The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon 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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
Wiltshire / Swindon
Rank 31 - 41
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing User Stories 11 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 3.20% - 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.03% - 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 2
Median daily rate £325 - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -1.17% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.65

User Stories is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Swindon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 273 253 327
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 79.36% 77.37% 82.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 177 236
Median daily rate £418 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.37% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 8
Median hourly rate £55.00 £13.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +323.07% -23.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Swindon citing User Stories as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Swindon

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in Swindon

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Swindon over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in Swindon

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Swindon region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Finance
3 6 (40.00%) Scrum
4 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (33.33%) Selenium
4 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 5 (33.33%) SpecFlow
5 4 (26.67%) Gherkin
5 4 (26.67%) WebDriver
5 4 (26.67%) Visual Studio
5 4 (26.67%) C#
6 3 (20.00%) Cisco
6 3 (20.00%) HP
6 3 (20.00%) Project Management
6 3 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (20.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Defect Management
6 3 (20.00%) Use Case
6 3 (20.00%) Banking
6 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (20.00%) Cisco UCCE
6 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (13.33%) Kanban
7 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
7 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
7 2 (13.33%) RIA
7 2 (13.33%) SEPA
7 2 (13.33%) BDD
7 2 (13.33%) TDD

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon 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 2 (13.33%) JBoss
1 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Selenium
1 5 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 4 (26.67%) Visual Studio
2 4 (26.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Test Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Lead Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Test Automation Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Web Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Java Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Java Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Java Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Telephony Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Gherkin
2 2 (13.33%) JSP
2 2 (13.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) RIA
3 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Scrum
3 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 3 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Project Management
4 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (20.00%) Use Case
5 2 (13.33%) BDD
5 2 (13.33%) Kanban
5 2 (13.33%) TDD
5 2 (13.33%) UML
6 1 (6.67%) API Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Coaching
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (6.67%) ITIL
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SEPA
2 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco
1 3 (20.00%) HP