Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
England > North West
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 203 190 165
Rank change year-on-year -13 -25 -56
Permanent jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 146 202 228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.38% 1.59% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.73% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 111 171 196
North West median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £39,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +1.91% -0.63%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%

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 9,606 11,690 11,366
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.06% 91.93% 92.18%
Number of salaries quoted 7,724 9,280 9,504
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019. 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 73 £35,000 -17.16% 18
Cheshire +30 43 £43,750 +2.94% 14
Lancashire +9 18 £32,500 -3.70% 3
Merseyside -18 12 £42,500 +30.77% 3
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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 49 (33.56%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (30.82%) Finance
3 44 (30.14%) SQL
4 36 (24.66%) Test Scripting
5 30 (20.55%) SQL Server
6 28 (19.18%) .NET
6 28 (19.18%) QA
7 27 (18.49%) Regression Testing
8 26 (17.81%) Test Automation
9 24 (16.44%) Project Management
10 23 (15.75%) Windows
10 23 (15.75%) Business Analysis
11 22 (15.07%) Defect Management
12 19 (13.01%) SDLC
12 19 (13.01%) C#
13 18 (12.33%) XML
13 18 (12.33%) Microsoft
13 18 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
14 17 (11.64%) User Stories
14 17 (11.64%) Waterfall
14 17 (11.64%) Web Services
14 17 (11.64%) JavaScript
14 17 (11.64%) Software Testing
15 16 (10.96%) T-SQL
15 16 (10.96%) Law
15 16 (10.96%) Test Strategy
16 15 (10.27%) ASP.NET
16 15 (10.27%) SOAP
16 15 (10.27%) E-Commerce
16 15 (10.27%) JSON

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 12 (8.22%) IIS
2 7 (4.79%) CMS
3 4 (2.74%) Confluence
3 4 (2.74%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.74%) Umbraco
3 4 (2.74%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.05%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.05%) WordPress
5 2 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.37%) Kentico
5 2 (1.37%) Marvel
5 2 (1.37%) Perch
6 1 (0.68%) Apache
6 1 (0.68%) JBoss
6 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.68%) Sitefinity
6 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (6.16%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.11%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.37%) InVision
Business Applications
1 4 (2.74%) SAP BPC
2 2 (1.37%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.68%) Loan IQ
3 1 (0.68%) Magento
3 1 (0.68%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.05%) Google Analytics
3 3 (2.05%) PaaS
4 2 (1.37%) Asana
4 2 (1.37%) IaaS
4 2 (1.37%) Yarn
5 1 (0.68%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.68%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.53%) HTTP
2 4 (2.74%) IP Telephony
2 4 (2.74%) LAN
2 4 (2.74%) PBX
2 4 (2.74%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.74%) VoIP
2 4 (2.74%) WAN
3 3 (2.05%) FTP
3 3 (2.05%) SAN
3 3 (2.05%) SMTP
3 3 (2.05%) Wireshark
4 2 (1.37%) Internet
5 1 (0.68%) Broadband
5 1 (0.68%) SMS
5 1 (0.68%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (20.55%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (7.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (6.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (5.48%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (4.11%) Oracle Database
6 6 (4.11%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (4.11%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (4.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (4.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (3.42%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (2.74%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (2.05%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (2.05%) Power BI
10 2 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.37%) DB2
10 2 (1.37%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.37%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (10.27%) JIRA
2 12 (8.22%) Selenium
3 6 (4.11%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.11%) Oracle Forms
3 6 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (3.42%) WebDriver
5 4 (2.74%) CA Release Automation
5 4 (2.74%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.74%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (2.74%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.05%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.05%) JMeter
7 2 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.37%) Axure RP
7 2 (1.37%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (1.37%) GitLab
7 2 (1.37%) gulp
7 2 (1.37%) MSTest
7 2 (1.37%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.37%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 45 (30.82%) Finance
2 16 (10.96%) Law
3 12 (8.22%) Retail
4 11 (7.53%) Automotive
4 11 (7.53%) Banking
4 11 (7.53%) Games
5 6 (4.11%) Investment Banking
5 6 (4.11%) Legal
6 5 (3.42%) Manufacturing
6 5 (3.42%) Marketing
7 4 (2.74%) Electronics
7 4 (2.74%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.37%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.37%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.68%) Advertising
9 1 (0.68%) Back Office
9 1 (0.68%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 62 (42.47%) Analyst
2 33 (22.60%) Test Analyst
3 28 (19.18%) Developer
4 22 (15.07%) Business Analyst
5 10 (6.85%) QA Analyst
6 9 (6.16%) .NET Developer
7 8 (5.48%) QA Test Analyst
7 8 (5.48%) Web Developer
8 7 (4.79%) Integration Developer
8 7 (4.79%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.79%) Quality Analyst
8 7 (4.79%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (4.11%) Tester
10 5 (3.42%) Administrator
10 5 (3.42%) C# Developer
10 5 (3.42%) Product Owner
10 5 (3.42%) Senior Test Analyst
11 4 (2.74%) Applications Engineer
11 4 (2.74%) C# .NET Developer
11 4 (2.74%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (19.18%) .NET
2 18 (12.33%) XML
3 17 (11.64%) Web Services
4 15 (10.27%) ASP.NET
4 15 (10.27%) JSON
4 15 (10.27%) SOAP
5 14 (9.59%) HTML
6 9 (6.16%) WCF
6 9 (6.16%) WSDL
7 7 (4.79%) jQuery
8 6 (4.11%) CSS
8 6 (4.11%) REST
9 5 (3.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (2.74%) HTML5
11 3 (2.05%) AngularJS
12 2 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web API
12 2 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 2 (1.37%) CSS3
12 2 (1.37%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.16%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (5.48%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.79%) User Experience
5 5 (3.42%) Fintech
6 4 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.74%) IVR
6 4 (2.74%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.05%) PMI
8 2 (1.37%) AS400
8 2 (1.37%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.37%) iSeries
8 2 (1.37%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.37%) W3C
9 1 (0.68%) PKI
9 1 (0.68%) Replication
9 1 (0.68%) SCADA
9 1 (0.68%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (15.75%) Windows
2 10 (6.85%) Windows Server
3 6 (4.11%) Solaris
4 5 (3.42%) Linux
4 5 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (33.56%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (24.66%) Test Scripting
3 27 (18.49%) Regression Testing
4 26 (17.81%) Test Automation
5 24 (16.44%) Project Management
6 23 (15.75%) Business Analysis
7 22 (15.07%) Defect Management
8 19 (13.01%) SDLC
9 17 (11.64%) Software Testing
9 17 (11.64%) User Stories
9 17 (11.64%) Waterfall
10 16 (10.96%) Test Strategy
11 15 (10.27%) E-Commerce
12 14 (9.59%) Problem-Solving
13 13 (8.90%) System Integration Testing
14 12 (8.22%) CRM
14 12 (8.22%) ITIL
14 12 (8.22%) Line Management
14 12 (8.22%) Scenario Testing
15 11 (7.53%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 44 (30.14%) SQL
2 19 (13.01%) C#
3 17 (11.64%) JavaScript
4 16 (10.96%) T-SQL
5 9 (6.16%) Java
6 4 (2.74%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.05%) C
8 2 (1.37%) ES6
8 2 (1.37%) Python
8 2 (1.37%) RPG
8 2 (1.37%) Ruby
8 2 (1.37%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.68%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 13 (8.90%) ISTQB
2 9 (6.16%) ISEB
3 7 (4.79%) Degree
4 6 (4.11%) PMI Certification
5 4 (2.74%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.74%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.05%) CCNA
6 3 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (2.05%) PMP
7 1 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.68%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.68%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (19.18%) QA
2 7 (4.79%) PMO
3 2 (1.37%) Actionable Recommendations
3 2 (1.37%) GDPR
3 2 (1.37%) MiFID
3 2 (1.37%) SLA
4 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (2.05%) Docker
2 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.74%) BladeLogic
2 2 (1.37%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.68%) SCCM
3 1 (0.68%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (12.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.53%) Oracle
3 8 (5.48%) IBM
4 7 (4.79%) SAP
4 7 (4.79%) Sitecore
5 6 (4.11%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.74%) Genesys
7 3 (2.05%) Cisco
7 3 (2.05%) Citrix
7 3 (2.05%) Google
7 3 (2.05%) Sybase
8 2 (1.37%) Adobe
8 2 (1.37%) ClickTale
8 2 (1.37%) Hotjar
8 2 (1.37%) Maxymiser
8 2 (1.37%) Optimizely
8 2 (1.37%) RedGate
8 2 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.37%) Sun
9 1 (0.68%) hybris