Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 40 65
Rank change year-on-year -8 +25 -12
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 4 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.14% 2.84% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 3.24% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4 8 4
Chester median annual salary £41,250 £30,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.25% -32.22% +38.46%
10th Percentile £33,625 £30,250 £40,575
90th Percentile £46,750 £52,000 £50,125
Cheshire median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -11.76% -5.56% +35.75%

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 Chester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Chester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 307 247 435
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 87.71% 87.59% 89.88%
Number of salaries quoted 267 211 318
Chester median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.39% -14.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,675
90th Percentile £59,550 £57,500 £65,000
Cheshire median annual salary £44,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +17.33% -6.25% -

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Chester

User Stories
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Salary trend for User Stories in Chester

For the 6 months to 19 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 Chester region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) SOA
3 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) JSON
3 2 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (50.00%) OOP
4 1 (25.00%) Apache
4 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (25.00%) Internet of Things
4 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (25.00%) Apache Spark
4 1 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) WCF
4 1 (25.00%) jQuery
4 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (25.00%) Open Source
4 1 (25.00%) Software Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) Apache Hive
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 (25.00%) Apache
1 1 (25.00%) Apache Spark
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Apache Hive
1 1 (25.00%) Big Data
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Automotive
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) C# Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior C# Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) JSON
1 2 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 2 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (25.00%) WCF
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Internet of Things
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) OOP
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Software Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA