Period
to 22 February 2018

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 6 months to 22 February 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)
England > London
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 119 79
Rank change year-on-year +14 -40 -8
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1,132 897 1,299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.41% 2.17% 2.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.78% 2.53% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 754 624 881
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £290
90th Percentile £650 £600 £613
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 6
London median hourly rate £24.00 £18.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -21.74% -46.20%
10th Percentile £17.35 £12.85 £20.38
90th Percentile £50.14 £21.23 £40.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +17.36%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 40,709 35,475 37,563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.70% 85.85% 85.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,705 25,502 26,917
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £644
England median daily rate £451 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.97% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 418 457
London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £19.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +25.53% +5.66%
10th Percentile £13.95 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.88 £50.40
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +16.77%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing User Acceptance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

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 6 months to 22 February 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in London over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 22 February 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
Central London +30 277 £475 +5.56% 41
West London -16 51 £388 +5.08% 25
South London -41 25 £450 +16.95% 8
East London -16 16 £500 +25.00% 6
North London +8 14 £285 -5.00%
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 London region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 424 (37.46%) Finance
2 371 (32.77%) Agile Software Development
3 255 (22.53%) SQL
4 223 (19.70%) Banking
5 197 (17.40%) Business Analysis
6 168 (14.84%) Test Scripting
7 163 (14.40%) System Integration Testing
8 150 (13.25%) QA
8 150 (13.25%) Test Automation
9 148 (13.07%) JIRA
10 136 (12.01%) Project Management
10 136 (12.01%) Regression Testing
11 131 (11.57%) Java
12 125 (11.04%) Microsoft
12 125 (11.04%) Functional Testing
13 124 (10.95%) Scenario Testing
14 121 (10.69%) Stakeholder Management
15 117 (10.34%) Oracle
16 114 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
17 112 (9.89%) Migration
18 100 (8.83%) Microsoft Excel
19 98 (8.66%) Scrum
19 98 (8.66%) Test Strategy
20 96 (8.48%) SDLC
21 94 (8.30%) Front Office
22 90 (7.95%) Investment Banking
23 89 (7.86%) Integration Testing
24 80 (7.07%) Change Management
25 78 (6.89%) System Testing
26 73 (6.45%) Data Analysis

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 29 (2.56%) Confluence
2 28 (2.47%) SharePoint
3 14 (1.24%) CMS
4 13 (1.15%) JBoss
5 11 (0.97%) WebSphere
6 8 (0.71%) MS Exchange
6 8 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (0.71%) SAS
7 7 (0.62%) Apache Spark
7 7 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
8 6 (0.53%) WordPress
9 5 (0.44%) MQSeries
10 4 (0.35%) Apache
10 4 (0.35%) Drupal
11 3 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.27%) IIS
11 3 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.18%) nginx
Applications
1 100 (8.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 72 (6.36%) Microsoft Office
3 63 (5.57%) MS Visio
4 30 (2.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (2.65%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.53%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.088%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.088%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 24 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
3 21 (1.86%) Oracle EBS R12
4 17 (1.50%) Elite 3E
5 12 (1.06%) Oracle Payables
6 11 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
6 11 (0.97%) Oracle Financials
6 11 (0.97%) Oracle General Ledger
7 10 (0.88%) Oracle Assets
7 10 (0.88%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 9 (0.80%) Oracle Receivables
8 9 (0.80%) Temenos T24
9 8 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
9 8 (0.71%) Endur
9 8 (0.71%) Oracle iProcurement
10 7 (0.62%) Oracle Cash Management
10 7 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
10 7 (0.62%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 6 (0.53%) ION MarketView
11 6 (0.53%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 41 (3.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
2 18 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
3 14 (1.24%) Office 365
4 11 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.97%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 8 (0.71%) Google Analytics
6 7 (0.62%) BrowserStack
6 7 (0.62%) OpenShift
6 7 (0.62%) SaaS
7 5 (0.44%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 5 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
8 4 (0.35%) BlazeMeter
9 3 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (0.27%) IaaS
9 3 (0.27%) PaaS
10 2 (0.18%) Force.com
10 2 (0.18%) GitHub
10 2 (0.18%) Google Tag Manager
11 1 (0.088%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.24%) SMS
2 13 (1.15%) Firewall
3 12 (1.06%) FTP
4 7 (0.62%) Internet
5 5 (0.44%) SSL
6 3 (0.27%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (0.27%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.18%) DNS
7 2 (0.18%) HTTP
7 2 (0.18%) Skype
7 2 (0.18%) SSH
7 2 (0.18%) WebEx
8 1 (0.088%) BGP
8 1 (0.088%) CTI
8 1 (0.088%) EIGRP
8 1 (0.088%) MGCP
8 1 (0.088%) MPLS
8 1 (0.088%) OSPF
8 1 (0.088%) SCCP
8 1 (0.088%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (4.86%) SQL Server
2 33 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (1.86%) Big Data
5 16 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (1.24%) DB2
6 14 (1.24%) Oracle Database
7 12 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
7 12 (1.06%) Sybase IQ
8 10 (0.88%) MongoDB
8 10 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (0.80%) OLAP
10 8 (0.71%) MySQL
10 8 (0.71%) NoSQL
10 8 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (0.53%) Oracle Discoverer
12 6 (0.53%) PowerCenter
12 6 (0.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 148 (13.07%) JIRA
2 71 (6.27%) Selenium
3 48 (4.24%) Jenkins
4 27 (2.39%) Git (software)
5 26 (2.30%) Cucumber
5 26 (2.30%) Zephyr
6 25 (2.21%) SoapUI
7 23 (2.03%) JUnit
7 23 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
8 22 (1.94%) Subversion
8 22 (1.94%) TeamCity
9 20 (1.77%) JMeter
10 19 (1.68%) WebDriver
11 17 (1.50%) NUnit
12 16 (1.41%) Octopus Deploy
13 14 (1.24%) Eclipse
13 14 (1.24%) Maven
14 12 (1.06%) Protractor
15 10 (0.88%) Visual Studio
15 10 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 424 (37.46%) Finance
2 223 (19.70%) Banking
3 94 (8.30%) Front Office
4 90 (7.95%) Investment Banking
5 62 (5.48%) Retail
6 46 (4.06%) Back Office
7 39 (3.45%) Legal
8 37 (3.27%) Financial Institution
9 22 (1.94%) Retail Banking
10 19 (1.68%) Marketing
11 18 (1.59%) Manufacturing
12 17 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
13 14 (1.24%) General Ledger
14 12 (1.06%) Private Banking
15 11 (0.97%) Law
16 10 (0.88%) Advertising
17 8 (0.71%) Billing
18 7 (0.62%) French Language
18 7 (0.62%) Italian Language
19 6 (0.53%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 511 (45.14%) Analyst
2 293 (25.88%) Business Analyst
3 158 (13.96%) Developer
4 131 (11.57%) Test Analyst
5 72 (6.36%) Consultant
6 68 (6.01%) Test Manager
7 53 (4.68%) Tester
8 44 (3.89%) Project Manager
9 43 (3.80%) Senior Analyst
10 41 (3.62%) Financial Analyst
11 39 (3.45%) Java Developer
11 39 (3.45%) Test Leader
12 31 (2.74%) Finance Business Analyst
13 27 (2.39%) Banking Analyst
13 27 (2.39%) UAT Analyst
14 24 (2.12%) C++ Developer
15 23 (2.03%) Senior Business Analyst
16 21 (1.86%) Data Analyst
17 20 (1.77%) Service Analyst
18 19 (1.68%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (5.48%) .NET
2 39 (3.45%) Web Services
2 39 (3.45%) XML
3 36 (3.18%) Middleware
4 29 (2.56%) REST
5 26 (2.30%) JMS
6 25 (2.21%) AngularJS
7 21 (1.86%) Spring
8 20 (1.77%) HTML
8 20 (1.77%) jQuery
8 20 (1.77%) SOAP
9 17 (1.50%) CSS
10 15 (1.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 15 (1.33%) Swing
11 14 (1.24%) JSON
12 11 (0.97%) RESTEasy
13 10 (0.88%) XSD
14 9 (0.80%) Gherkin
14 9 (0.80%) Oracle Fusion
15 8 (0.71%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 114 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (6.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 64 (5.65%) Fixed Income
4 56 (4.95%) Derivative
5 38 (3.36%) Management Information System
6 28 (2.47%) Mobile App
6 28 (2.47%) User Experience
7 25 (2.21%) Computer Science
8 23 (2.03%) Market Risk
9 22 (1.94%) Equities
10 21 (1.86%) Data Structures
11 19 (1.68%) Virtual Team
12 18 (1.59%) Credit Risk
13 17 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
14 14 (1.24%) OTC Derivatives
15 13 (1.15%) Client/Server
15 13 (1.15%) iSeries
15 13 (1.15%) Reference Data
16 12 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
16 12 (1.06%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 66 (5.83%) Linux
1 66 (5.83%) Windows
2 38 (3.36%) Unix
3 23 (2.03%) Windows 10
4 21 (1.86%) Solaris
5 15 (1.33%) Android
6 12 (1.06%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.80%) Apple iOS
7 9 (0.80%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.53%) AIX
8 6 (0.53%) zOS
9 4 (0.35%) VMS
9 4 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.18%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.088%) CentOS
12 1 (0.088%) Fedora
12 1 (0.088%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (32.77%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (17.40%) Business Analysis
3 168 (14.84%) Test Scripting
4 163 (14.40%) System Integration Testing
5 150 (13.25%) Test Automation
6 136 (12.01%) Project Management
6 136 (12.01%) Regression Testing
7 125 (11.04%) Functional Testing
8 124 (10.95%) Scenario Testing
9 121 (10.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 112 (9.89%) Migration
11 98 (8.66%) Scrum
11 98 (8.66%) Test Strategy
12 96 (8.48%) SDLC
13 89 (7.86%) Integration Testing
14 80 (7.07%) Change Management
15 78 (6.89%) System Testing
16 73 (6.45%) Data Analysis
17 72 (6.36%) Waterfall
18 70 (6.18%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 255 (22.53%) SQL
2 131 (11.57%) Java
3 60 (5.30%) C#
4 42 (3.71%) JavaScript
5 33 (2.92%) C++
6 32 (2.83%) Python
7 31 (2.74%) T-SQL
8 21 (1.86%) PowerShell
8 21 (1.86%) VBA
9 16 (1.41%) PL/SQL
9 16 (1.41%) VBScript
10 15 (1.33%) VB
11 14 (1.24%) C
11 14 (1.24%) RPG
12 13 (1.15%) RPG IV
13 12 (1.06%) Ruby
13 12 (1.06%) Shell Script
14 10 (0.88%) Perl
14 10 (0.88%) R
15 9 (0.80%) PHP
Qualifications
1 65 (5.74%) Degree
2 62 (5.48%) ISEB
3 42 (3.71%) Security Cleared
4 33 (2.92%) ISTQB
5 32 (2.83%) SC Cleared
6 17 (1.50%) PMI Certification
7 16 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 13 (1.15%) Master's Degree
9 11 (0.97%) APMP
10 8 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.71%) PMP
11 6 (0.53%) CBAP
11 6 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
12 5 (0.44%) CFA
12 5 (0.44%) MBA
13 4 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
14 3 (0.27%) SAP Certification
15 2 (0.18%) MCSE
15 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (13.25%) QA
2 40 (3.53%) MiFID
3 16 (1.41%) EMIR
4 14 (1.24%) Data Quality
5 12 (1.06%) IFRS
6 11 (0.97%) Dodd-Frank
7 9 (0.80%) SEPA
8 8 (0.71%) GDPR
9 7 (0.62%) IFRS 9
9 7 (0.62%) PMO
10 4 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.27%) COREP
11 3 (0.27%) SLA
12 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.18%) GxP
12 2 (0.18%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.18%) WCAG
13 1 (0.088%) CRD IV
13 1 (0.088%) GAMP
13 1 (0.088%) HL7
System Software
1 20 (1.77%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.80%) Docker
4 7 (0.62%) XenApp
5 6 (0.53%) RACF
6 4 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.27%) Terminal Server
7 3 (0.27%) vCloud
7 3 (0.27%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.18%) Cronacle
8 2 (0.18%) Firmware
8 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.088%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.088%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 32 (2.83%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (1.15%) SCCM
3 6 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (0.44%) ThinApp
5 3 (0.27%) Control-M
5 3 (0.27%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.18%) Ansible
6 2 (0.18%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.088%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.088%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.088%) logstash
7 1 (0.088%) Nagios
7 1 (0.088%) Terraform
Vendors
1 125 (11.04%) Microsoft
2 117 (10.34%) Oracle
3 49 (4.33%) Salesforce.com
4 46 (4.06%) SAP
5 32 (2.83%) ServiceNow
6 29 (2.56%) Citrix
6 29 (2.56%) Sybase
7 27 (2.39%) Solace
8 25 (2.21%) TIBCO
9 22 (1.94%) HP
10 18 (1.59%) IBM
11 15 (1.33%) Charles River
11 15 (1.33%) Intapp
11 15 (1.33%) RapidMiner
11 15 (1.33%) Talarian
12 13 (1.15%) Adobe
12 13 (1.15%) VMware
13 12 (1.06%) Workday
14 11 (0.97%) Hyperion
15 10 (0.88%) Bloomberg