Period
to 22 June 2018

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 22 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
UK
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 212 194 177
Rank change year-on-year -18 -17 -12
Permanent jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 2,818 3,092 4,061
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.62% 1.79% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 1.97% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2,205 2,379 3,315
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £71,400 £70,000 £70,750
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 157,488 156,639 180,813
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.75% 90.61% 89.97%
Number of salaries quoted 126,373 127,513 150,385
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +1.06%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 22 June 2018.

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 22 June 2018. 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 -19 2,646 £45,000 -5.26% 293
UK excluding London -33 1,487 £40,000 - 194
London -2 1,258 £55,000 - 117
North of England -14 447 £40,000 +6.67% 59
South East -46 355 £42,000 -1.18% 45
Midlands -4 268 £36,000 -7.10% 32
North West -1 224 £40,000 +11.11% 33
Yorkshire -7 205 £40,000 -4.19% 22
West Midlands +10 181 £37,500 +4.90% 17
South West -47 159 £45,000 +5.88% 21
East of England -44 152 £42,500 +6.25% 17
East Midlands -1 87 £35,000 -12.50% 15
Scotland -22 86 £35,500 +4.41% 15
Wales -7 24 £31,464 -3.19% 4
North East -15 19 £32,500 -2.99% 4
Northern Ireland +5 3 - -

For the 6 months to 22 June 2018, 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 1,289 (45.74%) Agile Software Development
2 948 (33.64%) Finance
3 712 (25.27%) SQL
4 649 (23.03%) Test Automation
5 645 (22.89%) QA
6 525 (18.63%) SDLC
7 441 (15.65%) Microsoft
8 437 (15.51%) Degree
9 428 (15.19%) Problem-Solving
10 406 (14.41%) Business Analysis
11 404 (14.34%) Analytical Skills
12 401 (14.23%) Scrum
13 399 (14.16%) Test Scripting
14 385 (13.66%) Project Management
15 347 (12.31%) JIRA
16 332 (11.78%) SQL Server
17 298 (10.57%) Software Testing
18 289 (10.26%) User Stories
19 287 (10.18%) Test Strategy
20 285 (10.11%) Selenium
21 281 (9.97%) Banking
21 281 (9.97%) Stakeholder Management
22 271 (9.62%) .NET
23 269 (9.55%) C#
23 269 (9.55%) Java
24 265 (9.40%) Regression Testing
25 262 (9.30%) Waterfall
26 248 (8.80%) Oracle
27 238 (8.45%) Integration Testing
28 228 (8.09%) 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 97 (3.44%) SharePoint
2 83 (2.95%) Confluence
3 27 (0.96%) WebSphere
4 23 (0.82%) CMS
5 22 (0.78%) Apache
6 19 (0.67%) IIS
7 17 (0.60%) Apache Spark
8 16 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
9 15 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 13 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
11 11 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
13 8 (0.28%) Tomcat
14 7 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 7 (0.25%) SAS
15 6 (0.21%) JBoss
15 6 (0.21%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
15 6 (0.21%) Skype for Business
15 6 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 216 (7.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 123 (4.36%) Microsoft Office
3 118 (4.19%) MS Visio
4 46 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 40 (1.42%) Microsoft Project
6 31 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.43%) Mingle
8 7 (0.25%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.11%) S-PLUS
10 2 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.071%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.035%) InVision
11 1 (0.035%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 69 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 49 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
3 42 (1.49%) Oracle EBS R12
4 34 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
5 21 (0.75%) Oracle ERP
6 15 (0.53%) Oracle Assets
6 15 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
6 15 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
6 15 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 14 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
8 12 (0.43%) NetSuite
9 11 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
9 11 (0.39%) SAP CO
9 11 (0.39%) SAP FI
9 11 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
10 9 (0.32%) SAP CRM
10 9 (0.32%) SAP HCM
11 8 (0.28%) BPCS
11 8 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
11 8 (0.28%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 80 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
1 80 (2.84%) SaaS
2 69 (2.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (1.24%) Office 365
4 33 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
5 26 (0.92%) IaaS
6 23 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (0.71%) GitHub
7 20 (0.71%) PaaS
8 13 (0.46%) Slack
9 12 (0.43%) Force.com
9 12 (0.43%) Sage Pay
10 11 (0.39%) DigitalOcean
10 11 (0.39%) Sauce Labs
11 10 (0.35%) BrowserStack
11 10 (0.35%) G Suite
11 10 (0.35%) OpenShift
12 7 (0.25%) BlazeMeter
13 6 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 6 (0.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (0.99%) Firewall
1 28 (0.99%) HTTP
2 19 (0.67%) Internet
3 15 (0.53%) LAN
3 15 (0.53%) WAN
4 13 (0.46%) SMS
4 13 (0.46%) VPN
5 12 (0.43%) DNS
6 11 (0.39%) Ethernet
6 11 (0.39%) SAN
7 10 (0.35%) FTP
8 8 (0.28%) Network Security
8 8 (0.28%) SSL
9 7 (0.25%) TCP/IP
10 6 (0.21%) DHCP
10 6 (0.21%) IPsec
10 6 (0.21%) VoIP
11 5 (0.18%) IP Telephony
11 5 (0.18%) Skype
12 4 (0.14%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 332 (11.78%) SQL Server
2 118 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
3 89 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 85 (3.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 73 (2.59%) Relational Database
6 53 (1.88%) BusinessObjects
6 53 (1.88%) MySQL
7 48 (1.70%) Power BI
8 47 (1.67%) Big Data
9 43 (1.53%) RDBMS
10 42 (1.49%) Oracle BI EE
11 41 (1.45%) Data Lake
12 40 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 39 (1.38%) Oracle Database
14 37 (1.31%) QlikView
15 32 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
16 28 (0.99%) MongoDB
17 27 (0.96%) DB2
17 27 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
18 20 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 347 (12.31%) JIRA
2 285 (10.11%) Selenium
3 115 (4.08%) Cucumber
4 94 (3.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 91 (3.23%) WebDriver
6 83 (2.95%) Jenkins
6 83 (2.95%) Visual Studio
7 62 (2.20%) Git (software)
8 58 (2.06%) JMeter
9 53 (1.88%) SpecFlow
10 41 (1.45%) SoapUI
11 40 (1.42%) Maven
12 35 (1.24%) Eclipse
13 31 (1.10%) MSI
14 30 (1.06%) JUnit
15 24 (0.85%) Ant
16 23 (0.82%) Bugzilla
16 23 (0.82%) TeamCity
16 23 (0.82%) TestRail
17 22 (0.78%) Gradle
General
1 948 (33.64%) Finance
2 281 (9.97%) Banking
3 181 (6.42%) Retail
4 93 (3.30%) Marketing
5 70 (2.48%) Investment Banking
6 62 (2.20%) Advertising
7 55 (1.95%) Manufacturing
8 53 (1.88%) Back Office
9 49 (1.74%) Financial Institution
9 49 (1.74%) Legal
10 44 (1.56%) Retail Banking
11 35 (1.24%) Front Office
12 33 (1.17%) Telecoms
13 32 (1.14%) Games
14 27 (0.96%) Publishing
15 26 (0.92%) Automotive
15 26 (0.92%) Billing
16 19 (0.67%) General Ledger
16 19 (0.67%) Private Banking
17 11 (0.39%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,301 (46.17%) Analyst
2 618 (21.93%) Business Analyst
3 382 (13.56%) Test Analyst
4 336 (11.92%) Developer
5 223 (7.91%) Consultant
6 163 (5.78%) Senior Analyst
7 123 (4.36%) Tester
8 121 (4.29%) Test Manager
9 104 (3.69%) Test Engineer
10 96 (3.41%) Test Leader
11 95 (3.37%) Project Manager
12 92 (3.26%) QA Analyst
13 91 (3.23%) Support Analyst
14 88 (3.12%) IT Analyst
15 85 (3.02%) Applications Support
16 84 (2.98%) Senior Business Analyst
17 83 (2.95%) Systems Analyst
18 78 (2.77%) QA Engineer
19 74 (2.63%) Agile Business Analyst
20 66 (2.34%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 271 (9.62%) .NET
2 144 (5.11%) Web Services
3 116 (4.12%) HTML
4 105 (3.73%) AngularJS
4 105 (3.73%) SOAP
5 101 (3.58%) jQuery
6 88 (3.12%) XML
7 82 (2.91%) CSS
8 77 (2.73%) REST
9 66 (2.34%) ASP.NET
10 58 (2.06%) RESTful
11 48 (1.70%) JSON
12 44 (1.56%) .NET Framework
12 44 (1.56%) HTML5
13 37 (1.31%) Entity Framework
13 37 (1.31%) Middleware
14 33 (1.17%) ASP.NET MVC
14 33 (1.17%) JMS
15 29 (1.03%) Gherkin
16 27 (0.96%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 404 (14.34%) Analytical Skills
2 181 (6.42%) Computer Science
3 155 (5.50%) Management Information System
4 154 (5.46%) User Experience
5 135 (4.79%) Self-Motivation
6 97 (3.44%) Mobile App
7 53 (1.88%) Fintech
8 51 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
9 50 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
10 35 (1.24%) Data Centre
10 35 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 34 (1.21%) Credit Risk
12 33 (1.17%) Data Structures
13 31 (1.10%) Client/Server
14 29 (1.03%) Cyberthreat
15 27 (0.96%) Derivative
16 26 (0.92%) Virtual Team
17 25 (0.89%) Fixed Income
17 25 (0.89%) NHS
18 23 (0.82%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 220 (7.81%) Windows
2 131 (4.65%) Linux
3 72 (2.56%) Unix
4 41 (1.45%) Android
5 38 (1.35%) Apple iOS
6 33 (1.17%) Windows Server
7 31 (1.10%) Windows 7
8 30 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.28%) Solaris
11 7 (0.25%) CentOS
11 7 (0.25%) Nucleus RTOS
11 7 (0.25%) VMS
11 7 (0.25%) Windows Phone
12 6 (0.21%) Debian
12 6 (0.21%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.21%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.11%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.071%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,289 (45.74%) Agile Software Development
2 649 (23.03%) Test Automation
3 525 (18.63%) SDLC
4 428 (15.19%) Problem-Solving
5 406 (14.41%) Business Analysis
6 401 (14.23%) Scrum
7 399 (14.16%) Test Scripting
8 385 (13.66%) Project Management
9 298 (10.57%) Software Testing
10 289 (10.26%) User Stories
11 287 (10.18%) Test Strategy
12 281 (9.97%) Stakeholder Management
13 265 (9.40%) Regression Testing
14 262 (9.30%) Waterfall
15 238 (8.45%) Integration Testing
16 226 (8.02%) Manual Testing
17 222 (7.88%) System Integration Testing
18 213 (7.56%) ITIL
19 209 (7.42%) BDD
20 204 (7.24%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 712 (25.27%) SQL
2 269 (9.55%) C#
2 269 (9.55%) Java
3 183 (6.49%) JavaScript
4 78 (2.77%) Python
5 65 (2.31%) T-SQL
6 60 (2.13%) PowerShell
7 53 (1.88%) C++
8 46 (1.63%) PL/SQL
9 43 (1.53%) VBA
10 41 (1.45%) C
11 35 (1.24%) Perl
12 33 (1.17%) Ruby
13 28 (0.99%) PHP
13 28 (0.99%) Shell Script
14 19 (0.67%) VB
15 18 (0.64%) Bash Shell
16 15 (0.53%) MATLAB
17 14 (0.50%) Lingo
17 14 (0.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 437 (15.51%) Degree
2 228 (8.09%) ISTQB
3 217 (7.70%) ISEB
4 132 (4.68%) Security Cleared
5 131 (4.65%) Computer Science Degree
6 80 (2.84%) SC Cleared
7 76 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 47 (1.67%) Master's Degree
9 32 (1.14%) DV Cleared
10 27 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
11 25 (0.89%) PMP
12 24 (0.85%) Numerate Degree
12 24 (0.85%) PMI Certification
13 18 (0.64%) IIBA
14 16 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
15 15 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 12 (0.43%) DBS Check
17 11 (0.39%) MCSE
18 8 (0.28%) BC Cleared
19 6 (0.21%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 645 (22.89%) QA
2 65 (2.31%) PMO
3 57 (2.02%) SLA
4 41 (1.45%) Data Quality
5 32 (1.14%) PCI DSS
6 28 (0.99%) GDPR
7 19 (0.67%) MiFID
8 12 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 9 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (0.28%) PA-DSS
11 7 (0.25%) IFRS
12 6 (0.21%) GAAP
12 6 (0.21%) IFRS 9
12 6 (0.21%) ISO 9000
12 6 (0.21%) Solvency II
13 5 (0.18%) PSD2
14 3 (0.11%) ISO 9001
14 3 (0.11%) WCAG
15 2 (0.071%) PMBOK
16 1 (0.035%) EMIR
System Software
1 38 (1.35%) Docker
2 35 (1.24%) Active Directory
3 33 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (0.28%) KVM
5 8 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (0.25%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (0.21%) iptables
7 6 (0.21%) QEMU
7 6 (0.21%) vSphere
8 5 (0.18%) XenApp
9 4 (0.14%) Apache Flume
9 4 (0.14%) HDFS
10 2 (0.071%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.035%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.035%) Firmware
11 1 (0.035%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 81 (2.87%) HP Quality Center
2 44 (1.56%) SCCM
3 32 (1.14%) Ansible
4 26 (0.92%) Kubernetes
5 16 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 15 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
7 14 (0.50%) Terraform
8 13 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (0.43%) HP ALM
10 6 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (0.14%) Data Guard
11 4 (0.14%) Grafana
11 4 (0.14%) Oozie
11 4 (0.14%) Prometheus
11 4 (0.14%) Puppet
11 4 (0.14%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.11%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.11%) IBM BigFix
13 2 (0.071%) Failover Clustering
13 2 (0.071%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 441 (15.65%) Microsoft
2 248 (8.80%) Oracle
3 114 (4.05%) SAP
4 51 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
5 47 (1.67%) HP
6 46 (1.63%) VMware
7 41 (1.45%) Tableau
8 35 (1.24%) Capita
8 35 (1.24%) Google
9 34 (1.21%) ServiceNow
10 33 (1.17%) IBM
11 24 (0.85%) Citrix
11 24 (0.85%) Telerik
12 22 (0.78%) Siebel
13 21 (0.75%) Atlassian
13 21 (0.75%) Pega
13 21 (0.75%) Sybase
14 20 (0.71%) Cisco
14 20 (0.71%) Remedy
15 18 (0.64%) MicroStrategy