The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 81 70 89
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +19
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 16 20 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.27% 1.84% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 2.41% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 16 20 5
Average salary £35,000 £21,250 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+64.70% -24.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,979 £21,250 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £41,500 £33,700
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
User Stories
Wales

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1040 829 886
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 82.47% 76.12% 78.83%
Number of salaries quoted 897 757 793
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £49,096
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

User Stories
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

User Stories Salary Trend in South Wales

User Stories
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing User Stories across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

User Stories Salary Histogram in South Wales

User Stories
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newport -4 10 £35,000 -12.50%
Cardiff -12 5 £37,500 +28.73%
Torfaen - 1 £42,500 -
User Stories
Wales

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 36 (83.72%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (60.47%) Scrum
3 18 (41.86%) SDLC
4 16 (37.21%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (27.91%) Finance
6 11 (25.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (25.58%) Business Analysis
7 10 (23.26%) Test Scripting
8 9 (20.93%) User Experience
9 8 (18.60%) Waterfall
9 8 (18.60%) TDD
9 8 (18.60%) ISEB
10 7 (16.28%) UML
10 7 (16.28%) HTML
10 7 (16.28%) .NET
11 6 (13.95%) ASP.NET
11 6 (13.95%) Java
11 6 (13.95%) C#
11 6 (13.95%) BPR
11 6 (13.95%) Project Management
11 6 (13.95%) jQuery
11 6 (13.95%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (11.63%) DTV
12 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
13 4 (9.30%) CRM
13 4 (9.30%) Windows
13 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (9.30%) SQL
13 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
13 4 (9.30%) XML

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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.

Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) PaaS
2 2 (4.65%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) Internet
2 1 (2.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) Data Mining
1 3 (6.98%) Big Data
2 1 (2.33%) Couchbase
2 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.33%) CouchDB
2 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.98%) Axure RP
3 2 (4.65%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 12 (27.91%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.30%) Marketing
3 3 (6.98%) Advertising
3 3 (6.98%) Banking
3 3 (6.98%) Multimedia
4 2 (4.65%) Back Office
5 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (51.16%) Analyst
2 17 (39.53%) Business Analyst
3 7 (16.28%) Developer
4 6 (13.95%) ScrumMaster
5 4 (9.30%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Developer
5 4 (9.30%) CRM Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Product Owner
6 3 (6.98%) Designer
6 3 (6.98%) UX Designer
6 3 (6.98%) Tester
7 2 (4.65%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Software Tester
7 2 (4.65%) Agile Project Manager
7 2 (4.65%) QA Tester
7 2 (4.65%) Financial Business Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Performance Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.28%) HTML
1 7 (16.28%) .NET
2 6 (13.95%) ASP.NET
2 6 (13.95%) jQuery
3 4 (9.30%) XML
4 3 (6.98%) Velocity
4 3 (6.98%) CSS
5 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (4.65%) HTML5
5 2 (4.65%) CSS3
5 2 (4.65%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.33%) Spring MVC
6 1 (2.33%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (2.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (37.21%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (20.93%) User Experience
3 5 (11.63%) DTV
4 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.65%) Visualisation
5 1 (2.33%) Taxonomies
5 1 (2.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Windows
1 4 (9.30%) Windows Mobile
1 4 (9.30%) Android
1 4 (9.30%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.33%) Linux
2 1 (2.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (83.72%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (60.47%) Scrum
3 18 (41.86%) SDLC
4 11 (25.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (25.58%) Business Analysis
5 10 (23.26%) Test Scripting
6 8 (18.60%) Waterfall
6 8 (18.60%) TDD
7 7 (16.28%) UML
8 6 (13.95%) BPR
8 6 (13.95%) Project Management
8 6 (13.95%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (9.30%) Product Management
9 4 (9.30%) CRM
9 4 (9.30%) ATDD
10 3 (6.98%) Business Transformation
10 3 (6.98%) People Management
10 3 (6.98%) E-Commerce
10 3 (6.98%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.95%) C#
1 6 (13.95%) Java
2 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
2 4 (9.30%) SQL
3 3 (6.98%) Objective-C
3 3 (6.98%) PHP
4 2 (4.65%) C++
4 2 (4.65%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (18.60%) ISEB
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.65%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.33%) Degree
4 1 (2.33%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) QA
2 2 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.65%) Google
2 2 (4.65%) Tableau
3 1 (2.33%) Apple