Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 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)
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 71 86
Rank change year-on-year -13 +15 -41
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 18 39 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.45% 3.09% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 3.55% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 37 18
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £300 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -9.43% -6.69%
10th Percentile £228 £182 £190
90th Percentile £503 £455 £419
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £31.00 £20.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year +55.00% -24.81% +12.95%

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1034 1098 1074
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 83.12% 87.00% 81.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 842 788 787
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £213 £230
90th Percentile £590 £539 £520
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 29 42
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -11.11% +57.89%
10th Percentile £13.67 £14.35 £12.57
90th Percentile £77.50 £44.15 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £22.75 £27.13 £26.50
% change year-on-year -16.13% +2.36% +51.43%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -15 11 £500 +150.00% 1
Kidlington -2 4 £500 +29.03%
Wallingford - 3 £275 - 1
Abingdon - 1 £310 -
User Acceptance Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 21 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (55.56%) SDLC
3 9 (50.00%) TDD
3 9 (50.00%) QA
3 9 (50.00%) Release Management
3 9 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 8 (44.44%) JBoss
4 8 (44.44%) Java
5 7 (38.89%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (38.89%) Unit Testing
5 7 (38.89%) WebSphere
5 7 (38.89%) Degree
5 7 (38.89%) JIRA
5 7 (38.89%) Acceptance Criteria
5 7 (38.89%) BDD
5 7 (38.89%) Data Quality
5 7 (38.89%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (38.89%) Coaching
6 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
7 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
7 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
7 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
7 5 (27.78%) Time Management
7 5 (27.78%) Load Testing
7 5 (27.78%) SQL
7 5 (27.78%) ISEB
8 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
8 4 (22.22%) Data Protection
8 4 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Project

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 8 (44.44%) JBoss
2 7 (38.89%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) JIRA
2 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) JMeter
General
1 3 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (11.11%) Publishing
3 1 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Test Leader
3 4 (22.22%) QA Leader
4 3 (16.67%) Product Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Software Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Software Product Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Tester
4 3 (16.67%) Testing Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) UAT Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Automation Test Lead
5 2 (11.11%) UAT Lead
5 2 (11.11%) UAT Test Lead
6 1 (5.56%) Compliance Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Compliance Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Data Compliance Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Test Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Scrum Master
6 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (55.56%) SDLC
3 9 (50.00%) Release Management
3 9 (50.00%) TDD
3 9 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 7 (38.89%) Acceptance Criteria
4 7 (38.89%) BDD
4 7 (38.89%) Coaching
4 7 (38.89%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Unit Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Load Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
5 5 (27.78%) Time Management
6 4 (22.22%) Data Protection
7 3 (16.67%) Validation
8 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Scrum
9 1 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) Java
2 5 (27.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Degree
2 5 (27.78%) ISEB
2 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
3 4 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (50.00%) QA
2 7 (38.89%) Data Quality
3 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) CODA
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle