Period
to 13 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 13 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 44 71 52
Rank change year-on-year +27 -19 -4
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 12 11 10
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 3.02% 1.74% 2.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.21% 1.93% 2.55%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 8
Median annual salary £35,000 £52,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.33% -12.50% +9.09%
10th Percentile £29,975 £28,450 £27,050
90th Percentile £42,750 £55,250 £88,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 374 571 392
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 93.97% 90.06% 92.89%
Number of salaries quoted 158 386 282
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,750 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £68,808 £62,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing User Stories as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Northern Ireland

User Stories
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing User Stories in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for User Stories in Northern Ireland

User Stories
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 13 July 2020. 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
County Antrim +29 10 £35,000 -18.60% 2
County Londonderry - 2 - -
User Stories
UK

For the 6 months to 13 July 2020, IT jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) C#
2 9 (75.00%) Java
2 9 (75.00%) AWS
3 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 8 (66.67%) Azure
3 8 (66.67%) Scrum
3 8 (66.67%) Selenium
4 7 (58.33%) ISTQB
4 7 (58.33%) Manual Testing
4 7 (58.33%) Investment Management
4 7 (58.33%) JMeter
4 7 (58.33%) Oracle
4 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Line Management
5 4 (33.33%) API Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Spock
6 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Mocha
6 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
6 3 (25.00%) BDD
6 3 (25.00%) Degree
6 3 (25.00%) JIRA
6 3 (25.00%) NUnit
6 3 (25.00%) COM
6 3 (25.00%) CSS
6 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (25.00%) HTML
7 2 (16.67%) Unix

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 (16.67%) Apache
1 2 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 9 (75.00%) AWS
2 8 (66.67%) Azure
3 2 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MariaDB
1 2 (16.67%) MySQL
1 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Selenium
2 7 (58.33%) JMeter
3 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (25.00%) JIRA
3 3 (25.00%) Mocha
3 3 (25.00%) NUnit
3 3 (25.00%) Spock
4 1 (8.33%) Appium
4 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Senior Test Engineer
1 5 (41.67%) Test Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) HTML Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Java Programmer
3 2 (16.67%) Java Software Developer
3 2 (16.67%) MySQL Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Programmer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Java Programmer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Java Software Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior MySQL Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Programmer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Software Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Software Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Software Programmer
3 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) COM
1 3 (25.00%) CSS
1 3 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (16.67%) Apache Commons
2 2 (16.67%) jQuery
2 2 (16.67%) Node.js
2 2 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (16.67%) React
2 2 (16.67%) REST
2 2 (16.67%) Spring
2 2 (16.67%) Spring Boot
3 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) iPhone
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Android
1 2 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Scrum
2 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 7 (58.33%) Investment Management
3 7 (58.33%) Manual Testing
4 4 (33.33%) API Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Line Management
4 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 3 (25.00%) BDD
5 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Android Development
6 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (16.67%) iOS Development
6 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 2 (16.67%) Microservices
6 2 (16.67%) OO
6 2 (16.67%) Open Source
6 2 (16.67%) Software Delivery
6 2 (16.67%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) C#
1 9 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) ISTQB
2 3 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
1 7 (58.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Xamarin