Period
to 16 November 2018

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 16 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Acceptance Criteria
England > South East
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 282 339 402
Rank change year-on-year +57 +63 +54
Permanent jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 274 238 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.95% 0.78% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 0.87% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 228 206 162
South East median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £34,500 £31,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £59,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +1.06%

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 26,021 27,389 31,554
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 90.26% 89.55% 89.28%
Number of salaries quoted 21,441 22,602 26,214
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 16 November 2018.

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 16 November 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
Thames Valley +10 86 £50,000 - 14
Hampshire +33 70 £45,000 +5.26% 5
Surrey +1 60 £55,000 +22.22% 5
Oxfordshire +21 41 £52,500 +5.00% 5
Berkshire -17 29 £50,000 - 6
West Sussex +21 26 £45,000 +12.15%
Buckinghamshire +16 16 £47,000 +30.56% 3
Kent +15 16 £40,000 +18.52% 2
East Sussex +11 16 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Acceptance Criteria
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 South East region with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria.

1 203 (74.09%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (52.92%) User Stories
3 131 (47.81%) Test Automation
4 124 (45.26%) Scrum
5 98 (35.77%) QA
6 87 (31.75%) C#
7 76 (27.74%) SQL
8 71 (25.91%) Java
8 71 (25.91%) Finance
9 70 (25.55%) Degree
10 69 (25.18%) .NET
11 63 (22.99%) Continuous Integration
12 58 (21.17%) User Experience
13 57 (20.80%) Microsoft
14 55 (20.07%) Test Strategy
15 52 (18.98%) Selenium
16 51 (18.61%) Problem-Solving
17 50 (18.25%) Non-Functional Testing
17 50 (18.25%) Unit Testing
17 50 (18.25%) SDLC
18 46 (16.79%) Kanban
18 46 (16.79%) JIRA
18 46 (16.79%) JavaScript
19 44 (16.06%) Software Engineering
20 43 (15.69%) Functional Testing
21 41 (14.96%) Refactoring
22 40 (14.60%) Visual Studio
23 39 (14.23%) Velocity
24 37 (13.50%) Regression Testing
24 37 (13.50%) Defect Management

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 32 (11.68%) Confluence
2 10 (3.65%) CMS
3 6 (2.19%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.82%) WordPress
5 4 (1.46%) Apache
6 2 (0.73%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.73%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.73%) EPiServer
6 2 (0.73%) GemFire
6 2 (0.73%) IIS
6 2 (0.73%) nginx
6 2 (0.73%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 11 (4.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.55%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.55%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.73%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.30%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (6.20%) GitHub
2 17 (6.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.65%) SaaS
4 9 (3.28%) npm
5 7 (2.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 5 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (1.82%) Serverless
7 2 (0.73%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.73%) PaaS
8 1 (0.36%) Boomi
8 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.01%) HTTP
2 6 (2.19%) Broadband
2 6 (2.19%) GSM
2 6 (2.19%) LTE
2 6 (2.19%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (2.19%) UMTS
3 5 (1.82%) GPRS
4 4 (1.46%) Firewall
5 2 (0.73%) FCoE
5 2 (0.73%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.73%) SNMP
5 2 (0.73%) SSL
5 2 (0.73%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.57%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.47%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (2.55%) MongoDB
3 7 (2.55%) Redis
4 6 (2.19%) MS Access
5 5 (1.82%) Big Data
5 5 (1.82%) Geospatial Data
6 3 (1.09%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.09%) MySQL
6 3 (1.09%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.73%) Adabas
7 2 (0.73%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.73%) HBase
7 2 (0.73%) MarkLogic
7 2 (0.73%) OLTP
8 1 (0.36%) GIS
Development Applications
1 52 (18.98%) Selenium
2 46 (16.79%) JIRA
3 40 (14.60%) Visual Studio
4 31 (11.31%) Ranorex
5 30 (10.95%) Moq
5 30 (10.95%) MSTest
5 30 (10.95%) Visual Studio Coded UI
6 29 (10.58%) Jenkins
7 28 (10.22%) WebDriver
8 23 (8.39%) Git (software)
9 20 (7.30%) HP UFT
10 18 (6.57%) Cucumber
11 15 (5.47%) Bitbucket
12 14 (5.11%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (3.65%) NUnit
14 9 (3.28%) Grunt
14 9 (3.28%) JUnit
15 8 (2.92%) Codeship
15 8 (2.92%) SoapUI
15 8 (2.92%) SonarQube
General
1 71 (25.91%) Finance
2 10 (3.65%) Marketing
2 10 (3.65%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.55%) Games
3 7 (2.55%) Retail
4 3 (1.09%) Banking
4 3 (1.09%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.36%) Back Office
5 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 89 (32.48%) Analyst
2 57 (20.80%) Developer
3 45 (16.42%) Tester
4 40 (14.60%) Business Analyst
5 39 (14.23%) Test Engineer
6 38 (13.87%) Senior Analyst
7 36 (13.14%) QA Engineer
8 35 (12.77%) Automation Tester
9 32 (11.68%) QA Test Engineer
10 28 (10.22%) Test Analyst
11 26 (9.49%) Senior Automation Tester
11 26 (9.49%) Senior Tester
12 24 (8.76%) QA Tester
13 23 (8.39%) .NET Developer
13 23 (8.39%) Software Developer
14 22 (8.03%) QA Automation Tester
15 20 (7.30%) QA Analyst
15 20 (7.30%) QA Automation Analyst
15 20 (7.30%) Senior QA Analyst
15 20 (7.30%) Senior QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (25.18%) .NET
2 39 (14.23%) Velocity
3 35 (12.77%) CSS
4 33 (12.04%) HTML
5 27 (9.85%) Web Services
6 23 (8.39%) AngularJS
6 23 (8.39%) REST
7 18 (6.57%) JSON
8 16 (5.84%) SOAP
9 14 (5.11%) jQuery
9 14 (5.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 14 (5.11%) XML
10 13 (4.74%) ASP.NET
11 12 (4.38%) React
12 9 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (3.28%) HTML5
13 8 (2.92%) CSS3
13 8 (2.92%) WCF
13 8 (2.92%) WinForms
14 7 (2.55%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 58 (21.17%) User Experience
2 30 (10.95%) Reinsurance
3 18 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.01%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.28%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (1.82%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.46%) Replication
8 3 (1.09%) Life Science
8 3 (1.09%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.09%) Minimum Viable Product
8 3 (1.09%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.73%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.73%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.73%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.73%) FMCG
9 2 (0.73%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.36%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.36%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.36%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 19 (6.93%) Linux
2 8 (2.92%) Android
3 6 (2.19%) Unix
4 5 (1.82%) Windows
5 4 (1.46%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (74.09%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (52.92%) User Stories
3 131 (47.81%) Test Automation
4 124 (45.26%) Scrum
5 63 (22.99%) Continuous Integration
6 55 (20.07%) Test Strategy
7 51 (18.61%) Problem-Solving
8 50 (18.25%) Non-Functional Testing
8 50 (18.25%) SDLC
8 50 (18.25%) Unit Testing
9 46 (16.79%) Kanban
10 44 (16.06%) Software Engineering
11 43 (15.69%) Functional Testing
12 41 (14.96%) Refactoring
13 37 (13.50%) Defect Management
13 37 (13.50%) Regression Testing
14 34 (12.41%) Business Analysis
14 34 (12.41%) Performance Testing
15 33 (12.04%) Requirements Analysis
15 33 (12.04%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 87 (31.75%) C#
2 76 (27.74%) SQL
3 71 (25.91%) Java
4 46 (16.79%) JavaScript
5 26 (9.49%) Python
6 20 (7.30%) C++
7 9 (3.28%) Bash Shell
7 9 (3.28%) Shell Script
8 7 (2.55%) ES6
8 7 (2.55%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.09%) PHP
9 3 (1.09%) Ruby
10 2 (0.73%) C
10 2 (0.73%) Groovy
10 2 (0.73%) Natural
10 2 (0.73%) Perl
10 2 (0.73%) RPG
10 2 (0.73%) RPG IV
10 2 (0.73%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.36%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 70 (25.55%) Degree
2 17 (6.20%) ISTQB
3 7 (2.55%) ISEB
3 7 (2.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.82%) HND
5 5 (1.82%) NVQ Level 4
6 4 (1.46%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.09%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.73%) CCNA
8 2 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.73%) CISSP
8 2 (0.73%) GIAC
8 2 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.73%) Linux+ Certification
8 2 (0.73%) MCSE
8 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.73%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.73%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (35.77%) QA
2 7 (2.55%) PMO
3 4 (1.46%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.73%) GDPR
4 2 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (3.28%) Docker
2 2 (0.73%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.73%) HDFS
2 2 (0.73%) NFS
2 2 (0.73%) Samba
2 2 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (0.73%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 32 (11.68%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.73%) Ansible
2 2 (0.73%) Nagios
2 2 (0.73%) Puppet
2 2 (0.73%) vCenter Server
3 1 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (0.36%) Nmap
3 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 57 (20.80%) Microsoft
2 23 (8.39%) Oracle
3 21 (7.66%) HP
3 21 (7.66%) SAP
4 19 (6.93%) TIBCO
5 8 (2.92%) TOWER Software
6 7 (2.55%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (2.19%) MuleSoft
7 6 (2.19%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.46%) Progress
9 3 (1.09%) Talend
10 2 (0.73%) Adobe
10 2 (0.73%) Cadence
10 2 (0.73%) EMC
10 2 (0.73%) IBM
10 2 (0.73%) NetApp
10 2 (0.73%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.73%) SolarWinds
10 2 (0.73%) VMware
10 2 (0.73%) webMethods