The table below looks at the statistics for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 147 156 159
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +3
Permanent jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 107 98 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.63% 1.37% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.95% 1.66% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 83 68 94
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,300 £23,650
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
User Acceptance Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5491 5894 5978
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.67% 82.54% 79.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4402 4769 4929
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

User Acceptance Testing
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the North West region.

User Acceptance Testing Salary Trend in the North West

User Acceptance Testing
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the North West region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

User Acceptance Testing Salary Histogram in the North West

User Acceptance Testing
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +21 60 £37,750 +4.86% 16
Cheshire +11 25 £33,363 -16.59% 2
Merseyside +18 13 £37,500 -6.25%
Lancashire -14 5 £39,500 -28.18% 1
User Acceptance Testing
England

User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited User Acceptance Testing.

1 113 (42.64%) Finance
2 98 (36.98%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (30.19%) SQL
4 65 (24.53%) Regression Testing
5 63 (23.77%) QA
6 62 (23.40%) .NET
6 62 (23.40%) System Testing
7 61 (23.02%) Test Scripting
8 54 (20.38%) ISEB
9 53 (20.00%) Test Management
10 46 (17.36%) Oracle
11 45 (16.98%) Microsoft
12 43 (16.23%) Automated Testing
13 41 (15.47%) Integration Testing
14 34 (12.83%) Test Strategy
15 33 (12.45%) C#
16 31 (11.70%) Stakeholder Management
17 30 (11.32%) Selenium
18 29 (10.94%) Automation Testing
18 29 (10.94%) Business Analysis
18 29 (10.94%) ISTQB
18 29 (10.94%) Statistics
18 29 (10.94%) Project Management
19 28 (10.57%) Programme Management
19 28 (10.57%) SpecFlow
19 28 (10.57%) Functional Testing
19 28 (10.57%) BDD
20 27 (10.19%) SQL Server
20 27 (10.19%) MS Excel
21 26 (9.81%) TDD

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited User Acceptance Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (1.51%) SharePoint
1 4 (1.51%) SAS
2 3 (1.13%) CMS
3 2 (0.75%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.75%) JBoss
4 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 27 (10.19%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.40%) MS Office
3 7 (2.64%) MS Project
4 6 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (6.04%) Oracle Financials
1 16 (6.04%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (5.28%) Oracle General Ledger
2 14 (5.28%) Oracle EBS R12
2 14 (5.28%) Oracle Payables
2 14 (5.28%) Oracle Receivables
2 14 (5.28%) Oracle Cash Management
2 14 (5.28%) Oracle Assets
3 5 (1.89%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (1.51%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (1.13%) SAP QM
6 2 (0.75%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.75%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.38%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.38%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 1 (0.38%) Bond Adapt
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.38%) SAP EWM
7 1 (0.38%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.75%) SaaS
2 1 (0.38%) Office 365
2 1 (0.38%) Yammer
2 1 (0.38%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.89%) Internet
2 4 (1.51%) HTTP
3 2 (0.75%) Wireless
4 1 (0.38%) NAS
4 1 (0.38%) RFID
4 1 (0.38%) VPN
4 1 (0.38%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.38%) SSL
4 1 (0.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.91%) Oracle Database
3 9 (3.40%) Oracle Database 10g
4 7 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.51%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.13%) MySQL
8 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.38%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.38%) DB2
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.38%) Big Data
9 1 (0.38%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 30 (11.32%) Selenium
2 28 (10.57%) SpecFlow
3 18 (6.79%) Jenkins
4 16 (6.04%) Hudson
4 16 (6.04%) SoapUI
4 16 (6.04%) TeamCity
5 15 (5.66%) JIRA
6 14 (5.28%) WebDriver
7 12 (4.53%) WatiN
8 11 (4.15%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (3.02%) TestDirector
9 8 (3.02%) QAComplete
10 4 (1.51%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.51%) Subversion
10 4 (1.51%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (1.13%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.38%) MSTest
12 1 (0.38%) Concordion
12 1 (0.38%) QuickTest Pro
12 1 (0.38%) NUnit
General
1 113 (42.64%) Finance
2 17 (6.42%) Retail
3 7 (2.64%) Marketing
4 6 (2.26%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.51%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.51%) Local Government
6 3 (1.13%) Games
7 2 (0.75%) Advertising
7 2 (0.75%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.38%) Back Office
8 1 (0.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 103 (38.87%) Analyst
2 59 (22.26%) Test Analyst
3 42 (15.85%) Tester
4 36 (13.58%) Business Analyst
5 35 (13.21%) Test Manager
6 28 (10.57%) Developer
7 18 (6.79%) Project Manager
8 15 (5.66%) Technical Tester
9 14 (5.28%) Oracle Analyst
10 13 (4.91%) Consultant
11 10 (3.77%) Software Engineer
12 9 (3.40%) Senior Analyst
12 9 (3.40%) .NET Developer
12 9 (3.40%) Technical Analyst
12 9 (3.40%) QA Tester
13 8 (3.02%) Software Test Engineer
13 8 (3.02%) Test Engineer
13 8 (3.02%) Technical Test Analyst
13 8 (3.02%) Junior
14 7 (2.64%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (23.40%) .NET
2 25 (9.43%) XML
3 23 (8.68%) Web Services
4 22 (8.30%) .NET Framework
5 19 (7.17%) ASP.NET
5 19 (7.17%) SOAP
6 13 (4.91%) HTML
7 8 (3.02%) CSS
7 8 (3.02%) Entity Framework
8 7 (2.64%) XSLT
9 6 (2.26%) jQuery
9 6 (2.26%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (1.51%) Ajax
10 4 (1.51%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (1.51%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 3 (1.13%) WCF
11 3 (1.13%) HTML5
11 3 (1.13%) WinForms
12 2 (0.75%) Spring
12 2 (0.75%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.94%) Statistics
2 21 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (6.42%) Replication
4 12 (4.53%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.89%) User Experience
6 3 (1.13%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.13%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.13%) NHS
6 3 (1.13%) Life Science
6 3 (1.13%) Data Extraction
6 3 (1.13%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.13%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.38%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.38%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.38%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.38%) EPoS
7 1 (0.38%) VSAM
7 1 (0.38%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.02%) Windows
2 3 (1.13%) Linux
2 3 (1.13%) SUSE
2 3 (1.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 2 (0.75%) UNIX
3 2 (0.75%) Android
4 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (36.98%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (24.53%) Regression Testing
3 62 (23.40%) System Testing
4 61 (23.02%) Test Scripting
5 53 (20.00%) Test Management
6 43 (16.23%) Automated Testing
7 41 (15.47%) Integration Testing
8 34 (12.83%) Test Strategy
9 31 (11.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 29 (10.94%) Project Management
10 29 (10.94%) Business Analysis
10 29 (10.94%) Automation Testing
11 28 (10.57%) BDD
11 28 (10.57%) Functional Testing
11 28 (10.57%) Programme Management
12 26 (9.81%) TDD
12 26 (9.81%) Waterfall
13 20 (7.55%) Performance Testing
14 19 (7.17%) Software Testing
14 19 (7.17%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 80 (30.19%) SQL
2 33 (12.45%) C#
3 23 (8.68%) Java
4 20 (7.55%) PL/SQL
5 11 (4.15%) JavaScript
6 9 (3.40%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.89%) PHP
8 3 (1.13%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.13%) Python
8 3 (1.13%) Ruby
8 3 (1.13%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.75%) XPath
9 2 (0.75%) C++
10 1 (0.38%) VB
10 1 (0.38%) C
10 1 (0.38%) VB6
10 1 (0.38%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 54 (20.38%) ISEB
2 29 (10.94%) ISTQB
3 21 (7.92%) Degree
4 12 (4.53%) HND
5 5 (1.89%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.51%) PMP
6 4 (1.51%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.13%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (23.77%) QA
2 4 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.51%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.51%) SLA
3 2 (0.75%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 6 (2.26%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (1.13%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (1.13%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 46 (17.36%) Oracle
2 45 (16.98%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.53%) Telerik
4 9 (3.40%) VMware
5 8 (3.02%) HP
6 4 (1.51%) Business Objects
6 4 (1.51%) SAP
7 2 (0.75%) IBM
7 2 (0.75%) Google
7 2 (0.75%) Zend
7 2 (0.75%) Maxymiser
7 2 (0.75%) ClickTale
8 1 (0.38%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.38%) DataFlux
8 1 (0.38%) Capita
8 1 (0.38%) Trillium
8 1 (0.38%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.38%) Citrix
8 1 (0.38%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.38%) MKS
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