Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
UK
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 222 200 196
Rank change year-on-year -22 -4 -22
Permanent jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 2,433 3,202 3,255
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.54% 1.78% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.94% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,901 2,469 2,700
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,750 £29,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £73,750
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 144,803 164,913 169,137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.59% 91.90% 91.29%
Number of salaries quoted 114,496 131,060 140,287
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,418 £27,625
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 -16 2,266 £50,000 +5.26% 270
UK excluding London -24 1,252 £42,500 +6.25% 202
London -37 1,119 £57,500 +9.52% 92
South East -9 376 £47,500 +11.76% 42
North of England -22 276 £37,500 -6.25% 62
Midlands -32 193 £40,000 - 24
North West -4 161 £36,000 -4.00% 42
East of England +35 153 £45,000 - 18
South West +9 152 £50,000 +11.11% 32
Yorkshire -9 111 £40,000 - 18
West Midlands -21 109 £40,000 - 13
Scotland -32 91 £36,000 -5.26% 18
East Midlands -11 84 £40,000 +6.67% 11
Wales -23 14 £31,500 -16.00% 5
Northern Ireland -16 5 £32,500 -1.52% 1
North East -6 4 £30,000 -4.76% 2

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 1,102 (45.29%) Agile Software Development
2 913 (37.53%) Finance
3 626 (25.73%) SQL
4 535 (21.99%) Test Automation
5 507 (20.84%) QA
6 401 (16.48%) Business Analysis
7 398 (16.36%) Scrum
8 392 (16.11%) Project Management
9 389 (15.99%) Microsoft
10 363 (14.92%) SDLC
11 338 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
12 334 (13.73%) JIRA
13 321 (13.19%) User Stories
14 318 (13.07%) SQL Server
15 306 (12.58%) Stakeholder Management
16 305 (12.54%) Test Scripting
17 296 (12.17%) Java
18 293 (12.04%) Waterfall
19 290 (11.92%) Problem-Solving
20 286 (11.76%) .NET
21 279 (11.47%) Degree
22 275 (11.30%) C#
23 269 (11.06%) Selenium
24 262 (10.77%) Retail
25 254 (10.44%) Banking
25 254 (10.44%) Regression Testing
26 252 (10.36%) JavaScript
27 246 (10.11%) ISEB
28 228 (9.37%) ISTQB
29 224 (9.21%) Windows

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 93 (3.82%) Confluence
2 85 (3.49%) SharePoint
3 41 (1.69%) CMS
4 33 (1.36%) IIS
5 22 (0.90%) Apache
6 20 (0.82%) WebLogic
7 19 (0.78%) WebSphere
8 17 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 17 (0.70%) Tomcat
9 16 (0.66%) WordPress
10 15 (0.62%) SAS
11 12 (0.49%) Apache Spark
11 12 (0.49%) JBoss
12 10 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
12 10 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
13 9 (0.37%) MQSeries
14 8 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
14 8 (0.33%) Umbraco
15 6 (0.25%) Skype for Business
16 4 (0.16%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 144 (5.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 119 (4.89%) Microsoft Office
3 78 (3.21%) MS Visio
4 61 (2.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 49 (2.01%) Microsoft Project
6 28 (1.15%) Photoshop
7 20 (0.82%) Adobe Illustrator
8 13 (0.53%) Mingle
9 8 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.082%) Camtasia
11 2 (0.082%) InVision
11 2 (0.082%) Snagit
12 1 (0.041%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 57 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
4 13 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
4 13 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
4 13 (0.53%) SAP HCM
4 13 (0.53%) SAP HR
5 12 (0.49%) NetSuite
5 12 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
6 11 (0.45%) Distributed Ledger
6 11 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
6 11 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
7 10 (0.41%) Oracle Assets
7 10 (0.41%) Oracle Cash Management
8 9 (0.37%) SAP ERP
8 9 (0.37%) SAP FI
9 8 (0.33%) SAP CO
9 8 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
10 7 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 7 (0.29%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 129 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 92 (3.78%) Amazon AWS
3 78 (3.21%) SaaS
4 55 (2.26%) Office 365
5 36 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
6 28 (1.15%) GitHub
7 25 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
8 24 (0.99%) G Suite
9 23 (0.95%) OpenShift
10 20 (0.82%) SuccessFactors
11 12 (0.49%) Lucidchart
11 12 (0.49%) PaaS
12 11 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
12 11 (0.45%) Google Analytics
12 11 (0.45%) Trello
13 10 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
14 7 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
14 7 (0.29%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 7 (0.29%) Serverless
15 6 (0.25%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 51 (2.10%) HTTP
2 43 (1.77%) Firewall
3 31 (1.27%) Internet
4 28 (1.15%) FTP
5 25 (1.03%) TCP/IP
6 16 (0.66%) DNS
6 16 (0.66%) VPN
7 15 (0.62%) SAN
8 13 (0.53%) DHCP
9 12 (0.49%) Network Security
10 11 (0.45%) LAN
11 10 (0.41%) SSH
11 10 (0.41%) WAN
12 9 (0.37%) Broadband
13 8 (0.33%) IP Telephony
13 8 (0.33%) Wireshark
14 7 (0.29%) VLAN
15 5 (0.21%) Ethernet
15 5 (0.21%) SMTP
15 5 (0.21%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 318 (13.07%) SQL Server
2 104 (4.27%) Data Warehouse
3 89 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 87 (3.58%) Relational Database
5 79 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 53 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
7 50 (2.06%) MySQL
8 46 (1.89%) Oracle Database
9 41 (1.69%) Power BI
10 38 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
11 35 (1.44%) Big Data
11 35 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
11 35 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 32 (1.32%) NoSQL
13 31 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
14 30 (1.23%) RDBMS
15 29 (1.19%) QlikView
16 25 (1.03%) MongoDB
17 24 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
18 22 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 334 (13.73%) JIRA
2 269 (11.06%) Selenium
3 153 (6.29%) Cucumber
4 130 (5.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 98 (4.03%) Jenkins
6 83 (3.41%) JMeter
6 83 (3.41%) Visual Studio
7 80 (3.29%) SoapUI
8 69 (2.84%) LoadRunner
9 68 (2.79%) Git (software)
10 53 (2.18%) WebDriver
11 50 (2.06%) JUnit
12 44 (1.81%) Maven
13 42 (1.73%) SpecFlow
14 39 (1.60%) MSI
15 37 (1.52%) NUnit
15 37 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
16 33 (1.36%) Eclipse
17 31 (1.27%) Subversion
18 25 (1.03%) TestNG
General
1 913 (37.53%) Finance
2 262 (10.77%) Retail
3 254 (10.44%) Banking
4 95 (3.90%) Marketing
5 81 (3.33%) Investment Banking
6 78 (3.21%) Telecoms
7 77 (3.16%) Advertising
8 69 (2.84%) Front Office
9 55 (2.26%) Private Banking
10 46 (1.89%) Manufacturing
11 36 (1.48%) Law
12 34 (1.40%) Legal
13 33 (1.36%) Financial Institution
14 31 (1.27%) Back Office
15 28 (1.15%) Publishing
16 26 (1.07%) Billing
17 20 (0.82%) Games
18 15 (0.62%) Automotive
19 14 (0.58%) General Ledger
20 13 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,071 (44.02%) Analyst
2 510 (20.96%) Business Analyst
3 331 (13.60%) Test Analyst
4 298 (12.25%) Developer
5 183 (7.52%) Senior Analyst
6 137 (5.63%) Consultant
7 136 (5.59%) Tester
8 125 (5.14%) Test Engineer
9 114 (4.69%) Senior Business Analyst
10 109 (4.48%) Project Manager
11 80 (3.29%) QA Analyst
12 79 (3.25%) Senior Developer
13 75 (3.08%) Java Developer
14 68 (2.79%) Test Leader
15 67 (2.75%) Support Analyst
16 66 (2.71%) Lead Business Analyst
17 63 (2.59%) Test Automation Engineer
18 58 (2.38%) Systems Analyst
19 57 (2.34%) Automation Tester
19 57 (2.34%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 286 (11.76%) .NET
2 187 (7.69%) Web Services
3 182 (7.48%) HTML
4 178 (7.32%) XML
5 145 (5.96%) SOAP
6 140 (5.75%) CSS
7 101 (4.15%) JSON
8 96 (3.95%) REST
9 92 (3.78%) AngularJS
10 79 (3.25%) ASP.NET
11 75 (3.08%) Spring
12 73 (3.00%) RESTful
13 61 (2.51%) .NET Framework
14 60 (2.47%) HTML5
15 53 (2.18%) jQuery
16 49 (2.01%) CSS3
17 48 (1.97%) Spring Boot
18 46 (1.89%) Gherkin
19 45 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
20 44 (1.81%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 338 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
2 125 (5.14%) User Experience
3 114 (4.69%) Self-Motivation
4 108 (4.44%) Management Information System
5 106 (4.36%) Fintech
6 82 (3.37%) Greenfield Project
7 59 (2.42%) FMCG
8 48 (1.97%) Mobile App
9 36 (1.48%) Robotics
10 30 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
11 27 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 26 (1.07%) Equities
12 26 (1.07%) Fixed Income
12 26 (1.07%) PMI
13 24 (0.99%) Derivative
14 19 (0.78%) Data Structures
15 18 (0.74%) Virtual Team
16 17 (0.70%) Wiki
17 16 (0.66%) Client/Server
18 15 (0.62%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 224 (9.21%) Windows
2 218 (8.96%) Linux
3 80 (3.29%) Unix
4 69 (2.84%) Windows Server
5 42 (1.73%) Windows 7
6 41 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (1.11%) Android
9 21 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (0.66%) Apple iOS
10 16 (0.66%) Solaris
11 15 (0.62%) Windows 10
12 10 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (0.37%) AIX
14 2 (0.082%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.041%) CentOS
15 1 (0.041%) Debian
15 1 (0.041%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,102 (45.29%) Agile Software Development
2 535 (21.99%) Test Automation
3 401 (16.48%) Business Analysis
4 398 (16.36%) Scrum
5 392 (16.11%) Project Management
6 363 (14.92%) SDLC
7 321 (13.19%) User Stories
8 306 (12.58%) Stakeholder Management
9 305 (12.54%) Test Scripting
10 293 (12.04%) Waterfall
11 290 (11.92%) Problem-Solving
12 254 (10.44%) Regression Testing
13 203 (8.34%) Scenario Testing
14 198 (8.14%) Change Management
15 193 (7.93%) Test Strategy
16 190 (7.81%) Mentoring
17 178 (7.32%) Software Testing
18 175 (7.19%) Integration Testing
19 174 (7.15%) Use Case
20 164 (6.74%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 626 (25.73%) SQL
2 296 (12.17%) Java
3 275 (11.30%) C#
4 252 (10.36%) JavaScript
5 145 (5.96%) Python
6 105 (4.32%) T-SQL
7 89 (3.66%) PowerShell
8 79 (3.25%) C++
9 58 (2.38%) C
9 58 (2.38%) PHP
10 54 (2.22%) PL/SQL
11 49 (2.01%) VB
12 36 (1.48%) Shell Script
13 33 (1.36%) Perl
14 32 (1.32%) Ruby
14 32 (1.32%) VB.NET
15 25 (1.03%) XPath
16 20 (0.82%) Groovy
16 20 (0.82%) VBA
17 18 (0.74%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 279 (11.47%) Degree
2 246 (10.11%) ISEB
3 228 (9.37%) ISTQB
4 141 (5.80%) Security Cleared
5 106 (4.36%) SC Cleared
6 72 (2.96%) DV Cleared
7 71 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 48 (1.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 47 (1.93%) PMI Certification
10 29 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
11 27 (1.11%) PMP
12 24 (0.99%) MCSE
13 22 (0.90%) IIBA
14 15 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
15 14 (0.58%) CBAP
16 13 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
17 12 (0.49%) MCSA
18 11 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
18 11 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 10 (0.41%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 507 (20.84%) QA
2 66 (2.71%) PMO
3 53 (2.18%) Data Quality
4 32 (1.32%) GDPR
5 25 (1.03%) SLA
6 13 (0.53%) ISO 9000
7 10 (0.41%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.21%) MiFID
9 5 (0.21%) PMBOK
10 4 (0.16%) Basel III
11 3 (0.12%) IFRS
12 2 (0.082%) Actionable Recommendations
12 2 (0.082%) IFRS 9
12 2 (0.082%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.082%) P3O
12 2 (0.082%) PA-DSS
12 2 (0.082%) SEPA
13 1 (0.041%) EMIR
13 1 (0.041%) WCAG
System Software
1 62 (2.55%) Docker
2 41 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
3 36 (1.48%) Active Directory
4 31 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (0.74%) Hyper-V
6 16 (0.66%) XenServer
7 14 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (0.33%) XenApp
9 7 (0.29%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (0.16%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.16%) HDFS
11 4 (0.16%) vSphere
12 3 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.082%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.041%) Cronacle
14 1 (0.041%) Firmware
14 1 (0.041%) vCloud
14 1 (0.041%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 63 (2.59%) HP Quality Center
2 55 (2.26%) SCCM
3 48 (1.97%) Kubernetes
4 30 (1.23%) Docker Swarm
5 26 (1.07%) HP ALM
6 22 (0.90%) Ansible
7 21 (0.86%) Puppet
8 17 (0.70%) Data Guard
8 17 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 16 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
10 14 (0.58%) Terraform
11 8 (0.33%) Nagios
12 7 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 6 (0.25%) logstash
13 6 (0.25%) SCOM
14 5 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
14 5 (0.21%) FortiGate
14 5 (0.21%) WebSphere Cast Iron
15 4 (0.16%) Kibana
15 4 (0.16%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 389 (15.99%) Microsoft
2 205 (8.43%) Oracle
3 144 (5.92%) SAP
4 63 (2.59%) HP
5 54 (2.22%) Red Hat
6 50 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
7 46 (1.89%) ServiceNow
8 45 (1.85%) Google
9 43 (1.77%) IBM
10 37 (1.52%) Atlassian
11 35 (1.44%) VMware
12 31 (1.27%) Adobe
13 29 (1.19%) Citrix
14 28 (1.15%) Blue Prism
15 27 (1.11%) Tableau
16 17 (0.70%) Sitecore
17 16 (0.66%) Cisco
17 16 (0.66%) Informatica
18 14 (0.58%) Automation Anywhere
18 14 (0.58%) Solace