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

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 195 202 210
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +8
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 47 22 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.78% 0.41% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.50% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 43 19 12
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £27,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £47,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,750 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.29% -
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
4993 4374 4243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.34% 81.94% 79.01%
Number of salaries quoted 4152 3688 3726
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £54,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%

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 30 March 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 30 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
Wiltshire +9 17 £38,000 +38.18% 1
Bristol 0 15 £34,250 -8.66% 3
Somerset +12 8 £38,500 - 1
Gloucestershire -5 3 £32,500 -23.52%
Dorset - 2 - -
Devon +2 1 £40,000 -5.88%
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 85 (84.16%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (49.50%) Scrum
3 28 (27.72%) Waterfall
4 26 (25.74%) JavaScript
5 25 (24.75%) HTML
5 25 (24.75%) User Experience
6 22 (21.78%) HTML5
7 21 (20.79%) PRINCE2
8 20 (19.80%) CSS
9 19 (18.81%) Finance
9 19 (18.81%) ISEB
9 19 (18.81%) Java
9 19 (18.81%) Security Cleared
10 18 (17.82%) Degree
11 17 (16.83%) Business Analysis
12 16 (15.84%) SC Cleared
12 16 (15.84%) jQuery
12 16 (15.84%) Photoshop
12 16 (15.84%) Axure RP
13 15 (14.85%) Web Accessibility
13 15 (14.85%) Product Management
13 15 (14.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 15 (14.85%) Test Scripting
13 15 (14.85%) WAI
13 15 (14.85%) Business Development
14 14 (13.86%) UNIX
15 13 (12.87%) Software Testing
15 13 (12.87%) Retail
16 12 (11.88%) Regression Testing
16 12 (11.88%) Continuous Improvement

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (1.98%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.99%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.99%) Apache
Applications
1 16 (15.84%) Photoshop
2 11 (10.89%) MS Visio
3 9 (8.91%) MS Excel
4 6 (5.94%) MS Project
5 4 (3.96%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (2.97%) MS Office
7 1 (0.99%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.99%) HTTP
1 1 (0.99%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.93%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.94%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.99%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.99%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.99%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 16 (15.84%) Axure RP
2 4 (3.96%) Cucumber
2 4 (3.96%) JUnit
2 4 (3.96%) Selenium
2 4 (3.96%) JBehave
3 3 (2.97%) JIRA
4 2 (1.98%) NUnit
5 1 (0.99%) Subversion
5 1 (0.99%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.99%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.99%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (18.81%) Finance
2 13 (12.87%) Retail
3 6 (5.94%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.98%) Back Office
5 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.99%) Legal
5 1 (0.99%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 59 (58.42%) Analyst
2 32 (31.68%) Business Analyst
3 20 (19.80%) Developer
4 15 (14.85%) Front-End Developer
4 15 (14.85%) Test Analyst
5 13 (12.87%) Systems Analyst
6 8 (7.92%) Test Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) QA Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) Architect
8 5 (4.95%) Applications Architect
8 5 (4.95%) ScrumMaster
9 3 (2.97%) Software Engineer
9 3 (2.97%) Business Systems Analyst
9 3 (2.97%) Data Analyst
9 3 (2.97%) QA Automation Engineer
9 3 (2.97%) Automation Engineer
10 2 (1.98%) Agile Business Analyst
10 2 (1.98%) Tester
10 2 (1.98%) Graduate
10 2 (1.98%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (24.75%) HTML
2 22 (21.78%) HTML5
3 20 (19.80%) CSS
4 16 (15.84%) jQuery
5 15 (14.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (3.96%) .NET
7 2 (1.98%) JSON
8 1 (0.99%) J2EE
8 1 (0.99%) XML
8 1 (0.99%) POSIX
8 1 (0.99%) Spring
8 1 (0.99%) Ajax
8 1 (0.99%) Cascading
8 1 (0.99%) Ninject
8 1 (0.99%) REST
8 1 (0.99%) CSS3
8 1 (0.99%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (24.75%) User Experience
2 10 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.93%) Replication
4 5 (4.95%) Visualisation
4 5 (4.95%) Open Source
5 3 (2.97%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.98%) FMCG
6 2 (1.98%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.99%) Kindle
7 1 (0.99%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.99%) Statistics
7 1 (0.99%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.99%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.99%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.86%) UNIX
2 7 (6.93%) Windows
3 5 (4.95%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (84.16%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (49.50%) Scrum
3 28 (27.72%) Waterfall
4 21 (20.79%) PRINCE2
5 17 (16.83%) Business Analysis
6 15 (14.85%) Business Development
6 15 (14.85%) Test Scripting
6 15 (14.85%) Web Accessibility
6 15 (14.85%) Product Management
7 13 (12.87%) Software Testing
8 12 (11.88%) Regression Testing
8 12 (11.88%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (10.89%) Automation Testing
9 11 (10.89%) Project Management
10 10 (9.90%) Manual Testing
10 10 (9.90%) Coaching
11 9 (8.91%) Kanban
12 8 (7.92%) Software Engineering
12 8 (7.92%) Workflow
13 7 (6.93%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (25.74%) JavaScript
2 19 (18.81%) Java
3 10 (9.90%) SQL
4 9 (8.91%) C++
5 8 (7.92%) C#
5 8 (7.92%) PHP
6 6 (5.94%) Ruby
7 4 (3.96%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.99%) Lua
8 1 (0.99%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.99%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (18.81%) ISEB
1 19 (18.81%) Security Cleared
2 18 (17.82%) Degree
3 16 (15.84%) SC Cleared
4 10 (9.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.96%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (14.85%) WAI
2 8 (7.92%) QA
3 3 (2.97%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 7 (6.93%) Oracle
2 6 (5.94%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.99%) Capita
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 + outstanding package
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Taunton
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago