Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 166 112
Rank change year-on-year +27 -54 -17
Permanent jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 183 175 305
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.98% 1.74% 2.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 1.93% 2.76%
Number of salaries quoted 116 133 253
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £57,500 £58,675
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 8,307 9,089 11,068
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 89.74% 90.55% 89.47%
Number of salaries quoted 6,389 7,526 8,717
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,813 £24,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,500 £65,491
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -3 53 £52,500 +31.25% 4
Staffordshire +22 40 £40,000 +45.45% 8
Warwickshire +41 33 £40,000 +15.94% 2
Coventry -14 22 £50,000 +14.94% 4
Sutton Coldfield +7 15 £31,000 +19.23%
Worcestershire +29 7 £38,000 +16.92% 1
Solihull -2 6 £36,000 -34.55%
Wolverhampton - 3 £22,000 -
Herefordshire - 1 - -
User Acceptance Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 60 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (28.42%) Finance
3 43 (23.50%) Scrum
4 40 (21.86%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (20.77%) Test Scripting
6 36 (19.67%) Test Automation
7 33 (18.03%) SDLC
8 30 (16.39%) SQL
9 29 (15.85%) Problem-Solving
10 28 (15.30%) Microsoft
11 27 (14.75%) Software Testing
11 27 (14.75%) Customer Requirements
12 26 (14.21%) User Stories
12 26 (14.21%) QA
13 24 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
13 24 (13.11%) MS Visio
14 23 (12.57%) Selenium
14 23 (12.57%) Degree
15 22 (12.02%) ISEB
15 22 (12.02%) Regression Testing
16 21 (11.48%) ITSM
16 21 (11.48%) .NET
16 21 (11.48%) ITIL
16 21 (11.48%) Functional Testing
16 21 (11.48%) Acceptance Criteria
17 20 (10.93%) Business Analysis
18 19 (10.38%) ISTQB
18 19 (10.38%) Integration Testing
18 19 (10.38%) Oracle
18 19 (10.38%) Continuous Improvement

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 10 (5.46%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.55%) Apache
2 1 (0.55%) Confluence
2 1 (0.55%) IIS
2 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (13.11%) MS Visio
2 15 (8.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (7.65%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (5.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (4.37%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (4.92%) SAP HCM
2 7 (3.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.64%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (1.09%) iTrent
4 2 (1.09%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.55%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.55%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.19%) SaaS
3 2 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.55%) npm
4 1 (0.55%) Office 365
4 1 (0.55%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.37%) Internet
2 5 (2.73%) SMS
3 2 (1.09%) Firewall
4 1 (0.55%) CTI
4 1 (0.55%) DHCP
4 1 (0.55%) DNS
4 1 (0.55%) FTP
4 1 (0.55%) HTTP
4 1 (0.55%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.55%) Intranet
4 1 (0.55%) MPLS
4 1 (0.55%) Network Security
4 1 (0.55%) SSH
4 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (5.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (5.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (4.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (3.83%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.64%) MySQL
6 3 (1.64%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.09%) Cosmos DB
7 2 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.09%) Power BI
7 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.55%) Riak
Development Applications
1 23 (12.57%) Selenium
2 17 (9.29%) SpecFlow
3 10 (5.46%) Ranorex
4 9 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (4.37%) JIRA
5 8 (4.37%) Visual Studio
6 5 (2.73%) Rational Rose
7 4 (2.19%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.19%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (1.09%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.55%) Calabash
9 1 (0.55%) Gradle
9 1 (0.55%) Grunt
9 1 (0.55%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.55%) JHipster
9 1 (0.55%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.55%) webpack
General
1 52 (28.42%) Finance
2 13 (7.10%) Telecoms
3 12 (6.56%) Games
4 11 (6.01%) Automotive
5 9 (4.92%) Legal
6 8 (4.37%) Retail
7 7 (3.83%) Banking
8 4 (2.19%) Manufacturing
8 4 (2.19%) Publishing
9 3 (1.64%) Retail Banking
10 2 (1.09%) Back Office
10 2 (1.09%) Billing
11 1 (0.55%) Advertising
11 1 (0.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 112 (61.20%) Analyst
2 59 (32.24%) Business Analyst
3 25 (13.66%) Consultant
4 21 (11.48%) Test Analyst
5 13 (7.10%) Software Analyst
6 12 (6.56%) QA Analyst
7 11 (6.01%) Implementation Consultant
7 11 (6.01%) Systems Analyst
8 9 (4.92%) Automation Test Analyst
8 9 (4.92%) Developer
8 9 (4.92%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 8 (4.37%) Business Systems Analyst
9 8 (4.37%) Tester
10 7 (3.83%) Administrator
10 7 (3.83%) Functional Consultant
10 7 (3.83%) SQL Developer
11 6 (3.28%) IT Analyst
11 6 (3.28%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (3.28%) Test Manager
12 5 (2.73%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.48%) .NET
2 9 (4.92%) Web Services
3 7 (3.83%) .NET Framework
3 7 (3.83%) Entity Framework
4 4 (2.19%) HTML
5 2 (1.09%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.09%) CSS
5 2 (1.09%) Gherkin
5 2 (1.09%) HTML5
5 2 (1.09%) jQuery
5 2 (1.09%) JSON
5 2 (1.09%) Node.js
6 1 (0.55%) Angular 2
6 1 (0.55%) CSS3
6 1 (0.55%) REST
6 1 (0.55%) RESTful
6 1 (0.55%) Spring Boot
6 1 (0.55%) Spring Security
6 1 (0.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (21.86%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.20%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (6.56%) Management Information System
4 10 (5.46%) Replication
5 9 (4.92%) Data Centre
6 7 (3.83%) iPhone
6 7 (3.83%) User Experience
7 4 (2.19%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.64%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.64%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.09%) CMDB
9 2 (1.09%) Tandem
10 1 (0.55%) Clustering
10 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.55%) EPoS
10 1 (0.55%) IVR
10 1 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.92%) Windows
2 5 (2.73%) Unix
3 1 (0.55%) Linux
3 1 (0.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (23.50%) Scrum
3 38 (20.77%) Test Scripting
4 36 (19.67%) Test Automation
5 33 (18.03%) SDLC
6 29 (15.85%) Problem-Solving
7 27 (14.75%) Customer Requirements
7 27 (14.75%) Software Testing
8 26 (14.21%) User Stories
9 24 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (12.02%) Regression Testing
11 21 (11.48%) Acceptance Criteria
11 21 (11.48%) Functional Testing
11 21 (11.48%) ITIL
11 21 (11.48%) ITSM
12 20 (10.93%) Business Analysis
13 19 (10.38%) Continuous Improvement
13 19 (10.38%) Integration Testing
14 18 (9.84%) Project Management
14 18 (9.84%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (16.39%) SQL
2 16 (8.74%) C#
3 9 (4.92%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.09%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.09%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.09%) VBA
5 1 (0.55%) Java
5 1 (0.55%) Java 8
5 1 (0.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (12.57%) Degree
2 22 (12.02%) ISEB
3 19 (10.38%) ISTQB
4 18 (9.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (6.01%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (4.92%) IIBA
6 9 (4.92%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (3.83%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.55%) CCNA
8 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.55%) PMP
8 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (14.21%) QA
2 6 (3.28%) GDPR
3 3 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.09%) PMO
5 1 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.55%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.55%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.55%) vSphere
1 1 (0.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (2.73%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.64%) HP ALM
2 3 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.09%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (1.09%) SCCM
4 1 (0.55%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 28 (15.30%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.38%) Oracle
3 18 (9.84%) SAP
4 13 (7.10%) ServiceNow
5 7 (3.83%) IDERA
6 5 (2.73%) Casewise
7 3 (1.64%) HP
8 2 (1.09%) BMC
8 2 (1.09%) Capita
9 1 (0.55%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.55%) Cisco
9 1 (0.55%) F5