Period
to 19 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 19 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 53 50
Rank change year-on-year -33 -3 -15
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 131 131 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.50% 3.44% 3.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.92% 4.08% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 85 119
Scotland median daily rate £350 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £277 £254 £225
90th Percentile £466 £675 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £416 £408
% change year-on-year +2.16% +2.09% +5.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £26.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +30.00% +16.28% +7.50%

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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,492 3,213 4,662
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.61% 84.46% 85.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,700 1,883 2,604
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £261 £250 £235
90th Percentile £550 £513 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 74 90
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.37% -29.17% +20.00%
10th Percentile £10.53 £11.27 £11.25
90th Percentile £58.25 £47.01 £43.15
UK median hourly rate £21.75 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.00% - +17.37%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing User Acceptance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in Scotland

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Scotland

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Acceptance Testing in Scotland

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in Scotland

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 19 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -31 65 £350 -1.75% 13
Glasgow -13 57 £350 - 9
Renfrewshire - 3 - - 1
West Lothian -1 2 £375 +3.45%
Stirling -6 1 £325 -17.72%
Aberdeenshire - 1 £425 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 19 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 Scotland region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 51 (38.93%) Finance
2 46 (35.11%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (29.01%) Test Scripting
4 35 (26.72%) Banking
5 34 (25.95%) Test Automation
6 28 (21.37%) Stakeholder Management
6 28 (21.37%) JIRA
7 27 (20.61%) Regression Testing
8 26 (19.85%) Selenium
9 22 (16.79%) SQL
9 22 (16.79%) Business Analysis
9 22 (16.79%) Scenario Testing
10 21 (16.03%) ISTQB
11 20 (15.27%) Jenkins
11 20 (15.27%) Java
12 18 (13.74%) Cucumber
12 18 (13.74%) Confluence
12 18 (13.74%) Software Testing
13 17 (12.98%) Waterfall
13 17 (12.98%) DSL
13 17 (12.98%) User Experience
13 17 (12.98%) System Integration Testing
14 16 (12.21%) Zephyr
14 16 (12.21%) Eclipse
14 16 (12.21%) Retail
14 16 (12.21%) Gherkin
15 15 (11.45%) Apple iOS
15 15 (11.45%) QA
15 15 (11.45%) CRM
15 15 (11.45%) Analytical Skills

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 18 (13.74%) Confluence
2 4 (3.05%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.53%) CMS
4 1 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.76%) IIS
4 1 (0.76%) JBoss
4 1 (0.76%) Jetty
4 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (9.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.29%) Windchill
3 2 (1.53%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.76%) Mingle
4 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.29%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.76%) Primavera
2 1 (0.76%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.76%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.58%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.53%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.76%) Office 365
3 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.98%) DSL
2 2 (1.53%) Broadband
2 2 (1.53%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.53%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.76%) Power BI
3 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 28 (21.37%) JIRA
2 26 (19.85%) Selenium
3 20 (15.27%) Jenkins
4 18 (13.74%) Cucumber
5 16 (12.21%) Eclipse
5 16 (12.21%) Zephyr
6 15 (11.45%) Appium
7 7 (5.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (4.58%) SpecFlow
8 6 (4.58%) WebDriver
9 3 (2.29%) MSI
9 3 (2.29%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.53%) Mocha
10 2 (1.53%) SilkTest
10 2 (1.53%) TestComplete
11 1 (0.76%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.76%) JBehave
11 1 (0.76%) JMeter
11 1 (0.76%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.76%) TeamCity
General
1 51 (38.93%) Finance
2 35 (26.72%) Banking
3 16 (12.21%) Retail
4 9 (6.87%) Retail Banking
5 4 (3.05%) Billing
6 3 (2.29%) Back Office
6 3 (2.29%) Legal
7 2 (1.53%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.53%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.53%) Law
7 2 (1.53%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.76%) Advertising
8 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 66 (50.38%) Analyst
2 30 (22.90%) Business Analyst
3 27 (20.61%) Tester
4 25 (19.08%) Test Analyst
5 22 (16.79%) Automation Tester
6 12 (9.16%) Test Leader
7 9 (6.87%) Developer
8 6 (4.58%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.82%) Developer in Test
9 5 (3.82%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (3.82%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (3.82%) Test Automation Developer
9 5 (3.82%) Test Manager
10 4 (3.05%) Consultant
10 4 (3.05%) Lead Test Analyst
10 4 (3.05%) Senior Test Analyst
11 3 (2.29%) Agile Business Analyst
11 3 (2.29%) UAT Analyst
11 3 (2.29%) UAT Test Analyst
11 3 (2.29%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.21%) Gherkin
2 7 (5.34%) .NET
3 5 (3.82%) SOAP
4 4 (3.05%) Web Services
5 2 (1.53%) Chai
5 2 (1.53%) HTML
5 2 (1.53%) XML
6 1 (0.76%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.76%) CSS
6 1 (0.76%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.76%) Java EE
6 1 (0.76%) JSON
6 1 (0.76%) REST
6 1 (0.76%) RESTful
6 1 (0.76%) Spring
6 1 (0.76%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.98%) User Experience
2 15 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.05%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.05%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.29%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.53%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.53%) Derivative
5 2 (1.53%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.76%) AS400
6 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.76%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.76%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.45%) Apple iOS
2 13 (9.92%) Windows
3 6 (4.58%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.29%) Unix
4 3 (2.29%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.53%) Linux
6 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (35.11%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (29.01%) Test Scripting
3 34 (25.95%) Test Automation
4 28 (21.37%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (20.61%) Regression Testing
6 22 (16.79%) Business Analysis
6 22 (16.79%) Scenario Testing
7 18 (13.74%) Software Testing
8 17 (12.98%) System Integration Testing
8 17 (12.98%) Waterfall
9 15 (11.45%) CRM
10 14 (10.69%) System Testing
11 13 (9.92%) Functional Testing
11 13 (9.92%) Project Management
12 12 (9.16%) Migration
12 12 (9.16%) Scrum
13 11 (8.40%) User Stories
14 9 (6.87%) Integration Testing
14 9 (6.87%) Test Planning
15 8 (6.11%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 22 (16.79%) SQL
2 20 (15.27%) Java
3 7 (5.34%) C#
4 6 (4.58%) VBA
5 3 (2.29%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.53%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.76%) ABAP
7 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.76%) X++
Qualifications
1 21 (16.03%) ISTQB
2 10 (7.63%) ISEB
3 9 (6.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.29%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.76%) Degree
5 1 (0.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.45%) QA
2 3 (2.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.53%) PSD2
4 1 (0.76%) GDPR
4 1 (0.76%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (2.29%) Virtual Desktop
1 3 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (8.40%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.29%) SCCM
3 1 (0.76%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (6.87%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.11%) Oracle
3 4 (3.05%) SAP
3 4 (3.05%) VMware
4 2 (1.53%) HP
5 1 (0.76%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.76%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (0.76%) Citrix
5 1 (0.76%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.76%) SunGard