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 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 196 223 203
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -20
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 44 39 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.75% 0.60% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.67% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 40 34 44
Median salary £35,000 £42,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £26,650
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -
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
5114 5807 6130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 87.17% 88.94% 85.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4260 4706 4846
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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
Manchester -7 21 £32,500 -16.12% 5
Cheshire +41 17 £40,000 -3.61% 6
Lancashire - 5 £35,000 -
Merseyside -10 1 £37,500 -16.66% 2
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 63 (86.30%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (31.51%) .NET
3 22 (30.14%) 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 13 (17.81%) QA
8 12 (16.44%) CSS
8 12 (16.44%) HTML
8 12 (16.44%) JIRA
8 12 (16.44%) Selenium
8 12 (16.44%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (16.44%) BDD
9 11 (15.07%) TDD
10 10 (13.70%) Scrum
10 10 (13.70%) User Experience
10 10 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (10.96%) Information Architecture
11 8 (10.96%) Defect Management
11 8 (10.96%) Wireframes
11 8 (10.96%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (10.96%) E-Commerce
12 7 (9.59%) JavaScript
12 7 (9.59%) Software Engineering
12 7 (9.59%) Finance
12 7 (9.59%) Test Scripting
13 6 (8.22%) Continuous Integration

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 6 (8.22%) Confluence
2 3 (4.11%) WordPress
3 2 (2.74%) Moodle
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 2 (2.74%) Magento
2 1 (1.37%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) GitHub
2 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 2 (2.74%) MySQL
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (16.44%) JIRA
1 12 (16.44%) Selenium
2 6 (8.22%) Cucumber
2 6 (8.22%) Git (software)
2 6 (8.22%) WebDriver
3 4 (5.48%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.11%) Axure RP
4 3 (4.11%) Gatling
4 3 (4.11%) JUnit
5 2 (2.74%) HP UFT
5 2 (2.74%) JMeter
5 2 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.74%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.37%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.37%) Maven
6 1 (1.37%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.37%) TestDirector
General
1 7 (9.59%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (5.48%) Retail
4 3 (4.11%) Electronics
5 2 (2.74%) Billing
5 2 (2.74%) Marketing
5 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (30.14%) Analyst
1 22 (30.14%) Developer
2 18 (24.66%) .NET Developer
3 15 (20.55%) SQL Developer
4 14 (19.18%) C# .NET Developer
4 14 (19.18%) C# Developer
5 13 (17.81%) Business Analyst
5 13 (17.81%) Software Developer
6 11 (15.07%) .NET Software Developer
6 11 (15.07%) C# Software Developer
7 10 (13.70%) Tester
8 8 (10.96%) Designer
8 8 (10.96%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (10.96%) UX Designer
9 6 (8.22%) Product Owner
10 5 (6.85%) Product Manager
10 5 (6.85%) Senior Tester
10 5 (6.85%) Test Engineer
11 4 (5.48%) Senior Developer
11 4 (5.48%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (31.51%) .NET
2 18 (24.66%) NHibernate
3 12 (16.44%) CSS
3 12 (16.44%) HTML
4 5 (6.85%) ASP.NET
4 5 (6.85%) Flash
4 5 (6.85%) Node.js
5 4 (5.48%) Gherkin
6 3 (4.11%) Web Services
7 2 (2.74%) Ajax
7 2 (2.74%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.74%) CSS3
7 2 (2.74%) Ember.js
7 2 (2.74%) HTML5
7 2 (2.74%) XML
8 1 (1.37%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.37%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (13.70%) User Experience
2 3 (4.11%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.37%) Clustering
3 1 (1.37%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.37%) iPad
3 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.37%) NHS
3 1 (1.37%) PlayStation
3 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 2 (2.74%) Linux
3 1 (1.37%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (86.30%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (26.03%) OO
3 12 (16.44%) BDD
3 12 (16.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (15.07%) TDD
5 10 (13.70%) Scrum
6 8 (10.96%) Defect Management
6 8 (10.96%) E-Commerce
6 8 (10.96%) Information Architecture
6 8 (10.96%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (10.96%) Wireframes
7 7 (9.59%) Software Engineering
7 7 (9.59%) Test Scripting
8 6 (8.22%) Analytics
8 6 (8.22%) Business Analysis
8 6 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (8.22%) Mentoring
8 6 (8.22%) OOP
8 6 (8.22%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (8.22%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 22 (30.14%) C#
2 19 (26.03%) SQL
3 15 (20.55%) T-SQL
4 7 (9.59%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.85%) Java
5 5 (6.85%) Scala
6 3 (4.11%) Groovy
7 2 (2.74%) ES6
7 2 (2.74%) PHP
8 1 (1.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (8.22%) Degree
2 4 (5.48%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (17.81%) QA
2 2 (2.74%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
2 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
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