Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a UAT Analyst was £315 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 810 792 759
Rank change year-on-year -18 -33 -19
Contract jobs requiring a UAT Analyst 79 94 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.089% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.094% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 72 110
UK median daily rate £315 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.56% -1.54% +4.84%
10th Percentile £259 £200 £200
90th Percentile £425 £438 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £308 £300
% change year-on-year +1.63% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £113.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -78.90% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year -36.00% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

UAT Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured UAT Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 15 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 6 months to 18 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
England +20 62 £315 -3.08% 2
UK excluding London +45 59 £313 +1.63% 2
London -33 20 £360 +10.77%
Scotland +5 15 £300 +33.33%
North of England +75 14 £300 -4.76%
South West +16 9 £315 +40.00%
South East +5 9 £340 -2.86% 1
West Midlands +39 8 £306 -4.30%
Midlands +26 8 £306 -4.30% 1
North West +31 6 £300 -
North East - 6 £294 -
Yorkshire +22 2 £315 -
East of England -20 2 £275 -18.52%
Northern Ireland - 1 £435 -
Wales - 1 £355 -

UAT Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 79 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 38 (48.10%) Finance
3 34 (43.04%) Test Scripting
4 20 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (25.32%) Banking
5 17 (21.52%) ISTQB
6 14 (17.72%) Migration
6 14 (17.72%) ISEB
7 12 (15.19%) Oracle
8 10 (12.66%) JIRA
8 10 (12.66%) QA
8 10 (12.66%) Test Automation
9 9 (11.39%) SQL
9 9 (11.39%) ETL
10 8 (10.13%) Manual Testing
10 8 (10.13%) Data Migration
10 8 (10.13%) Functional Testing
10 8 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (10.13%) Defect Management
11 7 (8.86%) System Integration Testing
11 7 (8.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (8.86%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (8.86%) Scenario Testing
11 7 (8.86%) Retail
12 6 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (7.59%) CRM
12 6 (7.59%) Test Strategy
13 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
13 5 (6.33%) Analytics
13 5 (6.33%) MiFID

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 3 (3.80%) Confluence
1 3 (3.80%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.53%) CMS
3 1 (1.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.27%) Drupal
3 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.27%) SugarCRM
3 1 (1.27%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.80%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (1.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (1.27%) Primavera
4 1 (1.27%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.06%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.27%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.06%) Big Data
1 4 (5.06%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.27%) DB2
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.27%) Pentaho
3 1 (1.27%) Power BI
3 1 (1.27%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (12.66%) JIRA
2 4 (5.06%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.80%) SoapUI
3 3 (3.80%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (48.10%) Finance
2 20 (25.32%) Banking
3 7 (8.86%) Retail
4 4 (5.06%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (3.80%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.80%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.53%) Back Office
6 2 (2.53%) Private Banking
6 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.27%) Advertising
7 1 (1.27%) Billing
7 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.27%) Legal
7 1 (1.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.80%) SOAP
2 2 (2.53%) Web Services
2 2 (2.53%) XML
3 1 (1.27%) .NET
3 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.27%) CSS
3 1 (1.27%) HTML
3 1 (1.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.27%) Derivative
3 1 (1.27%) Equities
3 1 (1.27%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.27%) Internet of Things
3 1 (1.27%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.27%) User Experience
3 1 (1.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.06%) Unix
2 3 (3.80%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 34 (43.04%) Test Scripting
3 20 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (17.72%) Migration
5 10 (12.66%) Test Automation
6 9 (11.39%) ETL
7 8 (10.13%) Data Migration
7 8 (10.13%) Defect Management
7 8 (10.13%) Functional Testing
7 8 (10.13%) Manual Testing
8 7 (8.86%) Scenario Testing
8 7 (8.86%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (7.59%) CRM
9 6 (7.59%) Test Strategy
10 5 (6.33%) Analytics
10 5 (6.33%) Regression Testing
10 5 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (6.33%) Validation
11 4 (5.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.39%) SQL
2 2 (2.53%) Java
3 1 (1.27%) C#
3 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (21.52%) ISTQB
2 14 (17.72%) ISEB
3 7 (8.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.80%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.53%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.27%) ACCA
6 1 (1.27%) CIMA
6 1 (1.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.66%) QA
2 5 (6.33%) MiFID
3 1 (1.27%) Basel III
3 1 (1.27%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.27%) EMIR
3 1 (1.27%) IFRS
3 1 (1.27%) PMO
Systems Management
1 7 (8.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (15.19%) Oracle
2 5 (6.33%) SAP
3 4 (5.06%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.80%) HP
4 3 (3.80%) Siebel
5 2 (2.53%) CODA
5 2 (2.53%) Guidewire
6 1 (1.27%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.27%) Adobe
6 1 (1.27%) BT
6 1 (1.27%) Capita
6 1 (1.27%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.27%) Cognos
6 1 (1.27%) Tableau
6 1 (1.27%) Xamarin