Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 2018 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 110 81
Rank change year-on-year +16 -29 -2
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 2,513 2,153 2,719
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.51% 2.21% 2.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.97% 2.64% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,678 1,438 1,765
UK median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £255
90th Percentile £594 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.00% +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 38
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.50 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +3.30% +4.97%
10th Percentile £16.30 £16.00 £12.41
90th Percentile £49.05 £27.85 £42.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% +55.56%

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 84,751 81,607 87,705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.83% 82.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,773 54,043 56,866
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,963 2,262 2,675
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.42 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.77% +4.58% +16.75%
10th Percentile £11.42 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.08% -4.00% +25.00%

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 17 January 2018.

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 17 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in the UK

User Acceptance Testing
Top 18 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 17 January 2018. 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 +13 2,240 £425 +6.25% 335
UK excluding London +25 1,336 £386 +3.00% 182
London +14 1,123 £450 - 173
South East +16 391 £375 +2.74% 40
Midlands -12 214 £385 -3.75% 32
North of England +42 196 £351 +0.14% 56
Scotland +23 184 £400 +26.98% 13
South West +18 166 £400 +14.29% 18
East of England -19 134 £401 -10.83% 15
West Midlands -4 120 £356 -3.72% 21
North West +13 93 £400 +14.29% 35
East Midlands -13 93 £400 -5.88% 11
Yorkshire +27 82 £351 +3.47% 19
Northern Ireland -4 28 £325 -13.33% 2
Wales +16 22 £350 -9.68% 5
North East +56 21 £331 -28.38% 2
Channel Islands +1 1 - -
Isle of Man - 1 £400 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 831 (33.07%) Finance
2 825 (32.83%) Agile Software Development
3 508 (20.21%) SQL
4 443 (17.63%) Test Scripting
5 408 (16.24%) Banking
6 356 (14.17%) System Integration Testing
7 346 (13.77%) QA
8 345 (13.73%) Test Automation
9 335 (13.33%) Migration
10 327 (13.01%) JIRA
11 308 (12.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 291 (11.58%) Business Analysis
13 274 (10.90%) Scenario Testing
14 264 (10.51%) Regression Testing
15 263 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
16 243 (9.67%) Oracle
17 233 (9.27%) Java
18 229 (9.11%) Microsoft
19 224 (8.91%) Scrum
20 218 (8.67%) Project Management
21 213 (8.48%) Integration Testing
22 195 (7.76%) Change Management
22 195 (7.76%) Functional Testing
22 195 (7.76%) SDLC
23 193 (7.68%) Test Strategy
24 187 (7.44%) System Testing
25 180 (7.16%) Waterfall
26 179 (7.12%) Defect Management
27 169 (6.73%) ISEB
28 163 (6.49%) SAP

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 78 (3.10%) Confluence
2 70 (2.79%) SharePoint
3 46 (1.83%) CMS
4 29 (1.15%) JBoss
5 23 (0.92%) Apache Spark
6 22 (0.88%) WebSphere
7 15 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
8 14 (0.56%) SAS
9 12 (0.48%) Apache
9 12 (0.48%) MS Exchange
9 12 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 10 (0.40%) Drupal
11 9 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
11 9 (0.36%) WordPress
12 8 (0.32%) Documentum
12 8 (0.32%) IIS
12 8 (0.32%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.32%) Umbraco
13 6 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 149 (5.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 101 (4.02%) Microsoft Office
3 92 (3.66%) MS Visio
4 48 (1.91%) Microsoft Project
5 34 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 15 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.48%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.080%) Windchill
10 1 (0.040%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.040%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.040%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.040%) EngageOne
10 1 (0.040%) PrintSoft PReS
10 1 (0.040%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 53 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
3 43 (1.71%) Oracle EBS R12
4 38 (1.51%) Dynamics AX
5 32 (1.27%) Oracle Payables
6 24 (0.96%) SAP FI
7 22 (0.88%) SAP CO
7 22 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
8 20 (0.80%) SAP MM
9 19 (0.76%) Oracle Receivables
10 18 (0.72%) Oracle Assets
11 17 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
11 17 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
12 16 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
13 15 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
13 15 (0.60%) Temenos T24
14 14 (0.56%) Oracle iProcurement
15 13 (0.52%) Oracle Cash Management
16 12 (0.48%) BusinessWorks
17 11 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 74 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
3 32 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (0.92%) Office 365
5 21 (0.84%) SaaS
6 16 (0.64%) PaaS
6 16 (0.64%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 11 (0.44%) Lucidchart
8 9 (0.36%) GitHub
8 9 (0.36%) Google Analytics
9 8 (0.32%) IaaS
9 8 (0.32%) OpenShift
9 8 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
10 6 (0.24%) BrowserStack
10 6 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.24%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 5 (0.20%) BlazeMeter
12 4 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.16%) Oracle Service Cloud
12 4 (0.16%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 53 (2.11%) Internet
2 43 (1.71%) Firewall
2 43 (1.71%) SMS
3 14 (0.56%) DNS
4 13 (0.52%) LDAP
5 11 (0.44%) FTP
6 9 (0.36%) ATM
6 9 (0.36%) Intranet
7 8 (0.32%) DSL
8 7 (0.28%) NetScaler
8 7 (0.28%) Skype
8 7 (0.28%) TCP/IP
9 6 (0.24%) BIG-IP
9 6 (0.24%) SSL
10 5 (0.20%) Kerberos
10 5 (0.20%) LAN
10 5 (0.20%) Network Security
10 5 (0.20%) WAN
11 4 (0.16%) MPLS
11 4 (0.16%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (5.61%) SQL Server
2 69 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
3 50 (1.99%) Big Data
4 45 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 36 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 31 (1.23%) Oracle Database
7 26 (1.03%) Relational Database
8 24 (0.96%) DB2
9 22 (0.88%) MongoDB
10 18 (0.72%) MarkLogic
10 18 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
11 17 (0.68%) NoSQL
12 16 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
12 16 (0.64%) OLAP
12 16 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (0.60%) PowerCenter
14 14 (0.56%) Hadoop
14 14 (0.56%) MySQL
14 14 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
15 12 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 327 (13.01%) JIRA
2 105 (4.18%) Selenium
3 94 (3.74%) Jenkins
4 76 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 54 (2.15%) Git (software)
6 53 (2.11%) Zephyr
7 52 (2.07%) SoapUI
8 51 (2.03%) Cucumber
9 37 (1.47%) JUnit
10 34 (1.35%) JMeter
10 34 (1.35%) Maven
11 31 (1.23%) Subversion
12 29 (1.15%) Visual Studio
13 24 (0.96%) TeamCity
14 23 (0.92%) SpecFlow
15 22 (0.88%) MSI
16 21 (0.84%) Eclipse
17 20 (0.80%) WebDriver
18 19 (0.76%) HP UFT
18 19 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 831 (33.07%) Finance
2 408 (16.24%) Banking
3 147 (5.85%) Retail
4 117 (4.66%) Front Office
5 114 (4.54%) Investment Banking
6 79 (3.14%) Manufacturing
7 60 (2.39%) Legal
8 59 (2.35%) Back Office
8 59 (2.35%) Retail Banking
9 57 (2.27%) Marketing
10 48 (1.91%) Financial Institution
11 42 (1.67%) Telecoms
12 35 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
13 30 (1.19%) Publishing
14 19 (0.76%) Advertising
15 18 (0.72%) Billing
16 17 (0.68%) Automotive
17 14 (0.56%) Law
18 11 (0.44%) General Ledger
18 11 (0.44%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,078 (42.90%) Analyst
2 491 (19.54%) Business Analyst
3 381 (15.16%) Test Analyst
4 280 (11.14%) Developer
5 188 (7.48%) Test Manager
6 152 (6.05%) Consultant
7 132 (5.25%) Tester
8 112 (4.46%) Test Leader
9 102 (4.06%) Project Manager
10 76 (3.02%) Senior Analyst
11 70 (2.79%) UAT Analyst
12 61 (2.43%) Banking Analyst
13 59 (2.35%) Java Developer
14 53 (2.11%) UAT Test Analyst
15 52 (2.07%) Financial Analyst
16 49 (1.95%) Data Analyst
17 40 (1.59%) Senior Test Analyst
18 38 (1.51%) Digital Analyst
18 38 (1.51%) Test Engineer
19 37 (1.47%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (5.53%) XML
2 136 (5.41%) .NET
3 84 (3.34%) Web Services
4 57 (2.27%) HTML
5 54 (2.15%) SOAP
6 45 (1.79%) Spring
7 43 (1.71%) Middleware
8 40 (1.59%) CSS
9 39 (1.55%) AngularJS
9 39 (1.55%) XSLT
10 38 (1.51%) jQuery
11 29 (1.15%) .NET Framework
12 28 (1.11%) JMS
12 28 (1.11%) REST
13 27 (1.07%) JSON
13 27 (1.07%) Oracle Fusion
14 26 (1.03%) ASP.NET
15 24 (0.96%) Gherkin
16 22 (0.88%) Swing
17 21 (0.84%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 263 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (4.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 81 (3.22%) User Experience
4 71 (2.83%) Fixed Income
5 66 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 62 (2.47%) Derivative
7 44 (1.75%) Virtual Team
8 40 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
9 39 (1.55%) Market Risk
10 36 (1.43%) Mobile App
11 35 (1.39%) Credit Risk
12 32 (1.27%) Computer Science
13 31 (1.23%) Data Structures
13 31 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
14 27 (1.07%) Equities
15 25 (0.99%) Data Centre
16 24 (0.96%) Reference Data
17 23 (0.92%) Client/Server
18 18 (0.72%) AS400
19 15 (0.60%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 124 (4.93%) Windows
2 115 (4.58%) Linux
3 77 (3.06%) Unix
4 48 (1.91%) Windows 10
5 35 (1.39%) Windows 7
6 24 (0.96%) Solaris
7 20 (0.80%) Windows Server
8 16 (0.64%) Apple iOS
9 15 (0.60%) Android
10 12 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.36%) zOS
12 8 (0.32%) CentOS
13 7 (0.28%) AIX
13 7 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.12%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.12%) VMS
14 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.080%) SUSE
15 2 (0.080%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.080%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 825 (32.83%) Agile Software Development
2 443 (17.63%) Test Scripting
3 356 (14.17%) System Integration Testing
4 345 (13.73%) Test Automation
5 335 (13.33%) Migration
6 308 (12.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 291 (11.58%) Business Analysis
8 274 (10.90%) Scenario Testing
9 264 (10.51%) Regression Testing
10 224 (8.91%) Scrum
11 218 (8.67%) Project Management
12 213 (8.48%) Integration Testing
13 195 (7.76%) Change Management
13 195 (7.76%) Functional Testing
13 195 (7.76%) SDLC
14 193 (7.68%) Test Strategy
15 187 (7.44%) System Testing
16 180 (7.16%) Waterfall
17 179 (7.12%) Defect Management
18 156 (6.21%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 508 (20.21%) SQL
2 233 (9.27%) Java
3 139 (5.53%) C#
4 96 (3.82%) JavaScript
5 78 (3.10%) Python
6 68 (2.71%) T-SQL
7 38 (1.51%) PowerShell
8 36 (1.43%) C++
8 36 (1.43%) Perl
9 34 (1.35%) PL/SQL
10 28 (1.11%) VBScript
11 24 (0.96%) Ruby
12 23 (0.92%) VBA
12 23 (0.92%) XQuery
13 22 (0.88%) C
14 21 (0.84%) VB
15 20 (0.80%) R
15 20 (0.80%) VB.NET
16 16 (0.64%) Shell Script
17 14 (0.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 169 (6.73%) ISEB
2 141 (5.61%) Security Cleared
3 140 (5.57%) ISTQB
4 127 (5.05%) Degree
5 113 (4.50%) SC Cleared
6 56 (2.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 27 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
8 17 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
9 16 (0.64%) CISSP
10 15 (0.60%) Master's Degree
10 15 (0.60%) PMI Certification
11 14 (0.56%) PMP
12 12 (0.48%) CEH
12 12 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 9 (0.36%) SANS
15 7 (0.28%) CISM
15 7 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.28%) MCSE
16 5 (0.20%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 346 (13.77%) QA
2 67 (2.67%) Data Quality
3 59 (2.35%) MiFID
4 26 (1.03%) GDPR
4 26 (1.03%) PMO
5 21 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 21 (0.84%) SLA
6 20 (0.80%) EMIR
7 13 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
7 13 (0.52%) GxP
7 13 (0.52%) SEPA
8 12 (0.48%) IFRS
9 11 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
10 6 (0.24%) IFRS 9
10 6 (0.24%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.16%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.12%) GAMP
12 3 (0.12%) HL7
13 2 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.080%) WCAG
System Software
1 23 (0.92%) Docker
2 20 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
3 16 (0.64%) Active Directory
4 11 (0.44%) XenApp
5 10 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (0.36%) RACF
7 5 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.20%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.16%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.12%) Cronacle
9 3 (0.12%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.12%) vCloud
10 2 (0.080%) Time Sharing Option
10 2 (0.080%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.080%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.080%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.040%) Firmware
11 1 (0.040%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 104 (4.14%) HP Quality Center
2 40 (1.59%) SCCM
3 21 (0.84%) Ansible
4 12 (0.48%) Puppet
5 11 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.24%) ThinApp
7 4 (0.16%) HP Data Protector
7 4 (0.16%) RSA Archer
8 3 (0.12%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 3 (0.12%) Grafana
8 3 (0.12%) logstash
8 3 (0.12%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.080%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.080%) Control-M
9 2 (0.080%) MOM
9 2 (0.080%) Nagios
9 2 (0.080%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.080%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.080%) Terraform
9 2 (0.080%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 243 (9.67%) Oracle
2 229 (9.11%) Microsoft
3 163 (6.49%) SAP
4 86 (3.42%) HP
5 75 (2.98%) Salesforce.com
6 52 (2.07%) ServiceNow
7 33 (1.31%) Sybase
8 32 (1.27%) Citrix
9 31 (1.23%) IBM
9 31 (1.23%) TIBCO
10 26 (1.03%) Solace
11 22 (0.88%) Adobe
12 21 (0.84%) Informatica
12 21 (0.84%) Sitecore
13 20 (0.80%) Workday
14 19 (0.76%) Splunk
15 17 (0.68%) JD Edwards
16 15 (0.60%) Cisco
16 15 (0.60%) RapidMiner
17 14 (0.56%) Google