The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 35 41 18
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -23
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 4 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.51% 1.08% 6.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 1.29% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 11
Average daily rate £320 £400 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +122.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £360 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £420 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £21.95 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-6.60% +8.39%
User Acceptance Testing
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
197 310 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 74.34% 84.01% 68.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 248 110
Average daily rate £425 £420 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +29.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 10
Average hourly rate £13.80 £30.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.00% +76.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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
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 29 April 2016, 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 (60.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Web Services
3 3 (30.00%) CRM
3 3 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (20.00%) ETL
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) BDD
5 1 (10.00%) Tableau
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Change Control
5 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Relational Database

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (10.00%) OLAP
2 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (10.00%) Power BI
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (10.00%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Integration Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Integration Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Data Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse Architect
4 1 (10.00%) ETL Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (10.00%) QA Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Service Manager
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) CMDB
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (10.00%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) CRM
2 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (20.00%) ETL
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (10.00%) BDD
4 1 (10.00%) Case Management
4 1 (10.00%) Change Control
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Remote Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) ISEB
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Tableau