Period
to 22 February 2019

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 22 February 2019 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
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 81 53 64
Rank change year-on-year -28 +11 -28
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 54 104 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.12% 3.49% 2.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 3.98% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 70 31
Edinburgh median daily rate £475 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £250 £213
90th Percentile £575 £525 £500
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £325
% change year-on-year +2.56% +20.00% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £32.00 - -

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 2,224 2,613 1,527
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 87.32% 87.68% 86.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,152 1,552 946
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £269 £288 £246
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 21 30
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -16.00% +28.14%
10th Percentile £15.04 £13.00 £14.23
90th Percentile £46.63 £111.75 £52.02
Scotland median hourly rate £23.56 £21.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year +10.88% +8.97% -35.00%

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 22 February 2019.

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 22 February 2019, 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 23 (42.59%) SQL
2 18 (33.33%) Finance
3 17 (31.48%) QA
4 16 (29.63%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (27.78%) SQL Server
5 15 (27.78%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (27.78%) ETL
5 15 (27.78%) Ab Initio
5 15 (27.78%) Retail
5 15 (27.78%) Investment Management
6 14 (25.93%) Data Integration
6 14 (25.93%) Teradata
6 14 (25.93%) Unix
6 14 (25.93%) Oracle
6 14 (25.93%) Shell Script
7 12 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (20.37%) System Integration Testing
9 10 (18.52%) Test Scripting
9 10 (18.52%) Migration
10 8 (14.81%) Test Management
11 7 (12.96%) Banking
11 7 (12.96%) ETL Development
12 6 (11.11%) SOAP
12 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (11.11%) Asset Management
12 6 (11.11%) Integration Testing
12 6 (11.11%) SoapUI
13 5 (9.26%) Functional Testing
13 5 (9.26%) Non-Functional Testing
13 5 (9.26%) System Testing

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 (1.85%) CMS
1 1 (1.85%) EPiServer
1 1 (1.85%) Skype for Business
1 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.85%) Office 365
2 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) BIG-IP
1 1 (1.85%) NetScaler
1 1 (1.85%) Skype
1 1 (1.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (27.78%) Data Warehouse
1 15 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.41%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (5.56%) OLAP
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (1.85%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (11.11%) SoapUI
2 4 (7.41%) JIRA
3 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (33.33%) Finance
2 15 (27.78%) Retail
3 7 (12.96%) Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (44.44%) Analyst
2 16 (29.63%) Developer
3 15 (27.78%) Ab Initio Developer
4 14 (25.93%) Test Analyst
5 7 (12.96%) Business Analyst
6 6 (11.11%) Report Analyst
6 6 (11.11%) Test Manager
7 4 (7.41%) Operations Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Operations Business Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Test Leader
8 3 (5.56%) UAT Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) Environment Manager
9 2 (3.70%) Lead Test Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.70%) UAT Test Analyst
10 1 (1.85%) Integration Manager
10 1 (1.85%) Lead Developer
10 1 (1.85%) Senior Manager
10 1 (1.85%) Senior Test Manager
10 1 (1.85%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.11%) SOAP
2 1 (1.85%) ATL
2 1 (1.85%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (1.85%) LDAP
2 1 (1.85%) Middleware
2 1 (1.85%) XML
2 1 (1.85%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.85%) Equities
2 1 (1.85%) Fixed Income
2 1 (1.85%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.93%) Unix
2 3 (5.56%) Linux
3 2 (3.70%) Windows
3 2 (3.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.63%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (27.78%) ETL
2 15 (27.78%) Investment Management
3 14 (25.93%) Data Integration
4 12 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (20.37%) System Integration Testing
6 10 (18.52%) Migration
6 10 (18.52%) Test Scripting
7 8 (14.81%) Test Management
8 7 (12.96%) ETL Development
9 6 (11.11%) Asset Management
9 6 (11.11%) Integration Testing
9 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (9.26%) Business Analysis
10 5 (9.26%) Functional Testing
10 5 (9.26%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (9.26%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (9.26%) System Testing
11 4 (7.41%) Metadata Management
11 4 (7.41%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 23 (42.59%) SQL
2 14 (25.93%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.85%) Java
3 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (3.70%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (31.48%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 15 (27.78%) Ab Initio
2 14 (25.93%) Oracle
2 14 (25.93%) Teradata
3 5 (9.26%) Charles River
4 3 (5.56%) Atlassian
4 3 (5.56%) IBM
5 1 (1.85%) F5
5 1 (1.85%) HP
5 1 (1.85%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.85%) Pega
5 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com