The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 32 30 29
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 12 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.16% 3.11% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.12% 4.41% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 1
Average daily rate
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£250 £275 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -9.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £23.25 £17.38
% change year-on-year
-38.70% +33.81%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
291 204 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 76.58% 70.59% 71.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 140 111
Average daily rate £350 £340 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -4.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 4
Average hourly rate £9.50 £17.67 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.22% +7.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.70 £16.04 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £19.17 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Cardiff region.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Cardiff region.

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Acceptance Testing.

1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) QA
2 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
2 5 (23.81%) ISEB
2 5 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (19.05%) System Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
3 4 (19.05%) User Experience
3 4 (19.05%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 4 (19.05%) Test Management
3 4 (19.05%) V-Model
3 4 (19.05%) Degree
3 4 (19.05%) Migration
3 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (19.05%) Automated Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 3 (14.29%) Banking
4 3 (14.29%) Scrum
4 3 (14.29%) HP
4 3 (14.29%) CRM
4 3 (14.29%) AS400
4 3 (14.29%) Workflow
4 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 3 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 2 (9.52%) IIBA
5 2 (9.52%) User Stories
5 2 (9.52%) Procure-to-pay
5 2 (9.52%) Test Planning

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Acceptance Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (9.52%) Selenium
2 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) General Ledger
3 2 (9.52%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (85.71%) Analyst
2 9 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 9 (42.86%) Business Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Test Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Team Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Business Analyst Team Leader
5 1 (4.76%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Test Coordinator
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Junior Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.76%) Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Junior
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) User Experience
2 3 (14.29%) AS400
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
2 4 (19.05%) System Testing
2 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
2 4 (19.05%) Test Management
2 4 (19.05%) V-Model
2 4 (19.05%) Migration
2 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (19.05%) Automated Testing
3 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 3 (14.29%) Scrum
3 3 (14.29%) CRM
3 3 (14.29%) Workflow
3 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 3 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 2 (9.52%) User Stories
4 2 (9.52%) Procure-to-pay
4 2 (9.52%) Test Planning
4 2 (9.52%) E-business
4 2 (9.52%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) ISEB
2 4 (19.05%) Degree
3 2 (9.52%) IIBA
3 2 (9.52%) PMP
3 2 (9.52%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) HP
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) VMware