The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 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 22 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)
Scotland / West Lothian
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 9 21
Rank change year-on-year +1 +12  
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 4 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 12.90% 6.90% 3.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.79% 7.41% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £363 £205 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +76.82% -45.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.25 £31.75
% change year-on-year +12.35% -29.92%  

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 West Lothian with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Lothian
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 29 27 78
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 93.55% 93.10% 88.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 25 35
Median daily rate £400 £378 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.96% +14.39%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £425 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Lothian 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 West Lothian

User Acceptance Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in West Lothian.

Contractor daily rate trend for User Acceptance Testing in West Lothian

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in West Lothian

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 West Lothian region over the 3 months to 22 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
Livingston -2 2 £364 +77.43%
User Acceptance Testing
Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 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 West Lothian region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 3 (75.00%) Test Management
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (50.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (25.00%) EDRMS
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) CMS
3 1 (25.00%) Local Government

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Lothian 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 1 (25.00%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) EDRMS
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Test Leader
2 2 (50.00%) UAT Lead
2 2 (50.00%) UAT Test Lead
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Project Leader
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Test Project Leader
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Test Management
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) Compatibility Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management