The median contractor rate for a UAT Tester was £305 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 592 631 610
Rank change year-on-year +39 -21  
Contract jobs requiring a UAT Tester 15 20 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.038% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.040% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 28
Median daily rate £305 £290 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.17% -7.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £205 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £408 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £255 £305
% change year-on-year +17.64% -16.39%  
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 44561 50348 53046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28813 32834 33338
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1376 1496 2028
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 26 June 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 19 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 26 June 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 +26 11 £369 +35.32% 5
London -6 7 £438 +20.68%
Scotland +37 4 £305 +1.66%
Edinburgh - 3 £305 -
City of London -3 2 £469 -6.25%
South East +22 1 £300 +26.31% 1
Glasgow +9 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
West End of London - 1 £275 -
Chester - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 - -
Hatfield - 1 - -
Wallingford - 1 £300 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £300 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -

UAT Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 17 (40.48%) Scenario Testing
3 15 (35.71%) Test Scripting
3 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (28.57%) Finance
5 10 (23.81%) JIRA
5 10 (23.81%) Defect Management
6 9 (21.43%) Functional Testing
6 9 (21.43%) Software Testing
7 8 (19.05%) Banking
7 8 (19.05%) ISTQB
8 7 (16.67%) QA
8 7 (16.67%) Use Case
8 7 (16.67%) ITIL
8 7 (16.67%) ISEB
9 6 (14.29%) Waterfall
10 5 (11.90%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (11.90%) Test Strategy
10 5 (11.90%) TestRail
10 5 (11.90%) HP
10 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (9.52%) System Integration Testing
11 4 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (9.52%) Test Planning
11 4 (9.52%) Integration Testing
12 3 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
12 3 (7.14%) SDLC
12 3 (7.14%) Advertising
12 3 (7.14%) ERP
12 3 (7.14%) SQL

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%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (2.38%) SAP CRM
2 1 (2.38%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.38%) Office 365
1 1 (2.38%) ServiceMax
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.38%) DB2
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (23.81%) JIRA
2 5 (11.90%) TestRail
3 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.38%) JMeter
4 1 (2.38%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (28.57%) Finance
2 8 (19.05%) Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Advertising
4 2 (4.76%) Marketing
5 1 (2.38%) Automotive
5 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) .NET
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
1 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.38%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.38%) Equities
2 1 (2.38%) Life Science
2 1 (2.38%) Market Risk
2 1 (2.38%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (40.48%) Scenario Testing
3 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (35.71%) Test Scripting
4 10 (23.81%) Defect Management
5 9 (21.43%) Functional Testing
5 9 (21.43%) Software Testing
6 7 (16.67%) ITIL
6 7 (16.67%) Use Case
7 6 (14.29%) Waterfall
8 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (11.90%) Test Strategy
9 4 (9.52%) Integration Testing
9 4 (9.52%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (9.52%) Test Planning
10 3 (7.14%) ERP
10 3 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
10 3 (7.14%) SDLC
11 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) ISTQB
2 7 (16.67%) ISEB
3 4 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.38%) PMO
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) HP
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.76%) SAP
4 1 (2.38%) Apple
4 1 (2.38%) Borland
4 1 (2.38%) Hyperion
4 1 (2.38%) IBM
4 1 (2.38%) IBM Sterling
4 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
Darlington, County Durham
FT Select
Rate: From £275 to £300 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Darlington, County Durham
Reed Technology
Rate: £270 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Darlington, County Durham
FT Select
Rate: From £275 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago