Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 122 67 75
Rank change year-on-year -55 +8 -14
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 72 119 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.50% 2.56% 2.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 3.05% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 65 79
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £195
90th Percentile £488 £475 £484
England median daily rate £439 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.24% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 8
West Midlands median hourly rate - £30.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.45% +19.51%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% +4.17% +10.34%

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 4,179 3,897 4,588
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.97% 83.72% 83.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,598 2,482 2,763
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £240 £241
90th Percentile £575 £549 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 144 147
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £24.99 £18.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.97% +31.94% -5.30%
10th Percentile £11.01 £11.37 £10.61
90th Percentile £45.00 £48.75 £40.12
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.44 £24.00
% change year-on-year +0.27% -2.34% +4.35%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 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
Birmingham -24 23 £400 -0.06% 5
Warwickshire +6 17 £425 +30.77% 3
Staffordshire -11 9 £425 +54.55% 4
Coventry -16 5 £456 +40.17%
Solihull +13 4 £350 - 4
Shropshire - 4 - - 2
Wolverhampton +1 3 - -
Halesowen - 1 £325 -
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 21 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (26.39%) Finance
3 16 (22.22%) QA
3 16 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 13 (18.06%) Test Strategy
4 13 (18.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (15.28%) ERP
5 11 (15.28%) Regression Testing
5 11 (15.28%) Test Automation
5 11 (15.28%) Test Management
6 10 (13.89%) Waterfall
6 10 (13.89%) Oracle
6 10 (13.89%) Microsoft
7 9 (12.50%) Integration Testing
8 8 (11.11%) Unit Testing
8 8 (11.11%) User Experience
8 8 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (11.11%) Migration
8 8 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (9.72%) Scrum
9 7 (9.72%) Windows
9 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (9.72%) Office 365
9 7 (9.72%) JIRA
10 6 (8.33%) Functional Testing
10 6 (8.33%) User Stories
10 6 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
10 6 (8.33%) SAP
10 6 (8.33%) XML
10 6 (8.33%) SQL

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 4 (5.56%) Confluence
1 4 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.78%) Apache
3 1 (1.39%) Drupal
3 1 (1.39%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (6.94%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.78%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.39%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 4 (5.56%) SAP CO
1 4 (5.56%) SAP FI
1 4 (5.56%) SAP FI/CO
1 4 (5.56%) SAP PS
2 3 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (4.17%) Infor M3
3 2 (2.78%) Lawson
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (1.39%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (1.39%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (1.39%) NetSuite
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (1.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (1.39%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (1.39%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.72%) Office 365
2 4 (5.56%) SaaS
3 2 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (2.78%) GitHub
4 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.39%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.94%) MySQL
1 5 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (4.17%) Riak
4 1 (1.39%) Base SAS
4 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.39%) OLAP
4 1 (1.39%) OLTP
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (1.39%) Power BI
4 1 (1.39%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (9.72%) JIRA
2 3 (4.17%) InstallShield
2 3 (4.17%) MSI
2 3 (4.17%) WiX
3 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.78%) PhpStorm
3 2 (2.78%) SoapUI
3 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.39%) Axure RP
4 1 (1.39%) JMeter
4 1 (1.39%) NeoLoad
4 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.39%) Zephyr
General
1 19 (26.39%) Finance
2 6 (8.33%) Retail
3 4 (5.56%) Back Office
3 4 (5.56%) Legal
4 2 (2.78%) Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Billing
5 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.39%) Marketing
5 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (34.72%) Analyst
2 16 (22.22%) Business Analyst
3 12 (16.67%) Consultant
4 11 (15.28%) Test Manager
5 7 (9.72%) Test Analyst
6 6 (8.33%) Developer
7 5 (6.94%) Test Leader
8 4 (5.56%) Office 365 Business Analyst
8 4 (5.56%) SAP Consultant
8 4 (5.56%) SAP CS Consultant
8 4 (5.56%) SAP PS Consultant
8 4 (5.56%) SharePoint Analyst
8 4 (5.56%) SharePoint Business Analyst
8 4 (5.56%) UAT Analyst
9 3 (4.17%) Applications Manager
9 3 (4.17%) Applications Packager
9 3 (4.17%) DBA
9 3 (4.17%) Production DBA
9 3 (4.17%) Test Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.33%) XML
2 3 (4.17%) HTML
2 3 (4.17%) Web Services
3 2 (2.78%) Ajax
3 2 (2.78%) CSS
3 2 (2.78%) CSS3
3 2 (2.78%) jQuery
3 2 (2.78%) JSON
3 2 (2.78%) LAMP
3 2 (2.78%) Laravel
4 1 (1.39%) .NET
4 1 (1.39%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.39%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.39%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.39%) React
4 1 (1.39%) REST
4 1 (1.39%) RESTful
4 1 (1.39%) SOAP
4 1 (1.39%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.11%) User Experience
2 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.17%) Clustering
4 2 (2.78%) AS400
4 2 (2.78%) CMDB
4 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.78%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.78%) Replication
4 2 (2.78%) SCADA
5 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.39%) PKI
5 1 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.39%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.72%) Windows
2 4 (5.56%) Linux
3 2 (2.78%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 13 (18.06%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (18.06%) Test Strategy
4 11 (15.28%) ERP
4 11 (15.28%) Regression Testing
4 11 (15.28%) Test Automation
4 11 (15.28%) Test Management
5 10 (13.89%) Waterfall
6 9 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 8 (11.11%) Migration
7 8 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (11.11%) Unit Testing
8 7 (9.72%) Scrum
9 6 (8.33%) Business Analysis
9 6 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (8.33%) Functional Testing
9 6 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (8.33%) User Stories
9 6 (8.33%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.33%) SQL
2 4 (5.56%) ABAP
3 3 (4.17%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.78%) Java
4 2 (2.78%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.78%) PHP
5 1 (1.39%) C#
5 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (6.94%) ISEB
2 3 (4.17%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.39%) Degree
3 1 (1.39%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (22.22%) QA
2 4 (5.56%) IFRS
System Software
1 3 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (4.17%) Failover Clustering
1 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (13.89%) Microsoft
1 10 (13.89%) Oracle
2 8 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (8.33%) SAP
4 2 (2.78%) Adobe
4 2 (2.78%) IBM
4 2 (2.78%) IBM Sterling
4 2 (2.78%) JD Edwards
4 2 (2.78%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.39%) hybris
5 1 (1.39%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.39%) Remedy
5 1 (1.39%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.39%) TIBCO