Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 38 69
Rank change year-on-year -60 +31 -29
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 108 211 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.04% 4.24% 2.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 4.96% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 139 56
Scotland median daily rate £350 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +25.00% -14.29%
10th Percentile £276 £250 £200
90th Percentile £525 £488 £443
UK median daily rate £438 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £31.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +28.00% +13.64% -17.29%

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 4,655 4,251 3,643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.83% 85.43% 84.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,527 2,404 2,129
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.86% -5.33%
10th Percentile £245 £250 £250
90th Percentile £550 £538 £488
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 107 96
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £24.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.08% +17.07% -2.38%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.15 £9.69
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.14 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.93% +2.84% +1.74%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 -44 63 £431 +19.79% 5
Glasgow -41 32 £338 -15.63% 9
West Lothian +6 3 £325 - 1
Highlands - 2 - -
Perth and Kinross - 2 £375 -
Renfrewshire -11 1 - -
East Renfrewshire - 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 41 (37.96%) SQL
2 35 (32.41%) Finance
3 32 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (27.78%) QA
5 24 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 17 (15.74%) SQL Server
6 17 (15.74%) ETL
6 17 (15.74%) Investment Management
6 17 (15.74%) Retail
7 16 (14.81%) Test Scripting
7 16 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (14.81%) Oracle
8 15 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (12.96%) Migration
9 14 (12.96%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (12.96%) Ab Initio
9 14 (12.96%) Integration Testing
10 13 (12.04%) Data Integration
10 13 (12.04%) Teradata
10 13 (12.04%) Shell Script
10 13 (12.04%) Unix
10 13 (12.04%) System Integration Testing
11 12 (11.11%) Project Management
11 12 (11.11%) Scrum
12 11 (10.19%) Time Management
13 10 (9.26%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (9.26%) System Testing
13 10 (9.26%) Asset Management
14 9 (8.33%) Business Analysis
14 9 (8.33%) Software Testing

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 2 (1.85%) Confluence
1 2 (1.85%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.93%) CMS
2 1 (0.93%) EPiServer
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.93%) SAS
2 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.93%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (3.70%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.85%) Maximo
2 2 (1.85%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.85%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.85%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.93%) Infor SunSystems
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.85%) SaaS
4 1 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.93%) BIG-IP
1 1 (0.93%) Broadband
1 1 (0.93%) DSL
1 1 (0.93%) Ethernet
1 1 (0.93%) NetScaler
1 1 (0.93%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.74%) SQL Server
2 16 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.70%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.78%) OLAP
4 3 (2.78%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.85%) IBM InfoSphere
5 2 (1.85%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (0.93%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.93%) MySQL
6 1 (0.93%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 10 (9.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (8.33%) Selenium
3 8 (7.41%) SpecFlow
4 7 (6.48%) Jenkins
4 7 (6.48%) JIRA
5 6 (5.56%) MSI
5 6 (5.56%) WebDriver
6 5 (4.63%) InstallShield
6 5 (4.63%) Wise Package Studio
7 4 (3.70%) Bugzilla
8 3 (2.78%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.78%) JUnit
8 3 (2.78%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (1.85%) Appium
9 2 (1.85%) Calabash
9 2 (1.85%) Gatling
9 2 (1.85%) JBehave
9 2 (1.85%) JMeter
9 2 (1.85%) TeamCity
General
1 35 (32.41%) Finance
2 17 (15.74%) Retail
3 9 (8.33%) Banking
4 4 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.78%) Legal
5 3 (2.78%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.85%) Advertising
6 2 (1.85%) Billing
6 2 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.85%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Law
Job Titles
1 42 (38.89%) Analyst
2 22 (20.37%) Test Analyst
3 17 (15.74%) Developer
4 14 (12.96%) Ab Initio Developer
4 14 (12.96%) Business Analyst
5 13 (12.04%) Tester
6 11 (10.19%) Automation Tester
6 11 (10.19%) Project Manager
7 6 (5.56%) Applications Packager
8 5 (4.63%) Test Leader
9 4 (3.70%) Report Analyst
9 4 (3.70%) SQL Analyst
9 4 (3.70%) Test Manager
10 3 (2.78%) Consultant
10 3 (2.78%) Operations Analyst
10 3 (2.78%) Operations Business Analyst
10 3 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (2.78%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (2.78%) Systems Analyst
11 2 (1.85%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.56%) .NET
2 4 (3.70%) SOAP
3 2 (1.85%) HTML
3 2 (1.85%) LDAP
3 2 (1.85%) XML
4 1 (0.93%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.93%) ATL
4 1 (0.93%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.93%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.93%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.93%) J2EE
4 1 (0.93%) JSP
4 1 (0.93%) Middleware
4 1 (0.93%) RESTful
4 1 (0.93%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.93%) Servlets
4 1 (0.93%) SPML
4 1 (0.93%) Spring
4 1 (0.93%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.93%) Derivative
4 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.93%) Fintech
4 1 (0.93%) Fixed Income
4 1 (0.93%) FMCG
4 1 (0.93%) IVR
4 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (0.93%) User Experience
4 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.04%) Unix
2 6 (5.56%) Windows
2 6 (5.56%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.85%) Linux
4 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 17 (15.74%) ETL
3 17 (15.74%) Investment Management
4 16 (14.81%) Test Scripting
5 15 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (12.96%) Integration Testing
6 14 (12.96%) Migration
6 14 (12.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (12.04%) Data Integration
7 13 (12.04%) System Integration Testing
8 12 (11.11%) Project Management
8 12 (11.11%) Scrum
9 11 (10.19%) Time Management
10 10 (9.26%) Asset Management
10 10 (9.26%) System Testing
11 9 (8.33%) Business Analysis
11 9 (8.33%) Regression Testing
11 9 (8.33%) SDLC
11 9 (8.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (37.96%) SQL
2 13 (12.04%) Shell Script
3 6 (5.56%) C#
3 6 (5.56%) Java
4 5 (4.63%) VB
4 5 (4.63%) VBScript
5 4 (3.70%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.78%) VBA
7 2 (1.85%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.85%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.93%) BeanShell
8 1 (0.93%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 6 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (4.63%) ISEB
4 2 (1.85%) Degree
5 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (27.78%) QA
2 2 (1.85%) MiFID
2 2 (1.85%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.93%) COBIT
3 1 (0.93%) IFRS
3 1 (0.93%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 6 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.63%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (5.56%) SCCM
2 5 (4.63%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.85%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.93%) Ansible
Vendors
1 16 (14.81%) Oracle
2 14 (12.96%) Ab Initio
3 13 (12.04%) Teradata
4 7 (6.48%) Microsoft
4 7 (6.48%) VMware
5 6 (5.56%) SAP
6 5 (4.63%) Charles River
7 2 (1.85%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.85%) HP
7 2 (1.85%) IBM
7 2 (1.85%) Talend
8 1 (0.93%) Citrix
8 1 (0.93%) F5
8 1 (0.93%) Pega
8 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.93%) Sybase