Period
to 20 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Acceptance Criteria over the 6 months to 20 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Acceptance Criteria
England > East of England
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 228 252 245
Rank change year-on-year +24 -7 +39
Permanent jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 143 109 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.15% 0.89% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.00% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 89 83 107
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £35,750 £32,250 £36,000
90th Percentile £64,500 £74,500 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% -5.10% +3.16%

Acceptance Criteria 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 East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 11,045 10,868 12,816
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 89.15% 89.24% 89.67%
Number of salaries quoted 8,446 8,772 10,376
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

Acceptance Criteria
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Acceptance Criteria as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Acceptance Criteria in the East of England

Acceptance Criteria
Salary Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Acceptance Criteria in the East of England.

Salary trend for Acceptance Criteria in the East of England

Acceptance Criteria
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Acceptance Criteria in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Acceptance Criteria in the East of England

Acceptance Criteria
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Acceptance Criteria within the East of England region over the 6 months to 20 May 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
Cambridgeshire +50 92 £46,250 -5.13% 8
Hertfordshire +11 20 £62,500 +56.25% 1
Essex +18 15 £44,000 -37.14%
Bedfordshire +18 11 £55,000 +13.40% 1
Suffolk +4 3 £45,000 - 1
Norfolk -26 2 £42,500 +21.43% 1
Acceptance Criteria
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, IT jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 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 East of England region with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria.

1 118 (82.52%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (44.76%) Test Automation
3 48 (33.57%) SQL
4 44 (30.77%) RESTful
4 44 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
5 41 (28.67%) QA
6 37 (25.87%) C#
6 37 (25.87%) Business Analysis
7 36 (25.17%) OO
8 34 (23.78%) E-Commerce
8 34 (23.78%) Finance
9 33 (23.08%) User Stories
10 32 (22.38%) .NET
11 31 (21.68%) WorldPay
11 31 (21.68%) SDLC
11 31 (21.68%) Git (software)
12 30 (20.98%) Degree
12 30 (20.98%) Scrum
13 26 (18.18%) Fintech
13 26 (18.18%) BDD
14 25 (17.48%) Waterfall
14 25 (17.48%) Requirements Analysis
14 25 (17.48%) Microsoft
14 25 (17.48%) JavaScript
14 25 (17.48%) Retail
14 25 (17.48%) Decision-Making
15 23 (16.08%) Software Engineering
15 23 (16.08%) Stakeholder Management
15 23 (16.08%) Test Strategy
15 23 (16.08%) Analytical Skills

Acceptance Criteria
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 4 (2.80%) Confluence
2 3 (2.10%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.40%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (4.90%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.80%) Photoshop
3 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 20 (13.99%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.29%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.50%) GitHub
4 2 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.49%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.19%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.80%) Amazon Redshift
3 4 (2.80%) Big Data
4 1 (0.70%) BigQuery
4 1 (0.70%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 31 (21.68%) Git (software)
2 22 (15.38%) Selenium
3 18 (12.59%) Visual Studio
4 12 (8.39%) JIRA
5 10 (6.99%) NUnit
6 9 (6.29%) Cucumber
7 8 (5.59%) JMeter
8 6 (4.20%) Appium
8 6 (4.20%) eggPlant
8 6 (4.20%) JBehave
8 6 (4.20%) Jenkins
8 6 (4.20%) SoapUI
9 5 (3.50%) Gatling
9 5 (3.50%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (2.80%) Axure RP
10 4 (2.80%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 4 (2.80%) WebDriver
11 3 (2.10%) Capybara
11 3 (2.10%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.70%) Mockito
General
1 34 (23.78%) Finance
2 25 (17.48%) Retail
3 5 (3.50%) Back Office
4 2 (1.40%) Automotive
4 2 (1.40%) Publishing
5 1 (0.70%) Legal
5 1 (0.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 39 (27.27%) Analyst
2 32 (22.38%) Developer
3 26 (18.18%) Business Analyst
4 23 (16.08%) Senior Developer
5 21 (14.69%) .NET Developer
6 18 (12.59%) Product Owner
7 15 (10.49%) Senior .NET Developer
8 14 (9.79%) Senior Analyst
8 14 (9.79%) Senior Product Owner
9 13 (9.09%) Senior Business Analyst
10 12 (8.39%) QA Leader
10 12 (8.39%) Software Developer
11 10 (6.99%) Service Manager
11 10 (6.99%) Service Transition Manager
11 10 (6.99%) Transition Manager
12 9 (6.29%) C# Developer
13 8 (5.59%) Test Engineer
14 7 (4.90%) Tester
15 6 (4.20%) QA Engineer
15 6 (4.20%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (30.77%) RESTful
2 32 (22.38%) .NET
3 22 (15.38%) JSON
4 17 (11.89%) CSS
4 17 (11.89%) HTML
4 17 (11.89%) XML
5 16 (11.19%) WPF
6 15 (10.49%) Ajax
6 15 (10.49%) HTML5
6 15 (10.49%) jQuery
6 15 (10.49%) WCF
7 10 (6.99%) Velocity
7 10 (6.99%) WinForms
8 8 (5.59%) ASP.NET
8 8 (5.59%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (4.20%) DirectX
9 6 (4.20%) OpenGL
10 5 (3.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 5 (3.50%) Web Services
10 5 (3.50%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.18%) Fintech
2 23 (16.08%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (15.38%) Computer Science
4 14 (9.79%) Public Cloud
5 12 (8.39%) Management Information System
6 10 (6.99%) Algorithms
7 8 (5.59%) User Experience
8 6 (4.20%) 3D Graphics
8 6 (4.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (3.50%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (3.50%) Replication
9 5 (3.50%) Virtual Team
10 3 (2.10%) Minimum Viable Product
11 1 (0.70%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.69%) Windows
2 6 (4.20%) Linux
2 6 (4.20%) Unix
3 5 (3.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (82.52%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (44.76%) Test Automation
3 44 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
4 37 (25.87%) Business Analysis
5 36 (25.17%) OO
6 34 (23.78%) E-Commerce
7 33 (23.08%) User Stories
8 31 (21.68%) SDLC
9 30 (20.98%) Scrum
10 26 (18.18%) BDD
11 25 (17.48%) Decision-Making
11 25 (17.48%) Requirements Analysis
11 25 (17.48%) Waterfall
12 23 (16.08%) Software Engineering
12 23 (16.08%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (16.08%) Test Strategy
13 21 (14.69%) Continuous Delivery
13 21 (14.69%) Mentoring
14 19 (13.29%) DevOps
14 19 (13.29%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 48 (33.57%) SQL
2 37 (25.87%) C#
3 25 (17.48%) JavaScript
4 13 (9.09%) Java
5 6 (4.20%) C++
5 6 (4.20%) Python
6 5 (3.50%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.40%) C
8 1 (0.70%) Java 8
8 1 (0.70%) R
8 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (20.98%) Degree
2 7 (4.90%) ISEB
3 3 (2.10%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.40%) CBAP
4 2 (1.40%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (28.67%) QA
2 4 (2.80%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.40%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.70%) PMO
Vendors
1 31 (21.68%) WorldPay
2 25 (17.48%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.20%) HP
4 4 (2.80%) Adobe
5 3 (2.10%) Progress
6 2 (1.40%) Oracle
6 2 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.70%) AlienVault
7 1 (0.70%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.70%) LogRhythm
7 1 (0.70%) Splunk
7 1 (0.70%) Tableau