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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
UK / Wales
Rank 32 66 50
Rank change year-on-year +34 -16  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 36 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 5.13% 1.62% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.23% 1.91% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 7 2
Median daily rate £350 £325 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -8.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £263 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £397
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £345
% change year-on-year -6.25% +15.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.63 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £18.45
% change year-on-year +21.95% +11.11%  

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 578 577 549
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 82.34% 84.98% 75.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 394 304
Median daily rate £393 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 29 23
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.68% +53.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.88 £13.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 +24 18 £190 -45.71%
West Wales - 13 £470 -
User Acceptance Testing
UK

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 20 (46.51%) ISEB
1 20 (46.51%) ISTQB
2 16 (37.21%) Finance
3 14 (32.56%) SQL
3 14 (32.56%) SAP
4 13 (30.23%) Test Scripting
5 12 (27.91%) System Integration Testing
6 11 (25.58%) Integration Testing
7 10 (23.26%) Regression Testing
7 10 (23.26%) MS Office
7 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
8 9 (20.93%) Test Strategy
9 8 (18.60%) QA
9 8 (18.60%) Migration
10 7 (16.28%) PRINCE2
10 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (13.95%) Load Testing
11 6 (13.95%) Degree
11 6 (13.95%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
12 5 (11.63%) Defect Management
12 5 (11.63%) Disclosure Scotland
12 5 (11.63%) Banking
12 5 (11.63%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (9.30%) Java
13 4 (9.30%) NHS
13 4 (9.30%) RUP
13 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
13 4 (9.30%) Test Management
13 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
13 4 (9.30%) Waterfall

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 10 (23.26%) MS Office
2 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (4.65%) Sage X3
2 1 (2.33%) SAP HR
2 1 (2.33%) SAP Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.33%) GIS
3 1 (2.33%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (2.33%) MS Access
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) HP UFT
1 3 (6.98%) JMeter
1 3 (6.98%) LoadRunner
1 3 (6.98%) Rational Performance Tester
1 3 (6.98%) Selenium
1 3 (6.98%) SoapUI
1 3 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (6.98%) The Grinder
1 3 (6.98%) Visual Studio
1 3 (6.98%) WinRunner
2 1 (2.33%) JIRA
2 1 (2.33%) TestRail
General
1 16 (37.21%) Finance
2 5 (11.63%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (27.91%) Analyst
2 10 (23.26%) Test Analyst
2 10 (23.26%) UAT Manager
3 9 (20.93%) Tester
4 7 (16.28%) Lead Test Analyst
5 6 (13.95%) Manual Tester
6 5 (11.63%) Test Manager
7 4 (9.30%) UAT Tester
8 2 (4.65%) Business Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Developer
8 2 (4.65%) ERP Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) ERP Business Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Lead Tester
8 2 (4.65%) Performance Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Performance Test Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Test Leader
8 2 (4.65%) UAT Test Manager
9 1 (2.33%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) SQL Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Workstream Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) J2EE
1 3 (6.98%) SOAP
1 3 (6.98%) XML
2 2 (4.65%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) NHS
2 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.33%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (2.33%) iPad
3 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Windows
2 2 (4.65%) Linux
2 2 (4.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.23%) Test Scripting
2 12 (27.91%) System Integration Testing
3 11 (25.58%) Integration Testing
4 10 (23.26%) Regression Testing
5 9 (20.93%) Test Strategy
6 8 (18.60%) Migration
7 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (16.28%) PRINCE2
8 6 (13.95%) Load Testing
8 6 (13.95%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
9 5 (11.63%) Defect Management
10 4 (9.30%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 4 (9.30%) Performance Testing
10 4 (9.30%) RUP
10 4 (9.30%) Software Testing
10 4 (9.30%) Test Management
10 4 (9.30%) Waterfall
11 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (6.98%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 14 (32.56%) SQL
2 4 (9.30%) Java
3 3 (6.98%) C
3 3 (6.98%) Groovy
3 3 (6.98%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.65%) C#
4 2 (4.65%) VB
4 2 (4.65%) VB6
Qualifications
1 20 (46.51%) ISEB
1 20 (46.51%) ISTQB
2 6 (13.95%) Degree
3 4 (9.30%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.65%) CCAB
5 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) QA
2 5 (11.63%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (32.56%) SAP
2 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.98%) Siebel
4 2 (4.65%) Blue Prism
4 2 (4.65%) HP
4 2 (4.65%) Oracle
4 2 (4.65%) Sage