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 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 191 235 233
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -2
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 68 12 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.07% 0.20% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 0.22% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 60 11 36
Median salary £42,500 £47,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +35.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,400 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £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
5588 5349 6504
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.19% 87.83% 86.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4691 4390 5576
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £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 5 December 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 5 December 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 +13 48 £40,000 -15.78% 8
Cheshire +25 12 £42,500 -15.00%
Merseyside -8 5 £41,250 -2.94% 3
Lancashire - 3 £42,500 -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 82 (73.21%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (25.89%) User Acceptance Testing
3 28 (25.00%) JIRA
4 26 (23.21%) Business Analysis
5 24 (21.43%) QA
6 23 (20.54%) Scrum
6 23 (20.54%) JavaScript
7 21 (18.75%) User Experience
8 20 (17.86%) HTML
8 20 (17.86%) CSS
8 20 (17.86%) Wireframes
9 17 (15.18%) Finance
9 17 (15.18%) ISEB
10 15 (13.39%) Prototyping
10 15 (13.39%) Feasibility Study
11 14 (12.50%) Information Architecture
11 14 (12.50%) Analytics
11 14 (12.50%) SQL
11 14 (12.50%) Flash
11 14 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (12.50%) Web Analytics
12 13 (11.61%) Regression Testing
13 12 (10.71%) Software Testing
13 12 (10.71%) Test Strategy
14 11 (9.82%) System Testing
14 11 (9.82%) Project Management
14 11 (9.82%) E-Commerce
14 11 (9.82%) .NET
15 10 (8.93%) UML
15 10 (8.93%) Degree

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 (3.57%) Confluence
2 2 (1.79%) CMS
2 2 (1.79%) WordPress
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (3.57%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.79%) MS Project
3 1 (0.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.46%) OpenText MBPM
2 4 (3.57%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (1.79%) Magento
4 1 (0.89%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.89%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.89%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 7 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.89%) MySQL
4 1 (0.89%) QlikView
4 1 (0.89%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 28 (25.00%) JIRA
2 9 (8.04%) Selenium
3 4 (3.57%) Cucumber
3 4 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.57%) WebDriver
4 3 (2.68%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.79%) FitNesse
5 2 (1.79%) JMeter
5 2 (1.79%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.79%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.79%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.79%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.89%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.89%) Gatling
6 1 (0.89%) git-flow
6 1 (0.89%) gulp
6 1 (0.89%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.89%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.89%) TestDirector
General
1 17 (15.18%) Finance
2 7 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.46%) Retail
4 3 (2.68%) Billing
4 3 (2.68%) Legal
5 2 (1.79%) Marketing
6 1 (0.89%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.89%) Back Office
6 1 (0.89%) Banking
6 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.89%) Front Office
6 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 56 (50.00%) Analyst
2 38 (33.93%) Business Analyst
3 21 (18.75%) Tester
4 19 (16.96%) Senior Analyst
5 15 (13.39%) Designer
5 15 (13.39%) UX Designer
6 13 (11.61%) Senior Tester
7 12 (10.71%) Test Analyst
8 11 (9.82%) Developer
8 11 (9.82%) Senior Test Analyst
9 10 (8.93%) Agile Business Analyst
9 10 (8.93%) Test Leader
10 9 (8.04%) Lead Test Analyst
10 9 (8.04%) Lead Tester
11 8 (7.14%) Senior Business Analyst
12 6 (5.36%) Scrum Master
13 5 (4.46%) .NET Developer
14 4 (3.57%) Automation Tester
14 4 (3.57%) C# Developer
14 4 (3.57%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.86%) CSS
1 20 (17.86%) HTML
2 14 (12.50%) Flash
3 11 (9.82%) .NET
4 8 (7.14%) Web Services
5 6 (5.36%) XML
6 4 (3.57%) NHibernate
6 4 (3.57%) Node.js
7 3 (2.68%) Ember.js
8 2 (1.79%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.79%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.79%) Behat
8 2 (1.79%) jQuery
8 2 (1.79%) SOAP
8 2 (1.79%) Velocity
8 2 (1.79%) WSDL
8 2 (1.79%) XSD
9 1 (0.89%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.89%) Haml
9 1 (0.89%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.75%) User Experience
2 9 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.04%) Mobile App
3 8 (7.14%) Fintech
3 8 (7.14%) Video on Demand
4 4 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.79%) iPad
6 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.89%) FMCG
6 1 (0.89%) NHS
6 1 (0.89%) Replication
6 1 (0.89%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.79%) Android
1 2 (1.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (73.21%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (25.89%) User Acceptance Testing
3 26 (23.21%) Business Analysis
4 23 (20.54%) Scrum
5 20 (17.86%) Wireframes
6 15 (13.39%) Feasibility Study
6 15 (13.39%) Prototyping
7 14 (12.50%) Analytics
7 14 (12.50%) Information Architecture
7 14 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (12.50%) Web Analytics
8 13 (11.61%) Regression Testing
9 12 (10.71%) Software Testing
9 12 (10.71%) Test Strategy
10 11 (9.82%) E-Commerce
10 11 (9.82%) Project Management
10 11 (9.82%) System Testing
11 10 (8.93%) UML
12 9 (8.04%) OO
12 9 (8.04%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.54%) JavaScript
2 14 (12.50%) SQL
3 6 (5.36%) Java
4 5 (4.46%) C#
5 4 (3.57%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.68%) Scala
7 1 (0.89%) CoffeeScript
7 1 (0.89%) Groovy
7 1 (0.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (15.18%) ISEB
2 10 (8.93%) Degree
3 2 (1.79%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.89%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.89%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.25%) IBM
3 4 (3.57%) Cognizant
3 4 (3.57%) Oracle
4 3 (2.68%) Kofax
4 3 (2.68%) Software AG
5 1 (0.89%) HP
5 1 (0.89%) Pega
5 1 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.89%) SAP
5 1 (0.89%) TIBCO
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