Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 103 75
Rank change year-on-year +10 -28 -2
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 2664 2409 3053
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.58% 2.29% 2.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.06% 2.73% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1774 1580 1990
UK median daily rate £415 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +1.46% +1.74%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £253
90th Percentile £588 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 29 23
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £26.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -17.29% +20.91%
10th Percentile £16.38 £15.95 £15.55
90th Percentile £55.50 £39.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.50 £29.66
% change year-on-year +6.38% -20.77% +48.30%

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 87085 88317 92969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.90% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58028 58368 60222
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2061 2366 2748
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.89 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +6.17% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.28
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +1.05% +18.75%

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 November 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 23 November 2017.

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 November 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 +7 2358 £425 +6.25% 190
UK excluding London +19 1376 £388 +3.33% 118
London +8 1214 £450 - 90
South East +7 366 £375 +7.14% 30
Midlands -9 232 £400 +3.23% 20
North of England +48 218 £364 -3.00% 28
Scotland +42 214 £375 +25.00% 11
South West +10 168 £405 +10.96% 13
West Midlands +22 149 £388 +5.44% 12
East of England -23 134 £403 -8.78% 9
North West +11 101 £375 - 14
Yorkshire +23 92 £380 +1.33% 11
East Midlands -35 78 £400 -5.88% 8
Northern Ireland -17 27 £385 +2.67% 1
North East +68 25 £323 -28.33% 3
Wales +17 16 £350 -16.17% 6
Channel Islands +2 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 858 (32.21%) Finance
2 835 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
3 534 (20.05%) SQL
4 484 (18.17%) Banking
5 483 (18.13%) Test Scripting
6 360 (13.51%) System Integration Testing
7 357 (13.40%) QA
8 352 (13.21%) Test Automation
9 349 (13.10%) JIRA
10 333 (12.50%) Migration
11 320 (12.01%) Stakeholder Management
12 309 (11.60%) Business Analysis
13 279 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
14 270 (10.14%) Scenario Testing
15 256 (9.61%) Scrum
16 253 (9.50%) Java
17 252 (9.46%) Regression Testing
18 244 (9.16%) Oracle
19 243 (9.12%) Microsoft
20 236 (8.86%) Integration Testing
21 225 (8.45%) Test Strategy
22 215 (8.07%) SDLC
23 204 (7.66%) SAP
24 203 (7.62%) Project Management
25 196 (7.36%) Functional Testing
26 194 (7.28%) ISEB
27 193 (7.24%) Defect Management
28 186 (6.98%) Change Management
29 172 (6.46%) System Testing
30 171 (6.42%) User Stories

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 86 (3.23%) Confluence
2 63 (2.36%) SharePoint
3 48 (1.80%) CMS
4 28 (1.05%) JBoss
5 20 (0.75%) WebSphere
6 19 (0.71%) Tomcat
7 15 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
8 14 (0.53%) Apache
9 13 (0.49%) Apache Spark
9 13 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 10 (0.38%) Drupal
10 10 (0.38%) MS Exchange
10 10 (0.38%) SAS
11 9 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
12 8 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 8 (0.30%) Documentum
12 8 (0.30%) Umbraco
13 7 (0.26%) Skype for Business
13 7 (0.26%) WordPress
14 6 (0.23%) Mule
Applications
1 159 (5.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 113 (4.24%) MS Visio
3 112 (4.20%) Microsoft Office
4 41 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
5 37 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 18 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.49%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.075%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.038%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.038%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.038%) ImageReady
10 1 (0.038%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.038%) Vectorworks
10 1 (0.038%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 56 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (1.76%) Oracle EBS
3 39 (1.46%) Oracle EBS R12
4 34 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
5 32 (1.20%) SAP FI
6 30 (1.13%) Oracle Payables
6 30 (1.13%) SAP CO
6 30 (1.13%) SAP FI/CO
7 26 (0.98%) Dynamics NAV
8 21 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
8 21 (0.79%) Oracle Receivables
9 20 (0.75%) SAP MM
10 18 (0.68%) Markit EDM
10 18 (0.68%) Oracle Assets
11 15 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
11 15 (0.56%) SAP ERP
12 14 (0.53%) Oracle iProcurement
13 13 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
14 12 (0.45%) BusinessWorks
14 12 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 80 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
3 24 (0.90%) SaaS
4 18 (0.68%) Office 365
4 18 (0.68%) PaaS
5 15 (0.56%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 11 (0.41%) IaaS
6 11 (0.41%) Lucidchart
7 9 (0.34%) GitHub
7 9 (0.34%) Google Analytics
7 9 (0.34%) OpenShift
8 8 (0.30%) OpenDNS
9 7 (0.26%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 5 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
11 4 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.15%) BlazeMeter
11 4 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.11%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 49 (1.84%) Internet
2 44 (1.65%) Firewall
3 37 (1.39%) SMS
4 25 (0.94%) DNS
5 12 (0.45%) FTP
6 9 (0.34%) Fibre Channel
6 9 (0.34%) SAN
7 8 (0.30%) ATM
7 8 (0.30%) Intranet
7 8 (0.30%) LAN
8 7 (0.26%) LDAP
8 7 (0.26%) NetScaler
8 7 (0.26%) TCP/IP
9 6 (0.23%) BIG-IP
9 6 (0.23%) SSL
9 6 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (0.19%) DSL
10 5 (0.19%) MPLS
10 5 (0.19%) Skype
10 5 (0.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 71 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
3 49 (1.84%) Relational Database
4 44 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 39 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 38 (1.43%) Big Data
7 28 (1.05%) Oracle Database
8 26 (0.98%) DB2
9 22 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 20 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
11 19 (0.71%) MongoDB
12 16 (0.60%) MarkLogic
12 16 (0.60%) NoSQL
12 16 (0.60%) OLAP
12 16 (0.60%) RDBMS
13 15 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
13 15 (0.56%) Hadoop
14 14 (0.53%) Oracle BI EE
15 13 (0.49%) MySQL
16 12 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 349 (13.10%) JIRA
2 91 (3.42%) Selenium
3 88 (3.30%) Jenkins
4 72 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 60 (2.25%) Git (software)
6 51 (1.91%) Cucumber
7 47 (1.76%) SoapUI
8 42 (1.58%) Subversion
9 41 (1.54%) JUnit
10 36 (1.35%) JIRA Agile
11 34 (1.28%) Visual Studio
12 32 (1.20%) Maven
12 32 (1.20%) Zephyr
13 25 (0.94%) JMeter
14 24 (0.90%) SpecFlow
15 21 (0.79%) HP UFT
15 21 (0.79%) MSI
16 20 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
17 18 (0.68%) Ant
17 18 (0.68%) Eclipse
General
1 858 (32.21%) Finance
2 484 (18.17%) Banking
3 149 (5.59%) Front Office
4 139 (5.22%) Investment Banking
5 133 (4.99%) Retail
6 105 (3.94%) Retail Banking
7 67 (2.52%) Manufacturing
8 61 (2.29%) Legal
9 59 (2.21%) Back Office
10 52 (1.95%) Marketing
11 46 (1.73%) Financial Institution
12 38 (1.43%) Telecoms
13 35 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
14 32 (1.20%) Publishing
15 27 (1.01%) Billing
16 22 (0.83%) Advertising
17 17 (0.64%) General Ledger
18 14 (0.53%) Spanish Language
19 11 (0.41%) Law
20 10 (0.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1160 (43.54%) Analyst
2 518 (19.44%) Business Analyst
3 421 (15.80%) Test Analyst
4 305 (11.45%) Developer
5 199 (7.47%) Test Manager
6 177 (6.64%) Consultant
7 130 (4.88%) Tester
8 121 (4.54%) Test Leader
9 89 (3.34%) Project Manager
10 87 (3.27%) Senior Analyst
11 77 (2.89%) UAT Analyst
12 76 (2.85%) Banking Analyst
13 74 (2.78%) Java Developer
14 67 (2.52%) Data Analyst
15 63 (2.36%) UAT Test Analyst
16 54 (2.03%) Financial Analyst
17 50 (1.88%) Systems Analyst
18 47 (1.76%) Architect
19 46 (1.73%) Senior Test Analyst
20 43 (1.61%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (5.48%) XML
2 134 (5.03%) .NET
3 84 (3.15%) Web Services
4 66 (2.48%) HTML
5 58 (2.18%) Spring
6 57 (2.14%) Middleware
7 51 (1.91%) SOAP
8 48 (1.80%) CSS
9 38 (1.43%) XSLT
10 34 (1.28%) AngularJS
11 33 (1.24%) .NET Framework
12 32 (1.20%) jQuery
13 31 (1.16%) REST
14 28 (1.05%) ASP.NET
14 28 (1.05%) Swing
15 27 (1.01%) HTML5
16 26 (0.98%) JMS
16 26 (0.98%) JSON
17 22 (0.83%) XSD
18 21 (0.79%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 279 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
2 128 (4.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 98 (3.68%) Management Information System
4 79 (2.97%) User Experience
5 77 (2.89%) Fixed Income
6 72 (2.70%) Virtual Team
7 70 (2.63%) Derivative
8 63 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
9 45 (1.69%) Equities
10 37 (1.39%) Computer Science
11 36 (1.35%) Mobile App
12 35 (1.31%) Credit Risk
12 35 (1.31%) Market Risk
13 34 (1.28%) Data Structures
14 30 (1.13%) Data Centre
15 28 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
15 28 (1.05%) Reference Data
16 24 (0.90%) OTC Derivatives
17 17 (0.64%) AS400
18 16 (0.60%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 142 (5.33%) Windows
2 124 (4.65%) Linux
3 96 (3.60%) Unix
4 38 (1.43%) Windows 10
5 34 (1.28%) Solaris
6 30 (1.13%) Windows 7
7 20 (0.75%) Windows Server
8 13 (0.49%) Android
9 11 (0.41%) AIX
9 11 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.30%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.26%) zOS
12 6 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.11%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.11%) VMS
15 2 (0.075%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.075%) SUSE
15 2 (0.075%) Windows Server 2008
16 1 (0.038%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 835 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
2 483 (18.13%) Test Scripting
3 360 (13.51%) System Integration Testing
4 352 (13.21%) Test Automation
5 333 (12.50%) Migration
6 320 (12.01%) Stakeholder Management
7 309 (11.60%) Business Analysis
8 270 (10.14%) Scenario Testing
9 256 (9.61%) Scrum
10 252 (9.46%) Regression Testing
11 236 (8.86%) Integration Testing
12 225 (8.45%) Test Strategy
13 215 (8.07%) SDLC
14 203 (7.62%) Project Management
15 196 (7.36%) Functional Testing
16 193 (7.24%) Defect Management
17 186 (6.98%) Change Management
18 172 (6.46%) System Testing
19 171 (6.42%) User Stories
20 165 (6.19%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 534 (20.05%) SQL
2 253 (9.50%) Java
3 128 (4.80%) C#
4 98 (3.68%) JavaScript
5 82 (3.08%) T-SQL
6 65 (2.44%) Python
7 47 (1.76%) C++
8 41 (1.54%) Perl
9 40 (1.50%) PowerShell
10 31 (1.16%) PL/SQL
11 30 (1.13%) VB
12 27 (1.01%) VBA
13 26 (0.98%) VBScript
14 23 (0.86%) Shell Script
15 21 (0.79%) XQuery
16 20 (0.75%) Ruby
17 18 (0.68%) VB.NET
18 16 (0.60%) Bash Shell
19 14 (0.53%) C
19 14 (0.53%) XPath
Qualifications
1 194 (7.28%) ISEB
2 168 (6.31%) ISTQB
3 144 (5.41%) Degree
4 128 (4.80%) Security Cleared
5 103 (3.87%) SC Cleared
6 63 (2.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 26 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
8 21 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
9 19 (0.71%) CISSP
10 15 (0.56%) CEH
10 15 (0.56%) Master's Degree
11 12 (0.45%) PMP
11 12 (0.45%) SANS
12 10 (0.38%) PMI Certification
13 9 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (0.23%) CISM
14 6 (0.23%) CRISC
14 6 (0.23%) DV Cleared
14 6 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 357 (13.40%) QA
2 77 (2.89%) MiFID
3 63 (2.36%) Data Quality
4 29 (1.09%) EMIR
5 22 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 22 (0.83%) SLA
6 20 (0.75%) PMO
7 19 (0.71%) GDPR
8 18 (0.68%) GxP
9 13 (0.49%) Dodd-Frank
10 11 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 10 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
11 10 (0.38%) IFRS
11 10 (0.38%) SEPA
12 7 (0.26%) FATCA
13 6 (0.23%) ISO 9001
13 6 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 5 (0.19%) GAMP
15 4 (0.15%) PCI DSS
16 3 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 25 (0.94%) Docker
2 22 (0.83%) Active Directory
3 17 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (0.34%) XenApp
5 7 (0.26%) RACF
6 5 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.15%) NFS
7 4 (0.15%) Terminal Server
8 3 (0.11%) Cronacle
8 3 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.11%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.075%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.075%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.038%) Firmware
10 1 (0.038%) Xen
Systems Management
1 112 (4.20%) HP Quality Center
2 35 (1.31%) SCCM
3 20 (0.75%) Ansible
4 17 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (0.45%) HP Data Protector
6 11 (0.41%) Puppet
7 9 (0.34%) Backup Exec
7 9 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
7 9 (0.34%) NetBackup
7 9 (0.34%) Netcool
7 9 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 7 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 6 (0.23%) RSA Archer
9 6 (0.23%) ThinApp
10 4 (0.15%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 4 (0.15%) Mesos
10 4 (0.15%) SCOM
10 4 (0.15%) WMI
11 3 (0.11%) Control-M
11 3 (0.11%) logstash
Vendors
1 244 (9.16%) Oracle
2 243 (9.12%) Microsoft
3 204 (7.66%) SAP
4 101 (3.79%) HP
5 84 (3.15%) Salesforce.com
6 53 (1.99%) ServiceNow
7 40 (1.50%) IBM
8 39 (1.46%) Sybase
9 36 (1.35%) TIBCO
10 35 (1.31%) Solace
11 28 (1.05%) Splunk
12 26 (0.98%) Citrix
13 25 (0.94%) Symantec
14 23 (0.86%) Adobe
14 23 (0.86%) Cisco
15 22 (0.83%) Workday
16 21 (0.79%) Sitecore
17 20 (0.75%) PeopleSoft
18 17 (0.64%) Bloomberg
18 17 (0.64%) Reuters