Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a UAT Tester was £285 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 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 Tester
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 857 855 827
Rank change year-on-year -2 -28 +21
Contract jobs requiring a UAT Tester 21 39 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.037% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.039% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 29 54
UK median daily rate £285 £303 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.79% +2.54% -5.60%
10th Percentile £216 £163 £200
90th Percentile £387 £430 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £301 £295
% change year-on-year -5.39% +2.12% -5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 97472 100409 109082
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.75% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64264 65451 69386
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 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2912 3320 4146
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 £47.26 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.54% - +8.29%

UAT Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for UAT Tester in the UK

UAT Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for UAT Tester in the UK

UAT Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing UAT Tester over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for UAT Tester in the UK

UAT Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for UAT Tester in the UK

UAT Tester
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK over the 6 months to 17 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 +4 19 £285 -5.39% 1
UK excluding London +19 11 £285 -5.39% 1
London -10 10 £300 -2.44% 1
North of England +63 4 £285 -5.00%
Midlands +28 2 £350 +180.00%
South East 0 2 £298 -0.83%
Scotland -11 2 - - 1
North East - 2 £285 -
Yorkshire +30 1 £208 -12.63%
North West +23 1 - -
West Midlands +23 1 - -
East Midlands +2 1 £350 +180.00%
East of England -23 1 £270 -22.86%

UAT Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, UAT Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 21 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (33.33%) JIRA
3 6 (28.57%) Finance
4 5 (23.81%) XML
4 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
4 5 (23.81%) SoapUI
5 4 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (19.05%) SQL
5 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
6 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 3 (14.29%) ISEB
6 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (14.29%) SDLC
7 2 (9.52%) Test Management
7 2 (9.52%) Multichannel Retail
7 2 (9.52%) Defect Management
7 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (9.52%) Business Transformation
7 2 (9.52%) QA
7 2 (9.52%) Banking
7 2 (9.52%) Retail
7 2 (9.52%) HP
7 2 (9.52%) SMS
7 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
7 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (9.52%) SOAP
7 2 (9.52%) Web Services
8 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel

UAT Tester 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:

Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) SMS
2 1 (4.76%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) DB2
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) JIRA
2 5 (23.81%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Legal
3 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) XML
2 2 (9.52%) SOAP
2 2 (9.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Derivative
2 1 (4.76%) Fixed Income
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.76%) OTC Derivatives
2 1 (4.76%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
3 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
4 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (14.29%) SDLC
4 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Business Transformation
5 2 (9.52%) Defect Management
5 2 (9.52%) Multichannel Retail
5 2 (9.52%) Test Management
6 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.76%) Case Management
6 1 (4.76%) Content Writing
6 1 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (4.76%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Migration
6 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
6 1 (4.76%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Test Planning
6 1 (4.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) ISEB
2 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.76%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) Guidewire
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Pega
3 1 (4.76%) Salesforce.com