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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 54 27 45
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +18
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 29 47 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.38% 4.24% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.10% 5.93% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 11
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£363 £375 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £290 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £17.75 £17.58
% change year-on-year
+23.94% +0.96%
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
935 793 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.77% 71.57% 67.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 378 318
Average daily rate £400 £396 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +7.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 17
Average hourly rate £15.77 £22.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.91% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £5.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 (47.46%) Finance
2 14 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (23.73%) Banking
3 13 (22.03%) Project Management
3 13 (22.03%) Retail
3 13 (22.03%) Test Scripting
4 12 (20.34%) System Testing
5 11 (18.64%) Linux
5 11 (18.64%) Waterfall
6 10 (16.95%) Scrum
6 10 (16.95%) Software Testing
6 10 (16.95%) Degree
6 10 (16.95%) Computer Science
7 9 (15.25%) Windows
8 8 (13.56%) Web Services
8 8 (13.56%) XML
8 8 (13.56%) ITIL
8 8 (13.56%) ISEB
8 8 (13.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (13.56%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (13.56%) Infrastructure Management
9 7 (11.86%) SOAP
9 7 (11.86%) DSDM
9 7 (11.86%) Configuration Management
9 7 (11.86%) Credit Risk
9 7 (11.86%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (10.17%) Mac OS X
10 6 (10.17%) Migration
10 6 (10.17%) JSON
10 6 (10.17%) Test Management

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 1 (1.69%) SAS
1 1 (1.69%) TeamSite
1 1 (1.69%) CMS
1 1 (1.69%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MS Office
2 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Agresso
2 2 (3.39%) MultiFonds
2 2 (3.39%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) JIRA
2 2 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.69%) Eclipse
General
1 28 (47.46%) Finance
2 14 (23.73%) Banking
3 13 (22.03%) Retail
4 4 (6.78%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (28.81%) Analyst
2 14 (23.73%) Tester
3 11 (18.64%) Test Analyst
4 8 (13.56%) Business Analyst
5 6 (10.17%) Developer
5 6 (10.17%) UAT Tester
6 5 (8.47%) Test Leader
7 4 (6.78%) Front-End Developer
7 4 (6.78%) Junior Tester
7 4 (6.78%) Systems Tester
7 4 (6.78%) Junior
8 3 (5.08%) Test Manager
8 3 (5.08%) Consultant
8 3 (5.08%) Configuration Manager
8 3 (5.08%) Test Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Release Manager
8 3 (5.08%) Credit Risk Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Configuration and Release Manager
9 2 (3.39%) Business Test Analyst
9 2 (3.39%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.56%) Web Services
1 8 (13.56%) XML
2 7 (11.86%) SOAP
3 6 (10.17%) JSON
3 6 (10.17%) RESTful
4 4 (6.78%) CSS3
4 4 (6.78%) CSS
4 4 (6.78%) HTML
5 3 (5.08%) HTML5
6 2 (3.39%) REST
6 2 (3.39%) .NET
6 2 (3.39%) EDI
7 1 (1.69%) jQuery
7 1 (1.69%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) Computer Science
2 7 (11.86%) Credit Risk
3 6 (10.17%) FMCG
4 5 (8.47%) Open Source
5 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.64%) Linux
2 9 (15.25%) Windows
3 6 (10.17%) Mac OS X
4 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.39%) Windows Vista
4 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.39%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (22.03%) Test Scripting
2 13 (22.03%) Project Management
3 12 (20.34%) System Testing
4 11 (18.64%) Waterfall
5 10 (16.95%) Scrum
5 10 (16.95%) Software Testing
6 8 (13.56%) ITIL
6 8 (13.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (13.56%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (13.56%) Infrastructure Management
7 7 (11.86%) Configuration Management
7 7 (11.86%) DSDM
8 6 (10.17%) Migration
8 6 (10.17%) Test Management
8 6 (10.17%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (10.17%) Manual Testing
9 5 (8.47%) Investment Management
9 5 (8.47%) TOGAF
10 4 (6.78%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.78%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.39%) SQL
2 2 (3.39%) Java
3 1 (1.69%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (16.95%) Degree
2 8 (13.56%) ISEB
3 5 (8.47%) ISTQB
4 4 (6.78%) HNC
4 4 (6.78%) HND
5 2 (3.39%) MCSE
5 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.39%) PMP
5 2 (3.39%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) XenApp
1 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (11.86%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.39%) OpenView
2 2 (3.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (3.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (5.08%) HP
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.69%) Business Objects
3 1 (1.69%) IBM
3 1 (1.69%) Citrix
3 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.69%) AppSense
3 1 (1.69%) Teradata
3 1 (1.69%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.69%) Vermilion
3 1 (1.69%) Twitter
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