The median contractor rate for a UAT Tester was £288 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Acceptance Testing Tester
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 70 87 74
Rank change year-on-year +17 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a UAT Tester 2 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.22% 0.26% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.28% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Median daily rate £288 - £225
UK excluding London median daily rate £263 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -12.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 853 1451 1344
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.78% 96.09% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 788 752
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 16
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% +26.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.45 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

UAT Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured UAT Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for UAT Tester in Edinburgh

UAT Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for UAT Tester in Edinburgh

UAT Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for UAT Tester in Edinburgh

UAT Tester Skill Set
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, UAT Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region featuring UAT Tester in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing

UAT Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) JIRA
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB