Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 20 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 92 99
Rank change year-on-year +15 +7 -10
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 15 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.26% 0.86% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 1.02% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 12
Wales median daily rate £350 £418 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.17% +25.56% +40.00%
10th Percentile £288 £334 £300
90th Percentile £433 £448 £401
UK median daily rate £415 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.27% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year +13.64% -17.29% +26.67%

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 Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 992 1174 1330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 83.64% 83.80% 80.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 828 965
Wales median daily rate £388 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +12.36% -2.47%
10th Percentile £177 £213 £235
90th Percentile £556 £575 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 52 52
Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +14.29% -1.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.53 £10.28
90th Percentile £50.98 £61.25 £41.13
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in Wales

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Wales

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Wales over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in Wales

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Wales

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 20 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
South Wales +18 15 £350 -16.17% 7
User Acceptance Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 20 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 Wales region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 6 (40.00%) Migration
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) QA
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (13.33%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (13.33%) Power BI
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (13.33%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (13.33%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
5 2 (13.33%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (13.33%) Change Data Capture
5 2 (13.33%) SSDT
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (13.33%) V-Model

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (13.33%) JCAPS
2 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (13.33%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (13.33%) Power BI
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (13.33%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Selenium
1 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
1 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.67%) Back Office
1 1 (6.67%) Banking
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
1 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Test Leader
4 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Team Leader
4 2 (13.33%) Test Team Leader
4 2 (13.33%) Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Delivery Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Business Change Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Change Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Manual Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Project Leader
5 1 (6.67%) QA Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) SOAP
1 2 (13.33%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (6.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Credit Risk
2 1 (6.67%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Migration
2 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (13.33%) Change Data Capture
4 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (13.33%) Dimensional Modelling
4 2 (13.33%) ETL
4 2 (13.33%) Kimball Methodology
4 2 (13.33%) Load Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (13.33%) Release Management
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Use Case
4 2 (13.33%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
2 2 (13.33%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Fiorano
3 1 (6.67%) Genesys
3 1 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) InterSystems
3 1 (6.67%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) VMware