The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 176 200 181
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -19
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 21 2 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.040% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.052% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 18 2 12
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +20.25%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3890 3842 3367
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 78.67% 76.70% 71.91%
Number of salaries quoted 3239 3221 2856
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
User Stories
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
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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
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Birmingham - 17 £47,500 - 2
Coventry - 3 £37,500 -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 28 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (56.52%) Use Case
3 24 (52.17%) Business Analysis
4 22 (47.83%) Scrum
5 19 (41.30%) QA
6 17 (36.96%) Relational Database
7 16 (34.78%) Banking
7 16 (34.78%) UML
8 15 (32.61%) Oracle
8 15 (32.61%) Finance
8 15 (32.61%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (30.43%) Degree
9 14 (30.43%) BPMN
10 13 (28.26%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (28.26%) Data Analysis
10 13 (28.26%) Investment Banking
10 13 (28.26%) Data Modelling
11 12 (26.09%) Reference Data
12 11 (23.91%) SOAP
13 10 (21.74%) Unit Testing
13 10 (21.74%) Selenium
14 9 (19.57%) Manual Testing
14 9 (19.57%) SQL
14 9 (19.57%) RUP
14 9 (19.57%) DSDM
15 8 (17.39%) Advertising
15 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
15 8 (17.39%) Automated Testing
16 7 (15.22%) Spring
16 7 (15.22%) Security Testing

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (8.70%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) HTTP
2 1 (2.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (36.96%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.52%) JasperReports
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.35%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.35%) CouchDB
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.35%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 10 (21.74%) Selenium
2 7 (15.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (15.22%) Cucumber
2 7 (15.22%) SpecFlow
2 7 (15.22%) SoapUI
2 7 (15.22%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (15.22%) Visual Studio
3 3 (6.52%) FitNesse
3 3 (6.52%) Subversion
3 3 (6.52%) Maven
3 3 (6.52%) Apache Continuum
3 3 (6.52%) TeamCity
3 3 (6.52%) Eclipse
General
1 16 (34.78%) Banking
2 15 (32.61%) Finance
3 13 (28.26%) Investment Banking
4 8 (17.39%) Advertising
5 6 (13.04%) Retail
6 4 (8.70%) Games
7 1 (2.17%) Marketing
7 1 (2.17%) Publishing
7 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (65.22%) Analyst
2 28 (60.87%) Business Analyst
3 15 (32.61%) Senior Analyst
4 13 (28.26%) Senior Business Analyst
5 9 (19.57%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 9 (19.57%) Financial Analyst
5 9 (19.57%) IT Business Analyst
5 9 (19.57%) Financial Business Analyst
6 7 (15.22%) Java Developer
6 7 (15.22%) QA Engineer
6 7 (15.22%) Developer
7 4 (8.70%) Banking Business Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (6.52%) Lead Java Developer
8 3 (6.52%) Lead Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Senior Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
10 1 (2.17%) Lead Business Analyst
10 1 (2.17%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.91%) SOAP
2 7 (15.22%) Spring
2 7 (15.22%) Gherkin
2 7 (15.22%) .NET
3 5 (10.87%) ActiveMQ
3 5 (10.87%) Hibernate
3 5 (10.87%) J2EE
4 4 (8.70%) Ajax
5 3 (6.52%) JMX
5 3 (6.52%) JMS
6 2 (4.35%) XML
6 2 (4.35%) Spring MVC
7 1 (2.17%) JSON
7 1 (2.17%) Visualforce
7 1 (2.17%) COM
7 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.09%) Reference Data
2 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.35%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) Linux
2 2 (4.35%) UNIX
3 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (56.52%) Use Case
3 24 (52.17%) Business Analysis
4 22 (47.83%) Scrum
5 16 (34.78%) UML
6 15 (32.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (30.43%) BPMN
8 13 (28.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (28.26%) Data Analysis
8 13 (28.26%) Data Modelling
9 10 (21.74%) Unit Testing
10 9 (19.57%) Manual Testing
10 9 (19.57%) RUP
10 9 (19.57%) DSDM
11 8 (17.39%) Automated Testing
12 7 (15.22%) Security Testing
12 7 (15.22%) Integration Testing
12 7 (15.22%) Test Scripting
12 7 (15.22%) Usability Testing
12 7 (15.22%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.57%) SQL
2 7 (15.22%) T-SQL
2 7 (15.22%) C#
2 7 (15.22%) Java
3 1 (2.17%) Apex Code
3 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (30.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (41.30%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (32.61%) Oracle
2 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.87%) JBoss
4 1 (2.17%) IBM
4 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venator Recruitment Limited
Salary: £37000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Argyll Scott
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago