The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 97 98 106
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +8
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 23 20 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.42% 1.16% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 1.46% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 14 19 14
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £32,950
10% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
User Stories
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1394 1373 1423
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.94% 79.97% 79.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1075 1020 1101
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing User Stories across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

User Stories
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing User Stories across the Cheshire region.

User Stories Salary Trend in Cheshire

User Stories
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing User Stories across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

User Stories Salary Histogram in Cheshire

User Stories
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +16 7 £37,500 +19.04%
Crewe - 7 £40,000 -
Warrington 0 6 £47,500 +35.71% 1
Wilmslow - 2 £40,000 - 1
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories.

1 26 (89.66%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (48.28%) Scrum
3 10 (34.48%) Software Delivery
4 9 (31.03%) QA
5 8 (27.59%) Use Case
5 8 (27.59%) Business Analysis
6 7 (24.14%) Finance
6 7 (24.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (24.14%) UML
6 7 (24.14%) User Experience
7 6 (20.69%) Customer Engagement
7 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
7 6 (20.69%) Financial Institution
7 6 (20.69%) Wireless
7 6 (20.69%) Risk Management
7 6 (20.69%) Retail
7 6 (20.69%) Selenium
8 5 (17.24%) Internet
8 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
8 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (13.79%) Sass
9 4 (13.79%) LESS
9 4 (13.79%) Ember.js
9 4 (13.79%) Workflow
9 4 (13.79%) Open Source
9 4 (13.79%) Kanban
9 4 (13.79%) Waterfall
9 4 (13.79%) REST
9 4 (13.79%) WebSockets
9 4 (13.79%) HTTP

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Sage ERP X3
1 2 (6.90%) Sage 200
1 2 (6.90%) Agresso
1 2 (6.90%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (6.90%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (6.90%) Dynamics GP
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) Wireless
2 5 (17.24%) Internet
3 4 (13.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Selenium
2 2 (6.90%) Facilita Forecast
2 2 (6.90%) Cucumber
2 2 (6.90%) JMeter
2 2 (6.90%) JUnit
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 6 (20.69%) Financial Institution
2 6 (20.69%) Retail
3 3 (10.34%) Back Office
4 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Analyst
2 18 (62.07%) Business Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Agile Business Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Business Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Change Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Business Change Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Business Systems Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) AWS Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Web Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Lead Business Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Business Change Project Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Business Project Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) Sass
1 4 (13.79%) LESS
1 4 (13.79%) Ember.js
1 4 (13.79%) REST
1 4 (13.79%) WebSockets
1 4 (13.79%) CSS
1 4 (13.79%) jQuery
1 4 (13.79%) Ajax
2 2 (6.90%) HTML5
2 2 (6.90%) Web Services
2 2 (6.90%) HTML
3 1 (3.45%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) User Experience
2 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (13.79%) Open Source
4 3 (10.34%) Mobile App
5 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.45%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (89.66%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (48.28%) Scrum
3 10 (34.48%) Software Delivery
4 8 (27.59%) Use Case
4 8 (27.59%) Business Analysis
5 7 (24.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (24.14%) UML
6 6 (20.69%) Customer Engagement
6 6 (20.69%) Risk Management
7 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
8 4 (13.79%) Workflow
8 4 (13.79%) Kanban
8 4 (13.79%) Waterfall
8 4 (13.79%) TDD
9 3 (10.34%) Data Management
9 3 (10.34%) Programme Management
9 3 (10.34%) Change Management
10 2 (6.90%) Line Management
10 2 (6.90%) Continuous Delivery
10 2 (6.90%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
2 4 (13.79%) Java
3 2 (6.90%) Groovy
3 2 (6.90%) Python
3 2 (6.90%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) IIBA
1 2 (6.90%) ISEB
1 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (31.03%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Infor
1 2 (6.90%) Sage
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago