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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 57 - 36
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.22% - 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% - 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£350 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+22.13% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.75 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
381 102 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 83.19% 72.86% 69.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 58 97
Average daily rate £365 £331 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.18% +27.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £500 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 6 8
Average hourly rate £21.80 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.23% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.00 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.90 £29.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Newcastle upon Tyne region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Java
3 6 (50.00%) TDD
4 5 (41.67%) Scrum
4 5 (41.67%) Service Delivery
4 5 (41.67%) Project Management
5 4 (33.33%) JUnit
5 4 (33.33%) Games
5 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Ruby
5 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 4 (33.33%) QA
5 4 (33.33%) Selenium
5 4 (33.33%) Web Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 4 (33.33%) RSpec
5 4 (33.33%) WebDriver
5 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 4 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
5 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 4 (33.33%) Automation Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Open Source
6 3 (25.00%) Finance
7 2 (16.67%) MVC
7 2 (16.67%) Struts
7 2 (16.67%) Web Services
7 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
7 2 (16.67%) DHTML
7 2 (16.67%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) JUnit
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
1 4 (33.33%) RSpec
1 4 (33.33%) WebDriver
1 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (33.33%) Games
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Product Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) ScrumMaster
2 2 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Hybris Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Business Process Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Coach
3 1 (8.33%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Process Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Struts
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
1 2 (16.67%) DHTML
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
1 2 (16.67%) jQuery
1 2 (16.67%) Spring MVC
1 2 (16.67%) Ajax
1 2 (16.67%) Spring
1 2 (16.67%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) TDD
3 5 (41.67%) Scrum
3 5 (41.67%) Service Delivery
3 5 (41.67%) Project Management
4 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Web Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
4 4 (33.33%) Automation Testing
5 2 (16.67%) MVC
5 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 2 (16.67%) Web Development
5 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 2 (16.67%) Coaching
6 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
6 1 (8.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (8.33%) Scala
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) APMP
1 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) PMP
1 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) hybris