Period
to 24 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 6 months to 24 February 2020 with a comparison to the 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 (UAT)
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 152 135 98
Rank change year-on-year -17 -37 +13
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1,150 1,914 2,479
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.70% 1.96% 2.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 2.25% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 1,227 1,613
UK median daily rate £438 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £300 £290 £263
90th Percentile £586 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 36 22
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £36.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.78% +33.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £18.00 £18.40 £16.53
90th Percentile £73.75 £53.00 £49.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £36.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year +9.72% +24.14% +20.83%

User Acceptance Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 57,657 85,156 86,928
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.03% 87.36% 86.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 37,252 56,319 57,965
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £285 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,908 2,208 2,119
UK median hourly rate £23.56 £23.86 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.24% -0.59% -2.04%
10th Percentile £12.44 £11.32 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% -

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing User Acceptance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in the UK

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing.

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in the UK

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing over the 6 months to 24 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in the UK

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing.

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in the UK

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing over the 6 months to 24 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in the UK

User Acceptance Testing
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the UK over the 6 months to 24 February 2020. 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 -23 1,062 £440 -2.22% 262
UK excluding London +22 700 £425 +6.25% 198
London -43 414 £475 -5.00% 80
South East +63 253 £450 +5.88% 32
North of England +18 141 £400 +10.34% 70
Midlands +34 87 £400 +0.63% 35
South West -33 87 £425 +16.44% 17
East of England -10 71 £425 +6.25% 27
North West -2 61 £415 +10.67% 37
Yorkshire +31 60 £396 +16.40% 25
West Midlands +34 49 £350 -12.50% 18
Scotland -22 43 £350 -12.50% 13
East Midlands +39 36 £475 +22.58% 17
North East +30 20 £400 +23.08% 8
Wales +25 10 £450 +25.00% 4
Channel Islands - 6 £415 -
Northern Ireland +9 3 £490 +22.50%

For the 6 months to 24 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 362 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (19.57%) Finance
3 175 (15.22%) Migration
4 151 (13.13%) SQL
5 150 (13.04%) Security Cleared
6 149 (12.96%) System Integration Testing
7 148 (12.87%) SAP
8 146 (12.70%) JIRA
9 144 (12.52%) Microsoft
10 140 (12.17%) Analytical Skills
11 139 (12.09%) Test Scripting
12 133 (11.57%) Stakeholder Management
13 129 (11.22%) Scrum
14 128 (11.13%) Test Automation
15 123 (10.70%) Problem-Solving
16 121 (10.52%) Oracle
17 118 (10.26%) SC Cleared
18 114 (9.91%) Project Management
19 112 (9.74%) Windows
19 112 (9.74%) Integration Testing
20 106 (9.22%) Test Strategy
21 104 (9.04%) QA
22 102 (8.87%) Azure
23 91 (7.91%) Use Case
24 90 (7.83%) Waterfall
25 86 (7.48%) Analytics
26 85 (7.39%) User Stories
27 81 (7.04%) ITIL
28 76 (6.61%) Project Delivery
29 75 (6.52%) Change Management

User Acceptance Testing
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 36 (3.13%) Confluence
2 33 (2.87%) SharePoint
3 18 (1.57%) CMS
4 12 (1.04%) WebLogic
5 6 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (0.43%) Mule
6 5 (0.43%) SAS
7 4 (0.35%) Anypoint
8 3 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.26%) JBoss
8 3 (0.26%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.26%) Mule ESB
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.17%) IIS
9 2 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.17%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.087%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 63 (5.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (2.87%) MS Visio
4 25 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.26%) InVision
6 3 (0.26%) Sketch
6 3 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.17%) Adobe XD
7 2 (0.17%) Lectora
8 1 (0.087%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.087%) CATIA
8 1 (0.087%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.087%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.087%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 29 (2.52%) SAP S/4HANA
2 19 (1.65%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 16 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
4 16 (1.39%) Oracle EBS R12
4 16 (1.39%) Oracle Payables
5 13 (1.13%) Oracle Receivables
6 12 (1.04%) Oracle Cash Management
6 12 (1.04%) Oracle Financials
6 12 (1.04%) Oracle General Ledger
7 11 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
8 9 (0.78%) Oracle ERP
9 8 (0.70%) NetSuite
9 8 (0.70%) SAP MM
10 7 (0.61%) Oracle AML
10 7 (0.61%) SAP FI
10 7 (0.61%) SAP IBP
11 6 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
11 6 (0.52%) Teamcenter
12 5 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 102 (8.87%) Azure
2 33 (2.87%) Power Platform
3 31 (2.70%) AWS
3 31 (2.70%) Dynamics 365
4 24 (2.09%) Office 365
5 22 (1.91%) SaaS
6 13 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (1.13%) PaaS
6 13 (1.13%) SuccessFactors
7 9 (0.78%) GCP
8 7 (0.61%) Azure Data Factory
8 7 (0.61%) GitHub
9 6 (0.52%) G Suite
10 5 (0.43%) IaaS
10 5 (0.43%) iPaaS
10 5 (0.43%) Oracle CX
11 3 (0.26%) Basecamp
11 3 (0.26%) Google Drive
11 3 (0.26%) PowerApps
11 3 (0.26%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.48%) Radio Access Network
2 16 (1.39%) Internet
3 15 (1.30%) Firewall
4 14 (1.22%) WAN
5 12 (1.04%) DNS
6 9 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (0.70%) LAN
8 5 (0.43%) Intranet
9 4 (0.35%) MPLS
9 4 (0.35%) Skype
10 3 (0.26%) FIX Connectivity
10 3 (0.26%) HTTP
10 3 (0.26%) SSL
10 3 (0.26%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.26%) VPN
11 2 (0.17%) LTE
11 2 (0.17%) SAN
11 2 (0.17%) Softphone
11 2 (0.17%) SWIFTNet
11 2 (0.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (5.57%) SQL Server
2 39 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
3 30 (2.61%) Power BI
4 29 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (1.83%) Oracle Database
6 20 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
7 18 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (1.30%) MySQL
9 14 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
9 14 (1.22%) Relational Database
10 13 (1.13%) Azure SQL Database
10 13 (1.13%) Oracle Database 12c
11 8 (0.70%) SAP HANA
11 8 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (0.61%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 7 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (0.52%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
13 6 (0.52%) MongoDB
13 6 (0.52%) QlikView
14 5 (0.43%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 146 (12.70%) JIRA
2 43 (3.74%) Selenium
3 33 (2.87%) MSI
4 28 (2.43%) Git (software)
5 26 (2.26%) Jenkins
6 23 (2.00%) Subversion
7 20 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (1.30%) Maven
9 14 (1.22%) Postman
9 14 (1.22%) Zephyr
10 13 (1.13%) Cucumber
11 12 (1.04%) Eclipse
11 12 (1.04%) JMeter
12 11 (0.96%) Visual Studio
13 10 (0.87%) HP UFT
13 10 (0.87%) TeamCity
13 10 (0.87%) WebDriver
14 9 (0.78%) Artifactory
14 9 (0.78%) JUnit
14 9 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 225 (19.57%) Finance
2 62 (5.39%) Banking
2 62 (5.39%) Public Sector
3 47 (4.09%) Retail
4 42 (3.65%) Telecoms
5 31 (2.70%) Manufacturing
6 27 (2.35%) Marketing
7 24 (2.09%) Legal
8 21 (1.83%) Front Office
9 16 (1.39%) Billing
10 15 (1.30%) Local Government
11 13 (1.13%) Law
12 12 (1.04%) Investment Banking
13 11 (0.96%) Automotive
13 11 (0.96%) Back Office
14 10 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.78%) General Ledger
16 8 (0.70%) Publishing
17 7 (0.61%) Games
18 5 (0.43%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 414 (36.00%) Analyst
2 216 (18.78%) Business Analyst
3 128 (11.13%) Test Analyst
4 123 (10.70%) Consultant
5 108 (9.39%) Developer
6 76 (6.61%) Test Manager
7 55 (4.78%) Test Leader
8 50 (4.35%) Project Manager
9 43 (3.74%) Senior Analyst
10 41 (3.57%) SAP Consultant
11 39 (3.39%) Tester
12 33 (2.87%) Applications Packager
13 31 (2.70%) Data Business Analyst
14 28 (2.43%) Senior Business Analyst
15 27 (2.35%) Architect
16 26 (2.26%) Data Analyst
17 24 (2.09%) Oracle Consultant
17 24 (2.09%) Systems Analyst
18 23 (2.00%) Financial Analyst
19 21 (1.83%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (3.91%) .NET
2 38 (3.30%) XML
3 27 (2.35%) REST
4 25 (2.17%) Web Services
5 24 (2.09%) Oracle Fusion
6 21 (1.83%) CSS
6 21 (1.83%) HTML
7 16 (1.39%) JSON
7 16 (1.39%) SOAP
8 13 (1.13%) J2EE
8 13 (1.13%) Spring
9 9 (0.78%) .NET Framework
9 9 (0.78%) jQuery
9 9 (0.78%) Middleware
9 9 (0.78%) SAP Fiori
10 8 (0.70%) Gherkin
10 8 (0.70%) JDBC
10 8 (0.70%) JSP
10 8 (0.70%) Struts
10 8 (0.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 140 (12.17%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 45 (3.91%) User Experience
4 34 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (1.39%) Derivative
5 16 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 12 (1.04%) Mobile App
7 10 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (0.78%) Data Structures
8 9 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (0.70%) Data Centre
9 8 (0.70%) PMI
10 7 (0.61%) NHS
10 7 (0.61%) Private Cloud
10 7 (0.61%) Reference Data
10 7 (0.61%) Reinsurance
11 6 (0.52%) Equities
11 6 (0.52%) FMCG
11 6 (0.52%) Replication
11 6 (0.52%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 112 (9.74%) Windows
2 49 (4.26%) Linux
3 43 (3.74%) Windows 7
4 33 (2.87%) Windows 10
5 23 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (1.48%) Unix
8 16 (1.39%) Windows Server
9 14 (1.22%) CentOS
10 11 (0.96%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.61%) Android
11 7 (0.61%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.35%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.35%) Mac OS X Server
12 4 (0.35%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.26%) VMS
14 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.087%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 362 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (15.22%) Migration
3 149 (12.96%) System Integration Testing
4 139 (12.09%) Test Scripting
5 133 (11.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 129 (11.22%) Scrum
7 128 (11.13%) Test Automation
8 123 (10.70%) Problem-Solving
9 114 (9.91%) Project Management
10 112 (9.74%) Integration Testing
11 106 (9.22%) Test Strategy
12 91 (7.91%) Use Case
13 90 (7.83%) Waterfall
14 86 (7.48%) Analytics
15 85 (7.39%) User Stories
16 81 (7.04%) ITIL
17 76 (6.61%) Project Delivery
18 75 (6.52%) Change Management
18 75 (6.52%) Regression Testing
19 74 (6.43%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 151 (13.13%) SQL
2 54 (4.70%) Java
3 41 (3.57%) C#
4 35 (3.04%) PowerShell
5 34 (2.96%) Python
6 25 (2.17%) JavaScript
7 23 (2.00%) ABAP
8 22 (1.91%) PL/SQL
9 20 (1.74%) T-SQL
10 15 (1.30%) Bash Shell
10 15 (1.30%) C
11 11 (0.96%) Perl
12 10 (0.87%) PHP
12 10 (0.87%) VB
13 8 (0.70%) VBScript
14 4 (0.35%) VBA
15 3 (0.26%) COBOL
15 3 (0.26%) Delphi
15 3 (0.26%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 150 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 118 (10.26%) SC Cleared
3 71 (6.17%) Degree
4 54 (4.70%) ISEB
5 53 (4.61%) ISTQB
6 34 (2.96%) DV Cleared
7 13 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (1.13%) PMI Certification
8 10 (0.87%) PMP
9 8 (0.70%) ACCA
9 8 (0.70%) IIBA
10 7 (0.61%) CIMA
11 6 (0.52%) CBAP
11 6 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (0.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 4 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
13 4 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
13 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (9.04%) QA
2 16 (1.39%) Data Quality
3 13 (1.13%) GDPR
4 12 (1.04%) SLA
5 8 (0.70%) PMO
6 7 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.52%) EMIR
8 5 (0.43%) IFRS
8 5 (0.43%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.26%) GxP
9 3 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.17%) NCSC
10 2 (0.17%) SEPA
10 2 (0.17%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.087%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.087%) MiFID
11 1 (0.087%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.087%) TARGET2
11 1 (0.087%) WCAG
System Software
1 34 (2.96%) Active Directory
1 34 (2.96%) Microsoft App-V
2 13 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.96%) Docker
4 8 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.26%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.26%) vSphere
6 2 (0.17%) NDS
6 2 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.087%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.087%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.087%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.087%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.087%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.087%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 57 (4.96%) SCCM
2 17 (1.48%) AirWatch
3 16 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (1.04%) Jamf Pro
5 11 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
6 10 (0.87%) HP ALM
7 9 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (0.70%) Kubernetes
8 8 (0.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 6 (0.52%) Terraform
9 6 (0.52%) ThinApp
10 5 (0.43%) Ansible
11 3 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.26%) Puppet
11 3 (0.26%) SCOM
12 2 (0.17%) BladeLogic
12 2 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (0.17%) NetIQ Identity Manager
13 1 (0.087%) MOM
13 1 (0.087%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 148 (12.87%) SAP
2 144 (12.52%) Microsoft
3 121 (10.52%) Oracle
4 26 (2.26%) ServiceNow
5 25 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
6 22 (1.91%) Red Hat
6 22 (1.91%) VMware
7 17 (1.48%) Tableau
8 16 (1.39%) ComArch
8 16 (1.39%) HP
9 15 (1.30%) Citrix
10 13 (1.13%) Ariba
10 13 (1.13%) Google
11 11 (0.96%) Apple
11 11 (0.96%) MuleSoft
12 9 (0.78%) Cisco
12 9 (0.78%) Symantec
12 9 (0.78%) Workday
13 8 (0.70%) Adobe
13 8 (0.70%) Concur