Period
to 16 February 2019

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 16 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
England > East Midlands
6 months to
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 105 91 165
Rank change year-on-year -14 +74 -32
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 115 175 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.71% 3.29% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.92% 3.60% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 96 121 59
East Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £68,750 £52,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 3,934 4,859 5,503
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 92.74% 91.47% 90.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2,847 4,099 4,403
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,475 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
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 16 February 2019.

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 16 February 2019. 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 -2 74 £50,000 - 12
Leicestershire -7 24 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Derbyshire +26 10 - -
Northamptonshire -17 7 £47,000 +10.59% 1
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 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 86 (74.78%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (62.61%) C#
3 63 (54.78%) Java
4 57 (49.57%) Test Automation
5 49 (42.61%) QA
6 47 (40.87%) Scrum
7 45 (39.13%) Git (software)
8 43 (37.39%) Functional Testing
9 40 (34.78%) JavaScript
10 39 (33.91%) Unit Testing
11 38 (33.04%) Non-Functional Testing
11 38 (33.04%) Scenario Testing
12 31 (26.96%) SDLC
13 30 (26.09%) HTML
14 29 (25.22%) JIRA
15 28 (24.35%) CSS
15 28 (24.35%) Finance
16 27 (23.48%) Subversion
16 27 (23.48%) SQL
16 27 (23.48%) .NET
17 25 (21.74%) MVC
18 23 (20.00%) Microsoft
18 23 (20.00%) SQL Server
19 21 (18.26%) TDD
19 21 (18.26%) Project Planning
19 21 (18.26%) Test Management
19 21 (18.26%) Zephyr
19 21 (18.26%) Exploratory Testing
20 20 (17.39%) Acceptance Criteria
20 20 (17.39%) DevOps

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 6 (5.22%) Confluence
2 3 (2.61%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.61%) JBoss
2 3 (2.61%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.87%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.87%) IIS
4 1 (0.87%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.87%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.87%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.87%) InVision
1 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.61%) SAP SD
2 2 (1.74%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (7.83%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (6.09%) Office 365
4 4 (3.48%) SaaS
5 3 (2.61%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (2.61%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (2.61%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (2.61%) npm
5 3 (2.61%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.57%) Azure SQL Database
2 11 (9.57%) InterSystems Cache
2 11 (9.57%) Redis
3 7 (6.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (6.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (6.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (5.22%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (3.48%) Big Data
6 3 (2.61%) Apache Hive
6 3 (2.61%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.61%) HBase
6 3 (2.61%) Impala
6 3 (2.61%) SAP HANA
7 2 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.74%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.74%) MySQL
8 1 (0.87%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.87%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 45 (39.13%) Git (software)
2 29 (25.22%) JIRA
3 27 (23.48%) Subversion
4 21 (18.26%) Zephyr
5 19 (16.52%) Sonatype Nexus
6 17 (14.78%) Selenium
7 16 (13.91%) JMeter
7 16 (13.91%) SoapUI
7 16 (13.91%) WebDriver
8 8 (6.96%) Jenkins
9 7 (6.09%) Visual Studio
10 6 (5.22%) webpack
11 4 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (2.61%) Grunt
12 3 (2.61%) gulp
12 3 (2.61%) Maven
12 3 (2.61%) Visual Studio Code
13 2 (1.74%) JUnit
13 2 (1.74%) Travis CI
14 1 (0.87%) Eclipse
General
1 28 (24.35%) Finance
2 4 (3.48%) Marketing
3 3 (2.61%) Retail
4 2 (1.74%) Banking
5 1 (0.87%) Games
5 1 (0.87%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.87%) Law
5 1 (0.87%) Legal
5 1 (0.87%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (35.65%) Developer
2 21 (18.26%) QA Engineer
3 20 (17.39%) Analyst
4 19 (16.52%) Java Engineer
5 17 (14.78%) Automation Tester
5 17 (14.78%) QA Automation Tester
5 17 (14.78%) QA Tester
5 17 (14.78%) Tester
6 16 (13.91%) Senior Java Engineer
6 16 (13.91%) Senior QA Engineer
7 15 (13.04%) Business Analyst
8 12 (10.43%) .NET Developer
8 12 (10.43%) Senior Automation Tester
8 12 (10.43%) Senior QA Tester
8 12 (10.43%) Senior Tester
9 11 (9.57%) C# Developer
9 11 (9.57%) Software Developer
10 10 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
10 10 (8.70%) Senior Developer
11 8 (6.96%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (26.09%) HTML
2 28 (24.35%) CSS
3 27 (23.48%) .NET
4 19 (16.52%) ASP.NET
5 17 (14.78%) REST
6 16 (13.91%) .NET Framework
7 14 (12.17%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (11.30%) jQuery
8 13 (11.30%) React
8 13 (11.30%) Web Services
9 12 (10.43%) .NET Core
10 10 (8.70%) SOAP
11 9 (7.83%) HTML5
11 9 (7.83%) Node.js
12 7 (6.09%) Entity Framework
12 7 (6.09%) Microsoft Graph
12 7 (6.09%) Redux
13 6 (5.22%) CSS3
13 6 (5.22%) RESTful
13 6 (5.22%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.65%) Fintech
2 15 (13.04%) User Experience
3 10 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.35%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.48%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.61%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.74%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.87%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.87%) Blog
8 1 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.87%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.57%) Windows
2 4 (3.48%) Android
3 3 (2.61%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.61%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.74%) Linux
5 1 (0.87%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (74.78%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (49.57%) Test Automation
3 47 (40.87%) Scrum
4 43 (37.39%) Functional Testing
5 39 (33.91%) Unit Testing
6 38 (33.04%) Non-Functional Testing
6 38 (33.04%) Scenario Testing
7 31 (26.96%) SDLC
8 25 (21.74%) MVC
9 21 (18.26%) Exploratory Testing
9 21 (18.26%) Project Planning
9 21 (18.26%) TDD
9 21 (18.26%) Test Management
10 20 (17.39%) Acceptance Criteria
10 20 (17.39%) DevOps
10 20 (17.39%) OOP
10 20 (17.39%) Software Engineering
11 19 (16.52%) OO
12 17 (14.78%) QA Automation
13 15 (13.04%) Sprint Review
Programming Languages
1 72 (62.61%) C#
2 63 (54.78%) Java
3 40 (34.78%) JavaScript
4 27 (23.48%) SQL
5 19 (16.52%) T-SQL
6 13 (11.30%) C++
7 9 (7.83%) VB
7 9 (7.83%) VB6
8 8 (6.96%) TypeScript
9 7 (6.09%) PowerShell
9 7 (6.09%) VB.NET
10 5 (4.35%) Scala
11 4 (3.48%) ES6
12 3 (2.61%) Python
13 1 (0.87%) C
13 1 (0.87%) Groovy
13 1 (0.87%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 13 (11.30%) Degree
2 3 (2.61%) AWS Certification
3 2 (1.74%) CBAP
3 2 (1.74%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (42.61%) QA
2 2 (1.74%) GDPR
3 1 (0.87%) SEPA
System Software
1 3 (2.61%) HDFS
2 2 (1.74%) Docker
Vendors
1 23 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.35%) SAP
3 4 (3.48%) Google
4 3 (2.61%) Oracle
5 2 (1.74%) Adobe
6 1 (0.87%) CA Agile Central