Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 133 87
Rank change year-on-year 0 -46 -8
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 967 785 1,219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.12% 1.98% 2.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 2.29% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 645 557 818
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £290
90th Percentile £650 £605 £613
England median daily rate £425 £420 £413
% change year-on-year +1.19% +1.82% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 4
London median hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £22.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.28% -5.15% -48.77%
10th Percentile £24.04 £19.45 £20.23
90th Percentile £49.50 £23.55 £28.39
England median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% +19.05% +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 39,865 34,278 37,268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.29% 86.42% 85.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,816 24,586 26,943
London median daily rate £500 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 552 381 402
London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +19.05% +9.75%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.40 £52.50 £51.65
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +8.70% +9.52%

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 20 May 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 20 May 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 20 May 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 +13 246 £475 +5.56% 28
South London -16 48 £400 +3.90% 4
West London -35 34 £500 +33.33% 22
East London -12 18 £500 - 6
North London +6 6 £370 +23.33% 3
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 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.

1 347 (35.88%) Finance
2 317 (32.78%) Agile Software Development
3 179 (18.51%) SQL
4 169 (17.48%) Banking
5 164 (16.96%) Business Analysis
6 143 (14.79%) Migration
7 142 (14.68%) Project Management
8 131 (13.55%) Microsoft
9 130 (13.44%) JIRA
10 123 (12.72%) Test Scripting
10 123 (12.72%) System Integration Testing
11 115 (11.89%) Oracle
12 113 (11.69%) Java
13 112 (11.58%) QA
14 110 (11.38%) Functional Testing
14 110 (11.38%) Stakeholder Management
15 104 (10.75%) Test Automation
16 98 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
17 96 (9.93%) Scrum
18 90 (9.31%) Windows
19 89 (9.20%) Regression Testing
20 88 (9.10%) Problem-Solving
21 87 (9.00%) Test Strategy
22 85 (8.79%) SDLC
23 83 (8.58%) Microsoft Excel
24 75 (7.76%) Waterfall
24 75 (7.76%) Scenario Testing
25 71 (7.34%) System Testing
26 67 (6.93%) PRINCE2
27 66 (6.83%) Change Management

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 34 (3.52%) Confluence
2 24 (2.48%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 11 (1.14%) Apache Spark
4 11 (1.14%) CMS
4 11 (1.14%) MS Exchange
4 11 (1.14%) WebSphere
5 10 (1.03%) SAS
6 6 (0.62%) JBoss
6 6 (0.62%) MQSeries
7 5 (0.52%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.31%) IIS
8 3 (0.31%) Moodle
8 3 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.31%) WordPress
9 2 (0.21%) Drupal
9 2 (0.21%) Mule
9 2 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 83 (8.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 54 (5.58%) MS Visio
3 50 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
4 22 (2.28%) Microsoft Project
5 19 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.21%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.10%) InDesign
8 1 (0.10%) InVision
8 1 (0.10%) Moqups
Business Applications
1 16 (1.65%) Oracle EBS R12
2 14 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (1.24%) Temenos T24
4 10 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (1.03%) Endur
5 7 (0.72%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 6 (0.62%) Actimize
6 6 (0.62%) Hyperion Planning
6 6 (0.62%) ION MarketView
6 6 (0.62%) Oracle Cash Management
6 6 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (0.62%) SAP CO
6 6 (0.62%) SAP FI
6 6 (0.62%) SAP MM
6 6 (0.62%) Workday HCM
7 5 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.52%) OpenLink RightAngle
7 5 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.52%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 54 (5.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (3.21%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (2.79%) Cloud Computing
4 23 (2.38%) Office 365
5 12 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
6 8 (0.83%) SaaS
6 8 (0.83%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 8 (0.83%) SuccessFactors
7 7 (0.72%) Adobe Analytics
7 7 (0.72%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 5 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.52%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.52%) BrowserStack
8 5 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.41%) Force.com
9 4 (0.41%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.41%) Sauce Labs
10 2 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.21%) BlazeMeter
10 2 (0.21%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.55%) Firewall
2 11 (1.14%) Internet
3 7 (0.72%) SMS
4 4 (0.41%) FTP
4 4 (0.41%) WebEx
5 3 (0.31%) BIG-IP
5 3 (0.31%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (0.31%) SAN
5 3 (0.31%) SSH
5 3 (0.31%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.21%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.21%) LAN
6 2 (0.21%) NAS
6 2 (0.21%) Skype
6 2 (0.21%) SSL
6 2 (0.21%) WAN
7 1 (0.10%) DNS
7 1 (0.10%) HTTP
7 1 (0.10%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.10%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (5.07%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (2.07%) Big Data
4 16 (1.65%) Oracle Database
5 15 (1.55%) DB2
6 14 (1.45%) Sybase IQ
7 12 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
9 10 (1.03%) MongoDB
10 9 (0.93%) Relational Database
11 8 (0.83%) MySQL
11 8 (0.83%) NoSQL
12 7 (0.72%) Data Mining
12 7 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (0.72%) PowerCenter
12 7 (0.72%) SAS Visual Analytics
13 6 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 130 (13.44%) JIRA
2 42 (4.34%) Jenkins
3 41 (4.24%) Selenium
4 27 (2.79%) Git (software)
5 25 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 24 (2.48%) Zephyr
7 19 (1.96%) MSI
7 19 (1.96%) TeamCity
8 18 (1.86%) Cucumber
9 16 (1.65%) SoapUI
9 16 (1.65%) WebDriver
10 15 (1.55%) JMeter
11 14 (1.45%) Visual Studio
12 13 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
12 13 (1.34%) Subversion
13 12 (1.24%) JUnit
14 11 (1.14%) AdminStudio
15 10 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 10 (1.03%) NUnit
16 9 (0.93%) Eclipse
General
1 347 (35.88%) Finance
2 169 (17.48%) Banking
3 65 (6.72%) Front Office
4 62 (6.41%) Retail
5 53 (5.48%) Investment Banking
6 31 (3.21%) Back Office
7 28 (2.90%) Marketing
8 23 (2.38%) Legal
9 20 (2.07%) Financial Institution
9 20 (2.07%) Pharmaceutical
10 13 (1.34%) Manufacturing
11 11 (1.14%) Private Banking
11 11 (1.14%) Retail Banking
12 9 (0.93%) Publishing
13 8 (0.83%) Advertising
13 8 (0.83%) Law
14 5 (0.52%) German Language
15 4 (0.41%) Games
15 4 (0.41%) General Ledger
15 4 (0.41%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 410 (42.40%) Analyst
2 237 (24.51%) Business Analyst
3 102 (10.55%) Developer
4 94 (9.72%) Test Analyst
5 66 (6.83%) Test Manager
6 61 (6.31%) Consultant
7 45 (4.65%) Project Manager
8 43 (4.45%) Financial Analyst
9 34 (3.52%) Finance Business Analyst
10 33 (3.41%) Senior Analyst
10 33 (3.41%) Tester
11 32 (3.31%) Test Leader
12 29 (3.00%) Java Developer
13 25 (2.59%) UAT Analyst
14 22 (2.28%) Architect
14 22 (2.28%) Banking Analyst
15 21 (2.17%) Digital Analyst
15 21 (2.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 21 (2.17%) Technical Analyst
16 20 (2.07%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (4.96%) .NET
2 36 (3.72%) REST
3 31 (3.21%) AngularJS
4 27 (2.79%) Web Services
5 20 (2.07%) JMS
5 20 (2.07%) SOAP
6 18 (1.86%) Node.js
7 17 (1.76%) jQuery
8 16 (1.65%) Middleware
8 16 (1.65%) XML
9 15 (1.55%) Gherkin
10 13 (1.34%) JSON
10 13 (1.34%) RxJS
10 13 (1.34%) Socket.IO
11 12 (1.24%) J2EE
11 12 (1.24%) Spring
12 10 (1.03%) CSS
13 9 (0.93%) HTML
13 9 (0.93%) Oracle Fusion
14 8 (0.83%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 98 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (5.07%) Fixed Income
3 35 (3.62%) Management Information System
4 33 (3.41%) Derivative
4 33 (3.41%) User Experience
5 23 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
6 22 (2.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 20 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
8 19 (1.96%) Computer Science
9 17 (1.76%) Mobile App
10 16 (1.65%) Data Structures
10 16 (1.65%) PMI
11 14 (1.45%) Fintech
12 13 (1.34%) Data Centre
12 13 (1.34%) Reinsurance
13 12 (1.24%) Equities
14 11 (1.14%) Client/Server
14 11 (1.14%) Virtual Team
15 10 (1.03%) Credit Risk
15 10 (1.03%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 90 (9.31%) Windows
2 62 (6.41%) Linux
3 45 (4.65%) Unix
4 43 (4.45%) Windows 10
5 14 (1.45%) Solaris
6 13 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (1.34%) Windows 7
7 10 (1.03%) Android
7 10 (1.03%) Apple iOS
7 10 (1.03%) CentOS
8 7 (0.72%) AIX
8 7 (0.72%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.41%) VMS
10 3 (0.31%) Nucleus RTOS
10 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.31%) zOS
11 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.21%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.10%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (32.78%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (16.96%) Business Analysis
3 143 (14.79%) Migration
4 142 (14.68%) Project Management
5 123 (12.72%) System Integration Testing
5 123 (12.72%) Test Scripting
6 110 (11.38%) Functional Testing
6 110 (11.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 104 (10.75%) Test Automation
8 96 (9.93%) Scrum
9 89 (9.20%) Regression Testing
10 88 (9.10%) Problem-Solving
11 87 (9.00%) Test Strategy
12 85 (8.79%) SDLC
13 75 (7.76%) Scenario Testing
13 75 (7.76%) Waterfall
14 71 (7.34%) System Testing
15 67 (6.93%) PRINCE2
16 66 (6.83%) Change Management
16 66 (6.83%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 179 (18.51%) SQL
2 113 (11.69%) Java
3 49 (5.07%) Python
4 47 (4.86%) C#
5 45 (4.65%) JavaScript
6 31 (3.21%) PowerShell
7 24 (2.48%) C
8 22 (2.28%) VBA
9 18 (1.86%) Bash Shell
10 15 (1.55%) VBScript
11 14 (1.45%) R
11 14 (1.45%) TypeScript
12 13 (1.34%) Ruby
13 12 (1.24%) C++
13 12 (1.24%) T-SQL
14 9 (0.93%) Perl
15 7 (0.72%) Apex Code
16 6 (0.62%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.62%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 63 (6.51%) ISEB
1 63 (6.51%) Security Cleared
2 53 (5.48%) SC Cleared
3 52 (5.38%) Degree
4 31 (3.21%) ISTQB
5 23 (2.38%) PMI Certification
6 11 (1.14%) CBAP
6 11 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (0.93%) APMP
7 9 (0.93%) Numerate Degree
7 9 (0.93%) PMP
8 6 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.52%) CFA
9 5 (0.52%) MBA
10 4 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.41%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.31%) IIBA
12 2 (0.21%) MCSE
12 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (11.58%) QA
2 17 (1.76%) Data Quality
3 13 (1.34%) IFRS
4 12 (1.24%) GDPR
5 9 (0.93%) EMIR
5 9 (0.93%) MiFID
6 8 (0.83%) IFRS 9
7 7 (0.72%) SEPA
7 7 (0.72%) SLA
8 6 (0.62%) PMO
9 4 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.21%) HL7
11 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.21%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.10%) COREP
12 1 (0.10%) CRD IV
12 1 (0.10%) PSD2
12 1 (0.10%) TARGET2
System Software
1 42 (4.34%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.86%) Microsoft App-V
3 16 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.03%) XenDesktop
5 8 (0.83%) Docker
6 5 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (0.52%) XenApp
7 4 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.31%) RACF
8 3 (0.31%) vCloud
9 2 (0.21%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.10%) Firmware
10 1 (0.10%) HDFS
10 1 (0.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.10%) Veritas File System
10 1 (0.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 30 (3.10%) SCCM
2 24 (2.48%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (1.14%) Kubernetes
3 11 (1.14%) Terraform
4 8 (0.83%) HP ALM
4 8 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (0.52%) Ansible
5 5 (0.52%) BladeLogic
5 5 (0.52%) Control-M
6 3 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.31%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.21%) Nagios
7 2 (0.21%) Pingdom
8 1 (0.10%) Automic
8 1 (0.10%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.10%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.10%) MOM
8 1 (0.10%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.10%) Puppet
Vendors
1 131 (13.55%) Microsoft
2 115 (11.89%) Oracle
3 47 (4.86%) SAP
4 41 (4.24%) Citrix
5 39 (4.03%) Salesforce.com
6 25 (2.59%) ServiceNow
7 23 (2.38%) Adobe
8 22 (2.28%) HP
8 22 (2.28%) Hyperion
9 21 (2.17%) Sybase
10 19 (1.96%) IBM
11 18 (1.86%) VMware
12 16 (1.65%) Bloomberg
13 13 (1.34%) Tableau
14 12 (1.24%) Murex
15 11 (1.14%) Informatica
15 11 (1.14%) Workday
16 10 (1.03%) Atlassian
16 10 (1.03%) Charles River
16 10 (1.03%) OpenLink