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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 175 184 188
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +4
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 63 45 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.06% 0.74% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 0.89% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 58 33 27
Average salary £35,500 £38,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.79% -6.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,400 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £54,500 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +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
5069 5040 4179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 85.32% 82.37% 82.18%
Number of salaries quoted 4277 4082 3586
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -21 25 £35,000 - 2
Devon +12 16 £30,000 -33.33%
Wiltshire +12 7 £40,000 -27.27%
Gloucestershire - 7 £50,000 -
Somerset -2 4 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Dorset - 3 £45,000 -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 70 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (48.81%) Scrum
3 27 (32.14%) C#
4 22 (26.19%) JavaScript
4 22 (26.19%) QA
5 19 (22.62%) Selenium
5 19 (22.62%) Test Automation
5 19 (22.62%) User Experience
6 13 (15.48%) Business Analysis
6 13 (15.48%) SQL
7 12 (14.29%) ISEB
7 12 (14.29%) JIRA
8 10 (11.90%) ISTQB
8 10 (11.90%) Finance
9 9 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (10.71%) Test Scripting
9 9 (10.71%) Product Management
9 9 (10.71%) Waterfall
9 9 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (9.52%) SDLC
10 8 (9.52%) Cucumber
10 8 (9.52%) Compatibility Testing
10 8 (9.52%) Business Development
11 7 (8.33%) PRINCE2
11 7 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (7.14%) UNIX
12 6 (7.14%) CSS
12 6 (7.14%) HTML
12 6 (7.14%) Java
12 6 (7.14%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 3 (3.57%) Mule
1 3 (3.57%) Mule ESB
2 2 (2.38%) Node.js
2 2 (2.38%) CMS
2 2 (2.38%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.19%) JBoss
3 1 (1.19%) Apache
3 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.19%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Photoshop
1 3 (3.57%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.19%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.19%) HTTP
1 1 (1.19%) HTTPS
1 1 (1.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.38%) Apache Hive
2 2 (2.38%) MySQL
3 1 (1.19%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 19 (22.62%) Selenium
2 12 (14.29%) JIRA
3 8 (9.52%) Cucumber
4 6 (7.14%) Git (software)
5 4 (4.76%) JUnit
6 3 (3.57%) Axure RP
7 2 (2.38%) JBehave
7 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.38%) LoadRunner
7 2 (2.38%) Subversion
7 2 (2.38%) Grunt
7 2 (2.38%) Bower
8 1 (1.19%) Maven
8 1 (1.19%) NUnit
8 1 (1.19%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.19%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.19%) Mockito
8 1 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.19%) EasyMock
8 1 (1.19%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (11.90%) Finance
2 6 (7.14%) Retail
3 4 (4.76%) Marketing
3 4 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.57%) Back Office
4 3 (3.57%) Electronics
4 3 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.38%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.38%) Games
6 1 (1.19%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 66 (78.57%) Analyst
2 33 (39.29%) Business Analyst
3 31 (36.90%) Test Analyst
4 13 (15.48%) Systems Analyst
5 9 (10.71%) Developer
6 6 (7.14%) Business Systems Analyst
7 5 (5.95%) ScrumMaster
8 4 (4.76%) Front-End Developer
8 4 (4.76%) Agile Business Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Product Owner
10 2 (2.38%) Automation Analyst
10 2 (2.38%) Web Analyst
10 2 (2.38%) Solutions Analyst
10 2 (2.38%) Web Test Analyst
10 2 (2.38%) Automation Test Analyst
10 2 (2.38%) Product Manager
10 2 (2.38%) QA Test Analyst
10 2 (2.38%) Technical Specialist
10 2 (2.38%) QA Analyst
10 2 (2.38%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.14%) HTML
1 6 (7.14%) CSS
2 5 (5.95%) jQuery
2 5 (5.95%) HTML5
3 4 (4.76%) .NET
3 4 (4.76%) Web Services
4 3 (3.57%) JSON
4 3 (3.57%) REST
4 3 (3.57%) CSS3
4 3 (3.57%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.38%) HTML5 Canvas
5 2 (2.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (2.38%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.38%) Sass
5 2 (2.38%) LESS
5 2 (2.38%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (2.38%) Spring
5 2 (2.38%) Flash
6 1 (1.19%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.62%) User Experience
2 9 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.57%) DTV
3 3 (3.57%) FMCG
4 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.38%) Animation
4 2 (2.38%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.19%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.19%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.14%) UNIX
2 4 (4.76%) Linux
3 3 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (48.81%) Scrum
3 19 (22.62%) Test Automation
4 13 (15.48%) Business Analysis
5 9 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (10.71%) Product Management
5 9 (10.71%) Test Scripting
5 9 (10.71%) Waterfall
6 8 (9.52%) SDLC
6 8 (9.52%) Business Development
6 8 (9.52%) Compatibility Testing
7 7 (8.33%) PRINCE2
7 7 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (7.14%) Software Engineering
9 5 (5.95%) Systems Analysis
9 5 (5.95%) Project Management
9 5 (5.95%) Regression Testing
9 5 (5.95%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (4.76%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 27 (32.14%) C#
2 22 (26.19%) JavaScript
3 13 (15.48%) SQL
4 6 (7.14%) Java
5 3 (3.57%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.38%) ActionScript 3.0
6 2 (2.38%) ActionScript
6 2 (2.38%) C++
7 1 (1.19%) PHP
7 1 (1.19%) Ruby
7 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.19%) Spark SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (14.29%) ISEB
2 10 (11.90%) ISTQB
3 6 (7.14%) Degree
4 2 (2.38%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.19%) IIBA
5 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (26.19%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) WAI
Systems Management
1 1 (1.19%) Puppet
1 1 (1.19%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 3 (3.57%) Oracle
1 3 (3.57%) SAP
2 2 (2.38%) HP
2 2 (2.38%) MuleSoft
3 1 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
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