The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leatherhead with a requirement for User Stories skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

User Story
Surrey / Leatherhead
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 27 -
Rank change year-on-year +13 -  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 1 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leatherhead 1.89% 4.24% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 4.81% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Median daily rate £413 £463 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.81% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £399
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +8.12% -  

User Stories is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leatherhead with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Leatherhead
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 48 104 70
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leatherhead 90.57% 88.14% 67.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 97 63
Median daily rate £411 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.61% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £366 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Leatherhead

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leatherhead citing User Stories as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Leatherhead

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leatherhead

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Leatherhead

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Leatherhead region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Use Case
2 4 (80.00%) Scenario Testing
2 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (80.00%) Test Management
3 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (60.00%) Selenium
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) SOAP
3 3 (60.00%) XML
3 3 (60.00%) Unix
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) Client/Server
3 3 (60.00%) IBM
3 3 (60.00%) HP
3 3 (60.00%) LoadRunner
3 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (60.00%) XML Messaging
3 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Software Architecture
3 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (60.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (20.00%) TDD
5 1 (20.00%) Statistics
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leatherhead 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:

Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Unix Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) XML Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Scrum Master
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum Master
2 1 (20.00%) Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Test Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Unix Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) SOAP
1 3 (60.00%) XML
1 3 (60.00%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Scenario Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Test Management
2 4 (80.00%) Use Case
3 3 (60.00%) Defect Management
3 3 (60.00%) Software Architecture
3 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) Scrum
5 1 (20.00%) ATDD
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (20.00%) DSDM
5 1 (20.00%) Feature Driven Development
5 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (20.00%) Statistics
5 1 (20.00%) TDD
5 1 (20.00%) Time Management
5 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) HP
1 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft