Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
England > North East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 90 102
Rank change year-on-year +15 +12 +5
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 40 23 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.92% 1.54% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.36% 1.82% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 39 21 26
North East median annual salary £37,500 £37,900 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.06% -2.82% -17.40%
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £50,000 £63,000 £40,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1192 1261 1388
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 87.13% 84.46% 88.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1029 1065 1190
North East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £57,575
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in the North East

User Stories
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Salary trend for User Stories in the North East

User Stories
Salary Histogram in the North East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in the North East over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for User Stories in the North East

User Stories
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the North East region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Tyne and Wear +27 29 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Durham -13 11 £40,000 +33.33%
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 North East region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 30 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (42.50%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (42.50%) Test Automation
3 15 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 15 (37.50%) .NET
4 13 (32.50%) SQL Server
4 13 (32.50%) Windows
4 13 (32.50%) Scrum
4 13 (32.50%) AngularJS
5 12 (30.00%) React
5 12 (30.00%) KnockoutJS
5 12 (30.00%) MVC
5 12 (30.00%) ASP.NET
5 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 12 (30.00%) Unit Testing
6 11 (27.50%) WPF
6 11 (27.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (27.50%) Dynamics CRM
6 11 (27.50%) Dynamics GP
6 11 (27.50%) Android
6 11 (27.50%) Domain-Driven Design
6 11 (27.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (27.50%) CRM
6 11 (27.50%) SharePoint
6 11 (27.50%) VBA
6 11 (27.50%) Apple iOS
6 11 (27.50%) Xamarin
6 11 (27.50%) Mobile App
6 11 (27.50%) SOLID
7 10 (25.00%) TDD

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 11 (27.50%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (5.00%) Confluence
4 1 (2.50%) CMS
4 1 (2.50%) Documentum
Business Applications
1 11 (27.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 11 (27.50%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (32.50%) SQL Server
2 11 (27.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (25.00%) Selenium
2 9 (22.50%) WebDriver
3 5 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 5 (12.50%) SpecFlow
4 4 (10.00%) JMeter
4 4 (10.00%) LoadRunner
4 4 (10.00%) Ranorex
4 4 (10.00%) Robot Framework
4 4 (10.00%) SoapUI
4 4 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.00%) JIRA
6 1 (2.50%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.50%) Mocha
6 1 (2.50%) MSTest
6 1 (2.50%) NUnit
6 1 (2.50%) Subversion
6 1 (2.50%) TestDirector
6 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Advertising
2 2 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (47.50%) Developer
2 12 (30.00%) Software Developer
3 8 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 8 (20.00%) .NET Software Developer
3 8 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 8 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Developer in Test
4 5 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Product Specialist
6 3 (7.50%) Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Business Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Product Owner
7 2 (5.00%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Scrum Master
7 2 (5.00%) Tester
7 2 (5.00%) WPF Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Java Software Developer
8 1 (2.50%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (37.50%) .NET
2 13 (32.50%) AngularJS
3 12 (30.00%) ASP.NET
3 12 (30.00%) KnockoutJS
3 12 (30.00%) React
4 11 (27.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (27.50%) WPF
5 9 (22.50%) Web Services
6 5 (12.50%) REST
6 5 (12.50%) SOAP
7 3 (7.50%) CSS
7 3 (7.50%) HTML
8 2 (5.00%) .NET Framework
8 2 (5.00%) HTML5
8 2 (5.00%) JavaFX
8 2 (5.00%) Spring
8 2 (5.00%) Swing
8 2 (5.00%) Velocity
9 1 (2.50%) Java EE
9 1 (2.50%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) Mobile App
2 5 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (32.50%) Windows
2 11 (27.50%) Android
2 11 (27.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.50%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (42.50%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (42.50%) Test Automation
3 13 (32.50%) Scrum
4 12 (30.00%) MVC
4 12 (30.00%) Unit Testing
5 11 (27.50%) CRM
5 11 (27.50%) Domain-Driven Design
5 11 (27.50%) SOLID
6 10 (25.00%) TDD
7 9 (22.50%) Software Engineering
8 8 (20.00%) SDLC
8 8 (20.00%) Web Development
9 7 (17.50%) Acceptance Criteria
9 7 (17.50%) Test Strategy
10 6 (15.00%) BDD
10 6 (15.00%) Regression Testing
10 6 (15.00%) Test Scripting
10 6 (15.00%) Validation
10 6 (15.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 11 (27.50%) VBA
3 9 (22.50%) C#
3 9 (22.50%) SQL
4 4 (10.00%) Java
4 4 (10.00%) Ruby
5 3 (7.50%) C++
6 1 (2.50%) Pascal
6 1 (2.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) ISEB
3 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (27.50%) Xamarin
3 3 (7.50%) Pega
4 2 (5.00%) Progress
5 1 (2.50%) HP