Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Operational Acceptance Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Operational Acceptance Testing over the 6 months to 21 February 2018 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.

Operational Acceptance Testing (OAT)
England > South West
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 198 186 209
Rank change year-on-year -12 +23 -9
Contract jobs citing Operational Acceptance Testing 1 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.019% 0.29% 0.098%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.024% 0.36% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 6
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -16.17%
10th Percentile £413 £331 £313
90th Percentile £438 £548 £398
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £21.00 - -

Operational 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 the South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,172 4,492 4,987
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 80.29% 81.99% 81.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,585 3,006 3,423
South West median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £256
90th Percentile £575 £550 £514
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 279 247
South West median hourly rate £30.75 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.00% -6.25% +33.33%
10th Percentile £11.80 £12.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +16.77%

Operational Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Operational Acceptance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Operational Acceptance Testing in the South West

Operational Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Operational Acceptance Testing in the South West

Operational Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Operational Acceptance Testing within the South West region over the 6 months to 21 February 2018. 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
Somerset -3 1 £425 +30.77%
Operational Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Operational Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Operational Acceptance Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Process Management
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (100.00%) Project Governance

Operational Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Digital Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Process Management
1 1 (100.00%) Project Governance
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management