Period
to 24 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Acceptance Criteria
South West > Somerset
6 months to
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 85 94 93
Rank change year-on-year +9 -1 +6
Permanent jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 19 10 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.82% 0.89% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 0.98% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 17 10 27
Somerset median annual salary £37,738 £46,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.96% +41.54% -13.33%
10th Percentile £31,945 £24,500 £31,000
90th Percentile £48,450 £55,000 £41,250
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%

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 Somerset with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Somerset
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 943 1,023 1,184
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 90.15% 91.50% 93.67%
Number of salaries quoted 646 871 909
Somerset median annual salary £42,015 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.04% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,375 £27,197 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £60,250 £60,000
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%

Acceptance Criteria
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Acceptance Criteria in Somerset

Acceptance Criteria
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Salary trend for Acceptance Criteria in Somerset

Acceptance Criteria
Salary Histogram in Somerset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Acceptance Criteria in Somerset over the 6 months to 24 April 2019.

Salary histogram for Acceptance Criteria in Somerset

Acceptance Criteria
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Acceptance Criteria within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 24 April 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
Taunton +8 12 £37,738 +16.12%
Bath +11 4 £36,404 +45.62%
Acceptance Criteria
South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria.

1 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (78.95%) Scrum
2 15 (78.95%) C#
2 15 (78.95%) Java
2 15 (78.95%) Test Automation
2 15 (78.95%) BDD
3 14 (73.68%) Cucumber
4 13 (68.42%) Visual Studio
4 13 (68.42%) Software Testing
4 13 (68.42%) Exploratory Testing
5 12 (63.16%) SpecFlow
5 12 (63.16%) Continuous Delivery
6 11 (57.89%) DevOps
7 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
7 10 (52.63%) Selenium
8 9 (47.37%) Data Protection Act
8 9 (47.37%) QA
8 9 (47.37%) Data Protection
8 9 (47.37%) SC Cleared
8 9 (47.37%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (47.37%) GIS
8 9 (47.37%) Geospatial Data
9 8 (42.11%) JMeter
9 8 (42.11%) Jenkins
9 8 (42.11%) SoapUI
9 8 (42.11%) Hadoop
9 8 (42.11%) Ruby
10 7 (36.84%) Software Delivery
10 7 (36.84%) TDD
10 7 (36.84%) SQL

Acceptance Criteria
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) Geospatial Data
1 9 (47.37%) GIS
2 8 (42.11%) Hadoop
3 6 (31.58%) Big Data
4 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (5.26%) Data Mining
4 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (73.68%) Cucumber
2 13 (68.42%) Visual Studio
3 12 (63.16%) SpecFlow
4 10 (52.63%) Selenium
5 8 (42.11%) Jenkins
5 8 (42.11%) JMeter
5 8 (42.11%) SoapUI
6 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
1 12 (63.16%) Senior Test Engineer
1 12 (63.16%) Test Automation Engineer
1 12 (63.16%) Test Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Automation Test Expert
3 4 (21.05%) Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Systems Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Automation Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (5.26%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) QA Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) QA Test Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Gherkin
2 3 (15.79%) CSS
2 3 (15.79%) HTML
2 3 (15.79%) HTML5
2 3 (15.79%) JSON
2 3 (15.79%) RESTful
2 3 (15.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (15.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (15.79%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (78.95%) BDD
2 15 (78.95%) Scrum
2 15 (78.95%) Test Automation
3 13 (68.42%) Exploratory Testing
3 13 (68.42%) Software Testing
4 12 (63.16%) Continuous Delivery
5 11 (57.89%) DevOps
6 9 (47.37%) Data Protection
7 7 (36.84%) Software Delivery
7 7 (36.84%) TDD
8 6 (31.58%) User Stories
9 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
9 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
10 3 (15.79%) SDLC
11 2 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
12 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
12 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
12 1 (5.26%) Dimensional Modelling
12 1 (5.26%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 15 (78.95%) C#
1 15 (78.95%) Java
2 8 (42.11%) Ruby
3 7 (36.84%) SQL
4 3 (15.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
2 9 (47.37%) BPSS Clearance
2 9 (47.37%) SC Cleared
3 5 (26.32%) DV Cleared
4 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
4 4 (21.05%) Sun Certification
5 3 (15.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (47.37%) QA
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Docker