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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 198 207 199
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 33 51 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.59% 0.73% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.85% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 26 43 43
Average salary £45,000 £32,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% -27.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £29,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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
4812 6019 5619
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.41% 85.66% 84.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3985 5083 4676
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average 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 £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing User Stories across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 12 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the North West region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(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
Manchester +10 24 £45,000 +32.35% 9
Cheshire +23 6 £42,500 -2.85% 4
Merseyside -8 1 £42,500 +8.97%
Cumbria - 1 £35,000 -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West 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 39 (84.78%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (45.65%) Scrum
3 15 (32.61%) Business Analysis
4 12 (26.09%) BDD
5 11 (23.91%) Degree
6 9 (19.57%) Client/Server
6 9 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (19.57%) Retail
6 9 (19.57%) Gherkin
6 9 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
7 8 (17.39%) JIRA
8 7 (15.22%) Use Case
8 7 (15.22%) Test Scripting
8 7 (15.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (15.22%) HTML
8 7 (15.22%) CSS
8 7 (15.22%) E-Commerce
8 7 (15.22%) TDD
9 6 (13.04%) Finance
9 6 (13.04%) Integration Testing
9 6 (13.04%) Test Strategy
10 5 (10.87%) Graceful Degradation
10 5 (10.87%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (10.87%) System Integration Testing
10 5 (10.87%) Translating Business Requirements
10 5 (10.87%) Defect Management
10 5 (10.87%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (10.87%) Progressive Enhancement

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West 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 5 (10.87%) Confluence
2 2 (4.35%) Node.js
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 8 (17.39%) JIRA
2 7 (15.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.52%) Fiddler
3 3 (6.52%) Firebug
3 3 (6.52%) MSTest
4 2 (4.35%) Selenium
5 1 (2.17%) Axure RP
5 1 (2.17%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (2.17%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.17%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.17%) JUnit
5 1 (2.17%) Maven
5 1 (2.17%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.17%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (19.57%) Retail
2 6 (13.04%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Games
3 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Legal
3 1 (2.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (58.70%) Analyst
2 20 (43.48%) Business Analyst
3 9 (19.57%) Product Manager
3 9 (19.57%) Product Owner
4 7 (15.22%) Agile Business Analyst
5 6 (13.04%) Digital Analyst
5 6 (13.04%) Digital Business Analyst
6 5 (10.87%) Test Analyst
7 4 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (8.70%) Web Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Developer
8 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Senior Business Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Software Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Web Business Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) IT Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Product Business Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.57%) Gherkin
2 7 (15.22%) CSS
2 7 (15.22%) HTML
3 4 (8.70%) .NET
3 4 (8.70%) JSON
3 4 (8.70%) XML
4 3 (6.52%) Web Services
5 2 (4.35%) AngularJS
5 2 (4.35%) CSS3
5 2 (4.35%) HTML5
5 2 (4.35%) React
5 2 (4.35%) RESTful
6 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.17%) jQuery
6 1 (2.17%) REST
6 1 (2.17%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (19.57%) Client/Server
2 5 (10.87%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (8.70%) EPoS
3 4 (8.70%) W3C
4 3 (6.52%) Mobile App
4 3 (6.52%) User Experience
5 2 (4.35%) NHS
6 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.17%) Online Gambling
6 1 (2.17%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) Windows
1 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (84.78%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (45.65%) Scrum
3 15 (32.61%) Business Analysis
4 12 (26.09%) BDD
5 9 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (15.22%) E-Commerce
6 7 (15.22%) TDD
6 7 (15.22%) Test Scripting
6 7 (15.22%) Use Case
7 6 (13.04%) Integration Testing
7 6 (13.04%) Test Strategy
8 5 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (10.87%) Defect Management
8 5 (10.87%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (10.87%) Graceful Degradation
8 5 (10.87%) Progressive Enhancement
8 5 (10.87%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Translating Business Requirements
8 5 (10.87%) UML
9 4 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
2 3 (6.52%) C#
2 3 (6.52%) Java
3 2 (4.35%) ES6
4 1 (2.17%) C++
4 1 (2.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (23.91%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) CBAP
2 1 (2.17%) IIBA
2 1 (2.17%) ISEB
2 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
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