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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 208 162 196
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +34
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 33 58 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.52% 1.09% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 1.33% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 31 52 10
Average salary £36,585 £46,250 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.89% -2.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £32,750 £45,400
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £57,500 £48,750
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
5183 4377 4125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 81.57% 82.17% 75.60%
Number of salaries quoted 4257 3804 3595
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -36 16 £37,500 -21.05% 2
Wiltshire 0 8 £35,000 +11.11% 2
Somerset - 8 £38,500 - 2
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 5
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 73 (85.88%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (48.24%) Scrum
3 28 (32.94%) Finance
4 27 (31.76%) Business Analysis
5 26 (30.59%) Project Management
6 20 (23.53%) Use Case
7 18 (21.18%) Risk Management
7 18 (21.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 16 (18.82%) Java
9 14 (16.47%) PRINCE2
10 12 (14.12%) ISEB
10 12 (14.12%) TDD
10 12 (14.12%) Test Management
10 12 (14.12%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (14.12%) Dependency Management
11 11 (12.94%) QA
11 11 (12.94%) SQL
12 10 (11.76%) JavaScript
12 10 (11.76%) Test Scripting
13 9 (10.59%) Test Automation
13 9 (10.59%) Selenium
13 9 (10.59%) C#
13 9 (10.59%) HTML
13 9 (10.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 9 (10.59%) Cucumber
14 8 (9.41%) Waterfall
14 8 (9.41%) Line Management
14 8 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (9.41%) Ruby
15 7 (8.24%) Software Testing

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 6 (7.06%) Photoshop
2 3 (3.53%) MS Office
2 3 (3.53%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.18%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) SaaS
2 1 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (10.59%) Selenium
1 9 (10.59%) Cucumber
2 7 (8.24%) WebDriver
2 7 (8.24%) JIRA
3 6 (7.06%) Axure RP
4 5 (5.88%) Hudson
4 5 (5.88%) SpecFlow
4 5 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 5 (5.88%) Bugzilla
4 5 (5.88%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.35%) JBehave
5 2 (2.35%) FitNesse
5 2 (2.35%) JUnit
5 2 (2.35%) WATIR
General
1 28 (32.94%) Finance
2 3 (3.53%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.35%) Banking
3 2 (2.35%) Retail
4 1 (1.18%) Marketing
4 1 (1.18%) Back Office
4 1 (1.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 44 (51.76%) Analyst
2 33 (38.82%) Business Analyst
3 12 (14.12%) Test Manager
4 10 (11.76%) Test Engineer
4 10 (11.76%) Developer
5 8 (9.41%) Test Analyst
6 7 (8.24%) Senior Manager
6 7 (8.24%) QA Engineer
6 7 (8.24%) Senior Test Manager
7 6 (7.06%) Front-End Developer
7 6 (7.06%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Agile Business Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) Software Tester
8 4 (4.71%) Tester
8 4 (4.71%) Junior
9 3 (3.53%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.53%) .NET Developer
9 3 (3.53%) Senior Business Analyst
9 3 (3.53%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.53%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.59%) HTML
2 6 (7.06%) CSS
2 6 (7.06%) jQuery
2 6 (7.06%) HTML5
2 6 (7.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (3.53%) XML
3 3 (3.53%) .NET
4 2 (2.35%) Web Services
4 2 (2.35%) Velocity
5 1 (1.18%) J2EE
5 1 (1.18%) POSIX
5 1 (1.18%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.24%) User Experience
3 3 (3.53%) Digital Media
3 3 (3.53%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.35%) Open Source
5 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.18%) FMCG
5 1 (1.18%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.24%) UNIX
2 4 (4.71%) Windows
3 3 (3.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (85.88%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (48.24%) Scrum
3 27 (31.76%) Business Analysis
4 26 (30.59%) Project Management
5 20 (23.53%) Use Case
6 18 (21.18%) Risk Management
6 18 (21.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 14 (16.47%) PRINCE2
8 12 (14.12%) Test Management
8 12 (14.12%) TDD
8 12 (14.12%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (14.12%) Dependency Management
9 10 (11.76%) Test Scripting
10 9 (10.59%) Test Automation
11 8 (9.41%) Waterfall
11 8 (9.41%) Line Management
12 7 (8.24%) BDD
12 7 (8.24%) Automation Testing
12 7 (8.24%) Business Development
12 7 (8.24%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.82%) Java
2 11 (12.94%) SQL
3 10 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 9 (10.59%) C#
5 8 (9.41%) Ruby
6 4 (4.71%) C++
7 3 (3.53%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.18%) Python
8 1 (1.18%) Lua
8 1 (1.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (14.12%) ISEB
2 9 (10.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (8.24%) Degree
4 2 (2.35%) Sun Certification
4 2 (2.35%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.35%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.94%) QA
2 6 (7.06%) WAI
Vendors
1 6 (7.06%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.71%) Oracle
3 1 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
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