Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
England > North West
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 164 136
Rank change year-on-year -2 -28 +45
Permanent jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 224 242 237
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.80% 1.88% 2.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 2.06% 2.34%
Number of salaries quoted 178 185 200
North West median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -5.41% -1.33%
10th Percentile £26,100 £24,300 £27,375
90th Percentile £53,750 £60,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 11,355 11,771 10,127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.44% 91.21% 89.76%
Number of salaries quoted 9,145 9,638 8,472
North West median annual salary £44,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +13 106 £41,000 +2.50% 13
Cheshire -12 62 £40,000 +16.58% 10
Merseyside +14 36 £40,000 +23.08% 5
Lancashire 0 15 £35,000 +42.86% 5
Cumbria - 2 £25,000 -
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 95 (42.41%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (35.71%) Finance
3 69 (30.80%) SQL
4 60 (26.79%) Test Automation
5 46 (20.54%) QA
6 43 (19.20%) Test Scripting
7 40 (17.86%) SDLC
8 38 (16.96%) Analytical Skills
9 37 (16.52%) Software Testing
10 34 (15.18%) Microsoft
10 34 (15.18%) Defect Management
11 33 (14.73%) JIRA
12 32 (14.29%) Oracle
12 32 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
13 31 (13.84%) Project Management
13 31 (13.84%) Stakeholder Management
14 29 (12.95%) ISEB
15 28 (12.50%) Banking
16 26 (11.61%) ISTQB
16 26 (11.61%) Business Analysis
16 26 (11.61%) Wealth Management
16 26 (11.61%) Selenium
17 25 (11.16%) Degree
17 25 (11.16%) Regression Testing
17 25 (11.16%) SQL Server
17 25 (11.16%) Business Intelligence
18 23 (10.27%) Test Strategy
19 22 (9.82%) Waterfall
20 21 (9.38%) Windows
20 21 (9.38%) Workflow

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 8 (3.57%) IIS
2 5 (2.23%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.79%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.34%) Apache
4 3 (1.34%) CMS
4 3 (1.34%) Confluence
5 2 (0.89%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.45%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.45%) SAS
6 1 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.34%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (2.68%) Oracle Assets
1 6 (2.68%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (2.68%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (2.68%) Oracle Payables
1 6 (2.68%) Oracle Receivables
2 5 (2.23%) HFM
2 5 (2.23%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (2.23%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (1.34%) Elite 3E
3 3 (1.34%) TIBCO iProcess
4 2 (0.89%) BPCS
4 2 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.89%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.89%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.45%) Magento
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.45%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.45%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.23%) GitHub
2 4 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.34%) Sage Pay
4 2 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.45%) Asana
5 1 (0.45%) CheetahMail
5 1 (0.45%) G Suite
5 1 (0.45%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.45%) Google Tag Manager
5 1 (0.45%) Lucidchart
5 1 (0.45%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.57%) HTTP
2 4 (1.79%) FTP
2 4 (1.79%) SAN
2 4 (1.79%) SMTP
3 2 (0.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.16%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.91%) Oracle Database
3 10 (4.46%) Oracle Database 10g
4 9 (4.02%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (4.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (2.68%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (2.68%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.23%) Essbase
7 5 (2.23%) QlikView
8 4 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.34%) Qlik Sense
10 2 (0.89%) MySQL
10 2 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.89%) Power BI
10 2 (0.89%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 33 (14.73%) JIRA
2 26 (11.61%) Selenium
3 18 (8.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (5.80%) Visual Studio
5 12 (5.36%) WebDriver
6 10 (4.46%) Visual Studio Team System
7 8 (3.57%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (1.79%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.79%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.79%) TestRail
9 3 (1.34%) Git (software)
9 3 (1.34%) Ranorex
9 3 (1.34%) Telerik Test Studio
10 2 (0.89%) CA Release Automation
10 2 (0.89%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.89%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.45%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.45%) Toad
General
1 80 (35.71%) Finance
2 28 (12.50%) Banking
3 10 (4.46%) Marketing
4 9 (4.02%) Retail
5 8 (3.57%) Manufacturing
6 7 (3.13%) Back Office
7 6 (2.68%) Automotive
8 5 (2.23%) Advertising
8 5 (2.23%) General Ledger
8 5 (2.23%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.79%) Front Office
9 4 (1.79%) Law
9 4 (1.79%) Legal
10 1 (0.45%) Billing
10 1 (0.45%) Electronics
10 1 (0.45%) Games
10 1 (0.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 128 (57.14%) Analyst
2 63 (28.13%) Test Analyst
3 48 (21.43%) Business Analyst
4 26 (11.61%) Senior Analyst
5 23 (10.27%) Senior Test Analyst
6 21 (9.38%) Tester
7 19 (8.48%) Developer
8 13 (5.80%) IT Analyst
9 11 (4.91%) Agile Business Analyst
9 11 (4.91%) Consultant
10 10 (4.46%) SDLC Business Analyst
11 9 (4.02%) Automation Tester
11 9 (4.02%) Stakeholder Analyst
11 9 (4.02%) Stakeholder Management Business Analyst
11 9 (4.02%) Test Manager
12 7 (3.13%) Applications Developer
12 7 (3.13%) Asset Management Analyst
13 6 (2.68%) Project Manager
13 6 (2.68%) QA Tester
13 6 (2.68%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.59%) .NET
2 15 (6.70%) Web Services
3 11 (4.91%) CSS
3 11 (4.91%) HTML
4 7 (3.13%) jQuery
4 7 (3.13%) REST
5 4 (1.79%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.34%) Ajax
6 3 (1.34%) CSS3
6 3 (1.34%) HTML5
6 3 (1.34%) JSON
6 3 (1.34%) RESTful
6 3 (1.34%) SOAP
6 3 (1.34%) XML
7 2 (0.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (0.89%) JSP
7 2 (0.89%) WCF
8 1 (0.45%) JTS
8 1 (0.45%) LAMP
8 1 (0.45%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 38 (16.96%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.46%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (1.79%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.34%) PKI
5 3 (1.34%) PMI
5 3 (1.34%) User Experience
6 2 (0.89%) Analytical Mindset
6 2 (0.89%) e-Learning
6 2 (0.89%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.45%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.45%) CMDB
7 1 (0.45%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.45%) Fintech
7 1 (0.45%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.45%) LIMS
7 1 (0.45%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.38%) Windows
2 5 (2.23%) Linux
3 4 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.34%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.89%) Android
5 2 (0.89%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.89%) Solaris
6 1 (0.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (42.41%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (26.79%) Test Automation
3 43 (19.20%) Test Scripting
4 40 (17.86%) SDLC
5 37 (16.52%) Software Testing
6 34 (15.18%) Defect Management
7 32 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
8 31 (13.84%) Project Management
8 31 (13.84%) Stakeholder Management
9 26 (11.61%) Business Analysis
9 26 (11.61%) Wealth Management
10 25 (11.16%) Business Intelligence
10 25 (11.16%) Regression Testing
11 23 (10.27%) Test Strategy
12 22 (9.82%) Waterfall
13 21 (9.38%) Workflow
14 20 (8.93%) CRM
14 20 (8.93%) Manual Testing
14 20 (8.93%) Scrum
14 20 (8.93%) UML
Programming Languages
1 69 (30.80%) SQL
2 20 (8.93%) Java
3 9 (4.02%) C#
4 8 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 8 (3.57%) PL/SQL
5 7 (3.13%) PowerShell
6 6 (2.68%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.23%) C
8 3 (1.34%) PHP
9 2 (0.89%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.45%) Perl
10 1 (0.45%) Python
10 1 (0.45%) Ruby
10 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (12.95%) ISEB
2 26 (11.61%) ISTQB
3 25 (11.16%) Degree
4 16 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.23%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.34%) CSQA
7 3 (1.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.89%) HND
8 2 (0.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.89%) PMP
9 1 (0.45%) CIPFA
9 1 (0.45%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (20.54%) QA
2 10 (4.46%) MiFID
3 8 (3.57%) GDPR
4 5 (2.23%) GAAP
4 5 (2.23%) SLA
5 4 (1.79%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.79%) PMO
6 2 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (1.79%) Docker
2 3 (1.34%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (1.79%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.89%) Ansible
2 2 (0.89%) BladeLogic
2 2 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.89%) Terraform
3 1 (0.45%) Control-M
3 1 (0.45%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 34 (15.18%) Microsoft
2 32 (14.29%) Oracle
3 10 (4.46%) Google
4 6 (2.68%) SAP
5 5 (2.23%) Hyperion
6 4 (1.79%) IBM
6 4 (1.79%) Tableau
6 4 (1.79%) Twitter
7 3 (1.34%) Epicor
7 3 (1.34%) hybris
7 3 (1.34%) Telerik
7 3 (1.34%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.89%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.89%) Capita
8 2 (0.89%) Infor
8 2 (0.89%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (0.89%) RedGate
8 2 (0.89%) Remedy
8 2 (0.89%) Sage
8 2 (0.89%) Sybase