The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Devon region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
South West / Devon
Rank 37 - 32
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 5 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 1.85% - 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% - 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £380 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.60% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £32.33
% change year-on-year
- +1.31%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Devon region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Devon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
237 229 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 87.78% 85.45% 74.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 176 103
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £300 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 9
Median hourly rate £20.00 £43.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.02% +19.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Devon region citing User Stories as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Devon

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Devon region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Plymouth - 4 £380 -
Exeter - 1 - -
User Stories
South West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Devon region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (80.00%) GitHub
2 4 (80.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Ruby
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Refactoring
2 4 (80.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (60.00%) ISEB
3 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (40.00%) Vagrant
4 2 (40.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (20.00%) Scrum
5 1 (20.00%) BDD
5 1 (20.00%) BC Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (20.00%) OOP
5 1 (20.00%) Coaching
5 1 (20.00%) Analytics
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement Process

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Devon 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (40.00%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Coach
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics Manager
2 1 (20.00%) OAT Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (80.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (80.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Refactoring
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Coaching
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement Process
4 1 (20.00%) OOP
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (20.00%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Virtual Machines