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

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
UK
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 192 178
Rank change year-on-year -3 -14 -18
Permanent jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 3,036 3,154 4,103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.72% 1.80% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 2.01% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 2,459 2,614 3,374
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £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 158,271 157,206 186,418
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.89% 89.53% 88.82%
Number of salaries quoted 128,517 129,505 154,372
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £79,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 22 February 2018.

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 22 February 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 -7 2,839 £45,000 -1.10% 364
UK excluding London -27 1,578 £40,000 - 229
London +18 1,392 £52,500 -4.55% 162
South East -20 412 £40,000 - 46
North of England -19 400 £40,000 +6.67% 80
Midlands -4 286 £35,000 -4.11% 39
North West -17 195 £40,000 - 41
Yorkshire 0 192 £40,000 +6.67% 35
East of England -31 178 £42,500 +6.25% 17
West Midlands +22 174 £35,500 +2.90% 29
South West -29 159 £45,000 +5.88% 20
Scotland +1 112 £38,000 +6.20% 22
East Midlands -11 112 £35,000 -4.11% 10
Wales -22 29 £35,000 +1.45% 4
North East -14 16 £34,500 +2.99% 4
Northern Ireland -13 12 £35,250 +23.68% 1
Isle of Man +1 3 £40,000 -50.00%

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 1,273 (41.93%) Agile Software Development
2 1,043 (34.35%) Finance
3 814 (26.81%) SQL
4 758 (24.97%) Test Automation
5 692 (22.79%) QA
6 540 (17.79%) SDLC
7 519 (17.09%) Microsoft
8 500 (16.47%) Test Scripting
9 468 (15.42%) Scrum
10 466 (15.35%) Degree
11 426 (14.03%) Business Analysis
12 420 (13.83%) SQL Server
13 411 (13.54%) Analytical Skills
14 349 (11.50%) Project Management
15 341 (11.23%) JIRA
16 330 (10.87%) Software Testing
17 325 (10.70%) Test Strategy
18 319 (10.51%) Regression Testing
19 309 (10.18%) .NET
20 298 (9.82%) C#
20 298 (9.82%) ISEB
21 297 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
22 295 (9.72%) Selenium
23 293 (9.65%) Banking
23 293 (9.65%) Oracle
24 274 (9.03%) Integration Testing
25 271 (8.93%) Functional Testing
26 261 (8.60%) Windows
27 254 (8.37%) System Testing
27 254 (8.37%) System Integration Testing

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 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 77 (2.54%) Confluence
3 67 (2.21%) CMS
4 34 (1.12%) Apache
5 32 (1.05%) IIS
6 28 (0.92%) WebSphere
7 25 (0.82%) Tomcat
8 18 (0.59%) Apache Spark
8 18 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 16 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
10 13 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (0.43%) SAS
10 13 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
11 12 (0.40%) JBoss
12 10 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
12 10 (0.33%) WordPress
13 8 (0.26%) Moodle
13 8 (0.26%) nginx
13 8 (0.26%) Skype for Business
13 8 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 228 (7.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 151 (4.97%) Microsoft Office
3 144 (4.74%) MS Visio
4 64 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 39 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
6 22 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.16%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.13%) Mingle
9 3 (0.099%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.099%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.033%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.033%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.033%) InDesign
10 1 (0.033%) PaintShop Pro
10 1 (0.033%) Snagit
10 1 (0.033%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.033%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 88 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 71 (2.34%) Oracle EBS
3 67 (2.21%) Dynamics AX
4 53 (1.75%) Oracle EBS R12
5 37 (1.22%) Oracle ERP
6 22 (0.72%) Endur
7 16 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
7 16 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
7 16 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
7 16 (0.53%) SAP SD
8 14 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
9 13 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
9 13 (0.43%) SAP CO
9 13 (0.43%) SAP FI
9 13 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
10 12 (0.40%) NetSuite
10 12 (0.40%) thinkFolio
11 11 (0.36%) Markit EDM
12 10 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 9 (0.30%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 92 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 86 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
3 75 (2.47%) SaaS
4 36 (1.19%) Office 365
5 33 (1.09%) GitHub
6 31 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
7 22 (0.72%) PaaS
8 16 (0.53%) IaaS
9 15 (0.49%) BrowserStack
10 14 (0.46%) Slack
11 13 (0.43%) BlazeMeter
12 12 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
12 12 (0.40%) OpenShift
13 11 (0.36%) Sauce Labs
14 9 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
14 9 (0.30%) G Suite
15 8 (0.26%) DigitalOcean
15 8 (0.26%) Force.com
15 8 (0.26%) Sage Pay
16 7 (0.23%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 34 (1.12%) HTTP
2 22 (0.72%) FTP
3 21 (0.69%) Internet
4 19 (0.63%) SAN
5 14 (0.46%) LAN
5 14 (0.46%) SSL
5 14 (0.46%) TCP/IP
6 13 (0.43%) Firewall
7 10 (0.33%) SMS
8 9 (0.30%) MPLS
9 7 (0.23%) WAN
10 6 (0.20%) 4G
10 6 (0.20%) Broadband
10 6 (0.20%) DNS
10 6 (0.20%) Fibre Channel
10 6 (0.20%) iSCSI
10 6 (0.20%) LTE
11 5 (0.16%) BGP
11 5 (0.16%) EIGRP
11 5 (0.16%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 420 (13.83%) SQL Server
2 120 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 114 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 104 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
5 89 (2.93%) Relational Database
6 73 (2.40%) MySQL
7 67 (2.21%) Oracle BI EE
8 52 (1.71%) RDBMS
8 52 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 51 (1.68%) Oracle Database
10 47 (1.55%) QlikView
11 40 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
12 34 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
13 33 (1.09%) Power BI
14 25 (0.82%) NoSQL
14 25 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
14 25 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
15 22 (0.72%) Data Lake
16 21 (0.69%) Big Data
16 21 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 341 (11.23%) JIRA
2 295 (9.72%) Selenium
3 168 (5.53%) Cucumber
4 136 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 105 (3.46%) Jenkins
6 96 (3.16%) WebDriver
7 95 (3.13%) Visual Studio
8 83 (2.73%) SoapUI
9 79 (2.60%) Git (software)
10 66 (2.17%) SpecFlow
11 53 (1.75%) Maven
12 51 (1.68%) JMeter
13 47 (1.55%) TeamCity
14 40 (1.32%) Subversion
15 38 (1.25%) HP UFT
16 33 (1.09%) JUnit
17 30 (0.99%) LoadRunner
17 30 (0.99%) Zephyr
18 26 (0.86%) Ant
18 26 (0.86%) Protractor
General
1 1,043 (34.35%) Finance
2 293 (9.65%) Banking
3 204 (6.72%) Retail
4 155 (5.11%) Marketing
5 69 (2.27%) Investment Banking
6 65 (2.14%) Front Office
6 65 (2.14%) Retail Banking
7 56 (1.84%) Manufacturing
8 55 (1.81%) Legal
9 52 (1.71%) Advertising
10 38 (1.25%) Back Office
10 38 (1.25%) Telecoms
11 34 (1.12%) Private Banking
12 25 (0.82%) Billing
13 23 (0.76%) Games
14 18 (0.59%) General Ledger
15 17 (0.56%) Publishing
16 16 (0.53%) Automotive
16 16 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
17 13 (0.43%) Law
Job Titles
1 1,363 (44.89%) Analyst
2 651 (21.44%) Business Analyst
3 387 (12.75%) Test Analyst
4 353 (11.63%) Developer
5 244 (8.04%) Consultant
6 182 (5.99%) Tester
7 153 (5.04%) Senior Analyst
8 130 (4.28%) Support Analyst
9 126 (4.15%) Test Manager
10 122 (4.02%) Applications Support
11 112 (3.69%) Test Leader
12 109 (3.59%) Financial Analyst
13 102 (3.36%) QA Analyst
14 98 (3.23%) Applications Support Analyst
15 97 (3.19%) IT Analyst
16 93 (3.06%) Test Engineer
17 82 (2.70%) SQL Analyst
18 72 (2.37%) Senior Business Analyst
19 70 (2.31%) Business IT Analyst
19 70 (2.31%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 309 (10.18%) .NET
2 195 (6.42%) Web Services
3 156 (5.14%) HTML
4 146 (4.81%) SOAP
5 123 (4.05%) CSS
6 109 (3.59%) AngularJS
7 98 (3.23%) REST
8 93 (3.06%) ASP.NET
9 92 (3.03%) jQuery
10 87 (2.87%) XML
11 58 (1.91%) HTML5
12 52 (1.71%) .NET Framework
13 47 (1.55%) Gherkin
14 42 (1.38%) ASP.NET Web API
14 42 (1.38%) Entity Framework
15 37 (1.22%) JMS
15 37 (1.22%) Middleware
16 35 (1.15%) JSON
16 35 (1.15%) RESTful
16 35 (1.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 411 (13.54%) Analytical Skills
2 177 (5.83%) Computer Science
3 137 (4.51%) Management Information System
4 132 (4.35%) User Experience
5 81 (2.67%) Mobile App
6 64 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
7 61 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
8 54 (1.78%) Fintech
9 44 (1.45%) Virtual Team
10 40 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 36 (1.19%) Credit Risk
12 27 (0.89%) Reinsurance
13 22 (0.72%) Replication
14 18 (0.59%) Client/Server
14 18 (0.59%) Fixed Income
14 18 (0.59%) iSeries
14 18 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
15 17 (0.56%) Algorithms
15 17 (0.56%) Driving Licence
16 16 (0.53%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 261 (8.60%) Windows
2 133 (4.38%) Linux
3 86 (2.83%) Unix
4 53 (1.75%) Windows Server
5 32 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (0.99%) Android
7 28 (0.92%) Windows 7
8 22 (0.72%) Apple iOS
9 15 (0.49%) Solaris
9 15 (0.49%) Windows 8
10 14 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.16%) CoreOS
12 5 (0.16%) VMS
13 4 (0.13%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.066%) CentOS
14 2 (0.066%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.066%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.066%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.033%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,273 (41.93%) Agile Software Development
2 758 (24.97%) Test Automation
3 540 (17.79%) SDLC
4 500 (16.47%) Test Scripting
5 468 (15.42%) Scrum
6 426 (14.03%) Business Analysis
7 349 (11.50%) Project Management
8 330 (10.87%) Software Testing
9 325 (10.70%) Test Strategy
10 319 (10.51%) Regression Testing
11 297 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
12 274 (9.03%) Integration Testing
13 271 (8.93%) Functional Testing
14 254 (8.37%) System Integration Testing
14 254 (8.37%) System Testing
15 237 (7.81%) Scenario Testing
16 234 (7.71%) Change Management
17 229 (7.54%) User Stories
17 229 (7.54%) Waterfall
18 215 (7.08%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 814 (26.81%) SQL
2 298 (9.82%) C#
3 251 (8.27%) Java
4 232 (7.64%) JavaScript
5 110 (3.62%) T-SQL
6 69 (2.27%) PowerShell
6 69 (2.27%) Python
7 59 (1.94%) PL/SQL
8 49 (1.61%) PHP
9 46 (1.52%) Ruby
10 33 (1.09%) C
11 32 (1.05%) VBA
12 25 (0.82%) C++
13 23 (0.76%) Perl
14 22 (0.72%) Bash Shell
15 19 (0.63%) Shell Script
16 18 (0.59%) VB
17 16 (0.53%) R
18 14 (0.46%) Groovy
18 14 (0.46%) Scala
Qualifications
1 466 (15.35%) Degree
2 298 (9.82%) ISEB
3 244 (8.04%) ISTQB
4 126 (4.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 116 (3.82%) Security Cleared
6 111 (3.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 70 (2.31%) SC Cleared
8 36 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 30 (0.99%) Master's Degree
10 24 (0.79%) PMI Certification
11 22 (0.72%) PMP
12 16 (0.53%) MCSE
13 15 (0.49%) MCSA
14 14 (0.46%) CEH
15 13 (0.43%) DV Cleared
15 13 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
16 12 (0.40%) IIBA
17 10 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 9 (0.30%) ACCA
18 9 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 692 (22.79%) QA
2 69 (2.27%) SLA
3 56 (1.84%) Data Quality
4 42 (1.38%) PMO
5 24 (0.79%) PCI DSS
6 23 (0.76%) GDPR
7 16 (0.53%) MiFID
8 11 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 10 (0.33%) Basel III
9 10 (0.33%) IFRS
10 9 (0.30%) IFRS 9
11 8 (0.26%) GAAP
11 8 (0.26%) WCAG
12 7 (0.23%) SEPA
13 6 (0.20%) PA-DSS
13 6 (0.20%) PMBOK
13 6 (0.20%) PSD2
13 6 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (0.20%) Solvency II
14 4 (0.13%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 24 (0.79%) Docker
2 23 (0.76%) Active Directory
3 21 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (0.23%) KVM
6 7 (0.23%) vSphere
7 5 (0.16%) NFS
7 5 (0.16%) XenApp
8 4 (0.13%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.13%) HDFS
8 4 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.099%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.066%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.066%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.066%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.066%) Xen
11 1 (0.033%) Firmware
11 1 (0.033%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 114 (3.75%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (0.59%) Ansible
3 16 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (0.53%) SCCM
3 16 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
4 12 (0.40%) Kubernetes
5 11 (0.36%) Oozie
6 6 (0.20%) NetBackup
6 6 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 6 (0.20%) Puppet
6 6 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (0.20%) Terraform
6 6 (0.20%) ZABBIX
7 5 (0.16%) CA Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.16%) HAProxy
8 4 (0.13%) vCenter Server
8 4 (0.13%) vMotion
8 4 (0.13%) vRealize
9 3 (0.099%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (0.099%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 519 (17.09%) Microsoft
2 293 (9.65%) Oracle
3 159 (5.24%) SAP
4 88 (2.90%) HP
5 40 (1.32%) Tableau
6 39 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
7 36 (1.19%) VMware
8 34 (1.12%) Siebel
9 32 (1.05%) IBM
10 30 (0.99%) Google
11 25 (0.82%) Sybase
12 24 (0.79%) OpenText
12 24 (0.79%) Sun
13 23 (0.76%) Remedy
13 23 (0.76%) Sage
14 22 (0.72%) Cisco
14 22 (0.72%) JD Edwards
14 22 (0.72%) MicroStrategy
14 22 (0.72%) OpenLink
14 22 (0.72%) Pega