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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 58 48 30
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -18
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 29 28 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.14% 2.43% 4.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 3.36% 6.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 19
Average daily rate
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£328 £363 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.65% +13.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £296 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £475 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £344
% change year-on-year
-0.73% -1.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £23.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-41.48% -8.73%
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
1037 834 493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.59% 72.46% 66.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 444 227
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 8
Average hourly rate £47.50 £14.02 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+238.80% -19.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 32 (62.75%) Finance
2 17 (33.33%) Banking
3 12 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (21.57%) SQL
4 11 (21.57%) Test Scripting
5 9 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (13.73%) Migration
7 6 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
7 6 (11.76%) ISEB
7 6 (11.76%) Software Testing
7 6 (11.76%) Retail
8 5 (9.80%) ISTQB
8 5 (9.80%) MS Excel
8 5 (9.80%) MS Office
8 5 (9.80%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (9.80%) Investment Management
9 4 (7.84%) Vermilion
9 4 (7.84%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (7.84%) Project Management
9 4 (7.84%) Change Management
9 4 (7.84%) Retail Banking
9 4 (7.84%) Asset Management
10 3 (5.88%) JIRA
10 3 (5.88%) Business Analysis
10 3 (5.88%) Test Management
10 3 (5.88%) HP
10 3 (5.88%) Back Office
10 3 (5.88%) AS400
10 3 (5.88%) Windows

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 1 (1.96%) nginx
1 1 (1.96%) CMS
1 1 (1.96%) Apache
1 1 (1.96%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (9.80%) MS Excel
1 5 (9.80%) MS Office
2 2 (3.92%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Eagle STAR
2 2 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.96%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.92%) MS Access
1 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.96%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (62.75%) Finance
2 17 (33.33%) Banking
3 6 (11.76%) Retail
4 4 (7.84%) Retail Banking
5 3 (5.88%) Back Office
6 1 (1.96%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.96%) Marketing
6 1 (1.96%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (45.10%) Analyst
2 15 (29.41%) Test Analyst
3 8 (15.69%) Test Manager
4 7 (13.73%) Business Analyst
5 6 (11.76%) Test Leader
6 5 (9.80%) UAT Test Analyst
6 5 (9.80%) UAT Analyst
6 5 (9.80%) Tester
7 4 (7.84%) UAT Tester
7 4 (7.84%) UAT Manager
8 3 (5.88%) Change Manager
9 2 (3.92%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.92%) Consultant
9 2 (3.92%) Business Consultant
9 2 (3.92%) Agile Test Analyst
10 1 (1.96%) CRM Developer
10 1 (1.96%) UAT Test Manager
10 1 (1.96%) Financial Services Business Analyst
10 1 (1.96%) Business Test Analyst
10 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) COM
1 2 (3.92%) Web Services
2 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.96%) RESTful
2 1 (1.96%) JSON
2 1 (1.96%) XML
2 1 (1.96%) SOAP
2 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.96%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.88%) AS400
3 1 (1.96%) Open Source
3 1 (1.96%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.96%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.88%) Windows
2 2 (3.92%) Linux
3 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (21.57%) Test Scripting
3 7 (13.73%) Migration
4 6 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (11.76%) Software Testing
5 5 (9.80%) Investment Management
6 4 (7.84%) Project Management
6 4 (7.84%) Change Management
6 4 (7.84%) Asset Management
7 3 (5.88%) Business Analysis
7 3 (5.88%) Test Management
7 3 (5.88%) Time Management
8 2 (3.92%) Agile Testing
8 2 (3.92%) User Stories
8 2 (3.92%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (3.92%) System Testing
8 2 (3.92%) CRM
8 2 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (3.92%) Web Development
8 2 (3.92%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.57%) SQL
2 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.96%) PHP5
3 1 (1.96%) PHP
3 1 (1.96%) C
3 1 (1.96%) C#
3 1 (1.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (11.76%) ISEB
2 5 (9.80%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.96%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.96%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) XenApp
1 1 (1.96%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.84%) Vermilion
2 4 (7.84%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (5.88%) HP
3 3 (5.88%) Oracle
4 1 (1.96%) Teradata
4 1 (1.96%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.96%) AppSense
4 1 (1.96%) Citrix
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