Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 232 202 199
Rank change year-on-year -30 -3 -20
Permanent jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 2,211 3,006 3,141
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.48% 1.72% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.87% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,764 2,427 2,607
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £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 137,171 160,827 160,381
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.74% 91.83% 91.31%
Number of salaries quoted 108,142 130,549 132,251
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £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 17 February 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 17 February 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 -33 2,036 £50,000 +9.89% 322
UK excluding London -25 1,159 £42,500 +6.25% 260
London -46 997 £57,500 +9.52% 84
South East +3 342 £50,000 +25.00% 61
North of England -34 238 £39,500 -1.25% 78
Midlands -23 176 £38,000 +8.57% 45
South West +6 148 £49,000 +8.89% 30
East of England +12 142 £45,000 +5.88% 24
North West -7 130 £39,500 -1.25% 42
Yorkshire -2 105 £39,500 -1.25% 31
West Midlands -16 96 £38,132 +3.63% 28
Scotland -12 84 £35,500 -6.58% 13
East Midlands -13 80 £37,500 +7.14% 17
Wales +11 25 £35,000 - 9
Isle of Man +7 6 £50,000 +25.00%
Northern Ireland -15 6 £32,500 -7.80%
North East +2 3 £35,000 +1.45% 6

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 1,084 (49.03%) Agile Software Development
2 735 (33.24%) Finance
3 563 (25.46%) SQL
4 541 (24.47%) QA
5 521 (23.56%) Test Automation
6 414 (18.72%) Scrum
7 378 (17.10%) Business Analysis
8 364 (16.46%) Project Management
9 338 (15.29%) User Stories
10 329 (14.88%) SDLC
11 319 (14.43%) Microsoft
12 312 (14.11%) Analytical Skills
13 311 (14.07%) JIRA
14 305 (13.79%) Java
15 300 (13.57%) Test Scripting
16 291 (13.16%) .NET
17 290 (13.12%) SQL Server
18 282 (12.75%) Waterfall
19 261 (11.80%) Problem-Solving
20 260 (11.76%) Degree
21 258 (11.67%) C#
22 255 (11.53%) Retail
23 250 (11.31%) Regression Testing
24 247 (11.17%) Stakeholder Management
25 241 (10.90%) Selenium
26 239 (10.81%) JavaScript
27 219 (9.91%) Banking
28 216 (9.77%) ISEB
29 199 (9.00%) Windows
30 198 (8.96%) 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 90 (4.07%) Confluence
2 68 (3.08%) SharePoint
3 35 (1.58%) WebSphere
4 33 (1.49%) CMS
5 31 (1.40%) IIS
5 31 (1.40%) WebLogic
6 23 (1.04%) JBoss
7 14 (0.63%) Tomcat
8 13 (0.59%) Apache
9 10 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 10 (0.45%) SAS
9 10 (0.45%) WordPress
10 8 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
11 7 (0.32%) Umbraco
12 5 (0.23%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.18%) Apache Pig
13 4 (0.18%) Drupal
13 4 (0.18%) EPiServer
13 4 (0.18%) Marvel
Applications
1 137 (6.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 111 (5.02%) Microsoft Office
3 87 (3.93%) MS Visio
4 54 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 50 (2.26%) Microsoft Project
6 19 (0.86%) Photoshop
7 14 (0.63%) Mingle
8 13 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
10 6 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
11 4 (0.18%) InVision
Business Applications
1 50 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (0.50%) NetSuite
4 11 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
5 9 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 9 (0.41%) Distributed Ledger
5 9 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
6 8 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
7 7 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
7 7 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
7 7 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.27%) Lawson
8 6 (0.27%) Markit EDM
8 6 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
8 6 (0.27%) Salerio
8 6 (0.27%) SAP Business One
8 6 (0.27%) thinkFolio
9 5 (0.23%) SAP CO
9 5 (0.23%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 128 (5.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 79 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 77 (3.48%) SaaS
4 52 (2.35%) Office 365
5 42 (1.90%) Dynamics 365
6 33 (1.49%) GitHub
7 25 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
7 25 (1.13%) G Suite
8 19 (0.86%) OpenShift
9 14 (0.63%) Google Analytics
10 13 (0.59%) Lucidchart
10 13 (0.59%) Trello
11 12 (0.54%) PaaS
12 10 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
13 8 (0.36%) Tricentis Tosca
14 6 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
14 6 (0.27%) Serverless
15 5 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
15 5 (0.23%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 44 (1.99%) HTTP
1 44 (1.99%) Internet
2 28 (1.27%) Firewall
3 23 (1.04%) FTP
4 19 (0.86%) TCP/IP
5 13 (0.59%) DNS
6 10 (0.45%) LAN
6 10 (0.45%) Network Security
6 10 (0.45%) SAN
6 10 (0.45%) VPN
7 9 (0.41%) DHCP
7 9 (0.41%) WAN
8 8 (0.36%) SSH
9 7 (0.32%) Wireshark
10 5 (0.23%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (0.23%) MPLS
10 5 (0.23%) VoIP
11 4 (0.18%) Broadband
11 4 (0.18%) PBX
11 4 (0.18%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 290 (13.12%) SQL Server
2 91 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
3 87 (3.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 79 (3.57%) Relational Database
5 66 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 52 (2.35%) MySQL
7 43 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
8 38 (1.72%) Oracle Database
9 35 (1.58%) Power BI
10 34 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 33 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
12 32 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
13 25 (1.13%) RDBMS
14 24 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
15 23 (1.04%) Big Data
16 22 (1.00%) QlikView
17 20 (0.90%) NoSQL
18 19 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
19 18 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
20 17 (0.77%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 311 (14.07%) JIRA
2 241 (10.90%) Selenium
3 146 (6.60%) Cucumber
4 119 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 106 (4.79%) Jenkins
6 76 (3.44%) Git (software)
7 74 (3.35%) JMeter
8 65 (2.94%) SoapUI
9 63 (2.85%) Visual Studio
10 60 (2.71%) WebDriver
11 51 (2.31%) Maven
12 47 (2.13%) LoadRunner
12 47 (2.13%) Subversion
13 42 (1.90%) JUnit
14 35 (1.58%) NUnit
15 32 (1.45%) Hudson
15 32 (1.45%) TestNG
16 31 (1.40%) Eclipse
17 30 (1.36%) Visual Studio Team System
18 29 (1.31%) Bitbucket
General
1 735 (33.24%) Finance
2 255 (11.53%) Retail
3 219 (9.91%) Banking
4 84 (3.80%) Marketing
5 80 (3.62%) Advertising
6 78 (3.53%) Telecoms
7 69 (3.12%) Investment Banking
8 43 (1.94%) Front Office
8 43 (1.94%) Law
9 35 (1.58%) Private Banking
10 32 (1.45%) Legal
10 32 (1.45%) Manufacturing
11 25 (1.13%) Publishing
12 24 (1.09%) Games
13 21 (0.95%) Back Office
14 18 (0.81%) Financial Institution
15 17 (0.77%) Automotive
16 16 (0.72%) Retail Finance
17 14 (0.63%) Billing
17 14 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,047 (47.35%) Analyst
2 534 (24.15%) Business Analyst
3 296 (13.39%) Test Analyst
4 256 (11.58%) Developer
5 189 (8.55%) Senior Analyst
6 146 (6.60%) Tester
7 118 (5.34%) Test Engineer
8 114 (5.16%) Senior Business Analyst
9 101 (4.57%) Consultant
9 101 (4.57%) Project Manager
10 94 (4.25%) QA Analyst
11 75 (3.39%) Senior Developer
12 68 (3.08%) Java Developer
13 67 (3.03%) IT Analyst
13 67 (3.03%) Lead Business Analyst
14 66 (2.99%) Test Automation Engineer
15 64 (2.89%) Technical Analyst
16 63 (2.85%) Automation Tester
17 59 (2.67%) QA Test Analyst
18 56 (2.53%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 291 (13.16%) .NET
2 178 (8.05%) Web Services
3 174 (7.87%) HTML
4 150 (6.78%) XML
5 137 (6.20%) CSS
6 135 (6.11%) SOAP
7 93 (4.21%) REST
8 84 (3.80%) JSON
9 82 (3.71%) ASP.NET
10 69 (3.12%) AngularJS
11 60 (2.71%) .NET Framework
12 57 (2.58%) RESTful
12 57 (2.58%) Spring
13 53 (2.40%) ASP.NET MVC
14 44 (1.99%) HTML5
15 43 (1.94%) jQuery
16 40 (1.81%) CSS3
17 39 (1.76%) Spring Boot
18 38 (1.72%) Apache Camel
19 33 (1.49%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 312 (14.11%) Analytical Skills
2 112 (5.07%) User Experience
3 98 (4.43%) Self-Motivation
4 94 (4.25%) Fintech
5 80 (3.62%) Management Information System
6 70 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
7 62 (2.80%) FMCG
8 35 (1.58%) Mobile App
9 29 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
10 27 (1.22%) Robotics
11 23 (1.04%) Derivative
11 23 (1.04%) PMI
12 21 (0.95%) Fixed Income
13 17 (0.77%) Client/Server
13 17 (0.77%) Equities
14 16 (0.72%) Internet of Things
15 15 (0.68%) Hedge funds
15 15 (0.68%) Mainframe
16 13 (0.59%) Reinsurance
16 13 (0.59%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 199 (9.00%) Windows
2 183 (8.28%) Linux
3 63 (2.85%) Windows Server
4 60 (2.71%) Unix
5 31 (1.40%) Windows 7
6 28 (1.27%) Android
7 26 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (1.09%) Windows 10
9 24 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (0.63%) Solaris
11 10 (0.45%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.27%) AIX
13 3 (0.14%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.14%) zOS
14 2 (0.090%) CentOS
14 2 (0.090%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.090%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.045%) Debian
15 1 (0.045%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,084 (49.03%) Agile Software Development
2 521 (23.56%) Test Automation
3 414 (18.72%) Scrum
4 378 (17.10%) Business Analysis
5 364 (16.46%) Project Management
6 338 (15.29%) User Stories
7 329 (14.88%) SDLC
8 300 (13.57%) Test Scripting
9 282 (12.75%) Waterfall
10 261 (11.80%) Problem-Solving
11 250 (11.31%) Regression Testing
12 247 (11.17%) Stakeholder Management
13 176 (7.96%) Test Strategy
14 174 (7.87%) Change Management
14 174 (7.87%) Scenario Testing
15 172 (7.78%) Integration Testing
16 163 (7.37%) Use Case
17 159 (7.19%) CRM
18 157 (7.10%) Software Testing
19 151 (6.83%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 563 (25.46%) SQL
2 305 (13.79%) Java
3 258 (11.67%) C#
4 239 (10.81%) JavaScript
5 141 (6.38%) Python
6 92 (4.16%) T-SQL
7 88 (3.98%) C++
8 75 (3.39%) PowerShell
9 55 (2.49%) C
10 51 (2.31%) PHP
11 43 (1.94%) PL/SQL
12 42 (1.90%) VB
13 39 (1.76%) Ruby
13 39 (1.76%) Shell Script
14 31 (1.40%) Perl
15 27 (1.22%) VB.NET
16 19 (0.86%) XPath
17 18 (0.81%) Groovy
17 18 (0.81%) VBA
18 17 (0.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 260 (11.76%) Degree
2 216 (9.77%) ISEB
3 198 (8.96%) ISTQB
4 111 (5.02%) Security Cleared
5 83 (3.75%) SC Cleared
6 66 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
7 55 (2.49%) DV Cleared
8 48 (2.17%) PMI Certification
9 40 (1.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 36 (1.63%) PMP
11 27 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
12 17 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
12 17 (0.77%) Numerate Degree
12 17 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 16 (0.72%) IIBA
14 14 (0.63%) MCSE
15 12 (0.54%) CBAP
16 11 (0.50%) MCSA
17 8 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
18 7 (0.32%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 541 (24.47%) QA
2 53 (2.40%) PMO
3 46 (2.08%) Data Quality
4 40 (1.81%) GDPR
5 23 (1.04%) SLA
6 14 (0.63%) ISO 9000
7 12 (0.54%) PCI DSS
8 10 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (0.32%) SEPA
10 5 (0.23%) MiFID
10 5 (0.23%) PSD2
11 4 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
11 4 (0.18%) Basel III
11 4 (0.18%) IFRS
12 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.090%) GAMP
13 2 (0.090%) IFRS 9
13 2 (0.090%) P3O
13 2 (0.090%) Solvency II
14 1 (0.045%) EMIR
System Software
1 57 (2.58%) Docker
2 26 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
3 18 (0.81%) Active Directory
4 16 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
6 11 (0.50%) XenServer
7 10 (0.45%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.32%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.23%) XenApp
10 4 (0.18%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.18%) HDFS
10 4 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.14%) vSphere
12 1 (0.045%) Cronacle
12 1 (0.045%) NFS
12 1 (0.045%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.045%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 65 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
2 44 (1.99%) Kubernetes
3 34 (1.54%) SCCM
4 28 (1.27%) Docker Swarm
5 19 (0.86%) Ansible
6 18 (0.81%) Puppet
7 16 (0.72%) HP ALM
7 16 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 15 (0.68%) Data Guard
9 14 (0.63%) Terraform
10 11 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
11 10 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 7 (0.32%) Nagios
13 6 (0.27%) logstash
14 5 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
14 5 (0.23%) Kibana
15 4 (0.18%) BladeLogic
15 4 (0.18%) Oozie
15 4 (0.18%) Rundeck
16 2 (0.090%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 319 (14.43%) Microsoft
2 192 (8.68%) Oracle
3 103 (4.66%) SAP
4 57 (2.58%) Red Hat
5 51 (2.31%) HP
6 48 (2.17%) Google
7 45 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
8 42 (1.90%) ServiceNow
9 38 (1.72%) IBM
10 29 (1.31%) Tableau
11 25 (1.13%) Adobe
12 23 (1.04%) Atlassian
13 22 (1.00%) Blue Prism
14 20 (0.90%) VMware
15 19 (0.86%) Informatica
16 18 (0.81%) Riverbed
17 17 (0.77%) Cognos
18 16 (0.72%) Citrix
18 16 (0.72%) Sitecore
19 15 (0.68%) Cisco