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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 7 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 58 88 77
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -11
Contract jobs citing User Stories 42 33 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.74% 1.51% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.29% 1.78% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 20
Median daily rate £394 £480 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.96% -2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £623 £655
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £32.75 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+41.22% -40.45%
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
1278 1850 1432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.47% 84.55% 79.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 846 1227 945
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 53 22
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £11.67 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.10 £45.40 £32.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 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 7 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 7 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
Leeds +18 36 £400 -16.66% 7
User Stories
Yorkshire

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 7 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 90 (95.74%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (67.02%) Scrum
3 33 (35.11%) User Experience
4 26 (27.66%) Continuous Improvement
4 26 (27.66%) Kanban
5 20 (21.28%) Finance
6 19 (20.21%) Selenium
7 18 (19.15%) QA
7 18 (19.15%) Telecoms
8 17 (18.09%) Java
9 16 (17.02%) Automated Testing
10 15 (15.96%) Automation Testing
10 15 (15.96%) Scala
11 14 (14.89%) Use Case
12 13 (13.83%) SDLC
12 13 (13.83%) Service Design
13 12 (12.77%) Test Scripting
13 12 (12.77%) TDD
13 12 (12.77%) Web Services
13 12 (12.77%) Project Management
14 11 (11.70%) Usability Testing
14 11 (11.70%) RESTful
15 10 (10.64%) Test Automation
15 10 (10.64%) Performance Testing
15 10 (10.64%) Software Engineering
15 10 (10.64%) Games
16 9 (9.57%) ITIL
16 9 (9.57%) UML
16 9 (9.57%) BDD
16 9 (9.57%) Agile Project Management

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 2 (2.13%) Apache
1 2 (2.13%) Apache Spark
1 2 (2.13%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.06%) CMS
2 1 (1.06%) Confluence
2 1 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (2.13%) IaaS
3 2 (2.13%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.13%) DNS
1 2 (2.13%) HTTP
1 2 (2.13%) Internet
2 1 (1.06%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.32%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (3.19%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.19%) MySQL
2 3 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.13%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.13%) HBase
3 2 (2.13%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.13%) Redis
3 2 (2.13%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.13%) Riak
4 1 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.06%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (20.21%) Selenium
2 8 (8.51%) Cucumber
2 8 (8.51%) Jenkins
2 8 (8.51%) SoapUI
2 8 (8.51%) WebDriver
3 6 (6.38%) JUnit
4 5 (5.32%) Git (software)
4 5 (5.32%) RSpec
5 4 (4.26%) JIRA
6 3 (3.19%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.13%) Grunt
7 2 (2.13%) JMeter
7 2 (2.13%) LoadRunner
7 2 (2.13%) Maven
7 2 (2.13%) Subversion
7 2 (2.13%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.06%) Mockito
8 1 (1.06%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.06%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.06%) Zephyr
General
1 20 (21.28%) Finance
2 18 (19.15%) Telecoms
3 10 (10.64%) Games
4 4 (4.26%) Billing
5 1 (1.06%) Advertising
5 1 (1.06%) Back Office
5 1 (1.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (53.19%) Analyst
1 50 (53.19%) Business Analyst
2 26 (27.66%) Agile Business Analyst
3 16 (17.02%) Telecoms Analyst
3 16 (17.02%) Telecoms Business Analyst
4 11 (11.70%) Test Engineer
5 9 (9.57%) QA Engineer
5 9 (9.57%) QA Test Engineer
5 9 (9.57%) Scrum Master
6 8 (8.51%) Digital Analyst
6 8 (8.51%) Digital Business Analyst
7 7 (7.45%) Automation Tester
7 7 (7.45%) Tester
8 6 (6.38%) Quality Engineer
9 5 (5.32%) Developer
9 5 (5.32%) Product Owner
9 5 (5.32%) SDLC Business Analyst
10 4 (4.26%) Java Automation Tester
10 4 (4.26%) Java Engineer
10 4 (4.26%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.77%) Web Services
2 11 (11.70%) RESTful
3 8 (8.51%) Gherkin
4 7 (7.45%) JSON
5 3 (3.19%) CSS
5 3 (3.19%) CSS3
5 3 (3.19%) ELK Stack
5 3 (3.19%) HTML
5 3 (3.19%) HTML5
5 3 (3.19%) jQuery
6 2 (2.13%) .NET
6 2 (2.13%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.13%) LAMP
6 2 (2.13%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (2.13%) REST
6 2 (2.13%) Spring
6 2 (2.13%) XML
7 1 (1.06%) Ajax
7 1 (1.06%) Django
7 1 (1.06%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 33 (35.11%) User Experience
2 9 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.26%) NHS
4 2 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.13%) Replication
5 1 (1.06%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.06%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.06%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.06%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.06%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.32%) Linux
2 3 (3.19%) Unix
3 2 (2.13%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (95.74%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (67.02%) Scrum
3 26 (27.66%) Continuous Improvement
3 26 (27.66%) Kanban
4 16 (17.02%) Automated Testing
5 15 (15.96%) Automation Testing
6 14 (14.89%) Use Case
7 13 (13.83%) SDLC
7 13 (13.83%) Service Design
8 12 (12.77%) Project Management
8 12 (12.77%) TDD
8 12 (12.77%) Test Scripting
9 11 (11.70%) Usability Testing
10 10 (10.64%) Performance Testing
10 10 (10.64%) Software Engineering
10 10 (10.64%) Test Automation
11 9 (9.57%) Agile Project Management
11 9 (9.57%) BDD
11 9 (9.57%) ITIL
11 9 (9.57%) UML
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.09%) Java
2 15 (15.96%) Scala
3 6 (6.38%) Groovy
4 5 (5.32%) SQL
5 4 (4.26%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.19%) PHP
6 3 (3.19%) Python
6 3 (3.19%) Ruby
7 2 (2.13%) C#
8 1 (1.06%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.06%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.19%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (19.15%) QA
2 5 (5.32%) WCAG
3 2 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (2.13%) Docker
1 2 (2.13%) HDFS
1 2 (2.13%) VirtualBox
1 2 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (2.13%) Ansible
1 2 (2.13%) Kubernetes
1 2 (2.13%) Nagios
1 2 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.13%) Puppet
1 2 (2.13%) Salt
1 2 (2.13%) ZABBIX
2 1 (1.06%) Grafana
2 1 (1.06%) Kibana
2 1 (1.06%) logstash
Vendors
1 8 (8.51%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.26%) VMware
3 3 (3.19%) Splunk
4 2 (2.13%) Google
4 2 (2.13%) New Relic
4 2 (2.13%) Oracle
4 2 (2.13%) Rackspace
4 2 (2.13%) SaltStack
5 1 (1.06%) AppDynamics
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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