Period
to 25 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Acceptance Criteria
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 204 192
Rank change year-on-year +18 -12 +17
Permanent jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 35 15 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.72% 0.33% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.37% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 32 12 44
Hertfordshire median annual salary £42,500 £38,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.68% -8.82% -5.56%
10th Percentile £35,750 £35,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £61,750 £71,000
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,164 4,034 4,428
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 85.66% 88.82% 86.23%
Number of salaries quoted 3,518 3,331 3,545
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £70,150
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £45,344 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.27% +0.76% +1.12%

Acceptance Criteria
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Acceptance Criteria in Hertfordshire

Acceptance Criteria
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Salary trend for Acceptance Criteria in Hertfordshire

Acceptance Criteria
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Acceptance Criteria in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Acceptance Criteria in Hertfordshire

Acceptance Criteria
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Acceptance Criteria within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 25 February 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
Rickmansworth -1 6 £38,000 -5.00%
Watford +1 5 £36,500 +4.29%
Hatfield - 5 £70,000 -
Stevenage +4 4 £44,000 +17.33%
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £42,500 -
Borehamwood - 3 £35,000 -
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £40,000 -
Letchworth - 1 - -
Acceptance Criteria
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria.

1 27 (77.14%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (34.29%) Scrum
2 12 (34.29%) HTML
3 11 (31.43%) Finance
3 11 (31.43%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (28.57%) Test Planning
4 10 (28.57%) C#
4 10 (28.57%) .NET
5 9 (25.71%) Retail
5 9 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (25.71%) Degree
6 8 (22.86%) Oracle
7 7 (20.00%) Progress
7 7 (20.00%) QA
8 6 (17.14%) Selenium
8 6 (17.14%) Test Scripting
8 6 (17.14%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (17.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
8 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
8 6 (17.14%) PowerBuilder
8 6 (17.14%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Excel
8 6 (17.14%) E-Commerce
8 6 (17.14%) Progress 4GL
8 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
8 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Office
8 6 (17.14%) C++
8 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
8 6 (17.14%) SQL

Acceptance Criteria
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 2 (5.71%) JBoss
1 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Oracle Forms
1 6 (17.14%) PowerBuilder
1 6 (17.14%) Selenium
1 6 (17.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (17.14%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.71%) git-flow
2 2 (5.71%) JIRA
2 2 (5.71%) SpecFlow
2 2 (5.71%) TeamCity
2 2 (5.71%) TestComplete
2 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (31.43%) Finance
2 9 (25.71%) Retail
3 2 (5.71%) Automotive
3 2 (5.71%) Publishing
4 1 (2.86%) Local Government
4 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Developer
2 6 (17.14%) Software Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Product Owner
4 4 (11.43%) .NET Developer
4 4 (11.43%) QA Leader
5 3 (8.57%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce Product Owner
6 2 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (5.71%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.71%) C# VB.NET Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.71%) QA Tester
6 2 (5.71%) Senior QA Tester
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Tester
6 2 (5.71%) Tester
6 2 (5.71%) VB.NET Developer
7 1 (2.86%) IT Manager
7 1 (2.86%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (34.29%) HTML
2 10 (28.57%) .NET
3 2 (5.71%) CSS
3 2 (5.71%) Hibernate
3 2 (5.71%) J2EE
3 2 (5.71%) JSON
3 2 (5.71%) Spring
3 2 (5.71%) Web Services
3 2 (5.71%) XHTML
3 2 (5.71%) XML
3 2 (5.71%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (17.14%) Virtual Team
3 5 (14.29%) Minimum Viable Product
4 4 (11.43%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.86%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (77.14%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (34.29%) Scrum
3 11 (31.43%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (28.57%) Test Planning
5 6 (17.14%) E-Commerce
5 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
5 6 (17.14%) Test Scripting
6 5 (14.29%) IT Strategy
7 4 (11.43%) Functional Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Kanban
7 4 (11.43%) Mathematics
7 4 (11.43%) Mentoring
7 4 (11.43%) MVC
7 4 (11.43%) QA Automation
7 4 (11.43%) Regression Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Risk Analysis
7 4 (11.43%) Strategic Thinking
7 4 (11.43%) Test Strategy
8 3 (8.57%) Customer-Centricity
9 2 (5.71%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) C#
2 6 (17.14%) C++
2 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
2 6 (17.14%) Progress 4GL
2 6 (17.14%) SQL
3 4 (11.43%) VB
3 4 (11.43%) VB.NET
3 4 (11.43%) VB6
4 2 (5.71%) Java
4 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (25.71%) Degree
2 4 (11.43%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Oracle
2 7 (20.00%) Progress
3 6 (17.14%) Ab Initio
3 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.86%) AlienVault
4 1 (2.86%) LogRhythm
4 1 (2.86%) Splunk