Period
to 17 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 17 December 2017 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 52 58
Rank change year-on-year -10 +6 +2
Contract jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 4 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.74% 0.83% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 1.01% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Kent median daily rate £375 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -21.43% +3.70%
10th Percentile £363 £263 £325
90th Percentile £388 £288 £375
South East median daily rate £450 £395 £380
% change year-on-year +13.92% +3.95% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £36.00 £39.37 £39.37
% change year-on-year -8.56% - +15.79%

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 Kent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 429 397 442
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 79.59% 82.37% 81.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 276 290
Kent median daily rate £350 £353 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.71% +4.44% -3.57%
10th Percentile £220 £195 £200
90th Percentile £625 £553 £488
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 23
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £14.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.50% -28.21% -5.66%
10th Percentile £25.30 £9.61 £12.25
90th Percentile £46.00 £21.95 £39.95
South East median hourly rate £24.02 £25.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year -3.92% -8.26% +55.71%

Acceptance Criteria
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Acceptance Criteria in Kent

Acceptance Criteria
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Acceptance Criteria in Kent

Acceptance Criteria
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 6 months to 17 December 2017. 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
West Malling -3 2 - - 1
Maidstone - 1 £375 -
Acceptance Criteria
South East

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Acceptance Criteria also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria.

1 4 (100.00%) Defect Management
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) QA
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) User Stories
4 1 (25.00%) TypeScript
4 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) Microservices
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (25.00%) HTML5
4 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (25.00%) CSS3
4 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap

Acceptance Criteria
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
1 1 (25.00%) SMTP
1 1 (25.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Fiddler
1 1 (25.00%) ReSharper
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Back Office
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) QA Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Senior QA Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (25.00%) CGI
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) CSS3
2 1 (25.00%) EDI
2 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) JSON
2 1 (25.00%) SGML
2 1 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (25.00%) VRML
2 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Defect Management
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (50.00%) User Stories
4 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Kanban
4 1 (25.00%) Microservices
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (25.00%) Test Management
4 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (25.00%) Usability Testing
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (25.00%) TypeScript
1 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft