Period
to 19 September 2017

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 19 September 2017 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
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 90 72
Rank change year-on-year -11 -18 -3
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 2391 2680 3135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.42% 2.50% 2.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.87% 2.99% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1627 1708 2048
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £278 £260 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 27 27
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £31.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -30.86% +38.35%
10th Percentile £16.50 £15.90 £16.39
90th Percentile £46.00 £37.60 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +20.45% -31.25% +48.84%

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 83264 89571 92172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.37% 83.68% 81.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 54899 59330 59611
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2025 2249 2591
UK median hourly rate £24.66 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.75% +6.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.51 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.21 £48.40 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.83
% change year-on-year - +9.51% +8.71%

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 19 September 2017.

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 19 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in the UK

User Acceptance Testing
Top 16 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 19 September 2017. 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 -8 2084 £425 +6.25% 174
UK excluding London +2 1245 £400 +6.67% 120
London -10 1073 £450 +2.27% 68
South East -28 309 £400 +6.67% 24
Scotland +36 224 £375 +11.11% 15
Midlands -25 219 £413 +10.00% 27
North of England +20 197 £400 +6.67% 28
South West +23 167 £411 +12.67% 19
West Midlands -6 137 £388 +8.77% 14
East of England -44 94 £403 -5.29% 5
North West -16 92 £375 - 14
Yorkshire +6 83 £404 +4.87% 13
East Midlands -33 78 £500 +20.48% 13
North East +65 22 £323 -14.00% 1
Wales -10 21 £345 +15.00%
Northern Ireland -46 14 £416 +28.99% 2

For the 6 months to 19 September 2017, 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.

1 766 (32.04%) Finance
2 707 (29.57%) Agile Software Development
3 449 (18.78%) SQL
4 424 (17.73%) Banking
5 417 (17.44%) Test Scripting
6 317 (13.26%) Migration
7 310 (12.97%) System Integration Testing
8 291 (12.17%) QA
9 284 (11.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 283 (11.84%) JIRA
11 282 (11.79%) Test Automation
12 263 (11.00%) Business Analysis
13 260 (10.87%) Oracle
13 260 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
14 244 (10.20%) Microsoft
15 237 (9.91%) Test Strategy
16 230 (9.62%) Regression Testing
17 229 (9.58%) Integration Testing
18 227 (9.49%) Scenario Testing
19 214 (8.95%) Project Management
20 211 (8.82%) SAP
21 204 (8.53%) SDLC
22 203 (8.49%) Java
23 190 (7.95%) Retail
24 180 (7.53%) Defect Management
25 175 (7.32%) Scrum
25 175 (7.32%) ISEB
26 163 (6.82%) Waterfall
27 160 (6.69%) Business Intelligence
28 159 (6.65%) Workflow

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 77 (3.22%) Confluence
2 51 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 33 (1.38%) CMS
4 24 (1.00%) JBoss
5 22 (0.92%) WebSphere
6 18 (0.75%) Tomcat
7 15 (0.63%) Apache Spark
7 15 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
8 12 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
8 12 (0.50%) WebLogic
9 10 (0.42%) Apache
9 10 (0.42%) IIS
10 9 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 9 (0.38%) MS Exchange
10 9 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 9 (0.38%) SAS
10 9 (0.38%) Skype for Business
11 8 (0.33%) LiveCycle
11 8 (0.33%) Mule
12 7 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 139 (5.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 104 (4.35%) MS Visio
3 91 (3.81%) Microsoft Office
4 33 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 33 (1.38%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
7 4 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.042%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.042%) ImageReady
8 1 (0.042%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 62 (2.59%) Oracle EBS
2 58 (2.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 52 (2.17%) Oracle EBS R12
4 32 (1.34%) SAP CO
4 32 (1.34%) SAP FI
4 32 (1.34%) SAP FI/CO
5 27 (1.13%) Unit4 Business World
6 26 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
7 25 (1.05%) Oracle Payables
7 25 (1.05%) SAP ERP
8 23 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
9 22 (0.92%) Oracle ERP
10 20 (0.84%) Oracle Financials
11 19 (0.79%) Oracle Receivables
12 17 (0.71%) SAP MM
13 16 (0.67%) Markit EDM
13 16 (0.67%) Oracle General Ledger
14 13 (0.54%) Oracle Assets
15 12 (0.50%) Temenos T24
16 11 (0.46%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 75 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (0.96%) SaaS
4 18 (0.75%) PaaS
5 15 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
6 13 (0.54%) Office 365
7 10 (0.42%) GitHub
8 9 (0.38%) IaaS
8 9 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
9 8 (0.33%) OpenDNS
10 7 (0.29%) Lucidchart
11 6 (0.25%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 5 (0.21%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 4 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.17%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.13%) Heroku
15 2 (0.084%) Amazon EC2
15 2 (0.084%) Cloud Computing
15 2 (0.084%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 41 (1.71%) Firewall
2 38 (1.59%) Internet
3 29 (1.21%) SMS
4 22 (0.92%) DNS
5 11 (0.46%) LAN
6 10 (0.42%) Skype
7 9 (0.38%) FTP
8 8 (0.33%) Intranet
8 8 (0.33%) LDAP
8 8 (0.33%) TCP/IP
9 7 (0.29%) Fibre Channel
9 7 (0.29%) SAN
10 6 (0.25%) MPLS
10 6 (0.25%) WAN
10 6 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (0.21%) BIG-IP
11 5 (0.21%) DSL
11 5 (0.21%) NetScaler
12 4 (0.17%) CTI
13 3 (0.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (6.40%) SQL Server
2 68 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
3 57 (2.38%) Relational Database
4 37 (1.55%) Big Data
5 33 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 33 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 28 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
7 27 (1.13%) Oracle Database
8 23 (0.96%) RDBMS
9 21 (0.88%) DB2
9 21 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
10 19 (0.79%) Hadoop
11 18 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
12 17 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 16 (0.67%) NoSQL
13 16 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
14 14 (0.59%) MongoDB
15 13 (0.54%) OLAP
15 13 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
16 12 (0.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 283 (11.84%) JIRA
2 82 (3.43%) Selenium
3 73 (3.05%) Jenkins
4 66 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 60 (2.51%) Git (software)
6 46 (1.92%) Cucumber
6 46 (1.92%) Subversion
7 37 (1.55%) Visual Studio
8 32 (1.34%) JIRA Agile
9 30 (1.25%) JUnit
10 28 (1.17%) HP UFT
10 28 (1.17%) SpecFlow
11 27 (1.13%) Zephyr
12 24 (1.00%) Maven
13 23 (0.96%) MSI
14 22 (0.92%) SoapUI
15 21 (0.88%) TeamCity
16 17 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
17 15 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 15 (0.63%) WebDriver
General
1 766 (32.04%) Finance
2 424 (17.73%) Banking
3 190 (7.95%) Retail
4 127 (5.31%) Front Office
4 127 (5.31%) Investment Banking
5 86 (3.60%) Retail Banking
6 74 (3.09%) Manufacturing
7 52 (2.17%) Back Office
7 52 (2.17%) Legal
8 47 (1.97%) Marketing
9 37 (1.55%) Telecoms
10 33 (1.38%) Billing
11 32 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
12 30 (1.25%) Publishing
13 22 (0.92%) General Ledger
14 20 (0.84%) Financial Institution
15 19 (0.79%) Advertising
15 19 (0.79%) Automotive
16 16 (0.67%) Local Government
17 12 (0.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 988 (41.32%) Analyst
2 443 (18.53%) Business Analyst
3 355 (14.85%) Test Analyst
4 230 (9.62%) Developer
5 229 (9.58%) Test Manager
6 201 (8.41%) Consultant
7 113 (4.73%) Test Leader
8 106 (4.43%) Tester
9 87 (3.64%) Senior Analyst
10 74 (3.09%) Project Manager
11 68 (2.84%) Banking Analyst
11 68 (2.84%) UAT Analyst
12 61 (2.55%) Java Developer
13 55 (2.30%) Systems Analyst
14 54 (2.26%) Business Systems Analyst
14 54 (2.26%) UAT Test Analyst
15 53 (2.22%) Data Analyst
16 47 (1.97%) Senior Test Analyst
17 46 (1.92%) SAP Consultant
18 43 (1.80%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (4.89%) XML
2 114 (4.77%) .NET
3 64 (2.68%) Web Services
4 55 (2.30%) HTML
5 46 (1.92%) Middleware
6 45 (1.88%) CSS
7 43 (1.80%) Spring
8 37 (1.55%) SOAP
9 32 (1.34%) XSLT
10 27 (1.13%) .NET Framework
10 27 (1.13%) ASP.NET
11 25 (1.05%) XSD
12 23 (0.96%) HTML5
12 23 (0.96%) REST
13 21 (0.88%) WCF
14 20 (0.84%) Hibernate
15 19 (0.79%) Gherkin
15 19 (0.79%) J2EE
16 17 (0.71%) JMS
17 16 (0.67%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 260 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 106 (4.43%) Management Information System
3 92 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 65 (2.72%) Fixed Income
4 65 (2.72%) User Experience
5 64 (2.68%) Derivative
5 64 (2.68%) Virtual Team
6 56 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
7 46 (1.92%) Equities
8 41 (1.71%) Mobile App
9 36 (1.51%) Computer Science
9 36 (1.51%) Credit Risk
10 34 (1.42%) Data Structures
11 31 (1.30%) Data Centre
12 28 (1.17%) Market Risk
13 21 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
14 19 (0.79%) CMDB
15 18 (0.75%) Reference Data
16 17 (0.71%) OTC Derivatives
17 14 (0.59%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 144 (6.02%) Windows
2 113 (4.73%) Linux
3 102 (4.27%) Unix
4 25 (1.05%) Windows 10
5 21 (0.88%) Solaris
6 18 (0.75%) Android
7 17 (0.71%) Windows Server
8 13 (0.54%) Apple iOS
8 13 (0.54%) Windows 7
9 12 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (0.50%) Windows Vista
10 7 (0.29%) AIX
11 5 (0.21%) zOS
12 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.084%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.084%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.084%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.042%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 707 (29.57%) Agile Software Development
2 417 (17.44%) Test Scripting
3 317 (13.26%) Migration
4 310 (12.97%) System Integration Testing
5 284 (11.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 282 (11.79%) Test Automation
7 263 (11.00%) Business Analysis
8 237 (9.91%) Test Strategy
9 230 (9.62%) Regression Testing
10 229 (9.58%) Integration Testing
11 227 (9.49%) Scenario Testing
12 214 (8.95%) Project Management
13 204 (8.53%) SDLC
14 180 (7.53%) Defect Management
15 175 (7.32%) Scrum
16 163 (6.82%) Waterfall
17 160 (6.69%) Business Intelligence
18 159 (6.65%) Workflow
19 157 (6.57%) Change Management
20 156 (6.52%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 449 (18.78%) SQL
2 203 (8.49%) Java
3 107 (4.48%) C#
4 64 (2.68%) T-SQL
5 59 (2.47%) JavaScript
6 57 (2.38%) Python
7 41 (1.71%) Perl
8 36 (1.51%) C++
9 30 (1.25%) PowerShell
10 28 (1.17%) VBA
11 26 (1.09%) VBScript
12 25 (1.05%) PL/SQL
13 20 (0.84%) VB
14 19 (0.79%) Shell Script
15 16 (0.67%) Bash Shell
15 16 (0.67%) VB.NET
16 15 (0.63%) C
17 14 (0.59%) XQuery
18 13 (0.54%) Scala
19 9 (0.38%) XPath
Qualifications
1 175 (7.32%) ISEB
2 157 (6.57%) Security Cleared
3 146 (6.11%) Degree
4 136 (5.69%) ISTQB
5 116 (4.85%) SC Cleared
6 54 (2.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 28 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
8 19 (0.79%) CISSP
9 15 (0.63%) CEH
9 15 (0.63%) DV Cleared
10 14 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
11 12 (0.50%) PMI Certification
11 12 (0.50%) PMP
11 12 (0.50%) SANS
12 11 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 9 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
14 7 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (0.25%) CISM
15 6 (0.25%) Master's Degree
15 6 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 291 (12.17%) QA
2 64 (2.68%) MiFID
3 57 (2.38%) Data Quality
4 25 (1.05%) EMIR
5 23 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 22 (0.92%) SLA
7 21 (0.88%) GxP
8 15 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
9 14 (0.59%) PMO
10 13 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
11 11 (0.46%) IFRS
11 11 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 9 (0.38%) GDPR
12 9 (0.38%) ISO 9001
12 9 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 7 (0.29%) SEPA
14 6 (0.25%) FATCA
15 5 (0.21%) GAAP
16 4 (0.17%) GAMP
16 4 (0.17%) TickIT
System Software
1 24 (1.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (0.75%) Docker
3 11 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.21%) RACF
6 4 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.17%) NFS
6 4 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.17%) XenApp
7 3 (0.13%) Cronacle
7 3 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.084%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.042%) Firmware
9 1 (0.042%) HDFS
9 1 (0.042%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.042%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.042%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.042%) Xen
Systems Management
1 86 (3.60%) HP Quality Center
2 36 (1.51%) SCCM
3 20 (0.84%) Ansible
4 18 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (0.63%) Puppet
6 12 (0.50%) Netcool
7 9 (0.38%) RSA Archer
8 8 (0.33%) HP Data Protector
8 8 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 7 (0.29%) Backup Exec
9 7 (0.29%) Control-M
9 7 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
9 7 (0.29%) NetBackup
9 7 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 4 (0.17%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 4 (0.17%) Mesos
11 4 (0.17%) SCOM
11 4 (0.17%) WMI
Vendors
1 260 (10.87%) Oracle
2 244 (10.20%) Microsoft
3 211 (8.82%) SAP
4 72 (3.01%) HP
5 57 (2.38%) ServiceNow
6 52 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
7 35 (1.46%) Sybase
8 32 (1.34%) IBM
9 31 (1.30%) Workday
10 30 (1.25%) Splunk
11 26 (1.09%) Cisco
12 25 (1.05%) Citrix
13 23 (0.96%) Ariba
13 23 (0.96%) Symantec
14 21 (0.88%) Adobe
15 19 (0.79%) Bloomberg
16 18 (0.75%) Sitecore
16 18 (0.75%) Solace
17 17 (0.71%) hybris
17 17 (0.71%) PeopleSoft