Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 41 54
Rank change year-on-year -15 +13 -10
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 7 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.68% 1.13% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 1.24% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 3
Chester median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -18.18%
10th Percentile £34,000 £34,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £53,250 £50,500
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +38.46%

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 376 241 330
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 90.38% 90.60% 86.39%
Number of salaries quoted 325 177 286
Chester median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +1.19%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,125
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,000 £63,750
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +16.88% -3.75% -

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 17 January 2018, 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 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) XML
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) JSON
4 2 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (28.57%) Internet of Things
4 2 (28.57%) Apache Spark
4 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Apache Hive
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 2 (28.57%) Big Data
4 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) QA
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (28.57%) HTML
4 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
4 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 2 (28.57%) SOAP
4 2 (28.57%) OOP
4 2 (28.57%) SOA
4 2 (28.57%) Internet
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Automotive
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) Acceptance Criteria

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 2 (28.57%) Apache Spark
2 1 (14.29%) Apache
2 1 (14.29%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Apache Hive
1 2 (28.57%) Big Data
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (28.57%) Automotive
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Business Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Business Data Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Data Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Data Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior C# Software Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) JSON
1 3 (42.86%) XML
2 2 (28.57%) CSS
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) SOAP
2 2 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (14.29%) jQuery
3 1 (14.29%) WCF
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Internet of Things
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Acceptance Criteria
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (28.57%) OOP
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
2 2 (28.57%) SOA
2 2 (28.57%) TDD
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Open Source
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Software Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Google