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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 73 112 115
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +3
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 14 14 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.39% 0.81% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 0.90% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 14 10 16
Median salary £40,000 £40,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.84% +16.42%
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £42,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.92% +0.58%
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
858 1548 1519
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.03% 89.64% 85.92%
Number of salaries quoted 745 1214 1187
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing User Stories as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 July 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +15 5 £30,500 -26.50% 2
Warrington +15 3 £40,000 -15.78%
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (40.00%) Information Architecture
2 8 (40.00%) User Experience
2 8 (40.00%) Wireframes
3 6 (30.00%) QA
4 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (25.00%) HTML
4 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (25.00%) CSS
4 5 (25.00%) B2B
4 5 (25.00%) B2C
4 5 (25.00%) Flash
4 5 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 5 (25.00%) Web Analytics
4 5 (25.00%) Prototyping
4 5 (25.00%) Analytics
5 4 (20.00%) Degree
5 4 (20.00%) JIRA
5 4 (20.00%) Finance
6 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Electronics
6 3 (15.00%) MS Visio
6 3 (15.00%) Mac OS X
6 3 (15.00%) Project Management
6 3 (15.00%) ISEB
6 3 (15.00%) Cognizant
6 3 (15.00%) Windows
6 3 (15.00%) Usability Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Software Testing

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Visio
1 3 (15.00%) OmniGraffle
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) JIRA
2 3 (15.00%) Axure RP
3 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.00%) JUnit
3 1 (5.00%) Maven
3 1 (5.00%) Selenium
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Electronics
2 3 (15.00%) Retail
3 2 (10.00%) Billing
3 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Designer
2 8 (40.00%) UX Designer
3 6 (30.00%) Business Analyst
3 6 (30.00%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Business Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Designer
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Tester
4 3 (15.00%) Senior UX Designer
4 3 (15.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Tester
5 2 (10.00%) Solutions Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Lead Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Test Automation Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) CSS
1 5 (25.00%) Flash
1 5 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (5.00%) REST
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) User Experience
2 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Android
1 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (15.00%) Mac OS X
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Information Architecture
2 8 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (40.00%) Wireframes
3 5 (25.00%) Analytics
3 5 (25.00%) B2B
3 5 (25.00%) B2C
3 5 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 5 (25.00%) Prototyping
3 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (25.00%) Web Analytics
4 3 (15.00%) Heuristic Evaluation
4 3 (15.00%) Process Improvement
4 3 (15.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (15.00%) System Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (15.00%) Usability Testing
4 3 (15.00%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Degree
2 3 (15.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Cognizant
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