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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 158 165 170
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +5
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 24 17 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.71% 0.44% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.53% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 21 12 20
Average salary £35,000 £49,000 £39,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.57% +23.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,900 £34,900
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £60,000 £45,250
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -
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
2922 3225 3471
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 86.07% 82.65% 81.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2421 2616 3016
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 3 July 2015.

User Stories Salary Histogram in Manchester

User Stories
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
Stockport - 1 £36,500 -
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 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 35 (72.92%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (50.00%) Scrum
3 14 (29.17%) Selenium
3 14 (29.17%) Android
3 14 (29.17%) Apple iOS
4 13 (27.08%) Software Engineering
4 13 (27.08%) PHP
5 12 (25.00%) MySQL
5 12 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 12 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 12 (25.00%) JIRA
6 11 (22.92%) Linux
6 11 (22.92%) E-Commerce
7 10 (20.83%) VPN
7 10 (20.83%) Configuration Management
7 10 (20.83%) C++
7 10 (20.83%) Network Security
7 10 (20.83%) Test Scripting
7 10 (20.83%) Puppet
7 10 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (18.75%) Java
8 9 (18.75%) SQL
9 8 (16.67%) LAMP
9 8 (16.67%) DevOps
9 8 (16.67%) Mobile App
10 7 (14.58%) Vagrant
10 7 (14.58%) Docker
10 7 (14.58%) Degree
11 6 (12.50%) Finance
11 6 (12.50%) Systems Analysis

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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.

Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Photoshop
2 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.83%) VPN
1 10 (20.83%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.00%) MySQL
2 3 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (29.17%) Selenium
2 12 (25.00%) JIRA
3 2 (4.17%) TestComplete
3 2 (4.17%) HP UFT
3 2 (4.17%) Axure RP
3 2 (4.17%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Retail
2 1 (2.08%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 21 (43.75%) Analyst
2 16 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 11 (22.92%) Tester
4 10 (20.83%) Software Tester
5 6 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) Test Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) UML Business Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Software Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Programme Manager
8 3 (6.25%) Product Manager
8 3 (6.25%) Web Manager
8 3 (6.25%) Web Programme Manager
8 3 (6.25%) Product Owner
8 3 (6.25%) UX Designer
8 3 (6.25%) Designer
9 2 (4.17%) Business Systems Analyst
10 1 (2.08%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) LAMP
2 5 (10.42%) HTML
2 5 (10.42%) Web Services
3 4 (8.33%) CSS
3 4 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (6.25%) JSON
4 3 (6.25%) Grails
4 3 (6.25%) HTML5
4 3 (6.25%) .NET
4 3 (6.25%) CSS3
4 3 (6.25%) Gherkin
5 2 (4.17%) SOAP
5 2 (4.17%) REST
6 1 (2.08%) XML
6 1 (2.08%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.25%) User Experience
3 3 (6.25%) Client/Server
3 3 (6.25%) Smartphone
3 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 14 (29.17%) Android
1 14 (29.17%) Apple iOS
2 11 (22.92%) Linux
3 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (72.92%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (50.00%) Scrum
3 13 (27.08%) Software Engineering
4 12 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 12 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 11 (22.92%) E-Commerce
6 10 (20.83%) Configuration Management
6 10 (20.83%) Test Scripting
7 8 (16.67%) DevOps
8 6 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
9 5 (10.42%) Test Automation
9 5 (10.42%) Kanban
9 5 (10.42%) BDD
10 4 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (8.33%) Market Research
10 4 (8.33%) Software Testing
10 4 (8.33%) Use Case
10 4 (8.33%) Project Management
10 4 (8.33%) UML
10 4 (8.33%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.08%) PHP
2 10 (20.83%) C++
3 9 (18.75%) Java
3 9 (18.75%) SQL
4 5 (10.42%) C#
5 4 (8.33%) Ruby
6 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) Degree
2 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (4.17%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (14.58%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (20.83%) Puppet
2 7 (14.58%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 3 (6.25%) Adobe
1 3 (6.25%) iRise
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Peninsula
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago