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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 24 50 33
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -17
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 83 26 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.93% 2.17% 3.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.25% 2.77% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 14 18
Average daily rate
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£375 £356 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -12.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £256 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £349
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +18.30%
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
1329 937 823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 79.01% 78.15% 73.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 710 510 389
Average daily rate £400 £400 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 9
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.77 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.45% -27.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £5.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.38 £22.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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.

1 106 (59.89%) Banking
2 100 (56.50%) Finance
3 57 (32.20%) Retail
4 40 (22.60%) Test Scripting
5 38 (21.47%) ISEB
5 38 (21.47%) Migration
6 37 (20.90%) Retail Banking
7 33 (18.64%) Non-Functional Testing
8 31 (17.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 31 (17.51%) Data Warehouse
9 30 (16.95%) Analytics
10 29 (16.38%) ISTQB
11 27 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (12.43%) SAS
12 22 (12.43%) HP Quality Center
13 21 (11.86%) SQL
14 19 (10.73%) ETL
14 19 (10.73%) Software Testing
14 19 (10.73%) QA
15 18 (10.17%) Project Management
16 17 (9.60%) Test Management
17 16 (9.04%) Data Migration
18 15 (8.47%) Test Strategy
18 15 (8.47%) Test Planning
18 15 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
18 15 (8.47%) Microsoft
19 13 (7.34%) Business Analysis
20 12 (6.78%) MS Office
20 12 (6.78%) Functional Testing
21 11 (6.21%) System Integration Testing

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 22 (12.43%) SAS
2 11 (6.21%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.13%) Node.js
Applications
1 12 (6.78%) MS Office
2 10 (5.65%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.26%) MS Project
4 4 (2.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.56%) MultiFonds
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.13%) HTTP
1 2 (1.13%) Intranet
2 1 (0.56%) Internet
2 1 (0.56%) ATM
2 1 (0.56%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (17.51%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (3.39%) Data Mining
2 6 (3.39%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.82%) Visual Studio
1 5 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.26%) JIRA
2 4 (2.26%) Toad
3 2 (1.13%) TestDirector
3 2 (1.13%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.56%) Bugzilla
General
1 106 (59.89%) Banking
2 100 (56.50%) Finance
3 57 (32.20%) Retail
4 37 (20.90%) Retail Banking
5 7 (3.95%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.82%) Marketing
7 2 (1.13%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.13%) Advertising
8 1 (0.56%) Front Office
8 1 (0.56%) Legal
8 1 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (41.24%) Analyst
2 55 (31.07%) Test Manager
3 52 (29.38%) Test Analyst
4 28 (15.82%) Test Leader
5 15 (8.47%) Business Analyst
5 15 (8.47%) Coordinator
6 14 (7.91%) Senior Manager
6 14 (7.91%) Senior Test Manager
6 14 (7.91%) UAT Manager
7 13 (7.34%) UAT Test Manager
8 9 (5.08%) Senior Test Analyst
8 9 (5.08%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (3.95%) Test Coordinator
9 7 (3.95%) Banking Business Analyst
10 6 (3.39%) Data Analyst
11 5 (2.82%) Tester
11 5 (2.82%) Financial Business Analyst
11 5 (2.82%) Financial Services Business Analyst
12 3 (1.69%) UAT Analyst
12 3 (1.69%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.95%) AngularJS
2 6 (3.39%) SOAP
3 4 (2.26%) .NET
4 3 (1.69%) CSS
4 3 (1.69%) Web Services
4 3 (1.69%) jQuery
5 2 (1.13%) RESTful
5 2 (1.13%) HTML5
5 2 (1.13%) XML
5 2 (1.13%) JSON
5 2 (1.13%) HTML
5 2 (1.13%) CSS3
6 1 (0.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.52%) Data Integration
3 3 (1.69%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.13%) Statistics
4 2 (1.13%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.13%) User Experience
4 2 (1.13%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.56%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.56%) Equities
5 1 (0.56%) Derivative
5 1 (0.56%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.56%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.56%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.82%) Windows
1 5 (2.82%) Android
1 5 (2.82%) Apple iOS
2 3 (1.69%) Linux
3 2 (1.13%) Mac OS X
3 2 (1.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (22.60%) Test Scripting
2 38 (21.47%) Migration
3 33 (18.64%) Non-Functional Testing
4 31 (17.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 30 (16.95%) Analytics
6 27 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (10.73%) Software Testing
7 19 (10.73%) ETL
8 18 (10.17%) Project Management
9 17 (9.60%) Test Management
10 16 (9.04%) Data Migration
11 15 (8.47%) Test Strategy
11 15 (8.47%) Test Planning
12 13 (7.34%) Business Analysis
13 12 (6.78%) Functional Testing
14 11 (6.21%) System Integration Testing
15 10 (5.65%) Validation
15 10 (5.65%) Change Management
16 9 (5.08%) Data Analytics
16 9 (5.08%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (11.86%) SQL
2 8 (4.52%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.69%) C
3 3 (1.69%) VBA
4 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (21.47%) ISEB
2 29 (16.38%) ISTQB
3 10 (5.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.73%) QA
2 3 (1.69%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.13%) FATCA
4 1 (0.56%) EMIR
4 1 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 4 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (12.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (8.47%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.52%) Informatica
2 8 (4.52%) Teradata
3 5 (2.82%) VMware
3 5 (2.82%) Veeam
4 4 (2.26%) Pega
5 2 (1.13%) Oracle
6 1 (0.56%) Netezza
6 1 (0.56%) Charles River
6 1 (0.56%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.56%) HP
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