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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 23 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 14 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 5.00% 1.55% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.37% 2.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate
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£345 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+38.88% +10.76%
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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
190 131 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 67.86% 67.53% 64.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 95 76
Average daily rate £425 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £675 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 14
Average hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% +103.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.60 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Devon region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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 24 (96.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (88.00%) SC Cleared
2 22 (88.00%) Security Cleared
3 18 (72.00%) Software Testing
3 18 (72.00%) HP
4 17 (68.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 16 (64.00%) ISEB
5 16 (64.00%) ISTQB
5 16 (64.00%) Automated Testing
5 16 (64.00%) JIRA
5 16 (64.00%) HP Quality Center
6 14 (56.00%) Selenium
7 10 (40.00%) Java
8 9 (36.00%) OO
8 9 (36.00%) ISO 9001
8 9 (36.00%) Summit
8 9 (36.00%) ISO 14001
9 7 (28.00%) Scrum
10 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
11 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
12 3 (12.00%) User Experience
13 2 (8.00%) .NET
14 1 (4.00%) CSS
14 1 (4.00%) Web Services
14 1 (4.00%) XML
14 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
14 1 (4.00%) N-Tier
14 1 (4.00%) C#
14 1 (4.00%) HTML
14 1 (4.00%) HTTP

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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.

Business Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) HTTP
1 1 (4.00%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 17 (68.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 16 (64.00%) JIRA
3 14 (56.00%) Selenium
4 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.00%) NuGet
4 1 (4.00%) ReSharper
4 1 (4.00%) NUnit
4 1 (4.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Tester
2 12 (48.00%) Automation Tester
3 9 (36.00%) Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Business Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Test Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Web Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Design Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Security Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Development Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Software Development Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Automated Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.00%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) CSS
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) Spring
2 1 (4.00%) Ajax
2 1 (4.00%) JSON
2 1 (4.00%) jQuery
2 1 (4.00%) RESTful
2 1 (4.00%) HTML5
2 1 (4.00%) Ninject
2 1 (4.00%) REST
2 1 (4.00%) CSS3
2 1 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) User Experience
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (96.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (72.00%) Software Testing
3 16 (64.00%) Automated Testing
4 9 (36.00%) OO
5 7 (28.00%) Scrum
6 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
7 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
8 1 (4.00%) Automation Testing
8 1 (4.00%) TDD
8 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
8 1 (4.00%) Project Management
8 1 (4.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 22 (88.00%) SC Cleared
1 22 (88.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (64.00%) ISEB
2 16 (64.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (36.00%) ISO 9001
1 9 (36.00%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 16 (64.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (72.00%) HP