Period
to 15 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Operational Acceptance Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Operational Acceptance Testing over the 6 months to 15 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Operational Acceptance Testing (OAT)
UK
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 989 1025 1089
Rank change year-on-year +36 +64 +46
Permanent jobs citing Operational Acceptance Testing 200 176 186
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.098% 0.091%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.11% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 133 127 103
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% -4.76% +17.98%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -8.00% +11.11% +5.88%

Operational 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 159,606 162,064 183,116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.69% 90.68% 90.02%
Number of salaries quoted 127,552 130,843 152,313
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

Operational Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Operational Acceptance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Operational Acceptance Testing in the UK

Operational Acceptance Testing
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Operational Acceptance Testing.

Salary trend for Operational Acceptance Testing in the UK

Operational Acceptance Testing
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Operational Acceptance Testing over the 6 months to 15 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Operational Acceptance Testing in the UK

Operational Acceptance Testing
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Operational Acceptance Testing within the UK over the 6 months to 15 July 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
England +32 186 £47,500 -5.00% 12
UK excluding London +38 116 £46,000 -8.00% 11
London -7 82 £60,000 +9.09% 1
North of England +40 67 £46,000 -8.00% 3
Yorkshire +44 42 £46,000 -8.00% 3
North West +32 24 £47,500 -19.15%
South East -1 23 £42,500 -19.05% 3
South West -20 13 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Scotland -4 11 £35,500 -40.83%
Wales +11 1 £39,500 +0.38%
East Midlands +6 1 £57,500 -23.33% 1
Midlands -8 1 £57,500 -8.00% 2
North East - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 15 July 2018, IT jobs citing Operational 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 with a requirement for Operational Acceptance Testing.

1 98 (49.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 87 (43.50%) Finance
3 82 (41.00%) Test Automation
4 72 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (26.50%) Test Management
6 46 (23.00%) System Integration Testing
7 43 (21.50%) JIRA
7 43 (21.50%) Java
8 39 (19.50%) Non-Functional Testing
9 38 (19.00%) BDD
10 36 (18.00%) ISEB
11 35 (17.50%) HP
11 35 (17.50%) Windows
11 35 (17.50%) HP ALM
12 34 (17.00%) Mentoring
12 34 (17.00%) QA
12 34 (17.00%) Software Testing
13 33 (16.50%) Integration Testing
13 33 (16.50%) SDLC
14 30 (15.00%) System Testing
15 29 (14.50%) Regression Testing
15 29 (14.50%) Linux
15 29 (14.50%) SQL
16 28 (14.00%) ISTQB
16 28 (14.00%) Scrum
16 28 (14.00%) Test Strategy
17 27 (13.50%) Selenium
18 26 (13.00%) Continuous Integration
19 25 (12.50%) Security Testing
19 25 (12.50%) Amazon AWS

Operational Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 11 (5.50%) Confluence
2 7 (3.50%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.50%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.00%) CICS
4 2 (1.00%) JBoss
4 2 (1.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.00%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.50%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.50%) IIS
5 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 25 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.00%) DigitalOcean
3 7 (3.50%) Sauce Labs
4 4 (2.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 4 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.00%) Office 365
5 2 (1.00%) SaaS
6 1 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.50%) Internet
2 19 (9.50%) DNS
3 12 (6.00%) DHCP
3 12 (6.00%) NAS
3 12 (6.00%) SAN
3 12 (6.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.00%) Firewall
4 6 (3.00%) VLAN
5 2 (1.00%) FTP
5 2 (1.00%) SMS
6 1 (0.50%) LAN
6 1 (0.50%) SSL
6 1 (0.50%) Wireless
6 1 (0.50%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.50%) DB2
3 6 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.50%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.00%) DataStage
5 4 (2.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.50%) Big Data
6 3 (1.50%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (1.00%) MySQL
7 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.00%) Sybase ASE
8 1 (0.50%) Informix
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 43 (21.50%) JIRA
2 27 (13.50%) Selenium
3 17 (8.50%) Jenkins
4 12 (6.00%) HP UFT
5 11 (5.50%) WebDriver
6 10 (5.00%) Cucumber
7 8 (4.00%) Appium
8 7 (3.50%) CircleCI
8 7 (3.50%) Gradle
8 7 (3.50%) Maven
9 4 (2.00%) Git (software)
9 4 (2.00%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.50%) ClearCase
10 3 (1.50%) JMeter
10 3 (1.50%) LoadRunner
10 3 (1.50%) Subversion
10 3 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.00%) MSTest
11 2 (1.00%) Ranorex
11 2 (1.00%) SoapUI
General
1 87 (43.50%) Finance
2 19 (9.50%) Banking
3 11 (5.50%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.00%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.50%) Back Office
5 5 (2.50%) Law
5 5 (2.50%) Retail
6 2 (1.00%) Billing
6 2 (1.00%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.00%) Marketing
7 1 (0.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (17.00%) Analyst
2 28 (14.00%) Test Manager
3 24 (12.00%) Test Engineer
4 22 (11.00%) Test Analyst
5 19 (9.50%) Test Leader
6 18 (9.00%) Test Automation Engineer
7 16 (8.00%) Project Manager
8 12 (6.00%) Tester
9 11 (5.50%) Administrator
9 11 (5.50%) Developer
9 11 (5.50%) Team Leader
9 11 (5.50%) Test Team Leader
10 10 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
11 9 (4.50%) Agile Project Manager
11 9 (4.50%) Consultant
12 8 (4.00%) Coordinator
12 8 (4.00%) Designer
12 8 (4.00%) Test Consultant
13 7 (3.50%) Developer in Test
13 7 (3.50%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.00%) Middleware
2 9 (4.50%) SOAP
3 7 (3.50%) HTML
3 7 (3.50%) jQuery
3 7 (3.50%) REST
4 6 (3.00%) Web Services
5 4 (2.00%) XML
6 2 (1.00%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.00%) EJB
6 2 (1.00%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.00%) J2EE
6 2 (1.00%) JMS
6 2 (1.00%) JSP
6 2 (1.00%) Rendezvous
6 2 (1.00%) RESTful
6 2 (1.00%) Servlets
6 2 (1.00%) Struts
6 2 (1.00%) WSDL
6 2 (1.00%) XSD
7 1 (0.50%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (9.50%) Management Information System
3 18 (9.00%) Data Centre
4 16 (8.00%) Fintech
5 15 (7.50%) Smart Meter
6 12 (6.00%) Mobile App
7 11 (5.50%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (4.50%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (4.00%) Smart Energy
11 7 (3.50%) Virtual Team
12 3 (1.50%) Algorithms
12 3 (1.50%) Cloud Native
12 3 (1.50%) Data Structures
12 3 (1.50%) PMI
13 2 (1.00%) Digital Media
13 2 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 2 (1.00%) IBM Mainframe
13 2 (1.00%) Mainframe
13 2 (1.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (17.50%) Windows
2 29 (14.50%) Linux
3 19 (9.50%) Unix
4 18 (9.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.00%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.50%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (49.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 82 (41.00%) Test Automation
3 72 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (26.50%) Test Management
5 46 (23.00%) System Integration Testing
6 39 (19.50%) Non-Functional Testing
7 38 (19.00%) BDD
8 34 (17.00%) Mentoring
8 34 (17.00%) Software Testing
9 33 (16.50%) Integration Testing
9 33 (16.50%) SDLC
10 30 (15.00%) System Testing
11 29 (14.50%) Regression Testing
12 28 (14.00%) Scrum
12 28 (14.00%) Test Strategy
13 26 (13.00%) Continuous Integration
14 25 (12.50%) Security Testing
15 22 (11.00%) Acceptance Criteria
15 22 (11.00%) Disaster Recovery
16 21 (10.50%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (21.50%) Java
2 29 (14.50%) SQL
3 13 (6.50%) Shell Script
4 11 (5.50%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.00%) C
6 6 (3.00%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.50%) C#
8 3 (1.50%) C++
8 3 (1.50%) Go
8 3 (1.50%) Java 8
8 3 (1.50%) Perl
9 2 (1.00%) Assembly Language
9 2 (1.00%) COBOL
9 2 (1.00%) Python
9 2 (1.00%) Ruby
9 2 (1.00%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.50%) VB
10 1 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (18.00%) ISEB
2 28 (14.00%) ISTQB
3 14 (7.00%) Security Cleared
4 13 (6.50%) MCSE
4 13 (6.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 6 (3.00%) Degree
7 3 (1.50%) CSQA
7 3 (1.50%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.50%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.00%) CEH
8 2 (1.00%) MCSA
9 1 (0.50%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (17.00%) QA
2 11 (5.50%) PCI DSS
3 6 (3.00%) SLA
4 1 (0.50%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (9.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (8.00%) Active Directory
3 15 (7.50%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (6.00%) Firmware
4 12 (6.00%) vSphere
5 2 (1.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 35 (17.50%) HP ALM
2 13 (6.50%) SCCM
3 12 (6.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 12 (6.00%) vCenter Server
4 8 (4.00%) NetBackup
5 6 (3.00%) Ansible
6 4 (2.00%) Control-M
6 4 (2.00%) ZABBIX
7 2 (1.00%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (1.00%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.50%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.50%) Packer
8 1 (0.50%) Puppet
8 1 (0.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 35 (17.50%) HP
2 22 (11.00%) Oracle
3 21 (10.50%) VMware
4 19 (9.50%) Remedy
5 16 (8.00%) WorldPay
6 12 (6.00%) SAP
7 11 (5.50%) IBM
8 8 (4.00%) Veeam
9 7 (3.50%) F5
10 6 (3.00%) Cognizant
11 5 (2.50%) Microsoft
12 4 (2.00%) CA
12 4 (2.00%) Red Hat
12 4 (2.00%) Splunk
12 4 (2.00%) Sybase
13 2 (1.00%) Citrix
13 2 (1.00%) Cognos
13 2 (1.00%) Compuware
13 2 (1.00%) Informatica
13 2 (1.00%) TIBCO