The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 69 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing User Stories 18 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 2.12% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.60% - -
Number of salaries quoted 18 0 0
Average salary £40,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
User Stories
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
691 621 724
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 81.29% 75.64% 85.88%
Number of salaries quoted 610 592 683
Average salary £40,325 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.53% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing User Stories across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

User Stories
Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing User Stories across the Southampton region.

User Stories Salary Trend in Southampton

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 29 (93.55%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (61.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (54.84%) TDD
3 17 (54.84%) Gherkin
4 16 (51.61%) Regression Testing
5 15 (48.39%) BDD
6 14 (45.16%) System Testing
7 12 (38.71%) Selenium
7 12 (38.71%) Automation Testing
8 11 (35.48%) User Experience
8 11 (35.48%) JIRA
8 11 (35.48%) Linux
9 10 (32.26%) QA
10 9 (29.03%) Automated Testing
10 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (29.03%) Git (software)
11 8 (25.81%) Web Testing
11 8 (25.81%) Test Management
11 8 (25.81%) Penetration Testing
11 8 (25.81%) Python
11 8 (25.81%) QuickTest Pro
11 8 (25.81%) LoadRunner
11 8 (25.81%) PHP
11 8 (25.81%) Scrum
11 8 (25.81%) Selenium IDE
11 8 (25.81%) Mobile App
11 8 (25.81%) Cucumber
12 7 (22.58%) Test Strategy
12 7 (22.58%) SaaS
12 7 (22.58%) Internet

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 2 (6.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (22.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) Internet
Development Applications
1 12 (38.71%) Selenium
2 11 (35.48%) JIRA
3 9 (29.03%) Git (software)
4 8 (25.81%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (25.81%) LoadRunner
4 8 (25.81%) Cucumber
4 8 (25.81%) Selenium IDE
5 6 (19.35%) Behat
5 6 (19.35%) Jenkins
5 6 (19.35%) Ant
5 6 (19.35%) Maven
6 5 (16.13%) Axure RP
7 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
7 2 (6.45%) Subversion
7 2 (6.45%) GCC
General
1 2 (6.45%) Marketing
2 1 (3.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Analyst
2 8 (25.81%) Test Analyst
2 8 (25.81%) Business Analyst
2 8 (25.81%) Senior Test Engineer
2 8 (25.81%) Test Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Senior Test Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) User Experience Designer
3 5 (16.13%) Designer
3 5 (16.13%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Business Project Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Business Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Business Test Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Designer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior User Experience Designer
5 2 (6.45%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Automated Test Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (54.84%) Gherkin
2 6 (19.35%) Web Services
3 2 (6.45%) Qt
3 2 (6.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (6.45%) QML
3 2 (6.45%) CSS
3 2 (6.45%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) User Experience
2 8 (25.81%) Mobile App
3 5 (16.13%) Visualisation
4 2 (6.45%) Open Source
4 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Linux
2 3 (9.68%) UNIX
3 2 (6.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (93.55%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (61.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (54.84%) TDD
4 16 (51.61%) Regression Testing
5 15 (48.39%) BDD
6 14 (45.16%) System Testing
7 12 (38.71%) Automation Testing
8 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (29.03%) Automated Testing
9 8 (25.81%) Penetration Testing
9 8 (25.81%) Scrum
9 8 (25.81%) Web Testing
9 8 (25.81%) Test Management
10 7 (22.58%) Test Strategy
11 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 6 (19.35%) Unit Testing
12 5 (16.13%) Web Analytics
12 5 (16.13%) Use Case
12 5 (16.13%) B2B
12 5 (16.13%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) PHP
1 8 (25.81%) Python
2 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
2 2 (6.45%) C++
2 2 (6.45%) Java
2 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (32.26%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) zsh
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
1 2 (6.45%) Atlassian