Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 101 110
Rank change year-on-year -36 +9 -34
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 985 1,171 1,039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.11% 2.46% 2.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 2.80% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 672 808 710
London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £321 £282 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £588
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 5
London median hourly rate £33.19 £19.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.66% +18.75% -30.43%
10th Percentile £30.41 £16.45 £13.30
90th Percentile £35.00 £114.00 £18.40
England median hourly rate £30.69 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +22.74% +13.64% -4.35%

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 41,086 41,836 38,857
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.96% 88.06% 87.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,581 30,394 27,792
London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £675 £644
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 400 440
London median hourly rate £24.11 £22.26 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.32% -1.08% +12.50%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.31 £12.11
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +6.38% +6.82%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 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 -61 171 £500 +11.11% 24
West London +1 44 £425 +17.65% 12
South London +4 35 £450 +5.88% 6
East London -26 16 £575 +17.95% 4
North London -7 11 £473 +47.66%
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 357 (36.24%) Agile Software Development
2 338 (34.31%) Finance
3 199 (20.20%) Banking
4 198 (20.10%) SQL
5 170 (17.26%) QA
6 162 (16.45%) Test Automation
7 147 (14.92%) System Integration Testing
8 144 (14.62%) Oracle
9 139 (14.11%) Test Scripting
10 129 (13.10%) Microsoft
11 119 (12.08%) Test Strategy
12 115 (11.68%) Project Management
13 110 (11.17%) Scrum
14 109 (11.07%) SDLC
15 108 (10.96%) Java
16 106 (10.76%) Migration
16 106 (10.76%) Stakeholder Management
17 103 (10.46%) JIRA
18 92 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
19 91 (9.24%) Problem-Solving
20 89 (9.04%) Integration Testing
21 83 (8.43%) Investment Banking
22 79 (8.02%) Front Office
22 79 (8.02%) SQL Server
22 79 (8.02%) Business Analysis
23 77 (7.82%) JavaScript
23 77 (7.82%) C#
24 76 (7.72%) Business Intelligence
25 74 (7.51%) Security Cleared
26 72 (7.31%) Functional Testing

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 28 (2.84%) Confluence
2 27 (2.74%) CMS
3 19 (1.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 19 (1.93%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.42%) Drupal
5 12 (1.22%) WebLogic
5 12 (1.22%) WebSphere
6 11 (1.12%) WordPress
7 10 (1.02%) JBoss
7 10 (1.02%) Mule
8 9 (0.91%) Apache Spark
9 7 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
10 6 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.61%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.51%) Appian
11 5 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.30%) IIS
13 3 (0.30%) Jetty
13 3 (0.30%) SAS
Applications
1 45 (4.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (2.13%) MS Visio
4 19 (1.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.10%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 37 (3.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (2.03%) Oracle EBS R12
4 12 (1.22%) Oracle General Ledger
4 12 (1.22%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 12 (1.22%) SAP S/4HANA
5 11 (1.12%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 10 (1.02%) Oracle Payables
7 8 (0.81%) Oracle Cash Management
7 8 (0.81%) Oracle ERP
8 7 (0.71%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 7 (0.71%) SAP CO
8 7 (0.71%) SAP FI
8 7 (0.71%) SAP FI/CO
9 5 (0.51%) Markit EDM
9 5 (0.51%) Oracle Assets
9 5 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
9 5 (0.51%) Oracle Receivables
9 5 (0.51%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 48 (4.87%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (3.15%) Dynamics 365
3 27 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (2.64%) SaaS
5 21 (2.13%) Office 365
6 16 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
6 16 (1.62%) Amazon S3
7 13 (1.32%) IaaS
8 12 (1.22%) PaaS
9 11 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 8 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (0.81%) GitHub
11 7 (0.71%) SuccessFactors
12 6 (0.61%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.51%) Amazon EMR
14 4 (0.41%) Datadog
15 3 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
15 3 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
15 3 (0.30%) Serverless
15 3 (0.30%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.91%) FTP
2 8 (0.81%) HTTP
3 5 (0.51%) Internet
4 4 (0.41%) Firewall
4 4 (0.41%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.30%) AMQP
5 3 (0.30%) DNS
5 3 (0.30%) WAN
6 2 (0.20%) DHCP
6 2 (0.20%) Intranet
6 2 (0.20%) LAN
6 2 (0.20%) Skype
6 2 (0.20%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.10%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.10%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.10%) SNMP
7 1 (0.10%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (8.02%) SQL Server
2 41 (4.16%) Data Warehouse
3 37 (3.76%) MySQL
4 35 (3.55%) Relational Database
5 30 (3.05%) Oracle Reports
6 27 (2.74%) NoSQL
7 22 (2.23%) MongoDB
8 16 (1.62%) RDBMS
9 15 (1.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 13 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
10 13 (1.32%) Hadoop
11 11 (1.12%) Oracle Database
11 11 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (1.12%) Power BI
11 11 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (0.71%) Apache Hive
12 7 (0.71%) Impala
12 7 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.61%) Big Data
13 6 (0.61%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 103 (10.46%) JIRA
2 55 (5.58%) Selenium
3 42 (4.26%) Git (software)
4 37 (3.76%) Subversion
5 27 (2.74%) Maven
6 26 (2.64%) Cucumber
6 26 (2.64%) Jenkins
7 23 (2.34%) JUnit
8 19 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (1.73%) WebDriver
10 14 (1.42%) Visual Studio
11 11 (1.12%) SpecFlow
12 10 (1.02%) JMeter
12 10 (1.02%) MSI
12 10 (1.02%) TeamCity
12 10 (1.02%) TestRail
13 9 (0.91%) PeopleTools
14 8 (0.81%) AdminStudio
14 8 (0.81%) Eclipse
14 8 (0.81%) NUnit
General
1 338 (34.31%) Finance
2 199 (20.20%) Banking
3 83 (8.43%) Investment Banking
4 79 (8.02%) Front Office
5 32 (3.25%) Private Banking
5 32 (3.25%) Retail
6 22 (2.23%) Back Office
7 19 (1.93%) Publishing
8 17 (1.73%) Legal
9 14 (1.42%) Marketing
10 12 (1.22%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.91%) Games
11 9 (0.91%) Retail Banking
12 8 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.71%) Advertising
14 6 (0.61%) Telecoms
15 5 (0.51%) General Ledger
15 5 (0.51%) Manufacturing
16 3 (0.30%) Electronics
17 2 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 305 (30.96%) Analyst
2 198 (20.10%) Developer
3 155 (15.74%) Business Analyst
4 93 (9.44%) Test Analyst
5 80 (8.12%) Test Manager
6 69 (7.01%) Tester
7 54 (5.48%) Consultant
8 44 (4.47%) Test Leader
9 43 (4.37%) Project Manager
10 42 (4.26%) Java Developer
11 27 (2.74%) Banking Analyst
12 25 (2.54%) Administrator
13 24 (2.44%) UAT Tester
14 23 (2.34%) Senior Analyst
15 20 (2.03%) Financial Analyst
16 19 (1.93%) UAT Analyst
17 18 (1.83%) UAT Manager
18 17 (1.73%) UAT Test Analyst
19 16 (1.62%) Architect
19 16 (1.62%) Finance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (7.01%) .NET
2 61 (6.19%) XML
3 37 (3.76%) HTML
3 37 (3.76%) Web Services
4 34 (3.45%) Spring
5 33 (3.35%) Middleware
6 27 (2.74%) Oracle Fusion
7 25 (2.54%) RESTful
7 25 (2.54%) XSD
8 23 (2.34%) Hibernate
9 22 (2.23%) CSS
10 21 (2.13%) Gherkin
10 21 (2.13%) JSON
11 20 (2.03%) REST
12 19 (1.93%) FpML
12 19 (1.93%) SOAP
13 18 (1.83%) Apache Camel
14 17 (1.73%) AngularJS
15 16 (1.62%) Java EE
15 16 (1.62%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 92 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (4.47%) Fixed Income
3 38 (3.86%) Enterprise Software
3 38 (3.86%) Management Information System
4 37 (3.76%) Self-Motivation
5 35 (3.55%) User Experience
6 30 (3.05%) Derivative
7 27 (2.74%) Mobile App
8 22 (2.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 20 (2.03%) Fintech
10 17 (1.73%) Equities
11 15 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
11 15 (1.52%) Market Risk
11 15 (1.52%) OTC Derivatives
12 14 (1.42%) Reinsurance
13 11 (1.12%) Virtual Team
14 10 (1.02%) PMI
14 10 (1.02%) Robotics
15 9 (0.91%) Data Centre
15 9 (0.91%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 71 (7.21%) Windows
2 62 (6.29%) Linux
3 49 (4.97%) Unix
4 27 (2.74%) Windows 10
5 26 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (1.62%) Windows 7
7 15 (1.52%) CentOS
8 9 (0.91%) Solaris
9 8 (0.81%) Android
9 8 (0.81%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.61%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.10%) OS/400
12 1 (0.10%) VMS
12 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (36.24%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (16.45%) Test Automation
3 147 (14.92%) System Integration Testing
4 139 (14.11%) Test Scripting
5 119 (12.08%) Test Strategy
6 115 (11.68%) Project Management
7 110 (11.17%) Scrum
8 109 (11.07%) SDLC
9 106 (10.76%) Migration
9 106 (10.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 91 (9.24%) Problem-Solving
11 89 (9.04%) Integration Testing
12 79 (8.02%) Business Analysis
13 76 (7.72%) Business Intelligence
14 72 (7.31%) Functional Testing
15 70 (7.11%) System Testing
16 69 (7.01%) User Stories
17 67 (6.80%) ERP
18 65 (6.60%) Continuous Integration
18 65 (6.60%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 198 (20.10%) SQL
2 108 (10.96%) Java
3 77 (7.82%) C#
3 77 (7.82%) JavaScript
4 24 (2.44%) Python
4 24 (2.44%) T-SQL
5 18 (1.83%) PowerShell
6 15 (1.52%) Bash Shell
6 15 (1.52%) C++
7 14 (1.42%) Java 8
7 14 (1.42%) PL/SQL
8 13 (1.32%) C
8 13 (1.32%) PHP
9 9 (0.91%) Ruby
9 9 (0.91%) SQR
9 9 (0.91%) VBScript
10 8 (0.81%) Shell Script
11 7 (0.71%) Perl
12 6 (0.61%) VB.NET
12 6 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 74 (7.51%) Security Cleared
2 55 (5.58%) SC Cleared
3 45 (4.57%) Degree
4 35 (3.55%) ISEB
5 27 (2.74%) ISTQB
6 12 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (1.12%) PMI Certification
8 10 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (0.91%) PMP
10 7 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.41%) ACCA
11 4 (0.41%) CIMA
12 3 (0.30%) APMP
12 3 (0.30%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.30%) CCAB
12 3 (0.30%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (0.30%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.30%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (0.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (17.26%) QA
2 17 (1.73%) Data Quality
3 15 (1.52%) PMO
3 15 (1.52%) PSD2
4 14 (1.42%) SLA
5 10 (1.02%) GDPR
5 10 (1.02%) MiFID
6 7 (0.71%) Basel III
6 7 (0.71%) EMIR
7 6 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.20%) HL7
8 2 (0.20%) SEPA
9 1 (0.10%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.10%) GxP
9 1 (0.10%) IFRS
9 1 (0.10%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.10%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.10%) UCITS
System Software
1 26 (2.64%) Docker
2 12 (1.22%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.71%) XenApp
4 4 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (0.41%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.20%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.20%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.10%) Gluster
7 1 (0.10%) IAG
Systems Management
1 27 (2.74%) Kubernetes
2 23 (2.34%) HP Quality Center
3 22 (2.23%) Terraform
4 13 (1.32%) SCCM
5 12 (1.22%) HP ALM
6 9 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (0.81%) Dollar Universe
7 8 (0.81%) OpenView
8 6 (0.61%) Ansible
8 6 (0.61%) Capistrano
8 6 (0.61%) Puppet
9 5 (0.51%) Kibana
10 4 (0.41%) Consul
10 4 (0.41%) Grafana
10 4 (0.41%) Graphite
10 4 (0.41%) logstash
10 4 (0.41%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.20%) Thomson Reuters DACS
12 1 (0.10%) CloudHub
12 1 (0.10%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 144 (14.62%) Oracle
2 129 (13.10%) Microsoft
3 59 (5.99%) SAP
4 28 (2.84%) Salesforce.com
4 28 (2.84%) Sybase
5 25 (2.54%) Citrix
6 22 (2.23%) Adobe
7 20 (2.03%) UiPath
8 17 (1.73%) Atlassian
9 16 (1.62%) Tableau
10 15 (1.52%) HP
10 15 (1.52%) IBM
10 15 (1.52%) Murex
10 15 (1.52%) PeopleSoft
10 15 (1.52%) Workday
11 12 (1.22%) ServiceNow
12 11 (1.12%) ION Trading
13 8 (0.81%) BISAM
13 8 (0.81%) Talend
13 8 (0.81%) VMware