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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
South East / Kent
Rank 73 86 82
Rank change year-on-year +13 -4  
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 10 21 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.25% 1.84% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 2.03% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 8 15 12
Median salary £30,250 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -42.38% +16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £37,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £62,500 £49,138
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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 Kent with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Kent
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 712 1035 787
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 88.67% 90.55% 83.99%
Number of salaries quoted 582 892 699
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £29,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 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
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 3 months to 24 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
West Malling -7 6 £28,000 -55.20%
Maidstone - 1 - -
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 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 Kent region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 18 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) QA
3 6 (28.57%) Selenium
3 6 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 6 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 5 (23.81%) WebDriver
4 5 (23.81%) Agile Project Management
4 5 (23.81%) User Experience
4 5 (23.81%) Finance
4 5 (23.81%) Project Management
5 4 (19.05%) Business Analysis
5 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (14.29%) SQL
6 3 (14.29%) JIRA
6 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
7 2 (9.52%) Product Management
7 2 (9.52%) BDD
7 2 (9.52%) SaaS
7 2 (9.52%) Test Management
7 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
7 2 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (9.52%) ERP
7 2 (9.52%) Scrum
7 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
7 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
7 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
7 2 (9.52%) Local Government
7 2 (9.52%) Advertising

User Stories
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Selenium
2 5 (23.81%) WebDriver
3 3 (14.29%) JIRA
4 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.76%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Advertising
2 2 (9.52%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) QA Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Agile Delivery Manager
3 4 (19.05%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Agile Project Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Digital Delivery Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Product Owner
4 3 (14.29%) Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Business Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Digital Agile Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Digital Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Data Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Data Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) QA Automation Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) QA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) REST
1 1 (4.76%) SOAP
1 1 (4.76%) Velocity
1 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) User Experience
2 1 (4.76%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (28.57%) Manual Testing
2 6 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 5 (23.81%) Agile Project Management
3 5 (23.81%) Project Management
4 4 (19.05%) Business Analysis
4 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (9.52%) BDD
6 2 (9.52%) ERP
6 2 (9.52%) Product Management
6 2 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
6 2 (9.52%) Scrum
6 2 (9.52%) Test Management
6 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
6 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
6 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Wireframes
7 1 (4.76%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft