Period
to 20 November 2018

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 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Acceptance Criteria
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 377 425 423
Rank change year-on-year +48 -2 +28
Permanent jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 1,246 1,213 1,291
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.82% 0.72% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.79% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 927 936 1,001
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +1.06%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £69,375 £71,250
UK median annual salary £48,500 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.04% +1.05% +3.26%

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 138,446 154,293 160,521
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.18% 91.50% 90.93%
Number of salaries quoted 111,142 122,979 134,729
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

Acceptance Criteria
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Acceptance Criteria in England

Acceptance Criteria
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Acceptance Criteria in England

Acceptance Criteria
Salary Histogram in England

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

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 20 November 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
London +17 478 £60,000 +9.09% 69
South East +41 272 £49,500 +10.00% 35
North of England +31 157 £42,500 +13.33% 44
Midlands +65 131 £40,000 +6.67% 24
East of England +46 113 £45,000 - 14
North West +34 108 £40,000 +0.63% 24
South West -4 90 £38,000 -10.59% 15
West Midlands +54 82 £45,000 +20.00% 16
East Midlands +31 49 £39,250 +4.67% 8
Yorkshire +23 46 £45,000 +11.80% 17
North East -3 3 £47,638 +27.03% 3
Acceptance Criteria
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 England region with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria.

1 947 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
2 625 (50.16%) User Stories
3 441 (35.39%) Test Automation
3 441 (35.39%) Scrum
4 306 (24.56%) QA
5 270 (21.67%) Finance
6 257 (20.63%) C#
7 253 (20.30%) SQL
8 215 (17.26%) Microsoft
9 200 (16.05%) Java
9 200 (16.05%) BDD
10 193 (15.49%) SDLC
11 186 (14.93%) User Experience
11 186 (14.93%) TDD
12 184 (14.77%) .NET
13 183 (14.69%) Selenium
14 172 (13.80%) JIRA
14 172 (13.80%) Problem-Solving
15 167 (13.40%) Degree
16 165 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
17 157 (12.60%) JavaScript
18 148 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
19 137 (11.00%) Business Analysis
20 130 (10.43%) Test Strategy
21 127 (10.19%) Waterfall
21 127 (10.19%) Regression Testing
22 121 (9.71%) Project Management
23 118 (9.47%) User Acceptance Testing
24 117 (9.39%) Software Engineering
24 117 (9.39%) Kanban

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
1 107 (8.59%) Confluence
2 46 (3.69%) CMS
3 18 (1.44%) SharePoint
4 8 (0.64%) Tomcat
5 7 (0.56%) Alfresco
5 7 (0.56%) Apache
5 7 (0.56%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (0.40%) Drupal
6 5 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.40%) WordPress
7 4 (0.32%) IIS
7 4 (0.32%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.24%) EPiServer
8 3 (0.24%) nginx
9 2 (0.16%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.16%) GemFire
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.080%) OpenStack
Applications
1 70 (5.62%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (4.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (3.45%) MS Visio
4 37 (2.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.16%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.080%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.080%) InVision
8 1 (0.080%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 11 (0.88%) SAP Hybris
2 7 (0.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 7 (0.56%) Magento
3 6 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.48%) Oracle Retail
4 5 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.16%) Infor LN
8 1 (0.080%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.080%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 96 (7.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 93 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (2.17%) GitHub
4 24 (1.93%) SaaS
5 13 (1.04%) PaaS
6 10 (0.80%) npm
6 10 (0.80%) Office 365
7 9 (0.72%) Google Analytics
8 8 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.64%) IaaS
9 7 (0.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 7 (0.56%) Sauce Labs
10 6 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (0.48%) Serverless
11 5 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.40%) iTunes
12 3 (0.24%) Amazon Alexa
12 3 (0.24%) DigitalOcean
12 3 (0.24%) Trello
13 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.49%) HTTP
2 25 (2.01%) Unified Communications
3 13 (1.04%) Broadband
4 8 (0.64%) Network Security
5 6 (0.48%) GSM
5 6 (0.48%) LTE
5 6 (0.48%) Radio Access Network
5 6 (0.48%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.48%) UMTS
6 5 (0.40%) GPRS
7 4 (0.32%) Firewall
7 4 (0.32%) Intranet
8 3 (0.24%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.24%) SMS
8 3 (0.24%) SSL
9 2 (0.16%) DSL
9 2 (0.16%) FCoE
9 2 (0.16%) Internet
9 2 (0.16%) SNMP
9 2 (0.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (8.83%) SQL Server
2 41 (3.29%) Big Data
3 32 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
7 14 (1.12%) Relational Database
8 13 (1.04%) Power BI
9 12 (0.96%) Redis
9 12 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (0.80%) MongoDB
11 9 (0.72%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 9 (0.72%) OLTP
12 8 (0.64%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.56%) Geospatial Data
13 7 (0.56%) Hadoop
13 7 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (0.56%) Oracle Database 12c
14 6 (0.48%) NoSQL
14 6 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 183 (14.69%) Selenium
2 172 (13.80%) JIRA
3 94 (7.54%) Jenkins
3 94 (7.54%) Visual Studio
4 88 (7.06%) Git (software)
5 85 (6.82%) WebDriver
6 82 (6.58%) Cucumber
7 75 (6.02%) SpecFlow
8 72 (5.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 55 (4.41%) NUnit
10 49 (3.93%) SoapUI
11 44 (3.53%) MSTest
12 40 (3.21%) Visual Studio Coded UI
13 37 (2.97%) Ranorex
14 35 (2.81%) JMeter
15 30 (2.41%) Moq
16 29 (2.33%) HP UFT
17 28 (2.25%) Maven
18 27 (2.17%) JUnit
19 22 (1.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 270 (21.67%) Finance
2 90 (7.22%) Retail
3 52 (4.17%) Marketing
4 44 (3.53%) Banking
5 21 (1.69%) Telecoms
6 19 (1.52%) Law
7 15 (1.20%) Games
7 15 (1.20%) Investment Banking
8 14 (1.12%) Billing
8 14 (1.12%) Publishing
9 11 (0.88%) Legal
10 9 (0.72%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.64%) Back Office
11 8 (0.64%) Music Industry
12 7 (0.56%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.40%) Advertising
14 2 (0.16%) Automotive
14 2 (0.16%) Brand Awareness
14 2 (0.16%) Front Office
15 1 (0.080%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 421 (33.79%) Analyst
2 259 (20.79%) Business Analyst
3 228 (18.30%) Developer
4 121 (9.71%) Tester
5 116 (9.31%) Test Analyst
6 92 (7.38%) Product Owner
7 84 (6.74%) Senior Analyst
8 79 (6.34%) Product Manager
9 72 (5.78%) Automation Tester
10 69 (5.54%) Developer in Test
11 66 (5.30%) Software Developer
11 66 (5.30%) Test Engineer
12 63 (5.06%) QA Engineer
13 60 (4.82%) .NET Developer
14 59 (4.74%) C# Developer
15 56 (4.49%) Agile Business Analyst
16 49 (3.93%) Senior Tester
17 48 (3.85%) Digital Analyst
18 46 (3.69%) Digital Business Analyst
19 44 (3.53%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (14.77%) .NET
2 114 (9.15%) RESTful
3 111 (8.91%) Web Services
4 97 (7.78%) HTML
5 90 (7.22%) CSS
6 88 (7.06%) SOAP
7 74 (5.94%) AngularJS
8 70 (5.62%) REST
9 65 (5.22%) Velocity
10 57 (4.57%) Gherkin
11 52 (4.17%) HTML5
12 48 (3.85%) JSON
13 43 (3.45%) XML
14 42 (3.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 38 (3.05%) WCF
16 34 (2.73%) .NET Framework
16 34 (2.73%) ASP.NET
17 31 (2.49%) jQuery
18 29 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
19 22 (1.77%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 186 (14.93%) User Experience
2 148 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
3 81 (6.50%) Fintech
4 49 (3.93%) Computer Science
5 42 (3.37%) Mobile App
6 41 (3.29%) Data Centre
7 37 (2.97%) Reinsurance
8 29 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
9 26 (2.09%) PMI
10 23 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
11 20 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
12 17 (1.36%) Algorithms
12 17 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
13 16 (1.28%) NHS
14 13 (1.04%) Virtual Team
15 12 (0.96%) Management Information System
16 8 (0.64%) Enterprise Storage
16 8 (0.64%) Social Media
17 7 (0.56%) Credit Risk
17 7 (0.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 75 (6.02%) Windows
2 50 (4.01%) Apple iOS
2 50 (4.01%) Linux
3 47 (3.77%) Android
4 31 (2.49%) Unix
5 10 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (0.64%) CentOS
6 8 (0.64%) Fedora
6 8 (0.64%) Ubuntu
7 7 (0.56%) Windows 10
7 7 (0.56%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.40%) watchOS
9 2 (0.16%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.16%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.16%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.080%) Nucleus RTOS
10 1 (0.080%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 947 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
2 625 (50.16%) User Stories
3 441 (35.39%) Scrum
3 441 (35.39%) Test Automation
4 200 (16.05%) BDD
5 193 (15.49%) SDLC
6 186 (14.93%) TDD
7 172 (13.80%) Problem-Solving
8 165 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
9 137 (11.00%) Business Analysis
10 130 (10.43%) Test Strategy
11 127 (10.19%) Regression Testing
11 127 (10.19%) Waterfall
12 121 (9.71%) Project Management
13 118 (9.47%) User Acceptance Testing
14 117 (9.39%) Kanban
14 117 (9.39%) Software Engineering
15 109 (8.75%) Non-Functional Testing
16 104 (8.35%) Unit Testing
17 100 (8.03%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 257 (20.63%) C#
2 253 (20.30%) SQL
3 200 (16.05%) Java
4 157 (12.60%) JavaScript
5 68 (5.46%) Python
6 40 (3.21%) T-SQL
7 37 (2.97%) C++
8 35 (2.81%) C
9 21 (1.69%) VB
10 20 (1.61%) Ruby
11 19 (1.52%) Bash Shell
12 18 (1.44%) PowerShell
12 18 (1.44%) Shell Script
13 16 (1.28%) PL/SQL
14 15 (1.20%) Scala
15 9 (0.72%) PHP
16 7 (0.56%) ES6
16 7 (0.56%) Groovy
16 7 (0.56%) VB.NET
16 7 (0.56%) VB6
Qualifications
1 167 (13.40%) Degree
2 62 (4.98%) ISEB
3 59 (4.74%) ISTQB
4 43 (3.45%) Security Cleared
5 27 (2.17%) DV Cleared
6 26 (2.09%) PMI Certification
7 24 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
8 22 (1.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 16 (1.28%) CISSP
10 15 (1.20%) SC Cleared
11 14 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (1.04%) IIBA
13 12 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (0.80%) CCNA
14 10 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (0.80%) GIAC
14 10 (0.80%) Linux+ Certification
14 10 (0.80%) MCSE
14 10 (0.80%) Network+ Certification
14 10 (0.80%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 306 (24.56%) QA
2 25 (2.01%) PMO
3 23 (1.85%) SLA
4 17 (1.36%) GDPR
5 14 (1.12%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 6 (0.48%) WCAG
7 5 (0.40%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.24%) SEPA
9 2 (0.16%) Basel II
9 2 (0.16%) PSD2
9 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.080%) COBIT
10 1 (0.080%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 49 (3.93%) Active Directory
2 27 (2.17%) Docker
3 10 (0.80%) NFS
3 10 (0.80%) Samba
3 10 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (0.64%) VirtualBox
4 8 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.64%) Xen
5 2 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.16%) HDFS
5 2 (0.16%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.080%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.080%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 37 (2.97%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (1.12%) Kubernetes
3 11 (0.88%) Puppet
4 10 (0.80%) Ansible
4 10 (0.80%) Docker Swarm
4 10 (0.80%) Nagios
4 10 (0.80%) vCenter Server
5 8 (0.64%) OpenNMS
5 8 (0.64%) ZABBIX
6 6 (0.48%) Control-M
7 5 (0.40%) Grafana
7 5 (0.40%) HockeyApp
7 5 (0.40%) Prometheus
7 5 (0.40%) Rancher
7 5 (0.40%) WMI
8 2 (0.16%) Nmap
8 2 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.080%) logstash
9 1 (0.080%) Oozie
9 1 (0.080%) Terraform
Vendors
1 215 (17.26%) Microsoft
2 53 (4.25%) Oracle
3 49 (3.93%) SAP
4 27 (2.17%) Google
5 25 (2.01%) HP
6 21 (1.69%) hybris
7 19 (1.52%) TIBCO
8 16 (1.28%) ServiceNow
9 14 (1.12%) Apple
9 14 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
10 12 (0.96%) VMware
10 12 (0.96%) WorldPay
11 11 (0.88%) Cloudera
12 10 (0.80%) Dell
12 10 (0.80%) EMC
12 10 (0.80%) IBM
12 10 (0.80%) NetApp
12 10 (0.80%) New Relic
12 10 (0.80%) Red Hat
12 10 (0.80%) SolarWinds