The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 177 193 207
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +14
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 51 24 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.83% 0.46% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 0.58% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 33 21 10
Average salary £36,000 £35,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.40% -24.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £34,000 £46,300
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £42,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year
+1.17% -4.49%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4919 4164 4268
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 80.34% 79.36% 77.08%
Number of salaries quoted 3998 3582 3778
Average salary £41,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
User Stories
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +19 38 £35,000 +2.94%
Somerset -13 8 £50,000 -20.00%
Wiltshire - 3 £55,000 -
Devon -16 2 £45,000 +32.35%
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 47 (61.04%) Scrum
2 36 (46.75%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (35.06%) Java
4 23 (29.87%) Project Management
4 23 (29.87%) Finance
5 18 (23.38%) Risk Management
5 18 (23.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 17 (22.08%) Test Automation
6 17 (22.08%) Cucumber
6 17 (22.08%) QA
6 17 (22.08%) Selenium
7 16 (20.78%) Business Analysis
8 15 (19.48%) TDD
9 14 (18.18%) SQL
10 13 (16.88%) Test Management
11 12 (15.58%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (15.58%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (15.58%) BDD
11 12 (15.58%) Dependency Management
11 12 (15.58%) Automation Testing
12 11 (14.29%) UNIX
12 11 (14.29%) Software Engineering
12 11 (14.29%) Use Case
13 10 (12.99%) Kanban
13 10 (12.99%) Automated Testing
13 10 (12.99%) Ruby
13 10 (12.99%) ISEB
14 9 (11.69%) C#
14 9 (11.69%) WebDriver
15 8 (10.39%) Continuous Improvement

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (3.90%) MS Office
1 3 (3.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) SaaS
2 2 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.49%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.60%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (1.30%) MySQL
4 1 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (22.08%) Selenium
1 17 (22.08%) Cucumber
2 9 (11.69%) WebDriver
3 8 (10.39%) JUnit
4 7 (9.09%) JBehave
5 6 (7.79%) Jenkins
5 6 (7.79%) JIRA
6 5 (6.49%) WATIR
6 5 (6.49%) FitNesse
6 5 (6.49%) Bugzilla
6 5 (6.49%) Hudson
6 5 (6.49%) SpecFlow
6 5 (6.49%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.30%) EasyMock
7 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.30%) Mockito
7 1 (1.30%) Subversion
7 1 (1.30%) Maven
7 1 (1.30%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.30%) IntelliJ
General
1 23 (29.87%) Finance
2 4 (5.19%) Games
3 3 (3.90%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.60%) Banking
4 2 (2.60%) Marketing
5 1 (1.30%) Electronics
5 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (41.56%) Analyst
2 20 (25.97%) Business Analyst
3 15 (19.48%) Test Engineer
4 12 (15.58%) QA Engineer
4 12 (15.58%) Test Manager
5 9 (11.69%) Developer
5 9 (11.69%) Agile Business Analyst
5 9 (11.69%) Automation Engineer
6 7 (9.09%) Senior Test Manager
6 7 (9.09%) Test Analyst
6 7 (9.09%) Senior Manager
7 5 (6.49%) Tester
7 5 (6.49%) ScrumMaster
7 5 (6.49%) QA Automation Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Quality Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Software Tester
9 3 (3.90%) .NET Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.90%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.39%) Web Services
2 7 (9.09%) .NET
3 5 (6.49%) HTML
4 3 (3.90%) Spring
4 3 (3.90%) XML
5 2 (2.60%) jQuery
5 2 (2.60%) Struts
5 2 (2.60%) JSF
5 2 (2.60%) Ajax
5 2 (2.60%) Velocity
5 2 (2.60%) Spring MVC
5 2 (2.60%) DHTML
6 1 (1.30%) SOAP
6 1 (1.30%) Apache Flex
6 1 (1.30%) WCF
6 1 (1.30%) REST
6 1 (1.30%) Spring Integration
6 1 (1.30%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Open Source
2 2 (2.60%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.30%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.29%) UNIX
2 6 (7.79%) Windows
2 6 (7.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (61.04%) Scrum
2 36 (46.75%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (29.87%) Project Management
4 18 (23.38%) Risk Management
4 18 (23.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 17 (22.08%) Test Automation
6 16 (20.78%) Business Analysis
7 15 (19.48%) TDD
8 13 (16.88%) Test Management
9 12 (15.58%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (15.58%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (15.58%) BDD
9 12 (15.58%) Automation Testing
9 12 (15.58%) Dependency Management
10 11 (14.29%) Use Case
10 11 (14.29%) Software Engineering
11 10 (12.99%) Automated Testing
11 10 (12.99%) Kanban
12 8 (10.39%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (10.39%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 27 (35.06%) Java
2 14 (18.18%) SQL
3 10 (12.99%) Ruby
4 9 (11.69%) C#
5 5 (6.49%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.19%) C++
7 3 (3.90%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (12.99%) ISEB
2 7 (9.09%) Sun Certification
2 7 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (7.79%) Degree
4 1 (1.30%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (22.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) Puppet
1 1 (1.30%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 5 (6.49%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.19%) Oracle
3 2 (2.60%) hybris
4 1 (1.30%) SAP
4 1 (1.30%) JBoss
4 1 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.30%) Telerik
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