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 24 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 36 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 19 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 3.90% 2.12% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.75% 2.92% -
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £449 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+38.88% +10.76%
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
400 137 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 82.14% 72.49% 64.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 77 66
Average daily rate £421 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.26% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 5
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -18.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) Usability Testing
3 8 (40.00%) Market Research
4 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (35.00%) Human Factors
5 6 (30.00%) Project Management
5 6 (30.00%) Agile Project Management
6 5 (25.00%) Mentoring
6 5 (25.00%) Scrum
7 4 (20.00%) Degree
7 4 (20.00%) Psychology
7 4 (20.00%) Coaching
8 3 (15.00%) User Experience
8 3 (15.00%) Open Source
9 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
9 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
9 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
9 2 (10.00%) Ruby
9 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
9 2 (10.00%) Java
10 1 (5.00%) JUnit
10 1 (5.00%) UML
10 1 (5.00%) OO
10 1 (5.00%) Change Management
10 1 (5.00%) Validation
10 1 (5.00%) Games
10 1 (5.00%) C#
10 1 (5.00%) TDD
10 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
10 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) JUnit
1 1 (5.00%) Selenium
1 1 (5.00%) RSpec
1 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (5.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) ScrumMaster
2 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Product Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Agile Coach
3 1 (5.00%) User Experience Researcher
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Human Factors
1 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (20.00%) Psychology
3 3 (15.00%) Open Source
3 3 (15.00%) User Experience
4 1 (5.00%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) Usability Testing
3 8 (40.00%) Market Research
4 6 (30.00%) Agile Project Management
4 6 (30.00%) Project Management
5 5 (25.00%) Scrum
5 5 (25.00%) Mentoring
6 4 (20.00%) Coaching
7 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
8 1 (5.00%) Change Management
8 1 (5.00%) Validation
8 1 (5.00%) Web Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
8 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (5.00%) TDD
8 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
8 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) Java
1 2 (10.00%) Ruby
2 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA