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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 38 -
Rank change year-on-year +29 -  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leatherhead 10.00% 0.59% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.76% 0.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £403 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.29% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.65

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 34 150 64
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leatherhead 85.00% 88.24% 75.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 142 47
Median daily rate £403 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £350 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

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

User Stories
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leatherhead

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (83.33%) ISTQB
1 5 (83.33%) Use Case
1 5 (83.33%) Test Management
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) SOAP
2 4 (66.67%) XML
2 4 (66.67%) Unix
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Client/Server
2 4 (66.67%) IBM
2 4 (66.67%) HP
2 4 (66.67%) LoadRunner
2 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (66.67%) XML Messaging
2 4 (66.67%) Software Architecture
2 4 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Defect Management
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Statistics

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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) LoadRunner
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
General
1 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Unix Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) XML Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Test Team Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Unix Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) SOAP
1 4 (66.67%) XML
1 4 (66.67%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Test Management
1 5 (83.33%) Use Case
2 4 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 4 (66.67%) Software Architecture
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Statistics
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) ISTQB
2 4 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) HP
1 4 (66.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft