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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 180 180 189
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 49 28 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.80% 0.55% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.68% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 34 24 18
Average salary £38,000 £41,250 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.87% -12.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,100 £34,000 £44,900
10% offered a salary of more than £54,250 £51,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
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
4926 4128 4244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 80.19% 80.56% 74.82%
Number of salaries quoted 3982 3528 3751
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 1 September 2014.

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 1 September 2014. 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 +14 38 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Somerset -13 8 £50,000 -20.00%
Devon -13 2 £45,000 +32.35%
Wiltshire -5 1 £55,000 +74.60% 2
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 49 (59.76%) Scrum
2 36 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (34.15%) Finance
4 24 (29.27%) Java
5 22 (26.83%) Project Management
6 20 (24.39%) Business Analysis
7 18 (21.95%) Risk Management
7 18 (21.95%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 17 (20.73%) QA
9 16 (19.51%) Selenium
9 16 (19.51%) Use Case
9 16 (19.51%) Test Automation
9 16 (19.51%) Cucumber
10 14 (17.07%) TDD
11 13 (15.85%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (15.85%) SQL
11 13 (15.85%) Test Management
12 12 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (14.63%) Dependency Management
13 11 (13.41%) Automation Testing
13 11 (13.41%) BDD
14 10 (12.20%) Software Engineering
14 10 (12.20%) Ruby
14 10 (12.20%) Kanban
14 10 (12.20%) ISEB
14 10 (12.20%) PRINCE2
14 10 (12.20%) UNIX
15 9 (10.98%) WebDriver
16 8 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
16 8 (9.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 3 (3.66%) MS Office
1 3 (3.66%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.44%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.22%) MS Project
3 1 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.10%) SaaS
2 2 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.10%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.88%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.44%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 16 (19.51%) Selenium
1 16 (19.51%) Cucumber
2 9 (10.98%) WebDriver
3 6 (7.32%) JUnit
3 6 (7.32%) JIRA
3 6 (7.32%) JBehave
4 5 (6.10%) Hudson
4 5 (6.10%) SpecFlow
4 5 (6.10%) Jenkins
4 5 (6.10%) WATIR
4 5 (6.10%) Bugzilla
4 5 (6.10%) FitNesse
4 5 (6.10%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.44%) Axure RP
General
1 28 (34.15%) Finance
2 4 (4.88%) Games
3 2 (2.44%) Banking
3 2 (2.44%) Marketing
3 2 (2.44%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.22%) Electronics
4 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (43.90%) Analyst
2 25 (30.49%) Business Analyst
3 14 (17.07%) Test Engineer
4 12 (14.63%) Test Manager
5 11 (13.41%) QA Engineer
6 9 (10.98%) Agile Business Analyst
6 9 (10.98%) Automation Engineer
7 8 (9.76%) Developer
8 7 (8.54%) Senior Test Manager
8 7 (8.54%) Senior Manager
9 6 (7.32%) Test Analyst
9 6 (7.32%) Tester
10 5 (6.10%) Software Tester
10 5 (6.10%) Quality Analyst
10 5 (6.10%) ScrumMaster
10 5 (6.10%) QA Automation Engineer
11 3 (3.66%) .NET Software Developer
11 3 (3.66%) Agile Project Manager
11 3 (3.66%) .NET Developer
11 3 (3.66%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.54%) HTML
1 7 (8.54%) Web Services
2 6 (7.32%) .NET
3 4 (4.88%) jQuery
4 3 (3.66%) XML
5 2 (2.44%) Spring
5 2 (2.44%) JSF
5 2 (2.44%) Ajax
5 2 (2.44%) Velocity
5 2 (2.44%) Spring MVC
5 2 (2.44%) CSS
5 2 (2.44%) Struts
5 2 (2.44%) HTML5
5 2 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (2.44%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.10%) Open Source
2 2 (2.44%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.22%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.20%) UNIX
2 5 (6.10%) Windows
2 5 (6.10%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (59.76%) Scrum
2 36 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (26.83%) Project Management
4 20 (24.39%) Business Analysis
5 18 (21.95%) Risk Management
5 18 (21.95%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 16 (19.51%) Test Automation
6 16 (19.51%) Use Case
7 14 (17.07%) TDD
8 13 (15.85%) Test Management
8 13 (15.85%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (14.63%) Dependency Management
10 11 (13.41%) Automation Testing
10 11 (13.41%) BDD
11 10 (12.20%) Software Engineering
11 10 (12.20%) Kanban
11 10 (12.20%) PRINCE2
12 8 (9.76%) Automated Testing
12 8 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 24 (29.27%) Java
2 13 (15.85%) SQL
3 10 (12.20%) Ruby
4 8 (9.76%) C#
5 6 (7.32%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.88%) C++
7 3 (3.66%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (12.20%) ISEB
2 8 (9.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (7.32%) Degree
3 6 (7.32%) Sun Certification
4 2 (2.44%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (20.73%) QA
2 2 (2.44%) WAI
Vendors
1 5 (6.10%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.88%) Oracle
3 2 (2.44%) hybris
4 1 (1.22%) SAP
4 1 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.22%) Telerik
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
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