The median contractor rate for a UAT Tester was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 403 437 419
Rank change year-on-year +34 -18  
Contract jobs requiring a UAT Tester 9 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.045% 0.017% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.018% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 3
Median daily rate £400 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +41.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £281 £300 £303
% change year-on-year -6.25% -0.82%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19121 21935 21488
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.65% 94.96% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 13630 15856 14749
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 256 384
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -7.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

UAT Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured UAT Tester in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

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 3 months to 25 April 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
Croydon - 2 £400 -
UAT Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, UAT Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring UAT Tester in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (57.14%) Functional Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Defect Management
4 7 (50.00%) QA
4 7 (50.00%) Use Case
4 7 (50.00%) ITIL
5 6 (42.86%) JIRA
5 6 (42.86%) Waterfall
6 5 (35.71%) TestRail
7 4 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (28.57%) ISEB
7 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
7 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
8 3 (21.43%) Advertising
8 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
9 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 2 (14.29%) Finance
10 1 (7.14%) Oracle
10 1 (7.14%) Validation
10 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
10 1 (7.14%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (7.14%) Project Management
10 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
10 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
10 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
10 1 (7.14%) Client/Server

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (7.14%) Unit4 Business World
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) JIRA
2 5 (35.71%) TestRail
General
1 3 (21.43%) Advertising
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
1 1 (7.14%) Credit Risk
1 1 (7.14%) Equities
1 1 (7.14%) Market Risk
1 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (57.14%) Functional Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Defect Management
4 7 (50.00%) ITIL
4 7 (50.00%) Use Case
5 6 (42.86%) Waterfall
6 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
8 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
9 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
9 1 (7.14%) SDLC
9 1 (7.14%) Software Delivery
9 1 (7.14%) System Testing
9 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
9 1 (7.14%) Usability Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) ISEB
1 4 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) HP
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle