Period
to 22 February 2019

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 22 February 2019 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
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 103 55 85
Rank change year-on-year -48 +30 -36
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 84 163 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.82% 3.32% 2.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 3.87% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 103 52
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +20.00% -13.33%
10th Percentile £302 £256 £206
90th Percentile £566 £488 £498
UK median daily rate £445 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +7.88% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +44.00% +4.17% +6.67%

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 4,008 4,217 3,219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 86.70% 85.94% 85.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,228 2,470 1,896
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £230 £255 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £508
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 86 90
Scotland median hourly rate £23.56 £21.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.88% +8.97% -35.00%
10th Percentile £12.12 £12.06 £10.23
90th Percentile £46.25 £46.75 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £23.88 £23.75 £24.45
% change year-on-year +0.55% -2.84% +1.85%

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 22 February 2019.

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 22 February 2019. 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 -28 54 £475 +26.67% 11
Glasgow -38 22 £325 -18.75% 1
Highlands - 3 - -
Perth and Kinross - 2 £375 -
West Lothian +2 1 £425 +240.00%
User Acceptance Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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 33 (39.29%) SQL
2 32 (38.10%) Finance
3 24 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (27.38%) Test Scripting
5 21 (25.00%) QA
6 17 (20.24%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (20.24%) ETL
7 16 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (19.05%) SQL Server
7 16 (19.05%) Migration
7 16 (19.05%) Retail
7 16 (19.05%) System Integration Testing
8 15 (17.86%) Investment Management
8 15 (17.86%) Data Integration
8 15 (17.86%) Test Automation
8 15 (17.86%) Ab Initio
8 15 (17.86%) Oracle
9 14 (16.67%) Unix
9 14 (16.67%) Shell Script
9 14 (16.67%) Teradata
10 12 (14.29%) Banking
10 12 (14.29%) SDLC
11 11 (13.10%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (10.71%) Test Planning
13 9 (10.71%) Functional Testing
13 9 (10.71%) Defect Management
13 9 (10.71%) Test Management
13 9 (10.71%) Asset Management
13 9 (10.71%) Business Analysis

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 3 (3.57%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.19%) Apache ServiceMix
2 1 (1.19%) CMS
2 1 (1.19%) EPiServer
2 1 (1.19%) JBoss
2 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.19%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Maximo
2 1 (1.19%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (1.19%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.57%) SaaS
2 2 (2.38%) Office 365
3 1 (1.19%) AtomSphere
3 1 (1.19%) Boomi
3 1 (1.19%) iPaaS
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.19%) BIG-IP
1 1 (1.19%) Internet
1 1 (1.19%) NetScaler
1 1 (1.19%) Skype
1 1 (1.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.24%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (19.05%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (3.57%) OLAP
5 2 (2.38%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.19%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (1.19%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (7.14%) JIRA
1 6 (7.14%) SoapUI
2 4 (4.76%) JUnit
2 4 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.57%) Bugzilla
3 3 (3.57%) InstallShield
3 3 (3.57%) MSI
3 3 (3.57%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (2.38%) Appium
4 2 (2.38%) Calabash
4 2 (2.38%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.38%) Gatling
4 2 (2.38%) JBehave
4 2 (2.38%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.38%) JMeter
4 2 (2.38%) SpecFlow
4 2 (2.38%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 32 (38.10%) Finance
2 16 (19.05%) Retail
3 12 (14.29%) Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.38%) Front Office
4 2 (2.38%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Legal
4 2 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.38%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (42.86%) Analyst
2 20 (23.81%) Test Analyst
3 18 (21.43%) Developer
4 15 (17.86%) Ab Initio Developer
5 13 (15.48%) Business Analyst
6 6 (7.14%) Report Analyst
6 6 (7.14%) Test Leader
6 6 (7.14%) Test Manager
7 4 (4.76%) Automation Tester
7 4 (4.76%) Operations Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Operations Business Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Tester
8 3 (3.57%) Applications Packager
8 3 (3.57%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Technical Business Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) UAT Analyst
9 2 (2.38%) Environment Manager
9 2 (2.38%) Lead Test Analyst
9 2 (2.38%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.33%) SOAP
2 4 (4.76%) XML
3 3 (3.57%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (3.57%) HTML
3 3 (3.57%) RESTful
4 2 (2.38%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.38%) Hibernate
4 2 (2.38%) J2EE
4 2 (2.38%) Spring
5 1 (1.19%) ATL
5 1 (1.19%) JSON
5 1 (1.19%) LDAP
5 1 (1.19%) Middleware
5 1 (1.19%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.57%) Equities
3 2 (2.38%) Derivative
3 2 (2.38%) Equity Derivative
3 2 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.38%) SWIFT
3 2 (2.38%) User Experience
4 1 (1.19%) AS400
4 1 (1.19%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.19%) iSeries
4 1 (1.19%) Life Science
4 1 (1.19%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.19%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.67%) Unix
2 6 (7.14%) Windows
3 3 (3.57%) Linux
3 3 (3.57%) Windows 10
3 3 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (27.38%) Test Scripting
3 17 (20.24%) ETL
4 16 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (19.05%) Migration
4 16 (19.05%) System Integration Testing
5 15 (17.86%) Data Integration
5 15 (17.86%) Investment Management
5 15 (17.86%) Test Automation
6 12 (14.29%) SDLC
7 11 (13.10%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (10.71%) Asset Management
8 9 (10.71%) Business Analysis
8 9 (10.71%) Defect Management
8 9 (10.71%) Functional Testing
8 9 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (10.71%) Test Management
8 9 (10.71%) Test Planning
9 7 (8.33%) ETL Development
9 7 (8.33%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (39.29%) SQL
2 14 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 5 (5.95%) Java
4 3 (3.57%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.57%) VB
4 3 (3.57%) VBScript
5 2 (2.38%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.38%) VBA
6 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (5.95%) Degree
2 3 (3.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.19%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (3.57%) SCCM
2 2 (2.38%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 15 (17.86%) Ab Initio
1 15 (17.86%) Oracle
2 14 (16.67%) Teradata
3 6 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.95%) Charles River
5 4 (4.76%) IBM
6 3 (3.57%) Atlassian
6 3 (3.57%) VMware
7 2 (2.38%) HP
7 2 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.38%) Sybase
8 1 (1.19%) Dell
8 1 (1.19%) F5
8 1 (1.19%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.19%) Pega
8 1 (1.19%) Siebel
8 1 (1.19%) Talend
8 1 (1.19%) WSO2