The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Exeter region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 14 17 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 18 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 12.68% 1.37% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.95% 2.08% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 0
Average daily rate
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£338 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+52.77% +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 Exeter region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Exeter
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
95 48 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 66.90% 65.75% 68.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 36 49
Average daily rate £338 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £450 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 11
Average hourly rate £23.75 £17.23 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.88% +72.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £12.25 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.95 £31.45 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Exeter

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

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Exeter

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Exeter

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Exeter

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Exeter 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 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (85.00%) SC Cleared
2 17 (85.00%) Security Cleared
3 13 (65.00%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (65.00%) Automated Testing
3 13 (65.00%) Software Testing
3 13 (65.00%) ISTQB
3 13 (65.00%) JIRA
3 13 (65.00%) HP
3 13 (65.00%) ISEB
3 13 (65.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 11 (55.00%) Selenium
5 9 (45.00%) Java
6 8 (40.00%) OO
6 8 (40.00%) ISO 9001
6 8 (40.00%) Summit
6 8 (40.00%) ISO 14001
7 5 (25.00%) Scrum
8 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
9 3 (15.00%) User Experience
10 2 (10.00%) .NET
11 1 (5.00%) CSS
11 1 (5.00%) Web Services
11 1 (5.00%) XML
11 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
11 1 (5.00%) N-Tier
11 1 (5.00%) C#
11 1 (5.00%) HTML
11 1 (5.00%) HTTP

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Exeter 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 8 (40.00%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
1 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
1 1 (5.00%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 13 (65.00%) JIRA
1 13 (65.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (55.00%) Selenium
3 1 (5.00%) NUnit
3 1 (5.00%) Subversion
3 1 (5.00%) NuGet
3 1 (5.00%) ReSharper
3 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Tester
2 11 (55.00%) Automation Tester
3 7 (35.00%) Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Developer
6 1 (5.00%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Web Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Security Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Development Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Software Development Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Automated Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Design Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) CSS
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) Spring
2 1 (5.00%) RESTful
2 1 (5.00%) Ninject
2 1 (5.00%) REST
2 1 (5.00%) CSS3
2 1 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (5.00%) jQuery
2 1 (5.00%) JSON
2 1 (5.00%) Ajax
2 1 (5.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (65.00%) Automated Testing
2 13 (65.00%) Software Testing
3 8 (40.00%) OO
4 5 (25.00%) Scrum
5 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.00%) Project Management
6 1 (5.00%) TDD
6 1 (5.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (85.00%) SC Cleared
1 17 (85.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (65.00%) ISTQB
2 13 (65.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (40.00%) ISO 9001
1 8 (40.00%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 13 (65.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) HP
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