The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
UK / Wales
Rank 60 57 53
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing User Stories 5 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.79% 1.54% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.85% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 5
Median daily rate £275 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -3.44%
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £50.00
% change year-on-year
- -34.50%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
511 487 483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 80.73% 83.25% 75.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 358 300
Median daily rate £410 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.48% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 17
Median hourly rate £32.50 £47.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.85% +108.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wales 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 Wales

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Wales

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 17 January 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
South Wales +9 3 £319 -8.92% 2
West Wales - 1 £275 -
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 Wales region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (65.00%) QA
2 13 (65.00%) Test Automation
3 12 (60.00%) Cucumber
4 11 (55.00%) BDD
4 11 (55.00%) Selenium
4 11 (55.00%) TDD
4 11 (55.00%) API Testing
4 11 (55.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 10 (50.00%) SpecFlow
5 10 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (45.00%) Performance Testing
7 7 (35.00%) Publishing
8 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
9 3 (15.00%) Scrum
9 3 (15.00%) HTML
9 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
9 3 (15.00%) SQL
9 3 (15.00%) CSS
9 3 (15.00%) Test Management
10 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
10 2 (10.00%) Ruby
10 2 (10.00%) Gherkin
10 2 (10.00%) Functional Testing
10 2 (10.00%) Capybara
10 2 (10.00%) MS Office
10 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
10 2 (10.00%) Change Management
10 2 (10.00%) Finance

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Wales 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 1 (5.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
1 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 11 (55.00%) Selenium
3 10 (50.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (10.00%) Capybara
5 1 (5.00%) JIRA
5 1 (5.00%) JIRA Agile
General
1 7 (35.00%) Publishing
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (100.00%) Analyst
2 11 (55.00%) QA Analyst
3 7 (35.00%) Test Analyst
4 6 (30.00%) Business Analyst
5 5 (25.00%) Quality Analyst
6 4 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (10.00%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (10.00%) Change Analyst
7 2 (10.00%) QA Automation Analyst
7 2 (10.00%) QA Engineer
7 2 (10.00%) QA Test Engineer
7 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
8 1 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (5.00%) Digital Analyst
8 1 (5.00%) Senior Automation Analyst
8 1 (5.00%) Senior DevOps
8 1 (5.00%) Software Analyst
8 1 (5.00%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) CSS
1 3 (15.00%) HTML
2 2 (10.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.00%) Data Structures
1 1 (5.00%) User Experience
1 1 (5.00%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (65.00%) Test Automation
3 11 (55.00%) API Testing
3 11 (55.00%) BDD
3 11 (55.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 11 (55.00%) TDD
4 10 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (45.00%) Performance Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (15.00%) Scrum
7 3 (15.00%) Test Management
8 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
8 2 (10.00%) Change Management
8 2 (10.00%) Functional Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Automation Testing
9 1 (5.00%) DevOps
9 1 (5.00%) Front End Development
9 1 (5.00%) SDLC
9 1 (5.00%) Translating Business Requirements
9 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Ruby
3 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (65.00%) QA
2 2 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle
1 1 (5.00%) SAP
1 1 (5.00%) Workday