Period
to 9 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 9 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
South East > Surrey
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 95 117
Rank change year-on-year +11 +22 +4
Contract jobs citing User Stories 83 50 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 2.50% 1.81% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 2.13% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 34 9
Surrey median daily rate £431 £420 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.68% -6.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £329 £306 £363
90th Percentile £569 £538 £493
South East median daily rate £455 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +2.25% +4.71% +10.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Surrey median hourly rate - - £40.00
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -4.11% -8.75% +22.14%

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 Surrey with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Surrey
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,948 2,348 1,896
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 88.66% 84.92% 85.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,089 1,700 1,249
Surrey median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £237
90th Percentile £611 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 59 91
Surrey median hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -8.26% -0.91%
10th Percentile £13.50 £13.40 £11.55
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £44.25
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% -4.43%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Surrey

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Surrey

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Surrey over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Surrey

User Stories
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories in Surrey.

Contractor hourly rate trend for User Stories in Surrey

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 6 months to 9 December 2018. 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
Reigate +6 23 £400 -20.00% 3
Sunbury-on-Thames -3 10 £513 +11.29%
Staines -6 6 £575 +15.00%
Woking +3 3 £400 +31.15%
Guildford - 3 £475 - 2
Chertsey - 3 £350 -
Leatherhead +2 2 £494 +54.30% 3
Epsom +2 1 £525 +55.56% 2
Camberley -3 1 - - 2
Addlestone - 1 - - 1
User Stories
South East

For the 6 months to 9 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 Surrey region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 67 (80.72%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (65.06%) Scrum
3 34 (40.96%) Test Automation
4 24 (28.92%) QA
5 23 (27.71%) JIRA
6 20 (24.10%) Regression Testing
6 20 (24.10%) Test Strategy
6 20 (24.10%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (22.89%) SDLC
7 19 (22.89%) SQL
8 18 (21.69%) Python
8 18 (21.69%) Manual Testing
9 16 (19.28%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (19.28%) Jenkins
9 16 (19.28%) T-SQL
9 16 (19.28%) Scenario Testing
10 15 (18.07%) Problem-Solving
10 15 (18.07%) Epics
11 14 (16.87%) Java
11 14 (16.87%) Visual Studio Team System
11 14 (16.87%) Open Source
11 14 (16.87%) BDD
12 13 (15.66%) Confluence
12 13 (15.66%) Finance
13 12 (14.46%) Microsoft
13 12 (14.46%) Selenium
13 12 (14.46%) DevOps
14 11 (13.25%) Cucumber
14 11 (13.25%) Continuous Delivery
14 11 (13.25%) Defect Management

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 13 (15.66%) Confluence
2 4 (4.82%) CMS
3 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (9.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (9.64%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (3.61%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.41%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (2.41%) InVision
4 2 (2.41%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.05%) BrowserStack
2 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.02%) Adobe Analytics
4 4 (4.82%) GitHub
4 4 (4.82%) OpenShift
4 4 (4.82%) SaaS
4 4 (4.82%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 2 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.20%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (4.82%) Relational Database
1 4 (4.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.61%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.41%) Redis
4 1 (1.20%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 23 (27.71%) JIRA
2 16 (19.28%) Jenkins
3 14 (16.87%) Visual Studio Team System
4 12 (14.46%) Selenium
5 11 (13.25%) Cucumber
5 11 (13.25%) Git (software)
6 10 (12.05%) JMeter
6 10 (12.05%) SonarQube
7 9 (10.84%) SoapUI
7 9 (10.84%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (9.64%) JUnit
8 8 (9.64%) Maven
9 7 (8.43%) GitLab
9 7 (8.43%) WebDriver
10 4 (4.82%) MSBuild
10 4 (4.82%) NUnit
10 4 (4.82%) ReSharper
11 3 (3.61%) Oracle APEX
12 1 (1.20%) Eclipse
12 1 (1.20%) Katalon Studio
General
1 13 (15.66%) Finance
2 9 (10.84%) Retail
3 3 (3.61%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.41%) Banking
4 2 (2.41%) Legal
5 1 (1.20%) Games
5 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (38.55%) Analyst
2 24 (28.92%) Business Analyst
3 20 (24.10%) Tester
4 10 (12.05%) Automation Tester
4 10 (12.05%) QA Tester
5 9 (10.84%) Product Owner
5 9 (10.84%) Systems Tester
5 9 (10.84%) Test Analyst
6 7 (8.43%) Agile Tester
6 7 (8.43%) Developer
6 7 (8.43%) QA Automation Tester
6 7 (8.43%) QA Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) Digital Analyst
7 6 (7.23%) Digital Business Analyst
8 4 (4.82%) Agile Business Analyst
8 4 (4.82%) QA Analyst
8 4 (4.82%) QA Test Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) .NET Developer
9 3 (3.61%) C# Developer
9 3 (3.61%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.05%) Gherkin
2 8 (9.64%) JSON
3 7 (8.43%) REST
4 6 (7.23%) Web Services
5 5 (6.02%) .NET
5 5 (6.02%) XML
6 4 (4.82%) CSS
6 4 (4.82%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 4 (4.82%) Node.js
6 4 (4.82%) React
6 4 (4.82%) Unity DI Container
6 4 (4.82%) WPF
7 3 (3.61%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.61%) HTML
8 2 (2.41%) Ember.js
8 2 (2.41%) OAuth
8 2 (2.41%) React Native
8 2 (2.41%) SOAP
9 1 (1.20%) Angular 2
9 1 (1.20%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 20 (24.10%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (12.05%) User Experience
3 2 (2.41%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.20%) NHS
4 1 (1.20%) PKI
4 1 (1.20%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.20%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.20%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (80.72%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (65.06%) Scrum
3 34 (40.96%) Test Automation
4 20 (24.10%) Regression Testing
4 20 (24.10%) Test Strategy
5 19 (22.89%) SDLC
6 18 (21.69%) Manual Testing
7 16 (19.28%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (19.28%) Scenario Testing
8 15 (18.07%) Epics
8 15 (18.07%) Problem-Solving
9 14 (16.87%) BDD
9 14 (16.87%) Open Source
10 12 (14.46%) DevOps
11 11 (13.25%) Continuous Delivery
11 11 (13.25%) Defect Management
12 10 (12.05%) OWASP
12 10 (12.05%) Performance Testing
12 10 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (12.05%) Traceability Matrix
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.89%) SQL
2 18 (21.69%) Python
3 16 (19.28%) T-SQL
4 14 (16.87%) Java
5 5 (6.02%) C#
5 5 (6.02%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.82%) XAML
7 3 (3.61%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.20%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (9.64%) ISTQB
1 8 (9.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (7.23%) Degree
3 5 (6.02%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.02%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.82%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (3.61%) ISEB
5 3 (3.61%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.20%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (28.92%) QA
2 6 (7.23%) PMO
3 3 (3.61%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (8.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) Ansible
2 3 (3.61%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (14.46%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.43%) Adobe
3 5 (6.02%) Oracle
3 5 (6.02%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (6.02%) Workday
4 4 (4.82%) Atlassian
5 3 (3.61%) HP
6 2 (2.41%) Google
6 2 (2.41%) hybris
7 1 (1.20%) Apple
7 1 (1.20%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (1.20%) FNZ
7 1 (1.20%) Kronos
7 1 (1.20%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.20%) Wrike