Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 58 63
Rank change year-on-year -48 +5 -14
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 97 134 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.89% 3.00% 3.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 3.57% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 69 111
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% +21.04%
10th Percentile £321 £290 £254
90th Percentile £470 £490 £483
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 12
West Midlands median hourly rate - £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +7.14%
England median hourly rate £32.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +28.00% +13.64% +10.00%

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 4,313 3,754 5,200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.11% 83.98% 83.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,571 2,359 3,102
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £269 £245 £250
90th Percentile £575 £546 £550
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 141 125
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +25.00% -18.18%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.50 £40.18
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.25 £22.85
% change year-on-year -9.68% +1.77% +4.05%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -29 21 £400 - 7
Staffordshire +11 17 £375 - 6
Warwickshire 0 17 £425 +17.24%
Coventry -26 7 £413 -2.94%
Shropshire - 5 - -
Solihull -7 3 £375 - 1
Kingswinford - 3 - -
Worcestershire - 3 £250 -
Wolverhampton 0 1 - - 2
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 33 (34.02%) Finance
2 25 (25.77%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (17.53%) Test Scripting
4 16 (16.49%) Test Automation
4 16 (16.49%) Test Strategy
4 16 (16.49%) SQL
4 16 (16.49%) Oracle
5 14 (14.43%) Windows
5 14 (14.43%) QA
6 12 (12.37%) Migration
6 12 (12.37%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (12.37%) XML
6 12 (12.37%) Test Management
6 12 (12.37%) Waterfall
7 11 (11.34%) Microsoft
7 11 (11.34%) Regression Testing
7 11 (11.34%) Scenario Testing
8 10 (10.31%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (10.31%) Functional Testing
8 10 (10.31%) Integration Testing
8 10 (10.31%) Business Analysis
9 9 (9.28%) ERP
9 9 (9.28%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (9.28%) Java
9 9 (9.28%) Defect Management
10 8 (8.25%) Matrix Organization
10 8 (8.25%) System Integration Testing
10 8 (8.25%) Customer Requirements
10 8 (8.25%) SQL Server
10 8 (8.25%) SAP

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 7 (7.22%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.15%) Confluence
3 1 (1.03%) Drupal
3 1 (1.03%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.03%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.15%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.12%) SAP CO
1 4 (4.12%) SAP FI
1 4 (4.12%) SAP FI/CO
1 4 (4.12%) SAP PS
2 2 (2.06%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.06%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (2.06%) Oracle Payroll
2 2 (2.06%) SAP VC
3 1 (1.03%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.03%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (1.03%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.03%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.22%) Office 365
2 3 (3.09%) SaaS
3 2 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.06%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.12%) Internet
2 1 (1.03%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.37%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (8.25%) Oracle Database
2 8 (8.25%) SQL Server
3 7 (7.22%) MySQL
3 7 (7.22%) Riak
4 5 (5.15%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.03%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (1.03%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.03%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.03%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.15%) Git (software)
1 5 (5.15%) Jenkins
1 5 (5.15%) JIRA
1 5 (5.15%) PHPUnit
2 4 (4.12%) InstallShield
2 4 (4.12%) MSI
2 4 (4.12%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.12%) WiX
3 1 (1.03%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.03%) JMeter
3 1 (1.03%) NeoLoad
3 1 (1.03%) Selenium
3 1 (1.03%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.03%) Zephyr
General
1 33 (34.02%) Finance
2 7 (7.22%) Banking
2 7 (7.22%) Retail
3 4 (4.12%) Back Office
3 4 (4.12%) Legal
4 2 (2.06%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.03%) Automotive
5 1 (1.03%) Billing
5 1 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 42 (43.30%) Analyst
2 28 (28.87%) Business Analyst
3 13 (13.40%) Consultant
3 13 (13.40%) Test Analyst
4 8 (8.25%) DBA
4 8 (8.25%) Developer
4 8 (8.25%) Test Manager
5 7 (7.22%) Production DBA
6 6 (6.19%) Administrator
6 6 (6.19%) Project Manager
6 6 (6.19%) SharePoint Analyst
6 6 (6.19%) SQL Analyst
7 5 (5.15%) Business IT Analyst
7 5 (5.15%) IT Analyst
7 5 (5.15%) IT Business Analyst
7 5 (5.15%) Office 365 Business Analyst
7 5 (5.15%) SAP Consultant
7 5 (5.15%) SharePoint Business Analyst
7 5 (5.15%) SQL DBA
7 5 (5.15%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.37%) XML
2 5 (5.15%) Behat
2 5 (5.15%) Doctrine
3 4 (4.12%) JMS
3 4 (4.12%) REST
3 4 (4.12%) Web Services
4 2 (2.06%) .NET
4 2 (2.06%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (2.06%) SOAP
5 1 (1.03%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.03%) HTML
5 1 (1.03%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.03%) Rendezvous
5 1 (1.03%) RESTful
5 1 (1.03%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (1.03%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.25%) Clustering
2 6 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.15%) User Experience
4 4 (4.12%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.12%) Replication
5 2 (2.06%) FMCG
5 2 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.03%) CMDB
6 1 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.03%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.03%) PKI
6 1 (1.03%) Robotics
6 1 (1.03%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.43%) Windows
2 8 (8.25%) Unix
3 5 (5.15%) Linux
3 5 (5.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (25.77%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (17.53%) Test Scripting
3 16 (16.49%) Test Automation
3 16 (16.49%) Test Strategy
4 12 (12.37%) Migration
4 12 (12.37%) Test Management
4 12 (12.37%) Waterfall
5 11 (11.34%) Regression Testing
5 11 (11.34%) Scenario Testing
6 10 (10.31%) Business Analysis
6 10 (10.31%) Functional Testing
6 10 (10.31%) Integration Testing
6 10 (10.31%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (9.28%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (9.28%) Defect Management
7 9 (9.28%) ERP
8 8 (8.25%) Customer Requirements
8 8 (8.25%) Matrix Management
8 8 (8.25%) Matrix Organization
8 8 (8.25%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (16.49%) SQL
2 9 (9.28%) Java
3 7 (7.22%) PowerShell
4 5 (5.15%) PHP
5 4 (4.12%) ABAP
6 1 (1.03%) C#
6 1 (1.03%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.03%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (7.22%) ISEB
2 4 (4.12%) ISTQB
2 4 (4.12%) SC Cleared
2 4 (4.12%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.03%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.43%) QA
2 4 (4.12%) IFRS
3 1 (1.03%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.15%) Docker
2 4 (4.12%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (7.22%) Failover Clustering
1 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (4.12%) SCCM
3 1 (1.03%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 16 (16.49%) Oracle
2 11 (11.34%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.25%) SAP
4 5 (5.15%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (5.15%) Zend
5 3 (3.09%) Remedy
6 2 (2.06%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.03%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.03%) hybris
7 1 (1.03%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.03%) Lotus
7 1 (1.03%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.03%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.03%) UiPath