The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 48 38 41
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 14 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.43% 2.68% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.33% 3.76% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 3
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£300 £288 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +10.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £205 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £18.00 £18.29
% change year-on-year
+52.77% -1.58%
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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 South Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
420 319 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 72.92% 71.36% 70.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 221 192
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 4
Average hourly rate £43.75 £15.29 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+186.13% -57.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.33 £15.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.50 £17.08 £62.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -2 13 £300 +4.34% 1
Newport - 1 - - 3
Torfaen - - - -
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User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (23.33%) MS Visio
2 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (23.33%) QA
3 6 (20.00%) System Testing
3 6 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 5 (16.67%) Finance
4 5 (16.67%) Scrum
5 4 (13.33%) Workflow
5 4 (13.33%) Business Analysis
5 4 (13.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 4 (13.33%) Degree
5 4 (13.33%) MS Office
5 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (13.33%) User Experience
5 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting
5 4 (13.33%) V-Model
6 3 (10.00%) Scala
6 3 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (10.00%) BDD
6 3 (10.00%) Java
6 3 (10.00%) J2EE
6 3 (10.00%) ISEB
6 3 (10.00%) UML
6 3 (10.00%) RAD
6 3 (10.00%) CRM
6 3 (10.00%) TDD
6 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (23.33%) MS Visio
2 4 (13.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (6.67%) LoadRunner
1 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.33%) Selenium
2 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Back Office
2 2 (6.67%) General Ledger
3 1 (3.33%) Welsh Language
3 1 (3.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 25 (83.33%) Analyst
2 17 (56.67%) Business Analyst
3 8 (26.67%) Test Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Agile Business Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Product Owner
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Team Leader
6 2 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst Team Leader
6 2 (6.67%) Test Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Deployment Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) SCCM Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Coordinator
7 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) User Experience
2 1 (3.33%) Data Extraction
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
1 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (20.00%) System Testing
2 6 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 5 (16.67%) Scrum
4 4 (13.33%) Workflow
4 4 (13.33%) Business Analysis
4 4 (13.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting
4 4 (13.33%) V-Model
5 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (10.00%) BDD
5 3 (10.00%) UML
5 3 (10.00%) RAD
5 3 (10.00%) CRM
5 3 (10.00%) TDD
5 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (10.00%) Migration
6 2 (6.67%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) Scala
1 3 (10.00%) Java
2 2 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Degree
2 3 (10.00%) ISEB
3 2 (6.67%) PMP
3 2 (6.67%) PMI Certification
3 2 (6.67%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (23.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) VMware
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