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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 1 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
UK
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 324 302 232
Rank change year-on-year -22 -70 +34
Permanent jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 2,035 1,175 1,181
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.13% 1.10% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.17% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,315 859 887
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,100 £30,150
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £81,090
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 171,218 100,289 73,335
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.33% 93.83% 92.91%
Number of salaries quoted 84,584 69,434 59,179
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £41,744 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £91,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% +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 1 July 2022.

Salary histogram for User Acceptance Testing in the UK

User Acceptance Testing
Top 18 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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England +1 1,733 £52,500 +5.00% 171
Work from Home +27 988 £52,500 +5.00% 64
UK excluding London +1 939 £45,000 - 108
London -53 854 £64,000 +2.40% 71
South East +22 264 £52,500 +16.67% 36
North of England -24 242 £42,500 +6.25% 26
Midlands -14 196 £45,000 - 23
West Midlands -4 149 £45,000 - 15
North West -58 126 £45,000 +16.88% 13
Yorkshire +8 110 £41,500 -12.63% 8
South West -1 97 £45,000 - 6
East of England -59 66 £60,000 +29.73% 7
Scotland -66 53 £55,000 +22.22% 7
East Midlands -41 47 £46,000 +8.24% 8
Wales -24 20 £40,000 +11.11% 2
North East -15 6 £42,500 +8.97% 5
Channel Islands - 6 £63,750 - 1
Northern Ireland - 4 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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 1,031 (50.66%) Agile
2 822 (40.39%) Social Skills
3 560 (27.52%) Finance
4 485 (23.83%) SQL
5 481 (23.64%) Problem-Solving
6 473 (23.24%) QA
7 439 (21.57%) Analytical Skills
8 416 (20.44%) Test Automation
9 401 (19.71%) User Stories
10 333 (16.36%) Project Management
11 327 (16.07%) Microsoft
12 319 (15.68%) JIRA
13 304 (14.94%) Scrum
14 302 (14.84%) Business Analysis
15 282 (13.86%) Degree
16 276 (13.56%) SDLC
17 275 (13.51%) DevOps
17 275 (13.51%) Test Scripting
18 271 (13.32%) Software Testing
19 250 (12.29%) Azure
20 248 (12.19%) Acceptance Criteria
21 247 (12.14%) Waterfall
22 240 (11.79%) Stakeholder Management
23 226 (11.11%) JavaScript
24 225 (11.06%) Analytics
25 213 (10.47%) Java
26 204 (10.02%) C#
26 204 (10.02%) Requirements Gathering
27 199 (9.78%) Data Analysis
28 192 (9.43%) Python

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
1 118 (5.80%) Confluence
2 78 (3.83%) SharePoint
3 34 (1.67%) Apache
4 30 (1.47%) IIS
5 24 (1.18%) SAS
6 22 (1.08%) CMS
7 14 (0.69%) WebLogic
8 10 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 9 (0.44%) OpenEdge
9 9 (0.44%) WildFly
10 7 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (0.29%) Oracle Application Server
12 5 (0.25%) Moodle
12 5 (0.25%) Umbraco
13 4 (0.20%) Appian
13 4 (0.20%) Kentico
13 4 (0.20%) WordPress
14 3 (0.15%) Ethereum
14 3 (0.15%) nginx
14 3 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 163 (8.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 117 (5.75%) Microsoft Office
3 96 (4.72%) MS Visio
4 74 (3.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 27 (1.33%) Chatbot
6 26 (1.28%) Sketch
7 15 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
8 12 (0.59%) Adobe XD
8 12 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.29%) UXPin
10 3 (0.15%) SPSS
11 2 (0.098%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.049%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.049%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 25 (1.23%) NetSuite
2 19 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.84%) SAP S/4HANA
4 13 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.64%) SAP Business One
5 9 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
5 9 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.39%) Fidessa
6 8 (0.39%) SAP CO
6 8 (0.39%) SAP FI
6 8 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
7 6 (0.29%) Teamcenter
7 6 (0.29%) Workday HCM
8 5 (0.25%) Carpe Diem
8 5 (0.25%) Markit EDM
8 5 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
9 4 (0.20%) Oracle Payroll
9 4 (0.20%) SAP SD
9 4 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 250 (12.29%) Azure
2 155 (7.62%) Power Platform
3 122 (6.00%) Azure DevOps
4 111 (5.45%) AWS
5 88 (4.32%) SaaS
6 75 (3.69%) Microsoft 365
7 62 (3.05%) Dynamics 365
8 45 (2.21%) Serverless
9 34 (1.67%) GitHub
10 26 (1.28%) Figma
11 24 (1.18%) PowerApps
12 22 (1.08%) GCP
13 21 (1.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 21 (1.03%) Azure Logic Apps
14 20 (0.98%) Amazon ECS
14 20 (0.98%) Azure Functions
15 19 (0.93%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 18 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
17 16 (0.79%) Azure Data Factory
17 16 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 34 (1.67%) Internet
2 20 (0.98%) FIX Connectivity
3 18 (0.88%) VPN
4 17 (0.84%) Firewall
5 15 (0.74%) TCP/IP
6 14 (0.69%) HTTP
7 12 (0.59%) Intranet
8 10 (0.49%) Broadband
9 8 (0.39%) DNS
9 8 (0.39%) Wireless
10 6 (0.29%) HTTPS
10 6 (0.29%) Wireshark
11 5 (0.25%) LAN
11 5 (0.25%) SSH
11 5 (0.25%) WebEx
12 4 (0.20%) FTP
12 4 (0.20%) WAN
13 3 (0.15%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
13 3 (0.15%) RFID
13 3 (0.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (8.94%) SQL Server
2 132 (6.49%) Power BI
3 93 (4.57%) Data Warehouse
4 59 (2.90%) Relational Database
5 56 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
6 52 (2.56%) Tableau
7 45 (2.21%) Oracle Database
8 42 (2.06%) Big Data
9 37 (1.82%) MySQL
10 29 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
11 27 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
12 26 (1.28%) MongoDB
13 25 (1.23%) Data Lake
14 22 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 20 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
15 20 (0.98%) Spotfire
15 20 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 19 (0.93%) Metadata
17 17 (0.84%) Data Mining
18 15 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 319 (15.68%) JIRA
2 126 (6.19%) Git (software)
3 114 (5.60%) Selenium
4 79 (3.88%) Postman
5 60 (2.95%) Jenkins
6 56 (2.75%) Cucumber
6 56 (2.75%) JMeter
7 47 (2.31%) Bitbucket
7 47 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 40 (1.97%) SpecFlow
9 38 (1.87%) Visual Studio
10 35 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
11 27 (1.33%) WebDriver
12 26 (1.28%) Maven
13 23 (1.13%) TestRail
14 21 (1.03%) Cypress.io
14 21 (1.03%) Subversion
15 20 (0.98%) REST Assured
16 17 (0.84%) JUnit
17 16 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 822 (40.39%) Social Skills
2 560 (27.52%) Finance
3 439 (21.57%) Analytical Skills
4 158 (7.76%) Marketing
5 144 (7.08%) Retail
6 112 (5.50%) Presentation Skills
7 98 (4.82%) Law
8 92 (4.52%) Banking
9 88 (4.32%) Organisational Skills
10 87 (4.28%) Influencing Skills
11 86 (4.23%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 75 (3.69%) Legal
13 66 (3.24%) Games
13 66 (3.24%) Pharmaceutical
14 53 (2.60%) Publishing
15 46 (2.26%) Manufacturing
15 46 (2.26%) Telecoms
16 41 (2.01%) Advertising
16 41 (2.01%) Front Office
16 41 (2.01%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 831 (40.84%) Analyst
2 446 (21.92%) Business Analyst
3 200 (9.83%) Developer
4 125 (6.14%) Test Analyst
5 108 (5.31%) Senior Analyst
6 85 (4.18%) Tester
7 80 (3.93%) Product Owner
8 74 (3.64%) QA Engineer
9 71 (3.49%) Test Manager
10 68 (3.34%) Consultant
11 62 (3.05%) Senior Business Analyst
11 62 (3.05%) Systems Analyst
12 60 (2.95%) Project Manager
13 56 (2.75%) Junior
14 47 (2.31%) IT Analyst
15 45 (2.21%) Senior Developer
15 45 (2.21%) Test Engineer
16 44 (2.16%) Data Analyst
17 38 (1.87%) Software Tester
18 37 (1.82%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (8.16%) .NET
2 123 (6.04%) CSS
2 123 (6.04%) HTML
3 95 (4.67%) REST
3 95 (4.67%) XML
4 79 (3.88%) RESTful
5 75 (3.69%) Web Services
6 70 (3.44%) React
7 68 (3.34%) ASP.NET
8 57 (2.80%) HTML5
9 50 (2.46%) CSS3
10 46 (2.26%) AngularJS
11 41 (2.01%) .NET Framework
11 41 (2.01%) jQuery
12 39 (1.92%) Spring
13 37 (1.82%) SOAP
14 33 (1.62%) WebSockets
15 32 (1.57%) Ajax
16 31 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
16 31 (1.52%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 177 (8.70%) User Experience
2 134 (6.58%) Self-Motivation
3 122 (6.00%) Management Information System
4 53 (2.60%) Mobile App
5 50 (2.46%) Sports Betting
6 41 (2.01%) Virtual Team
7 40 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
8 39 (1.92%) Data Structures
9 37 (1.82%) Legacy Systems
10 33 (1.62%) Biotechnology
11 32 (1.57%) Derivative
12 30 (1.47%) Equities
13 28 (1.38%) Smart Meter
14 27 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 26 (1.28%) NHS
16 25 (1.23%) Life Science
17 21 (1.03%) Reinsurance
18 20 (0.98%) Low-Code
19 18 (0.88%) Analytical Mindset
19 18 (0.88%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 113 (5.55%) Windows
2 84 (4.13%) Linux
3 29 (1.43%) Unix
4 26 (1.28%) Android
4 26 (1.28%) Apple iOS
5 22 (1.08%) Windows Server
6 14 (0.69%) CentOS
7 11 (0.54%) Windows 10
8 9 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (0.44%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.29%) Solaris
10 4 (0.20%) Debian
11 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.049%) HPUX
12 1 (0.049%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.049%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,031 (50.66%) Agile
2 481 (23.64%) Problem-Solving
3 416 (20.44%) Test Automation
4 401 (19.71%) User Stories
5 333 (16.36%) Project Management
6 304 (14.94%) Scrum
7 302 (14.84%) Business Analysis
8 276 (13.56%) SDLC
9 275 (13.51%) DevOps
9 275 (13.51%) Test Scripting
10 271 (13.32%) Software Testing
11 248 (12.19%) Acceptance Criteria
12 247 (12.14%) Waterfall
13 240 (11.79%) Stakeholder Management
14 225 (11.06%) Analytics
15 204 (10.02%) Requirements Gathering
16 199 (9.78%) Data Analysis
17 186 (9.14%) Business Intelligence
18 175 (8.60%) Workshop Facilitation
19 168 (8.26%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 485 (23.83%) SQL
2 226 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 213 (10.47%) Java
4 204 (10.02%) C#
5 192 (9.43%) Python
6 73 (3.59%) C
7 49 (2.41%) T-SQL
8 46 (2.26%) PHP
9 35 (1.72%) PowerShell
10 34 (1.67%) C++
11 31 (1.52%) VBA
12 28 (1.38%) PL/SQL
13 27 (1.33%) VB
14 26 (1.28%) Bash
15 24 (1.18%) R
15 24 (1.18%) TypeScript
16 22 (1.08%) Groovy
17 19 (0.93%) VB.NET
18 15 (0.74%) Go
19 14 (0.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 282 (13.86%) Degree
2 154 (7.57%) ISTQB
3 114 (5.60%) ISEB
4 48 (2.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 40 (1.97%) Security Cleared
6 34 (1.67%) Master's Degree
7 32 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
7 32 (1.57%) PMI Certification
8 31 (1.52%) SC Cleared
9 28 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 27 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
11 26 (1.28%) PMP
12 19 (0.93%) DBS Check
13 16 (0.79%) ACCA
14 14 (0.69%) CIMA
15 13 (0.64%) AAT
16 12 (0.59%) MBA
17 10 (0.49%) IIBA
17 10 (0.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 8 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 473 (23.24%) QA
2 55 (2.70%) Data Quality
3 40 (1.97%) PMO
4 38 (1.87%) SLA
5 23 (1.13%) GDPR
6 21 (1.03%) CDISC
7 18 (0.88%) Accessibility
7 18 (0.88%) MiFID
8 16 (0.79%) EMIR
8 16 (0.79%) Good Clinical Practice
9 9 (0.44%) WCAG
10 5 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 4 (0.20%) COBIT
11 4 (0.20%) PMBOK
11 4 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.15%) HL7
13 2 (0.098%) GLP
13 2 (0.098%) GMP
13 2 (0.098%) GRC
13 2 (0.098%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 62 (3.05%) Docker
2 24 (1.18%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.44%) GridGain
5 8 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.25%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.15%) Firmware
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.098%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (0.098%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.049%) GlusterFS
9 1 (0.049%) iptables
9 1 (0.049%) RACF
Systems Management
1 45 (2.21%) Kubernetes
2 36 (1.77%) Terraform
3 27 (1.33%) Ansible
4 14 (0.69%) HP ALM
5 13 (0.64%) Control-M
6 11 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
6 11 (0.54%) Prometheus
6 11 (0.54%) Puppet
7 10 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (0.44%) SCCM
9 7 (0.34%) WSUS
10 6 (0.29%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 6 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 5 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.098%) Grafana
13 2 (0.098%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 1 (0.049%) Amdocs OSS
14 1 (0.049%) Failover Clustering
14 1 (0.049%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 327 (16.07%) Microsoft
2 136 (6.68%) Oracle
3 100 (4.91%) Salesforce.com
4 85 (4.18%) SAP
5 36 (1.77%) Google
6 29 (1.43%) Adobe
7 22 (1.08%) JD Edwards
7 22 (1.08%) Red Hat
8 18 (0.88%) Blue Prism
9 16 (0.79%) Databricks
10 14 (0.69%) HP
10 14 (0.69%) VMware
11 12 (0.59%) Atlassian
11 12 (0.59%) CheckPoint
12 11 (0.54%) New Relic
12 11 (0.54%) Teradata
12 11 (0.54%) UiPath
13 10 (0.49%) Bloomberg
14 9 (0.44%) Civica
14 9 (0.44%) ServiceNow