Period
to 26 February 2021

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 26 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 292 223 238
Rank change year-on-year -69 +15 -33
Permanent jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 767 1,868 2,209
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 1.52% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.65% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 744 1,465 1,910
Median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £78,375 £75,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +12.50%

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 68,836 113,354 139,731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.53% 92.06% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 54,242 90,990 111,795
Median annual salary £55,000 £53,053 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.67% +1.05% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £29,900
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in the UK

User Acceptance Testing
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing User Acceptance Testing.

Salary trend for User Acceptance Testing in the UK

User Acceptance Testing
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing User Acceptance Testing over the 6 months to 26 February 2021.

Salary histogram for User Acceptance Testing in the UK

User Acceptance Testing
Top 17 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 26 February 2021. 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 -64 687 £47,500 -5.00% 127
UK excluding London -33 441 £42,500 - 102
London -77 294 £58,500 -2.50% 34
North of England -40 143 £40,000 -2.44% 31
Work from Home -49 127 £47,500 -13.64% 36
North West +19 101 £38,000 -10.59% 19
South East +19 91 £47,500 +5.56% 18
Midlands +16 81 £42,500 - 23
South West +2 48 £45,000 +5.88% 8
West Midlands 0 46 £45,000 +5.88% 11
Scotland +28 39 £37,500 -6.25% 7
Yorkshire -67 34 £45,000 +12.50% 10
East Midlands +29 31 £41,500 - 10
East of England +17 26 £40,000 -20.00% 12
Wales +40 16 £34,000 +13.33% 3
North East -5 8 £35,500 -7.19% 2
Northern Ireland +12 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 February 2021, 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.

1 343 (44.72%) Agile Software Development
2 221 (28.81%) Finance
3 193 (25.16%) SQL
4 139 (18.12%) QA
5 134 (17.47%) Test Automation
6 128 (16.69%) Project Management
7 127 (16.56%) Microsoft
8 126 (16.43%) Problem-Solving
9 122 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
10 102 (13.30%) SQL Server
11 99 (12.91%) Azure
12 94 (12.26%) Project Delivery
13 93 (12.13%) Waterfall
14 92 (11.99%) C#
15 91 (11.86%) JavaScript
16 90 (11.73%) Test Scripting
17 89 (11.60%) DevOps
17 89 (11.60%) Stakeholder Management
18 85 (11.08%) Regression Testing
19 81 (10.56%) Windows
20 80 (10.43%) JIRA
21 78 (10.17%) Requirements Gathering
22 75 (9.78%) SDLC
23 74 (9.65%) Degree
23 74 (9.65%) ERP
23 74 (9.65%) Java
23 74 (9.65%) Self-Motivation
24 73 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
24 73 (9.52%) Scrum
25 70 (9.13%) HTML

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 31 (4.04%) IIS
2 29 (3.78%) Confluence
3 20 (2.61%) SharePoint
4 15 (1.96%) CMS
5 11 (1.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 8 (1.04%) FileNet
6 8 (1.04%) LiveCycle
6 8 (1.04%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.65%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.52%) Apache
10 2 (0.26%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.26%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.26%) nginx
10 2 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.26%) WordPress
11 1 (0.13%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.13%) Kentico
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 51 (6.65%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (3.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (3.13%) MS Visio
4 18 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.13%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 21 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (2.61%) SAP ERP
3 19 (2.48%) SAP MM
4 15 (1.96%) NetSuite
5 12 (1.56%) iTrent
6 11 (1.43%) Oracle ERP
7 10 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
8 9 (1.17%) Dynamics NAV
8 9 (1.17%) Oracle Payables
9 8 (1.04%) Oracle Applications
10 6 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
10 6 (0.78%) Oracle Receivables
11 5 (0.65%) Northgate Housing
12 4 (0.52%) Adobe Campaign
12 4 (0.52%) HFM
12 4 (0.52%) Oracle Assets
12 4 (0.52%) Oracle General Ledger
13 3 (0.39%) Lawson
13 3 (0.39%) SAP Business One
13 3 (0.39%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 99 (12.91%) Azure
2 41 (5.35%) AWS
3 32 (4.17%) SaaS
4 28 (3.65%) Power Platform
5 27 (3.52%) Dynamics 365
6 14 (1.83%) Trello
7 12 (1.56%) IaaS
8 10 (1.30%) Microsoft 365
9 6 (0.78%) GCP
10 5 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.65%) PaaS
10 5 (0.65%) PowerApps
11 3 (0.39%) Adobe Analytics
11 3 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.39%) Lucidchart
11 3 (0.39%) Oracle CX
11 3 (0.39%) Power Automate
11 3 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.26%) FinancialForce
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.04%) LAN
1 8 (1.04%) WAN
2 4 (0.52%) Broadband
2 4 (0.52%) HTTP
2 4 (0.52%) SMS
3 3 (0.39%) Intranet
4 2 (0.26%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (0.26%) Skype
5 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.13%) Modbus
5 1 (0.13%) MQTT
5 1 (0.13%) NAS
5 1 (0.13%) Wireless
5 1 (0.13%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (13.30%) SQL Server
2 30 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (3.26%) Crystal Reports
4 21 (2.74%) Power BI
4 21 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (2.74%) Tableau
5 16 (2.09%) Snowflake Schema
6 14 (1.83%) Looker
6 14 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (1.30%) Big Data
7 10 (1.30%) MySQL
7 10 (1.30%) Oracle Database
7 10 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
8 9 (1.17%) Amazon Redshift
8 9 (1.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 7 (0.91%) KDB
9 7 (0.91%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.78%) DTS
11 5 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 80 (10.43%) JIRA
2 41 (5.35%) Git (software)
2 41 (5.35%) Selenium
3 27 (3.52%) Visual Studio
4 26 (3.39%) Postman
5 20 (2.61%) Jenkins
6 19 (2.48%) LSMW
7 17 (2.22%) Cucumber
7 17 (2.22%) JMeter
8 13 (1.69%) Bitbucket
8 13 (1.69%) Maven
8 13 (1.69%) SoapUI
9 11 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
10 9 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (1.04%) Artifactory
12 7 (0.91%) LoadRunner
12 7 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (0.91%) Oracle APEX
12 7 (0.91%) Zephyr
13 6 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
General
1 221 (28.81%) Finance
2 49 (6.39%) Banking
3 30 (3.91%) Marketing
4 28 (3.65%) Manufacturing
4 28 (3.65%) Retail
5 20 (2.61%) Front Office
6 17 (2.22%) Games
7 11 (1.43%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.30%) General Ledger
8 10 (1.30%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.17%) Back Office
9 9 (1.17%) Billing
9 9 (1.17%) Electronics
9 9 (1.17%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.91%) Social Housing
11 6 (0.78%) German Language
11 6 (0.78%) Public Sector
12 5 (0.65%) Legal
13 4 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 257 (33.51%) Analyst
2 122 (15.91%) Developer
3 104 (13.56%) Business Analyst
4 49 (6.39%) Test Analyst
5 48 (6.26%) Project Manager
6 47 (6.13%) Consultant
7 33 (4.30%) .NET Developer
8 28 (3.65%) Tester
9 23 (3.00%) Administrator
10 21 (2.74%) Support Analyst
10 21 (2.74%) Systems Analyst
11 20 (2.61%) Financial Analyst
11 20 (2.61%) Junior
12 19 (2.48%) IT Manager
12 19 (2.48%) Project Leader
12 19 (2.48%) Technical Analyst
12 19 (2.48%) Test Engineer
13 18 (2.35%) Configuration Analyst
14 17 (2.22%) Systems Administrator
15 16 (2.09%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (9.13%) HTML
2 66 (8.60%) .NET
3 56 (7.30%) CSS
4 51 (6.65%) XML
5 39 (5.08%) ASP.NET
5 39 (5.08%) jQuery
6 32 (4.17%) HTML5
7 25 (3.26%) EDI
7 25 (3.26%) JSON
8 22 (2.87%) REST
9 21 (2.74%) Middleware
10 19 (2.48%) SAP Smart Forms
11 18 (2.35%) Web Services
12 13 (1.69%) .NET Core
13 12 (1.56%) AngularJS
13 12 (1.56%) SOAP
14 11 (1.43%) Ajax
15 10 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
15 10 (1.30%) React
16 8 (1.04%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 122 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (9.65%) Self-Motivation
3 69 (9.00%) User Experience
4 33 (4.30%) Mobile App
5 30 (3.91%) Management Information System
6 24 (3.13%) Fixed Income
7 20 (2.61%) e-Learning
8 16 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (2.09%) Equities
9 15 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 13 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
11 12 (1.56%) Clustering
11 12 (1.56%) Mainframe
12 11 (1.43%) Virtual Team
13 10 (1.30%) Market Risk
14 9 (1.17%) SWIFT
15 8 (1.04%) Client/Server
16 7 (0.91%) Derivative
16 7 (0.91%) Online Banking
17 6 (0.78%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 81 (10.56%) Windows
2 36 (4.69%) Linux
3 31 (4.04%) Windows Server
4 15 (1.96%) Android
5 10 (1.30%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.04%) Unix
7 2 (0.26%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.13%) CentOS
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (44.72%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (17.47%) Test Automation
3 128 (16.69%) Project Management
4 126 (16.43%) Problem-Solving
5 94 (12.26%) Project Delivery
6 93 (12.13%) Waterfall
7 90 (11.73%) Test Scripting
8 89 (11.60%) DevOps
8 89 (11.60%) Stakeholder Management
9 85 (11.08%) Regression Testing
10 78 (10.17%) Requirements Gathering
11 75 (9.78%) SDLC
12 74 (9.65%) ERP
13 73 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
13 73 (9.52%) Scrum
14 70 (9.13%) User Stories
15 66 (8.60%) Business Analysis
15 66 (8.60%) Software Testing
16 62 (8.08%) Migration
17 60 (7.82%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 193 (25.16%) SQL
2 92 (11.99%) C#
3 91 (11.86%) JavaScript
4 74 (9.65%) Java
5 50 (6.52%) Python
6 34 (4.43%) ABAP
7 30 (3.91%) T-SQL
8 27 (3.52%) PowerShell
9 23 (3.00%) PHP
10 19 (2.48%) SAPscript
11 15 (1.96%) PL/SQL
12 13 (1.69%) C
13 9 (1.17%) C++
14 8 (1.04%) VBA
15 6 (0.78%) F#
15 6 (0.78%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.65%) Java 8
17 4 (0.52%) Bash Shell
18 3 (0.39%) Ruby
18 3 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 74 (9.65%) Degree
2 46 (6.00%) ISTQB
3 30 (3.91%) ISEB
4 22 (2.87%) Security Cleared
5 14 (1.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (1.56%) SC Cleared
7 9 (1.17%) PMI Certification
8 7 (0.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (0.78%) PMP
10 5 (0.65%) ACCA
10 5 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (0.52%) A+ Certification
11 4 (0.52%) IIBA
12 3 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.39%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.39%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.39%) MCP
13 2 (0.26%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (18.12%) QA
2 45 (5.87%) GDPR
3 23 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (2.48%) SLA
5 9 (1.17%) PMO
6 8 (1.04%) Data Quality
6 8 (1.04%) MiFID
7 4 (0.52%) CDISC
7 4 (0.52%) Good Clinical Practice
7 4 (0.52%) WCAG
8 3 (0.39%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.26%) EMIR
9 2 (0.26%) SEPA
10 1 (0.13%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.13%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.13%) UCITS
System Software
1 19 (2.48%) Docker
2 12 (1.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.13%) Firmware
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (1.69%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
2 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (0.52%) Perfmon
2 4 (0.52%) Terraform
3 2 (0.26%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.26%) SCCM
4 1 (0.13%) Ansible
4 1 (0.13%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.13%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (0.13%) FreeIPA
4 1 (0.13%) Nagios
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.13%) Puppet
4 1 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 127 (16.56%) Microsoft
2 69 (9.00%) SAP
3 55 (7.17%) Oracle
4 26 (3.39%) IBM
5 19 (2.48%) Google
6 17 (2.22%) Adobe
7 16 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (1.43%) JD Edwards
9 9 (1.17%) ION Trading
10 8 (1.04%) Cisco
10 8 (1.04%) ILOG
10 8 (1.04%) Kofax
11 7 (0.91%) Atlassian
11 7 (0.91%) hybris
11 7 (0.91%) Sage
12 6 (0.78%) Blue Prism
12 6 (0.78%) IFS
13 5 (0.65%) Northgate
13 5 (0.65%) ServiceNow
14 4 (0.52%) Tradeweb