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 24 April 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 41 17 27
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +10
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 4 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.08% 6.03% 2.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 8.97% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £180 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% -44.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £329
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+23.45% -45.27%
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
306 156 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 82.93% 67.24% 76.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 105 114
Average daily rate £425 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 7
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.00 £10.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% +58.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 2015, 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%) JIRA
2 5 (50.00%) QA
2 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (40.00%) Marketo
3 4 (40.00%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (40.00%) Adobe
3 4 (40.00%) HP
4 3 (30.00%) Marketing
4 3 (30.00%) Migration
4 3 (30.00%) Aprimo
4 3 (30.00%) Test Management
4 3 (30.00%) System Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (20.00%) Software Delivery
5 2 (20.00%) Open Source
6 1 (10.00%) HTML5
6 1 (10.00%) Varnish
6 1 (10.00%) CSS3
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (10.00%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (10.00%) Sass
6 1 (10.00%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (10.00%) Apache Solr
6 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (10.00%) ISEB

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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%) Apache Solr
1 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (30.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Test Manager
2 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Tester
3 2 (20.00%) QA Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Testing Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) HTML5
1 1 (10.00%) CSS3
1 1 (10.00%) Sass
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (30.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) Test Management
2 3 (30.00%) System Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (20.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Web Design
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Content Management
4 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Varnish
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Marketo
1 4 (40.00%) Adobe
1 4 (40.00%) HP
2 3 (30.00%) Aprimo