Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 285 249 253
Rank change year-on-year -36 +4 -8
Permanent jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1,532 632 1,864
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.22% 1.32% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.42% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1,063 527 1,457
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £39,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -5.00%
75th Percentile £68,750 £71,250 £62,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% +3.66% -3.53%

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 117,828 44,634 127,470
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 94.20% 93.14% 92.64%
Number of salaries quoted 78,267 37,220 101,550
10th Percentile £32,690 £33,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £86,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -48 1,283 £55,000 +10.00% 182
London -39 686 £65,000 -7.14% 69
UK excluding London -41 645 £47,500 +11.76% 127
Work from Home -31 403 £57,500 +1.77% 39
South East -69 168 £46,500 +2.20% 26
North of England -90 159 £45,000 - 37
Midlands -49 145 £47,500 +14.46% 22
North West -67 107 £44,000 -4.86% 21
West Midlands -46 87 £47,500 +4.40% 14
South West -58 68 £45,000 +9.40% 15
East Midlands -40 58 £44,500 +14.10% 8
Yorkshire -91 46 £47,500 +9.83% 12
East of England -99 44 £52,500 +50.00% 10
Scotland -54 43 £47,500 +39.71% 13
Wales -40 19 £55,000 +120.00% 5
North East -34 6 £52,500 +40.00% 4
Channel Islands - 4 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 659 (43.02%) Agile Software Development
2 547 (35.70%) Social Skills
3 451 (29.44%) Finance
4 393 (25.65%) SQL
5 320 (20.89%) QA
6 319 (20.82%) Microsoft
7 290 (18.93%) User Stories
8 282 (18.41%) Analytical Skills
9 256 (16.71%) Problem-Solving
10 252 (16.45%) Scrum
11 238 (15.54%) Azure
12 219 (14.30%) Test Automation
13 218 (14.23%) Requirements Gathering
14 211 (13.77%) Project Management
15 201 (13.12%) SDLC
16 200 (13.05%) Oracle
17 197 (12.86%) DevOps
18 196 (12.79%) JIRA
19 190 (12.40%) Stakeholder Management
20 188 (12.27%) Degree
21 166 (10.84%) Workflow
21 166 (10.84%) Migration
22 165 (10.77%) Business Analysis
23 160 (10.44%) Software Testing
24 158 (10.31%) Analytics
25 148 (9.66%) Waterfall
26 142 (9.27%) C#
26 142 (9.27%) Mentoring
27 140 (9.14%) Business Intelligence
28 136 (8.88%) Change Management

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 48 (3.13%) SAS
2 46 (3.00%) Confluence
3 40 (2.61%) Oracle Workflow
4 38 (2.48%) SharePoint
5 28 (1.83%) CMS
6 16 (1.04%) Apache
7 12 (0.78%) IIS
7 12 (0.78%) Moodle
8 9 (0.59%) Apache Spark
8 9 (0.59%) OnBase
9 6 (0.39%) Documentum
10 5 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 5 (0.33%) Jupyter
11 4 (0.26%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.13%) Apache Airflow
12 2 (0.13%) Totara
13 1 (0.065%) Drupal
13 1 (0.065%) IBM Transformation Extender
13 1 (0.065%) nginx
13 1 (0.065%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 134 (8.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 117 (7.64%) Microsoft Office
3 80 (5.22%) MS Visio
4 66 (4.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
6 14 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.20%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.20%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.20%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.20%) Sketch
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Smart View
9 1 (0.065%) MadCap Flare
Business Applications
1 49 (3.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (2.28%) Oracle EBS
3 33 (2.15%) Dynamics AX
4 26 (1.70%) Oracle ERP
4 26 (1.70%) Oracle Payables
5 23 (1.50%) Oracle EBS R12
5 23 (1.50%) Oracle Receivables
6 21 (1.37%) NetSuite
7 18 (1.17%) Dynamics NAV
7 18 (1.17%) Oracle 11i
7 18 (1.17%) Oracle Applications
8 13 (0.85%) SAP S/4HANA
8 13 (0.85%) SAP SD
9 10 (0.65%) Oracle Clinical
10 8 (0.52%) SAP HR
11 7 (0.46%) SAP Business One
11 7 (0.46%) Visualfiles
12 6 (0.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 5 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
13 5 (0.33%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 238 (15.54%) Azure
2 114 (7.44%) Power Platform
3 79 (5.16%) SaaS
4 72 (4.70%) AWS
5 66 (4.31%) Dynamics 365
6 42 (2.74%) Microsoft 365
7 37 (2.42%) Force.com
8 36 (2.35%) GCP
9 30 (1.96%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 27 (1.76%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 25 (1.63%) Veeva
12 24 (1.57%) GitHub
13 19 (1.24%) Google Data Studio
14 18 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
15 16 (1.04%) Serverless
16 15 (0.98%) Azure Data Factory
16 15 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
16 15 (0.98%) Google Compute Engine
17 12 (0.78%) Google Analytics
17 12 (0.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (0.65%) Broadband
1 10 (0.65%) PuTTY
2 7 (0.46%) LAN
3 6 (0.39%) Firewall
3 6 (0.39%) Intranet
3 6 (0.39%) SSH
4 5 (0.33%) DNS
4 5 (0.33%) HTTP
5 4 (0.26%) FIX Connectivity
5 4 (0.26%) FTP
5 4 (0.26%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.20%) 5G
6 3 (0.20%) Network Security
6 3 (0.20%) SMS
6 3 (0.20%) WAN
6 3 (0.20%) WebEx
7 2 (0.13%) Internet
7 2 (0.13%) SAN
7 2 (0.13%) Telnet
7 2 (0.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (8.29%) SQL Server
2 96 (6.27%) Power BI
3 68 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
4 49 (3.20%) Oracle Reports
5 41 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 40 (2.61%) Relational Database
6 40 (2.61%) Tableau
7 37 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 28 (1.83%) Big Data
8 28 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 27 (1.76%) MySQL
10 21 (1.37%) Looker
11 19 (1.24%) Oracle Database
12 17 (1.11%) Amazon Redshift
12 17 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
12 17 (1.11%) Hadoop
13 15 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
13 15 (0.98%) BigQuery
13 15 (0.98%) RDBMS
14 13 (0.85%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 196 (12.79%) JIRA
2 97 (6.33%) Selenium
3 81 (5.29%) Git (software)
4 70 (4.57%) Visual Studio
5 47 (3.07%) Cucumber
6 41 (2.68%) Jenkins
6 41 (2.68%) Oracle Forms
7 39 (2.55%) Postman
8 35 (2.28%) Eclipse
9 32 (2.09%) Team Foundation Server
10 31 (2.02%) Cypress.io
11 30 (1.96%) SpecFlow
12 23 (1.50%) TeamCity
13 21 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
14 20 (1.31%) JMeter
15 18 (1.17%) IntelliJ
15 18 (1.17%) Maven
16 15 (0.98%) HP UFT
16 15 (0.98%) SoapUI
17 14 (0.91%) Jasmine
General
1 547 (35.70%) Social Skills
2 451 (29.44%) Finance
3 282 (18.41%) Analytical Skills
4 115 (7.51%) Presentation Skills
5 99 (6.46%) Retail
6 88 (5.74%) Law
7 83 (5.42%) Marketing
8 69 (4.50%) Banking
9 64 (4.18%) Influencing Skills
10 56 (3.66%) Organisational Skills
10 56 (3.66%) Pharmaceutical
11 47 (3.07%) Manufacturing
12 33 (2.15%) Publishing
13 32 (2.09%) Billing
13 32 (2.09%) Legal
14 29 (1.89%) Public Sector
15 25 (1.63%) Automotive
16 24 (1.57%) Documentation Skills
16 24 (1.57%) Investment Banking
17 23 (1.50%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 489 (31.92%) Analyst
2 291 (18.99%) Business Analyst
3 194 (12.66%) Developer
4 148 (9.66%) Consultant
5 71 (4.63%) Project Manager
6 69 (4.50%) Test Analyst
7 68 (4.44%) Tester
8 66 (4.31%) Senior Analyst
9 62 (4.05%) Product Owner
10 53 (3.46%) IT Analyst
11 48 (3.13%) Test Leader
12 47 (3.07%) Architect
13 44 (2.87%) Business IT Analyst
14 43 (2.81%) Senior Business Analyst
15 40 (2.61%) IT Business Analyst
16 37 (2.42%) Functional Consultant
17 35 (2.28%) Oracle Consultant
17 35 (2.28%) Programmer
17 35 (2.28%) Senior Consultant
18 34 (2.22%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (6.92%) .NET
2 90 (5.87%) HTML
3 75 (4.90%) CSS
4 63 (4.11%) XML
5 39 (2.55%) Web Services
6 36 (2.35%) REST
7 35 (2.28%) Spring
8 24 (1.57%) JSON
9 23 (1.50%) HTML5
10 22 (1.44%) Node.js
11 21 (1.37%) AngularJS
11 21 (1.37%) Oracle Fusion
12 20 (1.31%) Middleware
13 19 (1.24%) React
13 19 (1.24%) RESTful
14 18 (1.17%) ASP.NET
14 18 (1.17%) Gherkin
14 18 (1.17%) Jest
15 17 (1.11%) .NET Framework
16 15 (0.98%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 122 (7.96%) User Experience
2 88 (5.74%) Self-Motivation
3 66 (4.31%) Management Information System
4 56 (3.66%) Life Science
5 47 (3.07%) Mobile App
6 29 (1.89%) Analytical Mindset
7 28 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 27 (1.76%) Virtual Team
9 23 (1.50%) Data Structures
9 23 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
10 18 (1.17%) Equities
11 17 (1.11%) Credit Risk
12 16 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (1.04%) Public Cloud
13 15 (0.98%) Derivative
13 15 (0.98%) Legacy Systems
14 13 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
15 12 (0.78%) Legacy Applications
16 11 (0.72%) Robotics
17 10 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 76 (4.96%) Windows
2 64 (4.18%) Linux
3 28 (1.83%) Unix
4 13 (0.85%) Windows 10
5 12 (0.78%) Windows Server
6 9 (0.59%) Apple iOS
6 9 (0.59%) Windows 8
7 4 (0.26%) CentOS
8 2 (0.13%) Android
9 1 (0.065%) Debian
9 1 (0.065%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.065%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.065%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.065%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.065%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 659 (43.02%) Agile Software Development
2 290 (18.93%) User Stories
3 256 (16.71%) Problem-Solving
4 252 (16.45%) Scrum
5 219 (14.30%) Test Automation
6 218 (14.23%) Requirements Gathering
7 211 (13.77%) Project Management
8 201 (13.12%) SDLC
9 197 (12.86%) DevOps
10 190 (12.40%) Stakeholder Management
11 166 (10.84%) Migration
11 166 (10.84%) Workflow
12 165 (10.77%) Business Analysis
13 160 (10.44%) Software Testing
14 158 (10.31%) Analytics
15 148 (9.66%) Waterfall
16 142 (9.27%) Mentoring
17 140 (9.14%) Business Intelligence
18 136 (8.88%) Change Management
19 133 (8.68%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 393 (25.65%) SQL
2 142 (9.27%) C#
3 125 (8.16%) JavaScript
4 115 (7.51%) Java
5 99 (6.46%) Python
6 50 (3.26%) PL/SQL
7 41 (2.68%) PowerShell
8 37 (2.42%) Apex Code
8 37 (2.42%) Shell Script
9 33 (2.15%) VB
10 28 (1.83%) C
11 25 (1.63%) ABAP
11 25 (1.63%) Scala
12 22 (1.44%) T-SQL
13 19 (1.24%) PHP
14 18 (1.17%) VBScript
15 15 (0.98%) Bash Shell
15 15 (0.98%) VBA
16 14 (0.91%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 11 (0.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 188 (12.27%) Degree
2 69 (4.50%) ISTQB
3 60 (3.92%) ISEB
4 42 (2.74%) Security Cleared
5 37 (2.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 31 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
7 20 (1.31%) Oracle Certification
8 12 (0.78%) SC Cleared
9 10 (0.65%) Master's Degree
10 9 (0.59%) SAFe Agilist
11 8 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (0.26%) DBS Check
14 4 (0.26%) IIBA
14 4 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 4 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.26%) MCP
14 4 (0.26%) Sun Certification
15 3 (0.20%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 320 (20.89%) QA
2 43 (2.81%) SLA
3 28 (1.83%) Data Quality
4 27 (1.76%) GDPR
5 26 (1.70%) Accessibility
6 20 (1.31%) Good Clinical Practice
7 18 (1.17%) PMO
8 14 (0.91%) CDISC
9 10 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 9 (0.59%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 9 (0.59%) IFRS
11 8 (0.52%) MiFID
12 7 (0.46%) COREP
13 5 (0.33%) HIPAA
13 5 (0.33%) SEPA
14 3 (0.20%) ISO 20022
14 3 (0.20%) PCI DSS
15 2 (0.13%) IFRS 9
15 2 (0.13%) Solvency II
16 1 (0.065%) PSD2
System Software
1 39 (2.55%) Docker
2 37 (2.42%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.26%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 2 (0.13%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.13%) vSphere
8 1 (0.065%) GlusterFS
8 1 (0.065%) iptables
8 1 (0.065%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 34 (2.22%) Kubernetes
2 16 (1.04%) Ansible
3 14 (0.91%) Puppet
4 13 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (0.78%) Terraform
6 11 (0.72%) SCCM
7 10 (0.65%) HP ALM
8 5 (0.33%) Prometheus
8 5 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.13%) Nagios
11 1 (0.065%) Amdocs OSS
11 1 (0.065%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.065%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 319 (20.82%) Microsoft
2 200 (13.05%) Oracle
3 123 (8.03%) Salesforce.com
4 82 (5.35%) SAP
5 49 (3.20%) Adobe
6 44 (2.87%) Conga
7 40 (2.61%) Google
8 32 (2.09%) Databricks
9 28 (1.83%) Cognizant
10 17 (1.11%) Atlassian
10 17 (1.11%) ServiceNow
11 16 (1.04%) Teradata
12 15 (0.98%) Bloomberg
12 15 (0.98%) JD Edwards
12 15 (0.98%) Murex
13 14 (0.91%) Quadient
14 12 (0.78%) UiPath
15 11 (0.72%) Blue Prism
15 11 (0.72%) VMware
16 10 (0.65%) HP