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 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 209 234 220
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -14
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 45 22 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.71% 0.33% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.37% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 39 18 30
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £42,500 £26,900
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £49,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
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
5570 5892 6410
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.13% 88.30% 86.69%
Number of salaries quoted 4659 4898 5268
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,000 £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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +15 23 £38,000 -13.14% 3
Cheshire +42 20 £42,500 -8.10% 2
Lancashire - 1 £32,500 - 1
Merseyside - 1 £35,000 - 3
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 70 (86.42%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (24.69%) SQL
2 20 (24.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (23.46%) OO
4 18 (22.22%) C#
4 18 (22.22%) .NET
4 18 (22.22%) JIRA
4 18 (22.22%) Relational Database
5 16 (19.75%) NHibernate
5 16 (19.75%) SQL Server
6 14 (17.28%) T-SQL
6 14 (17.28%) QA
7 13 (16.05%) HTML
7 13 (16.05%) CSS
8 12 (14.81%) JavaScript
9 11 (13.58%) Scrum
10 10 (12.35%) User Experience
10 10 (12.35%) Defect Management
11 9 (11.11%) Test Strategy
11 9 (11.11%) E-Commerce
12 8 (9.88%) ISEB
12 8 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (9.88%) Regression Testing
12 8 (9.88%) Software Testing
12 8 (9.88%) Selenium
12 8 (9.88%) Business Analysis
12 8 (9.88%) Analytics
12 8 (9.88%) System Testing
12 8 (9.88%) Wireframes
12 8 (9.88%) Feasibility Study

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 (4.94%) Confluence
2 1 (1.23%) CMS
2 1 (1.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (2.47%) MS Office
2 1 (1.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.94%) OpenText MBPM
2 2 (2.47%) Magento
3 1 (1.23%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.23%) Visualfiles
3 1 (1.23%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.70%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 16 (19.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (22.22%) JIRA
2 8 (9.88%) Selenium
3 5 (6.17%) WebDriver
4 4 (4.94%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.70%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.70%) Gatling
5 3 (3.70%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.47%) JMeter
6 2 (2.47%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.47%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.23%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.23%) git-flow
7 1 (1.23%) Grunt
7 1 (1.23%) gulp
7 1 (1.23%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.23%) TestDirector
General
1 3 (3.70%) Billing
1 3 (3.70%) Finance
1 3 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (3.70%) Retail
1 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.23%) Back Office
2 1 (1.23%) Front Office
2 1 (1.23%) Legal
2 1 (1.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (41.98%) Analyst
2 21 (25.93%) Developer
3 19 (23.46%) Business Analyst
4 17 (20.99%) .NET Developer
5 16 (19.75%) Senior Analyst
6 14 (17.28%) C# .NET Developer
6 14 (17.28%) C# Developer
6 14 (17.28%) SQL Developer
6 14 (17.28%) Tester
7 12 (14.81%) Software Developer
8 11 (13.58%) .NET Software Developer
8 11 (13.58%) C# Software Developer
9 8 (9.88%) Senior Business Analyst
9 8 (9.88%) Senior Test Analyst
9 8 (9.88%) Senior Tester
9 8 (9.88%) Test Analyst
10 7 (8.64%) Designer
10 7 (8.64%) UX Designer
11 6 (7.41%) Lead Test Analyst
11 6 (7.41%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (22.22%) .NET
2 16 (19.75%) NHibernate
3 13 (16.05%) CSS
3 13 (16.05%) HTML
4 7 (8.64%) Flash
5 6 (7.41%) Node.js
6 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.47%) Ember.js
6 2 (2.47%) Web Services
7 1 (1.23%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.23%) CSS3
7 1 (1.23%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.23%) Haml
7 1 (1.23%) Handlebars
7 1 (1.23%) HTML5
7 1 (1.23%) jQuery
7 1 (1.23%) Mustache
7 1 (1.23%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.35%) User Experience
2 6 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.47%) Fintech
3 2 (2.47%) iPad
3 2 (2.47%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.23%) FMCG
4 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.23%) NHS
4 1 (1.23%) PlayStation
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (86.42%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (24.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (23.46%) OO
4 11 (13.58%) Scrum
5 10 (12.35%) Defect Management
6 9 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 9 (11.11%) Test Strategy
7 8 (9.88%) Analytics
7 8 (9.88%) Business Analysis
7 8 (9.88%) Feasibility Study
7 8 (9.88%) Regression Testing
7 8 (9.88%) Software Testing
7 8 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (9.88%) System Testing
7 8 (9.88%) Wireframes
8 7 (8.64%) BDD
8 7 (8.64%) Information Architecture
8 7 (8.64%) Performance Testing
8 7 (8.64%) Prototyping
8 7 (8.64%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 20 (24.69%) SQL
2 18 (22.22%) C#
3 14 (17.28%) T-SQL
4 12 (14.81%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.17%) Scala
6 4 (4.94%) Java
7 3 (3.70%) Groovy
8 1 (1.23%) CoffeeScript
8 1 (1.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (9.88%) ISEB
2 4 (4.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (17.28%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (3.70%) Oracle
2 2 (2.47%) IBM
2 2 (2.47%) Kofax
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.47%) Software AG
3 1 (1.23%) Google
3 1 (1.23%) HP
3 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.23%) SAP
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