Period
to 21 October 2019

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 21 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 240 236 199
Rank change year-on-year -4 -37 -8
Permanent jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1,886 2,427 3,195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.38% 1.48% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.62% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,469 1,878 2,390
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £76,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.35% +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 126,165 150,178 160,848
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.12% 91.81% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 99,275 119,505 126,894
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,125
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 2019. 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 -5 1,752 £47,500 -5.00% 251
UK excluding London -3 987 £41,500 -2.35% 203
London -1 837 £57,500 - 72
North of England +27 308 £37,500 -1.32% 70
South East -23 264 £47,500 +5.56% 51
North West +32 158 £40,000 +6.67% 40
Yorkshire +24 141 £35,000 -12.50% 26
Midlands -45 130 £40,000 - 27
South West +4 120 £41,000 -18.00% 21
East of England +27 90 £46,000 +2.22% 10
West Midlands -40 72 £41,500 +3.75% 12
East Midlands +5 55 £35,000 -12.50% 15
Scotland -34 44 £37,500 +4.17% 9
Wales +11 23 £40,000 +28.62% 13
Northern Ireland -6 11 £36,000 +10.77% 2
North East +19 9 £31,500 -3.08% 4

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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.

1 937 (49.68%) Agile Software Development
2 482 (25.56%) Test Automation
3 473 (25.08%) Finance
4 462 (24.50%) SQL
5 400 (21.21%) QA
6 348 (18.45%) Scrum
7 335 (17.76%) Business Analysis
8 331 (17.55%) JIRA
8 331 (17.55%) Analytical Skills
9 291 (15.43%) Test Scripting
10 274 (14.53%) Microsoft
11 271 (14.37%) Problem-Solving
12 250 (13.26%) SDLC
13 244 (12.94%) User Stories
14 232 (12.30%) Java
15 231 (12.25%) Selenium
16 227 (12.04%) Waterfall
17 220 (11.66%) Software Testing
18 215 (11.40%) Stakeholder Management
19 213 (11.29%) Retail
20 200 (10.60%) Project Management
21 195 (10.34%) Regression Testing
22 190 (10.07%) Degree
22 190 (10.07%) Test Strategy
23 189 (10.02%) DevOps
24 182 (9.65%) SQL Server
25 173 (9.17%) ITIL
26 170 (9.01%) C#
27 169 (8.96%) JavaScript
27 169 (8.96%) Integration Testing

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 59 (3.13%) Confluence
2 47 (2.49%) SharePoint
3 36 (1.91%) CMS
4 21 (1.11%) IIS
5 16 (0.85%) JBoss
5 16 (0.85%) WebLogic
5 16 (0.85%) WebSphere
6 15 (0.80%) Tomcat
7 13 (0.69%) Apache
7 13 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
8 10 (0.53%) Apache Spark
8 10 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (0.48%) SAS
9 9 (0.48%) WordPress
10 7 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.27%) Jetty
11 5 (0.27%) Joomla!
12 3 (0.16%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.16%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 87 (4.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 79 (4.19%) Microsoft Office
3 44 (2.33%) MS Visio
4 34 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 25 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.32%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.21%) Sketch
8 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.053%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.053%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.053%) EngageOne
10 1 (0.053%) InDesign
10 1 (0.053%) InVision
10 1 (0.053%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 34 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
3 21 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
4 16 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
5 15 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
5 15 (0.80%) SAP S/4HANA
6 11 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
6 11 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
7 10 (0.53%) Hyperion Planning
7 10 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
7 10 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
8 9 (0.48%) HFM
8 9 (0.48%) Markit EDM
9 8 (0.42%) NetSuite
9 8 (0.42%) Oracle Assets
9 8 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
9 8 (0.42%) SAP Hybris
9 8 (0.42%) SAP MM
9 8 (0.42%) thinkFolio
10 7 (0.37%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 166 (8.80%) Azure
2 98 (5.20%) AWS
3 74 (3.92%) Office 365
4 71 (3.76%) Power Platform
5 45 (2.39%) G Suite
6 41 (2.17%) Dynamics 365
7 21 (1.11%) SaaS
8 18 (0.95%) BrowserStack
9 17 (0.90%) GCP
10 14 (0.74%) GitHub
10 14 (0.74%) OpenShift
11 13 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
12 12 (0.64%) SuccessFactors
13 8 (0.42%) AWS Fargate
14 7 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
14 7 (0.37%) IaaS
14 7 (0.37%) OneDrive
14 7 (0.37%) Trello
15 6 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (0.32%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.06%) WAN
2 17 (0.90%) LAN
3 13 (0.69%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.58%) DNS
4 11 (0.58%) Network Security
5 8 (0.42%) Firewall
5 8 (0.42%) Wireless
6 7 (0.37%) Intranet
6 7 (0.37%) SAN
7 6 (0.32%) PBX
8 5 (0.27%) SSL
8 5 (0.27%) VLAN
9 4 (0.21%) AMQP
9 4 (0.21%) Internet
9 4 (0.21%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (0.21%) IPv4
9 4 (0.21%) Skype
9 4 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.16%) LTE
10 3 (0.16%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (9.65%) SQL Server
2 86 (4.56%) Data Warehouse
2 86 (4.56%) Relational Database
3 77 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 71 (3.76%) Power BI
4 71 (3.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 42 (2.23%) MySQL
6 32 (1.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 27 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
8 25 (1.33%) Oracle Database
9 24 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 23 (1.22%) Big Data
10 23 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
11 20 (1.06%) RDBMS
12 14 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
13 13 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
14 12 (0.64%) NoSQL
14 12 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
15 10 (0.53%) DB2
16 9 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 331 (17.55%) JIRA
2 231 (12.25%) Selenium
3 131 (6.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 112 (5.94%) Cucumber
5 101 (5.36%) SoapUI
6 89 (4.72%) JMeter
7 75 (3.98%) Git (software)
8 64 (3.39%) WebDriver
9 62 (3.29%) LoadRunner
10 61 (3.23%) Jenkins
11 43 (2.28%) SpecFlow
12 41 (2.17%) HP UFT
13 37 (1.96%) Visual Studio
14 36 (1.91%) Maven
15 31 (1.64%) JUnit
16 30 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
17 29 (1.54%) Bitbucket
18 24 (1.27%) TeamCity
19 23 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 23 (1.22%) MSI
General
1 473 (25.08%) Finance
2 213 (11.29%) Retail
3 101 (5.36%) Banking
4 62 (3.29%) Telecoms
5 53 (2.81%) Marketing
6 44 (2.33%) Front Office
7 33 (1.75%) Legal
8 29 (1.54%) Manufacturing
8 29 (1.54%) Public Sector
9 20 (1.06%) Investment Banking
10 17 (0.90%) Billing
11 16 (0.85%) Law
12 15 (0.80%) Automotive
13 13 (0.69%) Advertising
14 11 (0.58%) Aerospace
14 11 (0.58%) Back Office
14 11 (0.58%) Games
14 11 (0.58%) Local Government
15 9 (0.48%) Police
16 8 (0.42%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 916 (48.57%) Analyst
2 400 (21.21%) Business Analyst
3 255 (13.52%) Test Analyst
4 174 (9.23%) Developer
5 128 (6.79%) Consultant
6 122 (6.47%) Tester
7 72 (3.82%) Senior Analyst
8 70 (3.71%) QA Engineer
9 64 (3.39%) IT Analyst
9 64 (3.39%) Test Engineer
10 59 (3.13%) Business IT Analyst
10 59 (3.13%) IT Business Analyst
11 57 (3.02%) Support Analyst
12 56 (2.97%) Administrator
13 51 (2.70%) Agile Business Analyst
13 51 (2.70%) Test Manager
14 49 (2.60%) Java Developer
15 48 (2.55%) QA Analyst
16 46 (2.44%) Test Leader
17 44 (2.33%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (7.95%) XML
2 142 (7.53%) .NET
3 132 (7.00%) HTML
4 118 (6.26%) CSS
5 87 (4.61%) Web Services
6 55 (2.92%) AngularJS
7 53 (2.81%) SOAP
8 52 (2.76%) REST
9 39 (2.07%) Spring
10 32 (1.70%) Gherkin
11 31 (1.64%) RESTful
12 30 (1.59%) JSON
13 28 (1.48%) .NET Framework
14 26 (1.38%) jQuery
15 20 (1.06%) ASP.NET
16 19 (1.01%) Middleware
17 18 (0.95%) Apache Camel
18 17 (0.90%) Swagger
19 16 (0.85%) ASP.NET Web API
19 16 (0.85%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 331 (17.55%) Analytical Skills
2 145 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 116 (6.15%) User Experience
4 87 (4.61%) Mobile App
5 67 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
6 55 (2.92%) Reinsurance
7 27 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
7 27 (1.43%) iSeries
8 26 (1.38%) AS400
9 24 (1.27%) Public Cloud
10 19 (1.01%) Derivative
10 19 (1.01%) Private Cloud
11 16 (0.85%) Equities
11 16 (0.85%) PMI
12 14 (0.74%) Data Structures
12 14 (0.74%) Fixed Income
13 13 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
14 12 (0.64%) Client/Server
14 12 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 11 (0.58%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 139 (7.37%) Windows
2 83 (4.40%) Linux
3 77 (4.08%) Windows Server
4 45 (2.39%) Apple iOS
5 43 (2.28%) Android
6 27 (1.43%) Unix
7 26 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (0.69%) CentOS
9 12 (0.64%) Windows 10
10 10 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.53%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.32%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.27%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.16%) OS/2
14 1 (0.053%) Debian
14 1 (0.053%) Solaris
14 1 (0.053%) VMS
14 1 (0.053%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.053%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 937 (49.68%) Agile Software Development
2 482 (25.56%) Test Automation
3 348 (18.45%) Scrum
4 335 (17.76%) Business Analysis
5 291 (15.43%) Test Scripting
6 271 (14.37%) Problem-Solving
7 250 (13.26%) SDLC
8 244 (12.94%) User Stories
9 227 (12.04%) Waterfall
10 220 (11.66%) Software Testing
11 215 (11.40%) Stakeholder Management
12 200 (10.60%) Project Management
13 195 (10.34%) Regression Testing
14 190 (10.07%) Test Strategy
15 189 (10.02%) DevOps
16 173 (9.17%) ITIL
17 169 (8.96%) Integration Testing
18 167 (8.85%) Change Management
19 154 (8.17%) BDD
19 154 (8.17%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 462 (24.50%) SQL
2 232 (12.30%) Java
3 170 (9.01%) C#
4 169 (8.96%) JavaScript
5 63 (3.34%) Python
6 60 (3.18%) T-SQL
7 41 (2.17%) PowerShell
8 30 (1.59%) PL/SQL
9 29 (1.54%) PHP
10 26 (1.38%) RPG
10 26 (1.38%) Shell Script
11 25 (1.33%) Ruby
12 22 (1.17%) C
13 19 (1.01%) VBA
14 18 (0.95%) VBScript
15 16 (0.85%) TypeScript
16 15 (0.80%) Groovy
16 15 (0.80%) VB
17 14 (0.74%) Perl
18 12 (0.64%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 190 (10.07%) Degree
2 148 (7.85%) ISTQB
3 112 (5.94%) ISEB
4 65 (3.45%) Security Cleared
5 55 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
6 54 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 48 (2.55%) SC Cleared
8 21 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
9 18 (0.95%) PMI Certification
10 13 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 11 (0.58%) MCP
13 9 (0.48%) MCSA
13 9 (0.48%) MCSE
13 9 (0.48%) PMP
14 7 (0.37%) AWS Certification
14 7 (0.37%) CEH
14 7 (0.37%) DV Cleared
14 7 (0.37%) IIBA
14 7 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 400 (21.21%) QA
2 34 (1.80%) SLA
3 30 (1.59%) GDPR
4 29 (1.54%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.69%) PMO
6 8 (0.42%) Solvency II
7 7 (0.37%) Basel III
7 7 (0.37%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.16%) PSD2
9 2 (0.11%) EMIR
9 2 (0.11%) GMP
9 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.053%) Basel II
10 1 (0.053%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.053%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.053%) ISO 15022
10 1 (0.053%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.053%) MiFID
System Software
1 46 (2.44%) Active Directory
2 43 (2.28%) Docker
3 37 (1.96%) Hyper-V
4 29 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (0.58%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 11 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
6 10 (0.53%) vCloud
7 6 (0.32%) Firmware
7 6 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 6 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
7 6 (0.32%) XenApp
8 3 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.11%) HDFS
9 2 (0.11%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.053%) Gluster
10 1 (0.053%) IAG
10 1 (0.053%) UAG
10 1 (0.053%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 66 (3.50%) HP Quality Center
2 36 (1.91%) Kubernetes
3 18 (0.95%) Puppet
3 18 (0.95%) Terraform
4 13 (0.69%) SCCM
5 12 (0.64%) HP ALM
5 12 (0.64%) SCOM
6 11 (0.58%) Ansible
6 11 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (0.21%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (0.21%) Jamf Pro
8 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.11%) Galera Cluster
10 2 (0.11%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.11%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 274 (14.53%) Microsoft
2 159 (8.43%) Oracle
3 95 (5.04%) SAP
4 73 (3.87%) HP
5 63 (3.34%) Google
6 62 (3.29%) VMware
7 61 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
8 28 (1.48%) Atlassian
8 28 (1.48%) IBM
9 27 (1.43%) Tableau
10 24 (1.27%) Citrix
10 24 (1.27%) ServiceNow
11 22 (1.17%) Workday
12 21 (1.11%) Guidewire
12 21 (1.11%) Red Hat
13 16 (0.85%) Hyperion
14 15 (0.80%) Veeam
15 13 (0.69%) Cognos
15 13 (0.69%) Informatica
16 12 (0.64%) Adobe