Period
to 13 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 13 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
England > East Midlands
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 98 167
Rank change year-on-year -29 +69 -26
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 96 150 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.06% 2.90% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 3.20% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 71 99 78
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -9.60%
10th Percentile £34,000 £31,850 £32,125
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £52,875
England median annual salary £53,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.00% - -

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,282 4,682 5,908
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 92.05% 90.37% 90.70%
Number of salaries quoted 3,327 3,868 4,662
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing User Stories as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in the East Midlands

User Stories
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

Salary trend for User Stories in the East Midlands

User Stories
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

Salary histogram for User Stories in the East Midlands

User Stories
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 13 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire -16 54 £45,000 -12.62% 20
Northamptonshire -25 20 £42,500 -
Leicestershire -10 15 £38,500 -3.75% 5
Derbyshire -6 6 £40,000 +6.67% 1
Lincolnshire - 1 £21,500 - 1
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, IT jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 74 (77.08%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (44.79%) C#
3 36 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 35 (36.46%) Scrum
5 33 (34.38%) Java
6 26 (27.08%) JavaScript
7 24 (25.00%) Git (software)
8 22 (22.92%) HTML
8 22 (22.92%) SQL
9 20 (20.83%) Microsoft
9 20 (20.83%) QA
9 20 (20.83%) SDLC
10 19 (19.79%) .NET
11 18 (18.75%) CSS
11 18 (18.75%) Scenario Testing
12 17 (17.71%) Unit Testing
13 16 (16.67%) Selenium
13 16 (16.67%) MVC
13 16 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
14 15 (15.63%) OO
14 15 (15.63%) JIRA
14 15 (15.63%) Functional Testing
14 15 (15.63%) Non-Functional Testing
15 14 (14.58%) SQL Server
15 14 (14.58%) T-SQL
15 14 (14.58%) Subversion
15 14 (14.58%) .NET Framework
15 14 (14.58%) Problem-Solving
15 14 (14.58%) Exploratory Testing
16 13 (13.54%) Software Engineering

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 4 (4.17%) Confluence
2 1 (1.04%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.04%) InVision
Business Applications
1 4 (4.17%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.25%) SaaS
3 4 (4.17%) Office 365
4 3 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.08%) npm
6 1 (1.04%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (4.17%) InterSystems Cache
2 4 (4.17%) Redis
2 4 (4.17%) SAP HANA
2 4 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.08%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.04%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 16 (16.67%) Selenium
3 15 (15.63%) JIRA
4 14 (14.58%) Subversion
5 11 (11.46%) WebDriver
6 9 (9.38%) Sonatype Nexus
6 9 (9.38%) Zephyr
7 7 (7.29%) Visual Studio
8 6 (6.25%) JMeter
8 6 (6.25%) SoapUI
8 6 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (5.21%) webpack
10 4 (4.17%) Cucumber
10 4 (4.17%) SpecFlow
11 3 (3.13%) Grunt
11 3 (3.13%) gulp
11 3 (3.13%) NUnit
12 2 (2.08%) Jenkins
12 2 (2.08%) Visual Studio Code
13 1 (1.04%) Gradle
General
1 9 (9.38%) Finance
2 7 (7.29%) Retail
3 4 (4.17%) Polish Language
4 3 (3.13%) Marketing
5 1 (1.04%) Legal
5 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (32.29%) Analyst
2 26 (27.08%) Developer
3 25 (26.04%) Business Analyst
4 9 (9.38%) .NET Developer
4 9 (9.38%) QA Engineer
5 8 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 8 (8.33%) IT Analyst
5 8 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (8.33%) Tester
6 7 (7.29%) Business IT Analyst
6 7 (7.29%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (7.29%) HTML CSS Developer
6 7 (7.29%) HTML Developer
6 7 (7.29%) IT Business Analyst
6 7 (7.29%) JavaScript Developer
7 6 (6.25%) Java Engineer
7 6 (6.25%) Senior Developer
7 6 (6.25%) Senior Java Engineer
7 6 (6.25%) Senior QA Engineer
7 6 (6.25%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (22.92%) HTML
2 19 (19.79%) .NET
3 18 (18.75%) CSS
4 14 (14.58%) .NET Framework
5 10 (10.42%) ASP.NET
6 8 (8.33%) Gherkin
6 8 (8.33%) HTML5
6 8 (8.33%) jQuery
6 8 (8.33%) JSON
6 8 (8.33%) REST
6 8 (8.33%) Web Services
7 7 (7.29%) React
7 7 (7.29%) XML
8 6 (6.25%) AngularJS
8 6 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (6.25%) RESTful
9 4 (4.17%) CSS3
9 4 (4.17%) Entity Framework
9 4 (4.17%) Node.js
9 4 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.46%) User Experience
2 10 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.29%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.29%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (6.25%) Mobile App
5 5 (5.21%) Fintech
6 4 (4.17%) NHS
6 4 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (2.08%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.04%) Blog
8 1 (1.04%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.04%) e-Learning
8 1 (1.04%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.42%) Windows
2 5 (5.21%) Linux
3 4 (4.17%) Android
4 3 (3.13%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.13%) Unix
4 3 (3.13%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.08%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.04%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (77.08%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 35 (36.46%) Scrum
4 20 (20.83%) SDLC
5 18 (18.75%) Scenario Testing
6 17 (17.71%) Unit Testing
7 16 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
7 16 (16.67%) MVC
8 15 (15.63%) Functional Testing
8 15 (15.63%) Non-Functional Testing
8 15 (15.63%) OO
9 14 (14.58%) Exploratory Testing
9 14 (14.58%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (13.54%) OOP
10 13 (13.54%) Software Engineering
11 12 (12.50%) BDD
11 12 (12.50%) Coaching
11 12 (12.50%) TDD
12 11 (11.46%) DevOps
13 9 (9.38%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (44.79%) C#
2 33 (34.38%) Java
3 26 (27.08%) JavaScript
4 22 (22.92%) SQL
5 14 (14.58%) T-SQL
6 6 (6.25%) C++
6 6 (6.25%) TypeScript
6 6 (6.25%) VB
6 6 (6.25%) VB6
7 4 (4.17%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.17%) VB.NET
8 3 (3.13%) PHP
8 3 (3.13%) Python
9 1 (1.04%) C
9 1 (1.04%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 9 (9.38%) Degree
2 3 (3.13%) ISEB
3 2 (2.08%) CBAP
3 2 (2.08%) IIBA
3 2 (2.08%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.04%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.04%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.04%) PhD
4 1 (1.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (20.83%) QA
2 2 (2.08%) GDPR
3 1 (1.04%) PMO
3 1 (1.04%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (2.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.13%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (1.04%) Nmap
Vendors
1 20 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.42%) Google
3 4 (4.17%) SAP
4 2 (2.08%) hybris
4 2 (2.08%) Zend
5 1 (1.04%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (1.04%) LexisNexis
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle