The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 49 29 42
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +13
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 10 22 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.47% 3.57% 2.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 5.09% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 10
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£413 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £468 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-43.75% +4.34%
User Acceptance Testing
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
450 432 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 66.08% 70.02% 66.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 276 174
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 12
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +44.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.98 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.45 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 14 (43.75%) Oracle
1 14 (43.75%) Finance
2 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (34.38%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
4 10 (31.25%) Business Objects
4 10 (31.25%) SQL
5 9 (28.13%) PL/SQL
5 9 (28.13%) Toad
5 9 (28.13%) Data Mart
5 9 (28.13%) Oracle Database 11g
5 9 (28.13%) Oracle Database
6 5 (15.63%) Relational Database
6 5 (15.63%) CRM
6 5 (15.63%) SAP
7 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
7 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 4 (12.50%) System Testing
7 4 (12.50%) iPad
7 4 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 4 (12.50%) QA
7 4 (12.50%) Silverlight
7 4 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (9.38%) BusinessObjects XI
8 3 (9.38%) Data Mapping
8 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (9.38%) ETL

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.13%) SAP Portal
2 1 (3.13%) Confluence
2 1 (3.13%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (6.25%) SAP PM
3 1 (3.13%) SAP HCM
3 1 (3.13%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (3.13%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (3.13%) SAP HR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (34.38%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
3 9 (28.13%) Data Mart
3 9 (28.13%) Oracle Database 11g
3 9 (28.13%) Oracle Database
4 5 (15.63%) Relational Database
5 3 (9.38%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (3.13%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (3.13%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Toad
2 1 (3.13%) JIRA
2 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (43.75%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Banking
2 2 (6.25%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Private Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Developer
2 9 (28.13%) Analyst
2 9 (28.13%) Oracle Developer
3 7 (21.88%) Business Analyst
4 6 (18.75%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 6 (18.75%) Oracle Data Warehouse Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Architect
5 4 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (12.50%) CRM Solutions Architect
5 4 (12.50%) CRM Architect
6 3 (9.38%) Project Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Tester
7 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Data Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) SAP Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Coordinator
7 2 (6.25%) SAP PM Consultant
8 1 (3.13%) UAT Tester
8 1 (3.13%) SAP Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) Silverlight
2 2 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (3.13%) Application Packaging
3 1 (3.13%) Middleware
3 1 (3.13%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) iPad
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Data Integration
2 1 (3.13%) Reference Data
2 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (15.63%) CRM
3 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 4 (12.50%) System Testing
3 4 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 4 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (9.38%) Data Mapping
4 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (9.38%) ETL
4 3 (9.38%) Project Management
5 2 (6.25%) ITIL
5 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.25%) Change Management
5 2 (6.25%) Workflow
5 2 (6.25%) Data Management
5 2 (6.25%) User Stories
5 2 (6.25%) Use Case
5 2 (6.25%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.13%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) SQL
2 9 (28.13%) PL/SQL
3 3 (9.38%) VB
4 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) ISEB
1 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Oracle
2 10 (31.25%) Business Objects
3 5 (15.63%) SAP
4 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.13%) Mercator
5 1 (3.13%) Cognos
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