The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 76 83 75
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 22 18 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.15% 1.52% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.58% 1.85% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 9 15 1
Average salary £62,500 £47,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.97% +10.58%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
User Stories
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
854 975 573
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 83.32% 82.07% 74.71%
Number of salaries quoted 728 855 506
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,475 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

User Stories
Salary Trend in Kent

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

User Stories Salary Trend in Kent

User Stories
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing User Stories across the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

User Stories Salary Histogram in Kent

User Stories
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Canterbury - 10 - -
West Malling +2 2 £65,000 +47.72%
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 20 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) Scrum
2 10 (45.45%) Degree
2 10 (45.45%) Computer Science
2 10 (45.45%) Kanban
3 8 (36.36%) Project Management
4 7 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (31.82%) Use Case
5 6 (27.27%) QA
5 6 (27.27%) Business Analysis
5 6 (27.27%) SQL
5 6 (27.27%) SOAP
6 5 (22.73%) MySQL
6 5 (22.73%) Windows
6 5 (22.73%) Linux
6 5 (22.73%) Apache
6 5 (22.73%) Tomcat
6 5 (22.73%) DSDM
6 5 (22.73%) C
6 5 (22.73%) C++
6 5 (22.73%) HTML
6 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
6 5 (22.73%) Perl
6 5 (22.73%) CSS
6 5 (22.73%) Eclipse
6 5 (22.73%) SMS
6 5 (22.73%) HTTP
6 5 (22.73%) CGI
6 5 (22.73%) SSL
6 5 (22.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 5 (22.73%) Apache
1 5 (22.73%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) SMS
1 5 (22.73%) HTTP
1 5 (22.73%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) MySQL
1 5 (22.73%) MongoDB
1 5 (22.73%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Eclipse
1 5 (22.73%) Subversion
1 5 (22.73%) Maven
1 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
1 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 2 (9.09%) SoapUI
2 2 (9.09%) SpecFlow
2 2 (9.09%) Selenium
2 2 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (22.73%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Business Analyst
1 10 (45.45%) Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Software Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Product Manager
3 4 (18.18%) Technical Business Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) QA Manager
6 1 (4.55%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Principle Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Software Manager
6 1 (4.55%) QA Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) SOAP
2 5 (22.73%) HTML
2 5 (22.73%) CGI
2 5 (22.73%) Java SE
2 5 (22.73%) Velocity
2 5 (22.73%) REST
2 5 (22.73%) CSS
3 4 (18.18%) XML
4 3 (13.64%) Spring
5 2 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Computer Science
2 5 (22.73%) Economics
3 4 (18.18%) Data Integration
4 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
1 5 (22.73%) Linux
1 5 (22.73%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) Scrum
2 10 (45.45%) Kanban
3 8 (36.36%) Project Management
4 7 (31.82%) Use Case
4 7 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Business Analysis
6 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
6 5 (22.73%) Web Development
6 5 (22.73%) DSDM
6 5 (22.73%) Multithreading
6 5 (22.73%) Product Management
6 5 (22.73%) Agile Project Management
7 4 (18.18%) Technical Analysis
7 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Analysis
7 4 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
7 4 (18.18%) Data Cleansing
7 4 (18.18%) Data Mapping
7 4 (18.18%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) C
2 5 (22.73%) C++
2 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
2 5 (22.73%) Perl
3 2 (9.09%) C#
3 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 5 (22.73%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Percona
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft