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 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
UK / Scotland
Rank 65 36 44
Rank change year-on-year -29 +8  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 42 112 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.42% 4.33% 3.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 5.19% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 64 55
Median daily rate £358 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.62% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £345
% change year-on-year -6.25% +15.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £18.45
% change year-on-year +21.95% +11.11%  

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 1458 2158 2332
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.94% 83.35% 81.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 891 1209 1285
Median daily rate £390 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.26% -1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £261 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 44
Median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £31.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +24.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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
Glasgow +4 23 £350 -5.40% 3
Edinburgh -28 19 £361 -9.75% 3
User Acceptance Testing
UK

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 33 (34.74%) Finance
2 29 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (22.11%) Banking
4 19 (20.00%) Migration
4 19 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 16 (16.84%) QA
5 16 (16.84%) System Integration Testing
6 14 (14.74%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (14.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (14.74%) Microsoft
6 14 (14.74%) SQL
7 12 (12.63%) Retail
7 12 (12.63%) JIRA
8 11 (11.58%) SDLC
9 10 (10.53%) Retail Banking
9 10 (10.53%) Functional Testing
9 10 (10.53%) Java
10 9 (9.47%) ETL
10 9 (9.47%) Regression Testing
11 8 (8.42%) Test Strategy
11 8 (8.42%) Unit Testing
11 8 (8.42%) System Testing
12 7 (7.37%) Data Migration
12 7 (7.37%) Business Analysis
12 7 (7.37%) ISTQB
12 7 (7.37%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (7.37%) Relational Database
12 7 (7.37%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (7.37%) Project Management
12 7 (7.37%) Oracle

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related 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 5 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.21%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.11%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.05%) Apache
4 1 (1.05%) Confluence
4 1 (1.05%) IIS
4 1 (1.05%) JBoss
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.05%) SAS
4 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (6.32%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.21%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.16%) MS Office
3 3 (3.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (6.32%) Unit4 Business World
2 4 (4.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.11%) Teamcenter
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Utilities
4 1 (1.05%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.21%) SaaS
2 2 (2.11%) IaaS
3 1 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.05%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.05%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.05%) Boomi
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.05%) ATM
1 1 (1.05%) DNS
1 1 (1.05%) HTTP
1 1 (1.05%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (1.05%) SSL
1 1 (1.05%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.37%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (7.37%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.16%) DB2
2 3 (3.16%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.16%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.16%) Oracle Database 12c
2 3 (3.16%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (3.16%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.11%) Data Mining
3 2 (2.11%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.05%) GIS
4 1 (1.05%) MarkLogic
4 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (12.63%) JIRA
2 5 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.16%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (2.11%) JUnit
4 2 (2.11%) Selenium
5 1 (1.05%) Appium
5 1 (1.05%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.05%) Grunt
5 1 (1.05%) gulp
5 1 (1.05%) Subversion
5 1 (1.05%) YouTrack
General
1 33 (34.74%) Finance
2 21 (22.11%) Banking
3 12 (12.63%) Retail
4 10 (10.53%) Retail Banking
5 4 (4.21%) Law
6 2 (2.11%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.11%) Front Office
6 2 (2.11%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.11%) Legal
6 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.05%) Back Office
7 1 (1.05%) Billing
7 1 (1.05%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 34 (35.79%) Analyst
2 27 (28.42%) Test Analyst
3 10 (10.53%) Developer
3 10 (10.53%) Test Manager
4 9 (9.47%) Coordinator
5 8 (8.42%) Consultant
6 7 (7.37%) Business Analyst
6 7 (7.37%) Test Leader
6 7 (7.37%) Tester
7 6 (6.32%) Functional Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) Functional Test Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) UAT Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) UAT Test Analyst
8 5 (5.26%) Java Developer
8 5 (5.26%) QA Coordinator
8 5 (5.26%) UAT Tester
9 4 (4.21%) Architect
10 3 (3.16%) Oracle Developer
10 3 (3.16%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.26%) Spring
2 2 (2.11%) Hibernate
2 2 (2.11%) J2SE
2 2 (2.11%) XML
3 1 (1.05%) Ajax
3 1 (1.05%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.05%) Apache Commons
3 1 (1.05%) CSS
3 1 (1.05%) CSS3
3 1 (1.05%) Drools
3 1 (1.05%) Ext JS
3 1 (1.05%) HTML
3 1 (1.05%) HTML5
3 1 (1.05%) Itk
3 1 (1.05%) J2EE
3 1 (1.05%) jBPM
3 1 (1.05%) JMS
3 1 (1.05%) LESS
3 1 (1.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (1.05%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.74%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.21%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.21%) User Experience
3 3 (3.16%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.11%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.05%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.05%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.05%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.05%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.05%) iSeries
5 1 (1.05%) IVR
5 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.05%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.05%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.26%) Linux
2 4 (4.21%) Unix
3 3 (3.16%) Windows
4 1 (1.05%) Android
4 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (20.00%) Migration
2 19 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 16 (16.84%) System Integration Testing
4 14 (14.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (11.58%) SDLC
6 10 (10.53%) Functional Testing
7 9 (9.47%) ETL
7 9 (9.47%) Regression Testing
8 8 (8.42%) System Testing
8 8 (8.42%) Test Strategy
8 8 (8.42%) Unit Testing
9 7 (7.37%) Business Analysis
9 7 (7.37%) Data Migration
9 7 (7.37%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (7.37%) Project Management
10 6 (6.32%) CRM
10 6 (6.32%) Data Analysis
10 6 (6.32%) Manual Testing
10 6 (6.32%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.74%) SQL
2 10 (10.53%) Java
3 3 (3.16%) C
3 3 (3.16%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.05%) C++
4 1 (1.05%) Delphi
4 1 (1.05%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.05%) Perl
4 1 (1.05%) Scala
4 1 (1.05%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (7.37%) ISTQB
2 6 (6.32%) ISEB
3 5 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (1.05%) IISP
4 1 (1.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (16.84%) QA
2 3 (3.16%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.11%) FATCA
4 1 (1.05%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (1.05%) MiFID
4 1 (1.05%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.05%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 14 (14.74%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.37%) Oracle
3 3 (3.16%) HP
4 2 (2.11%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.11%) Sybase
5 1 (1.05%) Dell
5 1 (1.05%) Northgate
5 1 (1.05%) OpenText
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