Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 36 31
Rank change year-on-year -31 -5 -2
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 66 84 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.28% 4.06% 4.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 4.78% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 64 86
Edinburgh median daily rate £363 £367 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.29% -2.07% +7.14%
10th Percentile £276 £253 £250
90th Percentile £550 £675 £600
Scotland median daily rate £350 £364 £375
% change year-on-year -3.78% -3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh 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 2,517 1,757 2,449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 87.03% 85.00% 85.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,497 1,083 1,344
Edinburgh median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £289 £260 £275
90th Percentile £568 £550 £561
Scotland median daily rate £400 £376 £375
% change year-on-year +6.31% +0.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 20 13
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £16.93 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +106.73% +7.05% -42.49%
10th Percentile £12.74 £12.37 £11.10
90th Percentile £48.28 £43.77 £43.50
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £26.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year -34.58% -25.69% +20.00%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 34 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (50.00%) Finance
3 22 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 22 (33.33%) Banking
4 15 (22.73%) Test Scripting
5 14 (21.21%) Business Analysis
6 11 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 10 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (15.15%) System Integration Testing
7 10 (15.15%) ISTQB
8 9 (13.64%) Software Testing
8 9 (13.64%) User Stories
9 8 (12.12%) Retail Banking
9 8 (12.12%) Project Management
10 7 (10.61%) Windows
10 7 (10.61%) SQL
10 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Excel
10 7 (10.61%) Test Automation
11 6 (9.09%) Defect Management
12 5 (7.58%) Oracle
12 5 (7.58%) Requirements Analysis
12 5 (7.58%) Target Operating Model
12 5 (7.58%) Test Planning
13 4 (6.06%) People Management
13 4 (6.06%) Data Centre
13 4 (6.06%) SDLC
13 4 (6.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 4 (6.06%) Exploratory Testing
13 4 (6.06%) Release Management
13 4 (6.06%) JIRA

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 2 (3.03%) Confluence
2 1 (1.52%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (1.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.52%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (6.06%) JIRA
2 3 (4.55%) MSI
3 1 (1.52%) FogBugz
3 1 (1.52%) JBehave
3 1 (1.52%) JMeter
3 1 (1.52%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.52%) TeamCity
General
1 33 (50.00%) Finance
2 22 (33.33%) Banking
3 8 (12.12%) Retail Banking
4 3 (4.55%) Back Office
4 3 (4.55%) Legal
5 1 (1.52%) Advertising
5 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Law
5 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (59.09%) Analyst
2 16 (24.24%) Business Analyst
2 16 (24.24%) Test Analyst
3 10 (15.15%) Test Leader
4 6 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 5 (7.58%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) Lead Test Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) Test Manager
7 3 (4.55%) Agile Business Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Consultant
7 3 (4.55%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Agile Project Manager
8 2 (3.03%) Automation Test Lead
8 2 (3.03%) Change Project Manager
8 2 (3.03%) Project Change Manager
8 2 (3.03%) SQL Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) SQL Reporting Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) Systems Integration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.06%) Web Services
2 2 (3.03%) SOAP
2 2 (3.03%) XML
3 1 (1.52%) HTML
3 1 (1.52%) Java EE
3 1 (1.52%) JSON
3 1 (1.52%) REST
3 1 (1.52%) RESTful
3 1 (1.52%) Spring
3 1 (1.52%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.06%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.03%) Credit Risk
3 2 (3.03%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.52%) Derivative
4 1 (1.52%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.52%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.61%) Windows
2 3 (4.55%) Windows 10
2 3 (4.55%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.03%) Linux
4 1 (1.52%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (22.73%) Test Scripting
4 14 (21.21%) Business Analysis
5 11 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 10 (15.15%) System Integration Testing
7 9 (13.64%) Software Testing
7 9 (13.64%) User Stories
8 8 (12.12%) Project Management
9 7 (10.61%) Test Automation
10 6 (9.09%) Defect Management
11 5 (7.58%) Requirements Analysis
11 5 (7.58%) Target Operating Model
11 5 (7.58%) Test Planning
12 4 (6.06%) Migration
12 4 (6.06%) People Management
12 4 (6.06%) Release Management
12 4 (6.06%) Scrum
12 4 (6.06%) SDLC
12 4 (6.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.61%) SQL
2 3 (4.55%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.55%) VBA
3 1 (1.52%) Java
3 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (15.15%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.03%) ISEB
2 2 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.52%) Degree
3 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) QA
2 2 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.52%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (7.58%) Oracle
2 3 (4.55%) VMware
3 1 (1.52%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.52%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.52%) ServiceNow