Period
to 21 July 2019

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 21 July 2019 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
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 158 137 123
Rank change year-on-year -21 -14 -28
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 730 988 919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.79% 2.12% 2.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 2.41% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 671 651
London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
England median daily rate £444 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +3.26% +1.18% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 3
London median hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +22.22% -1.47%
10th Percentile £12.99 £24.30 £19.65
90th Percentile £36.27 £52.75 £120.75
England median hourly rate £32.50 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% +32.00% +11.11%

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 36,232 41,038 37,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.85% 88.26% 87.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,932 29,763 26,461
London median daily rate £520 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +2.56% +5.41%
10th Percentile £343 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £656
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 563 399
London median hourly rate £24.58 £25.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.68% +5.26% +12.40%
10th Percentile £12.68 £14.00 £12.78
90th Percentile £55.15 £53.75 £51.40
England median hourly rate £25.12 £22.46 £24.47
% change year-on-year +11.84% -8.20% +4.12%

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 21 July 2019.

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 21 July 2019.

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 21 July 2019. 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 -26 161 £450 -7.69% 18
South London +11 36 £476 +5.83% 3
West London +16 30 £461 +2.50% 15
East London -3 5 £204 -43.72% 6
North London -8 2 £575 +55.41% 1
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 2019, 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.

1 252 (34.52%) Finance
2 238 (32.60%) Agile Software Development
3 127 (17.40%) QA
4 113 (15.48%) SQL
5 110 (15.07%) Banking
6 108 (14.79%) Microsoft
7 102 (13.97%) Test Automation
8 99 (13.56%) JIRA
9 92 (12.60%) System Integration Testing
10 89 (12.19%) Project Management
11 87 (11.92%) Scrum
12 83 (11.37%) Oracle
13 81 (11.10%) Migration
14 75 (10.27%) Java
14 75 (10.27%) Amazon AWS
15 74 (10.14%) User Stories
16 71 (9.73%) Test Scripting
16 71 (9.73%) Business Analysis
17 68 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
18 67 (9.18%) Regression Testing
19 64 (8.77%) CRM
20 59 (8.08%) JavaScript
20 59 (8.08%) DevOps
20 59 (8.08%) Problem-Solving
21 57 (7.81%) Microsoft Azure
22 55 (7.53%) Waterfall
22 55 (7.53%) Windows
23 54 (7.40%) Integration Testing
24 53 (7.26%) Test Strategy
25 52 (7.12%) Analytics

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 (3.01%) Confluence
2 15 (2.05%) SharePoint
3 14 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (1.37%) Apache
5 8 (1.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 7 (0.96%) Apache Spark
6 7 (0.96%) CMS
6 7 (0.96%) Oracle Coherence
7 6 (0.82%) SAS
8 5 (0.68%) IIS
8 5 (0.68%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.68%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.55%) Drupal
9 4 (0.55%) JBoss
9 4 (0.55%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.27%) Mule
12 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 35 (4.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (2.19%) Spreadsheet
3 9 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.55%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 33 (4.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.78%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 10 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.82%) Actimize
6 6 (0.82%) NetSuite
6 6 (0.82%) Oracle Cash Management
6 6 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (0.68%) Unit4 Business World
8 4 (0.55%) Markit EDM
8 4 (0.55%) Oracle Assets
8 4 (0.55%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (0.55%) Oracle Payroll
8 4 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.55%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.41%) Magento
9 3 (0.41%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 3 (0.41%) SAP Business One
9 3 (0.41%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 75 (10.27%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (7.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (3.29%) Power Platform
4 19 (2.60%) Google Sheets
5 18 (2.47%) Dynamics 365
6 11 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (1.51%) Datadog
6 11 (1.51%) Office 365
6 11 (1.51%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 9 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (1.23%) Google Analytics
8 8 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (0.96%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.96%) Azure Data Factory
9 7 (0.96%) SuccessFactors
10 5 (0.68%) Force.com
10 5 (0.68%) GitHub
11 4 (0.55%) Adobe Analytics
11 4 (0.55%) SaaS
12 3 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.82%) HTTP
1 6 (0.82%) Wireless
2 3 (0.41%) VPN
3 2 (0.27%) Firewall
3 2 (0.27%) FTP
3 2 (0.27%) Internet
3 2 (0.27%) SAN
4 1 (0.14%) 4G
4 1 (0.14%) AMQP
4 1 (0.14%) Intranet
4 1 (0.14%) ISDN
4 1 (0.14%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.14%) Skype
4 1 (0.14%) SMS
4 1 (0.14%) WebEx
4 1 (0.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (5.07%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.84%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (3.29%) Power BI
4 23 (3.15%) Relational Database
5 15 (2.05%) RDBMS
6 13 (1.78%) InfluxDB
6 13 (1.78%) Redis
6 13 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (1.64%) Big Data
7 12 (1.64%) MySQL
8 11 (1.51%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
9 8 (1.10%) Data Mining
10 7 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
10 7 (0.96%) MongoDB
10 7 (0.96%) NoSQL
10 7 (0.96%) OLAP
10 7 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 99 (13.56%) JIRA
2 49 (6.71%) Git (software)
3 43 (5.89%) Selenium
4 29 (3.97%) Cucumber
5 25 (3.42%) Visual Studio Team System
6 20 (2.74%) Jenkins
7 19 (2.60%) WebDriver
8 17 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (2.33%) TeamCity
9 15 (2.05%) MSI
10 13 (1.78%) Fiddler
10 13 (1.78%) Maven
10 13 (1.78%) SpecFlow
11 11 (1.51%) GitLab
12 10 (1.37%) Bitbucket
13 9 (1.23%) CircleCI
14 8 (1.10%) SoapUI
15 7 (0.96%) JUnit
15 7 (0.96%) Subversion
16 5 (0.68%) HP UFT
General
1 252 (34.52%) Finance
2 110 (15.07%) Banking
3 39 (5.34%) Retail
4 24 (3.29%) Front Office
5 20 (2.74%) Investment Banking
5 20 (2.74%) Marketing
6 15 (2.05%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.37%) General Ledger
8 9 (1.23%) Back Office
8 9 (1.23%) Publishing
9 6 (0.82%) Advertising
9 6 (0.82%) Private Banking
10 4 (0.55%) Billing
10 4 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
10 4 (0.55%) Law
10 4 (0.55%) Legal
10 4 (0.55%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.41%) German Language
12 2 (0.27%) Military
12 2 (0.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 256 (35.07%) Analyst
2 168 (23.01%) Business Analyst
3 79 (10.82%) Developer
4 60 (8.22%) Test Analyst
5 52 (7.12%) Consultant
6 45 (6.16%) Test Leader
6 45 (6.16%) Tester
7 38 (5.21%) Test Manager
8 32 (4.38%) Financial Analyst
8 32 (4.38%) Project Manager
9 27 (3.70%) UAT Analyst
10 26 (3.56%) Architect
10 26 (3.56%) Banking Analyst
11 25 (3.42%) Finance Business Analyst
11 25 (3.42%) Payments Analyst
12 24 (3.29%) Senior Analyst
13 18 (2.47%) Senior Business Analyst
14 16 (2.19%) Cloud Consultant
14 16 (2.19%) DevOps Engineer
15 15 (2.05%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (4.11%) .NET
2 27 (3.70%) XML
3 26 (3.56%) REST
4 22 (3.01%) Web Services
5 20 (2.74%) Node.js
6 17 (2.33%) JSON
7 15 (2.05%) HTML
8 14 (1.92%) Gherkin
8 14 (1.92%) React Native
8 14 (1.92%) RESTful
8 14 (1.92%) Spring
9 13 (1.78%) Kafka
10 12 (1.64%) Elastic Stack
11 11 (1.51%) AngularJS
11 11 (1.51%) CSS
11 11 (1.51%) GraphQL
11 11 (1.51%) gRPC
11 11 (1.51%) Memcached
11 11 (1.51%) SOAP
11 11 (1.51%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 68 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (3.56%) User Experience
3 22 (3.01%) Greenfield Project
3 22 (3.01%) Mobile App
4 20 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
5 19 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 18 (2.47%) Management Information System
7 16 (2.19%) SWIFT
8 15 (2.05%) Equities
9 14 (1.92%) Reference Data
10 11 (1.51%) Fixed Income
10 11 (1.51%) Wiki
11 9 (1.23%) Market Risk
12 8 (1.10%) Reinsurance
13 7 (0.96%) Derivative
13 7 (0.96%) Grid Computing
13 7 (0.96%) Robotics
14 6 (0.82%) Data Structures
14 6 (0.82%) FMCG
14 6 (0.82%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 55 (7.53%) Windows
2 44 (6.03%) Linux
3 28 (3.84%) Unix
4 24 (3.29%) Windows 10
5 20 (2.74%) Android
5 20 (2.74%) Apple iOS
6 16 (2.19%) Windows 7
7 8 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.96%) CentOS
8 7 (0.96%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.41%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (32.60%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (13.97%) Test Automation
3 92 (12.60%) System Integration Testing
4 89 (12.19%) Project Management
5 87 (11.92%) Scrum
6 81 (11.10%) Migration
7 74 (10.14%) User Stories
8 71 (9.73%) Business Analysis
8 71 (9.73%) Test Scripting
9 67 (9.18%) Regression Testing
10 64 (8.77%) CRM
11 59 (8.08%) DevOps
11 59 (8.08%) Problem-Solving
12 55 (7.53%) Waterfall
13 54 (7.40%) Integration Testing
14 53 (7.26%) Test Strategy
15 52 (7.12%) Analytics
16 51 (6.99%) Acceptance Criteria
17 50 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
18 48 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 113 (15.48%) SQL
2 75 (10.27%) Java
3 59 (8.08%) JavaScript
4 41 (5.62%) C#
5 36 (4.93%) Python
6 19 (2.60%) PowerShell
7 16 (2.19%) Bash Shell
8 14 (1.92%) C++
9 13 (1.78%) Scala
10 12 (1.64%) T-SQL
11 10 (1.37%) Perl
11 10 (1.37%) PHP
12 8 (1.10%) Ruby
13 7 (0.96%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.68%) Apex Code
14 5 (0.68%) Kotlin
14 5 (0.68%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.68%) SOQL
14 5 (0.68%) VBScript
15 4 (0.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (5.75%) Degree
2 33 (4.52%) Security Cleared
3 27 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 22 (3.01%) ISTQB
5 14 (1.92%) ISEB
6 9 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (1.10%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.82%) ACCA
9 5 (0.68%) CIMA
10 4 (0.55%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.41%) AAT
11 3 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.41%) HNC
11 3 (0.41%) HND
11 3 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.41%) PMP
12 2 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.27%) MBA
12 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.14%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (17.40%) QA
2 24 (3.29%) PSD2
3 12 (1.64%) Data Quality
4 11 (1.51%) SEPA
5 10 (1.37%) PMO
6 8 (1.10%) MiFID
7 6 (0.82%) SLA
8 3 (0.41%) GDPR
8 3 (0.41%) TARGET2
9 2 (0.27%) WCAG
10 1 (0.14%) IFRS
10 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 40 (5.48%) Docker
2 22 (3.01%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.51%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.41%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.27%) Cronacle
7 2 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.14%) Veritas File System
8 1 (0.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.14%) vSphere
8 1 (0.14%) XenApp
8 1 (0.14%) zsh
Systems Management
1 30 (4.11%) Kubernetes
2 22 (3.01%) SCCM
2 22 (3.01%) Terraform
3 15 (2.05%) Ansible
4 11 (1.51%) Consul
4 11 (1.51%) Grafana
4 11 (1.51%) Graphite
4 11 (1.51%) Kibana
4 11 (1.51%) logstash
4 11 (1.51%) Puppet
4 11 (1.51%) ZABBIX
5 9 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (0.82%) HP ALM
7 5 (0.68%) SCOM
8 1 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.14%) Control-M
8 1 (0.14%) Graylog
8 1 (0.14%) Nagios
8 1 (0.14%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 108 (14.79%) Microsoft
2 83 (11.37%) Oracle
3 50 (6.85%) SAP
4 38 (5.21%) Salesforce.com
5 34 (4.66%) ServiceNow
6 32 (4.38%) Google
7 15 (2.05%) IBM
8 14 (1.92%) Adobe
9 12 (1.64%) Sybase
10 11 (1.51%) Atlassian
10 11 (1.51%) SaltStack
11 10 (1.37%) Citrix
12 9 (1.23%) HP
12 9 (1.23%) Tableau
13 8 (1.10%) Cisco
13 8 (1.10%) Splunk
13 8 (1.10%) Workday
14 7 (0.96%) Concur
14 7 (0.96%) hybris
14 7 (0.96%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud