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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 74 52 60
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +8
Contract jobs citing User Stories 31 26 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.72% 3.31% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.15% 3.88% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 1
Median daily rate £475 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +28.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £388
% change year-on-year
+5.91% +3.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.83 £48.75
% change year-on-year
+6.62% -32.66%
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
984 670 398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 86.39% 85.35% 85.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 723 477 262
Median daily rate £400 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 18 22
Median hourly rate £29.00 £18.00 £21.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.11% -17.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £10.94 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £43.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 48 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (41.67%) Scrum
3 15 (31.25%) QA
3 15 (31.25%) Selenium
3 15 (31.25%) Scala
4 13 (27.08%) Test Scripting
4 13 (27.08%) TDD
5 12 (25.00%) Java
5 12 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 12 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 11 (22.92%) WCAG
6 11 (22.92%) JSON
6 11 (22.92%) Project Management
6 11 (22.92%) Business Analysis
7 10 (20.83%) Automated Testing
7 10 (20.83%) UML
7 10 (20.83%) OOA/OOD
7 10 (20.83%) OO
7 10 (20.83%) Use Case
7 10 (20.83%) MongoDB
7 10 (20.83%) Agile Project Management
7 10 (20.83%) Test Automation
7 10 (20.83%) Open Source
8 9 (18.75%) Kanban
9 7 (14.58%) User Experience
9 7 (14.58%) Automation Testing
9 7 (14.58%) DevOps
9 7 (14.58%) Defect Tracking
9 7 (14.58%) Service Design
9 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared

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 4 (8.33%) Confluence
2 2 (4.17%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) IaaS
2 1 (2.08%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.83%) MongoDB
2 5 (10.42%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (10.42%) MySQL
2 5 (10.42%) NoSQL
2 5 (10.42%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (31.25%) Selenium
2 12 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 12 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 7 (14.58%) JUnit
3 7 (14.58%) RSpec
3 7 (14.58%) WebDriver
4 6 (12.50%) JIRA
5 5 (10.42%) Git (software)
6 4 (8.33%) Burp Suite
6 4 (8.33%) JMeter
7 3 (6.25%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (14.58%) Games
2 4 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Electronics
3 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.08%) Marketing
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (35.42%) Analyst
2 15 (31.25%) Business Analyst
3 10 (20.83%) Architect
4 8 (16.67%) Digital Architect
5 7 (14.58%) Technical Architect
5 7 (14.58%) Test Engineer
6 6 (12.50%) Agile Business Analyst
6 6 (12.50%) Digital Technical Architect
6 6 (12.50%) QA Engineer
6 6 (12.50%) QA Test Engineer
6 6 (12.50%) Quality Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Senior QA Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Senior Quality Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Tester
8 3 (6.25%) Digital Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Digital Business Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Technical Business Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.92%) JSON
2 5 (10.42%) AngularJS
2 5 (10.42%) CSS
2 5 (10.42%) CSS3
2 5 (10.42%) Django
2 5 (10.42%) HTML
2 5 (10.42%) HTML5
2 5 (10.42%) Play Framework
2 5 (10.42%) REST
2 5 (10.42%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (10.42%) Spring
2 5 (10.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (8.33%) Web Services
4 3 (6.25%) Gherkin
4 3 (6.25%) RESTful
5 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) User Experience
2 5 (10.42%) NHS
3 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.08%) Psychology
3 1 (2.08%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) Linux
2 2 (4.17%) Unix
2 2 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (41.67%) Scrum
3 13 (27.08%) TDD
3 13 (27.08%) Test Scripting
4 11 (22.92%) Business Analysis
4 11 (22.92%) Project Management
5 10 (20.83%) Agile Project Management
5 10 (20.83%) Automated Testing
5 10 (20.83%) OO
5 10 (20.83%) OOA/OOD
5 10 (20.83%) Open Source
5 10 (20.83%) Test Automation
5 10 (20.83%) UML
5 10 (20.83%) Use Case
6 9 (18.75%) Kanban
7 7 (14.58%) Automation Testing
7 7 (14.58%) DevOps
7 7 (14.58%) Performance Testing
7 7 (14.58%) Waterfall
7 7 (14.58%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.25%) Scala
2 12 (25.00%) Java
3 6 (12.50%) Ruby
4 4 (8.33%) Python
5 3 (6.25%) Bash Shell
5 3 (6.25%) Groovy
6 1 (2.08%) C
6 1 (2.08%) C#
6 1 (2.08%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (31.25%) QA
2 11 (22.92%) WCAG
3 6 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (8.33%) WAI
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (6.25%) Atlassian
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle
2 2 (4.17%) SaltStack
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.08%) SAP