Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 81 63
Rank change year-on-year +6 -18 +38
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 124 122 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.59% 2.30% 2.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.11% 2.78% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 76 83
West Midlands median daily rate £369 £370 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.34% -3.27% +9.29%
10th Percentile £288 £212 £156
90th Percentile £479 £491 £475
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 8
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.00 £24.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.45% +19.51% +13.89%
10th Percentile £25.00 £22.00 £19.00
90th Percentile £42.18 £25.05 £23.23
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +17.36%

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 3,987 4,383 4,174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.32% 82.79% 81.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,508 2,700 2,336
West Midlands median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £250
90th Percentile £550 £541 £550
England median daily rate £451 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.97% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 142 131
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% +10.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.51 £10.73
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.48 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +16.77%

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 22 February 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
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 22 February 2018.

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 22 February 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 +13 59 £400 +1.33% 13
Warwickshire +1 15 £350 -3.45% 2
Coventry +2 13 £326 -18.63% 3
Staffordshire +6 12 £275 +16.03% 3
Wolverhampton -1 4 £343 -6.04%
Shropshire -5 2 £495 - 1
Walsall - 2 - -
Kingswinford -5 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 44 (35.48%) Test Scripting
2 42 (33.87%) Finance
3 30 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (19.35%) SQL
5 22 (17.74%) Test Automation
6 20 (16.13%) Retail
7 19 (15.32%) Banking
7 19 (15.32%) ISTQB
7 19 (15.32%) Scrum
8 18 (14.52%) Migration
8 18 (14.52%) Oracle
9 17 (13.71%) ISEB
10 16 (12.90%) Unit Testing
10 16 (12.90%) QA
11 15 (12.10%) Test Planning
12 14 (11.29%) System Integration Testing
12 14 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (10.48%) Manual Testing
14 12 (9.68%) Data Migration
14 12 (9.68%) Integration Testing
14 12 (9.68%) Functional Testing
15 11 (8.87%) XML
16 10 (8.06%) JavaScript
16 10 (8.06%) E-Commerce
16 10 (8.06%) Regression Testing
16 10 (8.06%) Oracle Database
16 10 (8.06%) Mentoring
17 9 (7.26%) Test Strategy
17 9 (7.26%) Change Management
17 9 (7.26%) ERP

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 (1.61%) Apache
1 2 (1.61%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (1.61%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.61%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.81%) IIS
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) EngageOne
1 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.81%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (1.61%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.81%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.81%) iTrent
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle SCM
2 1 (0.81%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.81%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.81%) SAP EWM
2 1 (0.81%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.81%) SAP QM
2 1 (0.81%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.81%) SAP WM
2 1 (0.81%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.23%) SaaS
2 3 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.61%) GitHub
3 2 (1.61%) PaaS
4 1 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.84%) SMS
2 4 (3.23%) Internet
3 3 (2.42%) Firewall
3 3 (2.42%) MPLS
4 1 (0.81%) BGP
4 1 (0.81%) Intranet
4 1 (0.81%) LAN
4 1 (0.81%) Wireless
4 1 (0.81%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.06%) Oracle Database
2 5 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.03%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (4.03%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.23%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (3.23%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (3.23%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (2.42%) MySQL
4 3 (2.42%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.61%) MariaDB
5 2 (1.61%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.61%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (1.61%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (1.61%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.81%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (5.65%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.03%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.42%) JIRA
3 3 (2.42%) PHPUnit
3 3 (2.42%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.61%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (1.61%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.61%) JHipster
4 2 (1.61%) JProfiler
4 2 (1.61%) JUnit
4 2 (1.61%) Liquibase
4 2 (1.61%) Selenium
5 1 (0.81%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.81%) JMeter
5 1 (0.81%) NeoLoad
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.81%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.81%) Toad
General
1 42 (33.87%) Finance
2 20 (16.13%) Retail
3 19 (15.32%) Banking
4 5 (4.03%) Legal
5 4 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.23%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.61%) Automotive
6 2 (1.61%) Marketing
6 2 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.81%) Billing
7 1 (0.81%) Electronics
7 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (44.35%) Analyst
2 26 (20.97%) Test Analyst
3 24 (19.35%) Business Analyst
4 18 (14.52%) Developer
5 13 (10.48%) Test Leader
6 11 (8.87%) Consultant
7 10 (8.06%) Tester
8 9 (7.26%) Software Analyst
8 9 (7.26%) Test Manager
9 7 (5.65%) Systems Analyst
9 7 (5.65%) UAT Analyst
10 6 (4.84%) QA Analyst
10 6 (4.84%) QA Engineer
10 6 (4.84%) QA Test Analyst
10 6 (4.84%) QA Tester
10 6 (4.84%) Software Test Analyst
10 6 (4.84%) Software Test Engineer
10 6 (4.84%) Software Tester
10 6 (4.84%) Test Engineer
10 6 (4.84%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.87%) XML
2 8 (6.45%) REST
3 7 (5.65%) CSS
3 7 (5.65%) HTML
4 6 (4.84%) JSON
5 5 (4.03%) CSS3
5 5 (4.03%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (4.03%) Spring
5 5 (4.03%) Web Services
6 4 (3.23%) AngularJS
6 4 (3.23%) HTML5
6 4 (3.23%) jQuery
6 4 (3.23%) Node.js
6 4 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (2.42%) Behat
7 3 (2.42%) Doctrine
7 3 (2.42%) Middleware
7 3 (2.42%) Symfony
8 2 (1.61%) Ajax
8 2 (1.61%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.65%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.61%) Credit Risk
3 2 (1.61%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.61%) EPoS
3 2 (1.61%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.81%) Derivative
4 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.81%) NHS
4 1 (0.81%) PKI
4 1 (0.81%) Robotics
4 1 (0.81%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.84%) Unix
2 5 (4.03%) Linux
3 3 (2.42%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.61%) SUSE
5 1 (0.81%) Solaris
5 1 (0.81%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (35.48%) Test Scripting
2 30 (24.19%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (17.74%) Test Automation
4 19 (15.32%) Scrum
5 18 (14.52%) Migration
6 16 (12.90%) Unit Testing
7 15 (12.10%) Test Planning
8 14 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (11.29%) System Integration Testing
9 13 (10.48%) Manual Testing
10 12 (9.68%) Data Migration
10 12 (9.68%) Functional Testing
10 12 (9.68%) Integration Testing
11 10 (8.06%) E-Commerce
11 10 (8.06%) Mentoring
11 10 (8.06%) Regression Testing
12 9 (7.26%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (7.26%) Change Management
12 9 (7.26%) ERP
12 9 (7.26%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 24 (19.35%) SQL
2 10 (8.06%) JavaScript
3 9 (7.26%) Java
4 5 (4.03%) C#
5 3 (2.42%) PHP
5 3 (2.42%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.61%) COBOL
6 2 (1.61%) Perl
6 2 (1.61%) Python
7 1 (0.81%) ABAP
7 1 (0.81%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (15.32%) ISTQB
2 17 (13.71%) ISEB
3 4 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.23%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.42%) CCNA
4 3 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.42%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.81%) Degree
6 1 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.90%) QA
2 7 (5.65%) SLA
3 4 (3.23%) GDPR
4 3 (2.42%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.61%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.81%) SEPA
System Software
1 5 (4.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.42%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.81%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.81%) MOM
Vendors
1 18 (14.52%) Oracle
2 8 (6.45%) SAP
3 6 (4.84%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.23%) HP
5 3 (2.42%) Capita
5 3 (2.42%) Cisco
5 3 (2.42%) F5
5 3 (2.42%) Zend
6 2 (1.61%) Ariba
6 2 (1.61%) Demandware
6 2 (1.61%) Micro Focus
6 2 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.61%) WSO2
7 1 (0.81%) Adobe
7 1 (0.81%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.81%) Informatica
7 1 (0.81%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.81%) Jitterbit
7 1 (0.81%) Juniper
7 1 (0.81%) TIBCO