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 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
England / London
Rank 140 89 76
Rank change year-on-year -51 -13  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 346 568 581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.80% 2.57% 2.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 3.01% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 366 392
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £280 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £345
% change year-on-year -6.25% +15.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £20.50 £22.67 £111.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.56% -79.67%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £18.45
% change year-on-year +21.95% +11.11%  

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 16395 18853 17384
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.18% 85.15% 82.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 11793 13608 12215
Median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 194 249
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% +12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 -31 61 £475 +5.55% 22
Croydon - 7 £400 -
Docklands, London +1 4 £500 -
Brentford +3 3 £401 -
Uxbridge +7 2 £275 -27.63%
Heathrow - 2 £558 -
Bromley +11 1 £650 +188.88%
Moorgate +2 1 £340 -
Canary Wharf -6 1 £500 +11.11%
Hackney - 1 £275 -
Chessington - 1 £300 -
User Acceptance Testing
England

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 307 (37.03%) Finance
2 179 (21.59%) Agile Software Development
3 150 (18.09%) Banking
4 148 (17.85%) Test Scripting
5 136 (16.41%) SQL
6 109 (13.15%) JIRA
7 108 (13.03%) Business Analysis
7 108 (13.03%) System Integration Testing
8 107 (12.91%) Regression Testing
9 102 (12.30%) Microsoft
10 101 (12.18%) Oracle
11 100 (12.06%) Test Strategy
12 99 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
13 95 (11.46%) QA
14 82 (9.89%) Migration
15 76 (9.17%) Functional Testing
16 66 (7.96%) Project Management
17 65 (7.84%) ISEB
18 64 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
19 62 (7.48%) Change Management
20 61 (7.36%) MS Excel
20 61 (7.36%) Integration Testing
21 59 (7.12%) Defect Management
22 56 (6.76%) Linux
23 54 (6.51%) Waterfall
23 54 (6.51%) SDLC
24 52 (6.27%) SAP
25 51 (6.15%) Retail
26 50 (6.03%) Scrum
26 50 (6.03%) Java

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related 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 21 (2.53%) SharePoint
2 20 (2.41%) Confluence
3 10 (1.21%) LiveCycle
4 6 (0.72%) Drupal
5 5 (0.60%) nginx
6 4 (0.48%) Apache
6 4 (0.48%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (0.48%) JBoss
7 3 (0.36%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.36%) CMS
7 3 (0.36%) IIS
7 3 (0.36%) MQSeries
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 3 (0.36%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.36%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.36%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.24%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 61 (7.36%) MS Excel
2 45 (5.43%) MS Office
3 32 (3.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (2.53%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.97%) MS Project
6 3 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) HipChat
7 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 23 (2.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (1.33%) Summit
4 10 (1.21%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (1.21%) Oracle ERP
5 9 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.97%) Oracle Payables
7 7 (0.84%) Oracle General Ledger
8 6 (0.72%) Hyperion Planning
9 4 (0.48%) Adaptiv
9 4 (0.48%) Eloqua
9 4 (0.48%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (0.48%) Unit4 Business World
10 3 (0.36%) Northgate Housing
10 3 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
10 3 (0.36%) PeopleSoft HRMS
10 3 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.36%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.33%) Office 365
3 10 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.72%) Force.com
4 6 (0.72%) GitHub
4 6 (0.72%) SuccessFactors
5 5 (0.60%) G Suite
5 5 (0.60%) Veeva
6 4 (0.48%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.36%) Heroku
7 3 (0.36%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.24%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.12%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.21%) HTTP
1 10 (1.21%) SSL
2 6 (0.72%) VPN
3 5 (0.60%) Firewall
3 5 (0.60%) FTP
3 5 (0.60%) Internet
4 4 (0.48%) LDAP
5 3 (0.36%) Broadband
5 3 (0.36%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (0.36%) Skype
5 3 (0.36%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.36%) WebEx
6 2 (0.24%) SAN
7 1 (0.12%) BGP
7 1 (0.12%) DNS
7 1 (0.12%) Intranet
7 1 (0.12%) LAN
7 1 (0.12%) MPLS
7 1 (0.12%) OSPF
7 1 (0.12%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (5.07%) Data Warehouse
2 37 (4.46%) SQL Server
3 30 (3.62%) Oracle Database
4 19 (2.29%) Relational Database
5 13 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (1.21%) MySQL
7 9 (1.09%) Big Data
7 9 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (0.97%) QlikView
9 7 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (0.84%) Hadoop
9 7 (0.84%) MS Access
9 7 (0.84%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.72%) Data Mining
10 6 (0.72%) Essbase
10 6 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
10 6 (0.72%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 6 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 109 (13.15%) JIRA
2 33 (3.98%) Selenium
3 28 (3.38%) Jenkins
4 27 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (2.65%) Subversion
6 21 (2.53%) TestRail
7 19 (2.29%) HP UFT
8 16 (1.93%) Eclipse
8 16 (1.93%) Git (software)
8 16 (1.93%) Oracle APEX
9 14 (1.69%) Visual Studio
10 11 (1.33%) WebDriver
11 9 (1.09%) Cucumber
11 9 (1.09%) Protractor
12 7 (0.84%) Hudson
13 6 (0.72%) JUnit
13 6 (0.72%) SoapUI
14 5 (0.60%) Appium
14 5 (0.60%) Maven
14 5 (0.60%) TeamCity
General
1 307 (37.03%) Finance
2 150 (18.09%) Banking
3 51 (6.15%) Retail
4 48 (5.79%) Front Office
5 45 (5.43%) Investment Banking
6 35 (4.22%) Back Office
7 31 (3.74%) Marketing
8 26 (3.14%) Financial Institution
8 26 (3.14%) Legal
9 23 (2.77%) Advertising
10 15 (1.81%) Law
11 12 (1.45%) Telecoms
12 11 (1.33%) Billing
13 10 (1.21%) Games
14 9 (1.09%) Retail Banking
15 8 (0.97%) Automotive
15 8 (0.97%) Manufacturing
16 7 (0.84%) Publishing
17 6 (0.72%) French Language
18 5 (0.60%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 319 (38.48%) Analyst
2 200 (24.13%) Business Analyst
3 97 (11.70%) Test Analyst
4 80 (9.65%) Tester
5 75 (9.05%) Developer
6 68 (8.20%) Test Manager
7 53 (6.39%) Consultant
8 37 (4.46%) Test Leader
9 32 (3.86%) Project Manager
10 29 (3.50%) UAT Manager
11 26 (3.14%) UAT Analyst
12 22 (2.65%) Senior Analyst
13 19 (2.29%) Business IT Analyst
13 19 (2.29%) IT Analyst
13 19 (2.29%) IT Business Analyst
14 18 (2.17%) Financial Analyst
14 18 (2.17%) UAT Test Manager
15 17 (2.05%) Banking Analyst
16 16 (1.93%) Functional Consultant
16 16 (1.93%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (3.98%) XML
2 31 (3.74%) .NET
3 20 (2.41%) HTML
4 12 (1.45%) HTML5
4 12 (1.45%) Middleware
4 12 (1.45%) REST
4 12 (1.45%) SOAP
5 11 (1.33%) Web Services
6 10 (1.21%) CSS
6 10 (1.21%) JSON
6 10 (1.21%) RESTful
7 9 (1.09%) Gherkin
7 9 (1.09%) J2EE
8 8 (0.97%) Oracle Fusion
9 6 (0.72%) Ajax
10 5 (0.60%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 5 (0.60%) Visualforce
10 5 (0.60%) XML Messaging
10 5 (0.60%) XSLT
11 4 (0.48%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 64 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (5.43%) Derivative
3 36 (4.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 32 (3.86%) Management Information System
5 29 (3.50%) Equities
6 26 (3.14%) Hedge funds
7 24 (2.90%) Fixed Income
8 23 (2.77%) User Experience
9 14 (1.69%) OTC Derivatives
9 14 (1.69%) Virtual Team
10 13 (1.57%) Reinsurance
11 12 (1.45%) Mobile App
12 11 (1.33%) Computer Science
13 10 (1.21%) Market Risk
14 9 (1.09%) Credit Risk
14 9 (1.09%) Fintech
14 9 (1.09%) SWIFT
15 8 (0.97%) Client/Server
16 7 (0.84%) Data Structures
17 6 (0.72%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 56 (6.76%) Linux
2 47 (5.67%) Unix
3 45 (5.43%) Windows
4 16 (1.93%) Windows 10
5 9 (1.09%) Android
5 9 (1.09%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (0.84%) CentOS
6 7 (0.84%) Solaris
6 7 (0.84%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.60%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.48%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (0.12%) AIX
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.12%) SUSE
9 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (21.59%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (17.85%) Test Scripting
3 108 (13.03%) Business Analysis
3 108 (13.03%) System Integration Testing
4 107 (12.91%) Regression Testing
5 100 (12.06%) Test Strategy
6 99 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 82 (9.89%) Migration
8 76 (9.17%) Functional Testing
9 66 (7.96%) Project Management
10 62 (7.48%) Change Management
11 61 (7.36%) Integration Testing
12 59 (7.12%) Defect Management
13 54 (6.51%) SDLC
13 54 (6.51%) Waterfall
14 50 (6.03%) Scrum
15 48 (5.79%) ITIL
16 46 (5.55%) Software Testing
17 45 (5.43%) Validation
18 44 (5.31%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 136 (16.41%) SQL
2 50 (6.03%) Java
3 36 (4.34%) JavaScript
4 23 (2.77%) C#
5 21 (2.53%) Python
6 17 (2.05%) C++
7 16 (1.93%) VBA
8 15 (1.81%) Shell Script
9 14 (1.69%) Perl
9 14 (1.69%) PL/SQL
10 12 (1.45%) VBScript
11 11 (1.33%) Bash Shell
12 9 (1.09%) Ruby
13 8 (0.97%) C
14 7 (0.84%) PHP
15 6 (0.72%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.72%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.60%) Apex Code
16 5 (0.60%) PowerShell
16 5 (0.60%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 65 (7.84%) ISEB
2 36 (4.34%) Degree
3 29 (3.50%) Security Cleared
4 26 (3.14%) ISTQB
5 23 (2.77%) SC Cleared
6 18 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (1.09%) ACCA
7 9 (1.09%) CIMA
8 7 (0.84%) Oracle Certification
8 7 (0.84%) PMI Certification
8 7 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (0.72%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.72%) PMP
10 4 (0.48%) CLAS
10 4 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.48%) MBA
11 1 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.12%) CISM
11 1 (0.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (11.46%) QA
2 20 (2.41%) MiFID
3 15 (1.81%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.21%) Dodd-Frank
5 9 (1.09%) EMIR
5 9 (1.09%) PMO
5 9 (1.09%) SLA
6 7 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.48%) GxP
7 4 (0.48%) SEPA
7 4 (0.48%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.36%) IFRS
8 3 (0.36%) IFRS 9
9 2 (0.24%) FATCA
10 1 (0.12%) COREP
10 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.12%) TARGET2
10 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (1.57%) Docker
2 12 (1.45%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.72%) XenApp
3 6 (0.72%) XenDesktop
4 5 (0.60%) Corosync
4 5 (0.60%) Squid
5 4 (0.48%) VirtualBox
5 4 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.12%) Firmware
8 1 (0.12%) HDFS
8 1 (0.12%) IAG
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Clusterware
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 43 (5.19%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.33%) Puppet
3 10 (1.21%) SCCM
4 7 (0.84%) Rancher
5 5 (0.60%) Ansible
5 5 (0.60%) Pacemaker
6 4 (0.48%) ITRS Geneos
6 4 (0.48%) Jamf Pro
6 4 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.24%) Control-M
8 2 (0.24%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.12%) CloudHub
9 1 (0.12%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 1 (0.12%) Oozie
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.12%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 102 (12.30%) Microsoft
2 101 (12.18%) Oracle
3 52 (6.27%) SAP
4 21 (2.53%) Citrix
5 20 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
6 18 (2.17%) HP
7 16 (1.93%) Murex
7 16 (1.93%) ServiceNow
8 15 (1.81%) Adobe
9 10 (1.21%) Cognos
10 9 (1.09%) Guidewire
10 9 (1.09%) IBM
10 9 (1.09%) Red Hat
11 8 (0.97%) Google
11 8 (0.97%) Hyperion
11 8 (0.97%) Siebel
11 8 (0.97%) SmartStream
12 7 (0.84%) Charles River
12 7 (0.84%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
13 6 (0.72%) Workday
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London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £340 per day
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Rate: £550 - £600 per day
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Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
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London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day
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West London
Lorien Resourcing
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Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + 6 month term initailly
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London
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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London
ComputAppoint
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London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
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South West London
Gamesys
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AMS contingency
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Salt
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Thebes IT
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