The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 51 74 79
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +5
Contract jobs citing User Stories 22 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.13% 0.87% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.74% 1.10% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 8
Average daily rate
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£340 £288 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.26% -12.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £258 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £318 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.70% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £31.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 -
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -
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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 Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
803 727 871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 77.73% 78.76% 76.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 396 509
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 27 10
Average hourly rate £11.13 £42.63 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.90% +184.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.60 £29.25 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £21.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

User Stories
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Leeds region.

User Stories Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 (53.19%) Java
2 24 (51.06%) TDD
2 24 (51.06%) BDD
3 23 (48.94%) C#
4 21 (44.68%) Scrum
5 19 (40.43%) QA
6 18 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (31.91%) .NET
8 14 (29.79%) Selenium
9 13 (27.66%) Test Automation
9 13 (27.66%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (27.66%) SQL
10 12 (25.53%) ISEB
10 12 (25.53%) SoapUI
10 12 (25.53%) Test Scripting
11 11 (23.40%) Cucumber
12 10 (21.28%) Finance
12 10 (21.28%) Ruby
13 8 (17.02%) PHP
13 8 (17.02%) JBehave
13 8 (17.02%) WebDriver
14 6 (12.77%) Waterfall
14 6 (12.77%) UML
14 6 (12.77%) SharePoint
15 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
15 5 (10.64%) ATDD
16 4 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
16 4 (8.51%) Windows
16 4 (8.51%) EDRMS
16 4 (8.51%) Business Analysis

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (12.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Project
2 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.51%) EDRMS
3 3 (6.38%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.26%) Couchbase
4 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.26%) CouchDB
5 1 (2.13%) MySQL
5 1 (2.13%) MS Access
5 1 (2.13%) Big Data
5 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (29.79%) Selenium
2 12 (25.53%) SoapUI
3 11 (23.40%) Cucumber
4 8 (17.02%) JBehave
4 8 (17.02%) WebDriver
5 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
5 3 (6.38%) JIRA
5 3 (6.38%) MSTest
5 3 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.13%) NeoLoad
6 1 (2.13%) LoadUI
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (40.43%) Tester
2 17 (36.17%) Analyst
3 12 (25.53%) Business Analyst
4 10 (21.28%) Functional Tester
4 10 (21.28%) Manual Tester
5 7 (14.89%) Automation Tester
6 5 (10.64%) Developer
7 4 (8.51%) Test Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Java Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Agile Business Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Agile Coach
9 2 (4.26%) Agile .NET Developer
9 2 (4.26%) .NET Developer
9 2 (4.26%) VB.NET Developer
9 2 (4.26%) WinForms Developer
10 1 (2.13%) Financial Services Business Analyst
10 1 (2.13%) Technical Business Analyst
10 1 (2.13%) IT Business Analyst
10 1 (2.13%) Financial Business Analyst
10 1 (2.13%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (31.91%) .NET
2 3 (6.38%) ActiveMQ
2 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.38%) SOAP
2 3 (6.38%) Web Services
3 2 (4.26%) Spring MVC
3 2 (4.26%) WinForms
3 2 (4.26%) Spring
4 1 (2.13%) JMS
4 1 (2.13%) JMX
4 1 (2.13%) J2EE
4 1 (2.13%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.66%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Windows
2 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
2 2 (4.26%) UNIX
2 2 (4.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (51.06%) TDD
1 24 (51.06%) BDD
2 21 (44.68%) Scrum
3 18 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (27.66%) Test Automation
5 12 (25.53%) Test Scripting
6 6 (12.77%) Waterfall
6 6 (12.77%) UML
7 5 (10.64%) ATDD
8 4 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (8.51%) Business Analysis
8 4 (8.51%) Refactoring
9 3 (6.38%) Information Management
9 3 (6.38%) Document Management
9 3 (6.38%) Automated Testing
9 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (6.38%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (6.38%) Investment Management
9 3 (6.38%) Wealth Management
9 3 (6.38%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (53.19%) Java
2 23 (48.94%) C#
3 13 (27.66%) SQL
4 10 (21.28%) Ruby
5 8 (17.02%) PHP
6 2 (4.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (25.53%) ISEB
2 4 (8.51%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.26%) Degree
4 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (40.43%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) FATCA
2 2 (4.26%) AIFMD
Vendors
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
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