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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 51 22 31
Rank change year-on-year -29 +9  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 19 88 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.14% 5.81% 3.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 7.02% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 51 38
Median daily rate £361 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.75% +18.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £250 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £600 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £338
% change year-on-year -6.25% +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +21.95% +13.88%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 752 1253 1139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 84.59% 82.71% 81.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 701 642
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 11
Median hourly rate £15.86 £20.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.63% -45.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £14.80 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.94 £39.25 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing User Acceptance Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Edinburgh

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 16 (36.36%) Banking
2 15 (34.09%) Finance
3 14 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (27.27%) Migration
5 10 (22.73%) Retail
5 10 (22.73%) Retail Banking
6 8 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 7 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (15.91%) Test Strategy
7 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (15.91%) System Integration Testing
8 6 (13.64%) Test Management
8 6 (13.64%) ISTQB
8 6 (13.64%) JIRA
9 5 (11.36%) Scrum
9 5 (11.36%) CRM
9 5 (11.36%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (9.09%) ISEB
10 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
10 4 (9.09%) Manual Testing
11 3 (6.82%) Software Testing
11 3 (6.82%) MS PowerPoint
11 3 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM
11 3 (6.82%) Workflow
11 3 (6.82%) Integration Testing
11 3 (6.82%) Test Automation
11 3 (6.82%) Process Improvement
11 3 (6.82%) Regression Testing
11 3 (6.82%) SharePoint

User Acceptance Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.82%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.55%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.27%) IIS
3 1 (2.27%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.27%) Sonata
2 1 (2.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.27%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (2.27%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.27%) Boomi
1 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) ATM
1 1 (2.27%) DNS
1 1 (2.27%) HTTP
1 1 (2.27%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (2.27%) SSL
1 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.27%) GIS
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) JIRA
2 1 (2.27%) Appium
2 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.27%) Grunt
2 1 (2.27%) gulp
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.27%) Selenium
2 1 (2.27%) Subversion
2 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (36.36%) Banking
2 15 (34.09%) Finance
3 10 (22.73%) Retail
3 10 (22.73%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.55%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.55%) Front Office
4 2 (4.55%) Law
4 2 (4.55%) Legal
5 1 (2.27%) Back Office
5 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (34.09%) Analyst
2 11 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 10 (22.73%) Test Manager
4 5 (11.36%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (11.36%) Test Leader
4 5 (11.36%) Tester
5 4 (9.09%) Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Coordinator
5 4 (9.09%) UAT Tester
6 3 (6.82%) Agile Test Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Business Architect
7 2 (4.55%) Business Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) CRM Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Lead Test Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Process Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) UAT Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) UAT Manager
7 2 (4.55%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) Ajax
1 1 (2.27%) CGI
1 1 (2.27%) CSS
1 1 (2.27%) CSS3
1 1 (2.27%) Hibernate
1 1 (2.27%) HTML
1 1 (2.27%) HTML5
1 1 (2.27%) LESS
1 1 (2.27%) Spring
1 1 (2.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (2.27%) Web Services
1 1 (2.27%) XML
1 1 (2.27%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.27%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.27%) IVR
2 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.27%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.27%) Linux
1 1 (2.27%) Unix
1 1 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (27.27%) Migration
3 8 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 7 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (15.91%) System Integration Testing
4 7 (15.91%) Test Strategy
5 6 (13.64%) Test Management
6 5 (11.36%) CRM
6 5 (11.36%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (11.36%) Scrum
7 4 (9.09%) Manual Testing
8 3 (6.82%) Defect Management
8 3 (6.82%) Integration Testing
8 3 (6.82%) Process Improvement
8 3 (6.82%) Regression Testing
8 3 (6.82%) Software Testing
8 3 (6.82%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.82%) Workflow
9 2 (4.55%) SDLC
9 2 (4.55%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) Java
2 1 (2.27%) Delphi
2 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
2 1 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) ISTQB
2 4 (9.09%) ISEB
3 1 (2.27%) Degree
3 1 (2.27%) IISP
3 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (2.27%) Dell
3 1 (2.27%) Northgate
3 1 (2.27%) OpenText