The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 58 42 61
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +19
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 16 11 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 2.26% 2.75% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.72% 3.57% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 16 7 1
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
User Stories
Northamptonshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northampton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
589 308 392
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 83.19% 77.00% 80.99%
Number of salaries quoted 560 290 357
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,150 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £58,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing User Stories across the Northampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

User Stories
Salary Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing User Stories across the Northampton region.

User Stories Salary Trend in Northampton

User Stories
Salary Histogram in Northampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing User Stories across the Northampton region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

User Stories Salary Histogram in Northampton

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 22 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (63.64%) E-Commerce
2 14 (63.64%) Business Analysis
3 12 (54.55%) Scrum
4 10 (45.45%) OOD
4 10 (45.45%) BDD
5 8 (36.36%) Mobile App
6 7 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (27.27%) Apple iOS
7 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering
7 6 (27.27%) Use Case
7 6 (27.27%) Android
7 6 (27.27%) J2EE
7 6 (27.27%) Mobile Commerce
7 6 (27.27%) TDD
7 6 (27.27%) Retail
8 5 (22.73%) Spring
8 5 (22.73%) Extreme Programming
8 5 (22.73%) C#
8 5 (22.73%) Kanban
8 5 (22.73%) Degree
9 4 (18.18%) Blog
9 4 (18.18%) Scrum-ban
9 4 (18.18%) Open Source
9 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
9 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
9 4 (18.18%) Calabash
9 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
9 4 (18.18%) Twitter
9 4 (18.18%) OO

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 4 (18.18%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
1 4 (18.18%) Calabash
General
1 6 (27.27%) Retail
2 4 (18.18%) Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (72.73%) Business Analyst
1 16 (72.73%) Analyst
2 10 (45.45%) Agile Business Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Software Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Technical Business Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Junior Business Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Junior
5 1 (4.55%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) J2EE
2 5 (22.73%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Mobile App
2 7 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (18.18%) N-Tier
3 4 (18.18%) Blog
3 4 (18.18%) Open Source
4 1 (4.55%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Android
1 6 (27.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (63.64%) E-Commerce
2 14 (63.64%) Business Analysis
3 12 (54.55%) Scrum
4 10 (45.45%) OOD
4 10 (45.45%) BDD
5 6 (27.27%) Mobile Commerce
5 6 (27.27%) TDD
5 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering
5 6 (27.27%) Use Case
6 5 (22.73%) Kanban
6 5 (22.73%) Extreme Programming
7 4 (18.18%) Content Management
7 4 (18.18%) SOA
7 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
7 4 (18.18%) OO
7 4 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (18.18%) Web Development
7 4 (18.18%) Scrum-ban
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) C#
2 4 (18.18%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
1 4 (18.18%) Twitter
2 1 (4.55%) Sitecore
2 1 (4.55%) hybris