Period
to 18 February 2019

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 18 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Acceptance Criteria
UK > England
6 months to
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 372 416 436
Rank change year-on-year +44 +20 +14
Permanent jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 1,193 1,211 1,127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.85% 0.74% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.81% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 854 966 869
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.38% -3.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -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 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 128,367 149,739 150,490
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.74% 91.83% 91.32%
Number of salaries quoted 102,316 122,603 125,032
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 18 February 2019.

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 18 February 2019. 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 +22 441 £55,000 - 79
South East -2 214 £50,000 +11.11% 37
North of England +63 180 £45,000 - 26
Midlands +59 151 £39,114 -2.22% 28
North West +81 126 £42,000 -11.58% 8
West Midlands +45 115 £39,114 -2.22% 15
East of England +36 101 £45,000 -10.00% 8
South West +11 101 £38,000 -10.59% 17
Yorkshire +28 47 £46,250 +7.56% 16
East Midlands +34 36 £37,500 -21.05% 13
North East +19 7 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Acceptance Criteria
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 2019, 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.

1 916 (76.78%) Agile Software Development
2 619 (51.89%) User Stories
3 419 (35.12%) Scrum
4 359 (30.09%) Test Automation
5 287 (24.06%) QA
6 231 (19.36%) C#
7 229 (19.20%) SQL
8 220 (18.44%) Finance
9 204 (17.10%) Microsoft
10 189 (15.84%) TDD
10 189 (15.84%) BDD
11 187 (15.67%) Problem-Solving
12 180 (15.09%) Sprint Planning
13 177 (14.84%) Java
14 168 (14.08%) Degree
15 164 (13.75%) User Experience
16 162 (13.58%) .NET
17 160 (13.41%) JIRA
17 160 (13.41%) Analytical Skills
18 158 (13.24%) SDLC
19 153 (12.82%) Selenium
20 145 (12.15%) Continuous Integration
21 133 (11.15%) Business Analysis
21 133 (11.15%) JavaScript
22 132 (11.06%) SQL Server
23 124 (10.39%) Software Engineering
24 123 (10.31%) Web Services
25 122 (10.23%) Test Strategy
26 115 (9.64%) Git (software)
26 115 (9.64%) Retail

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 75 (6.29%) Confluence
2 42 (3.52%) CMS
3 19 (1.59%) SharePoint
4 12 (1.01%) Alfresco
5 8 (0.67%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.50%) Apache
8 5 (0.42%) IIS
9 4 (0.34%) JBoss
9 4 (0.34%) SAS
9 4 (0.34%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.25%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.25%) nginx
11 2 (0.17%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.17%) WordPress
12 1 (0.084%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.084%) GemFire
12 1 (0.084%) Jetty
12 1 (0.084%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.084%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 51 (4.27%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (3.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (3.02%) MS Visio
4 21 (1.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.17%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.084%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.084%) InVision
7 1 (0.084%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (1.01%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 9 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.50%) Oracle Retail
3 6 (0.50%) SAP Hybris
4 5 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.34%) Magento
6 3 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.084%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.084%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.084%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 79 (6.62%) Amazon AWS
1 79 (6.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (3.27%) GitHub
3 23 (1.93%) SaaS
4 13 (1.09%) Office 365
5 11 (0.92%) Google Analytics
5 11 (0.92%) npm
6 10 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
6 10 (0.84%) Serverless
7 8 (0.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 6 (0.50%) PaaS
9 5 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.42%) Sauce Labs
10 4 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.25%) Algolia
11 3 (0.25%) Firebase
11 3 (0.25%) G Suite
12 2 (0.17%) Boomi
12 2 (0.17%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.26%) HTTP
2 15 (1.26%) Unified Communications
3 13 (1.09%) Internet
4 12 (1.01%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.67%) Firewall
6 7 (0.59%) Broadband
6 7 (0.59%) HTTPS
7 6 (0.50%) FCoE
7 6 (0.50%) GSM
7 6 (0.50%) LTE
7 6 (0.50%) Radio Access Network
7 6 (0.50%) SNMP
7 6 (0.50%) UMTS
8 5 (0.42%) GPRS
9 4 (0.34%) Network Security
9 4 (0.34%) SSL
10 3 (0.25%) Intranet
10 3 (0.25%) SSH
11 1 (0.084%) AMQP
11 1 (0.084%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (11.06%) SQL Server
2 48 (4.02%) Big Data
3 31 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (1.76%) Redis
5 20 (1.68%) Power BI
6 19 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
8 15 (1.26%) Hadoop
8 15 (1.26%) NoSQL
8 15 (1.26%) Relational Database
8 15 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (1.09%) MongoDB
10 12 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
11 11 (0.92%) InterSystems Cache
12 10 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
13 9 (0.75%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 9 (0.75%) Geospatial Data
13 9 (0.75%) MySQL
14 8 (0.67%) Oracle Database
15 7 (0.59%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 160 (13.41%) JIRA
2 153 (12.82%) Selenium
3 115 (9.64%) Git (software)
4 113 (9.47%) Visual Studio
5 73 (6.12%) Jenkins
6 68 (5.70%) Cucumber
7 67 (5.62%) Team Foundation Server
8 60 (5.03%) SpecFlow
9 54 (4.53%) WebDriver
10 43 (3.60%) NUnit
11 38 (3.19%) Visual Studio Coded UI
12 37 (3.10%) MSTest
13 31 (2.60%) SoapUI
14 26 (2.18%) JMeter
14 26 (2.18%) Ranorex
15 25 (2.10%) Bitbucket
16 24 (2.01%) Visual Studio Team System
17 22 (1.84%) Gradle
17 22 (1.84%) Moq
18 21 (1.76%) HP UFT
General
1 220 (18.44%) Finance
2 115 (9.64%) Retail
3 52 (4.36%) Marketing
4 50 (4.19%) Banking
5 21 (1.76%) Law
6 20 (1.68%) Publishing
7 19 (1.59%) Games
8 12 (1.01%) Automotive
9 11 (0.92%) Investment Banking
9 11 (0.92%) Legal
10 10 (0.84%) Advertising
11 9 (0.75%) Music Industry
12 8 (0.67%) Telecoms
13 7 (0.59%) Back Office
14 6 (0.50%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.50%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.42%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.34%) Front Office
16 4 (0.34%) Local Government
17 3 (0.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 372 (31.18%) Analyst
2 232 (19.45%) Business Analyst
3 202 (16.93%) Developer
4 121 (10.14%) Product Owner
5 113 (9.47%) Tester
6 102 (8.55%) Test Analyst
7 79 (6.62%) Test Engineer
8 74 (6.20%) Product Manager
9 71 (5.95%) Automation Tester
10 68 (5.70%) Agile Business Analyst
11 66 (5.53%) .NET Developer
12 59 (4.95%) C# Developer
13 57 (4.78%) QA Engineer
14 55 (4.61%) C# .NET Developer
15 54 (4.53%) Senior Analyst
16 52 (4.36%) Software Developer
17 46 (3.86%) Digital Analyst
18 44 (3.69%) Digital Business Analyst
19 42 (3.52%) QA Leader
20 38 (3.19%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (13.58%) .NET
2 123 (10.31%) Web Services
3 81 (6.79%) RESTful
4 80 (6.71%) CSS
5 79 (6.62%) HTML
6 75 (6.29%) SOAP
7 69 (5.78%) REST
8 57 (4.78%) JSON
9 56 (4.69%) Velocity
10 53 (4.44%) WCF
11 52 (4.36%) .NET Framework
12 49 (4.11%) AngularJS
13 48 (4.02%) Gherkin
14 47 (3.94%) XML
15 41 (3.44%) ASP.NET
16 34 (2.85%) ASP.NET MVC
17 32 (2.68%) jQuery
18 27 (2.26%) HTML5
19 24 (2.01%) Node.js
19 24 (2.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 164 (13.75%) User Experience
2 160 (13.41%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (5.11%) Fintech
4 45 (3.77%) Mobile App
5 39 (3.27%) PMI
6 37 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
7 27 (2.26%) Data Centre
8 23 (1.93%) Virtual Team
9 21 (1.76%) Reinsurance
10 17 (1.42%) Management Information System
11 16 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
12 15 (1.26%) Algorithms
13 12 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
14 11 (0.92%) EPoS
14 11 (0.92%) Public Cloud
15 9 (0.75%) Mobile Banking
16 8 (0.67%) Cloud Native
17 7 (0.59%) Client/Server
17 7 (0.59%) Internet of Things
17 7 (0.59%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 88 (7.38%) Windows
2 49 (4.11%) Android
3 47 (3.94%) Linux
4 41 (3.44%) Apple iOS
5 40 (3.35%) Unix
6 11 (0.92%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.50%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.25%) CentOS
9 3 (0.25%) Fedora
9 3 (0.25%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.25%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.084%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.084%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 916 (76.78%) Agile Software Development
2 619 (51.89%) User Stories
3 419 (35.12%) Scrum
4 359 (30.09%) Test Automation
5 189 (15.84%) BDD
5 189 (15.84%) TDD
6 187 (15.67%) Problem-Solving
7 180 (15.09%) Sprint Planning
8 158 (13.24%) SDLC
9 145 (12.15%) Continuous Integration
10 133 (11.15%) Business Analysis
11 124 (10.39%) Software Engineering
12 122 (10.23%) Test Strategy
13 114 (9.56%) Kanban
14 105 (8.80%) Stakeholder Management
14 105 (8.80%) Waterfall
15 104 (8.72%) Project Management
16 102 (8.55%) User Acceptance Testing
17 100 (8.38%) DevOps
18 99 (8.30%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 231 (19.36%) C#
2 229 (19.20%) SQL
3 177 (14.84%) Java
4 133 (11.15%) JavaScript
5 66 (5.53%) Python
6 59 (4.95%) T-SQL
7 30 (2.51%) C++
7 30 (2.51%) Ruby
8 26 (2.18%) C
9 23 (1.93%) VB
10 21 (1.76%) Bash Shell
11 18 (1.51%) Scala
12 17 (1.42%) Shell Script
13 15 (1.26%) PL/SQL
14 13 (1.09%) PowerShell
15 10 (0.84%) Kotlin
16 9 (0.75%) PHP
16 9 (0.75%) VB6
17 8 (0.67%) ES6
18 7 (0.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 168 (14.08%) Degree
2 76 (6.37%) ISTQB
3 55 (4.61%) ISEB
4 39 (3.27%) PMI Certification
5 32 (2.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 31 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
7 30 (2.51%) Security Cleared
8 17 (1.42%) IIBA
8 17 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
8 17 (1.42%) SC Cleared
9 15 (1.26%) DV Cleared
10 14 (1.17%) CISSP
11 11 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (0.75%) CCNA
12 9 (0.75%) GIAC
12 9 (0.75%) Linux+ Certification
12 9 (0.75%) MCSE
12 9 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.75%) Network+ Certification
12 9 (0.75%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 287 (24.06%) QA
2 27 (2.26%) GDPR
3 21 (1.76%) Data Quality
4 17 (1.42%) SLA
5 14 (1.17%) PMO
6 5 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.42%) SEPA
7 4 (0.34%) ISO 20022
7 4 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.34%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.25%) PSD2
9 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.084%) COBIT
System Software
1 48 (4.02%) Active Directory
2 40 (3.35%) Docker
3 13 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (0.75%) NFS
4 9 (0.75%) Samba
5 8 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (0.50%) VMware NSX
7 4 (0.34%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.25%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.25%) Xen
9 1 (0.084%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.084%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.084%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 39 (3.27%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (1.42%) Kubernetes
3 12 (1.01%) Grafana
3 12 (1.01%) Prometheus
3 12 (1.01%) Puppet
3 12 (1.01%) Rancher
4 9 (0.75%) Ansible
4 9 (0.75%) Nagios
4 9 (0.75%) vCenter Server
5 8 (0.67%) Control-M
6 7 (0.59%) HP ALM
7 5 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
7 5 (0.42%) SCCM
8 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (0.34%) SCOM
8 4 (0.34%) SCOrch
8 4 (0.34%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.25%) OpenNMS
9 3 (0.25%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.084%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 204 (17.10%) Microsoft
2 39 (3.27%) SAP
3 36 (3.02%) Oracle
4 28 (2.35%) HP
5 19 (1.59%) hybris
6 18 (1.51%) IBM
7 14 (1.17%) Atlassian
7 14 (1.17%) Google
7 14 (1.17%) VMware
8 13 (1.09%) Adobe
9 12 (1.01%) Cognos
10 11 (0.92%) Cadence
10 11 (0.92%) New Relic
10 11 (0.92%) ServiceNow
11 10 (0.84%) EMC
12 9 (0.75%) NetApp
12 9 (0.75%) Sitecore
12 9 (0.75%) SolarWinds
12 9 (0.75%) Splunk
12 9 (0.75%) WorldPay