Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 65 71
Rank change year-on-year -5 +6 +34
Contract jobs citing User Stories 66 69 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.78% 3.16% 3.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.12% 3.58% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 63 51
Leeds median daily rate £383 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +6.25% -15.79%
10th Percentile £304 £270 £300
90th Percentile £513 £538 £513
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -5.88% - -10.53%
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 2,113 1,926 2,480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 89.08% 88.07% 89.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,479 1,360 1,675
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £296
90th Percentile £575 £545 £564
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 22 39
Leeds median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +22.22% -2.16%
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.75 £10.20
90th Percentile £36.98 £28.97 £31.50
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.20 £14.50
% change year-on-year +19.72% -2.07% -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 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Leeds

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 39 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (45.45%) E-Commerce
3 24 (36.36%) Root Cause Analysis
4 23 (34.85%) Test Automation
5 21 (31.82%) Test Scripting
5 21 (31.82%) Scrum
6 19 (28.79%) Selenium
6 19 (28.79%) Exploratory Testing
7 17 (25.76%) WebDriver
7 17 (25.76%) Regression Testing
8 16 (24.24%) Software Testing
8 16 (24.24%) Git (software)
8 16 (24.24%) API Testing
9 15 (22.73%) Linux
10 14 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (19.70%) Java
12 12 (18.18%) Cucumber
12 12 (18.18%) BDD
13 10 (15.15%) C#
13 10 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
14 9 (13.64%) JIRA
15 8 (12.12%) SoapUI
16 7 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
16 7 (10.61%) SOAP
16 7 (10.61%) Acceptance Criteria
16 7 (10.61%) Mentoring
17 6 (9.09%) SDLC
17 6 (9.09%) SQL
17 6 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
17 6 (9.09%) Finance

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 5 (7.58%) Confluence
2 3 (4.55%) nginx
3 2 (3.03%) CMS
4 1 (1.52%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.52%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.06%) Slack
3 3 (4.55%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.03%) IaaS
4 2 (3.03%) SaaS
5 1 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.52%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.06%) SMS
2 3 (4.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.06%) Big Data
2 3 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (28.79%) Selenium
2 17 (25.76%) WebDriver
3 16 (24.24%) Git (software)
4 12 (18.18%) Cucumber
5 9 (13.64%) JIRA
6 8 (12.12%) SoapUI
7 3 (4.55%) Jenkins
7 3 (4.55%) JMeter
7 3 (4.55%) SonarQube
8 2 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.52%) Appium
9 1 (1.52%) Axure RP
9 1 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (1.52%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.52%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (9.09%) Finance
2 3 (4.55%) Marketing
2 3 (4.55%) Retail
3 2 (3.03%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Legal
4 1 (1.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (45.45%) Analyst
2 24 (36.36%) Business Analyst
3 11 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
3 11 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 10 (15.15%) Agile Business Analyst
4 10 (15.15%) Tester
5 7 (10.61%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 7 (10.61%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
5 7 (10.61%) Java Engineer
6 6 (9.09%) Test Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) Automation Tester
7 5 (7.58%) Product Owner
8 4 (6.06%) Scrum Master
9 3 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 3 (4.55%) Business IT Analyst
9 3 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) IT Business Analyst
9 3 (4.55%) Performance Tester
9 3 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (4.55%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.61%) SOAP
2 1 (1.52%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.55%) Clustering
1 3 (4.55%) Public Cloud
2 2 (3.03%) User Experience
3 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.52%) NHS
3 1 (1.52%) Online Banking
3 1 (1.52%) Social Media
3 1 (1.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.73%) Linux
2 3 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.52%) Android
3 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (45.45%) E-Commerce
3 24 (36.36%) Root Cause Analysis
4 23 (34.85%) Test Automation
5 21 (31.82%) Scrum
5 21 (31.82%) Test Scripting
6 19 (28.79%) Exploratory Testing
7 17 (25.76%) Regression Testing
8 16 (24.24%) API Testing
8 16 (24.24%) Software Testing
9 14 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (18.18%) BDD
11 10 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (10.61%) Acceptance Criteria
12 7 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (10.61%) Mentoring
13 6 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (9.09%) SDLC
14 5 (7.58%) Decision-Making
14 5 (7.58%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.70%) Java
2 10 (15.15%) C#
3 6 (9.09%) SQL
4 3 (4.55%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.55%) Kotlin
4 3 (4.55%) Perl
4 3 (4.55%) Python
5 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.58%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.03%) CBAP
3 2 (3.03%) ISEB
4 1 (1.52%) APMG
4 1 (1.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) Ansible
1 3 (4.55%) Puppet
1 3 (4.55%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (4.55%) Splunk
2 1 (1.52%) MuleSoft