Period
to 30 July 2021

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 30 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
UK
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 294 230 254
Rank change year-on-year -64 +24 -25
Permanent jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 1,287 1,010 1,940
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.13% 1.47% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 1.59% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 924 768 1,524
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £67,500 £71,250 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £83,000 £71,993
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 106,493 63,646 133,396
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.75% 92.77% 92.67%
Number of salaries quoted 72,664 51,555 106,467
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 30 July 2021.

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 30 July 2021. 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 -90 1,086 £52,500 +5.00% 218
UK excluding London -47 595 £45,000 +5.88% 145
London -96 541 £65,000 -7.14% 81
Work from Home -66 286 £55,000 - 42
North of England -46 156 £40,000 -5.88% 46
South East -58 143 £47,500 +5.56% 25
Midlands -6 142 £45,000 +15.38% 28
North West -28 102 £39,250 -7.65% 30
West Midlands -28 86 £45,000 - 17
South West -62 60 £45,000 +7.61% 18
East Midlands -22 54 £45,000 +15.38% 11
Scotland -38 52 £42,500 +13.33% 12
Yorkshire -60 51 £41,250 -8.33% 13
East of England -75 34 £47,500 +31.94% 13
Wales -26 13 £37,500 +25.00% 1
North East -23 3 £39,000 +4.00% 3

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, 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.

1 561 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
2 425 (33.02%) Social Skills
3 374 (29.06%) Finance
4 323 (25.10%) SQL
5 262 (20.36%) Microsoft
6 252 (19.58%) QA
7 212 (16.47%) User Stories
8 206 (16.01%) Problem-Solving
9 205 (15.93%) Analytical Skills
10 194 (15.07%) Azure
11 191 (14.84%) Test Automation
12 189 (14.69%) Scrum
13 183 (14.22%) Requirements Gathering
14 181 (14.06%) Project Management
15 158 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
15 158 (12.28%) DevOps
16 154 (11.97%) SDLC
16 154 (11.97%) Degree
17 152 (11.81%) Oracle
18 149 (11.58%) JIRA
19 141 (10.96%) Waterfall
20 137 (10.64%) JavaScript
21 135 (10.49%) Business Analysis
22 125 (9.71%) Workflow
22 125 (9.71%) Software Testing
23 120 (9.32%) ERP
24 119 (9.25%) C#
25 117 (9.09%) SQL Server
26 115 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
27 109 (8.47%) .NET

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 48 (3.73%) Confluence
2 39 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 33 (2.56%) CMS
4 31 (2.41%) SAS
5 28 (2.18%) IIS
6 27 (2.10%) Oracle Workflow
7 21 (1.63%) Apache
8 16 (1.24%) Moodle
9 15 (1.17%) Apache Spark
10 11 (0.85%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 6 (0.47%) Documentum
12 6 (0.47%) IBM Transformation Extender
12 6 (0.47%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.47%) Totara
13 5 (0.39%) Jupyter
14 3 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.23%) FileNet
14 3 (0.23%) OnBase
15 2 (0.16%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 100 (7.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 99 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
3 63 (4.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 60 (4.66%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.31%) MadCap Flare
6 4 (0.31%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.23%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.23%) Sketch
8 2 (0.16%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Smart View
9 1 (0.078%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.078%) Figma
Business Applications
1 43 (3.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
3 29 (2.25%) Oracle EBS
4 25 (1.94%) NetSuite
5 23 (1.79%) Oracle Payables
6 22 (1.71%) Oracle ERP
7 21 (1.63%) Oracle Receivables
8 19 (1.48%) Oracle EBS R12
9 15 (1.17%) Oracle 11i
10 14 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
11 9 (0.70%) SAP ERP
11 9 (0.70%) SAP MM
12 8 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
12 8 (0.62%) SAP Business One
13 7 (0.54%) Oracle Assets
13 7 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
13 7 (0.54%) SAP SD
14 6 (0.47%) Adobe Campaign
15 5 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
15 5 (0.39%) Oracle Clinical
Cloud Services
1 194 (15.07%) Azure
2 80 (6.22%) Power Platform
3 64 (4.97%) Dynamics 365
4 51 (3.96%) AWS
5 48 (3.73%) SaaS
6 37 (2.87%) Force.com
7 35 (2.72%) Microsoft 365
8 28 (2.18%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 24 (1.86%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 22 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
11 17 (1.32%) GCP
12 12 (0.93%) GitHub
13 11 (0.85%) IaaS
13 11 (0.85%) Serverless
14 10 (0.78%) PowerApps
14 10 (0.78%) Veeva
15 9 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
15 9 (0.70%) Google Data Studio
15 9 (0.70%) Power Automate
16 8 (0.62%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.09%) SSH
2 13 (1.01%) Broadband
3 12 (0.93%) FTP
4 9 (0.70%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.54%) Firewall
5 7 (0.54%) LAN
6 5 (0.39%) DNS
6 5 (0.39%) Internet
7 4 (0.31%) 5G
7 4 (0.31%) FIX Connectivity
7 4 (0.31%) HTTP
8 3 (0.23%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.23%) SAN
8 3 (0.23%) WAN
9 2 (0.16%) Intranet
9 2 (0.16%) SMS
9 2 (0.16%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.078%) SIGTRAN
10 1 (0.078%) VLAN
10 1 (0.078%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 68 (5.28%) Power BI
3 48 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
4 32 (2.49%) Oracle Reports
4 32 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 25 (1.94%) Tableau
6 21 (1.63%) MySQL
7 20 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 19 (1.48%) Relational Database
9 17 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
9 17 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 16 (1.24%) Big Data
10 16 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
10 16 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
11 12 (0.93%) Looker
11 12 (0.93%) Oracle Database
12 11 (0.85%) NoSQL
13 9 (0.70%) Amazon Redshift
13 9 (0.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 9 (0.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 149 (11.58%) JIRA
2 79 (6.14%) Git (software)
3 75 (5.83%) Selenium
4 71 (5.52%) Visual Studio
5 43 (3.34%) Cucumber
6 34 (2.64%) Eclipse
6 34 (2.64%) Postman
7 31 (2.41%) Oracle Forms
7 31 (2.41%) SpecFlow
8 28 (2.18%) Cypress.io
9 25 (1.94%) Octopus Deploy
10 24 (1.86%) Jenkins
10 24 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
10 24 (1.86%) TeamCity
11 21 (1.63%) Jasmine
11 21 (1.63%) Karma Test Runner
12 17 (1.32%) JMeter
13 15 (1.17%) Bitbucket
14 14 (1.09%) Oracle APEX
15 13 (1.01%) Subversion
General
1 425 (33.02%) Social Skills
2 374 (29.06%) Finance
3 205 (15.93%) Analytical Skills
4 82 (6.37%) Presentation Skills
5 64 (4.97%) Retail
6 63 (4.90%) Marketing
7 57 (4.43%) Influencing Skills
8 50 (3.89%) Banking
9 49 (3.81%) Law
10 32 (2.49%) Billing
10 32 (2.49%) Manufacturing
11 31 (2.41%) Pharmaceutical
12 30 (2.33%) Documentation Skills
13 29 (2.25%) Organisational Skills
14 28 (2.18%) Public Sector
14 28 (2.18%) Publishing
15 24 (1.86%) Legal
16 22 (1.71%) Front Office
17 19 (1.48%) Back Office
17 19 (1.48%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 411 (31.93%) Analyst
2 250 (19.43%) Business Analyst
3 177 (13.75%) Developer
4 107 (8.31%) Consultant
5 60 (4.66%) Project Manager
6 52 (4.04%) Senior Analyst
7 50 (3.89%) Product Owner
8 47 (3.65%) Tester
9 42 (3.26%) Test Analyst
10 38 (2.95%) Test Leader
11 34 (2.64%) Administrator
11 34 (2.64%) Functional Consultant
11 34 (2.64%) Senior Business Analyst
12 33 (2.56%) Test Engineer
13 32 (2.49%) IT Analyst
14 31 (2.41%) Systems Analyst
15 30 (2.33%) .NET Developer
15 30 (2.33%) Junior
16 27 (2.10%) IT Manager
16 27 (2.10%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (8.47%) .NET
2 97 (7.54%) HTML
3 88 (6.84%) CSS
4 50 (3.89%) XML
5 42 (3.26%) HTML5
6 37 (2.87%) REST
7 35 (2.72%) JSON
8 34 (2.64%) jQuery
9 31 (2.41%) Node.js
10 29 (2.25%) ASP.NET
11 25 (1.94%) Jest
11 25 (1.94%) Web Services
12 24 (1.86%) AngularJS
13 23 (1.79%) React
14 21 (1.63%) Gherkin
15 20 (1.55%) CSS3
15 20 (1.55%) EDI
16 19 (1.48%) Middleware
17 18 (1.40%) Spring
18 16 (1.24%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 99 (7.69%) User Experience
2 73 (5.67%) Self-Motivation
3 49 (3.81%) Management Information System
4 41 (3.19%) Mobile App
5 38 (2.95%) Life Science
6 30 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
7 27 (2.10%) Analytical Mindset
8 21 (1.63%) Derivative
9 20 (1.55%) Credit Risk
9 20 (1.55%) Virtual Team
10 19 (1.48%) Fixed Income
11 18 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
12 17 (1.32%) Data Structures
13 16 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 16 (1.24%) Legacy Systems
14 14 (1.09%) Equities
15 10 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
16 9 (0.70%) AS400
16 9 (0.70%) OTC Derivatives
16 9 (0.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 95 (7.38%) Windows
2 66 (5.13%) Linux
3 24 (1.86%) Windows Server
4 21 (1.63%) Unix
5 15 (1.17%) Windows 10
6 11 (0.85%) Apple iOS
7 10 (0.78%) Windows 8
8 8 (0.62%) Android
9 6 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (0.39%) zOS
11 4 (0.31%) CentOS
12 1 (0.078%) Solaris
12 1 (0.078%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 561 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (16.47%) User Stories
3 206 (16.01%) Problem-Solving
4 191 (14.84%) Test Automation
5 189 (14.69%) Scrum
6 183 (14.22%) Requirements Gathering
7 181 (14.06%) Project Management
8 158 (12.28%) DevOps
8 158 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
9 154 (11.97%) SDLC
10 141 (10.96%) Waterfall
11 135 (10.49%) Business Analysis
12 125 (9.71%) Software Testing
12 125 (9.71%) Workflow
13 120 (9.32%) ERP
14 115 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
15 109 (8.47%) Migration
16 107 (8.31%) Workshop Facilitation
17 104 (8.08%) Mentoring
18 102 (7.93%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 323 (25.10%) SQL
2 137 (10.64%) JavaScript
3 119 (9.25%) C#
4 94 (7.30%) Java
5 74 (5.75%) Python
6 62 (4.82%) PowerShell
7 41 (3.19%) PL/SQL
8 37 (2.87%) Apex Code
9 31 (2.41%) PHP
10 28 (2.18%) ABAP
11 23 (1.79%) Scala
12 22 (1.71%) VB
13 19 (1.48%) C
14 16 (1.24%) Shell Script
15 12 (0.93%) T-SQL
15 12 (0.93%) VBScript
16 11 (0.85%) Bash Shell
16 11 (0.85%) SAPscript
17 10 (0.78%) VBA
18 7 (0.54%) RPG
Qualifications
1 154 (11.97%) Degree
2 56 (4.35%) ISTQB
3 45 (3.50%) ISEB
4 36 (2.80%) Security Cleared
5 23 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (1.32%) Oracle Certification
7 15 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (0.93%) Master's Degree
9 10 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (0.62%) SC Cleared
11 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.47%) PMP
12 5 (0.39%) DBS Check
12 5 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 5 (0.39%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (0.31%) ACCA
14 3 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
14 3 (0.23%) SAFe Agilist
15 2 (0.16%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 252 (19.58%) QA
2 29 (2.25%) GDPR
3 24 (1.86%) Good Clinical Practice
4 23 (1.79%) SLA
5 22 (1.71%) Accessibility
6 19 (1.48%) Data Quality
6 19 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 18 (1.40%) MiFID
8 14 (1.09%) PMO
9 10 (0.78%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 10 (0.78%) IFRS
10 7 (0.54%) COREP
10 7 (0.54%) HIPAA
11 5 (0.39%) EMIR
12 4 (0.31%) CDISC
12 4 (0.31%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.31%) SEPA
13 3 (0.23%) ISO 20022
13 3 (0.23%) WCAG
14 2 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 39 (3.03%) Docker
2 32 (2.49%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.23%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.23%) Terminal Services
4 3 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.16%) Firmware
5 2 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (2.41%) Kubernetes
2 15 (1.17%) SCCM
3 10 (0.78%) Terraform
4 9 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.70%) Puppet
5 8 (0.62%) Ansible
5 8 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (0.54%) HP ALM
7 6 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.31%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.16%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.16%) Nagios
9 2 (0.16%) Perfmon
10 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.078%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.078%) WSUS
Vendors
1 262 (20.36%) Microsoft
2 152 (11.81%) Oracle
3 86 (6.68%) SAP
4 84 (6.53%) Salesforce.com
5 52 (4.04%) Adobe
6 41 (3.19%) Conga
7 24 (1.86%) Google
8 22 (1.71%) JD Edwards
9 21 (1.63%) Databricks
10 17 (1.32%) Atlassian
11 12 (0.93%) IBM
11 12 (0.93%) Sybase
12 11 (0.85%) Quadient
12 11 (0.85%) VMware
13 9 (0.70%) DocuSign
13 9 (0.70%) ION Trading
13 9 (0.70%) ServiceNow
14 8 (0.62%) Bloomberg
14 8 (0.62%) HP
14 8 (0.62%) Sage