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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
England / West Midlands
Rank 166 172 209
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +37
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 43 67 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.91% 1.13% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.28% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 38 49 9
Median salary £42,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,900 £35,900
10% offered a salary of more than £50,750 £60,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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
4222 5237 4237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 89.75% 88.33% 83.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3383 4309 3572
Median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.40% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing User Stories as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 24 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry +12 9 £42,500 -7.10%
Staffordshire - 9 £35,000 - 1
Worcestershire - 7 £40,000 -
Warwickshire +29 6 £42,500 -10.52% 2
Birmingham +2 4 £45,750 +1.66%
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £38,750 -
Walsall +12 1 £37,500 +10.29%
Herefordshire -34 1 - - 1
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 78 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (45.56%) Scrum
3 23 (25.56%) User Experience
4 21 (23.33%) JavaScript
5 20 (22.22%) SQL
6 19 (21.11%) Retail
6 19 (21.11%) Mentoring
7 16 (17.78%) Wireframes
7 16 (17.78%) TDD
7 16 (17.78%) QA
8 15 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 15 (16.67%) Java
8 15 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (15.56%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (14.44%) Business Analysis
11 11 (12.22%) HTML
11 11 (12.22%) CRM
11 11 (12.22%) Microservices
12 10 (11.11%) Mobile App
12 10 (11.11%) Unit Testing
12 10 (11.11%) Use Case
12 10 (11.11%) Git (software)
12 10 (11.11%) MongoDB
12 10 (11.11%) E-Commerce
12 10 (11.11%) Python
12 10 (11.11%) Linux
12 10 (11.11%) CSS
12 10 (11.11%) SQL Server
12 10 (11.11%) Regression Testing
13 9 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.33%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.22%) JBoss
3 1 (1.11%) GlassFish
3 1 (1.11%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (5.56%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.33%) MS Office
3 2 (2.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.44%) SaaS
2 3 (3.33%) Trello
3 1 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.11%) MongoDB
1 10 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 8 (8.89%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (7.78%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (7.78%) Data Mining
4 7 (7.78%) MySQL
5 4 (4.44%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.44%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 8 (8.89%) JIRA
3 7 (7.78%) Jenkins
4 5 (5.56%) Selenium
5 3 (3.33%) Axure RP
5 3 (3.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 3 (3.33%) JUnit
5 3 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.33%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.22%) Bugzilla
6 2 (2.22%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (2.22%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.22%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.11%) Maven
7 1 (1.11%) SoapUI
General
1 19 (21.11%) Retail
2 9 (10.00%) Back Office
3 7 (7.78%) Finance
3 7 (7.78%) Marketing
4 5 (5.56%) Legal
5 4 (4.44%) Law
Job Titles
1 43 (47.78%) Analyst
2 30 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 12 (13.33%) Software Engineer
4 10 (11.11%) Developer
4 10 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
5 9 (10.00%) Product Owner
6 8 (8.89%) Test Analyst
7 7 (7.78%) Agile Business Analyst
7 7 (7.78%) Python Software Engineer
8 6 (6.67%) Retail Business Analyst
8 6 (6.67%) Software Analyst
9 5 (5.56%) .NET Developer
9 5 (5.56%) Designer
9 5 (5.56%) E-Commerce Analyst
9 5 (5.56%) UX Designer
10 4 (4.44%) Agile Project Manager
10 4 (4.44%) Project Manager
11 3 (3.33%) Junior
11 3 (3.33%) Software Developer
11 3 (3.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.22%) HTML
2 10 (11.11%) CSS
3 8 (8.89%) .NET
4 7 (7.78%) Django
4 7 (7.78%) Flask
4 7 (7.78%) Natural Language Processing
4 7 (7.78%) Node.js
4 7 (7.78%) React
4 7 (7.78%) RESTful
5 5 (5.56%) .NET Framework
5 5 (5.56%) ASP.NET
6 4 (4.44%) WCF
6 4 (4.44%) Web Services
7 3 (3.33%) Ajax
7 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (3.33%) J2EE
7 3 (3.33%) REST
8 2 (2.22%) HTML5
8 2 (2.22%) LINQ
8 2 (2.22%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 23 (25.56%) User Experience
2 10 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.56%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (4.44%) iPad
5 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.11%) EPoS
5 1 (1.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.11%) Linux
2 5 (5.56%) Windows
3 3 (3.33%) Unix
4 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (45.56%) Scrum
3 19 (21.11%) Mentoring
4 16 (17.78%) TDD
4 16 (17.78%) Wireframes
5 15 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 14 (15.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (14.44%) Business Analysis
8 11 (12.22%) CRM
8 11 (12.22%) Microservices
9 10 (11.11%) E-Commerce
9 10 (11.11%) Regression Testing
9 10 (11.11%) Unit Testing
9 10 (11.11%) Use Case
10 9 (10.00%) Automated Testing
10 9 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
10 9 (10.00%) SOA
10 9 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (8.89%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 21 (23.33%) JavaScript
2 20 (22.22%) SQL
3 15 (16.67%) Java
4 10 (11.11%) Python
5 8 (8.89%) C#
6 4 (4.44%) Ruby
6 4 (4.44%) Scala
6 4 (4.44%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.22%) Apex Code
7 2 (2.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (4.44%) Degree
2 3 (3.33%) ISEB
3 2 (2.22%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (17.78%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (4.44%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.22%) Adobe
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