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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 53 36
Rank change year-on-year +26 -17  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 13 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 3.86% 2.14% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.45% 2.49% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 1
Median daily rate £190 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.71% +16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.63 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.75 £18.90
% change year-on-year +20.48% +9.78%  

User Acceptance Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 292 362 202
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 86.65% 86.19% 79.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 259 150
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 11
Median hourly rate £32.50 £13.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -22.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £13.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £19.63 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing User Acceptance Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 28 March 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 10 (55.56%) System Integration Testing
2 8 (44.44%) SQL
3 7 (38.89%) Finance
3 7 (38.89%) Integration Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 6 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 5 (27.78%) Load Testing
5 5 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (27.78%) Banking
6 4 (22.22%) QA
6 4 (22.22%) Migration
6 4 (22.22%) ISEB
6 4 (22.22%) NHS
6 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
6 4 (22.22%) RUP
6 4 (22.22%) Performance Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (16.67%) The Grinder
7 3 (16.67%) Groovy
7 3 (16.67%) Rational Performance Tester
7 3 (16.67%) V-Model
7 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 3 (16.67%) SoapUI
7 3 (16.67%) Defect Management
7 3 (16.67%) Siebel
7 3 (16.67%) SOAP
7 3 (16.67%) J2EE

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:

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Sage X3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.56%) GIS
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) HP UFT
1 3 (16.67%) JMeter
1 3 (16.67%) LoadRunner
1 3 (16.67%) Rational Performance Tester
1 3 (16.67%) Selenium
1 3 (16.67%) SoapUI
1 3 (16.67%) The Grinder
1 3 (16.67%) WinRunner
2 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.56%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) TestRail
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Analyst
2 9 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) Lead Test Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) Tester
4 4 (22.22%) Manual Tester
4 4 (22.22%) UAT Tester
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Business Change Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Business Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Change Manager
6 1 (5.56%) ERP Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) ERP Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Tester
6 1 (5.56%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) J2EE
1 3 (16.67%) SOAP
2 2 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) NHS
2 1 (5.56%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.56%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (5.56%) iPad
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) System Integration Testing
2 7 (38.89%) Integration Testing
3 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 6 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 5 (27.78%) Load Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Migration
5 4 (22.22%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Performance Testing
5 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
5 4 (22.22%) RUP
6 3 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (16.67%) Defect Management
6 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (16.67%) RAD
6 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Test Management
6 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 3 (16.67%) V-Model
6 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) C
2 3 (16.67%) Groovy
2 3 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 2 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 4 (22.22%) ISEB
3 3 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Siebel
2 2 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Sage