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 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
England / West Midlands
Rank 186 187 212
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +25
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 30 35 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.63% 0.66% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.75% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 29 27 3
Median salary £42,500 £47,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +17.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,700 £33,800 £40,100
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £56,500 £48,100
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +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
4233 4639 4266
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 88.80% 87.18% 85.08%
Number of salaries quoted 3298 3825 3703
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +21 11 £42,500 -8.60% 1
Worcestershire - 5 £37,500 -
Birmingham +3 4 £44,000 +10.00% 5
Warwickshire +22 3 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Solihull -12 2 £62,500 +31.57%
Staffordshire - 1 £28,500 - 3
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 92 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (57.69%) Scrum
3 41 (39.42%) Retail
4 37 (35.58%) User Experience
5 33 (31.73%) Wireframes
5 33 (31.73%) QA
6 32 (30.77%) Mentoring
7 21 (20.19%) JavaScript
8 20 (19.23%) SQL
8 20 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
9 19 (18.27%) E-Commerce
10 18 (17.31%) Business Analysis
10 18 (17.31%) Mobile App
11 17 (16.35%) TDD
11 17 (16.35%) Legal
12 15 (14.42%) Finance
12 15 (14.42%) Use Case
12 15 (14.42%) CRM
13 14 (13.46%) Java
13 14 (13.46%) Software Engineering
14 13 (12.50%) Regression Testing
14 13 (12.50%) Back Office
14 13 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
14 13 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (11.54%) Exploratory Testing
15 12 (11.54%) Workflow
15 12 (11.54%) HTML
16 11 (10.58%) CSS
16 11 (10.58%) Python
16 11 (10.58%) Root Cause Analysis

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 2 (1.92%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.96%) GlassFish
2 1 (0.96%) IIS
2 1 (0.96%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (4.81%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.88%) MS Office
3 2 (1.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.88%) Trello
2 2 (1.92%) SaaS
3 1 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.65%) MongoDB
1 9 (8.65%) NoSQL
1 9 (8.65%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
2 8 (7.69%) Data Mining
2 8 (7.69%) MySQL
3 7 (6.73%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (2.88%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (8.65%) Git (software)
2 8 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 7 (6.73%) JIRA
4 3 (2.88%) Axure RP
4 3 (2.88%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 3 (2.88%) Selenium
5 2 (1.92%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.92%) JUnit
5 2 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.92%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.92%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.96%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.96%) Maven
6 1 (0.96%) SoapUI
General
1 41 (39.42%) Retail
2 17 (16.35%) Legal
3 15 (14.42%) Finance
4 13 (12.50%) Back Office
5 4 (3.85%) Marketing
6 1 (0.96%) Law
Job Titles
1 59 (56.73%) Analyst
2 45 (43.27%) Business Analyst
3 15 (14.42%) Developer
4 12 (11.54%) Software Engineer
5 11 (10.58%) Retail Business Analyst
6 10 (9.62%) Product Owner
6 10 (9.62%) Senior Software Engineer
7 9 (8.65%) Senior Analyst
7 9 (8.65%) Test Analyst
8 8 (7.69%) Python Software Engineer
9 7 (6.73%) Agile Business Analyst
9 7 (6.73%) Senior Business Analyst
10 5 (4.81%) .NET Developer
10 5 (4.81%) Salesforce Developer
10 5 (4.81%) Senior Developer
10 5 (4.81%) Senior Salesforce Developer
10 5 (4.81%) SQL Developer
11 4 (3.85%) Junior
11 4 (3.85%) QA Analyst
11 4 (3.85%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.54%) HTML
2 11 (10.58%) CSS
3 9 (8.65%) Node.js
4 8 (7.69%) Django
4 8 (7.69%) Flask
4 8 (7.69%) Natural Language Processing
4 8 (7.69%) React
4 8 (7.69%) RESTful
5 5 (4.81%) .NET
5 5 (4.81%) ASP.NET
5 5 (4.81%) jQuery
5 5 (4.81%) Visualforce
6 3 (2.88%) Ajax
6 3 (2.88%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.92%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.92%) HTML5
7 2 (1.92%) J2EE
7 2 (1.92%) LINQ
7 2 (1.92%) WCF
7 2 (1.92%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 37 (35.58%) User Experience
2 18 (17.31%) Mobile App
3 8 (7.69%) Artificial Intelligence
4 5 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.81%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.88%) Statistics
6 1 (0.96%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.96%) EPoS
6 1 (0.96%) iPad
6 1 (0.96%) Psychology
6 1 (0.96%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.96%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.65%) Linux
2 2 (1.92%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.92%) Unix
2 2 (1.92%) Windows
3 1 (0.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (57.69%) Scrum
3 33 (31.73%) Wireframes
4 32 (30.77%) Mentoring
5 20 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (18.27%) E-Commerce
7 18 (17.31%) Business Analysis
8 17 (16.35%) TDD
9 15 (14.42%) CRM
9 15 (14.42%) Use Case
10 14 (13.46%) Software Engineering
11 13 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (12.50%) Regression Testing
12 12 (11.54%) Exploratory Testing
12 12 (11.54%) Workflow
13 11 (10.58%) Root Cause Analysis
14 10 (9.62%) SOA
14 10 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (8.65%) Automated Testing
15 9 (8.65%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.19%) JavaScript
2 20 (19.23%) SQL
3 14 (13.46%) Java
4 11 (10.58%) Python
5 5 (4.81%) Apex Code
5 5 (4.81%) C#
5 5 (4.81%) Scala
6 4 (3.85%) Ruby
7 3 (2.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (6.73%) Degree
2 2 (1.92%) ISEB
3 1 (0.96%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (31.73%) QA
System Software
1 8 (7.69%) Docker
Vendors
1 13 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.92%) Adobe
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