The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bolton with a requirement for User Stories skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
Manchester / Bolton
Rank 23 17 34
Rank change year-on-year -6 +17  
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 8 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bolton 6.30% 2.82% 4.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.08% 3.57% 4.43%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 0
Median salary £35,000 - -
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

User Stories is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bolton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Bolton
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 113 56 158
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bolton 88.98% 78.87% 94.05%
Number of salaries quoted 100 45 138
Median salary £35,000 £35,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.40% -16.47%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,650 £22,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Bolton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bolton citing User Stories as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Bolton

User Stories
Salary Trend in Bolton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing User Stories in Bolton.

Salary trend for User Stories in Bolton

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bolton region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) Waterfall
3 5 (38.46%) Workflow
3 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
4 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) Web Services
4 4 (30.77%) OpenText MBPM
4 4 (30.77%) Legal
5 3 (23.08%) Finance
5 3 (23.08%) Business Analysis
5 3 (23.08%) Visualfiles
5 3 (23.08%) Workflow Analysis
5 3 (23.08%) Case Management
5 3 (23.08%) Product Management
6 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
6 2 (15.38%) BPMN
6 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Process Management
6 2 (15.38%) .NET
7 1 (7.69%) Oracle
7 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
7 1 (7.69%) IBM
7 1 (7.69%) Software AG
7 1 (7.69%) TIBCO
7 1 (7.69%) Kofax
7 1 (7.69%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (7.69%) Web Design
7 1 (7.69%) Business Process Mapping

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (30.77%) OpenText MBPM
2 3 (23.08%) Visualfiles
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) QlikView
General
1 4 (30.77%) Legal
2 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Business Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Case Management Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Developer
5 1 (7.69%) BPM Developer
5 1 (7.69%) QlikView Developer
5 1 (7.69%) UI Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Web UI Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Workflow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Web Services
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) Waterfall
3 5 (38.46%) Workflow
4 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
5 3 (23.08%) Business Analysis
5 3 (23.08%) Case Management
5 3 (23.08%) Product Management
5 3 (23.08%) Workflow Analysis
6 2 (15.38%) BPMN
6 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Process Management
6 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Business Process Mapping
7 1 (7.69%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) IBM
1 1 (7.69%) Kofax
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle
1 1 (7.69%) Pega
1 1 (7.69%) Software AG
1 1 (7.69%) TIBCO