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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 41 42
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.30% 1.37% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 1.85% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 3
Median daily rate - £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +7.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year +11.11% -9.09%  

User Acceptance Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 293 324 318
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 86.94% 73.97% 81.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 200 208
Median daily rate £425 £418 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.79% +11.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £299 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £640 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 28 32
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £31.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +19.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.20 £53.00 £52.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing User Acceptance Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) MS Access
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) JDA
1 1 (50.00%) Process Management
1 1 (50.00%) Advertising
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) InterSystems Cache
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) RedPrairie
1 1 (50.00%) Change Control
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) InterSystems Cache
1 1 (50.00%) MS Access
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 1 (50.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) DBA
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) SQL DBA
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Control
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Process Management
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) JDA
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) RedPrairie