Period
to 13 July 2020

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 13 July 2020 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
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 65 84 78
Rank change year-on-year +19 -6 -38
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 16 36 66
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.50% 1.51% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 1.75% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 27 36
Median daily rate £469 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +21.43% -
10th Percentile £343 £313 £270
90th Percentile £598 £538 £491
Scotland median daily rate £438 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +25.00% - -3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - £26.50

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 917 2,058 2,695
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 85.78% 86.11% 88.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 1,074 1,571
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £225 £275 £294
90th Percentile £600 £594 £573
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 28 24
Median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -34.58% +58.00%
10th Percentile £16.64 £11.16 £10.75
90th Percentile £42.63 £45.03 £45.96
Median hourly rate £24.75 £23.50 £17.40
% change year-on-year +5.32% +35.06% -36.73%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing User Acceptance Testing as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Edinburgh

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 13 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in Edinburgh

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Edinburgh.

Hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 13 July 2020, 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 6 (37.50%) Public Sector
2 5 (31.25%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (25.00%) JIRA
4 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
4 3 (18.75%) QA
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
4 3 (18.75%) ITIL
4 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
4 3 (18.75%) Windows
4 3 (18.75%) SQL
4 3 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (18.75%) Project Delivery
4 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (18.75%) Change Control
4 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
4 3 (18.75%) Office 365
4 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
4 3 (18.75%) Application Rationalisation
5 2 (12.50%) OTC Derivatives
5 2 (12.50%) Data Flow Diagram
5 2 (12.50%) Requirements Gathering
5 2 (12.50%) Linux
5 2 (12.50%) HTML
5 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
5 2 (12.50%) Derivative
5 2 (12.50%) Manual 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 (6.25%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) GIS
1 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) Bugzilla
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) Grunt
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) JMeter
2 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
2 1 (6.25%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) Subversion
2 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
2 1 (6.25%) WinRunner
General
1 6 (37.50%) Public Sector
2 1 (6.25%) Advertising
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Deployment Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Head of Test
4 2 (12.50%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Asset Management Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Asset Management Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Derivatives Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) ERP Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) ERP Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Head of Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Risk Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Risk Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Security Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Integration Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Test Programme Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) ATL
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) CSS3
2 1 (6.25%) HTML5
2 1 (6.25%) jQuery
2 1 (6.25%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Derivative
2 2 (12.50%) OTC Derivatives
3 1 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (6.25%) Market Risk
3 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
1 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Application Rationalisation
3 3 (18.75%) Change Control
3 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
3 3 (18.75%) Project Delivery
3 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
3 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
4 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 2 (12.50%) Data Flow Diagram
4 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Requirements Gathering
5 1 (6.25%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (6.25%) Prototyping
5 1 (6.25%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (6.25%) WCAG
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
2 1 (6.25%) Marketo
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle