Period
to 12 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 6 months to 12 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
England > North West
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 198 169 167
Rank change year-on-year -29 -2 -20
Permanent jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 172 229 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.48% 1.75% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 1.92% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 140 157 197
North West median annual salary £36,750 £36,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.08% -2.70% -7.50%
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £53,875 £51,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 10,532 11,902 11,327
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.67% 91.04% 91.30%
Number of salaries quoted 8,462 9,455 9,454
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing User Acceptance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing 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 in the North West.

Salary trend for User Acceptance Testing in the North West

User Acceptance Testing
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in the North West over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Salary histogram for User Acceptance Testing 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the North West region over the 6 months to 12 November 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -10 82 £37,500 -6.25% 27
Cheshire +34 44 £39,000 -2.50% 14
Lancashire +17 29 £30,000 +22.45% 10
Merseyside -15 17 £42,500 +30.77% 2
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, IT 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 permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 54 (31.40%) Finance
2 51 (29.65%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (27.33%) SQL
4 39 (22.67%) Project Management
5 38 (22.09%) Test Scripting
6 33 (19.19%) Test Automation
7 28 (16.28%) .NET
7 28 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
8 27 (15.70%) SQL Server
9 26 (15.12%) Business Analysis
10 25 (14.53%) Regression Testing
10 25 (14.53%) Defect Management
11 24 (13.95%) SDLC
11 24 (13.95%) Microsoft
12 23 (13.37%) E-Commerce
12 23 (13.37%) ISTQB
13 22 (12.79%) Software Testing
13 22 (12.79%) Scrum
14 21 (12.21%) Problem-Solving
15 20 (11.63%) Windows
15 20 (11.63%) QA
16 18 (10.47%) Selenium
16 18 (10.47%) Workflow
16 18 (10.47%) Oracle
17 17 (9.88%) C#
17 17 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
17 17 (9.88%) JIRA
17 17 (9.88%) Use Case
18 15 (8.72%) ISEB
18 15 (8.72%) CRM

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 9 (5.23%) IIS
2 7 (4.07%) CMS
3 6 (3.49%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.33%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.33%) Umbraco
5 3 (1.74%) Confluence
5 3 (1.74%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.74%) WordPress
6 2 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.16%) Kentico
6 2 (1.16%) Perch
7 1 (0.58%) Apache
7 1 (0.58%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 11 (6.40%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (5.23%) MS Visio
3 7 (4.07%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.33%) Magento
2 3 (1.74%) SAP ERP
2 3 (1.74%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (0.58%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.58%) Loan IQ
3 1 (0.58%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.74%) Asana
2 3 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.74%) Sage Pay
3 2 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.16%) IaaS
3 2 (1.16%) PaaS
3 2 (1.16%) Yarn
4 1 (0.58%) G Suite
4 1 (0.58%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.58%) Lucidchart
4 1 (0.58%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.23%) HTTP
2 4 (2.33%) IP Telephony
2 4 (2.33%) LAN
2 4 (2.33%) PBX
2 4 (2.33%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.33%) VoIP
2 4 (2.33%) WAN
3 3 (1.74%) VLAN
3 3 (1.74%) Wireshark
4 2 (1.16%) FTP
4 2 (1.16%) SAN
4 2 (1.16%) SMTP
5 1 (0.58%) Broadband
5 1 (0.58%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (15.70%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (5.81%) Oracle Reports
5 9 (5.23%) Oracle Database
6 8 (4.65%) Oracle Database 10g
6 8 (4.65%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (2.91%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (2.33%) Relational Database
9 4 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.74%) DB2
10 3 (1.74%) Power BI
11 2 (1.16%) MongoDB
11 2 (1.16%) MySQL
11 2 (1.16%) Qlik Sense
11 2 (1.16%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 18 (10.47%) Selenium
2 17 (9.88%) JIRA
3 10 (5.81%) Visual Studio
4 8 (4.65%) Oracle Forms
5 7 (4.07%) Cucumber
5 7 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (4.07%) WebDriver
6 5 (2.91%) Git (software)
7 4 (2.33%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.33%) JMeter
7 4 (2.33%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (1.74%) CA Release Automation
8 3 (1.74%) MSTest
9 2 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.16%) GitLab
9 2 (1.16%) gulp
9 2 (1.16%) NUnit
9 2 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (1.16%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.16%) webpack
General
1 54 (31.40%) Finance
2 13 (7.56%) Banking
3 10 (5.81%) Manufacturing
4 9 (5.23%) Retail
5 7 (4.07%) Law
6 5 (2.91%) Back Office
6 5 (2.91%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.91%) Legal
6 5 (2.91%) Marketing
7 4 (2.33%) Electronics
7 4 (2.33%) Games
7 4 (2.33%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.74%) Automotive
9 2 (1.16%) Advertising
9 2 (1.16%) Billing
9 2 (1.16%) Front Office
10 1 (0.58%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.58%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 70 (40.70%) Analyst
2 33 (19.19%) Test Analyst
3 29 (16.86%) Business Analyst
4 21 (12.21%) Developer
5 16 (9.30%) Tester
6 13 (7.56%) Project Manager
7 10 (5.81%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (5.23%) Systems Manager
9 8 (4.65%) Senior Test Analyst
10 6 (3.49%) .NET Developer
10 6 (3.49%) Administrator
10 6 (3.49%) QA Tester
10 6 (3.49%) Web Developer
11 5 (2.91%) Integration Developer
11 5 (2.91%) Manual Tester
11 5 (2.91%) Product Owner
11 5 (2.91%) Systems Administrator
11 5 (2.91%) Systems Analyst
11 5 (2.91%) Technical Manager
11 5 (2.91%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (16.28%) .NET
2 13 (7.56%) HTML
2 13 (7.56%) Web Services
2 13 (7.56%) XML
3 11 (6.40%) ASP.NET
3 11 (6.40%) SOAP
4 10 (5.81%) JSON
5 8 (4.65%) WCF
6 7 (4.07%) CSS
6 7 (4.07%) WSDL
7 5 (2.91%) jQuery
8 4 (2.33%) HTML5
8 4 (2.33%) REST
9 3 (1.74%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (1.74%) Entity Framework
9 3 (1.74%) RESTful
10 2 (1.16%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.16%) Apache Flex
10 2 (1.16%) Sass
10 2 (1.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 28 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.23%) Management Information System
2 9 (5.23%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (4.65%) User Experience
4 7 (4.07%) Fintech
5 4 (2.33%) IVR
6 3 (1.74%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.74%) SCADA
7 2 (1.16%) AS400
7 2 (1.16%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.16%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.16%) iSeries
7 2 (1.16%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.16%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.16%) W3C
8 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.58%) LIMS
8 1 (0.58%) PKI
8 1 (0.58%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.63%) Windows
2 8 (4.65%) Solaris
3 7 (4.07%) Linux
4 6 (3.49%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.58%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (29.65%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (22.67%) Project Management
3 38 (22.09%) Test Scripting
4 33 (19.19%) Test Automation
5 26 (15.12%) Business Analysis
6 25 (14.53%) Defect Management
6 25 (14.53%) Regression Testing
7 24 (13.95%) SDLC
8 23 (13.37%) E-Commerce
9 22 (12.79%) Scrum
9 22 (12.79%) Software Testing
10 21 (12.21%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (10.47%) Workflow
12 17 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (9.88%) Use Case
13 15 (8.72%) CRM
13 15 (8.72%) Waterfall
14 14 (8.14%) Test Management
15 13 (7.56%) ERP
15 13 (7.56%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (27.33%) SQL
2 17 (9.88%) C#
3 13 (7.56%) JavaScript
4 11 (6.40%) T-SQL
5 10 (5.81%) Java
6 7 (4.07%) C
7 3 (1.74%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.16%) ES6
8 2 (1.16%) Python
8 2 (1.16%) RPG
8 2 (1.16%) Ruby
9 1 (0.58%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.58%) VB
9 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (13.37%) ISTQB
2 15 (8.72%) ISEB
3 7 (4.07%) Degree
3 7 (4.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (2.91%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.33%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.74%) CCNA
6 3 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (1.74%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.74%) PMP
7 1 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.58%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.58%) MCSA
7 1 (0.58%) MCSE
7 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.58%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.63%) QA
2 6 (3.49%) PMO
3 3 (1.74%) GDPR
3 3 (1.74%) MiFID
4 1 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.58%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.16%) Docker
3 1 (0.58%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.58%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (1.74%) BladeLogic
2 2 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.16%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.58%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.58%) SCCM
3 1 (0.58%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (13.95%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.47%) Oracle
3 8 (4.65%) Atlassian
4 7 (4.07%) IBM
4 7 (4.07%) SAP
5 5 (2.91%) Citrix
6 4 (2.33%) Demandware
6 4 (2.33%) Genesys
6 4 (2.33%) hybris
7 3 (1.74%) Cisco
7 3 (1.74%) Google
7 3 (1.74%) Siemens
7 3 (1.74%) Sybase
7 3 (1.74%) TIBCO
7 3 (1.74%) VMware
8 2 (1.16%) HP
8 2 (1.16%) RedGate
9 1 (0.58%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.58%) Twitter