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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 66 37 46
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +9
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 54 80 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.23% 4.08% 2.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% 6.13% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 41 27
Average daily rate
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£365 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £288 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £423 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £345
% change year-on-year
+4.32% -2.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Average hourly rate £23.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+21.05% -24.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1772 1304 1554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 73.19% 66.43% 68.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 943 654 748
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 54 66
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.50 £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 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 25 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 25 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 -21 15 £310 -8.82% 7
Warwickshire -4 8 £325 +8.51%
Coventry -11 6 £400 +3.22%
Staffordshire +6 2 £275 -4.34%
Worcestershire - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 23 (24.21%) Finance
2 18 (18.95%) SAP
3 17 (17.89%) Business Analysis
4 16 (16.84%) Integration Testing
4 16 (16.84%) Test Scripting
5 15 (15.79%) ISTQB
5 15 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 15 (15.79%) ISEB
6 13 (13.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (13.68%) SQL
6 13 (13.68%) Test Strategy
7 12 (12.63%) ERP
8 11 (11.58%) Oracle
9 10 (10.53%) SQL Server
9 10 (10.53%) Change Management
9 10 (10.53%) SC Cleared
9 10 (10.53%) Security Cleared
10 9 (9.47%) TRIRIGA
10 9 (9.47%) Relational Database
10 9 (9.47%) Project Management
10 9 (9.47%) MS Excel
11 8 (8.42%) Java
11 8 (8.42%) MS Office
11 8 (8.42%) Dynamics AX
12 7 (7.37%) Software Testing
12 7 (7.37%) Banking
12 7 (7.37%) Time Management
12 7 (7.37%) Test Management
12 7 (7.37%) Shell Script
12 7 (7.37%) Manufacturing

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 (4.21%) WebLogic
1 4 (4.21%) Apache
1 4 (4.21%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.11%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (9.47%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.42%) MS Office
3 2 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.05%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (9.47%) TRIRIGA
2 8 (8.42%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (4.21%) SAP PM
4 3 (3.16%) SAP SD
4 3 (3.16%) SAP CS
5 2 (2.11%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (2.11%) SAP BPC
5 2 (2.11%) SAP CRM
6 1 (1.05%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (1.05%) SAP CO
6 1 (1.05%) ENOVIA
6 1 (1.05%) SAP FI
6 1 (1.05%) SAP MM
6 1 (1.05%) SAP WM
6 1 (1.05%) Retail-J
6 1 (1.05%) SAP SRM
6 1 (1.05%) SAP ERP
6 1 (1.05%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.21%) LDAP
1 4 (4.21%) SSL
2 2 (2.11%) Internet
2 2 (2.11%) MPLS
2 2 (2.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.47%) Relational Database
3 7 (7.37%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (6.32%) Data Mart
5 5 (5.26%) Oracle Database
5 5 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (4.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (4.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (3.16%) ZAP BI
8 2 (2.11%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (2.11%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (2.11%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.11%) PowerCenter
8 2 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (2.11%) MS Access
9 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Toad
2 1 (1.05%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.05%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.05%) Selenium
General
1 23 (24.21%) Finance
2 7 (7.37%) Manufacturing
2 7 (7.37%) Banking
3 6 (6.32%) Automotive
3 6 (6.32%) Investment Banking
4 5 (5.26%) Retail
5 4 (4.21%) Private Banking
6 3 (3.16%) Marketing
6 3 (3.16%) Billing
7 2 (2.11%) Military
8 1 (1.05%) Advertising
8 1 (1.05%) Legal
8 1 (1.05%) Front Office
8 1 (1.05%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 43 (45.26%) Analyst
2 21 (22.11%) Business Analyst
3 14 (14.74%) Test Analyst
4 10 (10.53%) Test Manager
5 8 (8.42%) Developer
5 8 (8.42%) Consultant
6 7 (7.37%) SAP Consultant
7 5 (5.26%) Project Manager
7 5 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
8 4 (4.21%) Tester
8 4 (4.21%) NHS Business Analyst
9 3 (3.16%) SAP PM Consultant
9 3 (3.16%) Architect
9 3 (3.16%) Systems Analyst
10 2 (2.11%) Technical Analyst
10 2 (2.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 2 (2.11%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 2 (2.11%) Informatica Developer
10 2 (2.11%) SAP SD Consultant
10 2 (2.11%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.21%) HTML
1 4 (4.21%) .NET
2 3 (3.16%) WCF
2 3 (3.16%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.16%) Mason
3 2 (2.11%) J2EE
4 1 (1.05%) jQuery
4 1 (1.05%) CSS
4 1 (1.05%) XML
4 1 (1.05%) SAP ALE
4 1 (1.05%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.21%) NHS
3 3 (3.16%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.11%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.05%) EPoS
5 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.26%) Linux
2 4 (4.21%) SUSE
2 4 (4.21%) Solaris
3 3 (3.16%) Windows
4 2 (2.11%) UNIX
4 2 (2.11%) VMS
5 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.89%) Business Analysis
2 16 (16.84%) Integration Testing
2 16 (16.84%) Test Scripting
3 13 (13.68%) Test Strategy
3 13 (13.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (12.63%) ERP
5 10 (10.53%) Change Management
6 9 (9.47%) Project Management
7 7 (7.37%) Software Testing
7 7 (7.37%) Test Management
7 7 (7.37%) Time Management
8 6 (6.32%) System Testing
8 6 (6.32%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (6.32%) Web Development
8 6 (6.32%) Use Case
8 6 (6.32%) Data Modelling
9 5 (5.26%) ITIL
9 5 (5.26%) GAP Analysis
9 5 (5.26%) Information Management
9 5 (5.26%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.68%) SQL
2 8 (8.42%) Java
3 7 (7.37%) Shell Script
4 5 (5.26%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.16%) C#
5 3 (3.16%) VB
5 3 (3.16%) Progress 4GL
6 2 (2.11%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.05%) VBScript
7 1 (1.05%) C
7 1 (1.05%) C++
7 1 (1.05%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.05%) PHP
7 1 (1.05%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.05%) ABAP
7 1 (1.05%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (15.79%) ISEB
1 15 (15.79%) ISTQB
2 10 (10.53%) SC Cleared
2 10 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.26%) Degree
4 3 (3.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.05%) CCA
6 1 (1.05%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.05%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (6.32%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.21%) CA SiteMinder
3 1 (1.05%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (18.95%) SAP
2 15 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 11 (11.58%) Oracle
4 6 (6.32%) HP
5 5 (5.26%) Business Objects
5 5 (5.26%) IBM
6 4 (4.21%) Sun
6 4 (4.21%) CA
7 3 (3.16%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (3.16%) Progress
8 2 (2.11%) Cognos
8 2 (2.11%) Informatica
8 2 (2.11%) Citrix
9 1 (1.05%) Ariba
9 1 (1.05%) JD Edwards
9 1 (1.05%) RedPrairie
9 1 (1.05%) Siebel
9 1 (1.05%) PeopleSoft
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