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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 87 - 83
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 14 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.16% - 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% - 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 14 0 0
Average salary £32,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%
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
967 666 724
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 80.45% 79.57% 75.73%
Number of salaries quoted 840 556 625
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £48,200 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 4 March 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 4 March 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 - 12 £29,750 - 2
Torfaen - 2 £37,500 -
User Stories
Wales

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) Java
3 6 (26.09%) Marketing
4 5 (21.74%) Business Development
4 5 (21.74%) Advertising
4 5 (21.74%) Scrum
4 5 (21.74%) Data Mining
4 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce
4 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
4 5 (21.74%) HTML
4 5 (21.74%) CSS
4 5 (21.74%) Web Services
4 5 (21.74%) Selenium
4 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (21.74%) PaaS
4 5 (21.74%) HTML5
4 5 (21.74%) Visualisation
4 5 (21.74%) CSS3
4 5 (21.74%) Big Data
4 5 (21.74%) Mobile Marketing
4 5 (21.74%) User Experience
5 4 (17.39%) Apple iOS
5 4 (17.39%) Android
5 4 (17.39%) Windows
5 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
5 4 (17.39%) TDD
5 4 (17.39%) QA
5 4 (17.39%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (13.04%) ATDD

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) Data Mining
1 5 (21.74%) Big Data
2 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.70%) NoSQL
3 2 (8.70%) CouchDB
3 2 (8.70%) Couchbase
4 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Selenium
2 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.70%) Subversion
3 1 (4.35%) JUnit
3 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.35%) JBehave
General
1 6 (26.09%) Marketing
2 5 (21.74%) Advertising
3 2 (8.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Test Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) UI Developer
3 5 (21.74%) UI Programmer
4 4 (17.39%) Business Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Tester
5 3 (13.04%) QA Tester
5 3 (13.04%) Software Tester
5 3 (13.04%) UX Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Graduate
7 1 (4.35%) Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Software Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Business Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Web Team Leader
7 1 (4.35%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) HTML
1 5 (21.74%) CSS
1 5 (21.74%) Web Services
1 5 (21.74%) HTML5
1 5 (21.74%) CSS3
2 2 (8.70%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (8.70%) Spring
2 2 (8.70%) Spring MVC
2 2 (8.70%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Visualisation
1 5 (21.74%) User Experience
2 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.35%) Blog
3 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Apple iOS
1 4 (17.39%) Android
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
1 4 (17.39%) Windows Mobile
2 2 (8.70%) UNIX
2 2 (8.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (21.74%) Business Development
2 5 (21.74%) Scrum
2 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce
2 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (21.74%) Mobile Marketing
3 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
3 4 (17.39%) TDD
4 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (13.04%) ATDD
4 3 (13.04%) BDD
4 3 (13.04%) Automation Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.70%) Coaching
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Project Management
5 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Use Case
5 2 (8.70%) MVC
5 2 (8.70%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) Java
2 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.70%) SQL
4 1 (4.35%) C#
4 1 (4.35%) PHP
4 1 (4.35%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) ISEB
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Sencha
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
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