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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 38 58 47
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -11
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 90 62 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.62% 2.45% 3.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.85% 3.37% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 28 42
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£300 £340 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +7.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £215 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £346 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+6.02% +15.27%
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
1854 1839 1418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.55% 72.63% 68.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1108 964 739
Average daily rate £395 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 130 60
Average hourly rate £30.50 £29.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.52% -0.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.87 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 +6 22 £375 +18.11% 9
Warwickshire +10 17 £268 -28.66% 2
Coventry +8 12 £300 -25.00% 3
Walsall - 2 £550 - 1
Wolverhampton +3 1 £600 +112.38% 1
Worcestershire - 1 £350 -
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 48 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (26.97%) SQL
3 38 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 35 (23.03%) Visual Studio
5 29 (19.08%) Test Scripting
6 27 (17.76%) Finance
6 27 (17.76%) Manufacturing
7 24 (15.79%) XML
8 20 (13.16%) Integration Testing
9 19 (12.50%) ISEB
10 18 (11.84%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (11.18%) Oracle
11 17 (11.18%) System Testing
11 17 (11.18%) Test Strategy
12 16 (10.53%) Business Analysis
13 15 (9.87%) MS Excel
13 15 (9.87%) C#
13 15 (9.87%) Software Testing
14 14 (9.21%) Web Services
14 14 (9.21%) Migration
14 14 (9.21%) Waterfall
14 14 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
14 14 (9.21%) System Integration Testing
15 13 (8.55%) Project Management
15 13 (8.55%) SAP
15 13 (8.55%) ISTQB
16 12 (7.89%) COBOL
16 12 (7.89%) Linux
16 12 (7.89%) Eclipse
16 12 (7.89%) Dreamweaver

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 9 (5.92%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.32%) CMS
4 1 (0.66%) PegaRULES
4 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.66%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (9.87%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.63%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.32%) MS Office
4 1 (0.66%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.32%) SAP IS-U
1 2 (1.32%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (1.32%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.66%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.66%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.66%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.66%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.66%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.66%) Office 365
1 1 (0.66%) Google Compute Engine
1 1 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.63%) Internet
2 1 (0.66%) Firewall
2 1 (0.66%) DNS
2 1 (0.66%) SAN
2 1 (0.66%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.89%) Oracle Database
3 10 (6.58%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (5.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (3.95%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (3.95%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.29%) SAP BW
7 4 (2.63%) MS Access
8 3 (1.97%) SAP BI
9 2 (1.32%) OLAP
9 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.32%) SAP HANA
9 2 (1.32%) OLAP Cube
10 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.66%) ZAP BI
10 1 (0.66%) SSDT
10 1 (0.66%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.66%) DB2
Development Applications
1 35 (23.03%) Visual Studio
2 12 (7.89%) Eclipse
2 12 (7.89%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (1.97%) JIRA
4 1 (0.66%) Selenium
4 1 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.66%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.66%) Juju
4 1 (0.66%) LoadRunner
General
1 27 (17.76%) Manufacturing
1 27 (17.76%) Finance
2 8 (5.26%) Banking
2 8 (5.26%) Retail
3 3 (1.97%) Billing
3 3 (1.97%) Automotive
4 2 (1.32%) Legal
5 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.66%) Local Government
5 1 (0.66%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 68 (44.74%) Analyst
2 37 (24.34%) Developer
3 32 (21.05%) Test Analyst
4 28 (18.42%) Business Analyst
5 16 (10.53%) Test Manager
6 12 (7.89%) COBOL Developer
7 9 (5.92%) Consultant
7 9 (5.92%) .NET Developer
8 7 (4.61%) Configuration Management Analyst
8 7 (4.61%) Configuration Analyst
9 6 (3.95%) Technical Test Analyst
9 6 (3.95%) UAT Analyst
9 6 (3.95%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (3.29%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.29%) Tester
10 5 (3.29%) UAT Test Analyst
10 5 (3.29%) AWS Developer
11 4 (2.63%) Test Leader
11 4 (2.63%) Salesforce.com Consultant
11 4 (2.63%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.79%) XML
2 14 (9.21%) Web Services
3 11 (7.24%) .NET
4 7 (4.61%) XML Messaging
5 3 (1.97%) SAP PI
6 2 (1.32%) jQuery
6 2 (1.32%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.32%) CSS
7 1 (0.66%) JSP
7 1 (0.66%) Servlets
7 1 (0.66%) Middleware
7 1 (0.66%) EJB
7 1 (0.66%) J2EE
7 1 (0.66%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.66%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.95%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.63%) EPoS
4 3 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.32%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.32%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.66%) CMDB
6 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.66%) SCADA
6 1 (0.66%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.66%) NHS
6 1 (0.66%) User Experience
6 1 (0.66%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.66%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.89%) Linux
1 12 (7.89%) SUSE
2 2 (1.32%) Windows 7
2 2 (1.32%) Windows
3 1 (0.66%) UNIX
3 1 (0.66%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.66%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (19.08%) Test Scripting
3 20 (13.16%) Integration Testing
4 18 (11.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (11.18%) System Testing
5 17 (11.18%) Test Strategy
6 16 (10.53%) Business Analysis
7 15 (9.87%) Software Testing
8 14 (9.21%) Migration
8 14 (9.21%) Waterfall
8 14 (9.21%) System Integration Testing
9 13 (8.55%) Project Management
10 11 (7.24%) Data Migration
11 10 (6.58%) Change Management
11 10 (6.58%) Use Case
12 9 (5.92%) Validation
12 9 (5.92%) ITIL
12 9 (5.92%) UML
12 9 (5.92%) CRM
12 9 (5.92%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 41 (26.97%) SQL
2 15 (9.87%) C#
3 12 (7.89%) COBOL
4 6 (3.95%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.63%) Java
6 3 (1.97%) ABAP
7 1 (0.66%) VBA
7 1 (0.66%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (12.50%) ISEB
2 13 (8.55%) ISTQB
3 6 (3.95%) Degree
3 6 (3.95%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.95%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.61%) QA
2 6 (3.95%) Data Quality
2 6 (3.95%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.66%) vCloud
1 1 (0.66%) Docker
1 1 (0.66%) LXC
Systems Management
1 11 (7.24%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.66%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.66%) SCCM
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.66%) OpenView
3 1 (0.66%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.66%) Puppet
3 1 (0.66%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (11.18%) Oracle
2 13 (8.55%) SAP
3 12 (7.89%) Micro Focus
4 6 (3.95%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.95%) HP
5 5 (3.29%) JDA
5 5 (3.29%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (2.63%) RedPrairie
7 3 (1.97%) Northgate
8 2 (1.32%) Oneserve
8 2 (1.32%) JD Edwards
8 2 (1.32%) Kronos
9 1 (0.66%) Sage
9 1 (0.66%) Apple
9 1 (0.66%) Ariba
9 1 (0.66%) BMC
9 1 (0.66%) Google
9 1 (0.66%) Pega
9 1 (0.66%) Remedy
9 1 (0.66%) VMware
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