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 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
User Story
Rank 170 204 196
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -8
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 60 21 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.00% 0.39% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 0.48% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 53 20 20
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%
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
4974 4383 4261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.30% 81.94% 78.62%
Number of salaries quoted 4160 3657 3763
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 2015. 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
Wiltshire +25 27 £38,000 +38.18% 2
Bristol 0 19 £32,500 -27.77% 6
Somerset - 7 £38,500 -
Gloucestershire -2 3 £32,500 -23.52% 2
Dorset - 2 - -
Devon +7 1 £40,000 -11.11%
User Stories
England

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 88 (85.44%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (50.49%) Scrum
3 26 (25.24%) Waterfall
4 25 (24.27%) User Experience
4 25 (24.27%) JavaScript
5 24 (23.30%) HTML
6 22 (21.36%) Business Analysis
6 22 (21.36%) HTML5
7 21 (20.39%) PRINCE2
8 20 (19.42%) Finance
9 19 (18.45%) CSS
10 18 (17.48%) Java
10 18 (17.48%) ISEB
10 18 (17.48%) Degree
10 18 (17.48%) Test Scripting
10 18 (17.48%) Security Cleared
11 16 (15.53%) jQuery
12 15 (14.56%) Business Development
12 15 (14.56%) WAI
12 15 (14.56%) SC Cleared
12 15 (14.56%) Web Accessibility
12 15 (14.56%) Project Management
12 15 (14.56%) Photoshop
12 15 (14.56%) Axure RP
12 15 (14.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 14 (13.59%) Product Management
14 13 (12.62%) Software Testing
14 13 (12.62%) UNIX
15 12 (11.65%) Regression Testing
15 12 (11.65%) Retail

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 2 (1.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (14.56%) Photoshop
2 10 (9.71%) MS Visio
3 9 (8.74%) MS Excel
4 6 (5.83%) MS Project
5 4 (3.88%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (2.91%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.97%) HTTP
1 1 (0.97%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.83%) SQL Server
1 6 (5.83%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (14.56%) Axure RP
2 3 (2.91%) Cucumber
2 3 (2.91%) JUnit
2 3 (2.91%) JIRA
2 3 (2.91%) Selenium
2 3 (2.91%) JBehave
3 2 (1.94%) NUnit
4 1 (0.97%) Subversion
4 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.97%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (0.97%) Git (software)
General
1 20 (19.42%) Finance
2 12 (11.65%) Retail
3 7 (6.80%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.97%) Back Office
4 1 (0.97%) Legal
4 1 (0.97%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 62 (60.19%) Analyst
2 37 (35.92%) Business Analyst
3 20 (19.42%) Developer
4 15 (14.56%) Front-End Developer
5 14 (13.59%) Test Analyst
6 13 (12.62%) Systems Analyst
7 8 (7.77%) Test Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) QA Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) Applications Architect
9 5 (4.85%) Architect
10 4 (3.88%) ScrumMaster
11 3 (2.91%) QA Automation Engineer
11 3 (2.91%) Automation Engineer
11 3 (2.91%) Software Engineer
11 3 (2.91%) Business Systems Analyst
11 3 (2.91%) Graduate
11 3 (2.91%) Product Owner
12 2 (1.94%) Software Developer
12 2 (1.94%) Tester
12 2 (1.94%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (23.30%) HTML
2 22 (21.36%) HTML5
3 19 (18.45%) CSS
4 16 (15.53%) jQuery
5 15 (14.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (3.88%) .NET
7 1 (0.97%) J2EE
7 1 (0.97%) XML
7 1 (0.97%) POSIX
7 1 (0.97%) Spring
7 1 (0.97%) Ajax
7 1 (0.97%) JSON
7 1 (0.97%) Ninject
7 1 (0.97%) REST
7 1 (0.97%) CSS3
7 1 (0.97%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (24.27%) User Experience
2 9 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.80%) Replication
4 6 (5.83%) Visualisation
5 5 (4.85%) Open Source
6 4 (3.88%) Digital Media
7 3 (2.91%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.94%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.97%) Kindle
9 1 (0.97%) Statistics
9 1 (0.97%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.97%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.97%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.97%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.62%) UNIX
2 6 (5.83%) Windows
3 5 (4.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (85.44%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (50.49%) Scrum
3 26 (25.24%) Waterfall
4 22 (21.36%) Business Analysis
5 21 (20.39%) PRINCE2
6 18 (17.48%) Test Scripting
7 15 (14.56%) Web Accessibility
7 15 (14.56%) Project Management
7 15 (14.56%) Business Development
8 14 (13.59%) Product Management
9 13 (12.62%) Software Testing
10 12 (11.65%) Regression Testing
10 12 (11.65%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (10.68%) Coaching
12 10 (9.71%) Automation Testing
12 10 (9.71%) Manual Testing
13 9 (8.74%) Use Case
14 8 (7.77%) Workflow
14 8 (7.77%) Kanban
15 7 (6.80%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (24.27%) JavaScript
2 18 (17.48%) Java
3 9 (8.74%) SQL
4 8 (7.77%) PHP
4 8 (7.77%) C#
4 8 (7.77%) C++
5 6 (5.83%) Ruby
6 4 (3.88%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.97%) Lua
7 1 (0.97%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (17.48%) ISEB
1 18 (17.48%) Degree
1 18 (17.48%) Security Cleared
2 15 (14.56%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.88%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.97%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (14.56%) WAI
2 7 (6.80%) QA
3 3 (2.91%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 6 (5.83%) Oracle
1 6 (5.83%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.97%) Capita
Bristol, Avon
Opilio Recruitment
Salary: £20k - 25k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £26500.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Intapeople
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
House of Fraser
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Gloucestershire
Real Staffing
Salary: £28000 - £36000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago