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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 204 220 184
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -36
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 25 8 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.43% 0.15% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.19% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 21 8 20
Average salary £37,000 £42,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.94% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4701 4262 4343
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 79.99% 77.86% 77.02%
Number of salaries quoted 3922 3749 3704
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 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,052
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.12%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Bristol +19 19 £37,000 +5.71% 4
Wiltshire - 3 £27,500 -
Devon - 2 £42,500 -
Somerset -6 1 - -
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 28 (58.33%) Scrum
2 22 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (37.50%) QA
4 16 (33.33%) Java
5 14 (29.17%) .NET
6 12 (25.00%) Finance
7 11 (22.92%) Internet
7 11 (22.92%) C#
7 11 (22.92%) Degree
8 10 (20.83%) TDD
8 10 (20.83%) JavaScript
9 9 (18.75%) Automated Testing
10 8 (16.67%) Web Development
10 8 (16.67%) Selenium
10 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 8 (16.67%) PRINCE2
10 8 (16.67%) UML
10 8 (16.67%) Test Automation
10 8 (16.67%) Test Strategy
11 7 (14.58%) BDD
11 7 (14.58%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (14.58%) E-Commerce
11 7 (14.58%) PHP
11 7 (14.58%) jQuery
11 7 (14.58%) Software Engineering
12 6 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (12.50%) SQL
12 6 (12.50%) JUnit
12 6 (12.50%) CSS
12 6 (12.50%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.33%) CMS
2 3 (6.25%) Node.js
3 1 (2.08%) IIS
3 1 (2.08%) Kentico
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Office
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.92%) Internet
2 2 (4.17%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.25%) MySQL
3 3 (6.25%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.25%) NoSQL
3 3 (6.25%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.17%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (16.67%) Selenium
2 6 (12.50%) JUnit
2 6 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 5 (10.42%) JBehave
4 4 (8.33%) Subversion
5 3 (6.25%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.17%) PEAR
6 2 (4.17%) MSTest
6 2 (4.17%) PHPUnit
6 2 (4.17%) Bugzilla
6 2 (4.17%) NUnit
6 2 (4.17%) Trac
7 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.08%) IntelliJ
7 1 (2.08%) FitNesse
7 1 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (2.08%) EasyMock
7 1 (2.08%) Mockito
7 1 (2.08%) Maven
General
1 12 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Games
3 4 (8.33%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.17%) Marketing
5 1 (2.08%) Electronics
5 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.08%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (37.50%) Analyst
2 13 (27.08%) Developer
3 9 (18.75%) Business Analyst
3 9 (18.75%) Tester
4 8 (16.67%) Project Manager
4 8 (16.67%) Software Tester
5 7 (14.58%) Test Engineer
5 7 (14.58%) Test Analyst
5 7 (14.58%) Software Test Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) QA Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) ScrumMaster
6 5 (10.42%) Agile Project Manager
6 5 (10.42%) Web Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Agile Business Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) Lead Developer
8 3 (6.25%) Lead Software Developer
8 3 (6.25%) Lead Web Developer
8 3 (6.25%) Senior Developer
8 3 (6.25%) Software Developer
9 2 (4.17%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (29.17%) .NET
2 7 (14.58%) jQuery
3 6 (12.50%) CSS
3 6 (12.50%) Web Services
4 5 (10.42%) JSF
4 5 (10.42%) HTML
5 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET
5 4 (8.33%) Ajax
6 3 (6.25%) JSP
6 3 (6.25%) SOAP
6 3 (6.25%) Ext JS
6 3 (6.25%) REST
6 3 (6.25%) Dojo
6 3 (6.25%) Spring
6 3 (6.25%) WCF
6 3 (6.25%) Backbone.js
6 3 (6.25%) Mustache
7 2 (4.17%) Spring MVC
7 2 (4.17%) Struts
7 2 (4.17%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) Visualisation
1 2 (4.17%) Open Source
2 1 (2.08%) Social Media
2 1 (2.08%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) UNIX
1 4 (8.33%) Windows
1 4 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (58.33%) Scrum
2 22 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (20.83%) TDD
4 9 (18.75%) Automated Testing
5 8 (16.67%) Web Development
5 8 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 8 (16.67%) UML
5 8 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 8 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 7 (14.58%) BDD
6 7 (14.58%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (14.58%) E-Commerce
6 7 (14.58%) Software Engineering
7 6 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (12.50%) Waterfall
8 5 (10.42%) Automation Testing
8 5 (10.42%) Project Management
8 5 (10.42%) MVC
9 4 (8.33%) Use Case
9 4 (8.33%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 16 (33.33%) Java
2 11 (22.92%) C#
3 10 (20.83%) JavaScript
4 7 (14.58%) PHP
5 6 (12.50%) SQL
6 5 (10.42%) Ruby
7 3 (6.25%) PHP5
7 3 (6.25%) C++
7 3 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (22.92%) Degree
2 5 (10.42%) Sun Certification
3 1 (2.08%) ISEB
3 1 (2.08%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (37.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Puppet
1 1 (2.08%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 3 (6.25%) Sencha
2 2 (4.17%) hybris
3 1 (2.08%) Telerik
3 1 (2.08%) SAP
3 1 (2.08%) JBoss
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