The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 June 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.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
England / London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 84 70
Rank change year-on-year -29 -14  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 472 586 695
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.27% 2.74% 2.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 3.21% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 412 481
Median daily rate £450 £440 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £271 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +7.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £22.50 £190.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -88.15% +804.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year +11.11% -9.09%  

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 London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 17979 18242 19175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.61% 85.33% 82.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12883 13341 13612
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £630 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 156 254
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.19% -4.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £46.00 £55.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in London

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in London

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in London

User Acceptance Testing
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 User Acceptance Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
City of London -3 101 £450 -5.26% 28
Canary Wharf -1 3 £625 +42.85%
Ealing - 3 £365 -
Hayes +2 2 £375 +7.14%
Uxbridge -3 2 £244 +1.56% 1
West End of London +8 1 £275 -45.00% 1
Docklands, London +1 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 London region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 272 (33.25%) Finance
2 193 (23.59%) Agile Software Development
3 180 (22.00%) Banking
4 176 (21.52%) SQL
5 142 (17.36%) Test Scripting
6 117 (14.30%) Business Analysis
7 110 (13.45%) Test Strategy
8 109 (13.33%) Microsoft
9 105 (12.84%) System Integration Testing
10 102 (12.47%) Analytical Skills
11 96 (11.74%) JIRA
12 92 (11.25%) Stakeholder Management
13 89 (10.88%) Test Automation
14 88 (10.76%) Scenario Testing
15 83 (10.15%) Oracle
16 82 (10.02%) Project Management
16 82 (10.02%) QA
17 78 (9.54%) Regression Testing
18 77 (9.41%) Migration
19 73 (8.92%) Investment Banking
20 71 (8.68%) Functional Testing
21 68 (8.31%) Java
21 68 (8.31%) Microsoft Excel
22 66 (8.07%) ISEB
22 66 (8.07%) Integration Testing
23 64 (7.82%) CRM
24 62 (7.58%) Front Office
25 60 (7.33%) Retail
26 58 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
26 58 (7.09%) Waterfall

User Acceptance Testing
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 22 (2.69%) Confluence
2 17 (2.08%) SharePoint
3 7 (0.86%) LiveCycle
4 6 (0.73%) Apache
4 6 (0.73%) Apache Spark
4 6 (0.73%) IIS
4 6 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
4 6 (0.73%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.49%) JBoss
5 4 (0.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 4 (0.49%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.37%) CMS
6 3 (0.37%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.24%) Moodle
7 2 (0.24%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.24%) Mule
8 1 (0.12%) Drupal
8 1 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 68 (8.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (5.87%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (3.91%) MS Visio
4 24 (2.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.12%) HipChat
6 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 33 (4.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (1.34%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.86%) Oracle ERP
4 7 (0.86%) Oracle General Ledger
4 7 (0.86%) Summit
5 6 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.61%) iTrent
7 4 (0.49%) Hyperion Planning
7 4 (0.49%) ION MarketView
7 4 (0.49%) Northgate Housing
7 4 (0.49%) RMDS
7 4 (0.49%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.37%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.37%) Endur
8 3 (0.37%) IntelliMatch
8 3 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.37%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 30 (3.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.10%) SaaS
4 8 (0.98%) Office 365
5 5 (0.61%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (0.49%) Heroku
7 3 (0.37%) Force.com
7 3 (0.37%) G Suite
7 3 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.37%) IaaS
8 2 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.24%) GitHub
8 2 (0.24%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.12%) AWS OpsWorks
9 1 (0.12%) FinancialForce.com
9 1 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.12%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle CX
9 1 (0.12%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.12%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.73%) HTTP
2 5 (0.61%) Firewall
3 4 (0.49%) Broadband
3 4 (0.49%) SSL
4 3 (0.37%) FTP
4 3 (0.37%) LDAP
4 3 (0.37%) Skype
4 3 (0.37%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.24%) Internet
5 2 (0.24%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.24%) WebEx
6 1 (0.12%) CTI
6 1 (0.12%) DNS
6 1 (0.12%) DSL
6 1 (0.12%) H.323
6 1 (0.12%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.12%) PBX
6 1 (0.12%) SMS
6 1 (0.12%) VoIP
6 1 (0.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (5.62%) SQL Server
2 40 (4.89%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (2.69%) Relational Database
4 19 (2.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (1.71%) Oracle Database
7 13 (1.59%) Big Data
7 13 (1.59%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 11 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
8 11 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
9 10 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (0.98%) Hadoop
10 8 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
11 7 (0.86%) QlikView
11 7 (0.86%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (0.73%) MySQL
12 6 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (0.73%) Oracle Smart View
13 5 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 96 (11.74%) JIRA
2 30 (3.67%) Selenium
3 29 (3.55%) Jenkins
4 26 (3.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (2.32%) TestRail
5 19 (2.32%) Visual Studio
6 14 (1.71%) HP UFT
6 14 (1.71%) Subversion
7 13 (1.59%) Git (software)
8 11 (1.34%) JUnit
9 10 (1.22%) Hudson
10 9 (1.10%) Cucumber
11 8 (0.98%) Eclipse
12 7 (0.86%) Protractor
12 7 (0.86%) SpecFlow
13 6 (0.73%) Maven
13 6 (0.73%) TeamCity
14 5 (0.61%) NUnit
14 5 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
14 5 (0.61%) XMLSpy
General
1 272 (33.25%) Finance
2 180 (22.00%) Banking
3 73 (8.92%) Investment Banking
4 62 (7.58%) Front Office
5 60 (7.33%) Retail
6 36 (4.40%) Marketing
7 29 (3.55%) Back Office
7 29 (3.55%) Legal
8 14 (1.71%) Advertising
9 13 (1.59%) Telecoms
10 12 (1.47%) Financial Institution
11 10 (1.22%) Billing
11 10 (1.22%) General Ledger
11 10 (1.22%) Manufacturing
11 10 (1.22%) Retail Banking
12 9 (1.10%) Publishing
13 8 (0.98%) Electronics
14 7 (0.86%) Law
14 7 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.61%) French Language
Job Titles
1 344 (42.05%) Analyst
2 214 (26.16%) Business Analyst
3 99 (12.10%) Test Analyst
4 94 (11.49%) Developer
5 68 (8.31%) Test Manager
6 63 (7.70%) Consultant
7 56 (6.85%) Tester
8 35 (4.28%) Project Manager
8 35 (4.28%) Test Leader
9 32 (3.91%) Banking Analyst
10 31 (3.79%) Senior Analyst
11 27 (3.30%) Business Systems Analyst
11 27 (3.30%) Java Developer
12 21 (2.57%) UAT Analyst
13 18 (2.20%) Banking Business Analyst
13 18 (2.20%) UAT Lead
13 18 (2.20%) UAT Tester
14 17 (2.08%) Business IT Analyst
14 17 (2.08%) IT Analyst
14 17 (2.08%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (4.16%) .NET
2 32 (3.91%) HTML
3 31 (3.79%) XML
4 28 (3.42%) CSS
5 19 (2.32%) Middleware
6 18 (2.20%) Web Services
7 16 (1.96%) HTML5
8 15 (1.83%) Spring
9 14 (1.71%) SOAP
10 11 (1.34%) J2EE
11 10 (1.22%) REST
11 10 (1.22%) RESTful
12 9 (1.10%) ASP.NET
12 9 (1.10%) XSD
13 8 (0.98%) Hibernate
14 7 (0.86%) WCF
15 6 (0.73%) Ajax
15 6 (0.73%) AngularJS
15 6 (0.73%) Apache Camel
15 6 (0.73%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 102 (12.47%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 39 (4.77%) Management Information System
4 37 (4.52%) Equities
5 35 (4.28%) Derivative
6 34 (4.16%) Fixed Income
7 16 (1.96%) Virtual Team
8 15 (1.83%) Hedge funds
9 14 (1.71%) User Experience
10 13 (1.59%) Data Structures
11 12 (1.47%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.22%) Computer Science
12 10 (1.22%) Reference Data
13 9 (1.10%) Cyberthreat
14 8 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.98%) OTC Derivatives
14 8 (0.98%) SWIFT
15 7 (0.86%) Clustering
15 7 (0.86%) CMDB
15 7 (0.86%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 50 (6.11%) Windows
2 45 (5.50%) Linux
3 31 (3.79%) Unix
4 11 (1.34%) Windows 10
5 8 (0.98%) Android
5 8 (0.98%) Apple iOS
5 8 (0.98%) Solaris
6 5 (0.61%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.24%) CentOS
8 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X Server
8 2 (0.24%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.24%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (23.59%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (17.36%) Test Scripting
3 117 (14.30%) Business Analysis
4 110 (13.45%) Test Strategy
5 105 (12.84%) System Integration Testing
6 92 (11.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 89 (10.88%) Test Automation
8 88 (10.76%) Scenario Testing
9 82 (10.02%) Project Management
10 78 (9.54%) Regression Testing
11 77 (9.41%) Migration
12 71 (8.68%) Functional Testing
13 66 (8.07%) Integration Testing
14 64 (7.82%) CRM
15 58 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
15 58 (7.09%) Waterfall
16 56 (6.85%) Change Management
16 56 (6.85%) ITIL
17 54 (6.60%) SDLC
18 53 (6.48%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 176 (21.52%) SQL
2 68 (8.31%) Java
3 42 (5.13%) JavaScript
4 28 (3.42%) C#
5 22 (2.69%) Python
6 15 (1.83%) C++
7 14 (1.71%) VBA
8 13 (1.59%) T-SQL
9 11 (1.34%) Perl
10 10 (1.22%) PowerShell
11 9 (1.10%) Bash Shell
11 9 (1.10%) Scala
11 9 (1.10%) Shell Script
12 8 (0.98%) VBScript
13 7 (0.86%) C
14 6 (0.73%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.73%) R
14 6 (0.73%) VB
14 6 (0.73%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 66 (8.07%) ISEB
2 39 (4.77%) Degree
3 30 (3.67%) Security Cleared
4 28 (3.42%) ISTQB
5 22 (2.69%) SC Cleared
6 20 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (0.98%) PMI Certification
8 6 (0.73%) ACCA
8 6 (0.73%) CIMA
8 6 (0.73%) PMP
8 6 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.24%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.24%) MBA
12 2 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.12%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (10.02%) QA
2 36 (4.40%) MiFID
3 18 (2.20%) Data Quality
4 12 (1.47%) EMIR
5 11 (1.34%) Dodd-Frank
5 11 (1.34%) PMO
6 10 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.73%) FATCA
8 5 (0.61%) GAAP
8 5 (0.61%) IFRS
8 5 (0.61%) IFRS 9
9 4 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.37%) SEPA
11 2 (0.24%) GDPR
11 2 (0.24%) GxP
11 2 (0.24%) SLA
12 1 (0.12%) Basel III
12 1 (0.12%) FINREP
12 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (1.22%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.10%) Docker
3 3 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.24%) HDFS
4 2 (0.24%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.24%) XenApp
5 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.12%) IAG
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.12%) NFS
5 1 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.12%) Xen
5 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (2.81%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.10%) Puppet
3 8 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.86%) Rancher
4 7 (0.86%) SCCM
5 6 (0.73%) Control-M
6 5 (0.61%) Ansible
7 3 (0.37%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (0.24%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.12%) CA Service Virtualization
9 1 (0.12%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.12%) Dollar Universe
9 1 (0.12%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.12%) Nagios
9 1 (0.12%) Nessus
9 1 (0.12%) Netcool
9 1 (0.12%) SCOM
9 1 (0.12%) WMI
Vendors
1 109 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 83 (10.15%) Oracle
3 41 (5.01%) SAP
4 33 (4.03%) ServiceNow
5 23 (2.81%) Salesforce.com
6 20 (2.44%) Workday
7 17 (2.08%) Sybase
8 16 (1.96%) Murex
9 15 (1.83%) Adobe
9 15 (1.83%) HP
10 13 (1.59%) Bloomberg
11 12 (1.47%) Solace
12 10 (1.22%) Hyperion
12 10 (1.22%) TIBCO
13 9 (1.10%) Citrix
14 8 (0.98%) ArcSight
14 8 (0.98%) Calypso
14 8 (0.98%) Cognos
14 8 (0.98%) Splunk
14 8 (0.98%) Talarian
London
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Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
FinTech London Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
FT Select
Rate: From £475 to £525 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Unspecified COMPETITIVE
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £28,000 to £31,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Circa £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £200- £250
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Clear Edge Consulting
Rate: From £240 to £270 per day (12 Months Contract)
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Rullion
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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Bromley, Kent
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per month
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
EPAM Systems
Rate: From £450 to £451 per day
Posted: 20 days ago