The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
South West / Wiltshire
Rank 53 60 54
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing User Stories 10 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 1.42% 0.29% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 0.36% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 3
Median daily rate £325 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
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 Wiltshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
560 553 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 79.66% 80.14% 80.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 401 380
Median daily rate £413 £370 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% -17.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £500 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 25
Median hourly rate £38.50 £40.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.93% +42.10%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wiltshire 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 Wiltshire

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 17 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
Swindon - 10 £325 -
User Stories
South West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 17 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (33.33%) Scrum
2 6 (33.33%) Selenium
3 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
3 5 (27.78%) SpecFlow
3 5 (27.78%) Gherkin
4 4 (22.22%) Visual Studio
4 4 (22.22%) C#
4 4 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 4 (22.22%) JIRA
4 4 (22.22%) Confluence
4 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
4 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 3 (16.67%) Use Case
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco UCCE
5 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 3 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 3 (16.67%) TDD
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco
5 3 (16.67%) HP
5 3 (16.67%) Project Management
5 3 (16.67%) BDD
5 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (11.11%) Slack
6 2 (11.11%) Java

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 4 (22.22%) Confluence
2 1 (5.56%) JBoss
2 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Slack
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Selenium
2 5 (27.78%) SpecFlow
3 4 (22.22%) JIRA
3 4 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
4 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Analyst
2 8 (44.44%) Business Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Test Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Digital Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Digital Business Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Test Specialist
5 2 (11.11%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Test Automation Specialist
5 2 (11.11%) Web Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Java Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Lead Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Quality Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Java Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Software Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) Gherkin
2 1 (5.56%) JSP
2 1 (5.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Scrum
3 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
4 4 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 3 (16.67%) BDD
5 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 3 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Project Management
5 3 (16.67%) TDD
5 3 (16.67%) Use Case
6 2 (11.11%) Kanban
6 2 (11.11%) Open Source
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.56%) ITIL
7 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
7 1 (5.56%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) C#
2 2 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) ISEB
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (16.67%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Cisco
1 3 (16.67%) HP