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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 197 199 202
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 42 56 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.65% 0.79% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.96% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 24 48 37
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,700 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £45,000
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
5433 5856 5892
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.83% 82.49% 79.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4331 4729 4868
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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
Cheshire +13 19 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Manchester +6 18 £36,500 -18.88% 10
Merseyside +7 3 £36,750 +22.50%
Lancashire -1 1 £30,000 -45.45% 1
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 65 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (34.07%) Scrum
3 24 (26.37%) SQL
4 19 (20.88%) Selenium
5 18 (19.78%) E-Commerce
6 17 (18.68%) Java
7 16 (17.58%) Use Case
8 15 (16.48%) C#
8 15 (16.48%) Finance
9 14 (15.38%) Project Management
9 14 (15.38%) JavaScript
9 14 (15.38%) Test Scripting
9 14 (15.38%) Business Analysis
10 13 (14.29%) Risk Management
11 12 (13.19%) Web Services
11 12 (13.19%) Test Automation
11 12 (13.19%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (12.09%) UML
13 10 (10.99%) Ruby
13 10 (10.99%) JIRA
14 9 (9.89%) Degree
14 9 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (9.89%) Automation Testing
15 8 (8.79%) SQL Server 2012
15 8 (8.79%) Apple iOS
15 8 (8.79%) Waterfall
15 8 (8.79%) Cucumber
15 8 (8.79%) User Experience
15 8 (8.79%) Software Delivery
15 8 (8.79%) GAP Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (3.30%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.20%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.10%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.10%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.69%) HTTP
2 6 (6.59%) Wireless
3 4 (4.40%) Internet
4 1 (1.10%) Network Security
4 1 (1.10%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 8 (8.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 8 (8.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 8 (8.79%) SQL Server 2012
1 8 (8.79%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (5.49%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.20%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (20.88%) Selenium
2 10 (10.99%) JIRA
3 8 (8.79%) Cucumber
4 6 (6.59%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.30%) Axure RP
6 2 (2.20%) Facilita Forecast
6 2 (2.20%) TestComplete
6 2 (2.20%) JMeter
6 2 (2.20%) JUnit
7 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.10%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (16.48%) Finance
2 8 (8.79%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (6.59%) Financial Institution
3 6 (6.59%) Retail
4 4 (4.40%) Back Office
5 2 (2.20%) Marketing
6 1 (1.10%) Games
6 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (53.85%) Analyst
2 39 (42.86%) Business Analyst
3 14 (15.38%) Developer
4 12 (13.19%) Tester
5 11 (12.09%) Software Tester
6 9 (9.89%) Systems Analyst
6 9 (9.89%) Test Analyst
7 8 (8.79%) Software Developer
8 7 (7.69%) Programme Manager
8 7 (7.69%) Web Manager
8 7 (7.69%) Web Programme Manager
9 6 (6.59%) Test Engineer
10 5 (5.49%) UML Business Analyst
11 4 (4.40%) Software Test Analyst
11 4 (4.40%) Agile Business Analyst
11 4 (4.40%) Software Test Engineer
11 4 (4.40%) Software Engineer
12 3 (3.30%) Business Systems Analyst
12 3 (3.30%) Web Developer
12 3 (3.30%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.19%) Web Services
2 8 (8.79%) Ruby on Rails
3 7 (7.69%) Grails
3 7 (7.69%) CSS
4 5 (5.49%) Ajax
4 5 (5.49%) REST
4 5 (5.49%) WebSockets
4 5 (5.49%) Sass
4 5 (5.49%) LESS
4 5 (5.49%) Ember.js
4 5 (5.49%) jQuery
5 4 (4.40%) HTML
6 3 (3.30%) HTML5
7 2 (2.20%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.10%) CSS3
8 1 (1.10%) .NET
8 1 (1.10%) COM
8 1 (1.10%) XHTML
8 1 (1.10%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.19%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.79%) User Experience
3 5 (5.49%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.49%) Open Source
4 3 (3.30%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.20%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.20%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.10%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.10%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.79%) Android
1 8 (8.79%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.20%) Linux
3 1 (1.10%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (34.07%) Scrum
3 18 (19.78%) E-Commerce
4 16 (17.58%) Use Case
5 14 (15.38%) Business Analysis
5 14 (15.38%) Project Management
5 14 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 13 (14.29%) Risk Management
7 12 (13.19%) Test Automation
8 11 (12.09%) UML
9 9 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (9.89%) Automation Testing
10 8 (8.79%) Software Delivery
10 8 (8.79%) Waterfall
10 8 (8.79%) Kanban
10 8 (8.79%) ERP
10 8 (8.79%) GAP Analysis
11 7 (7.69%) PRINCE2
11 7 (7.69%) Automated Testing
12 6 (6.59%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 24 (26.37%) SQL
2 17 (18.68%) Java
3 15 (16.48%) C#
4 14 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 10 (10.99%) Ruby
6 8 (8.79%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.20%) Python
7 2 (2.20%) Groovy
8 1 (1.10%) PHP
8 1 (1.10%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (9.89%) Degree
2 7 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (5.49%) ISEB
4 4 (4.40%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.20%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.69%) SLA
2 6 (6.59%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (5.49%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (1.10%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (8.79%) Epicor
2 4 (4.40%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.10%) Adobe
3 1 (1.10%) iRise
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