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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 18 9 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing User Stories 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 2.27% 4.17% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 4.55% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £365 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.65 £104.41
% change year-on-year
+30.16% -68.72%
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
43 22 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 97.73% 91.67% 74.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 18 17
Median daily rate £400 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £325 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £19.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

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 5 May 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