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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 38 29 41
Rank change year-on-year -9 +12  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 2 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.72% 2.11% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 2.56% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Median daily rate £180 £271 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.64% -32.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £234 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £347 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £345
% change year-on-year -6.25% +15.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £18.45
% change year-on-year +21.95% +11.11%  

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 218 195 321
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 78.14% 82.28% 86.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 155 234
Median daily rate £475 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.85% -3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £140 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 11
Median hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.14% +47.36%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Oxford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Oxford

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (74.07%) ISTQB
2 20 (74.07%) SQL
2 20 (74.07%) ISEB
2 20 (74.07%) SDLC
3 19 (70.37%) Test Scripting
4 18 (66.67%) Software Testing
5 17 (62.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (11.11%) Project Management
6 3 (11.11%) QA
6 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Office 365
6 3 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Functional Testing
7 2 (7.41%) BDD
7 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
7 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
7 2 (7.41%) Load Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Selenium
7 2 (7.41%) TDD
7 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
7 2 (7.41%) Automated Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Migration
7 2 (7.41%) Regression Testing
7 2 (7.41%) ETL
7 2 (7.41%) Java
7 2 (7.41%) Windows

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related 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 1 (3.70%) JBoss
1 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
1 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP CS
1 1 (3.70%) SAP MM
1 1 (3.70%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) DHCP
1 1 (3.70%) DNS
1 1 (3.70%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
1 2 (7.41%) Selenium
2 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.70%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
1 1 (3.70%) French Language
1 1 (3.70%) Publishing
1 1 (3.70%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 18 (66.67%) Tester
2 6 (22.22%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Test Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Software Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Business IT Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Data Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) IT Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) IT Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Test Leader
5 2 (7.41%) UAT Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Regression Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) BYOD
1 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (74.07%) SDLC
3 19 (70.37%) Test Scripting
4 18 (66.67%) Software Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Project Management
5 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Automated Testing
6 2 (7.41%) BDD
6 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
6 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
6 2 (7.41%) ETL
6 2 (7.41%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Functional Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Load Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Migration
6 2 (7.41%) Regression Testing
6 2 (7.41%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 20 (74.07%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (74.07%) ISEB
1 20 (74.07%) ISTQB
2 17 (62.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (3.70%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (3.70%) vSphere
1 1 (3.70%) XenApp
1 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) AppDNA
1 1 (3.70%) EdgeSight
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
1 1 (3.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (3.70%) Citrix
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.70%) SAP