Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 6 months to 23 November 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.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 56 64
Rank change year-on-year -18 +8 -35
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 11 26 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.49% 3.64% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 4.17% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 11
Oxford median daily rate £500 £200 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -51.22% +22.85%
10th Percentile £214 £169 £190
90th Percentile £520 £390 £420
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £300 £350
% change year-on-year +50.00% -14.29% -1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxford median hourly rate - - -
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -

User Acceptance Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Oxford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 641 624 549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 87.09% 87.39% 82.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 474 451
Oxford median daily rate £450 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.51% +5.63% -1.84%
10th Percentile £320 £188 £225
90th Percentile £588 £538 £520
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 24
Oxford median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -55.56% +221.43%
10th Percentile £14.30 £13.88 £12.15
90th Percentile £77.50 £44.15 £70.10
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +15.00% -11.11% +55.17%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

Job postings citing User Acceptance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxford.

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in Oxford

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Oxford

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Oxford over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in Oxford

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Oxford region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) SDLC
3 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
3 7 (63.64%) TDD
3 7 (63.64%) Java
3 7 (63.64%) QA
3 7 (63.64%) Release Management
4 6 (54.55%) JIRA
4 6 (54.55%) JBoss
4 6 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (54.55%) BDD
5 5 (45.45%) Data Quality
5 5 (45.45%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (45.45%) Jenkins
5 5 (45.45%) Coaching
5 5 (45.45%) Acceptance Criteria
5 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
5 5 (45.45%) WebSphere
6 4 (36.36%) Degree
6 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
6 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
6 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
6 4 (36.36%) Time Management
6 4 (36.36%) Data Protection
6 4 (36.36%) SQL
6 4 (36.36%) ISEB
6 4 (36.36%) Load Testing
6 4 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (18.18%) Scrum
7 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (54.55%) JBoss
2 5 (45.45%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 6 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) SMS
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) JIRA
2 5 (45.45%) Jenkins
3 1 (9.09%) JMeter
General
1 1 (9.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Test Leader
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Test Lead
3 2 (18.18%) QA Leader
3 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) UAT Lead
3 2 (18.18%) UAT Test Lead
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Compliance Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Compliance Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Data Compliance Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Data Protection Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum Master
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) SDLC
3 7 (63.64%) Release Management
3 7 (63.64%) TDD
3 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
4 6 (54.55%) BDD
5 5 (45.45%) Acceptance Criteria
5 5 (45.45%) Coaching
5 5 (45.45%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
6 4 (36.36%) Data Protection
6 4 (36.36%) Load Testing
6 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
6 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
6 4 (36.36%) Time Management
7 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Degree
1 4 (36.36%) ISEB
1 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
1 4 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) QA
2 5 (45.45%) Data Quality
3 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland