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

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 101 108 105
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 19 17 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.10% 0.95% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.19% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 10 14 14
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% 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
1491 1433 1463
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 86.69% 80.01% 79.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1131 1056 1107
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 28 April 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 28 April 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 +18 6 £38,750 +23.01% 2
Warrington +2 6 £47,500 +35.71%
Crewe - 6 - -
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (83.87%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (45.16%) Scrum
3 10 (32.26%) Selenium
4 8 (25.81%) Software Delivery
5 7 (22.58%) User Experience
5 7 (22.58%) Business Analysis
5 7 (22.58%) Finance
5 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
5 7 (22.58%) HTTP
6 6 (19.35%) UML
6 6 (19.35%) Financial Institution
6 6 (19.35%) Wireless
6 6 (19.35%) Risk Management
6 6 (19.35%) Retail
6 6 (19.35%) QA
6 6 (19.35%) Use Case
6 6 (19.35%) Customer Engagement
7 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
7 5 (16.13%) Open Source
7 5 (16.13%) REST
7 5 (16.13%) WebSockets
7 5 (16.13%) Sass
7 5 (16.13%) LESS
7 5 (16.13%) Ember.js
7 5 (16.13%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (16.13%) Relational Database
7 5 (16.13%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (16.13%) jQuery
7 5 (16.13%) Ajax
7 5 (16.13%) TDD

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (3.23%) MS Office
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) HTTP
2 6 (19.35%) Wireless
3 4 (12.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (32.26%) Selenium
2 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (9.68%) JIRA
3 2 (6.45%) JUnit
3 2 (6.45%) JMeter
3 2 (6.45%) Cucumber
3 2 (6.45%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Retail
2 6 (19.35%) Financial Institution
3 3 (9.68%) Back Office
4 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (67.74%) Analyst
2 17 (54.84%) Business Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Web Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Test Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Business Systems Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Change Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Business Change Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Business Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) AWS Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Lead Business Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Business Project Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Business Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Business Change Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) CSS
1 5 (16.13%) Web Services
1 5 (16.13%) Ajax
1 5 (16.13%) jQuery
1 5 (16.13%) REST
1 5 (16.13%) WebSockets
1 5 (16.13%) Sass
1 5 (16.13%) LESS
1 5 (16.13%) Ember.js
2 2 (6.45%) HTML5
2 2 (6.45%) HTML
3 1 (3.23%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) User Experience
2 5 (16.13%) Open Source
2 5 (16.13%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (83.87%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (45.16%) Scrum
3 8 (25.81%) Software Delivery
4 7 (22.58%) Business Analysis
5 6 (19.35%) UML
5 6 (19.35%) Risk Management
5 6 (19.35%) Customer Engagement
5 6 (19.35%) Use Case
6 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
6 5 (16.13%) TDD
7 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
7 4 (12.90%) Kanban
7 4 (12.90%) Waterfall
8 3 (9.68%) Test Planning
8 3 (9.68%) Test Management
8 3 (9.68%) Workflow
8 3 (9.68%) Change Management
8 3 (9.68%) Regression Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
2 5 (16.13%) Java
3 2 (6.45%) Python
3 2 (6.45%) Ruby
3 2 (6.45%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) ISEB
1 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
1 2 (6.45%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
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