The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Story
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 178 206
Rank change year-on-year +22 +28  
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 73 63 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.42% 1.02% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.15% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 60 47 20
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,450 £30,800 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,000 £45,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,250
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.95%  

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 West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4536 5472 4973
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 88.28% 88.72% 87.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3757 4243 4088
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

User Stories
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

User Stories
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for User Stories in the West Midlands

User Stories
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Stories in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for User Stories in the West Midlands

User Stories
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Coventry +14 32 £42,500 -14.14%
Shropshire +5 12 £47,500 +46.15%
Warwickshire +15 9 £45,000 -7.69% 2
Birmingham -2 9 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Staffordshire +17 4 - -
Solihull -4 4 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £23,500 -
User Stories
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 79 (67.52%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (30.77%) Scrum
3 35 (29.91%) Finance
4 33 (28.21%) Business Analysis
5 27 (23.08%) Use Case
6 23 (19.66%) Project Management
7 22 (18.80%) User Acceptance Testing
7 22 (18.80%) Test Automation
8 20 (17.09%) Waterfall
8 20 (17.09%) Retail
9 18 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
10 17 (14.53%) User Experience
10 17 (14.53%) QA
11 16 (13.68%) ISEB
12 15 (12.82%) Test Scripting
13 14 (11.97%) Selenium
13 14 (11.97%) Requirements Analysis
13 14 (11.97%) Web Services
14 13 (11.11%) E-Commerce
14 13 (11.11%) TDD
14 13 (11.11%) JIRA
14 13 (11.11%) SDLC
15 12 (10.26%) JavaScript
16 11 (9.40%) SQL
16 11 (9.40%) Software Engineering
16 11 (9.40%) Microservices
16 11 (9.40%) Open Source
17 10 (8.55%) Git (software)
17 10 (8.55%) ISTQB
18 9 (7.69%) Regression Testing

User Stories
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (1.71%) WordPress
2 1 (0.85%) CMS
2 1 (0.85%) Confluence
2 1 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.85%) JBoss
2 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.56%) SaaS
2 2 (1.71%) TestFlight
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 7 (5.98%) Apache Cassandra
2 7 (5.98%) NoSQL
3 6 (5.13%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.42%) MySQL
5 3 (2.56%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.71%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 14 (11.97%) Selenium
2 13 (11.11%) JIRA
3 10 (8.55%) Git (software)
4 6 (5.13%) JMeter
5 4 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (3.42%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.71%) Bugzilla
6 2 (1.71%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.71%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.71%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.85%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.85%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.85%) FogBugz
7 1 (0.85%) JUnit
7 1 (0.85%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (29.91%) Finance
2 20 (17.09%) Retail
3 8 (6.84%) Back Office
4 6 (5.13%) Banking
5 4 (3.42%) Law
5 4 (3.42%) Legal
5 4 (3.42%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.56%) Marketing
7 1 (0.85%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 74 (63.25%) Analyst
2 63 (53.85%) Business Analyst
3 17 (14.53%) Agile Business Analyst
4 11 (9.40%) Tester
5 10 (8.55%) Finance Business Analyst
5 10 (8.55%) Financial Analyst
5 10 (8.55%) Financial Business Analyst
5 10 (8.55%) Mortgage Business Analyst
6 9 (7.69%) Project Manager
7 8 (6.84%) Developer
7 8 (6.84%) Senior Software Engineer
7 8 (6.84%) Software Engineer
8 7 (5.98%) Python Software Engineer
8 7 (5.98%) Software Analyst
8 7 (5.98%) Test Analyst
9 6 (5.13%) Business IT Analyst
9 6 (5.13%) IT Analyst
9 6 (5.13%) IT Business Analyst
9 6 (5.13%) Software Test Analyst
10 5 (4.27%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.97%) Web Services
2 9 (7.69%) RESTful
3 7 (5.98%) .NET
3 7 (5.98%) CSS
3 7 (5.98%) HTML
3 7 (5.98%) Natural Language Processing
4 4 (3.42%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.56%) HTML5
5 3 (2.56%) React
5 3 (2.56%) REST
5 3 (2.56%) WCF
6 2 (1.71%) Apache Flex
6 2 (1.71%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.71%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (1.71%) Core Data
6 2 (1.71%) CSS3
6 2 (1.71%) Django
6 2 (1.71%) Flask
6 2 (1.71%) Laravel
6 2 (1.71%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (14.53%) User Experience
3 8 (6.84%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.42%) iPad
4 4 (3.42%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.71%) BYOD
5 2 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.71%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.71%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.85%) EPoS
6 1 (0.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.56%) Linux
1 3 (2.56%) Windows
2 2 (1.71%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (67.52%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (30.77%) Scrum
3 33 (28.21%) Business Analysis
4 27 (23.08%) Use Case
5 23 (19.66%) Project Management
6 22 (18.80%) Test Automation
6 22 (18.80%) User Acceptance Testing
7 20 (17.09%) Waterfall
8 15 (12.82%) Test Scripting
9 14 (11.97%) Requirements Analysis
10 13 (11.11%) E-Commerce
10 13 (11.11%) SDLC
10 13 (11.11%) TDD
11 11 (9.40%) Microservices
11 11 (9.40%) Open Source
11 11 (9.40%) Software Engineering
12 9 (7.69%) Mentoring
12 9 (7.69%) Regression Testing
12 9 (7.69%) Unit Testing
13 8 (6.84%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.26%) JavaScript
2 11 (9.40%) SQL
3 9 (7.69%) Java
4 8 (6.84%) C#
5 7 (5.98%) Python
6 3 (2.56%) PHP
7 2 (1.71%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.71%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.71%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (13.68%) ISEB
2 10 (8.55%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.85%) IIBA
4 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.53%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (2.56%) Docker
2 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.71%) HockeyApp
2 1 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (5.98%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (1.71%) Apple
3 1 (0.85%) Atlassian
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.85%) VMware
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