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 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 33 26 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 4 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 1.38% 4.35% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 5.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.33 £45.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-28.16% +38.46%
User Stories
South West

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
217 200 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 74.83% 79.05% 61.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 110 76
Average daily rate £400 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £202 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £665 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 6
Average hourly rate £38.75 £32.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.09% +93.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £10.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £175.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Devon region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Exeter -10 4 £400 +23.07%
User Stories
South West

User Stories
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 25 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (92.00%) SC Cleared
2 23 (92.00%) Security Cleared
3 18 (72.00%) Software Testing
3 18 (72.00%) HP
4 17 (68.00%) ISEB
4 17 (68.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 16 (64.00%) ISTQB
5 16 (64.00%) JIRA
5 16 (64.00%) HP Quality Center
5 16 (64.00%) Automated Testing
6 14 (56.00%) Selenium
7 10 (40.00%) ISO 9001
7 10 (40.00%) ISO 14001
7 10 (40.00%) Java
7 10 (40.00%) Summit
8 9 (36.00%) OO
9 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
10 5 (20.00%) Scrum
11 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
12 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
12 2 (8.00%) Project Management
12 2 (8.00%) User Experience
13 1 (4.00%) Automation Testing
13 1 (4.00%) Web Services
13 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
13 1 (4.00%) UML
13 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
13 1 (4.00%) Cucumber

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 10 (40.00%) Summit
Development Applications
1 17 (68.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 16 (64.00%) JIRA
3 14 (56.00%) Selenium
4 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Tester
2 12 (48.00%) Automation Tester
3 10 (40.00%) Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) Business Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Technical Business Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Security Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Development Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Software Development Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Automated Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Web Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Technical Design Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (8.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (72.00%) Software Testing
3 16 (64.00%) Automated Testing
4 9 (36.00%) OO
5 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
6 5 (20.00%) Scrum
7 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
8 2 (8.00%) Project Management
9 1 (4.00%) Automation Testing
9 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
9 1 (4.00%) UML
9 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (92.00%) SC Cleared
1 23 (92.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (68.00%) ISEB
3 16 (64.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (40.00%) ISO 9001
1 10 (40.00%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 16 (64.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (72.00%) HP