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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 105 116 133
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +17
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 18 8 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.95% 0.47% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 0.58% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 16 7 11
Average salary £38,750 £44,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.92% -11.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
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
1618 1371 1866
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.34% 81.12% 84.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1416 1079 1616
Average salary £41,250 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,600 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 +10 6 £32,500 -31.57% 1
Chester - 6 £55,000 -
Wilmslow - 2 £45,000 - 1
Ellesmere Port - 1 - -
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 23 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (48.39%) Scrum
3 13 (41.94%) Selenium
4 11 (35.48%) TDD
5 10 (32.26%) JavaScript
5 10 (32.26%) CSS
5 10 (32.26%) Ajax
6 9 (29.03%) Java
6 9 (29.03%) Open Source
6 9 (29.03%) REST
6 9 (29.03%) WebSockets
6 9 (29.03%) Sass
6 9 (29.03%) LESS
7 8 (25.81%) jQuery
7 8 (25.81%) Ember.js
7 8 (25.81%) User Experience
8 7 (22.58%) Relational Database
9 6 (19.35%) Web Services
9 6 (19.35%) HTTP
9 6 (19.35%) QA
9 6 (19.35%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (16.13%) EMC NetWorker
10 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
11 4 (12.90%) ERP
11 4 (12.90%) Regression Testing
11 4 (12.90%) Business Analysis
11 4 (12.90%) JIRA
11 4 (12.90%) Test Management
11 4 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (12.90%) Waterfall

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 2 (6.45%) SAS
2 1 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.23%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.23%) Redis
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (41.94%) Selenium
2 4 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (12.90%) JIRA
3 1 (3.23%) Gradle
3 1 (3.23%) Artifactory
3 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.23%) Maven
General
1 2 (6.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (54.84%) Analyst
2 12 (38.71%) Developer
3 11 (35.48%) Business Analyst
4 7 (22.58%) Web Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Agile Test Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.23%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Software Development Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (3.23%) IT Business Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Web Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Software Manager
7 1 (3.23%) UI Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Front-End Web Developer
7 1 (3.23%) IT Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Agile Business Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) CSS
1 10 (32.26%) Ajax
2 9 (29.03%) REST
2 9 (29.03%) WebSockets
2 9 (29.03%) Sass
2 9 (29.03%) LESS
3 8 (25.81%) Ember.js
3 8 (25.81%) jQuery
4 6 (19.35%) Web Services
5 3 (9.68%) HTML5
5 3 (9.68%) HTML
6 2 (6.45%) .NET
6 2 (6.45%) CSS3
7 1 (3.23%) PhoneGap
7 1 (3.23%) Kafka
7 1 (3.23%) J2EE
7 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
7 1 (3.23%) Spring
7 1 (3.23%) NHibernate
7 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Open Source
2 8 (25.81%) User Experience
3 6 (19.35%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (48.39%) Scrum
3 11 (35.48%) TDD
4 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
5 4 (12.90%) Test Management
5 4 (12.90%) Waterfall
5 4 (12.90%) Test Planning
5 4 (12.90%) Business Analysis
5 4 (12.90%) Regression Testing
5 4 (12.90%) ERP
6 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
7 2 (6.45%) OO
7 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.45%) People Management
7 2 (6.45%) Analytics
7 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.23%) Domain-Driven Design
8 1 (3.23%) Mobile Application Development
8 1 (3.23%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (3.23%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) JavaScript
2 9 (29.03%) Java
3 3 (9.68%) SQL
4 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
1 2 (6.45%) Google
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle
2 1 (3.23%) Perforce
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Oxbridge Answers
Salary: c55-65,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Ascent People
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago