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 June 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.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 37 40
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 21 35 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.48% 4.29% 3.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.26% 5.17% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 22 17
Median daily rate £413 £356 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.78% +29.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £330 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £411 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year +11.11% -9.09%  

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 493 677 587
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 81.62% 83.07% 77.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 475 393
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 13
Median hourly rate £14.22 £25.00 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.14% -47.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.16 £12.43 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £42.50 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 10 (25.00%) Migration
2 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (22.50%) Test Scripting
3 8 (20.00%) Banking
4 7 (17.50%) Oracle
5 6 (15.00%) SQL
5 6 (15.00%) Retail
5 6 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (15.00%) Retail Banking
6 5 (12.50%) Finance
6 5 (12.50%) Change Management
6 5 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 5 (12.50%) Project Management
6 5 (12.50%) ISEB
6 5 (12.50%) Manual Testing
7 4 (10.00%) Test Automation
7 4 (10.00%) Test Strategy
7 4 (10.00%) Defect Management
7 4 (10.00%) HTML
7 4 (10.00%) Windows
7 4 (10.00%) CSS
8 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Excel
8 3 (7.50%) Web Services
8 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
8 3 (7.50%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (7.50%) Scrum
8 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (7.50%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (7.50%) SaaS

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring 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 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (5.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.50%) Confluence
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle 10gAS
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.50%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) SaaS
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.00%) Office 365
3 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.50%) IaaS
3 1 (2.50%) PaaS
3 1 (2.50%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 1 (2.50%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) Skype
2 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Discoverer
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.50%) OLAP
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.00%) JIRA
1 2 (5.00%) Toad
2 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.50%) Grunt
2 1 (2.50%) gulp
2 1 (2.50%) Jasmine
2 1 (2.50%) Mocha
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.50%) Subversion
2 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (20.00%) Banking
2 6 (15.00%) Retail
2 6 (15.00%) Retail Banking
3 5 (12.50%) Finance
4 2 (5.00%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.50%) Automotive
5 1 (2.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Analyst
2 8 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 6 (15.00%) Business Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Test Leader
5 4 (10.00%) Test Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Report Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Administrator
7 2 (5.00%) Applications Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Oracle Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Programme Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Programme Test Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Scrum Master
7 2 (5.00%) SharePoint Administrator
7 2 (5.00%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (5.00%) SQL Reporting Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) SSRS Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Test Programme Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) CSS
1 4 (10.00%) HTML
2 3 (7.50%) Web Services
3 2 (5.00%) .NET
3 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.00%) jQuery
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (5.00%) REST
3 2 (5.00%) SOAP
4 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (2.50%) Behat
4 1 (2.50%) CSS3
4 1 (2.50%) Entity Framework
4 1 (2.50%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (2.50%) Mason
4 1 (2.50%) Sass
4 1 (2.50%) Twig
4 1 (2.50%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) CMDB
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.50%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.50%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.50%) Android
3 1 (2.50%) HPUX
3 1 (2.50%) Linux
3 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.50%) Unix
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Migration
2 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (22.50%) Test Scripting
3 5 (12.50%) Change Management
3 5 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 5 (12.50%) Project Management
3 5 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 4 (10.00%) Defect Management
4 4 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (7.50%) Data Migration
5 3 (7.50%) Scrum
5 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (7.50%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (7.50%) System Testing
6 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (5.00%) Validation
6 2 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) SQL
2 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.50%) C#
3 1 (2.50%) F#
3 1 (2.50%) Java
3 1 (2.50%) PHP
3 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) ISEB
2 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) GxP
2 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) Solvency II
2 1 (2.50%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) Oracle
2 3 (7.50%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.00%) SAP
4 1 (2.50%) Ariba
4 1 (2.50%) Avaya
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco
4 1 (2.50%) HP
4 1 (2.50%) IBM
4 1 (2.50%) Informatica
4 1 (2.50%) NICE Systems
4 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.50%) VMware