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 3 months to 22 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)
UK / Wales
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 34 72
Rank change year-on-year -18 +38  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 9 24 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.45% 4.31% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 5.48% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 4
Median daily rate £330 £300 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -13.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £163 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £373 £413
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 £22.25 £31.75
% change year-on-year +12.35% -29.92%  

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 Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 532 438 722
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 85.53% 78.64% 82.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 310 491
Median daily rate £380 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £529 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 23 29
Median hourly rate £36.50 £32.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.17% +115.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.36 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £72.50 £21.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 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
South Wales -14 9 £330 +10.00% 3
User Acceptance Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 22 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 Wales region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 21 (46.67%) ISTQB
2 17 (37.78%) ISEB
3 16 (35.56%) Regression Testing
4 15 (33.33%) SAP
5 14 (31.11%) Test Scripting
6 13 (28.89%) Finance
7 12 (26.67%) SQL
8 10 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
8 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 10 (22.22%) Integration Testing
8 10 (22.22%) QA
9 9 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (20.00%) Test Strategy
9 9 (20.00%) Test Automation
9 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 8 (17.78%) PRINCE2
10 8 (17.78%) Degree
10 8 (17.78%) System Integration Testing
10 8 (17.78%) SDLC
11 7 (15.56%) Test Management
11 7 (15.56%) Project Management
12 6 (13.33%) Oracle
12 6 (13.33%) JIRA
12 6 (13.33%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
12 6 (13.33%) Scenario Testing
13 5 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
13 5 (11.11%) Banking
13 5 (11.11%) Selenium
13 5 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (11.11%) Cucumber

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 1 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.22%) JCAPS
1 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (2.22%) SAP HR
2 1 (2.22%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (2.22%) SAP PM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) MySQL
3 3 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.44%) GIS
5 1 (2.22%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (2.22%) MS Access
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) JIRA
2 5 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 5 (11.11%) Selenium
3 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.89%) Subversion
4 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.22%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.22%) TestRail
General
1 13 (28.89%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (22.22%) UAT Manager
2 9 (20.00%) Analyst
2 9 (20.00%) Tester
3 8 (17.78%) Test Analyst
4 7 (15.56%) Lead Test Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) Manual Tester
6 5 (11.11%) Test Manager
7 4 (8.89%) Test Engineer
7 4 (8.89%) UAT Tester
8 3 (6.67%) QA Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) Quality Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) Test Leader
9 2 (4.44%) Developer
9 2 (4.44%) Lead Tester
9 2 (4.44%) QA Test Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) Team Leader
9 2 (4.44%) Test Team Leader
9 2 (4.44%) UAT Test Manager
10 1 (2.22%) UAT Lead
10 1 (2.22%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) XML
2 2 (4.44%) .NET
3 1 (2.22%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (2.22%) SOAP
3 1 (2.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) NHS
2 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.22%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (2.22%) iPad
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) Windows
1 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (35.56%) Regression Testing
2 14 (31.11%) Test Scripting
3 10 (22.22%) Integration Testing
4 9 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 9 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 8 (17.78%) PRINCE2
5 8 (17.78%) SDLC
5 8 (17.78%) System Integration Testing
6 7 (15.56%) Project Management
6 7 (15.56%) Test Management
7 6 (13.33%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
7 6 (13.33%) Scenario Testing
8 5 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (11.11%) Migration
9 4 (8.89%) Defect Management
9 4 (8.89%) Load Testing
9 4 (8.89%) Software Testing
9 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (6.67%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) SQL
2 3 (6.67%) Java
3 2 (4.44%) C#
3 2 (4.44%) VB
3 2 (4.44%) VB6
4 1 (2.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (46.67%) ISTQB
2 17 (37.78%) ISEB
3 8 (17.78%) Degree
4 4 (8.89%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.44%) CCAB
5 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.22%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.22%) QA
2 5 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.22%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (33.33%) SAP
2 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.33%) Oracle
4 2 (4.44%) Blue Prism
4 2 (4.44%) HP
5 1 (2.22%) Fiorano
5 1 (2.22%) IBM
5 1 (2.22%) InterSystems
5 1 (2.22%) VMware