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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 75 72 51
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -21
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 43 41 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.67% 1.88% 2.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 2.67% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 19 17
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 8
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £22.38 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-15.53% -34.19%
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
1843 1534 1303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 71.49% 70.27% 70.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1072 790 621
Average daily rate £388 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 78 117
Average hourly rate £29.00 £31.75 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.66% -3.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £10.00 £15.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £155.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 March 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 30 March 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
Warwickshire -1 11 £318 +5.83% 1
Birmingham -12 9 £463 +15.62% 9
Coventry +1 7 £298 -15.00% 3
Staffordshire - 3 £400 -
Solihull +6 2 £400 +30.61% 1
Walsall -1 1 £310 -
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Dudley - - - -
User Acceptance Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 26 (33.33%) Finance
2 17 (21.79%) Business Analysis
3 16 (20.51%) ISEB
4 15 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (17.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (17.95%) Project Management
5 14 (17.95%) PRINCE2
6 13 (16.67%) SQL
6 13 (16.67%) ISTQB
7 12 (15.38%) Microsoft
8 11 (14.10%) Change Management
8 11 (14.10%) MS Excel
8 11 (14.10%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (12.82%) Project Planning
9 10 (12.82%) Oracle
10 9 (11.54%) HP
10 9 (11.54%) Integration Testing
10 9 (11.54%) Waterfall
11 8 (10.26%) Test Scripting
11 8 (10.26%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (10.26%) Degree
12 7 (8.97%) QA
12 7 (8.97%) Unit Testing
12 7 (8.97%) ERP
12 7 (8.97%) Migration
13 6 (7.69%) System Testing
13 6 (7.69%) Test Management
14 5 (6.41%) Software Testing
14 5 (6.41%) RedPrairie
14 5 (6.41%) Test Strategy

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 4 (5.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.28%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.28%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (14.10%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.41%) MS Project
3 4 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.85%) MS Office
4 3 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (2.56%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.28%) SAP Retail
2 1 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.28%) Magento
2 1 (1.28%) SAP PP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.28%) WAN
1 1 (1.28%) DNS
1 1 (1.28%) Intranet
1 1 (1.28%) MPLS
1 1 (1.28%) Cisco ICM
1 1 (1.28%) Unified Communications
1 1 (1.28%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.13%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.28%) SSDT
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.28%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.28%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.28%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.28%) JIRA
2 1 (1.28%) Selenium
General
1 26 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (6.41%) Banking
3 4 (5.13%) Retail
3 4 (5.13%) Military
4 1 (1.28%) Billing
4 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Private Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.28%) Automotive
4 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (47.44%) Analyst
2 18 (23.08%) Test Analyst
3 15 (19.23%) Business Analyst
4 12 (15.38%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.69%) Test Manager
6 5 (6.41%) Agile Project Manager
7 4 (5.13%) Senior Project Manager
7 4 (5.13%) Consultant
7 4 (5.13%) Senior Manager
8 3 (3.85%) Tester
8 3 (3.85%) Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Coordinator
8 3 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Test Coordinator
8 3 (3.85%) Data Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) SAP Consultant
8 3 (3.85%) SAP Support
8 3 (3.85%) UAT Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Data Quality Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.85%) XML
1 3 (3.85%) Middleware
1 3 (3.85%) XML Messaging
2 2 (2.56%) .NET
2 2 (2.56%) Web Services
3 1 (1.28%) EDI
3 1 (1.28%) XMPP
3 1 (1.28%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.28%) VXML
3 1 (1.28%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.10%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.85%) Data Conversion
3 2 (2.56%) User Experience
4 1 (1.28%) PMI
4 1 (1.28%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.28%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.28%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.56%) UNIX
2 1 (1.28%) Windows
2 1 (1.28%) Solaris
2 1 (1.28%) Linux
2 1 (1.28%) Android
2 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (21.79%) Business Analysis
2 15 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (17.95%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (17.95%) PRINCE2
3 14 (17.95%) Project Management
4 11 (14.10%) Change Management
5 10 (12.82%) Project Planning
6 9 (11.54%) Integration Testing
6 9 (11.54%) Waterfall
7 8 (10.26%) Test Scripting
8 7 (8.97%) Unit Testing
8 7 (8.97%) ERP
8 7 (8.97%) Migration
9 6 (7.69%) System Testing
9 6 (7.69%) Test Management
10 5 (6.41%) Test Strategy
10 5 (6.41%) Risk Management
10 5 (6.41%) Software Testing
10 5 (6.41%) UML
10 5 (6.41%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.67%) SQL
2 3 (3.85%) ABAP
3 2 (2.56%) Java
4 1 (1.28%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.28%) VB
4 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.28%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (20.51%) ISEB
2 13 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 8 (10.26%) Degree
4 4 (5.13%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.13%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.28%) CISSP
6 1 (1.28%) PMP
6 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.28%) CISA
6 1 (1.28%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.97%) QA
2 3 (3.85%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.28%) SLA
3 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (10.26%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 12 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.82%) Oracle
3 9 (11.54%) HP
4 5 (6.41%) SAP
4 5 (6.41%) RedPrairie
5 4 (5.13%) JDA
6 3 (3.85%) Trillium
6 3 (3.85%) Remedy
7 2 (2.56%) Actuate
8 1 (1.28%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.28%) Cisco
8 1 (1.28%) IBM
8 1 (1.28%) ATG
8 1 (1.28%) VMware
8 1 (1.28%) hybris
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Rate: £430.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham
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Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Coventry
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Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
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Birmingham
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