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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 17 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 3.97% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.38% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.53% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £28.83
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +24.89%
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
93 134 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 73.81% 84.28% 78.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 56 41
Median daily rate £388 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £23.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -62.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Watford 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 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 30 May 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 Watford region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) Retail
2 8 (80.00%) Subversion
2 8 (80.00%) PHP
2 8 (80.00%) Selenium
2 8 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (80.00%) WebDriver
2 8 (80.00%) PHPUnit
2 8 (80.00%) BDD
2 8 (80.00%) Behat
2 8 (80.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (70.00%) RESTful
3 7 (70.00%) Test Scripting
3 7 (70.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (70.00%) Appium
3 7 (70.00%) Re-Platforming
3 7 (70.00%) Magento
3 7 (70.00%) HTML
3 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (70.00%) SQL
3 7 (70.00%) DB2
3 7 (70.00%) XML
3 7 (70.00%) Unix
3 7 (70.00%) Automated Testing
3 7 (70.00%) QA
4 6 (60.00%) Document Management
4 6 (60.00%) Coaching
5 3 (30.00%) TDD
6 2 (20.00%) Systems Analysis

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Watford 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:

Business Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Git (software)
1 8 (80.00%) PHPUnit
1 8 (80.00%) Selenium
1 8 (80.00%) Subversion
1 8 (80.00%) WebDriver
2 7 (70.00%) Appium
General
1 8 (80.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Automation Tester
1 8 (80.00%) Tester
2 7 (70.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 7 (70.00%) Selenium Tester
3 3 (30.00%) Web Automation Tester
3 3 (30.00%) Web Tester
4 2 (20.00%) Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Retail Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) Behat
2 7 (70.00%) HTML
2 7 (70.00%) RESTful
2 7 (70.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) BDD
2 8 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (70.00%) Automated Testing
3 7 (70.00%) Re-Platforming
3 7 (70.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (60.00%) Coaching
4 6 (60.00%) Document Management
5 3 (30.00%) TDD
6 2 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (20.00%) Wireframes
7 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) PHP
2 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (70.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (70.00%) QA