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 3 months to 26 June 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 65 25
Rank change year-on-year +33 -40  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 102 91 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.67% 3.14% 5.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.67% 3.68% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 51 98
Median daily rate £350 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +7.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Median hourly rate - - £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year +11.11% -9.09%  

User Acceptance Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1800 2473 2451
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.42% 85.42% 81.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1018 1405 1258
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £247 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 56 66
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.66% +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.72 £13.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing User Acceptance Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +29 71 £350 - 7
Glasgow +10 21 £338 - 6
West Lothian +1 4 £363 +76.82%
Scottish Borders +2 3 £375 -
Aberdeen -14 2 £369 - 2
Stirling - 1 £395 -
User Acceptance Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Scotland region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 66 (45.83%) Finance
2 48 (33.33%) Banking
3 41 (28.47%) Migration
4 35 (24.31%) Retail
5 33 (22.92%) Retail Banking
5 33 (22.92%) Test Scripting
5 33 (22.92%) SDLC
6 32 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
7 29 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (18.06%) Workflow
9 24 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (15.97%) Unit4 Business World
10 23 (15.97%) Regression Testing
10 23 (15.97%) Performance Testing
10 23 (15.97%) Data Migration
11 20 (13.89%) ERP
12 19 (13.19%) Integration Testing
12 19 (13.19%) Defect Management
13 17 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (11.81%) SQL
14 16 (11.11%) ISTQB
15 15 (10.42%) QA
15 15 (10.42%) Test Strategy
15 15 (10.42%) Scenario Testing
16 14 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (9.03%) ISEB
17 13 (9.03%) Local Government
18 12 (8.33%) Java
18 12 (8.33%) Unix
19 11 (7.64%) Microsoft

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 7 (4.86%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.08%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.39%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.69%) Apache
4 1 (0.69%) CMS
4 1 (0.69%) Confluence
4 1 (0.69%) JBoss
4 1 (0.69%) SAS
4 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.69%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.69%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.08%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 23 (15.97%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.69%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Utilities
3 1 (0.69%) Pega PRPC
3 1 (0.69%) Primavera
3 1 (0.69%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.69%) Boomi
2 1 (0.69%) IaaS
2 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.08%) DNS
1 3 (2.08%) Firewall
2 2 (1.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.86%) Big Data
2 4 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.78%) Hadoop
2 4 (2.78%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.08%) Apache Hive
3 3 (2.08%) Data Mining
3 3 (2.08%) DB2
3 3 (2.08%) GIS
3 3 (2.08%) HBase
3 3 (2.08%) MOLAP
3 3 (2.08%) OLAP
3 3 (2.08%) Parquet
4 2 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.39%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.39%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.69%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (6.94%) JIRA
2 5 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.08%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.39%) MSI
5 1 (0.69%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.69%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.69%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.69%) Hudson
5 1 (0.69%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.69%) JUnit
5 1 (0.69%) Subversion
5 1 (0.69%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.69%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 66 (45.83%) Finance
2 48 (33.33%) Banking
3 35 (24.31%) Retail
4 33 (22.92%) Retail Banking
5 13 (9.03%) Local Government
6 3 (2.08%) General Ledger
6 3 (2.08%) Legal
6 3 (2.08%) Spanish Language
7 2 (1.39%) Back Office
7 2 (1.39%) Billing
7 2 (1.39%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.69%) Front Office
8 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 58 (40.28%) Analyst
2 40 (27.78%) Test Analyst
3 24 (16.67%) Consultant
4 18 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 17 (11.81%) Implementation Consultant
6 15 (10.42%) Senior Analyst
7 13 (9.03%) Test Leader
8 11 (7.64%) Business Consultant
9 10 (6.94%) Senior Test Analyst
9 10 (6.94%) UAT Analyst
9 10 (6.94%) UAT Test Analyst
10 8 (5.56%) Agresso Implementation Consultant
10 8 (5.56%) Business Analyst
11 7 (4.86%) Developer
11 7 (4.86%) Tester
12 6 (4.17%) Functional Analyst
12 6 (4.17%) Functional Test Analyst
12 6 (4.17%) Java Developer
12 6 (4.17%) UAT Tester
13 5 (3.47%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.86%) XML
2 3 (2.08%) Grok
2 3 (2.08%) Kafka
2 3 (2.08%) Spring
3 2 (1.39%) J2EE
3 2 (1.39%) J2SE
3 2 (1.39%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.69%) .NET
4 1 (0.69%) EJB
4 1 (0.69%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.69%) HTML
4 1 (0.69%) HTML5
4 1 (0.69%) JMS
4 1 (0.69%) JSP
4 1 (0.69%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.64%) Credit Risk
3 4 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.39%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.39%) SWIFT
4 2 (1.39%) User Experience
5 1 (0.69%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.69%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.69%) iSeries
5 1 (0.69%) IVR
5 1 (0.69%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.33%) Unix
2 9 (6.25%) Windows
3 6 (4.17%) Linux
4 1 (0.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (28.47%) Migration
2 33 (22.92%) SDLC
2 33 (22.92%) Test Scripting
3 32 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
4 29 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (18.06%) Workflow
6 24 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 23 (15.97%) Data Migration
7 23 (15.97%) Performance Testing
7 23 (15.97%) Regression Testing
8 20 (13.89%) ERP
9 19 (13.19%) Defect Management
9 19 (13.19%) Integration Testing
10 17 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (10.42%) Scenario Testing
11 15 (10.42%) Test Strategy
12 11 (7.64%) Functional Testing
12 11 (7.64%) Test Automation
13 10 (6.94%) Project Management
13 10 (6.94%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.81%) SQL
2 12 (8.33%) Java
3 9 (6.25%) Perl
4 8 (5.56%) Python
5 4 (2.78%) Delphi
6 3 (2.08%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.69%) Dart
7 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.69%) VB
7 1 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 13 (9.03%) ISEB
3 5 (3.47%) Degree
4 3 (2.08%) CEH
4 3 (2.08%) CISSP
4 3 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.08%) SANS
5 2 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.42%) QA
2 5 (3.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.39%) MiFID
4 1 (0.69%) EMIR
4 1 (0.69%) FATCA
4 1 (0.69%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (7.64%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.47%) RSA Archer
3 1 (0.69%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (0.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (7.64%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.25%) Oracle
3 5 (3.47%) HP
4 3 (2.08%) Splunk
5 2 (1.39%) Cognos
5 2 (1.39%) Pega
6 1 (0.69%) BISAM
6 1 (0.69%) Dell
6 1 (0.69%) Northgate
6 1 (0.69%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.69%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.69%) Sybase
6 1 (0.69%) Teradata
6 1 (0.69%) VMware
6 1 (0.69%) Xamarin
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