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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 199 202 215
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +13
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 28 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.48% 0.13% 0.055%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.16% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 22 6 3
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,250 £37,500 £42,800
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £60,800
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
4872 4276 4317
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 84.19% 79.75% 78.96%
Number of salaries quoted 3986 3551 3640
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 £27,500 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -11 16 £37,500 - 2
Staffordshire - 4 £28,750 - 5
Warwickshire - 3 £35,000 - 3
Shropshire - 2 £45,000 -
Coventry -10 1 £42,500 +7.59%
Worcestershire - 1 £25,000 -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 39 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (25.49%) Business Analysis
3 12 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (23.53%) Test Scripting
4 11 (21.57%) Scrum
4 11 (21.57%) E-Commerce
5 10 (19.61%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (17.65%) TDD
6 9 (17.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 8 (15.69%) Integration Testing
8 7 (13.73%) ISEB
8 7 (13.73%) Java
8 7 (13.73%) Mentoring
9 6 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
9 6 (11.76%) SQL
9 6 (11.76%) Web Testing
9 6 (11.76%) Selenium
9 6 (11.76%) Content Management
9 6 (11.76%) ISTQB
10 5 (9.80%) Automated Testing
10 5 (9.80%) Pair Programming
10 5 (9.80%) FitNesse
10 5 (9.80%) Use Case
10 5 (9.80%) Refactoring
10 5 (9.80%) QA
10 5 (9.80%) Load Testing
10 5 (9.80%) C
10 5 (9.80%) C#
10 5 (9.80%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 5 (9.80%) Node.js
2 1 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.92%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) HTTP
1 1 (1.96%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.96%) Couchbase
2 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) QlikView
2 1 (1.96%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Selenium
2 5 (9.80%) FitNesse
2 5 (9.80%) HP UFT
3 4 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.96%) Axure RP
4 1 (1.96%) Hudson
4 1 (1.96%) FogBugz
4 1 (1.96%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.96%) NetBeans
4 1 (1.96%) JIRA
4 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.96%) JDeveloper
General
1 4 (7.84%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Games
2 2 (3.92%) Retail
3 1 (1.96%) Marketing
3 1 (1.96%) Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Automotive
3 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.96%) Advertising
3 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (60.78%) Analyst
2 26 (50.98%) Business Analyst
3 9 (17.65%) Developer
4 7 (13.73%) Tester
5 6 (11.76%) Java Developer
5 6 (11.76%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
6 5 (9.80%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (9.80%) QA Tester
6 5 (9.80%) Senior Developer
7 4 (7.84%) Test Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) Senior Business Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Developer
8 3 (5.88%) CRM Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Product Owner
9 2 (3.92%) Designer
10 1 (1.96%) Senior Designer
10 1 (1.96%) Agile Business Analyst
10 1 (1.96%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) HTML
2 4 (7.84%) .NET
2 4 (7.84%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (5.88%) XML
3 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.88%) jQuery
4 1 (1.96%) HTML5
4 1 (1.96%) REST
4 1 (1.96%) CSS
4 1 (1.96%) JSP
4 1 (1.96%) SOAP
4 1 (1.96%) Struts
4 1 (1.96%) Web Services
4 1 (1.96%) Flash
4 1 (1.96%) Middleware
4 1 (1.96%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.96%) Spring
4 1 (1.96%) JSF
4 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.96%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) User Experience
2 3 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.88%) EPoS
3 1 (1.96%) IVR
3 1 (1.96%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.96%) Motion Graphics
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.96%) UNIX
1 1 (1.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (25.49%) Business Analysis
3 12 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (23.53%) Test Scripting
4 11 (21.57%) Scrum
4 11 (21.57%) E-Commerce
5 10 (19.61%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (17.65%) TDD
6 9 (17.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 8 (15.69%) Integration Testing
8 7 (13.73%) Mentoring
9 6 (11.76%) Web Testing
9 6 (11.76%) Content Management
10 5 (9.80%) Automated Testing
10 5 (9.80%) Load Testing
10 5 (9.80%) Refactoring
10 5 (9.80%) Use Case
10 5 (9.80%) Pair Programming
11 4 (7.84%) CRM
11 4 (7.84%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.73%) Java
2 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
2 6 (11.76%) SQL
3 5 (9.80%) C
3 5 (9.80%) C#
4 4 (7.84%) Ruby
5 1 (1.96%) VB
5 1 (1.96%) PHP
5 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (13.73%) ISEB
2 6 (11.76%) ISTQB
2 6 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (5.88%) Degree
3 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle
3 1 (1.96%) Cisco
3 1 (1.96%) Adobe
3 1 (1.96%) Avaya
3 1 (1.96%) Genesys
3 1 (1.96%) VMware
3 1 (1.96%) Tableau
3 1 (1.96%) Verint
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000 + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent package & development
Posted: 4 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Anderson Lamb
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum plus bonus etc.
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capgemini
Salary: competitive + excellent benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Zonal Retail Data Systems Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus standard benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Zonal Retail Data Systems Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus company benefits
Posted: 25 days ago