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

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 196 179 196
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +17
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 47 51 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.81% 0.83% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 1.01% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 46 33 21
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
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
4897 5059 4238
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 84.01% 82.83% 80.89%
Number of salaries quoted 4128 4129 3659
Average salary £40,000 £41,650 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.96% +11.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £54,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.67%

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 July 2015.

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 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
Bristol -29 23 £35,000 - 7
Devon -2 12 £30,000 -33.33% 1
Somerset +10 4 £38,750 -22.50% 2
Dorset - 3 £42,500 - 2
Gloucestershire - 3 £60,000 - 2
Wiltshire -7 1 £40,000 -27.27% 1
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 63 (84.00%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (54.67%) Scrum
3 22 (29.33%) User Experience
4 21 (28.00%) JavaScript
5 20 (26.67%) C#
6 16 (21.33%) QA
7 14 (18.67%) Selenium
7 14 (18.67%) Finance
7 14 (18.67%) Test Automation
8 13 (17.33%) Business Analysis
9 11 (14.67%) ISTQB
9 11 (14.67%) JIRA
9 11 (14.67%) ISEB
10 10 (13.33%) HTML
10 10 (13.33%) CSS
11 9 (12.00%) Degree
11 9 (12.00%) Test Scripting
11 9 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (10.67%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (10.67%) HTML5
12 8 (10.67%) Cucumber
12 8 (10.67%) SDLC
12 8 (10.67%) Compatibility Testing
12 8 (10.67%) PRINCE2
12 8 (10.67%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (9.33%) Java
13 7 (9.33%) jQuery
14 6 (8.00%) Business Development
14 6 (8.00%) SQL
14 6 (8.00%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 2 (2.67%) Mule
1 2 (2.67%) Mule ESB
2 1 (1.33%) Node.js
2 1 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.33%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.33%) JBoss
2 1 (1.33%) Apache
2 1 (1.33%) CMS
2 1 (1.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.33%) Fireworks
3 1 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.33%) HTTP
1 1 (1.33%) HTTPS
1 1 (1.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.33%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (18.67%) Selenium
2 11 (14.67%) JIRA
3 8 (10.67%) Cucumber
4 6 (8.00%) Axure RP
5 4 (5.33%) Git (software)
6 3 (4.00%) JUnit
7 2 (2.67%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.67%) NUnit
7 2 (2.67%) Subversion
7 2 (2.67%) JBehave
8 1 (1.33%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (1.33%) Mockito
8 1 (1.33%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.33%) Grunt
8 1 (1.33%) Bower
8 1 (1.33%) Maven
8 1 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.33%) EasyMock
8 1 (1.33%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.33%) IntelliJ
General
1 14 (18.67%) Finance
2 5 (6.67%) Retail
3 4 (5.33%) Marketing
3 4 (5.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.00%) Back Office
4 3 (4.00%) Electronics
4 3 (4.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.67%) Games
5 2 (2.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 53 (70.67%) Analyst
2 27 (36.00%) Business Analyst
3 25 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 13 (17.33%) Developer
5 7 (9.33%) Systems Analyst
6 6 (8.00%) Business Systems Analyst
6 6 (8.00%) Front-End Developer
7 5 (6.67%) Agile Business Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) ScrumMaster
9 3 (4.00%) Software Developer
10 2 (2.67%) Graduate
10 2 (2.67%) Web Developer
10 2 (2.67%) Automation Analyst
10 2 (2.67%) Solutions Analyst
10 2 (2.67%) Web Test Analyst
10 2 (2.67%) Automation Test Analyst
10 2 (2.67%) Graduate Software Developer
10 2 (2.67%) Graduate Developer
10 2 (2.67%) Product Manager
10 2 (2.67%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.33%) HTML
1 10 (13.33%) CSS
2 8 (10.67%) HTML5
3 7 (9.33%) jQuery
4 6 (8.00%) .NET
5 5 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (4.00%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.67%) Gherkin
7 2 (2.67%) Web Services
7 2 (2.67%) JSON
7 2 (2.67%) REST
7 2 (2.67%) CSS3
8 1 (1.33%) Razor View Engine
8 1 (1.33%) Spring Integration
8 1 (1.33%) Ninject
8 1 (1.33%) XML
8 1 (1.33%) Flash
8 1 (1.33%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.33%) Spring
8 1 (1.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 22 (29.33%) User Experience
2 9 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.00%) DTV
3 3 (4.00%) FMCG
3 3 (4.00%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.33%) Animation
5 1 (1.33%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.33%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.33%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.00%) UNIX
2 4 (5.33%) Linux
3 3 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (84.00%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (54.67%) Scrum
3 14 (18.67%) Test Automation
4 13 (17.33%) Business Analysis
5 9 (12.00%) Test Scripting
6 8 (10.67%) Compatibility Testing
6 8 (10.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (10.67%) SDLC
6 8 (10.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (10.67%) PRINCE2
7 6 (8.00%) Business Development
7 6 (8.00%) Waterfall
8 5 (6.67%) Web Accessibility
8 5 (6.67%) Software Delivery
8 5 (6.67%) Product Management
8 5 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
8 5 (6.67%) E-Commerce
8 5 (6.67%) Regression Testing
9 4 (5.33%) UML
9 4 (5.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 21 (28.00%) JavaScript
2 20 (26.67%) C#
3 7 (9.33%) Java
4 6 (8.00%) SQL
5 4 (5.33%) C++
6 3 (4.00%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.33%) Spark SQL
7 1 (1.33%) PHP
7 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.33%) ActionScript
7 1 (1.33%) Ruby
7 1 (1.33%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 11 (14.67%) ISEB
1 11 (14.67%) ISTQB
2 9 (12.00%) Degree
3 4 (5.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.33%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (21.33%) QA
2 5 (6.67%) WAI
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) Puppet
1 1 (1.33%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 3 (4.00%) Oracle
1 3 (4.00%) SAP
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.33%) HP
2 1 (1.33%) MuleSoft
Yeovil, Somerset
Screwfix
Salary: Market related
Posted: 7 hours ago
Ilchester, Somerset
Screwfix
Salary: Competitive + pension
Posted: 7 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Alexander Mann Solutions
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Tria Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Barnstaple, Devon
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + flexible benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Ferndown, Dorset
BTR Recruitment Ltd.
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum plus bens and pension and gym and he
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group
Salary: £30k - 45k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago