Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 74 79
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 +49
Contract jobs citing User Stories 105 85 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.05% 2.88% 2.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.46% 3.34% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 74 60
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% -13.16%
10th Percentile £341 £279 £300
90th Percentile £498 £534 £510
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £425 £450
% change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +5.57%
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 3,032 2,547 3,313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 88.06% 86.37% 88.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,080 1,760 2,175
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £305 £263 £275
90th Percentile £550 £545 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 57 62
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.21 £14.20 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.16% -2.07% -3.33%
10th Percentile £11.23 £8.69 £10.23
90th Percentile £33.75 £26.25 £30.63
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.41 £14.20 £14.87
% change year-on-year +22.61% -4.47% +7.14%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -9 66 £383 -10.00% 24
Bradford -1 16 £413 -
Halifax +3 6 £342 -24.84% 2
User Stories
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 76 (72.38%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (40.00%) Scrum
3 31 (29.52%) E-Commerce
4 26 (24.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (23.81%) Root Cause Analysis
6 23 (21.90%) Test Automation
7 21 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 19 (18.10%) Selenium
8 19 (18.10%) Exploratory Testing
8 19 (18.10%) Acceptance Criteria
9 17 (16.19%) WebDriver
9 17 (16.19%) JIRA
9 17 (16.19%) Regression Testing
10 16 (15.24%) Software Testing
10 16 (15.24%) Git (software)
10 16 (15.24%) API Testing
11 15 (14.29%) Linux
12 14 (13.33%) Retail
12 14 (13.33%) Cucumber
12 14 (13.33%) BDD
13 13 (12.38%) Problem-Solving
13 13 (12.38%) Java
14 12 (11.43%) Mentoring
15 11 (10.48%) Confluence
16 10 (9.52%) Project Management
16 10 (9.52%) Service Delivery
16 10 (9.52%) Finance
16 10 (9.52%) C#
16 10 (9.52%) Agile Project Management
17 9 (8.57%) Waterfall

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 11 (10.48%) Confluence
2 5 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.86%) CMS
3 3 (2.86%) nginx
4 2 (1.90%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.95%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.90%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.95%) EngageOne
2 1 (0.95%) InVision
2 1 (0.95%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.95%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (4.76%) Slack
2 3 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (1.90%) IaaS
3 2 (1.90%) SaaS
3 2 (1.90%) Trello
4 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.81%) SMS
2 3 (2.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.81%) Big Data
2 3 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (18.10%) Selenium
2 17 (16.19%) JIRA
2 17 (16.19%) WebDriver
3 16 (15.24%) Git (software)
4 14 (13.33%) Cucumber
5 8 (7.62%) SoapUI
6 3 (2.86%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.86%) JMeter
6 3 (2.86%) SonarQube
7 2 (1.90%) Axure RP
7 2 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.95%) Appium
8 1 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.95%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.95%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (13.33%) Retail
2 10 (9.52%) Finance
3 5 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.86%) Marketing
5 2 (1.90%) Banking
5 2 (1.90%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.95%) Legal
6 1 (0.95%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 53 (50.48%) Analyst
2 46 (43.81%) Business Analyst
3 19 (18.10%) Agile Business Analyst
4 13 (12.38%) Product Owner
5 11 (10.48%) Test Automation Engineer
5 11 (10.48%) Test Engineer
6 10 (9.52%) Tester
7 9 (8.57%) Scrum Master
8 7 (6.67%) E-Commerce Analyst
8 7 (6.67%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
8 7 (6.67%) Java Engineer
9 6 (5.71%) Test Analyst
10 5 (4.76%) Automation Tester
10 5 (4.76%) Digital Analyst
10 5 (4.76%) Digital Business Analyst
10 5 (4.76%) Product Manager
11 4 (3.81%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 3 (2.86%) Business IT Analyst
12 3 (2.86%) Performance Tester
12 3 (2.86%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.67%) SOAP
2 2 (1.90%) HTML
3 1 (0.95%) CSS
3 1 (0.95%) CSS3
3 1 (0.95%) HTML5
3 1 (0.95%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.76%) User Experience
2 4 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.86%) Clustering
3 3 (2.86%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.95%) NHS
4 1 (0.95%) Online Banking
4 1 (0.95%) Social Media
4 1 (0.95%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.29%) Linux
2 3 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.95%) Android
3 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (72.38%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (40.00%) Scrum
3 31 (29.52%) E-Commerce
4 26 (24.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (23.81%) Root Cause Analysis
6 23 (21.90%) Test Automation
7 21 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 19 (18.10%) Acceptance Criteria
8 19 (18.10%) Exploratory Testing
9 17 (16.19%) Regression Testing
10 16 (15.24%) API Testing
10 16 (15.24%) Software Testing
11 14 (13.33%) BDD
12 13 (12.38%) Problem-Solving
13 12 (11.43%) Mentoring
14 10 (9.52%) Agile Project Management
14 10 (9.52%) Project Management
14 10 (9.52%) Service Delivery
15 9 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
15 9 (8.57%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.38%) Java
2 10 (9.52%) C#
3 6 (5.71%) SQL
4 4 (3.81%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.86%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.86%) Kotlin
5 3 (2.86%) Perl
5 3 (2.86%) Python
6 1 (0.95%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.76%) Degree
2 5 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.90%) CBAP
3 2 (1.90%) ISEB
4 1 (0.95%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.71%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.86%) Ansible
1 3 (2.86%) Puppet
1 3 (2.86%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (2.86%) Progress
1 3 (2.86%) SAP
1 3 (2.86%) Splunk
2 1 (0.95%) MuleSoft
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle