Period
to 10 July 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 10 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
UK
6 months to
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 221 258 221
Rank change year-on-year +37 -37 -21
Permanent jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1,165 1,931 2,855
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.51% 1.32% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 1.43% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 921 1,573 2,333
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -3.23%
10th Percentile £30,500 £31,250 £31,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £72,500 £71,250
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 71,160 135,381 163,380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.16% 92.22% 92.14%
Number of salaries quoted 56,771 106,578 130,934
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,000 £28,906
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 10 July 2020.

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 10 July 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 +38 1,101 £50,000 +4.17% 80
London +46 592 £65,000 +13.04% 23
UK excluding London +20 532 £42,500 - 68
North of England +54 156 £42,500 +6.25% 22
South East +8 134 £45,000 -10.00% 11
North West +65 94 £42,500 +6.25% 16
East of England +89 78 £40,500 -11.96% 14
Midlands +46 75 £39,000 -2.50% 4
South West +52 59 £41,817 -1.61% 5
Work from Home +53 58 £55,000 - 8
Yorkshire +46 53 £45,000 +10.43% 4
West Midlands +47 45 £42,750 +6.88% 2
East Midlands +30 30 £39,000 +11.43% 2
Scotland +42 20 £39,500 +5.33% 4
North East +22 9 £34,000 +15.25% 2
Wales +8 9 £30,000 -20.00% 6
Northern Ireland +16 1 £30,000 -16.67% 2

For the 6 months to 10 July 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.

1 460 (39.48%) Agile Software Development
2 417 (35.79%) SQL
3 282 (24.21%) Finance
4 281 (24.12%) Analytical Skills
5 261 (22.40%) SQL Server
6 245 (21.03%) Oracle
7 226 (19.40%) Degree
8 203 (17.42%) Test Automation
9 185 (15.88%) Business Intelligence
10 176 (15.11%) Analytics
11 173 (14.85%) JIRA
11 173 (14.85%) QA
12 171 (14.68%) Python
13 169 (14.51%) Scrum
14 156 (13.39%) Business Analysis
15 151 (12.96%) System Integration Testing
16 149 (12.79%) Microsoft
17 148 (12.70%) Problem-Solving
18 147 (12.62%) Test Scripting
19 139 (11.93%) Project Management
20 135 (11.59%) Regression Testing
21 134 (11.50%) ETL
21 134 (11.50%) Windows
22 126 (10.82%) .NET
23 123 (10.56%) Data Analysis
24 122 (10.47%) Oracle Reports
25 116 (9.96%) Java
26 115 (9.87%) Data Analytics
27 110 (9.44%) Legal
28 109 (9.36%) Data Lake

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 62 (5.32%) Confluence
2 22 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 20 (1.72%) Tomcat
4 19 (1.63%) WebSphere
5 17 (1.46%) Apache
6 16 (1.37%) CMS
6 16 (1.37%) IBM Transformation Extender
7 14 (1.20%) Apache Spark
7 14 (1.20%) IIS
8 5 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.26%) Hyperledger
10 3 (0.26%) SAS
11 2 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.17%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.17%) NetWeaver
12 1 (0.086%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.086%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.086%) FileNet
12 1 (0.086%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 68 (5.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 44 (3.78%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (2.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 27 (2.32%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.43%) Chatbot
6 5 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.34%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.17%) SPSS
9 1 (0.086%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.086%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.086%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 18 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.29%) NetSuite
3 10 (0.86%) Oracle ERP
4 9 (0.77%) Oracle Payables
4 9 (0.77%) Oracle Receivables
5 7 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.60%) SAP ERP
5 7 (0.60%) SAP MM
6 6 (0.52%) Magento
6 6 (0.52%) Oracle General Ledger
6 6 (0.52%) SAP SD
7 4 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.34%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 4 (0.34%) thinkFolio
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle iProcurement
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (0.26%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 86 (7.38%) Azure
2 46 (3.95%) Power Platform
3 40 (3.43%) AWS
4 39 (3.35%) SaaS
5 32 (2.75%) Office 365
6 20 (1.72%) Dynamics 365
7 16 (1.37%) GCP
7 16 (1.37%) IaaS
8 13 (1.12%) PaaS
9 12 (1.03%) GitHub
10 8 (0.69%) Azure Data Factory
10 8 (0.69%) Trello
11 5 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 5 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.43%) PowerApps
11 5 (0.43%) Zapier
12 4 (0.34%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.34%) DigitalOcean
12 4 (0.34%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.72%) FTP
2 19 (1.63%) TCP/IP
3 17 (1.46%) SSH
4 13 (1.12%) Firewall
5 10 (0.86%) HTTP
6 5 (0.43%) Network Security
7 4 (0.34%) FIX Connectivity
7 4 (0.34%) SMS
8 2 (0.17%) VPN
9 1 (0.086%) Internet
9 1 (0.086%) Intranet
9 1 (0.086%) LAN
9 1 (0.086%) PBX
9 1 (0.086%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.086%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.086%) Skype
9 1 (0.086%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.086%) VLAN
9 1 (0.086%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 261 (22.40%) SQL Server
2 122 (10.47%) Oracle Reports
3 109 (9.36%) Data Lake
4 61 (5.24%) Data Warehouse
5 56 (4.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 48 (4.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 45 (3.86%) Power BI
8 32 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 23 (1.97%) Relational Database
10 22 (1.89%) DB2
11 21 (1.80%) NoSQL
12 20 (1.72%) MongoDB
13 18 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
14 17 (1.46%) Hadoop
14 17 (1.46%) Oracle Database
15 14 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
15 14 (1.20%) MySQL
16 13 (1.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 11 (0.94%) Big Data
18 10 (0.86%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 173 (14.85%) JIRA
2 94 (8.07%) Selenium
3 38 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 33 (2.83%) WebDriver
5 28 (2.40%) Git (software)
5 28 (2.40%) SpecFlow
6 26 (2.23%) Cucumber
7 24 (2.06%) Postman
8 22 (1.89%) Oracle APEX
9 19 (1.63%) Jenkins
9 19 (1.63%) JMeter
9 19 (1.63%) SoapUI
10 17 (1.46%) Visual Studio Team System
11 15 (1.29%) Bitbucket
12 13 (1.12%) Visual Studio
13 12 (1.03%) Subversion
14 11 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 10 (0.86%) LSMW
16 9 (0.77%) Cypress.io
16 9 (0.77%) Mocha
General
1 282 (24.21%) Finance
2 110 (9.44%) Legal
3 57 (4.89%) Banking
3 57 (4.89%) Retail
4 30 (2.58%) Investment Banking
5 23 (1.97%) Billing
5 23 (1.97%) Front Office
6 20 (1.72%) Financial Institution
6 20 (1.72%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.29%) Law
8 13 (1.12%) Marketing
9 12 (1.03%) Local Government
10 10 (0.86%) Back Office
11 8 (0.69%) Advertising
12 7 (0.60%) Games
12 7 (0.60%) Telecoms
13 6 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.52%) Police
14 5 (0.43%) Public Sector
15 3 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 504 (43.26%) Analyst
2 177 (15.19%) Business Analyst
3 168 (14.42%) Developer
4 104 (8.93%) Senior Analyst
5 93 (7.98%) Test Analyst
6 72 (6.18%) Data Analyst
7 62 (5.32%) Senior Data Analyst
8 57 (4.89%) Tester
9 55 (4.72%) Consultant
10 50 (4.29%) Systems Analyst
11 45 (3.86%) Support Analyst
12 42 (3.61%) Test Engineer
13 40 (3.43%) Test Leader
14 39 (3.35%) Administrator
15 36 (3.09%) Senior Developer
16 34 (2.92%) Applications Support
17 33 (2.83%) SQL Analyst
18 32 (2.75%) Data Engineer
19 31 (2.66%) IT Analyst
19 31 (2.66%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (10.82%) .NET
2 95 (8.15%) XML
3 76 (6.52%) HTML
4 64 (5.49%) CSS
5 60 (5.15%) Web Services
6 37 (3.18%) AngularJS
7 34 (2.92%) REST
8 29 (2.49%) Middleware
9 24 (2.06%) React
10 23 (1.97%) Spring
11 21 (1.80%) ActiveMQ
12 20 (1.72%) Gherkin
12 20 (1.72%) Hibernate
12 20 (1.72%) JMS
13 18 (1.55%) .NET Framework
14 17 (1.46%) JSON
15 16 (1.37%) RESTful
16 15 (1.29%) HTML5
17 14 (1.20%) Node.js
17 14 (1.20%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 281 (24.12%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (5.67%) Reinsurance
3 56 (4.81%) User Experience
4 51 (4.38%) Self-Motivation
5 48 (4.12%) Management Information System
6 36 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
7 32 (2.75%) Market Risk
8 25 (2.15%) Mobile App
9 24 (2.06%) AS400
9 24 (2.06%) iSeries
10 21 (1.80%) Data Centre
11 19 (1.63%) Data Structures
12 17 (1.46%) Fixed Income
13 16 (1.37%) Driving Licence
13 16 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 16 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
13 16 (1.37%) Reference Data
14 15 (1.29%) Analytical Mindset
14 15 (1.29%) Derivative
15 12 (1.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 134 (11.50%) Windows
2 99 (8.50%) Linux
3 60 (5.15%) Windows Server
4 26 (2.23%) Unix
5 17 (1.46%) Android
6 15 (1.29%) Oracle Linux
7 14 (1.20%) Apple iOS
8 13 (1.12%) Windows 10
9 10 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (0.86%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.52%) Solaris
11 4 (0.34%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
13 1 (0.086%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 460 (39.48%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (17.42%) Test Automation
3 185 (15.88%) Business Intelligence
4 176 (15.11%) Analytics
5 169 (14.51%) Scrum
6 156 (13.39%) Business Analysis
7 151 (12.96%) System Integration Testing
8 148 (12.70%) Problem-Solving
9 147 (12.62%) Test Scripting
10 139 (11.93%) Project Management
11 135 (11.59%) Regression Testing
12 134 (11.50%) ETL
13 123 (10.56%) Data Analysis
14 115 (9.87%) Data Analytics
15 105 (9.01%) System Testing
16 103 (8.84%) Migration
16 103 (8.84%) Proactive Monitoring
17 100 (8.58%) Stakeholder Management
18 99 (8.50%) User Stories
19 94 (8.07%) Data Extraction
Programming Languages
1 417 (35.79%) SQL
2 171 (14.68%) Python
3 116 (9.96%) Java
4 99 (8.50%) C#
5 74 (6.35%) JavaScript
6 37 (3.18%) PowerShell
7 35 (3.00%) PL/SQL
8 30 (2.58%) T-SQL
8 30 (2.58%) VB.NET
9 24 (2.06%) PHP
10 22 (1.89%) RPG
11 17 (1.46%) R
12 10 (0.86%) ABAP
12 10 (0.86%) Ruby
13 9 (0.77%) TypeScript
14 8 (0.69%) C
14 8 (0.69%) Perl
15 7 (0.60%) SAPscript
15 7 (0.60%) VBA
16 6 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 226 (19.40%) Degree
2 62 (5.32%) ISEB
3 60 (5.15%) ISTQB
4 42 (3.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 39 (3.35%) Security Cleared
6 27 (2.32%) SC Cleared
7 24 (2.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 14 (1.20%) IIBA
9 12 (1.03%) CBAP
10 7 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.60%) Oracle Certification
11 6 (0.52%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.34%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.34%) PMP
13 2 (0.17%) HND
13 2 (0.17%) MCSE
13 2 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
13 2 (0.17%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (14.85%) QA
2 94 (8.07%) GAAP
3 20 (1.72%) Data Quality
4 14 (1.20%) GDPR
5 10 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.60%) COBIT
7 6 (0.52%) PMO
7 6 (0.52%) SLA
8 5 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.34%) GxP
10 3 (0.26%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.17%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.086%) IFRS
12 1 (0.086%) ISO 20022
12 1 (0.086%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.086%) MiFID
System Software
1 49 (4.21%) Active Directory
2 17 (1.46%) Docker
3 8 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.26%) HDFS
4 3 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.086%) Cronacle
6 1 (0.086%) NDS
6 1 (0.086%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (2.15%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (1.37%) Kubernetes
3 10 (0.86%) SCCM
3 10 (0.86%) WSUS
4 7 (0.60%) Failover Clustering
4 7 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (0.52%) Terraform
6 5 (0.43%) CA Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.26%) Control-M
7 3 (0.26%) HP ALM
7 3 (0.26%) Rancher
8 2 (0.17%) Ansible
9 1 (0.086%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.086%) Grafana
9 1 (0.086%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.086%) Nagios
9 1 (0.086%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 1 (0.086%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.086%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 245 (21.03%) Oracle
2 149 (12.79%) Microsoft
3 102 (8.76%) Tableau
4 97 (8.33%) Blue Prism
5 96 (8.24%) Automation Anywhere
5 96 (8.24%) UiPath
6 94 (8.07%) Alteryx
6 94 (8.07%) Cadence
6 94 (8.07%) Teradata
7 44 (3.78%) SAP
8 36 (3.09%) Guidewire
9 29 (2.49%) IBM
10 28 (2.40%) ServiceNow
11 19 (1.63%) HP
12 18 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
13 11 (0.94%) Google
14 10 (0.86%) Sophos
15 9 (0.77%) Bloomberg
16 8 (0.69%) Capita
16 8 (0.69%) Cognizant