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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 99 108 115
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +7
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 5 10 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.38% 0.55% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.63% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 4 8 2
Average salary £43,000 £43,750 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.71% -7.89%
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
1104 1591 1302
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.01% 87.47% 82.98%
Number of salaries quoted 967 1312 983
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 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
(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 1 £41,000 +26.15%
Wilmslow - 1 £37,500 -
Knutsford - 1 - -
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) JIRA
3 3 (37.50%) Use Case
3 3 (37.50%) Web Services
3 3 (37.50%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) Node.js
4 2 (25.00%) RESTful
4 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (25.00%) Confluence
4 2 (25.00%) HTML5
4 2 (25.00%) High Availability
4 2 (25.00%) CSS3
4 2 (25.00%) React
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) ES6
4 2 (25.00%) UML
4 2 (25.00%) CSS
4 2 (25.00%) HTML
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Retail
4 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) Maven
5 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) BPMN
5 1 (12.50%) QA
5 1 (12.50%) Selenium

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (25.00%) Confluence
1 2 (25.00%) Node.js
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) JUnit
2 1 (12.50%) Maven
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Product Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Software Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (25.00%) CSS
2 2 (25.00%) CSS3
2 2 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (25.00%) HTML5
2 2 (25.00%) React
2 2 (25.00%) RESTful
3 1 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (12.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (37.50%) BDD
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) Use Case
4 2 (25.00%) High Availability
4 2 (25.00%) UML
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Testing
5 1 (12.50%) API Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 1 (12.50%) BPMN
5 1 (12.50%) Change Management
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) OO
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (12.50%) SDLC
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) ES6
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA