The median contractor rate for a UAT Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Analyst
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 578 578 576
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a UAT Analyst 30 61 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.067% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 43 46
Median daily rate £325 £325 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £213 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £445 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £323 £288
% change year-on-year -6.97% +12.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

UAT Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured UAT Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for UAT Analyst in the UK

UAT Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing UAT Analyst.

Contractor daily rate trend for UAT Analyst in the UK

UAT Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing UAT Analyst over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for UAT Analyst in the UK

UAT Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing UAT Analyst.

Contractor hourly rate trend for UAT Analyst in the UK

UAT Analyst
Top 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UAT Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -2 25 £350 +7.69% 1
South East +8 8 £350 +11.11%
London +5 8 £450 +30.43%
Buckinghamshire +1 6 £350 -
North West +24 3 £325 -
West Midlands +15 3 £293 - 1
Milton Keynes -6 3 £350 -
Scotland +25 2 £288 -
Yorkshire +18 2 £200 -20.00%
Hampshire +8 2 - -
Southampton +2 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £200 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £200 -
Warwickshire - 2 £293 -
Edinburgh +22 1 £288 -
Cardiff +21 1 £170 -50.54%
South Wales +17 1 £170 -50.54%
Wales +14 1 £170 -50.54%
Manchester +6 1 £325 -
South West -3 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £275 -
Merseyside - 1 £325 -
Chester - 1 £275 -
Liverpool - 1 £325 -
High Wycombe - 1 £235 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -

UAT Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, UAT Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring UAT Analyst in the job title.

1 61 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 21 (34.43%) Test Scripting
3 17 (27.87%) Finance
4 14 (22.95%) SQL
4 14 (22.95%) Functional Testing
4 14 (22.95%) System Integration Testing
5 11 (18.03%) Regression Testing
5 11 (18.03%) Banking
5 11 (18.03%) ISTQB
6 8 (13.11%) SAP
6 8 (13.11%) ISEB
6 8 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (13.11%) Test Strategy
6 8 (13.11%) Defect Management
7 7 (11.48%) Retail
7 7 (11.48%) HP
7 7 (11.48%) JIRA
7 7 (11.48%) MS Excel
8 6 (9.84%) QA
8 6 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (9.84%) Integration Testing
8 6 (9.84%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (8.20%) Manual Testing
9 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (8.20%) Legal
9 5 (8.20%) MS PowerPoint
9 5 (8.20%) CRM
9 5 (8.20%) Windows
10 4 (6.56%) Oracle
10 4 (6.56%) Business Analysis

UAT Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.64%) Documentum
2 1 (1.64%) FileNet
2 1 (1.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (11.48%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.20%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (4.92%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (3.28%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.64%) Adaptiv
3 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.64%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.64%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.64%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) Internet
2 1 (1.64%) Firewall
2 1 (1.64%) HTTP
2 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) Big Data
1 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (11.48%) JIRA
2 3 (4.92%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.64%) JMeter
3 1 (1.64%) Selenium
3 1 (1.64%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.64%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (27.87%) Finance
2 11 (18.03%) Banking
3 7 (11.48%) Retail
4 5 (8.20%) Legal
5 2 (3.28%) Front Office
5 2 (3.28%) Games
5 2 (3.28%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.28%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.64%) Advertising
6 1 (1.64%) Automotive
6 1 (1.64%) Electronics
6 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.64%) Law
6 1 (1.64%) Marketing
6 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.64%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) .NET
2 1 (1.64%) JSON
2 1 (1.64%) RESTful
2 1 (1.64%) SOAP
2 1 (1.64%) Swagger
2 1 (1.64%) Web Services
2 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.92%) Credit Risk
2 3 (4.92%) Market Risk
3 2 (3.28%) EPoS
3 2 (3.28%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.64%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.64%) NHS
4 1 (1.64%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.20%) Windows
2 2 (3.28%) Unix
3 1 (1.64%) Linux
3 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 21 (34.43%) Test Scripting
3 14 (22.95%) Functional Testing
3 14 (22.95%) System Integration Testing
4 11 (18.03%) Regression Testing
5 8 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (13.11%) Defect Management
5 8 (13.11%) Test Strategy
6 6 (9.84%) Integration Testing
6 6 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (8.20%) CRM
7 5 (8.20%) Manual Testing
8 4 (6.56%) Business Analysis
8 4 (6.56%) Migration
8 4 (6.56%) Scrum
8 4 (6.56%) Software Testing
9 3 (4.92%) Change Management
9 3 (4.92%) E-Commerce
9 3 (4.92%) ETL
9 3 (4.92%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.95%) SQL
2 2 (3.28%) Java
2 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.64%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (18.03%) ISTQB
2 8 (13.11%) ISEB
3 3 (4.92%) Degree
4 2 (3.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) ACCA
5 1 (1.64%) CIMA
5 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.84%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) PMO
Systems Management
1 6 (9.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (13.11%) SAP
2 7 (11.48%) HP
3 4 (6.56%) Oracle
4 3 (4.92%) hybris
4 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.64%) Citrix
5 1 (1.64%) OpenText
5 1 (1.64%) Remedy