The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 82 88 95
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Contract jobs citing User Stories 20 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.21% 0.47% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 0.60% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 11
Average daily rate
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£340 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £325 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.80% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £37.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.75 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
User Stories
Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1279 1167 1458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 77.47% 78.90% 77.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 634 787
Average daily rate £355 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 41 34
Average hourly rate £13.50 £36.75 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.26% +119.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £61.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

User Stories
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

User Stories Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +11 17 £340 +4.61% 4
Bingley - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Halifax - - - - 1
User Stories
Yorkshire

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 47 (90.38%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (42.31%) Java
3 21 (40.38%) TDD
3 21 (40.38%) BDD
4 20 (38.46%) QA
4 20 (38.46%) Scrum
4 20 (38.46%) C#
5 17 (32.69%) Test Automation
6 15 (28.85%) Selenium
7 14 (26.92%) Test Scripting
7 14 (26.92%) SQL
8 12 (23.08%) Finance
8 12 (23.08%) .NET
8 12 (23.08%) ISEB
8 12 (23.08%) Cucumber
8 12 (23.08%) SoapUI
9 11 (21.15%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (21.15%) Functional Testing
10 10 (19.23%) Ruby
11 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
12 8 (15.38%) PHP
12 8 (15.38%) JBehave
12 8 (15.38%) WebDriver
12 8 (15.38%) Waterfall
13 6 (11.54%) UML
13 6 (11.54%) SharePoint
14 4 (7.69%) Management Information System
14 4 (7.69%) Automated Testing
14 4 (7.69%) Windows
14 4 (7.69%) EDRMS

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (11.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Project
2 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.69%) EDRMS
3 3 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.85%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.92%) Big Data
5 1 (1.92%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.92%) MySQL
5 1 (1.92%) MS Access
5 1 (1.92%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (28.85%) Selenium
2 12 (23.08%) Cucumber
2 12 (23.08%) SoapUI
3 8 (15.38%) JBehave
3 8 (15.38%) WebDriver
4 3 (5.77%) MSTest
4 3 (5.77%) JIRA
4 3 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.92%) ERwin
5 1 (1.92%) NeoLoad
5 1 (1.92%) LoadUI
General
1 12 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (40.38%) Analyst
1 21 (40.38%) Tester
2 13 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 11 (21.15%) Functional Tester
4 7 (13.46%) Automation Tester
4 7 (13.46%) Manual Tester
5 5 (9.62%) Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Test Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Agile Business Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Agile .NET Developer
7 2 (3.85%) WinForms Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Agile Coach
7 2 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.85%) .NET Developer
7 2 (3.85%) VB.NET Developer
8 1 (1.92%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (1.92%) Developer Analyst
8 1 (1.92%) Financial Business Analyst
8 1 (1.92%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.08%) .NET
2 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET
2 3 (5.77%) SOAP
2 3 (5.77%) Web Services
3 2 (3.85%) WinForms
3 2 (3.85%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.92%) Spring
4 1 (1.92%) Spring MVC
4 1 (1.92%) Apache Camel
4 1 (1.92%) JMS
4 1 (1.92%) JMX
4 1 (1.92%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.15%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.92%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (3.85%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.92%) UNIX
3 1 (1.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (90.38%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (40.38%) TDD
2 21 (40.38%) BDD
3 20 (38.46%) Scrum
4 17 (32.69%) Test Automation
5 14 (26.92%) Test Scripting
6 11 (21.15%) Functional Testing
7 8 (15.38%) Waterfall
8 6 (11.54%) UML
9 4 (7.69%) Automated Testing
9 4 (7.69%) Business Analysis
9 4 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (7.69%) ATDD
10 3 (5.77%) Automation Testing
10 3 (5.77%) Test Planning
10 3 (5.77%) Refactoring
10 3 (5.77%) Wealth Management
10 3 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (5.77%) Manual Testing
10 3 (5.77%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (42.31%) Java
2 20 (38.46%) C#
3 14 (26.92%) SQL
4 10 (19.23%) Ruby
5 8 (15.38%) PHP
6 2 (3.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (23.08%) ISEB
2 4 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 4 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (38.46%) QA
2 2 (3.85%) FATCA
2 2 (3.85%) AIFMD
Vendors
1 4 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft