The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 16 60 28
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -32
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 100 28 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.23% 2.22% 4.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.80% 2.83% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 19 19
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.93% -15.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £236 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +1.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £19.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £23.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +21.05%
User Acceptance Testing
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1282 988 748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 79.88% 78.23% 72.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 675 577 361
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 16
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £6.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £22.20 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Acceptance Testing.

1 103 (60.23%) Banking
2 82 (47.95%) Finance
3 59 (34.50%) Retail
4 44 (25.73%) Test Scripting
5 39 (22.81%) Retail Banking
6 36 (21.05%) Migration
7 35 (20.47%) ISEB
8 33 (19.30%) Analytics
9 32 (18.71%) Non-Functional Testing
9 32 (18.71%) Data Warehouse
10 30 (17.54%) Stakeholder Management
11 29 (16.96%) ISTQB
12 21 (12.28%) Test Management
12 21 (12.28%) SQL
13 20 (11.70%) SAS
14 19 (11.11%) QA
14 19 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
15 18 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
15 18 (10.53%) ETL
16 17 (9.94%) Data Migration
17 16 (9.36%) Software Testing
17 16 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
18 15 (8.77%) Test Planning
19 14 (8.19%) Project Management
20 13 (7.60%) Business Analysis
21 12 (7.02%) Functional Testing
22 11 (6.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 11 (6.43%) Microsoft
23 10 (5.85%) Change Management
23 10 (5.85%) SharePoint

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Acceptance Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (11.70%) SAS
2 10 (5.85%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.17%) Node.js
4 1 (0.58%) CMS
4 1 (0.58%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (4.68%) MS Office
2 5 (2.92%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.75%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.58%) MultiFonds
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.17%) HTTP
1 2 (1.17%) Intranet
2 1 (0.58%) Internet
2 1 (0.58%) ATM
2 1 (0.58%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (18.71%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (3.51%) Data Mining
2 6 (3.51%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.92%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.58%) MySQL
4 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.34%) JIRA
2 4 (2.34%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.75%) Toad
4 2 (1.17%) TestDirector
4 2 (1.17%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.58%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.58%) Subversion
5 1 (0.58%) Git (software)
General
1 103 (60.23%) Banking
2 82 (47.95%) Finance
3 59 (34.50%) Retail
4 39 (22.81%) Retail Banking
5 8 (4.68%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.92%) Marketing
7 2 (1.17%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.17%) Advertising
8 1 (0.58%) Front Office
8 1 (0.58%) Legal
8 1 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (42.69%) Analyst
2 56 (32.75%) Test Manager
3 51 (29.82%) Test Analyst
4 23 (13.45%) Test Leader
5 17 (9.94%) UAT Manager
6 16 (9.36%) Business Analyst
7 15 (8.77%) UAT Test Manager
8 14 (8.19%) Coordinator
9 13 (7.60%) Senior Manager
9 13 (7.60%) Senior Test Manager
10 9 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
10 9 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
11 8 (4.68%) Test Coordinator
12 7 (4.09%) Banking Business Analyst
13 6 (3.51%) Data Analyst
13 6 (3.51%) Tester
14 5 (2.92%) Financial Business Analyst
14 5 (2.92%) Financial Services Business Analyst
15 4 (2.34%) UAT Tester
16 3 (1.75%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.09%) AngularJS
2 6 (3.51%) SOAP
3 4 (2.34%) Web Services
3 4 (2.34%) .NET
3 4 (2.34%) CSS
3 4 (2.34%) jQuery
4 3 (1.75%) HTML
5 2 (1.17%) JSON
5 2 (1.17%) XML
5 2 (1.17%) RESTful
5 2 (1.17%) HTML5
5 2 (1.17%) CSS3
6 1 (0.58%) REST
6 1 (0.58%) XHTML
6 1 (0.58%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.09%) Data Integration
3 2 (1.17%) User Experience
3 2 (1.17%) Credit Risk
3 2 (1.17%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.17%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.58%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.58%) Fixed Income
4 1 (0.58%) Equities
4 1 (0.58%) Derivative
4 1 (0.58%) Statistics
4 1 (0.58%) Online Banking
4 1 (0.58%) Blog
4 1 (0.58%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.92%) Windows
1 5 (2.92%) Android
1 5 (2.92%) Apple iOS
2 4 (2.34%) Linux
3 3 (1.75%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (25.73%) Test Scripting
2 36 (21.05%) Migration
3 33 (19.30%) Analytics
4 32 (18.71%) Non-Functional Testing
5 30 (17.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (12.28%) Test Management
7 19 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (10.53%) ETL
9 17 (9.94%) Data Migration
10 16 (9.36%) Software Testing
11 15 (8.77%) Test Planning
12 14 (8.19%) Project Management
13 13 (7.60%) Business Analysis
14 12 (7.02%) Functional Testing
15 10 (5.85%) Test Strategy
15 10 (5.85%) Change Management
15 10 (5.85%) System Integration Testing
16 9 (5.26%) Data Analysis
16 9 (5.26%) Asset Management
16 9 (5.26%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.28%) SQL
2 9 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 4 (2.34%) C
4 2 (1.17%) VBA
5 1 (0.58%) PHP
5 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (20.47%) ISEB
2 29 (16.96%) ISTQB
3 11 (6.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.58%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.11%) QA
2 2 (1.17%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.17%) FATCA
3 1 (0.58%) EMIR
3 1 (0.58%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 4 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (6.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.09%) Informatica
2 7 (4.09%) Teradata
3 5 (2.92%) VMware
3 5 (2.92%) Veeam
4 4 (2.34%) Pega
5 2 (1.17%) Oracle
6 1 (0.58%) Charles River
6 1 (0.58%) HP
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