The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 66 39 48
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +9
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 53 76 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.16% 3.82% 2.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.98% 5.71% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 41 27
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£350 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £280 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £423 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £23.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+21.05% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1779 1330 1528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 72.61% 66.80% 68.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 961 673 735
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 58 70
Average hourly rate £29.00 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.28% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.39 £12.75 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
User Acceptance Testing
England

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 30 July 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 30 July 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
Birmingham -20 15 £305 -11.59% 6
Warwickshire -2 8 £325 +8.51%
Coventry -10 5 £400 +3.22%
Staffordshire +5 1 £275 -4.34%
Wolverhampton - 1 £265 -
Herefordshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Solihull - - - - 1
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 24 (24.24%) Finance
2 19 (19.19%) SAP
3 17 (17.17%) Business Analysis
3 17 (17.17%) Integration Testing
4 16 (16.16%) Test Scripting
5 15 (15.15%) ISTQB
5 15 (15.15%) SQL
5 15 (15.15%) Microsoft
5 15 (15.15%) ISEB
6 13 (13.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (13.13%) ERP
6 13 (13.13%) Oracle
6 13 (13.13%) Test Strategy
7 12 (12.12%) SQL Server
8 10 (10.10%) Change Management
8 10 (10.10%) Project Management
8 10 (10.10%) Relational Database
8 10 (10.10%) SC Cleared
8 10 (10.10%) Security Cleared
9 9 (9.09%) TRIRIGA
9 9 (9.09%) MS Excel
9 9 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (8.08%) Java
10 8 (8.08%) MS Office
10 8 (8.08%) Data Mart
10 8 (8.08%) Dynamics AX
11 7 (7.07%) Software Testing
11 7 (7.07%) Banking
11 7 (7.07%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (7.07%) Oracle Database

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (4.04%) Apache
1 4 (4.04%) Tomcat
1 4 (4.04%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.02%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.01%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.01%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.08%) MS Office
3 2 (2.02%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.01%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (9.09%) TRIRIGA
2 8 (8.08%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (4.04%) SAP PM
4 3 (3.03%) SAP CS
4 3 (3.03%) SAP SD
5 2 (2.02%) SAP CRM
5 2 (2.02%) SAP BPC
5 2 (2.02%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (1.01%) ENOVIA
6 1 (1.01%) SAP CO
6 1 (1.01%) Retail-J
6 1 (1.01%) SAP SRM
6 1 (1.01%) SAP ERP
6 1 (1.01%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (1.01%) SAP FI
6 1 (1.01%) SAP MM
6 1 (1.01%) SAP WM
6 1 (1.01%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.04%) LDAP
1 4 (4.04%) SSL
2 2 (2.02%) WAN
2 2 (2.02%) MPLS
2 2 (2.02%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.10%) Relational Database
3 9 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (8.08%) Data Mart
5 7 (7.07%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (7.07%) Oracle Database
6 4 (4.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (4.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (3.03%) BusinessObjects XI
7 3 (3.03%) ZAP BI
8 2 (2.02%) MS Access
8 2 (2.02%) PowerCenter
8 2 (2.02%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (2.02%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (6.06%) Toad
2 1 (1.01%) Selenium
2 1 (1.01%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.01%) LoadRunner
General
1 24 (24.24%) Finance
2 7 (7.07%) Banking
2 7 (7.07%) Automotive
2 7 (7.07%) Manufacturing
3 6 (6.06%) Investment Banking
4 5 (5.05%) Retail
5 4 (4.04%) Private Banking
6 3 (3.03%) Billing
6 3 (3.03%) Marketing
7 2 (2.02%) Military
8 1 (1.01%) Advertising
8 1 (1.01%) Legal
8 1 (1.01%) Front Office
8 1 (1.01%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 43 (43.43%) Analyst
2 21 (21.21%) Business Analyst
3 14 (14.14%) Test Analyst
4 10 (10.10%) Test Manager
4 10 (10.10%) Developer
5 8 (8.08%) Consultant
6 7 (7.07%) Oracle Developer
6 7 (7.07%) SAP Consultant
7 5 (5.05%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.04%) Tester
8 4 (4.04%) NHS Business Analyst
8 4 (4.04%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 4 (4.04%) Oracle Data Warehouse Developer
9 3 (3.03%) SAP PM Consultant
9 3 (3.03%) Systems Analyst
9 3 (3.03%) Coordinator
9 3 (3.03%) Architect
10 2 (2.02%) Report Analyst
10 2 (2.02%) SAP SD Consultant
10 2 (2.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.04%) .NET
1 4 (4.04%) HTML
2 3 (3.03%) WCF
2 3 (3.03%) Mason
2 3 (3.03%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.02%) J2EE
4 1 (1.01%) SAP ALE
4 1 (1.01%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.01%) MDX
4 1 (1.01%) jQuery
4 1 (1.01%) CSS
4 1 (1.01%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.05%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.04%) NHS
3 3 (3.03%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.02%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.01%) SCADA
5 1 (1.01%) EPoS
5 1 (1.01%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.05%) Linux
2 4 (4.04%) Solaris
2 4 (4.04%) SUSE
3 3 (3.03%) Windows
4 2 (2.02%) UNIX
4 2 (2.02%) VMS
5 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.17%) Business Analysis
1 17 (17.17%) Integration Testing
2 16 (16.16%) Test Scripting
3 13 (13.13%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (13.13%) ERP
3 13 (13.13%) Test Strategy
4 10 (10.10%) Change Management
4 10 (10.10%) Project Management
5 7 (7.07%) Software Testing
5 7 (7.07%) Test Management
5 7 (7.07%) Time Management
6 6 (6.06%) Data Modelling
6 6 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (6.06%) System Testing
6 6 (6.06%) Use Case
6 6 (6.06%) Web Development
7 5 (5.05%) Information Management
7 5 (5.05%) Data Analysis
7 5 (5.05%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (5.05%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.15%) SQL
2 8 (8.08%) Java
3 7 (7.07%) Shell Script
3 7 (7.07%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.03%) Progress 4GL
4 3 (3.03%) C#
4 3 (3.03%) VB
5 2 (2.02%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.01%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.01%) VBScript
6 1 (1.01%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.01%) PHP
6 1 (1.01%) C++
6 1 (1.01%) C
6 1 (1.01%) ABAP
6 1 (1.01%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (15.15%) ISTQB
1 15 (15.15%) ISEB
2 10 (10.10%) SC Cleared
2 10 (10.10%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.05%) Degree
4 3 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.01%) CCA
6 1 (1.01%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.05%) QA
2 1 (1.01%) SLA
2 1 (1.01%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 7 (7.07%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.04%) CA SiteMinder
3 1 (1.01%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (19.19%) SAP
2 15 (15.15%) Microsoft
3 13 (13.13%) Oracle
4 7 (7.07%) Business Objects
5 6 (6.06%) HP
6 5 (5.05%) IBM
7 4 (4.04%) Sun
7 4 (4.04%) CA
8 3 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (3.03%) Progress
9 2 (2.02%) Cognos
9 2 (2.02%) Informatica
9 2 (2.02%) Citrix
10 1 (1.01%) RedPrairie
10 1 (1.01%) Ariba
10 1 (1.01%) JD Edwards
10 1 (1.01%) Siebel
10 1 (1.01%) PeopleSoft
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day excellent rate
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
West Midlands
Mason Frank
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 days ago