Period
to 20 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 103 103
Rank change year-on-year -39 0 -27
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 934 1,171 1,100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.04% 2.60% 2.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 2.95% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 645 824 774
London median daily rate £485 £457 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.24% +2.01% -0.56%
10th Percentile £321 £300 £261
90th Percentile £675 £638 £600
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 6
London median hourly rate £43.19 £19.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +127.29% +18.75% -27.27%
10th Percentile £32.98 £16.45 £13.75
90th Percentile £59.39 £96.50 £107.50
England median hourly rate £33.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +34.00% +11.11% +4.65%

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 40,034 39,666 38,906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.52% 88.03% 87.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,906 28,709 27,978
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £663 £640
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 366 407
London median hourly rate £21.13 £22.81 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.39% +6.09% +7.50%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.12 £11.39
90th Percentile £53.13 £50.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.52%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 -52 162 £500 +11.11% 41
West London -13 41 £450 +24.57% 22
South London -13 30 £450 +5.88% 3
East London -17 15 £363 -6.75% 5
North London +4 11 £370 +1.37% 3
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 353 (37.79%) Agile Software Development
2 328 (35.12%) Finance
3 212 (22.70%) Banking
4 196 (20.99%) SQL
5 167 (17.88%) QA
6 154 (16.49%) Test Automation
7 136 (14.56%) Test Scripting
8 133 (14.24%) Migration
9 128 (13.70%) Oracle
10 125 (13.38%) JIRA
10 125 (13.38%) System Integration Testing
11 113 (12.10%) Java
11 113 (12.10%) Scrum
12 103 (11.03%) Test Strategy
13 101 (10.81%) SDLC
14 96 (10.28%) Microsoft
15 92 (9.85%) System Testing
16 91 (9.74%) Investment Banking
17 90 (9.64%) Front Office
17 90 (9.64%) Integration Testing
18 86 (9.21%) Project Management
19 78 (8.35%) Business Analysis
20 75 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
20 75 (8.03%) Functional Testing
21 74 (7.92%) JavaScript
22 71 (7.60%) Windows
22 71 (7.60%) BDD
23 70 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
24 69 (7.39%) SQL Server
24 69 (7.39%) User Stories

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 29 (3.10%) Confluence
2 28 (3.00%) CMS
3 20 (2.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 18 (1.93%) SharePoint
5 12 (1.28%) WebSphere
6 11 (1.18%) Apache Spark
7 10 (1.07%) JBoss
7 10 (1.07%) WordPress
8 9 (0.96%) Mule
8 9 (0.96%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.86%) WebLogic
10 7 (0.75%) Drupal
10 7 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.54%) Appian
12 5 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (0.43%) SAS
14 3 (0.32%) IIS
14 3 (0.32%) Jetty
15 2 (0.21%) MQSeries
Applications
1 35 (3.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (1.93%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (1.50%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.11%) InDesign
6 1 (0.11%) InVision
6 1 (0.11%) Moqups
6 1 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.11%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 33 (3.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (2.46%) Oracle EBS R12
3 14 (1.50%) SAP S/4HANA
4 13 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (1.18%) Oracle ERP
5 11 (1.18%) Oracle Financials
5 11 (1.18%) Oracle General Ledger
6 10 (1.07%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 10 (1.07%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 9 (0.96%) Oracle Payables
8 8 (0.86%) SAP CO
8 8 (0.86%) SAP FI
9 7 (0.75%) ION MarketView
9 7 (0.75%) Markit EDM
9 7 (0.75%) Oracle Receivables
9 7 (0.75%) SAP FI/CO
10 6 (0.64%) Oracle Cash Management
11 5 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
12 4 (0.43%) Oracle iProcurement
12 4 (0.43%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 51 (5.46%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (2.25%) Dynamics 365
4 18 (1.93%) SaaS
5 15 (1.61%) Office 365
6 12 (1.28%) Amazon S3
7 10 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (0.96%) IaaS
9 7 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.75%) GitHub
9 7 (0.75%) PaaS
9 7 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (0.64%) OpenShift
11 5 (0.54%) Amazon EMR
11 5 (0.54%) Sauce Labs
12 4 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
13 3 (0.32%) BrowserStack
13 3 (0.32%) G Suite
13 3 (0.32%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.96%) Internet
2 8 (0.86%) FTP
3 4 (0.43%) Intranet
3 4 (0.43%) Network Security
3 4 (0.43%) SMS
3 4 (0.43%) WAN
4 3 (0.32%) AMQP
4 3 (0.32%) BIG-IP
4 3 (0.32%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (0.32%) LAN
5 2 (0.21%) Firewall
5 2 (0.21%) Skype
5 2 (0.21%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.11%) InfiniBand
6 1 (0.11%) Multicast
6 1 (0.11%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.11%) SNMP
6 1 (0.11%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.11%) WebEx
6 1 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (7.39%) SQL Server
2 41 (4.39%) Data Warehouse
3 36 (3.85%) Relational Database
4 28 (3.00%) MySQL
5 23 (2.46%) Oracle Reports
6 22 (2.36%) NoSQL
7 20 (2.14%) MongoDB
8 15 (1.61%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 15 (1.61%) Oracle Database
8 15 (1.61%) RDBMS
9 12 (1.28%) Hadoop
10 11 (1.18%) Data Mining
10 11 (1.18%) Impala
11 10 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (0.86%) Power BI
13 7 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
13 7 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (0.54%) Apache Hive
14 5 (0.54%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 125 (13.38%) JIRA
2 59 (6.32%) Selenium
3 43 (4.60%) Git (software)
4 34 (3.64%) Subversion
5 33 (3.53%) Jenkins
6 26 (2.78%) Cucumber
6 26 (2.78%) Maven
7 23 (2.46%) Visual Studio
8 22 (2.36%) JUnit
9 21 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
9 21 (2.25%) WebDriver
10 18 (1.93%) MSI
10 18 (1.93%) SoapUI
11 15 (1.61%) JMeter
12 12 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (1.28%) TestRail
13 11 (1.18%) Eclipse
14 10 (1.07%) AdminStudio
14 10 (1.07%) InstallShield
14 10 (1.07%) SpecFlow
General
1 328 (35.12%) Finance
2 212 (22.70%) Banking
3 91 (9.74%) Investment Banking
4 90 (9.64%) Front Office
5 32 (3.43%) Retail
6 26 (2.78%) Private Banking
7 25 (2.68%) Back Office
8 23 (2.46%) Legal
9 20 (2.14%) Marketing
10 19 (2.03%) Publishing
11 13 (1.39%) Games
12 10 (1.07%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.75%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.54%) General Ledger
14 5 (0.54%) Law
14 5 (0.54%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.43%) Telecoms
16 3 (0.32%) Billing
16 3 (0.32%) French Language
Job Titles
1 308 (32.98%) Analyst
2 159 (17.02%) Developer
3 152 (16.27%) Business Analyst
4 99 (10.60%) Test Analyst
5 70 (7.49%) Test Manager
6 55 (5.89%) Tester
7 47 (5.03%) Consultant
8 41 (4.39%) Project Manager
9 36 (3.85%) Test Leader
10 35 (3.75%) Java Developer
11 31 (3.32%) Financial Analyst
12 29 (3.10%) Senior Analyst
13 27 (2.89%) Banking Analyst
14 25 (2.68%) Test Engineer
15 22 (2.36%) Architect
15 22 (2.36%) Finance Business Analyst
16 20 (2.14%) SAP Consultant
17 19 (2.03%) Administrator
17 19 (2.03%) Data Analyst
17 19 (2.03%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (6.21%) XML
2 52 (5.57%) .NET
3 42 (4.50%) Web Services
4 35 (3.75%) Middleware
5 32 (3.43%) HTML
5 32 (3.43%) Spring
6 28 (3.00%) AngularJS
7 26 (2.78%) REST
8 25 (2.68%) Gherkin
9 23 (2.46%) Node.js
10 22 (2.36%) Hibernate
10 22 (2.36%) SOAP
11 21 (2.25%) XSD
12 19 (2.03%) JSON
13 18 (1.93%) FpML
14 17 (1.82%) Apache Camel
14 17 (1.82%) CSS
14 17 (1.82%) Oracle Fusion
14 17 (1.82%) RESTful
15 16 (1.71%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 70 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (4.71%) Fixed Income
3 36 (3.85%) User Experience
4 35 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
5 32 (3.43%) Management Information System
6 31 (3.32%) Derivative
7 26 (2.78%) Mobile App
8 24 (2.57%) Self-Motivation
9 23 (2.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 18 (1.93%) Fintech
11 14 (1.50%) Equities
11 14 (1.50%) Reinsurance
12 13 (1.39%) Data Centre
13 12 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
14 11 (1.18%) OTC Derivatives
15 10 (1.07%) Computer Science
15 10 (1.07%) Virtual Team
16 9 (0.96%) Credit Risk
17 8 (0.86%) Market Risk
17 8 (0.86%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 71 (7.60%) Windows
2 63 (6.75%) Linux
3 47 (5.03%) Unix
4 37 (3.96%) Windows 10
5 20 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (1.93%) Windows 7
7 12 (1.28%) CentOS
8 11 (1.18%) Solaris
9 7 (0.75%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.64%) Android
11 5 (0.54%) Windows Server
12 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.11%) AIX
13 1 (0.11%) VMS
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (37.79%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (16.49%) Test Automation
3 136 (14.56%) Test Scripting
4 133 (14.24%) Migration
5 125 (13.38%) System Integration Testing
6 113 (12.10%) Scrum
7 103 (11.03%) Test Strategy
8 101 (10.81%) SDLC
9 92 (9.85%) System Testing
10 90 (9.64%) Integration Testing
11 86 (9.21%) Project Management
12 78 (8.35%) Business Analysis
13 75 (8.03%) Functional Testing
13 75 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
14 71 (7.60%) BDD
15 69 (7.39%) User Stories
16 64 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
17 61 (6.53%) Regression Testing
17 61 (6.53%) Waterfall
18 60 (6.42%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 196 (20.99%) SQL
2 113 (12.10%) Java
3 74 (7.92%) JavaScript
4 61 (6.53%) C#
5 27 (2.89%) Python
6 22 (2.36%) T-SQL
7 19 (2.03%) TypeScript
8 18 (1.93%) C
9 16 (1.71%) Bash Shell
10 14 (1.50%) PL/SQL
11 12 (1.28%) Java 8
11 12 (1.28%) PowerShell
12 10 (1.07%) VBA
12 10 (1.07%) VBScript
13 9 (0.96%) Ruby
13 9 (0.96%) Shell Script
13 9 (0.96%) SQR
14 8 (0.86%) C++
14 8 (0.86%) R
15 6 (0.64%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 51 (5.46%) Security Cleared
2 43 (4.60%) Degree
2 43 (4.60%) SC Cleared
3 36 (3.85%) ISEB
3 36 (3.85%) ISTQB
4 8 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.43%) ACCA
6 4 (0.43%) CCNA
6 4 (0.43%) CCNP
6 4 (0.43%) CIMA
6 4 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.43%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (0.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.32%) APMP
7 3 (0.32%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.32%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.32%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (17.88%) QA
2 17 (1.82%) GDPR
3 13 (1.39%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.96%) MiFID
5 7 (0.75%) Basel III
5 7 (0.75%) EMIR
5 7 (0.75%) PMO
5 7 (0.75%) SLA
6 6 (0.64%) PSD2
7 2 (0.21%) IFRS
7 2 (0.21%) SEPA
8 1 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.11%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.11%) HL7
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.11%) UCITS
8 1 (0.11%) WAI
System Software
1 22 (2.36%) Microsoft App-V
2 17 (1.82%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.18%) Docker
4 10 (1.07%) XenApp
5 7 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.54%) Terminal Services
7 4 (0.43%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.11%) Gluster
10 1 (0.11%) IAG
Systems Management
1 25 (2.68%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (1.93%) SCCM
3 17 (1.82%) HP ALM
4 16 (1.71%) Kubernetes
5 13 (1.39%) Terraform
6 8 (0.86%) Ansible
6 8 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.75%) Dollar Universe
7 7 (0.75%) OpenView
8 5 (0.54%) Capistrano
9 4 (0.43%) BladeLogic
9 4 (0.43%) Control-M
10 3 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
11 2 (0.21%) Puppet
11 2 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.11%) AirWatch
12 1 (0.11%) EdgeSight
12 1 (0.11%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.11%) Kibana
12 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 128 (13.70%) Oracle
2 96 (10.28%) Microsoft
3 59 (6.32%) SAP
4 26 (2.78%) HP
5 24 (2.57%) Adobe
5 24 (2.57%) Sybase
6 23 (2.46%) Citrix
6 23 (2.46%) Salesforce.com
7 21 (2.25%) UiPath
8 20 (2.14%) Atlassian
9 17 (1.82%) Murex
10 16 (1.71%) Tableau
11 15 (1.61%) IBM
12 13 (1.39%) PeopleSoft
12 13 (1.39%) ServiceNow
13 11 (1.18%) ION Trading
14 10 (1.07%) Bloomberg
14 10 (1.07%) Solace
15 8 (0.86%) Reuters
15 8 (0.86%) VMware