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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 193 189 197
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +8
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 20 17 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.38% 0.33% 0.080%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.41% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 17 15 4
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £36,000 £43,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £60,500
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
4349 4145 3918
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.45% 80.77% 77.88%
Number of salaries quoted 3608 3469 3293
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -19 9 £37,500 -21.05%
Warwickshire - 3 - - 2
Worcestershire - 1 £25,000 - 1
Solihull - 1 £55,000 -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 24 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (30.30%) E-Commerce
2 10 (30.30%) Test Scripting
3 8 (24.24%) Business Analysis
3 8 (24.24%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (21.21%) Integration Testing
5 6 (18.18%) Content Management
5 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 5 (15.15%) ISEB
6 5 (15.15%) Java
7 4 (12.12%) C
7 4 (12.12%) UML
7 4 (12.12%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (12.12%) Project Management
7 4 (12.12%) Finance
7 4 (12.12%) TDD
7 4 (12.12%) Pair Programming
7 4 (12.12%) Automated Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Ruby
7 4 (12.12%) Web Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Load Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Refactoring
7 4 (12.12%) QA
7 4 (12.12%) Selenium
7 4 (12.12%) FitNesse
7 4 (12.12%) Ruby on Rails
7 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
7 4 (12.12%) Business Process Mapping
7 4 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4 (12.12%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) CTI
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (12.12%) Selenium
1 4 (12.12%) FitNesse
2 1 (3.03%) Axure RP
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Games
2 1 (3.03%) Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (69.70%) Analyst
2 17 (51.52%) Business Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Tester
4 4 (12.12%) Senior Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Java Developer
4 4 (12.12%) QA Tester
4 4 (12.12%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) IT Business Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Junior
7 1 (3.03%) UX Designer
7 1 (3.03%) Designer
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
2 3 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (3.03%) JSON
3 1 (3.03%) Flash
3 1 (3.03%) JSP
3 1 (3.03%) SOAP
3 1 (3.03%) HTML
3 1 (3.03%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) IVR
1 1 (3.03%) User Experience
1 1 (3.03%) Motion Graphics
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (30.30%) E-Commerce
2 10 (30.30%) Test Scripting
3 8 (24.24%) Business Analysis
3 8 (24.24%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (21.21%) Integration Testing
5 6 (18.18%) Content Management
5 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (12.12%) UML
7 4 (12.12%) Project Management
7 4 (12.12%) TDD
7 4 (12.12%) Pair Programming
7 4 (12.12%) Automated Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Web Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Load Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Refactoring
7 4 (12.12%) Business Process Mapping
8 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
8 3 (9.09%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) Java
2 4 (12.12%) C
2 4 (12.12%) Ruby
3 2 (6.06%) SQL
4 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) ISEB
2 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
2 4 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (3.03%) Cisco
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.03%) Avaya
1 1 (3.03%) Genesys
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle
1 1 (3.03%) Verint
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Ortolan Group
Posted: 4 days ago
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Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 5 days ago