The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 81 35 48
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +13
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 33 76 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.42% 3.56% 3.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 5.16% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 49 24
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £244 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £62.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.80% +72.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £29.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-51.72% +26.08%
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1583 1473 1370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.03% 69.06% 67.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 951 816 661
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 72 119
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -18.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire +5 7 £325 -18.75% 1
Coventry -6 6 £290 -17.14% 2
Birmingham -26 6 £413 +17.85% 5
Warwickshire -21 2 £400 +45.45% 2
Walsall +1 1 £425 +34.92% 1
West Bromwich - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Solihull - - - - 1
User Acceptance Testing
England

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 31 (33.70%) Finance
2 21 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (21.74%) SQL
3 20 (21.74%) Oracle
4 17 (18.48%) Test Scripting
5 15 (16.30%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (15.22%) SQL Server
6 14 (15.22%) ISEB
7 13 (14.13%) Microsoft
7 13 (14.13%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (11.96%) SAP
8 11 (11.96%) System Testing
9 10 (10.87%) Integration Testing
9 10 (10.87%) ISTQB
9 10 (10.87%) Oracle Database
9 10 (10.87%) PL/SQL
9 10 (10.87%) PRINCE2
9 10 (10.87%) MS Excel
9 10 (10.87%) Business Objects
10 9 (9.78%) ERP
10 9 (9.78%) Toad
10 9 (9.78%) Project Management
10 9 (9.78%) Data Mart
10 9 (9.78%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (8.70%) QA
11 8 (8.70%) Business Analysis
11 8 (8.70%) SC Cleared
11 8 (8.70%) Security Cleared
11 8 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (7.61%) Business Intelligence

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 (4.35%) WebSphere
1 4 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.26%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.09%) SAS
3 1 (1.09%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.09%) SAP Portal
3 1 (1.09%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (10.87%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.43%) MS Office
3 4 (4.35%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.26%) MS Project
5 2 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.09%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (4.35%) TRIRIGA
2 2 (2.17%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.17%) SAP HR
2 2 (2.17%) SAP PM
3 1 (1.09%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.09%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.09%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (1.09%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.09%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.09%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 13 (14.13%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (10.87%) Oracle Database
4 9 (9.78%) Data Mart
4 9 (9.78%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (6.52%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.26%) BusinessObjects XI
7 2 (2.17%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.17%) PowerCenter
7 2 (2.17%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.09%) FileMaker
8 1 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.09%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.09%) MS Access
8 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.09%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (1.09%) ZAP BI
8 1 (1.09%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (9.78%) Toad
2 2 (2.17%) JIRA
2 2 (2.17%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.09%) JDeveloper
3 1 (1.09%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.09%) Selenium
General
1 31 (33.70%) Finance
2 7 (7.61%) Banking
3 4 (4.35%) Retail
3 4 (4.35%) Investment Banking
3 4 (4.35%) Military
4 3 (3.26%) Automotive
4 3 (3.26%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.09%) Legal
5 1 (1.09%) Front Office
5 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.09%) Private Banking
5 1 (1.09%) German Language
5 1 (1.09%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 41 (44.57%) Analyst
2 16 (17.39%) Business Analyst
2 16 (17.39%) Test Analyst
3 12 (13.04%) Developer
4 9 (9.78%) Oracle Developer
5 8 (8.70%) Project Manager
6 7 (7.61%) Tester
6 7 (7.61%) Architect
6 7 (7.61%) Consultant
7 6 (6.52%) Oracle Data Warehouse Developer
7 6 (6.52%) Data Analyst
7 6 (6.52%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 5 (5.43%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.35%) CRM Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.35%) CRM Architect
9 4 (4.35%) SAP Consultant
10 3 (3.26%) Systems Tester
10 3 (3.26%) Coordinator
10 3 (3.26%) UAT Tester
10 3 (3.26%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.35%) Silverlight
1 4 (4.35%) .NET
2 3 (3.26%) XML
3 2 (2.17%) Middleware
4 1 (1.09%) XML Messaging
4 1 (1.09%) HTML
4 1 (1.09%) J2EE
4 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.09%) CSS
4 1 (1.09%) SOAP
4 1 (1.09%) Web Services
4 1 (1.09%) Mason
4 1 (1.09%) SAP ALE
4 1 (1.09%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.09%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.09%) WCF
4 1 (1.09%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.30%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.35%) iPad
3 2 (2.17%) SCADA
3 2 (2.17%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.09%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.09%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.09%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.09%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.09%) Solaris
1 1 (1.09%) Linux
1 1 (1.09%) Android
1 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (18.48%) Test Scripting
3 11 (11.96%) System Testing
4 10 (10.87%) Integration Testing
4 10 (10.87%) PRINCE2
5 9 (9.78%) ERP
5 9 (9.78%) Project Management
6 8 (8.70%) Business Analysis
6 8 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (7.61%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (7.61%) E-Commerce
7 7 (7.61%) Waterfall
8 6 (6.52%) Software Testing
8 6 (6.52%) Project Planning
8 6 (6.52%) Data Mapping
8 6 (6.52%) CRM
8 6 (6.52%) Change Management
8 6 (6.52%) Workflow
9 5 (5.43%) ETL
9 5 (5.43%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.74%) SQL
2 10 (10.87%) PL/SQL
3 4 (4.35%) VB
4 2 (2.17%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.17%) Java
4 2 (2.17%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.09%) Assembly Language
5 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.09%) C
5 1 (1.09%) C#
5 1 (1.09%) C++
5 1 (1.09%) ABAP
5 1 (1.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (15.22%) ISEB
2 10 (10.87%) ISTQB
3 8 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.70%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (3.26%) Degree
6 2 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.09%) CCA
7 1 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.70%) QA
2 4 (4.35%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.09%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (7.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (21.74%) Oracle
2 13 (14.13%) Microsoft
3 11 (11.96%) SAP
4 10 (10.87%) Business Objects
5 6 (6.52%) IBM
6 4 (4.35%) HP
7 3 (3.26%) Trillium
8 2 (2.17%) Informatica
9 1 (1.09%) Mercator
9 1 (1.09%) Lotus
9 1 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.09%) Cognos
9 1 (1.09%) RedPrairie
9 1 (1.09%) ServiceNow