Period
to 20 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 27 58
Rank change year-on-year -47 +31 -36
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 63 143 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.12% 5.34% 3.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 6.32% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 107 56
Edinburgh median daily rate £363 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.57% -
10th Percentile £270 £250 £258
90th Percentile £493 £635 £519
Scotland median daily rate £340 £375 £338
% change year-on-year -9.33% +11.11% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £30.00 - -

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 2,622 2,264 2,085
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 88.28% 84.57% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,414 1,326 1,193
Edinburgh median daily rate £420 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +5.60%
10th Percentile £278 £263 £269
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 21 19
Edinburgh median hourly rate £25.00 £15.86 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.63% +0.28% -4.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.17 £10.96
90th Percentile £44.27 £43.39 £48.38
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £26.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% -13.93% +45.24%

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 September 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 September 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 29 (46.03%) Finance
2 27 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (22.22%) SQL
3 14 (22.22%) Banking
3 14 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 10 (15.87%) Project Management
4 10 (15.87%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (15.87%) System Integration Testing
5 9 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (12.70%) Business Analysis
6 8 (12.70%) ISTQB
6 8 (12.70%) Investment Management
7 7 (11.11%) Software Testing
8 6 (9.52%) QA
8 6 (9.52%) SQL Server
8 6 (9.52%) Test Automation
8 6 (9.52%) User Stories
8 6 (9.52%) Defect Management
9 5 (7.94%) Time Management
9 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Excel
9 5 (7.94%) Integration Testing
9 5 (7.94%) Migration
10 4 (6.35%) Asset Management
10 4 (6.35%) Legal
10 4 (6.35%) Scrum
10 4 (6.35%) Test Management
10 4 (6.35%) Requirements Analysis
10 4 (6.35%) Retail Banking
10 4 (6.35%) Regression Testing
10 4 (6.35%) ETL

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%) 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 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) BIG-IP
1 1 (1.59%) NetScaler
1 1 (1.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.59%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.59%) MySQL
4 1 (1.59%) OLAP
4 1 (1.59%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) MSI
2 2 (3.17%) SoapUI
2 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.59%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.59%) JIRA
3 1 (1.59%) Selenium
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 29 (46.03%) Finance
2 14 (22.22%) Banking
3 4 (6.35%) Legal
3 4 (6.35%) Retail Banking
4 3 (4.76%) Retail
5 2 (3.17%) Advertising
6 1 (1.59%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (49.21%) Analyst
2 16 (25.40%) Test Analyst
3 11 (17.46%) Project Manager
4 9 (14.29%) Business Analyst
5 8 (12.70%) Test Leader
6 5 (7.94%) Developer
7 4 (6.35%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Ab Initio Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Consultant
8 3 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) Business Systems Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) Business Test Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) Lead Test Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) Process Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) Quality Engineer
9 2 (3.17%) Report Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) Test Engineer
9 2 (3.17%) Test Manager
9 2 (3.17%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) SOAP
2 2 (3.17%) LDAP
2 2 (3.17%) XML
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 9 (14.29%) 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%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.59%) Online Banking
3 1 (1.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.35%) Windows
2 3 (4.76%) Windows 10
2 3 (4.76%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.17%) Linux
3 2 (3.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 10 (15.87%) Project Management
3 10 (15.87%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (15.87%) System Integration Testing
4 8 (12.70%) Business Analysis
4 8 (12.70%) Investment Management
5 7 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 6 (9.52%) Defect Management
6 6 (9.52%) Test Automation
6 6 (9.52%) User Stories
7 5 (7.94%) Integration Testing
7 5 (7.94%) Migration
7 5 (7.94%) Time Management
8 4 (6.35%) Asset Management
8 4 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (6.35%) ETL
8 4 (6.35%) Regression Testing
8 4 (6.35%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (6.35%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.22%) SQL
2 4 (6.35%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.17%) Java
3 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.59%) BeanShell
4 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (12.70%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.17%) ISEB
2 2 (3.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.52%) QA
2 2 (3.17%) MiFID
2 2 (3.17%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.59%) COBIT
3 1 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.59%) GDPR
3 1 (1.59%) IFRS
3 1 (1.59%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 3 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) SCCM
2 1 (1.59%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (4.76%) Ab Initio
1 3 (4.76%) Charles River
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft
1 3 (4.76%) Oracle
1 3 (4.76%) VMware
2 2 (3.17%) Atlassian
2 2 (3.17%) Teradata
3 1 (1.59%) F5
3 1 (1.59%) HP
3 1 (1.59%) IBM
3 1 (1.59%) Pega
3 1 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.59%) Sybase