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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 34 61 58
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -3
Contract jobs citing User Stories 22 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.53% 1.55% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.36% 1.96% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 5
Median daily rate £425 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £374 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £455 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £389
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.65 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.19% -12.93%
User Stories
UK

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
505 715 543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 80.93% 79.27% 78.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 500 380
Median daily rate £408 £368 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.88% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 9
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £20.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -23.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £38.80 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Wales region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 August 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
South Wales +30 18 £423 -6.11%
North Wales - 1 £433 -
User Stories
UK

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 Wales region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 28 (84.85%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (48.48%) QA
3 14 (42.42%) TDD
4 13 (39.39%) BDD
5 11 (33.33%) API Testing
5 11 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 11 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 11 (33.33%) Selenium
6 10 (30.30%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (30.30%) SpecFlow
7 9 (27.27%) Exploratory Testing
7 9 (27.27%) Performance Testing
8 8 (24.24%) Service Management
8 8 (24.24%) Scrum
9 7 (21.21%) Publishing
9 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (18.18%) Use Case
11 5 (15.15%) Business Analysis
11 5 (15.15%) Configuration Management
12 4 (12.12%) Change Management
12 4 (12.12%) Oracle
12 4 (12.12%) MS Office
12 4 (12.12%) ITIL
12 4 (12.12%) MS Visio
12 4 (12.12%) Finance
12 4 (12.12%) ITIL V3
12 4 (12.12%) Data Structures
13 3 (9.09%) SaaS
13 3 (9.09%) PaaS
13 3 (9.09%) Software Architecture

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 (3.03%) Confluence
1 1 (3.03%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Office
1 4 (12.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) PaaS
1 3 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) MySQL
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 11 (33.33%) Selenium
2 10 (30.30%) SpecFlow
3 3 (9.09%) JIRA
4 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.03%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 7 (21.21%) Publishing
2 4 (12.12%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Back Office
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (90.91%) Analyst
2 15 (45.45%) Business Analyst
3 11 (33.33%) QA Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Quality Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Test Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Agile Business Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Architect
6 3 (9.09%) Business Systems Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Technical Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Change Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Product Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) QA Automation Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) QA Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) QA Test Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Security Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) REST
2 2 (6.06%) Gherkin
2 2 (6.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Data Structures
2 3 (9.09%) Public Cloud
3 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.03%) User Experience
4 1 (3.03%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (84.85%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (42.42%) TDD
3 13 (39.39%) BDD
4 11 (33.33%) API Testing
4 11 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 10 (30.30%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (27.27%) Exploratory Testing
6 9 (27.27%) Performance Testing
7 8 (24.24%) Scrum
7 8 (24.24%) Service Management
8 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (18.18%) Use Case
10 5 (15.15%) Business Analysis
10 5 (15.15%) Configuration Management
11 4 (12.12%) Change Management
11 4 (12.12%) ITIL
11 4 (12.12%) ITIL V3
12 3 (9.09%) Kanban
12 3 (9.09%) Product Management
12 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) C
2 2 (6.06%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (6.06%) ISEB
3 1 (3.03%) CBAP
3 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (48.48%) QA
2 3 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle
2 2 (6.06%) HP
2 2 (6.06%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.03%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.03%) Lotus
3 1 (3.03%) SAP