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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 174 187 194
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +7
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 48 28 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.79% 0.54% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.68% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 34 24 18
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% -20.21%
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
4883 4141 4280
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 80.23% 80.58% 75.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3948 3539 3773
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 27 August 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 27 August 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 37 £35,000 -15.15% 1
Somerset -12 8 £50,000 -20.00% 1
Devon -13 2 £45,000 +32.35%
Wiltshire -2 1 £55,000 +74.60%
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 37 (45.12%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (34.15%) Finance
4 25 (30.49%) Java
5 22 (26.83%) Project Management
6 19 (23.17%) 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%) Test Automation
9 16 (19.51%) Cucumber
10 15 (18.29%) Use Case
11 14 (17.07%) TDD
11 14 (17.07%) SQL
12 13 (15.85%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (15.85%) Test Management
13 12 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (14.63%) Dependency Management
14 11 (13.41%) Automation Testing
14 11 (13.41%) BDD
15 10 (12.20%) Software Engineering
15 10 (12.20%) Ruby
15 10 (12.20%) Kanban
15 10 (12.20%) PRINCE2
15 10 (12.20%) UNIX
15 10 (12.20%) ISEB
16 9 (10.98%) Automated Testing
16 9 (10.98%) WebDriver
17 8 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.10%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.88%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.44%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (1.22%) MySQL
4 1 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (19.51%) Selenium
1 16 (19.51%) Cucumber
2 9 (10.98%) WebDriver
3 7 (8.54%) JUnit
4 6 (7.32%) JIRA
4 6 (7.32%) JBehave
4 6 (7.32%) Jenkins
5 5 (6.10%) Hudson
5 5 (6.10%) SpecFlow
5 5 (6.10%) TeamCity
5 5 (6.10%) WATIR
5 5 (6.10%) FitNesse
5 5 (6.10%) Bugzilla
6 2 (2.44%) Axure RP
7 1 (1.22%) EasyMock
7 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.22%) Mockito
7 1 (1.22%) Subversion
7 1 (1.22%) Maven
7 1 (1.22%) Eclipse
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 35 (42.68%) Analyst
2 24 (29.27%) 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
6 9 (10.98%) Developer
7 7 (8.54%) Senior Test Manager
7 7 (8.54%) Senior Manager
8 6 (7.32%) Test Analyst
8 6 (7.32%) Tester
9 5 (6.10%) Software Tester
9 5 (6.10%) Quality Analyst
9 5 (6.10%) QA Automation Engineer
9 5 (6.10%) ScrumMaster
10 3 (3.66%) Agile Project Manager
10 3 (3.66%) .NET Software Developer
10 3 (3.66%) .NET Developer
10 3 (3.66%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.76%) Web Services
2 7 (8.54%) HTML
3 6 (7.32%) .NET
4 4 (4.88%) jQuery
5 3 (3.66%) Spring
5 3 (3.66%) XML
6 2 (2.44%) DHTML
6 2 (2.44%) Struts
6 2 (2.44%) CSS
6 2 (2.44%) JSF
6 2 (2.44%) Ajax
6 2 (2.44%) Velocity
6 2 (2.44%) Spring MVC
6 2 (2.44%) HTML5
6 2 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.22%) REST
7 1 (1.22%) Spring Integration
7 1 (1.22%) Apache Flex
7 1 (1.22%) SOAP
7 1 (1.22%) Hibernate
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 6 (7.32%) Linux
3 5 (6.10%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (59.76%) Scrum
2 37 (45.12%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (26.83%) Project Management
4 19 (23.17%) Business Analysis
5 18 (21.95%) Risk Management
5 18 (21.95%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 16 (19.51%) Test Automation
7 15 (18.29%) Use Case
8 14 (17.07%) TDD
9 13 (15.85%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (15.85%) Test Management
10 12 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (14.63%) Dependency Management
11 11 (13.41%) Automation Testing
11 11 (13.41%) BDD
12 10 (12.20%) Software Engineering
12 10 (12.20%) Kanban
12 10 (12.20%) PRINCE2
13 9 (10.98%) Automated Testing
14 8 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 25 (30.49%) Java
2 14 (17.07%) 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
8 1 (1.22%) PHP
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
Systems Management
1 1 (1.22%) Puppet
1 1 (1.22%) Vagrant
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%) JBoss
4 1 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.22%) Telerik
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