Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 109 171
Rank change year-on-year -28 +62 -5
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 42 38 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.37% 1.70% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.95% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 30 37 11
Cheshire median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% -5.56% +35.75%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,250 £39,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £50,000 £53,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +28.57%

User Stories is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2710 1953 2873
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 88.68% 87.34% 88.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2049 1656 2431
Cheshire median annual salary £44,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing User Stories as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield - 11 £35,000 -
Knutsford - 10 - -
Chester -9 5 £41,250 +35.25% 1
Warrington -12 3 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Crewe - 2 £50,000 -
Wilmslow - 1 £27,500 - 2
User Stories
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 35 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (47.62%) Finance
3 14 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 11 (26.19%) Risk Management
5 10 (23.81%) JIRA
5 10 (23.81%) Test Automation
5 10 (23.81%) SDLC
6 9 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (21.43%) QA
6 9 (21.43%) SQL
7 8 (19.05%) Selenium
7 8 (19.05%) Banking
7 8 (19.05%) Use Case
7 8 (19.05%) Cucumber
8 7 (16.67%) Test Strategy
8 7 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 7 (16.67%) Wealth Management
8 7 (16.67%) Investment Banking
8 7 (16.67%) Project Management
9 6 (14.29%) Information Security
9 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (14.29%) Scrum
9 6 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (11.90%) Gherkin
10 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
10 5 (11.90%) TDD
10 5 (11.90%) OOP
10 5 (11.90%) C#
10 5 (11.90%) HTML
10 5 (11.90%) CSS

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 (4.76%) Confluence
2 1 (2.38%) Apache
2 1 (2.38%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.38%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (23.81%) JIRA
2 8 (19.05%) Cucumber
2 8 (19.05%) Selenium
3 3 (7.14%) FitNesse
3 3 (7.14%) JMeter
3 3 (7.14%) JUnit
3 3 (7.14%) NUnit
3 3 (7.14%) Ranorex
3 3 (7.14%) SoapUI
3 3 (7.14%) TestNG
3 3 (7.14%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (47.62%) Finance
2 8 (19.05%) Banking
3 7 (16.67%) Investment Banking
4 4 (9.52%) Law
4 4 (9.52%) Marketing
5 3 (7.14%) Legal
6 1 (2.38%) Automotive
6 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (47.62%) Analyst
2 16 (38.10%) Business Analyst
3 9 (21.43%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (19.05%) Senior Business Analyst
4 8 (19.05%) Tester
5 4 (9.52%) Software Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Technical Business Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Test Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Author
6 3 (7.14%) Automation Tester
6 3 (7.14%) Product Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Software Tester
6 3 (7.14%) Technical Author
6 3 (7.14%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Lead Test Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Lead Tester
7 2 (4.76%) Manual Tester
7 2 (4.76%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) CSS
1 5 (11.90%) Gherkin
1 5 (11.90%) HTML
2 4 (9.52%) .NET
3 2 (4.76%) JSON
3 2 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (4.76%) XML
4 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.38%) jQuery
4 1 (2.38%) SOAP
4 1 (2.38%) WCF
4 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.14%) NHS
3 1 (2.38%) Internet of Things
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 11 (26.19%) Risk Management
4 10 (23.81%) SDLC
4 10 (23.81%) Test Automation
5 8 (19.05%) Use Case
6 7 (16.67%) Project Management
6 7 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 7 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 7 (16.67%) Wealth Management
7 6 (14.29%) Information Security
7 6 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (14.29%) Scrum
7 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (11.90%) Acceptance Criteria
8 5 (11.90%) Functional Testing
8 5 (11.90%) OOP
8 5 (11.90%) Programme Delivery
8 5 (11.90%) TDD
8 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) SQL
2 5 (11.90%) C#
3 3 (7.14%) Java
4 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (7.14%) Degree
1 3 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.76%) ISEB
3 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.43%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.38%) Google