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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank - 62 72
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 0 10 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside - 1.62% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.85% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 0 9 2
Average salary - £41,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +22.05%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
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 Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
419 542 430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 84.82% 87.84% 74.52%
Number of salaries quoted 357 476 379
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

User Stories
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

User Stories Salary Trend in Merseyside

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) W3C
2 4 (66.67%) Validation
2 4 (66.67%) Information Architecture
2 4 (66.67%) Progressive Enhancement
2 4 (66.67%) User Experience
3 3 (50.00%) HTML
3 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (50.00%) CSS
3 3 (50.00%) Line Management
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) Photoshop
4 2 (33.33%) Adobe
4 2 (33.33%) Fireworks
4 2 (33.33%) Bugzilla
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Ruby
4 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 2 (33.33%) Selenium
4 2 (33.33%) jQuery
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (33.33%) TeamCity
4 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 2 (33.33%) OmniGraffle

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 2 (33.33%) Photoshop
1 2 (33.33%) Fireworks
1 2 (33.33%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (33.33%) OmniGraffle
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Bugzilla
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) TeamCity
1 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
1 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 2 (33.33%) Hudson
1 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (16.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) UX Designer
1 3 (50.00%) Designer
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
1 3 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (16.67%) HTML5
3 1 (16.67%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) W3C
1 4 (66.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Validation
2 4 (66.67%) Information Architecture
2 4 (66.67%) Progressive Enhancement
3 3 (50.00%) Line Management
4 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Ruby
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) Java
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Adobe