The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 29 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.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 47 63
Rank change year-on-year -2 +16  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 9 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.62% 1.20% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 1.53% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 4
Median daily rate £350 £288 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.73% -23.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £237 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £349 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £390 £350
% change year-on-year -0.64% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £20.75 £18.90
% change year-on-year +42.16% +9.78%  

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 440 393 579
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 79.28% 78.76% 84.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 305 369
Median daily rate £450 £400 £412
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £214 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 41
Median hourly rate £55.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +214.28% -30.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Oxfordshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in Oxfordshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Oxfordshire

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -8 3 £185 -31.79%
Abingdon - 3 £350 -
Kidlington -4 1 £475 +52.00%
User Acceptance Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 29 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 32 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (65.00%) Test Scripting
3 23 (57.50%) Software Testing
3 23 (57.50%) SDLC
4 21 (52.50%) ISTQB
4 21 (52.50%) SQL
4 21 (52.50%) ISEB
5 18 (45.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (17.50%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (15.00%) QA
7 6 (15.00%) Degree
7 6 (15.00%) Automated Testing
8 5 (12.50%) JIRA
8 5 (12.50%) TDD
8 5 (12.50%) Regression Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Load Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Unit Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (12.50%) BDD
8 5 (12.50%) Defect Management
9 4 (10.00%) Jenkins
9 4 (10.00%) Cucumber
9 4 (10.00%) Data Quality
9 4 (10.00%) Office 365
9 4 (10.00%) Functional Testing
9 4 (10.00%) Selenium
9 4 (10.00%) Project Management
9 4 (10.00%) Java
9 4 (10.00%) ITIL
10 3 (7.50%) Computer Science

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 3 (7.50%) JBoss
2 2 (5.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SAP CS
1 1 (2.50%) SAP MM
1 1 (2.50%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Office 365
2 3 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) DHCP
1 2 (5.00%) DNS
1 2 (5.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) JIRA
2 4 (10.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (10.00%) Selenium
3 2 (5.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.50%) JMeter
4 1 (2.50%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.50%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (5.00%) Finance
1 2 (5.00%) Publishing
2 1 (2.50%) Back Office
2 1 (2.50%) French Language
2 1 (2.50%) Front Office
2 1 (2.50%) Marketing
2 1 (2.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 24 (60.00%) Tester
2 8 (20.00%) Software Tester
3 7 (17.50%) Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) UAT Tester
5 4 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Manual Tester
5 4 (10.00%) QA Leader
5 4 (10.00%) Test Leader
6 3 (7.50%) Test Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Business IT Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Citrix Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Data Business Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) IT Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) IT Business Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Service Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (5.00%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) Web Services
2 1 (2.50%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.50%) RESTful
2 1 (2.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.00%) BYOD
2 2 (5.00%) CMDB
2 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Windows
1 2 (5.00%) Windows 10
1 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (5.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (65.00%) Test Scripting
3 23 (57.50%) SDLC
3 23 (57.50%) Software Testing
4 7 (17.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (15.00%) Automated Testing
6 5 (12.50%) BDD
6 5 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (12.50%) Defect Management
6 5 (12.50%) Load Testing
6 5 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 5 (12.50%) TDD
6 5 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 4 (10.00%) Functional Testing
7 4 (10.00%) ITIL
7 4 (10.00%) Project Management
8 3 (7.50%) Coaching
8 3 (7.50%) Data Migration
8 3 (7.50%) Exploratory Testing
8 3 (7.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 21 (52.50%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) Java
3 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.50%) C#
4 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (52.50%) ISEB
1 21 (52.50%) ISTQB
2 18 (45.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (15.00%) Degree
4 2 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.00%) QA
2 4 (10.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (5.00%) Virtual Desktop
1 2 (5.00%) vSphere
1 2 (5.00%) XenApp
1 2 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) AppDNA
1 2 (5.00%) EdgeSight
1 2 (5.00%) SCCM
1 2 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (5.00%) Citrix
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.50%) Remedy
2 1 (2.50%) SAP