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 20 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 43 24 37
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +13
Contract jobs citing User Stories 43 49 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 5.83% 7.15% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.46% 8.18% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 34 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 £377 £492
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £544 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.60% +3.75%
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 Tyne and Wear region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
666 599 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 90.37% 87.45% 73.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 399 190
Median daily rate £390 £420 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +5.31%
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
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 12
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 £15.03 £9.14 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £21.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

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
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 20 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -8 43 £400 -20.00% 1
User Stories
North East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 20 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 88 (97.78%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (67.78%) Scrum
3 45 (50.00%) Scala
4 41 (45.56%) Selenium
5 40 (44.44%) QA
6 37 (41.11%) Test Automation
7 32 (35.56%) Jenkins
8 31 (34.44%) TDD
8 31 (34.44%) Automated Testing
8 31 (34.44%) Project Management
9 29 (32.22%) Cucumber
9 29 (32.22%) Automation Testing
10 27 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 26 (28.89%) Agile Project Management
11 26 (28.89%) Kanban
12 25 (27.78%) WebDriver
12 25 (27.78%) Java
13 24 (26.67%) JSON
14 23 (25.56%) WCAG
15 21 (23.33%) Test Scripting
15 21 (23.33%) Software Engineering
16 19 (21.11%) Games
16 19 (21.11%) JUnit
16 19 (21.11%) Web Testing
16 19 (21.11%) RSpec
16 19 (21.11%) Coaching
16 19 (21.11%) Defect Tracking
17 18 (20.00%) API Testing
17 18 (20.00%) Gherkin
17 18 (20.00%) RESTful

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 15 (16.67%) Confluence
2 3 (3.33%) GeoServer
3 2 (2.22%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.11%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.33%) MongoDB
2 8 (8.89%) Apache Cassandra
2 8 (8.89%) MySQL
2 8 (8.89%) NoSQL
2 8 (8.89%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.33%) GIS
Development Applications
1 41 (45.56%) Selenium
2 32 (35.56%) Jenkins
3 29 (32.22%) Cucumber
4 25 (27.78%) WebDriver
5 19 (21.11%) JUnit
5 19 (21.11%) RSpec
6 15 (16.67%) JIRA
7 12 (13.33%) SoapUI
8 4 (4.44%) Burp Suite
8 4 (4.44%) Git (software)
8 4 (4.44%) JMeter
General
1 19 (21.11%) Games
2 1 (1.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (21.11%) Test Engineer
2 18 (20.00%) Tester
3 17 (18.89%) QA Engineer
3 17 (18.89%) QA Test Engineer
4 16 (17.78%) Quality Engineer
5 13 (14.44%) Automation Tester
5 13 (14.44%) Product Manager
5 13 (14.44%) Scrum Master
6 11 (12.22%) Analyst
7 9 (10.00%) Architect
8 8 (8.89%) Agile Scrum Master
8 8 (8.89%) Digital Architect
8 8 (8.89%) Technical Architect
9 7 (7.78%) Business Analyst
9 7 (7.78%) Digital Technical Architect
10 6 (6.67%) Agile Business Analyst
10 6 (6.67%) Senior QA Engineer
10 6 (6.67%) Senior Quality Engineer
10 6 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
11 5 (5.56%) Java Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (26.67%) JSON
2 18 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 18 (20.00%) RESTful
3 12 (13.33%) Web Services
4 9 (10.00%) AngularJS
4 9 (10.00%) CSS
4 9 (10.00%) HTML
4 9 (10.00%) HTML5
4 9 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 8 (8.89%) CSS3
5 8 (8.89%) Django
5 8 (8.89%) Play Framework
5 8 (8.89%) REST
5 8 (8.89%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (4.44%) Spring
7 3 (3.33%) Java EE
7 3 (3.33%) SignalR
8 2 (2.22%) .NET
8 2 (2.22%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.22%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.11%) User Experience
2 6 (6.67%) Smartphone
3 3 (3.33%) NHS
4 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (97.78%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (67.78%) Scrum
3 37 (41.11%) Test Automation
4 31 (34.44%) Automated Testing
4 31 (34.44%) Project Management
4 31 (34.44%) TDD
5 29 (32.22%) Automation Testing
6 27 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 26 (28.89%) Agile Project Management
7 26 (28.89%) Kanban
8 21 (23.33%) Software Engineering
8 21 (23.33%) Test Scripting
9 19 (21.11%) Coaching
9 19 (21.11%) Defect Tracking
9 19 (21.11%) Web Testing
10 18 (20.00%) API Testing
11 17 (18.89%) Service Delivery
12 16 (17.78%) Performance Testing
13 15 (16.67%) Mentoring
14 14 (15.56%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (50.00%) Scala
2 25 (27.78%) Java
3 18 (20.00%) Groovy
4 11 (12.22%) Ruby
5 5 (5.56%) C#
6 3 (3.33%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.33%) Python
7 2 (2.22%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.22%) SQL
8 1 (1.11%) C
8 1 (1.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (8.89%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.22%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (44.44%) QA
2 23 (25.56%) WCAG
3 4 (4.44%) WAI
4 2 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (2.22%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (2.22%) Cisco IPCC
1 2 (2.22%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 14 (15.56%) Atlassian
2 3 (3.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.22%) Cisco
3 2 (2.22%) HP
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