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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 90 103 109
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +6
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 6 19 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.50% 1.11% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 1.22% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2 10 14
Average salary £41,750 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.76% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,150 £37,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,350 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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
1003 1562 1501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.65% 91.13% 84.28%
Number of salaries quoted 845 1175 1101
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £29,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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
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 28 April 2016. 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
Knutsford - 4 - -
Warrington +12 2 £41,750 -12.10%
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (45.45%) Retail
1 5 (45.45%) Degree
1 5 (45.45%) JIRA
2 4 (36.36%) TDD
2 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) Web Services
2 4 (36.36%) BDD
3 3 (27.27%) Apple iOS
3 3 (27.27%) OmniGraffle
3 3 (27.27%) Axure RP
3 3 (27.27%) User Experience
3 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (27.27%) Usability Testing
3 3 (27.27%) UX Design
3 3 (27.27%) Android
3 3 (27.27%) Confluence
3 3 (27.27%) Information Architecture
3 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 3 (27.27%) MS Visio
3 3 (27.27%) Cognizant
3 3 (27.27%) Mac OS X
3 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (27.27%) Electronics
3 3 (27.27%) Heuristic Evaluation
4 2 (18.18%) ES6
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (18.18%) Unix
4 2 (18.18%) Maven

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) Confluence
2 2 (18.18%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Visio
1 3 (27.27%) OmniGraffle
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) JIRA
2 3 (27.27%) Axure RP
3 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
3 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 2 (18.18%) HP UFT
3 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 2 (18.18%) JUnit
3 2 (18.18%) Maven
3 2 (18.18%) Selenium
General
1 5 (45.45%) Retail
2 4 (36.36%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) Electronics
4 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Designer
1 3 (27.27%) Senior Designer
1 3 (27.27%) Senior UX Designer
1 3 (27.27%) UX Designer
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Test Automation Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Product Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) Web Services
2 2 (18.18%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
2 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (18.18%) CSS
2 2 (18.18%) CSS3
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
2 2 (18.18%) HTML5
2 2 (18.18%) React
2 2 (18.18%) REST
2 2 (18.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (27.27%) User Experience
2 1 (9.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Android
1 3 (27.27%) Apple iOS
1 3 (27.27%) Mac OS X
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) BDD
2 4 (36.36%) TDD
3 3 (27.27%) Heuristic Evaluation
3 3 (27.27%) Information Architecture
3 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (27.27%) Usability Testing
3 3 (27.27%) UX Design
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Testing
4 2 (18.18%) API Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (18.18%) High Availability
4 2 (18.18%) OO
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 2 (18.18%) Use Case
4 2 (18.18%) Web Development
5 1 (9.09%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C#
1 2 (18.18%) ES6
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Cognizant