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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
North West / Lancashire
Rank 29 52 36
Rank change year-on-year +23 -16  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.49% 0.69% 2.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.89% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Median daily rate - £308 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -25.45%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £395 £338
% change year-on-year -5.06% +17.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +21.95% +13.88%  

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 172 338 296
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 84.73% 77.52% 78.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 211 179
Median daily rate £378 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.62% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 50 26
Median hourly rate £43.00 £39.13 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.90% +5.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.83 £35.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.50 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool - 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
North West

User Acceptance Testing
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 3 (75.00%) ISEB
1 3 (75.00%) HP UFT
1 3 (75.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) TDD
1 3 (75.00%) QA
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
1 3 (75.00%) Test Management
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (75.00%) Waterfall
1 3 (75.00%) BDD
1 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (75.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) MS Access
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Migration

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related 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 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) InterSystems Cache
1 1 (25.00%) MS Access
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) HP UFT
1 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (75.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) DBA
1 1 (25.00%) QA Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Senior QA Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Senior QA Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) SQL DBA
1 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) BDD
1 3 (75.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (75.00%) TDD
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (75.00%) Test Management
1 3 (75.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft