The median contractor rate for a UAT Tester was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 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 Tester
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 578 629 599
Rank change year-on-year +51 -30  
Contract jobs requiring a UAT Tester 27 19 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.035% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.037% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 21
Median daily rate £325 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £265 £300
% change year-on-year -5.66% -11.66%  
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 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
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 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1489 1590 2025
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 £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

UAT Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 29 March 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 25 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 3 months to 29 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 +54 21 £363 -9.37%
London +35 12 £400 -5.88%
South East +19 4 £350 +16.66%
South Wales - 4 £190 -
Wales - 4 £190 -
Croydon - 4 £413 -
Cardiff - 4 £190 -
Abingdon - 3 £350 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £350 -
North West +29 2 £300 +65.51%
Scotland +27 2 £288 -
Edinburgh +19 2 £288 -
Leeds - 2 £213 -
Yorkshire - 2 £213 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £213 -
Cheshire +27 1 £275 +83.33%
Chester +8 1 £275 +83.33%
South West -7 1 - -
City of London -9 1 £375 -11.76%
Merseyside - 1 £325 -
West Sussex - 1 £425 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Worthing - 1 £425 -
Liverpool - 1 £325 -
Gloucester - 1 - -

UAT Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 42 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 20 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (30.95%) JIRA
4 12 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 12 (28.57%) Functional Testing
5 10 (23.81%) Defect Management
5 10 (23.81%) Software Testing
5 10 (23.81%) Finance
6 9 (21.43%) ISEB
7 8 (19.05%) Banking
7 8 (19.05%) QA
7 8 (19.05%) Waterfall
8 7 (16.67%) Use Case
8 7 (16.67%) ISTQB
8 7 (16.67%) ITIL
9 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (11.90%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (11.90%) Test Strategy
10 5 (11.90%) TestRail
11 4 (9.52%) System Integration Testing
11 4 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (9.52%) HP
12 3 (7.14%) Advertising
12 3 (7.14%) Retail
12 3 (7.14%) Marketing
12 3 (7.14%) Test Automation
12 3 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
12 3 (7.14%) Selenium
12 3 (7.14%) System Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.38%) Confluence
1 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.38%) MS Office
1 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.38%) SAP CRM
1 1 (2.38%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 13 (30.95%) JIRA
2 5 (11.90%) TestRail
3 3 (7.14%) Selenium
4 2 (4.76%) HP UFT
4 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.76%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.38%) JMeter
5 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (23.81%) Finance
2 8 (19.05%) Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Advertising
3 3 (7.14%) Marketing
3 3 (7.14%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Automotive
4 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) JSON
1 1 (2.38%) RESTful
1 1 (2.38%) SOAP
1 1 (2.38%) Swagger
1 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.38%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.38%) Equities
2 1 (2.38%) Market Risk
2 1 (2.38%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 20 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 12 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 10 (23.81%) Defect Management
4 10 (23.81%) Software Testing
5 8 (19.05%) Waterfall
6 7 (16.67%) ITIL
6 7 (16.67%) Use Case
7 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (11.90%) Test Strategy
9 4 (9.52%) System Integration Testing
10 3 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
10 3 (7.14%) System Testing
10 3 (7.14%) Test Automation
11 2 (4.76%) BDD
11 2 (4.76%) Integration Testing
11 2 (4.76%) Manual Testing
11 2 (4.76%) Scrum
11 2 (4.76%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) ISEB
2 7 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 4 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.38%) ACCA
4 1 (2.38%) CIMA
4 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.05%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) HP
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle
2 1 (2.38%) SAP