Period
to 18 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Acceptance Criteria
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 81 98 101
Rank change year-on-year +17 +3 +28
Permanent jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 28 9 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.80% 0.66% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 0.72% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 16 6 35
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £45,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.59% +21.33% +25.00%
10th Percentile £34,625 £34,625 £23,500
90th Percentile £60,113 £52,500 £57,500
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £45,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year -6.08% +20.67% +25.00%

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 South Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,362 1,250 1,800
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 87.36% 91.98% 91.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,115 1,094 1,611
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,000 £55,349 £56,250
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%

Acceptance Criteria
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Acceptance Criteria in South Wales

Acceptance Criteria
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for Acceptance Criteria in South Wales

Acceptance Criteria
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Acceptance Criteria in South Wales over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Acceptance Criteria in South Wales

Acceptance Criteria
Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 18 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
Cardiff +1 14 £37,500 -16.67% 1
Newport +17 12 £45,000 -1.10%
Torfaen - 2 £66,150 -
Acceptance Criteria
Wales

For the 6 months to 18 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 Wales region with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria.

1 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (32.14%) BDD
3 8 (28.57%) JIRA
4 7 (25.00%) Welsh Language
4 7 (25.00%) QA
4 7 (25.00%) Test Management
4 7 (25.00%) BBC
4 7 (25.00%) Scrum
4 7 (25.00%) Finance
4 7 (25.00%) Advertising
4 7 (25.00%) Atlassian
4 7 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 7 (25.00%) TestRail
5 6 (21.43%) User Stories
5 6 (21.43%) Test Automation
5 6 (21.43%) Cucumber
5 6 (21.43%) REST
5 6 (21.43%) Process Improvement
5 6 (21.43%) Java
5 6 (21.43%) TDD
5 6 (21.43%) Business Analysis
5 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (21.43%) Selenium
5 6 (21.43%) Degree
6 5 (17.86%) Software Testing
6 5 (17.86%) JUnit
6 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (17.86%) Workflow
6 5 (17.86%) Process Management
6 5 (17.86%) Waterfall

Acceptance Criteria
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 5 (17.86%) Appian
2 1 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) JIRA
2 7 (25.00%) TestRail
3 6 (21.43%) Cucumber
3 6 (21.43%) Selenium
4 5 (17.86%) JUnit
4 5 (17.86%) Protractor
4 5 (17.86%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (25.00%) Advertising
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
1 7 (25.00%) Welsh Language
2 3 (10.71%) Marketing
3 2 (7.14%) Legal
4 1 (3.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 5 (17.86%) Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Business Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Tester
4 3 (10.71%) Finance Business Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Financial Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Financial Business Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Service Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Architect
5 2 (7.14%) BPM Designer
5 2 (7.14%) Business Process Designer
5 2 (7.14%) Designer
5 2 (7.14%) Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Developer in Test
5 2 (7.14%) Process Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Process Designer
5 2 (7.14%) Product Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Systems Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) REST
2 1 (3.57%) JSON
2 1 (3.57%) RESTful
2 1 (3.57%) Web Services
2 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) BBC
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Digital TV
2 2 (7.14%) Public Cloud
2 2 (7.14%) Virtual Team
3 1 (3.57%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.57%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (32.14%) BDD
3 7 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 7 (25.00%) Scrum
3 7 (25.00%) Test Management
4 6 (21.43%) Business Analysis
4 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (21.43%) Process Improvement
4 6 (21.43%) TDD
4 6 (21.43%) Test Automation
4 6 (21.43%) User Stories
5 5 (17.86%) Customer Requirements
5 5 (17.86%) Issue Tracking
5 5 (17.86%) Process Management
5 5 (17.86%) Software Testing
5 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (17.86%) Waterfall
5 5 (17.86%) Workflow
6 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
7 2 (7.14%) Internet Marketing
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) C#
2 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Atlassian