Period
to 23 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 23 June 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 87 75
Rank change year-on-year +1 -12 +21
Contract jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 8 1 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.55% 0.081% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.10% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Hertfordshire median daily rate £420 - £515
East of England median daily rate £463 £463 £425
% change year-on-year - +8.82% +6.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £43.25 -

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,190 999 1,066
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.56% 80.43% 79.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 644 514 557
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £208 £213 £262
90th Percentile £569 £588 £550
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 65 53
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.32 £30.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.27% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.31 £12.63
90th Percentile £45.88 £52.50 £52.45
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £31.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -45.02% +16.67% +20.00%

Acceptance Criteria
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Acceptance Criteria in Hertfordshire

Acceptance Criteria
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Acceptance Criteria in Hertfordshire

Acceptance Criteria
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Acceptance Criteria within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 23 June 2018. 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead - 5 £420 - 1
Watford - 2 - -
Acceptance Criteria
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria.

1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) JIRA
2 5 (62.50%) User Stories
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (37.50%) Kanban
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Coaching
3 3 (37.50%) Driving Licence
3 3 (37.50%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Commercial Awareness
4 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (25.00%) Confluence
4 2 (25.00%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 2 (25.00%) V-Model
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Time Management
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (25.00%) Games
4 2 (25.00%) Retail
4 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (25.00%) DNA

Acceptance Criteria
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 2 (25.00%) Confluence
1 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) JIRA
General
1 2 (25.00%) Games
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Law
2 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum Master
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Manual Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Driving Licence
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) User Stories
3 3 (37.50%) Coaching
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (37.50%) Kanban
3 3 (37.50%) Scenario Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) Commercial Awareness
4 2 (25.00%) DNA
4 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (25.00%) Time Management
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification