The median contractor rate for a UAT Tester was £305 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 22 June 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.

User Acceptance Testing Tester
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 - 85
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a UAT Tester 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.25% - 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% - 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £305 - £295
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £255 £303
% change year-on-year +17.64% -15.70%  
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 1156 1299 1381
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.25% 95.58% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 674 717 743
Median daily rate £375 £400 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +13.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £501 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 22
Median hourly rate £15.86 £40.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.35% +100.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £50.00 £40.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing UAT Tester in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for UAT Tester in Edinburgh

UAT Tester Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 5 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (20.00%) Case Management
4 1 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint

UAT Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (20.00%) Case Management
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) HP