Period
to 16 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 6 months to 16 December 2018 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
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 69 73
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4 +21
Contract jobs citing User Stories 67 73 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.83% 3.27% 2.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.20% 3.76% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 68 41
Leeds median daily rate £380 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.59% +11.84% -23.23%
10th Percentile £265 £257 £300
90th Percentile £483 £538 £488
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -19.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

User Stories is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,094 1,944 2,251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 88.54% 87.06% 88.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,451 1,379 1,493
Leeds median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%
10th Percentile £313 £265 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £414 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +2.16% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 33 40
Leeds median hourly rate £17.91 £25.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.37% +88.68% -11.67%
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.98 £10.47
90th Percentile £26.85 £40.00 £30.83
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.21 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +7.53% +10.34% -3.33%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing User Stories as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Leeds

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Leeds

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Leeds over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Leeds

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 44 (65.67%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (44.78%) E-Commerce
3 26 (38.81%) Scrum
4 21 (31.34%) Root Cause Analysis
5 18 (26.87%) Test Scripting
6 17 (25.37%) Test Automation
7 16 (23.88%) Selenium
7 16 (23.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (23.88%) Exploratory Testing
8 15 (22.39%) WebDriver
9 14 (20.90%) Regression Testing
10 12 (17.91%) JIRA
10 12 (17.91%) API Testing
11 11 (16.42%) Git (software)
11 11 (16.42%) QA
12 10 (14.93%) Software Testing
13 9 (13.43%) C#
13 9 (13.43%) Linux
13 9 (13.43%) Cucumber
13 9 (13.43%) BDD
14 8 (11.94%) SoapUI
14 8 (11.94%) Problem-Solving
15 7 (10.45%) Acceptance Criteria
15 7 (10.45%) Kanban
15 7 (10.45%) Java
15 7 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
15 7 (10.45%) Finance
16 6 (8.96%) Data Modelling
16 6 (8.96%) SOAP
16 6 (8.96%) SQL

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (8.96%) Confluence
2 2 (2.99%) CMS
3 1 (1.49%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.49%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) SaaS
2 2 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.99%) IaaS
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.49%) Slack
3 1 (1.49%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (23.88%) Selenium
2 15 (22.39%) WebDriver
3 12 (17.91%) JIRA
4 11 (16.42%) Git (software)
5 9 (13.43%) Cucumber
6 8 (11.94%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.49%) Axure RP
8 1 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.49%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (10.45%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Retail
2 2 (2.99%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Billing
3 1 (1.49%) Legal
3 1 (1.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (59.70%) Analyst
2 31 (46.27%) Business Analyst
3 13 (19.40%) Agile Business Analyst
4 11 (16.42%) Tester
5 9 (13.43%) Test Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Automation Tester
6 5 (7.46%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Test Automation Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Test Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Product Owner
7 4 (5.97%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Technical Business Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Applications Tester
8 3 (4.48%) Digital Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Digital Business Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) IT Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Java Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.96%) SOAP
2 1 (1.49%) Swagger
2 1 (1.49%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.48%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.48%) User Experience
3 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.49%) NHS
3 1 (1.49%) Online Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (65.67%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (44.78%) E-Commerce
3 26 (38.81%) Scrum
4 21 (31.34%) Root Cause Analysis
5 18 (26.87%) Test Scripting
6 17 (25.37%) Test Automation
7 16 (23.88%) Exploratory Testing
7 16 (23.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (20.90%) Regression Testing
9 12 (17.91%) API Testing
10 10 (14.93%) Software Testing
11 9 (13.43%) BDD
12 8 (11.94%) Problem-Solving
13 7 (10.45%) Acceptance Criteria
13 7 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (10.45%) Kanban
14 6 (8.96%) Data Modelling
14 6 (8.96%) Epics
14 6 (8.96%) SDLC
14 6 (8.96%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.43%) C#
2 7 (10.45%) Java
3 6 (8.96%) SQL
4 3 (4.48%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (4.48%) CBAP
1 3 (4.48%) ISEB
2 2 (2.99%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.49%) APMG
3 1 (1.49%) Degree
3 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.42%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) GDPR
Vendors
1 1 (1.49%) MuleSoft