Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Acceptance Criteria
England > South East
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 288 328 372
Rank change year-on-year +40 +44 +66
Permanent jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 248 234 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.93% 0.75% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.84% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 192 219 135
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £58,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,250
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.76% -1.56%

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 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 24,282 27,888 28,443
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.20% 89.89% 89.38%
Number of salaries quoted 19,863 22,999 23,359
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +32 101 £50,000 +8.11% 8
Surrey +10 60 £55,000 +22.22% 11
Oxfordshire +33 50 £50,000 - 2
Hampshire +20 45 £49,500 +23.75% 5
Berkshire -2 28 £55,000 +22.22% 5
Buckinghamshire +28 23 £47,000 +29.66% 1
Kent +37 15 £40,000 -8.57% 3
West Sussex +8 14 £45,000 -25.00% 4
East Sussex +21 13 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Acceptance Criteria
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 189 (76.21%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (60.89%) User Stories
3 127 (51.21%) Scrum
4 115 (46.37%) Test Automation
5 83 (33.47%) C#
6 77 (31.05%) Continuous Integration
7 71 (28.63%) QA
8 66 (26.61%) Finance
9 60 (24.19%) SQL
10 55 (22.18%) .NET
11 53 (21.37%) User Experience
12 51 (20.56%) Java
12 51 (20.56%) Unit Testing
13 50 (20.16%) Software Engineering
14 49 (19.76%) Degree
14 49 (19.76%) JavaScript
14 49 (19.76%) Microsoft
14 49 (19.76%) Kanban
15 45 (18.15%) Problem-Solving
16 42 (16.94%) SDLC
16 42 (16.94%) Visual Studio
16 42 (16.94%) Refactoring
17 40 (16.13%) Selenium
17 40 (16.13%) CSS
18 39 (15.73%) Non-Functional Testing
19 38 (15.32%) TDD
20 37 (14.92%) JIRA
21 36 (14.52%) Velocity
21 36 (14.52%) HTML
21 36 (14.52%) HP Quality Center

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 23 (9.27%) Confluence
2 10 (4.03%) CMS
3 5 (2.02%) WordPress
4 4 (1.61%) Apache
4 4 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.61%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.81%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.81%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.81%) EPiServer
5 2 (0.81%) GemFire
5 2 (0.81%) IIS
5 2 (0.81%) nginx
5 2 (0.81%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.21%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 24 (9.68%) GitHub
2 22 (8.87%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (5.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (4.03%) npm
5 9 (3.63%) AWS Lambda
5 9 (3.63%) SaaS
5 9 (3.63%) Serverless
6 8 (3.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (0.81%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.81%) PaaS
8 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.40%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.85%) HTTP
2 8 (3.23%) Firewall
3 6 (2.42%) FCoE
3 6 (2.42%) GSM
3 6 (2.42%) LTE
3 6 (2.42%) Radio Access Network
3 6 (2.42%) SNMP
3 6 (2.42%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.42%) UMTS
4 5 (2.02%) Broadband
4 5 (2.02%) GPRS
5 2 (0.81%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.81%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (3.23%) Big Data
3 8 (3.23%) MongoDB
3 8 (3.23%) Redis
4 6 (2.42%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.02%) Geospatial Data
5 5 (2.02%) MS Access
6 3 (1.21%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.81%) Adabas
7 2 (0.81%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.81%) HBase
7 2 (0.81%) MarkLogic
7 2 (0.81%) MySQL
7 2 (0.81%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 42 (16.94%) Visual Studio
2 40 (16.13%) Selenium
3 37 (14.92%) JIRA
4 31 (12.50%) MSTest
4 31 (12.50%) Ranorex
4 31 (12.50%) Visual Studio Coded UI
5 30 (12.10%) Moq
6 24 (9.68%) Git (software)
6 24 (9.68%) Jenkins
7 23 (9.27%) WebDriver
8 22 (8.87%) Bitbucket
9 16 (6.45%) HP UFT
10 15 (6.05%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (5.65%) Codeship
11 14 (5.65%) SonarQube
12 11 (4.44%) NUnit
13 10 (4.03%) Grunt
14 8 (3.23%) Cucumber
14 8 (3.23%) Mocha
15 6 (2.42%) Redmine
General
1 66 (26.61%) Finance
2 11 (4.44%) Marketing
3 10 (4.03%) Retail
4 8 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.02%) Banking
5 5 (2.02%) Games
6 4 (1.61%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.21%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (1.21%) Electronics
8 2 (0.81%) Legal
9 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (26.61%) Developer
2 53 (21.37%) Analyst
3 39 (15.73%) Tester
4 38 (15.32%) QA Engineer
4 38 (15.32%) Test Engineer
5 34 (13.71%) QA Test Engineer
6 31 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
7 28 (11.29%) Automation Tester
7 28 (11.29%) Business Analyst
8 25 (10.08%) .NET Developer
8 25 (10.08%) Software Developer
9 19 (7.66%) QA Tester
9 19 (7.66%) Senior Automation Tester
9 19 (7.66%) Senior Tester
9 19 (7.66%) Software Test Engineer
10 18 (7.26%) .NET Software Developer
10 18 (7.26%) C# .NET Developer
10 18 (7.26%) C# Developer
10 18 (7.26%) C# Software Developer
11 16 (6.45%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (22.18%) .NET
2 40 (16.13%) CSS
3 36 (14.52%) HTML
3 36 (14.52%) Velocity
4 24 (9.68%) Web Services
5 21 (8.47%) AngularJS
6 19 (7.66%) JSON
7 18 (7.26%) REST
8 15 (6.05%) jQuery
8 15 (6.05%) XML
9 14 (5.65%) ASP.NET
10 12 (4.84%) React
10 12 (4.84%) SOAP
10 12 (4.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 10 (4.03%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (3.63%) HTML5
13 8 (3.23%) CSS3
13 8 (3.23%) KeystoneJS
13 8 (3.23%) Mongoose
13 8 (3.23%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 53 (21.37%) User Experience
2 32 (12.90%) Reinsurance
3 19 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (6.45%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (4.03%) Linux Command Line
6 8 (3.23%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.61%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.61%) Life Science
7 4 (1.61%) Replication
7 4 (1.61%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (1.21%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.81%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.81%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.40%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.40%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.47%) Linux
2 10 (4.03%) Unix
3 9 (3.63%) Windows
4 3 (1.21%) Android
5 2 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (76.21%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (60.89%) User Stories
3 127 (51.21%) Scrum
4 115 (46.37%) Test Automation
5 77 (31.05%) Continuous Integration
6 51 (20.56%) Unit Testing
7 50 (20.16%) Software Engineering
8 49 (19.76%) Kanban
9 45 (18.15%) Problem-Solving
10 42 (16.94%) Refactoring
10 42 (16.94%) SDLC
11 39 (15.73%) Non-Functional Testing
12 38 (15.32%) TDD
13 34 (13.71%) Risk Management
13 34 (13.71%) Test Strategy
14 33 (13.31%) Defect Management
15 29 (11.69%) Functional Testing
16 28 (11.29%) Mentoring
17 26 (10.48%) Regression Testing
18 23 (9.27%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 83 (33.47%) C#
2 60 (24.19%) SQL
3 51 (20.56%) Java
4 49 (19.76%) JavaScript
5 27 (10.89%) Python
6 18 (7.26%) C++
7 14 (5.65%) Bash Shell
8 10 (4.03%) Shell Script
9 8 (3.23%) ES6
9 8 (3.23%) T-SQL
10 6 (2.42%) C
11 3 (1.21%) PHP
11 3 (1.21%) Ruby
12 2 (0.81%) Groovy
12 2 (0.81%) Korn
12 2 (0.81%) Natural
12 2 (0.81%) Perl
12 2 (0.81%) RPG
12 2 (0.81%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 49 (19.76%) Degree
2 20 (8.06%) ISTQB
3 10 (4.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (2.42%) CCNA
4 6 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (2.42%) CISSP
4 6 (2.42%) CompTIA Security+
4 6 (2.42%) DV Cleared
4 6 (2.42%) GIAC
4 6 (2.42%) Linux+ Certification
4 6 (2.42%) MCSE
4 6 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (2.42%) Network+ Certification
4 6 (2.42%) SANS
4 6 (2.42%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.42%) SSCP
5 5 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.02%) ISEB
6 2 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (28.63%) QA
2 4 (1.61%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.61%) PMO
3 3 (1.21%) GDPR
4 2 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (3.63%) Docker
2 6 (2.42%) NFS
2 6 (2.42%) Samba
2 6 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (2.42%) VMware NSX
3 2 (0.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.81%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 36 (14.52%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.42%) Ansible
2 6 (2.42%) Nagios
2 6 (2.42%) Puppet
2 6 (2.42%) vCenter Server
3 1 (0.40%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 49 (19.76%) Microsoft
2 17 (6.85%) HP
3 9 (3.63%) Oracle
3 9 (3.63%) SAP
4 7 (2.82%) TIBCO
5 6 (2.42%) EMC
5 6 (2.42%) MuleSoft
5 6 (2.42%) NetApp
5 6 (2.42%) SolarWinds
5 6 (2.42%) TOWER Software
5 6 (2.42%) VMware
6 4 (1.61%) Progress
7 3 (1.21%) Adobe
7 3 (1.21%) MicroStrategy
7 3 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.81%) Cadence
8 2 (0.81%) IBM
8 2 (0.81%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.81%) Remedy
8 2 (0.81%) webMethods