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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 71 84 82
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -2
Contract jobs citing User Stories 32 10 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.89% 0.67% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.52% 0.85% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 3 12
Average daily rate
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£485 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £325 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £325 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £37.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
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
1272 1173 1385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 75.00% 78.83% 77.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 673 737
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 37 35
Average hourly rate £13.60 £24.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.35% +43.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £13.70 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +16 30 £485 +49.23% 8
Bradford - - - -
Halifax - - - -
User Stories
Yorkshire

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 56 (91.80%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (34.43%) Java
3 20 (32.79%) C#
3 20 (32.79%) Test Automation
4 19 (31.15%) BDD
4 19 (31.15%) TDD
5 17 (27.87%) Scrum
6 15 (24.59%) Cucumber
6 15 (24.59%) QA
7 13 (21.31%) Ruby
8 12 (19.67%) Selenium
9 11 (18.03%) Test Scripting
10 10 (16.39%) Mentoring
10 10 (16.39%) Finance
10 10 (16.39%) ISEB
10 10 (16.39%) Project Management
10 10 (16.39%) SQL
11 9 (14.75%) SoapUI
12 8 (13.11%) ATDD
12 8 (13.11%) Agile Project Management
12 8 (13.11%) Functional Testing
12 8 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (13.11%) Refactoring
12 8 (13.11%) Waterfall
12 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
13 7 (11.48%) .NET
13 7 (11.48%) UML
13 7 (11.48%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (9.84%) JBehave
14 6 (9.84%) WebDriver

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (9.84%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) MS Project
2 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.56%) EDRMS
3 3 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.64%) MS Access
4 1 (1.64%) CouchDB
4 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.64%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (24.59%) Cucumber
2 12 (19.67%) Selenium
3 9 (14.75%) SoapUI
4 6 (9.84%) JBehave
4 6 (9.84%) WebDriver
5 3 (4.92%) MSTest
5 3 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.92%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.92%) JIRA
6 1 (1.64%) ERwin
General
1 10 (16.39%) Finance
2 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (39.34%) Analyst
2 17 (27.87%) Tester
3 16 (26.23%) Business Analyst
4 8 (13.11%) Agile Coach
4 8 (13.11%) Delivery Manager
4 8 (13.11%) Functional Tester
5 6 (9.84%) Agile Business Analyst
5 6 (9.84%) Automation Tester
6 4 (6.56%) Manual Tester
7 3 (4.92%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Developer
8 2 (3.28%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 1 (1.64%) IT Business Analyst
9 1 (1.64%) Financial Services Business Analyst
9 1 (1.64%) Product Owner
9 1 (1.64%) Java Developer
9 1 (1.64%) Technical Analyst
9 1 (1.64%) Systems Analyst
9 1 (1.64%) Senior Manager
9 1 (1.64%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.48%) .NET
2 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET
2 3 (4.92%) SOAP
3 2 (3.28%) Web Services
4 1 (1.64%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.64%) Spring
4 1 (1.64%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (6.56%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.28%) Windows
1 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.64%) UNIX
2 1 (1.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (91.80%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (32.79%) Test Automation
3 19 (31.15%) BDD
3 19 (31.15%) TDD
4 17 (27.87%) Scrum
5 11 (18.03%) Test Scripting
6 10 (16.39%) Project Management
6 10 (16.39%) Mentoring
7 8 (13.11%) Waterfall
7 8 (13.11%) ATDD
7 8 (13.11%) Agile Project Management
7 8 (13.11%) Functional Testing
7 8 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (13.11%) Refactoring
8 7 (11.48%) UML
9 6 (9.84%) Software Engineering
9 6 (9.84%) Product Management
10 5 (8.20%) Business Analysis
10 5 (8.20%) Kanban
10 5 (8.20%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 21 (34.43%) Java
2 20 (32.79%) C#
3 13 (21.31%) Ruby
4 10 (16.39%) SQL
5 6 (9.84%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (16.39%) ISEB
2 4 (6.56%) ISTQB
2 4 (6.56%) Degree
3 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (24.59%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) FATCA
2 2 (3.28%) AIFMD
Vendors
1 4 (6.56%) Oracle
2 1 (1.64%) SAP
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
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