Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Acceptance Criteria
UK > England
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 372 452 420
Rank change year-on-year +80 -32 +47
Permanent jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 1,292 1,098 1,314
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.83% 0.67% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.73% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 944 817 1,047
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +1.06%
10th Percentile £34,000 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,950 £70,500 £73,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

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 141,461 150,087 165,335
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.07% 91.54% 90.90%
Number of salaries quoted 113,449 119,287 139,412
England median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +40 520 £57,500 +4.55% 69
South East +54 269 £48,500 +7.78% 41
East of England +62 145 £45,000 - 18
North of England +29 137 £40,000 +14.29% 33
Midlands +79 133 £42,500 +3.03% 14
North West +28 91 £38,750 +10.71% 12
West Midlands +70 86 £48,500 +21.25% 9
South West -14 84 £40,000 - 18
East Midlands +17 47 £40,000 -11.11% 5
Yorkshire +24 39 £42,000 +11.63% 20
North East -15 7 £46,319 +32.34% 1
Acceptance Criteria
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 973 (75.31%) Agile Software Development
2 626 (48.45%) User Stories
3 505 (39.09%) Scrum
4 496 (38.39%) Test Automation
5 352 (27.24%) QA
6 287 (22.21%) Finance
7 265 (20.51%) SQL
8 256 (19.81%) C#
9 249 (19.27%) Java
10 223 (17.26%) SDLC
11 220 (17.03%) Selenium
12 212 (16.41%) BDD
13 206 (15.94%) User Experience
14 201 (15.56%) Problem-Solving
15 195 (15.09%) Microsoft
16 191 (14.78%) JavaScript
17 190 (14.71%) .NET
18 185 (14.32%) JIRA
19 182 (14.09%) TDD
19 182 (14.09%) Analytical Skills
19 182 (14.09%) Continuous Integration
20 162 (12.54%) Degree
21 151 (11.69%) Business Analysis
22 142 (10.99%) User Acceptance Testing
23 137 (10.60%) Waterfall
24 136 (10.53%) Regression Testing
25 135 (10.45%) Test Strategy
26 134 (10.37%) RESTful
27 127 (9.83%) Kanban
28 118 (9.13%) Jenkins

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
1 111 (8.59%) Confluence
2 44 (3.41%) CMS
3 18 (1.39%) SharePoint
4 10 (0.77%) Tomcat
5 8 (0.62%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.39%) Alfresco
6 5 (0.39%) Apache
6 5 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (0.39%) Drupal
6 5 (0.39%) WordPress
7 4 (0.31%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.23%) IIS
9 2 (0.15%) Amazon Alexa
9 2 (0.15%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.15%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.15%) nginx
9 2 (0.15%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.15%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 61 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (3.79%) MS Visio
3 47 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
4 39 (3.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.77%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.23%) Fireworks
7 3 (0.23%) Moqups
8 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.077%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.077%) InVision
9 1 (0.077%) Maya
9 1 (0.077%) Mingle
9 1 (0.077%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 19 (1.47%) SAP Hybris
2 8 (0.62%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.46%) Oracle Retail
4 5 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 5 (0.39%) Magento
4 5 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.15%) Infor LN
Cloud Services
1 101 (7.82%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (6.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (2.63%) GitHub
4 16 (1.24%) Sauce Labs
5 15 (1.16%) SaaS
6 13 (1.01%) PaaS
7 8 (0.62%) Adobe Analytics
7 8 (0.62%) OpenShift
8 7 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.54%) DigitalOcean
8 7 (0.54%) IaaS
9 6 (0.46%) iTunes
9 6 (0.46%) npm
10 5 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 4 (0.31%) Office 365
12 3 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.23%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.23%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.15%) Asana
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.02%) HTTP
2 17 (1.32%) Unified Communications
3 12 (0.93%) Broadband
4 7 (0.54%) Network Security
5 6 (0.46%) SMS
6 5 (0.39%) GSM
6 5 (0.39%) Intranet
6 5 (0.39%) LTE
6 5 (0.39%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (0.39%) UMTS
7 4 (0.31%) GPRS
8 3 (0.23%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.15%) DSL
9 2 (0.15%) Firewall
9 2 (0.15%) FTP
9 2 (0.15%) SSH
9 2 (0.15%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.15%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.077%) Frame Relay
10 1 (0.077%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (8.05%) SQL Server
2 41 (3.17%) Big Data
3 29 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (1.32%) Relational Database
6 12 (0.93%) Power BI
7 9 (0.70%) MongoDB
7 9 (0.70%) MySQL
7 9 (0.70%) OLTP
8 7 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (0.54%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 7 (0.54%) Oracle Database
8 7 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (0.46%) Amazon QuickSight
9 6 (0.46%) Looker
9 6 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (0.46%) Oracle Database 12c
9 6 (0.46%) Snowflake Schema
9 6 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 220 (17.03%) Selenium
2 185 (14.32%) JIRA
3 118 (9.13%) Jenkins
4 112 (8.67%) Cucumber
5 109 (8.44%) Git (software)
6 101 (7.82%) WebDriver
7 84 (6.50%) SpecFlow
8 80 (6.19%) Visual Studio
9 72 (5.57%) Team Foundation Server
10 65 (5.03%) NUnit
11 59 (4.57%) SoapUI
12 50 (3.87%) JMeter
13 38 (2.94%) JUnit
13 38 (2.94%) MSTest
14 35 (2.71%) HP UFT
15 34 (2.63%) Gatling
16 32 (2.48%) Ranorex
17 31 (2.40%) Appium
18 26 (2.01%) Protractor
19 25 (1.93%) Moq
General
1 287 (22.21%) Finance
2 102 (7.89%) Retail
3 50 (3.87%) Marketing
4 45 (3.48%) Banking
5 24 (1.86%) Telecoms
6 20 (1.55%) Law
7 16 (1.24%) Back Office
8 15 (1.16%) Billing
8 15 (1.16%) Games
9 14 (1.08%) Legal
10 10 (0.77%) Advertising
10 10 (0.77%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.77%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.70%) Music Industry
11 9 (0.70%) Publishing
12 7 (0.54%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.31%) Front Office
14 3 (0.23%) Automotive
15 2 (0.15%) Brand Awareness
16 1 (0.077%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 446 (34.52%) Analyst
2 290 (22.45%) Business Analyst
3 225 (17.41%) Developer
4 130 (10.06%) Tester
5 108 (8.36%) Test Analyst
6 98 (7.59%) Test Engineer
7 84 (6.50%) Senior Analyst
8 83 (6.42%) Product Owner
9 77 (5.96%) QA Engineer
10 76 (5.88%) Automation Tester
11 73 (5.65%) Software Developer
12 72 (5.57%) Developer in Test
13 65 (5.03%) .NET Developer
13 65 (5.03%) Product Manager
14 64 (4.95%) Agile Business Analyst
15 56 (4.33%) C# Developer
16 54 (4.18%) Digital Analyst
16 54 (4.18%) Senior Tester
17 52 (4.02%) Digital Business Analyst
18 51 (3.95%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (14.71%) .NET
2 134 (10.37%) RESTful
3 106 (8.20%) Web Services
4 103 (7.97%) HTML
5 89 (6.89%) CSS
6 74 (5.73%) SOAP
7 70 (5.42%) AngularJS
8 62 (4.80%) Velocity
9 61 (4.72%) HTML5
10 56 (4.33%) REST
11 51 (3.95%) Gherkin
12 43 (3.33%) ASP.NET
13 42 (3.25%) WCF
14 37 (2.86%) jQuery
15 36 (2.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 35 (2.71%) ASP.NET MVC
17 34 (2.63%) XML
18 30 (2.32%) JSON
19 28 (2.17%) Node.js
20 24 (1.86%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 206 (15.94%) User Experience
2 182 (14.09%) Analytical Skills
3 95 (7.35%) Fintech
4 60 (4.64%) Computer Science
4 60 (4.64%) Mobile App
5 43 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
6 41 (3.17%) Linux Command Line
7 40 (3.10%) Data Centre
8 31 (2.40%) Reinsurance
9 24 (1.86%) Algorithms
10 23 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
11 22 (1.70%) Virtual Team
12 17 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
12 17 (1.32%) PMI
13 14 (1.08%) Management Information System
13 14 (1.08%) Replication
13 14 (1.08%) Social Media
14 10 (0.77%) Minimum Viable Product
14 10 (0.77%) NHS
15 8 (0.62%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 81 (6.27%) Windows
2 76 (5.88%) Android
3 74 (5.73%) Apple iOS
4 73 (5.65%) Linux
5 41 (3.17%) Unix
6 10 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.54%) CentOS
7 7 (0.54%) Fedora
7 7 (0.54%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.46%) Mac OS X
8 6 (0.46%) Nucleus RTOS
8 6 (0.46%) Windows Phone
9 5 (0.39%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.39%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.31%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.15%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.077%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.077%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 973 (75.31%) Agile Software Development
2 626 (48.45%) User Stories
3 505 (39.09%) Scrum
4 496 (38.39%) Test Automation
5 223 (17.26%) SDLC
6 212 (16.41%) BDD
7 201 (15.56%) Problem-Solving
8 182 (14.09%) Continuous Integration
8 182 (14.09%) TDD
9 151 (11.69%) Business Analysis
10 142 (10.99%) User Acceptance Testing
11 137 (10.60%) Waterfall
12 136 (10.53%) Regression Testing
13 135 (10.45%) Test Strategy
14 127 (9.83%) Kanban
15 116 (8.98%) Test Scripting
16 112 (8.67%) Software Engineering
16 112 (8.67%) Wireframes
17 111 (8.59%) Project Management
17 111 (8.59%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 265 (20.51%) SQL
2 256 (19.81%) C#
3 249 (19.27%) Java
4 191 (14.78%) JavaScript
5 80 (6.19%) Python
6 40 (3.10%) C
7 38 (2.94%) C++
8 37 (2.86%) Ruby
9 30 (2.32%) T-SQL
10 22 (1.70%) Scala
11 18 (1.39%) Shell Script
12 17 (1.32%) Bash Shell
13 14 (1.08%) PowerShell
14 12 (0.93%) Apple Swift
15 11 (0.85%) PHP
16 10 (0.77%) ES6
16 10 (0.77%) Kotlin
16 10 (0.77%) TypeScript
16 10 (0.77%) VB
17 9 (0.70%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 162 (12.54%) Degree
2 79 (6.11%) ISEB
3 55 (4.26%) ISTQB
3 55 (4.26%) Security Cleared
4 27 (2.09%) DV Cleared
5 26 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
5 26 (2.01%) SC Cleared
6 25 (1.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 18 (1.39%) IIBA
7 18 (1.39%) PMI Certification
8 16 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (0.85%) CISSP
9 11 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.54%) CCNA
11 7 (0.54%) GIAC
11 7 (0.54%) Linux+ Certification
11 7 (0.54%) MCSE
11 7 (0.54%) Network+ Certification
11 7 (0.54%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 352 (27.24%) QA
2 32 (2.48%) SLA
3 26 (2.01%) PMO
4 13 (1.01%) GDPR
5 9 (0.70%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.46%) WCAG
7 5 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.23%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.15%) Basel II
9 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.15%) PSD2
9 2 (0.15%) SEPA
10 1 (0.077%) COBIT
10 1 (0.077%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.077%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.077%) ISO 15765
10 1 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 31 (2.40%) Active Directory
2 30 (2.32%) Docker
3 9 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.62%) VirtualBox
5 7 (0.54%) NFS
5 7 (0.54%) Samba
5 7 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (0.54%) Xen
6 2 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.15%) HDFS
7 1 (0.077%) Firmware
7 1 (0.077%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 30 (2.32%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (1.32%) Ansible
3 15 (1.16%) Puppet
4 11 (0.85%) HockeyApp
5 9 (0.70%) Docker Swarm
5 9 (0.70%) Nagios
6 8 (0.62%) Kubernetes
7 7 (0.54%) OpenNMS
7 7 (0.54%) vCenter Server
7 7 (0.54%) ZABBIX
8 5 (0.39%) WMI
9 4 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.15%) Nmap
10 2 (0.15%) Rundeck
10 2 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.077%) Marathon
11 1 (0.077%) Mesos
Vendors
1 195 (15.09%) Microsoft
2 60 (4.64%) Oracle
3 54 (4.18%) SAP
4 29 (2.24%) HP
5 28 (2.17%) Google
6 26 (2.01%) WorldPay
7 23 (1.78%) hybris
7 23 (1.78%) TIBCO
8 22 (1.70%) ServiceNow
9 19 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (1.16%) Atlassian
10 15 (1.16%) New Relic
11 14 (1.08%) Apple
11 14 (1.08%) TOWER Software
12 13 (1.01%) Adobe
13 11 (0.85%) VMware
14 10 (0.77%) Red Hat
15 9 (0.70%) Cloudera
15 9 (0.70%) Tableau
16 8 (0.62%) IBM