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 26 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)
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 51 63
Rank change year-on-year -12 +12  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 5 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.79% 2.21% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 2.75% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 9
Median daily rate £425 £425 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +93.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £290 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £575 £432
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +7.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year +11.11% -9.09%  

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 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 520 472 622
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 82.15% 80.27% 81.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 347 421
Median daily rate £473 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.85% +3.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £525 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 28
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £13.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +19.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.05 £40.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -5 2 £463 +8.82% 2
Abingdon - 1 £310 - 1
Kidlington - 1 £475 -
Wallingford - 1 £300 -
User Acceptance Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 26 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) SDLC
5 3 (25.00%) ISEB
5 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 3 (25.00%) Degree
5 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
6 2 (16.67%) CMDB
6 2 (16.67%) Release Management
6 2 (16.67%) JIRA
6 2 (16.67%) Publishing
6 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (16.67%) Service Management
6 2 (16.67%) Process Management
6 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
6 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (16.67%) ITIL
6 2 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (16.67%) IT Strategy
6 2 (16.67%) Master's Degree
6 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
7 1 (8.33%) Numerate Degree

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:

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
2 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (16.67%) Publishing
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Tester
2 4 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 4 (33.33%) UAT Tester
3 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Manual Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Service Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Services Manager
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL Manager
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL Service Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Junior
5 1 (8.33%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Junior Business Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Operations Manager
5 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Software QA Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
1 1 (8.33%) RESTful
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (16.67%) CMDB
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (8.33%) Life Science
2 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (33.33%) SDLC
5 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
6 2 (16.67%) IT Strategy
6 2 (16.67%) ITIL
6 2 (16.67%) Process Management
6 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Release Management
6 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
6 2 (16.67%) Service Management
6 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
7 1 (8.33%) High Availability
7 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
1 3 (25.00%) ISEB
1 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (16.67%) Master's Degree
3 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (8.33%) HND
3 1 (8.33%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) CODA
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
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