The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 - 55
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 6 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.06% - 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% - 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 3
Median salary £32,500 - £39,000
90% offered a salary of more than £31,450 - £35,400
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 - £39,800
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12%  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 512 424 439
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 90.46% 86.71% 88.87%
Number of salaries quoted 411 349 342
Median salary £40,372 £38,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.86% -6.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £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 Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

User Stories
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Salary trend for User Stories in Merseyside

User Stories
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Merseyside over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for User Stories in Merseyside

User Stories
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 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
Liverpool - 4 £41,750 -
User Stories
North West

User Stories
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Scrum
2 5 (45.45%) TDD
3 4 (36.36%) Automated Testing
3 4 (36.36%) QA
3 4 (36.36%) Kanban
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) .NET
3 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (36.36%) BDD
3 4 (36.36%) SDLC
4 3 (27.27%) HTML5
4 3 (27.27%) Gantt Chart
4 3 (27.27%) HTML
4 3 (27.27%) CSS
4 3 (27.27%) OO
4 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 3 (27.27%) Sage
4 3 (27.27%) Sage 1000
4 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
4 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 3 (27.27%) Business Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Ruby
5 2 (18.18%) Ajax
5 2 (18.18%) Ubuntu
5 2 (18.18%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
5 2 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 2 (18.18%) Pair Programming

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 2 (18.18%) Confluence
1 2 (18.18%) nginx
2 1 (9.09%) Marvel
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Project
2 1 (9.09%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (9.09%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
2 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 2 (18.18%) JIRA
2 2 (18.18%) RSpec
2 2 (18.18%) Subversion
3 1 (9.09%) Selenium
3 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
1 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Business Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Business Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) QA Manager
3 1 (9.09%) QA Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Software Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Software QA Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Software Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Tester
3 1 (9.09%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 3 (27.27%) CSS
2 3 (27.27%) HTML
2 3 (27.27%) HTML5
3 2 (18.18%) Ajax
3 2 (18.18%) jQuery
3 2 (18.18%) Phusion Passenger
3 2 (18.18%) RESTful
3 2 (18.18%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (18.18%) SOAP
3 2 (18.18%) Velocity
3 2 (18.18%) Web Services
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 1 (9.09%) CSS3
4 1 (9.09%) LESS
4 1 (9.09%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (18.18%) N-Tier
1 2 (18.18%) User Experience
2 1 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
1 2 (18.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Scrum
2 5 (45.45%) TDD
3 4 (36.36%) Automated Testing
3 4 (36.36%) BDD
3 4 (36.36%) Kanban
3 4 (36.36%) SDLC
4 3 (27.27%) Business Analysis
4 3 (27.27%) Gantt Chart
4 3 (27.27%) OO
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (18.18%) DevOps
5 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
5 2 (18.18%) MVC
5 2 (18.18%) Open Source
5 2 (18.18%) Pair Programming
5 2 (18.18%) Release Management
5 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) C#
3 2 (18.18%) C++
3 2 (18.18%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) Ruby
3 2 (18.18%) Smalltalk
3 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Sage
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft