Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 194 192 171
Rank change year-on-year -2 -21 -4
Permanent jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 3274 3348 4368
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.82% 1.76% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 1.97% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2490 2780 3577
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,873 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.55% +1.94% -4.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 161952 169683 193148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.39% 88.81%
Number of salaries quoted 127936 140934 159138
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,350 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 +2 3013 £47,500 - 188
UK excluding London -9 1679 £40,000 - 116
London +13 1505 £55,000 - 90
North of England -3 419 £40,000 +6.67% 28
South East -37 412 £42,500 -5.56% 30
Midlands -18 320 £40,000 +2.56% 19
North West -4 236 £36,000 -4.00% 14
West Midlands -11 195 £40,000 +2.85% 11
East of England +19 179 £45,000 +5.88% 9
Yorkshire -6 174 £41,750 +11.33% 11
South West -1 163 £45,000 +12.50% 12
Scotland +23 146 £39,000 +1.30% 11
East Midlands +15 124 £37,500 -6.25% 8
Wales -11 32 £39,500 +12.86% 6
Northern Ireland -20 15 £33,000 +15.79% 1
Isle of Man - 15 £40,000 -
North East +8 11 £31,500 +2.44% 3

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 1248 (38.12%) Agile Software Development
2 1231 (37.60%) Finance
3 849 (25.93%) SQL
4 716 (21.87%) Test Automation
5 646 (19.73%) QA
6 625 (19.09%) Microsoft
7 609 (18.60%) SDLC
8 598 (18.27%) Business Analysis
9 529 (16.16%) Test Scripting
10 472 (14.42%) Project Management
11 433 (13.23%) Degree
12 427 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
13 419 (12.80%) SQL Server
14 412 (12.58%) Scrum
15 379 (11.58%) Banking
16 366 (11.18%) Stakeholder Management
17 361 (11.03%) Regression Testing
18 331 (10.11%) Oracle
19 329 (10.05%) Test Strategy
20 323 (9.87%) .NET
20 323 (9.87%) ISEB
21 321 (9.80%) Software Testing
22 313 (9.56%) C#
23 300 (9.16%) Java
24 293 (8.95%) Scenario Testing
25 275 (8.40%) Functional Testing
26 274 (8.37%) Selenium
27 273 (8.34%) Waterfall
28 268 (8.19%) System Testing
28 268 (8.19%) ISTQB

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 98 (2.99%) SharePoint
2 72 (2.20%) CMS
3 67 (2.05%) Confluence
4 42 (1.28%) Apache
5 41 (1.25%) IIS
6 28 (0.86%) Tomcat
7 22 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
8 21 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 20 (0.61%) Apache Spark
10 19 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
10 19 (0.58%) WebSphere
11 16 (0.49%) SAS
12 13 (0.40%) Apache Airflow
13 12 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
13 12 (0.37%) WordPress
14 10 (0.31%) JBoss
15 9 (0.27%) Moodle
16 7 (0.21%) Skype for Business
17 6 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
17 6 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 214 (6.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 191 (5.83%) Microsoft Office
3 149 (4.55%) MS Visio
4 77 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 55 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.092%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.092%) Adobe Captivate
9 3 (0.092%) Mingle
9 3 (0.092%) RoboHelp
10 2 (0.061%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.031%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.031%) InDesign
11 1 (0.031%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.031%) PaintShop Pro
11 1 (0.031%) Snagit
11 1 (0.031%) UserZoom
11 1 (0.031%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 130 (3.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 97 (2.96%) Dynamics AX
3 60 (1.83%) Oracle EBS
4 36 (1.10%) Oracle EBS R12
5 25 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
6 21 (0.64%) NetSuite
7 20 (0.61%) SAP SD
8 17 (0.52%) Endur
9 16 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
9 16 (0.49%) SAP ERP
10 15 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
10 15 (0.46%) Teamcenter
11 14 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 14 (0.43%) SAP CO
11 14 (0.43%) SAP FI
11 14 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
12 13 (0.40%) Magento
12 13 (0.40%) thinkFolio
13 11 (0.34%) Markit EDM
13 11 (0.34%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 93 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (1.89%) SaaS
3 56 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
4 48 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
5 40 (1.22%) GitHub
6 18 (0.55%) PaaS
7 17 (0.52%) Office 365
8 15 (0.46%) BrowserStack
8 15 (0.46%) OpenShift
9 14 (0.43%) BlazeMeter
10 11 (0.34%) IaaS
10 11 (0.34%) Trello
11 10 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (0.31%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 10 (0.31%) Slack
11 10 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
12 9 (0.27%) Force.com
12 9 (0.27%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 8 (0.24%) Oracle CX
13 8 (0.24%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 29 (0.89%) Firewall
2 26 (0.79%) TCP/IP
3 22 (0.67%) Internet
4 18 (0.55%) FTP
5 14 (0.43%) HTTP
6 13 (0.40%) SAN
6 13 (0.40%) SSL
7 12 (0.37%) SMS
8 11 (0.34%) LAN
9 8 (0.24%) VoIP
10 6 (0.18%) 4G
10 6 (0.18%) Fibre Channel
10 6 (0.18%) iSCSI
10 6 (0.18%) LTE
11 5 (0.15%) Broadband
11 5 (0.15%) MPLS
11 5 (0.15%) VPN
11 5 (0.15%) WAN
11 5 (0.15%) WebEx
11 5 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 419 (12.80%) SQL Server
2 133 (4.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 129 (3.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 118 (3.60%) Relational Database
5 93 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
6 65 (1.99%) MySQL
7 62 (1.89%) RDBMS
8 61 (1.86%) BusinessObjects
9 53 (1.62%) Oracle BI EE
9 53 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 51 (1.56%) Oracle Database
11 48 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
12 45 (1.37%) Power BI
12 45 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
13 41 (1.25%) NoSQL
14 39 (1.19%) Big Data
15 35 (1.07%) QlikView
16 33 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
17 32 (0.98%) Hadoop
18 25 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 274 (8.37%) Selenium
2 268 (8.19%) JIRA
3 161 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 134 (4.09%) Cucumber
5 113 (3.45%) Git (software)
6 108 (3.30%) Visual Studio
7 97 (2.96%) SoapUI
8 85 (2.60%) HP UFT
9 81 (2.47%) WebDriver
10 79 (2.41%) Jenkins
11 69 (2.11%) SpecFlow
12 66 (2.02%) TeamCity
13 62 (1.89%) Subversion
14 46 (1.41%) JMeter
15 40 (1.22%) Zephyr
16 38 (1.16%) JUnit
17 37 (1.13%) Maven
18 35 (1.07%) LoadRunner
19 26 (0.79%) JBehave
20 23 (0.70%) TestRail
General
1 1231 (37.60%) Finance
2 379 (11.58%) Banking
3 243 (7.42%) Retail
4 149 (4.55%) Marketing
5 147 (4.49%) Front Office
6 134 (4.09%) Investment Banking
7 109 (3.33%) Retail Banking
8 108 (3.30%) Manufacturing
9 83 (2.54%) Back Office
10 77 (2.35%) Legal
11 64 (1.95%) Telecoms
12 35 (1.07%) Advertising
13 32 (0.98%) Law
14 31 (0.95%) Games
15 28 (0.86%) Financial Institution
16 27 (0.82%) Billing
16 27 (0.82%) Electronics
16 27 (0.82%) Private Banking
17 26 (0.79%) Publishing
18 19 (0.58%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1486 (45.39%) Analyst
2 785 (23.98%) Business Analyst
3 369 (11.27%) Test Analyst
4 351 (10.72%) Developer
5 340 (10.38%) Consultant
6 194 (5.93%) Tester
7 172 (5.25%) Senior Analyst
8 127 (3.88%) Financial Analyst
8 127 (3.88%) Project Manager
9 113 (3.45%) Test Manager
10 110 (3.36%) Systems Analyst
11 102 (3.12%) Support Analyst
12 101 (3.08%) IT Analyst
13 100 (3.05%) Test Leader
14 98 (2.99%) SAP Consultant
15 92 (2.81%) Senior Business Analyst
16 83 (2.54%) Applications Support
17 82 (2.50%) Software Analyst
18 77 (2.35%) C# Developer
18 77 (2.35%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 323 (9.87%) .NET
2 172 (5.25%) HTML
3 154 (4.70%) SOAP
4 140 (4.28%) Web Services
5 135 (4.12%) XML
6 108 (3.30%) ASP.NET
7 106 (3.24%) CSS
8 91 (2.78%) AngularJS
9 85 (2.60%) REST
10 61 (1.86%) .NET Framework
11 56 (1.71%) FIX Protocol
12 52 (1.59%) ASP.NET Web API
12 52 (1.59%) Gherkin
13 50 (1.53%) jQuery
14 47 (1.44%) HTML5
15 38 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC
16 37 (1.13%) Spring
17 34 (1.04%) JMS
18 33 (1.01%) Entity Framework
19 30 (0.92%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 427 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 159 (4.86%) Computer Science
3 136 (4.15%) User Experience
4 132 (4.03%) Management Information System
5 94 (2.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 79 (2.41%) Equities
7 78 (2.38%) Fintech
8 77 (2.35%) Derivative
9 66 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
10 62 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
11 55 (1.68%) Mobile App
12 43 (1.31%) Fixed Income
13 39 (1.19%) Virtual Team
14 30 (0.92%) Replication
15 28 (0.86%) Credit Risk
16 27 (0.82%) Equity Derivative
17 26 (0.79%) Client/Server
17 26 (0.79%) Data Structures
17 26 (0.79%) Reinsurance
18 22 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 247 (7.54%) Windows
2 136 (4.15%) Linux
3 121 (3.70%) Unix
4 71 (2.17%) Windows Server
5 33 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (0.86%) Android
7 24 (0.73%) Apple iOS
8 22 (0.67%) Windows 7
8 22 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (0.55%) Solaris
11 14 (0.43%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.15%) CoreOS
13 4 (0.12%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.12%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.12%) VMS
13 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.092%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.061%) CentOS
15 2 (0.061%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1248 (38.12%) Agile Software Development
2 716 (21.87%) Test Automation
3 609 (18.60%) SDLC
4 598 (18.27%) Business Analysis
5 529 (16.16%) Test Scripting
6 472 (14.42%) Project Management
7 412 (12.58%) Scrum
8 366 (11.18%) Stakeholder Management
9 361 (11.03%) Regression Testing
10 329 (10.05%) Test Strategy
11 321 (9.80%) Software Testing
12 293 (8.95%) Scenario Testing
13 275 (8.40%) Functional Testing
14 273 (8.34%) Waterfall
15 268 (8.19%) System Testing
16 263 (8.03%) CRM
17 241 (7.36%) Integration Testing
18 230 (7.03%) Business Intelligence
18 230 (7.03%) Workflow
19 226 (6.90%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 849 (25.93%) SQL
2 313 (9.56%) C#
3 300 (9.16%) Java
4 212 (6.48%) JavaScript
5 119 (3.63%) T-SQL
6 79 (2.41%) Python
7 60 (1.83%) PL/SQL
8 48 (1.47%) PHP
9 47 (1.44%) Ruby
10 43 (1.31%) PowerShell
11 40 (1.22%) C
12 38 (1.16%) C++
13 28 (0.86%) Perl
14 27 (0.82%) VB
15 26 (0.79%) VB.NET
16 25 (0.76%) Shell Script
17 24 (0.73%) Bash Shell
18 19 (0.58%) VBA
19 18 (0.55%) Apex Code
19 18 (0.55%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 433 (13.23%) Degree
2 323 (9.87%) ISEB
3 268 (8.19%) ISTQB
4 129 (3.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 120 (3.67%) Computer Science Degree
6 96 (2.93%) Security Cleared
7 61 (1.86%) SC Cleared
8 37 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 25 (0.76%) MBA
9 25 (0.76%) PMI Certification
10 23 (0.70%) PMP
11 20 (0.61%) IIBA
12 15 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (0.40%) Siebel Certification
14 12 (0.37%) DV Cleared
15 11 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 10 (0.31%) ACCA
16 10 (0.31%) CIMA
16 10 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
17 9 (0.27%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 646 (19.73%) QA
2 67 (2.05%) SLA
3 55 (1.68%) Data Quality
4 36 (1.10%) PMO
5 18 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (0.52%) MiFID
7 15 (0.46%) GDPR
8 13 (0.40%) IFRS
9 11 (0.34%) Basel III
9 11 (0.34%) GAAP
9 11 (0.34%) SEPA
10 8 (0.24%) IFRS 9
10 8 (0.24%) PCI DSS
10 8 (0.24%) WCAG
11 6 (0.18%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.15%) PMBOK
13 4 (0.12%) EMIR
13 4 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
13 4 (0.12%) ISO 14001
14 3 (0.092%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 45 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (1.10%) Active Directory
3 19 (0.58%) KVM
3 19 (0.58%) Xen
4 15 (0.46%) vSphere
5 10 (0.31%) Docker
6 5 (0.15%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.15%) NFS
7 4 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.12%) XenApp
8 3 (0.092%) Dovecot
8 3 (0.092%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.061%) Firmware
9 2 (0.061%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.061%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.031%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.031%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.031%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.031%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 141 (4.31%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.40%) Oozie
3 8 (0.24%) Ansible
4 7 (0.21%) NetBackup
4 7 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.18%) vRealize
6 5 (0.15%) CA Single Sign-On
6 5 (0.15%) vCenter Server
7 4 (0.12%) vMotion
8 3 (0.092%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.092%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.092%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.092%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.092%) Puppet
8 3 (0.092%) SCCM
9 2 (0.061%) DiskXtender
9 2 (0.061%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.061%) Nagios
9 2 (0.061%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.061%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 625 (19.09%) Microsoft
2 331 (10.11%) Oracle
3 249 (7.61%) SAP
4 128 (3.91%) HP
5 65 (1.99%) VMware
6 55 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
7 42 (1.28%) Cognizant
8 41 (1.25%) Siebel
9 36 (1.10%) Tableau
10 33 (1.01%) Cisco
11 28 (0.86%) Splunk
12 27 (0.82%) OpenText
13 25 (0.76%) Adobe
13 25 (0.76%) Sybase
14 23 (0.70%) Sun
15 20 (0.61%) CA
15 20 (0.61%) IBM
15 20 (0.61%) Informatica
16 19 (0.58%) Red Hat
17 18 (0.55%) Sage