Period
to 23 November 2017

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

User Story
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 85 76
Rank change year-on-year +23 -9 +15
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 29 19 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 3.02% 1.62% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.53% 1.94% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 28 18 25
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £37,500 £39,375 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +0.96% -17.40%
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £50,000 £63,000 £41,100
North East median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year - -3.85% -17.40%

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 822 980 883
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 85.71% 83.55% 88.92%
Number of salaries quoted 721 808 755
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £23,750 £25,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £64,063 £60,000 £57,500
North East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing User Stories as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for User Stories in Tyne and Wear

User Stories
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Salary trend for User Stories in Tyne and Wear

User Stories
Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for User Stories in Tyne and Wear

User Stories
Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 23 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +18 26 £36,000 -8.57% 2
Gateshead - 3 £37,500 -
User Stories
North East

For the 6 months to 23 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (44.83%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (41.38%) Windows
3 12 (41.38%) JavaScript
3 12 (41.38%) .NET
3 12 (41.38%) SQL Server
3 12 (41.38%) ASP.NET
4 11 (37.93%) VBA
4 11 (37.93%) CRM
4 11 (37.93%) SharePoint
4 11 (37.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (37.93%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (37.93%) Dynamics GP
4 11 (37.93%) MVC
4 11 (37.93%) Android
4 11 (37.93%) WPF
4 11 (37.93%) Unit Testing
4 11 (37.93%) Test Automation
4 11 (37.93%) Domain-Driven Design
4 11 (37.93%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (37.93%) Apple iOS
4 11 (37.93%) KnockoutJS
4 11 (37.93%) Xamarin
4 11 (37.93%) Mobile App
4 11 (37.93%) AngularJS
4 11 (37.93%) React
4 11 (37.93%) SOLID
5 10 (34.48%) Scrum
5 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
6 8 (27.59%) Web Development

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 (37.93%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.90%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (6.90%) Confluence
3 1 (3.45%) Documentum
Business Applications
1 11 (37.93%) Dynamics CRM
1 11 (37.93%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (6.90%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (41.38%) SQL Server
2 11 (37.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Selenium
2 7 (24.14%) WebDriver
3 5 (17.24%) SpecFlow
4 3 (10.34%) Cucumber
5 2 (6.90%) JIRA
5 2 (6.90%) JMeter
5 2 (6.90%) LoadRunner
5 2 (6.90%) Ranorex
5 2 (6.90%) Robot Framework
5 2 (6.90%) SoapUI
5 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.45%) MSTest
6 1 (3.45%) NUnit
6 1 (3.45%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Advertising
2 2 (6.90%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) Developer
2 11 (37.93%) Software Developer
3 8 (27.59%) .NET Developer
3 8 (27.59%) .NET Software Developer
3 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET Developer
3 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 5 (17.24%) Developer in Test
5 4 (13.79%) Product Specialist
6 3 (10.34%) Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Business Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Software Test Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Test Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Scrum Master
7 2 (6.90%) WPF Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Automation Tester
8 1 (3.45%) Junior
8 1 (3.45%) Junior Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Junior Business Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (41.38%) .NET
1 12 (41.38%) ASP.NET
2 11 (37.93%) AngularJS
2 11 (37.93%) ASP.NET MVC
2 11 (37.93%) KnockoutJS
2 11 (37.93%) React
2 11 (37.93%) WPF
3 3 (10.34%) Web Services
4 2 (6.90%) REST
4 2 (6.90%) SOAP
4 2 (6.90%) Velocity
5 1 (3.45%) CSS
5 1 (3.45%) Gherkin
5 1 (3.45%) HTML
5 1 (3.45%) MFC
5 1 (3.45%) WCF
5 1 (3.45%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) Mobile App
2 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) Windows
2 11 (37.93%) Android
2 11 (37.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (44.83%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (37.93%) CRM
3 11 (37.93%) Domain-Driven Design
3 11 (37.93%) MVC
3 11 (37.93%) SOLID
3 11 (37.93%) Test Automation
3 11 (37.93%) Unit Testing
4 10 (34.48%) Scrum
5 8 (27.59%) Software Engineering
5 8 (27.59%) Web Development
6 5 (17.24%) TDD
7 4 (13.79%) Acceptance Criteria
7 4 (13.79%) Exploratory Testing
7 4 (13.79%) SDLC
7 4 (13.79%) Test Scripting
7 4 (13.79%) Test Strategy
7 4 (13.79%) Wealth Management
8 3 (10.34%) BDD
8 3 (10.34%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) JavaScript
2 11 (37.93%) VBA
3 6 (20.69%) C#
4 5 (17.24%) SQL
5 2 (6.90%) Ruby
6 1 (3.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (3.45%) ISEB
3 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Xamarin
2 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.34%) Pega
4 2 (6.90%) Progress
5 1 (3.45%) HP