Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 10 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 68 83
Rank change year-on-year +1 +15 +44
Contract jobs citing User Stories 109 91 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.18% 3.01% 2.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.63% 3.47% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 81 55
West Yorkshire median daily rate £395 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.06% +6.25% -19.19%
10th Percentile £301 £270 £300
90th Percentile £488 £538 £498
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -5.88% - -10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,002 2,621 3,063
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 87.55% 86.62% 87.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,050 1,810 1,996
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +0.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £573 £545 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +1.85% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 67 71
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.41 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.81% +10.34% -4.13%
10th Percentile £11.22 £9.81 £10.20
90th Percentile £31.20 £40.00 £29.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £14.53
% change year-on-year +6.25% +10.10% +0.22%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in West Yorkshire

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for User Stories in West Yorkshire

User Stories
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for User Stories in West Yorkshire

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 10 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
Leeds -6 65 £375 -11.76% 20
Bradford -13 13 £406 -1.52% 4
Halifax +9 12 £342 -24.84% 2
User Stories
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 10 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 85 (77.98%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (46.79%) Scrum
3 30 (27.52%) E-Commerce
4 24 (22.02%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (20.18%) Root Cause Analysis
6 20 (18.35%) Acceptance Criteria
7 19 (17.43%) Epics
7 19 (17.43%) JIRA
8 18 (16.51%) Test Automation
8 18 (16.51%) Test Scripting
9 17 (15.60%) Selenium
9 17 (15.60%) Exploratory Testing
10 15 (13.76%) WebDriver
10 15 (13.76%) Finance
11 14 (12.84%) Regression Testing
11 14 (12.84%) Confluence
12 13 (11.93%) Agile Project Management
12 13 (11.93%) API Testing
12 13 (11.93%) Project Management
12 13 (11.93%) Kanban
13 12 (11.01%) QA
13 12 (11.01%) BDD
14 11 (10.09%) Cucumber
14 11 (10.09%) Problem-Solving
15 10 (9.17%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
15 10 (9.17%) Service Delivery
15 10 (9.17%) Business Analysis
15 10 (9.17%) Software Testing
15 10 (9.17%) Git (software)
16 9 (8.26%) Business Intelligence

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 14 (12.84%) Confluence
2 4 (3.67%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.75%) CMS
4 2 (1.83%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.92%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (3.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.92%) EngageOne
2 1 (0.92%) InVision
2 1 (0.92%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.92%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.75%) SaaS
2 2 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.83%) IaaS
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.83%) Slack
2 2 (1.83%) Trello
3 1 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.92%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.83%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.92%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (17.43%) JIRA
2 17 (15.60%) Selenium
3 15 (13.76%) WebDriver
4 11 (10.09%) Cucumber
5 10 (9.17%) Git (software)
6 8 (7.34%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.83%) Axure RP
7 2 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.92%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.92%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (13.76%) Finance
2 8 (7.34%) Retail
3 3 (2.75%) Banking
4 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.83%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.92%) Billing
5 1 (0.92%) Legal
5 1 (0.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 60 (55.05%) Analyst
2 50 (45.87%) Business Analyst
3 23 (21.10%) Agile Business Analyst
4 17 (15.60%) Product Owner
5 12 (11.01%) Tester
6 9 (8.26%) Test Analyst
7 7 (6.42%) Scrum Master
8 5 (4.59%) Agile Product Owner
8 5 (4.59%) Automation Test Analyst
8 5 (4.59%) Automation Tester
8 5 (4.59%) E-Commerce Analyst
8 5 (4.59%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
8 5 (4.59%) Product Analyst
8 5 (4.59%) Product Business Analyst
8 5 (4.59%) Product Manager
8 5 (4.59%) Test Automation Engineer
8 5 (4.59%) Test Engineer
9 4 (3.67%) Digital Analyst
9 4 (3.67%) Digital Business Analyst
9 4 (3.67%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.50%) SOAP
2 2 (1.83%) HTML
3 1 (0.92%) CSS
3 1 (0.92%) CSS3
3 1 (0.92%) Gherkin
3 1 (0.92%) HTML5
3 1 (0.92%) RESTful
3 1 (0.92%) Swagger
3 1 (0.92%) Velocity
3 1 (0.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.42%) User Experience
2 6 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.75%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.92%) NHS
4 1 (0.92%) Online Banking
4 1 (0.92%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (77.98%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (46.79%) Scrum
3 30 (27.52%) E-Commerce
4 24 (22.02%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (20.18%) Root Cause Analysis
6 20 (18.35%) Acceptance Criteria
7 19 (17.43%) Epics
8 18 (16.51%) Test Automation
8 18 (16.51%) Test Scripting
9 17 (15.60%) Exploratory Testing
10 14 (12.84%) Regression Testing
11 13 (11.93%) Agile Project Management
11 13 (11.93%) API Testing
11 13 (11.93%) Kanban
11 13 (11.93%) Project Management
12 12 (11.01%) BDD
13 11 (10.09%) Problem-Solving
14 10 (9.17%) Business Analysis
14 10 (9.17%) Software Testing
14 10 (9.17%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.26%) C#
2 8 (7.34%) Java
3 6 (5.50%) SQL
4 4 (3.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.92%) Groovy
5 1 (0.92%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (2.75%) CBAP
1 3 (2.75%) ISEB
2 2 (1.83%) DBS Check
2 2 (1.83%) Degree
3 1 (0.92%) APMG
3 1 (0.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.01%) QA
2 1 (0.92%) GDPR
Vendors
1 2 (1.83%) Progress
1 2 (1.83%) SAP
2 1 (0.92%) Atlassian
2 1 (0.92%) MuleSoft
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle