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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 43 43 36
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 40 34 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.91% 2.76% 3.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.76% 3.84% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 18 14
Average daily rate
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£338 £363 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +9.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £284 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £483 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.19 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-15.04% -35.79%
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
1065 885 466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 77.40% 71.83% 68.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 464 202
Average daily rate £400 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 5
Average hourly rate £28.50 £18.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £27.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 (48.21%) Finance
2 23 (41.07%) Banking
3 17 (30.36%) Test Scripting
4 11 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (19.64%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (16.07%) SQL
6 8 (14.29%) Retail
7 7 (12.50%) Test Management
7 7 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (10.71%) ISEB
8 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
8 6 (10.71%) Software Testing
8 6 (10.71%) Retail Banking
9 5 (8.93%) ISTQB
9 5 (8.93%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (8.93%) Investment Management
9 5 (8.93%) Migration
10 4 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (7.14%) Change Management
10 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
10 4 (7.14%) Asset Management
10 4 (7.14%) Analytics
11 3 (5.36%) Vermilion
11 3 (5.36%) QA
11 3 (5.36%) Time Management
11 3 (5.36%) Eagle STAR
11 3 (5.36%) Data Migration
11 3 (5.36%) JIRA
11 3 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (5.36%) HP

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (1.79%) IIS
1 1 (1.79%) Apache
1 1 (1.79%) CMS
1 1 (1.79%) WordPress
1 1 (1.79%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.36%) MS Office
3 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Eagle STAR
2 2 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.79%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.57%) MS Access
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) JIRA
2 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.79%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 27 (48.21%) Finance
2 23 (41.07%) Banking
3 8 (14.29%) Retail
4 6 (10.71%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.57%) Back Office
6 1 (1.79%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.79%) Marketing
6 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.79%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (46.43%) Analyst
2 18 (32.14%) Test Analyst
3 14 (25.00%) Test Manager
4 7 (12.50%) Tester
5 6 (10.71%) Test Leader
6 5 (8.93%) UAT Test Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) UAT Tester
6 5 (8.93%) UAT Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Business Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) UAT Manager
8 3 (5.36%) Data Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.57%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) Change Manager
10 1 (1.79%) CRM Developer
10 1 (1.79%) Test Project Manager
10 1 (1.79%) Agile Test Manager
10 1 (1.79%) Banking Business Analyst
10 1 (1.79%) Business Test Analyst
10 1 (1.79%) Financial Services Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) Web Services
1 2 (3.57%) .NET
1 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET
1 2 (3.57%) COM
2 1 (1.79%) SOAP
2 1 (1.79%) XML
2 1 (1.79%) Ajax
2 1 (1.79%) JSON
2 1 (1.79%) jQuery
2 1 (1.79%) RESTful
2 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.57%) AS400
3 1 (1.79%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.79%) Data Conversion
3 1 (1.79%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.79%) Windows
1 1 (1.79%) Linux
1 1 (1.79%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.36%) Test Scripting
2 11 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (12.50%) Test Management
4 6 (10.71%) Software Testing
5 5 (8.93%) Migration
5 5 (8.93%) Investment Management
6 4 (7.14%) Analytics
6 4 (7.14%) Asset Management
6 4 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (7.14%) Change Management
7 3 (5.36%) Project Management
7 3 (5.36%) Time Management
7 3 (5.36%) Data Migration
8 2 (3.57%) User Stories
8 2 (3.57%) Agile Testing
8 2 (3.57%) Validation
8 2 (3.57%) Regression Testing
8 2 (3.57%) CRM
8 2 (3.57%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.07%) SQL
2 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.79%) PHP
3 1 (1.79%) C
3 1 (1.79%) C#
3 1 (1.79%) VBA
3 1 (1.79%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) ISEB
2 5 (8.93%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.79%) VCP4
3 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.79%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.36%) HP
2 3 (5.36%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (5.36%) Vermilion
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle
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