Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 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.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 69 36
Rank change year-on-year +35 -33 +33
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 130 59 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 4.47% 2.80% 4.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.30% 3.34% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 36 93
Edinburgh median daily rate £360 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -14.29% -
10th Percentile £250 £213 £268
90th Percentile £460 £449 £500
Scotland median daily rate £375 £300 £350
% change year-on-year +25.00% -14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - £39.00

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 2454 1769 2662
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 84.33% 83.96% 83.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1433 1012 1378
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - -3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £390 £356 £375
% change year-on-year +9.55% -5.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 21
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.00 £19.75 £19.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.33% +3.84% +12.64%
10th Percentile £11.22 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £37.52 £46.69 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%

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 November 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 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 November 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 62 (47.69%) Banking
2 57 (43.85%) Finance
3 55 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (23.85%) Retail Banking
4 31 (23.85%) Test Scripting
5 23 (17.69%) Migration
6 19 (14.62%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (13.85%) Business Analysis
8 17 (13.08%) JIRA
9 15 (11.54%) Test Automation
9 15 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (11.54%) SQL
9 15 (11.54%) Defect Management
10 14 (10.77%) Scrum
10 14 (10.77%) Process Improvement
11 13 (10.00%) ETL
11 13 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
12 12 (9.23%) User Experience
12 12 (9.23%) ISEB
12 12 (9.23%) CMS
12 12 (9.23%) Sitecore CMS
12 12 (9.23%) Sitecore
12 12 (9.23%) ISTQB
12 12 (9.23%) Use Case
13 11 (8.46%) Validation
13 11 (8.46%) Change Management
13 11 (8.46%) Internet
13 11 (8.46%) System Integration Testing
14 10 (7.69%) Java

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 12 (9.23%) CMS
1 12 (9.23%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (3.85%) JBoss
2 5 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.08%) WebLogic
3 4 (3.08%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.31%) Confluence
5 2 (1.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.54%) Apache
5 2 (1.54%) IIS
5 2 (1.54%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.77%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 8 (6.15%) MS Visio
2 7 (5.38%) OmniGraffle
3 6 (4.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.31%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.54%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (1.54%) Primavera
3 1 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.77%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.77%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.38%) Lucidchart
2 4 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.54%) Boomi
3 2 (1.54%) IaaS
3 2 (1.54%) Office 365
3 2 (1.54%) PaaS
3 2 (1.54%) SaaS
4 1 (0.77%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.46%) Internet
2 6 (4.62%) LDAP
3 4 (3.08%) BIG-IP
3 4 (3.08%) Firewall
3 4 (3.08%) Intranet
3 4 (3.08%) NetScaler
4 2 (1.54%) DNS
4 2 (1.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (1.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (1.54%) LAN
4 2 (1.54%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.54%) WAN
5 1 (0.77%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.15%) Big Data
1 8 (6.15%) Hadoop
2 7 (5.38%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.31%) Apache Hive
4 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.54%) PowerPivot
5 2 (1.54%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.77%) HBase
6 1 (0.77%) MOLAP
6 1 (0.77%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 17 (13.08%) JIRA
2 8 (6.15%) Axure RP
3 7 (5.38%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 3 (2.31%) Maven
5 2 (1.54%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.77%) Ant
6 1 (0.77%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.77%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.77%) Subversion
6 1 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.77%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.77%) Zephyr
General
1 62 (47.69%) Banking
2 57 (43.85%) Finance
3 31 (23.85%) Retail Banking
4 5 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.31%) Front Office
6 2 (1.54%) Back Office
6 2 (1.54%) Retail
6 2 (1.54%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.77%) Billing
7 1 (0.77%) Electronics
7 1 (0.77%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.77%) Legal
7 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.77%) Marketing
7 1 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 88 (67.69%) Analyst
2 55 (42.31%) Test Analyst
3 22 (16.92%) Business Analyst
4 19 (14.62%) Test Manager
5 18 (13.85%) Senior Analyst
6 14 (10.77%) Senior Test Analyst
7 13 (10.00%) Digital Analyst
8 12 (9.23%) Digital Business Analyst
9 9 (6.92%) UAT Analyst
9 9 (6.92%) UAT Test Analyst
10 8 (6.15%) Agile Business Analyst
10 8 (6.15%) Big Data Analyst
10 8 (6.15%) Developer
11 6 (4.62%) Banking Analyst
11 6 (4.62%) Test Data Analyst
12 5 (3.85%) ETL Analyst
12 5 (3.85%) Financial Analyst
12 5 (3.85%) Test Leader
12 5 (3.85%) UAT Manager
12 5 (3.85%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.69%) Web Services
2 6 (4.62%) XML
3 5 (3.85%) SOAP
4 4 (3.08%) Java EE
4 4 (3.08%) XSLT
5 3 (2.31%) jQuery
5 3 (2.31%) RESTful
6 2 (1.54%) .NET
6 2 (1.54%) Ajax
6 2 (1.54%) EJB
6 2 (1.54%) EJB 3.0
6 2 (1.54%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.54%) HTML
6 2 (1.54%) HTML5
6 2 (1.54%) JPA
7 1 (0.77%) Backbone.js
7 1 (0.77%) CSS
7 1 (0.77%) CSS3
7 1 (0.77%) JSON
7 1 (0.77%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.62%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.23%) User Experience
3 6 (4.62%) Credit Risk
4 4 (3.08%) PKI
5 3 (2.31%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.54%) DataPower
6 2 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.54%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.77%) CMDB
7 1 (0.77%) Derivative
7 1 (0.77%) Equities
7 1 (0.77%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.77%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.77%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.77%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.77%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.92%) Linux
2 8 (6.15%) Windows
3 6 (4.62%) Unix
4 5 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.08%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.77%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (23.85%) Test Scripting
3 23 (17.69%) Migration
4 18 (13.85%) Business Analysis
5 15 (11.54%) Defect Management
5 15 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (11.54%) Test Automation
6 14 (10.77%) Process Improvement
6 14 (10.77%) Scrum
7 13 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (10.00%) ETL
7 13 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
8 12 (9.23%) Use Case
9 11 (8.46%) Change Management
9 11 (8.46%) System Integration Testing
9 11 (8.46%) Validation
10 9 (6.92%) Analytics
10 9 (6.92%) Test Planning
10 9 (6.92%) Waterfall
11 8 (6.15%) Business Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.54%) SQL
2 10 (7.69%) Java
3 5 (3.85%) Python
4 4 (3.08%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.31%) Perl
5 3 (2.31%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.54%) VBA
7 1 (0.77%) C
7 1 (0.77%) C#
7 1 (0.77%) Dart
7 1 (0.77%) Delphi
7 1 (0.77%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (9.23%) ISEB
1 12 (9.23%) ISTQB
2 6 (4.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.77%) Degree
3 1 (0.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.62%) QA
2 1 (0.77%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.77%) FATCA
2 1 (0.77%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (1.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (4.62%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.77%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (9.23%) Sitecore
2 9 (6.92%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.85%) Oracle
4 4 (3.08%) Citrix
4 4 (3.08%) F5
4 4 (3.08%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.31%) Charles River
5 3 (2.31%) Cognos
5 3 (2.31%) IBM
5 3 (2.31%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.54%) Adobe
6 2 (1.54%) Blue Coat
6 2 (1.54%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.54%) Cisco
6 2 (1.54%) Fortinet
6 2 (1.54%) Imperva
6 2 (1.54%) SAP
7 1 (0.77%) HP
7 1 (0.77%) Teradata
7 1 (0.77%) Xamarin