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 3 months to 28 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.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
England / Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 16 24
Rank change year-on-year -3 +8  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.84% 6.60% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 8.33% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.65%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.75 £18.90
% change year-on-year +20.48% +9.78%  

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 101 168 120
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 84.87% 79.25% 78.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 83 50
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in the Midlands

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 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 Midlands region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (50.00%) Data Cleansing
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Governance
2 1 (25.00%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (25.00%) PMO
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Matrix Management
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Payroll
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Pensions Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Data Cleansing
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
2 1 (25.00%) Matrix Management
2 1 (25.00%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Governance
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) SAP