Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 79 88
Rank change year-on-year +18 +9 -19
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 16 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.70% 0.89% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 1.06% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 11
South Wales median daily rate £350 £418 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.17% +28.46% +36.84%
10th Percentile £291 £371 £300
90th Percentile £431 £431 £403
Wales median daily rate £350 £418 £333
% change year-on-year -16.17% +25.56% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South Wales median hourly rate - - -
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 South Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 785 944 1049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 83.42% 83.91% 81.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 680 812
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £175 £225 £235
90th Percentile £525 £538 £475
Wales median daily rate £390 £400 £355
% change year-on-year -2.50% +12.68% -2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 44 34
South Wales median hourly rate £20.69 £18.38 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.60% +15.75% +9.48%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.46 £9.58
90th Percentile £52.00 £61.25 £35.33
Wales median hourly rate £20.69 £18.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +14.94% +14.29% -5.86%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff 0 11 £345 -17.37% 4
Newport - 2 £425 - 1
Caerphilly - 2 £350 -
User Acceptance Testing
Wales

For the 6 months to 23 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 South Wales region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 6 (37.50%) Migration
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
3 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) QA
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
4 3 (18.75%) Data Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (12.50%) V-Model
5 2 (12.50%) JCAPS
5 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (12.50%) Change Data Capture
5 2 (12.50%) SSDT
5 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 2 (12.50%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Defect Tracking

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 2 (12.50%) JCAPS
2 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (12.50%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (12.50%) Power BI
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (12.50%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Selenium
1 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
1 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) InstallShield
2 1 (6.25%) MSI
General
1 1 (6.25%) Back Office
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
1 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Test Leader
4 2 (12.50%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Team Leader
4 2 (12.50%) Test Team Leader
4 2 (12.50%) Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Delivery Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Business Change Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Change Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Manual Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Project Leader
5 1 (6.25%) QA Leader
5 1 (6.25%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.25%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) SOAP
1 2 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (6.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Credit Risk
2 1 (6.25%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
1 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Migration
2 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Data Migration
3 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
3 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
4 2 (12.50%) Change Data Capture
4 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (12.50%) Dimensional Modelling
4 2 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
4 2 (12.50%) Load Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (12.50%) Release Management
4 2 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Use Case
4 2 (12.50%) V-Model
4 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.25%) C++
3 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) MCITP
2 1 (6.25%) MCSE
2 1 (6.25%) MCTS
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (12.50%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Fiorano
3 1 (6.25%) Genesys
3 1 (6.25%) IBM
3 1 (6.25%) InterSystems
3 1 (6.25%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) VMware