Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 133 135 112
Rank change year-on-year +2 -23 +30
Contract jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 26 22 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.77% 0.73% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.85% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 23
West Yorkshire median daily rate £342 £455 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.84% +10.98% +2.50%
10th Percentile £303 £355 £356
90th Percentile £441 £488 £438
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £425 £410
% change year-on-year -17.65% +3.66% +2.50%
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 2,924 2,582 2,799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 87.00% 85.50% 86.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,985 1,772 1,807
West Yorkshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 67 71
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.21 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +10.34% -4.98%
10th Percentile £10.75 £9.81 £10.20
90th Percentile £31.13 £40.00 £29.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £14.87
% change year-on-year +1.94% +14.36% -0.90%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -3 14 £350 -23.08% 6
Halifax +4 8 £342 -15.56% 3
Bradford -10 2 £435 +2.35%
Acceptance Criteria
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 19 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (65.38%) User Stories
3 10 (38.46%) Scrum
4 9 (34.62%) JIRA
5 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 6 (23.08%) Confluence
5 6 (23.08%) Finance
6 5 (19.23%) Cucumber
6 5 (19.23%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (19.23%) Epics
7 4 (15.38%) Defect Management
7 4 (15.38%) Open Source
8 3 (11.54%) User Experience
8 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (11.54%) BDD
8 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (11.54%) Wireframes
8 3 (11.54%) Collaborative Working
8 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
8 3 (11.54%) C#
8 3 (11.54%) .NET
8 3 (11.54%) QA
8 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
9 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (7.69%) Usability Testing
9 2 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
9 2 (7.69%) Business Analysis
9 2 (7.69%) TDD
9 2 (7.69%) Banking
9 2 (7.69%) Programme Management

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 6 (23.08%) Confluence
2 1 (3.85%) CMS
2 1 (3.85%) EPiServer
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) EngageOne
1 1 (3.85%) InVision
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) SAP HR
1 2 (7.69%) SAP Payroll
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) JIRA
2 5 (19.23%) Cucumber
3 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (7.69%) ClearQuest
4 2 (7.69%) HP UFT
5 1 (3.85%) Selenium
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Analyst
2 13 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 9 (34.62%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Mortgage Business Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Digital Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Digital Business Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Integration Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Scrum Master
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Business Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Test Automation Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Test Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Configuration Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) QA Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Service Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Transition Manager
6 1 (3.85%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) Gherkin
2 2 (7.69%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) CSS
3 1 (3.85%) RESTful
3 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (11.54%) User Experience
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Fintech
3 1 (3.85%) NHS
3 1 (3.85%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (65.38%) User Stories
3 10 (38.46%) Scrum
4 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 5 (19.23%) Customer Requirements
5 5 (19.23%) Epics
6 4 (15.38%) Defect Management
6 4 (15.38%) Open Source
7 3 (11.54%) BDD
7 3 (11.54%) Collaborative Working
7 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
7 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
7 3 (11.54%) Wireframes
8 2 (7.69%) Business Analysis
8 2 (7.69%) Change Management
8 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
8 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
8 2 (7.69%) Project Management
8 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
8 2 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) C#
2 1 (3.85%) Groovy
2 1 (3.85%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) CBAP
1 1 (3.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
2 2 (7.69%) PMO
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) HP
1 2 (7.69%) SAP
2 1 (3.85%) Atlassian