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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 55 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 14 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.33% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.72% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £368
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +38.46%
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
514 105 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 85.52% 76.09% 66.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 61 93
Average daily rate £375 £352 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.41% +28.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £233 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 6 7
Average hourly rate £21.80 £17.20 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.74% -4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.09 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.90 £35.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Usability Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Human Factors
3 7 (43.75%) Market Research
3 7 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (31.25%) Project Management
4 5 (31.25%) Scrum
5 4 (25.00%) Degree
5 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 4 (25.00%) Coaching
5 4 (25.00%) Psychology
5 4 (25.00%) Agile Project Management
6 3 (18.75%) Open Source
6 3 (18.75%) Java
7 2 (12.50%) Ruby
7 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 2 (12.50%) User Experience
8 1 (6.25%) C#
8 1 (6.25%) Product Management
8 1 (6.25%) RSpec
8 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
8 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
8 1 (6.25%) Automation Testing
8 1 (6.25%) APMP
8 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
8 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management
8 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Refactoring
8 1 (6.25%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 (6.25%) RSpec
1 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
1 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
1 1 (6.25%) Selenium
1 1 (6.25%) JUnit
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Advertising
1 1 (6.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) ScrumMaster
2 2 (12.50%) Agile Coach
3 1 (6.25%) User Experience Researcher
3 1 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Business Process Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Business Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Process Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Human Factors
1 7 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (25.00%) Psychology
3 3 (18.75%) Open Source
4 2 (12.50%) User Experience
5 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (6.25%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Usability Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Market Research
4 5 (31.25%) Project Management
4 5 (31.25%) Scrum
5 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 4 (25.00%) Coaching
5 4 (25.00%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 1 (6.25%) Product Management
7 1 (6.25%) Automation Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management
7 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Refactoring
7 1 (6.25%) TDD
7 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
7 1 (6.25%) Use Case
7 1 (6.25%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) Ruby
3 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) APMP
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) PMP
2 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
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