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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 37 59 49
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -10
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 30 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.89% 1.24% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.93% 1.67% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 5
Average daily rate £353 £463 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.78% +15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £333 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £500 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £21.95 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-6.60% +8.39%
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
609 600 409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 78.99% 74.26% 67.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 405 243
Average daily rate £375 £375 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £25.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+133.33% -42.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £23.55 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016, 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 18 (36.73%) Test Scripting
2 16 (32.65%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (26.53%) Finance
3 13 (26.53%) ITIL
3 13 (26.53%) ISEB
4 10 (20.41%) ITSM
5 9 (18.37%) Change Management
5 9 (18.37%) Project Management
5 9 (18.37%) Six Sigma
5 9 (18.37%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (18.37%) Data Structures
5 9 (18.37%) ServiceNow
6 6 (12.24%) SQL
6 6 (12.24%) Business Analysis
6 6 (12.24%) ISTQB
7 5 (10.20%) Banking
7 5 (10.20%) Retail
7 5 (10.20%) SLA
8 4 (8.16%) Oracle
8 4 (8.16%) SAP
8 4 (8.16%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (8.16%) Scrum
8 4 (8.16%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (6.12%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (6.12%) Kanban
9 3 (6.12%) Test Automation
9 3 (6.12%) Test Strategy
9 3 (6.12%) Requirements Engineering
9 3 (6.12%) QA

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (4.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.04%) SAP CO
1 1 (2.04%) SAP CS
1 1 (2.04%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.04%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (2.04%) SAP PP
1 1 (2.04%) SAP SD
1 1 (2.04%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) SSH
1 2 (4.08%) SSL
2 1 (2.04%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (2.04%) Cognos Report Studio
2 1 (2.04%) Data Mart
2 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.04%) QlikView
2 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.04%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.04%) SAP HANA
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) LabVIEW
1 1 (2.04%) Toad
General
1 13 (26.53%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Banking
2 5 (10.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (53.06%) Analyst
2 18 (36.73%) Business Analyst
3 8 (16.33%) Test Analyst
4 6 (12.24%) Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) Business IT Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) IT Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) IT Business Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) SAP Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) Environment Manager
6 3 (6.12%) ITSM Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Change Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Change Project Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Developer
7 2 (4.08%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Project Change Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Tester
7 2 (4.08%) Transformation Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) UAT Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 16 (32.65%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (18.37%) Data Structures
3 2 (4.08%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.08%) EPoS
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.04%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) AIX
1 2 (4.08%) Linux
1 2 (4.08%) Solaris
1 2 (4.08%) SUSE
1 2 (4.08%) Unix
2 1 (2.04%) Windows
2 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.73%) Test Scripting
2 13 (26.53%) ITIL
3 10 (20.41%) ITSM
4 9 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (18.37%) Change Management
4 9 (18.37%) Project Management
4 9 (18.37%) Six Sigma
5 6 (12.24%) Business Analysis
6 4 (8.16%) GAP Analysis
6 4 (8.16%) Scrum
6 4 (8.16%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (6.12%) Kanban
7 3 (6.12%) Requirements Engineering
7 3 (6.12%) Service Delivery
7 3 (6.12%) Service Management
7 3 (6.12%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (6.12%) Test Automation
7 3 (6.12%) Test Strategy
7 3 (6.12%) UML
7 3 (6.12%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.24%) SQL
2 2 (4.08%) C
2 2 (4.08%) Java
2 2 (4.08%) Korn
2 2 (4.08%) Perl
3 1 (2.04%) ABAP
3 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (26.53%) ISEB
2 9 (18.37%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (12.24%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.12%) Degree
4 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.04%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) SLA
2 3 (6.12%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Control-M
2 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (18.37%) ServiceNow
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle
2 4 (8.16%) SAP
3 3 (6.12%) BMC
4 2 (4.08%) Avaya
4 2 (4.08%) EMC
4 2 (4.08%) HP
4 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.08%) NICE Systems
5 1 (2.04%) Cognos
5 1 (2.04%) JDA
5 1 (2.04%) RedPrairie
5 1 (2.04%) Remedy