The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Edinburgh region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 56 26 40
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +14
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 28 46 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.19% 4.50% 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 6.30% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 12
Average daily rate
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£310 £358 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.28% +19.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £284 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £345
% change year-on-year
+4.32% -2.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Average hourly rate - £19.75 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+21.05% -24.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
951 730 707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 74.47% 71.36% 69.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 355 333
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 14
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% +17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.05 £33.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
User Acceptance Testing
Scotland

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014, 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 28 (42.42%) Finance
2 21 (31.82%) Test Scripting
3 17 (25.76%) Banking
4 15 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (21.21%) Project Management
6 13 (19.70%) ISEB
6 13 (19.70%) Degree
6 13 (19.70%) System Testing
7 12 (18.18%) Retail
8 11 (16.67%) Scrum
8 11 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 11 (16.67%) Waterfall
9 10 (15.15%) Computer Science
9 10 (15.15%) Linux
10 9 (13.64%) Web Services
10 9 (13.64%) XML
11 8 (12.12%) Credit Risk
11 8 (12.12%) Test Management
11 8 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (12.12%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (12.12%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (12.12%) Infrastructure Management
12 7 (10.61%) Investment Management
12 7 (10.61%) RESTful
12 7 (10.61%) JSON
12 7 (10.61%) Configuration Management
12 7 (10.61%) ITIL
12 7 (10.61%) SOAP
12 7 (10.61%) Windows
12 7 (10.61%) DSDM

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 2 (3.03%) SAS
2 1 (1.52%) TeamSite
2 1 (1.52%) CMS
2 1 (1.52%) Alfresco
2 1 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (9.09%) MultiFonds
2 5 (7.58%) Agresso
3 2 (3.03%) Markit EDM
4 1 (1.52%) HiPortfolio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.58%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (6.06%) JIRA
2 2 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.52%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.52%) Selenium
3 1 (1.52%) Maven
General
1 28 (42.42%) Finance
2 17 (25.76%) Banking
3 12 (18.18%) Retail
4 4 (6.06%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.03%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.03%) Advertising
6 1 (1.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (33.33%) Analyst
2 16 (24.24%) Test Analyst
3 14 (21.21%) Tester
4 9 (13.64%) Business Analyst
5 8 (12.12%) Developer
5 8 (12.12%) Test Leader
6 6 (9.09%) UAT Tester
7 4 (6.06%) Systems Tester
7 4 (6.06%) Junior Tester
7 4 (6.06%) Junior
7 4 (6.06%) Credit Risk Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Front-End Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Business Test Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Configuration and Release Manager
8 3 (4.55%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.55%) Configuration Manager
8 3 (4.55%) Release Manager
8 3 (4.55%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Test Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.64%) Web Services
1 9 (13.64%) XML
2 7 (10.61%) SOAP
2 7 (10.61%) JSON
2 7 (10.61%) RESTful
3 6 (9.09%) CSS
3 6 (9.09%) HTML
4 4 (6.06%) CSS3
5 3 (4.55%) HTML5
5 3 (4.55%) .NET
6 2 (3.03%) EDI
6 2 (3.03%) REST
6 2 (3.03%) jQuery
7 1 (1.52%) Backbone.js
7 1 (1.52%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.52%) Spring Security
7 1 (1.52%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.52%) Spring
7 1 (1.52%) XHTML
7 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Computer Science
2 8 (12.12%) Credit Risk
3 6 (9.09%) FMCG
3 6 (9.09%) Open Source
4 2 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.03%) Fixed Income
4 2 (3.03%) Equities
4 2 (3.03%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.15%) Linux
2 7 (10.61%) Windows
3 6 (9.09%) Mac OS X
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Vista
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (31.82%) Test Scripting
2 15 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (21.21%) Project Management
4 13 (19.70%) System Testing
5 11 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 11 (16.67%) Scrum
5 11 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 8 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (12.12%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (12.12%) Test Management
6 8 (12.12%) Infrastructure Management
7 7 (10.61%) Investment Management
7 7 (10.61%) Configuration Management
7 7 (10.61%) ITIL
7 7 (10.61%) DSDM
8 6 (9.09%) Manual Testing
8 6 (9.09%) Fund Accounting
9 5 (7.58%) Migration
9 5 (7.58%) Release Management
9 5 (7.58%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.55%) Java
3 2 (3.03%) SQL
4 1 (1.52%) C
4 1 (1.52%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (19.70%) ISEB
1 13 (19.70%) Degree
2 6 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.06%) HNC
3 4 (6.06%) HND
4 2 (3.03%) MCSE
4 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.03%) IIBA
4 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.03%) PMP
4 2 (3.03%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) EMIR
1 2 (3.03%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.52%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 8 (12.12%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.03%) OpenView
2 2 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (7.58%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.55%) HP
3 2 (3.03%) Charles River
3 2 (3.03%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.52%) JBoss
4 1 (1.52%) IBM
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle
4 1 (1.52%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.52%) Twitter
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Rate: £280 - £300 per day + competitive
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