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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 37 67 40
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -27
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 93 53 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.87% 2.16% 3.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.19% 2.90% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 21 40
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£255 £350 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.14% +4.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £190 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £525 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.69% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-8.69% +21.05%
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
1791 1826 1367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.50% 74.56% 68.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1092 977 688
Average daily rate £390 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 128 61
Average hourly rate £28.69 £30.20 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -20.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Birmingham +12 24 £275 -9.83% 9
Warwickshire +12 18 £260 -20.00% 2
Coventry +11 13 £275 -31.25% 4
Walsall - 2 £550 - 1
Wolverhampton 0 1 £600 +126.41% 2
Worcestershire - 1 £350 - 1
User Acceptance Testing
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User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 42 (28.97%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (25.52%) SQL
3 34 (23.45%) SQL Server
4 32 (22.07%) Visual Studio
5 25 (17.24%) Manufacturing
6 24 (16.55%) Finance
6 24 (16.55%) Test Scripting
7 20 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (13.79%) XML
7 20 (13.79%) Oracle
8 19 (13.10%) Business Analysis
9 18 (12.41%) Integration Testing
10 17 (11.72%) System Testing
10 17 (11.72%) ISEB
10 17 (11.72%) Project Management
11 16 (11.03%) MS Excel
11 16 (11.03%) Test Strategy
12 15 (10.34%) Migration
12 15 (10.34%) Software Testing
13 14 (9.66%) C#
14 13 (8.97%) SAP
14 13 (8.97%) Web Services
14 13 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (8.97%) System Integration Testing
15 12 (8.28%) Oracle Database
15 12 (8.28%) Waterfall
15 12 (8.28%) Linux
15 12 (8.28%) COBOL
15 12 (8.28%) Eclipse
15 12 (8.28%) Dreamweaver

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 8 (5.52%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.76%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.38%) CMS
4 1 (0.69%) PegaRULES
4 1 (0.69%) Lync
4 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.69%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (11.03%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.07%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.07%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.38%) MS Project
4 1 (0.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.38%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.38%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.69%) Magento
2 1 (0.69%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.69%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 1 (0.69%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.69%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.69%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.69%) SAP Retail
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.69%) Office 365
1 1 (0.69%) Google Compute Engine
1 1 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.76%) Internet
2 2 (1.38%) DNS
3 1 (0.69%) SAN
3 1 (0.69%) WAN
3 1 (0.69%) MPLS
3 1 (0.69%) Firewall
3 1 (0.69%) Cisco ICM
3 1 (0.69%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.69%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (23.45%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.28%) Oracle Database
3 8 (5.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (5.52%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (3.45%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.76%) SAP BW
5 4 (2.76%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (2.76%) MS Access
6 3 (2.07%) SAP BI
7 2 (1.38%) OLAP
7 2 (1.38%) OLAP Cube
7 2 (1.38%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.69%) SSDT
8 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 32 (22.07%) Visual Studio
2 12 (8.28%) Eclipse
2 12 (8.28%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (1.38%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (1.38%) JIRA
4 1 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.69%) Juju
4 1 (0.69%) LoadRunner
General
1 25 (17.24%) Manufacturing
2 24 (16.55%) Finance
3 9 (6.21%) Retail
4 8 (5.52%) Banking
5 3 (2.07%) Automotive
6 2 (1.38%) Billing
7 1 (0.69%) Local Government
7 1 (0.69%) Marketing
7 1 (0.69%) Legal
7 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 60 (41.38%) Analyst
2 36 (24.83%) Developer
3 29 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 23 (15.86%) Business Analyst
5 17 (11.72%) Test Manager
6 12 (8.28%) COBOL Developer
7 10 (6.90%) Consultant
8 7 (4.83%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.83%) Configuration Management Analyst
8 7 (4.83%) Configuration Analyst
9 6 (4.14%) Technical Test Analyst
9 6 (4.14%) .NET Developer
9 6 (4.14%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (3.45%) Architect
10 5 (3.45%) AWS Developer
11 4 (2.76%) Tester
11 4 (2.76%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (2.76%) Salesforce.com Consultant
11 4 (2.76%) Test Leader
12 3 (2.07%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.79%) XML
2 13 (8.97%) Web Services
3 8 (5.52%) .NET
4 5 (3.45%) XML Messaging
5 3 (2.07%) SAP PI
6 1 (0.69%) Middleware
6 1 (0.69%) VXML
6 1 (0.69%) XMPP
6 1 (0.69%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.69%) WCF
6 1 (0.69%) jQuery
6 1 (0.69%) J2EE
6 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.69%) EJB
6 1 (0.69%) CSS
6 1 (0.69%) JSP
6 1 (0.69%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.52%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.07%) EPoS
3 3 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.38%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.69%) NHS
5 1 (0.69%) SCADA
5 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.69%) CMDB
5 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.69%) User Experience
5 1 (0.69%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.28%) Linux
1 12 (8.28%) SUSE
2 2 (1.38%) UNIX
2 2 (1.38%) Windows
3 1 (0.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (28.97%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (16.55%) Test Scripting
3 20 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (13.10%) Business Analysis
5 18 (12.41%) Integration Testing
6 17 (11.72%) Project Management
6 17 (11.72%) System Testing
7 16 (11.03%) Test Strategy
8 15 (10.34%) Migration
8 15 (10.34%) Software Testing
9 13 (8.97%) System Integration Testing
10 12 (8.28%) Waterfall
11 11 (7.59%) Change Management
12 10 (6.90%) ITIL
12 10 (6.90%) PRINCE2
12 10 (6.90%) UML
12 10 (6.90%) Validation
12 10 (6.90%) Data Migration
13 9 (6.21%) Use Case
13 9 (6.21%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 37 (25.52%) SQL
2 14 (9.66%) C#
3 12 (8.28%) COBOL
4 6 (4.14%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.76%) Java
6 3 (2.07%) ABAP
7 1 (0.69%) VBA
7 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.69%) C
7 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (11.72%) ISEB
2 11 (7.59%) ISTQB
3 6 (4.14%) Degree
4 3 (2.07%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.07%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.69%) CISSP
6 1 (0.69%) CISA
6 1 (0.69%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.52%) QA
2 6 (4.14%) Data Quality
2 6 (4.14%) SLA
3 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.69%) vSphere
2 1 (0.69%) vCloud
2 1 (0.69%) Docker
2 1 (0.69%) LXC
Systems Management
1 9 (6.21%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.69%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.69%) SCCM
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.69%) OpenView
3 1 (0.69%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.69%) Puppet
3 1 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.69%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (13.79%) Oracle
2 13 (8.97%) SAP
3 12 (8.28%) Micro Focus
4 8 (5.52%) Microsoft
5 7 (4.83%) HP
6 6 (4.14%) JDA
7 5 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (3.45%) RedPrairie
8 3 (2.07%) Northgate
9 2 (1.38%) Oneserve
9 2 (1.38%) VMware
9 2 (1.38%) Kronos
9 2 (1.38%) JD Edwards
9 2 (1.38%) Actuate
10 1 (0.69%) Ariba
10 1 (0.69%) BMC
10 1 (0.69%) Trillium
10 1 (0.69%) Cisco
10 1 (0.69%) Sage
10 1 (0.69%) Apple
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