The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in County Antrim 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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
Northern Ireland / County Antrim
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 24 17
Rank change year-on-year -10 -7  
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 6 6 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 2.53% 5.08% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 5.94% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 1
Median salary £55,000 - £30,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 County Antrim with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
County Antrim
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 213 101 56
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in County Antrim 89.87% 85.59% 78.87%
Number of salaries quoted 174 59 40
Median salary £45,000 £35,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -7.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in County Antrim 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 County Antrim

User Stories
Salary Trend in County Antrim

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

Salary trend for User Stories in County Antrim

User Stories
Salary Histogram in County Antrim

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in County Antrim over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for User Stories in County Antrim

User Stories
Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 29 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
Belfast -5 6 £55,000 -
User Stories
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 29 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 County Antrim region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 13 (81.25%) TDD
2 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (62.50%) SQL
3 10 (62.50%) Scrum
3 10 (62.50%) QA
3 10 (62.50%) ATDD
4 9 (56.25%) JIRA
5 8 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (37.50%) Java
7 5 (31.25%) Finance
7 5 (31.25%) Front Office
8 4 (25.00%) Derivative
8 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
8 4 (25.00%) Selenium
9 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
9 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
9 3 (18.75%) Degree
9 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
9 3 (18.75%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (18.75%) SDLC
9 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
9 3 (18.75%) Banking
9 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
9 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
9 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
9 3 (18.75%) LabVIEW
9 3 (18.75%) C++
9 3 (18.75%) .NET
9 3 (18.75%) XML

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in County Antrim 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) JIRA
2 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (25.00%) Selenium
3 3 (18.75%) LabVIEW
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
1 5 (31.25%) Front Office
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
2 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
3 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) QA Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Senior QA Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Test Automation Specialist
3 3 (18.75%) Test Scripter
3 3 (18.75%) Test Specialist
3 3 (18.75%) Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Product Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Product Owner
4 2 (12.50%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Product Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Product Owner
5 1 (6.25%) Manual Tester
5 1 (6.25%) QA Automation Tester
5 1 (6.25%) QA Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
1 3 (18.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (25.00%) Derivative
3 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
4 2 (12.50%) User Experience
5 1 (6.25%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) TDD
2 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (62.50%) ATDD
3 10 (62.50%) Scrum
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
4 3 (18.75%) SDLC
4 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
4 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
4 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
5 2 (12.50%) Analytics
5 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 2 (12.50%) Front End Development
5 2 (12.50%) Web Development
6 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) Java
3 3 (18.75%) C++
3 3 (18.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (62.50%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Google
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle