Period
to 19 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Warwickshire 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 November 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
West Midlands > Warwickshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 53 61
Rank change year-on-year +17 +8 -
Contract jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 9 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 1.69% 0.97% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 1.14% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Warwickshire median daily rate £425 £375 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +50.00% -
10th Percentile £294 £375 £225
90th Percentile £469 £375 £275
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £415 £425
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +36.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Warwickshire median hourly rate - £33.00 -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £33.00 -

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 Warwickshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Warwickshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 452 526 660
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 84.80% 85.25% 76.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 294 421
Warwickshire median daily rate £438 £398 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.06% +2.58% +10.71%
10th Percentile £263 £227 £225
90th Percentile £575 £559 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 43 38
Warwickshire median hourly rate £15.85 £30.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.03% +27.08% -6.47%
10th Percentile £11.07 £17.70 £13.85
90th Percentile £30.48 £34.50 £42.70
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £25.00 £17.06
% change year-on-year -36.60% +46.54% -14.70%

Acceptance Criteria
Job Vacancy Trend in Warwickshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Acceptance Criteria in Warwickshire

Acceptance Criteria
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Acceptance Criteria in Warwickshire

Acceptance Criteria
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Warwickshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Acceptance Criteria in Warwickshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Acceptance Criteria in Warwickshire

Acceptance Criteria
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Acceptance Criteria in Warwickshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Acceptance Criteria in Warwickshire

Acceptance Criteria
Contract Job Locations in Warwickshire

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 Warwickshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 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
Warwick 0 4 £500 - 1
Leamington Spa +11 1 £300 - 1
Atherstone - 1 £325 -
Acceptance Criteria
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Warwickshire region with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria.

1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Office 365
3 4 (44.44%) User Stories
3 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 4 (44.44%) QA
3 4 (44.44%) Oracle
4 3 (33.33%) System Testing
5 2 (22.22%) BPMN
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Test Management
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
5 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
5 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (22.22%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) SDLC
5 2 (22.22%) Translating Business Requirements
5 2 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Analytical Thinking
5 2 (22.22%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
5 2 (22.22%) Use Case
5 2 (22.22%) Service Management
5 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
5 2 (22.22%) XML

Acceptance Criteria
Co-occurring IT Skills in Warwickshire 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 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) Gatling
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (11.11%) Automotive
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Technical Business Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) QA Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) QA Leader
3 2 (22.22%) Test Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Test Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Tester
4 1 (11.11%) QA Manual Tester
4 1 (11.11%) QA Tester
4 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
4 1 (11.11%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 4 (44.44%) User Stories
4 3 (33.33%) System Testing
5 2 (22.22%) BPMN
5 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
5 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
5 2 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 2 (22.22%) SDLC
5 2 (22.22%) Service Management
5 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 2 (22.22%) Test Management
5 2 (22.22%) Translating Business Requirements
5 2 (22.22%) Use Case
5 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle