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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 76 54 42
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -12
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 43 51 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.81% 2.78% 3.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.59% 4.06% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 41
Average daily rate £361 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.46% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £256 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.05% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 £37.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.89% +27.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £35.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-42.95% +36.53%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1661 1256 1419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.85% 68.56% 62.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 866 606 672
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 94 66
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £15.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.15 £37.80 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -7 15 £400 +33.33% 4
Warwickshire -1 6 £275 -16.66%
Coventry -13 4 £356 -10.93% 1
Solihull -8 2 £306 - 1
Staffordshire -1 1 - - 2
Wolverhampton -10 1 - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 32 (28.32%) SAP
2 25 (22.12%) SQL
3 23 (20.35%) ISEB
4 22 (19.47%) CRM
4 22 (19.47%) Test Scripting
5 21 (18.58%) JavaScript
5 21 (18.58%) Migration
6 19 (16.81%) .NET
7 18 (15.93%) MS Office
7 18 (15.93%) ISTQB
8 16 (14.16%) Front Office
8 16 (14.16%) Integration Testing
9 15 (13.27%) SQL Server
10 14 (12.39%) Billing
10 14 (12.39%) Finance
10 14 (12.39%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (12.39%) Northgate
11 13 (11.50%) MS Visio
12 12 (10.62%) Microsoft
12 12 (10.62%) WCF
13 11 (9.73%) System Testing
13 11 (9.73%) Software Testing
13 11 (9.73%) Business Analysis
13 11 (9.73%) Test Strategy
13 11 (9.73%) HP
13 11 (9.73%) ABAP
13 11 (9.73%) MS Excel
14 10 (8.85%) Project Management
14 10 (8.85%) Retail
14 10 (8.85%) Management Information System

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (5.31%) IIS
2 4 (3.54%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (2.65%) SAS
4 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (15.93%) MS Office
2 13 (11.50%) MS Visio
3 11 (9.73%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (8.85%) SAP IS-U
2 7 (6.19%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (4.42%) TRIRIGA
4 4 (3.54%) SAP PM
5 3 (2.65%) SAP CS
5 3 (2.65%) SAP HR
5 3 (2.65%) SAP SD
5 3 (2.65%) Retail-J
6 2 (1.77%) SAP BPC
6 2 (1.77%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.88%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.88%) SAP WM
7 1 (0.88%) SAP EWM
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.88%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.31%) Internet
2 3 (2.65%) SMTP
2 3 (2.65%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.65%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.77%) Base SAS
3 2 (1.77%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 2 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.88%) MS Access
4 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.88%) Data Mart
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (5.31%) Selenium
1 6 (5.31%) QuickTest Pro
1 6 (5.31%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.88%) TestDirector
General
1 16 (14.16%) Front Office
2 14 (12.39%) Billing
2 14 (12.39%) Finance
3 10 (8.85%) Retail
4 6 (5.31%) Banking
5 4 (3.54%) Automotive
6 3 (2.65%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.77%) Marketing
7 2 (1.77%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.77%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.88%) Legal
8 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.88%) Military
8 1 (0.88%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (46.02%) Analyst
2 19 (16.81%) Developer
2 19 (16.81%) Test Analyst
3 17 (15.04%) Consultant
4 15 (13.27%) Business Analyst
4 15 (13.27%) SAP Consultant
5 14 (12.39%) Programmer
5 14 (12.39%) Analyst Programmer
6 9 (7.96%) Junior
7 8 (7.08%) Test Manager
8 7 (6.19%) SAP ISU Consultant
9 6 (5.31%) Junior Developer
10 4 (3.54%) Junior Programmer
10 4 (3.54%) Senior Programmer
10 4 (3.54%) Junior Analyst
10 4 (3.54%) Dynamics AX Developer
10 4 (3.54%) Senior Analyst Programmer
10 4 (3.54%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (3.54%) Junior Analyst Programmer
11 3 (2.65%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.81%) .NET
2 12 (10.62%) WCF
3 6 (5.31%) Web Services
4 5 (4.42%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.54%) HTML5
5 4 (3.54%) REST
5 4 (3.54%) HTML
5 4 (3.54%) SOAP
6 3 (2.65%) JMS
6 3 (2.65%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.88%) J2EE
7 1 (0.88%) SAP PI
7 1 (0.88%) MDX
7 1 (0.88%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.85%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.54%) EPoS
3 3 (2.65%) Clustering
4 2 (1.77%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.88%) PMI
5 1 (0.88%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.77%) UNIX
1 2 (1.77%) Linux
2 1 (0.88%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (19.47%) CRM
1 22 (19.47%) Test Scripting
2 21 (18.58%) Migration
3 16 (14.16%) Integration Testing
4 14 (12.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (9.73%) System Testing
5 11 (9.73%) Software Testing
5 11 (9.73%) Business Analysis
5 11 (9.73%) Test Strategy
6 10 (8.85%) Project Management
7 8 (7.08%) ERP
8 7 (6.19%) Data Modelling
8 7 (6.19%) Test Management
9 6 (5.31%) Time Management
9 6 (5.31%) Quality Management
9 6 (5.31%) Change Management
10 5 (4.42%) Data Migration
10 5 (4.42%) Information Management
10 5 (4.42%) Data Analysis
10 5 (4.42%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 25 (22.12%) SQL
2 21 (18.58%) JavaScript
3 11 (9.73%) ABAP
4 7 (6.19%) C#
5 6 (5.31%) Java
6 5 (4.42%) VB
6 5 (4.42%) X++
7 4 (3.54%) VBScript
8 2 (1.77%) SAS Macro
8 2 (1.77%) MATLAB
8 2 (1.77%) Progress 4GL
8 2 (1.77%) C
8 2 (1.77%) C++
9 1 (0.88%) PHP
9 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (20.35%) ISEB
2 18 (15.93%) ISTQB
3 6 (5.31%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.31%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.42%) Degree
5 1 (0.88%) HND
5 1 (0.88%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.31%) QA
2 3 (2.65%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.88%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.88%) SLA
Systems Management
1 9 (7.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (28.32%) SAP
2 14 (12.39%) Northgate
3 12 (10.62%) Microsoft
4 11 (9.73%) HP
5 5 (4.42%) Oracle
6 3 (2.65%) Cognos
7 2 (1.77%) IBM
7 2 (1.77%) Progress
8 1 (0.88%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.88%) Siebel
8 1 (0.88%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.88%) Ariba
8 1 (0.88%) RedPrairie
8 1 (0.88%) Pega