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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
Rank 46 18 38
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +20
Contract jobs citing User Stories 39 54 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 5.32% 8.42% 2.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.84% 9.78% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 39 8
Median daily rate £400 £500 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £375 £409
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £552 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -34.50%

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
668 552 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 91.13% 86.12% 80.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 364 211
Median daily rate £375 £410 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +1.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £258 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 18 4
Median hourly rate £37.50 £24.43 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.53% +11.93%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 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 77 (97.47%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (62.03%) Scrum
3 41 (51.90%) Scala
4 37 (46.84%) Selenium
5 35 (44.30%) QA
6 33 (41.77%) Test Automation
7 31 (39.24%) Jenkins
8 30 (37.97%) TDD
9 29 (36.71%) Automated Testing
9 29 (36.71%) Cucumber
10 28 (35.44%) Automation Testing
11 26 (32.91%) Test Scripting
12 25 (31.65%) JSON
12 25 (31.65%) WCAG
12 25 (31.65%) WebDriver
13 23 (29.11%) Project Management
14 21 (26.58%) JUnit
14 21 (26.58%) Games
14 21 (26.58%) Agile Project Management
14 21 (26.58%) RSpec
14 21 (26.58%) Web Testing
14 21 (26.58%) Defect Tracking
15 20 (25.32%) Kanban
15 20 (25.32%) Java
16 18 (22.78%) Continuous Improvement
17 15 (18.99%) Open Source
17 15 (18.99%) Coaching
18 13 (16.46%) Service Delivery
19 12 (15.19%) Software Engineering
19 12 (15.19%) 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 10 (12.66%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.19%) MongoDB
2 8 (10.13%) Apache Cassandra
2 8 (10.13%) MySQL
2 8 (10.13%) NoSQL
2 8 (10.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 37 (46.84%) Selenium
2 31 (39.24%) Jenkins
3 29 (36.71%) Cucumber
4 25 (31.65%) WebDriver
5 21 (26.58%) JUnit
5 21 (26.58%) RSpec
6 10 (12.66%) JIRA
7 8 (10.13%) SoapUI
8 4 (5.06%) Burp Suite
8 4 (5.06%) Git (software)
8 4 (5.06%) JMeter
General
1 21 (26.58%) Games
2 2 (2.53%) Finance
3 1 (1.27%) Electronics
3 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.27%) Marketing
3 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (26.58%) Test Engineer
2 18 (22.78%) QA Engineer
2 18 (22.78%) QA Test Engineer
3 17 (21.52%) Quality Engineer
4 14 (17.72%) Analyst
5 12 (15.19%) Tester
6 10 (12.66%) Business Analyst
6 10 (12.66%) Product Manager
7 9 (11.39%) Architect
7 9 (11.39%) Automation Tester
7 9 (11.39%) Scrum Master
8 8 (10.13%) Agile Business Analyst
8 8 (10.13%) Digital Architect
8 8 (10.13%) Technical Architect
9 7 (8.86%) Digital Technical Architect
10 6 (7.59%) Agile Scrum Master
10 6 (7.59%) Senior QA Engineer
10 6 (7.59%) Senior Quality Engineer
10 6 (7.59%) Senior Test Engineer
11 4 (5.06%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (31.65%) JSON
2 12 (15.19%) Gherkin
2 12 (15.19%) RESTful
3 8 (10.13%) AngularJS
3 8 (10.13%) CSS
3 8 (10.13%) CSS3
3 8 (10.13%) Django
3 8 (10.13%) HTML
3 8 (10.13%) HTML5
3 8 (10.13%) Play Framework
3 8 (10.13%) REST
3 8 (10.13%) Ruby on Rails
3 8 (10.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 8 (10.13%) Web Services
4 4 (5.06%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.66%) User Experience
2 6 (7.59%) Smartphone
3 3 (3.80%) NHS
4 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (97.47%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (62.03%) Scrum
3 33 (41.77%) Test Automation
4 30 (37.97%) TDD
5 29 (36.71%) Automated Testing
6 28 (35.44%) Automation Testing
7 26 (32.91%) Test Scripting
8 23 (29.11%) Project Management
9 21 (26.58%) Agile Project Management
9 21 (26.58%) Defect Tracking
9 21 (26.58%) Web Testing
10 20 (25.32%) Kanban
11 18 (22.78%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (18.99%) Coaching
12 15 (18.99%) Open Source
13 13 (16.46%) Service Delivery
14 12 (15.19%) API Testing
14 12 (15.19%) Performance Testing
14 12 (15.19%) Software Engineering
15 11 (13.92%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 41 (51.90%) Scala
2 20 (25.32%) Java
3 12 (15.19%) Groovy
3 12 (15.19%) Ruby
4 4 (5.06%) C#
4 4 (5.06%) Python
5 1 (1.27%) C
5 1 (1.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (8.86%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (5.06%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.53%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (44.30%) QA
2 25 (31.65%) WCAG
3 4 (5.06%) WAI
4 2 (2.53%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (2.53%) Cisco IPCC
1 2 (2.53%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 9 (11.39%) Atlassian
2 2 (2.53%) Cisco
2 2 (2.53%) HP
3 1 (1.27%) SAP