The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 179 200 160
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -40
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 48 12 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.86% 0.24% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.29% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 35 8 15
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,350 £34,400
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £55,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4846 4089 3494
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 86.71% 82.72% 82.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4004 3505 2819
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

User Stories
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

User Stories Salary Trend in the West Midlands

User Stories
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing User Stories across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

User Stories Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

User Stories
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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
Herefordshire +12 10 £37,500 - 1
Solihull +17 8 £47,500 +5.55%
Birmingham -6 6 £40,000 -15.78% 8
Warwickshire -15 6 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Shropshire - 6 £62,500 -
Coventry - 5 £45,000 - 2
Dudley - 1 £35,000 -
Walsall - 1 £34,000 -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 65 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (27.14%) Scrum
4 16 (22.86%) Project Management
5 14 (20.00%) Degree
6 13 (18.57%) Business Analysis
7 11 (15.71%) Software Testing
7 11 (15.71%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (14.29%) Performance Testing
8 10 (14.29%) Business Process Mapping
8 10 (14.29%) QA
8 10 (14.29%) TDD
9 9 (12.86%) HTML
9 9 (12.86%) .NET
9 9 (12.86%) Translating Business Requirements
10 8 (11.43%) Presales
10 8 (11.43%) Smart Meter
10 8 (11.43%) Test Automation
10 8 (11.43%) Billing
11 7 (10.00%) Automated Testing
11 7 (10.00%) Linux
11 7 (10.00%) Unix
11 7 (10.00%) Manual Testing
11 7 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 6 (8.57%) BDD
12 6 (8.57%) Time Management
12 6 (8.57%) Test Scripting
12 6 (8.57%) Defect Tracking
12 6 (8.57%) Java
12 6 (8.57%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.29%) Node.js
2 2 (2.86%) IIS
2 2 (2.86%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.43%) GlassFish
3 1 (1.43%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) HTTP
2 2 (2.86%) Firewall
2 2 (2.86%) LAN
2 2 (2.86%) SAN
2 2 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (2.86%) WLAN
3 1 (1.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.29%) Couchbase
1 3 (4.29%) CouchDB
1 3 (4.29%) NoSQL
1 3 (4.29%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.43%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) JIRA
1 2 (2.86%) JMeter
1 2 (2.86%) JUnit
1 2 (2.86%) LoadRunner
1 2 (2.86%) Maven
1 2 (2.86%) Selenium
1 2 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (2.86%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.43%) Hudson
General
1 8 (11.43%) Billing
2 3 (4.29%) Finance
2 3 (4.29%) Games
3 2 (2.86%) Marketing
3 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (58.57%) Analyst
2 33 (47.14%) Business Analyst
3 11 (15.71%) Tester
4 10 (14.29%) Agile Business Analyst
5 9 (12.86%) Developer
6 7 (10.00%) Software Tester
7 6 (8.57%) Automated Tester
7 6 (8.57%) QA Engineer
7 6 (8.57%) QA Tester
7 6 (8.57%) Software Analyst
7 6 (8.57%) Software QA Engineer
7 6 (8.57%) Software QA Tester
8 5 (7.14%) Java Developer
8 5 (7.14%) Senior Developer
8 5 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (5.71%) .NET Developer
9 4 (5.71%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (5.71%) Product Analyst
9 4 (5.71%) Software Test Analyst
9 4 (5.71%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.86%) .NET
1 9 (12.86%) HTML
2 5 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 4 (5.71%) CSS
3 4 (5.71%) HTML5
3 4 (5.71%) Spring
4 3 (4.29%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (4.29%) Ajax
4 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET
4 3 (4.29%) Spring MVC
4 3 (4.29%) XML
5 2 (2.86%) EJB
5 2 (2.86%) J2EE
5 2 (2.86%) JMS
5 2 (2.86%) Middleware
5 2 (2.86%) REST
5 2 (2.86%) RESTful
5 2 (2.86%) XSL
6 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.43%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.71%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.43%) Smart Meter
3 4 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.86%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.86%) Replication
5 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.43%) RIA
5 1 (1.43%) User Experience
5 1 (1.43%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.00%) Linux
1 7 (10.00%) Unix
2 5 (7.14%) Windows
3 2 (2.86%) Mac OS X
3 2 (2.86%) MVS
3 2 (2.86%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (27.14%) Scrum
4 16 (22.86%) Project Management
5 13 (18.57%) Business Analysis
6 11 (15.71%) Software Testing
7 10 (14.29%) Business Process Mapping
7 10 (14.29%) Performance Testing
7 10 (14.29%) TDD
8 9 (12.86%) Translating Business Requirements
9 8 (11.43%) Presales
9 8 (11.43%) Test Automation
10 7 (10.00%) Automated Testing
10 7 (10.00%) Manual Testing
10 7 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 6 (8.57%) BDD
11 6 (8.57%) Pair Programming
11 6 (8.57%) Service Delivery
11 6 (8.57%) Test Scripting
11 6 (8.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.57%) Java
1 6 (8.57%) JavaScript
2 4 (5.71%) C#
2 4 (5.71%) SQL
3 2 (2.86%) Scala
4 1 (1.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (2.86%) ISEB
3 1 (1.43%) MCSD
3 1 (1.43%) MCTS
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (2.86%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (5.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.43%) Adobe
2 1 (1.43%) Tableau
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