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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 55 27 36
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +9
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 3 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.58% 4.39% 2.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 5.90% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 8
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£375 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £339 £340
% change year-on-year
+0.36% -0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £105.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £27.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-49.07% +12.50%
User Acceptance Testing
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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
381 305 307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 73.41% 74.39% 75.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 181 179
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 9
Average hourly rate £22.50 £42.50 £9.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.05% +356.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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
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 29 January 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -22 2 £375 -3.22% 1
Newport - - - -
User Acceptance Testing
Wales

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (40.00%) ISEB
3 5 (33.33%) Migration
4 4 (26.67%) Finance
4 4 (26.67%) Validation
4 4 (26.67%) Data Migration
4 4 (26.67%) V-Model
4 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
4 4 (26.67%) Test Planning
4 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
4 4 (26.67%) QA
5 3 (20.00%) Selenium
5 3 (20.00%) HP
5 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (20.00%) Test Management
5 3 (20.00%) Banking
5 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (20.00%) Scrum
5 3 (20.00%) AS400
5 3 (20.00%) Workflow
5 3 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (20.00%) SQL
6 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
6 2 (13.33%) System Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Selenium
1 3 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) General Ledger
3 1 (6.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
2 7 (46.67%) Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 3 (20.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst Team Leader
5 1 (6.67%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Coordinator
5 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Support
5 1 (6.67%) Coordinator
5 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (20.00%) AS400
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (33.33%) Migration
4 4 (26.67%) Validation
4 4 (26.67%) Data Migration
4 4 (26.67%) V-Model
4 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
4 4 (26.67%) Test Planning
4 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Test Management
5 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (20.00%) Scrum
5 3 (20.00%) Workflow
6 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
6 2 (13.33%) System Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
7 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) ISEB
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft