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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 53 56 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 9 11 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.45% 1.77% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 2.33% -
Number of salaries quoted 9 11 0
Average salary £50,000 £30,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+66.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
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
494 472 448
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 79.81% 76.13% 70.66%
Number of salaries quoted 399 412 417
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing User Stories across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

User Stories Salary Histogram in Merseyside

User Stories
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
Liverpool +3 9 £50,000 +66.66%
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (37.50%) C#
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) TDD
2 5 (31.25%) Bugzilla
2 5 (31.25%) Scrum
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Ruby
2 5 (31.25%) JIRA
2 5 (31.25%) Selenium
2 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
2 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (31.25%) TeamCity
2 5 (31.25%) WebDriver
2 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
2 5 (31.25%) BDD
2 5 (31.25%) Hudson
2 5 (31.25%) SpecFlow
2 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
2 5 (31.25%) Automation Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Progressive Enhancement
3 4 (25.00%) Information Architecture
3 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (25.00%) HTML
3 4 (25.00%) CSS
3 4 (25.00%) Windows
3 4 (25.00%) W3C
3 4 (25.00%) Validation

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (6.25%) Photoshop
1 1 (6.25%) Fireworks
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) OmniGraffle
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Bugzilla
1 5 (31.25%) JIRA
1 5 (31.25%) Selenium
1 5 (31.25%) TeamCity
1 5 (31.25%) WebDriver
1 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
1 5 (31.25%) Hudson
1 5 (31.25%) SpecFlow
1 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (18.75%) Back Office
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
1 3 (18.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Business Analyst
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Business Systems Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Systems Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) User Experience Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) HTML
1 4 (25.00%) CSS
2 3 (18.75%) HTML5
2 3 (18.75%) Semantic HTML
3 2 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Android
2 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
2 3 (18.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) TDD
2 5 (31.25%) Scrum
2 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
2 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (31.25%) BDD
2 5 (31.25%) Automation Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Progressive Enhancement
3 4 (25.00%) Information Architecture
3 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Validation
4 3 (18.75%) Software Architecture
5 2 (12.50%) Logistics
5 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) C#
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) Ruby
3 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Adobe