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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank - 27 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 0 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon - 4.50% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 5.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate
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- £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £104.41 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-68.72% +248.04%
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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
159 181 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 72.60% 81.53% 77.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 90 85
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £184 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 £31.50 £19.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.96% +62.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 25 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) SC Cleared
2 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
3 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
3 4 (57.14%) ISO 9001
3 4 (57.14%) HP
3 4 (57.14%) ISO 14001
3 4 (57.14%) Summit
4 3 (42.86%) Scrum
4 3 (42.86%) ISEB
4 3 (42.86%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
5 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
5 2 (28.57%) JIRA
5 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Java
5 2 (28.57%) OO
5 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
6 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 1 (14.29%) UML
6 1 (14.29%) Project Management
6 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 1 (14.29%) User Experience

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 4 (57.14%) Summit
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (28.57%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Business Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Web Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 2 (28.57%) OO
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 1 (14.29%) UML
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) SC Cleared
1 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) ISEB
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) ISO 9001
1 4 (57.14%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) HP