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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 217 200 202
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +2
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 1 11 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.018% 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.022% 0.26% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1 8 6
Average salary £48,000 £40,000 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.51%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
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
4454 4245 3710
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.56% 78.13% 75.73%
Number of salaries quoted 3719 3597 3150
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,708 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 22 September 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 -3 1 £48,000 +28.00%
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) QA
3 7 (70.00%) Use Case
3 7 (70.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (60.00%) UML
4 6 (60.00%) BPMN
5 5 (50.00%) Reference Data
5 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (50.00%) Relational Database
5 5 (50.00%) Data Modelling
5 5 (50.00%) Oracle
5 5 (50.00%) Finance
5 5 (50.00%) Data Analysis
5 5 (50.00%) Business Analysis
6 4 (40.00%) Degree
6 4 (40.00%) Investment Banking
6 4 (40.00%) Banking
6 4 (40.00%) Scrum
7 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
7 3 (30.00%) Selenium
7 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (30.00%) C#
8 2 (20.00%) SQL
8 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
8 2 (20.00%) .NET
8 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
8 2 (20.00%) SOAP
8 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
8 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 2 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (10.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Investment Banking
2 4 (40.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
1 7 (70.00%) Business Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Financial Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Financial Business Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) IT Business Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) QA Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Lead Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Business Data Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) SOAP
1 2 (20.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Reference Data
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Use Case
2 7 (70.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (60.00%) UML
3 6 (60.00%) BPMN
4 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Data Modelling
4 5 (50.00%) Data Analysis
4 5 (50.00%) Business Analysis
5 4 (40.00%) Scrum
6 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
7 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
7 2 (20.00%) Usability Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (80.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
Warwickshire
Gerrard White
Salary: £30000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £44000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago