The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 45 41 31
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 3 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.75% 1.86% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 2.36% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Average daily rate £480 £413 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% +106.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £20.35 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -33.33%
User Acceptance Testing
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
314 339 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 78.11% 78.84% 66.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 231 90
Average daily rate £450 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £662 £550 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 16 14
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -4.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £20.35 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.00 £47.40 £47.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool - 3 £480 -
User Acceptance Testing
North West

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Acceptance Testing.

1 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 6 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
1 6 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) Selenium
3 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 4 (33.33%) Project Management
3 4 (33.33%) SDLC
4 3 (25.00%) Benchmarking
4 3 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (25.00%) User Stories
4 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (25.00%) DSDM
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (25.00%) Scrum
4 3 (25.00%) Extreme Programming
4 3 (25.00%) Unified Process
4 3 (25.00%) IBM
4 3 (25.00%) HP
4 3 (25.00%) TestDirector
4 3 (25.00%) Scrum-ban
4 3 (25.00%) Open Source
4 3 (25.00%) Feature Driven Development
4 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (25.00%) Use Case

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Acceptance Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Node.js
1 1 (8.33%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Boomi
1 1 (8.33%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Base SAS
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (8.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) JIRA
2 3 (25.00%) TestDirector
3 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
1 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Deployment Manager
3 2 (16.67%) ERP Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Release Manager
3 2 (16.67%) SAP Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) SAP Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Development Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Scala Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Migration Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Scala Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Data Extraction
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Defect Management
1 6 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
1 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) Project Management
3 4 (33.33%) SDLC
4 3 (25.00%) Benchmarking
4 3 (25.00%) DSDM
4 3 (25.00%) Extreme Programming
4 3 (25.00%) Kanban
4 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Scrum
4 3 (25.00%) Scrum-ban
4 3 (25.00%) Test Management
4 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (25.00%) Unified Process
4 3 (25.00%) Use Case
4 3 (25.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) SAS Macro
1 1 (8.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) HP
1 3 (25.00%) IBM
2 2 (16.67%) Baan
2 2 (16.67%) Infor
2 2 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (8.33%) Siebel
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