The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Leeds region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 61 62 63
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing User Stories 21 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.79% 0.26% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 0.35% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 3
Average daily rate £280 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.03% +3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+500.00% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
919 579 655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 78.35% 75.69% 71.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 310 371
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £434 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 17
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £12.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £24.10 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
User Stories
West Yorkshire

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
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 18 April 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 17 (37.78%) Java
2 15 (33.33%) Scrum
2 15 (33.33%) TDD
2 15 (33.33%) BDD
3 14 (31.11%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (28.89%) QA
5 12 (26.67%) Test Scripting
5 12 (26.67%) .NET
5 12 (26.67%) C#
6 10 (22.22%) Project Management
6 10 (22.22%) SQL
7 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 9 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 9 (20.00%) CRM
8 8 (17.78%) ISEB
8 8 (17.78%) Business Analysis
8 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (15.56%) Dynamics CRM
9 7 (15.56%) Data Analysis
9 7 (15.56%) Migration
9 7 (15.56%) Data Migration
9 7 (15.56%) Data Integration
10 6 (13.33%) Finance
11 5 (11.11%) Software Testing
11 5 (11.11%) MS Project
12 4 (8.89%) Selenium
12 4 (8.89%) SoapUI
13 3 (6.67%) JIRA
13 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (6.67%) Test Automation

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) Internet
2 1 (2.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) Data Mining
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.44%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.22%) Big Data
2 1 (2.22%) Couchbase
2 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.22%) CouchDB
2 1 (2.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Selenium
1 4 (8.89%) SoapUI
2 3 (6.67%) JIRA
2 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.44%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.44%) JBehave
3 2 (4.44%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.22%) NeoLoad
4 1 (2.22%) LoadUI
4 1 (2.22%) MSTest
4 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 21 (46.67%) Analyst
2 18 (40.00%) Tester
3 12 (26.67%) Functional Tester
3 12 (26.67%) Business Analyst
4 11 (24.44%) Manual Tester
5 9 (20.00%) Agile Business Analyst
6 6 (13.33%) Test Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) Developer
7 4 (8.89%) Data Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Financial Services Business Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) IT Business Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Financial Business Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) WinForms Developer
9 2 (4.44%) Java Developer
9 2 (4.44%) .NET Developer
9 2 (4.44%) VB.NET Developer
9 2 (4.44%) ScrumMaster
9 2 (4.44%) Agile .NET Developer
9 2 (4.44%) Automation Tester
10 1 (2.22%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.67%) .NET
2 2 (4.44%) Web Services
2 2 (4.44%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (4.44%) WinForms
2 2 (4.44%) Velocity
3 1 (2.22%) Apache Camel
3 1 (2.22%) Spring MVC
3 1 (2.22%) Spring
3 1 (2.22%) J2EE
3 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.22%) SOAP
3 1 (2.22%) JMS
3 1 (2.22%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.11%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (15.56%) Data Integration
3 2 (4.44%) NHS
4 1 (2.22%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) UNIX
2 2 (4.44%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Solaris
3 1 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (33.33%) Scrum
1 15 (33.33%) TDD
1 15 (33.33%) BDD
2 12 (26.67%) Test Scripting
3 10 (22.22%) Project Management
4 9 (20.00%) CRM
5 8 (17.78%) Business Analysis
5 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (15.56%) Data Analysis
6 7 (15.56%) Migration
6 7 (15.56%) Data Migration
7 5 (11.11%) Software Testing
8 3 (6.67%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (4.44%) B2C
9 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce
9 2 (4.44%) Automated Testing
9 2 (4.44%) Systems Analysis
9 2 (4.44%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (37.78%) Java
2 12 (26.67%) C#
3 10 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (4.44%) VB.NET
4 2 (4.44%) PHP
4 2 (4.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) ISEB
2 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (28.89%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle
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