The table below looks at the statistics for the UAT Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UAT Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UAT Tester
Rank 125 108 111
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +3
Contract jobs requiring a UAT Tester 4 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.14% 0.041% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.044% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£230 - £258
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 - £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 - £292
UK excluding London average daily rate £284 £334 £303
% change year-on-year
-14.98% +10.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 £8.00
% change year-on-year
- +150.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2589 2268 2464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.10% 93.37% 93.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1370 1086 1160
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £491 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 88 119
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.86 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.79% -2.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £32.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

UAT Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UAT Tester in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

UAT Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

UAT Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UAT Tester across the Scotland region.

UAT Tester Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

UAT Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UAT Tester across the Scotland region.

UAT Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

UAT Tester
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited UAT Tester in their job title 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 with UAT Tester in their job title.

1 8 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Finance
3 5 (62.50%) Banking
3 5 (62.50%) Retail
3 5 (62.50%) Retail Banking
4 4 (50.00%) Degree
4 4 (50.00%) HNC
4 4 (50.00%) HND
4 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (25.00%) ISEB
5 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) JIRA
6 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
6 1 (12.50%) HP
6 1 (12.50%) Credit Risk
6 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Testing
6 1 (12.50%) User Stories

UAT Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited UAT Tester in their job title 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 with UAT Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) Banking
2 5 (62.50%) Retail
2 5 (62.50%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Testing
3 1 (12.50%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) HNC
1 4 (50.00%) HND
1 4 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) HP