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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 192 175 202
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +27
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 21 22 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.40% 0.48% 0.081%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.60% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 17 15 4
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £35,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+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
4174 3688 3779
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.33% 81.14% 76.95%
Number of salaries quoted 3492 3013 3185
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,507 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +6.25%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -16 8 £40,500 -14.73%
Warwickshire -7 3 - - 2
Solihull - 3 £45,000 -
Herefordshire - 1 - -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (32.00%) Test Scripting
3 7 (28.00%) E-Commerce
4 5 (20.00%) Content Management
4 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Business Process Mapping
5 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
5 4 (16.00%) Project Management
5 4 (16.00%) UML
5 4 (16.00%) Java
6 3 (12.00%) C
6 3 (12.00%) .NET
6 3 (12.00%) ISEB
6 3 (12.00%) Finance
6 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (12.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (12.00%) TDD
6 3 (12.00%) Load Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Web Testing
6 3 (12.00%) QA
6 3 (12.00%) Selenium
6 3 (12.00%) FitNesse
6 3 (12.00%) Use Case
6 3 (12.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
6 3 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 2 (8.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (12.00%) Selenium
1 3 (12.00%) FitNesse
2 1 (4.00%) Axure RP
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Advertising
2 1 (4.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (72.00%) Analyst
2 13 (52.00%) Business Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) QA Tester
4 3 (12.00%) Tester
4 3 (12.00%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Financial Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) IT Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) UX Designer
6 1 (4.00%) Designer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Designer
6 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) .NET
1 3 (12.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (8.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (4.00%) HTML
3 1 (4.00%) JSON
3 1 (4.00%) REST
3 1 (4.00%) J2EE
3 1 (4.00%) JSP
3 1 (4.00%) SOAP
3 1 (4.00%) Flash
3 1 (4.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) IVR
1 1 (4.00%) Motion Graphics
1 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (32.00%) Test Scripting
3 7 (28.00%) E-Commerce
4 5 (20.00%) Content Management
4 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (16.00%) UML
5 4 (16.00%) Business Process Mapping
5 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
5 4 (16.00%) Project Management
6 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (12.00%) TDD
6 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (12.00%) Load Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Web Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Use Case
7 2 (8.00%) Refactoring
7 2 (8.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) Java
2 3 (12.00%) C
3 2 (8.00%) Ruby
4 1 (4.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) ISEB
1 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Avaya
2 1 (4.00%) Genesys
2 1 (4.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (4.00%) hybris
2 1 (4.00%) Verint
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £43000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Market Rate plus excellent benefits and bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago