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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 201 175 202
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +27
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 9 25 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.57% 0.063%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.71% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 5 14 2
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +38.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,200 £34,300 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £51,400 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
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
4116 3516 3595
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.94% 79.51% 75.46%
Number of salaries quoted 3560 2853 3116
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -32 3 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Herefordshire - 3 - -
Warwickshire -3 2 £40,000 +4.57%
Solihull - 1 £45,000 - 1
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) UML
3 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (30.00%) .NET
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Use Case
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (10.00%) Business Process Mapping
5 1 (10.00%) User Experience
5 1 (10.00%) Advertising
5 1 (10.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) Games
5 1 (10.00%) Extreme Programming
5 1 (10.00%) IVR
5 1 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Flash
5 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (10.00%) OOD
5 1 (10.00%) SOA
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Axure RP
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Advertising
2 1 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Lead Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Data Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) UX Designer
4 1 (10.00%) Designer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Designer
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior UX Designer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior IT Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (10.00%) JSON
2 1 (10.00%) REST
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) J2EE
2 1 (10.00%) JSP
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) Flash
2 1 (10.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) IVR
1 1 (10.00%) Reference Data
1 1 (10.00%) Motion Graphics
1 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) UML
3 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Use Case
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (10.00%) OOD
5 1 (10.00%) SOA
5 1 (10.00%) Benchmarking
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Extreme Programming
5 1 (10.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Avaya
2 1 (10.00%) Genesys
2 1 (10.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (10.00%) hybris
2 1 (10.00%) Verint
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Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + BONUS
Posted: 4 hours ago
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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