Period
to 20 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 20 August 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 120 140 123
Rank change year-on-year +20 -17 +9
Contract jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 23 26 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.89% 0.77% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.86% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 23
West Yorkshire median daily rate £363 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.70% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £294 £353 £380
90th Percentile £456 £488 £453
Yorkshire median daily rate £393 £406 £425
% change year-on-year -3.38% -4.41% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,263 3,013 2,506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 87.17% 89.43% 88.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,485 2,056 1,717
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £271 £305 £275
90th Percentile £575 £545 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 67 55
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +21.43% +3.70%
10th Percentile £11.26 £11.00 £8.41
90th Percentile £34.90 £36.05 £34.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -2.86% +25.00% -3.45%

Acceptance Criteria
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Acceptance Criteria in West Yorkshire

Acceptance Criteria
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Acceptance Criteria in West Yorkshire

Acceptance Criteria
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Acceptance Criteria in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 20 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Acceptance Criteria in West Yorkshire

Acceptance Criteria
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 20 August 2019. 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
Leeds +29 20 £350 -22.22% 10
Bradford -6 3 £413 -2.37%
Acceptance Criteria
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria.

1 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (56.52%) User Stories
3 9 (39.13%) Test Management
4 8 (34.78%) Test Automation
4 8 (34.78%) Web Services
4 8 (34.78%) Scenario Testing
5 7 (30.43%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (30.43%) Finance
5 7 (30.43%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (30.43%) Mentoring
6 6 (26.09%) .NET
7 5 (21.74%) Java
7 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
7 5 (21.74%) Degree
7 5 (21.74%) DevOps
7 5 (21.74%) BDD
8 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (17.39%) Selenium
8 4 (17.39%) FitNesse
8 4 (17.39%) Usability Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Time Management
8 4 (17.39%) Test Planning
8 4 (17.39%) Coaching
8 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (17.39%) SoapUI
8 4 (17.39%) SpecFlow
8 4 (17.39%) ATDD
8 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
8 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
8 4 (17.39%) SQL

Acceptance Criteria
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 (4.35%) Confluence
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
1 1 (4.35%) LAN
1 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
1 4 (17.39%) FitNesse
1 4 (17.39%) HP UFT
1 4 (17.39%) Selenium
1 4 (17.39%) SoapUI
1 4 (17.39%) SpecFlow
1 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Test Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Tester
4 3 (13.04%) Agile Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Automation Tester
4 3 (13.04%) Business Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Product Owner
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Business Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) ERP Manager
6 1 (4.35%) IT Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Product Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) SAP Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) SAP Data Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Automation Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Supply Chain Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) Web Services
2 6 (26.09%) .NET
3 4 (17.39%) SOAP
3 4 (17.39%) WSDL
3 4 (17.39%) XML
3 4 (17.39%) XSD
4 2 (8.70%) Kafka
4 2 (8.70%) RESTful
5 1 (4.35%) GraphQL
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (4.35%) REST
5 1 (4.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (56.52%) User Stories
3 9 (39.13%) Test Management
4 8 (34.78%) Scenario Testing
4 8 (34.78%) Test Automation
5 7 (30.43%) Mentoring
5 7 (30.43%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (21.74%) BDD
6 5 (21.74%) DevOps
7 4 (17.39%) ATDD
7 4 (17.39%) Coaching
7 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Test Planning
7 4 (17.39%) Time Management
7 4 (17.39%) Usability Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis
8 3 (13.04%) DSDM
8 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
8 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
9 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) Java
2 4 (17.39%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
2 4 (17.39%) ISEB
2 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.70%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (4.35%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.35%) PMO
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) HP
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) SAP
4 1 (4.35%) IFS
4 1 (4.35%) Infor
4 1 (4.35%) PeopleSoft