Period
to 24 April 2019

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 24 April 2019 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
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 29 22 29
Rank change year-on-year -7 +7 +4
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 5 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.58% 5.24% 2.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% 6.67% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 9
Staffordshire median daily rate £425 £345 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.19% +53.33% -50.00%
10th Percentile £413 £285 £192
90th Percentile £438 £353 £361
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £39.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +57.00% +21.95%

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 164 210 250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 84.54% 78.65% 75.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 135 172
Staffordshire median daily rate £370 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +10.29% -2.86%
10th Percentile £185 £263 £211
90th Percentile £461 £466 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 17
Staffordshire median hourly rate £45.00 £18.51 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +143.11% -25.96% +101.21%
10th Percentile £16.35 £11.17 £16.44
90th Percentile £58.00 £47.88 £73.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% -7.32% +13.89%

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
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 24 April 2019. 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 +10 4 £425 -
User Acceptance Testing
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2019, 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 4 (80.00%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (80.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (60.00%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (60.00%) MySQL
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Replication
2 3 (60.00%) Clustering
2 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (60.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (60.00%) High Availability
2 3 (60.00%) Riak
2 3 (60.00%) Change Data Capture
2 3 (60.00%) Database Security
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) OLAP
4 1 (20.00%) OLTP
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) JD Edwards
4 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (20.00%) ERP
4 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (20.00%) Power BI

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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (20.00%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) MySQL
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (60.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (60.00%) Riak
3 1 (20.00%) OLAP
3 1 (20.00%) OLTP
3 1 (20.00%) Power BI
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) DBA
1 3 (60.00%) Production DBA
2 2 (40.00%) Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Report Developer
3 1 (20.00%) SQL DBA
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Production DBA
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (60.00%) Clustering
1 3 (60.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (60.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (60.00%) Change Data Capture
2 3 (60.00%) Database Security
2 3 (60.00%) High Availability
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) ERP
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Failover Clustering
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) JD Edwards
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft