The first table below looks at the demand for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Yorkshire region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 80 100 123
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +23
Contract jobs citing User Stories 32 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.37% 0.62% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 0.85% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 7
Average daily rate
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£320 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £339
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £31.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 -
% change year-on-year
+20.96% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1726 1524 1797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 74.01% 72.12% 70.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1074 830 981
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 64 55
Average hourly rate £15.39 £38.25 £17.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.77% +117.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
User Stories
England

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

User Stories
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

User Stories Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
West Yorkshire +23 29 £330 +32.00% 8
South Yorkshire - 3 £215 - 3
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 27 (47.37%) Java
1 27 (47.37%) TDD
2 26 (45.61%) QA
3 25 (43.86%) BDD
3 25 (43.86%) Scrum
4 21 (36.84%) C#
5 20 (35.09%) Test Scripting
6 19 (33.33%) SQL
7 17 (29.82%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (26.32%) .NET
8 15 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (24.56%) Finance
10 12 (21.05%) Test Automation
10 12 (21.05%) Selenium
11 11 (19.30%) Cucumber
11 11 (19.30%) ISEB
12 9 (15.79%) SoapUI
13 8 (14.04%) Ruby
13 8 (14.04%) JBehave
13 8 (14.04%) WebDriver
13 8 (14.04%) PHP
14 7 (12.28%) Business Analysis
15 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
15 6 (10.53%) UML
16 5 (8.77%) Waterfall
17 4 (7.02%) Functional Testing
17 4 (7.02%) EDRMS
17 4 (7.02%) Windows
17 4 (7.02%) Oracle
17 4 (7.02%) Management Information System

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.02%) EDRMS
3 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.26%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.51%) Big Data
4 2 (3.51%) MySQL
4 2 (3.51%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.75%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.75%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 12 (21.05%) Selenium
2 11 (19.30%) Cucumber
3 9 (15.79%) SoapUI
4 8 (14.04%) JBehave
4 8 (14.04%) WebDriver
5 3 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (5.26%) JIRA
6 1 (1.75%) ERwin
6 1 (1.75%) NeoLoad
6 1 (1.75%) LoadUI
General
1 14 (24.56%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (47.37%) Tester
2 22 (38.60%) Analyst
3 17 (29.82%) Business Analyst
3 17 (29.82%) Functional Tester
4 13 (22.81%) Manual Tester
5 7 (12.28%) Automation Tester
6 6 (10.53%) Developer
7 4 (7.02%) Agile Business Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Java Developer
9 2 (3.51%) .NET Developer
9 2 (3.51%) VB.NET Developer
9 2 (3.51%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) WinForms Developer
9 2 (3.51%) Business Systems Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) Agile .NET Developer
10 1 (1.75%) ScrumMaster
10 1 (1.75%) Document Manager
10 1 (1.75%) Test Leader
10 1 (1.75%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.32%) .NET
2 3 (5.26%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (3.51%) Apache Camel
3 2 (3.51%) J2EE
3 2 (3.51%) JMS
3 2 (3.51%) JMX
3 2 (3.51%) WinForms
4 1 (1.75%) Web Services
4 1 (1.75%) Spring
4 1 (1.75%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (29.82%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (7.02%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.75%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.75%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.02%) Windows
2 2 (3.51%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.75%) UNIX
3 1 (1.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (47.37%) TDD
2 25 (43.86%) Scrum
2 25 (43.86%) BDD
3 20 (35.09%) Test Scripting
4 15 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (21.05%) Test Automation
6 7 (12.28%) Business Analysis
7 6 (10.53%) UML
8 5 (8.77%) Waterfall
9 4 (7.02%) Functional Testing
10 3 (5.26%) Automation Testing
10 3 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (5.26%) Manual Testing
10 3 (5.26%) Investment Management
10 3 (5.26%) Wealth Management
10 3 (5.26%) Use Case
10 3 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (5.26%) Data Modelling
10 3 (5.26%) Workflow
10 3 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (47.37%) Java
2 21 (36.84%) C#
3 19 (33.33%) SQL
4 8 (14.04%) PHP
4 8 (14.04%) Ruby
5 2 (3.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (19.30%) ISEB
2 3 (5.26%) Degree
3 2 (3.51%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (45.61%) QA
2 2 (3.51%) FATCA
2 2 (3.51%) AIFMD
Vendors
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle