Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 34 66
Rank change year-on-year -59 +32 -34
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 120 223 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.18% 4.74% 3.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 5.58% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 149 85
Scotland median daily rate £338 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -3.57%
10th Percentile £273 £254 £217
90th Percentile £471 £600 £520
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £28.25 - -
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% +13.64% -25.83%

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 4,823 3,995 4,427
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.58% 84.86% 86.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,703 2,260 2,564
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +7.59% -3.33%
10th Percentile £256 £256 £235
90th Percentile £550 £530 £495
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 101 105
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £26.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% -19.23% +54.76%
10th Percentile £10.83 £13.00 £10.78
90th Percentile £48.04 £43.75 £42.80
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -14.58% +4.35% +4.55%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -51 60 £360 - 8
Glasgow -37 44 £323 -19.38% 5
West Lothian +3 4 £350 -3.45%
Renfrewshire -25 4 - -
Stirling -2 1 £325 -17.72%
Aberdeenshire - 1 £425 -
East Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £375 -
User Acceptance Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 48 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (36.67%) Finance
3 29 (24.17%) SQL
4 22 (18.33%) Test Automation
5 21 (17.50%) Banking
5 21 (17.50%) QA
5 21 (17.50%) Test Scripting
6 18 (15.00%) ISTQB
7 17 (14.17%) Software Testing
7 17 (14.17%) Project Management
7 17 (14.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (14.17%) System Integration Testing
8 15 (12.50%) Migration
8 15 (12.50%) System Testing
9 14 (11.67%) Integration Testing
9 14 (11.67%) Business Analysis
9 14 (11.67%) Scrum
10 13 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (10.00%) Regression Testing
11 12 (10.00%) Selenium
11 12 (10.00%) Time Management
12 11 (9.17%) HP Quality Center
12 11 (9.17%) Microsoft Excel
12 11 (9.17%) Windows
13 10 (8.33%) SAP
13 10 (8.33%) Microsoft
13 10 (8.33%) Functional Testing
13 10 (8.33%) User Stories
14 9 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (7.50%) JIRA

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 (1.67%) CMS
1 2 (1.67%) Confluence
1 2 (1.67%) Tomcat
1 2 (1.67%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.83%) JBoss
2 1 (0.83%) Jetty
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.83%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (9.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (5.83%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.67%) Mingle
4 2 (1.67%) Windchill
5 1 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.33%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.67%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.67%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.67%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.83%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.83%) Primavera
3 1 (0.83%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.67%) Broadband
1 2 (1.67%) DSL
1 2 (1.67%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.67%) IBM InfoSphere
2 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.83%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.83%) MySQL
3 1 (0.83%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 12 (10.00%) Selenium
2 9 (7.50%) JIRA
2 9 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (5.00%) MSI
3 6 (5.00%) SpecFlow
3 6 (5.00%) WebDriver
4 5 (4.17%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.33%) SoapUI
6 3 (2.50%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.50%) InstallShield
6 3 (2.50%) Wise Package Studio
7 2 (1.67%) Mocha
7 2 (1.67%) SilkTest
7 2 (1.67%) TestComplete
7 2 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.83%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.83%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.83%) QAComplete
8 1 (0.83%) Zephyr
General
1 44 (36.67%) Finance
2 21 (17.50%) Banking
3 6 (5.00%) Retail
4 5 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.33%) Legal
5 4 (3.33%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.33%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.50%) Billing
7 2 (1.67%) Advertising
8 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.83%) Law
Job Titles
1 58 (48.33%) Analyst
2 29 (24.17%) Test Analyst
3 19 (15.83%) Business Analyst
4 13 (10.83%) Tester
5 12 (10.00%) Project Manager
6 11 (9.17%) Test Leader
7 8 (6.67%) Automation Tester
8 6 (5.00%) Consultant
8 6 (5.00%) Developer
9 5 (4.17%) Applications Packager
9 5 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
10 4 (3.33%) Senior Test Analyst
11 3 (2.50%) Ab Initio Developer
11 3 (2.50%) Business Systems Analyst
11 3 (2.50%) Coordinator
11 3 (2.50%) Financial Analyst
11 3 (2.50%) SAP Consultant
11 3 (2.50%) Test Manager
11 3 (2.50%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.00%) .NET
2 5 (4.17%) SOAP
3 2 (1.67%) Chai
3 2 (1.67%) HTML
4 1 (0.83%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.83%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.83%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.83%) J2EE
4 1 (0.83%) JSP
4 1 (0.83%) LDAP
4 1 (0.83%) RESTful
4 1 (0.83%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.83%) Servlets
4 1 (0.83%) SPML
4 1 (0.83%) Spring
4 1 (0.83%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.33%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (2.50%) User Experience
4 2 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.83%) Derivative
5 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.83%) Fintech
5 1 (0.83%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.83%) FMCG
5 1 (0.83%) IVR
5 1 (0.83%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.83%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.83%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.17%) Windows
2 6 (5.00%) Windows 10
2 6 (5.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.50%) Unix
4 2 (1.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (18.33%) Test Automation
3 21 (17.50%) Test Scripting
4 17 (14.17%) Project Management
4 17 (14.17%) Software Testing
4 17 (14.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (14.17%) System Integration Testing
5 15 (12.50%) Migration
5 15 (12.50%) System Testing
6 14 (11.67%) Business Analysis
6 14 (11.67%) Integration Testing
6 14 (11.67%) Scrum
7 12 (10.00%) Regression Testing
7 12 (10.00%) Time Management
8 10 (8.33%) Functional Testing
8 10 (8.33%) User Stories
9 8 (6.67%) ETL
9 8 (6.67%) Investment Management
9 8 (6.67%) Kanban
9 8 (6.67%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (24.17%) SQL
2 7 (5.83%) Java
3 6 (5.00%) C#
4 5 (4.17%) VBA
5 3 (2.50%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.50%) VB
5 3 (2.50%) VBScript
6 2 (1.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.67%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.83%) ABAP
7 1 (0.83%) BeanShell
7 1 (0.83%) C
7 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.83%) X++
Qualifications
1 18 (15.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (5.83%) ISEB
4 3 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (17.50%) QA
2 2 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.67%) MiFID
2 2 (1.67%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.83%) COBIT
3 1 (0.83%) GDPR
3 1 (0.83%) IFRS
3 1 (0.83%) IFRS 9
3 1 (0.83%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (2.50%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 11 (9.17%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (5.00%) SCCM
3 2 (1.67%) Ansible
3 2 (1.67%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 10 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 10 (8.33%) SAP
2 8 (6.67%) VMware
3 7 (5.83%) Oracle
4 4 (3.33%) HP
5 3 (2.50%) Ab Initio
5 3 (2.50%) Charles River
6 2 (1.67%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.67%) Citrix
6 2 (1.67%) Talend
6 2 (1.67%) Teradata
7 1 (0.83%) Pega
7 1 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.83%) Sybase