The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Paddington 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 June 2015 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 12 - 8
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Paddington 6.38% - 7.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.52% - 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.06% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £28.83 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.01%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Paddington region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Paddington
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
46 3 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Paddington 97.87% 33.33% 84.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 3 9
Average daily rate £500 £260 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+92.30% -42.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Paddington

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Paddington region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Paddington

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Paddington

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Paddington

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in Paddington

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Paddington region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Paddington

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Paddington

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Paddington 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 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Atlassian
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
1 3 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) JBehave
2 2 (66.67%) Software Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
2 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) DataPower
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) Confluence
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) Decision Table
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) Spring
2 2 (66.67%) Maven
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) DB2
2 2 (66.67%) JUnit
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Paddington by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Paddington 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (66.67%) Apache
1 2 (66.67%) WebSphere
1 2 (66.67%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) JUnit
2 2 (66.67%) Maven
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) JBehave
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) Spring
1 2 (66.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) DataPower
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) UNIX
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) Software Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Decision Table
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Pair Programming
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Atlassian
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Cadence