Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 114 107
Rank change year-on-year -15 -7 +15
Contract jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 12 22 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.50% 1.01% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 1.14% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 30
Leeds median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £304 £375 £313
90th Percentile £478 £479 £491
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £423 £400
% change year-on-year -0.59% +5.63% -
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 2,135 1,924 2,476
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 89.03% 88.10% 89.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,490 1,358 1,676
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +9.33%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £294
90th Percentile £575 £550 £563
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 22 39
Leeds median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +22.22% -2.16%
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.75 £10.20
90th Percentile £36.98 £28.97 £31.50
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.20 £14.50
% change year-on-year +19.72% -2.07% -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 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Acceptance Criteria in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) User Stories
3 3 (25.00%) User Experience
3 3 (25.00%) JIRA
3 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) SAP Payroll
4 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 2 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) HP UFT
4 2 (16.67%) SAP HR
4 2 (16.67%) ClearQuest
4 2 (16.67%) SAP
4 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 2 (16.67%) Resource Management
4 2 (16.67%) QA
4 2 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (16.67%) Trend Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) Data Analytics
4 2 (16.67%) Contingency Planning
4 2 (16.67%) API Integration
4 2 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (16.67%) Analytics

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 (8.33%) Confluence
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) SAP HR
1 2 (16.67%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Slack
1 1 (8.33%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (16.67%) ClearQuest
2 2 (16.67%) HP UFT
3 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
1 7 (58.33%) Business Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Business Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Data Business Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse Business Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Integration Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Product Owner
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Business Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Product Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Product Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (8.33%) JiBX
1 1 (8.33%) JSON
1 1 (8.33%) REST
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
1 1 (8.33%) Struts
1 1 (8.33%) Swagger
1 1 (8.33%) Tapestry
1 1 (8.33%) Velocity
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) User Experience
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) User Stories
3 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) Analytics
4 2 (16.67%) API Integration
4 2 (16.67%) Contingency Planning
4 2 (16.67%) Data Analytics
4 2 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 2 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Resource Management
4 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) Trend Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Programme Governance
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) APMG
1 1 (8.33%) CBAP
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) PMO
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) HP
1 2 (16.67%) SAP