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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 53 67 62
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -5
Contract jobs citing User Stories 27 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.44% 0.87% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.18% 1.11% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 4 9
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£485 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £325 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £325 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+15.71% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
User Stories
West Yorkshire

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
848 722 842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 76.67% 78.82% 78.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 567 415 450
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 12
Average hourly rate £13.50 £45.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +221.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £15.00 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £80.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 44 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (41.67%) C#
2 20 (41.67%) Java
3 19 (39.58%) TDD
3 19 (39.58%) BDD
4 16 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 14 (29.17%) Scrum
5 14 (29.17%) Cucumber
6 13 (27.08%) Ruby
7 11 (22.92%) QA
7 11 (22.92%) Selenium
8 10 (20.83%) ISEB
9 9 (18.75%) Project Management
9 9 (18.75%) SoapUI
9 9 (18.75%) Mentoring
10 8 (16.67%) ATDD
10 8 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (16.67%) Refactoring
11 7 (14.58%) .NET
11 7 (14.58%) Agile Project Management
11 7 (14.58%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (12.50%) Product Management
12 6 (12.50%) Test Scripting
12 6 (12.50%) Waterfall
12 6 (12.50%) JBehave
12 6 (12.50%) WebDriver
12 6 (12.50%) PHP
12 6 (12.50%) SQL
12 6 (12.50%) SharePoint
12 6 (12.50%) Finance

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Project
2 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) EDRMS
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) MS Access
2 1 (2.08%) CouchDB
2 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.08%) Couchbase
2 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (29.17%) Cucumber
2 11 (22.92%) Selenium
3 9 (18.75%) SoapUI
4 6 (12.50%) JBehave
4 6 (12.50%) WebDriver
5 3 (6.25%) MSTest
5 3 (6.25%) Visual Studio
5 3 (6.25%) JIRA
5 3 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (33.33%) Analyst
2 12 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 12 (25.00%) Tester
3 8 (16.67%) Agile Coach
4 7 (14.58%) Delivery Manager
5 6 (12.50%) Agile Business Analyst
5 6 (12.50%) Automation Tester
6 4 (8.33%) Manual Tester
6 4 (8.33%) Functional Tester
7 3 (6.25%) Test Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Senior Manager
9 1 (2.08%) SAP Business Analyst
9 1 (2.08%) Technical Business Analyst
9 1 (2.08%) IT Business Analyst
9 1 (2.08%) Document Manager
9 1 (2.08%) Agile Test Analyst
9 1 (2.08%) Java Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Technical Analyst
9 1 (2.08%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.58%) .NET
2 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.25%) SOAP
3 2 (4.17%) Web Services
4 1 (2.08%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (2.08%) Spring
4 1 (2.08%) Spring MVC
4 1 (2.08%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.08%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.08%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) Windows
1 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.08%) UNIX
2 1 (2.08%) Linux
2 1 (2.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (39.58%) TDD
2 19 (39.58%) BDD
3 16 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 14 (29.17%) Scrum
5 9 (18.75%) Project Management
5 9 (18.75%) Mentoring
6 8 (16.67%) ATDD
6 8 (16.67%) Refactoring
6 8 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (14.58%) Agile Project Management
8 6 (12.50%) Product Management
8 6 (12.50%) Waterfall
8 6 (12.50%) Kanban
8 6 (12.50%) Test Scripting
8 6 (12.50%) Software Engineering
9 4 (8.33%) Automated Testing
9 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
9 4 (8.33%) Functional Testing
10 3 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (41.67%) C#
1 20 (41.67%) Java
2 13 (27.08%) Ruby
3 6 (12.50%) PHP
3 6 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) ISEB
2 4 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.17%) Degree
3 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.92%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (2.08%) SAP
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £575 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £430.00 - £530.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Leeds
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £430 - £530 per day
Posted: 26 days ago