Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 109 88
Rank change year-on-year -12 -21 -11
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 2,079 2,033 2,683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.07% 2.22% 2.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 2.62% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,342 1,383 1,676
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +3.70% +4.52%
10th Percentile £288 £275 £255
90th Percentile £600 £575 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £380
% change year-on-year -6.25% +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 24 30
UK median hourly rate £31.25 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +13.64% +13.11%
10th Percentile £17.85 £18.00 £18.48
90th Percentile £47.73 £39.25 £55.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +34.00% +19.05% +11.11%

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 85,859 77,642 89,645
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.65% 84.79% 84.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,602 50,789 59,049
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,337 2,079 2,258
UK median hourly rate £21.73 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.08% - +16.28%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.49 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% -7.41% +25.29%

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 23 June 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 23 June 2018.

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 23 June 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 1,859 £435 +2.35% 294
UK excluding London -27 1,063 £375 -6.25% 195
London -2 972 £475 +5.56% 117
South East -28 270 £400 -2.44% 46
North of England +4 225 £370 -0.67% 59
Midlands -35 166 £375 -7.69% 32
Scotland -39 134 £350 -3.45% 15
North West -2 111 £388 +3.33% 33
South West -25 104 £400 -5.88% 21
East of England +3 103 £425 - 17
Yorkshire +4 94 £350 -3.45% 22
East Midlands -8 83 £400 -17.53% 15
West Midlands -49 83 £366 +4.64% 17
Wales -24 32 £320 -8.57% 4
Northern Ireland +36 28 £366 -13.92%
North East +8 20 £313 -10.71% 4
Channel Islands - 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 June 2018, 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.

1 688 (33.09%) Agile Software Development
2 591 (28.43%) Finance
3 346 (16.64%) SQL
4 335 (16.11%) Test Scripting
5 274 (13.18%) Business Analysis
6 273 (13.13%) JIRA
7 272 (13.08%) Migration
7 272 (13.08%) Test Automation
8 271 (13.04%) Microsoft
9 258 (12.41%) QA
10 255 (12.27%) Stakeholder Management
11 241 (11.59%) Banking
12 240 (11.54%) Oracle
13 239 (11.50%) Project Management
14 229 (11.01%) System Integration Testing
15 220 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
16 209 (10.05%) Scrum
17 199 (9.57%) Test Strategy
18 183 (8.80%) SDLC
19 180 (8.66%) Regression Testing
20 177 (8.51%) System Testing
21 176 (8.47%) Scenario Testing
22 172 (8.27%) Functional Testing
22 172 (8.27%) Windows
23 170 (8.18%) Java
24 166 (7.98%) User Stories
25 157 (7.55%) Waterfall
25 157 (7.55%) Retail
26 152 (7.31%) Security Cleared
26 152 (7.31%) 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 79 (3.80%) Confluence
2 34 (1.64%) SharePoint
3 25 (1.20%) Apache Spark
4 24 (1.15%) CMS
5 19 (0.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 18 (0.87%) MS Exchange
7 16 (0.77%) Tomcat
8 14 (0.67%) WebSphere
9 12 (0.58%) SAS
10 10 (0.48%) Apache
11 8 (0.38%) JBoss
12 7 (0.34%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (0.29%) WordPress
14 5 (0.24%) MQSeries
14 5 (0.24%) Mule
14 5 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
15 4 (0.19%) nginx
15 4 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 140 (6.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 84 (4.04%) Microsoft Office
3 81 (3.90%) MS Visio
4 54 (2.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 28 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.14%) Windchill
8 2 (0.096%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.096%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.048%) InDesign
9 1 (0.048%) InVision
9 1 (0.048%) Mingle
9 1 (0.048%) Moqups
9 1 (0.048%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 39 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (1.83%) Oracle EBS
3 31 (1.49%) Oracle EBS R12
4 25 (1.20%) SAP CO
4 25 (1.20%) SAP FI
5 24 (1.15%) SAP FI/CO
6 16 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
7 15 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
7 15 (0.72%) SAP MM
8 14 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
9 11 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
9 11 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
10 10 (0.48%) ION MarketView
10 10 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
11 9 (0.43%) Endur
11 9 (0.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 9 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
12 8 (0.38%) HFM
12 8 (0.38%) SAP HR
12 8 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 105 (5.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 84 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (2.26%) Office 365
4 31 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
5 23 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
6 21 (1.01%) SaaS
7 20 (0.96%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 16 (0.77%) SuccessFactors
9 7 (0.34%) BrowserStack
9 7 (0.34%) FinancialForce
9 7 (0.34%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 7 (0.34%) Sauce Labs
10 6 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
11 5 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.24%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.24%) Oracle Service Cloud
11 5 (0.24%) Taleo
11 5 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.19%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 46 (2.21%) SMS
2 42 (2.02%) Internet
3 39 (1.88%) Firewall
4 20 (0.96%) DNS
5 19 (0.91%) DHCP
6 18 (0.87%) DSL
7 14 (0.67%) Network Security
8 13 (0.63%) Remote Desktop
9 11 (0.53%) Intranet
10 10 (0.48%) SAN
10 10 (0.48%) SSL
11 9 (0.43%) TCP/IP
11 9 (0.43%) VoIP
12 8 (0.38%) Ethernet
13 7 (0.34%) VPN
14 6 (0.29%) Broadband
14 6 (0.29%) IPsec
15 5 (0.24%) Cisco Nexus
15 5 (0.24%) LAN
16 4 (0.19%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 62 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
3 49 (2.36%) Big Data
4 42 (2.02%) Relational Database
5 40 (1.92%) Oracle Database
6 33 (1.59%) MySQL
7 31 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 30 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 25 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
10 20 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
11 19 (0.91%) PowerCenter
12 16 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
12 16 (0.77%) Power BI
13 14 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
14 13 (0.63%) DB2
14 13 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
15 12 (0.58%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
15 12 (0.58%) MongoDB
15 12 (0.58%) NoSQL
16 11 (0.53%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 273 (13.13%) JIRA
2 113 (5.44%) Selenium
3 93 (4.47%) Jenkins
4 65 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 61 (2.93%) Cucumber
6 55 (2.65%) Git (software)
7 39 (1.88%) SoapUI
8 38 (1.83%) Zephyr
9 36 (1.73%) MSI
10 34 (1.64%) JMeter
11 33 (1.59%) WebDriver
12 30 (1.44%) Visual Studio
13 28 (1.35%) Eclipse
13 28 (1.35%) Subversion
14 22 (1.06%) JUnit
15 20 (0.96%) TeamCity
16 18 (0.87%) AdminStudio
16 18 (0.87%) Appium
16 18 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 18 (0.87%) SpecFlow
General
1 591 (28.43%) Finance
2 241 (11.59%) Banking
3 157 (7.55%) Retail
4 82 (3.94%) Front Office
5 59 (2.84%) Marketing
6 55 (2.65%) Investment Banking
7 50 (2.41%) Manufacturing
8 41 (1.97%) Legal
9 40 (1.92%) Back Office
10 39 (1.88%) Pharmaceutical
11 27 (1.30%) Retail Banking
12 25 (1.20%) Telecoms
13 20 (0.96%) Billing
14 18 (0.87%) Publishing
15 17 (0.82%) Law
16 15 (0.72%) Automotive
17 12 (0.58%) Financial Institution
17 12 (0.58%) General Ledger
17 12 (0.58%) Private Banking
18 11 (0.53%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 873 (41.99%) Analyst
2 457 (21.98%) Business Analyst
3 251 (12.07%) Test Analyst
4 196 (9.43%) Developer
5 148 (7.12%) Consultant
6 135 (6.49%) Test Manager
7 123 (5.92%) Tester
8 94 (4.52%) Test Leader
9 93 (4.47%) Project Manager
10 57 (2.74%) UAT Analyst
11 53 (2.55%) Senior Analyst
12 51 (2.45%) Financial Analyst
13 47 (2.26%) Test Engineer
14 45 (2.16%) Automation Tester
15 40 (1.92%) Agile Business Analyst
16 39 (1.88%) Finance Business Analyst
17 38 (1.83%) Architect
17 38 (1.83%) UAT Test Analyst
18 36 (1.73%) Java Developer
19 34 (1.64%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (5.29%) .NET
2 67 (3.22%) Web Services
3 58 (2.79%) XML
4 56 (2.69%) HTML
5 53 (2.55%) REST
6 40 (1.92%) AngularJS
6 40 (1.92%) Gherkin
7 39 (1.88%) CSS
8 33 (1.59%) SOAP
9 29 (1.39%) Node.js
10 24 (1.15%) Middleware
11 23 (1.11%) RxJS
11 23 (1.11%) Socket.IO
12 22 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
13 21 (1.01%) jQuery
14 19 (0.91%) ASP.NET
15 18 (0.87%) JMS
15 18 (0.87%) Spring
16 16 (0.77%) XSLT
17 15 (0.72%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 220 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (3.32%) Management Information System
2 69 (3.32%) User Experience
3 47 (2.26%) Fixed Income
4 40 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
5 36 (1.73%) Data Centre
6 34 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
7 31 (1.49%) Derivative
8 27 (1.30%) Computer Science
9 26 (1.25%) Data Structures
10 24 (1.15%) Client/Server
10 24 (1.15%) Virtual Team
11 21 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 21 (1.01%) Mobile App
11 21 (1.01%) PMI
12 19 (0.91%) Fintech
13 17 (0.82%) Reinsurance
14 15 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (0.63%) Credit Risk
15 13 (0.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 172 (8.27%) Windows
2 104 (5.00%) Linux
3 91 (4.38%) Windows 10
4 75 (3.61%) Unix
5 38 (1.83%) Apple iOS
6 34 (1.64%) Windows 7
7 24 (1.15%) Windows Server
8 18 (0.87%) CentOS
9 15 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (0.72%) Solaris
10 12 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (0.53%) Mac OS
11 11 (0.53%) Mac OS X
12 9 (0.43%) Android
13 6 (0.29%) AIX
14 4 (0.19%) VMS
14 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.14%) Nucleus RTOS
15 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.096%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 688 (33.09%) Agile Software Development
2 335 (16.11%) Test Scripting
3 274 (13.18%) Business Analysis
4 272 (13.08%) Migration
4 272 (13.08%) Test Automation
5 255 (12.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 239 (11.50%) Project Management
7 229 (11.01%) System Integration Testing
8 209 (10.05%) Scrum
9 199 (9.57%) Test Strategy
10 183 (8.80%) SDLC
11 180 (8.66%) Regression Testing
12 177 (8.51%) System Testing
13 176 (8.47%) Scenario Testing
14 172 (8.27%) Functional Testing
15 166 (7.98%) User Stories
16 157 (7.55%) Waterfall
17 150 (7.22%) Integration Testing
18 148 (7.12%) Problem-Solving
19 136 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 346 (16.64%) SQL
2 170 (8.18%) Java
3 108 (5.19%) C#
4 100 (4.81%) JavaScript
5 86 (4.14%) Python
6 69 (3.32%) PowerShell
7 42 (2.02%) C
8 32 (1.54%) R
9 31 (1.49%) VBA
10 29 (1.39%) PL/SQL
11 27 (1.30%) T-SQL
11 27 (1.30%) VBScript
12 24 (1.15%) Bash Shell
12 24 (1.15%) TypeScript
13 20 (0.96%) Ruby
14 17 (0.82%) PHP
15 14 (0.67%) Perl
16 13 (0.63%) Apex Code
17 12 (0.58%) C++
17 12 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 152 (7.31%) Security Cleared
2 132 (6.35%) ISEB
3 117 (5.63%) ISTQB
4 116 (5.58%) SC Cleared
5 98 (4.71%) Degree
6 47 (2.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 30 (1.44%) PMI Certification
8 19 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (0.87%) PMP
10 17 (0.82%) DV Cleared
11 14 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
12 12 (0.58%) CBAP
13 10 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
14 9 (0.43%) APMP
14 9 (0.43%) MBA
15 8 (0.38%) SAP Certification
16 7 (0.34%) CCNA
16 7 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
16 7 (0.34%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 258 (12.41%) QA
2 61 (2.93%) Data Quality
3 42 (2.02%) GDPR
4 24 (1.15%) SLA
5 17 (0.82%) PMO
6 14 (0.67%) IFRS
7 9 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
8 7 (0.34%) MiFID
8 7 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.34%) SEPA
9 6 (0.29%) EMIR
9 6 (0.29%) IFRS 9
10 5 (0.24%) GxP
10 5 (0.24%) PSD2
11 4 (0.19%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.096%) Dodd-Frank
13 2 (0.096%) GAAP
13 2 (0.096%) HL7
13 2 (0.096%) Solvency II
System Software
1 71 (3.42%) Active Directory
2 41 (1.97%) Microsoft App-V
3 22 (1.06%) Docker
4 20 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (0.58%) XenDesktop
6 11 (0.53%) XenApp
7 8 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (0.34%) vSphere
9 5 (0.24%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
10 4 (0.19%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.096%) Time Sharing Option
11 2 (0.096%) vCloud
12 1 (0.048%) HDFS
12 1 (0.048%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.048%) Veritas File System
12 1 (0.048%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (0.048%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 68 (3.27%) HP Quality Center
2 62 (2.98%) SCCM
3 54 (2.60%) HP ALM
4 17 (0.82%) Ansible
5 15 (0.72%) BladeLogic
5 15 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
6 11 (0.53%) Kubernetes
6 11 (0.53%) Puppet
6 11 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
6 11 (0.53%) Terraform
7 6 (0.29%) Tivoli
8 5 (0.24%) Control-M
8 5 (0.24%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.19%) Salt
10 3 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
10 3 (0.14%) MOM
Vendors
1 271 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 240 (11.54%) Oracle
3 152 (7.31%) SAP
4 90 (4.33%) HP
5 76 (3.66%) Salesforce.com
6 45 (2.16%) Citrix
7 33 (1.59%) IBM
7 33 (1.59%) ServiceNow
8 32 (1.54%) Hyperion
9 28 (1.35%) Adobe
10 27 (1.30%) VMware
11 26 (1.25%) Atlassian
12 23 (1.11%) Informatica
13 19 (0.91%) Bloomberg
14 18 (0.87%) Cisco
15 17 (0.82%) Sybase
16 16 (0.77%) Tableau
17 15 (0.72%) Workday
18 14 (0.67%) Automation Anywhere
19 13 (0.63%) Blue Prism