Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 17 November 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
Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 97 54
Rank change year-on-year +54 -43 +17
Contract jobs citing User Stories 50 58 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 5.80% 2.52% 3.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.65% 2.92% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 30 43
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £415 £419 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.90% -10.90% +4.44%
10th Percentile £305 £340 £392
90th Percentile £500 £523 £688
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £415 £419 £473
% change year-on-year -0.90% -11.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate - - -
Tyne and Wear 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 Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 752 1983 1188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 87.24% 86.07% 85.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 1458 799
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £388 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -15.15% +10.00%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £263
90th Percentile £550 £522 £605
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £388 £350 £408
% change year-on-year +10.71% -14.11% +8.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 77 45
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +55.56% -3.82%
10th Percentile £10.68 £19.99 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.48 £36.36 £40.80
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% +60.00% -5.48%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Job postings citing User Stories as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Newcastle upon Tyne

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Newcastle upon Tyne

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 44 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (68.00%) Scrum
3 31 (62.00%) Open Source
4 24 (48.00%) Acceptance Criteria
5 18 (36.00%) TDD
6 16 (32.00%) User Experience
7 14 (28.00%) Java
7 14 (28.00%) JIRA
7 14 (28.00%) Test Automation
7 14 (28.00%) Actionable Insight
8 13 (26.00%) BDD
9 12 (24.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 12 (24.00%) Cucumber
10 11 (22.00%) Confluence
10 11 (22.00%) Scala
10 11 (22.00%) Test Scripting
10 11 (22.00%) Service Design
11 10 (20.00%) WebDriver
11 10 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (20.00%) Selenium
12 9 (18.00%) Human Factors
12 9 (18.00%) Smartphone
12 9 (18.00%) Project Management
12 9 (18.00%) Service Delivery
12 9 (18.00%) Agile Project Management
12 9 (18.00%) Ethnography
12 9 (18.00%) Usability Testing
13 8 (16.00%) Jenkins
13 8 (16.00%) Collaborative Working
14 7 (14.00%) Defect Tracking

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 11 (22.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) MongoDB
1 6 (12.00%) MySQL
1 6 (12.00%) NoSQL
1 6 (12.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 14 (28.00%) JIRA
2 12 (24.00%) Cucumber
3 10 (20.00%) Selenium
3 10 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 8 (16.00%) Jenkins
5 5 (10.00%) JUnit
5 5 (10.00%) RSpec
6 4 (8.00%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (14.00%) Games
2 5 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (34.00%) Analyst
2 15 (30.00%) Business Analyst
3 9 (18.00%) User Researcher
4 7 (14.00%) Agile Business Analyst
5 6 (12.00%) Automation Tester
5 6 (12.00%) Digital User Researcher
5 6 (12.00%) Product Manager
5 6 (12.00%) Tester
6 4 (8.00%) Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Java Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Java Software Developer
6 4 (8.00%) QA Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Software Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Digital Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Digital Business Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Digital Product Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 3 (6.00%) Technical Architect
7 3 (6.00%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) REST
2 4 (8.00%) Node.js
3 3 (6.00%) Gherkin
3 3 (6.00%) RESTful
3 3 (6.00%) Web Services
4 2 (4.00%) Ajax
4 2 (4.00%) CSS
4 2 (4.00%) CSS3
4 2 (4.00%) HTML
4 2 (4.00%) HTML5
4 2 (4.00%) JSON
5 1 (2.00%) Django
5 1 (2.00%) Play Framework
5 1 (2.00%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (2.00%) Spring
5 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (32.00%) User Experience
2 9 (18.00%) Smartphone
3 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) Linux
1 4 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (68.00%) Scrum
3 31 (62.00%) Open Source
4 24 (48.00%) Acceptance Criteria
5 18 (36.00%) TDD
6 14 (28.00%) Actionable Insight
6 14 (28.00%) Test Automation
7 13 (26.00%) BDD
8 12 (24.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 11 (22.00%) Service Design
9 11 (22.00%) Test Scripting
10 10 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (18.00%) Agile Project Management
11 9 (18.00%) Ethnography
11 9 (18.00%) Human Factors
11 9 (18.00%) Project Management
11 9 (18.00%) Service Delivery
11 9 (18.00%) Usability Testing
12 8 (16.00%) Collaborative Working
13 7 (14.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.00%) Java
2 11 (22.00%) Scala
3 6 (12.00%) Ruby
4 5 (10.00%) C#
4 5 (10.00%) Python
5 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.00%) SQL
6 3 (6.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (2.00%) Degree
1 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.00%) QA
1 7 (14.00%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (6.00%) Atlassian