Period
to 4 December 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 4 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Acceptance Criteria
UK > England
6 months to
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 387 365 383
Rank change year-on-year -22 +18 +54
Permanent jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 363 1,085 1,236
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.70% 0.87% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.94% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 332 786 932
Median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% - +3.74%
10th Percentile £37,000 £32,844 £32,550
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £76,150
UK median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year +15.00% +1.01% +3.13%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 47,712 115,667 138,799
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.31% 92.21% 92.10%
Number of salaries quoted 39,919 92,519 111,516
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,000 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,886
% change year-on-year +4.76% +3.17% +1.77%

Acceptance Criteria
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Acceptance Criteria as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Acceptance Criteria in England

Acceptance Criteria
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Acceptance Criteria in England.

Salary trend for Acceptance Criteria in England

Acceptance Criteria
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Acceptance Criteria in England over the 6 months to 4 December 2020.

Salary histogram for Acceptance Criteria in England

Acceptance Criteria
Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 4 December 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
London +45 149 £60,000 +9.09% 18
South East +89 70 £55,000 +10.00% 15
North of England +17 60 £50,000 +17.65% 12
South West +9 42 £52,500 +5.00% 7
North West +49 36 £60,000 +41.18% 3
Midlands +54 29 £47,500 +15.85% 4
West Midlands +44 23 £47,500 +5.56% 2
Yorkshire +32 19 £46,520 +9.46% 8
East Midlands +61 6 £43,750 +11.46% 2
East of England +58 6 £45,000 -1.64% 5
North East +10 5 £37,500 -3.85% 1
Acceptance Criteria
UK

For the 6 months to 4 December 2020, 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 England region with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria.

1 268 (73.83%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (53.17%) User Stories
3 132 (36.36%) Scrum
4 99 (27.27%) Finance
5 77 (21.21%) Test Automation
6 74 (20.39%) QA
7 71 (19.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 71 (19.56%) User Experience
8 65 (17.91%) Business Analysis
9 64 (17.63%) Product Management
10 63 (17.36%) DevOps
11 56 (15.43%) BDD
12 53 (14.60%) Product Backlog
13 48 (13.22%) Problem-Solving
14 47 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
14 47 (12.95%) Requirements Gathering
14 47 (12.95%) Degree
15 45 (12.40%) Use Case
16 44 (12.12%) Marketing
17 43 (11.85%) SaaS
18 42 (11.57%) JIRA
19 41 (11.29%) SDLC
20 39 (10.74%) Azure
20 39 (10.74%) TDD
21 38 (10.47%) Selenium
21 38 (10.47%) Sprint Planning
22 37 (10.19%) Backlog Management
23 35 (9.64%) Project Management
24 34 (9.37%) Microsoft
25 31 (8.54%) C#

Acceptance Criteria
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 18 (4.96%) Confluence
2 15 (4.13%) SharePoint
3 14 (3.86%) CMS
4 8 (2.20%) Drupal
5 4 (1.10%) K2 blackpearl
6 3 (0.83%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.55%) TPMS
8 1 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.28%) Apache
8 1 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.28%) GemFire
8 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (4.13%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.03%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.83%) Figma
5 3 (0.83%) Zeplin
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.28%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.28%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 10 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 7 (1.93%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 3 (0.83%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (0.83%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.55%) Magento
5 2 (0.55%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.55%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.28%) Summit
6 1 (0.28%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 43 (11.85%) SaaS
2 39 (10.74%) Azure
3 21 (5.79%) AWS
4 16 (4.41%) Office 365
5 7 (1.93%) Power Platform
6 5 (1.38%) GitHub
7 4 (1.10%) BrowserStack
7 4 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (1.10%) Google Analytics
7 4 (1.10%) PowerApps
8 3 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.55%) BlazeMeter
9 2 (0.55%) GCP
10 1 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.28%) Lucidchart
10 1 (0.28%) PaaS
10 1 (0.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.86%) Internet
2 8 (2.20%) DNS
3 7 (1.93%) HTTP
4 1 (0.28%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.28%) LAN
4 1 (0.28%) SSL
4 1 (0.28%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.26%) Big Data
2 15 (4.13%) SQL Server
3 10 (2.75%) MySQL
4 4 (1.10%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.83%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.83%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.55%) Bigtable
6 2 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.55%) Power BI
6 2 (0.55%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.55%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.55%) Tableau
7 1 (0.28%) MS Access
7 1 (0.28%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.28%) Snowflake Schema
7 1 (0.28%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 42 (11.57%) JIRA
2 38 (10.47%) Selenium
3 21 (5.79%) Cucumber
4 15 (4.13%) Git (software)
4 15 (4.13%) SpecFlow
4 15 (4.13%) Visual Studio Team System
4 15 (4.13%) WebDriver
5 12 (3.31%) Jenkins
6 8 (2.20%) Bitbucket
6 8 (2.20%) Cypress.io
7 6 (1.65%) Postman
7 6 (1.65%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.38%) Appium
8 5 (1.38%) JMeter
8 5 (1.38%) SoapUI
8 5 (1.38%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.10%) Subversion
9 4 (1.10%) TestCafe
9 4 (1.10%) TestRail
10 3 (0.83%) REST Assured
General
1 99 (27.27%) Finance
2 44 (12.12%) Marketing
3 20 (5.51%) Public Sector
4 14 (3.86%) Local Government
5 10 (2.75%) Publishing
5 10 (2.75%) Retail
6 9 (2.48%) Legal
7 6 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.38%) Banking
9 4 (1.10%) Electronics
9 4 (1.10%) Front Office
9 4 (1.10%) Law
10 3 (0.83%) Advertising
10 3 (0.83%) Automotive
10 3 (0.83%) Back Office
10 3 (0.83%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.83%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.83%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.55%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 129 (35.54%) Analyst
2 102 (28.10%) Business Analyst
3 47 (12.95%) Product Owner
4 36 (9.92%) Product Manager
5 27 (7.44%) Software Analyst
6 25 (6.89%) Developer
7 21 (5.79%) Technical Manager
8 19 (5.23%) Agile Business Analyst
9 17 (4.68%) Test Engineer
10 16 (4.41%) Architect
10 16 (4.41%) Consultant
10 16 (4.41%) Digital Analyst
11 15 (4.13%) Digital Business Analyst
12 14 (3.86%) Senior Developer
13 13 (3.58%) QA Engineer
13 13 (3.58%) Technical Consultant
13 13 (3.58%) Technical Product Manager
14 11 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
14 11 (3.03%) Senior Product Owner
14 11 (3.03%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (8.54%) .NET
2 21 (5.79%) REST
3 15 (4.13%) HTML
4 14 (3.86%) CSS
4 14 (3.86%) Node.js
5 13 (3.58%) Gherkin
6 10 (2.75%) .NET Framework
6 10 (2.75%) HTML5
6 10 (2.75%) JSON
7 8 (2.20%) AngularJS
7 8 (2.20%) React
7 8 (2.20%) SOAP
8 7 (1.93%) CSS3
8 7 (1.93%) Web Services
9 6 (1.65%) .NET Core
9 6 (1.65%) Velocity
10 5 (1.38%) Jest
10 5 (1.38%) Redux
10 5 (1.38%) RESTful
10 5 (1.38%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 71 (19.56%) User Experience
2 47 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (6.61%) Mobile App
4 22 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
4 22 (6.06%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (3.03%) Internet of Things
5 11 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (2.75%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.38%) Equities
8 4 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
8 4 (1.10%) Over-the-Top Content
8 4 (1.10%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.10%) SWIFT
9 3 (0.83%) Analytical Mindset
9 3 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.83%) Online Banking
10 2 (0.55%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.55%) Replication
10 2 (0.55%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.31%) Windows
2 10 (2.75%) Linux
3 8 (2.20%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.93%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.65%) Android
6 2 (0.55%) Unix
7 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (73.83%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (53.17%) User Stories
3 132 (36.36%) Scrum
4 77 (21.21%) Test Automation
5 71 (19.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 65 (17.91%) Business Analysis
7 64 (17.63%) Product Management
8 63 (17.36%) DevOps
9 56 (15.43%) BDD
10 53 (14.60%) Product Backlog
11 48 (13.22%) Problem-Solving
12 47 (12.95%) Requirements Gathering
13 45 (12.40%) Use Case
14 41 (11.29%) SDLC
15 39 (10.74%) TDD
16 38 (10.47%) Sprint Planning
17 37 (10.19%) Backlog Management
18 35 (9.64%) Project Management
19 31 (8.54%) Sprint Retrospective
20 30 (8.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 31 (8.54%) C#
2 30 (8.26%) Java
3 26 (7.16%) JavaScript
4 25 (6.89%) SQL
5 19 (5.23%) C
6 12 (3.31%) Python
7 7 (1.93%) Shell Script
8 6 (1.65%) ES6
8 6 (1.65%) PHP
8 6 (1.65%) TypeScript
9 3 (0.83%) Kotlin
10 2 (0.55%) C++
10 2 (0.55%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.55%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.28%) ABAP
11 1 (0.28%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.28%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.28%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.28%) Perl
Qualifications
1 47 (12.95%) Degree
2 23 (6.34%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.31%) DV Cleared
4 11 (3.03%) ISTQB
4 11 (3.03%) SC Cleared
5 10 (2.75%) ISEB
6 7 (1.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.83%) IIBA
8 2 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.55%) CBAP
8 2 (0.55%) CISSP
8 2 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.28%) APMG
9 1 (0.28%) HNC
9 1 (0.28%) HND
9 1 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.28%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (20.39%) QA
2 4 (1.10%) ISO 20022
3 3 (0.83%) PSD2
3 3 (0.83%) SEPA
3 3 (0.83%) TARGET2
4 2 (0.55%) GDPR
4 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.55%) PMO
5 1 (0.28%) GxP
5 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.28%) NIST
5 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (2.20%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.65%) Docker
3 1 (0.28%) Firmware
3 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.28%) Control-M
2 1 (0.28%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.28%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 34 (9.37%) Microsoft
2 15 (4.13%) SAP
3 13 (3.58%) Oracle
4 9 (2.48%) Atlassian
4 9 (2.48%) MuleSoft
4 9 (2.48%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (2.20%) Cadence
6 7 (1.93%) BiZZdesign
6 7 (1.93%) Sparx
7 5 (1.38%) Google
8 4 (1.10%) Apple
8 4 (1.10%) Infor
8 4 (1.10%) JD Edwards
8 4 (1.10%) Nintex
9 3 (0.83%) Twitter
10 2 (0.55%) ABBYY
10 2 (0.55%) Axosoft
10 2 (0.55%) Blue Prism
10 2 (0.55%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.55%) UiPath