The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
South East / West Sussex
Rank 26 51 48
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -3
Contract jobs citing User Stories 24 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 5.57% 0.57% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.23% 0.67% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 0
Median daily rate £427 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.78% -
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 West Sussex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
385 447 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 89.33% 85.14% 76.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 289 196
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 19
Median hourly rate £42.50 £34.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £23.88 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £37.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Sussex 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 West Sussex

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

User Stories
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the West Sussex region.

User Stories Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

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 West Sussex region over the 3 months to 16 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
Worthing +12 22 £428 +14.22%
Crawley - 1 - -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 16 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 63 (92.65%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (52.94%) Scrum
3 28 (41.18%) Selenium
4 26 (38.24%) Usability Testing
4 26 (38.24%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (35.29%) Test Automation
5 24 (35.29%) Automated Testing
6 22 (32.35%) Java
6 22 (32.35%) QA
7 21 (30.88%) Service Design
8 20 (29.41%) Scala
8 20 (29.41%) Customer Insight
9 19 (27.94%) Guerrilla Research
10 18 (26.47%) Gherkin
11 16 (23.53%) Unit Testing
12 15 (22.06%) Performance Testing
13 13 (19.12%) Human Factors
13 13 (19.12%) Atlassian
13 13 (19.12%) JIRA
13 13 (19.12%) Kanban
13 13 (19.12%) Market Research
13 13 (19.12%) Confluence
13 13 (19.12%) Cucumber
13 13 (19.12%) Ethnography
14 12 (17.65%) BDD
14 12 (17.65%) RESTful
14 12 (17.65%) WebDriver
14 12 (17.65%) Groovy
14 12 (17.65%) Security Testing
14 12 (17.65%) SoapUI

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex 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 13 (19.12%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MS Office
1 2 (2.94%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.47%) InVision
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 28 (41.18%) Selenium
2 13 (19.12%) Cucumber
2 13 (19.12%) JIRA
3 12 (17.65%) SoapUI
3 12 (17.65%) WebDriver
4 10 (14.71%) Jenkins
5 6 (8.82%) JUnit
5 6 (8.82%) RSpec
6 4 (5.88%) Appium
6 4 (5.88%) Calabash
6 4 (5.88%) Capybara
6 4 (5.88%) Git (software)
7 3 (4.41%) Burp Suite
7 3 (4.41%) JMeter
8 1 (1.47%) Axure RP
8 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (11.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (27.94%) User Researcher
2 15 (22.06%) Analyst
3 12 (17.65%) Tester
4 11 (16.18%) Business Analyst
5 9 (13.24%) Test Engineer
6 8 (11.76%) Automation Tester
6 8 (11.76%) QA Engineer
6 8 (11.76%) QA Test Engineer
7 7 (10.29%) Quality Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) Digital Analyst
8 5 (7.35%) Digital Business Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) Agile Business Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) Developer
9 4 (5.88%) Developer in Test
9 4 (5.88%) Product Manager
9 4 (5.88%) Product Owner
9 4 (5.88%) QA Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) QA Tester
9 4 (5.88%) Test Automation Developer
10 2 (2.94%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (26.47%) Gherkin
2 12 (17.65%) RESTful
2 12 (17.65%) Web Services
3 6 (8.82%) JSON
4 3 (4.41%) Spring
5 1 (1.47%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 26 (38.24%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (17.65%) Psychology
3 10 (14.71%) User Experience
4 8 (11.76%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.47%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.47%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.47%) Android
1 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (92.65%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (52.94%) Scrum
3 26 (38.24%) Usability Testing
4 24 (35.29%) Automated Testing
4 24 (35.29%) Test Automation
5 21 (30.88%) Service Design
6 20 (29.41%) Customer Insight
7 19 (27.94%) Guerrilla Research
8 16 (23.53%) Unit Testing
9 15 (22.06%) Performance Testing
10 13 (19.12%) Ethnography
10 13 (19.12%) Human Factors
10 13 (19.12%) Kanban
10 13 (19.12%) Market Research
11 12 (17.65%) API Testing
11 12 (17.65%) BDD
11 12 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (17.65%) Defect Management
11 12 (17.65%) Security Testing
11 12 (17.65%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 22 (32.35%) Java
2 20 (29.41%) Scala
3 12 (17.65%) Groovy
4 4 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (17.65%) Degree
2 8 (11.76%) ISEB
3 5 (7.35%) ISTQB
3 5 (7.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (32.35%) QA
2 9 (13.24%) WCAG
3 3 (4.41%) WAI
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 13 (19.12%) Atlassian
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.47%) Fujitsu
3 1 (1.47%) SAP