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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Story
Rank 198 180 216
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +36
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 54 67 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.95% 1.14% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 1.32% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 43 57 21
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,700 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,700 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+9.75% -3.52%
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
4973 5060 4626
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.49% 86.35% 84.82%
Number of salaries quoted 4117 4264 3909
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 £29,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 13 February 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 13 February 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 -7 20 £36,500 +1.38% 3
Wiltshire -15 15 £36,250 -4.60% 3
Dorset +14 9 £55,000 -
Somerset -5 8 £37,500 -2.59%
Gloucestershire +4 2 £48,750 -2.50% 2
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 78 (74.29%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (32.38%) Scrum
3 27 (25.71%) QA
4 25 (23.81%) Microsoft
5 24 (22.86%) SQL
6 22 (20.95%) JavaScript
6 22 (20.95%) C#
7 21 (20.00%) Finance
7 21 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 21 (20.00%) SDLC
8 18 (17.14%) Windows
9 17 (16.19%) HTML
9 17 (16.19%) SQL Server
9 17 (16.19%) User Experience
10 16 (15.24%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (15.24%) Business Analysis
11 15 (14.29%) Java
11 15 (14.29%) MS Office
11 15 (14.29%) ISEB
12 14 (13.33%) Selenium
13 13 (12.38%) Functional Testing
13 13 (12.38%) Waterfall
14 12 (11.43%) Non-Functional Testing
14 12 (11.43%) Software Testing
14 12 (11.43%) XML
15 10 (9.52%) Manual Testing
15 10 (9.52%) JIRA
15 10 (9.52%) CSS
15 10 (9.52%) Web Services
15 10 (9.52%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 (3.81%) Mule
1 4 (3.81%) Mule ESB
2 2 (1.90%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.95%) CMS
3 1 (0.95%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (14.29%) MS Office
2 10 (9.52%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.86%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.90%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.81%) Google Analytics
2 4 (3.81%) Google Tag Manager
2 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.90%) LAN
1 2 (1.90%) WAN
2 1 (0.95%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.19%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (5.71%) MySQL
4 4 (3.81%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.81%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.95%) DB2
5 1 (0.95%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 16 (15.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (13.33%) Selenium
3 10 (9.52%) JIRA
4 7 (6.67%) Git (software)
5 4 (3.81%) Gradle
5 4 (3.81%) Hudson
5 4 (3.81%) JUnit
5 4 (3.81%) Subversion
6 2 (1.90%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.90%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.90%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (1.90%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.90%) TestNG
General
1 21 (20.00%) Finance
2 8 (7.62%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.71%) Banking
3 6 (5.71%) Retail
4 4 (3.81%) Marketing
5 3 (2.86%) Advertising
6 1 (0.95%) Electronics
6 1 (0.95%) Legal
6 1 (0.95%) Local Government
6 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 51 (48.57%) Analyst
2 30 (28.57%) Business Analyst
3 20 (19.05%) Tester
4 17 (16.19%) Developer
4 17 (16.19%) Software Tester
5 14 (13.33%) Software Analyst
5 14 (13.33%) Test Analyst
6 11 (10.48%) Agile Business Analyst
7 10 (9.52%) C# Developer
7 10 (9.52%) Software Developer
8 9 (8.57%) C# Software Developer
8 9 (8.57%) QA Analyst
8 9 (8.57%) Systems Analyst
9 7 (6.67%) .NET Software Developer
9 7 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (6.67%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 7 (6.67%) Designer
9 7 (6.67%) Java Developer
9 7 (6.67%) UX Designer
9 7 (6.67%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.19%) HTML
2 12 (11.43%) XML
3 10 (9.52%) CSS
3 10 (9.52%) Web Services
4 9 (8.57%) .NET
4 9 (8.57%) HTML5
5 8 (7.62%) Spring
6 6 (5.71%) Hibernate
7 5 (4.76%) CSS3
8 4 (3.81%) SOAP
8 4 (3.81%) Spring Batch
8 4 (3.81%) Spring Boot
9 3 (2.86%) JSON
10 2 (1.90%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.90%) J2EE
10 2 (1.90%) JDBC
10 2 (1.90%) REST
10 2 (1.90%) Spring MVC
11 1 (0.95%) Apache Camel
11 1 (0.95%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.19%) User Experience
2 7 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.76%) Visualisation
4 4 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.86%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.86%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.90%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.95%) AS400
7 1 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.95%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.14%) Windows
2 6 (5.71%) Unix
3 4 (3.81%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.86%) Android
4 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.90%) Linux
5 2 (1.90%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (74.29%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (32.38%) Scrum
3 21 (20.00%) SDLC
3 21 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (15.24%) Business Analysis
5 13 (12.38%) Functional Testing
5 13 (12.38%) Waterfall
6 12 (11.43%) Non-Functional Testing
6 12 (11.43%) Software Testing
7 10 (9.52%) Manual Testing
8 9 (8.57%) Software Engineering
8 9 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (7.62%) Data Protection
9 8 (7.62%) Defect Tracking
9 8 (7.62%) Mentoring
9 8 (7.62%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (7.62%) QA Automation
9 8 (7.62%) Test Management
9 8 (7.62%) Usability Testing
10 7 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 24 (22.86%) SQL
2 22 (20.95%) C#
2 22 (20.95%) JavaScript
3 15 (14.29%) Java
4 7 (6.67%) VB.NET
5 4 (3.81%) C++
6 3 (2.86%) C
7 2 (1.90%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.90%) Ruby
8 1 (0.95%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 15 (14.29%) ISEB
2 8 (7.62%) Degree
3 5 (4.76%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.81%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.81%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.90%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.95%) CITP
6 1 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (25.71%) QA
System Software
1 8 (7.62%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 25 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.76%) Oracle
3 4 (3.81%) Google
4 3 (2.86%) IBM
5 2 (1.90%) MuleSoft
5 2 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.95%) Apple
6 1 (0.95%) ATG
6 1 (0.95%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.95%) Casewise
6 1 (0.95%) hybris
6 1 (0.95%) SAP
6 1 (0.95%) Telerik
6 1 (0.95%) TIBCO
Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £32,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus/pension
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £42000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago