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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 42 36
Rank change year-on-year -3 -6  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 2 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.61% 1.37% 2.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 1.72% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 7
Median daily rate £463 £425 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +93.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £352 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £443 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year +12.35% -19.09%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 279 233 281
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 85.32% 79.52% 84.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 178 225
Median daily rate £475 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +5.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £324 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 7
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.12% -64.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford citing User Acceptance Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 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 June 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 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) IT Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Master's Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) CMDB
3 1 (25.00%) Release Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Skype
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Process Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) Publishing
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing

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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Skype
General
1 1 (25.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre Operations Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Services Manager
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Manager
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Service Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Operations Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Publishing Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) CMDB
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) IT Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Process Management
3 1 (25.00%) Release Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (25.00%) Master's Degree
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