Period
to 18 February 2020

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 18 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 224 237 204
Rank change year-on-year +13 -33 -6
Permanent jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1,841 2,217 2,989
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.48% 1.47% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.60% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1,390 1,769 2,412
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,200 £29,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 114,252 138,840 160,703
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.93% 92.20% 92.24%
Number of salaries quoted 90,610 109,591 130,456
UK median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,750 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,250 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 18 February 2020.

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 18 February 2020. 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 +23 1,723 £50,000 - 298
UK excluding London +2 906 £42,500 - 231
London +16 866 £60,000 +4.35% 84
North of England +84 314 £40,750 +3.16% 76
South East -20 215 £45,000 -10.00% 46
North West +39 145 £42,500 +7.59% 44
Yorkshire +58 144 £40,000 +1.27% 27
Midlands -5 130 £41,500 +9.21% 42
East of England +20 99 £53,750 +19.44% 33
South West -22 98 £41,500 -15.31% 16
West Midlands +26 92 £41,500 +8.83% 26
East Midlands -20 38 £40,500 +8.00% 16
Scotland -12 37 £40,000 +12.68% 14
North East +32 25 £39,000 +24.80% 5
Wales -2 18 £30,000 -14.29% 4
Northern Ireland +7 3 £70,500 +116.92%

For the 6 months to 18 February 2020, 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.

1 864 (46.93%) Agile Software Development
2 489 (26.56%) SQL
3 467 (25.37%) Test Automation
4 432 (23.47%) Finance
5 369 (20.04%) Analytical Skills
6 348 (18.90%) Business Analysis
7 325 (17.65%) QA
8 309 (16.78%) Scrum
9 307 (16.68%) JIRA
10 274 (14.88%) SDLC
11 266 (14.45%) Problem-Solving
12 261 (14.18%) Stakeholder Management
13 251 (13.63%) Test Scripting
14 242 (13.15%) Microsoft
15 231 (12.55%) Software Testing
16 224 (12.17%) SQL Server
17 208 (11.30%) Project Management
18 207 (11.24%) Retail
19 205 (11.14%) DevOps
20 204 (11.08%) Waterfall
21 203 (11.03%) Regression Testing
21 203 (11.03%) User Stories
22 196 (10.65%) Degree
23 195 (10.59%) Java
24 192 (10.43%) Selenium
25 190 (10.32%) Test Strategy
26 186 (10.10%) Business Intelligence
27 181 (9.83%) C#
28 170 (9.23%) Oracle
29 166 (9.02%) Functional 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 84 (4.56%) Confluence
2 47 (2.55%) SharePoint
3 25 (1.36%) CMS
4 17 (0.92%) Apache
5 16 (0.87%) Apache Spark
6 14 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
7 12 (0.65%) WebSphere
8 10 (0.54%) SAS
9 8 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (0.43%) EPiServer
9 8 (0.43%) IIS
10 6 (0.33%) JBoss
11 5 (0.27%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.16%) FileNet
13 3 (0.16%) IBM Transformation Extender
13 3 (0.16%) WordPress
14 2 (0.11%) DNN
14 2 (0.11%) Joomla!
14 2 (0.11%) Moodle
Applications
1 114 (6.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 91 (4.94%) Microsoft Office
3 47 (2.55%) MS Visio
4 35 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 34 (1.85%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.38%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.16%) Sketch
10 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.11%) Adobe XD
10 2 (0.11%) InDesign
11 1 (0.054%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 39 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
3 18 (0.98%) SAP S/4HANA
4 16 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
5 13 (0.71%) NetSuite
6 12 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
7 11 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
7 11 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
8 8 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
8 8 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
9 7 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
10 6 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
10 6 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
10 6 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
11 5 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 5 (0.27%) Temenos T24
12 4 (0.22%) Markit EDM
12 4 (0.22%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
12 4 (0.22%) SAP BPC
12 4 (0.22%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 133 (7.22%) Azure
2 88 (4.78%) Power Platform
3 80 (4.35%) AWS
4 58 (3.15%) Office 365
5 52 (2.82%) Dynamics 365
6 45 (2.44%) SaaS
7 29 (1.58%) G Suite
8 20 (1.09%) GCP
9 19 (1.03%) GitHub
10 18 (0.98%) BrowserStack
11 14 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
11 14 (0.76%) PaaS
12 12 (0.65%) Oracle CX
13 11 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
14 9 (0.49%) AWS Fargate
14 9 (0.49%) DigitalOcean
15 8 (0.43%) Amazon S3
16 7 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
16 7 (0.38%) npm
16 7 (0.38%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.09%) WAN
2 19 (1.03%) TCP/IP
3 15 (0.81%) LAN
4 13 (0.71%) LTE
4 13 (0.71%) Wireless
5 11 (0.60%) Internet
6 10 (0.54%) SSL
7 7 (0.38%) Firewall
7 7 (0.38%) Intranet
7 7 (0.38%) PuTTY
7 7 (0.38%) SSH
8 6 (0.33%) PBX
8 6 (0.33%) SAN
9 4 (0.22%) FIX Connectivity
9 4 (0.22%) WinSCP
10 3 (0.16%) FTP
11 2 (0.11%) HTTP
11 2 (0.11%) Skype
11 2 (0.11%) VLAN
11 2 (0.11%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 224 (12.17%) SQL Server
2 110 (5.98%) Data Warehouse
3 89 (4.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 87 (4.73%) Power BI
5 67 (3.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 57 (3.10%) Data Lake
7 48 (2.61%) Relational Database
8 43 (2.34%) Oracle Database
8 43 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 40 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
10 37 (2.01%) MySQL
11 35 (1.90%) BusinessObjects
12 28 (1.52%) Big Data
13 22 (1.20%) DB2
14 20 (1.09%) MongoDB
14 20 (1.09%) NoSQL
14 20 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
15 19 (1.03%) RDBMS
16 17 (0.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 16 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 307 (16.68%) JIRA
2 192 (10.43%) Selenium
3 110 (5.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 77 (4.18%) Cucumber
4 77 (4.18%) SoapUI
5 63 (3.42%) WebDriver
6 56 (3.04%) JMeter
6 56 (3.04%) SpecFlow
7 47 (2.55%) LoadRunner
8 44 (2.39%) Jenkins
9 41 (2.23%) Git (software)
9 41 (2.23%) Postman
10 31 (1.68%) Visual Studio Team System
11 30 (1.63%) HP UFT
12 28 (1.52%) JUnit
12 28 (1.52%) Oracle APEX
13 26 (1.41%) Visual Studio
14 25 (1.36%) Subversion
15 20 (1.09%) Maven
16 17 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 432 (23.47%) Finance
2 207 (11.24%) Retail
3 70 (3.80%) Marketing
4 69 (3.75%) Banking
5 48 (2.61%) Telecoms
6 37 (2.01%) Legal
7 24 (1.30%) Public Sector
8 22 (1.20%) Front Office
9 19 (1.03%) Billing
9 19 (1.03%) Manufacturing
10 18 (0.98%) Financial Institution
11 14 (0.76%) Publishing
12 13 (0.71%) Investment Banking
13 11 (0.60%) French Language
13 11 (0.60%) Law
13 11 (0.60%) Local Government
14 10 (0.54%) Advertising
14 10 (0.54%) Back Office
14 10 (0.54%) Games
15 9 (0.49%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 845 (45.90%) Analyst
2 367 (19.93%) Business Analyst
3 220 (11.95%) Test Analyst
4 209 (11.35%) Developer
5 136 (7.39%) Consultant
6 131 (7.12%) Senior Analyst
7 127 (6.90%) Tester
8 81 (4.40%) Test Leader
9 77 (4.18%) Systems Analyst
10 66 (3.59%) Administrator
11 62 (3.37%) Test Manager
12 57 (3.10%) QA Engineer
13 54 (2.93%) Technical Analyst
14 53 (2.88%) Senior Business Analyst
14 53 (2.88%) SQL Analyst
15 51 (2.77%) IT Analyst
16 50 (2.72%) Data Analyst
16 50 (2.72%) Support Analyst
17 48 (2.61%) Senior Consultant
17 48 (2.61%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (8.37%) .NET
2 127 (6.90%) HTML
3 123 (6.68%) CSS
4 117 (6.36%) XML
5 84 (4.56%) AngularJS
6 76 (4.13%) Web Services
7 63 (3.42%) REST
8 44 (2.39%) SOAP
9 28 (1.52%) RESTful
10 27 (1.47%) JSON
11 26 (1.41%) ASP.NET
11 26 (1.41%) HTML5
12 25 (1.36%) Ajax
13 24 (1.30%) jQuery
14 23 (1.25%) Node.js
15 22 (1.20%) Gherkin
16 21 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC
17 20 (1.09%) Middleware
17 20 (1.09%) Spring
17 20 (1.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 369 (20.04%) Analytical Skills
2 131 (7.12%) Management Information System
3 80 (4.35%) User Experience
4 63 (3.42%) Mobile App
4 63 (3.42%) Self-Motivation
5 59 (3.20%) Reinsurance
6 48 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
7 33 (1.79%) Data Structures
8 28 (1.52%) Fixed Income
9 26 (1.41%) Derivative
10 25 (1.36%) Data Centre
11 24 (1.30%) AS400
12 21 (1.14%) iSeries
13 20 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
14 19 (1.03%) Analytical Mindset
14 19 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 16 (0.87%) e-Learning
16 14 (0.76%) PMI
16 14 (0.76%) Renewable Energy
17 12 (0.65%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 138 (7.50%) Windows
2 116 (6.30%) Linux
3 47 (2.55%) Windows Server
4 31 (1.68%) Android
5 30 (1.63%) Apple iOS
6 25 (1.36%) Unix
7 18 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (0.87%) Windows 7
9 14 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
10 9 (0.49%) CentOS
11 6 (0.33%) Solaris
11 6 (0.33%) Windows 10
12 5 (0.27%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.22%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.054%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 864 (46.93%) Agile Software Development
2 467 (25.37%) Test Automation
3 348 (18.90%) Business Analysis
4 309 (16.78%) Scrum
5 274 (14.88%) SDLC
6 266 (14.45%) Problem-Solving
7 261 (14.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 251 (13.63%) Test Scripting
9 231 (12.55%) Software Testing
10 208 (11.30%) Project Management
11 205 (11.14%) DevOps
12 204 (11.08%) Waterfall
13 203 (11.03%) Regression Testing
13 203 (11.03%) User Stories
14 190 (10.32%) Test Strategy
15 186 (10.10%) Business Intelligence
16 166 (9.02%) Functional Testing
17 165 (8.96%) Integration Testing
18 150 (8.15%) Test Management
19 143 (7.77%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 489 (26.56%) SQL
2 195 (10.59%) Java
3 181 (9.83%) C#
4 161 (8.75%) JavaScript
5 102 (5.54%) Python
6 48 (2.61%) PL/SQL
7 46 (2.50%) T-SQL
8 35 (1.90%) PHP
9 30 (1.63%) TypeScript
10 23 (1.25%) PowerShell
10 23 (1.25%) Shell Script
10 23 (1.25%) VBA
11 22 (1.20%) C
11 22 (1.20%) RPG
12 21 (1.14%) C++
13 20 (1.09%) Ruby
13 20 (1.09%) VB
13 20 (1.09%) VBScript
14 16 (0.87%) Perl
15 10 (0.54%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 196 (10.65%) Degree
2 153 (8.31%) ISTQB
3 107 (5.81%) ISEB
4 65 (3.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 56 (3.04%) Security Cleared
6 49 (2.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 40 (2.17%) SC Cleared
8 31 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
9 19 (1.03%) PMI Certification
10 16 (0.87%) PMP
11 14 (0.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 12 (0.65%) MCSE
12 12 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (0.60%) DV Cleared
13 11 (0.60%) MCP
14 9 (0.49%) CEH
14 9 (0.49%) MCSA
14 9 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 8 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 7 (0.38%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 325 (17.65%) QA
2 52 (2.82%) Data Quality
3 23 (1.25%) GAAP
4 20 (1.09%) GDPR
5 15 (0.81%) SLA
6 10 (0.54%) Solvency II
7 8 (0.43%) GMP
8 6 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (0.22%) PMBOK
10 4 (0.22%) PMO
11 2 (0.11%) GxP
11 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.11%) MiFID
11 2 (0.11%) RMADS
12 1 (0.054%) COBIT
12 1 (0.054%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.054%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.054%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 46 (2.50%) Docker
2 39 (2.12%) Active Directory
3 23 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (0.98%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.60%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 11 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
6 9 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (0.27%) Firmware
7 5 (0.27%) IAG
7 5 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.22%) HDFS
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.11%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.11%) vCloud
9 2 (0.11%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.054%) Cronacle
10 1 (0.054%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 76 (4.13%) HP Quality Center
2 29 (1.58%) Kubernetes
3 28 (1.52%) HP ALM
4 24 (1.30%) SCCM
5 9 (0.49%) Netcool
5 9 (0.49%) SCOM
5 9 (0.49%) TeMIP
6 8 (0.43%) Ansible
7 7 (0.38%) Puppet
8 6 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (0.22%) AppDNA
10 4 (0.22%) HAProxy
10 4 (0.22%) Packer
11 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (0.11%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (0.11%) Galera Cluster
12 2 (0.11%) Prometheus
13 1 (0.054%) Terraform
Vendors
1 242 (13.15%) Microsoft
2 170 (9.23%) Oracle
3 82 (4.45%) HP
4 71 (3.86%) SAP
5 58 (3.15%) ServiceNow
6 53 (2.88%) Tableau
7 52 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
8 41 (2.23%) Google
9 39 (2.12%) VMware
10 35 (1.90%) UiPath
11 32 (1.74%) Alteryx
11 32 (1.74%) IBM
11 32 (1.74%) Teradata
12 28 (1.52%) Citrix
13 27 (1.47%) Cadence
14 26 (1.41%) Guidewire
15 25 (1.36%) Blue Prism
16 23 (1.25%) Automation Anywhere
17 20 (1.09%) Adobe
17 20 (1.09%) Informatica