The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 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)
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 37 64
Rank change year-on-year -9 +27  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 9 18 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.69% 3.81% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 4.81% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 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 £390 £336
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27%  

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 South Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 459 374 484
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 86.44% 79.07% 84.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 267 373
Median daily rate £375 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 17 18
Median hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +129.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.70 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £72.50 £16.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in South Wales

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in South Wales over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in South Wales

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -8 9 £330 +10.00% 1
User Acceptance Testing
Wales

For the 6 months to 28 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 South Wales region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 12 (44.44%) Regression Testing
2 11 (40.74%) SQL
3 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
3 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (29.63%) QA
3 8 (29.63%) Integration Testing
3 8 (29.63%) Test Automation
4 7 (25.93%) Degree
4 7 (25.93%) Test Management
4 7 (25.93%) ISTQB
4 7 (25.93%) System Integration Testing
4 7 (25.93%) SDLC
5 6 (22.22%) Project Management
5 6 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 6 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
5 6 (22.22%) JIRA
6 5 (18.52%) Selenium
6 5 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (18.52%) Cucumber
6 5 (18.52%) Finance
6 5 (18.52%) Banking
6 5 (18.52%) PRINCE2
7 4 (14.81%) MySQL
7 4 (14.81%) Oracle
7 4 (14.81%) NHS
7 4 (14.81%) Subversion
7 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting
7 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
7 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (11.11%) Product Management

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (3.70%) JCAPS
1 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP PM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) MySQL
3 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (7.41%) GIS
5 1 (3.70%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (3.70%) MS Access
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) JIRA
2 5 (18.52%) Cucumber
2 5 (18.52%) Selenium
3 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
3 4 (14.81%) Subversion
4 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.70%) TestRail
General
1 5 (18.52%) Banking
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Analyst
1 8 (29.63%) Tester
2 7 (25.93%) Test Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Lead Test Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Manual Tester
4 4 (14.81%) Test Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) UAT Tester
5 3 (11.11%) QA Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Quality Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Developer
6 2 (7.41%) QA Test Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.70%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) JIRA Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Lead Tester
7 1 (3.70%) QA Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) SQL Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) UAT Lead
7 1 (3.70%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) XML
2 2 (7.41%) .NET
3 1 (3.70%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (3.70%) SOAP
3 1 (3.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) NHS
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (3.70%) iPad
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
1 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Regression Testing
2 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (29.63%) Integration Testing
2 8 (29.63%) Test Automation
3 7 (25.93%) SDLC
3 7 (25.93%) System Integration Testing
3 7 (25.93%) Test Management
4 6 (22.22%) Project Management
4 6 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
4 6 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 5 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (18.52%) PRINCE2
6 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting
7 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (11.11%) Change Control
7 3 (11.11%) Defect Management
7 3 (11.11%) Load Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Product Management
7 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) Java
3 2 (7.41%) C#
3 2 (7.41%) VB
3 2 (7.41%) VB6
4 1 (3.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Degree
1 7 (25.93%) ISTQB
2 3 (11.11%) ISEB
3 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.70%) SAP Certification
4 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (29.63%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle
2 2 (7.41%) Blue Prism
2 2 (7.41%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) Fiorano
3 1 (3.70%) IBM
3 1 (3.70%) InterSystems
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) SAP
3 1 (3.70%) VMware