The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT jobs advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank - - 69
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 0 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford - - 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 6
Average salary - - £38,250
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
User Stories
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
556 716 585
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 76.27% 74.27% 73.86%
Number of salaries quoted 477 627 529
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -9.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing User Stories across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

User Stories
Salary Trend in Oxford

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

User Stories Salary Trend in Oxford

User Stories
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories.

1 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (90.00%) C#
2 18 (90.00%) Degree
3 16 (80.00%) ISTQB
3 16 (80.00%) Test Automation
3 16 (80.00%) MbUnit
3 16 (80.00%) .NET
3 16 (80.00%) ISEB
3 16 (80.00%) NUnit
4 15 (75.00%) Software Testing
5 11 (55.00%) Performance Testing
6 10 (50.00%) Military
6 10 (50.00%) Law
6 10 (50.00%) Manufacturing
6 10 (50.00%) DNA
7 6 (30.00%) Validation
7 6 (30.00%) Unit Testing
8 5 (25.00%) System Testing
9 4 (20.00%) Market Research
9 4 (20.00%) Product Management
9 4 (20.00%) Release Management
9 4 (20.00%) Strategic Planning
10 2 (10.00%) Finance
10 2 (10.00%) Java
10 2 (10.00%) Marketing

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 16 (80.00%) MbUnit
1 16 (80.00%) NUnit
General
1 10 (50.00%) Military
1 10 (50.00%) Law
1 10 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (80.00%) Test Engineer
1 16 (80.00%) Senior Test Engineer
2 10 (50.00%) Senior Software Test Engineer
2 10 (50.00%) Senior Software Engineer
2 10 (50.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 10 (50.00%) Software Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (80.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (80.00%) Test Automation
3 15 (75.00%) Software Testing
4 11 (55.00%) Performance Testing
5 10 (50.00%) DNA
6 6 (30.00%) Validation
6 6 (30.00%) Unit Testing
7 5 (25.00%) System Testing
8 4 (20.00%) Market Research
8 4 (20.00%) Product Management
8 4 (20.00%) Release Management
8 4 (20.00%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 18 (90.00%) C#
2 2 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (90.00%) Degree
2 16 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 16 (80.00%) ISEB