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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 107 114 116
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 22 10 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.15% 0.58% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 0.71% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 20 9 18
Average salary £38,750 £44,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.92% -11.00%
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
1645 1410 1640
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.86% 81.46% 82.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1446 1138 1375
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 £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £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 21 November 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 21 November 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 0 6 £32,500 -17.19% 1
Chester - 6 £55,000 - 1
Wilmslow - 4 £45,000 -
Macclesfield 0 2 £55,000 +19.56%
Ellesmere Port - 1 - -
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 30 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (41.67%) Scrum
3 12 (33.33%) TDD
3 12 (33.33%) Web Services
4 11 (30.56%) Java
4 11 (30.56%) SQL
5 10 (27.78%) .NET
5 10 (27.78%) Selenium
6 9 (25.00%) T-SQL
6 9 (25.00%) C#
7 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
8 7 (19.44%) Visual Studio
8 7 (19.44%) CSS
8 7 (19.44%) JSON
8 7 (19.44%) Ajax
8 7 (19.44%) Test Automation
9 6 (16.67%) Open Source
9 6 (16.67%) Waterfall
9 6 (16.67%) Sass
9 6 (16.67%) LESS
9 6 (16.67%) Test Management
9 6 (16.67%) WebSockets
9 6 (16.67%) REST
9 6 (16.67%) Google
9 6 (16.67%) QA
9 6 (16.67%) SOAP
9 6 (16.67%) XML
9 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 5 (13.89%) OOD

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (5.56%) SAS
2 1 (2.78%) JBoss
2 1 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.89%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.78%) Redis
4 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (27.78%) Selenium
2 7 (19.44%) Visual Studio
3 4 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (11.11%) JIRA
3 4 (11.11%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.78%) Maven
4 1 (2.78%) Gradle
4 1 (2.78%) Artifactory
4 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (47.22%) Developer
2 15 (41.67%) Analyst
3 9 (25.00%) Business Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Web Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (11.11%) C# Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Graduate Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Test Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Graduate
6 2 (5.56%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Graduate Software Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.56%) .NET Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Software Development Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (2.78%) IT Business Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Web Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (33.33%) Web Services
2 10 (27.78%) .NET
3 7 (19.44%) CSS
3 7 (19.44%) JSON
3 7 (19.44%) Ajax
4 6 (16.67%) Sass
4 6 (16.67%) LESS
4 6 (16.67%) WebSockets
4 6 (16.67%) REST
4 6 (16.67%) SOAP
4 6 (16.67%) XML
5 5 (13.89%) .NET Framework
5 5 (13.89%) jQuery
5 5 (13.89%) Ember.js
6 4 (11.11%) GWT
7 2 (5.56%) HTML5
7 2 (5.56%) CSS3
7 2 (5.56%) HTML
8 1 (2.78%) Hibernate
8 1 (2.78%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Open Source
2 5 (13.89%) User Experience
3 4 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (41.67%) Scrum
3 12 (33.33%) TDD
4 7 (19.44%) Test Automation
5 6 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 6 (16.67%) Test Management
6 5 (13.89%) OOD
6 5 (13.89%) Refactoring
6 5 (13.89%) Web Development
6 5 (13.89%) Pair Programming
6 5 (13.89%) MVC
7 4 (11.11%) BDD
7 4 (11.11%) Unit Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Test Planning
7 4 (11.11%) Regression Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 4 (11.11%) Business Analysis
7 4 (11.11%) ERP
8 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce
8 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 11 (30.56%) Java
1 11 (30.56%) SQL
2 9 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 9 (25.00%) C#
3 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.67%) Google
3 1 (2.78%) Perforce
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle
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