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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 30 29
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 0 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester - 2.81% 3.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 3.33% 3.51%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 6
Median salary - £30,500 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - -21.29%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,750
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.02%  

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 Chester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Chester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 120 150 171
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 78.95% 84.27% 90.96%
Number of salaries quoted 109 137 110
Median salary £38,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 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 25 June 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 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Business Development
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) OOD
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum

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:

Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) QA Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) QA Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Software Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Software QA Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Software Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Software Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Business Development
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) OOD
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA