Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 123 100
Rank change year-on-year -14 -23 -23
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 940 934 1,180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.06% 2.19% 2.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 2.50% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 664 799
London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £310 £306 £262
90th Percentile £675 £625 £588
England median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.82% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
London median hourly rate £30.00 £81.25 £22.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.08% +258.44% +7.94%
10th Percentile £26.00 £32.63 £20.23
90th Percentile £56.00 £132.88 £143.89
England median hourly rate £33.00 £28.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.78% +27.78% +19.05%

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 40,019 37,305 39,481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.78% 87.63% 86.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,990 26,655 28,596
London median daily rate £500 £495 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +7.03% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 380 345
London median hourly rate £23.50 £23.38 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +8.72% +7.50%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.21 £11.25
90th Percentile £54.78 £50.00 £54.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.50 £23.56
% change year-on-year -8.51% -0.24% +8.86%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -29 195 £488 +9.86% 33
South London +5 52 £450 +20.00% 7
West London -30 31 £475 +30.14% 20
East London -12 14 £363 -27.50% 6
North London +9 9 £370 +1.37% 2
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 349 (37.13%) Agile Software Development
2 311 (33.09%) Finance
3 181 (19.26%) Banking
4 166 (17.66%) SQL
5 137 (14.57%) QA
6 136 (14.47%) Migration
7 131 (13.94%) JIRA
8 127 (13.51%) Test Scripting
9 125 (13.30%) Test Automation
10 114 (12.13%) System Integration Testing
11 113 (12.02%) Microsoft
12 110 (11.70%) Business Analysis
13 105 (11.17%) Java
13 105 (11.17%) Oracle
14 103 (10.96%) Project Management
15 102 (10.85%) Scrum
16 96 (10.21%) System Testing
17 95 (10.11%) Test Strategy
17 95 (10.11%) SDLC
18 88 (9.36%) Stakeholder Management
19 87 (9.26%) Windows
20 86 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
21 83 (8.83%) Front Office
22 80 (8.51%) Waterfall
23 79 (8.40%) Functional Testing
24 74 (7.87%) Problem-Solving
25 72 (7.66%) Linux
26 71 (7.55%) Regression Testing
27 63 (6.70%) BDD
27 63 (6.70%) Use Case

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 32 (3.40%) Confluence
2 25 (2.66%) CMS
3 22 (2.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 18 (1.91%) SharePoint
5 8 (0.85%) Apache Spark
5 8 (0.85%) Tomcat
5 8 (0.85%) WebSphere
6 7 (0.74%) MS Exchange
6 7 (0.74%) SAS
7 6 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.43%) Apache
8 4 (0.43%) MQSeries
8 4 (0.43%) WordPress
9 3 (0.32%) Appian
9 3 (0.32%) Drupal
9 3 (0.32%) IIS
9 3 (0.32%) JBoss
9 3 (0.32%) Jetty
9 3 (0.32%) Moodle
9 3 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 49 (5.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (3.19%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (2.98%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (1.38%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.11%) InDesign
7 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.11%) InVision
7 1 (0.11%) Moqups
7 1 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 15 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.28%) Oracle EBS R12
3 11 (1.17%) ION MarketView
3 11 (1.17%) SAP S/4HANA
4 8 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.85%) Temenos T24
5 6 (0.64%) Endur
5 6 (0.64%) Hyperion Planning
5 6 (0.64%) Markit EDM
5 6 (0.64%) Oracle Financials
5 6 (0.64%) SAP CO
5 6 (0.64%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.53%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 4 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.43%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 55 (5.85%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (4.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (2.23%) Office 365
4 17 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (1.17%) SaaS
6 10 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (1.06%) Amazon S3
6 10 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 7 (0.74%) Sauce Labs
8 6 (0.64%) Adobe Analytics
8 6 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (0.64%) SuccessFactors
9 5 (0.53%) GitHub
10 4 (0.43%) Force.com
10 4 (0.43%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 4 (0.43%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 3 (0.32%) BrowserStack
11 3 (0.32%) G Suite
11 3 (0.32%) IaaS
12 2 (0.21%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.70%) Internet
2 11 (1.17%) Firewall
3 10 (1.06%) SMS
4 6 (0.64%) FTP
5 5 (0.53%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (0.43%) Network Security
7 3 (0.32%) BIG-IP
7 3 (0.32%) SAN
7 3 (0.32%) SSH
7 3 (0.32%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.32%) WebEx
8 2 (0.21%) Intranet
8 2 (0.21%) LAN
8 2 (0.21%) NAS
8 2 (0.21%) SNMP
8 2 (0.21%) SSL
8 2 (0.21%) WAN
9 1 (0.11%) AMQP
9 1 (0.11%) tcpdump
9 1 (0.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 30 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (2.02%) MySQL
4 15 (1.60%) NoSQL
4 15 (1.60%) Relational Database
5 14 (1.49%) MongoDB
5 14 (1.49%) Oracle Database
6 10 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (0.85%) Big Data
8 8 (0.85%) Data Mining
8 8 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.74%) Impala
10 6 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.53%) Data Mart
11 5 (0.53%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.43%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 131 (13.94%) JIRA
2 44 (4.68%) Selenium
3 35 (3.72%) Git (software)
4 32 (3.40%) Jenkins
5 28 (2.98%) MSI
6 24 (2.55%) Cucumber
6 24 (2.55%) Visual Studio
7 22 (2.34%) Subversion
7 22 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (1.91%) SoapUI
8 18 (1.91%) WebDriver
9 16 (1.70%) Maven
10 15 (1.60%) AdminStudio
10 15 (1.60%) Eclipse
11 14 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 13 (1.38%) JUnit
13 12 (1.28%) JMeter
14 9 (0.96%) InstallShield
14 9 (0.96%) Zephyr
15 6 (0.64%) TeamCity
General
1 311 (33.09%) Finance
2 181 (19.26%) Banking
3 83 (8.83%) Front Office
4 61 (6.49%) Investment Banking
5 44 (4.68%) Retail
6 29 (3.09%) Marketing
7 26 (2.77%) Legal
8 24 (2.55%) Back Office
9 23 (2.45%) Private Banking
10 17 (1.81%) Pharmaceutical
11 15 (1.60%) Publishing
12 13 (1.38%) Financial Institution
13 10 (1.06%) Law
14 9 (0.96%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.74%) Games
16 6 (0.64%) Advertising
17 5 (0.53%) General Ledger
17 5 (0.53%) German Language
17 5 (0.53%) Manufacturing
18 4 (0.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 350 (37.23%) Analyst
2 176 (18.72%) Business Analyst
3 124 (13.19%) Developer
4 97 (10.32%) Test Analyst
5 58 (6.17%) Consultant
6 57 (6.06%) Test Manager
7 46 (4.89%) Tester
8 42 (4.47%) Project Manager
9 35 (3.72%) Test Leader
10 34 (3.62%) Financial Analyst
11 31 (3.30%) Java Developer
12 26 (2.77%) Applications Packager
12 26 (2.77%) Senior Analyst
13 25 (2.66%) Architect
14 24 (2.55%) Finance Business Analyst
15 23 (2.45%) Administrator
16 22 (2.34%) Banking Analyst
17 21 (2.23%) Digital Analyst
17 21 (2.23%) Test Engineer
18 20 (2.13%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (4.15%) .NET
2 35 (3.72%) AngularJS
3 30 (3.19%) Node.js
3 30 (3.19%) XML
4 29 (3.09%) Middleware
5 26 (2.77%) Web Services
6 25 (2.66%) REST
7 24 (2.55%) RxJS
7 24 (2.55%) Socket.IO
8 22 (2.34%) Spring
9 19 (2.02%) SOAP
10 18 (1.91%) Gherkin
11 16 (1.70%) HTML
11 16 (1.70%) RESTful
12 14 (1.49%) Kendo UI
13 13 (1.38%) Apache Sling
13 13 (1.38%) J2EE
14 12 (1.28%) JSON
15 11 (1.17%) FIX Protocol
15 11 (1.17%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 86 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (5.32%) User Experience
3 41 (4.36%) Fixed Income
4 37 (3.94%) Management Information System
5 28 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
6 25 (2.66%) Mobile App
7 24 (2.55%) Derivative
8 22 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
9 21 (2.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 20 (2.13%) Reinsurance
11 17 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (1.70%) Fintech
13 15 (1.60%) Data Centre
14 11 (1.17%) Computer Science
14 11 (1.17%) PMI
14 11 (1.17%) Virtual Team
15 10 (1.06%) Data Structures
15 10 (1.06%) Equities
16 9 (0.96%) iPad
17 8 (0.85%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 87 (9.26%) Windows
2 72 (7.66%) Linux
3 51 (5.43%) Unix
4 48 (5.11%) Windows 10
5 24 (2.55%) Windows 7
6 17 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (1.70%) CentOS
7 16 (1.70%) Solaris
8 10 (1.06%) Apple iOS
9 9 (0.96%) Android
10 7 (0.74%) Windows Server
11 3 (0.32%) AIX
11 3 (0.32%) Nucleus RTOS
11 3 (0.32%) VMS
11 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.21%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.11%) OS/2
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (37.13%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (14.47%) Migration
3 127 (13.51%) Test Scripting
4 125 (13.30%) Test Automation
5 114 (12.13%) System Integration Testing
6 110 (11.70%) Business Analysis
7 103 (10.96%) Project Management
8 102 (10.85%) Scrum
9 96 (10.21%) System Testing
10 95 (10.11%) SDLC
10 95 (10.11%) Test Strategy
11 88 (9.36%) Stakeholder Management
12 80 (8.51%) Waterfall
13 79 (8.40%) Functional Testing
14 74 (7.87%) Problem-Solving
15 71 (7.55%) Regression Testing
16 63 (6.70%) BDD
16 63 (6.70%) Use Case
17 59 (6.28%) User Stories
18 57 (6.06%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 166 (17.66%) SQL
2 105 (11.17%) Java
3 62 (6.60%) JavaScript
4 42 (4.47%) C#
5 36 (3.83%) Python
6 34 (3.62%) PowerShell
7 27 (2.87%) C
8 25 (2.66%) TypeScript
9 21 (2.23%) Bash Shell
10 19 (2.02%) VBScript
11 17 (1.81%) VBA
12 13 (1.38%) R
12 13 (1.38%) T-SQL
13 8 (0.85%) C++
13 8 (0.85%) Perl
13 8 (0.85%) Ruby
14 7 (0.74%) Apex Code
14 7 (0.74%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.64%) Java 8
16 5 (0.53%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 54 (5.74%) ISEB
2 52 (5.53%) Degree
3 42 (4.47%) ISTQB
3 42 (4.47%) Security Cleared
4 38 (4.04%) SC Cleared
5 15 (1.60%) PMI Certification
6 10 (1.06%) CBAP
6 10 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (0.74%) PMP
8 6 (0.64%) Numerate Degree
9 5 (0.53%) ACCA
9 5 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.53%) CIMA
10 4 (0.43%) CCNA
10 4 (0.43%) CCNP
10 4 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.32%) APMP
11 3 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (14.57%) QA
2 22 (2.34%) GDPR
3 13 (1.38%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.96%) EMIR
4 9 (0.96%) MiFID
5 7 (0.74%) IFRS
6 6 (0.64%) PMO
6 6 (0.64%) SLA
7 4 (0.43%) IFRS 9
8 3 (0.32%) PSD2
9 2 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.21%) HL7
9 2 (0.21%) SEPA
9 2 (0.21%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.11%) WAI
System Software
1 37 (3.94%) Active Directory
2 28 (2.98%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (1.38%) Docker
4 12 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (1.06%) XenApp
5 10 (1.06%) XenDesktop
6 7 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
7 5 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.43%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.11%) Gluster
9 1 (0.11%) HDFS
9 1 (0.11%) IAG
9 1 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.11%) Veritas File System
9 1 (0.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 36 (3.83%) SCCM
2 23 (2.45%) HP Quality Center
3 19 (2.02%) Kubernetes
4 17 (1.81%) Terraform
5 15 (1.60%) HP ALM
6 9 (0.96%) BladeLogic
7 7 (0.74%) Ansible
8 4 (0.43%) Control-M
8 4 (0.43%) Dollar Universe
8 4 (0.43%) OpenView
9 3 (0.32%) Capistrano
9 3 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.21%) Nagios
10 2 (0.21%) Pingdom
10 2 (0.21%) Puppet
10 2 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.11%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.11%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 113 (12.02%) Microsoft
2 105 (11.17%) Oracle
3 59 (6.28%) SAP
4 33 (3.51%) Citrix
4 33 (3.51%) HP
5 31 (3.30%) Adobe
6 30 (3.19%) Salesforce.com
7 23 (2.45%) IBM
8 22 (2.34%) Atlassian
9 20 (2.13%) ServiceNow
10 18 (1.91%) Bloomberg
11 16 (1.70%) Murex
12 15 (1.60%) Sybase
13 14 (1.49%) Hyperion
13 14 (1.49%) VMware
14 13 (1.38%) Tableau
15 12 (1.28%) Reuters
16 11 (1.17%) ION Trading
17 9 (0.96%) Guidewire
17 9 (0.96%) Splunk