The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 51 36 63
Rank change year-on-year -15 +27  
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 8 48 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 1.46% 6.51% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 7.33% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 3 16 12
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -22.22%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,250
% change year-on-year - +4.04%  

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Northamptonshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 480 655 647
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 87.75% 88.87% 88.15%
Number of salaries quoted 406 481 575
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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 Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

User Stories
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Salary trend for User Stories in Northamptonshire

User Stories
Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Northamptonshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for User Stories in Northamptonshire

User Stories
Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 23 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
Northampton -17 4 £55,000 +57.14%
Kettering - 2 £39,250 -
User Stories
East Midlands

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 31 (86.11%) BDD
2 30 (83.33%) Scrum
3 28 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (72.22%) TDD
5 22 (61.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 19 (52.78%) SQL
7 14 (38.89%) SQL Server
7 14 (38.89%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (38.89%) Microsoft
7 14 (38.89%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (38.89%) Google
7 14 (38.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (38.89%) Tableau
8 12 (33.33%) Java
8 12 (33.33%) OOP
8 12 (33.33%) OO
8 12 (33.33%) JUnit
9 11 (30.56%) J2EE
9 11 (30.56%) MySQL
9 11 (30.56%) Web Services
9 11 (30.56%) OOD
9 11 (30.56%) MVC
9 11 (30.56%) Retail
9 11 (30.56%) Spring
9 11 (30.56%) JSON
9 11 (30.56%) Spring MVC
9 11 (30.56%) Git (software)
9 11 (30.56%) REST
10 9 (25.00%) BigQuery
10 9 (25.00%) Google Cloud Platform

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 9 (25.00%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (25.00%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (38.89%) Data Warehouse
1 14 (38.89%) SQL Server
1 14 (38.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (30.56%) MySQL
3 9 (25.00%) BigQuery
4 6 (16.67%) Apache Hive
5 5 (13.89%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (33.33%) JUnit
2 11 (30.56%) Git (software)
3 6 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 6 (16.67%) FitNesse
3 6 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (2.78%) JMeter
4 1 (2.78%) NUnit
4 1 (2.78%) Ranorex
4 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.78%) TestNG
4 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (30.56%) Retail
2 4 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 14 (38.89%) Developer
2 8 (22.22%) Analyst
3 7 (19.44%) Business Analyst
4 6 (16.67%) Senior Software Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) Software Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Business Developer
5 5 (13.89%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Senior DevOps
5 5 (13.89%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) SSIS Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Business Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Applications Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Lead Business Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Software Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (30.56%) J2EE
1 11 (30.56%) JSON
1 11 (30.56%) REST
1 11 (30.56%) Spring
1 11 (30.56%) Spring MVC
1 11 (30.56%) Web Services
2 5 (13.89%) .NET
3 1 (2.78%) CSS
3 1 (2.78%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.78%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (86.11%) BDD
2 30 (83.33%) Scrum
3 28 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (72.22%) TDD
5 22 (61.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (38.89%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (33.33%) OO
7 12 (33.33%) OOP
8 11 (30.56%) MVC
8 11 (30.56%) OOD
9 9 (25.00%) Analytics
10 7 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (16.67%) Incident Management
11 6 (16.67%) Mentoring
11 6 (16.67%) SDLC
11 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
11 6 (16.67%) Wireframes
12 5 (13.89%) DevOps
12 5 (13.89%) E-Commerce
12 5 (13.89%) Procedural Programming
Programming Languages
1 19 (52.78%) SQL
2 12 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (2.78%) C
3 1 (2.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 14 (38.89%) Google
1 14 (38.89%) Microsoft
1 14 (38.89%) Tableau
2 1 (2.78%) TOWER Software