The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Croydon 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 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
London / Croydon
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 43 37
Rank change year-on-year +17 -6  
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 13 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Croydon 6.77% 0.81% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.88% 0.90% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 2
Median salary £52,500 £35,000 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% -37.77%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% -3.37%  

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 Croydon with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Croydon
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 165 223 155
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 85.94% 90.28% 77.50%
Number of salaries quoted 120 206 139
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £27,300
10% offered a salary of more than £67,065 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Croydon 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 Croydon

User Stories
Salary Trend in Croydon

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

Salary trend for User Stories in Croydon

User Stories
Salary Histogram in Croydon

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Croydon over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for User Stories in Croydon

For the 6 months to 22 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 Croydon region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 16 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Test Automation
2 9 (56.25%) REST
3 7 (43.75%) Telecoms
3 7 (43.75%) UML
3 7 (43.75%) SOA
3 7 (43.75%) VoIP
3 7 (43.75%) ISEB
3 7 (43.75%) Enterprise Architecture
3 7 (43.75%) Unified Communications
3 7 (43.75%) SDLC
4 6 (37.50%) BDD
4 6 (37.50%) Open Source
4 6 (37.50%) QA
5 5 (31.25%) TDD
5 5 (31.25%) Test Strategy
6 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (18.75%) Resource Allocation
7 3 (18.75%) Analytics
7 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
7 3 (18.75%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (18.75%) Data Analytics
7 3 (18.75%) Scrum
8 2 (12.50%) Project Management
8 2 (12.50%) Java
8 2 (12.50%) JUnit
8 2 (12.50%) SOAP
8 2 (12.50%) Web Services
8 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Croydon 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 1 (6.25%) GitHub
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) Unified Communications
1 7 (43.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) FitNesse
1 2 (12.50%) JUnit
1 2 (12.50%) NUnit
1 2 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
2 1 (6.25%) Hudson
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (43.75%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Games
3 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Analyst
2 7 (43.75%) Business Analyst
2 7 (43.75%) Business Systems Analyst
2 7 (43.75%) SDLC Business Analyst
2 7 (43.75%) Systems Analyst
2 7 (43.75%) Telecoms Analyst
2 7 (43.75%) Telecoms Business Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Scrum Master
3 3 (18.75%) Test Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Analytics Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Data Analytics Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Head of Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) Lead Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Test Programme Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) REST
2 2 (12.50%) Apache CXF
2 2 (12.50%) SOAP
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Test Automation
3 7 (43.75%) Enterprise Architecture
3 7 (43.75%) SDLC
3 7 (43.75%) SOA
3 7 (43.75%) UML
4 6 (37.50%) BDD
4 6 (37.50%) Open Source
5 5 (31.25%) TDD
5 5 (31.25%) Test Strategy
6 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (18.75%) Analytics
7 3 (18.75%) Data Analytics
7 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
7 3 (18.75%) Resource Allocation
7 3 (18.75%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (18.75%) Scrum
8 2 (12.50%) Refactoring
8 2 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) CITP
3 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) QA
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