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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 18 41
Rank change year-on-year -12 +23  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 9 21 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.80% 7.27% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.16% 9.38% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 2
Median daily rate £330 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £160 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £350 £336
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.63 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18%  

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 285 224 280
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 88.79% 77.51% 83.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 168 222
Median daily rate £360 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.09% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £245 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 11
Median hourly rate £16.28 £19.63 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.04% +26.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £35.00 £19.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 12 (54.55%) Regression Testing
2 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 7 (31.82%) Integration Testing
3 7 (31.82%) Test Management
3 7 (31.82%) System Integration Testing
3 7 (31.82%) SDLC
3 7 (31.82%) ISTQB
3 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
4 6 (27.27%) SQL
4 6 (27.27%) Project Management
4 6 (27.27%) QA
4 6 (27.27%) JIRA
4 6 (27.27%) Test Strategy
4 6 (27.27%) Scenario Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (22.73%) Cucumber
5 5 (22.73%) Banking
5 5 (22.73%) Selenium
5 5 (22.73%) Degree
5 5 (22.73%) Finance
5 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2
6 4 (18.18%) MySQL
6 4 (18.18%) Oracle
6 4 (18.18%) NHS
6 4 (18.18%) Subversion
6 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
6 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
7 3 (13.64%) Product Management
7 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center

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 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (4.55%) JCAPS
1 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP PM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (18.18%) MySQL
3 2 (9.09%) GIS
4 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) JIRA
2 5 (22.73%) Cucumber
2 5 (22.73%) Selenium
3 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 4 (18.18%) Subversion
4 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.55%) TestRail
General
1 5 (22.73%) Banking
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Test Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Lead Test Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Tester
4 4 (18.18%) Manual Tester
4 4 (18.18%) Test Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) UAT Tester
5 3 (13.64%) QA Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Quality Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) QA Test Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Test Leader
7 1 (4.55%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) JIRA Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Lead Tester
7 1 (4.55%) QA Automation Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) SAP PM Trainer
7 1 (4.55%) SQL Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) UAT Lead
7 1 (4.55%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) XML
2 1 (4.55%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (4.55%) SOAP
2 1 (4.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) NHS
2 1 (4.55%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (4.55%) iPad
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
1 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Regression Testing
2 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 7 (31.82%) Integration Testing
3 7 (31.82%) SDLC
3 7 (31.82%) System Integration Testing
3 7 (31.82%) Test Management
4 6 (27.27%) Project Management
4 6 (27.27%) Scenario Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Test Strategy
5 5 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2
6 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
7 3 (13.64%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (13.64%) Defect Management
7 3 (13.64%) Load Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Product Management
7 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
8 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) C++
2 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) ISTQB
2 5 (22.73%) Degree
3 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.55%) ISEB
4 1 (4.55%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) Fiorano
3 1 (4.55%) IBM
3 1 (4.55%) InterSystems
3 1 (4.55%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) VMware