Period
to 6 May 2021

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 6 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
UK
6 months to
6 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 279 231 253
Rank change year-on-year -48 +22 -40
Permanent jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 979 1,500 2,025
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 1.47% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 1.59% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 751 1,116 1,556
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £50,000 £49,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +2.04% +8.89%
75th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £77,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £43,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +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 81,609 94,244 135,671
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.66% 92.26% 92.34%
Number of salaries quoted 61,819 75,665 107,345
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +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 6 May 2021.

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 6 May 2021. 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 -52 844 £47,500 -5.00% 156
UK excluding London -21 539 £42,500 -2.86% 121
London -72 366 £61,000 -2.40% 45
Work from Home -53 181 £50,000 +3.09% 25
North of England -23 166 £40,000 -5.88% 37
North West +30 113 £38,500 -9.41% 25
Midlands +21 109 £45,000 +11.11% 33
South East -12 106 £47,500 +5.56% 21
West Midlands -4 68 £45,000 +3.45% 22
Scotland +21 53 £37,500 -6.25% 7
South West -33 53 £42,500 - 11
Yorkshire -57 44 £45,500 +9.64% 11
East of England -27 39 £40,000 -20.00% 9
East Midlands +14 37 £42,500 +8.97% 11
Wales +35 18 £35,000 +16.67% 3
North East -3 9 £37,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 6 May 2021, 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.

1 441 (45.05%) Agile Software Development
2 336 (34.32%) Social Skills
3 271 (27.68%) Finance
4 231 (23.60%) SQL
5 168 (17.16%) Project Management
6 162 (16.55%) Problem-Solving
7 158 (16.14%) Test Automation
8 157 (16.04%) QA
9 156 (15.93%) Microsoft
10 139 (14.20%) Azure
10 139 (14.20%) Analytical Skills
11 136 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
12 123 (12.56%) User Stories
13 120 (12.26%) JavaScript
14 119 (12.16%) SQL Server
15 117 (11.95%) C#
16 115 (11.75%) Waterfall
16 115 (11.75%) Requirements Gathering
17 111 (11.34%) DevOps
18 110 (11.24%) JIRA
19 108 (11.03%) .NET
20 106 (10.83%) Degree
21 105 (10.73%) Software Testing
22 100 (10.21%) Scrum
23 99 (10.11%) Project Delivery
24 96 (9.81%) SDLC
25 94 (9.60%) HTML
25 94 (9.60%) Business Intelligence
26 90 (9.19%) Self-Motivation
27 88 (8.99%) CSS

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 43 (4.39%) Confluence
2 42 (4.29%) IIS
3 32 (3.27%) CMS
4 25 (2.55%) SharePoint
5 15 (1.53%) WebSphere
6 10 (1.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 10 (1.02%) Apache Spark
6 10 (1.02%) SAS
7 9 (0.92%) Apache
7 9 (0.92%) FileNet
7 9 (0.92%) LiveCycle
8 8 (0.82%) Moodle
9 7 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
10 6 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (0.61%) IBM Transformation Extender
10 6 (0.61%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.51%) Totara
12 2 (0.20%) WordPress
13 1 (0.10%) EPiServer
13 1 (0.10%) Umbraco
Applications
1 54 (5.52%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (4.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (2.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (2.66%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.41%) MadCap Flare
7 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.31%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.10%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.10%) Figma
9 1 (0.10%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 30 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (2.25%) NetSuite
3 17 (1.74%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (1.74%) SAP ERP
4 16 (1.63%) SAP MM
5 15 (1.53%) Oracle ERP
6 13 (1.33%) Oracle Payables
7 12 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
8 11 (1.12%) Oracle Receivables
9 8 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
10 7 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
10 7 (0.72%) Oracle 11i
11 6 (0.61%) Adobe Campaign
11 6 (0.61%) iTrent
11 6 (0.61%) Oracle Assets
12 5 (0.51%) Oracle General Ledger
13 4 (0.41%) Advent Moxy
13 4 (0.41%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
13 4 (0.41%) HFM
14 3 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 139 (14.20%) Azure
2 47 (4.80%) Power Platform
3 45 (4.60%) Dynamics 365
4 40 (4.09%) AWS
5 32 (3.27%) SaaS
6 24 (2.45%) Microsoft 365
7 15 (1.53%) Force.com
8 13 (1.33%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 12 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (1.23%) IaaS
10 11 (1.12%) GCP
10 11 (1.12%) PowerApps
11 10 (1.02%) Google Data Studio
11 10 (1.02%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 7 (0.72%) Power Automate
12 7 (0.72%) Trello
13 6 (0.61%) Lucidchart
14 5 (0.51%) PaaS
15 4 (0.41%) FinancialForce
15 4 (0.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.02%) Broadband
1 10 (1.02%) SSH
2 9 (0.92%) FTP
2 9 (0.92%) LAN
2 9 (0.92%) TCP/IP
2 9 (0.92%) WAN
3 4 (0.41%) Internet
4 3 (0.31%) 5G
4 3 (0.31%) DNS
4 3 (0.31%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.31%) Skype
4 3 (0.31%) SMS
5 2 (0.20%) Intranet
5 2 (0.20%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.10%) 2G
6 1 (0.10%) 3G
6 1 (0.10%) Firewall
6 1 (0.10%) INAP
6 1 (0.10%) ISUP
6 1 (0.10%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (12.16%) SQL Server
2 39 (3.98%) Power BI
3 37 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
4 26 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 22 (2.25%) MySQL
5 22 (2.25%) Tableau
6 17 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
8 15 (1.53%) Crystal Reports
9 13 (1.33%) Big Data
9 13 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (1.23%) Relational Database
11 11 (1.12%) Looker
12 9 (0.92%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 8 (0.82%) Amazon Redshift
13 8 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
13 8 (0.82%) NoSQL
13 8 (0.82%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 8 (0.82%) Snowflake Schema
14 7 (0.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 110 (11.24%) JIRA
2 55 (5.62%) Git (software)
2 55 (5.62%) Visual Studio
3 52 (5.31%) Selenium
4 29 (2.96%) Postman
5 25 (2.55%) Cucumber
6 23 (2.35%) Jenkins
6 23 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (1.94%) Bitbucket
8 18 (1.84%) JMeter
8 18 (1.84%) Oracle Forms
9 16 (1.63%) LSMW
10 15 (1.53%) Eclipse
10 15 (1.53%) Maven
10 15 (1.53%) Octopus Deploy
10 15 (1.53%) SpecFlow
11 13 (1.33%) Cypress.io
11 13 (1.33%) Oracle APEX
11 13 (1.33%) SoapUI
12 12 (1.23%) Subversion
General
1 336 (34.32%) Social Skills
2 271 (27.68%) Finance
3 139 (14.20%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (4.09%) Banking
5 39 (3.98%) Influencing Skills
5 39 (3.98%) Marketing
5 39 (3.98%) Retail
6 36 (3.68%) Presentation Skills
7 27 (2.76%) Manufacturing
8 24 (2.45%) Organisational Skills
9 21 (2.15%) Games
10 20 (2.04%) Front Office
11 17 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
12 16 (1.63%) Back Office
12 16 (1.63%) Billing
12 16 (1.63%) Telecoms
13 15 (1.53%) Law
14 11 (1.12%) General Ledger
14 11 (1.12%) Public Sector
14 11 (1.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 325 (33.20%) Analyst
2 169 (17.26%) Developer
3 163 (16.65%) Business Analyst
4 57 (5.82%) Consultant
5 50 (5.11%) Project Manager
6 48 (4.90%) Test Analyst
7 47 (4.80%) .NET Developer
8 33 (3.37%) Tester
9 30 (3.06%) Senior Analyst
10 29 (2.96%) Administrator
10 29 (2.96%) Junior
10 29 (2.96%) Test Engineer
11 27 (2.76%) Systems Analyst
12 23 (2.35%) Test Manager
13 20 (2.04%) Applications Support
13 20 (2.04%) C# Developer
13 20 (2.04%) IT Analyst
14 19 (1.94%) C# .NET Developer
14 19 (1.94%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
14 19 (1.94%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (11.03%) .NET
2 94 (9.60%) HTML
3 88 (8.99%) CSS
4 56 (5.72%) HTML5
5 54 (5.52%) XML
6 49 (5.01%) jQuery
7 47 (4.80%) ASP.NET
8 34 (3.47%) EDI
9 31 (3.17%) REST
10 30 (3.06%) JSON
11 22 (2.25%) Middleware
12 20 (2.04%) CSS3
13 18 (1.84%) Web Services
14 16 (1.63%) Ajax
14 16 (1.63%) SAP Smart Forms
15 15 (1.53%) Node.js
16 14 (1.43%) AngularJS
16 14 (1.43%) SOAP
17 13 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC
17 13 (1.33%) React
Miscellaneous
1 90 (9.19%) Self-Motivation
2 73 (7.46%) User Experience
3 37 (3.78%) Management Information System
4 32 (3.27%) Mobile App
5 19 (1.94%) e-Learning
6 17 (1.74%) Fixed Income
7 16 (1.63%) Life Science
8 14 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
8 14 (1.43%) Virtual Team
9 13 (1.33%) Analytical Mindset
9 13 (1.33%) Credit Risk
10 12 (1.23%) Derivative
10 12 (1.23%) Equities
10 12 (1.23%) Mainframe
11 11 (1.12%) Clustering
12 9 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 8 (0.82%) SWIFT
13 8 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
14 7 (0.72%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 82 (8.38%) Windows
2 44 (4.49%) Linux
3 37 (3.78%) Windows Server
4 19 (1.94%) Unix
5 12 (1.23%) Android
6 11 (1.12%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (0.51%) zOS
9 4 (0.41%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.31%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.10%) CentOS
11 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.10%) Solaris
11 1 (0.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 441 (45.05%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (17.16%) Project Management
3 162 (16.55%) Problem-Solving
4 158 (16.14%) Test Automation
5 136 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 123 (12.56%) User Stories
7 115 (11.75%) Requirements Gathering
7 115 (11.75%) Waterfall
8 111 (11.34%) DevOps
9 105 (10.73%) Software Testing
10 100 (10.21%) Scrum
11 99 (10.11%) Project Delivery
12 96 (9.81%) SDLC
13 94 (9.60%) Business Intelligence
14 87 (8.89%) Business Analysis
15 84 (8.58%) Regression Testing
16 82 (8.38%) ERP
17 80 (8.17%) Migration
18 78 (7.97%) Test Scripting
19 71 (7.25%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 231 (23.60%) SQL
2 120 (12.26%) JavaScript
3 117 (11.95%) C#
4 83 (8.48%) Java
5 48 (4.90%) PowerShell
6 47 (4.80%) Python
7 34 (3.47%) ABAP
8 27 (2.76%) PHP
9 25 (2.55%) PL/SQL
10 24 (2.45%) T-SQL
11 21 (2.15%) C
12 16 (1.63%) SAPscript
13 15 (1.53%) Apex Code
14 9 (0.92%) VB
15 8 (0.82%) Bash Shell
15 8 (0.82%) Java 8
16 7 (0.72%) Perl
16 7 (0.72%) Shell Script
17 6 (0.61%) C++
17 6 (0.61%) F#
Qualifications
1 106 (10.83%) Degree
2 50 (5.11%) ISTQB
3 37 (3.78%) ISEB
4 29 (2.96%) Security Cleared
5 17 (1.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (1.12%) SC Cleared
7 9 (0.92%) Oracle Certification
8 8 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (0.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 7 (0.72%) PMI Certification
9 7 (0.72%) PMP
10 6 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.51%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.41%) ACCA
13 3 (0.31%) CBAP
13 3 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.20%) APMG
14 2 (0.20%) Computer Science Degree
14 2 (0.20%) IIBA
14 2 (0.20%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (16.04%) QA
2 37 (3.78%) GDPR
3 28 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (2.04%) MiFID
5 14 (1.43%) Good Clinical Practice
5 14 (1.43%) SLA
6 11 (1.12%) Data Quality
6 11 (1.12%) PMO
7 8 (0.82%) IFRS
8 6 (0.61%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 4 (0.41%) CDISC
9 4 (0.41%) EMIR
9 4 (0.41%) WCAG
10 3 (0.31%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.31%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.20%) SEPA
12 1 (0.10%) GAAP
12 1 (0.10%) GRC
12 1 (0.10%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 20 (2.04%) Docker
2 16 (1.63%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.20%) Firmware
4 2 (0.20%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.10%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (1.33%) Kubernetes
2 9 (0.92%) SCCM
3 6 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (0.41%) Perfmon
5 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (0.31%) Terraform
6 2 (0.20%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.10%) FreeIPA
7 1 (0.10%) Nagios
7 1 (0.10%) Puppet
7 1 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 156 (15.93%) Microsoft
2 87 (8.89%) Oracle
3 75 (7.66%) SAP
4 33 (3.37%) Adobe
4 33 (3.37%) Salesforce.com
5 29 (2.96%) IBM
6 21 (2.15%) Google
7 15 (1.53%) Conga
8 14 (1.43%) Atlassian
8 14 (1.43%) JD Edwards
9 9 (0.92%) Cisco
9 9 (0.92%) ILOG
9 9 (0.92%) ION Trading
9 9 (0.92%) Kofax
9 9 (0.92%) Sybase
10 7 (0.72%) ServiceNow
10 7 (0.72%) Talend
11 6 (0.61%) hybris
11 6 (0.61%) VMware
12 5 (0.51%) Sage