Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 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 November 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)
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 50 69
Rank change year-on-year -2 +19 -21
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 10 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.63% 1.61% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 1.94% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 10
Cardiff median daily rate £345 £418 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.37% +28.46% +30.00%
10th Percentile £270 £371 £297
90th Percentile £393 £431 £389
South Wales median daily rate £350 £418 £325
% change year-on-year -16.17% +28.46% +36.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate - - -

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 Cardiff with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 530 465 707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 86.46% 83.33% 81.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 376 589
Cardiff median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £175 £188 £224
90th Percentile £500 £525 £463
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 14
Cardiff median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £14.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% +2.52% +21.43%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.75 £10.05
90th Percentile £35.45 £36.55 £21.05
South Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £18.38 £15.88
% change year-on-year +3.40% +15.75% +9.48%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing User Acceptance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in Cardiff

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Cardiff

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Cardiff over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in Cardiff

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 6 (60.00%) Migration
2 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (30.00%) QA
3 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (20.00%) Selenium
4 2 (20.00%) HL7
4 2 (20.00%) Release Management
4 2 (20.00%) Load Testing
4 2 (20.00%) V-Model
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) SOAP
4 2 (20.00%) XML
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) Fiorano
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (20.00%) JCAPS
5 1 (10.00%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (10.00%) Banking
5 1 (10.00%) Retail
5 1 (10.00%) Data Management

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 (20.00%) JCAPS
2 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Selenium
1 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (10.00%) Back Office
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
1 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Team Leader
3 2 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 2 (20.00%) Test Team Leader
3 2 (20.00%) Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Change Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Change Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) SOAP
1 2 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (10.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Credit Risk
2 1 (10.00%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Migration
2 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (30.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (20.00%) Load Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Release Management
4 2 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) V-Model
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (10.00%) Business Change Management
5 1 (10.00%) CRM
5 1 (10.00%) Data Management
5 1 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
2 2 (20.00%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Fiorano
3 1 (10.00%) IBM
3 1 (10.00%) InterSystems
3 1 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) VMware