Period
to 20 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 107 128
Rank change year-on-year -25 +21 -23
Contract jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 36 43 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.06% 1.55% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 1.78% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 33 38
West Yorkshire median daily rate £440 £420 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +1.82% +3.13%
10th Percentile £339 £313 £313
90th Percentile £488 £438 £588
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £420 £413
% change year-on-year -1.79% +1.82% +5.77%
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 2,990 2,411 3,376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 88.15% 86.88% 86.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,020 1,615 2,325
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £297 £281 £284
90th Percentile £538 £550 £570
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 48 59
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £12.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -15.52% -17.14%
10th Percentile £9.81 £8.41 £10.20
90th Percentile £41.00 £30.66 £24.25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.31 £13.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +56.19% -17.46% -5.80%

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 June 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 June 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 -30 27 £450 +7.14% 3
Bradford 0 7 £421 -0.88%
Halifax +2 2 - -
Acceptance Criteria
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 31 (86.11%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (58.33%) User Stories
3 19 (52.78%) Scrum
4 13 (36.11%) BDD
5 12 (33.33%) JIRA
6 11 (30.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (30.56%) Finance
7 10 (27.78%) TDD
8 9 (25.00%) Business Analysis
9 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
9 8 (22.22%) Confluence
10 7 (19.44%) Waterfall
10 7 (19.44%) Retail
10 7 (19.44%) User Experience
11 6 (16.67%) Manufacturing
11 6 (16.67%) Java
11 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 6 (16.67%) Test Automation
11 6 (16.67%) Analytics
11 6 (16.67%) Data Analytics
11 6 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (13.89%) Process Improvement
12 5 (13.89%) Open Source
12 5 (13.89%) Kanban
12 5 (13.89%) Security Testing
12 5 (13.89%) Data Modelling
12 5 (13.89%) Mentoring
12 5 (13.89%) Software Delivery
12 5 (13.89%) Target Operating Model
12 5 (13.89%) SFIA

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 8 (22.22%) Confluence
2 1 (2.78%) IIS
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.78%) Slack
1 1 (2.78%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.78%) Big Data
2 1 (2.78%) DB2
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (33.33%) JIRA
2 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (8.33%) Selenium
3 2 (5.56%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
General
1 11 (30.56%) Finance
2 7 (19.44%) Retail
3 6 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.78%) Games
5 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (61.11%) Analyst
2 20 (55.56%) Business Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Test Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Data Business Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Data Warehouse Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Data Warehouse Business Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Lead Business Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Product Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Java Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Mortgage Business Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Product Business Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Product Owner
5 2 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) AngularJS
1 3 (8.33%) JSON
2 2 (5.56%) JiBX
2 2 (5.56%) REST
2 2 (5.56%) SOAP
2 2 (5.56%) Struts
2 2 (5.56%) Swagger
2 2 (5.56%) Tapestry
2 2 (5.56%) Web Services
3 1 (2.78%) .NET
3 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (2.78%) JDBC
3 1 (2.78%) Middleware
3 1 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) User Experience
2 4 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) AIX
2 1 (2.78%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Unix
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (86.11%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (58.33%) User Stories
3 19 (52.78%) Scrum
4 13 (36.11%) BDD
5 11 (30.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (27.78%) TDD
7 9 (25.00%) Business Analysis
8 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
9 7 (19.44%) Waterfall
10 6 (16.67%) Analytics
10 6 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (16.67%) Data Analytics
10 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 6 (16.67%) Test Automation
11 5 (13.89%) Kanban
11 5 (13.89%) Mentoring
11 5 (13.89%) Open Source
11 5 (13.89%) SFIA
11 5 (13.89%) Software Delivery
11 5 (13.89%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (5.56%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Degree
1 4 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) GDPR
2 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.78%) PMO
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco
2 1 (2.78%) Juniper
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle