Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 72 42
Rank change year-on-year +35 -30 +46
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 213 122 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.23% 2.83% 3.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.02% 3.39% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 58 141
Scotland median daily rate £375 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -14.29% +1.45%
10th Percentile £250 £200 £260
90th Percentile £488 £448 £500
UK median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Scotland median hourly rate - - £39.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year +13.64% -17.29% +15.65%

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 4239 3603 5106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.14% 83.52% 82.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2424 2113 2669
Scotland median daily rate £390 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 88 103
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.70 £12.35
90th Percentile £44.95 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.72 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.15% +5.40% +18.42%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +29 130 £361 +20.42% 7
Glasgow +3 64 £400 +33.33% 4
West Lothian +4 6 £325 +39.78%
Aberdeen -1 6 £435 -
Dundee +4 2 £400 +70.21%
Renfrewshire - 2 £325 -
East Ayrshire - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £395 -
User Acceptance Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 24 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 Scotland region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 99 (46.48%) Finance
2 84 (39.44%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (37.56%) Banking
4 46 (21.60%) Test Scripting
5 40 (18.78%) Migration
6 38 (17.84%) JIRA
7 36 (16.90%) Retail Banking
8 34 (15.96%) SQL
8 34 (15.96%) Analytical Skills
9 33 (15.49%) Stakeholder Management
10 32 (15.02%) QA
11 29 (13.62%) Linux
12 28 (13.15%) Java
13 27 (12.68%) Business Analysis
14 26 (12.21%) SDLC
15 24 (11.27%) Big Data
16 23 (10.80%) Test Automation
16 23 (10.80%) System Integration Testing
17 22 (10.33%) Defect Management
17 22 (10.33%) Unix
17 22 (10.33%) ETL
18 21 (9.86%) Scenario Testing
18 21 (9.86%) Analytics
19 20 (9.39%) Cybersecurity
19 20 (9.39%) Perl
20 19 (8.92%) Python
20 19 (8.92%) ISEB
20 19 (8.92%) Firewall
21 18 (8.45%) Change Management
21 18 (8.45%) Business Intelligence

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 13 (6.10%) CMS
2 12 (5.63%) Apache Spark
2 12 (5.63%) Sitecore CMS
3 9 (4.23%) SharePoint
4 8 (3.76%) Confluence
5 5 (2.35%) Apache
5 5 (2.35%) JBoss
5 5 (2.35%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.88%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.88%) Umbraco
6 4 (1.88%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.94%) IIS
7 2 (0.94%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.94%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (5.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (4.23%) MS Visio
3 7 (3.29%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.41%) Markit EDM
1 3 (1.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.94%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (0.94%) Primavera
3 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.47%) HiPortfolio
3 1 (0.47%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.47%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.29%) Lucidchart
2 6 (2.82%) IaaS
2 6 (2.82%) SaaS
3 5 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.94%) Boomi
4 2 (0.94%) Office 365
4 2 (0.94%) PaaS
5 1 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.47%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (0.47%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.92%) Firewall
2 14 (6.57%) DNS
3 11 (5.16%) Internet
4 6 (2.82%) LDAP
5 4 (1.88%) BIG-IP
5 4 (1.88%) Intranet
5 4 (1.88%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (0.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (0.94%) LAN
6 2 (0.94%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.94%) WAN
7 1 (0.47%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.27%) Big Data
2 12 (5.63%) Parquet
3 9 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (3.76%) Hadoop
4 8 (3.76%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.76%) SQL Server
5 6 (2.82%) DB2
6 3 (1.41%) Apache Hive
6 3 (1.41%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.94%) EDRMS
7 2 (0.94%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.47%) DataStage
8 1 (0.47%) MOLAP
8 1 (0.47%) OLAP
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 38 (17.84%) JIRA
2 15 (7.04%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.76%) Axure RP
4 7 (3.29%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 4 (1.88%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.41%) FishEye
6 3 (1.41%) Maven
6 3 (1.41%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.94%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.47%) Ant
8 1 (0.47%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.47%) JUnit
8 1 (0.47%) Selenium
8 1 (0.47%) Subversion
8 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.47%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.47%) Zephyr
General
1 99 (46.48%) Finance
2 80 (37.56%) Banking
3 36 (16.90%) Retail Banking
4 7 (3.29%) Financial Institution
4 7 (3.29%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.35%) Front Office
6 4 (1.88%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.88%) Spanish Language
7 3 (1.41%) Legal
7 3 (1.41%) Marketing
7 3 (1.41%) Retail
8 2 (0.94%) Back Office
8 2 (0.94%) Billing
8 2 (0.94%) Electronics
8 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 118 (55.40%) Analyst
2 69 (32.39%) Test Analyst
3 34 (15.96%) Business Analyst
4 28 (13.15%) Test Manager
5 25 (11.74%) Senior Analyst
6 18 (8.45%) Senior Test Analyst
7 15 (7.04%) UAT Analyst
8 14 (6.57%) Developer
8 14 (6.57%) UAT Test Analyst
9 13 (6.10%) Digital Analyst
9 13 (6.10%) Test Leader
10 12 (5.63%) Digital Business Analyst
10 12 (5.63%) Splunk Engineer
11 11 (5.16%) Security Engineer
12 9 (4.23%) Tester
13 8 (3.76%) Big Data Analyst
13 8 (3.76%) Java Engineer
14 7 (3.29%) Agile Business Analyst
14 7 (3.29%) Banking Analyst
15 6 (2.82%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.63%) Grok
1 12 (5.63%) Kafka
2 11 (5.16%) Regular Expression
3 10 (4.69%) Web Services
4 6 (2.82%) XML
5 5 (2.35%) .NET
5 5 (2.35%) SOAP
6 4 (1.88%) Java EE
6 4 (1.88%) XSLT
7 3 (1.41%) J2SE
7 3 (1.41%) jQuery
7 3 (1.41%) RESTful
8 2 (0.94%) Ajax
8 2 (0.94%) EJB
8 2 (0.94%) EJB 3.0
8 2 (0.94%) Hibernate
8 2 (0.94%) HTML
8 2 (0.94%) HTML5
8 2 (0.94%) JPA
9 1 (0.47%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 34 (15.96%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.51%) User Experience
3 7 (3.29%) PKI
4 6 (2.82%) Credit Risk
4 6 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.88%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.41%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (0.94%) DataPower
8 2 (0.94%) Derivative
8 2 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.94%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.94%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.47%) CMDB
9 1 (0.47%) Equities
9 1 (0.47%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.47%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.47%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.47%) Replication
9 1 (0.47%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 29 (13.62%) Linux
2 22 (10.33%) Unix
3 13 (6.10%) Windows
4 8 (3.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.88%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.41%) Solaris
7 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (39.44%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (21.60%) Test Scripting
3 40 (18.78%) Migration
4 33 (15.49%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (12.68%) Business Analysis
6 26 (12.21%) SDLC
7 23 (10.80%) System Integration Testing
7 23 (10.80%) Test Automation
8 22 (10.33%) Defect Management
8 22 (10.33%) ETL
9 21 (9.86%) Analytics
9 21 (9.86%) Scenario Testing
10 20 (9.39%) Cybersecurity
11 18 (8.45%) Business Intelligence
11 18 (8.45%) Change Management
11 18 (8.45%) Scrum
12 17 (7.98%) Data Modelling
13 15 (7.04%) Project Management
13 15 (7.04%) Test Planning
14 14 (6.57%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 34 (15.96%) SQL
2 28 (13.15%) Java
3 20 (9.39%) Perl
4 19 (8.92%) Python
5 12 (5.63%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.35%) VBA
7 4 (1.88%) C#
7 4 (1.88%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.41%) C++
8 3 (1.41%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.41%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.47%) C
9 1 (0.47%) Dart
9 1 (0.47%) Delphi
9 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.47%) Scala
9 1 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (8.92%) ISEB
2 16 (7.51%) ISTQB
3 12 (5.63%) CEH
3 12 (5.63%) CISSP
3 12 (5.63%) SANS
4 7 (3.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (2.82%) Degree
6 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (15.02%) QA
2 4 (1.88%) MiFID
3 3 (1.41%) SLA
4 2 (0.94%) FATCA
5 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.47%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.47%) EMIR
5 1 (0.47%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (2.35%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (1.41%) NFS
Systems Management
1 11 (5.16%) HP Quality Center
1 11 (5.16%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (4.23%) Ansible
3 8 (3.76%) Puppet
4 6 (2.82%) RSA Archer
5 3 (1.41%) Netcool
5 3 (1.41%) SCOM
5 3 (1.41%) WMI
6 2 (0.94%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (0.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (7.51%) Sitecore
2 15 (7.04%) Microsoft
3 14 (6.57%) Oracle
4 12 (5.63%) Splunk
5 7 (3.29%) Red Hat
6 6 (2.82%) HP
6 6 (2.82%) Sybase
7 4 (1.88%) Citrix
7 4 (1.88%) F5
7 4 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.88%) SAP
8 3 (1.41%) Charles River
8 3 (1.41%) Cognos
8 3 (1.41%) CyberArk
8 3 (1.41%) IBM
8 3 (1.41%) Perforce
8 3 (1.41%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.94%) Blue Coat
9 2 (0.94%) Fortinet
9 2 (0.94%) Teradata