The first table below looks at the demand for User Stories skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Reading region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 134 130 137
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 3 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.13% 0.13% 0.045%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.19% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 1
Average salary £45,000 £60,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +79.10%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.40%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1753 1577 1708
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 73.47% 69.75% 76.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1207 1228 1444
Average salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £63,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
User Stories
Berkshire

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

User Stories
Salary Trend in Reading

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

User Stories Salary Trend in Reading

User Stories
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing User Stories across the Reading region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

User Stories Salary Histogram in Reading

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 5 (55.56%) .NET
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) TDD
2 4 (44.44%) Degree
2 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
2 4 (44.44%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 4 (44.44%) Python
2 4 (44.44%) MVC
2 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) jQuery
3 3 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (33.33%) NoSQL
3 3 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 3 (33.33%) Riak
3 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) C++
3 3 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) MySQL
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (33.33%) Ajax
3 3 (33.33%) Web Development
3 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 3 (33.33%) NUnit
4 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (33.33%) NoSQL
1 3 (33.33%) Riak
1 3 (33.33%) MySQL
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) CouchDB
2 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 1 (11.11%) HBase
2 1 (11.11%) Spotfire
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) WebDriver
1 3 (33.33%) NUnit
2 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
3 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
3 1 (11.11%) JUnit
3 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Developer
3 2 (22.22%) C# Developer
3 2 (22.22%) QA Tester
3 2 (22.22%) QA Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (22.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Spotfire Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Lead .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) C# Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Junior
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) jQuery
2 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 3 (33.33%) Ajax
2 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (22.22%) CSS
3 2 (22.22%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (22.22%) WCF
3 2 (22.22%) Dapper ORM
4 1 (11.11%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (11.11%) RESTful
4 1 (11.11%) StructureMap
4 1 (11.11%) AutoMapper
4 1 (11.11%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (11.11%) REST
4 1 (11.11%) Web Services
4 1 (11.11%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
2 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (11.11%) Visualisation
3 1 (11.11%) Open Source
3 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) TDD
2 4 (44.44%) MVC
3 3 (33.33%) Web Development
4 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
4 2 (22.22%) Document Management
4 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (22.22%) Stress Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) Use Case
5 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (11.11%) BDD
5 1 (11.11%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C#
1 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
1 4 (44.44%) Python
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) C++
2 3 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) Perl
4 1 (11.11%) IronPython
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) TIBCO