The first table below looks at the demand for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Oxford region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 16 30 27
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -3
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 14 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 5.81% 2.02% 3.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.92% 2.67% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 4
Average daily rate £180 £325 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.61% -25.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £325 £406
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.05% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £35.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-42.95% +36.53%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
157 187 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 65.15% 75.40% 54.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 106 110
Average daily rate £325 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £270 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £498 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 14
Average hourly rate £17.00 £10.43 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.06% -56.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.41 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £12.09 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
User Acceptance Testing
Oxfordshire

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

User Acceptance Testing
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Acceptance Testing.

1 6 (42.86%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (35.71%) Business Analysis
2 5 (35.71%) Project Management
3 4 (28.57%) Change Management
3 4 (28.57%) Retail
3 4 (28.57%) PeopleSoft
4 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 1 (7.14%) C
6 1 (7.14%) Publishing
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.14%) Test Management
6 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
6 1 (7.14%) User Stories
6 1 (7.14%) Business Process Mapping

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Acceptance Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Dynamics NAV
General
1 4 (28.57%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Analyst
2 7 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) Desktop Support
3 5 (35.71%) Support Analyst
4 4 (28.57%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 4 (28.57%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Network Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Support Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Business Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Desktop Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Business Analysis
1 5 (35.71%) Project Management
2 4 (28.57%) Change Management
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.14%) Test Management
3 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
3 1 (7.14%) User Stories
3 1 (7.14%) Business Process Mapping
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft