Period
to 13 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 13 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Acceptance Criteria
England > South East
6 months to
13 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 294 285 343
Rank change year-on-year -9 +58 +79
Permanent jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 226 272 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.89% 0.94% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.04% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 122 229 184
South East median annual salary £49,000 £48,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.03% +7.78% -
10th Percentile £36,300 £34,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £60,875
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 22,951 26,150 26,185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 90.59% 90.47% 90.38%
Number of salaries quoted 18,384 21,572 21,564
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% -

Acceptance Criteria
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Acceptance Criteria as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Acceptance Criteria in the South East

Acceptance Criteria
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Acceptance Criteria in the South East

Acceptance Criteria
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Acceptance Criteria in the South East over the 6 months to 13 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Acceptance Criteria in the South East

Acceptance Criteria
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Acceptance Criteria within the South East region over the 6 months to 13 October 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
Thames Valley +59 102 £50,000 - 7
Berkshire +56 58 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Hampshire -4 49 £47,500 +8.57% 6
Surrey -3 36 £60,000 +9.09% 4
Oxfordshire +12 23 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Buckinghamshire +22 21 £50,000 +11.11%
West Sussex -14 18 £50,000 +11.11%
Kent -6 10 £42,500 +6.25% 1
East Sussex +3 9 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Acceptance Criteria
England

For the 6 months to 13 October 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 South East region with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria.

1 150 (66.37%) User Stories
2 142 (62.83%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (40.71%) Scrum
4 59 (26.11%) QA
4 59 (26.11%) Test Automation
5 58 (25.66%) SDLC
6 53 (23.45%) Finance
7 51 (22.57%) Sprint Planning
8 45 (19.91%) Microsoft
8 45 (19.91%) Java
9 42 (18.58%) JIRA
10 41 (18.14%) JavaScript
11 40 (17.70%) Change Management
11 40 (17.70%) Kanban
11 40 (17.70%) Sprint Retrospective
11 40 (17.70%) Analytical Skills
12 38 (16.81%) SQL
12 38 (16.81%) C#
13 35 (15.49%) E-Commerce
13 35 (15.49%) Problem-Solving
14 33 (14.60%) Selenium
15 31 (13.72%) Self-Motivation
16 29 (12.83%) Use Case
17 28 (12.39%) Continuous Integration
17 28 (12.39%) Confluence
17 28 (12.39%) .NET
18 27 (11.95%) User Experience
18 27 (11.95%) Azure
19 26 (11.50%) RESTful
19 26 (11.50%) ITIL

Acceptance Criteria
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 28 (12.39%) Confluence
2 3 (1.33%) CMS
3 2 (0.88%) Anypoint
3 2 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.88%) IIS
4 1 (0.44%) Umbraco
Applications
1 25 (11.06%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (6.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (4.42%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (2.21%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.95%) Azure
2 9 (3.98%) GitHub
3 8 (3.54%) AWS
4 7 (3.10%) SaaS
5 4 (1.77%) Tricentis Tosca
6 2 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.88%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 2 (0.88%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (0.44%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.44%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.77%) Broadband
2 1 (0.44%) 2G
2 1 (0.44%) 3G
2 1 (0.44%) 3GPP
2 1 (0.44%) 4G
2 1 (0.44%) HTTP
2 1 (0.44%) MVNO
2 1 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.73%) Relational Database
2 14 (6.19%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.98%) MySQL
4 5 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.77%) DB2
5 4 (1.77%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.44%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.44%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 42 (18.58%) JIRA
2 33 (14.60%) Selenium
3 21 (9.29%) Cucumber
3 21 (9.29%) Git (software)
4 19 (8.41%) WebDriver
5 17 (7.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (5.75%) NUnit
7 12 (5.31%) Jenkins
8 9 (3.98%) SpecFlow
8 9 (3.98%) TeamCity
9 8 (3.54%) Bitbucket
10 7 (3.10%) FitNesse
10 7 (3.10%) Visual Studio Team System
11 6 (2.65%) Visual Studio
12 5 (2.21%) Moq
12 5 (2.21%) Visual Studio Coded UI
13 4 (1.77%) HP UFT
13 4 (1.77%) Ranorex
14 3 (1.33%) JUnit
15 2 (0.88%) Eclipse
General
1 53 (23.45%) Finance
2 19 (8.41%) Legal
3 18 (7.96%) Marketing
4 16 (7.08%) Retail
5 10 (4.42%) Banking
6 8 (3.54%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.65%) Financial Institution
7 6 (2.65%) Law
7 6 (2.65%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.77%) Aerospace
9 3 (1.33%) Back Office
9 3 (1.33%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.88%) Advertising
10 2 (0.88%) Publishing
11 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.44%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 91 (40.27%) Analyst
2 75 (33.19%) Business Analyst
3 37 (16.37%) Developer
4 28 (12.39%) Product Owner
5 27 (11.95%) Digital Analyst
5 27 (11.95%) Digital Business Analyst
6 25 (11.06%) Agile Business Analyst
7 19 (8.41%) Systems Analyst
8 16 (7.08%) Product Analyst
8 16 (7.08%) Product Business Analyst
8 16 (7.08%) Service Manager
9 15 (6.64%) .NET Developer
9 15 (6.64%) QA Engineer
10 12 (5.31%) Junior
10 12 (5.31%) Test Analyst
11 11 (4.87%) Software Developer
12 10 (4.42%) C# Developer
12 10 (4.42%) Delivery Manager
12 10 (4.42%) Senior Developer
12 10 (4.42%) Service Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (12.39%) .NET
2 26 (11.50%) RESTful
3 19 (8.41%) AngularJS
4 18 (7.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 18 (7.96%) WPF
5 17 (7.52%) WCF
6 16 (7.08%) ASP.NET
7 14 (6.19%) HTML
7 14 (6.19%) JSON
8 12 (5.31%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (4.87%) CSS
10 10 (4.42%) WinForms
11 9 (3.98%) Velocity
12 8 (3.54%) jQuery
12 8 (3.54%) Semantic UI
13 7 (3.10%) Web Services
14 6 (2.65%) Ajax
14 6 (2.65%) REST
15 5 (2.21%) .NET Framework
15 5 (2.21%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 40 (17.70%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (13.72%) Self-Motivation
3 27 (11.95%) User Experience
4 17 (7.52%) Mobile App
5 12 (5.31%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.77%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.77%) Lidar
7 3 (1.33%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.44%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.44%) Marketing Technology
8 1 (0.44%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.44%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.75%) Windows
2 5 (2.21%) Android
2 5 (2.21%) Linux
3 4 (1.77%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (66.37%) User Stories
2 142 (62.83%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (40.71%) Scrum
4 59 (26.11%) Test Automation
5 58 (25.66%) SDLC
6 51 (22.57%) Sprint Planning
7 40 (17.70%) Change Management
7 40 (17.70%) Kanban
7 40 (17.70%) Sprint Retrospective
8 35 (15.49%) E-Commerce
8 35 (15.49%) Problem-Solving
9 29 (12.83%) Use Case
10 28 (12.39%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (11.50%) ITIL
12 25 (11.06%) Continuous Improvement
13 24 (10.62%) Business Analysis
13 24 (10.62%) Software Engineering
13 24 (10.62%) Test Scripting
14 23 (10.18%) Project Management
14 23 (10.18%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 45 (19.91%) Java
2 41 (18.14%) JavaScript
3 38 (16.81%) C#
3 38 (16.81%) SQL
4 20 (8.85%) C++
5 15 (6.64%) Python
6 11 (4.87%) Groovy
7 5 (2.21%) PHP
7 5 (2.21%) TypeScript
8 2 (0.88%) Apex Code
8 2 (0.88%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.88%) SOQL
9 1 (0.44%) C
9 1 (0.44%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 24 (10.62%) Degree
2 10 (4.42%) Computer Science Degree
2 10 (4.42%) ISTQB
3 7 (3.10%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.65%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.21%) HND
6 2 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.88%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.44%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (26.11%) QA
2 5 (2.21%) COBIT
3 1 (0.44%) WAI
System Software
1 8 (3.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (3.10%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.88%) HP ALM
2 2 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 45 (19.91%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.65%) Oracle
3 4 (1.77%) MuleSoft
3 4 (1.77%) Perforce
3 4 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (1.33%) Arqiva
5 2 (0.88%) HP
6 1 (0.44%) BT
6 1 (0.44%) Kofax
6 1 (0.44%) Tableau