Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 56 75
Rank change year-on-year -57 +19 -20
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 94 154 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.84% 3.22% 2.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 3.83% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 79 95
West Midlands median daily rate £395 £388 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.94% +6.16% +21.67%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £225
90th Percentile £460 £490 £496
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 9
West Midlands median hourly rate - £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.70% +9.52%
England median hourly rate £32.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +28.00% +11.11% -9.27%

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 4,394 4,021 5,219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.02% 84.10% 84.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,676 2,567 3,102
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 135 149
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £23.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.09% +31.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.25 £10.64
90th Percentile £38.75 £48.75 £40.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.08 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.66% +2.56% +2.27%

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 13 November 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 13 November 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 -42 23 £350 -12.50% 10
Warwickshire +14 22 £410 +13.10% 1
Staffordshire -4 14 £394 +43.18% 7
Solihull +7 4 £375 - 2
Coventry -34 4 £413 -2.94% 3
Shropshire - 4 - - 3
Wolverhampton 0 3 - - 1
Worcestershire - 2 £205 - 2
Kingswinford +5 1 - -
Halesowen - 1 £325 -
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 27 (28.72%) Finance
1 27 (28.72%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (21.28%) QA
3 18 (19.15%) Test Scripting
3 18 (19.15%) Test Automation
4 16 (17.02%) Test Strategy
4 16 (17.02%) Oracle
4 16 (17.02%) Regression Testing
5 15 (15.96%) SQL
5 15 (15.96%) XML
6 13 (13.83%) Migration
6 13 (13.83%) Test Management
6 13 (13.83%) Waterfall
7 12 (12.77%) Integration Testing
7 12 (12.77%) Windows
7 12 (12.77%) System Integration Testing
8 11 (11.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (11.70%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (10.64%) ERP
9 10 (10.64%) Defect Management
10 9 (9.57%) Scenario Testing
10 9 (9.57%) Java
10 9 (9.57%) SAP
10 9 (9.57%) ISEB
10 9 (9.57%) Functional Testing
11 8 (8.51%) Data Migration
11 8 (8.51%) Matrix Management
11 8 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (8.51%) Unix
11 8 (8.51%) Linux

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 6 (6.38%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.32%) Confluence
3 1 (1.06%) Apache
3 1 (1.06%) Drupal
3 1 (1.06%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.06%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 6 (6.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.26%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.06%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (4.26%) SAP CO
1 4 (4.26%) SAP FI
1 4 (4.26%) SAP FI/CO
1 4 (4.26%) SAP PS
2 3 (3.19%) Infor M3
3 2 (2.13%) Lawson
3 2 (2.13%) Oracle Payroll
3 2 (2.13%) SAP VC
4 1 (1.06%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (1.06%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (1.06%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (1.06%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.06%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.38%) Office 365
2 3 (3.19%) SaaS
3 2 (2.13%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.06%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.13%) Internet
2 1 (1.06%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.70%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (7.45%) MySQL
2 7 (7.45%) Oracle Database
3 6 (6.38%) Riak
3 6 (6.38%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (5.32%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.06%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.06%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.06%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 7 (7.45%) JIRA
2 6 (6.38%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.32%) Jenkins
3 5 (5.32%) PHPUnit
4 3 (3.19%) InstallShield
4 3 (3.19%) MSI
4 3 (3.19%) SoapUI
4 3 (3.19%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.19%) WiX
5 2 (2.13%) JMeter
5 2 (2.13%) NeoLoad
6 1 (1.06%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.06%) PhpStorm
6 1 (1.06%) Selenium
6 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.06%) Zephyr
General
1 27 (28.72%) Finance
2 6 (6.38%) Banking
3 5 (5.32%) Retail
4 4 (4.26%) Back Office
4 4 (4.26%) Legal
5 2 (2.13%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.06%) Billing
6 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (42.55%) Analyst
2 21 (22.34%) Business Analyst
3 16 (17.02%) Test Analyst
4 14 (14.89%) Consultant
5 8 (8.51%) Developer
6 7 (7.45%) Test Manager
7 6 (6.38%) DBA
7 6 (6.38%) Production DBA
7 6 (6.38%) SQL Analyst
8 5 (5.32%) Business IT Analyst
8 5 (5.32%) IT Analyst
8 5 (5.32%) IT Business Analyst
8 5 (5.32%) Project Manager
8 5 (5.32%) SAP Consultant
8 5 (5.32%) SharePoint Analyst
8 5 (5.32%) Test Leader
8 5 (5.32%) XML Analyst
9 4 (4.26%) Administrator
9 4 (4.26%) Applications Manager
9 4 (4.26%) SAP PS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.96%) XML
2 5 (5.32%) Behat
2 5 (5.32%) Doctrine
2 5 (5.32%) Web Services
3 4 (4.26%) JMS
3 4 (4.26%) REST
4 2 (2.13%) HTML
4 2 (2.13%) SOAP
5 1 (1.06%) Ajax
5 1 (1.06%) CSS
5 1 (1.06%) CSS3
5 1 (1.06%) jQuery
5 1 (1.06%) JSON
5 1 (1.06%) LAMP
5 1 (1.06%) Laravel
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.06%) Rendezvous
5 1 (1.06%) RESTful
5 1 (1.06%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (1.06%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.38%) Clustering
2 6 (6.38%) User Experience
3 3 (3.19%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.13%) AS400
4 2 (2.13%) FMCG
4 2 (2.13%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.13%) PKI
4 2 (2.13%) Replication
4 2 (2.13%) SCADA
5 1 (1.06%) CMDB
5 1 (1.06%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.06%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.77%) Windows
2 8 (8.51%) Linux
2 8 (8.51%) Unix
3 5 (5.32%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.06%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (28.72%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (19.15%) Test Automation
2 18 (19.15%) Test Scripting
3 16 (17.02%) Regression Testing
3 16 (17.02%) Test Strategy
4 13 (13.83%) Migration
4 13 (13.83%) Test Management
4 13 (13.83%) Waterfall
5 12 (12.77%) Integration Testing
5 12 (12.77%) System Integration Testing
6 11 (11.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (10.64%) Defect Management
7 10 (10.64%) ERP
8 9 (9.57%) Functional Testing
8 9 (9.57%) Scenario Testing
9 8 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (8.51%) Data Migration
9 8 (8.51%) Matrix Management
9 8 (8.51%) Matrix Organization
10 7 (7.45%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.96%) SQL
2 9 (9.57%) Java
3 6 (6.38%) PHP
3 6 (6.38%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.26%) ABAP
5 1 (1.06%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (9.57%) ISEB
2 7 (7.45%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.26%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.26%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.06%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (21.28%) QA
2 4 (4.26%) IFRS
3 1 (1.06%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.32%) Docker
2 3 (3.19%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (6.38%) Failover Clustering
1 6 (6.38%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (3.19%) SCCM
3 1 (1.06%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 16 (17.02%) Oracle
2 9 (9.57%) SAP
3 6 (6.38%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.38%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (5.32%) Zend
5 3 (3.19%) Remedy
6 2 (2.13%) IBM
6 2 (2.13%) IBM Sterling
6 2 (2.13%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.06%) Adobe
7 1 (1.06%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.06%) hybris
7 1 (1.06%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.06%) Lotus
7 1 (1.06%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.06%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.06%) TIBCO