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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 49 41 69
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +28
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 102 92 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.42% 3.90% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.18% 5.10% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 64 16
Median daily rate £350 £238 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.36% -36.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £150 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £535 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 8
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.15 £22.00 £20.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.30 £22.00 £28.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £24.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +15.11%
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
2443 1803 1797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.84% 76.37% 76.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1465 1118 966
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 74 129
Median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £40.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing User Acceptance Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +6 35 £356 +29.54% 6
Warwickshire -8 20 £350 +34.61% 2
Coventry -7 12 £370 +119.25% 3
Staffordshire +10 7 £300 -45.45% 1
Wolverhampton +4 4 £388 -35.41% 3
Kingswinford - 2 £298 -
Solihull - 2 - -
Dudley - 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 £275 - 1
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 49 (27.07%) Test Scripting
2 46 (25.41%) Finance
3 42 (23.20%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (19.89%) SQL
5 34 (18.78%) ISEB
6 33 (18.23%) Migration
7 26 (14.36%) Data Migration
7 26 (14.36%) Analytical Skills
8 24 (13.26%) Oracle
9 21 (11.60%) SQL Server
9 21 (11.60%) Business Analysis
9 21 (11.60%) ISTQB
10 19 (10.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (10.50%) Change Management
11 18 (9.94%) Waterfall
12 17 (9.39%) ITIL
13 16 (8.84%) Six Sigma
13 16 (8.84%) Scrum
14 15 (8.29%) Project Management
14 15 (8.29%) GAP Analysis
14 15 (8.29%) Test Strategy
14 15 (8.29%) Use Case
15 14 (7.73%) System Testing
15 14 (7.73%) System Integration Testing
15 14 (7.73%) Data Warehouse
16 13 (7.18%) MS Visio
16 13 (7.18%) UML
16 13 (7.18%) User Stories
17 12 (6.63%) Test Management
17 12 (6.63%) CRM

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (4.42%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.21%) SAP Portal
3 3 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.10%) SAS
5 1 (0.55%) Captiva
5 1 (0.55%) Documentum
5 1 (0.55%) JBoss
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (7.18%) MS Visio
2 8 (4.42%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.21%) MS Office
4 4 (2.21%) MS Project
5 1 (0.55%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (4.42%) Oracle Assets
1 8 (4.42%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (4.42%) Oracle Payables
2 7 (3.87%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (3.87%) Oracle Cash Management
2 7 (3.87%) Oracle iProcurement
3 4 (2.21%) SAP HCM
3 4 (2.21%) SAP HR
3 4 (2.21%) SAP Payroll
4 3 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (1.10%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.55%) Maximo
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.55%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.55%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.21%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.31%) Internet
2 1 (0.55%) LAN
2 1 (0.55%) NAS
2 1 (0.55%) SAN
2 1 (0.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.60%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.73%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (3.87%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.31%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.76%) Big Data
5 5 (2.76%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (2.76%) QlikView
6 4 (2.21%) MS Access
7 3 (1.66%) BusinessObjects XI
7 3 (1.66%) Data Mining
7 3 (1.66%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (0.55%) Cognos Report Studio
9 1 (0.55%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.55%) GIS
9 1 (0.55%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 11 (6.08%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.21%) Dreamweaver
2 4 (2.21%) Eclipse
2 4 (2.21%) JIRA
3 3 (1.66%) HP UFT
3 3 (1.66%) Selenium
3 3 (1.66%) WinRunner
4 1 (0.55%) Toad
General
1 46 (25.41%) Finance
2 10 (5.52%) Automotive
3 7 (3.87%) Retail
4 6 (3.31%) General Ledger
4 6 (3.31%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.21%) Legal
6 2 (1.10%) Banking
6 2 (1.10%) Billing
7 1 (0.55%) Back Office
7 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.55%) Law
7 1 (0.55%) Local Government
7 1 (0.55%) Marketing
7 1 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 94 (51.93%) Analyst
2 49 (27.07%) Business Analyst
3 28 (15.47%) Test Analyst
4 24 (13.26%) Developer
5 22 (12.15%) Test Manager
6 11 (6.08%) Consultant
7 10 (5.52%) Business IT Analyst
7 10 (5.52%) IT Analyst
7 10 (5.52%) IT Business Analyst
8 9 (4.97%) UAT Manager
9 8 (4.42%) Project Manager
10 7 (3.87%) .NET Developer
10 7 (3.87%) UAT Test Manager
11 6 (3.31%) Business Systems Analyst
11 6 (3.31%) Financial Analyst
11 6 (3.31%) Systems Analyst
12 5 (2.76%) Programme Test Manager
12 5 (2.76%) SAP Analyst
12 5 (2.76%) SAP Test Analyst
12 5 (2.76%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.42%) Oracle Fusion
2 7 (3.87%) .NET
2 7 (3.87%) XML
3 4 (2.21%) Web Services
4 3 (1.66%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.66%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.66%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (1.66%) CSS
4 3 (1.66%) Entity Framework
4 3 (1.66%) jQuery
4 3 (1.66%) Middleware
5 1 (0.55%) JSON
5 1 (0.55%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.36%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.42%) Data Structures
3 5 (2.76%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.66%) Data Integration
4 3 (1.66%) e-Learning
4 3 (1.66%) EPoS
5 2 (1.10%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.10%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.10%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.10%) User Experience
5 2 (1.10%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.55%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.55%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.55%) NHS
6 1 (0.55%) PDA
6 1 (0.55%) PKI
6 1 (0.55%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.87%) Linux
1 7 (3.87%) Unix
2 4 (2.21%) Windows
3 3 (1.66%) SUSE
4 1 (0.55%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (27.07%) Test Scripting
2 42 (23.20%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (18.23%) Migration
4 26 (14.36%) Data Migration
5 21 (11.60%) Business Analysis
6 19 (10.50%) Change Management
6 19 (10.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (9.94%) Waterfall
8 17 (9.39%) ITIL
9 16 (8.84%) Scrum
9 16 (8.84%) Six Sigma
10 15 (8.29%) GAP Analysis
10 15 (8.29%) Project Management
10 15 (8.29%) Test Strategy
10 15 (8.29%) Use Case
11 14 (7.73%) System Integration Testing
11 14 (7.73%) System Testing
12 13 (7.18%) UML
12 13 (7.18%) User Stories
13 12 (6.63%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 36 (19.89%) SQL
2 6 (3.31%) C#
3 5 (2.76%) PL/SQL
4 4 (2.21%) C
4 4 (2.21%) COBOL
4 4 (2.21%) Java
5 3 (1.66%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (18.78%) ISEB
2 21 (11.60%) ISTQB
3 9 (4.97%) Security Cleared
4 8 (4.42%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (3.87%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.21%) Degree
7 3 (1.66%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (1.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (1.10%) ACCA
9 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.97%) SLA
2 6 (3.31%) QA
3 4 (2.21%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (2.76%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (5.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (13.26%) Oracle
2 12 (6.63%) SAP
3 10 (5.52%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.42%) HP
5 6 (3.31%) ServiceNow
6 4 (2.21%) Micro Focus
7 3 (1.66%) Cognos
7 3 (1.66%) IBM
7 3 (1.66%) JDA
7 3 (1.66%) Unisys
8 2 (1.10%) RedPrairie
8 2 (1.10%) Remedy
8 2 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.55%) ATG
9 1 (0.55%) EMC
9 1 (0.55%) Guidewire
9 1 (0.55%) Intel Security
9 1 (0.55%) Pega
9 1 (0.55%) Serena
9 1 (0.55%) VMware
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