Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 231 199 185
Rank change year-on-year -32 -14 -17
Permanent jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 2,493 3,216 3,612
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.50% 1.84% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 2.01% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,912 2,380 2,943
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,775 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 151,576 159,835 175,158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.03% 91.55% 90.88%
Number of salaries quoted 120,616 126,198 146,138
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in the UK

User Acceptance Testing
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for User Acceptance Testing in the UK

User Acceptance Testing
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Salary histogram for User Acceptance Testing in the UK

User Acceptance Testing
Top 16 Job Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 24 September 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 -36 2,306 £50,000 +5.26% 276
UK excluding London -53 1,263 £42,500 +6.25% 186
London -32 1,153 £57,500 +4.55% 105
South East -29 348 £45,000 +5.88% 46
North of England -51 308 £40,000 +6.67% 53
Midlands -3 235 £40,000 -3.03% 31
North West -39 171 £39,067 +11.62% 32
West Midlands +7 149 £40,000 -5.88% 16
East of England -33 136 £45,000 +5.88% 18
Yorkshire -34 127 £40,000 -5.88% 19
South West -45 124 £50,000 +25.00% 24
Scotland -32 94 £35,500 -2.74% 12
East Midlands -3 86 £37,500 -6.25% 15
Wales -4 22 £30,500 -23.75% 3
North East -15 10 £32,500 -13.33% 2
Northern Ireland -7 4 £32,500 -1.52%

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 1,090 (43.72%) Agile Software Development
2 949 (38.07%) Finance
3 624 (25.03%) SQL
4 506 (20.30%) Test Automation
5 466 (18.69%) QA
6 406 (16.29%) SDLC
7 405 (16.25%) Microsoft
8 395 (15.84%) Business Analysis
9 393 (15.76%) Project Management
10 378 (15.16%) Analytical Skills
11 366 (14.68%) Problem-Solving
12 335 (13.44%) Scrum
13 329 (13.20%) JIRA
14 319 (12.80%) Test Scripting
15 307 (12.31%) Degree
16 289 (11.59%) User Stories
17 287 (11.51%) SQL Server
18 283 (11.35%) Stakeholder Management
19 267 (10.71%) Banking
20 251 (10.07%) Regression Testing
21 246 (9.87%) Selenium
22 245 (9.83%) Java
23 237 (9.51%) Waterfall
24 236 (9.47%) C#
25 229 (9.19%) .NET
26 228 (9.15%) ISTQB
27 226 (9.07%) ISEB
28 225 (9.03%) Software Testing
29 216 (8.66%) Retail
30 214 (8.58%) Oracle

User 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 93 (3.73%) Confluence
1 93 (3.73%) SharePoint
2 30 (1.20%) Apache
2 30 (1.20%) CMS
3 18 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
3 18 (0.72%) IIS
4 13 (0.52%) Apache Spark
4 13 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 12 (0.48%) SAS
6 11 (0.44%) Tomcat
7 10 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
7 10 (0.40%) WebSphere
8 9 (0.36%) WordPress
9 8 (0.32%) Skype for Business
10 7 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.28%) MQSeries
11 6 (0.24%) JBoss
12 5 (0.20%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.16%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 166 (6.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 114 (4.57%) Microsoft Office
3 87 (3.49%) MS Visio
4 55 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 37 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
6 19 (0.76%) Photoshop
7 16 (0.64%) Mingle
8 13 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
9 11 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.080%) Camtasia
10 2 (0.080%) Snagit
11 1 (0.040%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.040%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.040%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.040%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 61 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
3 21 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
4 20 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
5 16 (0.64%) SAP HCM
6 13 (0.52%) SAP HR
7 11 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
7 11 (0.44%) SAP FI
8 10 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
8 10 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
8 10 (0.40%) SAP CO
8 10 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
9 9 (0.36%) Oracle Assets
9 9 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
9 9 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
9 9 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 9 (0.36%) SAP MM
10 8 (0.32%) Magento
10 8 (0.32%) NetSuite
10 8 (0.32%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 86 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 74 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
3 56 (2.25%) SaaS
4 38 (1.52%) Office 365
5 23 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
6 22 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (0.76%) SuccessFactors
8 18 (0.72%) OpenShift
9 13 (0.52%) G Suite
9 13 (0.52%) Slack
10 9 (0.36%) GitHub
11 8 (0.32%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 7 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (0.28%) DigitalOcean
12 7 (0.28%) PaaS
12 7 (0.28%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 7 (0.28%) Serverless
13 6 (0.24%) Force.com
13 6 (0.24%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 51 (2.05%) Firewall
2 23 (0.92%) VPN
3 21 (0.84%) HTTP
4 17 (0.68%) DNS
4 17 (0.68%) Internet
5 16 (0.64%) Network Security
6 15 (0.60%) DHCP
6 15 (0.60%) Ethernet
6 15 (0.60%) LAN
6 15 (0.60%) TCP/IP
6 15 (0.60%) WAN
7 14 (0.56%) FTP
8 11 (0.44%) SMS
9 8 (0.32%) IP Telephony
9 8 (0.32%) SAN
10 7 (0.28%) IPsec
10 7 (0.28%) VoIP
11 6 (0.24%) Broadband
11 6 (0.24%) SSH
12 5 (0.20%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 287 (11.51%) SQL Server
2 116 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
3 79 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 72 (2.89%) Relational Database
5 67 (2.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 56 (2.25%) BusinessObjects
7 49 (1.97%) MySQL
8 45 (1.81%) Big Data
9 43 (1.72%) Power BI
10 40 (1.60%) Oracle Database
10 40 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
11 33 (1.32%) RDBMS
12 32 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 26 (1.04%) NoSQL
14 25 (1.00%) MongoDB
15 24 (0.96%) DB2
15 24 (0.96%) QlikView
15 24 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
16 20 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
16 20 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 329 (13.20%) JIRA
2 246 (9.87%) Selenium
3 108 (4.33%) Cucumber
4 102 (4.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 70 (2.81%) Visual Studio
6 69 (2.77%) JMeter
7 66 (2.65%) Jenkins
8 57 (2.29%) Git (software)
9 56 (2.25%) SoapUI
10 49 (1.97%) LoadRunner
11 48 (1.93%) WebDriver
12 39 (1.56%) Maven
12 39 (1.56%) SpecFlow
13 36 (1.44%) JUnit
14 34 (1.36%) MSI
15 33 (1.32%) Eclipse
16 25 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
17 22 (0.88%) TestRail
17 22 (0.88%) Zephyr
18 21 (0.84%) TeamCity
General
1 949 (38.07%) Finance
2 267 (10.71%) Banking
3 216 (8.66%) Retail
4 81 (3.25%) Marketing
5 72 (2.89%) Investment Banking
6 66 (2.65%) Advertising
7 65 (2.61%) Front Office
8 57 (2.29%) Back Office
8 57 (2.29%) Financial Institution
9 52 (2.09%) Manufacturing
10 46 (1.85%) Legal
11 44 (1.76%) Telecoms
12 42 (1.68%) Private Banking
13 34 (1.36%) Billing
14 31 (1.24%) Games
15 29 (1.16%) Publishing
16 24 (0.96%) Retail Banking
17 19 (0.76%) French Language
18 13 (0.52%) Electronics
19 12 (0.48%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,095 (43.92%) Analyst
2 525 (21.06%) Business Analyst
3 312 (12.52%) Test Analyst
4 296 (11.87%) Developer
5 201 (8.06%) Consultant
6 166 (6.66%) Senior Analyst
7 127 (5.09%) Tester
8 115 (4.61%) Project Manager
9 97 (3.89%) Senior Business Analyst
10 93 (3.73%) Test Engineer
10 93 (3.73%) Test Leader
11 77 (3.09%) Support Analyst
12 75 (3.01%) Java Developer
13 73 (2.93%) Test Manager
14 68 (2.73%) Systems Analyst
15 67 (2.69%) IT Analyst
16 63 (2.53%) QA Analyst
16 63 (2.53%) Senior Developer
17 59 (2.37%) Applications Support
18 55 (2.21%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 229 (9.19%) .NET
2 134 (5.38%) HTML
3 133 (5.33%) XML
4 132 (5.29%) Web Services
5 104 (4.17%) SOAP
6 101 (4.05%) AngularJS
6 101 (4.05%) CSS
7 78 (3.13%) JSON
8 77 (3.09%) RESTful
9 67 (2.69%) jQuery
10 59 (2.37%) REST
11 58 (2.33%) ASP.NET
11 58 (2.33%) Spring
12 48 (1.93%) HTML5
13 43 (1.72%) .NET Framework
14 40 (1.60%) Gherkin
15 37 (1.48%) ASP.NET MVC
16 32 (1.28%) CSS3
17 30 (1.20%) Apache Camel
18 29 (1.16%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 378 (15.16%) Analytical Skills
2 147 (5.90%) Computer Science
3 135 (5.42%) Self-Motivation
4 133 (5.33%) Management Information System
5 123 (4.93%) User Experience
6 78 (3.13%) Mobile App
7 73 (2.93%) Fintech
8 61 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
9 39 (1.56%) Data Centre
10 38 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 36 (1.44%) Fixed Income
12 34 (1.36%) Data Structures
13 30 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
14 28 (1.12%) Cyberthreat
15 26 (1.04%) NHS
15 26 (1.04%) Virtual Team
16 25 (1.00%) Client/Server
16 25 (1.00%) Robotics
17 24 (0.96%) Credit Risk
17 24 (0.96%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 205 (8.22%) Windows
2 171 (6.86%) Linux
3 85 (3.41%) Unix
4 50 (2.01%) Windows Server
5 38 (1.52%) Windows 7
6 35 (1.40%) Android
6 35 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (1.36%) Apple iOS
8 25 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.40%) Solaris
11 9 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.32%) Windows 10
13 7 (0.28%) AIX
14 6 (0.24%) Nucleus RTOS
14 6 (0.24%) Windows Phone
15 5 (0.20%) CentOS
16 4 (0.16%) Debian
16 4 (0.16%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,090 (43.72%) Agile Software Development
2 506 (20.30%) Test Automation
3 406 (16.29%) SDLC
4 395 (15.84%) Business Analysis
5 393 (15.76%) Project Management
6 366 (14.68%) Problem-Solving
7 335 (13.44%) Scrum
8 319 (12.80%) Test Scripting
9 289 (11.59%) User Stories
10 283 (11.35%) Stakeholder Management
11 251 (10.07%) Regression Testing
12 237 (9.51%) Waterfall
13 225 (9.03%) Software Testing
14 214 (8.58%) Test Strategy
15 203 (8.14%) Scenario Testing
16 192 (7.70%) Mentoring
17 191 (7.66%) ITIL
18 188 (7.54%) Change Management
19 170 (6.82%) Integration Testing
20 169 (6.78%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 624 (25.03%) SQL
2 245 (9.83%) Java
3 236 (9.47%) C#
4 199 (7.98%) JavaScript
5 116 (4.65%) Python
6 81 (3.25%) T-SQL
7 65 (2.61%) PowerShell
8 57 (2.29%) C++
8 57 (2.29%) PL/SQL
9 52 (2.09%) C
10 41 (1.64%) Perl
10 41 (1.64%) PHP
11 35 (1.40%) VB
12 30 (1.20%) Shell Script
13 25 (1.00%) Ruby
13 25 (1.00%) VBA
14 22 (0.88%) VB.NET
15 16 (0.64%) Bash Shell
16 14 (0.56%) Groovy
17 12 (0.48%) Scala
Qualifications
1 307 (12.31%) Degree
2 228 (9.15%) ISTQB
3 226 (9.07%) ISEB
4 128 (5.13%) Security Cleared
5 86 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 81 (3.25%) SC Cleared
7 57 (2.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 53 (2.13%) DV Cleared
9 31 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
10 30 (1.20%) PMI Certification
11 27 (1.08%) IIBA
12 22 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
13 18 (0.72%) Master's Degree
13 18 (0.72%) PMP
14 17 (0.68%) MCSE
15 15 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
16 13 (0.52%) DBS Check
17 10 (0.40%) BC Cleared
17 10 (0.40%) CBAP
17 10 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 466 (18.69%) QA
2 70 (2.81%) PMO
3 55 (2.21%) Data Quality
4 32 (1.28%) SLA
5 20 (0.80%) GDPR
6 12 (0.48%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.40%) ISO 9000
8 6 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.24%) MiFID
8 6 (0.24%) PMBOK
9 4 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.16%) WCAG
10 2 (0.080%) EMIR
10 2 (0.080%) IFRS
10 2 (0.080%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.080%) PA-DSS
11 1 (0.040%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.040%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.040%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.040%) SEPA
System Software
1 46 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (1.81%) Docker
3 38 (1.52%) Active Directory
4 37 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 16 (0.64%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (0.36%) XenServer
8 8 (0.32%) vSphere
9 7 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (0.16%) iptables
11 4 (0.16%) KVM
11 4 (0.16%) QEMU
11 4 (0.16%) XenApp
12 3 (0.12%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.080%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.040%) Firmware
14 1 (0.040%) vCloud
14 1 (0.040%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 70 (2.81%) HP Quality Center
2 56 (2.25%) SCCM
3 35 (1.40%) Kubernetes
4 23 (0.92%) Ansible
5 19 (0.76%) HP ALM
6 18 (0.72%) Docker Swarm
6 18 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 13 (0.52%) Puppet
8 12 (0.48%) Terraform
9 11 (0.44%) Data Guard
9 11 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
11 6 (0.24%) FortiGate
12 5 (0.20%) WebSphere Cast Iron
13 4 (0.16%) IBM BigFix
13 4 (0.16%) SCOM
14 3 (0.12%) Control-M
14 3 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
14 3 (0.12%) Prometheus
15 2 (0.080%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 405 (16.25%) Microsoft
2 214 (8.58%) Oracle
3 145 (5.82%) SAP
4 55 (2.21%) HP
5 53 (2.13%) VMware
6 52 (2.09%) ServiceNow
7 48 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
8 44 (1.76%) Atlassian
9 32 (1.28%) IBM
10 30 (1.20%) Citrix
10 30 (1.20%) Red Hat
11 29 (1.16%) Google
12 26 (1.04%) Tableau
13 23 (0.92%) Adobe
14 17 (0.68%) Cisco
14 17 (0.68%) F5
14 17 (0.68%) Solace
15 15 (0.60%) Sitecore
15 15 (0.60%) Sybase
16 14 (0.56%) Blue Prism