The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Salford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank - - 9
Contract jobs citing User Stories 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford - - 12.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £344
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £32.83 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.91% -12.46%
User Stories
Manchester

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Salford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
33 20 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 89.19% 83.33% 87.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 16 20
Median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £215 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £555 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £19.25 £18.31 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.16% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Salford 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 Salford

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Salford

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Salford

User Stories
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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 Salford region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Salford 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) TDD