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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
England / North West
Rank 182 215 207
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -8
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 64 22 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.08% 0.40% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 0.46% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 63 16 40
Median salary £42,500 £46,250 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.10% +44.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,700 £31,250 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,750 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.88%

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
5239 4766 5884
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.74% 87.59% 86.25%
Number of salaries quoted 4383 3961 5041
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 +19 52 £41,000 -13.68% 13
Cheshire +17 7 £45,000 - 2
Merseyside -8 3 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Lancashire - 2 £42,500 -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 80 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (27.59%) Business Analysis
3 27 (23.28%) User Acceptance Testing
4 25 (21.55%) JIRA
5 24 (20.69%) Scrum
6 23 (19.83%) JavaScript
7 21 (18.10%) QA
7 21 (18.10%) User Experience
8 20 (17.24%) Finance
9 19 (16.38%) Wireframes
10 18 (15.52%) HTML
10 18 (15.52%) CSS
11 16 (13.79%) ISEB
12 14 (12.07%) Prototyping
12 14 (12.07%) Feasibility Study
12 14 (12.07%) Information Architecture
13 13 (11.21%) Analytics
13 13 (11.21%) Flash
13 13 (11.21%) Web Analytics
14 12 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (10.34%) Mobile App
14 12 (10.34%) Waterfall
15 11 (9.48%) Project Management
15 11 (9.48%) Regression Testing
15 11 (9.48%) TDD
15 11 (9.48%) Degree
16 10 (8.62%) Software Testing
16 10 (8.62%) UML
16 10 (8.62%) Test Strategy
16 10 (8.62%) Fintech

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 (3.45%) CMS
2 3 (2.59%) Confluence
2 3 (2.59%) WordPress
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (3.45%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (5.17%) OpenText MBPM
2 4 (3.45%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (1.72%) Magento
3 2 (1.72%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.86%) Sage 1000
4 1 (0.86%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.86%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.31%) Relational Database
2 4 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (3.45%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.72%) MySQL
3 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.86%) QlikView
4 1 (0.86%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 25 (21.55%) JIRA
2 7 (6.03%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.31%) git-flow
3 5 (4.31%) Selenium
4 4 (3.45%) RSpec
4 4 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.59%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.59%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.72%) FitNesse
6 2 (1.72%) JMeter
6 2 (1.72%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.72%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.72%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (1.72%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.72%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.86%) Grunt
7 1 (0.86%) gulp
General
1 20 (17.24%) Finance
2 7 (6.03%) Retail
3 5 (4.31%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.45%) Legal
5 3 (2.59%) Marketing
6 2 (1.72%) Banking
7 1 (0.86%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.86%) Back Office
7 1 (0.86%) Billing
7 1 (0.86%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.86%) Front Office
7 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 61 (52.59%) Analyst
2 45 (38.79%) Business Analyst
3 17 (14.66%) Senior Analyst
3 17 (14.66%) Tester
4 14 (12.07%) Designer
4 14 (12.07%) UX Designer
5 13 (11.21%) Developer
6 12 (10.34%) Agile Business Analyst
6 12 (10.34%) Test Analyst
7 11 (9.48%) Senior Tester
8 10 (8.62%) Test Leader
9 9 (7.76%) Lead Test Analyst
9 9 (7.76%) Lead Tester
9 9 (7.76%) Senior Test Analyst
10 8 (6.90%) Senior Business Analyst
11 7 (6.03%) Scrum Master
12 4 (3.45%) Agile Scrum Master
12 4 (3.45%) Digital Analyst
12 4 (3.45%) Digital Business Analyst
12 4 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.52%) CSS
1 18 (15.52%) HTML
2 13 (11.21%) Flash
3 9 (7.76%) Web Services
4 8 (6.90%) .NET
5 6 (5.17%) XML
6 5 (4.31%) Ember.js
7 4 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (2.59%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.59%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.59%) REST
9 2 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (1.72%) Behat
9 2 (1.72%) jQuery
9 2 (1.72%) Laravel
9 2 (1.72%) Node.js
9 2 (1.72%) SOAP
9 2 (1.72%) Velocity
9 2 (1.72%) WSDL
9 2 (1.72%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.10%) User Experience
2 12 (10.34%) Mobile App
3 10 (8.62%) Fintech
4 9 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (7.76%) Video on Demand
5 4 (3.45%) iPad
5 4 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.59%) VLE
7 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.86%) FMCG
7 1 (0.86%) NHS
7 1 (0.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.59%) Android
1 3 (2.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (27.59%) Business Analysis
3 27 (23.28%) User Acceptance Testing
4 24 (20.69%) Scrum
5 19 (16.38%) Wireframes
6 14 (12.07%) Feasibility Study
6 14 (12.07%) Information Architecture
6 14 (12.07%) Prototyping
7 13 (11.21%) Analytics
7 13 (11.21%) Web Analytics
8 12 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (10.34%) Waterfall
9 11 (9.48%) Project Management
9 11 (9.48%) Regression Testing
9 11 (9.48%) TDD
10 10 (8.62%) Software Testing
10 10 (8.62%) Test Strategy
10 10 (8.62%) UML
11 9 (7.76%) SDLC
11 9 (7.76%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (19.83%) JavaScript
2 9 (7.76%) SQL
3 5 (4.31%) Java
4 4 (3.45%) Ruby
5 2 (1.72%) C#
5 2 (1.72%) PHP
6 1 (0.86%) CoffeeScript
6 1 (0.86%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (13.79%) ISEB
2 11 (9.48%) Degree
3 3 (2.59%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.86%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (18.10%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.59%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.86%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 7 (6.03%) IBM
1 7 (6.03%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.45%) Cognizant
3 3 (2.59%) Kofax
3 3 (2.59%) Oracle
3 3 (2.59%) Software AG
4 1 (0.86%) Pega
4 1 (0.86%) Sage
4 1 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.86%) SAP
4 1 (0.86%) TIBCO
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