The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 16 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 6.59% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.70% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £32.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+2.34% -28.88%
User Stories
Hertfordshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
69 71 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 75.82% 65.14% 82.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 30 28
Average daily rate £415 £375 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £653
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Average hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +35.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Watford

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) PHP
2 6 (85.71%) Subversion
2 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 6 (85.71%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (85.71%) Git (software)
2 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 6 (85.71%) PHPUnit
2 6 (85.71%) BDD
2 6 (85.71%) Behat
2 6 (85.71%) WebDriver
3 5 (71.43%) Magento
3 5 (71.43%) QA
3 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
3 5 (71.43%) Retail
3 5 (71.43%) Automated Testing
3 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 5 (71.43%) DB2
3 5 (71.43%) XML
3 5 (71.43%) Unix
3 5 (71.43%) HTML
3 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 5 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (71.43%) Appium
3 5 (71.43%) Re-Platforming
3 5 (71.43%) RESTful
4 4 (57.14%) TDD
4 4 (57.14%) Document Management
4 4 (57.14%) Coaching
5 1 (14.29%) User Experience

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Git (software)
1 6 (85.71%) PHPUnit
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
1 6 (85.71%) Subversion
1 6 (85.71%) WebDriver
2 5 (71.43%) Appium
General
1 5 (71.43%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Automation Tester
1 6 (85.71%) Tester
2 5 (71.43%) Selenium Tester
3 4 (57.14%) Web Tester
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Senior User Experience Researcher
4 1 (14.29%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) Behat
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) RESTful
2 5 (71.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (14.29%) Psychology
2 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) BDD
2 6 (85.71%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
3 5 (71.43%) Automated Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Re-Platforming
3 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
4 4 (57.14%) Coaching
4 4 (57.14%) Document Management
4 4 (57.14%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 1 (14.29%) Ethnography
5 1 (14.29%) Human Factors
5 1 (14.29%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) PHP
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) QA