The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 40 38 57
Rank change year-on-year -2 +19  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 19 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.93% 3.10% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.61% 3.80% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 5
Median daily rate £425 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £212 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £503 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £340
% change year-on-year -6.25% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £18.45
% change year-on-year +21.95% +11.11%  

User Acceptance Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 526 526 557
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 81.05% 81.55% 76.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 329 344
Median daily rate £421 £376 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.18% +0.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 17
Median hourly rate £14.63 £17.95 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.52% +5.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.63 £8.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £39.60 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing User Acceptance Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in Birmingham

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Birmingham

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Birmingham over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in Birmingham

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Birmingham

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.00%) Migration
2 8 (25.00%) HTML
2 8 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (25.00%) CSS
3 7 (21.88%) Scrum
3 7 (21.88%) Unit Testing
4 6 (18.75%) jQuery
4 6 (18.75%) REST
5 5 (15.63%) CSS3
5 5 (15.63%) Test Strategy
5 5 (15.63%) System Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Integration Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Software Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Regression Testing
5 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (15.63%) SQL
6 4 (12.50%) OO
6 4 (12.50%) XML
6 4 (12.50%) Change Management
6 4 (12.50%) JSON
6 4 (12.50%) Kanban
6 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
6 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 4 (12.50%) Open Source
6 4 (12.50%) HTML5
6 4 (12.50%) AngularJS
6 4 (12.50%) gulp
6 4 (12.50%) Front End Development
7 3 (9.38%) Protractor

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
1 3 (9.38%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) GitHub
1 3 (9.38%) Office 365
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Discoverer
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 4 (12.50%) gulp
2 3 (9.38%) JHipster
2 3 (9.38%) Protractor
3 2 (6.25%) JIRA
3 2 (6.25%) Toad
4 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.13%) Grunt
4 1 (3.13%) Jasmine
4 1 (3.13%) Mocha
4 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (9.38%) Retail
2 2 (6.25%) Banking
2 2 (6.25%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Automotive
3 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Analyst
2 9 (28.13%) Test Manager
3 8 (25.00%) Developer
4 7 (21.88%) Business Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (9.38%) Administrator
6 3 (9.38%) Angular Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Report Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) SharePoint Administrator
6 3 (9.38%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Applications Manager
7 2 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Oracle Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Oracle Business Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Programme Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Programme Test Manager
7 2 (6.25%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) SSRS Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) CSS
1 8 (25.00%) HTML
2 6 (18.75%) jQuery
2 6 (18.75%) REST
3 5 (15.63%) CSS3
4 4 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 4 (12.50%) HTML5
4 4 (12.50%) JSON
4 4 (12.50%) XML
5 3 (9.38%) Angular 2
5 3 (9.38%) Node.js
5 3 (9.38%) SOAP
5 3 (9.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (9.38%) Web Services
6 1 (3.13%) Behat
6 1 (3.13%) J2EE
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (3.13%) Sass
6 1 (3.13%) Twig
6 1 (3.13%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
1 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.13%) CMDB
2 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.13%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
1 2 (6.25%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.13%) Android
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.00%) Migration
3 7 (21.88%) Scrum
3 7 (21.88%) Unit Testing
4 5 (15.63%) Integration Testing
4 5 (15.63%) Regression Testing
4 5 (15.63%) Software Testing
4 5 (15.63%) System Testing
4 5 (15.63%) Test Strategy
5 4 (12.50%) Change Management
5 4 (12.50%) Front End Development
5 4 (12.50%) Kanban
5 4 (12.50%) OO
5 4 (12.50%) Open Source
5 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 3 (9.38%) Data Migration
6 3 (9.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Test Management
6 3 (9.38%) Test Scripting
6 3 (9.38%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (15.63%) SQL
3 1 (3.13%) Java
3 1 (3.13%) PHP
3 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) ISEB
2 1 (3.13%) IBM Certification
2 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) IFRS
1 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.13%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle
2 1 (3.13%) Ariba
2 1 (3.13%) HP
2 1 (3.13%) IBM
2 1 (3.13%) SAP