The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 71 50 72
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +22
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 20 12 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 2.02% 1.99% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 2.71% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 20 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
East Midlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northamptonshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
820 442 518
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 82.91% 73.18% 78.96%
Number of salaries quoted 766 403 487
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 £27,000 £32,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

User Stories
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

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

User Stories Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

User Stories
Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing User Stories across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

User Stories Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

User Stories
Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. 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
Northampton -17 17 £42,500 -10.52%
Brackley - 3 £45,000 -
User Stories
East Midlands

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 31 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (48.39%) Business Analysis
3 14 (45.16%) E-Commerce
3 14 (45.16%) OOD
4 13 (41.94%) Scrum
5 10 (32.26%) Software Engineering
5 10 (32.26%) BDD
5 10 (32.26%) TDD
5 10 (32.26%) J2EE
6 9 (29.03%) Extreme Programming
7 8 (25.81%) Mobile App
7 8 (25.81%) Spring
7 8 (25.81%) Kanban
8 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (22.58%) C#
9 6 (19.35%) Mobile Commerce
9 6 (19.35%) Retail
9 6 (19.35%) Apple iOS
9 6 (19.35%) Android
9 6 (19.35%) Degree
9 6 (19.35%) Use Case
10 5 (16.13%) Open Source
10 5 (16.13%) Marketing
11 4 (12.90%) Technical Architecture
11 4 (12.90%) Web Development
11 4 (12.90%) SQL
11 4 (12.90%) Content Management
11 4 (12.90%) OO
11 4 (12.90%) SOA
11 4 (12.90%) Microsoft

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 (12.90%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
1 4 (12.90%) Calabash
2 1 (3.23%) Selenium
2 1 (3.23%) FitNesse
General
1 6 (19.35%) Retail
2 5 (16.13%) Marketing
3 2 (6.45%) Finance
4 1 (3.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (67.74%) Business Analyst
1 21 (67.74%) Analyst
2 13 (41.94%) Agile Business Analyst
3 9 (29.03%) Software Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Technical Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Junior Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Junior
5 2 (6.45%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) J2EE
2 8 (25.81%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Mobile App
2 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (16.13%) Open Source
4 4 (12.90%) N-Tier
4 4 (12.90%) Blog
5 1 (3.23%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Apple iOS
1 6 (19.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (48.39%) Business Analysis
3 14 (45.16%) E-Commerce
3 14 (45.16%) OOD
4 13 (41.94%) Scrum
5 10 (32.26%) Software Engineering
5 10 (32.26%) BDD
5 10 (32.26%) TDD
6 9 (29.03%) Extreme Programming
7 8 (25.81%) Kanban
8 6 (19.35%) Mobile Commerce
8 6 (19.35%) Use Case
9 4 (12.90%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (12.90%) Web Development
9 4 (12.90%) Content Management
9 4 (12.90%) OO
9 4 (12.90%) SOA
9 4 (12.90%) Waterfall
9 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
9 4 (12.90%) Scrum-ban
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) C#
2 4 (12.90%) SQL
3 3 (9.68%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
1 4 (12.90%) Twitter
2 2 (6.45%) hybris
2 2 (6.45%) Sitecore