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

Acceptance Criteria
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 200 196 170
Rank change year-on-year -4 -26 +42
Permanent jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 18 16 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.39% 0.37% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.42% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 18 16 51
Hertfordshire median annual salary £62,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +56.25% -5.88% -27.97%
10th Percentile £35,750 £36,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £89,750 £62,500 £48,750
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -10.53%

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 3,986 3,854 4,314
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 87.09% 90.13% 88.82%
Number of salaries quoted 3,274 3,242 3,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.51%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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
Watford +9 4 £36,500 -31.78%
Hatfield - 3 £70,000 -
Rickmansworth -15 1 £42,500 +6.25%
St Albans - 1 £55,000 -
Acceptance Criteria
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (50.00%) Finance
4 7 (38.89%) User Stories
5 5 (27.78%) Functional Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Scrum
5 5 (27.78%) SQL
5 5 (27.78%) E-Commerce
5 5 (27.78%) Degree
5 5 (27.78%) Selenium
5 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
6 4 (22.22%) BPMN
6 4 (22.22%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (22.22%) Use Case
6 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 4 (22.22%) Back Office
6 4 (22.22%) QA
6 4 (22.22%) Business Analysis
6 4 (22.22%) Data Analysis
6 4 (22.22%) MS Visio
6 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 4 (22.22%) Adobe
6 4 (22.22%) ISEB
6 4 (22.22%) Photoshop
6 4 (22.22%) UML
6 4 (22.22%) Regression Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Retail
6 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
6 4 (22.22%) Balsamiq Mockups

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 1 (5.56%) Confluence
1 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Visio
1 4 (22.22%) Photoshop
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) BigQuery
1 1 (5.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Selenium
2 4 (22.22%) Axure RP
2 4 (22.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.56%) FitNesse
3 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.56%) JBehave
3 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) JUnit
3 1 (5.56%) Maven
3 1 (5.56%) Mockito
3 1 (5.56%) Robot Framework
3 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Back Office
2 4 (22.22%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Agile Business Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Business Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) QA Leader
2 4 (22.22%) UML Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) UML Business Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Agile Product Owner
3 3 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Digital Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Digital Business Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce Product Owner
3 3 (16.67%) Product Owner
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Java Automation Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Product Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Service Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Service Transition Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
1 1 (5.56%) Hibernate
1 1 (5.56%) RESTful
1 1 (5.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (16.67%) Minimum Viable Product
2 3 (16.67%) User Experience
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
1 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) User Stories
3 5 (27.78%) E-Commerce
3 5 (27.78%) Functional Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Scrum
3 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
4 4 (22.22%) BPMN
4 4 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 4 (22.22%) Coaching
4 4 (22.22%) Data Analysis
4 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 4 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (22.22%) Test Planning
4 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 4 (22.22%) UML
4 4 (22.22%) Use Case
4 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) Java 8
2 1 (5.56%) Python
2 1 (5.56%) R
2 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Degree
2 4 (22.22%) ISEB
3 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Adobe
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Progress
3 1 (5.56%) AlienVault
3 1 (5.56%) Atlassian
3 1 (5.56%) LogRhythm
3 1 (5.56%) Splunk
3 1 (5.56%) Tableau