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 3 months to 27 April 2017 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 52 73
Rank change year-on-year +3 +21  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 66 93 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.08% 3.24% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.85% 3.95% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 43 40
Median daily rate £335 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.80% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £266 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £423 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £26.50 £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.77% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +40.24% -18.00%  

User Acceptance Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1713 2357 2052
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 80.01% 82.15% 76.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1075 1311 1216
Median daily rate £413 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +5.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £540 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 49 109
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.61 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.08% -32.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.81 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £42.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.24 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +3.43% +18.03%  

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing User Acceptance Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +15 20 £300 -9.43% 2
Birmingham -11 17 £425 +13.33% 4
Coventry +2 6 £350 -6.66% 3
Wolverhampton +2 3 £339 -9.60% 1
Worcestershire - 3 £350 -
Solihull +11 2 - -
Staffordshire -6 1 £315 - 1
West Bromwich - 1 £340 -
Shropshire - 1 £550 -
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 24 (19.67%) SQL
1 24 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (17.21%) System Testing
3 20 (16.39%) Oracle
4 19 (15.57%) Migration
4 19 (15.57%) Test Scripting
5 15 (12.30%) Change Management
5 15 (12.30%) JavaScript
5 15 (12.30%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (11.48%) ERP
6 14 (11.48%) jQuery
6 14 (11.48%) Functional Testing
7 13 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (10.66%) Finance
8 12 (9.84%) C#
8 12 (9.84%) SQL Server
8 12 (9.84%) Integration Testing
8 12 (9.84%) Test Strategy
9 11 (9.02%) AngularJS
9 11 (9.02%) Test Planning
9 11 (9.02%) System Integration Testing
9 11 (9.02%) Git (software)
9 11 (9.02%) Data Analysis
9 11 (9.02%) JIRA
9 11 (9.02%) Visual Studio
10 10 (8.20%) SAP
10 10 (8.20%) Java
10 10 (8.20%) ISEB
10 10 (8.20%) Manufacturing
10 10 (8.20%) Defect Management

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 8 (6.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (4.10%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.46%) Confluence
3 3 (2.46%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.64%) SAS
5 1 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.82%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.82%) Papyrus
5 1 (0.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (6.56%) Oracle General Ledger
1 8 (6.56%) Oracle Payables
1 8 (6.56%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (3.28%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (3.28%) SAP CRM
3 3 (2.46%) Oracle ASCP
4 2 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.64%) TRIRIGA
5 1 (0.82%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.82%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.82%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.28%) Office 365
2 3 (2.46%) GitHub
3 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.82%) Internet
1 1 (0.82%) Intranet
1 1 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.74%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.46%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (2.46%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.64%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.64%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.64%) QlikView
6 1 (0.82%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.82%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.82%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.82%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.82%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (9.02%) Git (software)
1 11 (9.02%) JIRA
1 11 (9.02%) Visual Studio
2 7 (5.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 7 (5.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.28%) Eclipse
3 4 (3.28%) gulp
4 3 (2.46%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (2.46%) JHipster
4 3 (2.46%) Protractor
5 2 (1.64%) JIRA Agile
5 2 (1.64%) Selenium
5 2 (1.64%) Toad
5 2 (1.64%) Zephyr
6 1 (0.82%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.82%) Mocha
6 1 (0.82%) NWDS
6 1 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.82%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.82%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (10.66%) Finance
2 10 (8.20%) Manufacturing
3 8 (6.56%) Retail
4 7 (5.74%) Automotive
4 7 (5.74%) Back Office
5 3 (2.46%) Banking
6 2 (1.64%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.82%) Advertising
7 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.82%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.82%) Legal
7 1 (0.82%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 41 (33.61%) Analyst
2 20 (16.39%) Business Analyst
3 19 (15.57%) Test Manager
4 16 (13.11%) Developer
5 15 (12.30%) Test Analyst
6 10 (8.20%) Project Manager
7 8 (6.56%) Oracle Project Manager
7 8 (6.56%) Tester
8 6 (4.92%) Programmer
8 6 (4.92%) Test Leader
9 5 (4.10%) COBOL Developer
9 5 (4.10%) UAT Manager
10 4 (3.28%) ERP Manager
10 4 (3.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 3 (2.46%) Angular Developer
11 3 (2.46%) E-Business Manager
11 3 (2.46%) ERP Project Manager
11 3 (2.46%) SAP Analyst
11 3 (2.46%) UAT Test Analyst
11 3 (2.46%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.48%) jQuery
2 11 (9.02%) AngularJS
3 10 (8.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 9 (7.38%) CSS
4 9 (7.38%) XML
5 8 (6.56%) .NET
5 8 (6.56%) .NET Framework
5 8 (6.56%) ASP.NET
5 8 (6.56%) Entity Framework
5 8 (6.56%) HTML
6 7 (5.74%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (5.74%) LINQ
6 7 (5.74%) Web Services
7 6 (4.92%) AutoMapper
7 6 (4.92%) REST
7 6 (4.92%) StructureMap
8 5 (4.10%) CSS3
8 5 (4.10%) SOAP
9 4 (3.28%) HTML5
9 4 (3.28%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.56%) Management Information System
2 8 (6.56%) NHS
3 3 (2.46%) Credit Risk
3 3 (2.46%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.64%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.64%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.64%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.64%) User Experience
4 2 (1.64%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.82%) CMDB
5 1 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.82%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.82%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.46%) Linux
1 3 (2.46%) SUSE
1 3 (2.46%) Unix
1 3 (2.46%) Windows
2 2 (1.64%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.82%) Android
3 1 (0.82%) Windows 2000
3 1 (0.82%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.82%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (17.21%) System Testing
3 19 (15.57%) Migration
3 19 (15.57%) Test Scripting
4 15 (12.30%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (12.30%) Change Management
5 14 (11.48%) ERP
5 14 (11.48%) Functional Testing
6 12 (9.84%) Integration Testing
6 12 (9.84%) Test Strategy
7 11 (9.02%) Data Analysis
7 11 (9.02%) System Integration Testing
7 11 (9.02%) Test Planning
8 10 (8.20%) Defect Management
9 9 (7.38%) Data Migration
9 9 (7.38%) Regression Testing
9 9 (7.38%) SOA
10 8 (6.56%) CRM
10 8 (6.56%) MVC
10 8 (6.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 24 (19.67%) SQL
2 15 (12.30%) JavaScript
3 12 (9.84%) C#
4 10 (8.20%) Java
5 7 (5.74%) T-SQL
5 7 (5.74%) TypeScript
6 5 (4.10%) COBOL
6 5 (4.10%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.64%) Scala
8 1 (0.82%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (8.20%) ISEB
2 5 (4.10%) ISTQB
2 5 (4.10%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.28%) Degree
4 3 (2.46%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.82%) CIPD
6 1 (0.82%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.56%) QA
2 1 (0.82%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.82%) IFRS
2 1 (0.82%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.82%) PMO
2 1 (0.82%) SLA
2 1 (0.82%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (2.46%) Docker
2 1 (0.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.10%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (16.39%) Oracle
2 10 (8.20%) SAP
3 8 (6.56%) JDA
4 4 (3.28%) Micro Focus
4 4 (3.28%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.46%) HP
6 2 (1.64%) IBM
6 2 (1.64%) Infor
7 1 (0.82%) Ariba
7 1 (0.82%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.82%) Capita
7 1 (0.82%) Computacenter
7 1 (0.82%) Guidewire
7 1 (0.82%) Informatica
7 1 (0.82%) Remedy
7 1 (0.82%) VMware
7 1 (0.82%) WSO2
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