The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 94 107 107
Rank change year-on-year
+13 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 23 10 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.96% 0.46% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 0.62% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 16
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£340 £325 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -5.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £329 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £37.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.75 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
User Stories
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1792 1625 2016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 74.79% 75.16% 75.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1102 932 1031
Average daily rate £350 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £230 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 63 58
Average hourly rate £16.67 £24.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.54% +35.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £45.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 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 1 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
West Yorkshire +5 17 £340 +4.61% 15
South Yorkshire +10 5 £275 +10.00% 4
North Yorkshire - - - - 2
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 50 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (36.67%) Scrum
2 22 (36.67%) Java
3 21 (35.00%) TDD
4 20 (33.33%) C#
4 20 (33.33%) QA
4 20 (33.33%) BDD
5 18 (30.00%) Test Automation
6 14 (23.33%) Selenium
7 13 (21.67%) Test Scripting
7 13 (21.67%) SQL
7 13 (21.67%) ISEB
7 13 (21.67%) Finance
7 13 (21.67%) Cucumber
8 11 (18.33%) Ruby
8 11 (18.33%) SoapUI
9 10 (16.67%) Functional Testing
9 10 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (16.67%) .NET
10 9 (15.00%) SQL Server
10 9 (15.00%) Business Analysis
11 8 (13.33%) JBehave
11 8 (13.33%) WebDriver
11 8 (13.33%) PHP
12 7 (11.67%) UML
12 7 (11.67%) Waterfall
13 6 (10.00%) SharePoint
14 5 (8.33%) Workflow
14 5 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (8.33%) ATDD

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 6 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) MS Project
2 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (6.67%) EDRMS
4 2 (3.33%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.67%) MySQL
5 1 (1.67%) MS Access
5 1 (1.67%) Big Data
5 1 (1.67%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.67%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (23.33%) Selenium
2 13 (21.67%) Cucumber
3 11 (18.33%) SoapUI
4 8 (13.33%) JBehave
4 8 (13.33%) WebDriver
5 3 (5.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (5.00%) JIRA
5 3 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (5.00%) MSTest
6 1 (1.67%) ERwin
General
1 13 (21.67%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Local Government
2 2 (3.33%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (51.67%) Analyst
2 23 (38.33%) Business Analyst
3 20 (33.33%) Tester
4 10 (16.67%) Functional Tester
5 7 (11.67%) Automation Tester
6 6 (10.00%) Agile Business Analyst
6 6 (10.00%) Manual Tester
7 4 (6.67%) Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Test Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Agile Coach
9 2 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Java Developer
9 2 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
10 1 (1.67%) Lead Developer
10 1 (1.67%) Business Systems Analyst
10 1 (1.67%) .NET Developer
10 1 (1.67%) VB.NET Developer
10 1 (1.67%) Technical Analyst
10 1 (1.67%) Developer Analyst
10 1 (1.67%) Business Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.67%) .NET
2 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (5.00%) SOAP
3 2 (3.33%) Web Services
3 2 (3.33%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.67%) WinForms
4 1 (1.67%) Spring
4 1 (1.67%) J2EE
4 1 (1.67%) JMX
4 1 (1.67%) JMS
4 1 (1.67%) Spring MVC
4 1 (1.67%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.33%) User Experience
4 2 (3.33%) Life Science
4 2 (3.33%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.67%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.00%) Windows
2 2 (3.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.67%) UNIX
3 1 (1.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (36.67%) Scrum
3 21 (35.00%) TDD
4 20 (33.33%) BDD
5 18 (30.00%) Test Automation
6 13 (21.67%) Test Scripting
7 10 (16.67%) Functional Testing
8 9 (15.00%) Business Analysis
9 7 (11.67%) UML
9 7 (11.67%) Waterfall
10 5 (8.33%) Workflow
10 5 (8.33%) ATDD
11 4 (6.67%) Refactoring
11 4 (6.67%) Automated Testing
11 4 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (5.00%) Information Management
12 3 (5.00%) Document Management
12 3 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.67%) Java
2 20 (33.33%) C#
3 13 (21.67%) SQL
4 11 (18.33%) Ruby
5 8 (13.33%) PHP
6 1 (1.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (21.67%) ISEB
2 4 (6.67%) ISTQB
2 4 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (1.67%) CCA
3 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) AIFMD
2 2 (3.33%) FATCA
Vendors
1 4 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.67%) Capita
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