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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 26 27 18
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 6 3 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.78% 1.45% 6.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.44% 2.01% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 10
Average daily rate
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£330 £333 £493
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.75% -32.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £319 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £347 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £337 £345
% change year-on-year
+3.93% -2.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £15.60 - £8.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £19.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.48% -23.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
135 149 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 62.50% 71.98% 72.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 101 123
Average daily rate £350 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 19
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £13.50 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
User Acceptance Testing
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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 24 July 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 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (30.00%) Business Analysis
1 6 (30.00%) Dynamics NAV
1 6 (30.00%) Project Management
2 4 (20.00%) PeopleSoft
2 4 (20.00%) Retail
2 4 (20.00%) Change Management
2 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (15.00%) Publishing
3 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.00%) ISEB
4 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (10.00%) C
4 2 (10.00%) User Stories
4 2 (10.00%) System Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (5.00%) Process Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (5.00%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Test Management
5 1 (5.00%) Business Process Mapping
5 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (5.00%) SQL
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (5.00%) IIS
5 1 (5.00%) MS Office
5 1 (5.00%) CRM

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (20.00%) Retail
2 3 (15.00%) Publishing
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (80.00%) Analyst
2 9 (45.00%) Business Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Desktop Support
3 5 (25.00%) Support Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Desktop Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Test Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Tester
7 1 (5.00%) Desktop Manager
7 1 (5.00%) Business Test Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Junior
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Network Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Support Manager
7 1 (5.00%) Junior Tester
7 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Business Analysis
1 6 (30.00%) Project Management
2 4 (20.00%) Change Management
2 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.00%) User Stories
4 2 (10.00%) System Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Process Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Test Management
5 1 (5.00%) Business Process Mapping
5 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (5.00%) CRM
5 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) C
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) PeopleSoft
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft