Period
to 23 September 2020

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 23 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 243 250 234
Rank change year-on-year +7 -16 -33
Permanent jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 653 1,928 2,484
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.32% 1.38% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 1.49% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 594 1,559 1,994
Median annual salary £50,000 £49,482 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £31,466 £31,250 £31,000
90th Percentile £83,000 £73,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.35% - +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 45,744 129,089 151,885
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.54% 92.20% 91.87%
Number of salaries quoted 37,182 101,360 120,890
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £33,000 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 23 September 2020.

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 23 September 2020. 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 +3 615 £50,000 +5.26% 72
UK excluding London +6 319 £41,500 -2.35% 63
London +14 303 £70,000 +21.74% 15
North of England +43 106 £42,500 +6.25% 21
North West +58 72 £45,000 +7.14% 15
Work from Home +50 69 £55,000 - 13
South East +30 61 £45,000 -5.26% 10
Midlands +84 58 £41,500 +3.75% 12
East of England +87 46 £35,000 -23.91% 6
South West +49 32 £41,135 +0.33% 8
East Midlands +68 29 £39,000 +11.43% 4
West Midlands +65 29 £45,000 +7.14% 8
Yorkshire +43 29 £41,500 +18.57% 5
Scotland +49 8 £35,500 -5.33% 3
Wales +26 8 £30,120 -24.70% 3
North East +18 5 £37,500 +12.78% 1

For the 6 months to 23 September 2020, 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.

1 251 (38.44%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (32.77%) SQL
3 178 (27.26%) Finance
4 161 (24.66%) Oracle
5 139 (21.29%) SQL Server
6 116 (17.76%) Windows
7 114 (17.46%) Microsoft
8 111 (17.00%) QA
9 110 (16.85%) Test Automation
10 109 (16.69%) JIRA
11 105 (16.08%) Analytical Skills
12 99 (15.16%) Regression Testing
13 93 (14.24%) Test Scripting
14 89 (13.63%) System Testing
15 85 (13.02%) .NET
16 83 (12.71%) Java
17 79 (12.10%) Linux
18 78 (11.94%) Project Delivery
19 67 (10.26%) Degree
19 67 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
20 64 (9.80%) Project Management
20 64 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
21 63 (9.65%) Scrum
22 61 (9.34%) C#
22 61 (9.34%) Selenium
22 61 (9.34%) Azure
22 61 (9.34%) Continuous Improvement
23 58 (8.88%) DevOps
24 56 (8.58%) Active Directory
25 55 (8.42%) XML

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 54 (8.27%) Confluence
2 22 (3.37%) SharePoint
2 22 (3.37%) Tomcat
3 15 (2.30%) WebSphere
4 14 (2.14%) IBM Transformation Extender
5 8 (1.23%) IIS
6 7 (1.07%) CMS
7 4 (0.61%) Apache
7 4 (0.61%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.46%) EPiServer
8 3 (0.46%) Hyperledger
8 3 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.31%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.15%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.15%) ArcSDE
10 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.15%) SAS
Applications
1 32 (4.90%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (4.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (2.14%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.61%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (2.76%) SAP ERP
1 18 (2.76%) SAP MM
2 13 (1.99%) Oracle ERP
3 11 (1.68%) Oracle Payables
3 11 (1.68%) Oracle Receivables
4 10 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (1.23%) SAP SD
6 7 (1.07%) iTrent
6 7 (1.07%) Northgate Housing
6 7 (1.07%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (0.92%) Magento
8 5 (0.77%) BigMachines
9 3 (0.46%) Endur
9 3 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.46%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 3 (0.46%) Oracle iProcurement
9 3 (0.46%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.46%) Shopify
10 2 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
10 2 (0.31%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 61 (9.34%) Azure
2 36 (5.51%) AWS
3 32 (4.90%) SaaS
4 27 (4.13%) Office 365
5 21 (3.22%) Power Platform
6 12 (1.84%) GCP
7 9 (1.38%) Trello
8 6 (0.92%) Oracle CX
9 5 (0.77%) PowerApps
10 4 (0.61%) Lucidchart
10 4 (0.61%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.46%) Amazon EKS
11 3 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.46%) Azure LUIS
11 3 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.46%) PaaS
11 3 (0.46%) Serverless
12 2 (0.31%) GitHub
12 2 (0.31%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.91%) FTP
2 14 (2.14%) HTTP
2 14 (2.14%) SSH
2 14 (2.14%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.68%) Firewall
4 6 (0.92%) Intranet
5 4 (0.61%) Network Security
5 4 (0.61%) SMS
6 3 (0.46%) Wireless
7 1 (0.15%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (21.29%) SQL Server
2 42 (6.43%) Oracle Reports
3 33 (5.05%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (3.52%) Crystal Reports
5 21 (3.22%) Power BI
5 21 (3.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (2.60%) Snowflake Schema
7 15 (2.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 11 (1.68%) Relational Database
8 11 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (1.53%) NoSQL
9 10 (1.53%) Oracle Database
9 10 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (1.38%) MongoDB
11 8 (1.23%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 7 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
12 7 (1.07%) Looker
13 6 (0.92%) Big Data
13 6 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 109 (16.69%) JIRA
2 61 (9.34%) Selenium
3 27 (4.13%) Git (software)
3 27 (4.13%) Oracle APEX
4 20 (3.06%) LSMW
4 20 (3.06%) Postman
5 14 (2.14%) Bitbucket
5 14 (2.14%) Visual Studio Team System
6 12 (1.84%) Cucumber
7 11 (1.68%) Oracle Forms
8 9 (1.38%) Appium
8 9 (1.38%) JMeter
8 9 (1.38%) SpecFlow
8 9 (1.38%) WebDriver
9 8 (1.23%) Protractor
10 7 (1.07%) Jenkins
10 7 (1.07%) Robot Framework
10 7 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.92%) Mocha
11 6 (0.92%) Subversion
General
1 178 (27.26%) Finance
2 32 (4.90%) Banking
3 25 (3.83%) Financial Institution
4 22 (3.37%) Manufacturing
5 18 (2.76%) Retail
6 14 (2.14%) Marketing
7 13 (1.99%) Investment Banking
8 12 (1.84%) Billing
8 12 (1.84%) Front Office
8 12 (1.84%) Law
8 12 (1.84%) Local Government
9 8 (1.23%) Social Housing
10 7 (1.07%) Back Office
11 5 (0.77%) German Language
11 5 (0.77%) Legal
11 5 (0.77%) Police
12 4 (0.61%) Dutch Language
12 4 (0.61%) French Language
12 4 (0.61%) Polish Language
13 3 (0.46%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 193 (29.56%) Analyst
2 122 (18.68%) Developer
3 69 (10.57%) Business Analyst
4 34 (5.21%) Product Owner
5 33 (5.05%) Consultant
6 31 (4.75%) Tester
7 30 (4.59%) Test Engineer
8 28 (4.29%) Lead Developer
9 27 (4.13%) Support Analyst
10 26 (3.98%) Java Developer
11 25 (3.83%) Applications Support
12 24 (3.68%) Analyst Developer
12 24 (3.68%) Lead Analyst Developer
12 24 (3.68%) Systems Analyst
13 23 (3.52%) Project Leader
14 22 (3.37%) Senior Developer
15 19 (2.91%) Junior
16 18 (2.76%) QA Tester
16 18 (2.76%) Test Analyst
17 17 (2.60%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (13.02%) .NET
2 55 (8.42%) XML
3 54 (8.27%) HTML
4 52 (7.96%) Web Services
5 36 (5.51%) CSS
6 32 (4.90%) REST
7 30 (4.59%) Middleware
8 25 (3.83%) JSON
9 22 (3.37%) Spring
10 20 (3.06%) Hibernate
10 20 (3.06%) JMS
11 19 (2.91%) ActiveMQ
12 18 (2.76%) SAP Smart Forms
13 16 (2.45%) .NET Framework
13 16 (2.45%) React
14 14 (2.14%) jQuery
15 13 (1.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 12 (1.84%) AngularJS
16 12 (1.84%) Node.js
17 11 (1.68%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 105 (16.08%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (7.20%) User Experience
3 40 (6.13%) Self-Motivation
4 22 (3.37%) Market Risk
5 20 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
6 19 (2.91%) Reinsurance
7 18 (2.76%) Mobile App
8 14 (2.14%) Management Information System
9 12 (1.84%) Analytical Mindset
10 11 (1.68%) Fixed Income
10 11 (1.68%) Replication
11 9 (1.38%) Clustering
12 8 (1.23%) PMI
12 8 (1.23%) Virtual Team
13 7 (1.07%) Algorithms
13 7 (1.07%) Reference Data
14 6 (0.92%) AS400
14 6 (0.92%) Data Centre
14 6 (0.92%) Data Structures
14 6 (0.92%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 116 (17.76%) Windows
2 79 (12.10%) Linux
3 34 (5.21%) Windows Server
4 21 (3.22%) Unix
5 13 (1.99%) Oracle Linux
6 10 (1.53%) Windows 10
7 9 (1.38%) Android
8 4 (0.61%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.61%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.31%) AIX
11 1 (0.15%) Android TV
11 1 (0.15%) CentOS
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (38.44%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (16.85%) Test Automation
3 99 (15.16%) Regression Testing
4 93 (14.24%) Test Scripting
5 89 (13.63%) System Testing
6 78 (11.94%) Project Delivery
7 67 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
8 64 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
8 64 (9.80%) Project Management
9 63 (9.65%) Scrum
10 61 (9.34%) Continuous Improvement
11 58 (8.88%) DevOps
12 54 (8.27%) Business Analysis
13 51 (7.81%) System Integration Testing
14 48 (7.35%) Requirements Gathering
15 47 (7.20%) Integration Testing
15 47 (7.20%) ITIL
16 46 (7.04%) ERP
17 45 (6.89%) Stakeholder Management
18 43 (6.58%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 214 (32.77%) SQL
2 83 (12.71%) Java
3 61 (9.34%) C#
4 50 (7.66%) Python
5 47 (7.20%) JavaScript
6 43 (6.58%) PL/SQL
6 43 (6.58%) VB.NET
7 23 (3.52%) T-SQL
8 21 (3.22%) PowerShell
9 20 (3.06%) ABAP
10 18 (2.76%) SAPscript
11 13 (1.99%) PHP
12 11 (1.68%) C
13 6 (0.92%) VBScript
14 5 (0.77%) ActionScript
14 5 (0.77%) ActionScript 2.0
14 5 (0.77%) R
14 5 (0.77%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.77%) VBA
15 4 (0.61%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 67 (10.26%) Degree
2 26 (3.98%) ISEB
3 24 (3.68%) Security Cleared
4 22 (3.37%) ISTQB
5 17 (2.60%) SC Cleared
6 14 (2.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (1.68%) Oracle Certification
8 8 (1.23%) PMI Certification
9 6 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (0.92%) IIBA
10 5 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.61%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.61%) PhD
12 3 (0.46%) HND
12 3 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.31%) CBAP
13 2 (0.31%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
14 1 (0.15%) CISA
14 1 (0.15%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (17.00%) QA
2 18 (2.76%) GDPR
3 14 (2.14%) SLA
4 6 (0.92%) IFRS
5 5 (0.77%) MiFID
6 4 (0.61%) COBIT
6 4 (0.61%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.46%) PMO
8 2 (0.31%) EMIR
8 2 (0.31%) GxP
8 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.15%) GAAP
9 1 (0.15%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.15%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 56 (8.58%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.14%) Docker
3 5 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.15%) Cronacle
5 1 (0.15%) Firmware
5 1 (0.15%) NDS
Systems Management
1 14 (2.14%) Kubernetes
2 12 (1.84%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (1.68%) WSUS
4 6 (0.92%) Failover Clustering
4 6 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (0.77%) SCCM
6 4 (0.61%) Terraform
7 3 (0.46%) CA Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.46%) HP ALM
7 3 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.31%) Nessus
8 2 (0.31%) Puppet
9 1 (0.15%) Ansible
9 1 (0.15%) Grafana
9 1 (0.15%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.15%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 161 (24.66%) Oracle
2 114 (17.46%) Microsoft
3 49 (7.50%) SAP
4 29 (4.44%) IBM
5 18 (2.76%) Guidewire
6 13 (1.99%) Google
7 12 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (1.68%) HP
8 11 (1.68%) Sophos
9 10 (1.53%) hybris
10 9 (1.38%) Northgate
11 8 (1.23%) ATG
12 7 (1.07%) Remedy
12 7 (1.07%) VMware
13 6 (0.92%) Apple
13 6 (0.92%) Capita
13 6 (0.92%) Cognizant
13 6 (0.92%) Demandware
14 5 (0.77%) Apttus
14 5 (0.77%) Conga