Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Operational Acceptance Testing (OAT)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1031 1052 1033
Rank change year-on-year +21 -19 +97
Permanent jobs citing Operational Acceptance Testing 121 147 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.084% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.081% 0.092% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 78 117 134
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £59,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% -15.97% +32.22%
10th Percentile £33,750 £36,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £74,250 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £46,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - -16.36% +37.50%

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 148,908 159,518 173,686
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.04% 91.56% 90.90%
Number of salaries quoted 118,438 125,808 144,551
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 21 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Operational Acceptance Testing in the UK

Operational Acceptance Testing
Top 12 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 21 October 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 +8 109 £48,250 -3.50% 21
UK excluding London +32 81 £46,000 - 18
North of England +69 36 £46,500 -7.00% 5
London -1 33 £55,000 - 3
Yorkshire +47 26 £46,000 -8.00% 1
South West +10 23 £50,000 -13.04% 8
North West +20 10 £62,500 +13.64% 4
South East +17 9 £41,500 -17.00% 5
East of England +23 6 - -
Scotland +4 5 £35,500 -3.40%
Midlands +9 2 £57,500 +15.00%
East Midlands -12 2 £57,500 -4.17%

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 77 (63.64%) User Acceptance Testing
2 65 (53.72%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (44.63%) Test Automation
4 37 (30.58%) JIRA
5 34 (28.10%) Test Management
6 33 (27.27%) Finance
7 27 (22.31%) Integration Testing
7 27 (22.31%) System Integration Testing
8 26 (21.49%) Scrum
9 25 (20.66%) Software Testing
9 25 (20.66%) QA
10 24 (19.83%) ISEB
11 22 (18.18%) SQL
11 22 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
12 19 (15.70%) Test Strategy
12 19 (15.70%) Oracle
12 19 (15.70%) ISTQB
13 18 (14.88%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (14.88%) Functional Testing
13 18 (14.88%) Defect Management
14 17 (14.05%) Project Management
15 16 (13.22%) System Testing
15 16 (13.22%) SDLC
15 16 (13.22%) Exploratory Testing
16 15 (12.40%) Agile Testing
16 15 (12.40%) BDD
16 15 (12.40%) Security Testing
16 15 (12.40%) TDD
16 15 (12.40%) Business Analysis
16 15 (12.40%) Regression Testing

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 8 (6.61%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.65%) CMS
2 2 (1.65%) Confluence
2 2 (1.65%) IIS
2 2 (1.65%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.83%) JBoss
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (4.96%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.65%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) SAP Hybris
1 1 (0.83%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.13%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (4.13%) DigitalOcean
2 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.48%) Sauce Labs
3 2 (1.65%) SaaS
4 1 (0.83%) G Suite
4 1 (0.83%) Office 365
4 1 (0.83%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.44%) DNS
2 6 (4.96%) Firewall
3 5 (4.13%) DHCP
3 5 (4.13%) NAS
3 5 (4.13%) SAN
3 5 (4.13%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.31%) Internet
4 4 (3.31%) VLAN
5 2 (1.65%) SMS
6 1 (0.83%) FTP
6 1 (0.83%) LAN
6 1 (0.83%) SSL
6 1 (0.83%) Wireless
6 1 (0.83%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.74%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.13%) Electronic Patient Records
2 5 (4.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (4.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.31%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.83%) Informix
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.83%) MySQL
4 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.83%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 37 (30.58%) JIRA
2 14 (11.57%) Selenium
3 13 (10.74%) Jenkins
3 13 (10.74%) Zephyr
4 10 (8.26%) Cucumber
5 6 (4.96%) Maven
5 6 (4.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (4.13%) Git (software)
6 5 (4.13%) HP UFT
6 5 (4.13%) WebDriver
7 4 (3.31%) JMeter
7 4 (3.31%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.48%) Appium
8 3 (2.48%) CircleCI
8 3 (2.48%) Gradle
8 3 (2.48%) JUnit
8 3 (2.48%) LoadRunner
8 3 (2.48%) SilkTest
8 3 (2.48%) TestNG
8 3 (2.48%) TestRail
General
1 33 (27.27%) Finance
2 12 (9.92%) Banking
3 9 (7.44%) Retail
4 5 (4.13%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.31%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.65%) Back Office
6 2 (1.65%) Billing
6 2 (1.65%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.83%) Legal
7 1 (0.83%) Marketing
7 1 (0.83%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (18.18%) Analyst
2 18 (14.88%) Test Analyst
2 18 (14.88%) Test Engineer
3 13 (10.74%) Project Manager
4 12 (9.92%) Test Leader
4 12 (9.92%) Test Manager
4 12 (9.92%) Tester
5 7 (5.79%) Test Automation Engineer
6 6 (4.96%) Administrator
6 6 (4.96%) Software Project Manager
7 5 (4.13%) Consultant
7 5 (4.13%) Delivery Project Manager
7 5 (4.13%) Lead Tester
7 5 (4.13%) Senior Software Tester
7 5 (4.13%) Senior Tester
7 5 (4.13%) Software Tester
7 5 (4.13%) Team Leader
7 5 (4.13%) Technical Leader
7 5 (4.13%) Test Consultant
7 5 (4.13%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.79%) HTML
2 4 (3.31%) Middleware
2 4 (3.31%) SOAP
2 4 (3.31%) Web Services
2 4 (3.31%) XML
3 3 (2.48%) CSS
3 3 (2.48%) jQuery
3 3 (2.48%) REST
4 2 (1.65%) .NET
4 2 (1.65%) CSS3
4 2 (1.65%) HTML5
4 2 (1.65%) MSMQ
4 2 (1.65%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (1.65%) Rendezvous
4 2 (1.65%) Spring
4 2 (1.65%) WebdriverIO
5 1 (0.83%) CGI
5 1 (0.83%) J2EE
5 1 (0.83%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.83%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.44%) Mobile App
3 7 (5.79%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.96%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (4.96%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (4.13%) Algorithms
5 5 (4.13%) Data Structures
5 5 (4.13%) Smart Meter
6 4 (3.31%) Fintech
7 3 (2.48%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.65%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.65%) Clustering
8 2 (1.65%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.65%) Derivative
8 2 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.65%) User Experience
9 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.83%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.83%) PMI
9 1 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.40%) Linux
1 15 (12.40%) Windows
2 5 (4.13%) Unix
2 5 (4.13%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.83%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (63.64%) User Acceptance Testing
2 65 (53.72%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (44.63%) Test Automation
4 34 (28.10%) Test Management
5 27 (22.31%) Integration Testing
5 27 (22.31%) System Integration Testing
6 26 (21.49%) Scrum
7 25 (20.66%) Software Testing
8 22 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
9 19 (15.70%) Test Strategy
10 18 (14.88%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (14.88%) Defect Management
10 18 (14.88%) Functional Testing
11 17 (14.05%) Project Management
12 16 (13.22%) Exploratory Testing
12 16 (13.22%) SDLC
12 16 (13.22%) System Testing
13 15 (12.40%) Agile Testing
13 15 (12.40%) BDD
13 15 (12.40%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.18%) SQL
2 15 (12.40%) Java
3 10 (8.26%) PL/SQL
4 7 (5.79%) C#
5 6 (4.96%) C
5 6 (4.96%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.13%) C++
6 5 (4.13%) Groovy
6 5 (4.13%) Python
7 3 (2.48%) Java 8
8 2 (1.65%) Go
9 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (19.83%) ISEB
2 19 (15.70%) ISTQB
3 12 (9.92%) Security Cleared
4 8 (6.61%) SC Cleared
5 7 (5.79%) DV Cleared
5 7 (5.79%) MCSE
5 7 (5.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (4.13%) CEH
6 5 (4.13%) MCSA
7 4 (3.31%) MCP
8 3 (2.48%) Degree
9 2 (1.65%) CCNA
9 2 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.65%) RHCE
9 2 (1.65%) RHCSA
10 1 (0.83%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.83%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (20.66%) QA
2 4 (3.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (5.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.13%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.48%) Firmware
3 3 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.48%) vSphere
4 1 (0.83%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (11.57%) HP ALM
2 13 (10.74%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (4.13%) SCCM
4 3 (2.48%) Control-M
4 3 (2.48%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.65%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (1.65%) SCOM
6 1 (0.83%) Ansible
6 1 (0.83%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.83%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (15.70%) Oracle
2 14 (11.57%) HP
3 11 (9.09%) SAP
4 10 (8.26%) Microsoft
4 10 (8.26%) VMware
5 9 (7.44%) Remedy
6 5 (4.13%) Cognizant
6 5 (4.13%) F5
7 4 (3.31%) WorldPay
8 2 (1.65%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.65%) CA
8 2 (1.65%) Cognos
8 2 (1.65%) Google
8 2 (1.65%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.83%) Adobe
9 1 (0.83%) Citrix
9 1 (0.83%) hybris
9 1 (0.83%) IBM
9 1 (0.83%) Veeam