Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a UAT Tester was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Tester
England > London
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 618 584 568
Rank change year-on-year -34 -16 +25
Contract jobs requiring a UAT Tester 10 11 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.021% 0.026% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.028% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 15
London median daily rate £300 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £232 £163 £228
90th Percentile £429 £438 £415
England median daily rate £270 £306 £300
% change year-on-year -11.84% +2.08% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £17.50 - -
England median hourly rate £17.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44,182 39,483 41,678
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 95.00% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,150 28,140 29,428
London median daily rate £500 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.44% +4.39% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £670 £644 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 585 558 647
London median hourly rate £19.82 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.32% +7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.83 £11.22
90th Percentile £47.83 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.38 £18.42 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.24% -0.43% +12.12%

UAT Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured UAT Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for UAT Tester in London

UAT Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing UAT Tester in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for UAT Tester in London

UAT Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing UAT Tester in London over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for UAT Tester in London

UAT Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing UAT Tester in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for UAT Tester in London

UAT Tester
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UAT Tester within the London region over the 6 months to 23 January 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
West London -24 3 £235 +34.29%
Central London -20 1 £375 +33.33%
South London -32 1 £360 -15.29%
UAT Tester
England

UAT Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, UAT Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region featuring UAT Tester in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (60.00%) JIRA
3 4 (40.00%) XML
3 4 (40.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) Banking
5 2 (20.00%) Retail
5 2 (20.00%) ISEB
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Test Management
5 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (20.00%) QA
5 2 (20.00%) Multichannel Retail
5 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
6 1 (10.00%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (10.00%) Velocity
6 1 (10.00%) Volume Testing
6 1 (10.00%) System Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Reference Data
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (10.00%) Cash Management
6 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing

UAT Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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:

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle General Ledger
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) JIRA
2 4 (40.00%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) Velocity
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Derivative
1 1 (10.00%) Fixed Income
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (10.00%) OTC Derivatives
1 1 (10.00%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Multichannel Retail
2 2 (20.00%) Test Management
2 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Cash Management
3 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (10.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) System Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (10.00%) Volume Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Guidewire
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Salesforce.com