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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 69 70 82
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +12
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 24 27 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.95% 2.42% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 3.06% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 22 24 4
Average salary £37,500 £41,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.53% +9.33%
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -
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
987 882 789
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 80.31% 79.10% 75.07%
Number of salaries quoted 824 768 689
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,750 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Cardiff -4 13 £37,500 -25.00%
Torfaen - 4 £47,500 -
Newport -6 2 £36,779 -4.47%
Bridgend -2 1 £37,500 -30.23%
User Stories
Wales

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 32 (74.42%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (41.86%) Scrum
3 13 (30.23%) Finance
4 12 (27.91%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (23.26%) SDLC
5 10 (23.26%) TDD
6 9 (20.93%) Java
6 9 (20.93%) Business Analysis
7 8 (18.60%) Windows Mobile
7 8 (18.60%) Android
7 8 (18.60%) Apple iOS
7 8 (18.60%) Windows
8 7 (16.28%) Project Management
8 7 (16.28%) HTML
8 7 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (16.28%) User Experience
8 7 (16.28%) QA
9 6 (13.95%) jQuery
9 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (13.95%) ATDD
9 6 (13.95%) C#
9 6 (13.95%) SQL
9 6 (13.95%) .NET
9 6 (13.95%) ASP.NET
10 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
10 5 (11.63%) DTV
10 5 (11.63%) MVC
11 4 (9.30%) Objective-C
11 4 (9.30%) Telecoms
11 4 (9.30%) Regression Testing

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) HTTP
2 2 (4.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) Data Mining
1 3 (6.98%) CouchDB
1 3 (6.98%) NoSQL
1 3 (6.98%) Big Data
1 3 (6.98%) Couchbase
1 3 (6.98%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Selenium
1 4 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.98%) Axure RP
3 2 (4.65%) Subversion
3 2 (4.65%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (30.23%) 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 17 (39.53%) Analyst
2 9 (20.93%) Business Analyst
2 9 (20.93%) Developer
3 7 (16.28%) Test Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Tester
4 6 (13.95%) ScrumMaster
5 5 (11.63%) Software Tester
5 5 (11.63%) QA Tester
6 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 4 (9.30%) CRM Developer
7 3 (6.98%) UX Designer
7 3 (6.98%) Designer
7 3 (6.98%) Product Owner
7 3 (6.98%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.65%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Financial Business Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Financial Services Business Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.28%) HTML
2 6 (13.95%) .NET
2 6 (13.95%) ASP.NET
2 6 (13.95%) jQuery
3 4 (9.30%) XML
4 3 (6.98%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (6.98%) Spring
4 3 (6.98%) CSS
4 3 (6.98%) Velocity
4 3 (6.98%) Spring MVC
5 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (4.65%) HTML5
5 2 (4.65%) CSS3
5 2 (4.65%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.91%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (16.28%) User Experience
3 5 (11.63%) DTV
4 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.33%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.33%) Taxonomies
5 1 (2.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.60%) Windows
1 8 (18.60%) Windows Mobile
1 8 (18.60%) Android
1 8 (18.60%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.98%) Linux
2 3 (6.98%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (74.42%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (41.86%) Scrum
3 10 (23.26%) TDD
3 10 (23.26%) SDLC
4 9 (20.93%) Business Analysis
5 7 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (16.28%) Project Management
6 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (13.95%) ATDD
7 5 (11.63%) MVC
8 4 (9.30%) Regression Testing
8 4 (9.30%) CRM
8 4 (9.30%) Test Scripting
8 4 (9.30%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (9.30%) Product Management
9 3 (6.98%) BDD
9 3 (6.98%) Business Transformation
9 3 (6.98%) Mobile Marketing
9 3 (6.98%) Refactoring
9 3 (6.98%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) Java
2 6 (13.95%) C#
2 6 (13.95%) SQL
3 4 (9.30%) Objective-C
3 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
3 4 (9.30%) PHP
4 2 (4.65%) C++
4 2 (4.65%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.65%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (4.65%) ISEB
3 1 (2.33%) Degree
3 1 (2.33%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) QA
2 2 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.33%) Apple