Period
to 20 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 6 months to 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the 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 (UAT)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 35 70
Rank change year-on-year -44 +35 -34
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 63 130 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.17% 4.47% 2.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 5.23% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 93 36
Edinburgh median daily rate £431 £360 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.79% +20.00% -14.29%
10th Percentile £266 £250 £213
90th Percentile £559 £460 £449
Scotland median daily rate £350 £375 £300
% change year-on-year -6.67% +25.00% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £31.00 - -

User Acceptance Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,572 2,484 1,793
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 88.57% 85.36% 85.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,317 1,445 1,025
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -
10th Percentile £269 £263 £259
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £355
% change year-on-year +2.56% +9.86% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 18 28
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +6.33% +11.20%
10th Percentile £10.93 £11.22 £11.35
90th Percentile £43.75 £37.52 £46.01
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £24.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +2.08% +17.07% -2.38%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing User Acceptance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in Edinburgh

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Edinburgh

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in Edinburgh

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 24 (38.10%) SQL
2 23 (36.51%) Finance
3 17 (26.98%) SQL Server
3 17 (26.98%) QA
4 16 (25.40%) Investment Management
5 15 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (23.81%) ETL
5 15 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (22.22%) Ab Initio
6 14 (22.22%) Retail
6 14 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (22.22%) Oracle
7 13 (20.63%) Shell Script
7 13 (20.63%) Unix
7 13 (20.63%) Teradata
7 13 (20.63%) Data Integration
8 9 (14.29%) Banking
8 9 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 8 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (12.70%) Project Management
9 8 (12.70%) System Integration Testing
10 7 (11.11%) ETL Development
10 7 (11.11%) Migration
10 7 (11.11%) Integration Testing
10 7 (11.11%) Asset Management
11 6 (9.52%) Business Analysis
11 6 (9.52%) Test Automation
12 5 (7.94%) Defect Management
12 5 (7.94%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (7.94%) Test Management

User Acceptance Testing
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 (1.59%) CMS
1 1 (1.59%) EPiServer
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (1.59%) SAS
1 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) BIG-IP
1 1 (1.59%) NetScaler
1 1 (1.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (26.98%) SQL Server
2 14 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (6.35%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.76%) OLAP
5 2 (3.17%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.59%) Blockchain
6 1 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.59%) MySQL
6 1 (1.59%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.17%) SoapUI
2 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.59%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.59%) JIRA
3 1 (1.59%) MSI
3 1 (1.59%) Selenium
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 23 (36.51%) Finance
2 14 (22.22%) Retail
3 9 (14.29%) Banking
4 3 (4.76%) Legal
5 2 (3.17%) Advertising
5 2 (3.17%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.59%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (38.10%) Analyst
2 16 (25.40%) Developer
3 14 (22.22%) Ab Initio Developer
3 14 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 10 (15.87%) Project Manager
5 6 (9.52%) Business Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Report Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Test Leader
7 3 (4.76%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Operations Business Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.17%) Environment Manager
8 2 (3.17%) Lead Test Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) Quality Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Tester
9 1 (1.59%) Automation Test Analyst
9 1 (1.59%) Business Test Analyst
9 1 (1.59%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) SOAP
2 2 (3.17%) LDAP
2 2 (3.17%) XML
3 1 (1.59%) ATL
3 1 (1.59%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (1.59%) HTML
3 1 (1.59%) JSP
3 1 (1.59%) Middleware
3 1 (1.59%) SailPoint
3 1 (1.59%) Servlets
3 1 (1.59%) SPML
3 1 (1.59%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.59%) Derivative
3 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.59%) Fintech
3 1 (1.59%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.63%) Unix
2 2 (3.17%) Linux
3 1 (1.59%) Windows
3 1 (1.59%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.40%) Investment Management
2 15 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (23.81%) ETL
3 13 (20.63%) Data Integration
4 9 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 8 (12.70%) Project Management
5 8 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (12.70%) System Integration Testing
6 7 (11.11%) Asset Management
6 7 (11.11%) ETL Development
6 7 (11.11%) Integration Testing
6 7 (11.11%) Migration
7 6 (9.52%) Business Analysis
7 6 (9.52%) Test Automation
8 5 (7.94%) Defect Management
8 5 (7.94%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (7.94%) Test Management
9 4 (6.35%) Metadata Management
9 4 (6.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (38.10%) SQL
2 13 (20.63%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.17%) Java
3 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.17%) VBA
4 1 (1.59%) BeanShell
4 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.35%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.59%) Degree
2 1 (1.59%) ISEB
2 1 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (26.98%) QA
2 2 (3.17%) MiFID
2 2 (3.17%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.59%) COBIT
3 1 (1.59%) IFRS
3 1 (1.59%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) HP ALM
1 1 (1.59%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (22.22%) Ab Initio
1 14 (22.22%) Oracle
2 13 (20.63%) Teradata
3 4 (6.35%) Charles River
4 2 (3.17%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.17%) IBM
4 2 (3.17%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.59%) F5
5 1 (1.59%) HP
5 1 (1.59%) Pega
5 1 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.59%) Sybase
5 1 (1.59%) VMware