The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 159 165 174
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +9
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 21 21 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.59% 0.52% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.63% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 20 13 16
Average salary £38,750 £49,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.91% +22.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,250 £60,000 £46,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3117 3340 3317
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 87.19% 83.33% 80.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2586 2715 2847
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

User Stories
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

User Stories Salary Trend in Manchester

User Stories
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing User Stories across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

User Stories Salary Histogram in Manchester

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 29 (74.36%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (61.54%) Scrum
3 18 (46.15%) PHP
4 17 (43.59%) Software Engineering
5 12 (30.77%) MySQL
5 12 (30.77%) JIRA
5 12 (30.77%) Android
5 12 (30.77%) Apple iOS
6 11 (28.21%) Manual Testing
6 11 (28.21%) Selenium
6 11 (28.21%) Linux
7 10 (25.64%) VPN
7 10 (25.64%) Configuration Management
7 10 (25.64%) C++
7 10 (25.64%) Network Security
7 10 (25.64%) Mobile App
7 10 (25.64%) Puppet
7 10 (25.64%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (23.08%) Automation Testing
8 9 (23.08%) Degree
9 8 (20.51%) Vagrant
9 8 (20.51%) DevOps
9 8 (20.51%) LAMP
9 8 (20.51%) TDD
10 7 (17.95%) Java
10 7 (17.95%) .NET
10 7 (17.95%) Docker
10 7 (17.95%) BDD
10 7 (17.95%) Computer Science
10 7 (17.95%) Kanban

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 1 (2.56%) WordPress
1 1 (2.56%) Moodle
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.64%) VPN
1 10 (25.64%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.77%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (30.77%) JIRA
2 11 (28.21%) Selenium
3 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.56%) TestComplete
4 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Analyst
2 13 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Tester
4 6 (15.38%) Software Tester
4 6 (15.38%) Test Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Product Owner
6 4 (10.26%) Software Test Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Product Manager
6 4 (10.26%) Software Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Business Systems Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) UX Designer
7 3 (7.69%) Designer
8 2 (5.13%) Project Manager
8 2 (5.13%) Test Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Developer
9 1 (2.56%) UML Business Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Software Test Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Automation Test Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) LAMP
2 7 (17.95%) .NET
3 6 (15.38%) HTML
4 5 (12.82%) CSS
4 5 (12.82%) JSON
5 4 (10.26%) SOAP
5 4 (10.26%) Web Services
5 4 (10.26%) HTML5
5 4 (10.26%) REST
5 4 (10.26%) CSS3
6 3 (7.69%) Gherkin
7 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.56%) Laravel
7 1 (2.56%) XML
7 1 (2.56%) XHTML
7 1 (2.56%) Symfony
7 1 (2.56%) CakePHP
7 1 (2.56%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) Mobile App
1 10 (25.64%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (17.95%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.69%) User Experience
3 3 (7.69%) Client/Server
3 3 (7.69%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.77%) Android
1 12 (30.77%) Apple iOS
2 11 (28.21%) Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (74.36%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (61.54%) Scrum
3 17 (43.59%) Software Engineering
4 11 (28.21%) Manual Testing
5 10 (25.64%) Configuration Management
6 9 (23.08%) Automation Testing
7 8 (20.51%) DevOps
7 8 (20.51%) TDD
8 7 (17.95%) Kanban
8 7 (17.95%) BDD
9 6 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
9 6 (15.38%) E-Commerce
9 6 (15.38%) Project Management
10 4 (10.26%) Test Scripting
10 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (10.26%) Software Delivery
11 3 (7.69%) Rapid Prototyping
11 3 (7.69%) Test Automation
11 3 (7.69%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 18 (46.15%) PHP
2 10 (25.64%) C++
3 7 (17.95%) Java
4 4 (10.26%) C#
5 3 (7.69%) SQL
6 1 (2.56%) Ruby
6 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) ISEB
2 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (17.95%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (25.64%) Puppet
2 8 (20.51%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) Adobe
1 3 (7.69%) iRise
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Salary: From £25,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Peninsula
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + generous benefits package
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Posted: 25 days ago