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

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 42 41 38
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 3 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 1.28% 0.39% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 0.49% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 2
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £29,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,300 £42,500 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £46,300 £42,500 £30,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
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
217 205 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 92.74% 79.77% 82.76%
Number of salaries quoted 117 138 144
Average salary £41,500 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.79% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,041 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.65%

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 28 July 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 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Internet
3 5 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (44.44%) UML
4 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
4 4 (44.44%) Use Case
5 3 (33.33%) Mobile App
5 3 (33.33%) Data Management
5 3 (33.33%) Scrum
5 3 (33.33%) Back Office
6 2 (22.22%) JMeter
6 2 (22.22%) ISEB
6 2 (22.22%) HTTP
6 2 (22.22%) Python
6 2 (22.22%) Java
6 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 2 (22.22%) JUnit
6 2 (22.22%) Selenium
6 2 (22.22%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (22.22%) Ruby
6 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
6 2 (22.22%) Facilita Forecast
6 2 (22.22%) Line Management
6 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
6 2 (22.22%) Release Management
6 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 2 (22.22%) Kanban
6 2 (22.22%) Groovy
6 2 (22.22%) Test Automation

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 6 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (22.22%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) JMeter
1 2 (22.22%) JUnit
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
1 2 (22.22%) Facilita Forecast
1 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (33.33%) Back Office
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Business Analyst
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Business Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (11.11%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) UML
2 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
2 4 (44.44%) Use Case
3 3 (33.33%) Data Management
3 3 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Line Management
4 2 (22.22%) Release Management
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 2 (22.22%) Kanban
4 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (22.22%) API Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (11.11%) Requirements Management
5 1 (11.11%) Quality Management
5 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Python
1 2 (22.22%) Java
1 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
1 2 (22.22%) Ruby
1 2 (22.22%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
Chester, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000 + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago