The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 211 203 197
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 3 4 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.056% 0.072% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.074% 0.094% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 7
Average salary £38,500 £43,250 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.98% -8.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,700 £39,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,300 £58,700 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.40%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4076 4262 3638
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 75.89% 76.71% 74.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3376 3599 3139
Average salary £41,405 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.51% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
User Stories
England

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
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 25 July 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
Birmingham +1 2 £37,500 -26.82%
Coventry - 1 £39,500 -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (68.18%) Use Case
3 12 (54.55%) Business Analysis
3 12 (54.55%) QA
4 11 (50.00%) Relational Database
4 11 (50.00%) Banking
4 11 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (45.45%) Oracle
5 10 (45.45%) UML
5 10 (45.45%) Degree
5 10 (45.45%) BPMN
6 9 (40.91%) Reference Data
6 9 (40.91%) Data Modelling
6 9 (40.91%) Finance
6 9 (40.91%) Scrum
6 9 (40.91%) Data Analysis
6 9 (40.91%) Investment Banking
6 9 (40.91%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Project Management
8 3 (13.64%) RUP
8 3 (13.64%) DSDM
8 3 (13.64%) C#
8 3 (13.64%) Java
8 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Advertising
8 3 (13.64%) Selenium
9 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
9 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (9.09%) SoapUI

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.55%) CouchDB
2 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.55%) Couchbase
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Selenium
2 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 2 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 2 (9.09%) SoapUI
2 2 (9.09%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (50.00%) Banking
2 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 9 (40.91%) Investment Banking
3 3 (13.64%) Advertising
4 2 (9.09%) Retail
5 1 (4.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (68.18%) Business Analyst
1 15 (68.18%) Analyst
2 9 (40.91%) Financial Business Analyst
2 9 (40.91%) IT Business Analyst
2 9 (40.91%) Financial Analyst
2 9 (40.91%) Financial Services Business Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) QA Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Product Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Lead Business Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
1 2 (9.09%) SOAP
1 2 (9.09%) Spring
1 2 (9.09%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.55%) Spring MVC
2 1 (4.55%) Hibernate
2 1 (4.55%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (4.55%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Reference Data
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.09%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) UNIX
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (68.18%) Use Case
3 12 (54.55%) Business Analysis
4 11 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (45.45%) UML
5 10 (45.45%) BPMN
6 9 (40.91%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (40.91%) Data Modelling
6 9 (40.91%) Scrum
6 9 (40.91%) Data Analysis
7 4 (18.18%) Project Management
8 3 (13.64%) RUP
8 3 (13.64%) DSDM
8 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Workflow
9 2 (9.09%) Workflow Management
9 2 (9.09%) TDD
9 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
9 2 (9.09%) Usability Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) C#
1 3 (13.64%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (54.55%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) JBoss
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