Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
England > North West
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 152 170
Rank change year-on-year -44 +18 -4
Permanent jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 172 257 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.44% 1.96% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 2.16% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 134 183 158
North West median annual salary £39,067 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.62% - -12.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £54,813 £51,250 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £46,414
% change year-on-year +4.17% +3.42% +3.14%

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 10,884 11,925 10,700
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.97% 91.14% 90.58%
Number of salaries quoted 8,751 9,507 8,953
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 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.00% - +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 25 September 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 25 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -25 80 £41,000 +2.50% 18
Cheshire +21 42 £36,750 +5.00% 4
Merseyside -9 27 £45,000 +38.46% 3
Lancashire +10 23 £30,000 +22.45% 6
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 60 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (31.40%) Finance
3 39 (22.67%) Project Management
3 39 (22.67%) Test Scripting
4 38 (22.09%) Test Automation
5 36 (20.93%) SQL
6 31 (18.02%) Analytical Skills
6 31 (18.02%) Problem-Solving
7 29 (16.86%) SDLC
8 28 (16.28%) ISTQB
9 27 (15.70%) Microsoft
9 27 (15.70%) Defect Management
10 26 (15.12%) Workflow
11 25 (14.53%) JIRA
12 24 (13.95%) Scrum
13 23 (13.37%) QA
14 22 (12.79%) Business Analysis
14 22 (12.79%) Software Testing
15 21 (12.21%) E-Commerce
15 21 (12.21%) Stakeholder Management
16 20 (11.63%) Use Case
16 20 (11.63%) UML
17 19 (11.05%) SQL Server
17 19 (11.05%) Regression Testing
18 18 (10.47%) ISEB
18 18 (10.47%) .NET
18 18 (10.47%) Validation
18 18 (10.47%) Banking
19 17 (9.88%) Selenium
19 17 (9.88%) 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 5 (2.91%) CMS
1 5 (2.91%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.33%) Apache
2 4 (2.33%) IIS
2 4 (2.33%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.74%) Confluence
3 3 (1.74%) WordPress
4 2 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.16%) Perch
4 2 (1.16%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.58%) SAS
5 1 (0.58%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 5 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (2.91%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.74%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.33%) Magento
1 4 (2.33%) TIBCO iProcess
2 3 (1.74%) Elite 3E
2 3 (1.74%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.58%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (2.33%) Sage Pay
2 3 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.74%) Asana
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%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.58%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.74%) HTTP
1 3 (1.74%) VLAN
2 1 (0.58%) Broadband
2 1 (0.58%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.05%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.81%) Oracle Database
3 9 (5.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (4.65%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.91%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (2.91%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (2.91%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (2.33%) MySQL
8 3 (1.74%) DB2
8 3 (1.74%) Qlik Sense
8 3 (1.74%) QlikView
9 2 (1.16%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.58%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.58%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 25 (14.53%) JIRA
2 17 (9.88%) Selenium
3 14 (8.14%) Visual Studio
4 9 (5.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (4.07%) Cucumber
6 5 (2.91%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (2.91%) WebDriver
7 4 (2.33%) Git (software)
7 4 (2.33%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.33%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (1.74%) JMeter
8 3 (1.74%) MSTest
8 3 (1.74%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (1.74%) SoapUI
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%) TestRail
9 2 (1.16%) webpack
General
1 54 (31.40%) Finance
2 18 (10.47%) Banking
3 9 (5.23%) Back Office
3 9 (5.23%) Manufacturing
3 9 (5.23%) Retail
4 5 (2.91%) Electronics
4 5 (2.91%) Games
4 5 (2.91%) Marketing
5 4 (2.33%) Advertising
5 4 (2.33%) Front Office
6 2 (1.16%) Billing
6 2 (1.16%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.16%) Law
7 1 (0.58%) Automotive
7 1 (0.58%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 79 (45.93%) Analyst
2 35 (20.35%) Test Analyst
3 32 (18.60%) Business Analyst
4 22 (12.79%) Tester
5 17 (9.88%) Senior Analyst
6 14 (8.14%) Developer
6 14 (8.14%) Senior Test Analyst
7 11 (6.40%) Project Manager
8 9 (5.23%) Systems Manager
9 8 (4.65%) QA Tester
10 7 (4.07%) Automation Tester
10 7 (4.07%) Manual Tester
11 5 (2.91%) Agile Business Analyst
11 5 (2.91%) Lead Test Analyst
11 5 (2.91%) Software Tester
11 5 (2.91%) Systems Analyst
11 5 (2.91%) Test Leader
12 4 (2.33%) Administrator
12 4 (2.33%) Consultant
12 4 (2.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.47%) .NET
2 10 (5.81%) CSS
2 10 (5.81%) HTML
3 7 (4.07%) SOAP
3 7 (4.07%) Web Services
3 7 (4.07%) XML
4 6 (3.49%) JSON
5 5 (2.91%) jQuery
6 4 (2.33%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.33%) WCF
7 3 (1.74%) RESTful
7 3 (1.74%) WSDL
8 2 (1.16%) .NET Core
8 2 (1.16%) Apache Flex
8 2 (1.16%) CSS3
8 2 (1.16%) HTML5
8 2 (1.16%) Node.js
8 2 (1.16%) REST
8 2 (1.16%) Sass
9 1 (0.58%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (18.02%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.23%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.65%) User Experience
4 5 (2.91%) Fintech
5 4 (2.33%) PKI
6 3 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
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%) iSeries
7 2 (1.16%) Mobile App
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%) PMI
8 1 (0.58%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.40%) Windows
2 5 (2.91%) Solaris
2 5 (2.91%) Windows Server
2 5 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (2.33%) Linux
4 1 (0.58%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (22.67%) Project Management
2 39 (22.67%) Test Scripting
3 38 (22.09%) Test Automation
4 31 (18.02%) Problem-Solving
5 29 (16.86%) SDLC
6 27 (15.70%) Defect Management
7 26 (15.12%) Workflow
8 24 (13.95%) Scrum
9 22 (12.79%) Business Analysis
9 22 (12.79%) Software Testing
10 21 (12.21%) E-Commerce
10 21 (12.21%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (11.63%) UML
11 20 (11.63%) Use Case
12 19 (11.05%) Regression Testing
13 18 (10.47%) Validation
14 17 (9.88%) CRM
14 17 (9.88%) User Stories
15 16 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 36 (20.93%) SQL
2 11 (6.40%) C#
3 10 (5.81%) Java
3 10 (5.81%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.07%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.33%) C
5 4 (2.33%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.74%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.16%) ES6
7 2 (1.16%) PHP
7 2 (1.16%) Python
7 2 (1.16%) RPG
7 2 (1.16%) Ruby
7 2 (1.16%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.58%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.58%) VB
8 1 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (16.28%) ISTQB
2 18 (10.47%) ISEB
3 11 (6.40%) Degree
4 7 (4.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.91%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.33%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.74%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.16%) HND
8 2 (1.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (1.16%) PMP
9 1 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.58%) CSQA
9 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.58%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.58%) MCSA
9 1 (0.58%) MCSE
9 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.58%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (13.37%) QA
2 5 (2.91%) PMO
3 3 (1.74%) MiFID
4 1 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.58%) GDPR
4 1 (0.58%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (2.33%) Hyper-V
1 4 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.16%) Docker
4 1 (0.58%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.74%) 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 27 (15.70%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.72%) Oracle
3 8 (4.65%) Atlassian
4 6 (3.49%) SAP
5 5 (2.91%) Citrix
6 4 (2.33%) Demandware
6 4 (2.33%) Google
6 4 (2.33%) hybris
6 4 (2.33%) IBM
6 4 (2.33%) TIBCO
7 3 (1.74%) Siemens
7 3 (1.74%) VMware
8 2 (1.16%) HP
8 2 (1.16%) Twitter
9 1 (0.58%) Epicor
9 1 (0.58%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.58%) JDA
9 1 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.58%) ServiceNow