Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 159 141
Rank change year-on-year +7 -18 -46
Permanent jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 149 183 255
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.74% 1.85% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 2.02% 2.39%
Number of salaries quoted 104 149 219
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,875 £26,450 £27,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £58,950
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 7,754 9,038 10,656
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 90.42% 91.48% 90.51%
Number of salaries quoted 5,937 7,390 8,330
West Midlands median annual salary £44,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,225 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.45% - +5.26%

User Acceptance Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing User Acceptance Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for User Acceptance Testing in the West Midlands

User Acceptance Testing
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for User Acceptance Testing in the West Midlands

User Acceptance Testing
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Salary histogram for User Acceptance Testing in the West Midlands

User Acceptance Testing
Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 October 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
Birmingham -4 55 £44,000 +10.00% 9
Staffordshire +28 37 £40,000 +37.93% 3
Coventry +13 21 £42,000 -1.18% 1
Warwickshire +24 15 £40,000 -2.44% 2
Solihull -6 9 £32,500 -40.91% 2
Sutton Coldfield -20 7 £37,500 +44.23%
Worcestershire - 2 £38,000 - 1
Shropshire +15 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for User Acceptance Testing.

1 66 (44.30%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (28.19%) Finance
3 37 (24.83%) Customer Requirements
4 32 (21.48%) Scrum
5 30 (20.13%) SQL
6 27 (18.12%) Waterfall
6 27 (18.12%) Acceptance Criteria
7 26 (17.45%) Microsoft
8 22 (14.77%) SQL Server
8 22 (14.77%) Software Testing
9 21 (14.09%) Microsoft Excel
9 21 (14.09%) Analytical Skills
10 20 (13.42%) Integration Testing
11 19 (12.75%) ITIL
11 19 (12.75%) SDLC
12 18 (12.08%) User Stories
12 18 (12.08%) ServiceNow
12 18 (12.08%) Microsoft Office
12 18 (12.08%) Project Management
13 17 (11.41%) Oracle
13 17 (11.41%) MS Visio
13 17 (11.41%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (11.41%) ITSM
13 17 (11.41%) Test Scripting
14 16 (10.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 16 (10.74%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (10.74%) ISEB
14 16 (10.74%) Presales
14 16 (10.74%) Problem-Solving
15 15 (10.07%) Defect Management

User Acceptance Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 14 (9.40%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.04%) IIS
3 2 (1.34%) Confluence
3 2 (1.34%) DNN
Applications
1 21 (14.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (12.08%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (11.41%) MS Visio
4 16 (10.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.68%) SAP HCM
2 2 (1.34%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.34%) SaaS
3 1 (0.67%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.38%) FTP
2 10 (6.71%) DNS
2 10 (6.71%) Firewall
2 10 (6.71%) VPN
3 9 (6.04%) DHCP
3 9 (6.04%) HTTP
3 9 (6.04%) Network Security
3 9 (6.04%) SSH
3 9 (6.04%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.01%) SMS
5 2 (1.34%) Internet
6 1 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.67%) LAN
6 1 (0.67%) MPLS
6 1 (0.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.77%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 12 (8.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (7.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (6.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.01%) Power BI
6 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.34%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.34%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.67%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.67%) MySQL
8 1 (0.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (5.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.36%) Cucumber
2 5 (3.36%) JIRA
3 3 (2.01%) Rational Rose
3 3 (2.01%) Selenium
4 2 (1.34%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.34%) Ranorex
4 2 (1.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.34%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.34%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.67%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.67%) MSI
5 1 (0.67%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.67%) WiX
5 1 (0.67%) Zephyr
General
1 42 (28.19%) Finance
2 12 (8.05%) Games
3 10 (6.71%) Banking
4 9 (6.04%) Legal
5 7 (4.70%) Retail
6 6 (4.03%) Telecoms
7 5 (3.36%) Manufacturing
8 4 (2.68%) Automotive
8 4 (2.68%) Billing
8 4 (2.68%) Publishing
9 3 (2.01%) Retail Banking
10 2 (1.34%) Marketing
11 1 (0.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 90 (60.40%) Analyst
2 58 (38.93%) Business Analyst
3 22 (14.77%) Consultant
4 18 (12.08%) Test Analyst
5 16 (10.74%) Software Analyst
6 12 (8.05%) Implementation Consultant
7 10 (6.71%) Developer
7 10 (6.71%) Support Analyst
7 10 (6.71%) Technical Analyst
7 10 (6.71%) Technical Support
7 10 (6.71%) Technical Support Analyst
8 7 (4.70%) SQL Developer
9 6 (4.03%) ITSM Analyst
9 6 (4.03%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (3.36%) Business IT Analyst
10 5 (3.36%) IT Analyst
10 5 (3.36%) IT Business Analyst
10 5 (3.36%) Senior Business Analyst
10 5 (3.36%) Tester
11 4 (2.68%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.71%) .NET
2 6 (4.03%) .NET Framework
2 6 (4.03%) Entity Framework
3 1 (0.67%) HTML
3 1 (0.67%) Spring
3 1 (0.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.09%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.05%) Data Centre
3 9 (6.04%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (5.37%) Management Information System
5 7 (4.70%) Replication
6 3 (2.01%) Credit Risk
6 3 (2.01%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.34%) NHS
7 2 (1.34%) Tandem
8 1 (0.67%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.67%) iPhone
8 1 (0.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.40%) Windows
2 10 (6.71%) Linux
3 9 (6.04%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.01%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (44.30%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (24.83%) Customer Requirements
3 32 (21.48%) Scrum
4 27 (18.12%) Acceptance Criteria
4 27 (18.12%) Waterfall
5 22 (14.77%) Software Testing
6 20 (13.42%) Integration Testing
7 19 (12.75%) ITIL
7 19 (12.75%) SDLC
8 18 (12.08%) Project Management
8 18 (12.08%) User Stories
9 17 (11.41%) ITSM
9 17 (11.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (11.41%) Test Scripting
10 16 (10.74%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (10.74%) Presales
10 16 (10.74%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (10.07%) Defect Management
12 14 (9.40%) Business Analysis
12 14 (9.40%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 30 (20.13%) SQL
2 9 (6.04%) T-SQL
3 5 (3.36%) C#
4 3 (2.01%) Java
4 3 (2.01%) VB
5 2 (1.34%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (10.74%) ISEB
2 14 (9.40%) ISTQB
3 12 (8.05%) IIBA
3 12 (8.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (8.05%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (5.37%) Degree
5 3 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.34%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.67%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.38%) QA
2 10 (6.71%) GDPR
3 3 (2.01%) PMO
4 2 (1.34%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.34%) P3O
5 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (6.71%) Active Directory
1 10 (6.71%) Hyper-V
1 10 (6.71%) XenServer
2 2 (1.34%) vSphere
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.34%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (0.67%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (17.45%) Microsoft
2 18 (12.08%) ServiceNow
3 17 (11.41%) Oracle
4 9 (6.04%) SAP
5 6 (4.03%) IDERA
6 3 (2.01%) Casewise
7 2 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.34%) Tableau
8 1 (0.67%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.67%) Cisco
8 1 (0.67%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.67%) Google
8 1 (0.67%) Juniper
8 1 (0.67%) Pega
8 1 (0.67%) Symantec
8 1 (0.67%) WatchGuard