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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
Rank 38 25 34
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +9
Contract jobs citing User Stories 42 46 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 6.32% 6.93% 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.76% 7.90% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 31 4
Median daily rate £400 £500 £499
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +0.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £375 £492
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £530 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £32.33
% change year-on-year
- +1.31%

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
621 582 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 93.38% 87.65% 77.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 389 174
Median daily rate £388 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.73% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 7
Median hourly rate £37.50 £19.50 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.30% -10.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 87 (97.75%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (67.42%) Scrum
3 45 (50.56%) Scala
4 41 (46.07%) Selenium
5 40 (44.94%) QA
6 37 (41.57%) Test Automation
7 32 (35.96%) Jenkins
8 31 (34.83%) Automated Testing
9 30 (33.71%) TDD
9 30 (33.71%) Project Management
10 29 (32.58%) Cucumber
10 29 (32.58%) Automation Testing
11 26 (29.21%) Continuous Improvement
11 26 (29.21%) Agile Project Management
11 26 (29.21%) Kanban
12 25 (28.09%) WebDriver
12 25 (28.09%) Java
13 24 (26.97%) JSON
14 23 (25.84%) WCAG
15 21 (23.60%) Test Scripting
16 20 (22.47%) Software Engineering
17 19 (21.35%) Games
17 19 (21.35%) JUnit
17 19 (21.35%) Web Testing
17 19 (21.35%) RSpec
17 19 (21.35%) Coaching
17 19 (21.35%) Defect Tracking
18 18 (20.22%) API Testing
18 18 (20.22%) Gherkin
18 18 (20.22%) Groovy

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 15 (16.85%) Confluence
2 2 (2.25%) GeoServer
3 1 (1.12%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) GitHub
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.48%) MongoDB
2 8 (8.99%) Apache Cassandra
2 8 (8.99%) MySQL
2 8 (8.99%) NoSQL
2 8 (8.99%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.25%) GIS
Development Applications
1 41 (46.07%) Selenium
2 32 (35.96%) Jenkins
3 29 (32.58%) Cucumber
4 25 (28.09%) WebDriver
5 19 (21.35%) JUnit
5 19 (21.35%) RSpec
6 15 (16.85%) JIRA
7 12 (13.48%) SoapUI
8 4 (4.49%) Burp Suite
8 4 (4.49%) Git (software)
8 4 (4.49%) JMeter
General
1 19 (21.35%) Games
2 1 (1.12%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (21.35%) Test Engineer
2 18 (20.22%) Tester
3 17 (19.10%) QA Engineer
3 17 (19.10%) QA Test Engineer
4 16 (17.98%) Quality Engineer
5 13 (14.61%) Automation Tester
5 13 (14.61%) Product Manager
5 13 (14.61%) Scrum Master
6 11 (12.36%) Analyst
7 9 (10.11%) Architect
8 8 (8.99%) Agile Scrum Master
8 8 (8.99%) Digital Architect
8 8 (8.99%) Technical Architect
9 7 (7.87%) Business Analyst
9 7 (7.87%) Digital Technical Architect
10 6 (6.74%) Agile Business Analyst
10 6 (6.74%) Senior QA Engineer
10 6 (6.74%) Senior Quality Engineer
10 6 (6.74%) Senior Test Engineer
11 5 (5.62%) Java Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (26.97%) JSON
2 18 (20.22%) Gherkin
2 18 (20.22%) RESTful
3 12 (13.48%) Web Services
4 9 (10.11%) AngularJS
4 9 (10.11%) CSS
4 9 (10.11%) HTML
4 9 (10.11%) HTML5
4 9 (10.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 8 (8.99%) CSS3
5 8 (8.99%) Django
5 8 (8.99%) Play Framework
5 8 (8.99%) REST
5 8 (8.99%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (4.49%) Spring
7 2 (2.25%) Java EE
7 2 (2.25%) SignalR
8 1 (1.12%) Angular 2
8 1 (1.12%) OpenLayers
8 1 (1.12%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.24%) User Experience
2 6 (6.74%) Smartphone
3 3 (3.37%) NHS
4 2 (2.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (97.75%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (67.42%) Scrum
3 37 (41.57%) Test Automation
4 31 (34.83%) Automated Testing
5 30 (33.71%) Project Management
5 30 (33.71%) TDD
6 29 (32.58%) Automation Testing
7 26 (29.21%) Agile Project Management
7 26 (29.21%) Continuous Improvement
7 26 (29.21%) Kanban
8 21 (23.60%) Test Scripting
9 20 (22.47%) Software Engineering
10 19 (21.35%) Coaching
10 19 (21.35%) Defect Tracking
10 19 (21.35%) Web Testing
11 18 (20.22%) API Testing
12 17 (19.10%) Service Delivery
13 16 (17.98%) Performance Testing
14 15 (16.85%) Mentoring
15 14 (15.73%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 45 (50.56%) Scala
2 25 (28.09%) Java
3 18 (20.22%) Groovy
4 11 (12.36%) Ruby
5 4 (4.49%) C#
6 3 (3.37%) Python
7 2 (2.25%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.12%) C
8 1 (1.12%) C++
8 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (8.99%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (4.49%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.25%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (44.94%) QA
2 23 (25.84%) WCAG
3 4 (4.49%) WAI
4 2 (2.25%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (2.25%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (2.25%) Cisco IPCC
1 2 (2.25%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 14 (15.73%) Atlassian
2 2 (2.25%) Cisco
2 2 (2.25%) HP
2 2 (2.25%) Microsoft
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