The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 59 36 49
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +13
Contract jobs citing User Stories 48 31 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 4.22% 4.66% 2.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.87% 5.57% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 14
Median daily rate £406 £415 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.10% -7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £380 £406
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £619 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £32.75 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+41.22% -40.45%
User Stories
Tyne and Wear

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
986 557 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 86.64% 83.76% 85.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 746 373 344
Median daily rate £410 £400 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 22 11
Median hourly rate £28.00 £26.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £19.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.52 £47.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing User Stories as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 61 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (60.66%) Scrum
3 32 (52.46%) Scala
4 28 (45.90%) Selenium
5 27 (44.26%) QA
6 25 (40.98%) TDD
7 24 (39.34%) Test Automation
8 22 (36.07%) Test Scripting
8 22 (36.07%) Cucumber
8 22 (36.07%) Jenkins
8 22 (36.07%) Automated Testing
8 22 (36.07%) JSON
9 20 (32.79%) WCAG
10 19 (31.15%) Automation Testing
11 18 (29.51%) WebDriver
12 17 (27.87%) Kanban
13 16 (26.23%) RSpec
13 16 (26.23%) Web Testing
13 16 (26.23%) Games
13 16 (26.23%) JUnit
13 16 (26.23%) Defect Tracking
14 14 (22.95%) Java
14 14 (22.95%) Continuous Improvement
15 13 (21.31%) Agile Project Management
15 13 (21.31%) Open Source
15 13 (21.31%) Project Management
16 12 (19.67%) MongoDB
17 11 (18.03%) User Experience
18 10 (16.39%) Performance Testing
18 10 (16.39%) Ruby

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (13.11%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.67%) MongoDB
2 8 (13.11%) Apache Cassandra
2 8 (13.11%) MySQL
2 8 (13.11%) NoSQL
2 8 (13.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (45.90%) Selenium
2 22 (36.07%) Cucumber
2 22 (36.07%) Jenkins
3 18 (29.51%) WebDriver
4 16 (26.23%) JUnit
4 16 (26.23%) RSpec
5 8 (13.11%) JIRA
6 6 (9.84%) SoapUI
7 4 (6.56%) Burp Suite
7 4 (6.56%) Git (software)
7 4 (6.56%) JMeter
General
1 16 (26.23%) Games
2 2 (3.28%) Finance
3 1 (1.64%) Electronics
3 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.64%) Marketing
3 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (26.23%) Test Engineer
2 15 (24.59%) Analyst
3 14 (22.95%) Business Analyst
3 14 (22.95%) QA Engineer
3 14 (22.95%) QA Test Engineer
3 14 (22.95%) Quality Engineer
4 10 (16.39%) Agile Business Analyst
5 9 (14.75%) Architect
6 8 (13.11%) Digital Architect
6 8 (13.11%) Technical Architect
7 7 (11.48%) Digital Technical Architect
8 6 (9.84%) Senior QA Engineer
8 6 (9.84%) Senior Quality Engineer
8 6 (9.84%) Senior Test Engineer
8 6 (9.84%) Tester
9 5 (8.20%) Product Manager
10 3 (4.92%) Automation Tester
10 3 (4.92%) Scrum Master
11 2 (3.28%) Performance Tester
11 2 (3.28%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (36.07%) JSON
2 8 (13.11%) AngularJS
2 8 (13.11%) CSS
2 8 (13.11%) CSS3
2 8 (13.11%) Django
2 8 (13.11%) Gherkin
2 8 (13.11%) HTML
2 8 (13.11%) HTML5
2 8 (13.11%) Play Framework
2 8 (13.11%) REST
2 8 (13.11%) RESTful
2 8 (13.11%) Ruby on Rails
2 8 (13.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 7 (11.48%) Web Services
4 4 (6.56%) Spring
5 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) User Experience
2 3 (4.92%) NHS
2 3 (4.92%) Smartphone
3 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (60.66%) Scrum
3 25 (40.98%) TDD
4 24 (39.34%) Test Automation
5 22 (36.07%) Automated Testing
5 22 (36.07%) Test Scripting
6 19 (31.15%) Automation Testing
7 17 (27.87%) Kanban
8 16 (26.23%) Defect Tracking
8 16 (26.23%) Web Testing
9 14 (22.95%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (21.31%) Agile Project Management
10 13 (21.31%) Open Source
10 13 (21.31%) Project Management
11 10 (16.39%) Performance Testing
12 9 (14.75%) Prototyping
13 8 (13.11%) API Testing
13 8 (13.11%) BDD
13 8 (13.11%) Service Design
13 8 (13.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 32 (52.46%) Scala
2 14 (22.95%) Java
3 10 (16.39%) Ruby
4 8 (13.11%) Groovy
5 2 (3.28%) C#
5 2 (3.28%) Python
6 1 (1.64%) C
6 1 (1.64%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (13.11%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (8.20%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (44.26%) QA
2 20 (32.79%) WCAG
3 4 (6.56%) WAI
4 3 (4.92%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 7 (11.48%) Atlassian
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.64%) SAP
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