Period
to 20 August 2017

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 August 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
6 months to
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 60 54
Rank change year-on-year +2 -6 +25
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 132 187 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.05% 3.08% 3.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.70% 3.75% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 104 113
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +16.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £280 £251 £135
90th Percentile £488 £470 £485
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £26.50 £22.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.78% +7.14% -2.33%
10th Percentile £25.30 £18.95 £20.20
90th Percentile £27.70 £28.00 £21.80
England median hourly rate £28.75 £22.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year +27.78% +19.05% -17.83%

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 3572 4988 3899
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 82.59% 82.20% 77.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2254 2905 2370
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £255 £232 £225
90th Percentile £550 £541 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 117 191
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.75 £17.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.06% -26.09% +27.78%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.73 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.50 £38.85 £42.50
England median hourly rate £24.58 £24.21 £22.00
% change year-on-year +1.54% +10.03% +8.88%

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 August 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 6 months to 20 August 2017. 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 -1 41 £419 +23.16% 4
Warwickshire +5 30 £308 -6.11% 3
Coventry +7 21 £408 +8.67% 2
Solihull +10 3 - -
West Bromwich -2 2 £395 +43.65%
Wolverhampton 0 1 £343 -11.61%
Shropshire - 1 £550 -
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 29 (21.97%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (21.21%) Test Scripting
3 24 (18.18%) Finance
4 22 (16.67%) Migration
4 22 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
5 20 (15.15%) System Integration Testing
5 20 (15.15%) SAP
6 19 (14.39%) Change Management
7 18 (13.64%) Integration Testing
7 18 (13.64%) Test Planning
8 16 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (12.12%) Test Strategy
8 16 (12.12%) Functional Testing
9 14 (10.61%) Data Migration
10 13 (9.85%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (9.09%) Data Management
11 12 (9.09%) Data Analysis
11 12 (9.09%) System Testing
11 12 (9.09%) Management Information System
11 12 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (8.33%) ERP
12 11 (8.33%) Oracle
12 11 (8.33%) Validation
12 11 (8.33%) User Stories
13 10 (7.58%) Manufacturing
13 10 (7.58%) Project Management
13 10 (7.58%) Use Case
14 9 (6.82%) Retail
14 9 (6.82%) SQL
14 9 (6.82%) CRM

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 (2.27%) Confluence
2 2 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (1.52%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.76%) OpenEdge
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle 10gAS
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (4.55%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.79%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (3.03%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.27%) SAP CRM
4 2 (1.52%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.52%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (1.52%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (1.52%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (1.52%) SAP HR
4 2 (1.52%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.76%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.76%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.76%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.76%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.76%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.76%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (3.03%) SaaS
2 2 (1.52%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.76%) IaaS
3 1 (0.76%) Office 365
3 1 (0.76%) PaaS
3 1 (0.76%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 1 (0.76%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.03%) LAN
2 3 (2.27%) Firewall
2 3 (2.27%) Skype
3 2 (1.52%) MPLS
3 2 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.76%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.76%) Intranet
4 1 (0.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.30%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (5.30%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.76%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.76%) Essbase
3 1 (0.76%) OLAP
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (0.76%) QlikView
3 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.76%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.76%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (6.06%) JIRA
2 2 (1.52%) JIRA Agile
2 2 (1.52%) Zephyr
3 1 (0.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.76%) PVCS
3 1 (0.76%) Subversion
3 1 (0.76%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.76%) Toad
3 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 24 (18.18%) Finance
2 10 (7.58%) Manufacturing
3 9 (6.82%) Retail
4 8 (6.06%) Banking
5 6 (4.55%) Retail Banking
6 5 (3.79%) Automotive
7 3 (2.27%) Back Office
7 3 (2.27%) Legal
8 2 (1.52%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.76%) French Language
9 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 52 (39.39%) Analyst
2 25 (18.94%) Business Analyst
3 22 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 18 (13.64%) Test Manager
5 11 (8.33%) Consultant
6 7 (5.30%) Test Leader
7 6 (4.55%) Developer
8 5 (3.79%) UAT Analyst
9 4 (3.03%) Agile Business Analyst
9 4 (3.03%) Architect
9 4 (3.03%) Business Manager
9 4 (3.03%) Insight Manager
9 4 (3.03%) Network Engineer
9 4 (3.03%) Project Manager
9 4 (3.03%) SAP Consultant
9 4 (3.03%) Tester
10 3 (2.27%) Programme Manager
10 3 (2.27%) SAP Analyst
10 3 (2.27%) Test Programme Manager
10 3 (2.27%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.27%) .NET
1 3 (2.27%) ASP.NET
1 3 (2.27%) CSS
1 3 (2.27%) HTML
2 2 (1.52%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (1.52%) Entity Framework
2 2 (1.52%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (1.52%) SAP PI
2 2 (1.52%) XML
3 1 (0.76%) ADO.NET
3 1 (0.76%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (0.76%) CSS3
3 1 (0.76%) DHTML
3 1 (0.76%) Middleware
3 1 (0.76%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (0.76%) WinForms
3 1 (0.76%) XHTML
3 1 (0.76%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.03%) e-Learning
3 4 (3.03%) NHS
3 4 (3.03%) User Experience
4 3 (2.27%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.27%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.52%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.76%) CMDB
6 1 (0.76%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.76%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.76%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.76%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.55%) Windows
2 3 (2.27%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.52%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.76%) Android
4 1 (0.76%) HPUX
4 1 (0.76%) Linux
4 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.76%) Unix
4 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (21.97%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (21.21%) Test Scripting
3 22 (16.67%) Migration
3 22 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
4 20 (15.15%) System Integration Testing
5 19 (14.39%) Change Management
6 18 (13.64%) Integration Testing
6 18 (13.64%) Test Planning
7 16 (12.12%) Functional Testing
7 16 (12.12%) Test Strategy
8 14 (10.61%) Data Migration
9 13 (9.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (9.09%) Data Analysis
10 12 (9.09%) Data Management
10 12 (9.09%) System Testing
11 11 (8.33%) ERP
11 11 (8.33%) User Stories
11 11 (8.33%) Validation
12 10 (7.58%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.82%) SQL
2 4 (3.03%) Java
3 2 (1.52%) ABAP
3 2 (1.52%) C#
3 2 (1.52%) Progress 4GL
3 2 (1.52%) Scala
3 2 (1.52%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.76%) F#
4 1 (0.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (6.82%) ISEB
2 5 (3.79%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.03%) Degree
3 4 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.27%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.52%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.76%) CIPD
6 1 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.76%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.03%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.27%) QA
3 2 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.52%) GDPR
3 2 (1.52%) GxP
4 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.76%) SLA
4 1 (0.76%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.52%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (15.15%) SAP
2 11 (8.33%) Oracle
3 9 (6.82%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.79%) Ariba
4 5 (3.79%) Cisco
5 4 (3.03%) HP
5 4 (3.03%) hybris
6 3 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.52%) JDA
7 2 (1.52%) Progress
7 2 (1.52%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.76%) Avaya
8 1 (0.76%) Citrix
8 1 (0.76%) Demandware
8 1 (0.76%) IBM
8 1 (0.76%) Informatica
8 1 (0.76%) NICE Systems
8 1 (0.76%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.76%) Remedy
8 1 (0.76%) WSO2