Period
to 22 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Acceptance Criteria over the 6 months to 22 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Acceptance Criteria
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 55 106 132
Rank change year-on-year +51 +26 +2
Contract jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 5 8 9
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.74% 0.39% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.45% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 8
Median daily rate £413 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% -6.67% -7.41%
10th Percentile £371 £315 £343
90th Percentile £464 £510 £477
Scotland median daily rate £413 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.86% -6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

Acceptance Criteria is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 589 1,790 2,652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 87.13% 87.70% 89.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 879 1,349
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £239 £271 £275
90th Percentile £550 £588 £575
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 27 27
Median hourly rate £48.50 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +177.14% -30.00% +57.63%
10th Percentile £37.35 £11.17 £10.90
90th Percentile £67.05 £35.00 £43.96
Median hourly rate £19.50 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -9.30% -14.00% -4.31%

Acceptance Criteria
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Acceptance Criteria in Edinburgh

Acceptance Criteria
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Acceptance Criteria in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for Acceptance Criteria in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 October 2020, IT contractor 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 contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria.

1 3 (60.00%) Public Sector
2 2 (40.00%) Requirements Gathering
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Case Management
3 1 (20.00%) Threat Detection
3 1 (20.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (20.00%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (20.00%) Business Process Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (20.00%) IT Governance
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Confluence
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) Zephyr
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (20.00%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (20.00%) CESG
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) UML
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification

Acceptance Criteria
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 1 (20.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (60.00%) Public Sector
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Business IT Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) IT Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Senior IT Business Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) CESG
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Requirements Gathering
2 1 (20.00%) Business Process Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (20.00%) Case Management
2 1 (20.00%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (20.00%) IT Governance
2 1 (20.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Threat Detection
2 1 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (20.00%) UML
2 1 (20.00%) Use Case
2 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (20.00%) QA