The first table below looks at the demand for User Stories skills in IT jobs advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Tyne and Wear region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank - 59 59
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 0 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear - 0.39% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.47% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 0
Average salary - £38,750 -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,250
% change year-on-year
- -3.95%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
450 425 421
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 72.58% 83.01% 72.84%
Number of salaries quoted 316 354 332
Average salary £37,275 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.81% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
User Stories
North East

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

User Stories
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

User Stories Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (80.00%) Finance
2 12 (80.00%) Open Source
3 7 (46.67%) Scrum
4 6 (40.00%) Degree
4 6 (40.00%) Psychology
4 6 (40.00%) Human Factors
4 6 (40.00%) Usability Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Market Research
5 5 (33.33%) TDD
5 5 (33.33%) Java
6 4 (26.67%) C#
6 4 (26.67%) QA
7 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 3 (20.00%) HTML
7 3 (20.00%) Web Development
7 3 (20.00%) Scala
7 3 (20.00%) RSpec
7 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
7 3 (20.00%) Web Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (20.00%) Blog
7 3 (20.00%) Selenium
7 3 (20.00%) jQuery
7 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
7 3 (20.00%) Agile Project Management
7 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
7 3 (20.00%) Automation Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Test Automation

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) JUnit
1 3 (20.00%) Selenium
1 3 (20.00%) RSpec
1 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
1 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Test Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) Product Manager
1 3 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Development Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Web Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) HTML
1 3 (20.00%) jQuery
2 2 (13.33%) DHTML
2 2 (13.33%) Struts
2 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 2 (13.33%) Spring
2 2 (13.33%) JSF
2 2 (13.33%) Ajax
2 2 (13.33%) Spring MVC
3 1 (6.67%) .NET
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (80.00%) Open Source
2 6 (40.00%) Psychology
2 6 (40.00%) Human Factors
3 3 (20.00%) Blog
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Scrum
3 6 (40.00%) Usability Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Market Research
4 5 (33.33%) TDD
5 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Web Development
5 3 (20.00%) Project Management
5 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (20.00%) Agile Project Management
5 3 (20.00%) Web Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (20.00%) Automation Testing
6 2 (13.33%) MVC
6 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
6 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
7 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) C#
3 3 (20.00%) Python
3 3 (20.00%) Ruby
3 3 (20.00%) Scala
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) hybris