Period
to 26 June 2019

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 26 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
UK
6 months to
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 257 213 196
Rank change year-on-year -44 -17 -19
Permanent jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1,911 2,841 3,125
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.32% 1.63% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.77% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,494 2,220 2,404
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,950 £27,650
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,275 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 132,973 160,462 159,328
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.04% 91.96% 91.76%
Number of salaries quoted 104,394 128,922 129,810
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019. 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 1,753 £48,000 +6.67% 75
UK excluding London -33 1,067 £42,500 +6.25% 66
London -45 791 £58,250 +5.91% 14
South East +24 342 £50,000 +17.65% 19
North of England -63 259 £40,000 - 18
Midlands -38 159 £40,000 +11.11% 8
North West -33 134 £41,250 +3.13% 9
South West -13 117 £42,500 -5.56% 11
Yorkshire -58 114 £40,000 - 8
West Midlands -43 86 £40,000 +6.67% 5
East of England +20 84 £46,000 +8.24% 5
East Midlands +23 73 £35,000 - 3
Scotland -13 66 £37,500 +5.63% 3
Wales +14 25 £36,500 +16.01% 2
North East +10 11 £27,500 -15.38% 1
Northern Ireland -19 9 £36,000 -
Isle of Man - 6 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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.

1 934 (48.87%) Agile Software Development
2 563 (29.46%) Finance
3 541 (28.31%) SQL
4 526 (27.52%) QA
5 524 (27.42%) Test Automation
6 385 (20.15%) Scrum
7 313 (16.38%) JIRA
8 291 (15.23%) Business Analysis
9 288 (15.07%) Problem-Solving
10 285 (14.91%) Test Scripting
11 268 (14.02%) Microsoft
12 265 (13.87%) Project Management
13 261 (13.66%) Analytical Skills
14 257 (13.45%) Selenium
15 243 (12.72%) Java
16 242 (12.66%) Degree
16 242 (12.66%) User Stories
17 236 (12.35%) SDLC
18 232 (12.14%) C#
19 230 (12.04%) Regression Testing
20 224 (11.72%) .NET
21 222 (11.62%) SQL Server
22 203 (10.62%) Waterfall
23 198 (10.36%) Oracle
24 197 (10.31%) Retail
25 193 (10.10%) Integration Testing
26 191 (9.99%) ISTQB
26 191 (9.99%) Software Testing
27 187 (9.79%) ITIL
27 187 (9.79%) Test Strategy

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 72 (3.77%) Confluence
2 64 (3.35%) SharePoint
3 49 (2.56%) IIS
4 43 (2.25%) Tomcat
5 40 (2.09%) WebLogic
6 31 (1.62%) JBoss
7 28 (1.47%) Apache
8 26 (1.36%) WebSphere
9 22 (1.15%) CMS
10 10 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (0.37%) WordPress
12 4 (0.21%) EPiServer
12 4 (0.21%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.16%) DataSynapse
13 3 (0.16%) Jetty
13 3 (0.16%) Oracle Coherence
13 3 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.16%) Skype for Business
14 2 (0.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 128 (6.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 112 (5.86%) Microsoft Office
3 70 (3.66%) MS Visio
4 58 (3.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 34 (1.78%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.16%) InVision
6 3 (0.16%) Mingle
6 3 (0.16%) Sketch
7 2 (0.10%) Marvel
7 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.052%) EngageOne
8 1 (0.052%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 50 (2.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
3 18 (0.94%) Markit EDM
3 18 (0.94%) thinkFolio
4 12 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
4 12 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
5 9 (0.47%) HFM
5 9 (0.47%) Hyperion Planning
5 9 (0.47%) NetSuite
6 8 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
8 5 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 5 (0.26%) Magento
8 5 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 5 (0.26%) SAP MM
9 4 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
9 4 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
9 4 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
9 4 (0.21%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 132 (6.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 69 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
3 67 (3.51%) Office 365
4 43 (2.25%) SaaS
5 41 (2.15%) Dynamics 365
5 41 (2.15%) G Suite
6 38 (1.99%) Power Platform
7 29 (1.52%) GitHub
8 22 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (0.84%) BrowserStack
9 16 (0.84%) OpenShift
10 13 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
11 12 (0.63%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 10 (0.52%) Google Analytics
13 9 (0.47%) PowerApps
14 8 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
14 8 (0.42%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 8 (0.42%) Sauce Labs
15 7 (0.37%) Trello
15 7 (0.37%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.15%) Internet
2 14 (0.73%) Firewall
3 10 (0.52%) DNS
4 7 (0.37%) Broadband
4 7 (0.37%) SSL
5 6 (0.31%) AMQP
5 6 (0.31%) HTTP
5 6 (0.31%) Network Security
5 6 (0.31%) VLAN
6 5 (0.26%) FTP
6 5 (0.26%) LAN
6 5 (0.26%) SAN
7 4 (0.21%) NAS
7 4 (0.21%) PBX
7 4 (0.21%) Wireless
8 3 (0.16%) Skype
8 3 (0.16%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.10%) IPv4
9 2 (0.10%) Multicast
9 2 (0.10%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (11.62%) SQL Server
2 105 (5.49%) Relational Database
3 72 (3.77%) MySQL
4 65 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
5 53 (2.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 53 (2.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 41 (2.15%) Oracle Database
7 36 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
8 35 (1.83%) RDBMS
9 34 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 33 (1.73%) Power BI
11 32 (1.67%) DB2
12 28 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
13 21 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
14 20 (1.05%) Oracle BI EE
15 19 (0.99%) Big Data
15 19 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
16 15 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
17 13 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
18 11 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 313 (16.38%) JIRA
2 257 (13.45%) Selenium
3 141 (7.38%) Cucumber
4 133 (6.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 98 (5.13%) Git (software)
6 85 (4.45%) SoapUI
7 84 (4.40%) JMeter
8 82 (4.29%) Jenkins
9 69 (3.61%) WebDriver
10 59 (3.09%) Maven
11 52 (2.72%) LoadRunner
12 42 (2.20%) Subversion
13 41 (2.15%) Visual Studio
14 36 (1.88%) HP UFT
15 35 (1.83%) TeamCity
15 35 (1.83%) Visual Studio Team System
16 34 (1.78%) Ant
17 29 (1.52%) Bitbucket
18 26 (1.36%) JUnit
19 25 (1.31%) Eclipse
General
1 563 (29.46%) Finance
2 197 (10.31%) Retail
3 143 (7.48%) Banking
4 55 (2.88%) Marketing
5 52 (2.72%) Telecoms
6 42 (2.20%) Front Office
6 42 (2.20%) Manufacturing
7 35 (1.83%) Advertising
8 27 (1.41%) Investment Banking
9 20 (1.05%) Law
10 19 (0.99%) Games
11 17 (0.89%) Legal
12 13 (0.68%) Billing
13 11 (0.58%) Aerospace
13 11 (0.58%) Automotive
13 11 (0.58%) Back Office
14 10 (0.52%) Electronics
14 10 (0.52%) Publishing
15 9 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 929 (48.61%) Analyst
2 405 (21.19%) Business Analyst
3 271 (14.18%) Test Analyst
4 190 (9.94%) Developer
5 116 (6.07%) Tester
6 106 (5.55%) Test Engineer
7 100 (5.23%) QA Analyst
8 95 (4.97%) Consultant
9 92 (4.81%) Senior Analyst
10 84 (4.40%) QA Engineer
11 60 (3.14%) Project Manager
12 53 (2.77%) QA Test Analyst
13 50 (2.62%) Test Manager
14 47 (2.46%) IT Analyst
15 46 (2.41%) Senior Business Analyst
16 45 (2.35%) Java Developer
16 45 (2.35%) Test Leader
17 43 (2.25%) Support Analyst
17 43 (2.25%) Test Automation Engineer
18 41 (2.15%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (11.72%) .NET
2 154 (8.06%) Web Services
3 127 (6.65%) HTML
4 125 (6.54%) XML
5 95 (4.97%) CSS
6 90 (4.71%) SOAP
7 54 (2.83%) .NET Framework
8 51 (2.67%) REST
9 42 (2.20%) AngularJS
10 37 (1.94%) ASP.NET
11 35 (1.83%) Gherkin
12 34 (1.78%) JSON
13 28 (1.47%) Spring
14 24 (1.26%) J2EE
15 23 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web API
16 22 (1.15%) JMS
16 22 (1.15%) jQuery
16 22 (1.15%) RESTful
17 21 (1.10%) HTML5
18 20 (1.05%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 261 (13.66%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (5.34%) User Experience
3 90 (4.71%) Self-Motivation
4 83 (4.34%) Management Information System
5 55 (2.88%) Mobile App
6 29 (1.52%) Reinsurance
7 26 (1.36%) PKI
8 23 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
9 22 (1.15%) Wiki
10 20 (1.05%) Client/Server
11 19 (0.99%) PMI
12 17 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
12 17 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 15 (0.78%) Analytical Mindset
13 15 (0.78%) Driving Licence
14 14 (0.73%) Data Centre
14 14 (0.73%) Equities
15 13 (0.68%) iSeries
16 12 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
16 12 (0.63%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 175 (9.16%) Windows
2 92 (4.81%) Linux
3 83 (4.34%) Windows Server
4 44 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (2.09%) Android
5 40 (2.09%) Unix
6 35 (1.83%) Apple iOS
7 21 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (0.84%) Windows 10
9 10 (0.52%) CentOS
10 8 (0.42%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.21%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.21%) Solaris
11 4 (0.21%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.21%) zOS
12 3 (0.16%) OS/2
13 1 (0.052%) Debian
13 1 (0.052%) VMS
13 1 (0.052%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.052%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 934 (48.87%) Agile Software Development
2 524 (27.42%) Test Automation
3 385 (20.15%) Scrum
4 291 (15.23%) Business Analysis
5 288 (15.07%) Problem-Solving
6 285 (14.91%) Test Scripting
7 265 (13.87%) Project Management
8 242 (12.66%) User Stories
9 236 (12.35%) SDLC
10 230 (12.04%) Regression Testing
11 203 (10.62%) Waterfall
12 193 (10.10%) Integration Testing
13 191 (9.99%) Software Testing
14 187 (9.79%) ITIL
14 187 (9.79%) Test Strategy
15 170 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
16 153 (8.01%) BDD
17 149 (7.80%) Manual Testing
18 146 (7.64%) Functional Testing
19 138 (7.22%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 541 (28.31%) SQL
2 243 (12.72%) Java
3 232 (12.14%) C#
4 173 (9.05%) JavaScript
5 87 (4.55%) T-SQL
6 73 (3.82%) PowerShell
7 69 (3.61%) Python
8 43 (2.25%) C
9 41 (2.15%) PHP
10 36 (1.88%) C++
11 35 (1.83%) VB
12 33 (1.73%) VBA
13 31 (1.62%) Ruby
14 29 (1.52%) Shell Script
15 24 (1.26%) PL/SQL
16 23 (1.20%) Perl
17 18 (0.94%) Bash Shell
18 16 (0.84%) VB.NET
19 13 (0.68%) Apex Code
19 13 (0.68%) RPG
Qualifications
1 242 (12.66%) Degree
2 191 (9.99%) ISTQB
3 156 (8.16%) ISEB
4 98 (5.13%) Security Cleared
5 73 (3.82%) SC Cleared
6 67 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
7 47 (2.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 31 (1.62%) PMI Certification
9 22 (1.15%) PMP
10 20 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
11 17 (0.89%) IIBA
12 14 (0.73%) DV Cleared
13 10 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
14 9 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (0.42%) ACCA
15 8 (0.42%) CIMA
16 7 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 6 (0.31%) HNC
17 6 (0.31%) MCSE
18 5 (0.26%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 526 (27.52%) QA
2 36 (1.88%) GDPR
3 32 (1.67%) SLA
4 28 (1.47%) Data Quality
5 25 (1.31%) PMO
6 18 (0.94%) PCI DSS
7 12 (0.63%) Basel III
8 8 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 6 (0.31%) PSD2
11 5 (0.26%) SEPA
12 4 (0.21%) ISO 9000
13 2 (0.10%) Actionable Recommendations
13 2 (0.10%) EMIR
14 1 (0.052%) Cyber Essentials
14 1 (0.052%) Dodd-Frank
14 1 (0.052%) GAMP
14 1 (0.052%) IFRS
14 1 (0.052%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.052%) Solvency II
System Software
1 37 (1.94%) Docker
2 27 (1.41%) Hyper-V
3 26 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (1.15%) Active Directory
5 8 (0.42%) XenApp
6 6 (0.31%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.21%) VMware NSX
7 4 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (0.21%) vSphere
8 3 (0.16%) vCloud
8 3 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.10%) Gluster
9 2 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.052%) Cronacle
10 1 (0.052%) NFS
10 1 (0.052%) zsh
Systems Management
1 67 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
2 27 (1.41%) Kubernetes
3 14 (0.73%) Terraform
4 13 (0.68%) Docker Swarm
4 13 (0.68%) Puppet
5 10 (0.52%) Data Guard
5 10 (0.52%) HP ALM
5 10 (0.52%) SCOM
6 9 (0.47%) Ansible
7 8 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 6 (0.31%) SCCM
9 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Management
9 5 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.10%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.10%) Control-M
10 2 (0.10%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.10%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 268 (14.02%) Microsoft
2 198 (10.36%) Oracle
3 81 (4.24%) SAP
4 69 (3.61%) HP
5 53 (2.77%) Google
6 44 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
7 39 (2.04%) Red Hat
8 34 (1.78%) VMware
9 26 (1.36%) ServiceNow
10 25 (1.31%) IBM
10 25 (1.31%) Tableau
11 20 (1.05%) Cognos
12 19 (0.99%) Atlassian
12 19 (0.99%) Remedy
13 18 (0.94%) Guidewire
14 17 (0.89%) Dynatrace
14 17 (0.89%) UiPath
15 14 (0.73%) Automation Anywhere
15 14 (0.73%) Blue Prism
15 14 (0.73%) Sybase