Period
to 12 November 2018

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 12 November 2018 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 50 60
Rank change year-on-year -6 +10 +5
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 16 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.39% 0.22% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.78% 0.27% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 7
Lancashire median daily rate £375 £477 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.30% +27.07% +7.14%
10th Percentile £294 £465 £308
90th Percentile £397 £488 £425
North West median daily rate £389 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £24.17 £30.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -19.43% +31.87% -34.91%

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 576 373 561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 85.97% 83.26% 82.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 241 366
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £425 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.63% -10.52%
10th Percentile £262 £300 £229
90th Percentile £575 £600 £556
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 38 57
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% +11.11%
10th Percentile £11.05 £11.38 £11.90
90th Percentile £51.86 £52.48 £62.29
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £27.00 £21.05
% change year-on-year -18.52% +28.30% -33.08%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Lancashire over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 12 November 2018. 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
Preston - 9 £385 - 3
Lancaster - 1 £213 -
User Acceptance Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 12 (75.00%) Coaching
2 9 (56.25%) Business Analysis
2 9 (56.25%) Requirements Analysis
3 8 (50.00%) Degree
3 8 (50.00%) MBA
3 8 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (50.00%) Analytical Thinking
4 7 (43.75%) Time Management
5 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 6 (37.50%) Project Management
6 5 (31.25%) SAP
7 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
7 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
7 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
7 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
7 3 (18.75%) ERP
7 3 (18.75%) Automation Anywhere
7 3 (18.75%) Deployment Automation
8 2 (12.50%) Change Management
8 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
8 2 (12.50%) Information Management
8 2 (12.50%) Use Case
8 2 (12.50%) User Experience
9 1 (6.25%) QA
9 1 (6.25%) e-Learning
9 1 (6.25%) Web Design
9 1 (6.25%) SAP SD

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:

Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP SD
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Analyst
1 10 (62.50%) Business Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Automation Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Lead Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Designer
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Manager
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Trainer
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Training Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Trainer
4 1 (6.25%) Training Manager
4 1 (6.25%) UI Designer
4 1 (6.25%) UI/UX Designer
4 1 (6.25%) UX Designer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (12.50%) User Experience
3 1 (6.25%) e-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Coaching
2 9 (56.25%) Business Analysis
2 9 (56.25%) Requirements Analysis
3 8 (50.00%) Analytical Thinking
3 8 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (43.75%) Time Management
5 6 (37.50%) Project Management
6 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
6 3 (18.75%) Deployment Automation
6 3 (18.75%) ERP
6 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
6 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
7 2 (12.50%) Change Management
7 2 (12.50%) Information Management
7 2 (12.50%) Use Case
8 1 (6.25%) A/B Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Web Design
8 1 (6.25%) Wireframes
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) Degree
1 8 (50.00%) MBA
2 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) SAP
3 3 (18.75%) Automation Anywhere