01%) User Stories
13 152 (7.86%) Problem-Solving
14 150 (7.75%) Regression Testing
15 138 (7.13%) Waterfall
16 135 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
17 133 (6.87%) Scenario Testing
18 132 (6.82%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 333 (17.21%) SQL
2 159 (8.22%) Java
3 106 (5.48%) JavaScript
4 104 (5.37%) C#
5 78 (4.03%) Python
6 70 (3.62%) PowerShell
7 43 (2.22%) C
8 29 (1.50%) T-SQL
9 26 (1.34%) TypeScript
10 25 (1.29%) Bash Shell
10 25 (1.29%) VBA
11 24 (1.24%) PL/SQL
11 24 (1.24%) R
11 24 (1.24%) VBScript
12 20 (1.03%) Ruby
13 14 (0.72%) C++
13 14 (0.72%) PHP
14 13 (0.67%) Perl
15 12 (0.62%) VB
16 11 (0.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 136 (7.03%) Security Cleared
2 123 (6.36%) ISEB
3 115 (5.94%) Degree
4 105 (5.43%) SC Cleared
5 93 (4.81%) ISTQB
6 39 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 27 (1.40%) PMI Certification
8 20 (1.03%) DV Cleared
9 17 (0.88%) PMP
10 13 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (0.57%) CBAP
11 11 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (0.52%) ACCA
12 10 (0.52%) CIMA
13 9 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
13 9 (0.47%) SAP Certification
14 8 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
15 7 (0.36%) APMP
15 7 (0.36%) CCNA
15 7 (0.36%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 237 (12.25%) QA
2 60 (3.10%) Data Quality
3 38 (1.96%) GDPR
4 32 (1.65%) SLA
5 18 (0.93%) PMO
6 12 (0.62%) IFRS
7 9 (0.47%) GxP
7 9 (0.47%) MiFID
8 8 (0.41%) EMIR
8 8 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.26%) IFRS 9
10 4 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.21%) SEPA
11 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.16%) PSD2
12 2 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.10%) GAAP
12 2 (0.10%) HL7
12 2 (0.10%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 67 (3.46%) Active Directory
2 44 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
3 24 (1.24%) Docker
4 21 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (0.67%) XenApp
6 12 (0.62%) XenDesktop
7 9 (0.47%) vSphere
8 8 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.21%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.16%) vCloud
11 3 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.052%) Firmware
12 1 (0.052%) HDFS
12 1 (0.052%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.052%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.052%) Veritas File System
12 1 (0.052%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (0.052%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 61 (3.15%) SCCM
2 56 (2.89%) HP ALM
3 52 (2.69%) HP Quality Center
4 19 (0.98%) Kubernetes
5 17 (0.88%) Terraform
6 16 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
7 15 (0.78%) BladeLogic
8 14 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
9 11 (0.57%) Ansible
9 11 (0.57%) Puppet
10 7 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
10 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (0.26%) Control-M
12 5 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 4 (0.21%) Salt
13 4 (0.21%) Tivoli
14 3 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
14 3 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
14 3 (0.16%) MOM
Vendors
1 245 (12.66%) Microsoft
2 230 (11.89%) Oracle
3 158 (8.17%) SAP
4 87 (4.50%) HP
5 72 (3.72%) Salesforce.com
6 45 (2.33%) Citrix
7 40 (2.07%) IBM
8 34 (1.76%) Adobe
9 31 (1.60%) Hyperion
10 30 (1.55%) Atlassian
11 29 (1.50%) ServiceNow
11 29 (1.50%) VMware
12 26 (1.34%) UiPath
13 19 (0.98%) Cisco
14 18 (0.93%) Bloomberg
14 18 (0.93%) Informatica
14 18 (0.93%) Tableau
15 17 (0.88%) Automation Anywhere
16 16 (0.83%) Cognos
16 16 (0.83%) Murex