Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 6 months to 21 November 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)
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 60 54
Rank change year-on-year -11 -6 +21
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 231 312 257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.81% 3.21% 3.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.38% 3.88% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 197 175
Midlands median daily rate £390 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.65% +19.23% -7.14%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £156
90th Percentile £500 £511 £483
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 3
Midlands median hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +12.50% -13.04%
10th Percentile £25.00 £18.68 £14.20
90th Percentile £42.63 £38.88 £21.60
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year +13.64% -17.29% +26.67%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6831 8035 6631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 83.07% 82.60% 79.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4350 4909 3919
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £232
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 205 260
Midlands median hourly rate £21.37 £16.50 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.52% -10.91% +2.89%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.80 £42.67
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing User Acceptance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in the Midlands

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in the Midlands

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in the Midlands

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in the Midlands

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in the Midlands

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +20 149 £388 +6.16% 10
East Midlands -36 77 £400 -5.88% 9
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Midlands region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 61 (26.41%) Test Scripting
2 60 (25.97%) Finance
3 59 (25.54%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (15.58%) Integration Testing
5 34 (14.72%) Migration
5 34 (14.72%) Scrum
6 31 (13.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 29 (12.55%) SAP
8 28 (12.12%) Retail
9 27 (11.69%) Test Planning
9 27 (11.69%) System Integration Testing
10 24 (10.39%) ISTQB
10 24 (10.39%) Banking
11 23 (9.96%) Oracle
11 23 (9.96%) Scenario Testing
12 22 (9.52%) SQL
12 22 (9.52%) ISEB
13 20 (8.66%) Data Migration
13 20 (8.66%) ERP
14 19 (8.23%) Change Management
14 19 (8.23%) Business Analysis
14 19 (8.23%) Functional Testing
15 18 (7.79%) Manufacturing
16 17 (7.36%) Microsoft
16 17 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
16 17 (7.36%) Test Strategy
17 15 (6.49%) User Stories
17 15 (6.49%) System Testing
18 14 (6.06%) Manual Testing
18 14 (6.06%) Test Automation

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 (0.87%) Apache
1 2 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (0.87%) SharePoint
1 2 (0.87%) Skype for Business
1 2 (0.87%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.43%) Confluence
2 1 (0.43%) IIS
2 1 (0.43%) OpenEdge
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle 10gAS
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 8 (3.46%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.16%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (2.16%) Dynamics NAV
1 5 (2.16%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (2.16%) SAP ERP
2 4 (1.73%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (1.73%) SAP CO
2 4 (1.73%) SAP FI
2 4 (1.73%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (1.73%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (1.30%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.87%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.87%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.87%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.87%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.87%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.43%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.43%) Maximo
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.43%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.03%) SaaS
2 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.87%) BlazeMeter
3 2 (0.87%) GitHub
3 2 (0.87%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.87%) PaaS
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.43%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 1 (0.43%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 1 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.16%) Internet
2 4 (1.73%) LAN
3 3 (1.30%) Firewall
3 3 (1.30%) MPLS
3 3 (1.30%) Skype
4 2 (0.87%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.43%) Intranet
5 1 (0.43%) SMS
5 1 (0.43%) WAN
5 1 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.46%) Oracle Database
1 8 (3.46%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.73%) MySQL
3 4 (1.73%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (1.73%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.87%) MariaDB
4 2 (0.87%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.87%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (0.87%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (0.87%) SAP Data Services
4 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.43%) Informix
5 1 (0.43%) OLAP
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 10 (4.33%) JIRA
2 6 (2.60%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.16%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.73%) Selenium
5 2 (0.87%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.87%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.87%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.87%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.87%) JHipster
5 2 (0.87%) JMeter
5 2 (0.87%) JProfiler
5 2 (0.87%) JUnit
5 2 (0.87%) Liquibase
5 2 (0.87%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.43%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.43%) MSI
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.43%) PVCS
6 1 (0.43%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 60 (25.97%) Finance
2 28 (12.12%) Retail
3 24 (10.39%) Banking
4 18 (7.79%) Manufacturing
5 10 (4.33%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.30%) Automotive
7 2 (0.87%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.87%) Legal
7 2 (0.87%) Marketing
7 2 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.87%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.87%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.43%) Back Office
8 1 (0.43%) Billing
8 1 (0.43%) Electronics
8 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.43%) French Language
8 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 94 (40.69%) Analyst
2 45 (19.48%) Business Analyst
3 42 (18.18%) Test Analyst
4 32 (13.85%) Consultant
5 21 (9.09%) Test Leader
6 20 (8.66%) Test Manager
7 16 (6.93%) Developer
8 12 (5.19%) Project Manager
8 12 (5.19%) SAP Consultant
9 10 (4.33%) Tester
10 8 (3.46%) UAT Analyst
11 7 (3.03%) Agile Business Analyst
11 7 (3.03%) Systems Analyst
12 6 (2.60%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (2.60%) Software Analyst
12 6 (2.60%) UAT Test Analyst
13 5 (2.16%) Automation Test Analyst
13 5 (2.16%) Business Manager
13 5 (2.16%) Scrum Master
13 5 (2.16%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.06%) XML
2 12 (5.19%) CSS
3 11 (4.76%) HTML
4 7 (3.03%) HTML5
4 7 (3.03%) jQuery
5 6 (2.60%) CSS3
5 6 (2.60%) JSON
5 6 (2.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (2.16%) .NET
6 5 (2.16%) REST
6 5 (2.16%) Spring
7 4 (1.73%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.73%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.73%) Middleware
7 4 (1.73%) Node.js
7 4 (1.73%) Web Services
8 3 (1.30%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (1.30%) Natural Language Processing
8 3 (1.30%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.63%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.46%) User Experience
4 6 (2.60%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.73%) e-Learning
6 2 (0.87%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.87%) EPoS
6 2 (0.87%) NHS
6 2 (0.87%) Robotics
6 2 (0.87%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.43%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.43%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.43%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.43%) Derivative
7 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.43%) IVR
7 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.43%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.60%) Unix
1 6 (2.60%) Windows
2 4 (1.73%) Linux
3 2 (0.87%) SUSE
4 1 (0.43%) HPUX
4 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.43%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.43%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (26.41%) Test Scripting
2 59 (25.54%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (15.58%) Integration Testing
4 34 (14.72%) Migration
4 34 (14.72%) Scrum
5 31 (13.42%) Stakeholder Management
6 27 (11.69%) System Integration Testing
6 27 (11.69%) Test Planning
7 23 (9.96%) Scenario Testing
8 20 (8.66%) Data Migration
8 20 (8.66%) ERP
9 19 (8.23%) Business Analysis
9 19 (8.23%) Change Management
9 19 (8.23%) Functional Testing
10 17 (7.36%) Test Strategy
11 15 (6.49%) System Testing
11 15 (6.49%) User Stories
12 14 (6.06%) Manual Testing
12 14 (6.06%) Test Automation
12 14 (6.06%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 22 (9.52%) SQL
2 12 (5.19%) Java
3 10 (4.33%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.03%) C#
5 4 (1.73%) ABAP
6 2 (0.87%) COBOL
6 2 (0.87%) Perl
6 2 (0.87%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.87%) Progress 4GL
6 2 (0.87%) Python
6 2 (0.87%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.87%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.43%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.43%) VBA
7 1 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (10.39%) ISTQB
2 22 (9.52%) ISEB
3 8 (3.46%) Degree
3 8 (3.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (3.46%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.60%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.73%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.87%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.43%) CCNA
7 1 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.43%) IIBA
7 1 (0.43%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.43%) PMP
7 1 (0.43%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.19%) QA
2 5 (2.16%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.73%) GDPR
4 3 (1.30%) GxP
4 3 (1.30%) SLA
5 2 (0.87%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.87%) GAMP
5 2 (0.87%) PMO
6 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.43%) SEPA
6 1 (0.43%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.43%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (0.87%) Docker
1 2 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.43%) XenApp
2 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (2.16%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.87%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (12.55%) SAP
2 23 (9.96%) Oracle
3 17 (7.36%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.03%) HP
5 6 (2.60%) Ariba
5 6 (2.60%) Cisco
5 6 (2.60%) hybris
6 4 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.30%) JD Edwards
7 3 (1.30%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.87%) Citrix
8 2 (0.87%) Demandware
8 2 (0.87%) Google
8 2 (0.87%) Hyperion
8 2 (0.87%) Informatica
8 2 (0.87%) Micro Focus
8 2 (0.87%) Progress
8 2 (0.87%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.87%) VMware
8 2 (0.87%) WSO2