Period
to 17 December 2017

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 17 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Operational Acceptance Testing (OAT)
UK
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1061 1022 1120
Rank change year-on-year -39 +98 -10
Permanent jobs citing Operational Acceptance Testing 140 200 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.079% 0.11% 0.085%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.087% 0.12% 0.096%
Number of salaries quoted 112 143 133
UK median annual salary £46,000 £57,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +27.78% -18.18%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £30,870
90th Percentile £78,250 £97,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £42,845
% change year-on-year -18.18% +28.37% -8.84%

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 160239 164447 190907
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.93% 89.48% 88.91%
Number of salaries quoted 127110 136354 157956
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 17 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Operational Acceptance Testing in the UK

Operational Acceptance Testing
Top 15 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 17 December 2017. 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 -39 128 £50,000 -13.04% 5
UK excluding London -10 89 £45,000 -18.18% 1
London -20 51 £61,250 -23.44% 4
Midlands +40 25 £46,000 -15.60%
North of England -21 23 £43,750 -20.45% 1
South West +32 21 £45,000 -15.45%
East Midlands +19 16 £56,250 -13.46%
Yorkshire +11 9 £50,000 +33.33%
West Midlands -3 9 £46,000 +48.39%
North West -28 9 £53,750 -2.27% 1
South East +18 7 £45,000 -21.74%
Scotland -13 7 £37,000 -22.92%
North East -2 5 £37,500 -
Wales - 5 £39,351 -
East of England -1 1 £42,000 -23.64%

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT jobs citing Operational Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Operational Acceptance Testing.

1 98 (70.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 75 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (35.71%) Scrum
4 49 (35.00%) Test Automation
5 46 (32.86%) Non-Functional Testing
6 41 (29.29%) Finance
6 41 (29.29%) Test Scripting
7 39 (27.86%) Functional Testing
8 37 (26.43%) Process Improvement
9 35 (25.00%) Test Strategy
9 35 (25.00%) QA
9 35 (25.00%) Software Testing
10 34 (24.29%) ISTQB
10 34 (24.29%) ITIL
10 34 (24.29%) Test Management
11 33 (23.57%) Integration Testing
12 32 (22.86%) System Integration Testing
12 32 (22.86%) Java
12 32 (22.86%) Business Analysis
13 31 (22.14%) Waterfall
13 31 (22.14%) DevOps
14 29 (20.71%) SQL
14 29 (20.71%) ISEB
15 24 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
16 23 (16.43%) Selenium
16 23 (16.43%) Change Management
16 23 (16.43%) Oracle
17 22 (15.71%) Risk Management
18 21 (15.00%) Microsoft
18 21 (15.00%) Web Services

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 16 (11.43%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.71%) JBoss
3 6 (4.29%) Apache
3 6 (4.29%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (3.57%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.86%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.43%) CICS
7 2 (1.43%) Confluence
8 1 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.71%) SAS
8 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.43%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 3 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.57%) SaaS
3 3 (2.14%) DigitalOcean
3 3 (2.14%) GitHub
3 3 (2.14%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (0.71%) Boomi
4 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.29%) 4G
1 6 (4.29%) LTE
2 5 (3.57%) GPRS
2 5 (3.57%) PuTTY
2 5 (3.57%) SMS
2 5 (3.57%) tcpdump
2 5 (3.57%) Wireshark
3 3 (2.14%) FTP
4 2 (1.43%) FIX Connectivity
4 2 (1.43%) Network Security
5 1 (0.71%) ATM
5 1 (0.71%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.71%) Firewall
5 1 (0.71%) Internet
5 1 (0.71%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.57%) Oracle Database
1 5 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
1 5 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.14%) Big Data
3 2 (1.43%) DB2
3 2 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.71%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.71%) Flink
4 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.71%) Infinispan
4 1 (0.71%) MySQL
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (16.43%) Selenium
2 14 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 11 (7.86%) JIRA
3 11 (7.86%) WebDriver
4 10 (7.14%) HP UFT
4 10 (7.14%) JMeter
4 10 (7.14%) SoapUI
5 8 (5.71%) Jenkins
6 7 (5.00%) LoadRunner
7 6 (4.29%) Maven
7 6 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (3.57%) ClearCase
8 5 (3.57%) Fiddler
8 5 (3.57%) Subversion
9 4 (2.86%) Ranorex
9 4 (2.86%) Robot Framework
9 4 (2.86%) Zephyr
10 3 (2.14%) Appium
10 3 (2.14%) CircleCI
10 3 (2.14%) Gatling
General
1 41 (29.29%) Finance
2 17 (12.14%) Banking
3 11 (7.86%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.71%) Investment Banking
5 7 (5.00%) Law
6 3 (2.14%) Retail
7 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.71%) Legal
7 1 (0.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (27.86%) Analyst
2 21 (15.00%) Test Analyst
2 21 (15.00%) Tester
3 18 (12.86%) Test Manager
4 14 (10.00%) Test Engineer
5 13 (9.29%) Delivery Manager
6 12 (8.57%) Business Analyst
7 11 (7.86%) QA Analyst
8 10 (7.14%) Lead Tester
8 10 (7.14%) Technical Leader
8 10 (7.14%) Technical Tester
9 7 (5.00%) QA Test Analyst
10 6 (4.29%) Agile Delivery Manager
10 6 (4.29%) Software Test Engineer
11 5 (3.57%) Agile Business Analyst
11 5 (3.57%) Automation Tester
11 5 (3.57%) Project Manager
11 5 (3.57%) Software Analyst
11 5 (3.57%) Test Leader
12 4 (2.86%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (15.00%) Web Services
2 15 (10.71%) SOAP
3 11 (7.86%) .NET
4 10 (7.14%) REST
5 9 (6.43%) HTML
6 8 (5.71%) XML
7 5 (3.57%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (2.14%) CSS
8 3 (2.14%) jQuery
8 3 (2.14%) XBRL
9 2 (1.43%) Apache CXF
9 2 (1.43%) CGI
9 2 (1.43%) Hibernate
9 2 (1.43%) J2EE
9 2 (1.43%) JMS
9 2 (1.43%) JSP
9 2 (1.43%) Servlets
9 2 (1.43%) Struts
9 2 (1.43%) WSDL
9 2 (1.43%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (12.14%) Hybrid Cloud
3 13 (9.29%) Cloud Native
4 10 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (5.71%) Management Information System
5 8 (5.71%) Mobile App
6 6 (4.29%) Data Centre
6 6 (4.29%) Equities
6 6 (4.29%) Fixed Income
6 6 (4.29%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (4.29%) Smart Meter
7 3 (2.14%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.14%) Derivative
7 3 (2.14%) Mainframe
7 3 (2.14%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.43%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.71%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.71%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.71%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.71%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.57%) Linux
2 18 (12.86%) Unix
3 4 (2.86%) Windows
4 3 (2.14%) VMS
5 2 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (70.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 75 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (35.71%) Scrum
4 49 (35.00%) Test Automation
5 46 (32.86%) Non-Functional Testing
6 41 (29.29%) Test Scripting
7 39 (27.86%) Functional Testing
8 37 (26.43%) Process Improvement
9 35 (25.00%) Software Testing
9 35 (25.00%) Test Strategy
10 34 (24.29%) ITIL
10 34 (24.29%) Test Management
11 33 (23.57%) Integration Testing
12 32 (22.86%) Business Analysis
12 32 (22.86%) System Integration Testing
13 31 (22.14%) DevOps
13 31 (22.14%) Waterfall
14 24 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (16.43%) Change Management
16 22 (15.71%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (22.86%) Java
2 29 (20.71%) SQL
3 9 (6.43%) C++
3 9 (6.43%) JavaScript
4 8 (5.71%) C
4 8 (5.71%) Shell Script
5 7 (5.00%) Ruby
6 6 (4.29%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.14%) C#
7 3 (2.14%) PHP
7 3 (2.14%) Python
7 3 (2.14%) VB
7 3 (2.14%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.43%) Assembly Language
8 2 (1.43%) COBOL
8 2 (1.43%) Go
8 2 (1.43%) Scala
9 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.71%) Groovy
9 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (24.29%) ISTQB
2 29 (20.71%) ISEB
3 21 (15.00%) Security Cleared
4 10 (7.14%) CEH
4 10 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (7.14%) MCSA
4 10 (7.14%) MCSE
4 10 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (6.43%) Degree
6 7 (5.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 7 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (3.57%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.43%) CCNA
9 2 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.43%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.43%) RHCE
9 2 (1.43%) RHCSA
10 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (25.00%) QA
2 3 (2.14%) SLA
3 1 (0.71%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.71%) MiFID
3 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (2.14%) Docker
2 2 (1.43%) KVM
2 2 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.71%) Gluster
3 1 (0.71%) iptables
Systems Management
1 4 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.14%) BladeLogic
2 3 (2.14%) Control-M
2 3 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.71%) Check_MK
3 1 (0.71%) Grafana
3 1 (0.71%) Graylog
3 1 (0.71%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.71%) Kibana
3 1 (0.71%) Nagios
3 1 (0.71%) Pingdom
3 1 (0.71%) Puppet
3 1 (0.71%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (16.43%) Oracle
2 21 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (10.00%) HP
4 12 (8.57%) Remedy
5 3 (2.14%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.14%) IBM
5 3 (2.14%) SAP
5 3 (2.14%) Sybase
6 2 (1.43%) Chordiant
7 1 (0.71%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.71%) Cisco
7 1 (0.71%) Dell
7 1 (0.71%) Infobright
7 1 (0.71%) Informatica
7 1 (0.71%) JDA
7 1 (0.71%) New Relic
7 1 (0.71%) Qualys
7 1 (0.71%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.71%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.71%) Splunk