Period
to 19 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 19 June 2019 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
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 110 127 96
Rank change year-on-year +17 -31 +17
Contract jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 17 27 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.86% 1.07% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.19% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 26 27
Leeds median daily rate £350 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +7.14% -1.18%
10th Percentile £275 £325 £298
90th Percentile £450 £490 £438
West Yorkshire median daily rate £355 £440 £420
% change year-on-year -19.32% +4.76% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds 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 Leeds with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,731 2,260 1,875
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 87.12% 89.68% 88.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,216 1,560 1,266
Leeds median daily rate £438 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.02% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £288 £300 £290
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 38 15
Leeds median hourly rate £18.80 £25.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.27% +67.21% +17.31%
10th Percentile £11.07 £12.85 £12.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £43.45 £35.35
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £12.25
% change year-on-year -2.86% +42.86% -15.52%

Acceptance Criteria
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Acceptance Criteria in Leeds

Acceptance Criteria
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Acceptance Criteria in Leeds

Acceptance Criteria
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Acceptance Criteria in Leeds over the 6 months to 19 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Acceptance Criteria in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria.

1 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) User Stories
3 5 (29.41%) Scenario Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Test Management
4 3 (17.65%) ITSM
4 3 (17.65%) Service Management
4 3 (17.65%) Java
4 3 (17.65%) Windows
4 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
4 3 (17.65%) DevOps
4 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
5 2 (11.76%) Smart Meter
5 2 (11.76%) ServiceNow
5 2 (11.76%) API Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (11.76%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (11.76%) QA
5 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (11.76%) Web Services
5 2 (11.76%) ITIL
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (11.76%) SAP
5 2 (11.76%) SOA
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (11.76%) Remedy

Acceptance Criteria
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.88%) InVision
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (5.88%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
1 1 (5.88%) LAN
1 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Test Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) ITSM Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Business IT Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Designer
5 1 (5.88%) ERP Manager
5 1 (5.88%) IT Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Master Data Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Master Data Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Testing Manager
5 1 (5.88%) UI Designer
5 1 (5.88%) UI/UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) CSS
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) Kafka
2 1 (5.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Self-Motivation
1 2 (11.76%) Smart Meter
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) User Stories
3 5 (29.41%) Scenario Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Test Management
4 3 (17.65%) DevOps
4 3 (17.65%) ITSM
4 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
4 3 (17.65%) Service Management
4 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
4 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
5 2 (11.76%) API Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) ITIL
5 2 (11.76%) Migration
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (11.76%) SOA
5 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.88%) Data Cleansing
6 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
6 1 (5.88%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.88%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Remedy
1 2 (11.76%) SAP
1 2 (11.76%) ServiceNow
2 1 (5.88%) IFS
2 1 (5.88%) Infor
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle