Period
to 22 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West 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 22 June 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 52 59
Rank change year-on-year -58 +7 +2
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 83 133 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.69% 3.09% 3.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 3.74% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 84 96
West Midlands median daily rate £366 £359 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.09% -4.33% +20.97%
10th Percentile £313 £256 £281
90th Percentile £479 £484 £479
England median daily rate £435 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 11
West Midlands median hourly rate - £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.95% +13.89%
England median hourly rate £33.50 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +34.00% +13.64% +19.24%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,069 3,556 4,741
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.02% 82.49% 83.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,468 2,195 2,722
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £231
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 139 107
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +20.00% -23.91%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £38.75 £46.00 £38.85
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in the West Midlands

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in the West Midlands

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in the West Midlands

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in the West Midlands

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in the West 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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 June 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
Birmingham -24 29 £375 -10.45% 10
Staffordshire +8 14 £370 +48.00% 4
Warwickshire -19 9 £363 +19.83%
Coventry -33 6 £403 -1.23% 3
Kingswinford -1 3 £350 -4.76%
Worcestershire -8 3 £375 +7.14%
Shropshire -15 3 £495 -10.00%
Wolverhampton -3 1 £343 -6.04%
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 24 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (27.71%) Finance
2 23 (27.71%) SQL
3 17 (20.48%) Test Automation
4 16 (19.28%) Test Scripting
5 13 (15.66%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (14.46%) Oracle
7 11 (13.25%) Microsoft
7 11 (13.25%) Migration
7 11 (13.25%) QA
8 10 (12.05%) Functional Testing
8 10 (12.05%) Relational Database
8 10 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (12.05%) Unix
9 9 (10.84%) Jenkins
9 9 (10.84%) PowerShell
9 9 (10.84%) Data Migration
9 9 (10.84%) Business Analysis
10 8 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (9.64%) Zend
10 8 (9.64%) Git (software)
10 8 (9.64%) PHPUnit
10 8 (9.64%) Behat
10 8 (9.64%) OO PHP
10 8 (9.64%) Docker
10 8 (9.64%) Mac OS X
10 8 (9.64%) Linux
10 8 (9.64%) OO
10 8 (9.64%) PHP
10 8 (9.64%) Doctrine

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 3 (3.61%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.20%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.20%) NetWeaver
2 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.41%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.41%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (2.41%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (2.41%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.20%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.20%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.20%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.20%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.20%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.41%) Office 365
2 2 (2.41%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.23%) Internet
2 5 (6.02%) SMS
3 1 (1.20%) BGP
3 1 (1.20%) Firewall
3 1 (1.20%) LAN
3 1 (1.20%) MPLS
3 1 (1.20%) Wireless
3 1 (1.20%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.66%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (12.05%) Relational Database
3 6 (7.23%) Oracle Database
3 6 (7.23%) SQL Server
4 5 (6.02%) MySQL
4 5 (6.02%) Riak
5 2 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.20%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (1.20%) Data Mart
6 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.20%) EDRMS
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.20%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (10.84%) Jenkins
2 8 (9.64%) Git (software)
2 8 (9.64%) PHPUnit
3 2 (2.41%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.20%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.20%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.20%) JIRA
4 1 (1.20%) MSI
4 1 (1.20%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.20%) Toad
4 1 (1.20%) WiX
General
1 23 (27.71%) Finance
2 7 (8.43%) Retail
3 5 (6.02%) Banking
4 3 (3.61%) Legal
5 2 (2.41%) Automotive
5 2 (2.41%) Billing
5 2 (2.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (50.60%) Analyst
2 21 (25.30%) Business Analyst
3 15 (18.07%) Test Analyst
4 11 (13.25%) Developer
5 9 (10.84%) Tester
6 6 (7.23%) Administrator
6 6 (7.23%) DBA
7 5 (6.02%) PHP Developer
7 5 (6.02%) QA Analyst
7 5 (6.02%) QA Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) QA Test Analyst
7 5 (6.02%) QA Test Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) QA Tester
7 5 (6.02%) Software Analyst
7 5 (6.02%) Software Test Analyst
7 5 (6.02%) Software Test Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) Software Tester
7 5 (6.02%) SQL Analyst
7 5 (6.02%) SQL DBA
7 5 (6.02%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.64%) Behat
1 8 (9.64%) Doctrine
2 6 (7.23%) REST
2 6 (7.23%) XML
3 4 (4.82%) Symfony
4 3 (3.61%) .NET
4 3 (3.61%) JMS
5 2 (2.41%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.20%) SOAP
6 1 (1.20%) Web Services
6 1 (1.20%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.23%) Clustering
3 5 (6.02%) Replication
4 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.41%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.41%) FMCG
5 2 (2.41%) Robotics
6 1 (1.20%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.05%) Unix
2 8 (9.64%) Linux
2 8 (9.64%) Mac OS X
3 7 (8.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (20.48%) Test Automation
3 16 (19.28%) Test Scripting
4 11 (13.25%) Migration
5 10 (12.05%) Functional Testing
5 10 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (10.84%) Business Analysis
6 9 (10.84%) Data Migration
7 8 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (9.64%) OO
7 8 (9.64%) OO PHP
8 7 (8.43%) Integration Testing
8 7 (8.43%) Mentoring
8 7 (8.43%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (8.43%) Responsive Web Design
8 7 (8.43%) Robotic Process Automation
8 7 (8.43%) System Integration Testing
8 7 (8.43%) Test Strategy
8 7 (8.43%) Web Design
9 6 (7.23%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 23 (27.71%) SQL
2 9 (10.84%) PowerShell
3 8 (9.64%) PHP
4 6 (7.23%) C#
5 4 (4.82%) Java
5 4 (4.82%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.41%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (7.23%) ISEB
1 6 (7.23%) ISTQB
2 5 (6.02%) SC Cleared
2 5 (6.02%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.20%) CCNA
4 1 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.20%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.20%) Degree
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.25%) QA
2 3 (3.61%) SLA
3 1 (1.20%) GDPR
3 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (9.64%) Docker
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (6.02%) Failover Clustering
1 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (2.41%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (1.20%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (14.46%) Oracle
2 11 (13.25%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.64%) Zend
4 4 (4.82%) SAP
5 2 (2.41%) HP
5 2 (2.41%) RedPrairie
5 2 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.20%) Capita
6 1 (1.20%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.20%) Cisco
6 1 (1.20%) F5
6 1 (1.20%) Juniper
6 1 (1.20%) Lotus
6 1 (1.20%) PeopleSoft