Period
to 10 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 10 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Acceptance Criteria
UK
6 months to
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 382 362 429
Rank change year-on-year -20 +67 +28
Permanent jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 589 1,294 1,281
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.88% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.96% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 464 858 973
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.88%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 71,160 135,381 163,380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.16% 92.22% 92.14%
Number of salaries quoted 56,771 106,578 130,934
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,000 £28,906
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Acceptance Criteria
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Acceptance Criteria as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Acceptance Criteria in the UK

Acceptance Criteria
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Acceptance Criteria.

Salary trend for Acceptance Criteria in the UK

Acceptance Criteria
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Acceptance Criteria over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Acceptance Criteria in the UK

Acceptance Criteria
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Acceptance Criteria within the UK over the 6 months to 10 July 2020. 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
England -28 528 £55,000 +10.00% 27
UK excluding London -8 340 £48,000 +6.67% 27
London -12 226 £60,000 -7.69% 4
South East +64 106 £59,250 +18.50% 8
North of England +72 90 £46,750 +10.49% 9
North West +83 57 £47,000 +5.62% 5
South West -7 52 £45,000 - 4
Midlands +26 36 £45,000 +9.09%
Yorkshire +69 28 £47,500 +21.79% 4
West Midlands +5 26 £45,000 +12.50%
Scotland +72 21 £39,500 -6.35% 3
East of England +44 18 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Wales +25 11 £26,500 -41.11% 1
Work from Home +57 9 £80,000 +45.45% 2
East Midlands +53 9 £44,500 -6.32%
North East +15 5 £35,000 -22.22%
Channel Islands - 4 £59,000 -
Isle of Man - 3 £33,000 -

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, 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 with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria.

1 483 (82.00%) Agile Software Development
2 303 (51.44%) User Stories
3 233 (39.56%) Scrum
4 184 (31.24%) Test Automation
5 158 (26.83%) QA
6 143 (24.28%) Finance
7 99 (16.81%) SQL
8 98 (16.64%) TDD
9 97 (16.47%) Selenium
10 96 (16.30%) JIRA
11 93 (15.79%) BDD
12 91 (15.45%) User Experience
13 86 (14.60%) JavaScript
14 85 (14.43%) C#
14 85 (14.43%) SDLC
15 84 (14.26%) Java
16 82 (13.92%) DevOps
17 77 (13.07%) Azure
18 75 (12.73%) SaaS
18 75 (12.73%) .NET
18 75 (12.73%) Sprint Planning
19 72 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
19 72 (12.22%) Degree
20 71 (12.05%) AWS
21 69 (11.71%) Problem-Solving
21 69 (11.71%) Product Backlog
22 67 (11.38%) Business Analysis
23 64 (10.87%) Kanban
23 64 (10.87%) Test Strategy
24 62 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management

Acceptance Criteria
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 59 (10.02%) Confluence
2 19 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (2.55%) CMS
4 11 (1.87%) IIS
5 7 (1.19%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.02%) Drupal
6 6 (1.02%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.02%) Umbraco
7 4 (0.68%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.34%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.17%) Apache
10 1 (0.17%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.17%) GemFire
10 1 (0.17%) K2 blackpearl
10 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 26 (4.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (3.40%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (2.72%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.70%) Figma
4 10 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.70%) Zeplin
5 2 (0.34%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.17%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 9 (1.53%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 5 (0.85%) assyst
2 5 (0.85%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.68%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.51%) Magento
5 2 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.34%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.17%) Endur
6 1 (0.17%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.17%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 77 (13.07%) Azure
2 75 (12.73%) SaaS
3 71 (12.05%) AWS
4 18 (3.06%) Amazon S3
5 17 (2.89%) GitHub
5 17 (2.89%) Serverless
6 13 (2.21%) Office 365
6 13 (2.21%) PaaS
7 11 (1.87%) Google Analytics
8 8 (1.36%) BrowserStack
9 7 (1.19%) Azure Functions
9 7 (1.19%) Power Platform
10 4 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.68%) Amazon EMR
10 4 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.68%) AWS CodePipeline
10 4 (0.68%) Azure Data Factory
10 4 (0.68%) BlazeMeter
10 4 (0.68%) Datadog
10 4 (0.68%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.70%) HTTP
2 7 (1.19%) Internet
2 7 (1.19%) LAN
2 7 (1.19%) WAN
3 6 (1.02%) DNS
4 5 (0.85%) WebEx
5 3 (0.51%) 3GPP
6 2 (0.34%) 2G
6 2 (0.34%) 3G
6 2 (0.34%) 4G
6 2 (0.34%) LTE
6 2 (0.34%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.17%) DHCP
7 1 (0.17%) PBX
7 1 (0.17%) Skype
7 1 (0.17%) SSL
7 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (4.75%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.07%) Big Data
3 19 (3.23%) MySQL
3 19 (3.23%) NoSQL
4 14 (2.38%) Redis
5 10 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.36%) Cosmos DB
7 6 (1.02%) Power BI
7 6 (1.02%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.85%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.68%) Amazon Aurora
9 4 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (0.51%) DTS
10 3 (0.51%) MS Access
11 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.34%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.34%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 97 (16.47%) Selenium
2 96 (16.30%) JIRA
3 55 (9.34%) Jenkins
4 54 (9.17%) Git (software)
5 47 (7.98%) Cucumber
6 36 (6.11%) SpecFlow
7 28 (4.75%) WebDriver
8 25 (4.24%) Postman
9 21 (3.57%) SoapUI
10 18 (3.06%) JMeter
10 18 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
11 16 (2.72%) Maven
12 15 (2.55%) Visual Studio
13 14 (2.38%) REST Assured
13 14 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
14 13 (2.21%) NUnit
15 12 (2.04%) Cypress.io
16 11 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 11 (1.87%) Bitbucket
17 10 (1.70%) Appium
General
1 143 (24.28%) Finance
2 35 (5.94%) Marketing
3 33 (5.60%) Public Sector
4 32 (5.43%) Retail
5 26 (4.41%) Banking
6 16 (2.72%) Telecoms
7 13 (2.21%) Local Government
8 8 (1.36%) Back Office
9 7 (1.19%) Legal
9 7 (1.19%) Publishing
10 6 (1.02%) Games
11 5 (0.85%) Front Office
12 4 (0.68%) Electronics
12 4 (0.68%) Law
12 4 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.51%) Advertising
14 2 (0.34%) Billing
14 2 (0.34%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.34%) Military
14 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 193 (32.77%) Analyst
2 117 (19.86%) Business Analyst
3 87 (14.77%) Developer
4 57 (9.68%) Product Owner
5 40 (6.79%) Test Analyst
6 39 (6.62%) Product Manager
7 34 (5.77%) Test Engineer
8 30 (5.09%) QA Engineer
8 30 (5.09%) Tester
9 27 (4.58%) Senior Analyst
10 26 (4.41%) Technical Analyst
11 24 (4.07%) Quality Engineer
12 22 (3.74%) QA Analyst
13 20 (3.40%) Technical Business Analyst
14 19 (3.23%) Technical Manager
15 17 (2.89%) Delivery Manager
15 17 (2.89%) Senior Business Analyst
16 16 (2.72%) .NET Developer
16 16 (2.72%) Java Developer
16 16 (2.72%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (12.73%) .NET
2 56 (9.51%) CSS
3 54 (9.17%) HTML
4 49 (8.32%) AngularJS
5 30 (5.09%) REST
6 28 (4.75%) React
7 27 (4.58%) Gherkin
8 26 (4.41%) JSON
8 26 (4.41%) RESTful
9 24 (4.07%) Web Services
10 22 (3.74%) HTML5
10 22 (3.74%) SOAP
10 22 (3.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 21 (3.57%) Node.js
11 21 (3.57%) Spring
12 20 (3.40%) Spring Boot
13 19 (3.23%) Sass
14 17 (2.89%) .NET Core
14 17 (2.89%) .NET Framework
14 17 (2.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 91 (15.45%) User Experience
2 72 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (4.24%) Management Information System
4 20 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
5 19 (3.23%) Mobile App
6 17 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.02%) Public Cloud
8 5 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (0.68%) Cloud Native
9 4 (0.68%) Internet of Things
9 4 (0.68%) iPad
10 3 (0.51%) Derivative
10 3 (0.51%) Social Media
10 3 (0.51%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.34%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (0.34%) Cyber Defence
11 2 (0.34%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.34%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.34%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 36 (6.11%) Windows
2 14 (2.38%) Android
3 13 (2.21%) Apple iOS
3 13 (2.21%) Windows Server
4 12 (2.04%) Linux
5 8 (1.36%) Unix
6 4 (0.68%) CentOS
6 4 (0.68%) Fedora
6 4 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.68%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.34%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 483 (82.00%) Agile Software Development
2 303 (51.44%) User Stories
3 233 (39.56%) Scrum
4 184 (31.24%) Test Automation
5 98 (16.64%) TDD
6 93 (15.79%) BDD
7 85 (14.43%) SDLC
8 82 (13.92%) DevOps
9 75 (12.73%) Sprint Planning
10 69 (11.71%) Problem-Solving
10 69 (11.71%) Product Backlog
11 67 (11.38%) Business Analysis
12 64 (10.87%) Kanban
12 64 (10.87%) Test Strategy
13 62 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
14 57 (9.68%) Project Management
15 56 (9.51%) Continuous Improvement
15 56 (9.51%) Continuous Integration
16 55 (9.34%) Product Roadmap
17 52 (8.83%) Backlog Management
Programming Languages
1 99 (16.81%) SQL
2 86 (14.60%) JavaScript
3 85 (14.43%) C#
4 84 (14.26%) Java
5 47 (7.98%) Python
6 34 (5.77%) C
7 15 (2.55%) T-SQL
8 14 (2.38%) C++
9 13 (2.21%) TypeScript
10 12 (2.04%) ES6
11 10 (1.70%) Ruby
12 9 (1.53%) Groovy
12 9 (1.53%) VBA
13 6 (1.02%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.02%) VB
14 5 (0.85%) PHP
14 5 (0.85%) R
15 4 (0.68%) Go
15 4 (0.68%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 72 (12.22%) Degree
2 30 (5.09%) ISTQB
3 22 (3.74%) Security Cleared
4 20 (3.40%) ISEB
5 14 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (2.21%) SC Cleared
7 10 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (1.53%) MCSE
9 8 (1.36%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.85%) CISSP
11 5 (0.85%) IIBA
11 5 (0.85%) MCSA
12 4 (0.68%) CCNA
12 4 (0.68%) GIAC
12 4 (0.68%) Linux+ Certification
12 4 (0.68%) Network+ Certification
12 4 (0.68%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (26.83%) QA
2 10 (1.70%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.02%) PMO
4 5 (0.85%) ISO 13485
5 4 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.34%) SLA
6 2 (0.34%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.17%) GDPR
7 1 (0.17%) NIST
System Software
1 26 (4.41%) Docker
2 11 (1.87%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.68%) NFS
4 4 (0.68%) Samba
4 4 (0.68%) VirtualBox
4 4 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.68%) Xen
5 2 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 22 (3.74%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.36%) Ansible
2 8 (1.36%) Nagios
3 6 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.85%) SCOM
5 4 (0.68%) Docker Swarm
5 4 (0.68%) OpenNMS
5 4 (0.68%) Puppet
5 4 (0.68%) vCenter Server
5 4 (0.68%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.34%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 53 (9.00%) Microsoft
2 30 (5.09%) Oracle
3 18 (3.06%) SAP
4 17 (2.89%) Google
5 12 (2.04%) Twitter
5 12 (2.04%) VMware
6 11 (1.87%) Apple
7 9 (1.53%) Cloudera
7 9 (1.53%) Sparx
8 8 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.19%) Atlassian
9 7 (1.19%) BiZZdesign
9 7 (1.19%) DevExpress
10 6 (1.02%) MuleSoft
10 6 (1.02%) Sage
10 6 (1.02%) Xero
11 4 (0.68%) Dell
11 4 (0.68%) NetApp
11 4 (0.68%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.68%) SolarWinds