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 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 208 192 200
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +8
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 41 60 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.62% 0.86% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 1.04% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 24 53 28
Average salary £39,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.05% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,650 £25,800 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £45,750
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +2.40%
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
5550 5783 5749
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.26% 82.80% 79.58%
Number of salaries quoted 4503 4710 4740
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 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +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 26 March 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 26 March 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
Manchester 0 26 £31,500 -30.00% 4
Cheshire -7 10 £46,250 +23.33% 7
Merseyside -1 4 £39,000 +30.00% 2
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 58 (69.88%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (32.53%) Scrum
3 24 (28.92%) SQL
4 20 (24.10%) Selenium
5 18 (21.69%) Java
6 16 (19.28%) C#
7 15 (18.07%) Project Management
7 15 (18.07%) Business Analysis
8 13 (15.66%) JavaScript
8 13 (15.66%) Web Services
8 13 (15.66%) Test Scripting
9 12 (14.46%) E-Commerce
9 12 (14.46%) Finance
9 12 (14.46%) Test Automation
10 11 (13.25%) ERP
10 11 (13.25%) Waterfall
11 10 (12.05%) Risk Management
11 10 (12.05%) JIRA
11 10 (12.05%) Use Case
11 10 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (10.84%) T-SQL
12 9 (10.84%) SQL Server
12 9 (10.84%) Epicor
12 9 (10.84%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (10.84%) GAP Analysis
12 9 (10.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (10.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (10.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (10.84%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (9.64%) HTTP

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

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 (3.61%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.41%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.64%) HTTP
2 3 (3.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 9 (10.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 9 (10.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 9 (10.84%) SQL Server 2012
1 9 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.43%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (7.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (24.10%) Selenium
2 10 (12.05%) JIRA
3 7 (8.43%) Cucumber
4 6 (7.23%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.61%) Axure RP
7 2 (2.41%) TestComplete
8 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.20%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.20%) JMeter
8 1 (1.20%) Maven
8 1 (1.20%) JUnit
8 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.20%) Gradle
8 1 (1.20%) Artifactory
8 1 (1.20%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 12 (14.46%) Finance
2 9 (10.84%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (3.61%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.61%) Retail
4 2 (2.41%) Marketing
4 2 (2.41%) Back Office
5 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 45 (54.22%) Analyst
2 34 (40.96%) Business Analyst
3 16 (19.28%) Developer
4 12 (14.46%) Tester
5 11 (13.25%) Software Tester
6 10 (12.05%) Test Analyst
7 9 (10.84%) Software Developer
8 7 (8.43%) Programme Manager
8 7 (8.43%) Web Manager
8 7 (8.43%) Web Programme Manager
9 6 (7.23%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (6.02%) UML Business Analyst
11 4 (4.82%) Software Test Analyst
11 4 (4.82%) Test Engineer
11 4 (4.82%) Agile Test Analyst
11 4 (4.82%) Web Developer
12 3 (3.61%) Software Engineer
12 3 (3.61%) Lead Business Analyst
12 3 (3.61%) Automation Tester
12 3 (3.61%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.66%) Web Services
2 7 (8.43%) Ajax
2 7 (8.43%) Ruby on Rails
2 7 (8.43%) Grails
2 7 (8.43%) REST
2 7 (8.43%) WebSockets
3 6 (7.23%) Sass
3 6 (7.23%) LESS
3 6 (7.23%) Ember.js
3 6 (7.23%) jQuery
3 6 (7.23%) CSS
4 2 (2.41%) HTML
4 2 (2.41%) HTML5
5 1 (1.20%) .NET
5 1 (1.20%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.43%) Open Source
3 6 (7.23%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (7.23%) User Experience
4 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.41%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.20%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.23%) Android
1 6 (7.23%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.20%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (69.88%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (32.53%) Scrum
3 15 (18.07%) Project Management
3 15 (18.07%) Business Analysis
4 13 (15.66%) Test Scripting
5 12 (14.46%) E-Commerce
5 12 (14.46%) Test Automation
6 11 (13.25%) Waterfall
6 11 (13.25%) ERP
7 10 (12.05%) Risk Management
7 10 (12.05%) Use Case
8 9 (10.84%) GAP Analysis
9 8 (9.64%) Automation Testing
10 7 (8.43%) PRINCE2
10 7 (8.43%) TDD
10 7 (8.43%) Automated Testing
11 6 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (7.23%) Systems Analysis
11 6 (7.23%) UML
11 6 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 24 (28.92%) SQL
2 18 (21.69%) Java
3 16 (19.28%) C#
4 13 (15.66%) JavaScript
5 9 (10.84%) T-SQL
6 8 (9.64%) Ruby
7 1 (1.20%) Groovy
7 1 (1.20%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (9.64%) Degree
2 7 (8.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (4.82%) ISEB
4 3 (3.61%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.43%) SLA
1 7 (8.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (6.02%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 9 (10.84%) Epicor
2 4 (4.82%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.20%) Perforce
Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester
Interquest - Sand Resources
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + bens + flexi time
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + 26 days + pension + staff discounts
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington
Ascent People
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheadle
Advocate
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 8 days ago
Liverpool
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lavastorm Analytics
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Competitve
Posted: 23 days ago