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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 106 107 109
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 11 14 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.63% 0.83% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 1.03% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 9
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £32,400 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,250
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
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
1475 1358 1531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.11% 80.12% 81.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1135 1003 1169
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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
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 27 March 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
Warrington +6 5 £46,250 +23.33% 2
Chester +14 3 £40,000 +26.98% 1
Crewe - 3 - - 3
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (42.86%) Scrum
2 12 (42.86%) Selenium
3 8 (28.57%) HTTP
4 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (25.00%) TDD
4 7 (25.00%) Ajax
4 7 (25.00%) Open Source
4 7 (25.00%) REST
4 7 (25.00%) WebSockets
5 6 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (21.43%) Relational Database
5 6 (21.43%) User Experience
5 6 (21.43%) Sass
5 6 (21.43%) LESS
5 6 (21.43%) Ember.js
5 6 (21.43%) QA
5 6 (21.43%) jQuery
5 6 (21.43%) CSS
5 6 (21.43%) Web Services
5 6 (21.43%) Java
6 5 (17.86%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (17.86%) Test Automation
6 5 (17.86%) Business Analysis
7 4 (14.29%) Finance
7 4 (14.29%) JIRA
7 4 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (14.29%) Test Management
7 4 (14.29%) Regression Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Waterfall

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1 (3.57%) MS Office
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) HTTP
2 3 (10.71%) Wireless
3 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (42.86%) Selenium
2 4 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (14.29%) JIRA
3 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.57%) Gradle
3 1 (3.57%) Artifactory
3 1 (3.57%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.57%) JUnit
3 1 (3.57%) JMeter
3 1 (3.57%) Maven
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Retail
2 3 (10.71%) Financial Institution
3 2 (7.14%) Back Office
4 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (64.29%) Analyst
2 13 (46.43%) Business Analyst
3 7 (25.00%) Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) AWS Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Business Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Lead Business Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Change Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Business Change Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) REST
1 7 (25.00%) WebSockets
1 7 (25.00%) Ajax
2 6 (21.43%) jQuery
2 6 (21.43%) Sass
2 6 (21.43%) LESS
2 6 (21.43%) Ember.js
2 6 (21.43%) CSS
2 6 (21.43%) Web Services
3 2 (7.14%) HTML
3 2 (7.14%) HTML5
4 1 (3.57%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Open Source
2 6 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (21.43%) User Experience
3 1 (3.57%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (42.86%) Scrum
3 7 (25.00%) TDD
4 5 (17.86%) Business Analysis
4 5 (17.86%) Test Automation
5 4 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 4 (14.29%) Test Management
5 4 (14.29%) Test Planning
5 4 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Risk Management
6 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (10.71%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (7.14%) Line Management
7 2 (7.14%) Change Management
7 2 (7.14%) Automated Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Programme Management
8 1 (3.57%) Risk Analysis
8 1 (3.57%) Use Case
8 1 (3.57%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (21.43%) Java
3 1 (3.57%) Python
3 1 (3.57%) Ruby
3 1 (3.57%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) ISEB
1 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.57%) Perforce
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Depending on experience
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: Competitive
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Salary: Competitve
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