The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 58 43 51
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +8
Contract jobs citing User Stories 47 28 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 4.15% 3.87% 2.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.90% 4.67% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 14
Median daily rate £394 £410 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.96% -8.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £380 £406
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £638 £506
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 £46.25 £32.75 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+41.22% -40.45%
User Stories
North East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
960 599 510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 84.81% 82.85% 81.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 717 396 351
Median daily rate £400 £410 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 26 13
Median hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.38 £16.43 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.78 £47.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Newcastle upon Tyne -15 47 £394 -3.96% 2
User Stories
North East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 65 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (61.54%) Scrum
3 34 (52.31%) Scala
4 30 (46.15%) Selenium
5 28 (43.08%) QA
6 26 (40.00%) TDD
6 26 (40.00%) Test Automation
7 24 (36.92%) Jenkins
7 24 (36.92%) Automated Testing
8 23 (35.38%) Cucumber
8 23 (35.38%) Test Scripting
9 22 (33.85%) JSON
10 21 (32.31%) WCAG
10 21 (32.31%) Automation Testing
11 19 (29.23%) WebDriver
12 18 (27.69%) Kanban
13 17 (26.15%) RSpec
13 17 (26.15%) Web Testing
13 17 (26.15%) Games
13 17 (26.15%) JUnit
13 17 (26.15%) Defect Tracking
14 16 (24.62%) Java
15 15 (23.08%) Project Management
15 15 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
15 15 (23.08%) Agile Project Management
16 14 (21.54%) Open Source
17 12 (18.46%) MongoDB
18 11 (16.92%) User Experience
18 11 (16.92%) Performance Testing
18 11 (16.92%) Ruby

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 8 (12.31%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.46%) MongoDB
2 8 (12.31%) Apache Cassandra
2 8 (12.31%) MySQL
2 8 (12.31%) NoSQL
2 8 (12.31%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (46.15%) Selenium
2 24 (36.92%) Jenkins
3 23 (35.38%) Cucumber
4 19 (29.23%) WebDriver
5 17 (26.15%) JUnit
5 17 (26.15%) RSpec
6 8 (12.31%) JIRA
7 7 (10.77%) SoapUI
8 4 (6.15%) Burp Suite
8 4 (6.15%) Git (software)
8 4 (6.15%) JMeter
General
1 17 (26.15%) Games
2 2 (3.08%) Finance
3 1 (1.54%) Electronics
3 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.54%) Marketing
3 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (26.15%) Test Engineer
2 16 (24.62%) Analyst
3 14 (21.54%) Business Analyst
3 14 (21.54%) QA Engineer
3 14 (21.54%) QA Test Engineer
3 14 (21.54%) Quality Engineer
4 10 (15.38%) Agile Business Analyst
5 9 (13.85%) Architect
6 8 (12.31%) Digital Architect
6 8 (12.31%) Technical Architect
6 8 (12.31%) Tester
7 7 (10.77%) Digital Technical Architect
8 6 (9.23%) Senior QA Engineer
8 6 (9.23%) Senior Quality Engineer
8 6 (9.23%) Senior Test Engineer
9 5 (7.69%) Automation Tester
9 5 (7.69%) Product Manager
9 5 (7.69%) Scrum Master
10 3 (4.62%) Agile Scrum Master
10 3 (4.62%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (33.85%) JSON
2 9 (13.85%) Gherkin
2 9 (13.85%) RESTful
3 8 (12.31%) AngularJS
3 8 (12.31%) CSS
3 8 (12.31%) CSS3
3 8 (12.31%) Django
3 8 (12.31%) HTML
3 8 (12.31%) HTML5
3 8 (12.31%) Play Framework
3 8 (12.31%) REST
3 8 (12.31%) Ruby on Rails
3 8 (12.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 8 (12.31%) Web Services
4 4 (6.15%) Spring
5 1 (1.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.92%) User Experience
2 3 (4.62%) NHS
2 3 (4.62%) Smartphone
3 2 (3.08%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (61.54%) Scrum
3 26 (40.00%) TDD
3 26 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 24 (36.92%) Automated Testing
5 23 (35.38%) Test Scripting
6 21 (32.31%) Automation Testing
7 18 (27.69%) Kanban
8 17 (26.15%) Defect Tracking
8 17 (26.15%) Web Testing
9 15 (23.08%) Agile Project Management
9 15 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
9 15 (23.08%) Project Management
10 14 (21.54%) Open Source
11 11 (16.92%) Performance Testing
12 9 (13.85%) API Testing
12 9 (13.85%) BDD
12 9 (13.85%) Coaching
12 9 (13.85%) Prototyping
12 9 (13.85%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 34 (52.31%) Scala
2 16 (24.62%) Java
3 11 (16.92%) Ruby
4 9 (13.85%) Groovy
5 3 (4.62%) C#
5 3 (4.62%) Python
6 1 (1.54%) C
6 1 (1.54%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (12.31%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (43.08%) QA
2 21 (32.31%) WCAG
3 4 (6.15%) WAI
4 3 (4.62%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 7 (10.77%) Atlassian
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.54%) SAP