The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
England / North East
Rank 36 27 48
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +21
Contract jobs citing User Stories 49 51 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 5.61% 5.76% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.39% 6.83% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 37 3
Median daily rate £400 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £378 £492
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £530 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £32.33
% change year-on-year
- +1.31%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
767 747 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 87.86% 84.31% 70.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 487 251
Median daily rate £388 £413 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +8.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 12 18
Median hourly rate £37.50 £15.25 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+145.90% -30.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.96 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £21.00 £30.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East 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 the North East

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Stories across the North East region.

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in the North East

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the North East region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -12 48 £400 -20.00% 2
Durham - 1 £340 - 1
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 North East region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 100 (98.04%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (70.59%) Scrum
3 47 (46.08%) Scala
4 43 (42.16%) Selenium
5 42 (41.18%) QA
6 39 (38.24%) Test Automation
7 35 (34.31%) Project Management
8 33 (32.35%) Jenkins
9 32 (31.37%) Automated Testing
10 31 (30.39%) TDD
10 31 (30.39%) Continuous Improvement
11 30 (29.41%) Automation Testing
12 29 (28.43%) Agile Project Management
12 29 (28.43%) Kanban
12 29 (28.43%) Cucumber
13 28 (27.45%) Java
14 25 (24.51%) Software Engineering
14 25 (24.51%) WebDriver
15 23 (22.55%) JSON
16 22 (21.57%) WCAG
17 21 (20.59%) Test Scripting
17 21 (20.59%) Groovy
17 21 (20.59%) RESTful
17 21 (20.59%) Gherkin
17 21 (20.59%) Coaching
17 21 (20.59%) API Testing
18 19 (18.63%) Service Delivery
19 18 (17.65%) Games
19 18 (17.65%) JUnit
19 18 (17.65%) Web Testing

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 17 (16.67%) Confluence
2 4 (3.92%) GeoServer
3 2 (1.96%) Drupal
3 2 (1.96%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.98%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.76%) MongoDB
2 8 (7.84%) Apache Cassandra
2 8 (7.84%) MySQL
2 8 (7.84%) NoSQL
2 8 (7.84%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.92%) GIS
Development Applications
1 43 (42.16%) Selenium
2 33 (32.35%) Jenkins
3 29 (28.43%) Cucumber
4 25 (24.51%) WebDriver
5 18 (17.65%) JUnit
5 18 (17.65%) RSpec
6 17 (16.67%) JIRA
7 14 (13.73%) SoapUI
8 4 (3.92%) Burp Suite
8 4 (3.92%) Git (software)
8 4 (3.92%) JMeter
General
1 18 (17.65%) Games
2 4 (3.92%) Retail
3 1 (0.98%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (20.59%) Tester
2 18 (17.65%) Test Engineer
3 17 (16.67%) Scrum Master
4 16 (15.69%) Analyst
4 16 (15.69%) Automation Tester
4 16 (15.69%) QA Engineer
4 16 (15.69%) QA Test Engineer
5 15 (14.71%) Quality Engineer
6 13 (12.75%) Product Manager
7 12 (11.76%) Business Analyst
8 10 (9.80%) Agile Business Analyst
9 9 (8.82%) Agile Scrum Master
9 9 (8.82%) Architect
10 8 (7.84%) Digital Architect
10 8 (7.84%) Technical Architect
11 7 (6.86%) Digital Technical Architect
11 7 (6.86%) Java Automation Tester
12 6 (5.88%) Selenium Automation Tester
12 6 (5.88%) Selenium Tester
12 6 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (22.55%) JSON
2 21 (20.59%) Gherkin
2 21 (20.59%) RESTful
3 14 (13.73%) Web Services
4 10 (9.80%) AngularJS
4 10 (9.80%) CSS
4 10 (9.80%) HTML
4 10 (9.80%) HTML5
4 10 (9.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 8 (7.84%) CSS3
5 8 (7.84%) Django
5 8 (7.84%) Play Framework
5 8 (7.84%) REST
5 8 (7.84%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (3.92%) Java EE
6 4 (3.92%) SignalR
6 4 (3.92%) Spring
7 2 (1.96%) Entity Framework
7 2 (1.96%) Node.js
7 2 (1.96%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.80%) User Experience
2 6 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.88%) Smartphone
3 3 (2.94%) NHS
4 2 (1.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (98.04%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (70.59%) Scrum
3 39 (38.24%) Test Automation
4 35 (34.31%) Project Management
5 32 (31.37%) Automated Testing
6 31 (30.39%) Continuous Improvement
6 31 (30.39%) TDD
7 30 (29.41%) Automation Testing
8 29 (28.43%) Agile Project Management
8 29 (28.43%) Kanban
9 25 (24.51%) Software Engineering
10 21 (20.59%) API Testing
10 21 (20.59%) Coaching
10 21 (20.59%) Test Scripting
11 19 (18.63%) Service Delivery
12 18 (17.65%) Defect Tracking
12 18 (17.65%) Performance Testing
12 18 (17.65%) Web Testing
13 17 (16.67%) Mentoring
14 16 (15.69%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (46.08%) Scala
2 28 (27.45%) Java
3 21 (20.59%) Groovy
4 11 (10.78%) Ruby
5 5 (4.90%) C#
6 4 (3.92%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.94%) Python
8 2 (1.96%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.96%) SQL
9 1 (0.98%) C
9 1 (0.98%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (7.84%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (3.92%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.96%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (0.98%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (41.18%) QA
2 22 (21.57%) WCAG
3 4 (3.92%) WAI
4 2 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (1.96%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (1.96%) Cisco IPCC
1 2 (1.96%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 16 (15.69%) Atlassian
2 4 (3.92%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.96%) Cisco
3 2 (1.96%) HP
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