The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 148 222 217
Rank change year-on-year
+74 -5
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 103 28 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.82% 0.45% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 0.53% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 96 24 20
Average salary £42,500 £38,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.84% +2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,600 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £43,900 £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
User Stories
England

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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4940 5324 4959
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.29% 86.13% 86.02%
Number of salaries quoted 4097 4354 4118
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

User Stories
Salary Trend in the South West

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

User Stories Salary Trend in the South West

User Stories
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing User Stories across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

User Stories Salary Histogram in the South West

User Stories
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
Bristol +27 41 £32,500 -9.72% 2
Wiltshire +27 37 £45,000 +18.42% 3
Gloucestershire +14 11 £51,000 +56.92% 1
Somerset +1 8 £55,000 +42.85% 1
Devon +8 4 £42,500 +6.25%
Dorset - 4 £40,000 - 1
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the South West 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.

1 110 (73.83%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (34.23%) Scrum
3 35 (23.49%) SQL
3 35 (23.49%) Finance
4 28 (18.79%) Java
4 28 (18.79%) Waterfall
5 27 (18.12%) QA
6 26 (17.45%) Degree
7 24 (16.11%) Functional Testing
8 23 (15.44%) User Acceptance Testing
8 23 (15.44%) Business Analysis
9 21 (14.09%) C#
9 21 (14.09%) Microsoft
10 20 (13.42%) HTML
10 20 (13.42%) SQL Server
11 18 (12.08%) ISEB
11 18 (12.08%) User Experience
12 17 (11.41%) Windows
13 16 (10.74%) CSS
13 16 (10.74%) SDLC
14 15 (10.07%) JavaScript
15 14 (9.40%) Selenium
15 14 (9.40%) JIRA
15 14 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (9.40%) Non-Functional Testing
16 13 (8.72%) HTML5
16 13 (8.72%) SC Cleared
16 13 (8.72%) Security Cleared
16 13 (8.72%) Team Foundation Server
17 12 (8.05%) Software Testing

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the South West 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 4 (2.68%) Mule
1 4 (2.68%) Mule ESB
1 4 (2.68%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.01%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.01%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.67%) Confluence
3 1 (0.67%) Drupal
3 1 (0.67%) JBoss
3 1 (0.67%) Moodle
3 1 (0.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (5.37%) MS Office
2 6 (4.03%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.03%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.68%) Magento
2 3 (2.01%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (2.01%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (1.34%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.70%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.68%) Google Analytics
3 4 (2.68%) Google Tag Manager
4 2 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.34%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.03%) LAN
1 6 (4.03%) WAN
2 5 (3.36%) CTI
3 1 (0.67%) Internet
3 1 (0.67%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.42%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.38%) MySQL
3 6 (4.03%) RDBMS
3 6 (4.03%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.68%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.67%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.67%) DB2
7 1 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.67%) Redis
7 1 (0.67%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 14 (9.40%) JIRA
1 14 (9.40%) Selenium
2 13 (8.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (7.38%) Git (software)
4 9 (6.04%) Cucumber
4 9 (6.04%) JUnit
4 9 (6.04%) SpecFlow
5 6 (4.03%) LoadRunner
6 5 (3.36%) Subversion
7 4 (2.68%) Gradle
7 4 (2.68%) Hudson
7 4 (2.68%) TestNG
8 2 (1.34%) NUnit
8 2 (1.34%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.34%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.67%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.67%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.67%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.67%) Maven
9 1 (0.67%) Mockito
General
1 35 (23.49%) Finance
2 9 (6.04%) Retail
3 8 (5.37%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.70%) Marketing
5 6 (4.03%) Banking
6 2 (1.34%) Legal
7 1 (0.67%) Advertising
7 1 (0.67%) Electronics
7 1 (0.67%) Local Government
7 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 87 (58.39%) Analyst
2 44 (29.53%) Business Analyst
3 27 (18.12%) Test Analyst
4 24 (16.11%) Developer
5 20 (13.42%) Tester
6 19 (12.75%) Systems Analyst
7 17 (11.41%) Software Tester
8 11 (7.38%) Software Analyst
9 10 (6.71%) Agile Business Analyst
9 10 (6.71%) Java Developer
9 10 (6.71%) Software Test Analyst
10 7 (4.70%) C# Developer
10 7 (4.70%) C# Software Developer
10 7 (4.70%) Lead Developer
10 7 (4.70%) Software Developer
10 7 (4.70%) SQL Developer
11 6 (4.03%) Designer
11 6 (4.03%) Digital Designer
11 6 (4.03%) Lead Designer
11 6 (4.03%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.42%) HTML
2 16 (10.74%) CSS
3 13 (8.72%) HTML5
4 11 (7.38%) Spring
4 11 (7.38%) Web Services
5 10 (6.71%) XML
6 9 (6.04%) Hibernate
7 7 (4.70%) REST
8 6 (4.03%) JDBC
9 5 (3.36%) .NET
9 5 (3.36%) SOAP
10 4 (2.68%) CSS3
10 4 (2.68%) JSON
10 4 (2.68%) Sass
10 4 (2.68%) Spring Batch
10 4 (2.68%) Spring Boot
11 3 (2.01%) Ajax
11 3 (2.01%) Java EE
11 3 (2.01%) JPA
11 3 (2.01%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.08%) User Experience
2 14 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.36%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.68%) Blog
4 4 (2.68%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (2.68%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.01%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.34%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.34%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.34%) PDA
7 1 (0.67%) AS400
7 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.67%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.67%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.41%) Windows
2 5 (3.36%) Linux
3 4 (2.68%) Unix
4 3 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.34%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (73.83%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (34.23%) Scrum
3 28 (18.79%) Waterfall
4 24 (16.11%) Functional Testing
5 23 (15.44%) Business Analysis
5 23 (15.44%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (10.74%) SDLC
7 14 (9.40%) Non-Functional Testing
8 12 (8.05%) Software Testing
9 11 (7.38%) Manual Testing
9 11 (7.38%) Software Engineering
9 11 (7.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (7.38%) Test Scripting
10 10 (6.71%) E-Commerce
10 10 (6.71%) Kanban
11 9 (6.04%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (6.04%) Data Protection
12 8 (5.37%) BDD
12 8 (5.37%) Performance Testing
12 8 (5.37%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (23.49%) SQL
2 28 (18.79%) Java
3 21 (14.09%) C#
4 15 (10.07%) JavaScript
5 8 (5.37%) C++
6 7 (4.70%) Ruby
7 6 (4.03%) PHP
8 5 (3.36%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.01%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.67%) C
10 1 (0.67%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 26 (17.45%) Degree
2 18 (12.08%) ISEB
3 13 (8.72%) SC Cleared
3 13 (8.72%) Security Cleared
4 12 (8.05%) ISTQB
5 6 (4.03%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (18.12%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.34%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 21 (14.09%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.37%) Oracle
3 7 (4.70%) Google
4 6 (4.03%) SAP
5 5 (3.36%) hybris
6 3 (2.01%) IBM
7 2 (1.34%) Telerik
8 1 (0.67%) Apple
8 1 (0.67%) ATG
8 1 (0.67%) Casewise
8 1 (0.67%) Infobright
8 1 (0.67%) TIBCO
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