Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 52 61
Rank change year-on-year -4 +9 +1
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 14 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.10% 0.68% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 0.81% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 3
Lancashire median daily rate £389 £477 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.42% +0.32% +5.56%
10th Percentile £335 £465 £438
90th Percentile £452 £488 £498
North West median daily rate £385 £410 £350
% change year-on-year -6.10% +17.14% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £24.43
% change year-on-year +12.86% +43.27% -30.10%

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 578 370 500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 86.66% 83.90% 88.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 230 353
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.51% +5.63% -11.11%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £231
90th Percentile £679 £607 £575
North West median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 43 43
Lancashire median hourly rate £38.00 £40.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.17% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £15.15 £11.48 £11.80
90th Percentile £45.50 £53.00 £53.40
North West median hourly rate £24.42 £21.70 £21.05
% change year-on-year +12.51% +3.11% -31.05%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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 +5 7 £388 - 1
Blackpool -6 1 £450 -5.56%
Chorley - 1 £348 - 1
User Acceptance Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 8 (57.14%) Coaching
2 6 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (35.71%) MBA
3 5 (35.71%) Project Management
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (35.71%) Time Management
3 5 (35.71%) Requirements Analysis
3 5 (35.71%) Degree
3 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (35.71%) Analytical Thinking
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) Business Analysis
4 4 (28.57%) User Stories
4 4 (28.57%) SQL
5 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 3 (21.43%) QA
6 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 2 (14.29%) Information Management
6 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 2 (14.29%) Data Transformation
6 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
6 2 (14.29%) Data Extraction
6 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle
6 2 (14.29%) SAP
6 2 (14.29%) ETL
6 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner
6 2 (14.29%) Migration

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 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (7.14%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) JMeter
1 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner
2 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
2 7 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Data Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Data Business Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Lead Business Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Business Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Data Migration Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) QA Tester
5 1 (7.14%) SAP Manager
5 1 (7.14%) SAP Trainer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Test Data Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Trainer
5 1 (7.14%) Training Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) e-Learning
3 1 (7.14%) Robotics
3 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Coaching
2 6 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (35.71%) Analytical Thinking
3 5 (35.71%) Project Management
3 5 (35.71%) Requirements Analysis
3 5 (35.71%) Time Management
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) Business Analysis
4 4 (28.57%) User Stories
5 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
6 2 (14.29%) Change Management
6 2 (14.29%) Data Extraction
6 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
6 2 (14.29%) Data Transformation
6 2 (14.29%) Information Management
6 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 2 (14.29%) Migration
6 2 (14.29%) Scrum
6 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
1 5 (35.71%) MBA
2 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) ISEB
3 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) SAP
3 1 (7.14%) Automation Anywhere