Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 6 months to 25 November 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)
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 58 62
Rank change year-on-year +7 +4 +4
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.22% 1.10% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 1.34% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 13
Lancashire median daily rate £477 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.07% -16.67% +45.03%
10th Percentile £465 £306 £300
90th Percentile £488 £425 £512
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Lancashire median hourly rate - - £34.95
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £22.75 £34.95
% change year-on-year +31.87% -34.91% +158.89%

User 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 Lancashire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 369 521 764
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 82.18% 82.05% 83.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 350 516
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £384 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.75% -14.72% +19.21%
10th Percentile £288 £213 £269
90th Percentile £608 £556 £645
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 53 82
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% +37.91%
10th Percentile £11.93 £11.30 £18.73
90th Percentile £60.53 £65.26 £49.28
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year +13.64% -30.16% +80.00%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing User Acceptance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in Lancashire

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Lancashire

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Lancashire

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 6 months to 25 November 2017. 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
Blackpool - 1 £477 -
User Acceptance Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) Quality Management
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (100.00%) SFIA
1 1 (100.00%) Web Operations
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) QA Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) QA Test Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Test Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Quality Management
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) SFIA
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) Web Operations
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA