The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 27 43 46
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +3
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 7 1 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 3.95% 0.39% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.58% 0.53% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 4
Average salary £37,500 £31,500 £34,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.04% -8.02%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
User Stories
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
153 187 307
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 86.44% 72.76% 87.97%
Number of salaries quoted 108 137 168
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing User Stories across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

User Stories
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing User Stories across the Chester region.

User Stories Salary Trend in Chester

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) Use Case
3 4 (44.44%) UML
3 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
3 4 (44.44%) HTTP
3 4 (44.44%) Internet
4 3 (33.33%) Mobile App
4 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (33.33%) Back Office
4 3 (33.33%) Data Management
5 2 (22.22%) Ruby
5 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
5 2 (22.22%) Selenium
5 2 (22.22%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (22.22%) Release Management
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) Kanban
5 2 (22.22%) Groovy
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 2 (22.22%) JMeter
5 2 (22.22%) Web Services
5 2 (22.22%) ISEB
5 2 (22.22%) Python
5 2 (22.22%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 2 (22.22%) JUnit
5 2 (22.22%) Cucumber

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) HTTP
1 4 (44.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
1 2 (22.22%) JMeter
1 2 (22.22%) JUnit
1 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
1 2 (22.22%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 3 (33.33%) Back Office
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Business Analyst
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Business Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Mobile App
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (11.11%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) Use Case
3 4 (44.44%) UML
3 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
4 3 (33.33%) Data Management
5 2 (22.22%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) Release Management
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) Kanban
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 2 (22.22%) Line Management
6 1 (11.11%) Performance Improvement
6 1 (11.11%) Quality Management
6 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 1 (11.11%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Ruby
1 2 (22.22%) Groovy
1 2 (22.22%) Python
1 2 (22.22%) Java
1 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft