Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 81 59
Rank change year-on-year +15 -22 +31
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 137 146 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.79% 2.45% 2.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.37% 2.96% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 88 106
West Midlands median daily rate £363 £375 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +22.45% -12.50%
10th Percentile £286 £225 £153
90th Percentile £477 £493 £450
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +2.27% +27.54%
10th Percentile £25.00 £20.13 £20.40
90th Percentile £42.18 £28.80 £22.80
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +13.64% -4.35% -16.36%

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 4071 4936 4035
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.90% 82.90% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2610 2964 2291
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.99%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £240
90th Percentile £550 £550 £544
England median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.14% +0.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 134 180
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £19.43 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.67% -2.85% -
10th Percentile £11.33 £10.91 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £41.67 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.36 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.65% +10.70% +15.79%

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 11 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 11 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 11 December 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 +17 63 £400 +5.26% 7
Warwickshire -4 18 £325 -1.52% 1
Coventry -1 16 £315 -21.25% 2
Staffordshire +6 7 £275 -5.98%
Wolverhampton -1 3 £343 -
Solihull 0 1 - - 2
Kingswinford -4 1 - -
Walsall - 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 47 (34.31%) Test Scripting
2 39 (28.47%) Finance
3 25 (18.25%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (18.25%) System Integration Testing
4 24 (17.52%) Integration Testing
5 23 (16.79%) Test Planning
6 20 (14.60%) Migration
6 20 (14.60%) SAP
7 19 (13.87%) ISEB
7 19 (13.87%) Scrum
7 19 (13.87%) Banking
8 18 (13.14%) Retail
8 18 (13.14%) ISTQB
8 18 (13.14%) Oracle
9 17 (12.41%) Scenario Testing
10 16 (11.68%) SQL
11 15 (10.95%) System Testing
11 15 (10.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (9.49%) Functional Testing
13 12 (8.76%) Test Strategy
13 12 (8.76%) Test Automation
13 12 (8.76%) XML
14 11 (8.03%) Management Information System
14 11 (8.03%) Manufacturing
14 11 (8.03%) Data Migration
14 11 (8.03%) Performance Testing
15 10 (7.30%) QA
15 10 (7.30%) Microsoft
15 10 (7.30%) HTML
15 10 (7.30%) Java

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 2 (1.46%) Apache
1 2 (1.46%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (1.46%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.46%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (0.73%) IIS
2 1 (0.73%) OpenEdge
2 1 (0.73%) Oracle 10gAS
2 1 (0.73%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.73%) EngageOne
1 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.73%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.73%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.19%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (1.46%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.46%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.46%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (1.46%) SAP CRM
2 2 (1.46%) SAP HR
2 2 (1.46%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.73%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.73%) iTrent
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.73%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.73%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.73%) SAP EWM
3 1 (0.73%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.73%) SAP QM
3 1 (0.73%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.73%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.38%) SaaS
2 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.46%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (1.46%) GitHub
3 2 (1.46%) PaaS
4 1 (0.73%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 1 (0.73%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.19%) MPLS
2 2 (1.46%) Firewall
2 2 (1.46%) Internet
2 2 (1.46%) LAN
2 2 (1.46%) SMS
3 1 (0.73%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (0.73%) Intranet
3 1 (0.73%) Skype
3 1 (0.73%) WAN
3 1 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.57%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.92%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (2.92%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (2.92%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (2.92%) Oracle ODI
3 4 (2.92%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.19%) MySQL
4 3 (2.19%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.46%) MariaDB
5 2 (1.46%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.46%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (1.46%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.73%) Informix
6 1 (0.73%) OLAP
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.92%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.92%) JIRA
1 4 (2.92%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.46%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (1.46%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.46%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.46%) JHipster
2 2 (1.46%) JProfiler
2 2 (1.46%) JUnit
2 2 (1.46%) Liquibase
2 2 (1.46%) Selenium
3 1 (0.73%) JMeter
3 1 (0.73%) NeoLoad
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.73%) PVCS
3 1 (0.73%) SoapUI
General
1 39 (28.47%) Finance
2 19 (13.87%) Banking
3 18 (13.14%) Retail
4 11 (8.03%) Manufacturing
5 6 (4.38%) Retail Banking
6 4 (2.92%) Legal
7 2 (1.46%) Automotive
7 2 (1.46%) Marketing
7 2 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.73%) Back Office
8 1 (0.73%) Electronics
8 1 (0.73%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.73%) French Language
8 1 (0.73%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.73%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (39.42%) Analyst
2 30 (21.90%) Test Analyst
3 20 (14.60%) Business Analyst
4 19 (13.87%) Consultant
5 15 (10.95%) Developer
6 12 (8.76%) Test Leader
6 12 (8.76%) Test Manager
7 8 (5.84%) Systems Analyst
8 6 (4.38%) UAT Analyst
9 5 (3.65%) UAT Test Analyst
10 4 (2.92%) Full Stack Developer
10 4 (2.92%) GDPR Business Analyst
10 4 (2.92%) Payments Test Manager
10 4 (2.92%) SAP Consultant
10 4 (2.92%) Systems Test Analyst
10 4 (2.92%) Tester
11 3 (2.19%) Automation Test Analyst
11 3 (2.19%) Lead Developer
11 3 (2.19%) Manual Tester
11 3 (2.19%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.76%) XML
2 10 (7.30%) HTML
3 9 (6.57%) CSS
4 6 (4.38%) CSS3
4 6 (4.38%) JSON
5 5 (3.65%) HTML5
5 5 (3.65%) REST
5 5 (3.65%) Spring
5 5 (3.65%) Web Services
6 4 (2.92%) AngularJS
6 4 (2.92%) jQuery
6 4 (2.92%) Node.js
6 4 (2.92%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (2.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (2.19%) Middleware
8 2 (1.46%) .NET
8 2 (1.46%) Ajax
8 2 (1.46%) SOAP
8 2 (1.46%) Spring Boot
8 2 (1.46%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.03%) Management Information System
2 10 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.46%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.46%) EPoS
3 2 (1.46%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.46%) User Experience
4 1 (0.73%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.73%) Derivative
4 1 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.73%) NHS
4 1 (0.73%) PKI
4 1 (0.73%) Robotics
4 1 (0.73%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.92%) Unix
2 3 (2.19%) Linux
2 3 (2.19%) Windows
3 2 (1.46%) SUSE
4 1 (0.73%) HPUX
4 1 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.73%) Solaris
4 1 (0.73%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (34.31%) Test Scripting
2 25 (18.25%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (18.25%) System Integration Testing
3 24 (17.52%) Integration Testing
4 23 (16.79%) Test Planning
5 20 (14.60%) Migration
6 19 (13.87%) Scrum
7 17 (12.41%) Scenario Testing
8 15 (10.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (10.95%) System Testing
9 13 (9.49%) Functional Testing
10 12 (8.76%) Test Automation
10 12 (8.76%) Test Strategy
11 11 (8.03%) Data Migration
11 11 (8.03%) Performance Testing
12 10 (7.30%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (6.57%) Change Management
13 9 (6.57%) Manual Testing
13 9 (6.57%) Regression Testing
13 9 (6.57%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.68%) SQL
2 10 (7.30%) Java
3 8 (5.84%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.92%) C#
5 3 (2.19%) ABAP
5 3 (2.19%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.46%) COBOL
6 2 (1.46%) Perl
6 2 (1.46%) Progress 4GL
6 2 (1.46%) Python
6 2 (1.46%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.73%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.73%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.73%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.73%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (13.87%) ISEB
2 18 (13.14%) ISTQB
3 4 (2.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.19%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.19%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.19%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.46%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.73%) CCNA
6 1 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.30%) QA
2 4 (2.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.92%) GDPR
3 3 (2.19%) SLA
4 2 (1.46%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.73%) SEPA
5 1 (0.73%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (1.46%) Docker
2 1 (0.73%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.92%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.73%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.73%) MOM
2 1 (0.73%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 20 (14.60%) SAP
2 18 (13.14%) Oracle
3 10 (7.30%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.65%) Ariba
5 4 (2.92%) HP
6 3 (2.19%) Cisco
6 3 (2.19%) hybris
7 2 (1.46%) Demandware
7 2 (1.46%) Informatica
7 2 (1.46%) Micro Focus
7 2 (1.46%) Progress
7 2 (1.46%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.46%) WSO2
8 1 (0.73%) Adobe
8 1 (0.73%) Citrix
8 1 (0.73%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.73%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.73%) Sun
8 1 (0.73%) TIBCO