Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
England > London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 107 75
Rank change year-on-year +8 -32 -9
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1214 1047 1364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.58% 2.32% 2.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.96% 2.69% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 838 722 923
London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £282 £260 £280
90th Percentile £638 £595 £613
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -30.43% -22.36%
10th Percentile £16.45 £13.75 £18.85
90th Percentile £114.00 £107.50 £39.20
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year +13.64% -17.29% +20.91%

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 40964 38955 39069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.95% 86.20% 83.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 29788 27920 27910
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £675 £643 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 408 469
London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.77 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.38% +8.83% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.32 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.45 £50.04 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

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 23 November 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 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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 +20 267 £450 - 21
West London +4 50 £361 +3.21% 7
South London -35 20 £425 +3.03% 4
East London -21 16 £433 +15.33% 3
North London -7 12 £320 -20.00% 1
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 416 (34.27%) Finance
2 392 (32.29%) Agile Software Development
3 297 (24.46%) SQL
4 285 (23.48%) Banking
5 188 (15.49%) Test Scripting
6 179 (14.74%) Business Analysis
7 168 (13.84%) JIRA
8 167 (13.76%) QA
9 164 (13.51%) Test Automation
10 159 (13.10%) System Integration Testing
11 140 (11.53%) Microsoft
11 140 (11.53%) Front Office
12 137 (11.29%) Scenario Testing
13 133 (10.96%) Regression Testing
14 132 (10.87%) Java
15 129 (10.63%) Investment Banking
16 127 (10.46%) Stakeholder Management
17 123 (10.13%) Test Strategy
17 123 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
18 117 (9.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 116 (9.56%) Functional Testing
20 114 (9.39%) Integration Testing
21 112 (9.23%) Migration
22 106 (8.73%) Project Management
23 103 (8.48%) Oracle
24 101 (8.32%) SDLC
25 95 (7.83%) Microsoft Excel
26 91 (7.50%) Change Management
27 90 (7.41%) CRM
28 86 (7.08%) System 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 37 (3.05%) Confluence
2 33 (2.72%) SharePoint
3 17 (1.40%) CMS
4 14 (1.15%) JBoss
5 10 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (0.74%) MS Exchange
6 9 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
7 7 (0.58%) WebSphere
7 7 (0.58%) WordPress
8 6 (0.49%) Drupal
8 6 (0.49%) SAS
9 5 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (0.41%) Apache
10 4 (0.33%) MQSeries
11 3 (0.25%) EPiServer
11 3 (0.25%) Mule
12 2 (0.16%) IIS
12 2 (0.16%) nginx
12 2 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 95 (7.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 82 (6.75%) Microsoft Office
3 57 (4.70%) MS Visio
4 27 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 24 (1.98%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.33%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.082%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.082%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 36 (2.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.48%) Dynamics NAV
2 18 (1.48%) Oracle EBS
3 17 (1.40%) Oracle EBS R12
4 16 (1.32%) Oracle Payables
5 15 (1.24%) Markit EDM
5 15 (1.24%) Oracle Financials
6 14 (1.15%) Oracle Assets
7 12 (0.99%) Oracle Receivables
8 11 (0.91%) Oracle General Ledger
9 10 (0.82%) ION MarketView
9 10 (0.82%) Oracle iProcurement
10 9 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
10 9 (0.74%) Oracle Cash Management
11 8 (0.66%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 8 (0.66%) Unit4 Business World
12 7 (0.58%) Actimize
12 7 (0.58%) Endur
12 7 (0.58%) Kondor
12 7 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 48 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
3 12 (0.99%) Office 365
4 10 (0.82%) PaaS
5 9 (0.74%) OpenShift
6 8 (0.66%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 7 (0.58%) Google Analytics
7 7 (0.58%) SaaS
8 5 (0.41%) IaaS
9 4 (0.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 3 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
11 2 (0.16%) BlazeMeter
11 2 (0.16%) BrowserStack
11 2 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.16%) GitHub
11 2 (0.16%) Google Tag Manager
11 2 (0.16%) Oracle CX
12 1 (0.082%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.32%) Firewall
2 15 (1.24%) SMS
3 12 (0.99%) FTP
4 9 (0.74%) Internet
5 5 (0.41%) SSL
6 4 (0.33%) DSL
6 4 (0.33%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.25%) CTI
7 3 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.25%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.16%) DNS
8 2 (0.16%) HTTP
8 2 (0.16%) Intranet
8 2 (0.16%) MPLS
8 2 (0.16%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.16%) WAAS
8 2 (0.16%) WAN
9 1 (0.082%) ATM
9 1 (0.082%) LAN
9 1 (0.082%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (5.85%) SQL Server
2 36 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (1.48%) Relational Database
6 17 (1.40%) MongoDB
7 16 (1.32%) NoSQL
8 14 (1.15%) Big Data
8 14 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (1.07%) OLAP
10 11 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (0.82%) Oracle Database
11 10 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (0.66%) DB2
12 8 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (0.58%) MySQL
13 7 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
13 7 (0.58%) Oracle Discoverer
14 6 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
15 5 (0.41%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 168 (13.84%) JIRA
2 53 (4.37%) Selenium
3 51 (4.20%) Jenkins
4 35 (2.88%) Subversion
5 30 (2.47%) Cucumber
5 30 (2.47%) Zephyr
6 27 (2.22%) Git (software)
7 25 (2.06%) SoapUI
8 22 (1.81%) JUnit
9 21 (1.73%) Maven
10 16 (1.32%) Eclipse
11 15 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 12 (0.99%) JMeter
14 11 (0.91%) TeamCity
14 11 (0.91%) Visual Studio
15 10 (0.82%) Checkstyle
15 10 (0.82%) IntelliJ
16 9 (0.74%) Ant
16 9 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 416 (34.27%) Finance
2 285 (23.48%) Banking
3 140 (11.53%) Front Office
4 129 (10.63%) Investment Banking
5 55 (4.53%) Retail
6 44 (3.62%) Back Office
7 42 (3.46%) Legal
8 33 (2.72%) Financial Institution
9 32 (2.64%) Retail Banking
10 21 (1.73%) Marketing
11 16 (1.32%) Manufacturing
12 14 (1.15%) Advertising
13 11 (0.91%) General Ledger
13 11 (0.91%) Law
14 9 (0.74%) Billing
14 9 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.74%) Publishing
15 8 (0.66%) Telecoms
16 6 (0.49%) Italian Language
16 6 (0.49%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 544 (44.81%) Analyst
2 295 (24.30%) Business Analyst
3 198 (16.31%) Developer
4 138 (11.37%) Test Analyst
5 87 (7.17%) Test Manager
6 82 (6.75%) Consultant
7 59 (4.86%) Java Developer
8 56 (4.61%) Tester
9 48 (3.95%) Project Manager
10 47 (3.87%) Test Leader
11 45 (3.71%) Banking Analyst
12 43 (3.54%) Senior Analyst
13 42 (3.46%) Data Analyst
14 30 (2.47%) Systems Analyst
15 29 (2.39%) C++ Developer
16 28 (2.31%) Financial Analyst
17 26 (2.14%) Senior Business Analyst
18 25 (2.06%) SQL Analyst
18 25 (2.06%) Support Analyst
19 24 (1.98%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (6.01%) .NET
2 58 (4.78%) XML
3 43 (3.54%) Middleware
4 40 (3.29%) Spring
5 37 (3.05%) Web Services
6 34 (2.80%) HTML
7 28 (2.31%) Swing
8 27 (2.22%) AngularJS
9 23 (1.89%) CSS
9 23 (1.89%) JMS
10 22 (1.81%) REST
11 21 (1.73%) SOAP
12 17 (1.40%) .NET Framework
12 17 (1.40%) HTML5
12 17 (1.40%) XSD
13 15 (1.24%) Hibernate
13 15 (1.24%) jQuery
14 13 (1.07%) Apache Camel
15 12 (0.99%) XSLT
16 11 (0.91%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 123 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
2 117 (9.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 76 (6.26%) Fixed Income
4 67 (5.52%) Derivative
5 54 (4.45%) Management Information System
6 43 (3.54%) Equities
7 34 (2.80%) Market Risk
8 28 (2.31%) User Experience
9 27 (2.22%) Virtual Team
10 26 (2.14%) Credit Risk
10 26 (2.14%) Mobile App
11 24 (1.98%) OTC Derivatives
12 21 (1.73%) Computer Science
12 21 (1.73%) Data Structures
13 20 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
13 20 (1.65%) Reference Data
14 16 (1.32%) Data Centre
15 13 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
16 12 (0.99%) iSeries
16 12 (0.99%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 68 (5.60%) Linux
2 65 (5.35%) Windows
3 45 (3.71%) Unix
4 22 (1.81%) Solaris
5 13 (1.07%) Android
5 13 (1.07%) Windows 10
6 12 (0.99%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.66%) Apple iOS
7 8 (0.66%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.49%) zOS
9 3 (0.25%) VMS
9 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.16%) AIX
10 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.082%) CentOS
11 1 (0.082%) Fedora
11 1 (0.082%) webOS
11 1 (0.082%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 392 (32.29%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (15.49%) Test Scripting
3 179 (14.74%) Business Analysis
4 164 (13.51%) Test Automation
5 159 (13.10%) System Integration Testing
6 137 (11.29%) Scenario Testing
7 133 (10.96%) Regression Testing
8 127 (10.46%) Stakeholder Management
9 123 (10.13%) Test Strategy
10 116 (9.56%) Functional Testing
11 114 (9.39%) Integration Testing
12 112 (9.23%) Migration
13 106 (8.73%) Project Management
14 101 (8.32%) SDLC
15 91 (7.50%) Change Management
16 90 (7.41%) CRM
17 86 (7.08%) System Testing
18 84 (6.92%) Scrum
19 78 (6.43%) Workflow
20 73 (6.01%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 297 (24.46%) SQL
2 132 (10.87%) Java
3 65 (5.35%) C#
4 51 (4.20%) T-SQL
5 45 (3.71%) JavaScript
6 36 (2.97%) C++
7 25 (2.06%) PowerShell
8 23 (1.89%) VB
9 21 (1.73%) PL/SQL
10 20 (1.65%) VBA
11 16 (1.32%) Python
12 15 (1.24%) VBScript
13 14 (1.15%) Perl
14 12 (0.99%) RPG
14 12 (0.99%) RPG IV
15 11 (0.91%) C
15 11 (0.91%) R
15 11 (0.91%) Shell Script
16 9 (0.74%) XPath
17 7 (0.58%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 75 (6.18%) Degree
2 52 (4.28%) ISEB
3 41 (3.38%) Security Cleared
4 36 (2.97%) SC Cleared
5 34 (2.80%) ISTQB
6 15 (1.24%) Master's Degree
7 14 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 12 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (0.58%) PMI Certification
9 7 (0.58%) PMP
10 5 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.25%) CBAP
12 3 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
13 2 (0.16%) APMP
13 2 (0.16%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.16%) IIBA
13 2 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
13 2 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.16%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (13.76%) QA
2 67 (5.52%) MiFID
3 28 (2.31%) EMIR
4 20 (1.65%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.99%) Dodd-Frank
6 11 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.82%) GDPR
8 9 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (0.74%) SEPA
9 7 (0.58%) PMO
10 6 (0.49%) SLA
11 5 (0.41%) FATCA
11 5 (0.41%) GxP
12 4 (0.33%) IFRS
13 3 (0.25%) GAAP
13 3 (0.25%) IFRS 9
14 2 (0.16%) COREP
14 2 (0.16%) Solvency II
14 2 (0.16%) WCAG
15 1 (0.082%) FINREP
System Software
1 18 (1.48%) Docker
2 8 (0.66%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.58%) XenApp
4 6 (0.49%) RACF
5 4 (0.33%) Terminal Server
6 3 (0.25%) Cronacle
6 3 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.082%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.082%) Firmware
8 1 (0.082%) NFS
8 1 (0.082%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.082%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.082%) Xen
8 1 (0.082%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 37 (3.05%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (1.32%) SCCM
3 6 (0.49%) ThinApp
4 5 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.33%) Ansible
6 3 (0.25%) Control-M
6 3 (0.25%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (0.25%) Puppet
6 3 (0.25%) Rancher
7 2 (0.16%) Cisco IPCC
7 2 (0.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.16%) logstash
7 2 (0.16%) Nagios
8 1 (0.082%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.082%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.082%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.082%) Nessus
8 1 (0.082%) Netcool
8 1 (0.082%) SCOM
8 1 (0.082%) Terraform
Vendors
1 140 (11.53%) Microsoft
2 103 (8.48%) Oracle
3 56 (4.61%) Salesforce.com
4 54 (4.45%) SAP
5 44 (3.62%) ServiceNow
6 35 (2.88%) Solace
7 30 (2.47%) Sybase
8 29 (2.39%) TIBCO
9 27 (2.22%) HP
10 18 (1.48%) Citrix
11 17 (1.40%) Bloomberg
11 17 (1.40%) Reuters
11 17 (1.40%) Talarian
12 16 (1.32%) Splunk
12 16 (1.32%) Workday
13 13 (1.07%) Adobe
14 12 (0.99%) ION Trading
15 10 (0.82%) Calypso
15 10 (0.82%) IBM
15 10 (0.82%) PeopleSoft