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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 42 37 45
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 5 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.22% 0.71% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 1.29% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£321 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.27% -5.26%
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
287 155 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 70.00% 55.16% 61.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 76 149
Average daily rate £400 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £350 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 11
Average hourly rate £25.92 £37.50 £51.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.89% -26.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 2014. 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
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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
Preston -3 2 - -
Accrington - - - -
User Acceptance Testing
North West

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 5 (38.46%) Business Analysis
1 5 (38.46%) Waterfall
1 5 (38.46%) UML
2 4 (30.77%) RAD
2 4 (30.77%) J2EE
2 4 (30.77%) MS Visio
2 4 (30.77%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) BDD
2 4 (30.77%) Scala
2 4 (30.77%) TDD
2 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
2 4 (30.77%) Scrum
3 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
3 3 (23.08%) Finance
3 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) Migration
4 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
4 2 (15.38%) ERP
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
5 1 (7.69%) .NET
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) E-business
5 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (7.69%) Front Office
5 1 (7.69%) Back Office
5 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
5 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
5 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Visio
2 1 (7.69%) MS Project
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Billing
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Front Office
2 1 (7.69%) Back Office
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Business Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Business Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Product Owner
3 4 (30.77%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Functional Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) J2EE
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) UML
1 5 (38.46%) Business Analysis
1 5 (38.46%) Waterfall
2 4 (30.77%) BDD
2 4 (30.77%) TDD
2 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
2 4 (30.77%) Scrum
2 4 (30.77%) RAD
3 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
4 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
4 2 (15.38%) ERP
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.69%) PLM
5 1 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Matrix Management
5 1 (7.69%) Use Case
5 1 (7.69%) Test Management
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
1 4 (30.77%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) PMP
2 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle
1 1 (7.69%) Siebel
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.69%) Citrix
1 1 (7.69%) AppSense
1 1 (7.69%) Infor