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 10 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 78 109 125
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +16
Contract jobs citing User Stories 37 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.62% 0.43% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 0.61% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 4 4
Average daily rate
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£320 £290 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -17.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £31.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.16 £31.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year
+6.97% -52.30%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1671 1476 1771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 72.94% 70.96% 70.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1077 816 988
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 57 52
Average hourly rate £14.50 £36.75 £16.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.54% +116.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.46 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £47.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.98% +3.33%
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 10 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 10 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 +27 32 £320 +28.00% 8
South Yorkshire - 5 £308 -
North Yorkshire - - - -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 10 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 29 (46.77%) Java
1 29 (46.77%) Scrum
1 29 (46.77%) TDD
2 28 (45.16%) QA
3 27 (43.55%) BDD
4 22 (35.48%) Test Scripting
4 22 (35.48%) Enterprise Software
5 21 (33.87%) C#
6 20 (32.26%) Finance
7 19 (30.65%) SQL
8 18 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (24.19%) .NET
10 13 (20.97%) ISEB
11 12 (19.35%) Business Analysis
11 12 (19.35%) Test Automation
11 12 (19.35%) Selenium
12 11 (17.74%) Cucumber
13 9 (14.52%) SoapUI
14 8 (12.90%) JBehave
14 8 (12.90%) WebDriver
14 8 (12.90%) Ruby
14 8 (12.90%) PHP
15 6 (9.68%) Oracle
15 6 (9.68%) SQL Server
15 6 (9.68%) MS Project
15 6 (9.68%) UML
15 6 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (9.68%) JIRA
16 5 (8.06%) Use Case
16 5 (8.06%) Waterfall

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 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.

Applications
1 6 (9.68%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.84%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.23%) Big Data
3 2 (3.23%) MySQL
3 2 (3.23%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.61%) CouchDB
4 1 (1.61%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (19.35%) Selenium
2 11 (17.74%) Cucumber
3 9 (14.52%) SoapUI
4 8 (12.90%) JBehave
4 8 (12.90%) WebDriver
5 6 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (9.68%) JIRA
6 1 (1.61%) ERwin
6 1 (1.61%) NeoLoad
6 1 (1.61%) LoadUI
General
1 20 (32.26%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Banking
3 2 (3.23%) Retail
4 1 (1.61%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 30 (48.39%) Tester
2 26 (41.94%) Analyst
3 22 (35.48%) Business Analyst
4 19 (30.65%) Functional Tester
5 15 (24.19%) Manual Tester
6 8 (12.90%) Agile Business Analyst
6 8 (12.90%) Automation Tester
7 6 (9.68%) Developer
8 5 (8.06%) Financial Business Analyst
8 5 (8.06%) Financial Services Business Analyst
9 4 (6.45%) IT Business Analyst
10 3 (4.84%) Java Developer
10 3 (4.84%) Systems Analyst
11 2 (3.23%) Business Systems Analyst
11 2 (3.23%) .NET Developer
11 2 (3.23%) VB.NET Developer
11 2 (3.23%) WinForms Developer
11 2 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 2 (3.23%) Agile .NET Developer
12 1 (1.61%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (24.19%) .NET
2 3 (4.84%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (3.23%) Apache Camel
3 2 (3.23%) J2EE
3 2 (3.23%) JMS
3 2 (3.23%) JMX
3 2 (3.23%) WinForms
4 1 (1.61%) Web Services
4 1 (1.61%) Spring
4 1 (1.61%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 22 (35.48%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.61%) Device Driver
2 1 (1.61%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.45%) Windows
2 3 (4.84%) UNIX
3 2 (3.23%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.23%) Solaris
4 1 (1.61%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (46.77%) Scrum
1 29 (46.77%) TDD
2 27 (43.55%) BDD
3 22 (35.48%) Test Scripting
4 18 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (19.35%) Business Analysis
5 12 (19.35%) Test Automation
6 6 (9.68%) UML
7 5 (8.06%) Workflow
7 5 (8.06%) Waterfall
7 5 (8.06%) Use Case
8 4 (6.45%) Project Management
8 4 (6.45%) Functional Testing
9 3 (4.84%) Automation Testing
9 3 (4.84%) Data Modelling
9 3 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (4.84%) Automated Testing
9 3 (4.84%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (4.84%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (46.77%) Java
2 21 (33.87%) C#
3 19 (30.65%) SQL
4 8 (12.90%) PHP
4 8 (12.90%) Ruby
5 2 (3.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (20.97%) ISEB
2 3 (4.84%) Degree
3 2 (3.23%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.23%) CCA
4 1 (1.61%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (45.16%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) FATCA
2 2 (3.23%) AIFMD
Vendors
1 6 (9.68%) Oracle