Period
to 20 November 2018

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 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 131 120
Rank change year-on-year -2 -11 +26
Contract jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 31 25 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.90% 0.83% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.95% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 31
West Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.16% +5.63% -
10th Percentile £304 £351 £313
90th Percentile £473 £480 £465
Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -10.71% +5.00% +1.27%
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 3,015 2,619 3,125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 87.59% 86.75% 87.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,050 1,808 2,044
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £267
90th Percentile £563 £545 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 70 65
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.65 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.04% +1.03% -3.33%
10th Percentile £11.18 £9.25 £10.20
90th Percentile £33.75 £40.00 £30.25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.25 £14.75
% change year-on-year +11.48% +3.39% +1.72%

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 November 2018.

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 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
Leeds -10 14 £363 -14.71% 10
Halifax +7 9 £342 -15.56% 2
Bradford -14 5 £435 +2.35%
Acceptance Criteria
Yorkshire

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

1 25 (80.65%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (67.74%) User Stories
3 16 (51.61%) Scrum
4 12 (38.71%) JIRA
5 9 (29.03%) Confluence
6 7 (22.58%) Finance
7 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (19.35%) Test Automation
7 6 (19.35%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (16.13%) Cucumber
9 4 (12.90%) User Experience
9 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (12.90%) Defect Management
9 4 (12.90%) Waterfall
9 4 (12.90%) Open Source
9 4 (12.90%) Business Analysis
9 4 (12.90%) Collaborative Working
10 3 (9.68%) Workshop Facilitation
10 3 (9.68%) Retail
10 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
10 3 (9.68%) C#
10 3 (9.68%) .NET
10 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (9.68%) QA
10 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
10 3 (9.68%) SDLC
10 3 (9.68%) BDD
11 2 (6.45%) API Integration
11 2 (6.45%) Defect Tracking

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 9 (29.03%) Confluence
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) CMS
3 1 (3.23%) EPiServer
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.23%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) SAP HR
1 2 (6.45%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Slack
1 2 (6.45%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (38.71%) JIRA
2 5 (16.13%) Cucumber
3 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (6.45%) ClearQuest
4 2 (6.45%) HP UFT
5 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.23%) Selenium
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Retail
3 2 (6.45%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (58.06%) Analyst
2 17 (54.84%) Business Analyst
3 9 (29.03%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Mortgage Business Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Product Owner
5 2 (6.45%) Integration Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Product Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Product Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Scrum Master
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Test Automation Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Tester
6 1 (3.23%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) QA Tester
6 1 (3.23%) Test Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) Web Services
3 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.23%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.23%) HTML
3 1 (3.23%) JiBX
3 1 (3.23%) JSON
3 1 (3.23%) REST
3 1 (3.23%) RESTful
3 1 (3.23%) SOAP
3 1 (3.23%) Struts
3 1 (3.23%) Swagger
3 1 (3.23%) Tapestry
3 1 (3.23%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (12.90%) User Experience
2 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (80.65%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (67.74%) User Stories
3 16 (51.61%) Scrum
4 6 (19.35%) Customer Requirements
4 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (19.35%) Test Automation
5 4 (12.90%) Business Analysis
5 4 (12.90%) Collaborative Working
5 4 (12.90%) Defect Management
5 4 (12.90%) Open Source
5 4 (12.90%) Waterfall
6 3 (9.68%) BDD
6 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
6 3 (9.68%) SDLC
6 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
6 3 (9.68%) Workshop Facilitation
7 2 (6.45%) Contingency Planning
7 2 (6.45%) Defect Tracking
7 2 (6.45%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) C#
2 2 (6.45%) Java
3 1 (3.23%) Groovy
3 1 (3.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) CBAP
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
1 2 (6.45%) ISEB
2 1 (3.23%) APMG
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) PMO
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) HP
1 2 (6.45%) SAP
2 1 (3.23%) Atlassian
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco
2 1 (3.23%) Juniper