Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax 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 14 December 2018 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
West Yorkshire > Halifax
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 18 26
Rank change year-on-year +6 +8 +11
Contract jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 9 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 6.87% 1.77% 3.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.83% 2.13% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 6
Halifax median daily rate £342 £405 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.56% -3.57% -4.00%
West Yorkshire median daily rate £346 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -17.62% +5.00% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Halifax median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire 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 Halifax with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Halifax
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 115 94 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 87.79% 83.19% 81.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 64 130
Halifax median daily rate £405 £405 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.58% +4.78%
10th Percentile £279 £263 £260
90th Percentile £531 £522 £451
West Yorkshire median daily rate £415 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +2.47% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Halifax median hourly rate £15.50 £17.13 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.49% - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.21 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +7.53% +10.34% -3.33%

Acceptance Criteria
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

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

Job vacancy trend for Acceptance Criteria in Halifax

Acceptance Criteria
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Acceptance Criteria in Halifax.

Contractor daily rate trend for Acceptance Criteria in Halifax

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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 Halifax region with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria.

1 9 (100.00%) Scrum
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) User Stories
3 6 (66.67%) JIRA
3 6 (66.67%) Customer Requirements
3 6 (66.67%) Confluence
4 5 (55.56%) Epics
5 4 (44.44%) Finance
6 3 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
7 2 (22.22%) Wireframes
7 2 (22.22%) Business Process Modelling
7 2 (22.22%) BDD
7 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
7 2 (22.22%) TDD
7 2 (22.22%) Banking
8 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
8 1 (11.11%) Refactoring
8 1 (11.11%) Validation
8 1 (11.11%) CMS
8 1 (11.11%) EngageOne
8 1 (11.11%) HTML
8 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
8 1 (11.11%) CRM
8 1 (11.11%) EPiServer
8 1 (11.11%) BPMN
8 1 (11.11%) Pricing Strategy
8 1 (11.11%) Technical Debt
8 1 (11.11%) SDLC
8 1 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements

Acceptance Criteria
Co-occurring IT Skills in Halifax 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 6 (66.67%) Confluence
2 1 (11.11%) CMS
2 1 (11.11%) EPiServer
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) EngageOne
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) JIRA
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
2 6 (66.67%) Business Analyst
3 5 (55.56%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (33.33%) Mortgage Business Analyst
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum Master
6 1 (11.11%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (11.11%) Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (11.11%) Configuration Analyst
6 1 (11.11%) Customer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) Scrum
2 8 (88.89%) User Stories
3 6 (66.67%) Customer Requirements
4 5 (55.56%) Epics
5 3 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (22.22%) BDD
6 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
6 2 (22.22%) Business Process Modelling
6 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (22.22%) TDD
6 2 (22.22%) Wireframes
7 1 (11.11%) BPMN
7 1 (11.11%) CRM
7 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
7 1 (11.11%) Pricing Strategy
7 1 (11.11%) Refactoring
7 1 (11.11%) SDLC
7 1 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
7 1 (11.11%) Validation