The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 206 225 222
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -3
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 45 31 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.74% 0.46% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.52% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 39 25 33
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £32,500 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.13%
User Stories
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5360 5922 6315
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 87.93% 88.59% 85.85%
Number of salaries quoted 4470 4890 5002
Median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing User Stories as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

User Stories
Salary Trend in the North West

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

User Stories Salary Trend in the North West

User Stories
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing User Stories across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016.

User Stories Salary Histogram in the North West

User Stories
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +40 24 £40,000 -13.51% 6
Manchester -4 16 £32,500 -23.52% 4
Lancashire - 5 £35,000 -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 64 (87.67%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (28.77%) .NET
3 20 (27.40%) C#
4 19 (26.03%) SQL
4 19 (26.03%) OO
5 18 (24.66%) NHibernate
5 18 (24.66%) Relational Database
6 15 (20.55%) T-SQL
6 15 (20.55%) SQL Server
7 14 (19.18%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (17.81%) JIRA
9 12 (16.44%) QA
10 10 (13.70%) User Experience
10 10 (13.70%) HTML
10 10 (13.70%) CSS
11 9 (12.33%) Selenium
11 9 (12.33%) Scrum
11 9 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (12.33%) Wireframes
12 8 (10.96%) Defect Management
12 8 (10.96%) BDD
12 8 (10.96%) Information Architecture
12 8 (10.96%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (9.59%) TDD
13 7 (9.59%) JavaScript
13 7 (9.59%) E-Commerce
13 7 (9.59%) Test Strategy
14 6 (8.22%) Process Improvement
14 6 (8.22%) Analytics
14 6 (8.22%) Test Scripting

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.48%) Confluence
2 1 (1.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) MS Visio
1 3 (4.11%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (2.74%) MS Office
3 1 (1.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Magento
1 1 (1.37%) OpenText MBPM
1 1 (1.37%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.37%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.11%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (24.66%) Relational Database
2 15 (20.55%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (17.81%) JIRA
2 9 (12.33%) Selenium
3 5 (6.85%) WebDriver
4 4 (5.48%) Cucumber
5 3 (4.11%) Axure RP
5 3 (4.11%) Gatling
5 3 (4.11%) Git (software)
5 3 (4.11%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.37%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.37%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.37%) JMeter
7 1 (1.37%) JUnit
7 1 (1.37%) TestDirector
General
1 6 (8.22%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (6.85%) Retail
3 3 (4.11%) Billing
3 3 (4.11%) Electronics
3 3 (4.11%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.74%) Marketing
5 1 (1.37%) Back Office
5 1 (1.37%) Front Office
5 1 (1.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (38.36%) Analyst
2 21 (28.77%) Developer
3 18 (24.66%) .NET Developer
4 15 (20.55%) Business Analyst
4 15 (20.55%) SQL Developer
5 14 (19.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (19.18%) C# Developer
6 13 (17.81%) Senior Analyst
7 11 (15.07%) .NET Software Developer
7 11 (15.07%) C# Software Developer
7 11 (15.07%) Software Developer
8 10 (13.70%) Tester
9 8 (10.96%) Designer
9 8 (10.96%) UX Designer
10 7 (9.59%) Senior Business Analyst
11 6 (8.22%) Senior Test Analyst
11 6 (8.22%) Senior Tester
11 6 (8.22%) Test Analyst
12 5 (6.85%) Test Engineer
13 4 (5.48%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (28.77%) .NET
2 18 (24.66%) NHibernate
3 10 (13.70%) CSS
3 10 (13.70%) HTML
4 5 (6.85%) ASP.NET
4 5 (6.85%) Flash
4 5 (6.85%) Node.js
5 1 (1.37%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.37%) Ember.js
5 1 (1.37%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.37%) jQuery
5 1 (1.37%) Web Services
5 1 (1.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.70%) User Experience
2 9 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.74%) iPad
4 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.37%) Clustering
4 1 (1.37%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.37%) NHS
4 1 (1.37%) PlayStation
4 1 (1.37%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.11%) Android
1 3 (4.11%) Apple iOS
1 3 (4.11%) Mac OS X
1 3 (4.11%) Windows
2 1 (1.37%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (87.67%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (26.03%) OO
3 14 (19.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (12.33%) Scrum
4 9 (12.33%) Wireframes
5 8 (10.96%) BDD
5 8 (10.96%) Defect Management
5 8 (10.96%) Information Architecture
5 8 (10.96%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (9.59%) E-Commerce
6 7 (9.59%) TDD
6 7 (9.59%) Test Strategy
7 6 (8.22%) Analytics
7 6 (8.22%) Business Analysis
7 6 (8.22%) Process Improvement
7 6 (8.22%) Regression Testing
7 6 (8.22%) Software Engineering
7 6 (8.22%) Software Testing
7 6 (8.22%) System Testing
7 6 (8.22%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 20 (27.40%) C#
2 19 (26.03%) SQL
3 15 (20.55%) T-SQL
4 7 (9.59%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.85%) Scala
6 4 (5.48%) Java
7 3 (4.11%) Groovy
8 1 (1.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (8.22%) Degree
1 6 (8.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.44%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (4.11%) Cognizant
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.37%) Google
2 1 (1.37%) HP
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle
2 1 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (1.37%) SAP
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