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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 38 25 36
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +11
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 8 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.82% 1.95% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 2.96% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£413 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+106.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+0.74% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.35 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £27.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-49.07% +14.89%
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
343 135 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 77.95% 65.85% 57.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 75 105
Average daily rate £400 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £213 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 12
Average hourly rate £34.02 £37.00 £20.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.05% +83.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.35 £16.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £31.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 2015. 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
Chorley - 4 £413 - 1
Colne - - - -
User Acceptance Testing
North West

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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%) .NET
1 6 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 6 (50.00%) System Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
3 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 4 (33.33%) iSeries
3 4 (33.33%) QA
3 4 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) Time Management
5 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) MS Project
5 2 (16.67%) MS Office
5 2 (16.67%) C#
5 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 2 (16.67%) Subversion
5 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 1 (8.33%) Local Government
6 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) MS Project
2 2 (16.67%) MS Office
2 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle EBS R12
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Coordinator
2 2 (16.67%) Project Coordinator
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Software Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) C# Software Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior C# Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) E-Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) iSeries
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 6 (50.00%) System Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (16.67%) Time Management
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C#
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) AppSense
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix