The first table below looks at the demand for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bracknell region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bracknell region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 36 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 0.32% 0.48% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.68% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £225 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+500.00% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
213 146 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 67.41% 69.52% 60.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 53 20
Average daily rate £375 £400 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £239 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 6
Average hourly rate £11.25 £16.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.68% +39.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
User Stories
Berkshire

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Bracknell region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Stories across the Bracknell region.

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories.

1 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) MySQL
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (40.00%) Open Source
2 2 (40.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Ranorex
2 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (40.00%) Perl
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) WinRunner
2 2 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (40.00%) VB
2 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
2 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Solaris
2 2 (40.00%) Linux

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) MySQL
2 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (40.00%) Ranorex
2 2 (40.00%) WinRunner
2 2 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (20.00%) JUnit
3 1 (20.00%) NUnit
3 1 (20.00%) Axure RP
3 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) User Experience Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) HTML5
3 1 (20.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) UNIX
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Solaris
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (20.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) UML
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) Usability Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Perl
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby
2 2 (40.00%) VB
2 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
2 2 (40.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Adobe