The first table below looks at the demand for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 43 36 21
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -15
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 15 13 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.45% 2.54% 5.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.85% 3.75% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 23
Average daily rate £400 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £251 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £365 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.05% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £37.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £35.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-42.95% +36.53%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
390 347 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 63.62% 67.77% 61.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 190 208
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.06% +0.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £215 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 16
Average hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £10.76 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
User Acceptance Testing
West Midlands

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Acceptance Testing.

1 16 (47.06%) SAP
2 10 (29.41%) Billing
3 9 (26.47%) Integration Testing
4 7 (20.59%) Finance
5 6 (17.65%) ABAP
5 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 6 (17.65%) SAP IS-U
6 4 (11.76%) Migration
6 4 (11.76%) GAP Analysis
6 4 (11.76%) SAP PM
6 4 (11.76%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
6 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
6 4 (11.76%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (11.76%) QA
7 3 (8.82%) Test Management
7 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
7 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (8.82%) Load Balancing
7 3 (8.82%) WCF
7 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
7 3 (8.82%) MS Office
7 3 (8.82%) Cognos
7 3 (8.82%) SAP HR
7 3 (8.82%) JMS
7 3 (8.82%) SMTP
7 3 (8.82%) HTTP
7 3 (8.82%) SAP CS
7 3 (8.82%) Banking
7 3 (8.82%) Clustering

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Acceptance Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (11.76%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.94%) SAS
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (17.65%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (11.76%) SAP PM
3 3 (8.82%) SAP HR
3 3 (8.82%) SAP CS
4 2 (5.88%) TRIRIGA
4 2 (5.88%) SAP BPC
5 1 (2.94%) SAP SD
5 1 (2.94%) SAP MM
5 1 (2.94%) SAP WM
5 1 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) SMTP
1 3 (8.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.94%) MS Access
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.94%) Data Mart
General
1 10 (29.41%) Billing
2 7 (20.59%) Finance
3 3 (8.82%) Banking
4 2 (5.88%) Retail
4 2 (5.88%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.94%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (2.94%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) SAP Consultant
1 9 (26.47%) Analyst
1 9 (26.47%) Consultant
2 6 (17.65%) Test Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Test Manager
4 4 (11.76%) SAP ISU Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) SAP Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) SAP HR Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) SAP Test Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) BizTalk Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Business Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) SAP PM Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Tester
7 1 (2.94%) Agile Business Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) SAP BPC Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) SAP Tester
7 1 (2.94%) SAP CS Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Dynamics AX Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) WCF
1 3 (8.82%) JMS
2 1 (2.94%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Clustering
2 1 (2.94%) Reference Data
2 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) Integration Testing
2 4 (11.76%) Migration
2 4 (11.76%) GAP Analysis
2 4 (11.76%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (8.82%) Test Management
3 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
3 3 (8.82%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.88%) Quality Management
4 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.88%) Business Analysis
4 2 (5.88%) Project Management
4 2 (5.88%) Unit Testing
4 2 (5.88%) Waterfall
4 2 (5.88%) Time Management
5 1 (2.94%) BPMN
5 1 (2.94%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.94%) Manual Testing
5 1 (2.94%) Performance Testing
5 1 (2.94%) Stress Testing
5 1 (2.94%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) ABAP
2 1 (2.94%) X++
2 1 (2.94%) C#
2 1 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
1 2 (5.88%) Degree
1 2 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.94%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (47.06%) SAP
2 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.82%) Cognos
3 3 (8.82%) Oracle
4 1 (2.94%) IBM
4 1 (2.94%) HP
4 1 (2.94%) PeopleSoft