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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 183 212 194
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -18
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 35 1 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.62% 0.019% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.023% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 27 1 7
Average salary £37,500 £39,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.06% -7.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,700 £39,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £39,500 £45,200
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +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
4769 4298 4319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 84.69% 80.10% 79.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3886 3556 3655
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,809
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,682 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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
Birmingham - 13 £37,500 - 1
Staffordshire - 10 £35,000 - 1
Shropshire - 5 £45,000 -
Coventry -11 2 £38,750 -1.89% 1
Herefordshire - 2 - -
Solihull - 1 £31,500 - 2
Warwickshire - 1 £35,000 - 1
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 42 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (27.78%) Scrum
3 13 (24.07%) Business Analysis
4 12 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (20.37%) Test Scripting
6 10 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (18.52%) E-Commerce
7 9 (16.67%) HTML
7 9 (16.67%) TDD
8 8 (14.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 8 (14.81%) Mobile App
8 8 (14.81%) Mentoring
9 7 (12.96%) User Experience
9 7 (12.96%) Degree
9 7 (12.96%) ISEB
10 6 (11.11%) CSS
10 6 (11.11%) Java
10 6 (11.11%) JavaScript
10 6 (11.11%) C#
10 6 (11.11%) Integration Testing
10 6 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (9.26%) SaaS
11 5 (9.26%) Information Architecture
11 5 (9.26%) Node.js
11 5 (9.26%) Refactoring
11 5 (9.26%) ISTQB
11 5 (9.26%) Pair Programming
11 5 (9.26%) Regression Testing
11 5 (9.26%) Finance
11 5 (9.26%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 5 (9.26%) Node.js
2 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.70%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.85%) Couchbase
2 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.85%) QlikView
2 1 (1.85%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (7.41%) Selenium
3 3 (5.56%) FitNesse
3 3 (5.56%) HP UFT
3 3 (5.56%) Bugzilla
4 2 (3.70%) JIRA
4 2 (3.70%) FogBugz
5 1 (1.85%) NetBeans
5 1 (1.85%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.85%) JDeveloper
5 1 (1.85%) Hudson
General
1 5 (9.26%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (1.85%) Marketing
3 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.85%) Automotive
3 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.85%) Games
3 1 (1.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (61.11%) Analyst
2 26 (48.15%) Business Analyst
3 9 (16.67%) Developer
4 6 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 5 (9.26%) Senior Developer
5 5 (9.26%) Tester
5 5 (9.26%) Test Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (9.26%) UI Designer
5 5 (9.26%) Designer
5 5 (9.26%) Interface Designer
6 4 (7.41%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Agile Business Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) CRM Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Developer
7 3 (5.56%) QA Tester
8 2 (3.70%) Product Manager
8 2 (3.70%) Senior Business Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.67%) HTML
2 6 (11.11%) CSS
3 5 (9.26%) .NET
3 5 (9.26%) HTML5
4 4 (7.41%) Ruby on Rails
4 4 (7.41%) XML
5 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET
5 3 (5.56%) jQuery
6 2 (3.70%) Web Services
6 2 (3.70%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.85%) Spring MVC
7 1 (1.85%) Struts
7 1 (1.85%) Middleware
7 1 (1.85%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (1.85%) Spring
7 1 (1.85%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Mobile App
2 7 (12.96%) User Experience
3 5 (9.26%) EPoS
4 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.85%) UNIX
1 1 (1.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (27.78%) Scrum
3 13 (24.07%) Business Analysis
4 12 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (20.37%) Test Scripting
6 10 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (18.52%) E-Commerce
7 9 (16.67%) TDD
8 8 (14.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 8 (14.81%) Mentoring
9 6 (11.11%) Integration Testing
10 5 (9.26%) Refactoring
10 5 (9.26%) Pair Programming
10 5 (9.26%) Regression Testing
10 5 (9.26%) Information Architecture
10 5 (9.26%) Line Management
11 4 (7.41%) CRM
11 4 (7.41%) Content Management
11 4 (7.41%) Web Testing
12 3 (5.56%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.11%) C#
1 6 (11.11%) Java
1 6 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 5 (9.26%) SQL
3 4 (7.41%) Ruby
4 3 (5.56%) C
5 2 (3.70%) VB
5 2 (3.70%) PHP
6 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (12.96%) ISEB
1 7 (12.96%) Degree
2 5 (9.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (9.26%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (9.26%) Adobe
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.70%) VMware
4 1 (1.85%) Tableau
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + parking, pension,health,life
Posted: 2 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Anderson Lamb
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus bonus etc.
Posted: 4 days ago