Period
to 17 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 December 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
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 68 53
Rank change year-on-year +16 -15 +9
Contract jobs citing User Stories 11 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 1.67% 0.77% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 0.89% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 4
Northamptonshire median daily rate £403 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.29% -10.53% -
10th Percentile £276 £256 £363
90th Percentile £464 £493 £500
East Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands 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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 553 790 586
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 83.92% 86.72% 81.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 567 409
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -1.18% -
10th Percentile £220 £225 £256
90th Percentile £550 £575 £575
East Midlands median daily rate £388 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 16
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.79 £13.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.65% -19.40% +11.67%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.50 £9.63
90th Percentile £15.25 £34.15 £18.52
East Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £16.06
% change year-on-year +17.86% -12.80% -2.70%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Northamptonshire

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Northamptonshire

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 17 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Northamptonshire

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 17 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton +8 9 £425 -
User Stories
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) CSS
2 4 (36.36%) Degree
2 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
3 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 3 (27.27%) Confluence
3 3 (27.27%) C#
3 3 (27.27%) HTML
3 3 (27.27%) OOP
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) TDD
3 3 (27.27%) Banking
3 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
3 3 (27.27%) BDD
3 3 (27.27%) User Experience
3 3 (27.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (27.27%) Acceptance Criteria
4 2 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (18.18%) JMeter
4 2 (18.18%) Conflict Management
4 2 (18.18%) Wireframes
4 2 (18.18%) Prototyping
4 2 (18.18%) API Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Guerrilla Testing
4 2 (18.18%) InVision
4 2 (18.18%) Ethnography
4 2 (18.18%) Ethnographic Research

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 3 (27.27%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) InVision
2 1 (9.09%) UserZoom
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Axure RP
1 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
1 2 (18.18%) FitNesse
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
1 2 (18.18%) JMeter
1 2 (18.18%) JUnit
1 2 (18.18%) NUnit
1 2 (18.18%) Ranorex
1 2 (18.18%) Selenium
1 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
1 2 (18.18%) TestNG
1 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
2 1 (9.09%) Artifactory
2 1 (9.09%) Bitbucket
2 1 (9.09%) Grunt
2 1 (9.09%) gulp
2 1 (9.09%) Jasmine
2 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (9.09%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (9.09%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (27.27%) Banking
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Advertising
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Software Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) User Experience Researcher
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior DevOps
4 1 (9.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Data Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) User Experience Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) CSS
2 3 (27.27%) HTML
3 1 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (9.09%) Classic ASP
3 1 (9.09%) jQuery
3 1 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (9.09%) OAuth
3 1 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (9.09%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
1 3 (27.27%) User Experience
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Android
1 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
3 3 (27.27%) Acceptance Criteria
3 3 (27.27%) BDD
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (27.27%) OOP
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
3 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (27.27%) TDD
3 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 2 (18.18%) API Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Conflict Management
4 2 (18.18%) Ethnographic Research
4 2 (18.18%) Ethnography
4 2 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Guerrilla Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Prototyping
4 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
4 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
4 2 (18.18%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Degree
2 3 (27.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Ansible
1 1 (9.09%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Capita
2 1 (9.09%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft