The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 94 115
Rank change year-on-year +13 +21  
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 15 8 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.39% 0.61% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 0.71% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 4
Median salary £32,750 £41,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.12% -11.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £38,200 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,200 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12%  

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 Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 935 1126 1597
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 86.82% 85.24% 90.79%
Number of salaries quoted 748 946 1217
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

User Stories
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for User Stories in Cheshire

User Stories
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Cheshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for User Stories in Cheshire

User Stories
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wilmslow -6 2 £28,250 -24.66%
Chester - 2 £32,000 - 1
Crewe - 2 £42,500 -
Macclesfield - 2 £21,500 - 2
Warrington +8 1 - -
Sandbach - 1 - -
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 23 (92.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (32.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (28.00%) JIRA
4 6 (24.00%) Business Analysis
4 6 (24.00%) Finance
4 6 (24.00%) Project Management
5 5 (20.00%) Scrum
5 5 (20.00%) SDLC
6 4 (16.00%) ISEB
7 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
7 3 (12.00%) OO
7 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
7 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Process Improvement
7 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
7 3 (12.00%) Mobile App
7 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (12.00%) System Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Software Delivery
8 2 (8.00%) Business Process Modelling
8 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
8 2 (8.00%) Confluence
8 2 (8.00%) Manual Testing
8 2 (8.00%) WordPress
8 2 (8.00%) OWASP
8 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
8 2 (8.00%) Product Management
8 2 (8.00%) Automation Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Presales

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 2 (8.00%) Confluence
1 2 (8.00%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) JIRA
2 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.00%) Selenium
3 1 (4.00%) Gatling
3 1 (4.00%) JMeter
3 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
2 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Analyst
2 9 (36.00%) Business Analyst
3 7 (28.00%) Tester
4 6 (24.00%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) Test Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) IT Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Lead Test Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Lead Tester
6 3 (12.00%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Senior Tester
6 3 (12.00%) Test Leader
7 2 (8.00%) Agile Scrum Master
7 2 (8.00%) Applications Tester
7 2 (8.00%) Business IT Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) IT Business Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Product Owner
7 2 (8.00%) Scrum Master
7 2 (8.00%) Web Applications Tester
7 2 (8.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) CSS
1 2 (8.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) iPad
3 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (92.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (32.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (24.00%) Business Analysis
3 6 (24.00%) Project Management
4 5 (20.00%) Scrum
4 5 (20.00%) SDLC
5 3 (12.00%) OO
5 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (12.00%) Process Improvement
5 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Software Delivery
5 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (12.00%) System Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Data Analysis
6 2 (8.00%) Use Case
6 2 (8.00%) Wealth Management
6 2 (8.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) Java
1 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) ISEB
2 2 (8.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) HP
1 2 (8.00%) IBM
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