Period
to 25 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 25 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
South East > Kent
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 82 93 106
Rank change year-on-year +11 +13 +8
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 10 16 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.10% 1.39% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 1.57% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 8 10 8
Kent median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £30,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% +32.23% -42.38%
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,950 £26,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,000 £39,500
South East median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%

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 Kent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Kent
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 809 1,017 1,349
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 88.71% 88.05% 89.28%
Number of salaries quoted 677 885 1,099
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,350 £26,200
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £61,250
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing User Stories as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Kent

User Stories
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for User Stories in Kent

User Stories
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Kent over the 6 months to 25 May 2019.

Salary histogram for User Stories in Kent

User Stories
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Kent region over the 6 months to 25 May 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
West Malling +7 3 £37,500 -3.23%
Chatham -13 3 £62,500 +4.17%
Maidstone -2 2 £62,500 +25.00%
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £42,500 -
Whitstable - 1 £42,500 -
User Stories
South East

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 Kent region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 8 (80.00%) C#
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) Scrum
3 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (50.00%) Microservices
4 5 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
5 4 (40.00%) TDD
5 4 (40.00%) .NET
5 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (30.00%) MVC
6 3 (30.00%) Finance
6 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (30.00%) Selenium
6 3 (30.00%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (30.00%) DevOps
6 3 (30.00%) BDD
6 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (30.00%) Kanban
6 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (30.00%) Serverless
6 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio Coded UI
6 3 (30.00%) Sprint Planning
7 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (20.00%) Burndown Charts

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 5 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (30.00%) AWS Lambda
2 3 (30.00%) Serverless
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio Coded UI
3 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (20.00%) JIRA
3 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (10.00%) MSTest
4 1 (10.00%) NUnit
4 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Scrum Master
1 3 (30.00%) Scrum Master
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) QA Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior QA Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Coach
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) Velocity
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (10.00%) REST
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Scrum
2 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
3 5 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 5 (50.00%) Microservices
4 4 (40.00%) TDD
5 3 (30.00%) BDD
5 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (30.00%) DevOps
5 3 (30.00%) Kanban
5 3 (30.00%) MVC
5 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (30.00%) Sprint Planning
5 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (20.00%) Burndown Charts
6 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (20.00%) Technical Debt
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (10.00%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft