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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 27 56 41
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -15
Contract jobs citing User Stories 25 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 4.90% 0.44% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.76% 0.51% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 0
Median daily rate £400 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £32.75 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+67.93% -40.45%
User Stories
South East

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
434 585 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 85.10% 86.41% 78.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 369 204
Median daily rate £406 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £312 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 14
Median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +89.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.10 £23.75 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £37.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram 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 9 December 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
Worthing +16 19 £500 +33.33% 1
Crawley - 4 £400 -
Gatwick - 1 £375 -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 56 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (57.14%) Scrum
3 27 (42.86%) Selenium
4 23 (36.51%) Automated Testing
4 23 (36.51%) Test Automation
5 22 (34.92%) Java
6 21 (33.33%) QA
6 21 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (31.75%) Usability Testing
8 19 (30.16%) Scala
9 18 (28.57%) Gherkin
9 18 (28.57%) Customer Insight
9 18 (28.57%) Service Design
10 17 (26.98%) Guerrilla Research
11 16 (25.40%) Unit Testing
12 15 (23.81%) Performance Testing
13 13 (20.63%) Atlassian
13 13 (20.63%) JIRA
13 13 (20.63%) Kanban
13 13 (20.63%) Confluence
14 12 (19.05%) Cucumber
14 12 (19.05%) BDD
14 12 (19.05%) RESTful
14 12 (19.05%) Groovy
14 12 (19.05%) Security Testing
14 12 (19.05%) API Testing
14 12 (19.05%) Defect Management
14 12 (19.05%) SoapUI
14 12 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
14 12 (19.05%) Software Engineering

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 (20.63%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Office
1 2 (3.17%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.59%) InVision
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.76%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 27 (42.86%) Selenium
2 13 (20.63%) JIRA
3 12 (19.05%) Cucumber
3 12 (19.05%) SoapUI
4 11 (17.46%) WebDriver
5 9 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 5 (7.94%) JUnit
6 5 (7.94%) RSpec
7 4 (6.35%) Appium
7 4 (6.35%) Calabash
7 4 (6.35%) Capybara
7 4 (6.35%) Git (software)
8 3 (4.76%) Burp Suite
8 3 (4.76%) JMeter
9 1 (1.59%) Axure RP
9 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (11.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (23.81%) User Researcher
2 14 (22.22%) Analyst
3 12 (19.05%) Tester
4 10 (15.87%) Business Analyst
5 8 (12.70%) Automation Tester
5 8 (12.70%) Test Engineer
6 7 (11.11%) QA Engineer
6 7 (11.11%) QA Test Engineer
7 6 (9.52%) Quality Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Agile Business Analyst
8 4 (6.35%) Developer
8 4 (6.35%) Developer in Test
8 4 (6.35%) Digital Analyst
8 4 (6.35%) Digital Business Analyst
8 4 (6.35%) Product Owner
8 4 (6.35%) QA Analyst
8 4 (6.35%) QA Tester
8 4 (6.35%) Test Automation Developer
9 3 (4.76%) Product Manager
10 2 (3.17%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (28.57%) Gherkin
2 12 (19.05%) RESTful
2 12 (19.05%) Web Services
3 5 (7.94%) JSON
4 3 (4.76%) Spring
5 1 (1.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (15.87%) User Experience
3 8 (12.70%) Mobile App
3 8 (12.70%) Psychology
4 1 (1.59%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.59%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.59%) Android
1 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (57.14%) Scrum
3 23 (36.51%) Automated Testing
3 23 (36.51%) Test Automation
4 20 (31.75%) Usability Testing
5 18 (28.57%) Customer Insight
5 18 (28.57%) Service Design
6 17 (26.98%) Guerrilla Research
7 16 (25.40%) Unit Testing
8 15 (23.81%) Performance Testing
9 13 (20.63%) Kanban
10 12 (19.05%) API Testing
10 12 (19.05%) BDD
10 12 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (19.05%) Defect Management
10 12 (19.05%) Security Testing
10 12 (19.05%) Software Engineering
11 11 (17.46%) Continuous Delivery
11 11 (17.46%) Exploratory Testing
12 9 (14.29%) Market Research
Programming Languages
1 22 (34.92%) Java
2 19 (30.16%) Scala
3 12 (19.05%) Groovy
4 4 (6.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (12.70%) Degree
2 7 (11.11%) ISEB
3 4 (6.35%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (6.35%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (33.33%) QA
2 8 (12.70%) WCAG
3 3 (4.76%) WAI
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 13 (20.63%) Atlassian
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.59%) Fujitsu
3 1 (1.59%) SAP
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