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 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
England / North East
Rank 63 69 77
Rank change year-on-year +6 +8  
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 10 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.57% 0.93% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 1.04% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 10 6 2
Median salary £36,250 £35,289 £29,140
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.72% +21.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £35,000 £28,852
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £51,250 £29,428
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 the North East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 554 577 621
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 86.97% 89.74% 87.22%
Number of salaries quoted 506 491 532
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,700
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £61,215 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 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 3 months to 24 March 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 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
Tyne and Wear +5 7 £40,000 +13.35% 3
Durham - 3 £33,500 - 1
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

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 North East region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 26 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (42.31%) Java
3 8 (30.77%) Project Management
3 8 (30.77%) Scrum
3 8 (30.77%) QA
3 8 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (26.92%) Functional Testing
4 7 (26.92%) Waterfall
4 7 (26.92%) Web Services
5 6 (23.08%) Finance
5 6 (23.08%) Requirements Engineering
5 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 6 (23.08%) Test Scripting
5 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (19.23%) Cucumber
6 5 (19.23%) Test Strategy
6 5 (19.23%) Business Analysis
6 5 (19.23%) .NET
6 5 (19.23%) C#
6 5 (19.23%) SQL
7 4 (15.38%) Analytics
7 4 (15.38%) Open Source
7 4 (15.38%) Selenium
7 4 (15.38%) Performance Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Software Testing
7 4 (15.38%) SDLC
7 4 (15.38%) Process Improvement
7 4 (15.38%) Test Planning
8 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
8 3 (11.54%) Coaching

User Stories
Top Related 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 1 (3.85%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Cucumber
2 4 (15.38%) Selenium
3 2 (7.69%) Gatling
3 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.69%) JMeter
3 2 (7.69%) JUnit
3 2 (7.69%) LoadRunner
3 2 (7.69%) RSpec
3 2 (7.69%) WebDriver
3 2 (7.69%) Xcode
4 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.85%) Jasmine
4 1 (3.85%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (3.85%) Mocha
4 1 (3.85%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.85%) Subversion
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Law
3 2 (7.69%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Games
4 1 (3.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Analyst
2 11 (42.31%) Business Analyst
3 8 (30.77%) Agile Business Analyst
4 6 (23.08%) Tester
5 5 (19.23%) Transformation Analyst
6 4 (15.38%) Digital Analyst
6 4 (15.38%) Digital Business Analyst
7 3 (11.54%) QA Tester
8 2 (7.69%) Business Transformation Analyst
8 2 (7.69%) Java Engineer
8 2 (7.69%) Project Analyst
8 2 (7.69%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (7.69%) Software Tester
8 2 (7.69%) Test Analyst
8 2 (7.69%) User Researcher
9 1 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
9 1 (3.85%) Java Automation Tester
9 1 (3.85%) JavaScript Engineer
9 1 (3.85%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 1 (3.85%) Senior C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) Web Services
2 5 (19.23%) .NET
3 3 (11.54%) HTML
4 2 (7.69%) SOAP
4 2 (7.69%) WPF
4 2 (7.69%) XML
5 1 (3.85%) Ajax
5 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.85%) Backbone.js
5 1 (3.85%) CSS
5 1 (3.85%) CSS3
5 1 (3.85%) Ember.js
5 1 (3.85%) Express
5 1 (3.85%) HTML5
5 1 (3.85%) JSON
5 1 (3.85%) MEAN Stack
5 1 (3.85%) Node.js
5 1 (3.85%) React
5 1 (3.85%) Sass
5 1 (3.85%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Client/Server
2 2 (7.69%) iPad
2 2 (7.69%) iPhone
3 1 (3.85%) Minimum Viable Product
3 1 (3.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Android
1 2 (7.69%) Linux
1 2 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
2 8 (30.77%) Project Management
2 8 (30.77%) Scrum
3 7 (26.92%) Functional Testing
3 7 (26.92%) Waterfall
4 6 (23.08%) Requirements Engineering
4 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 6 (23.08%) Test Scripting
5 5 (19.23%) Business Analysis
5 5 (19.23%) Test Strategy
6 4 (15.38%) Analytics
6 4 (15.38%) Open Source
6 4 (15.38%) Performance Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Process Improvement
6 4 (15.38%) SDLC
6 4 (15.38%) Software Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Test Planning
7 3 (11.54%) Coaching
7 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) Java
2 5 (19.23%) C#
2 5 (19.23%) SQL
3 3 (11.54%) PHP
3 3 (11.54%) Ruby
4 2 (7.69%) Python
4 2 (7.69%) Scala
4 2 (7.69%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.85%) C++
5 1 (3.85%) ES6
5 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (7.69%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) ISEB
2 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (30.77%) QA
2 2 (7.69%) WCAG
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) HP
1 2 (7.69%) IBM
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle
Darlington, County Durham
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago