Period
to 15 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 15 December 2018 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 > Staffordshire
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 27 34
Rank change year-on-year -9 +7 -
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 12 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 4.14% 2.59% 2.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.84% 3.07% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 4
Staffordshire median daily rate £400 £275 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -5.98% -
10th Percentile £372 £258 £265
90th Percentile £575 £340 £426
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £363 £373
% change year-on-year +10.34% -2.68% +15.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £30.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +33.33% +2.27%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 248 228 358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 85.52% 84.44% 82.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 158 227
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £375 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.49% -6.16%
10th Percentile £275 £262 £204
90th Percentile £463 £475 £497
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 20
Staffordshire median hourly rate £45.00 £14.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +210.34% -42.00% +80.51%
10th Percentile £13.18 £12.22 £19.93
90th Percentile £58.45 £48.00 £61.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £25.12 £17.06
% change year-on-year -36.90% +47.25% -14.70%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in Staffordshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Staffordshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in Staffordshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 15 December 2018. 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
Stoke-on-Trent - 7 £550 - 1
Tamworth -11 1 £400 +52.38%
Cannock - 1 £388 -
User Acceptance Testing
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 8 (66.67%) QA
2 7 (58.33%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) MySQL
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (33.33%) Clustering
3 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 4 (33.33%) Riak
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 4 (33.33%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (25.00%) Migration
4 3 (25.00%) WiX
4 3 (25.00%) SCCM
4 3 (25.00%) Application Packaging
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (25.00%) Remedy
4 3 (25.00%) MSI
4 3 (25.00%) InstallShield
4 3 (25.00%) Project Management
4 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (16.67%) Database Security
5 2 (16.67%) Deployment Automation
6 1 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 (8.33%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) MySQL
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 4 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (33.33%) Riak
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) InstallShield
1 3 (25.00%) MSI
1 3 (25.00%) WiX
General
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) DBA
1 4 (33.33%) Production DBA
2 3 (25.00%) Applications Packager
3 2 (16.67%) Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Applications Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Remedy Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) ERP Manager
4 1 (8.33%) ERP Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) ITSM Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Remedy Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) SQL DBA
4 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Clustering
2 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) FMCG
3 1 (8.33%) Replication
3 1 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Application Packaging
1 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Migration
1 3 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (16.67%) Database Security
2 2 (16.67%) Deployment Automation
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Change Data Capture
3 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (8.33%) ERP
3 1 (8.33%) High Availability
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (8.33%) ITSM
3 1 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (8.33%) Resource Management
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Validation
3 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (66.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Failover Clustering
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) Remedy
3 1 (8.33%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) IBM Sterling