Period
to 16 December 2018

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 16 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
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 124 107
Rank change year-on-year -1 -17 +15
Contract jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 14 14 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.59% 0.63% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.72% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 17
Leeds median daily rate £350 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.09% +9.50% -10.61%
10th Percentile £301 £320 £313
90th Percentile £465 £505 £474
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
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 2,094 1,944 2,251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 88.54% 87.06% 88.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,451 1,379 1,493
Leeds median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%
10th Percentile £313 £265 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £414 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +2.16% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 33 40
Leeds median hourly rate £17.91 £25.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.37% +88.68% -11.67%
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.98 £10.47
90th Percentile £26.85 £40.00 £30.83
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 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 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Acceptance Criteria in Leeds

For the 6 months to 16 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria.

1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) User Stories
3 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
4 4 (28.57%) Scrum
5 3 (21.43%) Finance
5 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (21.43%) Programme Management
5 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
5 3 (21.43%) C#
5 3 (21.43%) .NET
5 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 3 (21.43%) JIRA
5 3 (21.43%) Open Source
5 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
5 3 (21.43%) User Experience
5 3 (21.43%) Defect Management
5 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (14.29%) Lean Software Development
6 2 (14.29%) Contingency Planning
6 2 (14.29%) Programme Governance
6 2 (14.29%) Budgeting and Forecasting
6 2 (14.29%) PMO
6 2 (14.29%) Programme Delivery
6 2 (14.29%) Workshop Facilitation
6 2 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (14.29%) SDLC
6 2 (14.29%) API Integration
6 2 (14.29%) Trend Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy

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 (7.14%) Confluence
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) SAP HR
1 2 (14.29%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Slack
1 1 (7.14%) Trello
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
1 3 (21.43%) JIRA
1 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (14.29%) ClearQuest
2 2 (14.29%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
1 6 (42.86%) Business Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Agile Business Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Integration Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Product Owner
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Business Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Test Automation Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
3 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Product Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Product Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) User Experience
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) User Stories
3 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
4 4 (28.57%) Scrum
5 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
5 3 (21.43%) Defect Management
5 3 (21.43%) Open Source
5 3 (21.43%) Programme Management
5 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
6 2 (14.29%) API Integration
6 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 2 (14.29%) Project Management
6 2 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 2 (14.29%) SDLC
6 2 (14.29%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) CBAP
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) PMO
1 2 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) HP
1 2 (14.29%) SAP