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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 161 174 170
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -4
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 15 15 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.43% 0.39% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.46% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 9 14 20
Average salary £36,500 £46,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.50% +32.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £49,700 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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
2899 3228 3317
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.66% 83.24% 80.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2389 2644 2840
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 6 May 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 6 May 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
Bolton +7 2 - -
Stockport - 1 £36,500 -
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 36 (73.47%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (38.78%) Scrum
3 16 (32.65%) SQL
4 13 (26.53%) E-Commerce
5 12 (24.49%) Java
5 12 (24.49%) Selenium
5 12 (24.49%) Test Scripting
6 11 (22.45%) Android
6 11 (22.45%) Apple iOS
7 10 (20.41%) JIRA
7 10 (20.41%) Automation Testing
8 9 (18.37%) Degree
8 9 (18.37%) Test Automation
9 8 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (16.33%) Ruby
9 8 (16.33%) Ruby on Rails
10 7 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (14.29%) Risk Management
10 7 (14.29%) Finance
10 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
10 7 (14.29%) C#
10 7 (14.29%) Web Services
10 7 (14.29%) PRINCE2
10 7 (14.29%) SLA
10 7 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
10 7 (14.29%) Grails
10 7 (14.29%) Use Case
11 6 (12.24%) Web Testing
11 6 (12.24%) Manual Testing

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (6.12%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.08%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) VPN
1 4 (8.16%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (10.20%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (24.49%) Selenium
2 10 (20.41%) JIRA
3 6 (12.24%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (12.24%) Cucumber
4 3 (6.12%) Axure RP
5 2 (4.08%) TestComplete
6 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Games
2 1 (2.04%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 21 (42.86%) Analyst
2 15 (30.61%) Business Analyst
3 13 (26.53%) Tester
4 12 (24.49%) Software Tester
5 7 (14.29%) Programme Manager
5 7 (14.29%) Web Manager
5 7 (14.29%) Web Programme Manager
6 6 (12.24%) Test Analyst
6 6 (12.24%) Software Engineer
6 6 (12.24%) Test Engineer
6 6 (12.24%) Software Test Engineer
7 5 (10.20%) Systems Analyst
7 5 (10.20%) UML Business Analyst
8 4 (8.16%) Software Test Analyst
9 3 (6.12%) Automation Tester
10 2 (4.08%) Product Owner
10 2 (4.08%) UX Designer
10 2 (4.08%) Designer
10 2 (4.08%) Product Manager
11 1 (2.04%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.33%) Ruby on Rails
2 7 (14.29%) Grails
2 7 (14.29%) Web Services
3 3 (6.12%) HTML
3 3 (6.12%) CSS
4 2 (4.08%) LAMP
4 2 (4.08%) HTML5
4 2 (4.08%) CSS3
4 2 (4.08%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.04%) .NET
5 1 (2.04%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.08%) User Experience
2 2 (4.08%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.08%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.04%) Statistics
3 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.45%) Android
1 11 (22.45%) Apple iOS
2 5 (10.20%) Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (73.47%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (38.78%) Scrum
3 13 (26.53%) E-Commerce
4 12 (24.49%) Test Scripting
5 10 (20.41%) Automation Testing
6 9 (18.37%) Test Automation
7 7 (14.29%) Use Case
7 7 (14.29%) PRINCE2
7 7 (14.29%) Risk Management
8 6 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (12.24%) Web Testing
8 6 (12.24%) Systems Analysis
8 6 (12.24%) Market Research
8 6 (12.24%) Manual Testing
9 5 (10.20%) Business Analysis
9 5 (10.20%) Automated Testing
9 5 (10.20%) Software Engineering
9 5 (10.20%) Project Management
9 5 (10.20%) UML
9 5 (10.20%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.65%) SQL
2 12 (24.49%) Java
3 8 (16.33%) Ruby
4 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 7 (14.29%) C#
5 4 (8.16%) C++
5 4 (8.16%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (18.37%) Degree
2 7 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (6.12%) ISEB
4 2 (4.08%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) Puppet
2 1 (2.04%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.08%) Adobe
2 2 (4.08%) iRise
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